Since family time and Holidays are upon us, I wanted to explore the toggling of addictions or behaviors.
- 1.COMPUTING switch from one effect, feature, or state to another by using a toggle.”the play/pause button toggles between those functions”
- 2.provide or fasten with a toggle or toggles.”our horses were hobbled or toggled before they were turned out to graze”
One of my favorites was swapping out my binge eating for bingeing alcohol. It worked like a charm!
Beer served to satiate me so I ate less. In fact, I just drank first and then if there was any room left, I may have some food. But not usually.
Since I was often in a buzz, I didn’t feel my body as much and actually found it more attractive through the alcohol lense.
I repeated this festive behavior over and over, continued to lose weight , and didn’t really experience hangovers till about 8 years in.
I have recently launched a podcast with focuses on overeating but can be applied to all the “Overs.
Available on Apple, Anchor, Spotify, etc
The episodes are short, less than 15 minutes. So please take a listen if you’d like to a voice to go with these words.
I’ve listed a lovely before and after photo. The first at 19-20 years old , the second at 50 something, after I stopped both binge behaviors (mostly).
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts if you are on or off the struggle. We are not Alone. Mostly.