CAROLANN59's SparkPeople Blog CAROLANN59's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community How I reached my goals I feel really good about myself. I found the right plan and stuck to it. <BR> <BR> I have always been good about exercise. I walk or do Leslie Sansone tapes about 5 days a week. I lift weights about 3 days a week. I love walking in the Holden Arboretum or one of the local state parks. It is not a chore. <BR> <BR> jenny Craig taught me something about portion control. <BR> <BR> But the problem was the bingeing almost every night. Never huge binges but sometimes enough to make me sick.... Tue, 26 May 2009 10:33:00 EST Shrink Yourself I'm working on the exercises with Shrink Yourself. I am identifying my feelings and seeing how they tie in with my bingeing behavior. This is the best book I've read on emotional eating. I have some hope that I will be able to get it under control. I am also watching my calories as i really want to lose weight and lower bp and cholesterol without meds. You would think that would be motivation enough. Instead of losing I've gained 4 pds. All due to overeating and bingeing. So i start a... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 15:19:03 EST 06/23/08 I am starting all 1. I am determined to be successful. I just came home from my niece's wedding. I am very inspired by what she has accomplished. She has had tough times..gained weight, drinking problem. she is 27 y rs old and has put it all together...a wonderful husband (who she has been dating since college), and a job she loves. And she lost weight and ran a 9 mile race in cincinnati. <BR> <BR> I can do this. I am almost 60 yrs old and am not going to be a "glamor girl" ... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 14:42:41 EST 6/13/2008 Not doing so good. Had one streak of 7 days and another of 12 but this last week I"ve binged 3 times. Dont know why. I'm frustrated at work but that is nothing unusual. I have a list of activities to do instead of night time eating but when the urge to eat hits I just ignore the list. On days when I'm not bingeing I think I'm also taking in too many calories. The only thing going right in my weight loss efforts is my exercise...but that is all being sabotaged by my eating. I have to c... Fri, 13 Jun 2008 19:45:22 EST day 9 binge free It is definately helping me to add more calories to the day especially just before dinner time. I can have some wine as long as I get something in my stomach and then eat my entree around 6 pm..then just a snack at 8. I'm feeling good. Thu, 29 May 2008 07:34:21 EST start over I thought I had a plan. and i did. But when I went grocery shopping i allowed myself to buy some sweets. And while I did not have two days of blow out binges I had "mini" ones . My weight just keeps creeping upward. I dont want to go to JC on thursday as I am so embarrassed. Got the book Overcoming Binge Eating and I must start today. Starting again today Day 1 binge free. and I just have to keep trying til I get this right. I have a menu planned for today. Also activities that will ... Sat, 17 May 2008 09:26:39 EST 3 days binge free 3 days binge weight is still up though and that is upsetting. Just need to concentrate on one day at a time...following my eating/exercise plan and no bingeing. Keep binge type foods out of the many apples, string cheese, eggs can I eat??? Sun, 11 May 2008 10:27:24 EST Binge Eating May 7, 2008 <BR> <BR> Today I am really going to make an effort to eat sensibly. I want this day to be binge free. I'm going to try to take it one day at a time, one meal at a time. I need to cut out sugar as it is a trigger. Also need to reduce alcohol, cut it to 2 times a week and make sure I dont drink on an empty stomach. Today I will eat more protein than usual to offset the sickness I still feel from last night's binge. Wed, 7 May 2008 07:33:33 EST