Hello! I'm ~*D*~ and I am a stress eater....I'm an emotional eater. And when I am stressed, I want the sweet stuff! Little Debbie is my best friend! Ever since I was a kid. I even used to hide them in my room and binge so no one would know. Yep, I guess that makes me a secret eater, too!
Anyhow, with the move, the house, the kids, etc. I think I'm pretty sure I'm almost stocked full on stress. My eating habits have shown it as well. I got some delicious cashew toffee from Love Abounds (check it out on Hyena Cart). Half a pound...gone in one day! Sugar, the simple carb, it melts in your mouth and therefore slides right through Miss B (my band). At least the cashews provided some protein! Anyhow the stress is wreaking havoc on my eating. I am really trying to recognize the triggers, trying to utilize some self control and willpower, but they seem to hide when stress shows up. Wimps!
Also with the stress, I get insomnia, I clench my jaw and do it worse in my sleep that I wake up with a sore jaw. I also get tummy upset but I think it's like dumping syndrome from the sugar overload. Eventually, I'll start having really weird dreams too. I had one last night, but can't remember it...I just remember waking up and thinking it was something weird to dream about.
So, now that you know I have ineffective mechanisms to deal with stress, how do you handle stress?