Such a wonderful three-day weekend. I feel like I've "been on holiday". I saw friends and family, rested, read, and SLEPT!! ahh........
Early-ish in recovery, it got easier for me to have zero food issues on weekends like these. I'd be happy and present and peaceful and....easy, with everything.
The next step was being easy all the time, even when stressed, sad, angry, exhausted. I used to think I needed food to relieve my difficulties, when in facts, no amount food heals stressed, sad, angry and tired. Chocolate chip cream does not heal pain. In fact, after I've sucked down a ton of it, the pain is worse! It's like giving a beautiful new car to someone who is dying of thirst. A new car may be nice, but it doesn't hydrate, not even a little.
I need to learn to face and deal with fear, sadness, loneliness, tired...Then, I can get through it and come out the other side. If I don't face it, it's still there, and I will eat over it, once again.
Food is food.