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Remembering The Pain

As I’ve mentioned in the past, a vital part of recovery is humility, and the refusal to become complacent. I’m now on my 9th day of abstinence, and for the most part I’m feeling pretty good. 1,371 more words

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Eating Away Self-Esteem

Aside from the obvious health and life expectancy risks the negative effect that I hate the most is the damage that compulsive overeating and obesity do to my self-esteem and confidence.   344 more words

General Musings

Has Your Habit Become Your Addiction?

You have probably taken those addiction tests – we tend to label everything from shopping to sex to time online as an addiction.  On the downside, the addiction model takes personal responsibility away from the individual and puts the problem in some neurological grey zone.   376 more words

Get your Butt out of the way

Many years ago, when I was in the early phase of recovery from an eating disorder, I challenged myself to buy a pair of pants embracing my butt. 318 more words

Recovery

The Afternoon Struggle

It seems like there is a difficult time of day for lots of addicts, particularly those suffering from BED. Lots of people find the evening difficult, or eat at night; for many others, including me, the afternoon is the most difficult time. 528 more words

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Resistance

I just spoke with my sponsor to agree the terms of my abstinence, various conditions regarding our sponsoring relationship, and some plans for the next two days of food. 426 more words

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Self-Directed Anger

I’m pretty pissed off at myself.  I’m angry about the way that I’m eating, the food choices I’ve been making, and the unhealthy behaviors that I continue to reinforce. 228 more words

My Progress