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My Battle with Binge Eating!

Friday, February 01, 2013

I was at my wits end dealing with these uncontrollable urges to binge! I was so frustrated and fed up I reached out on the message boards on 1/25 asking for advice and help to fight my battle with binging. The responses I received were so encouraging it motivated me to commit to fight binge eating. I usually start something full force, only to have one bad day and fall off the wagon and quit. Whether it be a new hard core exercise regimen, or a crazy fad diet, or a promise to quit binging... I always start with intensity for the first day or two and fail to meet my unrealistic standards or fall short of perfection and give up quickly. One of the responses to my post on the message boards said, "Don't start where you want to be, start where you are." - This really struck a cord with me and I realized that my problem hasn't been that I can't live up to my own unrealistic goals or expectation of perfection it's that I mess up or fall off the wagon and don't pick myself up and try again. Instead, I give up completely. I'm going to keep trying this time, starting with everyone's tips and advice from the message boards and I'm going to try to track my eating habits blog about my journey on the way to help me figure out the emotions behind my binging... and hopefully improve my habits along the way.

Everyone who responded to my desperate post has been so helpful and supportive it has really encouraged me to commit myself to getting better with this. The support I've gotten in response to reaching out has been absolutely incredible and motivating!!! I really appreciate all the advice and support so much, so thank you a million times over to everyone who responded to my plea for help.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NOWSDATYME 2/2/2013 12:10AM

  Seems as though you now have the right perspective. It's always hard to start any weight loss journey, but if at the beginning you set realistic goals, you will achieve success. Continue with the advise and encouragement you receive here at SP. It does wonders for a positive attitude. I'm rooting for you!

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