I knew the state of having nothing to say couldn't last :D I know some people might wish I would shut up but I seem to always have an opinion or something to say. So I'm realizing I am an emotional eater...yep...I get stressed I eat. I get upset I eat. I get depressed I eat. I feel happy I eat. You get the picture, heck I even eat cuz Im bored. So I need some new strategies, problem is I don't actually know a healthy way to deal with these emotions. I recognize that eating is just another way of repressing my emotions. I need to address this if I'm going to have long term success.
So I've put a sign on the fridge and the cupboard door it says "WHY are you eating?"to try to get me to think before I reach for food. I also started reading the book "The Life You Want" by Bob Greene. It discusses emotional eating, as well as how to deal with cravings for starches and sugars. I don't know why starches and sugars are so addicting to me but they are the hardest thing to control. I grew up on starches and so they are my comfort food of choice. However, everything I'm learning says that reducing my starch intake is the secret to long term success. I don't struggle as much with sugary treats since my brain has always recognized that a little goes a long way.
So this is what I'm learning about; it's not just about control but figuring out why I eat and finding other ways to deal with those emotions.