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06-08-2011, 10:58 PM
So I accidentally came across this site after doing some research online. Let me give you a little bit of background on myself. I'm a 26 y/o Asian with Type II Diabetes. I'm a healthy eater most of the time and especially when I'm around my family....they think I eat good. But when I'm out with my friends, I'm a food whore...anything and everything in my sight I have to eat, even if I'm not hungry. I have a passion for food and enjoy everything about food.
When I'm alone at home I eat a lot of junk food: bread, chips, ice cream (only in the summer).
I wish I knew how to control my hunger....and with the diabetes, I don't want to have to cut a limb off in the future (that's kind of extreme).
I wish I didn't have the I only live 1 life attitude when it comes to eating.....and wish I could control my eating habits and still enjoy food.
I appreciate any feedback! and thanks in advance :)
06-09-2011, 05:47 AM
Hello, Welcome to FAA, I am glad you found us, no matter how it happened. It is always inspiring hearing from others telling how or why they ended up in the rooms of FAA. I am wondering if there are any face to face meetings where you are located. Even if not there are phone meetings, and online meetings, as well as this online support with many topics for discussion and questions.
also there is a 24/7 FAA loop through Yahoo groups, where there is a different leader who brings a topic or theme there every day for a week. Members then share on this. More information can be found on the meetings etc. on the FAA website.
I can relate to the diabetes, since I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes a couple of years before I began program. Today I am thrilled to have seen one of the many miracles in my life come true. My A1C is that of a non-diabetic. I owe it all to this program, following the suggested food plan and getting the support of many in program.
I was always into the food and my behaviors were really crazy before program. Even though I am embarressed to admit I probably came here for the vanity (loosing weight) I have also received the sanity while here. Abstaining from the flour, sugar, and wheat and any other triggers, as well as the artificial ingredients and substitutes releases the cravings that make us eat till we feel like we could burst.
Take care and hope to see you around these rooms again in the future. :)
06-09-2011, 03:43 PM
Welcome to FAA rentfan85:
My name is Diane and I am a food addict who is grateful beyond words. Coming to FAA truly saved my life. I have been abstinent since November 30, 2005 one blessed day at a time and remain forever grateful. I am also a diabetic. When I first came to FAA, my diabetes was being treated with (5) pills per day. I was headed for insulin dependency. I am down to (1) pill per day and my doctor believes that will be eliminated.
The FAA food plan works if you work it. I have not had cravings since November 30, 2005. I am a low bottom food addiction and would eat anything and everything. Today, thank you God I do not have to live in the problem - I am able to live in the daily solution.
I suggest you do the following:
* keep coming back;
* go to FAA meetings whether it be face to face, telephone, chatroom, FAALoop or FAA Online Support;
* by working these FAA Tools for Recovery, you will be able to connect with other loving food addicts who will share their experience, strength and hope with you;
* read and study the FAA food plan which is under the Guide To Abstinence on the FAA website www.foodaddictionsanonymous.org.; (http://www.foodaddictionsanonymous.org.;)
* order FAA literature especially the Newcomer's Packet which contains helpful information for the newcomer including a booklet titled "Understanding Food Addiction and Why Abstinence Is Necessary" (a nutritionist's perspective);
Feel free to e-mail me. Just keep coming back!
In gratitude for the FAA fellowship,
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