Excuses -everyone has one. In truth I am a big stress emotional eater and a food=aholic.
The last couple days haven't been the easiest for me. I cope by reaching for food which , ofcourse isn't the right thing to do. Several weeks ago my husband fell and hit his head in the temple area. Doctors believe he suffered a concussion. He had a CT scan which did not show any other issues. He was told to take it easy and avoid brain activity which would aggravate the condition including avoiding bright light, and computer screens. He is bull headed and does not always follow advice.He gets out a mows the lawn, works in the garden, and still watches big screen tv and uses the computer. Two days ago I had to take him back to the ER. There was another CT Scan done which did not reveal any changes or issues. This recovery has taken its toll on him. I think he has been trying to get back to normal activity too soon. It doesn't take more than a word or to to make him angry and so I eat.
Today I want get back into the rhythm of eating right and having my shakes.
It's good to hear from you, Pam. I haven't been able to do only shakes in this attempt to lose weight this time. It has been a struggle this last week but now I am hoping to get back to tracking my shakes and meals, and my progress on a daily basis. The next few days will be very hot and will be a good time to try just the shakes so I am hopeful.
Sorry about your husband. He sounds a lot like mine. Maddening!!
The habit of turning to food (mainly those addictive carbs) is a learned coping mechanism that we here all understand and have struggled with. We are used to thinking of it as a weakness or lack of will power, but I now believe it has everything to do with the hormonal shifts that happen with physical and emotional stressors. We do what we know to self medicate. Food was always my go-to substance when going through challenging times. It took a long time of reconditioning to get beyond it.
When we are stressed our bodies can burn through a lot of nutrients at a greater pace. It's a good time to supplement your Cambridge (if that is what you're doing) with a multi vitamin and some healthy fat.