Fran- I struggle a lot with emotional eating and heartily believe the AA acronym about triggers that we discussed before: HALT. Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired. However, when I was heavy, I really don't think I was an emotional eater. Maintenance has brought much more of this to light, if only because I'm paying close attention to trying NOT to eat emotionally.
On the other hand, if I'd spent too much time worrying and analyzing WHY I ate, instead of making behavioral changes, I'd still be fat. I know that in all my heart. I also know that some of us are analyzers, and some are more action oriented. Kind of like the difference in behavioral therapy and analytic therapy. For me, I just have to DO and stop thinking so much. Another way in which we are all so different
Falling down is not failure....Failure is staying down.
Save the Earth, it's the only planet with chocolate and wine.
It isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.
9 years at or under goal weight!
Working Maintenance Everyday