Confessions: I am an Emotional Eater

Yup. I eat when I am down, or stressed, or angry or bored.

I’ve known for a while, but it really hit me tonight when my husband went over to his friend’s house to play video games for the evening….

As SOON as he left, I wanted to eat. I’m talking the Jeep wasn’t out of sight yet and I was headed for the fridge…..

Mind you, we had JUST eaten dinner…..

A delicious dinner, of chicken and sauteed veggies.

A filling and healthy dinner, one that I was happily satisfied by eating, and I go all


And I wanted to gorge because eating makes me feel good. Because I enjoy eating, especially tasty food. Whatever is short circuited in my brain to release endorphins when I eat food has me by the jugular. It’s as if I can’t help it. My eyes roll back in my head like a Great White Shark going in for the kill, and the next thing I know the kitchen is a war zone.





Not too bad of a choice, I guess, but still….

Totally and completely unnecessary. 

Fueled by emotion, not by hunger, or needs.

And I wonder why my weight see-saws (no, I really don’t wonder)

I do it because I’m stressed, one way or another.

We are in the critical zone, you know, the few days before payday, when we’ve pretty much run out of everything- healthy, non healthy, you name it, we ain’t got it! I guess it would be better if I had gone on a celery frenzy, or quinoa or strawberries….?

I guess….

It’s frustrating. I need to channel those feelings and drink a glass of water instead

(I did after, does that count for something?)




On a positive note……. I completed Week 2 of Couch to 5k!

And I’m down 2 pounds (well, that was before Gorge Fest 2013)

I drank my 64 oz of water today, and then some…..

And once my shame meal settles, it’ll be time for some YOGA!


What are your binge triggers? 

What is your “safe food”

(Mine, obviously, is a PB&J. Crunchy Peanut Butter. Lately it’s been grape jelly. Whole Grain bread)


Posted on May 7, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I think we’re all emotional eaters to one degree or another. Congrats on the 2 lbs! Don’t worry too much about the binge. Put it behind you and move forward. Next week our food challenge is hopefully going to help with this type of situation. Stay positive!

  2. I’ve nominated you for a Bouquet of Three Award:
    Keep up the good work and congratulations on week 2 of C25K!

  3. I eat when I’m stressed. I eat when I’m bored. I could eat all the time, with a variety of bad excuses. That’s why I am changing my snacking habits, and blogging about it to keep myself accountable.

    Good on you for realizing that you are an emotional eater. I know it’s a cliche but that really is the first step to change 🙂

    FYI, I’ve *also* nominated you for the Bouquet of Three Award: 😉

    Take care!

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