I am 41, a mother of 3 beautiful daughters and 3 wonderful granddaughters and the wife of a wonderful husband who loves me no matter what. I am obese, and have been since 1989. My weight got worse with each year and depression set in. Once I got over that hurdle and started working, I lost 45 pounds, reached a plateau over a year ago and was maintaining my weight just fine. Now I am binge eating. I have a commute of an hour one way two hours total daily. On the car ride home I have no self control and can eat whether hungry or not and this continues until I go to sleep. I have tried to stop, but I can't. If I leave my money at home, I come home and eat non-stop. I have no self control and it truly scares me. It makes me feel like a failure at everything I try to do. Is there anyone else out there like me or am I the only one? Can anyone help me?
I am working on trying to figure it out. The day I wrote this, I managed to not stop and did not over eat that evening, but last night it was another disaster, and now today I am soooo tired. I woke up and was still so full that the mere thought of eating made me sick to my stomach. I did see my doctor on Tuessday, he believes it is training myself to do something else instead of what I normally do. Last night I had to stop for gas, so I can change that up and get gas during my lunch hour or in the morning or wait til I get home and ask my husband to do it. He wants me eating healthy and not to even consider it a diet. I will write everything down, feelings, moods, thoughts, and concerns and if things continue on this path, I will most likely seek other help. I just don't really know what is truly bothering me.
I think it is super important, if not mandatory to seek help, guidance and support when dealing with "food issues".
This organization is fantastic, and I highly suggest you looking into local support for yourself. http://www.oa.org/
I take 2 of my daughters to see a nutritional therapist, and this maybe something you should look into also. A dietitian is not as qualified to treat this type of eating behavior, it would be best to just go the route of a Nutritionist.
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