|This is it.
I've joked in the past about being a food addict...and a dealer. You know, being a chef. However...I finally am willing to admit that I need a 12 step program. Six years ago I attended the meetings, did all the steps...and then for some reason I stopped going. I thought I could do it on my own. Well...enough said. Back to step one. Admitting I have a problem. Now I'm not sure if I should have another food addicts blog...because seeing all this food here might send someone on a binge-fest. However...I'm also willing to admit that unlike a crack addiction...food is necessary for living. I know I'm not the only one who suffers from emotional eating issues. I'm willing to go forward with healthy sane solutions to this problem...right here. Right now. I'm telling you all..."Hello, my name is Stephanie. I'm a food addict."
The final motivational quote that sent me to this step was this:
“The suffering you endure from resisting or from leaving a life-style of addiction or perversion is not a hundredth part of that suffered by your parents, your spouse or your children, if you give up. Theirs is an innocent suffering because they love you. To keep resisting or to withdraw from such a life-style is an act of genuine unselfishness, a sacrifice you place on the altar of obedience. It will bring enormous spiritual rewards."--Boyde K. Packer