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Monday, August 24, 2009

Emotional Eating....feeling the full throttle of it now! My kids and husband are driving me crazy and all I want to do is dive into some big nasty carb. But I can't and won't. I don't know what to do with these feelings, and so I came to my bedroom, closed the door, and came to Spark People. I'm trying to use distraction. First I tried to talk to my husband, but as I'm saying that I feel like eating, he's looking at me scarfing down a big bite of hamburger. I don't want him to feel bad eating in front of me, but I just can't take it right now. Not with the level of irritation I'm feeling over other things. I need to work on my emotional health. I think I'll go shopping for shoes for the baby now...online. He's growing out of his shoes. I think this blogging helped. Thanks to anyone who read my venting. I can hear my husband disciplining my son now...thankful it's not me because I can't deal right now.
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    Courtney, I empathize with you and your struggle with emotional eating. I share that affliction. I think you are on the right track by getting yourself busy doing something else, and agree with Kay's sentiment about keeping your hands busy.

    Do you write? If so you might try writing a scene involving an angry/frustrated character and pour all your emotion into it. It may help you to vent your feelings as well as keep your hands busy.

    Thanks for making me a friend, that meant a lot to me!

    Sending light and positive energy your way,
    4359 days ago

    Way to divert your eating urge to other things. I am struggling with the munchies right now. But that's another story.

    You can do this. Stay focused on the big picture and the end result.

    Good Luck.

    Take Care and God Bless ! ! !

    4361 days ago
    good for you it is very important to keep you attitude and stay positive and be emotionally healthy emoticon emoticon
    4361 days ago
  • KAY_1952
    If you like popcorn it is a good way to fill the need to munch. I quit smoking so whenever I'm not really busy ( like at night watching TV) The times my hands are not otherwise occupied I tend to munch. Anyway I found a whole bag of popcorn is only about 150 calories and it takes a long time to eat it so it fills the need to graze! Best of luck to you!
    4361 days ago
    Way to stay strong! I think you should buy yourself something small on-line too! Keep up the good work!
    4361 days ago
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