How are you? Still in the game? YOu posted a question on the LIving Binge Free team several months ago, saying "So I was thinking we could set up a thread where could post each time we have an urge but don't act on it."
We actrually have a thread for that on the general section called "What did you think/ do TODAY instead of giving in?" People don't use it much. They also get caught up in giving advice about what people should do and not necessarily what they DO. They also make generalizations about what they say they do all the time. I've tried to guide it so that it is about something they did within the last few hours to get over the hump. I think that is much more valuable. It shares ideas but also gets the person to acknowledge a successful habit, thereby patting herself on the back, which habit theory tells us is reinforcing.
It's a great idea, but like many, not what people end up doing!
Now I feel like I'm stalking you a bit, but no matter. I'm afraid you may have had some setbacks after early success and optimism. Don't let them derail you! This IS doable. No S is a great foundation for sane eating in an insane food atmosphere. Millions of healthy people in the world live without a lot of snacking, sweets, and definitely not seconds. They enjoy their food, too. You can be one of them. 645 days ago
Wanted to comment on your feed, but it's set to private. I say over and over on LBF, the 21-day thread that stress can make us want to eat (the lower brain yakking) but it can't MAKE us eat. We can always choose just to ignore the thoughts and urges, as long as we're feeding ourselves reasonably. (Note that Kathryn did not diet. She ate regularly. But she wasn't overweight, either. She was lucky to be cured of wanting to be slimmer than she was. Plenty of women of her size still are convinced they need to be smaller. Nothing gets the lower brain going like a few months of that. )