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2/24/13 5:47 P

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219 day streak of exercising, thats unbelievable and incredible. Your my new hero.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

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2/16/13 9:33 P

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I have been on spark people since Oct of 2008 & have managed to put together a 219 week exercise streak...unfortunately I sometimes struggle with binge eating & seriously need to stop...I'm hoping joining the team goal of tracking binge free days will work for me like the exercise streak tracking does....Here's hoping tomorrow will be my first binge free day...because I certainly can't count today:(

"When you no longer believe that eating will save your life when you feel exhausted or overwhelmed or lonely, you will stop. When you believe in yourself more than you believe in food, you will stop using food as if it were your only chance at not falling apart. When the shape of your body no longer matches the shape of your beliefs, the weight disappears. And yes, it really is that simple."

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2/16/13 2:32 P

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Changes are going well for the most part, thank you for asking. I'm trying to be patient with myself, but it sure is hard. I started with changing some of my medication and weening off of some of it and adding some vitamines as a replacement. I'm seeing good results already but also some 'side effects.' I expected them, but that doesn't make them easy and sometimes its hard to be patient with the process, but I'm trying to keep my focus on the overall goal and the final outcome, not just how I feel today.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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2/15/13 1:38 P

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I don't know how I missed the question from a week ago. I'm not sure why this has a sticky or if I was the one who made it that way! There is another team leader; if she agrees, we can remove it. I personally think the hour commitment thread is a better place to go if someone is struggling. She can declare her intent to stay BF for the time she is willing to that day.

Accountability IMHO is a step on the journey, but it's temporary. Eventually, we have to be accountable to ourselves. But posting can help in that department, too.

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2/11/13 8:39 P

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Sorry, I've been MIA again. I'm working on some major changes in my life. I started an exercise program that I love and am keeping up with fairly well as well as a new Goal approach / plan. I'm working on changing / quitting some of my medications - after some research I believe I'm taking so much medication that it's starting to do more harm than good. At the same time I will be slowly adding in soem vitamines. After that is under control I think I will have a clearer head to start on my eating issues. I've also given up some extra activities like the Wednesday Woman's Bible study class, Celebrate Recovery at church and we told my niece she had to leave. It was hard, but I believe it was the right thing to do. I still love my job, but it sure keeps me busy, but that's a good thing. On a sad note, I did have to have my cat put down yesterday. We had her for about 10 years and she was MY baby. I was the only person she liked and I'm gonna miss our nightly petting ritual and our morning petting ritual followed by my sharing my breakfast with her. So I guess I'm on to a new phase of life, or at least I hope so.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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May be a dumb question, still: I'm trying to figure out just what this sticky thread is for? Is it meant to be used to ask for a buddy? (Or to offer services as a buddy?) What's the purpose?

Keep it simple.


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Hello, I joined ---I know I need to be here. I am just going to watch and read awhile.......before confessing






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1/27/13 7:11 A

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When the urge to binge arises..close your eyes and visualize yourself eating what you are craving in front of the bathroom mirror...if at home..go to the bathroom..look at youself, with that food...

"Hey you in the mirror...get a grip..you are stronger than this urge..be powerful and resist this habit....we can do this...one day, minute, moment at a time!

Never trade what you want at the moment for what you WANT MOST!!!

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HI Guys.

I had my first binge in months yesterday. I have been doing so well as of late, but yesterday I just hit the wall. I should have been more careful. As soon as I started making not so great food choices mid week, I should have clued in....Bad food choices is a huge red flag that I am starting to feel overwhelmed. Instead I just continued on as normal until last night......Crap. Feeling like a total failure today. The only good thing, is that due to my changed lifestyle, I get 'full' much more quickly. Hence that uncomfortable feeling came much sooner. Still kept eating but stopped much sooner....So, I guess I should be happy my binge was a 'smaller' binge than those of the past, but somehow it doesn't make the guilt any less....If anything my guilt last night and today is WAY worse than in the past.

*sigh*. This sucks!

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1/13/13 10:40 P

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Out of control since December when people started bringing in Christmas goodies. I need to get back on track before I blow all my hard work.

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1/12/13 10:53 A

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Hi I am new to this team and so happy to have found it. I have battled with binge eating for years and can relate to so many of you on this site - it is as if I am telling my story. I have been good for a week or so but am already stressing as we are going away on holiday for a week next week and I am so scared that i will start eating chocolates or cakes or whatever and will not be able to stop and this will cause a big setback

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12/31/12 8:43 A

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Thanks for everyone's support through a rough time. On top of everything else I got sick. I'm almost better and Now that Christmas is over and a New Year is starting, I'm hoping and praying things will be better. So I'll try to not look back too much and only look forward.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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Hi everyone...I am struggling with binging and I'm getting so frustrated with myself. I've been binging every day for a few weeks, but I've struggled with eating my whole life. I'm 22 and I lost 19 pounds doing a diet called The fat flush plan & I'm still on it...well kind of besides for all my binges. I need help and encouragement stopping

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12/18/12 6:45 P

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Nathan, You've come to a great place. All of Spark is full of people who are great encouragers. I hope you find as many friendships here as I did. Feel free to contact me any time.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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12/14/12 5:17 P

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Hi all! I'm Nathan and I'm hoping I can get some support and join a group of people who have similar binge eating struggles as I. I am not in terrible shape as of now, but binge eating has really been a problem! I have struggled with it for the past two years, and I want to address the problem before it gets out of hand.

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Hi There! I'm Patti. I love SparkPeople and I have lost over 50 pounds, and have been a leader on a few teams, and have referred several people to this group. I think you all are awesome! Woo Hoo! emoticon emoticon I got hit by a car over 2 months ago, and have been moving forward with it, but I realize now I need to help me, as I am starting with the emotional eating and binging again. I want to stop it now, before it starts in high gear again, and ready to encourage and support as well as help me too! We can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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12/12/12 10:22 P

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Hey guys! Im really happy i came across this message board. I have been dealing with this problem alone for almost 10 years now and frankly, i'm tired. I'm tired of running to food when my anxiety kicks in. I sincerely hope i can find some help here :)

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12/11/12 6:16 A

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emoticon . Hope you find success here

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11/30/12 6:57 P

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emoticon for the warm welcome. Have a wonderful evening everyone emoticon

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11/30/12 10:31 A

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We're looking forward to hearing from you and hopefully being able to help. I'm glad your here too.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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11/29/12 11:28 P

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Hi, my name is Gwen and I am so happy to find this group. I am a binge eater and have been for a long time. It's so hard to stop once I start. Hoping to find support here as well as give support. Looking forward to posting here and meeting new friends. emoticon

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11/27/12 8:38 A

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Christmas can be a tricky time to stay in a budget. Don't be too hard on yourself and learn from this experience. That's the best anyone can do or ask of you. Had a dr. visit that wasn't the greatest and wrote a blog about it. I'd love your input if you have time. It is 'Not so good ... buy why?'

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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OMG... I went shopping Thursday and friday. I spent soooo much money. I was so stupid not to limit myself or keep track of my spending. Now I'm broke for the week and have things I HAVE to buy ( Prescriptions and car repair). I'm so hating myself right now. I hate having to use my credit card. That just wind's up being another bill I have to pay. UGH!!!

I live in Mishawaka, Indiana

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your black Friday was also don't buy a thing day but I went trolling out for Christmas gifts.not a good idea.



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11/24/12 7:39 A

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I'm impressed that you even went to a store on Black Friday. My family goes to another 'touristy' town on Black Friday, so we aren't even in town, let alone at a store.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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11/23/12 8:19 P

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Black Friday whooped my butt!! I came home so flipping tired that I ate a bunch of Oreo's. It was like I didn't have the strength to fight it. Plus I haven't had time in the last two day's to do my workout. I will get right back at it tomorrow. Even though tomorrow is my birthday. Myself and my treadmill will be spending some much needed time together. Have a great weekend everyone!!!

I live in Mishawaka, Indiana

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10/21/12 2:24 P

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I'm trying to get caught up on my 'Sparking.' I was hoping after getting a job things would calm down, but learning a job is difficult. However, I still like my job and I'm so glad I chose this one. I'm missing my spark friends though and hoping I can catch up soon. I also lost 5lb since my last weigh in and I'm so happy about it.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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10/9/12 11:29 A

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JACQUIEANN1 you are right, binging is one way to avoid addressing something. I often binge to soften the edge of my insecurity or frustration with how the day is going.

Yesterday I went for a walk when I wanted to eat more. Today I don't think I will have time. But busy rushed days are often the worst because I often find myself eating before I even stop to think about it.

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you are so right its the people connection that makes this work .i have not lost much weight as yet but i have only just started making this about me .and i am able to offer help to others as well .i am a slow learner and it has just become clear to me that this is not the negative selfish.
as for wanting to eat the minute you think about addressing the binge that i feel is the addiction ,compulsion, call it what ever you will ,speaking louder than you. i think this is fear based because if we are not binging we need to address the reason in a positive way.we cant live in the past with what ever we wanted to cover with food but we need to accept that it happened and move on. if we dont it is an anchor that ties us not a staging post for the next step of our lives.



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Sounds like me, GETTINGSLIM69. Once I blow it, I just keep on binging and binging. I can eat 2 bagels with cream cheese in a row and then another one and hour later; and don't even get me near a bag of chocolates. I'm at four days right now without binging, I just joined SparkPeople and it has helped, but i know if I don't connect with other people, pretty soon SparkPeople will become just another weight-loss gimmick that I will fail at.

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Hi guys. I'm glad I found this site. Even as I read about NOT binging-I am thinking AGAIN, just once more TODAY! There are these cookies I buy (if not those another type) and I sit and eat the ENTIRE bag in one setting!!! It's sickening. Of course, if I mess up with that, I mess up with everything else in eating for the day. I won't stop until day is over. Not sure why talking about not binging makes me want to binge even more. It's pathetic. I believe the longest I have went has been about 4 days.







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Thank you BECKAFANO for your note! My worst moments sound exactly the same as yours, boredom in the afternoons and stress in the evenings, often because (I think) yet another day has gone by where I haven't accomplished as much as I wanted to, and I'm too tired to accomplish anything more, but food brings instant comfort. How did your day go today? I didn't binge (yet) but I did eat too much for lunch and couldn't resist a mini snickers offered to me. But at least it didn't trigger a binge and I think it helps keeping track of it here on SP.

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10/1/12 5:23 P

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SURRENDER21 - I agree with you. I don't always post EVERY day, but at lease every couple days at the least. If that's okay with you, we can find a way to keep up with each other each day. My worst times, now that I started my new job is either when I'm bored, depressed or for some reason in the afternoons, after dinner. After dinner I feel panicky for some reason.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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I just joined and looking for other people who are trying to stop binges. I need to keep this goal to stop binging a top priority and think about it all day long instead of getting caught up in busy-ness, stress, boredom, etc. It would be great to find 2 or 3 other people who share how they are doing each day, would prompt me to share too and keep it from slipping in my priorities.

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9/30/12 3:31 P

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We're here for you. Your situation sounds like so many of us. I myself can totally identify with what your going through. I'm here if you ever need someone to talk to.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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Hi, I have just joined this group and I am really hoping it will help me. I am running out of choices. I binge about 2 times a day. It is usually in the late afternoon. I eat whatever is quick, and takes less than 10 minutes to cook. It has gotten so bad that I have been lying to the people who are close to me about how much I eat, because I am ashamed of it. I know I need to get myself under control, or I will keep gaining more weight. I am looking for support, and somewhere to turn to so I do not binge.

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9/22/12 2:58 P

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Welcome all new members. I truly hope you gat a lot out of this group.

MISSPIGEON - two days is great. I think my longest streak is 4 days, but that is 2 days you can build on, so don't give up, before you know it, you'll have a longer streak than you ever thought possible.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

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Hi, I'm Cheri and I have a problem with binging. I have always had a problem with sweets especially and If I were to buy a bag of cookies or even a box of single servings I wouldn't just be able to eat just one. I would end up eating half or the whole bag in one sitting. I am not doing a low carb diet because it helps with the sweet cravings. Now I can have a mug of hot cocoa to satisfy my sweettooth and not need anything else. My concern right now is the holidays. When the cookies or cakes aren't right in front of me I'm ok but with going to family's houses and/or having them come to ours they want the Christmas cookies and pumpkin pie.

"Slow and Steady wins the race"


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Hi everyone! I'm new here and so grateful to have found this team - I think my longest non-binge streak right now has been about two days. It's been a cycle now for longer than I care to admit and I need to get over this already. I'm back to religiously tracking my food and just trying to be more conscious of my actions.

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Just wanted to say "HI" to the new members.
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Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

Healthy eating is the end goal. Losing weight is a bi-product of it.


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GSTRAVELLER - Welcome and I hope you get as much out of this team as I do. Feel free to contact me if you need anything.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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6/22/12 7:31 P

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Hi.. just joined this forum and wanted to say hello!

Edited by: GSTRAVELLER at: 6/22/2012 (21:58)
"If it is to be, it is up to me."
“We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more.” ~Madame Swetchine


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6/18/12 1:54 P

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THEFABMZFIT and CAMAEL100 - Welcome and I hope you find a lot of encouragement here. I am struggling with the same issue. I'm loosing the battle against food more than winning, and it's so frustrating, but as they say, you only fail when you quit trying.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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Joining this team in the hope that I can stop the cycle of being good for a few days then blowing it. I want to reach a balance where I won't have the urge to eat everything in sight!!

Margaret

Never give up, never quit, never surrender

You only fail when you stop trying

There is nothing to hold you back except you.

You can press forward long after you can’t. It’s a matter of wanting it bad enough.

The bad news is: we are our own worst enemies. The good news is: we are our own greatest champions.


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I'm so glad to have found this team this morning! I REALLY need a team like this. I'm feeling so crappy and defeated this morning because of last nights binge. I want this so bad, I just don't understand why I can't be stronger when it comes to food?
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Okay, enough feeling sorry for myself! I'm glad to be part of this team. I've joined some of the team goals, and today is a new day!

Have a GREAT one!
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It's Suppose To Be Hard. If It Wasn't Hard, Everyone Would Do It. The HARD...That's What Makes It GREAT! ~A Leauge of Their Own~


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6/5/12 10:17 A

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Aussie - have you ever thought about not weighing in as often. I have decided that weighing in too often is horrible for me. I've decided instead that I'm going to use other things as a way of tracking progress. Things like; how I feel, how my clothes fit and I keep track of 'streaks.' Streaks like, getting enough water daily, not snacking, exercising regularly, etc. I only weigh myself a few times a year, not weekly or monthly.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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6/5/12 5:36 A

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I big time need help getting back on track. I am not sure what to do these days since I am big time frustrated.

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I hope I don't kill my scale in the morning! If you hear banging and crashing emoticon
don't be too suprised!

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~~Aussie~~


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5/30/12 2:17 P

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Aussie - don't give up. Everyone has their ups and downs. I too have been struggling a lot lately with emotional eating and I can't seem to stop, but I know that if I keep trying and keep learning, it will stop and then I can move forward again. You can too.

I just found out that the rumor I heard about loosing my job was just a rumor. My boss was great when talking to me and I appreciate his honesty and patience.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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WAAAAAAAA! I hope whining and/or crying is allowed, and/or tolerated here! :)

I have been doing terrible lately! I'm trying not to kick myself. But, ouch!! Hot dogs and pizza are not my friends!!! To stay within my calorie and fat guidlines, I should only eat one of them, if at all, and lately...I've been making the wrong choices! 3 hot dogs or 3 peices of pizza has become almost a norm. I can't seem to get back to making better choices. I can't seem to remember all the skills I was using before to cook lighter. It takes so much time and effort, and sometimes I am just feeling fed up with spending so much energy on thinking about how to prepare my meals. I thought it was getting a little easier, and then I just ran into the gutter again! And I'm trying to climb out!!

Help! I need encouragement not to give up!

~~Aussie~~


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I am still struggling no matter what I try. I am also getting frustrated and my anxieyt had been super hig. I am not sure what to doo when this happens other than to eat.

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i hear you. i was like that too. i still eat /binge put havent purged after since i was a senior in high school. Im 45 now. i put on alot of weight, Im glad i was able to sop that terrible throwing up after. But I just cant seem to stop the binging.
good luc to you. your in a great place.
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Welcome to this wonderful group. i wonder if they have meetings in this small town I live in.
im going to check it out. I sure need them.
Thanks and welcome, lots of support here.
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im the same way. Theirs hope, I wish us all well, and we can overcome this terrible eating disorder . Im speaking for me. i've been eating so much ,everyday to cover up my anger, shame , unhappy reltionship. I need to stop. Best to you.
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welcome, Im fairly new too. this is a great place to be here on spark.
The best to you.

Laura

i do alot of the same things. when i lost weight, I said id never be heavy again. 3 mounths later I got depressed , was on meds again and put of 30 pounds. I still over eat junk /sweets, and get so madat myself. go to leep feeling awful. I hope i can get a handle on this. I know If I take more time on this sprk family I will get better. The support is great. you will love it.
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5/23/12 11:19 A

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My vacation overall was good. There was a little stress here and there, but not too bad and I'm glad I'm learning to cope better, because next year they want us to do it again for my in-law's 50th wedding anniversary.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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I have been super busy and did not recieve the emails. I have also been with anxiety and high stress right now. I do not know what to do in order to get things straightened out for sure. I know that the anxiety has been messing up with my sleep. Another thing that has been happening is that I am binging, over eating, and barely getting fluids in me. I am close to giving up on getting myself back on track since everything that I have tried had stopped working.I need some help here.



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I had a nice weekend. We had a poker run on Saturday and on Sunday was a birthday party. When things are that busy I feel like I didn't have a weekend at all and sometimes I can't wait to get back to work to get a break. I'm trying to get at least one home project done before we go to Sioux Falls, SD and I feel like I'm booked to the max.

And although I was doing well with eating. Saturday and Sunday were not good days. I found that because I didn't have my usual way to track things since we were out on the bike and somewhere else for a birthday party, I really went crazy.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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Though WW has more success than some other commercial systems, it, like most dieting, is also successful at having people eat compulsively after trying to follow their plan for long periods of time. (TWo years after starting a specifically calorie cutting program, over 95% of people weigh more than when they started.)

Very few programs to counteract bingeing recommend calorie tracking and pretty much all of them aim to take the focus off weight loss. I wish there was a way on Spark to simply track what we eat and when without knowing the calories.

Programs which help a person learn to incorporate MORE quality food (not just perfect "clean" food), determine true hunger and tolerate it, learn to replace feeding fake hunger with other activity, and eat in a relatively orderly (not regimented) way rather than in disorder have been shown to have more success with bingers. In fact, those tactics are good for weight losers in general. Aim at improving health, physical and mental, a bit at at time. This is what is habit-friendly, and it is our habits we are trying to change.

The 21-day thread is the most active on our team, but I don't think it's yet too big not to have some personal interaction, though it can take a few days of regular posting to get some back-and-forth going. But why not check it out to see people at different stages there? (I personally have never found that accountability to anyone else worked in the long run, but some people seem to get some oomph from thinking about the others on the thread at least at some crucial times.) emoticon

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I am finding that it helps to pre-plan my menu for the next day. A lot of my binge eating starts because I am not prepared and I end up snacking on things that are not appropriate because I don't have what I should be eating available.

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Hi, I'm new to this team, but relieved to find this space. I've been in a binge eating & dieting cycle for about five years. My mom was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and watching her deteriorate and losing her after only a few months, I feel like I drowned myself in fast food to distract from and avoid the grief and pain I was feeling. Now, at every negative emotion - anxiety, anger, boredom, loneliness - I find myself shoveling food in for the temporary comfort it provides. And I'll have short periods where I follow weight watchers and lose thirty pounds, but then something will trigger the binging and I feel like I can't stop until I have gained it all back plus more usually. I'm hoping being a part of this group will give me the support and information to break this cycle.

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I do well with my eating for several months of a time but then seem to go into a binge cycle where I gain all or most of the weight back. I need to find ways to break the binge cycle so I can stop before I do too much damage.

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I certainly can identify with a lot of your story. We are on a marathon and we need to be patient with ourselves. I have found group behavioral therapy to be really helpful- this is not something I feel I can overcome alone. Coming on this site and owning up to the problem has been a wonderful step. Good luck!

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newstart-what group are you in?is it RICK WARREN'S.I like him but there aren't any near me.If anyone wants to friend me to feel free.i stuggle on and off with the compulsive eating.Right now I'm doing ok but don't know how long it will last.

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Awesome for you. I have to admit I'm not as open as I should be in meetings, but I'm also hoping to change that. I love my group too.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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I am brand new to this forum, and I just saw your post about Celebrate Recovery. I too am in CR and have found it to be very helpful- I have shared things there I have never verbalized before, and I have folks that don't judge, but do hold me accountable. I believe it will be a real game changer!

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I threw it out and have no intention of buying it ever again. I'm doing no sugar from now on. Am on day 3 of no sugar of any kind.

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Different things work for different people. Some people have to throw it all out and never buy it again, but others can come up with something else to do. It is my belief that if you deprive yourself 100% you'll put yourself in a position where you 'have' to binge eventually, but if you learn moderation you can have the 'taste' regularly without too many calories. Here are some suggestions.

1. Don't eat out of the bag. It's hard to measure what your really eating.
2. Instead, get out a small bowel and put a small portion in it, then put the rest away (out of site.) When you see you only have a small potion to enjoy, you'll savor every bite.
3. Another reason to not eat out of the bag is that when you eat in large quantities you don't taste about 2/3 of it. Your taste buds can only take in so much at a time and when your stomach no longer feels hungry, it will send signals to your brain to actually turn your taste buds down, or off completely.
4. My husband has a hard time stopping - even when he only takes a small portion, he is haunted by the rest of the bag he knows is in there. So he divides his portions out early in the morning or before dinner and sets it aside. This gives him the chance to re-focus before he put it in his mouth and he is more likely to forget about he 4lb bad in the pantry.
5. Last and certainly not least; I often take boxes of bags of things and divide them into smaller portions right away - I grocery shop, come home, put away the frozen and refrigerator stuff and then sit down to divvy up some of the other stuff - even before I put the rest of it away.

I hope one of these works for you.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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This past week I did myself in by buying a yearly treat for myself. I bought not one, but 2 BIG bags of the candy coated chocolate malted milk balls shaped like eggs. It's something you only see at Easter time and last year I didn't buy any at all. I really shouldn't have this year either as over the last 7 days I've eaten almost 3.5 lbs of the candy. The 2 bags total 4.5 lbs and I might have 1 lb left. If it's more than that I'd be surprised. I get started on them and eat til I literly make myself sick from the sugar. I've put the rest up in a cabinet out of sight but I may end up throwing them out so I won't be tempted to finish them off. As long as they're in the house, I know they'll be calling my name. I never should have bought them but I did it during a weak moment. Normally I don't buy candy as I have severe hot flashes and night sweats from eating sugar. So you can imagine how I've been feeling this past week. Anyway, I won't be buying them again and I will probably end up throwing the rest away so they aren't calling to me. Hubby won't eat them as they hurt his mouth. Anyway, I won't be eating sweets the rest of the month so hopefully I'll see a big change in my numbers by the end of the month.

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I guess it is a label. I once read somewhere that said, 'Depression doesn't have me, I have depression.' I guess that's the truth to this too, 'I binge, but I'm not a binger.' I'm a human being with issues and one of those issues happens to be binging. What a great perspective. Thanks for sharing - and Welcome.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

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Hello fellow bingers. That sounds too much like a label...Hello fellow humans who get the urge to mass consume! Better.

I lost control of my eating at about 17, after I broke up with my first boyfriend. There were two bags of candy in the car (You know the 2 for 99cents type?), and as I was sitting there waiting for my aunt, I ate most of them. That was the first time I remember just eating, and eating, and not feeling like stopping until my mouth hurt from sucking on hard candy. It may not seem that bad, but it did all start then.

I did not realize that there was a name to what I was doing. Binging. Not until I started using SP site.Then I realized that instead of facing my issues, I was filling my vacant spots with food. Thankfully SP has been here to show me to myself, and I could see what I was doing. Now I am grateful to be on this team! I look foward to the help and support offered my fellow 'vacant spot fillers'.

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I lost my mom when I was 9. In truth I've been a fairly angry person ever since. It's not that I want to be, but when thing like that happen, it is so unfair. My best suggestion is to find something that gets your emotions out, but in a healthy way. Journal, walk, bicycle, etc. Find something that is productive, good for you and helps to truly alleviate the stress instead of making it worse. It is easier said than done, but definitely worth the effort. Also, remember to show gratitude toward yourself when you do things right. Don't just focus on the times you fail. We all fail, no matter how long we've been on this journey. Hope that helps and doesn't discourage.

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

Rebecka


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Hello. My name is Sylvan. I joined SparkPeople a while ago and only recently got serious about the program. I lost 100+ lbs since my mom died in Dec 2010 due to grief (50 lbs in the first 3 mos) and then I just never regained my former appetite, nor tried to. However, I recently saw my reflection in a store window for the first time. (I had taken down the only large mirror in mom's house--I lived with & cared for her the past 10 yrs) in order to paint and redecorate, which I have yet to get done. And, in general, I avoid mirrors, except when combing my hair--from the neck up. Anyway, the thing is that even though I felt gratified upon seeing how much I had lost, I (apparently) freaked! That was a few days ago, and I have been binging ever since.
I will certainly raise the matter in group therapy, but that will be 3 weeks in the future since I am going on a volunteer vacation to an animal sanctuary in a couple of days. Thank goodness I will have the internet/SparkPeople throughout!
I am so scared of re-gaining weight in the meantime. And I can really pack on the pounds when I'm binging!
When binging, the delay, distract,... tips are really hard to implement.
If ANYONE has any experience/wisdom, ANYTHING that can possibly HELP ME NOW, PLEASE share with me?

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Welcome Alisha and Wendy. Your stories sound so familiar. You're definitely at home here. I hope you find encouragement, motivation and support here like the rest of us have. Please don't hesitate to ask questions. That's what we're here for!

Never mistake failure as final

They call it a diet, but it's really my life.

Deciding what you want your life to be like is not hard. Deciding what you are willing to do and give up to get it, is the hard part.

I will do what I need to do in order to do what I want to do.

What you do and say is a reflection of who you are, so decide who you want to be and do it.

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Hi, I'm Horsewoman7407 a.k.a. Wendy. I'm 57 and have been binging for many years. My episodes will start to become less frequent until something pops up and causes an emotional crisis, stress or something in my life. I need to stop binging and destroying all I've become. I noticed that I'm afraid to really face that all of this is in my control, afraid to fail, afraid to face my fears. I noticed this last night as I was watching The Biggest Loser where Meghan is given one week to push past her barriers and really commit.

So, I need all the help anyone is willing to give me. I need to push past my final barrier. I'm 54 pounds from goal and I want some time to enjoy it before I'm too old to enjoy it. emoticon

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Be good to yourself because you are important.

Love yourself always!


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