Thursday, November 10, 2011

Emotional Eating

One of my WLS Idols, bandedwendy, made a video about this today.  She is a true Warrior!

I am an emotional eater ~ this is not news to me.  I have always been unable to sit with certain feelings ~ like uncertainty, regret, love, loneliness, anticipation.  
These feelings create a inner jittery vibe inside ~ one that I just can not get comfortable with.  I feel like I want to jump out of my skin when I have to feel them.    I am unable to "sit" with these feelings.  I do what I have learned to do to soothe the discomfort ~ eat.  Push it away with food or distract my mind with eating.  What is so horrible about these feelings that I can't just "sit" with them or walk through them?  Why am I so afraid of discomfort?  Will they kill me... no.  Will I endure bodily harm from  Will I loose my family from these feelings?..No.  

So what is the big deal?  I mean really.  When there are people all over the world that are suffering and living through hell on a daily is it that I can not sit with an uncomfortable feeling?
Today, thanks to bandedwendy, I am going to slog it out with myself and sit, walk, and be with this discomfort.  When it becomes too much to bear and I want to take the easy way I will think of others who have no choice or control over their suffering.  Often when I want to quit on a run or a ride I think of our soldiers in the Middle East ...they have no option to isn't even a thought.  I'll take that with me and keep pushing.    


  1. I loved that video. I didn't think I was an emotional eater when I first began this journey, but boy was I wrong. Now when I get upset and am craving sweets I try the dessert gum like apple pie or strawberry cheesecake, they have it at most grocery stores... 5 calories and it REALLY tastes like those desserts. :)

  2. I am totally an emotional eater... I want fast food for every meal... Luckily I have broken that habit... Just hope I can keep it up.

  3. I am an emotional eater too. I hate it. I think it will be a battle for the rest of my life. But, as we try and deal with it one day at a time- it must get easier.

  4. I am also an emotional eater,and a stress eater big time!Good luck with Mountain Man this weekend-sounds fun...:)

  5. I am also facing some problem for my weight.I am emotional eater. This is give a good instruction for doing my weight loss.

    emotional eating triggers