This week I had a medical issue hanging over my head, and it has left me feeling uneasy and at times anxious. I've been aware that I'm trying to "fill myself up" with food, and that whatever I'm eating is not satisfying. I've certainly been physically full at times, but rarely have I felt satisfied.
There is really a difference between being physically full and satisfied. It's very clear that what I'm experiencing is not about a need for food, but a need for some emotional comfort. I'm working on learning to live with unresolved problems in my life, and not use food or other substances to soothe me. This is a hard job, and I'm hoping for progress and not perfection.