Mon, 15 August 2011
Justin, from Santa Monica, CA, shares with us his story of recovery. He first came around in 2006 and is now 13 months abstinent and 140 pounds down from his top weight. He knew that his behavior around food was not normal from the time he was 5 years old. He felt like no one could relate to the experiences he was having, so he hid the behaviors so common among compulsive overeaters and got really active in sports. Eventually, he came into the program and lost weight, but did not focus enough on the spirituality and ended up relapsing. This time around, he worked the program and has been able to build genuine relationships with family and friends while maintaining a sense of sanity around the food.