Ive always heard people say that people who are overweight are lazy individuals who lack self-control and willpower. I cannot speak for everyone but I can speak for myself. I have had my share of lazy moments but when I want to shed pounds I normally do what it takes to get it done only to gain it back plus some as time goes along. After speaking with someone about my life and events in my life, I have finally found the root of my issues and have received direction on where to go from here. I, like many others, am working on overcoming compulsive overeating. What exactly is compulsive overeating? Compulsive overeating is a professional binge eater. A compulsive overwater will eat large amounts of food in a short amount of time and experience guilt or shame afterwards. For years I have had an affair with food and tried to hide the evidence of wrappers and bags of eaten food but my weight gain was something that isn’t so easy. I mean Spanx can only take you so far. Now I am discovering what causes me to emotional eat, which are called triggers, and find an alternative way to deal with my feelings besides eating. Losing weight for me goes beyond self-control or will power. It’s about finding what foods work best for me and my baby girl (because I am still breastfeeding) and facing myself internally and finding the root and moving on from whatever I’m holding onto from my past. If I don’t pull up these weeds from the root then they will just continue to grow back and my weight will continue to come back and I’m ready to tackle this thing once and for all. I am strong and I am in the process of becoming a better me.