I relate to you a lot! When I first started seriously trying to lose my weight about a year ago, I felt my addiction to food was impossible to overcome. It just had such an emotional grip on me that I felt I would never be free. But, it is much better now. I notice now when I am eating purely out of emotions or comfort, and my resolution for 2008 is to beat this horrible habit that is holding me back. I am going to tracking my binge free days in my siggy and really focusing on doing other things I have listed instead of turning to food.
It is SO SO hard, isn't it? Those urges that you just have to eat something, anything, and the more, more, more, it is just miserable and can feel impossible to overcome. I found giving up sugar completely helped me a lot, most of the cravings and urges are gone with just that. The sugar addiction was the worst...but I still struggle with turning to food when I get stressed or upset. I still have binges and will be focusing on NOT doing that again. I will have slip ups and so will you...but the trick is not letting it snowball into more and more weight gained. Accept the mistake and get back on track.
We can do this! Have you joined any of the new years challenges that are signing up right now on these boards? They can help you stay focused. Stick around...there are others who know what you are going through. it can be done, I know it can.
August 25: 245 (Mini Goals: 283, 277, 271, 264, 258, 251, 245)
October 31: 199
November 27: 180
January 1: 165
February 15: 150
Last edited by Purplefirefly; 12-31-2007 at 10:29 PM.