Taking Charge of My Food Addiction

by Ryelle
(Portland, OR, USA)

I like many of you people out there have been fat since childhood. I cannot remember a time when I was young that I did not FEEL fat. When I was 12 I weighed 195 pounds. My family had other issues to deal with and therefore never really even tried to get me to lose the weight. I doubt I would have responded in a positive way anyway.

Long story short.. at 19 I moved out of the house and within 6 months I lost 60 pounds.

Throughout most of my adult life I kept most of it off. When I was 55 I had ballooned up to 275 and decided to try the 6 week body makeover plan. For whatever reason I was sufficiently motivated to stay with the program for 3 years and lost 100 pounds within the first year.

I felt great.. exercised every day for around an hour and was down to a size 13-14...

I had never felt this thin and healthy.

Then I gradually started to lose interest in it... had a couple of deaths in the family which gave me the excuse to get good and depressed and began to eat with a fury. I think my body was truly craving the fat it had been denied for 3 years...

Anyway.. after 2 years of overeating with no exercise in sight I gained it all back and then some.

So finally this past October in 2010 I decided almost on a whim to have lapband surgery. I was facing the fact that I didn't think I could do it again on my own. I needed some type of outside intervention which would continually help me to contract my eating habits.

It's been almost 2 months since I started to cut back and have the surgery. So far I have lost 34 pounds.

Can hardly tell at all. I can feel a difference and the clothes do fit looser but I have a 100 more to go to get where I was 4 years ago. It's sad that I allowed myself to get to this state.. but I will truck on and keep trying.

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by: ryelle

I can't seem to figure out how to add to my blog so I'll try this way.

I'm finding that it is still easy to overeat. Maybe I need a tighter fill or something. Or maybe I need to eat more 'hard' food so I can feel the tightening up more.

Currently I've been having soft cereals, like oatmeal for breakfast and soup for lunch and then dinner is more soup or maybe cottage cheese, or maybe salmon and sweet potatoes.

This weekend I am going to try to make humous from stratch.. should be interesting. I've also eaten scrambled egg beater type eggs without a problem.

Am working up my tread mill to 35 minutes ... pretty much doing it 4 times a week.. not up to daily yet.

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