Eating for other reasons than being hungry | The Shrinking Jeans of Brian


Posted by brian on January 29, 2009

Happy weigh in wednesday — I was pleasantly surprised when I stepped on the scale this morning to see I had dropped a couple more pounds.  However, I would have dropped a few more pounds had I shown some self control on Monday and Tuesday night. 

I received some stressful news on Monday and I felt like I didn’t want to do anything but snack all night.  I felt something in my stomach that I guess I  identified as hunger for some reason, even though no matter how much I ate it didn’t go away. I was conciously eating, I was saying to myself “the feeling in my stomach isn’t hunger, but lets go ahead and eat 10 saltines and see if it helps anyway”.  Even though I knew it wouldn’t go away by eating, I still figured I needed to try.  Its really interesting how I run to food when I’m stressed out.  I know I’m not alone, but it seems silly to think that eating is going to do anything but add more stress since I know I shouldn’t be eating !