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Binge Eating

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

I have struggled with binge/compulsive eating for as long as I can remember. Everyone overeats from time to time but some people including me take it a step further. This behavior has always been extremely shameful for me which caused me to keep it a secret. Until this past week when I binged for 2 days and felt so terrible that I confided in my boyfriend. Even though the problem still exists, just discussing it with someone else allowed me to feel a sense of relief. I have spent the past couple of days reading on the topic and trying to formulate a plan for overcoming it. I think blogging about it will be therapeutic but it might also allow others to help me or help someone else who is struggling with the same problem. This is a journey that I look forward to :)

  
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CHRISTINA-11 3/6/2013 9:26PM

    Thanks so much! I appreciate the book recommendation and will look into that. Congrats on your success!
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OOLALA53 3/6/2013 12:46AM

    I recommend the book Brain Over Binge. I ended up using a lot of the principles from it and a lot of other influences, but it avoids a lot of the detours. The author was not a binger but stopped her disorder habits in such a way that her strategies also work with food. It's also important to aim at eating real meals in a relatively regular routine. I've been doing that with intermittant planned times of more relaxed habits for three years. Over that period of time, my eating has gotten incredibly better, and I've naturally eaten less each year, so that now I'm down to 82% of what I weighed when I started. But the feeling of not being controlled by food is even more important. In fact, when I started, I didn't even care any more if I lost weight. I just knew I had to find a way to live with food in peace.

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a little extra

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

My boyfriend wrote a blog about putting in a little extra effort in order to see reults. I thought about that this morning when instead of hitting snooze, I woke up early and hit the treadmill before work. I have a work dinner this evening and I knew I wouldn't be able to work out unless I did it in the morning. I feel more alert and energized than normal which makes getting up early worth it. Thanks for the inspiration babe :)

  
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DIBANANA 2/5/2013 11:50AM

  Good for you! I like doing mine early too. You feel better all day!

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self acceptance

Monday, January 28, 2013

I generally cannot look in a mirror without criticizing myself and for me, it is a difficult habit to break. That being said I am not a big fan of working out while being surrounded by mirrors because I spend too much energy on criticizing myself in my head. I have been actively trying to stop this process and today I made a breakthrough! I did a workout class at Lifetime in a room with mirrored walls and I completed the class without thinking one negative thought about myself. I know it sounds silly but that is really a big deal for me and I feel like it is a great step toward self acceptance.

  
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SASSYFITCHICK 1/28/2013 9:45PM

    It is a big deal. I know how you felt. Used to feel the same way. Once that criticism is gone you feel absolutely amazing. And that you can do so much more than you thought. Congrats on such an amazing achievement. emoticon

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Making progress!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Today I did bikram yoga for the first time. It was exhausting but it was a great experience! I bought a two week unlimited package and I will try to go as much as I can. I've been doing great hitting the gym and eating healthy for the past few weeks and I am so excited about it! I've lost a few pounds and today I put on a pair of jeans from college lol. I was looking for something in my disasterous closet and I stumbled upon some old jeans. They are definitely out of style but that is beside the point! I'd like to add that I'm also very lucky to have a supportive boyfriend to help keep me motivated.
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CANDICE293 1/26/2013 3:37PM

    emoticon on your progress you are doing great. Having someone in your life to help motivate you really helps! emoticon

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I'm still here

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I haven't been blogging lately but I am still on track with my goals. I've been hitting the gym and tracking my food and I am going to try Bikram yoga this weekend for the first time!!

  
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BARLOWMI 1/23/2013 7:37PM

    Bikram yoga??? emoticon

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RAPUNZEL53 1/23/2013 5:58PM

  Good Luck!

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