Hi guys, thank you all for your very warm welcome. You have made me feel special *hugs to all*.
I'll address each of your post individually:
Oostevens - Thanks for that tip with eating smaller portions. I'm more of a grazer I tend to eat all day long (whether I'm hungry or not) and it's usually bad food hence the weight gain. Would love to support each other
Esoteric - considering the replies and wonderful welcoming I've had, I have to agree with you- there seem to be a bunch on nice people here on this forum. I've lurked on and off all day today reading the post. People on here seem to know what they are on about which is great.
Milkyway - Thank you for that invaluable advice. You seem to know what you are talking about. I will take your advice on board. I'm the type of person that has the mindset of all or nothing - I guess that's were the binges come to play. Your suggestion of taking small steps and cutting out gradually all the bad food sounds like it is doable.
Kate - If I have any questions I'm sure to sing out and I'm sure I will as I have lots to ask. Your suggestion of starting a food/emotional dairy sounds great. I can write down my feelings before feeding them. That's what I need to acknowledge.
Thanks again guys for your welcome and great tips.