Tina: I’m An Emotional Eater

What a rough weekend. First, the pipes in our house froze. And then the thermostat died. Finally, the thermostat was fixed, which caused a chain reaction with the pipes, which immediately burst as soon as the thermostat was in operating order.

So we have heat, but no running water.

I classify myself as an emotional eater. When I’m happy, I eat. When I’m sad, I pig out. Come to think of it, I don’t think there has been many times in my life where I was legitimately starving. Even when I lived in a shelter in New Mexico I was always well-fed.

Anyway, getting back to the subject at hand…I’m such an emotional eater that this weekend I had a complete carbohydrate and calorie blow-out. I ate anything and everything that I wanted to eat without the messy guilt feelings. Well, maybe a LITTLE guilt, but for the most part, I ate well.

Today is a new day, even if we do not have running water at the moment. For breakfast I had 2 medium-sized over easy eggs (no toast like I usually have with my eggs). For lunch I had two pancakes (left over from my daughter’s breakfast) and 16 ounces of apple juice. I’ve been nursing a 24 ounce bottle of water all day.

I am waiting for my 7 day Shred to arrive in the mail. Sherry got hers in today, and we ordered a scale.

Stay tuned!


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  1. Tina, hang in there. This is not a change that will occur overnight and will take time to get used to. We come from a family of over eaters; I am one of them! It’s not about starving yourself, but more about portion control and making healthier choices, slowly replacing those indulgences with just as tasty, healthier choices. And drinking water is key…and helps fill you up so you don’t eat as much. I find on my days that I don’t drink more water, I tend to get snacky. I’m happy you and Sherry are doing this together….It’s important to have that support system. Amd know kelly and I are here if you need any support 😉


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