Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hungry and Emotional

I almost made it through the day yesterday without eating emotionally.

I had a really trying afternoon and was offered candy but did pass on it because I knew I would only eat it because I was upset. I felt some sense of success but was still fairly frazzled.

However, last night, I ended up alone watching the baby; everyone else was either not feeling well or in crabby moods. Loneliness/fatigue are definitely major trigger emotions for me. I am a little on the fence about what happened; I was hungry and chose to eat sweets to make myself feel better. So, sort of an emotional eating moment but I was actually hungry. Hm. I did feel better after eating it but also some guilt.

I am not sure whether I am giving myself too hard a time. I definitely thinking that eating when I am not hungry is not a good thing. As Christie discussed this morning, this is kind of like putting food in the garbage can, a total waste. However, eating something I enjoy when I'm hungry but that I know will make me feel better emotionally....hmm.


  1. I had something similar happen last night. I was experiencing hunger and emotions at the same time. I ended up eating an ice cream sandwich. I was eating out of hunger, but I made a different food choice than I would have otherwise because I was emotional. No great words of wisdom or advice here, just wanted to let you know you're not alone.

  2. Thanks Kara. In these situations, I think it's very easy to feel alone or ashamed. It is very nice to know I'm not the only one!

  3. Hi - thanks for dropping by my blog! :) (

    I just wanted to point you to this post about emotional eating (although you may have seen it, as I see Michelle is on your blogroll). Anyway, it's one I found very helpful. Emotional Eating