Yes, I FAILED test #1. I was hit with a great sense of sadness on Monday when my son left. Instead of turning to exercise or another activity, I sat online with brownies. I don’t even much like brownies, but I must have eaten about 4 of them! This was a minor bout of sadness compared to what I have faced in the past, and will, no doubt, face in the future.
It was so easy to take the “I don’t care” attitude and lose myself. Why? Why do I do this? Granted, I still lost 3 pounds this week, and it was only one night of weakness, but that is not the point. I worked my butt off this week in the fitness center. I won’t always have the time to do so. The main issue is comfort eating, and I failed the test.
I am certainly back on track, but I am also plagued by how easily I turned to food to relieve my stress and sadness. Any tips?