Emotional Eater no more!
Monday, March 04, 2013
I think I have finally turned a corner on my emotional eating. In the past I have always reached for food to "feed" the stress in my life. It's probably what contributed to the major part of my weight gain. I think having lost the 50 lbs this year has really helped me change how I view food and how I deal with stress. Stress will envitably be a part of my life. But I don't have to eat those emotions anymore!
As we prepare to see our daughter leave for Central America to find a job as an English as a foreign language teacher, I am filled with worries and fears that are completely normal. Who wouldn't worry about it?! We had a big family dinner with all of her favorite foods - a big Italian feast. Funny that I found myself being cautious about what I consumed before dinner and even monitored my portions. I won't lie and say I didn't indulge in a few treats, but I certainly didn't overeat like I would have. I am thrilled at this transformation and hope to see it continue as I see the weight come off and my clothing size decrease.
Tonight, as I walked past the leftover treats, I considered for one brief second taking a taste. I realized though that I didn't want it. That felt pretty awesome.