Thursday, September 11, 2008


Sis helped me get some organization today! Thank you so much!

All the entries I've made on my lifestyle change will be together now under Healthy Living. Since I am a Christian and love the Lord and have him in my heart, once a week I need to talk about him and his love. I labeled those Inspiration.

The Journey to health has been challenging but so, so wonderful. It took Melissa awhile to get me to stop calling it a diet...bad It had to be a life change for me, a decision to do this the rest of my life. A decision to stop overeating and to make healthy choices.

I had to get to the root of what was making me an emotional eater. Had to do some digging to do that, praying and talking it out.

Journaling what you eat, when you eat it really helps you get a handle on it. It makes you Think before you take that bite.

There are several differences between emotional hunger and physical hunger

1. Emotional hunger comes on suddenly; physical hunger occurs gradually.

2. When you are eating to fill a void that isn't related to an empty stomach, you crave a specific food, such as pizza or ice cream, and only that food will meet your need. When you eat because you are actually hungry, you're open to options.

3. Emotional hunger feels like it needs to be satisfied instantly with the food you crave; physical hunger can wait.

4. Even when you are full, if you're eating to satisfy an emotional need, you're more likely to keep eating. When you're eating because you're hungry, you're more likely to stop when you're full.

5. Emotional eating can leave behind feelings of guilt; eating when you are physically hungry does not.

I am no longer an emotional's over, it is finished!

If you have been thinking....I need to make a it! You will not regret it and the journey is the best!! If I can do this, anyone can do this!!

1 comment:

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

This meant so much to me. I am such an emotional eater and I found the statement about being hungry you have options and emotional eating means you want specific cravings. That jumped out at me. I pray the Lord will continue to show me how He would have me make this life change. My arthritis would probably be so much better if I wasn't carrying around this weight. Thank you for sharing this. I should go back to journaling my food. It did make me more aware. Please pray for me and these choices. I want to feel better.