Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The comfort eater has left the building

I feel like I have had a massive breakthrough in the last month or so - I have ditched food (namely doughnuts, cornish pasties, Dairylea and crisp sandwiches) and wine, as my comfort, when things are stressful.  In my head it always seemed like a fabulous idea to turn to these things in times of need, but recently something has switched in my brain.

There are many things in life that we have absolutely no control over; things happen, sometimes awful things, but it is beyond our powers to stop them.  However, being fat, or not, IS something we can control - if we stop putting the wrong food into our mouths, we won't get fat (unless there are other health issues of course). 

In the last month or so I have been through an intensely stressful time with my best friend (she is not well) and where normally I would have eaten my way through it, I didn't.  My friend's illness was way out of my control so why lose even more control in my life and get even fatter?



  1. Good for you! I will say that 15 years ago I didn't even really understand what hungry felt like. I never was. And that was 30 pounds ago...stick with it! x

  2. That sounds like a pretty damn good breakthrough, well done!

  3. yep, it has to happen in your head before it can happen anywhere else...

    thanks for the words of encouragement ladies x