I agree with the others that depression is serious and would advise that you seek a counselor for that. I am almost 16 months out and I am planning to start seeing a food addiction counselor as I realize that the food issues that made me obese are still there lurking at all times to sabotague me. One thing that helped was Connie Stapleton's PhD book Eat It Up! I really recommend you read it. It is written for gastric bypass patients but really applies to anyone with food addictions. It was reading that book the encouraged me to begin the process to find a counselor. Katie Jay MSW's book Weight Loss Surgery Stages of Transformation is a very short book with lots of good information.
What I was told to look for was a counselor who dealt with addictions or specialized in food addictions. I am addicted to food and it sounds like you are too. So if you can not find a food addictions counselor look for one who works on other kinds of addictions. I got recommendations from my dietician and the support group that I attend.
So please know that you are not alone. I gained 2 pounds from that nasty little food addiction demon lurking over my shoulder this holiday season. I am back on track. Exercise is restoring my sense of balance and peace. So I encourage you to get out and join an exercise class and be around people and exercise!
Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135
| current weight: 176.0