I've always known I was a comfort eater, but today I confirmed a suspition of mine that I also sometimes turn to drinks for comfort as well. You see, I've been a diet pepsi addict for years now. Years and YEARS now. It's not uncommon for me to drink 4 or more liters in a day. For the past two weeks though I've been working on scaling back and the first step in scaling back was to stop drinking diet Pepsi after 7:00 PM. 'til now I haven't thought much about it. My little alarm/reminder goes off at 7:00 saying "No more Pepsi" and I don't have any. BUT today, I've had a really stressful eavening. Missed my train home, my husband came and got me, found out my only car need $4800 in repairs or the transmission might quit and then it'll need $8000 in repairs, and got majorly overcharged for the rental that I had while the car was getting looked over and an estimate worked up. When I got home I was tired, hungry and very very cranky (not to mentioned stressed). I've given myself 'no-choice' to comfort myself with food. If it wasn't in the plan last night, it doesn't go into my mouth, and since that avenue was denied me I have found myself SEVERAL times tonight opening the fridge and grabbing for a can. I want that drink more then I want chocolate right now! (PMSing too hahah) I do know that if I'm going to make some long term changes here I'm going to have to find some better/healthier ways to deal with stress. Here's to learning more about myself and to positive changes on the horizon.
PS - next week I'll probably roll the 'no diet pepsi' zone back to 5:00PM. Whatever will I do then! :)