Today I want to overeat.
With two very special people in my life going through challenging times in the next day or two, I'm feeling a little sad.
Previously, I would have eaten to numb my feelings.
Knowing that does absolutely nothing, apart from making me feel even worse, and put on weight, I chose a different response.
At this time of day, I have had breakfast, morning tea, and lunch, so I resisted the urge to eat.
And I sat...
The feeling of sadness came and I let the emotion rise up from within me.
I shed a few years.
I felt better.
I can now get on with my day whilst keeping them in my thoughts and heart.
This is the work that is making a difference. The emotional piece of the weight loss process that is so often forgotten yet is a vital component.
Life gets so busy, and on top of that, we have a culture that does not express feelings, especially ones that we have been brought up to describe as bad. Feelings are not good or bad, they just are, and we are meant to feel a range of emotions, not just joy and happiness. We are supposed to feel sad, angry, frustrated or whatever it might be.
If you haven't read Dr Rosenberg's book, 90 Seconds to a Life You Love, I highly recommend it. Since going through therapy many years ago, this is the first piece of work I have come across that accurately describes this feeling work I speak of here in this post. Doing this work has been the single contributing factor to my life changing exponentially for the better.
Hi I'm Kathryn Price.
I'm a 55 year old post-menopausal woman sharing my journey of Taking Care of Me. I'm on a mission to lose weight and improve my health and well-being. Click here to join me in my Facebook group and let's journey together.