Monday, September 28, 2009
After a life of compulsive overeating I know I canīt eat "normal" - but I canīt stop eating so Iīll have to find a way to handle food that works for me. The best so far is to have planned healthy meal at regular times and to use OA tools to cope with feelings. The twelve step program worked immedieatly on alcohol, but I was nowhere near being insanely with alcohol, compared with what I do around food. And alcohol is easy because you can totally stop. Eating... well a friend said that "itīs like having a tiger in a cage and you have to take it out and walk it three/six times a day (thatīs why I only have three meals in my food plan, no snacks if the circumstances are not extraordinary, but I prefer to walk the tiger as seldom as possible)
Someetimes I get desperate and think of asking for a gastric bypass, but that is not a solution - Iīll get rid of the weight but not with the disease som my problem will still be there.
Oh but - another day, another chance to have a wonderful life. Letīs walk our tigers with caution today!