SparkPeople Recovered, Healthy, Thriving Bulimics Team Messageboard Healthy, safe discussions about life, health, exercise and balance. This is a POSITIVE team with positive outlooks on life SparkPeople Recovered, Healthy, Thriving Bulimics Team Messageboard Im feeling the difference in my head. HI! Im frankie, I am a recovering bulimic.... I have been recovering for a few months now, and I the last few weeks have been my longest stretch yet. I feel the difference in my brain and not in my belly now. I think its the best feeling. During and after and meal I hold it together without beating myself inside. I have also calmed down my alcohol intake which was played a terrible role with my Bulimia. <BR> My boyfriend is super supportive now that I told him the truth. It seems like everyt... Thu, 28 Feb 2008 21:25:02 EST Hello all, I binged today My name is Chrystine and I am a 41 yr old single mom to 3 amazing kids: Alex 17, Zach 15, Moxie 4.I am also a kinda-recovering-failed bulimic. I think. <BR> <BR> I started binging and purging when I was 15. I had always been slightly overweight--but I thought I was huge--because my best friends were athletes and I was a curvy, non-athletic klutz. Anyway, I learned how to throw-up big dinners before going to school dances, and that was the beginning. Soon I was spending all my time binging an... Thu, 31 Jan 2008 20:06:33 EST A really bad day I am having a really bad day today so I gust need to get this of my chest <BR> I had a binge over the weekend, and I am about to have my period, today I gust couldn’t help myself and stepped on the scale, I know I shouldn’t have done that because I am pretty blotted right now, but I did, and it shows that I am 5lbs more than last week. <BR> I keep telling myself that it’s gust the PMS water retention but I gust feel so grouse and bad, gust fighting myself not to purge or stop eating. <BR> It’... Sun, 23 Sep 2007 11:40:48 EST HAD A BINGE :( Errrg, I had a binge! <BR> It was the Yom Kippur fast, and I gust knew that this was going to happened! <BR> I am not religious or anything but here in Israel it’s a holyday that really isolates you, everybody are at home with families, everything is closed. <BR> Anyway, my therapist thought that it’ll be best if I don’t even try to fast because it might bring on a binge, and so I didn’t, but this holiday gust brings such huge food awareness, in a matter of hours a binge built itself up, I tr... Sat, 22 Sep 2007 10:01:21 EST Dealing with dealing This is gust my story, I hope its ok that I vent here, it is 11pm here in Israel right now, ad I gust need to tell all of this to somebody, hope its ok. <BR> <BR> It’s been a month or so since I stopped B/P and starving myself. <BR> It’s been one of the most difficult months ever. <BR> When my therapist told me that I am bulimic it was like the walls came crashing down, I mean I knew I have ED, I had it for almost 4 years (or so I thought, apparently it goes way way back) but to actually hea... Fri, 14 Sep 2007 16:18:27 EST Hello Hello everyone. This board still alive? Mon, 10 Sep 2007 10:21:56 EST New member here =) Hello there, I'm Kaitlyn, fairly young, and a generally recovered bulimic. I was actually looking at my list of calories I kept while I was deep in the disorder and it made me so incredibly sad. I can't believe I thought that 350 calories a day was good and left cruel comments to myself. It was so sad. Anyways, I still would like to lose weight to get out of the "overweight" label. I hate that. I'm happy to find people similar to myself who'll understand what I'm going to. It was nice meeti... Sat, 11 Aug 2007 23:12:31 EST When is overexercising? I've proudly recovered from bulimia with minor relapses here and there but I'm at an internship now and there is this GREAT gym. Back home I jogged about 3 times a week for about 30 minutes, and did some workout videos for maybe a total of another 60 hours a week. I then did strength training (usually took up 50 minutes) twice to three times a week. I felt that this amount was rather normal and healthy as I am trying to lose weight. (I've lost about 10 lbs in a year and am rather happy about ... Thu, 14 Jun 2007 17:36:13 EST New here!!! Hey everybody, I think this is so great. I have been reading all of your stories - thank you so much for sharing them! The best part of this for me is knowing that I am not alone. Although my boyfriend is great and helps me so much, there really is nothing like someone who knows exactly what you're going through. I have been suffering from bulimia since the age of 14 (I am 20 now) and decided this year that it was time to get healthy. Tomorrow is my 150 days purge-free! My friends are ta... Tue, 29 May 2007 20:09:56 EST May I join your group? Hi, I have struggled with depression and eating disorders for about 7 years, starting when I was 13. I am now 20 (to simplify the math for you.) :) I have seen many professionals through the years, but I still have the problem of binging/purging; for me the two MUST go hand-in-hand. I just began with a NEW therapist, and things look promising so far. I know the description says this group is for "recovered" peoples, but I am still active with my symptoms. However, I would prefer this group ov... Mon, 19 Mar 2007 21:11:02 EST Happy New year..what are you 2007 healthy goals? Hello ladies and happy new year...each year, as I try to go deeper into I know you are never cured. I try to focus more on being healthy than just the weight portion of things..which can get me into trouble <BR> My mother in law got me a great book for Christmas, called Superfoods lists the 9 super foods that are unbelievable for preventing heart disease, strokes, diabetese, vision loss, etc. My goal is to incorporated these into myself and my husbands' diet (espe... Mon, 8 Jan 2007 08:49:19 EST How does everyone deal with the holidays? HI Ladies, <BR> <BR> wondering how everyone deals with the holidays, the stress, the food?? This year will be different for me because I'm not around my family. I'll have about 15 additional people staying in my house for about 2 weeks...hopefully I keep my hair :) <BR> <BR> No but really any tips for not losing it?? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Sharon Thu, 14 Dec 2006 17:48:57 EST Wow and new daily struggles I have to say, this is a great group. I haven't been this honest with anyone else before, except maybe my therapist, and the support I've gotten from just the few that answered is incredible, just to know that I'm not alone, like Alicia, you said my story is so similar to yours, is a help. it is really cathartic to read and share...while it's been four years, as I've said I still struggle with some food issues, the holidays make me a little nervous still..but it's getting much more manegable ... Tue, 5 Dec 2006 20:02:55 EST Introducing myself.... Hi everyone, I'm Sarah. <BR> I am 20 years old, newly married and have had bulimia since I was 13. I have been recovering since the age of 15 and am now at a point where I can say that the active habits of bulimia are gone. I still struggle with my thoughts but am working on that. I am on SP because I want to learn how to take care of body instead of starving it or bingeing and purging. I know all anyone could know about nutrition but it doesn't help if I don't put it into practice. <BR> <BR... Tue, 5 Dec 2006 19:19:26 EST Hi there I just joined..what a great's actually been a little over four years now since my last incident..It took about eight months of weekly cognitive behavioral therapy to finally stop. I had originally seen a nutritionist to lose weight, and she had suspected I had a problem. My struggle began at the end of my freshman yaer in college, I wasn't dating and had put on weight the freshmen 15, but still wanted to eat all the junk food, and thought, hey this is a solution..well it was emotio... Tue, 5 Dec 2006 15:42:25 EST So nice to have company Hello everyone, I just joined your group today. I am so happy to have found a group like this. I have stuggled with bulimia for about 15 years. I seem to go in cycles. I actually just came out of a rough period. I am feeling much better now and am working on losing weight and feeling better about myself by adopting a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I can still remember the few moments in my life when I realised the connection between my emotions and my eating. I remember just being stunne... Tue, 5 Dec 2006 13:52:04 EST Hi...wanted to introduce myself Hello to everyone Jenn, Cara and Elisa, <BR> <BR> I wanted to just say that I'm probably going to get fired today at work because I think I have spent the better part of the morning reading through your posts. You ladies are amazing and so warm...I just wanted to say hello and say that you are each an inspiration.... <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Sharon Tue, 5 Dec 2006 13:32:11 EST I am here too! Jenn, <BR> I LOVE the site.I am all for it and am hoping to have my everyday struggle more controlled and get the support I so definetly need...I am happy you started this board and we already know each other! <BR> Very cool.. <BR> XOXO <BR> Elisa Sat, 28 Oct 2006 13:52:11 EST Welcome Recovered, Thriving, Healthy Bulimics!!! I started this team because I am a recovered bulimic and want to have healthy, safe discussion about how to cope and thrive in our world in a healthy, positive way. I want this to be a safe, positive team which supports and encourages others to take a chance and live their lives outside of their recovery. I hope to encourage and be encouraged, to teach and to learn, to give and to receive from the other team members in healthy, positive ways! Jenn <em>224</em> Fri, 27 Oct 2006 17:13:55 EST