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Two Kinds of People

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I’m sure you’ve heard a million and one quotes centered around the two kinds of people concept. If not, this page does a pretty good job of collecting them. Today I’d like to add my own.

There are two kinds of people in the world, those that turn to food when stressed, angry, bored, upset, depressed, frustrated even happy and those that turn to food when hungry.

I am BY FAR the former. Recently I noticed I grabbed at more food or continued to eat not because I was hungry but because the toddler was frustrating me or I was feeling down. Even in New York when I was happy I celebrated with food. Whatever the emotion, food tends to my reward, punishment or even pacifier.

So what kind of person are you?

Changing gears, I want to apologize for not posting a journal entry since Saturday. I’ve just been out of it since this weekend. I think it’s the middle of the semester hump. I’ve been working my tail off for my classes, I have all these things I want to accomplish and I just can’t seem to find enough hours in the day to do them.

Tonight I focused on cooking a good dinner and hanging out with the toddler. I didn’t make it to the gym. I’m behind on updating my workout progress and I haven’t officially weighed in for 3 weeks! I just feel so behind.

Today’s Tuesday, I’m making a commitment to weigh in and go to the gym at least 2 times before Saturday. I think I’ll feel better after I make it through my long day tomorrow.


Morning Scale Reading: 142
Food Points
overstuffed omelet made with 1 egg, 1 egg white, peppers, onion, zucchini, and bacon bits 3
apple 1
Chili-ish Pot of Turkey, Beans and Veggies over spaghetti squash 7
8 oz light yogurt 2
handful of gold fish 3
Grilled dry rubbed pork chop with a side of Delicata Steak Fries and Butternut Squash Fries 8
2 Kashi Cookies 4
Totals 28
Daily Activity Log
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    Jennscookin

    October 3, 2007

    Hi Roni. I don’t know how people are not emotional eaters. I just can’t comprehend that idea. But… I am not an emotional eater in terms of stress or chaos. I’m emotional when it comes to my weight. I go on a “diet”, I blow it, I get mad at myself, I eat more, I go on a “diet”, I blow it, I get mat at myself, add in gain weight and I have myself a nice little emotional roller coaster. Yet, I don’t eat when I am stressed doing school work or other chaos in my life. Go figure.

    Jennscookin

    October 3, 2007

    Oh yeah, and I celebrate with food too, and I love to feed other people (maybe subconsciously I’m trying to make em’ fat like me – hehe** just joking, well, maybe I’m not, hehe** :)
    Jenn

    Anonymous

    October 3, 2007

    Hi Roni – Just surfing the net and dieting always lands somewhere in the mix late at night –

    Your story is encouraging – I’ve tried WW (and a 1000 others) many times – It is great to see the success of others in the never ending struggle with weight!!!

    Keep up the good work – You are an inspiration to many more than you know!!!!

    Kelli @ Gohn Crazy

    October 3, 2007

    I find I’m the same way – when the toddler is having an especially trying day it seems I’m standing at the snack cupboard an awful lot that day.

    Candace

    October 3, 2007

    I eat when I am bored, or my favourite – mindless nibbling. Even at work when I open my carrots I don’t just eat a few and save them for later. I’m always surprised when I reach in the container or bag and it’s EMPTY!! How did that happen?

    Anonymous

    October 3, 2007

    I definitely am the first type of person – using food to fill emotional or social gaps, however, I’m using it less and less in that way. I no longer want to overeat when I’m hungry or sad – am working on the “boredom” and “tired” triggers. At least now I’m aware of how I’m feeling when I eat and can choose another path – getting out of the house, calling a friend, exercising, going to bed. I’m seeing progress – there are times I’m so wrapped up in an activity that I actually forget to eat until my smomach makes a loud grumble! Then I realize, “Oh, I guess I should eat something right now!”

    Calyn

    October 3, 2007

    I have/am both. I was the first, but I have found through my journey that I usually ate when I was bored. When I am stressed, I usually do not eat. Since starting WW this time, I have really learned to listen to my body and only eat when I am hungry. So, I guess right now I am the second.

    And don’t apologize for not posting! Heck, we all know you have a lot going on…and if you skip a couple of days, it’s ok. We know you’ll be back :)

    Leticia

    October 3, 2007

    I am definitely the first one. I love to cook and I love to celebrate with food. And then with the “all or nothing” approach I usually tend to have toward everything, it just overcomplicates things. As soon as I eat even one bad thing, boom I say what the hell, I’ll just really be bad if I’m going to be bad. I’m working on changing this. and its definitely helping to read people who have been successful like you!

    PS – could you PLEASE change your blog so that it cann be viewed through Google Reader in its entirety? I only see a teaser section then have to click. Please.

    Roni

    October 3, 2007

    Glad to see I’m not the only one.

    and Candace YES I do that all the time!

    Leticia – Sorry about that, but when I had the full RSS feed out a lot of sites where stealing my posts and using my content on there sites. So I went with the teasers. It’s not cool when you see your recipes splattered all over the web without your permission.

    breckgirl

    October 3, 2007

    Hi – long-time lurker, first time commenter. I am a total emotional eater – right now I am really struggling with losing about 25 pounds. I have been holding at about 162 for over a year. I need to drop these last 25 because I REALLY want to have another baby but I must start a new pregnancy at a healthy weight. One would think that having another child would be a great motivator but OMG – I cannot stop eating crap and making excuses. I eat whenever I can, basically, but usually it is due to stress (often caused by my toddler – almost 2 and driving me mad) or anger, but not hunger. I can totally relate to that grabby feeling we get when we are seeking to fill an emotional void and instead we inhale animal crackers or goldfish. You are a great inspiration, however – and I loved your pictures of the wheat tortilla pinwheels the other day. I keep thinking about making those – maybe I will get off my butt and do it one of these days. Thanks for your blog.

    Dani Spies

    October 3, 2007

    Man, oh man, do I understand the emotional eating thing…as a matter of fact it’s a huge part of why I chose to study health and fitness. And I’ll tell ya this much, although, like yourself, I have developed an understanding of the how, when, and whys of emotional eating it is still a life long journey!!
    Cheers!

    Anonymous

    October 4, 2007

    Roni, I think if you eat two of the Kashi cookies, it is five points…

    Roni

    October 4, 2007

    Anonymous – GREAT! another reason I can’t buy them!