Monday, March 7, 2011

Emotions and eating - HELP!

So, I was dating a solid guy who I thought had potential as a life partner.  No longer dating said guy.  Sad because I really like(d) him and just tired of trying to find love and being disappointed again and again. 
So, I eat to soothe my sadness.  I sleep to avoid thinking about it. 
Eating and sleeping do not help my weight-loss journey.



  1. I struggle with this one too...guess I feel like if I am feeling sad/upset I deserve to eat something REALLY good...and a lot of it. I feel your pain. The ONLY thing that works for me is to stay VERY busy--which in itself is hard when you are feeling down. However, that is my best advice. Hope others respond as I am sure the majority of us struggle with emotional eating...You will have your happily ever after, maybe when you least expect it.

  2. I wrote the book on this one. Age 70 almost, married for two disastrous years at age 24. Single ever since. Here's the thing: I'm not that sorry. Really. As I have beheld the relationships around me among family and friends, I've found only two or three couples whose lives I'd rather have in terms of the pair bonding. I WANTED to have Happily Ever After (and children), but by the time I was 40 or so, I had to move on to Plan B. I looked aghast at the husbands around me---brothers-in-law, friends, my own ex--and said, "Listen, girl, it's better to be alone than in bad company." Now studies routinely report that UNMARRIED women more often report satisfaction/happiness than those who are married or in permanent relationships. Go figure! Married men report the highest level of satisfaction, but not their wives. So maybe I wasn't tragically flawed when I left every relationship and ditched a dozen suitors. Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. :-) Bright, educated, attractive, go-get-'em women like you, B-cubed, belong to a vast club. I send you hugs.