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Old 03-10-2004, 06:59 AM   #5
glynne
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I agree with SAPF ~ I think maybe it is a little of both too. Alcoholism is in my background. My brother got that, I do the same thing only with food. The learned part, there were good times growing up where I would feel happy and all and a lot of those memories were tied up with food. I'm not sure where the emotional/stress eating part came from. And someone (I think Boiaby) mentioned on another thread about how when they were big, they kind of blended in and were invisible. There is comfort for me in being "invisible". I think too for me, there are these subconscious reasons that keep me from succeeding. I have been rejected when I was much smaller, and I think that in some twisted way my mind is kind of trying to protect me from rejection again. I get to a certain point on my weight loss journey, then mess up and never make it to goal. I have to somehow, for my health get past that.

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