Anger Issues and Emotional Eating

Angry-ManYesterday was a bad day. I was expecting my license to come in the mail so I could finally return to work, but instead received a message that my license is still waiting to be processed. Apparently the State background check database crashed and they are currently in the process of rebuilding it. They are looking at a target date of April 10th. Are you kidding me? The last day that I physically worked was February 16th. How is it possible that with all of the technology we have now the process of renewing a security license can take close to 2 months? The system is broken when it comes to government agencies.

Financially I am OK as I have a retirement check that comes in each month, but the plan that I put in place for paying down debt has been put on hold for a while. In the grand scheme of things, overall this doesn’t mean much, but it still makes me angry. What if I was in a situation where like most people I depended on that paycheck? Peoples lives depend upon a government system that actually works. I am currently paying 9.6% of all of my earned income, including retirement towards Oregon State Taxes. Hello? What am I getting for my money?

I believe what angers me the most is that I am getting really bored sitting at home. There’s really not much to do when everyone else is working. It is totally throwing off my daily schedule that I created and I long to return to it. And Oh Boy, did I act out yesterday when I got the news. I wanted to make phone calls and yell at people, but deep down inside I knew this wouldn’t help and might even make matter worse, so I just bottled it up inside. Then I started eating any and all crap I could find. Crackers, pretzels just to name a few. And Oh, the beer. I did drink beer last night.

I would love to honestly say that I am a man who is in control of his life, and for the most part I believe that I am. But sometimes my emotions do get the better of me. So here I am sitting in shame with a morning glucose reading of 146. I don’t typically get into emotional eating, but this was certainly not the case yesterday.

Blood Sugar- 146, Weight- 169.8

Bowflex- CHEST
Bench Press- 310- 24, 20, 18
Incline Press- 310-18, 16, 15
Decline Press- 310- 20, 18, 16
Flys- 160- 15, 13, 12

Breakfast- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon
Lunch- Steak, Broccoli
Dinner- Pork Chops, Cabbage

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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8 Responses to Anger Issues and Emotional Eating

  1. non illegitimi carborundum est or in real language, “Don’t let the bastards grind you down”….!

  2. James says:

    I found an email from in my inbox called How to Break Free of Emotional Eating. Maybe some of the advice will help you cope. And as far as taxes and representation, don’t get me started.

  3. One bad day is not a killer- just jump back on track today! I have been known to do some emotional eating myself.

  4. Emotional eating is closely aligned with money issues…and sometimes too much control causes binging in both areas….positive energy is needed with both. Control is not what you think it is. Letting go of the control and going with the flow works better for most people…

  5. Lety C says:

    I guess we all sometimes get caught in an emocional eating. Just don’t let one bad day ruin the next one. My daughter used to be a great archer, she became state champion and went into nationals, but droped it because her school didn’t offer an archery program. But her coach used to tell her just that: Don’t let one bad arrow ruin your next shoot. 🙂

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