Wednesday, December 13, 2006

A different approach

So, the no flour/sugar/fat thing lasted for, oh, about a day and a half. Whatever. What did I expect, truly?

Then, through the wonder that is Amazon's referrals, I found a book called "Life is Hard, Food is Easy" by Linda Spangle. I've only read the intro and first chapter, but it has helped.

Obviously I'm an emotional eater. This is not news. How to identify the feelings and the types of food I want to eat based on those feelings, that is new. Head hunger (stress, work) = crunchy foods--I want to "chew" on the person/situation that is getting to me. Heart hunger (empty, lonely, unloved) = soft comfort foods-- these are truly my drug of choice (cake and icecream).

I've stopped and thought for the past couple of days about what I'm feeling and WHY when I've gotten the urge to eat. I've allowed myself to explore the feelings instead of stuffing them down with food. I've lost 2.5 pounds (down from 194 to 191.5).

Methinks there's something to this, if only I'll allow myself to feel the feelings instead of stuffing them down, maybe my waistline will come back. More to come......

4 comments:

jen said...

I've read that book too, it's fabulous. She has some really good insights.

Vickie said...

I checked in (here) daily for the longest time - MISSED you terribly when you got busy and were gone. Then low and behold - I happened by today to tell you MERRY CHRISTMAS and you had been back recently!!!!!!!

Vickie said...

I moved you back up into my daily checks - hope to see you more!

Vickie said...

Merry Christmas!!!