Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vomit Them Up!

I was listening to a Jillian Michael podcast recently (Save Money Big Time) where she suggested journaling to an emotional eater who needed to learn how to deal with sadness, stress, anxiety or anger.

“When something comes up, you don’t think let me run to the fridge to stuff this down with you know a piece of cheesecake…..instead of stuffing them down you vomit them up onto the page – literally.”

Yah yah yah I’ve heard it before, but you know what? I don’t do it. I don’t write it down. Instead I continue to let that 3 pm carbohydrate call come rapping on my door and I open the door – WIDE! At about 3 pm every day, I feel anxiety, stress, tension as the day is coming to an end and I don’t feel like I have everything from the day under control. Work is not done. Replacement staff members come in at that time.  Housework is not done. Kids are coming home from school. All of it comes to a head about 3 pm every day.

So how am I going to handle this time? Ideally, I’d like to close my office door and do the 10 minutes of meditation and relaxation at that time to gather my wits and feel the control come back into my life. Realistically? I don’t think so. My office has a huge window and everyone coming into the fitness center would seem me sitting in my chair doing my meditation. Yah, I don’t think so.

Anyone have a plan B? 

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean, I do well at breakfast and lunch and I get busy and then 3 or 4 rolls around and I want to eat everything in site.... so I plan for a snack around that time of day...of course, I have been doing the food journal thing for almost a year now, I used to hate it, but now it is habit, part of my routine.