addiction: the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.
Is it possible to be addicted to food? Or perhaps specific things like sugar, salt and/or fat? I definitely feel enslaved to food, and I hate that. I do feel that it is both psychologically and physically habit forming. Does cessation of sugar/salt/fat cause severe trauma? Hmmm....it sure feels that way sometimes.
I'm still having trouble getting back on track. I'll stick with healthy eating and exercise for a day or two, then overeat for a day or two. I don't want to binge. I don't want to continue gaining back the weight I've lost. I want this to be the last time I lose weight. I want to be healthy. Despite all of this, I still sabotage my efforts? Why do I do this?
Regardless of whether compulsive behavior and/or addiction plays a part, I still take full responsibility for my actions and choices.
I've hit a rough patch, but I refuse to give up. I saw a great quote recently. "Failure isn't what happens when you fall, it's what happens if you don't get back up." I am getting back up.