I'm a self-diagnosed food addict. Highly emotional stuff-good or bad- sets me off and then I'm in a downward spiral for months. Usually I can pull myself out of it through sheer determination and getting disgusted enough with myself to do something. This episode has been the toughest and longest, I've been out of control for about two years.
I've looked into OA meetings and don't think they're an option for me. I live in a very small town and the meetings that would be possible would likely contain several people I know. I really would rather my personal life isn't an open book. (When I say small town, I mean small! I can't get gas without running into two or three people I know!) I've also looked into the FAA stuff. I'm not comfortable with all the references to God and turning my life and will over to God to help with this. No judgment of anyone that this works for (I'm glad it does!), it's just not for me.
The other part of this is that I really don't want to follow something as restrictive as the FAA plan. I'd like to learn how to just eat "normally"-- whatever that is!!
I'm not willing to live my life like this any longer and will be making an appointment with a counselor as soon as I can find someone I'm comfortable with. But, I don't want to wait any longer to get started, so my question is: how should I start, given my aversion to OA meetings and FAA? Anyone out there that's done well without OA and FAA that's willing to share?
Sorry this is so incredibly long, didn't mean it to be!!