Cancers and food is an interesting topic. I'd like to know how others feel about the subject.
I always had weight issues growing up. My mother thought overweight children reflected badly on her so she would weigh our food and call my brother (also a cancer) fat... at like 7 years old. She was 5 feet and maybe a 110lbs wet... Hard act to follow. We weren't fat but thought we were. In high school I was bulimic to the point I was sent to a 'health specialist'. Then in my early 20's I was super skinny, then I gained a lot, then got skinny again. Food was my comfort/go to place and the only thing in my life I could control. I would think about food constantly... what I wanted to eat to make me feel better. Then when I over ate, I'd obsess about digesting or getting rid of the food in my stomach. This left very little time to think about things I should have been focusing on... like how to handle my emotions, hahaha!
Having kids changed that. I gained 60lbs with #2 and didn't recognize myself anymore. Not just physically but also being a mother/wife figure/9-5er. I hit rock bottom. Then I lost all the weight plus an extra 20lbs but that was only the first step. I had to stop my emotional connection with food. I now eat whatever I want but find I don't eat much at all. I hate the feeling of being full because I obsess about it. Not overeating allows me to think about other positive things... like all my emotions because I don't see them as negative anymore or as something I need to hide from.
My brother got to be really, really big and funny we both started loosing weight at the same time without knowing or telling each other. He lives in another country and when I saw him again after 2 years... he had lost 90lbs and I had lost 80lbs. That was 5 years ago and we've both kept it off.
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38 years old female from Springfield, Missouri, USA
I Like comfort foods,and i love cooking for people. Thats why i went to school to be a Chef. Graduate next year,and will open my own bar & grill. I usually eat raw veggies and fruits,and i bake,broil and grill everything. Once in awhile i go out to eat and lean toward a burger and fries... But i dont have a problem over eating, I have a thyroid disorder, and take medication so its hard for me to lose weight. It runs in my family though. It sucks! But my story of food? Food to me is art, i can taste something and tell you exactly whats in it, and even replica it.. AND I Love cooking for people, i make sugar art as well and design wedding cakes. Like some artist like their brushes and paints, i like my kitchen gadgets!
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34 years old male from Florida, USA
I was a Little butter ball throughout my child hood and early teens , I loved food and was super inactive . This all changed at about 14 , when puberty hit, I discovered sports and the gym, since then major weight gain hasn't been an issue. I fluctuate with seasonal changes . It's weird though I am active all summer long but that is where the majority of my weight gain occurs . Then in the winter I slim and cut like a diamond . Can't really explain it but it's the ebb and flow that I have known for much of my life. As for food, I love food , I have recently discovered that I am an confectionery prodigy, cakes, cookies, compotes, cobblers,pies, and tarts, I do it and I do it well. In regards to my daily diet , I don't eat often , usually two meals a day lunch and dinner , no breakfast because I am not what you call a morning person . I love to cook for other people and I enjoy eating new dishes , Thanks Giving is now my favorite holiday. Food is like anything else you indulge yourself in if you consume responsibly its all good .
Ps. I had just finished baking cookies when I saw this post lol.
mmmmm food. anything spicy and of course, sweets (i go crazy for soft baked cookies omagah). i watch the food network religiously and love to cook and experiment. i love trying out new foods. it fills me with a mix of comfort, excitement, and pleasure. ^_^ congratulations on your weight loss, by the way! it's truly an accomplishment to have kept it off for so long. bravo to you :]