Hey folks. I'm 27 years old, morbidly obese, with many physical and mental illnesses. I have struggled with alcoholism since I turned 21, and I've been addicted to food for as long as I can remember. Even when I was a child, it was what I turned to for emotional comfort. I am sick of being unhealthy, depressed, anxious, in pain, and having no motivation or energy to do anything.
Anyway, along with the emotional eating/food addiction, I'm a binge eater. I eat massive quantities of food (usually 'unhealthy' food) in one sitting. I'm hoping that by eliminating meat from my diet and cutting back on flour/sugar/processed food, I can still lose some weight. Maybe I'll binge on fruit or vegetables, but because of the caloric density, it won't hurt me as much as, for example, eating an entire pizza would.
Also, the past year I have become much more environmentally-conscious. I've started recycling and composting. Really the only thing I can't compost is the animal products, and I thought...if I cut these out, not only would it benefit my health, but also the environment and animals themselves. So, I have a lot of desire to do this, but my fear is that the motivation will be my problem. I've always been a quitter, and because of my severe clinical depression, I lose interest and motivation in things very quickly.
Anyway, sorry for the rambling, just wanted to say who I am (name's Chelsea btw) and where I'm coming from. Thanks for having me here on the forums