Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The one thing that I really need to work on is stress management. I am a total stress eater. With my Hubby laid off from work since October, the anxiety of our future seems to progress with each passing day. I try to be positive and live one day at a time. It works some days. Other days....well...I wish I could turn off the worries in my head.
I do feel blessed for my family and friends and that's what counts the most...not my house or my stuff....it's just stuff. Still you need a home...LOL! We have made it through tough times before and I just have to have faith that God will take care of us and that we will ride through this storm and come out better on the other side.
So back to the stress eating. I would not call myself a binge eater. But when I'm stressed, I feel the anxiety and my appetite feels out of control. I find myself eating more or snacking more and then I feel the guilt like I SHOUL Dbe able more in control which cause more emotions...it's a typical pattern. Food can be a comfort and I know that I will not meet my goals if I keep relying on food for comfort.
I am reading "Shrink Yourself" which is all about emotional eating. It's giving me some good tools that I just need to put in practice. I do want to reach my goals. I already know how to eat well and how to work out...I do not doubt myself there BUT I have to learn new habits when it comes to stress and there is no better time than now when I am in the thick of it.