I am stronger than this! I can stop!

Monday, March 22, 2010

I have really been struggling with overeating. I recognize it is comfort eating. There are a lot of layoffs at my company lately. It seems like every other week I get an IM from someone asking if I heard about so and so....

So, off I go to the kitchen in search of comfort. Then one day leads to two days. Then I am falling right back into the habit of eating garbage (large quantities) day after day.

Well, I am re evaluating! I am taking this day by day. I am NOT going to go off my food plan today. There is plenty of calories and variety to my meal plan. It is healthy. If I find myself searching for unplanned food, I will stop myself. It is only for today!

I am strong. I am in control of myself. Eating does not keep my job or any of my coworkers jobs safe. I will continue to build one day at a time.

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    You said, "Eating does not keep my job or any of my coworkers jobs safe."

    What a wise understanding! I remember one time, stuffing my face with brownies, crying. And then realizing that I was still sad, even though I was eating what I thought would bring me happiness.

    Keep making good decisions. emoticon
    4029 days ago
    I've been going through that stress eating as well. I find that focusing on how hard you've work to lose those 20 pounds may help. Also, a hard candy to suck on helps you from eating other things.

    I also have started to have a bowl of cheerios at night and that seems to help the eating issue and that way I can make sure if fits in my nutrition tracker since I put it in early in the day.

    Hope things get better. Stress is no fun. Here is some sunshine to brighten your day.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4029 days ago
    I hear you! I've fallen off badly with the eating, but I'm still exercising! I have to find something to be happy about! You can do it ~ and it's not about all or nothing, it's about something you can stay with long term. So find your balance ~ and as I tell you, I'm telling myself :) Have a great Easter and enjoy yourself ~ without the extra food! emoticon
    4032 days ago
    You have a emoticon THINKING approach emoticon Lean on you SPARK FRIENDS to help you get through this, remember YOUR NOT ALONE!
    4044 days ago
    emoticon Great attitude!! Every time you turn away from that food, give yourself a visual reference, so that you can see the progress you've made!!! You can absolutely do it!
    4045 days ago
    Just knowing that you've taken control will give you a much more positive and confident appearance... it may help with preventing your lay off too.

    I'll be keeping you in prayer for job security!
    4045 days ago
  • JUDITH1654
    emoticon Great attitude and great plan! I know it's hard during these stressful times, but your point about how food won't save anyone is so right on! emoticon
    4045 days ago
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