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6/8/11 10:50 P

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Hang in there and don't give up. I've been falling into some bad habits again during the past couple months and when I gain, I gain big. Some suggestion:

- Don't beat up on yourself because you don't deserve it.
- Try to get involved with something else and keep good snacks on hand so reach for better choices.
- Keep a journal and write how you are feeling at the time.
- Find a SparkBuddy or two for support.
- Think of how far you've come and build on that.
- Read the comments and articles suggested on this board.
- Try to help someone else. It will do a lot for you.

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6/3/11 2:39 P

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I know that keeping your hands busy is a good thing. I do not know why being busy didn't work a few days ago, but while I was doing heavy cleaning I have been wanting to eat all day long, I have also binged multiple times that day.

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6/3/11 2:03 P

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If you keep your hands busy with other things (journaling, crafts, puzzles, etc.), you can keep them off food. Also keep you mind occupied with soothing, confidence-building activities like prayer, meditation, conversation with supportive, positive people; even talking to plants can be soothing to your mind. Shift your focus from food to something else and you will automatically cut down on binging. Needless to say, keep the most tempting items out of site, or better yet, out of the house.

Be strong!

"A candle loses none of its light or warmth by lighting another candle" Anonymous

Go share your light with someone who needs it.


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CD4048900 Posts: 8,614
5/25/11 5:53 A

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Kate09390-Anything that you do that you think will help you that is within the law and your morals is OK. If you are feeling good because a guy is interested, go with it. But don't attach your mental and physical well-being to another person. Just work with positive feelings and go from there. Reconnecting with old friends might help too. The same thing. Draw from others what you need to help yourself become better, and make it your own. You can do this.

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5/25/11 3:32 A

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I first want to put it out there that I still binge often and seem to go through the exact same roller coaster emotions that you describe. Currently (aka the past 4 days) I have been binge free and I have found that it is directly due to my positive emotional state. This scares me because I realize that i am so screwed up emotionally that I am FINALLY in a happy place because a guy is truly interested in me - i know pathetic. But that brings me to the point of this wall post. I think that we all need to find something outside of temporary satisfaction that can lift our mood. I have always known that stress/depression brings about binges, so whatever it is make sure that it has little to no chance of stressing you out. I think that I am going to begin to make a stronger effort reconnecting with "positive" friends that over the years I've lost contact with.
...what do you think?

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5/25/11 3:31 A

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I first want to put it out there that I still binge often and seem to go through the exact same roller coaster emotions that you describe. Currently (aka the past 4 days) I have been binge free and I have found that it is directly due to my positive emotional state. This scares me because I realize that i am so screwed up emotionally that I am FINALLY in a happy place because a guy is truly interested in me - i know pathetic. But that brings me to the point of this wall post. I think that we all need to find something outside of temporary satisfaction that can lift our mood. I have always known that stress/depression brings about binges, so whatever it is make sure that it has little to no chance of stressing you out. I think that I am going to begin to make a stronger effort reconnecting with "positive" friends that over the years I've lost contact with.
...what do you think?

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5/25/11 2:45 A

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I can relate - I recently posted an SOS here and got lots of support. Asking for support and help is a great first step! Take it one day at a time. Playing the "10 minute delay" game helps me. I put off eating for 10 minutes - the trick is to choose a positive activity to do during those ten minutes, then I just keep delaying. Focusing on my in and out breaths with a healthy mantra helps too.

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5/24/11 12:34 P

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You are reaching out for help, and that is a good step. The urge to binge can be very powerful and hard to resist. Try delaying a binge for a few minutes, then a few more, then a few more. Don't think about not binging for the rest of your life, or the rest of this week or even the rest of today. Just focus on the next few minutes. Post and read as much as you can on this team. It does help because we all care.

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5/24/11 8:40 A

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I go through OA. This group is for people who over eat, anorexic, bulimic, or other eating problems. There are phone meeting, online meetings an face to face meetings. One of the sites for the online meetings is oa12step4coes.org/ . You would then click on meeting rooms and there are 7 meetings a day every day. All of the meeting times are in the US EST zone. They are at 7:00 AM 10:30 AM 2:30 PM 6:00 PM 8:15 PM 10:30 PM 12:30 AM. There are a number of people on the we care list and a number of sponsors. I have 1 sponsor and talked to a couple of people on the we care list. I am not to the point that I have not binged once, but it has reduced the amount by a lot.

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5/24/11 8:31 A

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I have been binging for 2 weeks and have gained 3lbs. This has put me in a depression and I don't know what to do. I feel so out of control.

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