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 religious...at 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 →

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