Since I have overeaten. Some amazing realizations have hit me square in the face over the last couple of months. While I’d always known I had food issues, I didn’t realize to what extent I had them. With the help of a dear friend on a recent visit to Phoenix, I realized that I was indeed, an overeater. Now, I realize that probably every single person in America has overeaten at some point in his or her life. My husband has overeaten but he’s not controlled by food like I have been. It is the thing I think about when I wake up, while I’m eating a meal, after I’ve finished a meal, you name it. And finally. Finally, I got to the place where I no longer wanted to live in that prison to something that is given to me for fuel. Opening up like this is also a little bit on the embarrassing side. It was hard for me to say, “I’m an overeater” at first, but the more I have done it, the easier it is. I mean, who in the world wants to admit that they eat too much and then broadcast it on the WWW for anyone to read? Uh, that would be me. Because y’all know I roll that way. I am actually more comfortable in my own skin now than I have been ever. For the first time in my life, food does not control me. So, today marks my 38th day in my recovery, if you will. I am not an expert. There is a chance I will fail in the future. However, I choose not to look at two years, two months or even two days from now. I will only look at today. And for today, I will not overeat. I realize I will have naysayers along the way who might poke fun at me, who might even tell me that I’m being overly dramatic. I prepare myself for that and just realize that no one knows this issue I have as much as I do. So, I just politely smile and move on. Oh, and by the way, thanks to my eating plan and Weight Watchers help, I have lost 12 pounds since December 15th. TWELVE POUNDS! If you have any questions about this because you see some of these issues in you, please feel free to ask me about my 37 days of success. And as an amateur, I will do my best to share with you what has worked for me. I might even do it on video….Fa-yun-cee. Hello. I’m Cindy. And I am an overeater.