the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.
Just like an Alcoholic.
Just like a smoker.
Just like a junkie on the corner shooting himself up.
I'm addicted to food. That's a very hard thing to admit. It's a struggle. Every day, every hour - sometimes every minute - I have to battle myself because I want that cake that my co-worker brought in, that leftover dinner from last night, that spoon full of peanut butter. I want to eat...
-when I'm happy-
-when I'm sad-
-when I'm angry-
-when I'm bored-
-when I wake up-
-before I go to bed-
I'm not going to lie. It's hard - really hard. For me, losing weight is not JUST about working out and eating the right things - It's about overcoming my addiction.
Have you overcome any addictions? Are you struggling with any now?