Charvel: I am so sorry your mother did that to you. To be blunt, that was completely uncalled for and your mother does not appear to be helpful at all when it comes to eating. That was really awful.
Yes, I have done pretty much all of the above. Even while on vacation, I am still researching weight loss, nutrition, and eating disorders. Currently, I am 3/4 of the way through a book about Overeater's Anonymous Maintenance. It's an older book, but the author is very insightful about how over eating makes you feel about who you are as a person. The title is "Maintenance for compulsive overeaters" by Bill B. Although you have to slog through a ton of Overeater's Anonymous, there are some astounding insights into the disorder.
Sorry to bring the topic down, it's just been on my mind a lot lately: they WHY of it all and the HOW to change it.
I'll try to bring it back up again:at one point a vendor would send my hubby CASES of M&M's- plain and peanut. Whenver we'd run out, hubby would call and a week later they would magically appear at home again. I ate and ate and ate and ate those M&M's. If I had to guess, I'd say we went through around a dozen cases in 6 months. To this day, I'd still eat M&M's if you gave me some. So whoever has them, pass them over! I'm on vacation, dang it!