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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Started feeling very indecisive and anxious and ended up overeating pretty seriously and having a strong urge to go to buy more binge food. Presently I'm fighting that urge and hoping to wait it out by distracting myself with the internet, coming here to check in, looking at my calendar reminder (if I make it through today I'll have 4 binge-free stickers in a row), and reminding myself of my May 10 camping trip goal. I want to be in better shape by then to maximize my opportunities to run/hike/climb and minimize my chances of injury during the aforementioned activities.

I'm pretty sure I've made the decision not to go out and buy more binge food. I am not hungry. I wasn't hungry when I was overeating. I don't need to eat any more and feel worse about my lack of self-discipline.

Unfortunately I never made my "emergency" list of go-to skills, but I think I will work on that now since I'm still fighting the urge to binge... Hopefully the next time I check in here I will have it done.

One thing I want to practice more is working with a timer. One of my other friends who I was talking to about anxiety said she had success using a timer to quantify things and not let tasks or other things feel so ovewhelming.
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    Great idea. I'll make up my own list of emergency go to skills. I had success today delaying some mischievous eating and feel better and will come up with more ideas to stave off binging.
    1173 days ago
  • v STEVEN2GO2
    I fought the urge to buy binge food tonight when I had an oppurtunity tonight. I love to veg out and just eat a bag of cheese popcorn. But somehow I found the will not to add it to my cart tonight ~ woohoo!

    I do no know if this will help you but here is my "emergency" list:

    take 'as needed' meds,
    deep breath,
    talk to a caring person,
    take a shower,
    play video game,

    1174 days ago
    "Unfortunately I never made my "emergency" list of go-to skills, but I think I will work on that now since I'm still fighting the urge to binge.."

    You cannot say never if you're working on it presently, Silly!


    Hang in there; make your list and practice those skills!!
    1174 days ago
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