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‘Watching my weight’

This post was written by Rachel; a Member in the A Weigh Out Circle

A few months ago I recognized the need to for me to stop counting calories.  I am done with ‘watching my weight’. I don’t weigh myself anymore. I don’t measure calories anymore. I learned two issues about myself when I did these things.

1- I felt like I didn’t trust myself.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2- I was focusing more on what I was eating then why I was eating.

So why do I eat? I eat to nourish myself and I eat to enjoy food. I also eat to feed my emotions. Sad? Eat. Angry? Eat. You know the drill; you may even do it too. Here’s what I know. I don’t eat to punish myself. When I eat to feed an emotion it is to get that emotion out of my head. Why? Because the emotion is too painful to deal with. When our children are in pain what do we do? We hug them and soothe them. When I’m in pain what do I do? I soothe myself with food. It’s a method I’ve been using for 30 years and by golly I believe it works! Well sort of…

After soothing myself with food I am usually beating myself up and I’m telling myself that I am too fat or I am too weak or I am just a bad person…blah blah blah. Enough!

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I have worked in the Wellness Field for 30 years. I created an Emotional Eating & Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Program way before most people knew BED was an eating disorder, NOT a “willpower” issue. Personally, I suffered for years before finding answers and the help I needed and deserved! I became a Coach in 1997 to help others who were still suffering as I had. I love being a Coach!

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