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2/13/13 12:46 A
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Ladybugsy, it's easier to binge until it's not. I have to tell you, it will take a lot longer than two months to get really established in these new habits. I wonder if there is something that might seem less trouble for you to try at a later time. It sounds like you were asking too much of yourself and not getting enough of a payoff. Can be difficult to find that balance. I've lost all my weight without tracking or using the gym or even regular exercise, though I'm not a slug.

It is possible to determine reasonable, relatively simple guidelines that take very little monitoring, if the goal is simple ending binging.



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2/11/13 9:19 A

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I think that it's thinking in terms of failure vs success and good vs bad that is (a big) part of the problem... If one is sensitive already to such ideas. I know that I am, and was.

It's not about being good or bad but about being YOU - I am telling myself - and about 'loving yourself' and cutting yourself slack, I think, but not by 'indulging' in food as a compensation for other things.

You don't have to be normal! grin. Just be YOU. Indeed eat when hungry stop when full. Sleep when tired. Say no when necessary.

It sounds so easy, I know, but it's not all that easy if you've been programmed (by other people, or by life experiences) to be 'tough' with yourself... don't be tough - be happy! :)
And don't be pissed off with yourself, This is not about knowing what is healthy or 'right' but about dealing with your feelings and the complexity of life. Nobody seems to really know 'what to do' or how to deal with life and if they do, then often, their ideas may not work for someone else. We have to figure it out for ourselves. Being mad with yourself is then a hindrance. So if you can, just 'get back on track', do some stuff that is healthy and that may help shift your mood and mind, like taking a walk, or doing some necessary chores in the household and you may feel more in control soon.

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2/11/13 7:09 A

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Thanks. I used to have a calorie counter app that actually helped me...or I thought so. I tracked my food and was listening to my body and realized when I was actually hungry versus bored etc. I even lost 17 pounds. And I didn't binge for almost 2mths which is the longest time I've gone without binging since I was in highschool. But then I gave up. All of a sudden I just didn't wanna go to the gym or care about what I ate. Sometimes I think its just easier to binge then try to be normal because I will most likely fail...

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2/11/13 6:41 A

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I do not use the tracker and when I do track what I eat, it's in a little book that I can travel(I don't have an I-phone).
I don't track all the time and like oolala said, it's more about dealing with the anger about yourself that will get you to stop binging.
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I don't use the tracker and haven't for over three years. Not recommended for bingers after the first few weeks... Some people here do but not those with the longest experience, unless they have a health issue. Some of them write what they eat in the notes but don't track calories.

Please see many previous posts about feeling guilt and anger after binging. They are part of the disorder and do not help stop binges in the long run. They make another binge more likely. Please try forgive yourself quickly. That will actually help you get over the habit more quickly, but it is a long process. It takes more than a few weeks or even months. You can't stay mad at yourself that long and still heal!

I'm on your side!

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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2/10/13 10:24 P

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Two things...I'm pissed because I binged tonight. I know its not healthy. I know I should eat right...blah blah blah. I have NO self control and it pisses me off!

I'm wondering if there's a way to add more info to my main screen on the food tracker. It shows calories and fat. But during the day I would like to look at totals and see cholesterol and salt etc. Instead of having to go into each thing I ate. Is there a way to do this?

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