Alone again and not binging.

Friday, April 16, 2010

My husband is in Vegas, as I think I reported before. This leaves me at home with both kids, which terrifies me and which would normally cause a massive binge to calm me down.

But I thought through it instead--wondering why it terrifies me. Decided that when I'm with them, I feel powerless (I can't force them to listen) and as Dr. Gould writes, we binge when we feel powerless.

Maybe that realization helped me to not binge but so far, I'm managing okay. Still have a few stories due before Wednesday that I'll work on this weekend but I'm doing okay, even though I have to get the place clean for tomorrow (when the cleaning woman comes--I just put everything away, she does the dusting and vacuuming) and one kid was home sick with a sinus infection, so I had to deal with the pediatrician and the pharmacy.

Only two days till he gets back.
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    You go girl! I really understand how it feels to be alone and want to eat. Hang on and call me if you feel like eating chocolate!! (I mean lots and lots of chocolate)
    3729 days ago
    Bravo!! I sometimes eat more when I'm alone too!

    3729 days ago
    Good for you!!!
    3729 days ago
    I feel the same way when my husband is gone on military travels. I turn to food as a happy spot when I'm lonely. With long absences it's easier because you have to form a routine but when it's shorter it's harder to do so. Perhaps if you know he's leaving, make a menu plan to get you through the tought times. The kids wont turn on you in 2-days (or will they? hmmm haha - kidding)
    3729 days ago
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