Feelings out of nowhere...

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Why do I sometimes just get an unsettled feeling out of the blue, for no apparent reason at all? It tends to come with wanting to eat or do something to...what? Push the feeling back down? Distract myself from it? I don't know.

Day was just fine. Dreading a few tax-related things I have to do tomorrow, but they really aren't a big deal. I got up late today, did day-to-day stuff, worked out, ate some fruit, and had dinner with my family at Applebees--ate healthfully :),-then this feeling starts creeping up. Kind of like dread or sadness. I don't know. Like even though I was comfortably full from dinner, something was missing.

We stopped at the grocery on the way home and stocked up on nutritious foods, then I ate a piece of dark chocolate to help soothe the craving while I tracked my day on SP. The feeling is fading, I think, but it's disturbing to have unexpected and unexplained emotions pop up like this.

Now that I've re-organized my brain on SP, I'm going to watch some TV, eat the snack I have planned, and maybe get to sleep at a reasonable time so I will be able to enjoy getting up for strength class.
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    wow--I totally know that feeling! sometimes if I'm quiet and listen to myself I can figure out what's bothering me, but other times it's just an unsettling 'i need to eat' feeling. so congrats on not eating! and I think we just have to get used to having some of these uncomfortable feelings that we used to stuff down with food (HA! I used --and still do sometimes--any excuse to eat--I'm happy, I'm sad, I'm anxious, I'm tired, I'm awake :) so again, Yeah for you for bearing the feeling and not eating!
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