I vividly remember the night I crossed the line from emotional eater to emotional exerciser!
I was having an argument with my wife. It was getting to the point where I would grab the high moral ground by self-righteously storming out the house (yeah i know - not very mature...but if you're married you know how it is sometimes
). Usually I would snatch up my car keys, make a dramatic last statement and drive off to the nearest food outlet and feast until I felt better about myself. This night I put on my runners, plugged my ipod into my ears, clamped on my jogging beanie and jogged out the door. That night I jogged double the distance that I usually did (anger can
be a great motivator too). I felt so much better after that run (emotionally and physically)...it also brought home the understanding that I had replace the bad habit of emotional eating with the good habit of emotional exercising.