A Bad Marriage Is Fattening
Can a bad marriage really be fattening? Yes it can! In my own bad marriage I went from 125 pounds to 275 pounds 20 years later. This is the story of how my unhappy marriage made me fat — and how I divorced my husband and moved on to a happier new life.

8 Responses to “Fear And The Binging Mind”

  1. I think that the memory you are recalling is causing a primal fight or flight response in your body. Your stomach/emotional response says it all. I get mine in my throat and chest.

  2. Your thoughts on your fear response cut across ALL body types and are a
    prime rational for so many of the self imposed obstructions, we as women build for ourselves.
    It’s never too late to confront our patterns.
    Thank you for putting it out there!

    • Thank you Sympatico for your input, and thank you for being Sympatico to my blog! I have the best readers out there, and I’m so appreciative that they found my blog, are reading it and for their insightful comments! Sometimes the comments become a dialogue within itself.

  3. The paralysis of fear is a real thing … and the diversion (survival tactic?) of eating to camouflage is just as real. We’ll never know how many times we have turned to eating in order to put off a decision, to not think about a consequence, or to escape from reality. And no wonder it’s hard to stop eating … look what we have to face when we do.

    • I agree with you, hungerstruggle, that the paralysis of fear is a real thing. I don’t think there’s a human being among us that doesn’t have fears. I think it’s wired into us. But speaking just for myself, if I had known or learned a more healthy way of facing my fears, instead of running away from them and binging, I wouldn’t have done so much physical damage to myself. Yes the binging was for me, as you say, a diversion (a survival tactic) — but what a price to pay, (for me it was 150 weight gain), to survive a bad marriage. I truly learned my lesson BIG TIME! Facing one’s fears may be hard, but facing the consequences of not facing one’s fears is even harder. Now I have all this weight that I have to lose. I’ve heard it said: we do the best we can with what we know, and when we know better we do better.

  4. Another insightful blog from you. I’ll continue keeping up 🙂

  5. Isn’t it amazing how much food can control our thoughts?

    Whenever I would have a selfish thought (well…anything I wanted to do for me was selfish in my mind), I would stuff my face with food so as not to think about it.

    Great blog!! I am adding you to my sidebar!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on mine!

    ~Kellie


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