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Day 21 Binge Free!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

I am so encouraged that I seem to have turned some kind of corner in my battle against binges. One of the key things lately is that I retrained my brain to seek activities other than eating to fill the spaces in my day when I usually would be in the kitchen looking for food. It's strange, and I think there must be some other factors involved that clicked in my head, but I don't even get urges to binge. I'm hardly having anything sweet, which may stimulate binges, but I'm deciding I don't want the end result that comes from having a little. Why have a little when I know it will lead to more. I don't want to risk it. My goals are more important than having the candy bar or piece of cake.

Two quotes I've mentioned before, but really mean a lot to me, so they are worth sharing again:

Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.––by Goethe


Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.

I think the second one really has empowered me to get out of the bondage to binge eating. To anyone else who now struggles with binges and overeating, THERE IS HOPE!

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POPSY190 8/24/2013 3:39AM

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SUEPERWOMAN 8/23/2013 1:51PM

I congratulate your binge-freedom!
I have also been making such amazing strides this year.
Taking the excess food away has cleared my mind and my intentions for my own life.
It will free me of excess weight, yes, but it is also freeing me of emotional baggage I didn't even know that I had.
I applaud you and I am rooting you on !!

Love, Ginger

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LARISSA238 8/23/2013 12:54PM

    You rock! 21 days is awesome! they say that's how long it takes to develop a new habit. I'm so proud of you!

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Well done you!

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KANOE10 8/23/2013 9:22AM

    That is a wonderful accomplishment. I love the second quote..what is you want now is not always what you want the most!


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SHERIO5 8/23/2013 9:01AM

    This is so wonderful, Lori!

I've heard it takes three weeks to retrain your brain with a good habit..I think you've made it!

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KNYAGENYA 8/23/2013 8:13AM

    Congrats! I am doing a happy dance for you. That is awesome. I knew you could do it.

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SANDICANE 8/22/2013 9:19PM

    I'm happy for you!!! I think when I get back from my vacation, I'm going to "bow off" desserts b/c one does lead to another, or at least WANTING another!!!

Thanks for the 2 sayings...they are great!


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COMPUCATHY 8/22/2013 9:19PM

    So proud of you! Getting binge free is a truly great accomplishment! I'm so glad to see TGIF on the horizon! Hope you have a great weekend planned! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 8/22/2013 8:41PM

    YAY! This makes me happy.

I can feel your smile while reading this. Here's to a great day 22!


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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 8/22/2013 8:25PM

    That is awesome.

I'm so pleased for you!!!


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*CONGRATS*!!!! Lori!! You are doing so well, and I really believe that an important mindset shift has taken place -- and you are really on a good path!!

I LOVE both of these quotes and I'm grateful you shared them again because this time I am going to copy and print them! They are really great! emoticon

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CASTIRONLADY 8/22/2013 8:13PM

    Congratulations, Keep up the good work. emoticon

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OOLALA53 8/22/2013 8:03PM

    Wonderful! I love both quotes and am so glad for your three weeks! It really is a combination of thinking and foods. They work together! emoticon

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WANABHOT2 8/22/2013 7:27PM

  Congrats that's great!

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HAPPYMENOW58 8/22/2013 7:17PM

    Thank you! And hats off to you!

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