I went downstairs tonight wanting to eat a lot. We had about half an angel food cake left and I wanted to eat it all. I then went to the pantry to look for something that would serve the same purpose. It all kept coming back to the fact that I knew I deliberately wanted to eat too much to feel better. The FAT Project has been designed to assist in times like this and I will say that it worked. I kept thinking about the picture I would have to take about eating half a cake and it truly had me reflect and make a different choice.
For the past 100 days I haven’t been able to use food as much to regulate my emotional state, and I have been actively choosing not to. So the questions arises….how am I dealing with my emotions? As this video on Facebook can attest, it isn’t always rosy.
I haven’t gotten into exercise enough yet to use it as an emotional regulator, but I am hoping it can assist with that. As my body changes and as I begin to need new ways to cope with my feelings, I have the sense that I am going to learn a lot about myself. What do you do to assist with emotions?
I ended up eating some popcorn tonight, which as a snack is a good choice (we air pop). But it did feel that it was helping to control my emotions. Baby steps….