Today has not been good for my diet.
My throat has been bothering me the past two days; typically when my throat hurts, it just means that a full blown cold is coming later. The issue with the sore throat, however, is that it causes my head to pound. It’s very un-enjoyable. I’m staying in on a Friday night for the first time in weeks because of it.
Anyway, I have a habit of emotional eating. I’m pretty good about managing it when I’m bored and when I’m sad, but it gets pretty hard to control when I’m stressed or I don’t feel well. Yesterday I did OK with my calories because I just snacked on vegetables all day. Today was a different story. I’m not going to go into detail, but I will tell you that I’ve been eating consistently all day to try to make myself feel better. Needless to say, it hasn’t worked. Sidenote: Yes, I’ve had lots and lots of tea. That seems to be the word of advice from people lately haha. I’m actually drinking some right now.
I had some chips, some almonds, some nachos… it doesn’t sound that bad except that I ate all of my regular food as well. AND I ate ridiculous amounts of everything I just listed. Quite frankly, at this point, I wish I would’ve used all those calories on ice cream.
Emotional eating has always been an issue with me. I used to not be able to control it at all and I think that’s why I had gained so much weight in the first place. I need to focus more on managing that. I need to learn how to handle stress differently, and maybe suck on some ice cubes when I have a sore throat? I’m not sure, but it’s something I need to work on.
I write this blog so that people know that not everyone is perfect. Yes, I lost a lot of weight, but I still have my days, sometimes weeks, where I fail.
The key to weightloss is to not allow your failures to take over your attitude; to not allow a little slip up to completely destroy your dedication. Tomorrow is a new day and I will get myself right back on track. I have a goal to reach. A little emotional eating is not going to stop me from that.