as defined by the Oxford dictionary of Current English.
1. of or epressing emotions. 2 especially liable to emotion. 3 arousing emotion.
I have been emotional today. Actually that's an understatement! I HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY EMOTIONAL today. That's better. Let us be honest. I've been a raging hormonal emotional basketcase for most of the day. Started crying this morning for no real good reason, this gave me a headache which made me miserable. HOWEVER...I did succeed. I did not give in as I once (in the not so distant past) would have done. I didn't cry into a Venti- Extra Hot- Peppermint- White Chocolate Mocha with extra whip. No, I did not. Instead, I opted for a Tall Earl Grey tea, with a splenda in it. I did not reach for chocolate or chips, or a hamburger or french fries or any of the other bad foods I would have chosen. Instead, I made myself a good, well balanced lunch, Salad, cottage cheese, fruit cup, pear, and WW cheese twists. I ate my lunch slowly through the day, one item at a time over the course of a couple of hours.
When I got home from work I made a nice healthy dinner for my husband and I, then I met my brother for coffee, where I once again, forfeited my once upon a time Ambrosia for my soul White Chocolate Mocha, for a tall Earl Grey tea with a splenda. Then...then, I the queen of excuses, the person who had a rough day, didn't want to do it but had to go anyway...I went to the gym at 8pm. I did, I went to the gym and I got on the Elliptical and I went and I went and I went, all the while watching The Biggest Loser while I worked out. For 55 minutes I worked my fanny off, and then I headed home, and instead of popping my usual bag of popcorn for a snack, I drank some more water, and had some fruit. I did great.
Emotional eating used to get the best of me. Upset, heck yes, I'll take that quarter pounder with cheese, super size my fries and a diet coke, or that Large bag of Doritos, plus the Fruit and nut chocolate bar.
Today I got the upper hand on Emotional eating and didn't give in to it's lure. I did it. I conquered, and although emotional...I didn't eat that way. I feel good!