Hello Minda, I am a food addict as well and I am really struggling with the weight loss. Like you, I know I can reverse this intense disease with the weight loss, but as of yet, I have not shifted my addiction to food, as a matter of fact it has gotten worse this year. I was diagnosed several years ago and I believe that I am just now coming out of denial that I am diabetic. I have done tons of research and I continue to so, I have Dr. Furhmans book, I love to cook, so learning new ways to cook in a healthier, more diabetic friendly way has been fun for me and I actually am growing to really enjoy the outcomes of my efforts. Unfortunately when the stress hits, I go for the juggler and completely blowout any progress I have made.
As far as exercise goes, I am limited as to what I can do. I have a ruptured disc in my lower lumbar area, which has created sciatica down my right leg and arthritis throughout my back. So…exercise is not easy for me, oh and have I mentioned my weight? I am 334. I do swim and when I am not in too much pain I can do the treadmill.
I thought that if I joined this community and talked about my issues with this disease, it would help with my denial and help me not feel so alone, not only with diabetes, but with my food addiction, and here you are. Thank you for being willing to get help. I think I might go back overeaters anonymous, I think that might help me. Take care and good luck.