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A very close look at the binge demon


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Thursday, October 11, 2012


I wanted to put this monster under the microscope. When I first noticed him in the emoticons, I thought 'how cute, a little imp'. Later I realised he's not cute at all. He's the cause of most of my problems (yes ok I know I collude with him, but still). So here he is, enlarged and in all his hideous glory. emoticon

Of course this is just a REPRESENTATIVE binge demon. I'm fairly sure that my actual has a face like a wobbly gut, wrinkly and dimpled with cellulite. He probably has chocolate drool running down his double chin too (not me, him). emoticon

All this is a roundabout way of saying that YES! he got to me again today. He snuck up on me as he always does. I'd been sparking along quite happily this week then at lunchtime today I felt really hungry so I had a half baguette sandwich instead of the type with bread in and I ate it late because I was working to a deadline this morning. emoticon

Big mistake, massive. Then a colleague asked me twice if I wanted anything from the shop and the second time I said chocolate biscuits and she came back with chocolate AND biscuits and a bunch of colleagues came out of a training session with leftover food including chocolate and another colleague announced it's his birthday on Monday but he's going to be away so he had bought two cakes (neither of which I ate any of) then I went clothes shopping, late and got really hungry because I'd eaten loadsa junk and my blood sugar plummeted and the rest is . . . too gluttonous to relate. emoticon

And tomorrow my bestie is taking me out to posh tea and I won't want to eat it all because I was meant to be saving calories today. Serve me right. emoticon

In future, I am not eating work nibbles. At all. And if the binge demon shows his face around me before Christmas, he's gonna get it in the gizzard with a frying pan. emoticon

And that includes Hallowe'en. emoticon
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DARIALEIGH 11/25/2012 5:49AM

  The workplace is filled with temptations. Good job making a plan and not beating yourself up too badly about the hiccup.

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GODDREAMDIVA1 11/6/2012 9:08AM

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EFFRAYECHILDE 11/1/2012 8:37AM

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BRAVELUTE 10/27/2012 9:31AM

    ChristinaTobias has a nice discussion about what to do AFTER the binge. I read her ideas on her blog yesterday:

http://www.sparkp
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NLYR20 10/23/2012 4:33PM

  Should fire mine too..

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HYATTI1 10/19/2012 6:47PM

    It's a struggle.

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NEWCHINELO 10/16/2012 5:43PM

    same here!

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EOWYNRUSS 10/15/2012 1:09PM

    I see you've met my former, uh. Flame, the binge demon. Just like a bad boyfriend that you break up with but won't go away, he hangs around, making a nuisance of himself. He keeps showing up when I need somebody, and when I tell him to get lost, he says he's changed, that he just wants me to feel better. He offers a shoulder to cry on, and then offers me my fave foods. He knows they cheer me right up. I am touched by his thoughtfullness. Then, a mountain of chocolate later, he up and says he has to go, I'm not really his type,I've really let myself go, and he has somewhere more fun that he has to be. And then I realize: the binge demon is STILL a demon! He's a jerk and a bunch of other horrible unmentionables and makes me feel like crap. But now, I know how to beat him, with a cast iron skillet to the back of his ungreatful, ugly little red head! emoticon

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DMEYER4 10/15/2012 6:50AM

  emoticon the binge demon you are in great emoticon emoticon as fast as you can

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SUNSET09 10/15/2012 2:05AM

  He knows when we are at our weakest and plays with us. We are more than conquerors and this is one step at a time for us all. It's okay to enjoy a snack or chocolate every now and again but don't think now that you've done that, you can continue on in defeat. Don't forget, there's an angel on the other shoulder! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NORROG 10/14/2012 10:46PM

    The Binge Demon has been in Arizona for two days!!! emoticon

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MIATIA1 10/14/2012 9:03PM

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CHARCAT45 10/14/2012 8:09PM

  Newbie here. Loved to have a face put to this demon. I have lost weight before but I just don't understand why I am having such a hard time this time. I have accuired a muffin top after I had a hysterectomy & am having a very hard time getting rid. Any advice appreciated. Maybe I will remember that devil face next time I break my diet, agai.

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REENIE131 10/14/2012 7:57PM

    I know that demon. I don't ever want to see his face again!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 10/14/2012 7:47PM

    That binge demon has been rearing his hideous, ugly head around here too.
I need to work on getting better at fighting him off.




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GRAMSROC 10/14/2012 6:55PM

  I'm familiar with this demon.

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DANLENO1949 10/14/2012 5:03PM

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IFEOMA4 10/14/2012 4:35PM

  My people say a problem identified is one half solved. emoticon

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TYD1LUV01 10/14/2012 2:38PM

    I lost to the binge demon yesterday! It started with waiting to eat with a friend who came down for homecoming. I did well at breakfast but breakfast time yesterday was my normal snack time so my body was out of whack. To top it off we went to a jazz event with appetizers. I did load up on veggies but also ate several baked chicken wings that were not on my plan. I felt myself eventually saying well I messed this day up might as well enjoy myself, but that is how it starts for me... I had to start over this morning if I didn't my mission would have come to a screeching halt. Thanks for sharing.

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NKOUAMI26 10/14/2012 2:28PM

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SCANNERS181 10/14/2012 11:20AM

    That darn binge demon knows when I'm weak: sick, hormonal, etc I'm glad we say its war against this evil presence. Our arsenal is wonderful leafy greens for example and other body and mind leveling fruits and vegetables lol ... But it's true!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PEACOCK15 10/14/2012 10:49AM

    Fighting with you too! I hate working in an office sometimes. I just recently made the same vow you did, but I love your analogy.. We will conquer this demon!!!
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CARPROTH 10/14/2012 10:41AM

    Fighting right along with you!!! emoticon

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LOVEMYBODY2012 10/14/2012 9:19AM

    A pox on the binge demon and a hug for you! Your posts offer so much humor, something we all need. Onward!

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KEITHEYOUNG 10/14/2012 9:14AM

  All things in moderation...especially moderation.

There's nothing wrong with a binge on a rare occasion. No need to beat yourself up.

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POSITIVEPAULA8 10/14/2012 5:29AM

    Good on you emoticon

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TORTISE110 10/14/2012 5:06AM

    Often people bring food to an office because no one wants to eat that way at home! You ate on to something.

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SHAZG321 10/14/2012 3:57AM

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FIREFLY_MEDIC 10/14/2012 2:50AM

    :)

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ROCKETGIRL229 10/14/2012 1:02AM

    Thank you for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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SUSUSUZZZIE 10/13/2012 11:12PM

    emoticon emoticon
LOVE YOUR BLOG and all the best to you as you fight that demon!

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EMILYDOODLE 10/13/2012 9:10PM

  Great blog! emoticon

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FAT2GAINHEALTH 10/13/2012 9:05PM

    great blog i personally surcame to binge on snack size milky ways ALL OF THEM IN A BAG...!!!! emoticon
MARCIA

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ANNE1123 10/13/2012 9:02PM

    Now that there is a name to this awful culprit, I feel better. Thanks for making this blog!! The Binge Demon, indeed! Off with his head!

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VIRGO_QUEEN 10/13/2012 7:39PM

    Great blog...keep pushing!

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DEBK0923 10/13/2012 7:17PM

    Great blog

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KKARENKM 10/13/2012 5:54PM

    thanks

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 10/13/2012 5:30PM

    Great post....

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LKG9999 10/13/2012 4:35PM

    He was after me last night as well, but I managed to fend him off with a single serving of homemade hot chocolate (2 TBSP cocoa powder, 1 TBSP Nesquick).



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TXGRANDMA 10/13/2012 4:33PM

    Very imaginative and cute! What a great storyteller you are! Thoroughly enjoyed it and of course, this little critter sneaks up on all of us, some more frequently than others. He's pretty hard to sweep under the rug! emoticon

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ANYVAR54 10/13/2012 3:49PM

    He's been around at my house big time. I hadn't seen him for months, and then all the Halloween candy has been in the stores, and just jumping out at me. OUCH.
Thanks for sharing.

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AMARILYNH 10/13/2012 3:33PM

    As someone already mentioned, he DOES get around!! He was in Georgia yesterday - I sure hope he moves on soon!!

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DRAMAGIRL32 10/13/2012 3:32PM

    Binging is one of my biggest problems. My only cure is never keeping sweets in the house (my downfall). I try to eat fruit or a fiber one brownie. I feel better just recognizing its not an uncommon phenomenon!

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PINK-SOLDIER 10/13/2012 2:56PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon it's got me so many times..............

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KATHARINEBRAY1 10/13/2012 2:45PM

    emoticon

she devil emoticon

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SEWMOM007 10/13/2012 2:19PM

    Great blog. I often look at "those foods" and say evil, under my breath; now I know its the Binge Demon and will keep an air frying pan handy to BOP him! There's something to not wanting to track our overly-consumed foods, isn't there? Joining in the battle!

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HEALTHY-SPARK 10/13/2012 11:36AM

    lol -- this was so funny. Now I've got a face to match up so I'll know when he's poking around in my life too!
Thanks!!
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SENIMMO 10/13/2012 11:34AM

    emoticon this was incredible, thanks so much for sharing. As you can tell, you are NOT alone battling the little bugger! But swinging that frying pan will give you a workout! Especially if you use cast iron emoticon
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JLEMUS1 10/13/2012 10:57AM

    I have met that evil demon,,,lets kick his A--- together!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AZTLAN777 10/13/2012 10:28AM

    Awesome blog! emoticon

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