Returning to the encouragement land

Thursday, March 21, 2013

As you can see by my introduction I have returned back to Sparkpeople. Having come to the conclusion that I am an emotional eater and one of my main triggers is loneliness I decided I needed to be involved in a community that welcomes and encourages. So here I am again. A lot of our circumstances has changed, from place of living, people in or out of our lives, but one of the things that hasn't changed is out budget. In fact this year is going to be even tougher on us financially due to a number of issues with the federal budgets and things getting cut all over the nation.
Over the years we've lost a lot of the negative forces in our lives and it has shown in our relationship. We are a happier and closer family, even with our oldest now a teenager. The light is shining into the dark hole that had sucked us down, but now that the light is shining on things we'd long buried.
I'm an emotional eater. I eat when I'm bored, lonely, stressed, or when I'm PMSing. Then there are the days that my depression hits hard and I don't eat barely at all. The problem you ask? I drink a lot of Dr. Pepper depending on the days. At the moment I'm drinking at least a two liter a day, not eating much during the day and not doing much of anything physically. Over the years I've gotten a bad hip and recently injured my right shoulder so that it hurts to lift things.
A situation ripe for me to give up. Before. Now I'm reading blogs and books and working through my emotional eating, how it started and figuring out my triggers. Slowly, being aware has slowed the overeating.
Tomorrow I'm taking the kids to the library and hope to find some books on dealing with emotional eating. Keep my fingers crossed!

What do you think might be one of your triggers?
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