Sunday, June 17, 2007

Emotional Eaters Forum

I need to deal with my emotional eating before it derails me, so I decided to join an emotional eaters forum. I feel strange in this forum, because I don’t feel I’m enough of an emotional eater to be a part of it. Many of the major participants’ situations are extreme, battling with a mental disorder and/or an eating disorder. Additionally, the fact that I’m a social worker is bound to come up, and I might be expected to be an expert (which I’m not). Never the less, here I am. And if I’m ever going to figure this thing out, it’ll probably be from this forum.


Anonymous GP said...

Good On you. I think some emotional eating comes from the idea that it helps. On tv, the characters rush for icecream when have had relationship breakups et.c, but don't think its actually an inbuilt mechanism. We believe it helps, but it doesn't. We just get down AND fat!!= more problems/

Sorry have been away, I'm back with new blog

Tree Lover said...

Joining an emotional eating forum is a great step to take. I wouldn't worry about not being as much of an emotional eater as the other forum members. It's an issue that needs to be addressed regardless of the severity.

Living to Feel Good said...

First thanks for your last comment. Can I ask how old your son is that watch the salsa lesson twice? I think that's pretty cool!!

And second, great job joining the emotional eaters board. I don't think it matters how severe it is for you. If you've noticed it's a problem, then I hope you find some insight to help you out.

I never thought of myself as an emotional eater, but I have noticed that I do occasional do that. I really try to be aware why I over eat or eat crappy food. Sometimes because I simple don't care for the day. I think that's normal though. The good thing is that I've been so focused for quite some time, that it's paying off, and it's easier to resist now. There's no going back right? I'm at a point where I look and feel good. I want to keep it like that.

I fear no one’s opinion! I am knowledgeable, focused, and efficient. I make this priority and build from experience. I do this for my children and myself. Supported by love, I will persevere.