Last week, one of my very best friends, Jenny, put out a cry on her weightloss/fitness page for ideas about soft foods for me. It got fantastic response from everyone but me. This post was an incredible gift from my friend, but not in the ways you (she) might expect. Yes, it gave me ideas of soft foods to eat that are also healthy, but apparently that wasn’t what I was looking for. Apparently, I should have been true to myself and said, “I don’t feel good, so I am eating things that make me feel good and are also soft” instead of blaming my teeth for my bad choices. For three weeks now, my post has been about my teeth making it difficult for me to eat healthy. For three weeks I have been in denial about the real truth being how the tooth pain makes me feel, and how my feelings cause me to eat. Not to say that this realization has changed how I have been eating, but at least I have found the demon that I need to call out. Now I just have to feel motivated to deal with him, and I don’t wanna because my mouth hurts! This is Mamavation Monday marks a new week, and a new opprotunity to take care of the “I don’t feel good” demons, and then find some more to beat up. In the mean time, I want to thank Jenny for her help, her patience, and her faith in me. <3
Heather @ Not a DIY Life
September 19, 2011 @ 7:49 pm
Good for you!! You do need to recognize your feelings and why you’ve been eating the way you have been. BUT you have the power to change that!! Take control!! You can do it! One day at a time, one choice at a time. If you make a bad choice, then pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and make the next decision count! Hugs!
September 19, 2011 @ 8:07 pm
You can do this. Like Heather said, just pick yourself up and move forward 🙂 Good luck this week and hopefully you find healthy foods that are just as comforting.
September 19, 2011 @ 9:22 pm
We all stumble, and the best thing that we can do it PICK YOUR SELF UP, BRUSH YOURSELF OFF, and get going again! Hope your teeth feel better soon, too!
Katrina - @craftsbykatie
September 19, 2011 @ 9:34 pm
I’m proud of you for realizing what the demon was. Now that you know, you can look it in the eye and tell it that you’re in charge, not it and you make the decisions. Big hugs!
Andrea Kruse (@notimeMom)
September 19, 2011 @ 10:29 pm
Half the battle is facing your issue with honesty! So, I guess you were looking for a blessing to eat icecream and milkshakes? Sorry, you won’t find it here. 🙂
We will pat you on the back for good choices, cheer you on and encourage you to look beyond the instant gratification. Maybe it is just me, but when I eat poorly I feel bad all over. My energy is lower, I have random pains and I am grumpy. Yes, the milkshake would give me a quick high, but deep in my heart I know that it won’t last and I will regret it. I don’t always make the perfect choices, but I try. If you want to try then I am here for you. …and if you aren’t ready, I am still here for you and will cheer you on and give you a hug for the sacrifice. You can do this!
September 20, 2011 @ 12:21 am
You can beat the demon. Sounds like you have some good support and of course the sistahood! Together the demon can and will go down!
September 20, 2011 @ 2:39 am
We all have demons to conquer. We’re her to give you support if you need. Keep fighting them off and keep going on foward.
September 20, 2011 @ 2:41 am
Keep up the good work.. you can beat the demon we all have demons inside of us and we will all conquer them one day at a time.
September 20, 2011 @ 10:44 am
Wow. I wish I had words, but I don’t know what I could add to what everyone else has said. Except that your honesty in this post is beautiful. And you’ll beat this. And your bff is a sweetheart.
Andrea Emilien (@AndreaEmilien)
September 21, 2011 @ 3:01 am
It’s awesome to have a BFF who will support you. I applaud you for being so honest. Emotional eating is tough for a lot of us, definitely for me. Good luck this week!!
Shelley Oswald (@Momma_oz)
September 21, 2011 @ 7:52 pm
I love you… your strength… and your honesty. Being honest with ourselves is hard, but now that you’ve identified the true issue, I know you will beat it. HUGS!