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Friday, November 02, 2018

I am an emotional eater. I know that about myself. yesterday was an unmitigated disaster. I had s stressful day at work. It was the day after Halloween and middle schoolers. they have five days off because of conferences and election day. They were crazy energetic. I left school and went right to my daughter's last volleyball game of the season. then the grocery store to pick up stuff for dinner and finish making that.
arranging for her to get a ride to varsity playoff volleyball game. It's life. It's crazy and hectic and there isn't a moment to breathe. So I ate. and ate. then ate some more. then of course, I am bloated and ashamed because I stuffed myself. Then my husband comes home and he and my son start arguing. All I want to do is dip. GO somewhere alone. Then I feel guilty because I don't want to be around my family. I just need a break so bad and there is no time. So I self medicate with sweets.

And I am keeping myself stuck in the same old same old.

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  • ANDREWS_MOM
    I hear you....Life can get overwhelming at times...esp with kids and family. I think most (if not all) of us have been there (and likely will be again, at some point....).
    I think identifying the issue is the first, and biggest step, in working towards a better way to handle the stress and emotions.
    We're all in this battle together- remember the feelings you have after the emotional eating, and use those feelings to stay strong and win the fight. emoticon
    As far as wanting to escape stress, that's not not wanting to be around your family- that's needing a little time to regroup. :)
    Know that I'm always here for you, if you ever need to chat, vent or a little reminder to stay strong and to tell you : You got this! You can do this!! :)
    805 days ago
  • RO2BENT
    Know the behavior change the response
    808 days ago
  • MARINGAL
    The deal is, if you are unable to cope emotionally, your success will always be a struggle. Figure out how to deal with emotional challenges, and you might have a much greater chance in learning to deal with curveballs that life seems to have for all of us at times. Best of luck.
    808 days ago
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