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The Pain of Weight Loss

I emotionally eat. It was always my downfall, especially when compounded by sugar, salt, and sweets.

Unfortunately this aided my gaining weight after my truck accident years back.

I have always suffered a lot of pain from this accident, but it is increasing and I’m in need of surgery.

The big problem is that I am becoming opioid resistant-meaning that I have built up a tolerance to pain medications.

All the while, I began to transition to different eating habits thanks to my time filming the upcoming movie.

I don’t find myself turning to food to sooth my pain or give me that quick relief that fades in minutes. I’m slowly becoming less of an emotional eater.

So what does someone do when they have nowhere to turn to for an outlet?

I have heard this problem happening with weight loss surgery patients whom have yet find a different source to turn to…and usually gain back most their weight.

It is just so difficult because I am not looking to put on weight and would enjoy some weight loss. Especially before surgery.

I just refuse to do it by going on a diet. This time it really needs to be something that I can live with doing for the rest of my life.

After over 400 interviews, I finally feel like I have it figured out.

The good news is that I am recognizing that I am emotionally eating. I see that I am emotionally eating as my outlet for pain.

Most importantly, I know that I won’t go down that road.

The Long and Winding Road Back

Every time I think that I have this diet thing all figured out, there is something in life that creeps up and puts road blocks in the way.
I would normally feel weak and at fault for these events but am coming closer to realizing that there is more to it then I have total control over.
Recently I was hospitalized for various medical reasons and was put on different new medications to treat my conditions. These meds quickly increased my appetite without increasing my metabolism.
It was so frustrating watching as I felt as if I was starving everyday and craving the higher calorie foods.
The ironic thing was that as much as the doctors were advocating weight loss, not one ever mentioned the side effects of these pills that could and do cause major weight gain.
It came down to a choice of trying very hard to find a new way of eating that could satisfy my increased hunger and temptations for the rest of my life or sit at the gym for many more hours then I wanted to. It was that or significant weight gain.
It did wake me up to the fact that when you see a normal sized thin person, it really does mean that they do not have to struggle or work as hard as someone in my or other peoples position.
The choice is there though to wallow in the weight and make excuses for it or come to the realization that I will just always have to work harder then the normal person if I want to be thinner and have a life free of many medical aliments that have started to return due to my weight.
The choice is mine.

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