“If left to our own devices we will fail. We can’t do this alone.” – Tennie McCarty I arrived. I survived. I am detoxed. After six days of intense therapy and a diet abstaining from caffeine, flour, sugar and gluten, I feel better than I have in years! Or ever? I haven’t been without one of […]
So, only six more days until I check in as a “client” at Shades of Hope. I started off kinda nervous… now I’m just excited! The whole thing reminds me of summer camp. Actually, SOH even looks like summer camp! Ohhhhhhh, I can’t help but grin 🙂 You see, I absolutely adored camp when I […]
Heads up! The last three episodes will run back-to-back, starting at 11 p.m. until 2 a.m.! Tonight, we say goodbye to our eight addicts 🙁 Well, some of us will. I feel compelled to share my true feelings about this situation. Let me choose a feeling word…. Oh, I don’t know… Anger? Yes, I’m angry that […]
So, okay… Karen presents a bin bag from the ladies restroom to Tennie and Kim. Why? On top is a napkin with what looks to be spit up or vomit on it. I’m assuming it was a small amount. Karen to Tennie and Kim: “It looks like beans, Amy had beans and was mashing them up like re-fried beans.” Kim […]
“Addiction is the only disease that says, you do not have it!” – Tennie McCarty Click on image to watch the clip Is food controlling your life? Do you feel out of control? Meet someone with a food addiction and find out what it takes to break the cycle.
“I can’t take the time away from work… I’ve got kids, my insurance won’t cover it. I’m not rich” Hmmmm, likely excuse. First thing first, stop complaining! Second thing, get your sorry no good, lying (all addicts lie), cheating, excuse making and not willing to make sacrifices SELF to a meeting. When you get to […]
In this riveting new docu-series, eight people battle their addiction to the one thing they literally can’t live without: food. At Shades of Hope, a rural Texas treatment center, these desperate clients struggle through an intense 42-day treatment plan led by maverick therapist Tennie McCarty. In the series premiere of Addicted to Food, the new […]
“You had to work to get here. You have to work twice as hard to get out.” – Camela Balcomb, Executive Director of Shades of Hope Last night I snuggled up on the couch with a couple of close friends to watch the highly anticipated premier of ‘Addicted to Food.’ First, I would like to […]