I recently was selected by All You magazine to take part in a 12 week health makeover. The first week of the program is to get started journaling. We are supposed to focus on recognizing our bad habits.
I know what my biggest bad habit is:
I over eat.
I am an emotional eater.
I eat to cope with stress, which doesn't work, because I just get more stressed because I over eat.
I honestly can not be in the same room with food. If I see food sitting out, I will nibble. And I will keep nibbling until it is gone. Food makes me nervous. I don't want anything to go to waste. It has been drilled into my head for years, that there are starving children in the world. I have been eating for these poor kids for 30 years. I really haven't done them again, but I honestly can't get them out of my mind.
I guess my biggest struggle is how to break free from the guilt of eating for starving children and how do I control my emotions.