The Pain of Emotionally Eating
by Meggan Larson
I have a confession to make. It’s not the first time, and it won’t be the last because hey I’m human. Back in 2015 I had been 100% on plan for 13 months and lost 60lbs and then over the summer we went to a cottage for a week and I got a little cocky. I thought that I could handle a little sugar and a little junk food. I’d been good for so long! Surely I could handle a week “off”.
I was wrong.
For the next six months I…
… was battling with myself to get back on plan, but sugar was like a sweet siren’s song calling me to taste just a little. I gained back 40 of the 60lbs I had gotten rid of. I lost sight of what I wanted. I forgot that I had the power to conquer my battle with sugar. It was depressing and it was raw. I knew I had to do something and fast or I was going to gain back that last 20lbs and then some! So here’s what I did, but I warn you, it’s not pretty…
I told myself that on January 1st I was making a brand new commitment. I was going to stop trying to keep my count going from 13 months and 100% on plan, and when I messed up, and I blew it, that was going to be okay. So on New Year’s Eve, we had an amazing fondue party with close friends, and then afterward we had dessert. It was served a few minutes before midnight and I took full advantage. Much to the delight of my guests, I stuffed my face full of that frozen Toblerone cake right up until 12. Literally, as everyone else counted down to the New Year I was frantically shoving as much as I could into my mouth. I’m sure it wasn’t a pretty sight but I knew that once I recommitted to stick to my plan that would be that. When the clock struck 12 I was done.
This is not something I’m happy about sharing with you, but my hope is that it will be relatable and maybe give you some hope if you’re someone who has done what I did, have dealt with yo-yo dieting, and emotionally eating, and gained weight back after losing it, there is hope! Nobody’s perfect and I am super far from it. Yeah, I fell on my face into a big vat of self-indulgence and lack of accountability but I got back up. That’s the important thing. The extra weight doesn’t have to be depressing when you know you can do something about it. So here’s to getting back up, dusting ourselves off, and reaching our goals in 2021!
ps…If you need help to figure out why you are struggling with the weight in the first place, what plan will work for you, or why you emotionally eat, then I strongly urge you to check out the 5-Day Video Mini-Series inside our private Facebook community-“Release the Weight from the Inside Out” click the link to join the Facebook group! It could be the change you’ve been searching for!
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy, when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!
We are not affiliated with Trim Healthy Mama nor endorsed by them. As with all resources, you should review them with care. We have done our best to make the recipes and all menu plans THM compliant in an effort to assist you on your journey.