Where do cravings come from? Why do some people crave chocolate, while others crave carrots? Unfortunately, I am one of those that CRAVE the sweets.
I would be quite content to eat a four-scoop bowl of ice cream for supper. I wouldn’t mind eating cake for breakfast. And for lunch, I could easily eat some cookies, bars or even a piece of pie. Seriously. That is how much I love the sweet stuff.
And I really love the sweet stuff when I am on an emotional rollercoaster. When I get the least bit stressed, I want to sit on my couch, sulking, eating a bowl of fudgey, nutty, brownie ice cream. When I watch a sappy, chick flick, I want to sit on my couch with my box of tissues and a box of Twinkies.
Yesterday, after a somewhat stressful day at work (think office full of women, not actual work) and all I wanted to do was go to the store, buy a carton of Rocky Road and go home and eat the whole darn thing. But I didn’t. I kept myself busy. Doing exactly what I am not sure, except for American Idol, but before I knew it, it was time for bed. Thank goodness.
Now, if I could just learn to deal with my emotions through exercise. Yeah right. I haven’t moved a muscle in nearly three weeks.