I feel a little lost
I'll try to make this as short as possible, but I don't think my story will make much sense without any background. I've been really fit and in shape since I got over my "fat" stage in high school. I'm a 20 year old guy going to the University of Miami, one of the most image intense schools in the country. I really hate the school and I'm trying to transfer out of it. In fact, I only have 2 weeks left of school. I'm an outgoing guy and I've met a ton of people. I really didn't connect with anyone except this one amazing girl. We went out for 9 months until I realized that I was too young for an ultra serious relationship and I broke things off with her in December. I loved her, but I really felt like I needed to see more. So after I broke up with my girlfriend, I went out an tried to sleep with as many girls as possible. I did and I felt more alone than ever. It really didn't hit me until about a month ago and I've started eating everything to fill my void. I've put a lot of energy into my schoolwork and I usually come home stressed out.
To make things worse, I have 2 roommates that bicker all the time and they fill the house with junk food. I feel horrible, but I'll eat their food and replace it later. It's like a twisted game I have to play with myself. I'll eat until I can't eat anymore, then I'll eat some more. I'll go through 6,000 or 7,000 calories on a bad day. Since March, I've put on about 20lbs. I don't know what to do and I just want to get my life back on track. Thanks for listening.
How brave of you to say all that.
We all try to fill voids one way or another but the only way is be fulfilled spiritually and emotionally.
Recognising your abuse of food is the start and things can begin to get better straight away.
Read the food plan and implement it...that simple!
Of course, breaking an addiction is so hard, but you have your youth on your side. Honestly, you will feel so much better.
Surrendering your will to your own Higher Power is vital and that way you can get the support you need from that source to be strong.
I am only new at this myself, and had no previous knowledge or experience of a 12-step programme, but I already feel so much better and have regained control in key aspects of my life.
Keep coming here, and accessing all the help available at meetings and in the literature, and you will find the extra help and support you need.
Very best wishes to you.
Praying to stay clean today.
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