Hi and welcome, Gayle! I hear you - you are not alone. I get so frustrated with myself over the same thing. I can't understand how I can overeat emotionally when I know it's killing me and I really need to live as long as I can to be here for my daughter. She's has medical problems and may never marry or have a family and she is an only child. If I can't stop emotionally eating for myself, why in the world can't I at least do it for my daughter? I love her more than anyone on this earth, but even that is not enough.
I discussed this with my doctor on Thursday and told him I felt it was a real addiction - just like alcohol is for an alcoholic - and you know what he said? He said, "well, there a reason they call it comfort food." I was hoping he'd give me the name and number of a program for food addicts or maybe a hypnotist (I've heard of people quitting smoking that way), but no - he just told me that food is comfort - like I don't already know that!!! I guess he thought I was hopeless or something.
I have depression, OCD, GAD, and social anxiety so I know some of my eating is to "medicate" myself - but I'm already on medication and it doesn't really do much good.
It occurs to me that I'm not really helping you much - just know that you're not alone and that I'm mad as H*** too!
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