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Figuring it Out

Thursday, July 07, 2011

I have wondered if I was going to write this online here or just keep it private. I decided yesterday that I would write about it here.

We call it emotional eating as a group. I call it my food addiction. It would be so much easier to stop the addiction if I did not have to eat. I quit smoking after 40+ years. I know that I am running out of time if I wish to stay physically active. If I do not get this particular addiction under control, I will end up house bound.

I am not sure what this will look like in the end but I know that it is important for me to write about it. I know that for me writing will give me keys. It won't always be pretty. It will sometimes ramble like someone lost in a maze but it will be where I am in that moment.

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  • FERRET-EYES
    With all good intention the other day..i found myself driving through the fast food joint.
    Well...i didn't drive through....i ordered, parked and ate.

    The whole time, knowing that this is not usual for me.
    The whole time, feeling a out of control-ness with it, that made the word 'addict' rummage around in my head.

    Like Healthy One said, thank you for your honesty.

    May the force be with me. and also with you.
    love, Ferret.
    3526 days ago
  • MERLINANDME
    There are some good articles about food addiction on line. I find reading them helps me to understand my behavior when I succumb to a binge. For me a binge does not have to be triggered by the presence of a food I love. I just have the urge to stuff myself, and I rummage through the cabinets like a drug addict jonesing for a fix, and like the alcoholic who chooses nail polish remover, I may just fill up on canned beans or stale soda crackers.
    3531 days ago
  • HEALTHY.ONE
    Thank you for your honesty in sharing this, Mirbah. There is strength in deciding to share it, in my opinion, and I have faith that you will find the keys you are searching for as you deal with (and conquer) your addiction.

    Adding my thanks (because what you say helps me, too!), and my support and encouragement to your journey, dear SparkFriend!


    3532 days ago
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