Eating your problems?

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When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It’s a whole different way of thinking.

Elayne Boosler

I eat my problems.

I never had this problem when I was younger, or maybe I didn’t notice, but as I get older I can clearly ‘see’ that I do this.

Okay, what do I mean by this you may, or may not, ask?

I eat when I’m depressed. I swallow my words too. I stuff down my emotions. I ingest the pain I’m in and hold it all inside and then I have a sundae. It then appears on my hips. Voila! Just like magic; but not.

I never knew this about myself because it never showed up on the outside until lately.

Friggin’ 50!

So, is the answer to go to the gym more or is it to tell everyone to fuck off? Make myself happy instead of making myself ice cream? Take a break from making everyone else feel good and regurgitate all this negativity; shed the burdens; lose the weight of everyone else and have a salad instead?

Definitely time for a change.

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.

Peter De Vries

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14 responses »

  1. So, is the answer to go to the gym more or is it to tell everyone to fuck off? Make myself happy instead of making myself ice cream? Take a break from making everyone else feel good and regurgitate all this negativity; shed the burdens; lose the weight of everyone else and have a salad instead?

    YES – MOST DEFINITELY YES – ABSOLUTELY YES – DAMN TOOTIN YOU SHOULD – PASS THE PUKE BUCKET – AND DAMN, WE COULD ALL LOSE THAT WEIGHT! BTW…YOU LOOK FABULOUS….LOVE YOUR 50…IT’S ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE. XOXO

    • I have no idea. It’s like some time bomb that goes off and starts deposting everything you eat in the oddest places. I actually went to my doctor and made her test my thyroid. The bad news was that my thyroid is not the problem. The shovel I am using to eat is is!
      Thanks and Happy Birthday. Mine was this past December. I actually love 50 most of the time.

  2. I can relate. I weighed 115 from high school to age 48 (sometimes I got even lower like 110 or even 105). Now at 49, with my 50th birthday two months away, I fluctuate between 122 and 125. It breaks my heart to have to give away perfectly good clothes that I can’t fit into any longer!

    But back to you — I agree with Diana. You do not look 50 at all! And always put yourself FIRST, then helping others will become more natural. When I have to put others first I go into a depressive state of mind. Doesn’t mean I’m a bad person, it just means people can be draining and best to be taken in small doses.

  3. I think you are correct in that maybe the first step is addressing any emotional pain, it may be much easier than trying to address it as an eating problem. I can relate to that because I too head for the pantry when I am under stress. Eating plans and diets simply do not work in those situations. “Take a break from making everyone else feel good” seems like a better message for me.

    Simply LOVE that first quote (and true!)
    🙂

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