Tuesday, November 07, 2006

emotional fitness (article and other thoughts)

Here's an article that I got on my email. It is asking, "are you emotionally fit"? Having to do with not dealing with emotions and how that relates to being overweight. Here's the link http://www.ediets.com/news/article.cfm/1/cmi_2422446/cid_33/code_24289/. I've never seen it put quite like that. As I reflect on what they are saying, yeah, I know I have used food to stuff down some emotions. Especially stress! Just eat and the stress will go away! Ha, well it worked sometimes but then I felt guilty for over indulging. Also, I think I wasn't really ready to go on this weight loss journey until I or (we, me and hubby) dealt with some simmering marital issues about a year and 1/2 ago. We decided finally to go to therapy and that helped immensely. Not sure why I am sharing that, it's just that was one of the reason that I was stalling and yo yo ing on my weight. Unresolved feelings that needed to be dealt with. Sometimes, you get problems and you sweep them under the rug and think you can deal with it. Before you know it you have a huge pile of crud and man, it really stinks and you have to deal with it or it will get the best of you. Anyway, on other topics, I'm more dedicated than ever to get to onderland! It has been like 6 or more years since I've been there and it will feel good. And then around the corner at around -50 will be the 1/2 way point. Can't wait! I am a little worried about the holidays but do have a plan of action. I will bring fruit or veggie trays to snack on at holiday get togethers. I will remember that it is a holi-day, not holi-week or holi-season!! (in the words of w. watchers). How will all you out there in blogland deal with the holidays?


Christine said...

I hear you. I would get mad and eat. Food is my drug of choice.

FAT BITCH said...

Hi Angelfish :)

Good for you that you lost that weight, my dear! Believe me I know how hard you had to work.

I was very interested in the article you posted and definitely saw myself in the content.

I commend you and your husband for deciding to go for therapy. When I had issues in my own life years ago, I did the same thing and it helped me as well.

I'll be thrilled when I see you in Onederland, honey and will embrace you with the biggest hug!!!!! :D