Day 53 Food is my best friend
Saturday, October 18, 2014
In today's exercise we are to think about when we use food as a way to manage challenges and emotional situations.
I used to use food a lot as a substitute for a friend. I had a very emotionally challenging 2nd marriage and it was during that time that I ate my way through all of the abuse. But I have been out of that marriage for 14 years. Since then I did lose a lot of weight and have kept off about 1/2 or the weight I lost.
Nowadays I would say that I use food for a best friend during the times when I am alone. I have even spent time planning what food I would eat when I have time alone. Since I almost never have alone time, I think that it is almost a way to celebrate these times. So instead of celebrating these times with food, I need to reprogram my brain to look forward to these times to be able to do something that will be healthy for me like watch a good movie, exercise, call a friend, paint, etc.