Wednesday, January 5, 2011

{Day 3: Stress Eater}

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Hello, my name is Arya and I am a stress eater.  Whenever I get upset or over stressed I head for the sugary foods and I have been trying to banish this habit but tonight I totally failed! I got super upset and ran strait for the cookie dough I bought for making chocolate cookies for my kids and guess what, no cookies will be made because I ate the dough, *sigh*.

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I know that my behavior is counter productive to my weight loss. Don't get me wrong I am working on changing my life style and making healthier choices but by no means am I going to get rid of having a slice of cake or eat a cookie every once in a while. I just don't want to eat sweets because I am having an emotional meltdown.

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I have started walking and it's slowly helping but I find I am constantly reminding myself that food isn't supposed to be used as a stress reliever and emotional eating is what got me to the weight I am now (and 30 of those pounds was from birth control, but that's besides the point).

I know this week I am probably going to be up in weight and not down because of the emotional rollercoaster I have been on since Saturday. I am going to try using other methods to ease my stress instead of turning to food. I will keep you all posted on the progress or lack there of. I am hoping that there is lots of progress.

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I want to get to the point where I "crack the code" to my own emotional eating and finally lose the guilt. I'm really glad we are all here for support and it's awesome and very helpful to have a place where I can be more accountable.

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*by the way the cartoons help remind me that I am in control and need to fight the urge to stress eat and are funny too - gotta love humor!*

5 comments:

Bella said...

I love the cartoons. And good luck. I'm a stress eater too and I know how very hard it is to try and change.

Kim said...

Well, I think it's pretty good that you are fessing up to your eating issues. I eat when I'm stressed too, it's a hard habit to break. I agree that keeping treats are important, but just one instead of all of them. It's so easy to just eat the whole dang thing, isn't it? I hate that! Just try to be extra good today and then maybe your weight will even out for the week.

The American Homemaker said...

Letting go of the guilt (almost a year ago) was amazing! I stopped emotional eating even though I had done it my whole life... now I'm not saying I'm perfect, I'll still crave a cherry coke or something when i'm down, but I can have it and be done... I don't go insane like i used to. It was hard, but if I can do it, you can do it!

And I'm relating on the emotional stuff this week :(

Arya said...

Thanks for your help I appreciaTe The greaT supporT. you guys rock!

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