The only thing food can solve is hunger


dont-get-stressed-get-dessert-uploaded-to-flickr-public-files-by-ichabodhidesMy guru Corinne Crabtree says that all the time. Today I’m living it. I had a SHITSHOW of a day and spent a good part of it daydreaming about unwinding once I got home with some yummy treats. That’s not a thing. Ice cream, candy, Cheez Its…. none of those things cancel out a shitty day. In fact, if anything, they would only add to the stress of the day because I know I didn’t plan for them and I know I am eating them for an emotional reason and not hunger and that is not the person I am learning to be.

So here I am snuggled up under a blanket on the couch watching TV. I just finished my planned dinner. I’m thinking about a nice hot cup of tea. I’m not falling face first into a bag of Sour Patch Kids, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still think about it all the time. I think that is one of the most helpful things I’ve learned over the past few months. It’s natural to think about things. I’m not weird or broken because I have thoughts about wanting a cookie when I see them in their frosted glory on the Valentine’s display at the grocery store. I’m not a freak when I walk past a bakery and smell the bread and want some bread. I’m not damaged because I think about wanting some candy when all the nurses are gathered around the nurse’s station chowing down on a giant bag of assorted chocolates! I can allow the thoughts to come and recognize them and then dismiss them and move on.

Speaking of moving on…. Shit I just remembered I have homework!  LOL

4 thoughts on “The only thing food can solve is hunger

  1. You know, I’ve been ‘good’ for a while now and I’ve lost some weight. But tonight I had a chocolate bar. I dutifully put it in my little fitness app food diary. And then I read this. Your timing couldn’t have been more perfect. It’s like you are in my head, but you resisted the temptation and I did not. In the past few weeks I’ve resisted a lot, but tonight I gave in to that old emotional hunger thing and here you are, saying all of the right things to motivate me to resist in the future. Thanks, my friend.

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  2. We all have those thoughts…..I can’t resist a cake in the teacher’s lounge for the life of me!! Following Corinne and taking her advice has made a huge difference in how I go about my days as a whole though!! Thanks for getting me hooked!

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