Turn Scars Into Stars...
Thursday, March 07, 2019
I had a boss when I was in college that would say, "Turn scars into stars!" His philosophy was that if you learned from it, it was something that was supposed to happen. Occasionally, he would even say it wasn't a mistake.
There are many things I do with food that I feel have the "mistake" label. My victories in that area come and go, ebb and flow, and I find I am winning more these days. I eat less of the thing instead of a whole meal. I think about how I came to that place and how I can prevent this behavior in the future.
I learned a great deal yesterday. I didn't want to track it, but I did. The thought tracking triggered was, "if you feel guilty about it, was it worth putting in your mouth." At the end of the day, bygones will be bygones and lessons learned will inform more mindful eating in the future.
I don't expect to be able to stop fighting this battle in this lifetime. Emotional eating is a thing I will struggle with until I don't. As I age, certain things become easier, others more difficult. We will see what happens with this.