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I'm an emotional eater??

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hello everyone! I guess I didn't realize how much of an emotional eater I was. I found out the truth yesterday.....
We picked up a new puppy on Saturday at a Humane Society. Adoption was only $40, so we thought that it would be a good choice considering it helps an animal and it doesn't cost a lot of money. Anyway we got home with him around 6:00 pm Saturday. By 3:00 am Sunday morning he was having water BM's and was not acting too good. So, we thought he may have been sick from riding in the car and thought we would give it a day. So, Sunday we put him in the bathroom while we went to church on Sunday and when we got home he had made a horrible mess. He was now vomiting and having Diarrhea! Poor Puppy! Needless to say, I tried calling several vets and none were open for emergency service. We had to wait until yesterday morning to get him into a vet. It was a good thing we took him when we did because he was dehydrating. The vet put him on an IV and told us he thought he had Parvo!! Parvo?!?! Oh my!
My daughter went to crying because she didn't want to leave him at the clinic for 24 hours. I was distressed and upset myself. The vet called the Humane Society and found out that they had given him Adult doses of his vaccinations, therefore weakening his immune system 3 days prior to us picking him up. The vet gave him a 50/50 chance of survival! We were all heartbroken. We had just picked him up, but were already so attached to him.
Anyway, I got home and I immediately went to bleach mopping our bathroom floor again. I had already bleach mopped in there once on Sunday night. Bleach is the only thing that will kill Parvo Virus. It can even live in sand where the puppy has used the bathroom for several years! Anyway, I went to sanitizing everything. I mopped all the linoleum floors even though he had only gone on the bathroom floor, because I didn't know if our shoes could spread it. After I got the whole house sanitized I started wanting to eat. I didn't want to eat healthy I wanted something juicy, greasy, and fattening! Thankfully, none of those things were ready and available to me. We have started buying more healthy foods, so I had no options in my pantry. Secondly, there is no fast food chains close to us, so that spared me as well. Also, we had just spent $75 at the vet and really didn't have the money to go out, LOL! So, I didn't emotionally eat, but I could tell I was an emotional eater yesterday. I don't think I have ever really realized I had a problem with emotional eating until yesterday. It was very obvious to me when I kept going to the fridge and the pantry. I tried to calm down and relax, but it was so stressful and I was so worried.
So, my husband called the vet back around 4:30 yesterday to find out if the Parvo test results were in and the vet was out on a call, so we were told to call back this morning. I had to go all night wanting to eat bad.....That's not good!
Anyway, I called first thing this morning and our precious puppy does NOT have Parvo!! What a relief. He is already doing much better. It turns out he just has a case of worms and the vets worming shot is taking care of that. We hope we get to pick him up today. We'll see. I am so glad now that I didn't blow my diet yesterday. Does anyone have any emotional eater snack ideas for moments like this? If so, I sure would like to know some in the event, I get stressed out like that again!
I really always thought I was one to not eat if I was stressed and really I do that too. Kinda strange that I fluctuate between the two extremes....hmmmm.......
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