Bingeing to deal with emotions

So things have been challenging of late.  At work and at home with the twins, life has just been more difficult than I would like it be!  Well we can’t always have what we want, but we can push ourselves in the better direction.  Lately though with energy and will power reserves running low, it has felt near impossible.

The last two days of eating (missing a photo of a bag from Wendy’s with a Baconator and Cheesy Cheddar Burger.

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I am not proud of this, but I do need to own.  My tendency lately in the FAT project has been to not post my so-called indiscretions.  However since I still take a photo of everything that abandons my original principles.

Here is to a better day tomorrow.


Yes it is a disease

The day I started the FAT Project, was the day Obesity was declared a disease in Canada (October 9, 2015) – this was entirely coincidental!

Whenever I talk about obesity as a disease I tend to get a skeptical look.  They don’t buy it.  They think it is all will power or calories in/calories out.  Usually these people haven’t struggled with weight or have found it easy to control.

I am told that people will use ‘the disease’ thing as an excuse for being fat.  Okay, so what if they do?  4 decades of shaming and dieting in our obesogenic world have led to a more obese world.  It is time to try a different approach.  By understanding my struggle as a disease:

Disease: a disorder of structure or function in a human especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms and is not simply a direct result of physical injury.

Is Anorexia a disease?  Mental Health? Is drug addiction a disease?  Obesity is complex, multi-factorial and needs a variety of treatment types.  Recognizing this empowers me to seek a multitude of treatments and in fact acknowledges that most likely a treatment of less calories and more activity will fail for the vast majority of people who suffer from obesity.

The disease is NOT my fault.  It is not my fault I am obese.

It is however my responsibility to seek treatment for my illness.  And that is the essense of the FAT Project.