It has been stressful lately. Something rather sad happened in my life and it hasn't been easy trying to cope. I turn it over and over in my mind, trying to make sense where there just aren't answers. I try to keep my head up, but the tears come sometimes.
And I eat.
I am the quintessential emotional eater. Happy events always seem to have copious amounts of food. When I'm bored, I wander into the kitchen and stare at my food, looking for inspiration of what I want to eat because it's something to do.
When I'm sad, I eat anything I can find, looking for tiny moments of comfort and happiness. I especially love anything chocolate. It's something to do and temporarily, oh so temporarily, makes me forget for that brief minute.
I haven't totally gone off the deep end. As much as I don't like seeing the numbers necessarily (and they could be much worse), I still track everything in Weight Watchers. Even though I would prefer to just sit on the couch, I make myself get up and do a half hour of Just Dance.
It's getting better. It's only a temporary bandaid to ease away some of the pain. I need to learn better coping skills, but for now this was easiest.
Back on track, likely starting tomorrow. Taking life one day at a time. All will be well.
How do you get through hard times without chowing down?