Friday, February 19, 2010

Stress eating

I have discovered that being on a diet is the single most impossible thing that a stress eater can do when they are in such a high stress position as being a family caregiver. I doubt that even weight loss pills would be any use to me since my problem is a purely reactionary need to munch on something when I am stressed out. I am hoping that working on applique work will prove to be the distraction I need from stress eating, but so far as soon as the stress hits the breaking point I have put my applique work aside and started munching. Two days in a row now I have polished off 9 to 12 cups of air popped popcorn in a single sitting. Not good, but at least I have started to move away from the chocolate bars.