Posted on January 26, 2011 by thebalancebroad
I have to admit that I did my fair share of stress eating yesterday.
I think mostly because I’m nervous for my interview today
, but also I was just feeling general anxiety (Sometimes I can’t even put my finger on it….so frustrating!).
Anyway, I knew what I was doing, and I was okay with it. Well, Iknew
it wasn’t going to make the anxiety go away, but I just couldn’t stop. Then I thought about Tina’s post yesterday
. About eating food but not really savoring it, and enjoying it. I was more upset at myself for that
than actually what I consumed.
Plus, I realize I’m not going to gain 5 pounds overnight. I went back to the gym this morning (at 5:15 a.m…..the only day I can make it there that early is Wednesday!), did my spin class and some strength training (NOT because I felt like I had to, or for punishment….but because it’s what I’d normally do, and I knew it’d help me feel better), and my head is clear now.
I don’t think anyone can be removed (emotionally) from food 100% of the time. And I’m not trying to advocate eating due to stress or eating emotionally; I’m just saying that if we do it, we need to pick ourselves right back up the next day. I think (for ME), the key is to not let it become cyclical.
The one good thing is that, in my moment of stress, I was able to try this new bad boy.
Snickers is my favorite candy bar, right after the Hershey’s Cookies N’Cream bar. I was expecting this to be life changing, but it was just okay. I mean, I liked it, but I actually think I’d prefer regular Snickers over this? Who AM I?!
Are you a stress eater? What’s your favorite healthy way to manage stress or anxiety?
Wish me luck on my interview! I’ll be back to report how it went.
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