Monday, September 06, 2010
I always labeled myself as an emotional eater on the criteria that they tended to partake in mindless eating. I never really considered the "emotion" aspect of it, because it wasn't as if I would have a bad day and gorge myself on cookies. Although, I just took the "diet personality type" quiz, and nearly started crying at the realization that I was so wrong. Not wrong on the emotional eater part, but wrong on the extent of my association with it. I've been trying to overcome a very difficult four years of Bulimia and one year of Anorexia, and some of the phrases were solemnly correct and painfully remindful...
"...grappled with weight most of your life."
"A few spoonfuls turn into a snack turns into a binge..."
And then the atomic bomb,
"grow obsessed about eating."
It was hard to read, but it reminded me why I'm here, and why I need to put those four years behind me for good.