I overeat. I do it all the time and it’s clearly evident. And the evidence is all I can think about lately.
And I’ve had enough. Literally.
I am tired of wearing Spanx every day. And sucking in my stomach for pictures. And not wearing a bikini on vacation. And wondering if the sexy European broke up with me because I was too curvy.
I know. I know. My weight doesn’t define me, but it is definitely getting in my way. The extra pounds are weighing on my mind and taking up valuable think space.
The frustrating thing is, I know how to lose weight. I understand the benefits of working out. Yet, here I sit uncomfortable in my own skin and thinking about it all the time. And I am not ok with that. There are reasons why I overeat and in order to lose the weight I need to figure this out.
I’ve been listening to Brooke Castillo’s podcast and have replayed episode 129 about ten times now where she discusses weight loss and overeating. The desire to not want to feel emotions and then overeating to cope is common. And this is what I do.
Anxious…let’s have a snack about it.
Bored…tacos sound like a good idea.
Lonely…order take out and see if the delivery guy is cute.
However, I also over indulge when I’m happy.
Let’s celebrate with a couple bottles of wine and all.the.dessert.
This isn’t really a breakthrough, but this time I’m committed to the journey of really learning why and dealing and ultimately getting comfortable in my skin. Because to me, that’s what it’s all about. Being comfortable with myself.
So because I love game plans, I’ve ordered the book If I’m So Smart, Why Can’t I Lose Weight? by Brooke Castillo and will be discussing in more detail as I get through it. I’ve also purchased Ashley Black’s FasciaBlaster and will be reporting on that as well.
If you’re interested in joining me on this journey of weight loss and overeating, let me know! I’d love the company.