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FITNESS_ELLE Posts: 1,668
12/16/12 11:41 A

I'm so sorry you had a tough day! I've been there... You have a supportive network here at the spark, so maybe you could read through blog posts when you are feeling unmotivated. I know it's helped me!

Is there anything in particular that you crave? I recently found out that my two binge-culprit foods tortilla chips and chocolate both have nutrients that I wasn't getting enough of in my diet. Tortilla chips have magnesium and Dark Chocolate has Iron. I recently started taking supplements, and the cravings have definitely subsided.

TRIMLAW SparkPoints: (28,473)
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12/16/12 11:01 A

I feel your frustration. Not fun. Back at it and soaking in all the positive energy from SP. emoticon

KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (81,278)
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12/14/12 6:45 P

Pick yourself back up and keep moving forward! No need to dwell on it anymore.

MNNICE Posts: 17,161
12/11/12 9:49 A

It happens, but as we accept it and are more aware of it, it happens less. We do have to unlearn it and it takes time. Just get right back on track and never give up!

SAKS20111 SparkPoints: (18,208)
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12/10/12 11:48 P

process ur emotions without food. im emotional eater too, so, we just have 2 unlearn this behavior. its not easy, but doable. find ur safe space in other element to process ur emotions. write, kickboxing, dumbbell, call a sponsor...etc. hang in there. this 2 shall pass.

CUTIEFUL024 Posts: 478
12/10/12 11:29 P

We all do it. Have patience with yourself and try to remember that the longer you allow your negative self-talk to trickle in, the louder that voice will get and the further it will pull you from your goals. Continue to remind yourself that these things can and will happen, remember that you are not alone, and try to flood yourself with positive self-talk that will help you to get your motivation back.

MARITIMER3 SparkPoints: (208,110)
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12/10/12 7:21 P

If we are honest, most of us have days like that. The faster you forgive yourself and get back on track the better. Try to figure out why you reacted the way you did, and think of how you could have handled it better... but don't expect yourself to be perfect all the time...SP doesn't.

GOING4MUSCLE Posts: 5,233
12/10/12 12:30 P

"All that hard work and I destroyed it"

You didn't destroy anything. You just stumbled! Now, you pick yourself up..brush yourself off..and climb right back into that wagon, girl!! emoticon emoticon

We've ALL had our stumbles. Shoot, I've started right back at the beginning, sooo many darn times, it's not even funny! But, I just got myself back in the race and began again. The key is *learning WHY we stumble*..and then go about fixing the issues. Brushing them under the rug, gets us nowhere, except right back at the start, AGAIN. emoticon

Today is a new shoot for the stars!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

STARDUST2K4 Posts: 1,376
12/10/12 12:20 P

Well, you came here and that's a wonderful first step. I've binged so many darn times that I can't even count. The important thing is to set goals for yourself. I noticed that your ticker is 0's all around. Maybe set a small achievable goal for yourself? Maybe instead of turning to food on those rough days, you could journal, or blog instead?

1261PEKEFREAK SparkPoints: (65)
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12/10/12 10:12 A

emoticon After having a really tough day Friday I came home and ate EVERYTHING I could.What a binge!!And now I feel terrible,hopeless and ashamed.All that hard work and I destroyed it.Any tips?

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