After 20 years of various dieting programs, I think I've finally turned the corner and am on the path to a healthier me. I haven't binged in months and the thought of one isn't appealing in the slightest. Considering the last two weeks of emotional upheaval, it certainly would have been like me to succumb to emotional eating.
We've had dental bills (husband), truck repair, job loss (husband), friendship loss (husband) and acute depression (both of us.) As I said to a friend, we've been married for over 22 years and this has been the worst of the "for better or for worse."
Instead, I've stayed on track and have lost weight. I'm tired of falling into eating and having to lose weight I already lost. The last time I binged, I got no comfort out of it. Just a sore stomach and nausea. I'd done. I don't want to do that anymore. It's hard enough fighting this battle to lose weight without having to lose the SAME twenty or thirty pounds over and over again.
Tracking my food, staying within my calorie range, adding fruits and vegetables - these are my tried and true strategies.