I’m an emotional eater. I eat when I’m stressed or bored…when I’m happy or when I’m sad. So basically I’m always eating – ha! As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was celebrating a very important anniversary earlier this week. Apparently that was enough of a reason to throw my healthy eating out of the window. I mean bagel-munchkins-cupcake-ice cream out of the window.
Yes, I was celebrating. Yes, I realize that one day cannot undo everything I’ve done. Yet, there is always a struggle to get back on the horse (I’m full of clichés today – sorry!). I recovered well yesterday, making smart choices like drinking lots of water and eating fruit instead of hitting the vending machine. However, the celebrating caught up with me when I stepped on the scale this morning (ugh), and that all too familiar feeling of failure crept over me.
Time to press the reset button again and keep moving forward. I can reprogram myself to have a healthier relationship with food. It won’t happen overnight, but there are
other ways healthier ways to deal with my emotions. For example, I just purchased The Biggest Loser: The Workout – Weight Loss Yoga to hopefully help me cope with some of the stress in my life (planning a wedding is stressful y’all). Indulging in “retail therapy” is out of the question as I’m on a strict budget, so I’m looking for suggestions.
Are you an emotional eater? How do you “deal” without turning to food?