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Binge Eating Past and 2 Pounds Down

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

I don't mean to sound ungrateful to my body, but how the heck did I lose 2 pounds? I just weighed myself on Monday and there was no change. I'm a little nervous to be excited about this because I'm worried the fat that will find its way back just as quickly as it left.
I've been tracking my calories and staying on track, but I can't seem to feel fully satisfied after I'm done eating. Maybe that's the binge eater in me. For the past 6 months I've been over eating like crazy; and no matter how much I eat, I feel like I can keep going and going. Now that I'm tracking what I eat, the feeling is still there, but I know I'm getting enough. Maybe it's because I'm breastfeeding? Maybe it's mental? I just hope my body adjusts to the new lifestyle I'm trying to lead soon, because I want to feel nourished, not like I'm just counting down the minutes until my next meal.
Ah! I sound so grouchy! I really am excited about losing 2 pounds, I'm just scared it's gonna come back and bring more pounds along.
Just keep going, just keep going!
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BRITTBOT89 5/10/2013 1:59AM

    Hey!

I have history with serious binge eating and I know that feeling you're talking about. Since I've stopped the binge process I go through phases where I feel totally fine with the amount I'm eating - but of course when I'm stressed or feeling something else emotional, something inside me tells me to overeat. What I can say is that the voice that tells me to binge has gotten more quiet and I'm more able to ignore it than I was before. If you feel like binge-eating is a real issue, I know my counselor had me try to limit binges and lessening any guilt that was coming with them. Just sort of accepting that I was coping with life in that way and introducing new ways to deal. I can tell you that I was probably eating 3000-4000 calories in a day depending so it was obviously a really big thing for me.

You can do this, tracking is so essential to getting through these tough times. Allowing yourself to not be perfect is also helpful - it's not a race, it's the rest of your life. One day of overeating doesn't mean your 2 lb weight loss will be reversed, nor does it mean you failed - I struggled with trying to accept those things for a while (even still sometimes).

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