New Year-New You!
Welcome 2018 and a Better You. The Best you that you can and want to be!
The Holidays are behind us. The New Year is in front. If you are in my reality I have 1 main goal. The ongoing struggle with my weight is a goal for 2018. I know what I have to do, it is a matter of DOING it. This post is to let you know, you are not alone! Together we can do this, and be successful together. This blog is going to contain the greatest and newest information, theories, practices and products that have proven affects. I will not waste your time (or mine) with the latest crazes, or the Drop Fast and Forever promises. These pages will contain information for the serious. For most of us, physical trouble is not our only issues. Emotional, psychological, internal, spiritual assistance are also necessary. Are you excited? I AM!
Let’s do this, let’s do this together! Let us make the New Year the year of the NEW YOU!
MedicineNet.com states: Emotional eating is the practice of consuming large quantities of food — usually “comfort” or junk foods — in response to feelings instead of hunger. Experts estimate that 75% of overeating is caused by emotions.
There is a difference between Emotional eating and Binge Eating. Also according to MedicineNet.com: The primary difference between emotional eating and binge eating involves the amount of food that is consumed.
While both may involve a sense of trouble controlling a craving for food, emotional eating may involve consuming from moderate to great amounts of food and may be the only symptom that a person has or be part of an emotional illness like depression, bulimia, or binge eating disorder. Binge eating disorder is a distinctive mental illness that is characterized by recurrent episodes of compulsive overeating, in that affected people uncontrollably eat an amount of food that is significantly larger than that which most people eat in a distinct period of time (for example, over two hours), even when they are not hungry.
I believe we may be a bit of both, or at least exhibit a bit of both behaviors. There is help out there and we are going to find it.
I want to give you a little up front information. I am 5’2″ tall and presently weighing 197lbs. These calculations put me in the obese category, and I feel it. Feel it every time I go to stand, bend over, tie my shoes, put my boots on, get in a car, get out of a car, put on clothes and especially when I take off clothes. Currently suspecting you are empathizing with me at this point.
I am done with it! Done with the bad feelings, the insecurity, the shame and the hindrance of the obesity. Feeling similar? Check out the information contained on this site; share your thoughts, feelings, successes etc…with me! This is a new community, a new family-and you are included!