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Christmas Treats/ Bulimia

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Today was good, I ate healthy and went to the gym. Each day I inspire myself, find new ways of thinking of things and motivation for my well being. I was wondering about christmas though. There are always so many christmas desserts and things I don't know if I should just avoid them altogether or not? I have struggled with bulimia in the past for over three years, and am only 2 weeks purge free. Should I avoid them altogether or attempt to test my self control, is it too soon ? emoticon
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FANCYB 11/20/2012 7:52AM

  I love what you said, ALYSSADANNIELE. I have found this to be true, but I have never put it all together as well as you just did. That being said, I am 36 and I still 'slip' back to my bad habits when I eat unhealthy foods - sweets, mexican, southern cooking, and many carby breakfast foods. But especially sweets/desserts. I have struggled since my 13th birthday. Hang in there KRISCROSS44, you are brave to reach out for help. I have never done that myself and this is my first time to even comment on the subject. I am feeling the same as you. I know I should stay away, yet I will be around junk food constantly this upcoming season and I hope I am strong enough. One thing that has helped in the past is to always have a healthier snack in your purse to keep you from getting too hungry. I am weak when I am hungry. Almonds help me in those times. Good luck and hang in there.

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RG_DFW 11/18/2012 11:37PM

    If this is relatively in your beginning stages, I'd avoid it. Later on, as your diet/exercise program becomes more of a lifestyle, you can add the "bad" foods if done so in moderation. I'm at the point now where I can eat a piece of pie but I make other accomodations in the diet.

Stay with it, and good luck!

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LYNZ0917 11/18/2012 8:20PM

    First of all 2 weeks is great!! I also struggle with the sweets at the holidays and know they are very hard to avoid. I would say if these are your trigger foods, try to avoid them. You have come so far to take a step back and if you feel you may not be able to handle them then that's OK too. It might be too soon to tell but you are really the only person who can decide. emoticon

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ALYSSADANNIELE 11/18/2012 8:03PM

    At first I'd avoid 'em ...but that's a personal choice. I'm turning 30 in a month and barely got control over it about 7 to 8 months ago ...and I had been purging since I was 16 [sometimes as much as 3 or 4 times a day]. I've always viewed it as a personal choice, and didn't really see how it was affecting anyone else. I will offer this to you, my desire to purge ended on its own when I started eating healthy and stopped eating/buying foods or treats with refined sugars. I naturally stopped and realized after a few months that it had been a long time and was just kind of amazed. That being said, if I was to eat sh*tty right now, it would spiral and I'd probably binge then purge ...even though it's been so long. I hate having that crap in my body, but I love the taste ...I feel even better if I never introduce it at all. Again, your personal choice and I am in NO way criticizing anything you could say or do ...but if you focus on moving toward clean eating rather than focusing on not purging or being triggered, the transition is a lot easier. I had to stop saying "I won't purge today" and started saying "My body deserves only the freshest, best fuel". Either way, I wish you health and happiness emoticon

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