You know you do it. Stop looking around to see who I'm talking to, I wouldn't be pointing fingers at you if I didn't have three pointing right back at me, as evidenced here and here.
If you read here you know that I got a lot of fulfillment and validation from a much loved bag of cookies. It kept me company when I was lonely for companionship and it was there for me when I was feeling sorry for myself. I would eat the cookies, I would eat chips, I would eat anything that tasted good when I was unhappy, because, lets face it. When things suck, you might as well have ONE thing you can enjoy.
But now I'm being different. No more cookie eating for me. I've joined WW and I'm looking for new ways to consol myself in those times of needs, something that doesn't involve Dove chocolate. Is there anything out there that is as good as having chocolate melt in your mouth? Maybe some nice intimate time with a significant other? Or a hot bath with a really good book? Maybe a really great song that makes the stress just melt away. I need to find these little tricks, who wants to help?
But even more than finding tricks for me, what about our kids? I worry that I will inadvertently teach them to eat their feelings by offering them an ice cream after a bad day at school or celebrating by going out for pizza. I catch myself doing it with JimmyEW, who obviously has no weight problem.
After a stressful day where I thought he was going to scream, I came to him with a little piece of caramel filled Dove chocolate, holding it like it was Charlie's Golden Ticket. I had a big smile on my face because I knew it would cheer him a little bit. I want to get out of that habit though. I want to find things that will give my kids a reward/consolation that is non food related.
Also, the 8 week challenge is almost over. How did you do? Have you been fighting the frump from the inside out? My running has been bad this week but I joined Weight Watchers and have lost each week. I'm excited and I am pumped to get in really good health. This is the time, and I am not going to spend my 30's unhealthy.
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