Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Stress Eating

Sorry I haven't posted in almost a week. It's been a crazy past few days. We're in the process of getting ready to move next month. So I've been working really hard on getting all of our clothes cleaned out. I told myself that I'm only gonna keep the clothes that I can fit into right now. That way it will be more of an incentive to push myself to lose more weight. Then I will be able to go on a shopping spree to get some new ones! YAY! But as I was cleaning and sorting thru things, I found a few pairs of Capris that I wore last summer. I put one of them on and they barely buttoned! I didn't think I had put on that much weight since last year. But obviously it snuck up on me at some point or another. I was totally disgusted with myself. Then that got me thinking. I've put on "a little extra weight" every year since I was in my teens. I've never stayed at the same weight. It just keeps going higher and higher each year. So I have got to take serious control of myself THIS YEAR or else I'm gonna weigh 500 pounds one day. And Lord knows I don't want to do that. When I analyze myself and my daily eating habits, I don't think I eat too bad. I eat a good breakfast every morning to start off my day. Then I usually have a mid morning snack to tide me over til lunch. Then I'll have lunch and dinner. And my meals are usually pretty well balanced. And the only time I over eat is when I'm stressed out. Then I tend to eat a little too much if something is bothering me. Like I may just eat a really large portion of something when half of it actually filled me up. I guess that's what stress eating is. And I've noticed lately that as I'm conciously trying to eat healthier, that I seem to feel hungry all the time. And I don't understand why. I drink tons and tons of water trying to "trick" myself into thinking I'm not hungry. So what's up with that? It's got to be all in my mind. Maybe I'm just going crazy after all.....


  1. I've noticed the same thing... The healthier I eat the constant state of hunger I feel like I'm in. I've had a constantly grumbly tummy since I started this process and it's really frustrating (not to mention embarrassing when my stomach decides to grumble in the middle of class). I've found that eating light snacks like fruit, yogurt, or carrot sticks, as well as drinking water... Actually makes the grumbling WORSE. That's extremely frustrating!! I'm not sure what to do to fix it, but just know you're not the only one!

  2. Thanks for posting the bible verse- I will use it for my next scripture memorization....its so good. I also can relate to a loud tummy no matter what the case which is super embarassing when you find yourself in a serious or quiet setting. The little pig cartoon is so me :) Hope you have a good rest of the week!