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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tomorrow night on 20/20, on ABC, there is going to be a story about moms with alcohol or drug addictions. This got me to thinking about our vices, and wondering how many of you out there view your weight as a disorder? I guess we have sympathy for drug addicts and alcoholics, We even give a little room to cheating men by saying the have a sex addiction. But we, the overweight, do we have an addiction, or are we just fat and lazy?
They call it rehab when you go to get help with an addiction, but if you go to get help with losing weight, they call it a fat farm.
I never thought that I ate to hide my feelings, or to help get me thru a difficult situation. I dont hide behind closed doors at night and shove cookies in my mouth. I guess I have always thought my problem was just fast food and not exercising. Do we have addictions? And I am sure some do, but is it recognized by the public?
Well that said, I havent walked or worked out in 3 days when I had my nephew here, but hes back home now and this evening, I have to get back into my routine. I was up 1 lb on the scale this morning.
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  • KDLYNB
    Very interesting thoughts. A lot of people don't think of food as a vice like a cigarette or bottle of whiskey is. But it can be a filler for the "hole" inside someone.

    Thank you for sharing this.
    3825 days ago
  • MUFFINSKI
    Oh gosh, yes! You know, if you beat an alcohol or drug addiction, you can never use those substances again, but we with food addictions have to learn to eat all over again. We can't just stay away from food. I think it is harder for us to see our skinny friends and children wolf down the fried chicken and know that that is something we cannot indulge in.
    By the way, I haven't walked in days either. I've been using the rainy weather as my excuse.
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    3827 days ago
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