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Emotional Eater

It seems like everyone around me is trying to eat better. There’s the no sugar diet, Weight Watchers, or a point system of one kind or another.


Don’t get me wrong I am so proud of my friends and the commitment that they’ve made. It’s just makes me pay more attention to what I put in my body. Talk about a drag. 😉

I’m not one to give up things I love all together ‘cuz I am an emotional eater and icing brings me great joy. However, I have found a couple things the past month that are good substitutions. Such as:

  • I’ve replaced Diet Cokes with 1 small can and water with a splash of cranberry juice.
  • I’ve replaced honey buns with one 100 Calorie Carrot cake snacks. They’re REALLY yummy.
  • I’ve started eating breakfast. Usually I’ll have grapefruit with a handful of blue berries, almonds and a banana. Easy.
  • If I have a craving I’ll grab a cheese stick or cut up some cucumbers and sprinkle with Italian dressing.
  • I’ll also grab another handful of blueberries and an apple around 2pm.
  • Normal lunch & dinner of course.

It’s not a diet. I wouldn’t have the will power to actually follow a diet. I don’t have that kind of self control. I self medicate with icing and baked goods and I kinda like that about myself. {{giggle}}

However, I’ve lost a little weight do to my surgery and people keep commenting about it. In the beginning it was something light like, “Oh that’s what you gotta do to loose weight.” To be honest, I don’t see the weight loss as a perk of 9 weeks of agony. I see it as a reminder.

I realize that I need to take better care of my body. Especially now that I’m so over-the-top grateful I have my life back. Loosing 3 months just sucks and I don’t want to go through that again. I also don’t want to loose my “reminder” and I feel that with a little more effort I can take better care of myself.

My sister said this to me this morning, “Craving something sweet means you’re wanting something sweet in life.” Touche ‘Lil Sis.

5 thoughts on “Emotional Eater

  1. Yeah, you! I have to say, 6 weeks with no desserts and exercising everyday feels great. It does totally suck to give up candy bars, but the trade-offs have been worth it.

  2. Good for you! I like your substitutes. You are an inspiration.
    Well, except for the 3 months in agony part…

  3. I know how hard it is not to eat when I’m “emotional”. Food is sooo comforting AND sooo good!!!

    It sounds like you are making really good choices lately!

    Good for you!

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