Last night when I attended the "schmooze" for local filmmakers, I met a man who produces short films. He said he is starting a project dealing with obesity, but the film is actually about being honest with ourselves. As he talked about the film, he mentioned having a hard time finding overweight actors to cast. I asked him if I could audition, but he responded that I am not heavy enough.
YAY for me! I'll take that as a compliment!
This morning I sent him an email and explained that I used to be obese and know all too well the mindset of compulsive overeating. I asked if I could help on the project (work on the set, or consult), but I haven't heard back yet. I would love to read the script and see if it gives a realistic, accurate, feel to food addiction.
AND... for the record... I did fine last night with attending two social functions. Posting about the dilemma beforehand helped me, since I felt like I needed to report back on my success. Thanks!