Monday, April 20, 2009

Mama's Emotional Eating

This last winter I gained 10 lbs again. Argh. I hate that. The majority of it is due to emotional eating. I do still work out regularly. It is my stress reliever. I need to work out like I need oxygen. It is nice enough for me to walk now and I find the fresh air invigorating.

Then there is the eating. I will work at getting it under control and slowly and gradually instead of talking and praying about my feelings I turn back to food. Pretty weird since it really gives nothing back. It is a vicious cycle too. I eat because I am upset. I gain weight. I am upset. I eat. I have been working hard the last couple of weeks at getting back into a healthy way of talking and dealing with my emotions. It is hard when you are a quieter person to seek people out. It is hard when you are a private person to open up about failures and frustrations. We need to do it if we want to be healthy.

I find that when I am at a healthy weight and am exercising I have more energy. I feel stronger. When I feel more energetic and stronger I tend to relate to other people better, including my children. Maybe it isn't a problem for you all but it is once again the focus of my battle. Here we go again!

4 comments:

Dinah said...

I could have written this post. It is a vicious circle, I get nothing out of it, I feel so much better when I'm not in it...but I still go back there.all.the.time.

Gretchen Osowski said...

I too have the same problems.

truevyne said...

It's all connected!

familygregg said...

10 lbs. too :)