I made a discovery this week about myself. I don't think that I have been in denial, but it was definitely an 'ah ha' moment. Ok, here it goes. In the words of Usher, here is my confession.
I realized this week that I am an emotional eater. Ok, it is out. Not sure how I feel now that I have said it, but I won't take it back. I am not sure how long I have been an emotional eater, but ....
I think this is the first time that I have been still long enough to make this connection. Before, I was working, running juvenile facilities or until last June, traveling 2-3 weeks a month. So I don't know how long I have had this condition. I have seen the shows with people talking about being an emotional eater, but I never seemed to have anything in common with them. So, I never made the connection.
It hit me this week when I realized I was eating when I wasn't hungry. I was having a reflective moment as I was driving down the street. Feeling great in some areas but feeling inadequate in other areas. So of course the inadequacies told me I needed to eat something to feel good again. It was in that moment that I said it out loud to the angels in the car with me, 'I AM AN EMOTIONAL EATER'. Then I immediately said, ok now what?
So that is where I am today,
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Be Blessed, Sisterfriend