Friday, November 4, 2011

Emotionally Eating

For about a week now she has been eating. Eating mostly junk. Here and there. In between her healthy habits. Candy. Cookies. Ice Cream. Chips. Plastic wrapped burritos. Cheese. Wonderful cheese. And so many other things.

Just more food than usual.

And she's not even hungry.

Or craving it.


That is what she is curious about.

She knows that when she goes on these types of raids. Raids of the food kind. It is because something is on her mind. Usually, it's something that is making her nervous.

As she eats, she wonders what it is she is concerned about.

Her kids?
Her husband?
Her mom?

Normally, during the day her calorie count is low. Low enough to maintain a feeling healthy vibe.

Not during the past week. She hasn't cared so much. Yet she has. She will spend the day eating her low-cal meals only to walk into the house for the evening and munch on every munchable thing in sight.

She really does know that something is on her mind. But what, exactly? That, she is trying to figure out.

It will come to her. She will figure it out. She always does. And when she figures it out, the extra eating will stop.

She knows this for a fact. It has happened before. And before. And before that.

Somehow, it all evens out. Healthy habits will kick back in. And life will go on.

In the meantime, she's feeling a bit overfed.

Wishes she would just bite her nails during these times of angst.


  1. I'd like to be one of those people who can't seem to eat a thing when something's gnawing at me. I'm not one of those people, but it'd sure be nice. ;O)

  2. Been there. Done that. I blame it on the weather!

  3. Me too and it's raining here today. I just wanted to curl up with cocoa, pretzels and junior mints all day. I do the same thing with food though. I hate it when I have an unhealthy eating binge for whatever reason but I know it will go away soon so I don't fight it too hard. I can't stand the feeling of over eating or filling my body with the wrong things. I allow it for a day or two then I take an hour walk, go to hot yoga and snap myself back into the health zone.

  4. You'll get your mojo back. We all have days or weeks like that. Have a great weekend. :)

  5. Hope you get through the habit. I eat alot even without being nervous. I will love to do the hike. May be I will take you up on that if I re-visit. But it def. wont be any soon.Thanks.

  6. thanks everyone for you words... i think i am back on track... i refused some peanut m&m's offered to me today... woo!

  7. Sounds like the perfect opportunity for Ben & Jerry's. I'm the same.

  8. I'm a nervous eater too so I tend to binge when I've something on my mind. Glad you got through it.