Monday, June 15, 2009

Back on Track...

It's been a long few days. I've been wallowing in self-pity (and, not so coincidentally, cake) for the past few days. It's amazing how cake just seems to find me (har har) when I am so down.

But I've managed today not to let any cake break down my front door and force me to eat it. I did my oatmeal, sandwich wrap, healthy snack routine. I'm not hungry, which is a good thing to sit with and realize. But I"m still miserable. And it's hard to keep myself from going to the kitchen to find some reasonable substitute for cake, or cakey-like foods.

If you are a "recovering" emotional eater, WHAT do you do when the pull to the pantry is so strong it takes everything in you to fight it?


lonek8 said...

aaah, cake. My sweet friend, my deadly nemesis. After the birth of my first child, and the near total loss of all baby weight, my darling husband would call me every night on his way home from work to see if I needed anything. I almost always needed cake, and he would get it for me - resulting in 20 lbs in three months. Not so good. I am an emotional eater, as well as a bored eater, etc. and it is really hard for me to resist once the craving has started. My only recourse is to not keep stuff like that in the house because I am also supremely lazy and will not go out to get it once a craving has hit. It also sometimes works for me to chew some gum - the chewing takes my mind off eating and the mintiness makes other foods seem less appetizing.

Cafe Observer said...

Cake, sugar, kickstarts the endorphins & neurotransmitters. So, you have a temporary high, then a longer low afterwards.

It's good to try occasionally.