Ce you are so on track with this process I hope you see it from your side. All those 'diet' books in the world are written toward the person who just needs to take off a few mindless junk few pounds - they have NOTHING to offer people like us who are battling so many emotions and turned to food for comfort, relief, protection, strength, etc. I looked up your book - the summary reads very emotional and I haven't yet faced all of my childhood demons. I keep thinking of what a shrink told me once when I told him I was choosing to opt out of the weekly therapy 'either do the work now or do an overhaul later' ... at MY age... I just don't know. Will the overhaul magically fix or change me? I just don't know. Anyway - what you're doing, nurturing yourself, getting in touch with your own past and figuring out how to live with it in the present - perfect. Recording food will you an awareness of the nutritional makeup and help you make decisions when you're ready. I'm glad you're here, reading, journaling, and taking care of you.