Realizing I’m An Emotional Eater

by Tuesday, April 29, 2014
photo credit: bliss tree.com

photo credit: bliss tree.com

Remember my post Pretty Hurts: The Struggle With My Weight? Well, if you haven’t had a chance to read that I suggest you start there first, to be caught up with my fitness journey.

So, I started working out and eating clean. I even have not one, but TWO accountability partners who are dedicated to ensuring I get in at least 4 workouts a week. Yah. It’s. Not. A. Game. I’m learning that when I’m on, I’m all the way on. But when I’m off, I’m off. I’ve also noticed what triggers my off moments/days/weeks are my emotions. Yep, I am an emotional eater.

They say the first step is acknowledgement. Done. Also, I’ve been able to successfully identify exactly WHAT makes me an emotional eater, because it doesn’t happen everyday, but when it happens – it happens. Failure, rejection, stress, bills, and the everyday worries of life, at times causes me to turn to food for comfort. And since I’m in the field of media, pitching, connecting, etc., it seems like I experience one of these emotions at least once a week. I always chuckle when people seem impressed with the success of NATC. If you guys only knew the hard work and tons and No’s I receive, before I actually get a yes. And y’all thought blogging was easy :)

Well, enough is enough. It’s time to get ahold of my emotions right? I’m that person who fails to understand why folks allow their tempers to cause them to lash to, etc., but isn’t emotional eating kind of the same thing? I may not be punching a hole in the wall, but I’m developing an unhealthy relationship with food, that will only lead to to destruction (obesity, diabetes, etc.) And ¬†ain’t nobody got time for NONE of that. For real, for real.

Like always, my first remedy for everything is prayer. I feel like I always forget, but then remember the beauty of telling God all of my secrets, downfalls, hurts, etc. He cares. Just read 1 Peter 5:7, you’ll see :)

Have you ever dealt with being an emotional eater? How did you manage to control your habit? Chime in below friends!

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