Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 4 months ago
We can live without compulsive eating... - I am 18 months out (almost) and I have had a hard time recently distinguishing between physical hunger, and my compulsive desire to stuff something into my mouth.  I found a lit...

Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 4 months ago
I don't care what you eat, really... -  It's none of my business.  I have a enough to handle dealing with my own food.  BUT, I do care very much about whether you are successful.  And if you're like me, surgery alone...

Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 4 months ago
Hi to my OH Family! - Hello guys and gals!! I haven't posted in a while.  I'm 16 months out and so GLAD I had to courage to do this.  It's great to see a lot of new folks on the board. It was...

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Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 5 months ago
Feeling Better! - I have not been posting for a while because I have been dooowwwn.  I have felt down about food, eating things I shouldn't, worrying about what I was eating, feeling hungry, not ...

Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 7 months ago
Tall Boots Picture - I am calling this my goal-ish picture because I am 3 pounds from goal and I never seem to get around to getting pictures taken.  I don't have a good picture of me at my highest ...

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Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 7 months ago
Surgery and Food Addiction (Part 1?) - If you've read many of my posts, you know I identify as a food addict (compulsive overeater).  I spent many years in OA, and struggled with my decision to have surgery, since I ...

Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 8 months ago
A basketful of gratitude... - I am getting ready to go to work, in my size 10 pants and size L shirt and feeling very grateful in general, and grateful to all of you guys for the support that I *have to have*...

Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 8 months ago
Greetings from the road!! - Long post - I am avoiding reading a report. Right now, I am in a hotel because I am out-of-town for work.  I have had to travel about 2 hours away from home to do an audit at ...

Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 8 months ago
Approaching goal... - Let me preface this post by saying this is about stuff going on in my head.  This is not a post about how I'm doing everything I'm supposed to and poor me, I'm not losing weight....

Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 9 months ago
Elina's Green Chicken Soup - Report! - FINALLY after being on this forum for over 18 months, I have made Elina's Green Chicken Soup.  I have died and gone to culinary heaven.  I am a *major* soup fan, I could eat soup...

Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 9 months ago
One Year with Picture! Late!! - OK, I chose to put my now picture next to a picture of me at my highest weight (293), which was about 20 pounds more than where I was when I started this journey in 2011.  I...

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Happy966 wrote a blog post 11 years, 9 months ago
My Story - I have had a majorly screwed-up relationship with food from childhood.  I was put on my first diet by my mom when I was 4, had to drink powdered skim milk and take diet cookies as ...

Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 9 months ago
Happy Surgiversary to Happy! - For all my striving to have an attitude of acceptance, I did spend the last few days a little reluctant to post about my surgiversary because I wasn't at goal quite yet.  But I w...

Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 10 months ago
Wow, I could have just gotten my hair cut!! - OK - this happened twice - once with in-laws, once with business colleagues I saw in Rhode Island while on vacation.  I am at least 100 pounds smaller than this time last year.  ...

Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 10 months ago
OT-ish: Fingernails - I have bitten my fingernails for my entire life, and they've been thin and flaky.  When I would try to grow them, they would peel and tear off.  I have noticed after 11 months of...

Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 10 months ago
Century Club - Size 12! - I have really looked forward to this day.  I try hard to detach from the scale but I LOVE being smaller.  Here's some pictures!! This is me, right before I started my pre-op d...

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Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 11 months ago
What I’ve learned about struggling (so far)... - I have come to accept that some amount of struggle is my lot in life when it comes to eating and food.  The nature of the struggle will vary, and I can have long period of peace ar...

Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 11 months ago
Giving and getting advice... - This is the quote from my For Today meditation for July 12th: It is not often that any man can have so much knowledge of another, as is necessary to make instruction useful. --S...

Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 11 months ago
Pain, suffering, struggle... - I read a daily meditation book for compulsive overeaters.  Today's quote was from Kahlil Gibran: Much your pain is self-chosen.  It is the bitter portion by which the physicia...

Happy966 posted a discussion topic 11 years, 11 months ago
First 10K - NSV! - I just finished a 10K walk with my BFF as part of our 4th of July celebration.  Yay for us!  It was 7 miles total, counting the walk to and from the car, plus a little post-walk ...
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