Emotional Eating Disorder?
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
When I checked in to Spark Coach today we were asked to write about a time when we overate and then just lost motivation and gave up.
I haven't given up,but, this whole week has been a week of emotional eating for me. My dear Mother passed away on Thursday March 8. This was not unexpected for we knew the last three weeks she was not eating or drinking much at all. She lost weight from 149 to 103 in that time.
We had to delay the funeral for relatives who wanted to be with us and two who were flying in from Haiwai and from Oregon to our home in North Carolina. The family met at our home for this period and food was brought in by friends and relatives. Most of this food was things for our convenience , sandwiches, chips, desserts, potato salad, fried chicken. What we would typically term "funeral food". I ate some of this and sneaked in salads when available. I ate cake at least 4 times. I couldn't seem to resist the ugly foods. I know this was emotional eating because I was tired, stressed and the food was prepared and easy.
To make matters even worse, on Monday , the day planned for the 2:00 service, it snowed and snowed and the roads were horrible and dangerous. Even family trying to get to our house were hung up in stalled traffic. We finally had to cancel the service and today we had a graveside service at 4:00 PM. The family then came back to our house and we had a meal together provided by my sister's church. We, as families do, spent time remembering Mom and some of our childhood antics and fun things we did.
Tomorrow things will begin to settle down and I have got to get cake, pies , and junk food out of my sight. I now know that I can be tempted and I am vulnerable.
I do think I can get back on track for I don't want to give up.