When I read “are you an emotional eater? I usually feel like, “No, I don’t…except for the emotion of happiness. I love to eat to celebrate or when visiting with friends, etc.”
Today I realized that I do indeed eat as an emotional eater sometimes. I was upset about a situation and suddenly had no motivation to take the time to cook anything healthy to eat. So, I ate a hot pocket and Pringles for lunch finishing up with two homemade chocolate chip cookies for dessert. I wasn’t overly stuffed, but I knew that wasn’t what I needed to eat.
It wasn’t until a little while later that I realized I had eaten that junk because I was upset. Wow. I know I should’ve stuck with my better eating (I had hummus, salad fixins, fruit and enough healthier eats to pick from.), but I took the lazy way out.
This is something I’m going to have to work on..making myself stick to my healthier eating even when I don’t feel like making it. Thankfully, later my situation was rectified and I did much better at dinner.
When you’re working on weight loss as long as I have been you think you won’t learn anything you didn’t already know, but today I learned something new about myself. This is definitely why it’s a lifelong journey and not just a temporary fix.