There is hope here, welcome
You're looking in the right place if you're looking for HOPE....
If you feel alone, if you're hiding out with your food, if you're stealing food from other members of your family or from the frig at work.....YOU CAN STOP.
Stay awhile and find out WHY you can't stop eating all that sugary stuff....is it willpower??
If you've always felt different from your friends because they actually eat one or two donuts and stop....and you can't.....
If you've tried diets but can't seem to stick to them.....
If you feel an "emotional hunger" you can't fill no matter how much you eat...
Maybe you've come to the right place....take a look around.....read posts from people from all over the world who suffer the same as you and have found hope and help with FAA
Give yourself a chance...be kind to yourself....stop feeling guilty...stop being so criticial of yourself....maybe it's time to heal.......TAKE THE FIRST STEP......keep coming back......REACH OUT....POST ON THE LOOP......ATTEND THE ONLINE WEEKEND MEETINGS IN CHAT ROOM, INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO FIND THEM ON MAIN PAGE......there are phone meetings, get a sponsor....order some of the literature online......please just give yourself a chance to heal....don't spend any more years with eating problems if you can do something about it....you can be happier, healthier.....FAA is free, no pressure, no commitments, it's here for you if you want it.
Marilyn, 72, 2 months on the program, Ohio
Feel free to put a message here today.....REACH OUT for help
Thanks so much for your sharing, Marilyn. It really is good to know that we're not alone with our food addiction... that there is a name, a reason for the cravings I had when eating certain foods (namely all forms of sugar/flour/wheat!) I've also been learning in FAA how to handle things when I get the feeling of wanting to eat emotionally, or to engage in "stress eating", and have been learning that I don't have to turn to food to solve my life's problems. Coming to FAA, getting abstinent, and working the 12 Steps of recovery are teaching me that life doesn't get perfect, but that I CAN, AND DO, learn here to deal with "life on life's terms".
I too invite anyone who'd like to share here on how they're doing, or what's going on for them today. The most important thing is, I think, to keep coming, and to not give up. If I can do it, so can you!!!