Today, I made the connection between emotional eating and stress. I was at work today and I got some very stressful information. I'm not a person who yells or freaks out but I will internalize stress and then eat. I eat for joy and sadness. So, after receiving this information I went lunch. Where did I go, you might ask? I went to McDonald's!
I ordered a Quarter Pounder and a diet coke ( you know saving calories with the diet soda, LOL). As I sat in my car about to eat this Quarter Pounder I was thinking about my situation and how I would work this one out. I took 2 bites of the Quarter Pounder and then decided to throw it out! I could not believe it mayself but I threw out the sandwich. This Quarter Pounder would not going to solve my problem and the fact that I was once again running to food made me stop in my tracks. I made another decision today, I would not let food be the answer to my problem or a way for me to hide. I made the CONNECTION! I was so excited that when I went back to work I shared my experience and I began to cry as I talked because I had made the CONNECTION I so needed. The tears were tears of joy not sorrow. I made the ultimate CONNECTION I can do this and I will do it because this is for ME.