Hi. I am Annie, and I am a compulsive overeater.
What has it been like living with me at home?
I can’t really speak for my husband or my kids. But I can say that I know there are times when I feel like I am hiding and lying WAY too much. I’ll binge on food and then hide the wrappers. When I miss something and I am called on it, I have been known to lie about where it came from. “So and so bought that,” I’ll say. Or, “This other person bought lunch for me today.” I have even said, “Oh, I saw that fast food bag in the front yard and thought I’d just put it in our trash.” Lie, hide, deny. That is my mantra some days.
Now that I really think about it, it is like I am cheating my family with that thinking. It is hard to relax and be sincere with them when I am worried that they will uncover my dirty little food secret.