On a recent trip of self- discovery I have uncovered the fact that I am a stress eater. Having never truly faced high levels of stress I have always assumed that I am fond of food and consumption in general, this affection tied to no particular theme overall. Our family joke is that we feed everything. We feed a fever. We feed a cold. We feed to celebrate and to comfort. All of this is true and equates to a lot of eating, however, in recent months I have noted intake levels accelerating to a level technically classified as through the roof.
Today while reflecting for a moment, I pondered to myself. “Why can’t I be one of those people that when faced with adversity finds solace in green tea and poetry and obscure yoga poses versus the girl that is continually called out by the pizza guy for my insatiable appetite?” This I do not know, but what I do know is that I better figure out this thing called a balanced life soon. Or else I will know what I will be asking for from Santa. More spandex leggings! On a different note, I hope everyone has a beautiful Thanksgiving with loved ones. Enjoy!
I am completely with you on this, as you know. I have no solutions.
Lol. I thought I was the only one who said "Feed a cold, feed a fever, just FEED!!!"I'm finding that in my middle-age, my body can no longer support the amount of exercise required to balance my ridiculous calorie consumption. One thing that helps is making sure I get plenty of sleep. Like everything else, fatigue makes me hungry.. only worse!I say this from experience. I had to get up early to make a server change this morning, and I read your blog while eating peanut butter straight out of the jar with a spoon! lol. I might as well just paint that stuff right onto my abdomen! mike
You know why we don't solve stress with Green Tea? BECAUSE THAT IS BORING! Chocolate chip cookies and cheese and white wine are SO MUCH more fun. That being said, I am with you by your side in trying to find some semblance of balance. And also in your quest for some more spandex if need be 🙂