I've just eaten, two snickers, I large potato chips, one Kit Kat and one Crunchi

@cynthiann (18572)
Jamaica
October 1, 2009 5:06pm CST
Mega stress today. Trying to clean up accounts in readiness for our Homeowners meeting next week in Kingston. I have to have all the info there to answer any question they may ask. I'm in a race against time and the silence from my boss is nerve wracking. He is quiet and not inundating me with emails demanding information asap. The silence has me worried, and as usual I turned to food. Well, not real food but chocolate. I have not bought chocolate for over a year. I do not buy chocolate because I have to eat it all up at one sitting. I have no self control when chocolate is around me. Right? You get the picture? I have to work late and so I went to the convenience store at the nearest gas station to work to buy some milk. I ended up buying all the above candy and forgot to buy the milk. The worse thing is that I AM NOT HUNGRY. I devoured one snicker before I turned the ignition to start the car. I devoured the second snicker as I was waiting to exit the gas station onto the road. I needed nose drops and drove to the pharmacy. I ate a Crunchie Bar before I exited the car. On leaving the Pharmacy I devoured the Kit Kat befoe I reached my office. I have just eaten the potao chips and guess what? I have no milk so I had better get back to the convenience store for the milk and ..well.. who knows? I may be tempted again! What tempts you? come on. Be truthful.
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
2 Oct 09
Brownies......darn things. I bought some at walmart the other day and have eaten one a day with ice cream.....but tonight they are finally gone.....I won't buy them again for a very long time.....just too tempting....
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@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
Honestly, I have never understood why brownies are so popular? They are populat out here too but I am not into them - even chocolate ones!
@Rite17 (773)
• United Kingdom
2 Oct 09
when I'm bored, i can find myself eating 4-6 packets of walkers salt n vinegar crisps, and drinking alot of pop/juice... Mainly fizzy though but have been good and drinking more fruit juice. Or on hols will eat whatever i want as I'm on Hols!! and don't get to go out for meals much anymore.. lol Went top Cornwall last week and all i ate was Steak and chips 1nce, Kangaroo fillet and chips 7times, KFC 1nce, drank ALOT and always had toast and tea or cereal for breakfast!! Had to have some healthy time of day!! OOOHHH...!! And once home we had grape juice to drink in chalette so there was some Juicd to combat the lack of Vitamins!! lol :-( How bad was I?!
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@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
When I read the word 'crisps' then I knew you were a Brit and reading further down confirmed it. Welcome to Mylot. ZI am British but married a Jamaican and have lived here for nearly 40 years. Now at your tender age you can eat all you want and lose it quick but at my age Thanks for responding
@malamar (784)
• Canada
2 Oct 09
Hey cynthiann, don't be so hard on yourself. So you fell off the chocolate wagon once in a whole year? To people that can't go a day without their (insert weakness here), an entire year is incredible. Spend more time finding ways to reduce your stress that don't involve opening your mouth - you know, like in eating, drinking, smoking, yelling/screaming, and so on. Ironically, we all seem to "need" something from the store when we are stressed. Next time only take enough money with you for the milk. Or, forget the milk and live without it for a day. If all else fails, you can always call on your friend Dawnald. What a great gal - offering to have you send all your chocolate to her for your own protection - WOW
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@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
I agree with you. Dawn is a wonderful friend to me and many others. We have a wacky sense of humour. I only turn into a rotweiler on very few occasions - and this was one of them. I normally go down to the sea - my office is by a privat beach - and a fewminutes ther will usually calm me. But it was a definite binge! Blessings
@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Oct 09
Um, first of all, stress is bad for you. Chocolate is bad for you. Send me all your chocolate so that I can save you from yourself. Hey, look, seriously it's been over a year. One binge in over a year, big deal. You're entitled to your one little binge. Anyway, you'll do great. Hang in there until after the big event. You'll be fine... hugs...
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@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
No you are wrong! Chocolate comes from the cocoa bean and it grows on trees therefore it is a vegetable and very good for you. I have cocoa trees on the farm and picked the pods of chocolate. Oh Dawn. Have been ranting for two days and this is unusual. I am a tough old bird - so why are tears streaming down my cheeks? Thanks for your support.
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@Rite17 (773)
• United Kingdom
2 Oct 09
cocoa beans maybe a vegetable... but the fat and sugars that they put with it ISNT in Large quantities!! lol But chocolate has bee proven to stimulate the brian to make chemicals to pleasure the body... And therefore in right doses... IS good for you!!! LMAO....!
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@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
@Rite - thnaks for the info. I was just being silly. I am oftrn silly
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
2 Oct 09
I have been known to eat up chocolate pretty fast when I am stressed to. I think it's a woman thing, it's like good stuff for women, though candy is bad! Well the last time this happened to me... I ate a lot of chocolate... oh and ice cream bites.
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@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
YOu are right. it is definitely a woman thing. I feel better now.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
2 Oct 09
I am glad, I think I read somewhere that chocolate is supposed to signal endorphins somehow...
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
So that is why is makes us feel good. We had cocoa trees on the farm and each year would pick them, dry them and grate them to make a chocolate drink. The rest we sold.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
1 Oct 09
LOL, GOOD GRIEF GIRLFRIEND, GET A GRIP..First of all that much sress is not good for u!!!!!!!I thought i was bad about eating, food is my biggest temtation for sure. Eating & smoking are two things i don't need to do & i know this but i just keep on keeping on. We can't be perfect all the time,lol.I am so sorry u have so much stress w/your job & w/your boss. It doesn't seem to ever stop. Hope u have a better day tomorrow. hugs.
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@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
I am stressed because I do not know what he is planning for me, I have to think what he may spring on me and I have to have the answers or he will make me look stupid and that I cannot cope with the job in from of the owners. I know him so well after 10 years and he is planning something for me to take me by surprise. I have to cover every eventuality that could happen. He is devious. I know that i should pray more - and I do pray - but he is my cross on my back to carry. I need to work 2 morre years - at least. Blessings dear friend.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
2 Oct 09
I know he stresses u out all the time, friend & i am so sorry u have to work w/such a devious person. U sure handle it better than i would. I would have lost my job a long time ago because i would have already told him where to go & what to do when he got there. I'm not the nice person u are, that's for sure. I don't know how u handle it now much less 2 more years of it. I wish u all the best.
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
Thanks Jo. sometimes I do not handle it well at all. I just blow and then get it into perspective again. It's really not worth raising my bp and I wish that this did not happen
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
2 Oct 09
When I see a commercial on the tv I will sometimes get a craving for certain foods..Since I am diabetic I try to stay away from candy,cookies, etc.. Sometimes I get a craving for them and I will buy a pack of chip's ahoy chocolate chip cookies(my favorite)I will eat almost the whole pack at one sitting..Same way with cake,candy,and brownies with cream cheese icing..Like you I am not hungry,I just get a craving and have to have one or the other..
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@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
Chips Ahoy is wonderful. I can gt them out here too and occasionally indulge. Cream cheese icing? I have never had that but it sounds so good.
• United States
2 Oct 09
It is good and not real sweet either.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
2 Oct 09
You've had some bad stress today, I believe, especially since you forgot to get the milk, lol! I think not only does your boss have you stressed out but the lawyer you mentioned in the last discussion probably does, too. I get tempted by chocolate sometimes, too. I'm always tempted to get dessert whenever I go out to eat. I don't worry about it then, though, because most of the time, I try to watch what I eat. I think we all tend to overeat whenever we're stressed out or whenever we're depressed. I went to weight watchers several years ago and several people mentioned that they tend to eat more during these times. I don't know how you can eat all chocolate in one sitting. I couldn't do that, myself. I get full just after eating one chocolate bar! That had to be pretty fasting eating to devour one snicker bar before turning on the ignition. Please know that I am on your side, though. Kathy.
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@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
The hting is that I was not even hungry but boy, did it taste good! Yes, so much stress and deaLIN WITH IT IS SO MUCH OF A PROBLEM. I PRAY SO HARD BUT DO NOT GET AN EASE FROM THE STRESS IN M LIFE.Mnay thanks for your support. This too will pass.
@katsmeow1213 (28715)
• United States
1 Oct 09
You sound just like me! One day I had a 6 pack of Hershey bars sitting in my dresser drawer, being hidden from the kids. I'd actually forgotten they were there too, but one day when I was so stressed I saw them and thought I'd have one. One turned into all 6 and I went and bought some more the next day. Tuesday night I had to run out for a candy bar too because I was all sorts of stressed. So I blame being overweight on my kids.. they make me stressed so in turn they make me fat. I bought some oreo's today. Once the kids are in bed I'll be munching on those! I'm having another stressful day!
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@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
1 Oct 09
I know exactly how you felt. Isn't it awful? I don't need it nor did I feel hungry. I will takes some prunes tonight to get it out of my system. I wish that I would cope with stress some other way.
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@thea09 (18326)
• Greece
10 Oct 09
Hi cynthainn, I have to say that's just gross. I can understand the crunchie, even two crunchies, but crips and snickers yuck. At what point exactly were you violently sick? I am tempted by bougatsa which is a delicious cinnamon custard filled pastry covered with iceing sugar. I have no intention ever of finding out how to make them as Im quite fond of getting through the front door not having to take extra bricks off from round the side. I'm also not tempted by the ones locally, but only by the ones in town as they microwave them first. So all in all I'm not tempted more than 50 times a year.
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
10 Oct 09
Only 50 times a year? Well, that is not bad at all. It is not an addiction.It actually sounds very wonderful and I can make custard but have not thought of adding cinnamon to it. I expect that when they microwave them then they are warm and moist and it would bring out the flavour of the cinnamon.....Oh dear! Seriously, I am now passed that as my mega meeting so over and I have my job for another year. so no more binging! did you say that there was icing sugar on the pastry?
@thea09 (18326)
• Greece
10 Oct 09
Cinnamon goes in many things in Greece sweet wise, and I add rather a lot to my mousakkas too. The real addiction is the coffee which goes with the bogousta, I confess I'm a coffeholic but can't bear a grain of sugar near it, which makes ny bougata with icing sugar a bit of a rare thing for me. I am most glad to hear that your binging days are over, all that chocolate sounding perfectly ghastly because you forgot to put it in the deep freeze first, much much better. What a pity they don't sell crunchies in Greece.
@thea09 (18326)
• Greece
10 Oct 09
My chilli addiction is sadly reduced to powder these days and believe me it's just not the same. I adore chillis, the hotter the better, but obviously too hot for the locals too handle.
@besthope44 (12146)
• India
3 Oct 10
Well am more stressed on black dates which i cant control myself. And when am releaved from stress i eat more, viceversa
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
4 Oct 10
Black dates sound good.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
14 Feb 11
Not good for the bowels though..best stick to chocolate..er, I think!
• United States
2 Oct 09
I usually eat like that when I'm sick. It's odd but I will eat candy, cookies and chips all at one time. Like my body is saying "this will make you feel better." And while I'm eating it, I do feel better. LOL But when I'm just going through a normal day, I don't eat that much of what THEY call junk food. It's not actually junk to me. LOL
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
I know exactly what you mean. And we certainly do feel better - at least for a while before the guilt trips in
• United States
2 Oct 09
I wouldn't feel guilty. As long as you are healthy, what's to feel guilty about. You can't drink on the job. You can't yell and scream. It's an outlet like any other outlet. It's not like it's every day right. LOL
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
19 Mar 11
Hi. cynthiann. Wow! You are really splurging! The food that tempts me is chocolate chip cookies. I made some last week with a pizza and I could not stop eating them! I ate about 9 out of 12 of them. The rest my kids ate. I am also like this when it comes to eating Hot and Spicy chicken party wings too. Once I eat one, I can't stop eating!
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
21 Mar 11
Some things are just made to indulge in. I am now salivating for chicken wings!
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
6 Oct 09
Hi, I too sometimes eat more of Potato or other salty chips ;when under stress. or I may eat more of the sweet things . This is not good however;and it damages the body to some extent . It is better to have more fruits and vegetable soups etc to take care of this problem . Regards
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
6 Oct 09
I know that it is not good. But I have been binge eating all week. I do this when I am stressed. I will settle down after my big meeting tomorrow. Many thanks for your input!
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
2 Oct 09
I don't go into convenience stores, which is how I avoid temptation. Fortunately, there is a grocery store near my house so i can go there when I need milk. Because I am on a tight budget, i can't buy things that aren't on my list, so it kind of works out. (Oh, and what usually tempts me is ice cream, so I just don't go down that aisle).
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
I can't afford it either but I am acting a bit crazy these days - totally out of character. Thanks for your input
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 09
Hi Cynthiann, You seem have a stressful day again. Relax,get a fresh air before you continue your work again. It is not good to eat too much junk foods.Do remember to drink more water after eating your junk food to prevent heatiness in your body. I am not a junk food lover ,when I am stress, I prefer to either sleep or watching TV or just out for a fresh air.Going shopping is a good way to release stress for me.
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
Oh my sister is just like you! She is slim because when she is stressed she just goes out and buys herself presents. Usually clothes or shoes. I should be so lucky! Thanks for the tips about the water.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
2 Oct 09
They call it emotional eating or something I do it all the time and I can’t stop doing it. A lot of people know that my weakness are Kit Kats, in fact I got my husband to buy me one when he went to the shops earlier because I feel a little edgy and stressed. I’ve just tried to balance our bank accounts and the situation is dismal so instead of thinking about how I could make a little extra money, what do I do? I eat chocolate and not look at the bank statements again!
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
That is the exact phrase that I coul not remember. Emotional eating - eating to feel good. don't beat up on yourself re the bank balance - we al do these things. And as a very young friend of mine here said - it is a woman thing. I do hope that your financial situation improves. Mine is worse than dismal. Blessings and remember never give up,. This will pass like everything else in pour life
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@Bluepatch (2481)
• Trinidad And Tobago
2 Oct 09
Tasty food tempts me more than all the sweets and chocolates. I guess that is because I like to cook my own food and I think that my stuff is better than a lot of restaurants. Not only that but when you do it yourself you can have as much as you want without the limitations of the paid for variety of food. Its better to do it yourself everytime. I believe that.
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
I know that you are right but I needed a chocolate fix right there and then. And I stupidly gave it. You are correct though.
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
2 Oct 09
wow, sounds like you are really stressed out. Maybe you ate all that food because you needed a way to relieve your stress and relax you. I do like to eat comfort foods when I am alone too. hehe. My favorite food to eat would have to be potato chips too.
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
YOu are so right - I ate chocolate because I needed to feel good right there and then. I adore potato chips too!
@Hatley (152448)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 09
hi cynthiann well to begin with crunc and munch a carmel popcorn and nut combo, and potato chips and chocolate of any kind,but the crunch and munch are calling my name.help. I must put a stop to this as I am not really stressed well not exactly
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
2 Oct 09
Hi Hatley, I do not do stress very well having had it most of my life. I should do it better now but now and then I just blow. This too wil pass - please God - very quickly