Don’t let em get your health too..

On another blog, David writes that pretty much all overweight people are emotional eaters, which is probably true.

I know I eat too much in general for love of food, and it gets worse when things get crazy or depressing at work.  I also see it with my boss at work (who is not obese but could stand to lose a few pounds) when the pressure is on and people are unhappy.

One thing that has helped me is a new catch phrase my boss and I say when we see each other going for a poor choice at work – “[Our employer] already has your wealth and happiness tied up, don’t let them get your health too.”  Certainly been working for us anyway.

So if things are bothering you and you find yourself reaching for “comfort” food, try thinking “I’m not gonna let this take my health too!”

Separately,  I’ve decided to join the Post A Week 2011 Challenge.


About J.

40 year old IT guy on a health and fitness kick.

Posted on July 28, 2011, in Emotional Eating, Inspiration, Personal, Weight Loss and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. My guilty pleasure food is chips and crackers. I can actually eat a almost carb free meals, but I crave those damn chips. I eat because I am bored or need something to do. I can watch movie or tv shows and I need to eat. But if I am using mind creatively or out running around, I don’t think about food. Weird, I guess.

    I found your site via David IS Fat blog… I am glad to see more and more people blogging about their journey to better health. I have one too. I just found out I have diabetes and have gotten myself off the sofa and am working for a better me. Reading people (like yours) blogs, really is helping me stay motivated. Thanks for sharing your story.

    • I hear you. Love tostitos and doritos myself. Step 1 don’t bring bag to couch. Bring pre measured amount. Step 2. Read ny times link on right about what being as important as how much. Step 3. Don’t go for perfection day 1. Just keep making improvements.

    • Have you had the Special K chips or crackers? They are in the cracker section of the supermarket.

      I turned my nose up at them before trying them and they are really delicious, I think I like the chips better, and if you only have about 10-15 in a setting you shouldn’t hurt anything….give them a try.

  2. Great technique for reinforcing your resolve to stay on path. Thanks for the idea.


  3. Great Mantra against the burdens our jobs create in life.

  4. Hey, thanks for liking my post, I’m glad you found me and vice versa. I am going to follow you and and you to my blogroll, I wish you nothing but success.

  5. LOL – loving the “I’m not gonna let this take my health too!”
    … I know I definately reach for the vending machine when things get me down in work.

  6. Fantastic post but I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Many thanks!

    • It’s a way to catch yourself from emotional (stress) eating. Food is not meant to be a solution to non-food problems – like a crunch at work – and eating lousy because of work means work is getting your happiness (and they clearly drive your wealth level) don’t let them have your health too.

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