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ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (191,819)
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2/11/13 11:36 A


Don't beat yourself up because you had an emotional binge. These things happen to us all. It doesn't make you a bad person or an unhealthy one. The fact that you haven't had a binge in a long time really does say you've been doing the right things. And the fact that you were being mindful of your portions (as best you could) is also a step in the right direction.

Guy problems can make us all a little crazy. Remember, you're a strong woman !! Don't waste your energy on this guy. there are better ones out there who WILL treat you right and respect you. Put this fellow behind you and don't be afraid to walk away.


TORTOISE110 Posts: 7,621
2/11/13 6:32 A

Confidence comes one step at a time. I hope you remember this today when I know you are going to be focused on starting anew and staying on your own path.

As everyone else has said, your Awareness is the best. None of us is perfect but when we really get involved in Spark we know the truth. Boy friend trouble does not equal a need for food. It may mean time to talk to a good friend though to sort out how to handle that!

What I know is that you deserve both healthy food and healthy relationships

SLIMMERKIWI Posts: 26,165
2/11/13 5:42 A

I think that this happens to most people at some time or other. The thing is, you have done it, but more importantly, you REALIZE that you have done it AND WHY! The knowing the reason goes a long way to helping us to not do it again - or at least in a hurry.

I suggest that you find some good action plans for times like this. Perhaps going out with a friend or putting on some music and dancing till your heart's content. That is a real good way to get a work-out, too - LOL!

Take care, and remember - DON'T go beating yourself up!

FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (144,741)
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2/10/13 9:30 P

What a non-scale victory you had today! You saw and acknowledged the dangers, you minimized it, accepted it and are ready to move, know, like a skinny person! emoticon Ok, now it is time to suck it up and realize that over eating (even healthy foods) does not heal the hurts. Exercise does, though!

THING TO REMEMBER! You will show a temporary weight gain. Remember that it takes an *additional* 3500 calories to gain a single pound. It is unlikely that you ate enough extra calories to cause even a 2# gain, so be kind to yourself. Back on track now. Success is coming! emoticon

BAIRMAR SparkPoints: (17,753)
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2/10/13 9:04 P

I am so frustrated, hurt, and disappointed in myself!

It has been months since I have truly binged until today. I guess the only redeeming quality is that today was more about out of control portions since my fridge and cabinets are stocked with much healthier choices. The whole idea of moderation went out the window however...

I had been seeing a guy and against my better judgement kept seeing him yielding some poor results. He was so complimentary of my body and healthy ways that I think I willingly overlooked what should have been red flags. Now that I am smaller and stronger and look better I need to believe it myself so I don't feel the need to seek praise from guys like the last. As my health and diet have been getting in line I was gaining confidence to date but now I am ready to crawl into a dark hole all over again.

I ate WAY too much but at least I identified my trigger, ate things that would count as healthy if consumed in moderation, and had a realization of why I was on a losing path.
That counts for something right? Ugggghhh :(

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