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4/22/12 9:23 A

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Try not to worry a lot about staying in a calorie range on your trip, but do think in terms of having reasonable meals and small snacks, if any. If you give up the idea that you're somehow depriving yourself if you don't let yourself eat at every opportunity, you'll realize you are getting plenty of food to thrive on. In fact, we don't thrive when we overeat. You know down deep what moderation is and you know that you can stick to it, even when it's hard. Think about how great you feel when you do!

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4/22/12 7:08 A

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Well Done Jennaaw, that is a great accomplishment. emoticon

My name is Jacqueline but I prefer Jacqui :)

I live in the South West of England

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Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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4/22/12 6:48 A

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I went through a second straight day of not going over my calorie range. Silly, but it is a big accomplishment for me. I am going to travel for a week at the end of this month, so a HUGE challenge will present itself. I will not have the comfort and control of being at home.

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4/19/12 12:25 A

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Jenna - I recognise myself in your description although I have rarely allowed myself to binge on buying two servings ( I have sometimes thought of driving to two different drivethroughs to get a double serving of a bigMac meal... but never put that thought in action) but I have probably had those amounts of food cooking it myself. And I agree that it only makes me hungrier.

I also have escaped some of the consqences by exercising a lot but today I am getting old and my body can΄t cope in the same way.

AND I also agree that being honest about all eating is necessary to have a chance of recovering! emoticon

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4/18/12 9:03 P

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Jennaaw: Exercise and probably a fast metabolism helped you not be bigger.
I thank God everyday that my metabolism was fast because I would've weight 400lbs,i'm sure.
And I also was always very active and always had jobs that kept me active.

I also watched a few Man v Food and though of how I would down whatever he was eating no problem. What a thing to be proud of! Really! emoticon

Tothefuture1: The first step of recovery is admitting the problem.
I too am very surprised at the amount of people joining this team.
We are definitely not alone! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4/18/12 7:18 P

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Thanks for sharing. It does make me happy to know I am not alone.

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4/18/12 5:38 P

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Thank you for that very valuable post! As for the wondering that I didn't gain more weight than I did, the reason I think is because I have done very intense exercising even at my heaviest weight. I could barely get out of a bathtub because my knees had a hard time supporting my weight, but I compensated by using the elliptical trainers, rowing machines, and spinning bikes at my gym. I have always lifted heavy weights like deadlifting close to my body weight (hope I can still do these as I lose weight) . I have always loved exercising and am looking forward to doing things that I could not do when extremely heavy, like running!

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4/18/12 5:30 P

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Overeating has been found to be a trigger as well. However, it is just a habit that has been very strongly reinforced. With your descriptions, I'm surprised you weren't heavier! I'm so glad you have some success. It actually takes about two years before a good amount of healing takes place, and another three before the odds of relapse drop to about 25%. All the more reason to keep going! Thanks for joining us for the journey. emoticon

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*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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4/18/12 3:49 P

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So right, Sbate. My binges had nothing to do with hunger. In fact the day after a binge I would feel like I had been on a starvation diet. What a monster that binge thing was. I sure don't want to revisit those days of false, burning hunger thoughts.

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4/18/12 3:45 P

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Welcome to the team. I was a champion too. I could eat lunch for 2 from KFC, drinks and all. Binging had nothing to do with hunger, but being extremely hungry can trigger my binges. Thanks to this team, I am a lot better. Not all better, but much better.

Persevere. Even if you fall on your face, you have moved forward.

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4/18/12 3:03 P

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Welcome, this is a great team and everyone can be at home and be honest about their eating habits without being judged. The team have given me amazing support and I am learning so much about my binge habits. I am having to take it day by day but I am sure I will get there eventually

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I live in the South West of England

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Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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4/18/12 12:05 P

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I used to watch "Man v.s. Food" on the Travel Channel just to mock the guy for being such a wimp. I am ashamed to relate some of my biggest binges; they were awful. Now that kind of eating is beginning to look unhealthy to me. Gotta take each day at a time to deal with this binge habit.

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Hi and welcome to the team! emoticon emoticon
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4/18/12 9:47 A

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Thank you for the welcome! Honestly, it was just the stern words from my doctor that motivated me to make a very serious effort to control my bingeing. No vanity helped me over the years. My secret weapon is honesty; no more lies about what I eat every day or what I weigh. No more saying I will post tomorrow when I behave better; just write honestly about what I eat. I am crazy over exercise so that has never been an issue; it is just that all the hours in the gym spent will never make up for my binges. I have not stopped the binge behavior, but I seem to be able to cut the behavior off a lot sooner than in the past.

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4/18/12 9:47 A

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I eat huge quantities and the Fuller i get the more i want! I either am on a binge streak or im doing good and feeling good about it. Wish it were easy to figure out why i feel the need to punish myself

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4/18/12 9:32 A

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Welcome! I can relate to the "champion" bingeing you speak of !! It would take me a lot to feel full and not "normal people full", I mean busting full before i realized what the feeling actually meant! I am also interested in hearing how you have achieved your success and looking forward to your posts!

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Wow - great success...will you tell us how you did it and how you are doing it all?

JK - From Long Island, NY

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4/18/12 8:35 A

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I learned of this team via the page of a member; glad it exists! I consider myself a champion of binges- 5 feet tall, but can eat a half gallon of ice cream at one sitting. Two or three times every week I used to eat 2 Big Macs, 2 cherry pies, fries, and a shake for one meal. Eating those quantities never made me feel full; only hungrier. Hubby would not let me enter the steak eating contest at Big Texan although we used to drive there every year because he was embarrassed. I knew I could do it! My top weight was 184 and my doctor told me I HAD to lose weight or else. I am close to reaching the 130s now (I go by 10 pound categories) and have been able to stop myself from binges of the type mentioned above for quite a few months now. But I never want to go back to the days of regular binges and will follow here regularly.

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