I'm Addicted To Food & I Don't Know How To Stop

CanadianDave

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I'm finally trying to get my health (mental and physical) and life back together and, in these last 4 months, I've made so many positive changes (I've walked every day, multiple times a day, and have been doing light household exercises / long overdue deep house cleaning every day, no skipped days, for 4 months now, after many many years of inactivity and addiction) but I still eat. A lot. All the time. Before bed especially.
Eating helps me feel comforted, loved, less alone, more relaxed.

And I am alone 85-90 percent of the time, especially since my beloved dog Beefy passed away last September.

I am severely obese (at least 400-450 pounds, if not more) and have enormous double thighs and cannot use normal toilets / showers anymore.

I have gotten a lot of my strength and mobility back in the last 4 months but I am still SOOOO heavy and still eat soooo badly.

Please help!

36, feeling desperate.

Thanks in advance for any replies.
 
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hi Dave

im so sorry to hear about Beefy ,
what sort of dog was he ?

you've overcome other addictions so there is hope for this one too .
I have a problem with over eating also

well done for all that cleaning
you are doing better than me on that !

maybe you need to start small with the food and exercise
go for short walks
and try to include some healthy food in your diet
even if its not all the time

I eat mostly healthy food at the moment,
with a few treats here and there
its healthy food but still a bit too much

I weighed myself today and it had not gone up
I only weigh myself once a month or it gets obsessive

what about the loneliness,
do you have a well being hub in your area ?
I found mine very helpful, I moved on from it now
but it provided me with a social life at one time

and there I was allowed to be however I was
I was not expected to be in a good mood or anything
nobody was judging me
and if anyone made any non PC comments ,
they are told that is not allowed

looking forward to hearing how it goes

:grouphug:
 
CanadianDave

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hi Dave

im so sorry to hear about Beefy ,
what sort of dog was he ?

you've overcome other addictions so there is hope for this one too .
I have a problem with over eating also

well done for all that cleaning
you are doing better than me on that !

maybe you need to start small with the food and exercise
go for short walks
and try to include some healthy food in your diet
even if its not all the time

I eat mostly healthy food at the moment,
with a few treats here and there
its healthy food but still a bit too much

I weighed myself today and it had not gone up
I only weigh myself once a month or it gets obsessive

what about the loneliness,
do you have a well being hub in your area ?
I found mine very helpful, I moved on from it now
but it provided me with a social life at one time

and there I was allowed to be however I was
I was not expected to be in a good mood or anything
nobody was judging me
and if anyone made any non PC comments ,
they are told that is not allowed

looking forward to hearing how it goes

:grouphug:
Have been doing daily walks, a few times daily, every day, no days skipped, for 4 months now!

Very proud of myself and feeling much better.

But I'm still sooooo big and I still eat soooo badly.

Thank you for your kind and encouraging post!
 
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Hi,
I'm so sorry to hear about Beefy, you are really doing well increasing your exercise.
I'm obese and disabled to, I comfort eat.
Have you ever tried any therapy?
Hope you'll be happier very soon.
Please do keep us updated.
Take care
 
CanadianDave

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Hi,
I'm so sorry to hear about Beefy, you are really doing well increasing your exercise.
I'm obese and disabled to, I comfort eat.
Have you ever tried any therapy?
Hope you'll be happier very soon.
Please do keep us updated.
Take care
I've tried therapy on and off a couple times years ago.

I was not ready / would just lie to the therapists, tell them stories I thought they would want to hear.

I want to start now, as I finally feel I am ready, but my transportation / mobility options are very limited right now due to my severe obesity.

At least when I was drinking heavily I wasn't eating nearly as much!
 
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thats great about the walks !

when you say you eat badly what do you mean ?
like takeaways and stuff ?

im not a dog person but I do love cocker spaniels !
must have been real cute
do you have a picture of him ?

:grouphug:
 

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