Sleep Study – 12 Days Abstinent

Peggy (mom):  Due to some issues with leg swelling, etc., my doctor ordered a sleep study for me to check for sleep apnea among other things.  At first, I was angry because several people assumed I had sleep apnea.  Of course, the addict in me just knew it was because of my excess weight and... Continue Reading →

8 days abstinent and this is what greets me!

Peggy (mom):  Even though I can eat ANYTHING and EVERYTHING when I'm bingeing and I don't really seem to have a "favorite" food like most people, there is ONE thing I particularly love that is on my "never going to have it again" abstinent list.......homemade chocolate chip cookies...preferably ones with few chips. Now I know from my... Continue Reading →

Crawling Back – OA Meetings

Peggy(mom) :  While taking care of my mom, I fell off the wagon and into a one and a half year relapse.  This meant that instead of following my sugar-free/gluten free very measured meal plan, I was bingeing on anything that wasn't nailed to the floor.  My MO has always been to stifle my emotions... Continue Reading →

Overeaters Anonymous – Love/Hate

Peggy (mom) : The first time I went to an Overeaters Anonymous meeting, I could not begin to understand how they were going to help me.  First of all, I wasn't all.  I was spiritual but organized religion made me angry and uncomfortable.  ALL of the OA meetings I researched seemed to take place in... Continue Reading →

Overeaters Rehab – Part 3

Peggy (mom):  When I called the rehab facility and they told me I was going to have to give up caffeine while I was there, I looked down at my TWO cups of coffee (I didn't want to have to walk back to the kitchen for a second cup) and thought this was NOT going... Continue Reading →

Overeaters Rehab – Part 2

Peggy (mom): since everything was falling apart, you might as well throw my marriage into that bucket.  As my husband drove me to the airport for rehab, I was screaming at him about how I wanted a divorce as soon as I got back!  He didn't even know what state the rehab was in or... Continue Reading →

Check me in – overeating REHAB

Peggy (mom):  In 2013 I checked myself into a 6-day rehab for overeaters.  My life was completely out of control.  I was bingeing all the time and the voices wouldn't stop telling me how worthless I was.  It was obvious that I was gaining weight but no one could see how it was happening since I... Continue Reading →

Stop the voices!

Peggy (mom):  It happened so often, I just thought it was normal.....or maybe I thought it was so abnormal I didn't want to share it with anyone....the voices.  Yes, THOSE voices...the ones that were constantly in my head.  Some people may call it "self-speak" or "self-talk"....whatever their names were...I hate them.  Funny much as... Continue Reading →

Why blog about depression and anxiety?

Hi! This is Peggy and Q….we started this blog to share our journey with depression and anxiety. So many things have happened to our family in the last several years that caused us extreme emotional pain and turmoil. We wanted to share our experiences with other women going through similar situations. We’ve gone through middle school/high school stress, new job stress, losing a loved one, battling cancer, sexual orientation, gender identity issues, new young relationships, cutting, etc. What we realized from talking about these issues with each other and other sufferers is that we are not alone and we are no different than MANY others out there.

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