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The Battle Against Emotional Eating

Sunday, July 08, 2007

I've had a rough 2 weeks and wanted to turn to food. Ok, so I did a couple of times but I didn't do as bad as I expected.

I was forced to give up a few pets yesterday and it was pretty emotional. I also had my car repoed not long ago and didn't have a babysitter most of last week. Talk about a depressing week.

So, here I am stuck in the house feeling pretty much like a loser. I have ice cream and chocolate, my two fav. comfort foods. On the 4th I caved and had a few smores but overall I didn't binge.

What did I do? I asked myself am I really hungry? What would eating solve? I answered no to the first question a few times and nada for the second. Besides, I realized that walking my dog while listening to music did far more than eating food. I lost a couple of pounds this past week and walking just made me feel better. It didn't solve the issues I had pop up BUT it helped with my health goals. Instead of gaining 5 pounds I lost. Instead of being self destructive I was self constructive. I was doing something good instead of sabotaging myself and making matters worse.

Feeling depressed will end. I know this. I also know that I can fight the urge to eat when I'm not truly hungry. Knowing both is seeing a light at the end of the tunnel and a better me getting there.
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    Sorry you going thur. I think you did great not giving into the ugly voice that say's EAT. Keep it up. On the other side of thur there is a blessing waiting for you.
    3941 days ago
  • PARIS2009
    Hi - Wow, you've been having a really hard time. That sucks. I'm really
    impressed with how you made the decision to take care of yourself
    in spite of all the other stuff going on. Good job - keep it up! -Shawn
    3969 days ago
  • 50LBS2GO1
    Hi Zerapeth. Sorry to hear you are having troubles but I am glad your dealing with them in a positive way. I know I have dealt with depression myself and the only thing that got me out of it was walking. You are right the depression will end and if you continue to use exercise instead of emotional eating the depression will end alot sooner. Sounds like you know what you need to do. Way to go. There are alot of people who haven't figured it out yet. You are definitely on you way girl. Good Luck!!
    Sparkmail me anytime. Laura
    3971 days ago
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