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Emotional Eating

Monday, April 08, 2019

Emotional Eating is something I have struggled with as long as I can remember. I sought solace in food as a child and I struggle at times not to do it as an adult. Please don't misunderstand me, I am better today than I have ever been. I have trouble seeing a way out of this pattern at times. I have a plan for redirecting myself, I started it today. The people in my life that "get it" have their own struggles and some are just no longer available for various reasons. I feel kind of alone in this, which is a logical fallacy. I know I'm not the only one that struggles with this. There are teams of people who have similar struggles. I guess I am not sure what all to do about it other than to redirect myself as many times as it takes and continue to practice coping in healthy ways. Thanks for listening/reading. Happy Monday.
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    You are not alone! I will still lose all control and overeat when hard times hit. Keep, keeping on with it all. The journey's long, and tough at times, but oh so worth it. If we fall a 100x, we get back up 101x! You got this!
    192 days ago

    I used to think that in order to be successful I would have to NEVER binge, not ever again. I've been bingeing since I was 13... 58 now. I am down to my goal weight and am realizing that I sometimes still indulge in a binge. It's not for that total numbness anymore, it's more that I just like the taste of something, and I feel that I need to accept this part of me, as long as it is a background player who comes out only occasionally, and is not the life force it has been for decades.
    193 days ago
    I'm in the process of reading everything I can find on emotional eating. Also, I have a list of things I can do when I want to eat - walk the dog, walk myself, dance, drink water, clean something, research recipes, call someone, blog, write a letter, etc. I'm taking notes of the things I was not aware of in the articles I'm reading. I asked my daughter to go on a walk with me this evening. I'm exercising during my lunch hour. I will add more, but this is the beginning list.
    195 days ago
    What is your plan?
    195 days ago
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