Binge Eating was the way I coped after breaking up with my boyfriend

May 26, 1964, Tuesday. I wonder who Byron is going out with.

Jack said he would talk to Bryon.   He probably won’t even remember me.  After school Pearl, Jackie, Maryanne and I went to Santa Monica Library to work on our term-papers. I took two of their magazines. We picked up Patty Roud. I called Jack to find out how to get to McGees. I could hear Dave in the background. We we got to McGees and ate soooo much spaghetti… because It’s all you can eat on Tuesday’s for 50 cents. Some boys ate with us. They knew all the boys we knew. I told them I thought Dave was a child and I was through with him. We went to Fosters and ate chocolate dipped cones in the car for an hour.   Wasn’t any good because hardly anyone good was there. Byron is known as “The Lord” at school… he’s probably no good.


I may have acted confident about breaking up with Dave, but I felt insecure and anxious….  Stuffing on Spaghetti and Ice Cream wasn’t a good idea since I was dieting….. I guess I was eating to fill the void in my heart….. Binging on  spaghetti and ice cream for comfort is Emotional Eating.


Angry + lonely = ice cream. Hurt = chocolate. Bored + cookies = guilt.   Ice cream is first on my comfort food list.

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Sharrie Williams is the author of The Maybelline Story and a direct descendant of the Maybelline Cosmetic Family. Great niece of Maybelline founder Tom Lyle Williams. Buy a signed copy today.
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