This is the question that I seem to keep asking myself. Will it be different this time? How many diets have you gone on before? How many times have you tried to lose weight and not succeed Angela? 

It's true. I have attempted to lose weight before and didn't. But what else is true is that I've learned so much from all of those past experiences. If I would have given up a long time ago, I would have just accepted that I was not going to experience and be in the body that I know I truly desire.

For a long time (almost 10 years), I struggled with binge eating disorder. For most of that time, I thought there was something wrong with me...that I chose to suppress my emotions with food, that something really messed up happened in my childhood to cause me to binge now, that I didn't know how to "feel my feelings" correctly.  I recently read the book "Brain Over Binge" and truly feel it is the right path for me... that my binge eating is simply a bad habit to be broken and it really is mind over matter. I know for those of you who have struggled with or currently are struggling with BED, this idea strays away from the normal stuff we've heard in counseling. I believe it is the right path for me and totally recommend this to anyone with BED! 


With all of that being said, how will I ensure it IS different this time?

I won't restrict any foods.

I will do my best to listen to my body's hunger signals.

I will make a great effort to break bad habits of binge eating.

I will work internally on myself as well. 

I will be honest and vulnerable.


I WILL succeed.