Me, an Emotional Eater?

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Yesterday, I went to a workshop at the Unemployment Office. We put our resumes online & got some info on interviews & stuff.
The presenter said there are state & federal jobs out there, they just aren't listed. I'm checking on free training to get out of education altogether. I am going to pursue it.
When I got home, I was hungry so I ate a large piece of left over pork steak, about half a jar of spinach dip with several handfuls of Tostito chips.
Last, two large chocolate chip cookies at 170 cals. each.
Was that emotional eating? There was other food that I could have eaten, but I ate what I WANTED.
Honestly, I never thought of it that way. It just it tasted good.
I didn't go over my cals., but it sure wasn't healthy & this morning I'm feeling it.
Not guilty, just my stomach is ugh.
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    This journey is ongoing, and we continually learn along the way. When we make choices we wish we hadn't, we just have to jump up, brush ourselves off, and keep going. We are not perfect; and we do slip up! But, you'll get it back where you want it!
    4377 days ago
    You know, that isn't necessarily emotional eating. We don't need to fabricate something, you know? I mean, maybe you really were just very hungry and had waited too long to eat and then you were famished. Were you upset about how things had gone? Did you feel stressed out about the situation? Were you thinking about these things while you were eating and just proceeded to eat with an "I don't care" attitude? Or did you just happen to wait too long to eat and then wanted to eat everything in sight? there is a difference and every time we eat too much doesn't always mean it was emotional eating. That's why bringing snacks in your purse is a really good thing to do. You'll never get overly hungry and binge later. You are the only one who knows exactly how you felt at the time...
    4377 days ago
    Isn't it amazing how our bodies let us know when we are making bad choices? Happened to me last week. Sure makes me wonder why we don't learn from that. Hopefully now that i am more aware - I will. Maybe this blog will help you too - thanks for sharing. And good luck on the continuing job hunt!
    4378 days ago
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