I'd agree that even though your exercise is somewhat non-traditional, it would be a good idea to try to get a guesstimate of what you're burning on average per week, just to then be able to get a calorie range to eat. The eating is the key-- you cannot out exercise a bad diet.
While you wait for a doctor appt.-- have you looked for binge eating teams here on Spark? Or perhaps Emotional Eaters? Another thought would be, perhaps, a book. You could search Binge Eating on a site like Amazon, read reviews for various books, and then see if your local library has any of them. Not a substitute for professional help-- just something to do while you're waiting, and then you don't feel like you're just adrift, waiting. Also you could look to see if your community or local hospital offers any kind of overeaters support group.
I'd agree too with Kris-- can you replace the types of food you usually binge on, with healthier choices? Clear out the junk food and sweets, and stock your kitchen with fresh vegetables, fruit, whole grain breads/ crackers, nuts, things like that? I've found that I'm less likely to overeat on the healthy choices, than I am on the junk and sweets. For a while when I first started out on Spark, it was necessary for me to totally swear off the chocolate and desserts and treats, just to get out of the habit of going overboard. It took a while for me to be able to practice anything like moderation with them. (They were "trigger foods" for me.)
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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