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An update - almost a year and a half of success!
Monday, October 16, 2017      2 comments

I used eat to get instant comfort, relief from stress... or I just plain binged for no reason I could understand. I have now been binge-free since April 21, 2016. I joined Overeaters Anonymous in August 2013. I had trouble understanding how the... Read more
Long time away
Saturday, October 10, 2015      4 comments

I haven't posted here in a long time but falling away from Spark People fortunately didn't mean falling away from healthy living. I've been faithfully continuing my Overeaters anon meetings and have maintained my weight loss for 2.5 years now, 2... Read more
passing on some excellent tips for keeping up habits
Monday, July 08, 2013      3 comments

These tips are excerpted from the wonderful Zen Habits blog, with one addition of my own. The post is called How to Keep Habits going during Travel, / zenhabits.net/travel-hab
it/ , and I sure wish I'd read this before g... Read more
Day 15 of 21 day binge-free challenge
Saturday, June 22, 2013      2 comments

I haven't been faithful about tracking my fitness and eating here, but I am thrilled to be 15 days binge free! This challenge keeps me motivated and positive because it feels like I'm making progress, even though I haven't lost any weight i... Read more
Back after a month away from SP
Monday, May 20, 2013      3 comments

I found myself getting obsessive about tracking everything I ate here on SP, which isn't bad persay but the fact that I wasn't losing weight meant I kept trying to drop my daily calories from a 1200-1300 range down below 1000 a day, wanting to l... Read more
A horrible week, but there's hope
Thursday, April 04, 2013      2 comments

This really has been the worst week - emotionally - this year and last and maybe several years before that too. But today, deep breath! - it's starting to improve. Two people I dearly love got into a terrible fight with each other, one said... Read more
So frustrated
Saturday, March 02, 2013      5 comments

My goal since I started Spark People last fall has been to lose 4-5 pounds a month, stop binge eating and exercise moderately. All going so well until February - this month I hit a plateau which is just about ready to break my heart and my ... Read more
Realizing the importance of OA meetings
Friday, January 11, 2013      1 comments

Last August I started going to Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meetings, and it has made all the difference in the world to me. Every diet I've ever tried has quickly failed me, but this isn't a diet. You know how diabetics need to take in... Read more
What did you think to do today instead of giving in?
Monday, January 07, 2013      2 comments

There is a topic on the Team Forum "Living Binge Free" called "What did you think to do today instead of giving in?" - I've been following all the posts on this topic and adding my own experiences for several months now. I thought I would take a... Read more
Taking a moment to consider that temptation
Thursday, January 03, 2013      3 comments

For most of November and December I knew a big trial was coming my way: 2 days of travel and 4 days staying over at my in-laws' house over the holidays, where it's practically law that you participate in one giant holiday binge. Kitchen counter... Read more
'tis the season for temptation
Monday, December 10, 2012      3 comments

I have slacked off in tracking my food, exercise and goals for journaling here on Spark People. I want to get back into daily tracking and journaling again because this is the toughest season for me - so many temptations with Christmas parties,... Read more
Plan for Thanksgiving - accountability needed!
Thursday, November 22, 2012      2 comments

A day of thanksgiving... and testing!!! has arrived (at least here in America). The day of unbridled eating, an open invitation to binge. I am going into this day with a plan. One serving each of turkey, potatoes, other side dish, one slend... Read more
Someone brought donuts in... great. Thanks a lot!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012      3 comments

Darn it! Someone brought donuts into work today! I figured just one donut would be okay if I skipped my afternoon snack. Yum that tasted so good... before I knew it I had snagged another donut. Then I went to log them into my Spark People nutrit... Read more
Discouraged but still determined
Saturday, November 03, 2012      4 comments

I started tracking my binge free days at the beginning of October here at SparkPeople, and achieved a 29/2 record at the end of the month: 29 binge free days, 2 binge days. I think that's the best I've ever done since... before high school ... Read more
Surrender instant gratification for something better
Thursday, October 25, 2012      4 comments

I've been trying to lose weight for years, but it's gotten especially hard since I turned forty. A couple years ago I tried Weight Watchers, it worked for a couple months but then I got a bad attitude. I kept hearing the same old stuff at the me... Read more

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