Tina's Daily Blog
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
I came to a realization this morning, the second day in a row that I am waking up wishing I hadn't eaten quite so much yesterday. Here goes: since my son was born, I have never had a long-term successful weight loss. My life is completely different than it was whenever I've been at least temporarily successful in losing weight in the past (I was always a pretty good weight loser, not so good a weight keeper offer!).
So, as I begin this process and I encounter roadblocks, I cannot rely on any of my old coping mechanisms for overcoming overeating, to borrow the phrase, because they aren't nearly as available to me as they used to be. In the old days, when I got home after work and wanted to eat, I could distract myself by hopping on the treadmill, going out for a little walk, picking up a book, going on a little shopping trip, picking up the phone and calling a friend, .... However, now, I get home from work and there's homework to be done, a bath to be given, laundry to do...and if I'm not getting the cooperation I'd like to from my son (and for anyone who has a 6 year old child, you know that's most of the time), the frustration level just keeps increasing and, as an emotional eater, I want to eat.
So, light is dawning on marble-head here: I need a new approach!! Easy to say, harder to do, but this is a real eureka moment for me. Onward and upward!!