Eating at night is like my retreat. Being busy throughout the day, I can go all day without eating. But when the street lights go out, it's on!! I can not get the food monster out of my head. I keep trying to decide what it is that I really want and what particular item will satisfy this nagging voice, but rarely is it one given item. I use to spend $30-$40 every Friday evening just on my food. I would buy a pound of fried shrimp, a pound of fried smelt, and a 1/2 lb of fried stuffed mushrooms. I would then sit in front of the tv and gorge myself until I couldn't eat anymore and felt sleepy. I stopped eating only because my stomach couldn't take anymore, not because I had satiatied my craving for it. I would finish what was left the next day and then swear that I was going to start a diet on Monday that would change my life....it never happened. The only thing that did make a difference was that I finally had the stomach stapling surgery. This is when I finally learned what it really takes to get the weight off. The reduction in what one can eat and sustaining it over a life time is mind blowing. But it is worth it. Even though I have gained some weight back, I am so greatful for the surgery. I just need the discipline now to change my eating habits forever.View Thread
UUUUUGGGGGG, we don't eat because we are hungry, it's about distracting our minds from the other issues in our lives. I can say that now because I am in that "elusive" state where I am able to exercise some discipline over what I am eating, but when I am inside of the addiction/disease, I really can not accept/believe that the food helps me avoid dealing with other emotions.View Thread
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