Most people who've experienced major success in life, in whatever endeavor, will tell you that they failed a hundred times before they succeeded. I think it's the same thing with weight loss. It is SO frustrating to win and lose and win and lose, over again. But remember, just because you went back to your old patterns in the past doesn't mean you will this time. Maybe this is really it. Posting here is a great first step. You're ready for a change, and you have all my support. I am rooting for you!
As for binging, have you tried getting rid of all tempting foods and stocking up with healthier snacks? That way if you do have the urge to binge, it'll be on baby carrots instead of cake, for example. But I know, boy do I know, it's easier said than done.
Just keep going. Your age and your past failures have nothing to do with whether you will succeed and lose weight this time. All that matters is the present; take things one day, one hour, one minute at a time, and you will get there.
Edited by: LILAJOY at: 8/27/2013 (21:10)
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2 8/27/13 7:39 P
Hi there, glad you've posted so honestly about this. All I can say is -- you CAN do it. Will it be easy? Maybe not, but I can see that you clearly grasp the behavior pattern. Have you thought about talking to someone who can help? I recommend the counselors at a family group called Focus (it's 855-771-HELP). There is also a fabulous resource that has helped so many of us - http://bit.ly/13XvtYJ. Most importantly, you definitely have the motivation and all the reasons in the world to live another 20 years in good health. And, when that day comes, we want you to post a video of you dancing at your grandson's wedding! All the best to you and we're rooting for you!!
Welcome to SP. It's not an easy road, but it is rewarding in the end. BTW, unless it's the most important thing in your life, you won't succeed. Hang tough!!
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8 8/27/13 8:39 A
I'm 75 years old and have finally realized I am slowly killing myself with food, and yet I continue to stuff my face. I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetic, two knee replacements, a bad back, have a hard time breathing and sleeping, I get out of breath when I walk just a very short distance.... I hate how I feel, how my clothes fit, how I cannot stop myself from eating anything and everything in the house. I do most of my binging at night. (I wait for my husband to go to bed). I have tried to lose weight in the past, and have been successful until I reach a point where I start eating again and I gain it all back. As of late, I will go a few weeks, or even a month and end up slowly going back to all my bad eating habits, then the night binge eating comes back. I cannot count the number of times I have "Started Over Again". I am at my wits end....I don't know what to do. I look at pictures of me before I stopped smoking and cannot believe I am the same person. Had I known I was going to gain this much weight, I NEVER would have stopped smoking. Now, instead of dying from cancer, I will die from obesity. I cannot even get excited about starting over again. But I know I must.....I don't want to die. I have so many wonderful things to live for. I have a wonderful marriage, beautiful grandson that I want to see get married, have children. God has Blessed me in so many ways, and still, I feel addicted to food.
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