Counter-acting Emotional Eating
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
For those of you who don't know me, I am a graduate student who has been trying to finish (or shall I say start) my dissertation for the past few years. Today I had a meeting with my academic advisor. I thought I had a great idea and wanted to bounce it off of her. However, after the meeting I felt very frustrated because I didn't get the feedback that I assumed I would get. After the meeting, my initial feeling was to not eat. though I had brought a Smart Ones to eat, I just didn't feel like eating at all. But then I had to stop and tell myself, if I didn't eat, then what? I knew that if I skipped my meal, I would be hungry later on and would probably give into those cravings cookies and candy and cake. Knowing that I am an emotional eater, I knew that I had to eat. And I did!
Yeah, my weakness are sweats too. But since the start of the SparkPeople Program, in conjunction with Weight Watchers, I haven't really craved sweats. I have been satisfied with the nominal portions of Smart Ones desserts that I eat after dinner (still staying within my nutritional targets).
The first few days of my tracking my meals through Spark and Weight Watchers was easy because I didn't have to meet with my advisor, but today was the first test and I am glad that I passed. Besides, I sure would have hate to track the nutritional values for something like a cake and cookies and candy. :)
Keep your eye on the prize!