When you eat while distracted, you’re missing out on huge pieces of the experience of eating. You’re not paying attention to where you are. You’re not paying attention to who you’re with and, most importantly for those of us who battle over eating, you’re not paying attention to the food that’s going into your mouth or your inner hunger and satisfaction cues.
The people who hurt me don't matter. The people who once judged me don't matter. The people who still judge me don't even matter! None of those people get to live my life. I lost weight for myself! I did this for myself because I wanted to be a happier person and be a better mom, a better wife, a better daughter, and a better friend to the people who do matter.
How can two people who are lost, hurting, and full of anger and resentment, come to a point of feeling fulfilled, loved, and supported? It was a rocky road for my husband and me, with many ups and downs, but here are some things that helped me to feel closer to my husband when so much distance had grown between us.
When I finally gave up eating and went to sleep I was feeling completely numb. This morning I woke up feeling bloated, ashamed, unmotivated, and depressed. Despite the 844,698,623.974 times I have told myself not to binge eat- I woke up from another night of over eating feeling disappointed, but not surprised.
Today, beyond being drained and exhausted, I am feeling truly blessed. The Finally Inspired Happiness Expo was a genuine success! I am so thrilled that we had such high energy, positive, loving people participate in this event! It was fun, inspiring, and everything I hoped it would be. Here are some videos from the event.
If you are someone who, for whatever reason, has gotten off track with your weight loss- I want you to know I understand and you are not alone in what you are experiencing. There is no reason to feel shame. I also encourage you to make time to reflect on what you want for yourself. Where do you see yourself in a year? Three years? Five years? Dig deep and imagine the best case scenario, then plan for that! You can do it! A set back can not stop you. It didn't stop me.