6 1/2 years - some days it’s hard to believe that it’s been 6 1/2 years I have been committed to being food sober (ie not cheating on my “diet”). I’m committed to being healthy physically and mentally. Being physically healthy comes a lot easier when I make my priority my mental health. If I don’t manage my emotions and conflicts appropriately I risk going back to my old ways which is using food to solve problems that are unsolvable with food.
I’ve had many people get upset with me when I say that the food part is the easy part. But it’s true, it really is. Not eating foods that harm me really is easy for me at this point. In the beginning was it? Heck no – I cried a lot over junk food. It seems silly now, but it was very traumatic. Now, you couldn’t pay me to eat what I used to eat. I feel too good and I’m too excited about what continuing on this journey will bring me for the next 6 1/2 years. There’s no food out there that is worth me missing out on what’s to come.