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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.

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    Inspiring words
    240 days ago
  • PCOH051610
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I think you had a good excuse to “emotional” eat and it is hard to eat sensibl when families are gathered.
    248 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    We just returned home last night from my BIL’s funeral. It was a very emotional week and the food choices were similar to yours. So, it is behind is now and we just go forward doing what we normally do each day. This too shall pass...

    It is very hard losing your Mother. Hugs going your way....
    248 days ago
    so sorry for the loss of your mom

    good for you for being so strong in all of this
    248 days ago
    Very sorry for your loss.
    248 days ago
    People think they are offering comfort by offering cake and casseroles, they are doing their best. Fortunately this kind of tragedy is rare, you will recover your equilibrium as far as food goes. Hang in there as you settle the estate. That's round two of stress and grief after a death.
    249 days ago
    So sorry for your loss. Glad the family finally all gathered. I think anyone could have a pass in that situation and I know you will be able to regroup and continue.
    249 days ago
    This was a situation that only occurs once in a person's entire life. Emotional eating at that time is hard to avoid. I hope that the sunshine will come today and help with your outlook. emoticon
    249 days ago
  • no profile photo RILEY_CLARK
    This is really inspiring
    249 days ago
  • no profile photo EVIE4NOW
    It is hard to avoid funeral food when it is there for the taking plus you don't feel like making anything. Don't give up. This too shall pass. My condolences on your loss.
    249 days ago
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