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Recovering from a food addiction

S: 20st0lb C: 16st7lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 36.2 Loss: 3st7lb(17.5%)
Hi all

I'm starting CD SS tomorrow after meeting a CDC who appears to be wonderful. I feel I am in the right head space to do this and that I am choosing to deal with my weight in the most appropriate manner for me at this time. I've told my nearest and dearest and for once was honest about the joint aches, not being able to reach to do my shoes, the breathlessness etc and they are fully supportive of CD. I recently started yoga with my (slim) sister but felt so ungainly because of my size it really put me off :-(

As a stroke of look my CDC is a qualified specialist in addictions counselling and brings this to the table as in her CD role (but has made it quite clear to me that she will not be "my therapist" in the normal sense of the word) which I feel is a real bonus.

She has told me that "my addict" will try to sabotage me as it does all recovering addicts and I will hear it as that little voice in my head that tells me "one little bit won't hurt", "this is too hard", "you can do WW instead and still have stuff you like" etc ... she has advised not to engage in conversation with the addict at all as once I do the addict will always win .. instead I have to blunty just tell it to "f**k off! :D

I have an initial target of 6 stone to lose and hope to have 3 off my xmas - would be nice not to hide from the cameras for once!

She also sent me a document on "recovering from a food addiction" and what was interesting to read was the bit about cravings:

It takes about ten days for the emotional high and subsequent withdrawal symptoms from sugar to clear. Each sugar binge will result in its own withdrawal period. If you experience any craving to binge, purge or starve you should share these feelings with someone at the time, if this is possible. Cravings are not something to be ashamed about. Nor are they a sign that things are going badly. Indeed, they are entirely normal and they are common for an addict in early recovery. "

Look forward to getting to know you all.
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S: 12st9lb C: 9st9lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 19.9 Loss: 3st0lb(23.73%)
Making the decision to start is one of the hardest parts. Good luck, I'm sure you will do it!!! x
S: 123kg C: 98.6kg G: 80kg BMI: 29.5 Loss: 24.4kg(19.84%)
Good luck, I'm sure you'll do well esp when you see the pounds flying off of you!!
S: 20st0lb C: 16st7lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 36.2 Loss: 3st7lb(17.5%)
Thanks all

Had a vanilla shake with coffee this morning so made it up to 400mls.. was lovely .. really enjoyed it :)

Have had a litre of water since then and have just broken the seal on going to the loo; went 15 mins ago for a pee and have to go again!!!
S: 123kg C: 98.6kg G: 80kg BMI: 29.5 Loss: 24.4kg(19.84%)
Yes, well those are the little annoyances right? but you're flushing out your sys so that's good. Lately I've been able to drink about 2l before needing to go, I try to have the majority of my water intake before 5pm so I don't have to get up at night (that REALLY annoys me).


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S: 232lb C: 179.8lb G: 140lb BMI: 30.9 Loss: 52.2lb(22.5%)
hello my love. i remember you from slim fast.
good luck!!!

i am just starting out myself... (kinda started on the 6th sept but had a wedding to go to last week, so was doing an ad hock plan that was higher...)
and its taken me until today (from sunday) to get fully into the right head space and not give into that addiction!!! (eating kids food)

if you wanna buddy up, as fellow ex slim fasters, i can pm you my emaill (if you dont have it)
and we can encourage each other along. and also text, email what ever if we are tempted...

Hope you are ok
and good luck!
S: 20st0lb C: 16st7lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 36.2 Loss: 3st7lb(17.5%)
Hey Kes

Was just halfway through a pm to you! My god girl you look fantastic! Well done you!!! Unfortunately I really wasn't in the right place to start tackling my weight back then and SF gave me too many opportunities to cheat so doing the abstinence with CD SS.

I seemed to have landed on my feet with my CDC as it turns out she is actually a qualified addictions counsellor and she is determined that we address the food behaviours/beliefs as well as the the weight.

PM me.. that plan sounds great.. only thing is I am in Ireland so will be at international text rates but sure the way I see it that's money I'm not spending on chocolate lol.

Great to see you on this :)

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