Man if I could bottle my body’s freakish ability to lose weight after a breakup and sell it to the masses I would be a millionaire.
Yes friends, my heart got dealt a seriously crappy blow on NYE when the guy I had been dating for a little while decided to call it quits pretty much guaranteeing I had the absolute worst New Year’s in my life.
(In his defense, it was bad timing, but he didn’t maliciously set out to completely ruin my New Year’s. He’s not a mean person. Please don’t bash him in the comments.)
The only reason I can be this glib about it now is because I’m fairly certain there are no tears left. (At least not right now, give it another hour and I’m sure they’ll be back.)
So yea, it’s been a rough few days, and 2014 is not off to the best start ever. Man am I grateful that I was working from home today because I could not have handled trying to get dressed and pretending everything was hunky-dory at the office.
But back to this weight loss thing after breakups or in general times of very high stress or anxiety. When that happens to me, I literally cannot eat food. Hell, half the time I can’t even stand the smell of food without feeling sick to my stomach.
So I have to force myself to drink a bunch of juice because I know I need the calories. And then eventually I can graduate to applesauce, and sometimes pudding and soup.
Last time I dealt with a breakup, I couldn’t eat solid food for something like two or three weeks. It’s only been a few days so far this time around, and I’ve already destroyed a massive jar of applesauce. I’m hoping my food aversions won’t last as long this time around or else I’m going to waste away to nothing.
Does anyone else experience such strong food aversions during sad times or high stress or anxious times?