I love reading about how others are dealing with addictive desire. I’ve definitely been doing 2 steps forward and 1 back (sometimes 3 steps back!!). It’s been a massive process for me to stop focusing ALL THE TIME on my weight and also truly feeling like I have a choice in what I eat. My choice was taken away from me when I was 11 years old and I’m now in my late 50’s and starting to see that I can choose for myself, with no guilt attached.
I’ve been having some wins with addictive desire and know that when I focus on the 3 themes, I do well. I’m also allowing myself to eat imperfectly, which is absolutely massive for me. Previously if I deviated from my plan at all, it would mean I’d end up in binge mode for weeks. I can now see that doing this work is no quick fix and it’s taken me a long time to come to terms with that.