Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I eat for comfort
One of the biggest challenges I've had, my entire life, is eating for comfort. Not just eating ... doing anything for comfort, really. I find myself easily overwhelmed when life gets backed up.
My biggest struggle is just about everyday after 3pm. I start to get very, very hungry. Too close to lunch, too far from dinner. Many times I've found myself so hungry I begin to eat a snack and before I know it, I've eaten a days worth of calories by 4pm.
Not only will I find, by 3pm, that I'm very hungry. I will find that the stress of the entire day is now upon my shoulders. Hungry and stressed, what could possibly make me feel better?
My solution (or should I say test run option)is to comfort myself with a cup of warm tea. Not only is it soothing, it has just a kick of mid-day caffeine to curb my appetite. I have tested this solution for 2 days and it's worked marvelously thus far. They say after 21 days of doing or not doing something it becomes a habit. Today is day 3 ...