Marion wrote a blow-me-away post on being a food addict that is a must read for the simple honest truth of what this disease is for those of us who have suffered the disease of compulsively overeating and obesity.
If anything I think I have to accept that I need even MORE support now. The further I get from the pain of compulsively overeating and obesity, the less likely I am to respect how agonizing the pain was so I can stay away from the foods and behaviors that will take me there again.
It is more than just offering help to others. Just working with others and seeing the pain they are currently experiencing is not enough to keep me from taking back the food myself. If it were, there would be no relapse along those who work with others.
I have to remember that I-me-Jane am only one bite away from living that pain again. Everyday I have a choice. I can make the choice that keeps me well, happy and free of addiction or I can make the OTHER choice: the choice that will ALWAYS lead me where I don't want to go.
So, if you are reading Marion's blog, or my blog, or the blog of anyone else who you think has this thing nailed - PLEASE remember that we are just like anyone else. We fall, we hurt, we bleed. We need support each and every day in keeping the pounds off.
If I forget this, it can kill me.
Are you reaching out for the support you need today?