Stress eating

Who else gets the urge to eat when they’re stressed?!

I found out my petition to change some withdrawal grades was denied this morning, so I may not be able to pursue my MBA again. Which is somewhat devastating.

Shortly after that I realized I was wanting junk food, which is my typical reaction. I eat away my feelings.

Instead I’ve been texting a friend and keeping my eye on the prize: I need to fit in a wedding dress in less than a year. And I refuse to be this size when I get married. I only have until November to lose as much weight as possible before I’ll need to buy a new gown. I started off well, but I have to keep going down.

So- feeling beautiful on my wedding day is much more important than stuffing my face with junk-food today.

This is not easy, but I will not fail. Therefore I will not binge. I just have to keep thinking about that dress.

What do you do when you’re stressed? How do you avoid stress-eating? Any tips?

4 thoughts on “Stress eating

  1. First of all, I’m so sorry they denied you! Can you appeal? Secondly, I always want to stuff my face with cake or muffins when I’m stressed out. It’s at those moments I’m always thankful to have an Atkins treat somewhere in my desk! I find them satisfying and most of the bars / treats taste pretty good šŸ™‚ Then exercise – that helps relieve tons of stress. Especially kick boxing! Though, I haven’t done that forever!

    • I will be walking tonight for sure. Just trying to get through my day at lunchtime especially is killing me. A protein drink just does not sound appetizing or filling right now. And I’m going to try and appeal, yes. Fingers super crossed!

  2. You have this! Recognizing that you are stress eating is the hard half of the battle! Keep your focus and find out if there is someone you can talk to directly about the appeal or find out what some of your other opitions might be.

    Stay strong, you are on the right track!

    • Thanks so much! They turned down my appeal so I am sort of outta luck. I can technically re-enroll in the mental health counseling program to retake the classes I withdrew from and raise my GPA to be eligible for the MBA program again but I just don’t know if it’s worth the time and money to do that. She wouldn’t meet with me in person to discuss. She seemed steadfast in her decision.

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