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Emotionally eating to do or not to do?

Aug 16, 2016 4:18 PM

So today is a bad day in a line of bad days. Heck it's been a Bad week. Was having a conversation with my mom about therapy and where I stand with recovery and what not. And thanks seem so far away as far as actually help with removal of my tumors. In the meantime my pain is raising by the day along with my stress level. In the beginning I was doing pretty well with sticking to a general good diet but over the last two years as after many surgeries and different medications I've kind of given up. Just tired of the pain and the doubt a d the justifying of my need for pain meds and all thst is involved.
So I've found a comfort in powder doughnuts..i know the worst. But it calms me down on the bad days. And now thst I've got chronic TMJ I am often limited to what I can eat so soft foods like bread and yes powder doughnuts. Have been my friends.
So I suppose my point is does anyone else fall into bad eating habits and has maybe given up on trying to be healthy?.

Aug 16, 2016 4:23 PM

Dont give up. Keep at it but have a little treat every now and then. Sorry your having such a bad time atm remember the little things that make you smile. It helps me on a bad day xx

Aug 16, 2016 4:26 PM

I'm going to stay by saying I know where you are coming from and how you are feeling. BUT I have found that when I feel like absolute shit and nothing seems to be working and then I slip with the food I only get comfort for the minute or so I'm eating and then everything gets so much worse because of the food

Aug 16, 2016 4:30 PM

Gotobef your right.. especially since now I'm basically living in the guilt of eating which makes it all worse. So it's a lose lose situation. I think we all are just looking for some sort of relief of any kind really. I will say instead least do plan to eat well. And I do have the house stocked will clean food. And only buy small portions of the bad ones so at some point it will run out.

Aug 16, 2016 4:33 PM

Hello sweetie ๐ŸŒน
My hubby ๐Ÿชis a feeder... even now...as i look down...๐Ÿค” i am surrounded by sweets on the bed... ๐Ÿ˜ฏHe gets offended when i say no...๐Ÿ‘Ÿ but i cant exactly run it off! ๐ŸซIts so hard to ๐Ÿค—keep the faith... but i feel so much better after kicking the sugar! ๐Ÿ”

Shhhhh๐Ÿ˜‰I secretly miss american baked cheesecake tho!

Aug 16, 2016 9:10 PM

One thing I've learned on my journey in eating more is to not ConsideR a favorite food as "bad" or "off limits" beacuse that just makes it that much more desirable! So have one, or two if your macos allow, a day. Don't allow yourself to feel guilty over it and you may just find that the donuts will lose their power to entice you.

Aug 16, 2016 9:59 PM

Your thinking scaryann is very true. The truth is if I were not in the situation id nkt even want them. And yes I do est thr while bag but then I'm good. However this week has been extra emotional so the food is not bad it's actually very very good ha...lol ..and like most things G's if u label something out of reach. You instantly want it.

Aug 16, 2016 11:27 PM

ScaryAnn you are so on point with calling things bad or off limits. I've started labeling foods with my reaction. Example dairy, i love dairy especially a cream sauce or some cheese. Yum. Anyways dairy is now a no go for me but I try to think of it not as off limits or bad but as the food that make me increase 3-4 dress sizes almost immediately from the bloating, i call it the really smelly fart with every step and not want to be near myself food. Then when I go 'yay cheese' there is no 'oh but cheese is bad and i shouldn't be eating it but i want it', it's 'i want the cheese but it makes me really bloated and severe stomach pains and the gas is awful, is it worth it?'.

Aug 17, 2016 1:38 AM

Mmmmmm ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheese is my downfall...๐Ÿช not sweet stuff... but u r right...๐Ÿค— its not "bad".... its "calorifically-challenged"... ๐Ÿด but then so am i hehe! ๐Ÿ˜š

Aug 17, 2016 7:10 PM

I've always had a ferocious sweet tooth, especially in the midst of stress. And I love ice cream, milk, and chocolate (especially dark). Ice cream was always my go-to comfort food; If eat a cartoon in 3 days. I've actually identified dairy as a problem food, much like Gotobef described (๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜‚). So I've gone to Lactaid milk which has helped; lactose is the issue. Chocolate may be contributing to itching, so I'm reducing the amount available in the house, and treat myself every now and then when out of the house. As for the sweet tooth, the cut back on sugar since May (sugar buster's diet) has actually made me gag on several sweet treats. I'm finding sweets no longer have control over me in stress, and I don't crave them like I use to. But I keep small amounts of things, allowing myself small amounts and not depriving myself. Now instead of eating a whole slice of pie or cake, or a whole bowl of ice cream, I eat a much smaller portion and I'm satisfied. I don't feel guilty when i have sweets either.

With everything you've been going through its no wonder you are stress eating. Maybe you can try eating a portion and then put the donuts up for some every day. That way it's not depriving you, and you aren't feeling guilty for eating too much/any. Tagging them as not allowed or forbidden is setting yourself up for failure or disappointment. Hugs love & prayers you can find a comfortable middle! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒธ

Aug 18, 2016 2:29 AM

I ate half a packet of jaffa cakes last night... i dont even like them that much! (I crave chocolate just b4 my period... bit of a nightmare) I still

Aug 18, 2016 2:30 AM

Sorry ๐Ÿซdropped my fone ๐Ÿดand posted! Lol ๐Ÿช

Aug 18, 2016 2:32 AM

๐Ÿด..I still faulter... but who ๐Ÿ˜›cares...?
Tomorrow๐Ÿ˜‰ is a fresh new day to start again! ๐Ÿค—

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