How many of you consider yourselves emotional eaters? You get sad? You eat. You get mad? You eat. You get bored? You eat. I can admit that I am an emo-eater, but when I feel myself reaching for the snacks and extra servings of food, I literally say to myself (but out loud), “Now Jia…you know you ain’t still hungry.” I’ve even done this at a restaurant with friends if needed because saying it out loud and them HEARING it helps further hold me accountable, as they’ll usually say “Well why are you still eating if you just said you’re not hungry?” A lot of times, the “hunger” that we feel isn’t hunger at all and in fact can be your body’s way of crying out for some water! I thought that this chart was cute and could possibly help a few #12theHARDway participants to learn a bit more about when they’re indeed physically hungry versus using food as an emotional fulfillment. I suggested to a few followers that now (as you’re taking this journey) would be a great time to begin journaling or starting a personal blog where you can talk about the goings on of your day in fitness while also letting out a few of your emotional struggles. If you opt to blog, it’s not required that you share it with the world; it can be something for YOUR eyes only to possibly help deal with emotions that could cause you to make some unhealthy choices. Don’t forget to visit deactivatedfatgirl.com! Will be tweeting links after I hit this gym!
Story of my life!
Garon Wade and his husband Jamie were prepared for their son in 2012. They were not prepared for what strangers had to say.
- (Cab Driver in Florida directly after getting in) Where’s his mom? (Us) He doesn’t have a mom. (Long Awkward Silence)
- (Cashier at a Surf Shop, see’s just me and my little boy) Oh man, you were given Daddy duty today huh? (Me) It’s Daddy Duty everyday at my house bro. (Confused look)
- Do you think he’ll be more likely to grow up gay? (Me) No. But I’ll love him for whoever he is, so it doesn’t really matter does it?
- (Man on a plane next to me, completely out of nowhere) So did you leave his mom in DC or are you taking the baby to his mom in Florida? (Me) He doesn’t have a mom, he has two Dads. (Complete Silence)
- Are you guys going to tell him he’s adopted one day? (Us) Yea, but I’m pretty sure even if we didn’t, at some point he’d figure that one out right?
- You shouldn’t take babies on planes for the first many months because they get sick right away. (Us). He’s already been on 20 flights. (Silence)
- (Random Guy on the street) Where’s his mom? (Us) She didn’t want him, so I guess that makes us the next best thing.
- (Random Stranger at the grocery store) That baby’s so cute. Does your wife breastfeed? (Me). No he’s got two Dads so we give him formula. (Lady) What??
- (Another Random Lady at the grocery store). That baby is so young. You should NOT be out with him like this at the grocery store! (My husband) Oh I’m sorry are you a pediatrician? (Lady) Excuse me? (Husband) Are you a pediatrician? (Lady) Well, no. (Husband) Then I’m not that interested in what you have to say. My pediatrician said it’s fine to take him out. Have a good one.
- (Yet another Random Stranger) Where’s his mom? (Me) Where’s your mom?
The Funniest Things Strangers Said to Us After We Adopted Our Dude
I hate when people say “Won’t he grow up gay if he has gay parents?”
Um excuse you bitch, it seems to me that it’s all the straight parents having gay babies
My least favorite word in the English language: “Project”
I HAVE WAITED ALL YEAR TO POST THIS.
Watched this yesterday in my sweatpants while eating dip, as is tradition.
choosing running shoes
I’m getting new trail runners soon and I work at TNF… Hmmmm :)