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GOOCHIE99 Posts: 348
11/10/13 12:33 A

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Great idea to leave your wallet at home.
I find if I DO NOT TAKE THE FIRST BITE, it seems to work, if i eliminate the
processed food which I ADORE. Once I eat the first cookie or first bite of ice
cream, nobody can stop me from finishing the package.

I have to cook my meals myself. I cook large batches and freeze individual servings.

On 8th day of binge free.

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11/8/13 12:48 A

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I have to leave my wallet at home when I go to work. I do the same thing ~~ buy junk food.

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11/7/13 3:20 P

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I think I am going to try to leave my money at home as someone else suggested a few days ago.

I did the lunch hour binge (I packed a healthy, perfect lunch) and then went out to the store and.....consumed 7 ounces of Gardetto's Rye Chips--I meant to have a few, but it did not work at that way as I sat at my desk.

Great suggestion!! This is my worse time. I must start sparking more-I did this before, but walked away and old habits have returned.

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11/4/13 1:25 A

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Thanks for the info on the book.

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11/3/13 12:19 P

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I'm in. I would really enjoy having a dialogue with you. I also belong to 21 days binge free.
I am on day 3. I have finished the book, "Salt, Sugar, and Fat" by Michael Moses.
If you want to know why you binge, you might want to get this book from the library and read it.
Good luck in stopping these food frenzies. You are not alone.

Goochie99

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11/2/13 1:14 A

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You and I are in the same boat....I've been eating non-stop for the last 2 hours at work. emoticon Let's both make a vow to start fresh RIGHT NOW. emoticon

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11/1/13 8:10 P

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I fell off the wagon big time. I went on a wonderful cruise abd food was EVERYWHERE NIGHT
and DAY!! Our culture and all social activities have FOOD CONNECTED to them.

Today, I am starting all over again.

I binge when I am happy, sad, stressed etc. If I take the first bite of the binge food, I can't stop
and I will eat stuff I don't even like.

Someday, I hope to learn to shut my mouth.

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10/28/13 6:14 A

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I am finding that if I leave my money at home I can't binge. I tend to binge at work and without can't do it if I don't money to buy junk food.

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10/13/13 10:37 A

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I have seen a therapist as well. She gave me lots of different advice, but one piece really struck home for me. It is the idea of getting rid of the word 'should' in your life. This can apply to multiple aspects of your life, but when it comes to food I think rather than 'should I be eating this' and the common guilt and shame that follow when I am eating 'bad' things. I try to think do I WANT to eat this food. Some times the answer is yes. Sometimes I take a step back and see what I am doing and chose not to hurt myself in that way. Either way I have made the choice and that is empowering in and of itself. So often I feel out of control when bingeing. Pressure and guilt make me want to take control and make myself feel better by eating even though I know I 'shouldn't'.

I often slip and forget this, but I always find that when I remember and bring myself back to this habit of thinking I am happier.

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7/14/13 11:56 P

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I do have a therapist that I see as well. I have been having a rough time with accountability and sticking to my goals and believing in myself. I know this is really for my own good and I am hoping to learn something from it...I am just stuck in a rut...

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That sounds weird to me that the nutritionist is telling you these things. I think she should at least offer you the names of other people, maybe a therapist, that CAN help you.

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7/13/13 8:26 P

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I have hit the bottom again. I keep bouncing around the same 5-10 and have been for almost a year. I just am not applying myself for some reason or thinking that exercising will fix everything. I binge out of jealousy of a friend who is losing weight very easily, I binge because I am upset about not being appreciated at work, I binge because I feel like a failure, I binge because I want to hurt myself or punish myself in some way without showing physical harm. My nutritionist told me yesterday that we have to take a break from me seeing her because I am not following my potential and it is not worth the time and money and energy (of me getting upset) until I can work on improving myself and see why it is worth it. I understand it is not because she is being mean, she is showing me tough love which is something that I need. Right now I am frustrated and totally eating off of what I normally eat. I just dont know what to do. I feel like quitting doing this.

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6/2/13 10:27 P

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Hey fellow bingers !I'm new to the sight & I've read through all the replies. I need a great deal of help in this area that's why i joined.

I have , however discovered a couple things that have helped me recently. Green tea. I pour it in my ceramic tea pot, let it steep & drink the pot. About 2C. It really helps to alleviate my cravings. Why? Not sure.

I read all of ONICAM'S replies & I hear it in her posts . I realize as most of you do that most of my binges result from anxiety, loss of control, loneliness .
I learned how to binge from my mother. I grew up in a stressful home. She would sit at night in front of the TV with a HUGE bowl of salty, buttery popcorn & finish it off with ice cream. During this time was NO stress only feelings of enjoyment, bonding & satisfaction - relief.

I realized that if I blog, write when I'm having the craving. It really helps. i don't mean just write about what you want & how bad. Looking inside yourself for the cause. There usually is one with me, anyway. Did you have along day at work & now have to deal with a long night at home. Are you a care giver with no life ? Are you feeling lonely ? Are you mad because your husband won't help with any responsibilities & are feeling life isn't fair, but you have no control.

Also ONICAM was having very small amount of cals I agree with others. what good is it restricting cals that much to lose weight if you eat 1000 at night because you were so hungry it brought on a binge. It helps me to chose good foods during the day . That are satisfying ,too so i don't feel like I'm dieting all the time.
Eating my dinner more around 5:00-5:30 helps. Instead of 4:00 & then I save some cals for a night time snack . I don't feel deprived.

Anyway. these are some things helping me on controlling my binges.It was so good to read the other comments. I'm in the right place !
I emoticon the Fozzie bear picture! Made me smile.

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I'm reading through this thread and its helping me already, just by identifying with what is said. I have not lost this past week for the first time since I joined SP about 6 weeks ago. I was really focused and I got side-swiped by work and now I am struggling just to keep my loss so far. I just want to eat MORE. I read the articles about satiety and applied those nutritional guidelines, but still something is eating me. I'm thankful the weather has improved. It is helping me to get outdoors and take in oxygen and ride my bicycle which I really enjoy. During that I can get the clarity to keep reminding myself of the hard work I've already done. Hopefully, posting this will keep me committed and I will move forward again.

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3/10/13 2:06 P

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Old behaviors die hard but I go back and build on what worked in the past. Mine was a program by Dr. Gould called Shrink Yourself and it is online. I purchased the book but the online program had all of the info and was a good study guide! When I start putting on weight again, I have to return to the program and start working it again. Self forgiveness and getting up and trying again worked for me. Read other people's inspirations! We all build on our strengths:o) emoticon

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Old behaviors die hard but I go back and build on what worked in the past. Mine was a program by Dr. Gould called Shrink Yourself and it is online. I purchased the book but the online program had all of the info and was a good study guide! When I start putting on weight again, I have to return to the program and start working it again. Self forgiveness and getting up and trying again worked for me. Read other people's inspirations! We all build on our strengths:o) emoticon

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3/1/13 1:27 P

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How to STOP Binging? Mmmm.... When I start, I am like a high speed train until I am stuffed or pass out. Real bad binger. I know that I can PREVENT binging by following a controlled carb or low carb program.(regulates blood sugar fluctuations) I focus on high nutrient foods. I try to heal the reason I am craving foods nutritionally and THEN psychologically. Exercise helps me feel more in my body and wanting to care for it more. I know that some foods and situations trigger a thought to binge. I try to be aware of that. Still not perfect but I will not give up... ever. emoticon

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2/28/13 1:39 P

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I'm going through the same thing and I hear ya. I'm 20 years old as well and up to this point this is all I've done...diet lose weight then binge...do another crazy fad diet lose weight and then binge...the cycle over and over again. This time I'm trying my hardest to lose weight the healthy way by keeping track of food and excercising but I find that I'm still binging (at least once a week) and it normally occurs in the evening. It's horrible...but at least I'm moving on and trying to forget the past and just keep striving forward. I don't have family or friends that support me either and believe me it's awful being stuck in this situation. I hate living like this and I'm open for any advice to stop this binge eating and diet the healthy way.

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2/26/13 10:41 P

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Beckafano is on to something...I find that using spirituality to self sooth is far better than the food. This always helps! emoticon

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Beckafano is on to something...I find that using spirituality to self sooth is far better than the food. This always helps! emoticon

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Just got off a binge :( Needed to find some way to vent.

I know the most important thing is not to take that first bite... as I'm fully aware I'm in binge mode and once I start, it's so hard to stop. But that little voice that says "Don't do it" is still too little right now... It's really out of control.

I do journal, write to friends for support... but whenever I sit down to write something and clear my head, my head is already pretty clear.

Next time, I will try to visualize a "stop" sign. Then maybe come on Spark and post here as well.

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12/29/12 10:36 P

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The only way I know how to beat this is one step at a time. I rely on posting here. I try to focus on not bingeing instead of on losing weight. Just remember that you are not alone in this. You have support.

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12/29/12 10:25 P

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I have a problem with binge eating. I eat right and exercise for a week or 2 but then I crash. I lost 12lbs in 12 days but I've gain most of it back a few weeks later. I really don't know what to do!!!! I find myself over eating when I have money or if I just went food shopping. I buy a lot of things that are healthy for me but I end up eating it until its all gone. Sometimes I over eat because I feel confident from losing so much weight, but I just crash. Right now I feel fatigue, sick, fat and depress. I really need to find away to over come this. I don't have no friends or family that can really support me because they don't know what I am going through. I am 20 years old and I don't want to live like this any more.

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12/17/12 10:33 P

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I wish this was a more active thread but I am.reading back through the posts so thanks.

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11/22/12 7:51 A

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PINKSPARKLE1965 - Leaning on God is often the best we can do - remember in our weakness, His strength is made perfect. Good luck and i can't wait to hear how good you did today.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!

This morning was a bad morning, but it's getting better. I just have a little dusting to do and then I can focus on enjoying my family this weekend. I just hope it's enjoyable. Hope your holidays go great and the rest of the weekend is just as great.

Never mistake failure as final

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

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I got one day down and I now thanksgiving is coming but I'm leaning on God not to treat my temple like garbage and not binge and enjoy the food He gave me I'm free from binges I'm praying that God will help me and I know He will yesterday was a good binge free day but I made some bad evening choices I could have done better with my nutrition emoticon Happy Thanksgiving everyone love hearts and rainbows emoticon emoticon

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11/11/12 5:00 P

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Craziness never stopps, I hate it and I'm not having a good day. I've been depressed all day. I don't even know why. I planned to just check in, not depress everyone, so I'll just let you know I still love my job and not so much anything else. So we'll just leave it at that. Hope everyone else is having a better day.

Never mistake failure as final

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

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11/8/12 7:52 P

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I do good all day but when I come home and I think of all the things that need to be done bills, dr app kids stuff...I get so stressed and food only seemed to be the answer but once I started I cant stop. Im tired of being like that I have been like that since I was in my teens...Im 32 married with 2 kids..Just had my second kid 8 years after my first 9months ago.

Tired of being the fat one!


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11/5/12 12:09 P

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I am so sick of my binging. I've had this issue ever since I was a teen. Needless to say at 32 its has not been pretty. I find my bing time is between 2-4. I can easily eat 3000 plus calories. Then its dinner time. I eat while I cook, eat dinner then eat while I clean up dinner. Almost every night I go to bed just feeling sick. I can't keep doing this. Especially since I just had DD #3 in Aug. I can't wait to get this under control! I need to not be home during that time but its hard because that is when my girls get home from school. I think my goal this week will be to walk on my treadmill during that time and see how that works out! Wish me luck!!!

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10/21/12 2:26 P

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I'm trying to get caught up on my 'Sparking.' I was hoping after getting a job things would calm down, but learning a job is difficult. However, I still like my job and I'm so glad I chose this one. I'm missing my spark friends though and hoping I can catch up soon. I also lost 5lb since my last weigh in and I'm so happy about it.

Never mistake failure as final

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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10/15/12 9:24 P

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I have had weight control problems all my life. I am so encouraged to find other people who
have been successful in learning how to eat moderately. I am on my 3rd day. I have a problem every time I eat at a social gathering, eat sweets, or am alone watching TV.

Hooray for my new IPAD. I am so busy entering my food on this program, I hope I can
change these behaviors permanently.

Good luck to all of you.

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10/6/12 10:26 A

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I am so glad our kitchen has a door. After dinner, I close it, and it's a visible reminder not to eat. When we lived in a house where the kitchen was open, we put up a curtain. It seems odd, but it helps me a lot!

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FINALLY GOT A JOB! PRAISE GOD! And just finished my first week there. So far I like it and I think I made a good choice. I'm doing Accounts Payable and Payroll for a non-profit company that helps kids with behavior problems. So far I like the work and LOVE the people. Now that I'm somewhere where I'm happy i just hope they don't change their mind and get rid of me after a couple weeks. I'll also have a 'space,' (not quite an office) with a window and I can have plants. I already bought two, a lilly and an orchid.

I also started walking again this week and tracking my calories. I'm not doing bad since I started my new job. Thank God for that too, because I gained back the 3lb I lost plus 6 more because of how depressed I was over not having a job. So it's time (overdue) to get back on track.

ASHPATCH11 - I try to keep a project or craft next to the couch, so when I get those cravings and munchies, I can keep myself busy with something other than food. I also make a list of things to do each afternoon and on weekends, that way I'm focused on something other than food. It doesn't 'always' work, but it sure helps.

Never mistake failure as final

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

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Hey guys new to this team! I am good with exercise and food until its night like 9pm-11pm i eat on the couch with my hubby all kinds of junk and if its healthy i eat so much its no longer healthy this is every night and weekends are really terrible :( I need to know how to stop thing from happening. what do you do ..provided it works for you for the most part?


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I'm looking for a job. My boss told me that we've lost enough business that he is selling the payroll part of the business and I'm going to be out of a job by the end of the month. I've been putting in applications for the last three days. And I have an interview on Monday.

Never mistake failure as final

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

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i'm pretty close to my goal weight, and i think, "i'm close, why not treat myself!" so i changed my goals to fitness goals, i.e., do more push-ups in a minute and limit my tv watching. it has helped a lot so far

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Keeping distracted works. Also changing my routines where I'm most likely to binge (i.e.; recliner & tv: I avoid those now). My dangerous bingeing time is 2 - 5pm. I've decided to shower & lie down for a couple hours instead of plowing into sugary foods. I'm usually exhausted at that time.

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

I may not be there yet but I am closer than I was yesterday.


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6/17/12 10:12 A

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I have to choose this morning to be the beginning of a new period in my life. The last months I have just let myself believe that as I walk out of the house, as I pay for a giant bag of potato chips, as I pay for a 2L container of ice cream, that it doesnt really matter and that just this once I can just go for the short term pleasure and relief of it. This "just this once" feeling with which I allow myself to slowly self-destruct, is now a once a day experience.

The worst thing is the loss of respect for myself that I feel afterwards. Today I have to commit to looking at this in a clear-eyed way. I have to see that binge as the destructive sabotage of my health that it is. Today I will restart with spark, and go for a daylong bike excursion. I will do the thing that always arrests a binge streak. I will tell my partner. I will tell the truth and it will bring it to a halt for a while. When I see the pain and worry it causes another person, it seems more real and it gets through to me what I am doing to myself.

Peace and good health to you all.

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I just joined this site and I love what so of you had to say about self esteem. That is my problem too.

I'm going to work on some of the things you said here, like getting rid of the snacks. I started with everything at 100 calories is okay. They were not things without sugar though. Like chocolate covered pretzels the mini ones. I have changed to sugar free with splenda but, when I love at the intake it has 30 grams of fat. So that's not much help. I'm going to make it a goal to look at the ingredients more careful. I don't want to make this as an excuse but my man does the shopping. I'm handicapped so I do go in the store.

I had my left hip replaced in Jan. 31, 2012 and the right May 21,2012 The left side had a problem and when I started walking the day of surgery. I feel and did some damage to the nerve above my knee. Also the inside of my leg is numb from the inner leg to the ankle. The leg is so week that I have to us a walker to get around. I'm doing better now and am able to go further then before. Another goal is to get in the store and shop for myself. My man has done a great job at buying veggies and I cut them up for myself for a week and then I eat much better.

I want to thank you so much for sharing. That has helped me get a start for myself.
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the only thing that has worked for me is making myself just STOP. just say that word to myself "STOP"... or i'll say "one bite is too much because 1000 is not enough" or i'll say "this food isn't going to satisfy me. so what will satisfy me?" and mainly just walking out of the kitchen, getting past the fast food place, doing whatever i can do to distance myself. i chew gum if i feel like i just need something in there to chew on and that's the issue... really it is hard because those emotions run rampant and i get that "i might as well give up and give in" attitude. if i can conquer that by asking myself if i'm really hungry then this can work. other times i feel like the binge monster is like a stemroller, running over anythign in its path. i need to picture myself stopping the binge monster... not lowering that drawbridge, not letting it come over... i try lots of metaphors where i am stopping it... thought stopping techniques. most of this stuff works if i am in the right mindset. when i'm not in the right mindset it is liek the angel vs. the devil on my shoulders. "you really want to have this. just have this one"... vs "you don't need this food to satisfy you"... on and on. very tough stuff but it can certainly be done.

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A little smile can help stop a binge...maybe? Try to be happy gals!
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I have been way out of control again yesterday and even several times for the past week.

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I'd love any advice I can get on how to stop bingeing. I've gained 10lbs this month, and gone from bingeing 3-4 times a week, to bingeing more than once a day. I'm trying to identify the stressors and what's changed but it's overwhelming.

I'm starting slow today and trying to relax and deal with my feelings in an emotional way, and use food for my nourishment needs only.

Support needed here!

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I have been super busy with things.

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RUFUSRIO: emoticon emoticon loved your post!

Edited by: AUSSIEFLOSS at: 4/6/2012 (00:09)
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If you have lost weight or at least not gained any that is a plus. The trouble is when I binge, the gain doesn't always show up right away but in a few days I do notice the scale is climbing.

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I've had a rough few past days with last night being a full on binge. I hadn't binged in a while so this time I really tried to focus on what was going on and how I was feeling. I heard some really bad news about an ex boyfriend that I still care deeply about and it emotionally affected me a lot. I thought about what I was doing as I was basically shovelling food in my mouth, I thought about how embarrassing it was, I thought about how crappy I was going to feel today because my stomache was going to hate me, but one of the things that really was striking me and bumming me out was that I was going to have to remove my little check in the box for being binge free on my spark goals... haha whodathunkit! Today is a new day and I'm not going to beat myself over the past few days or the binge last night. I'm working 12 hour shifts from today until Monday and I've set a minigoal that if I can eat healthy/good for me foods, and not go overboard then I can get a small starbucks on Monday morning before work because I've been craving one. Today begins a new sparkstreak for no bingeing!!

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I'm really struggling, but I think I'm just going to do these 8 things:
1) Stop buying binge food altogether.
2) Stop thinking that 200 cals over gives me the license to go 2000 cals over.
3) Eat as if everyone is watching me.
4) Throw out any binge food that tempts me.
5) Eat what I enjoy within my daily budget, as compared to what society wants me to eat (i.e. have a breakfast food for dinner if it'll curb the binge).
6) Recognize I must get over this for my health and well being.
7) Weigh-in to keep accountable.
8) Forgive myself.

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I have someone working with me and I have not binged since the 8th. I have lost some weight, but other than that I am not seeing any other changes.

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great advice ........thanks!

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