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The closet eating has begun...


lilbitmiller

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I have never blogged before and not sure what "blogging" really is. I have struggled my whole life with food and being a closet eater. I hid food consumption from my parents, friends and lovers. I tipped the scales at 330lbs by the age of 25. It may sound funny to say this, but if you have seen the movie, you may just understand the significance of it. In the Austin Powers file, Fat Bastard quotes 'I can't stop eating. I eat because I'm unhappy, and I'm unhappy because I eat. It's a vicious cycle.'

I banded in March 2009. I started at 299lbs in January and following the strict pre-op diet, I was 282lbs on my surgery date. Since then, I have had on fill of 2.7cc and am now 235lbs. Lucky for me, I have a strong family support that keeps me on track with my meals and excersize. What they do not know is that when they are not looking I fall back into old habits and sneak. My sneaking is not having a negative effect as it is not causing any weight gain. However, I know that it is not right and I feel guilty after the fact. I don't know how to stop doing it.

Does anyone have any tips, thoughts, suggestions on how to curb this? I have been sucessful with my weight loss, over 60lbs, even with the sneaking. I know that I could be farther along though if I wasn't sneaking. Please help me. I am at a loss and don't know what to do.

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Try Overeaters Anonymous - their website has links to meetings so you can find one near you. It can really work if you put the work into it and the support and comraderie is amazing.

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you know what i figure it's just a bad habit that you've had for awhile and you just need to wean yourself off of it. like biting your nails or saying cuss words etc. i mean i love eating that's why i got fat but i replaced old habits with new habits. you can still have the things you like but just eat a little bit. don't go overboard. one piece of chocolate is fine, but come four or five that's when you need to stop. you need to learn when to stop. plus a very good and wise person once told me why spend so much money on a lapband and go through this process if you're going to ruin it with the bad habits that you got you there in the first place. anyway i'm no saint i'm still fighting my demons. but i haven't gained any weight back. i've lost 150 lbs from the surgery. i'm not where i would like to be yet and that probably has to do with the fact that i haven't completely wean myself from my old habits. but when i do theres nothing stopping me except me. so just remind yourself why you got the band in the first place maybe it will make you think twice before "sneaking."

<3 Mal.

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Try Overeaters Anonymous - their website has links to meetings so you can find one near you. It can really work if you put the work into it and the support and comraderie is amazing.

are you for real? because if you are that's kind of really annoying. i mean who comes on a lapbandforum and tells someone that. you should make a post and tell us all to join "overeaters anonymous" then..

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