I am not the only one I know who is currently battling with an overeating problem. Whereas I opted for surgery and all the mostly-inflexible limitations involved, a friend of mine is active in Overeaters Anonymous. We’re both doing very well. And today she shared an interesting article, Confessions of a Food Addict by Denise Wolfe. I thought it was pertinent to this blog.
I especially empathized with this part:
“People could disappoint me … food never did. I ate whether bored, angry, elated, tired, happy, frustrated, bonding with friends, lonely, celebrating, tired. And, like most addicts, along with the food, I stuffed down feelings I didn’t want to deal with.”
Food is often used for self-comfort, even by people who don’t necessarily have an eating disorder. Been there, still trying not to do that.
On the other side is Excuse-proof your workout by Jenny Everett on Health.com.
I foresee a walk in my future for this evening.