Friday, January 28, 2011
My vice is food. Very little alcohol and I do not use tobacco products. Unfortunately, I have a double dose of guilt when I use food to soothe my soul because my professional background is in the nutrition field. I definitely know better and I know of healthier ways to manage my emotions. Creature of habit, I admit. I love pretty much anything that is sweet (unless if it has cheese in it). You would think that someone like me doesn't like a lot of healthy foods. But that is far from the truth. I actually prefer healthy foods like vegetables, lean meats, fruits most of the time. The sweet intake usually happens at night and if I am self soothing in the daytime it usually is something fried. The sad thing is that I hide sometimes when eating sweets or fried foods because I do not want my kids to eat those foods as much as I do. I try hard to make sure that they have a relatively healthy diet. I am working on using other ways to help me deal with my emotions such as deep breathing and a little exercise here and there. Unfortunately, I'm not in the mindset to start a full fledged exercise routine, like the one I had prior to kids. I know I will eventually go back to a regular exercise program, someday.