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7/3/10 8:53 A

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Katz,

This is one of my patterns. It's hard. What has helped me in the past is to try to do something else. When your feeling this stress are there other things you can do, that you like to do. Do you like to read, sew, go for a walk or other activities? Do you have someone you can call to talk to and vent your stress. I know one time I was on the verge of doing my behavior, I called my friend. She asked me to go outside for ten minutes, put on my MP3 player and just walk around the block....take a stroll. It helped.

Other things that I have done, that helps me:

When it's really bad, I crochet. I don't have a project I'm working on, I just crochet the skeins of yarn. I have finished one skein and working on the next one. Who knows what I will do with it.

Calling a friend, coming on here is now a tool in my arsenal, watching tv, play solitaire or staries on the computer, journaling/blogging, working on some art and sometimes just sitting there white knuckling it stating that I am stronger than this... and I try to remember the feelings of afterward when I do give in to ED.

I know for me at times, it helped to set smaller goals.. like I'm not going to allow any food in my bedroom or to eat while watching TV. The big one is keeping out of the house the foods that will trigger a binge. I have used stickers to track different things for my recovery, even down to a sticker for each meal.... Looking at the bigger picture of what I have done well and trying to give myself grace during those slipups. Some days I can sail through, other days it is just down to 5 minutes at a time. Each day I make it, it shows me the real love that I have for myself...and if I slip, I catch myself...try to give myself grace instead of berating (which is sooo hard) and move on.

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6/30/10 11:43 P

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Well, I am at an unusual low. I have eaten so much that I want to throw up. But I am only considering vomiting so that I'll have room to eat some more! Have I gone crazy? I don't vomit usually unless I am sick (or pregnant). I think I just feel bored and lonely and I want the bit of happiness that comes from eating something I like. I had one, count it, ONE, good day on my diet this week, and every other day I have eaten twice the "recommended" number of calories for me.

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2/16/10 6:50 A

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Thanks for the tips momma48. I may try the bubble bath idea. The only thing is... I haven't been in a bathtub for years. I have a walk in shower in my bathroom. There is a bathtub, I just never use it. I have trouble getting out of the tub, at least I used to. I am now down about 60 pounds so I might be able to do it, but I haven't tried! When it stops snowing (which seems like it is never gonna stop) I will try and pick up some bubble bath!

I am going to try and clean out part of our basement today. That should keep me busy and out of the frig! After basement cleaning, I will probably feel dusty and gross, so I may see if me and the bathtub get along. Now I wish we had put one of those big garden tubs in when we built the house. I wish the world was more considerate of "fat problems." With airplane seats, theater seats, amusement park rides, and bathtubs...the world is made for skinny people.

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2/15/10 8:15 P

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I'd try doing something about the hubby snacking if I could. That's just temptation calling your name. I live in a house where my son and hubby could live on the junk food -- but I've told them I don't feel well afterwards -- which I don't -- so, please keep it away from me. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't -- but I've explained the whys to them and maybe that is something you could try explaining to your hubby. OR, load up on healthy snacks, be it fruit or even lower calorie/fat crackers, etc. See if you can exchange a few of those unhealthy ones with a little more healthy choices.

But you're doing great -- with going to the gym and then not needing to binge. Perfect! But, when you're at home, how about taking a bubble bath instead -- run some warm water, and enjoy and relax, plus it'll give you time to rethink that urge to snack.

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2/15/10 7:13 P

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I too need to get my binge eating under control. i am doing better than I was a year ago, but I still relapse into my old ways occasionally....today!!

My bad time is usually afternoon...before dinner. I eat enough calories in snacks to qualify as dinner and then go ahead and eat dinner too. My husband is a huge snacker also, so the stuff is always around.

When I keep busy...go to the gym after work, then I don't binge. That seems to work best for me. Today the weather was bad and I was stuck home all day...inside by myself mostly....uh oh!! trouble...I am truly a closet binge eater.

I need help....how do I kick this need to binge once and for all?....or will this always be a problem for me...I feel like food addict.

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12/31/09 6:31 P

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And I find that being on the computer helps me! The hands and mind are busy -- so I'm not grabbing the wrong food choices.

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12/31/09 6:44 A

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I can completely relate to you.
I am 26 and am the biggest I've EVER been in my entire life I used to be size 20 and used to weigh under 200 but I quit my job 4 years ago found myspace and got addicted to junk food,pop and a lack of activity and put on 80 pounds plus anther 20 or so.
half the time I DONT even get hungry because I just eat to eat .. because its there, because I want something because I just wnat to eat.
and thats not good.
exercise helps distract me but being in front of this computer doesnt help makes me eat more in fact thats also something I wnat to cut back on.


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LILBIRD Posts: 222
12/9/09 3:04 P

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hey momma i take control now emoticon

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There you go, Lena! Tell him you cutting the food budget and are going to save money and get healthy at the same time! See what he says!

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12/7/09 1:56 P

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ty momma I will try and go through my house and take everything that's bad for me and give it away. The only oter problem is my husband likes chips, ice cream and spearment leave candy around the house, so I guess i will tell him to hide them or don't eat them or have me BUY THEM, right**** thanx again


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Is there any way you can do some other activity after work so you're not home and near the temptations? And, same with going through the cupboards and fridge and start tossing or put the items in a box and give the food to someone that you know, or to your local food pantry.

Another thought--sign on Sparks when you feel the urge to snack and overeat. Your hands are busy, you're reading positive comments from others and just keep typing. Give it a try and let us know how you're doing.

I'll keep thinking of other ideas that could help -- but give these a try if you want or can and let us know -- we know how hard it is and we want to help you!

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12/6/09 6:19 P

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i have the same problem eating at night or after supper. I have been trying to lese weight for a year now and can't get started. Even all the help from others I still can't get started. I need help too. I start to do okay then it starts all over again eating.

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12/6/09 2:34 P

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Okay I need some help here. I have been off a diet for months now, but I can't quit eating. I'm stressed, my health is not good, dr. told me to get some of this weight off and of course I started eating more. I literally am killing myself with food. I eat pretty normal thru the day, working, I get home and stuff myself until I have to quit eating because I have to go to bed about midnight. I literally am eating food when I sit on the bed to go to sleep. I cannot get a hold of this and stop. Please help me, what can I do to get back on track. I am bigger than I have ever been in my whole life. I feel bad and I still keep eating. This has got to stop. Please someone help me or tell me what I might do.

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