So, long story short, I felt superbly stressed out last night, to the point of panic... I haven't felt that way in a while. And what do you know, I immediately wanted to reach for ice cream. I had food instead, because I was legitimately hungry, but a part of me wanted to reach for the ice cream even after I felt full (noticeably full). It took a friend encouraging me not to and distracting me in order for me not to do it.
Last night, it felt so unlikely that I would stop myself from eating junk food. It was as though something took over inside of me and I didn't seem to be able to concern myself with the consequences of emotional eating. I literally wasn't in a state to do so, even though I normally am.
That was an eye-opener for me. I realized I am going to have to change my life around to manage stress better, I think. I want to continue to lose and then maintain the loss.
I wanted to bring this up because I am very eager for strategies to manage impulses. How do you ladies/guys do it?