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Hiding Behind Food and My Weight

Monday, June 15, 2015

Today during my session with my therapist I was having a really rough session with things that were bothering me and we got to my binge eating disorder. I admitted that I overeat and use my weight as a protection (as you will) from others so they won't pay attention tome, and perhaps that's why I don't wear makeup a lot or do a lot of things different with my hair. I told her I don't even know what it would be like at a healthier weight. She wants me to work on my self image and esteem and not using food in that way. Any suggestions of things to do? Thanks for any help in advance.
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  • no profile photo CD14803649
    I had a hard time with self esteem and took baby steps. I started by looking at myself in the mirror and just saying, 'i love you.' Then I'd notice little things about myself that I liked and acknowledged those things out loud. The more I thought highly of myself, the better I treated myself... and little by little it showed in my appearance, my actions, my overall well being. It wasn't easy and it didn't happen over a short period of time but it can be done. All the best. emoticon
    1798 days ago
  • SWEETPEA1399
    I really like the idea of a " safe box". I too suffer from binge eating and haven't tried that. So thanks Shelly!!

    I tend to shut people out. So one thing that does help me is I have to force myself to go visit a loved one or friend. Afterward I feel so good!! So talking to a loved one is good or just going to the library or something along those lines. Those things really do help me.

    I wish you nothing but the best in your recovery!! emoticon
    1813 days ago
  • SHELLYGON321
    Hmm, I made a list once of non-food calmers. So, get your senses involved. You can make a "safe box." This can be a shoe box with things that calm you. Maybe incense that you like, a stuffed animal, a book. Then when you become upset and you want to eat, you can get your safe box. Also, write down distractions. So, for me, I enjoy the smell of books. I like going to a book store. That was on my list. Or going to parks. Or watching a funny movie. But be prepared! Make a list NOW, and then when you want to turn to eating, you have a list ready to help you get through those emotions!
    1813 days ago
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