Two posts in one day! I think this blog might be back in business! Hallelujah!
I am a stress eater (read: emotional eater). I always have been and probably always will be. It is reflected in my weigh-in this week.
The past several weeks have been nothing but stress. Resulting in me eating a LOT of junk food. It all started when I returned from vacation.
I returned to work the day after vacation and things were chaos. Our workload had doubled because of holiday preparations. There were new seasonal hires that I was responsible for training. And we had a brand new boss who had never worked a day of retail in her life. Who said it was the most wonderful time of the year?
On the family front things were upside down. A rocky relationship with my mom had progressively gotten worse. It has been coming to a head for a while now, but now it’s blowing up in a massive way. Honestly, it’s probably the one relationship I am most emotional about.
I have been a hot mess of emotions. And so I eat. I eat the stress. I eat the feelings. I eat all the emotions. The fix is only temporary and I almost always regret my food choices.
This is where the work really begins. I recognize the triggers, and I know the signs, but I need to make the stop. I need to overcome the emotions and not let the food win. For me, that’s easier said than done.
Food will not win. I am more powerful than the food!