They say in AA that you only have to change one thing when you move into recovery: your whole life. I did that when I got sober. I changed almost everything about my life over the first few years: got out of a relationship that wasn't healthy for me; got out of a profession that didn't work for me anymore, got new interests, moved, got a new apartment, a new career, a new life.
I'm hoping that nothing quite so drastic is going to be required in my move into recovery from the form of food addiction that I have, but I know there's a lot that is going to need to change...and soon. Here are some of the things that I'm going to have to relinquish:
Eating when I'm not hungry
Bingeing on special foods
Eating while I watch TV
Eating whenever I feel like it
Eating whatever I want
Pretending I'm eating in a moderate and healthy way when I'm not
Eating in secret
Eating to soothe myself
Eating to put myself into a food coma so I can nap
There's a long road ahead of creating new habits. Being sober all these years has let me create an amazing life. I'm holding out the hope that changing how and what I eat will make it even more so.