Welcome Home baby
I'm so glad you have won the battle with the binge monster. At times, we lose control but knowing we can win the battle and regain control makes the journey one we wont forget. It is something to look back on and reflect upon. We all have moments in life were we fall upon old habits but that does not make us losers, just makes us human.
Good on you for picking up from where you left on from. I knew you would babe, you said yourself you've never reached this low weight in your adult years, and before everything went haywire you were in a groove and it shone through.
Glad to hear you've backed yourself with some great tools (in the form of self-help books and JC). As you know, I'm a self-help book addict and when reading beyond the cliche babble there is some really valuable information there. JC would make to sticking to this easier too, no thinking required and you don't have to consume yourself with point counting - I know how sick you were feeling about that.
I so agree with you, conquering the mind is the key element of weight loss. When in a good head space it becomes easy, when in a bad space....weight loss...what weight loss. It seems frivolous when other things are going on and you find yourself thinking about weight all the time because the fear of thinking about the reality of life is too scary and when you eat to compensate a feeling you start to get the guilts, then annoyance...and it goes on and on until finally you have to take a step back. Taking a break from it all has certainly done you the world of good.
I'm sorry to hear about your mother hun. Hope you and your family receive good news with the results. Mother love can never begrudge babe. Your mother knows you love her and knows if you could, you would be there with her. Being there in spirit and being in constant touch and knowing you are there for her is reassurance.
I wish I could jump through the computer screen and give you a huge hug *hugs*.
I'm also sorry to hear about your boy's brothers death
I'm not surprised you are feeling depressed after all thats happened. Just remember there is light at the end of the deep dark hole. I'm happy you are starting to feel like your old self again babe
Oh yeah there are whole levels of emotional eating. This path we are on is full of new discoveries to be made, faced and conquered.
Babe, don't be silly! After everything that's been happen, the break was well needed. I'm just glad to have you back
awwwww babeeeeee......I'm blushing now
I know you would have done the same for me, so you don't have to thank me.
See ya round the forum darl