So, as some of you know, I have been dealing with emotional stuff a lot lately. Last week I continued to deal and feel AND also chose to comfort eat. I did it consciously, and in an aware way with no guilt or recrimination and continued to focus on my feelings. In fact, I think it even made it a little easier to focus on my feelings because I did have a little soft cushion of comfort that I needed.
Anyway, I worked through a bunch of stuff and finally came to a new place of more peace and awareness and a few days ago I noticed that I no longer felt the need to eat for comfort. It was like it just vanished. No will power or trying to eat "just a little". I didn't even think about it. I know if I had tried to avoid my emotional eating and tried to tell myself I shouldn't do it, that I would have been much more focused on that and not my feelings so, it was pretty amazing.