Stomach Virus and the Compulsive Eater

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 22 January 2010 | 10 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff

So what started as fever, aches, headache, chills, sweats and an upset stomach on Tuesday in the middle of the night through Wednesday has boiled down to an upset stomach, also known as the lovely stomach virus. I am typically not a stomach ailment person, so it’s a little weird for me to deal with. […]

I Feel Like I’m Making Progress

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 11 January 2010 | 4 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff

I feel like I’m living in some kind of middle world between being a compulsive eater and a normal eater. I guess that is what being in recovery means, huh? Why do I feel this way? There are a handful of thoutghts  and actions I’ve been doing recently, that I really haven’t done before (throughout this entire 2-year […]

Food is the Only Thing I Can Control

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 07 January 2010 | 2 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff

I have been calorie counting for well over 20 years. During binges, the numbers I counted to were outrageously high. During good days, the numbers were on target. High or low, I have always felt the need to keep count. I understand that control is a big part of being a compulsive eater. For me, […]

Questioning My Anonymity

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 05 January 2010 | 6 Comments
Categories: Anonymity

There are very few people in my life who know that I am a compulsive over(eater). I have shared it with my husband, some close friends, people who I trust and/or that I know are fellow sufferers, but that is it. I am still ‘closeted’ to the rest of the world, including my family and […]

Reflections on Two Years of Abstinence

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 29 December 2009 | 5 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff, Uncategorized

It feels pretty surreal to write this, but in three days, Jan 1, I will be two years binge-free. Two whole years. In addition, I will have maintained my weight loss for just about 15 months. Wow. It’s interesting that while there have been so many struggles and so many victories during this time, and […]

Holiday Party at our House

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 10 December 2009 | 2 Comments
Categories: Holiday Eating

So on Sunday we are hosting a Chanukah dinner party.   This will be the 12th annual get together of a core group of friends (and their families) that my husband has known since childhood.  Some new, dear friends have entered into the fold of the party over the years, but the core families remain the same.  Each […]

23 Months of Binge-Free Abstinence!

Yazan: love2eatinpa | 03 December 2009 | 6 Comments
Categories: Day to Day Stuff

I can’t believe it, two days ago I hit the 23-month abstinence mark.  For almost two years I have been binge-free.  I have kept off my weight loss for 14 months.  I am SO happy to be able to make both of those statements.  It has certainly been quite challenging, day-to-day, hour-to-hour, minute-to-minute, but  if I can do it, anybody can. […]

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