Hi everyone, I haven't been around a lot due to some personal difficulties that I haven't so far dealt with very well which has led me to gain some weight. I went back to comfort eating which was precisely the wrong thing to do and as of today I weigh 161lbs and I am disgusted that I have allowed myself to gain this weight. I need to stop this now before it gets even more out of control.
During the end of August/beginning of September my parents told me that my Granda's cancer was really bad and he was close to the end. I live 450miles away from my parents and the rest of my family as I am at Uni and I didn't want to annoy my friends about my worries so I felt so alone. I've never felt that alone before. I thought being 20 and more mature than other times I binge-ate in the past and having been in control of my food issues for a while beforehand I'd be able to deal with it but I couldn't so I turned to food.
My Granda died on the 16th September and I was so upset but at the same time relieved because he had been suffering with cancer for so many years. He was only 67 but since his late 50s he was ill which was so sad to see because he was so healthy before.
Anyways, I went to the funeral and after that the binge eating got worse and now I'm finding it hard to stop overeating. My portion sizes are bigger than before and I'm finding it so hard to get started on my plan again. It feels like I am back at square one.
This week I have started going back to the gym which I'm enjoying but it's the food. How can I best get back onto my plan now? It just feels hopeless.
Sorry about the rant, but I don't think my housemates would understand and I don't want to talk to my parents because my dad was distraught when Granda died and I don't want to upset him.