I'm New...but A Long Time Compulsive Eater

Hi everyone! I'm 28 years old and have been struggling with compulsive eating for most of my life, but the past 5 years have been intense as my addiction has gotten so out of control that I felt I had nowhere to turn. I was happy to find this forum and i hope to get to know some of you and have a chance to share what I'm going through with people who understand. I am a super positive person and I love my life. I am a single mom with 2 beautiful children, I have the best family a girl could have, and an amazing boyfriend who is my all time best friend in the world. Which is why I have such a hard time trying to figure out what the causes are of my addiction to food, as i am well aware that psychological factors are a huge component to this problem. I have been doing some self evaluation through a program I found online that really puts things in perspective and forces you to look at things from an angle that you may have never even considered. I'm hoping it will be one of the things that helps me to get through this, as it seems to be taking over my life.

Anyway, I hope you will share your stories with me. I'm glad to be here.

Traciamaria81 Traciamaria81
26-30, F
2 Responses Mar 8, 2010

What program did you find?

I came across your post and I'm currently working on a new documentary series for a major netwok, and I'm seeking individuals who are struggling with compulsive eating.<br />
The series will follow everyday people through their courageous journey into recovery and towards a better way of living. Selected applicants will receive free in-patient care at a world renown treatment center that specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and seeks to help people find lasting change.  Candidates must be over 18 in order to participate and available to shoot for six straight weeks during the summer of 2010.  <br />
If you or someone you know is interested in helping to spread the word, or refer specific candidates, I would love to talk further.  Feel free to reach me via email or by phone.  I’m moving quickly so looking to start working with interested people sooner rather than later.