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Want to maintain a healthy weight and continue to exercise and have a healthy lifestyle.
Want to maintain a healthy weight and continue to exercise and have a healthy lifestyle.




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Member Since: 5/21/2012

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My Goals:
Gain some control over my eating and be able to eat 3 normal sized meals a day. Lose the weight I gained while binging after losing 25 lb. Eat when I need to eat, don't live just to eat. Stop thinking about food so much and do other activities!

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3 meals a day, nothing in between. No sweets. Stay away from: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Cake, Donuts, Pasteries, Candy, Cookies, etc. These things all tend to start binges. Once I start eating this way nothing seems to satisfy me, so why start?

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OOLALA53
1/31/2014 12:24:06 AM

MJ, in the U.S, it is "normal" for women to be disatisfied with their bodies. I think women take it for granted and most can't imagine not feeling that they want to change something. It's pretty hard to fight. I think something we can do is just keep acknowleding the ridiculousness of our criticisms and divert. And also work at accepting our other parts of ourselves. It's funny how our bodies look better to us when we're easier on ourselves in other areas, too. It's an inside job!



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WHITLA011
11/7/2012 9:27:36 AM

i really liked some of the comments you made on the binge-free board. it's so nice to hear that other people have overcome the same issues that i have!



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MJ7910
5/29/2012 2:12:33 PM

That is my goal, to get to a point where I eat sanely and don't overdo it, when I know when to stop. I am trying to trace back to what caused this, why I have this problem. I know a lot of it has to do with having a big family and feeling like I had to eat quickly, that food was something that might not be available. I have been hesitant to not clean my plate. I don't want to be a member of the clean plate club. No need for that. There is food available. I don't know how many people have been ruined by their parents saying "think of all the starving children in Africa"... seems like just a thing that was said but it's so damaging for those of us who already have eating disorders. Or the other one i used to dread if i took too much food, my mother's chastizing voice "I guess your eyes were bigger than your stomach" or "waste not, want not"... what a psychological screw up to my thinking about food



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OOLALA53
5/24/2012 7:37:14 PM

I went to OA meetings years ago when their motto was "three moderate meals a day and life in between." At the time, I thought it was impossible and even wrong. In the last 28 months, I have adopted that habit with about 85% compliance and it has been wonderful. (Though I've done it mostly on my own. I had no health problems that my weight was impacting, so I took the risk and it has worked for me. Others may be different.) In any case, I'm glad to be your friend and urge to adopt an outlook of eating for sanity and vitality and weight loss will follow. I haven't counted calories, and weighed myself only periodically, to shift the focus away from weight loss. But I have lost 16% of my weight over this time.

Hope I'm not repeating myself! Vive sane eating! emoticon



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