ME Doing Better
Hi and hugs...
I have done OA. It is a 12 step program for people with food addiction. The program works on the same principles as AA.
I am a food addict. Food has been my coping mechanism as far back as I can remember. During the height my H's LTA my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Food no longer soothed me and I transitioned to alcohol in addition to the food. My weight ballooned. I was in such despair, that the only thing that comforted me
wasThe crunching of chips helps drown out my thoughts
About 4 years ago I began IC and this past December entered in patient detox. Next week I complete my addiction therapy course.
My saving grace has been IC. Discovering why I choose food as my drug of choice and then learning better coping skills has given me my life back.
This is not an easy process. It is an everyday struggle, but I now have the tools to assist me in making better and or alternative choices.
You can always journal your feelings. Writing things out has been cathartic and healing. There is a forum for healthy living in the I Can Relate Section. You will find additional support there.
All the best to you.
WH Trying As Best He Can
Married 24 years
Status: Working towards friendship
D Day #1 - 2007 My gut told me
D Day #2 - 2010 His D told me
D Day #3 - 1/11/2013 OW Confirmed
LTA 7 years
Both feet pointed forward; positive