Day 174 of my VLCD Journey!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Roller coasters are not my thing as I am afraid of heights. They are fun if you ever get me on one, but I am not a fan. This weight loss journey is a roller coaster and I am enjoying the rides, but I am not enjoying the ups and downs.
Now that I am aware of how my emotions affect my eating habits, I have noticed now how much I have used food to comfort me in the past.
I am bored-want to eat
I am tired-want to eat
I am happy-want to eat
It is a pattern that I am breaking which isn't easy. But the roller coaster ride keeps going, and I really want to get off of it.
Battling my weight is going to be something I will deal with for the rest of my life. I want to get my emotional comfort of going to food to go away. I want to know how to get off that roller coaster. I am starting to find things to do when I am feeling those things when I can. Like when I am at home I will go for a walk, go to my parents, go water my flowers, something. I am trying to figure stuff out at work now. I work right by the food court with all of the food smells coming in and I can't just leave when I am having an emotion and want food.
I had a great day with niece Nola at the zoo yesterday! We got to feed the giraffes, and that was really cool. It was fun spending time with her and having fun! Turning to food was so easy which is so bad. Needless to say I didn't stay to my diet yesterday. Not good but I know my mistakes and I am not going to beat myself up over it and I am not going to fall off the wagon because of it. I have come to far to give up now!
Keep pushing everyone!!