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.
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733 12/16/12 11:01 A
I feel your frustration. Not fun. Back at it and soaking in all the positive energy from SP.
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5,092 12/14/12 6:45 P
Pick yourself back up and keep moving forward! No need to dwell on it anymore.
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!
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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.
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.
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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.
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!!
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.
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?
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3 12/10/12 10:12 A
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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