Food is out of control

Well, it was yesterday.  I won’t list what all I ate – but almost none of it was healthy.  And it seems I was eating constantly.

And this morning, it hit me – stress eating.  Pure, unadulterated stress eating.  The stress is personal so I won’t get into it here.  I sure wish I could recognize this pattern BEFORE it takes off instead of after.

I’ve also been thinking about going back to My Food Diary.  I don’t know why – but it’s definitely been in the back of my mind.  Yeah, I do know why.  I’m feeling lost and a bit frantic.  Scared even.  My Food Diary, while not effective for me, is familiar and in some ways comforting.  But I am now, as I type, remembering why I left: so many people searching for magic bullets, so many fad diets, etc.  Yeah – I don’t need that.

I guess I need to create my own ‘comfort space.”  And remember to go to it!

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About Maura

an erstwhile former weight management blogger writing about life without diet should's and should not's filter.
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2 Responses to Food is out of control

  1. Zazamataz says:

    I usually find it easier to identify stress eating afterward. Though, to be honest, even if I can see myself doing it, I tend not to care in the moment. I understand the potential comfort of the food diary, too. That works for me short term but I won’t continue it. I really hate it. And also, I sometimes end up eating more. I’m done eating for the day, I’m not hungry…but I have calories left! Must eat!

  2. ProjectME says:

    Stress eating … I know it too well. I agree with Zazamataz – its always easier to identify after the fact. Well, “in the moment”, I truly don’t care. I either have to talk myself out of it or regain control afterward. Stopping it in the moment feels impossible. I understand the pull for MFD. I value my friendships made there (hello you!), but I have no desire to go back. If you’re dying to log your food, My Fitness Pal has a very decent app that is equally as good as MFD. And its free! Finally, I’m sorry to hear you’re feeling stressed at all Maura. Stress stinks. Hugs.

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