Handle Emotions without overeating?
Hi, I'm in OA--I go to the phone meetings mostly. I'm upset today, and I don't want to handle my feelings by overeating. My off and on boyfriend, who is just a friend really, gave me back my keys yesterday and basically told me to have a nice life, because I am seeing a platonic male friend this weeked. Of course it doesn't make sense, but I'm still upset. I lost one female friend recently because she passed away from cancer in March. Another friend retired from the place we both worked--I saw her every day--and is dealing with a very sick husband. And yet another friend is having serious emotional problems, but she was able to be there for me today.
My support system is dwindling and I need to keep reaching out. Food wise, I am doing a combination of calorie counting and Weight Watchers this week. I went back to one of the WW meetings yesterday. I was doing OA with a long list of trigger foods to avoid. Right now, sugar (meaning desserts with sugar) and dried fruit is on my list of foods to not eat. That,and a reasonable number of calories and/or points. It's great having a sponsor. I was emailing her my food daily but I slacked off on that. I chat with her on the phone. I am supposed to be working through the 12 step workbook, but I haven't touched it in several days. Thanks for listening. I'm happy to chat about food plans, emotional eating, relationships, steps, etc., etc.