"Talking" the Weight Off
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I'm definitely an emotional eater. When I'm happy I celebrate with food, when I'm sad I comfort myself with food, when I'm bored food cheers me up. I guess I had been having an "eerie" affair with food for the most part of my life-or used to. Being a Soul Food Chef didn't help (at all) either. Oh, well.... Communication has broken that never ending cycle but there is a consequence!
I find that "talking" it out (whatever I'm feeling) especially if it is hindering me in my weight loss goals; not only makes me feel better but it has brought my family closer even. Sounds simple but it wasn't-at least not for me. Not all families talk to one another. These days most families don't even have dinner in the same room at the same time! (Darn, those dang game consoles)! Everyone is busy with work, after school activities, etc; if the children aren't in a high chair, how can you get them to sit still long enough to listen?
One day my husband and I were talking about something really painful (from the past) it took a lot out of me to do it but afterwards I really did feel better! I found out also that he never knew my thoughts on the subject nor did he think that I even remembered it! Well, I did...haha
Before I forget....the consequence: Getting in touch with "feelings" help strengthen you (in my opinion) and your relationships. Good or Bad, whenever you can openly communicate and handle "whatever" comes out of another persons mouth; you're gaining strength. The other thing I found is as the "layers" come off (fat-let's just make it clear) you will get MORE attention from people. I for one do not like people staring at me..never have. As more of the weight comes off my size has changed, drastically, and guys ARE noticing. I've discovered that my weight was some kind of "buffer" and I felt strong n' safe in that "fat suit" (just what I call it) but now I'm exposed kinda' sorta'. It makes me a little nervous at times where I feel like cuddling up with a bowl of mac' n cheese on the sofa and feel all warm n' safe but...my husband (or children) intervene like Supermen! haha
Well, I'm moving on my journey. I just had a "thought" to Put-out-there! Let's keep TALKING and bring our stress levels down!
Peace n' Love