My therapist suggested I focus on the specific times when I think my eating is abnormal, and look at other ways to handle what’s going on for me in that moment.
Yesterday there were 2 moments when my eating was abnormal:
Seconds when not hungry at dinner. Situation: Soup dinner at church. The food was good, there was time to kill before the service. I was hiding in the soup somewhat. Alternative would be to breathe deep and fully engage in relationship with others.
Snack at home before bed when not hungry. Situation: Time to kill before bed. Playing games with son. Restless, not wanting to engage. Alternative would be to breathe deep and fully engage in relationship with son. Name feelings. Look for ways to relax when spending time with him instead of always looking to take the edge off. There’s a sense of obligation there that I rebel against. Don’t get me wrong, I love him dearly, and actually really enjoy him too. So, embrace enjoying my kid, rather than dilute enjoying him.
There’s some work for today.