Not looking for sympathy!!
Try to replace it with healthier things that burn off energy - like going for a walk, or a run, or whatever does it for you.
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170
I'm so sorry to hear it. I think the best thing you can do is stay active, and try not to have food nearby.
6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.
Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.
M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.
On man..... that made my heart sink....I couldn't imagine.....
If you can turn the stress eating into stress exercise that might help.
The exercise and endorphin rush is a known to curb appetite and combat depression.
Condolences to you and your family.
Well, you're going to get some sympathy anyway . What a horrible thing for your family and the rest of his loved ones. I am so sorry.
Do you have a therapist? An extra session might be in order. Remind yourself that you aren't doing the legacy of his life any good by sabotaging your own. Try not to be alone but with people who understand your situation. Some exercise, eating and drinking healthy substitutes (binge on SF popsicles or SF candy for example, and long talks can help. Hang in there. This too shall passs. Everyone encounters stumbling blocks, though not usually as difficult as this one. You can get through it and stay on track for your health. I am sure that is what your nephew would have wanted.
Oh Donna, I'm so sorry to hear this - what a tragedy for you and your family!
I don't have any magic tricks but I know from experience that stress eating often has to do with needing to push down the emotions that are just too painful to feel. Allowing yourself to feel and express them can take away a lot of the stress. If you don't have someone to talk to maybe you can write down how you're feeling in a journey. Or take a long drive and listen to super-sad music that touches your heart and just let yourself cry it out (that's my favorite tactic).
Hugs to you, lady