3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

Nervous eating

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-02-2003, 11:22 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
muelledk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Posts: 512

Unhappy Nervous eating

I've just got to know if anyone else has the problem of eating when they start to feel nervous or anxious about something?

I didn't think that I was nervous about anything, but the uncontrollable eating was because I made a cursed gooey butter cake, and just can't resist it. However, when I was laying in bed last night not sleeping for the fourth night in a row, I realized that I haven't been preparing properly for the state teacher certification test that I have on Saturday (the one that cost me $350 dollars, and if I don't pass have to pay for again, so I can't bomb ). Now that I think about it, I think that this has been the root of my problem. I think that the nerves are really getting to me, but I just haven't been admitting it.

I really just wanted to see if I am alone in the problem of stress eating, without realizing I am being stressed.
__________________
Denise

279/234.5/211/175
sw/W.W.sw/cw/gw
muelledk is offline  
Old 04-02-2003, 01:30 PM   #2
Want to feel better
 
glynne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,064

S/C/G: S/C/G: 240/205/150

Height: 4' 11 1/2"

Default

Hi Denise!

You are definitly not alone with the stress eating.

Sometimes, I want to munch so bad, it is almost like what I would imagine wanting a fix of drugs is like. I am all nerved up and anxious until I munch then it is better. I am trying to find some other way to deal with these anxious times.

Good luck with your test on Saturday. Hang in there!!

Take care ~ glynne (Gayle)
glynne is offline  
Old 04-02-2003, 01:42 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Izzybeff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Iowa
Posts: 14

S/C/G: 344.4/344.4/175

Default

I totally understand.. can totally sympathize!! I eat when i'm nervous, depressed, sad, happy.. You name it.. Its a reason to eat...

I snack especially when i'm nervous. Its like the crunching sound gives me something to focus on besides whatever i'm worry about...

Good luck on your test!
Izzybeff is offline  
Old 04-02-2003, 03:04 PM   #4
Losin It For GOOD!
 
BA99TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,131

Default

Food is my answer for every emotion Denise.. so hang in there.. try reaching for good choices like carrots and other veggies.. and GOOD LUCK ON YOUR TEST!
__________________
Beth Anne
The Ability to persevere is what separates whiners from winners.


My Blog


BA99TJ is offline  
Old 04-02-2003, 03:35 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Inca's Momma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
Posts: 673

Default

I am the Queen of Nerves. Everything makes me anxious and food is my comfort. Since I started taking anxiety medication I've been doing a little better, but anytime something bothers me even if I don't know exactly what it is I can't sleep and I eat. You'll do fine on your test but I know this won't calm you down Just try to not cave in and have the junk food and you'll make it through this.
__________________
Kimberlie

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent - Eleanor Roosevelt
Winners must have 2 things - definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them
Inca's Momma is offline  
Old 04-02-2003, 06:13 PM   #6
Beauty, Brawn and Brains!
 
Goddess Jessica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: California
Posts: 3,013

S/C/G: 298(O)/268.2(RS)/247.9.0/175.0

Height: 5'9''

Default

Denise,

When I'm nervous, everything goes in my mouth, my fingernails, food, I even used to chew my hair as a kid! I'm a classic freudian "oral" person.

Hardly anything seems to help either! I mean, I've tried bubble baths and music, candles, soothing tunes. NADA! Still chewing off my nails!

Only two things that really get it out of my system:
-A good hard sweat! After the elliptical machine, everything seems a lot better.
-A visit to the ocean. For me, the ocean signifies that life goes on no matter what. And my problems aren't as big as the ocean. The ocean doesn't care that I paid my cable bill a month late. The ocean doesn't care that I can't remember philosophy definitions.

I hope that helps!
Goddess Jessica is offline  
Old 04-02-2003, 09:55 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
gonzostar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Hayward, CA
Posts: 1,080

S/C/G: 285/285/140

Height: 5'6"

Default

when i get nervous or stesses, i chew off my fingernails.. and when they're gone i eat everything in sight!
__________________
Holly

(re)Starting weight in 2014: 285

Ancient History
My weight loss from 2002-2009:
244 / 175 (lowest) / 140
gonzostar is offline  
Old 04-02-2003, 10:44 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
mthrgoos68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Southern California
Posts: 758

Default

Denise,

I know what you mean, I never even realize that I'm stressed until the anxiety attacks start and I have to stop and think about what I'm stressed out about. I found that for me, cutting out the caffeine made a huge difference and also helped me to eat less and sleep better. Of course with a big test coming up, it probably wouldn't be the best time to try something like that.

Good luck on your test!! I'm sure you'll do great!
__________________
330 / 162/ 140
SW / CW / GW
mthrgoos68 is offline  
Old 04-02-2003, 11:34 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
bella23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: south central pennsylvania
Posts: 810

Default

OMG, I am at a point now where I want to stress eat so bad!! I have had about 3 cheeze its, and I swithced to pickles. I just want to eat the whole box of cheeze its!!! My car is now fixed but going to cost me $500.00 more then I figgured. It sucks, I need the car but don't have the money.

But the good thing is I can just ask for help, being that my husband is gone, the gov. will help me. I just have to work up the nerve to call them. I just hate to ask anyone for anything!

Now to end my rant, I know what your feeling!

Bella23
__________________
Lindy

Highest 317.0
Goal 150.0
bella23 is offline  
Old 04-03-2003, 11:44 AM   #10
Gonna fly now!
 
irishwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Midwest
Posts: 214

S/C/G: 280/280/150

Height: 5'6

Default

You are definitely not alone in this! I do crave junk food when I'm stressed or anxious, and usually I don't even realize that I am stressed out until I start eating. Then, a box of crackers later, it dawns on me.

But then again, I think I turn to food no matter what emotion is going on. . .sometimes I just want the taste of a food even if I'm completely happy.

Best wishes on the test ~ you'll do great!

__________________
Sail on silver girl, sail on by ~ your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way ~ see how they shine!



irishwings is offline  
Old 04-03-2003, 03:21 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
muelledk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Posts: 512

Default

Thank you all, it is good to know I'm not alone.

Jessica, after my recent trip to So. Cal. I can see how the ocean helps you out!!!! I just wish I lived closer, and not in the middle of the darned desert. I get your point, though, and think that my garden may be my bit of relief.
__________________
Denise

279/234.5/211/175
sw/W.W.sw/cw/gw
muelledk is offline  
Closed Thread
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Intuitive Eating #10 carolr3639 LA Weight Loss 500 11-17-2009 09:17 PM
Intuitive Eating #9 carolr3639 LA Weight Loss 501 06-28-2009 07:34 PM
Intuitive Eating #5 Obsidianbbw LA Weight Loss 507 03-01-2008 03:37 AM
Intuitive Eating #2 Obsidianbbw LA Weight Loss 404 12-08-2006 08:28 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:23 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2