This may sound like a silly question, but why do you want to stop binge eating? You need to have your reasons for quitting in front of you regularly. I have mine saved as the wallpaper on my phone. I have pictures on my fridge that remind me why I don't need to open the refrigerator door. I have an index card that I carry around with me that lists my goals. I have a file on my computer called "Remember" that has pictures of the body I want and the reasons I want it.
You have to remind yourself over and over why you want this. AND, once you stop bingeing and start seeing results, it's actually easier to stop. You'll still have relapses, of course, but you'll be on your way to recovery.
Today for example, I put on a pair of business pants I hadn't worn in a while. I can tell my hips are smaller! My weight has stayed the same, but I'm getting much more fit from all my running (more info on THAT little challenge here: 2012runningchallenge.blogspot.com/ )
That small victory helped me only eat three cookies (one serving) that were in the kitchen at work today. Normally I wouldn't be able to pass up an office binge. I mean, come on... it's FREE food, and I have my own office so no one knows I'm the one who took and ate all the cookies. But I keep thinking how good I look today. People have told me I look SKINNY today! (I had a baby in April 2011). And it makes it easier to resist.
You have to focus on the positive, the reasons why you want this, and be dedicated enough to see results. Once you get to that point, it gets easier I promise. I have been a binge eater since I was little. If I can tell you it gets easier, it gets easier.
Welcome to the team. I think it's pretty universal to the team what you are going through. I am as we speak trying to find some more motivation. I got derailed by a biopsy on my side right at my bra line. Hurts to move my arm or even rest it! We are all in this together though, all here for ourselves and each other. One day at a time and baby steps forward.
If you fail, it's because you took a chance. If you succeed, it's because you grasped an opportunity!
Welcome to the team! I, too, am working on my binge eating.....so I don't have all the answers but it is comforting to know you are not alone and hear other peoples strategies. I definitely think getting binge eating under control is like 2 steps forward and 1 step backwards, it takes time since for me it has to do with behavior modification and old habits are such a stinker to break! Please share any ideas you have and stay with the team and hopefully we can all be a support for each other. Meg
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hey y'all!! Ok so this is my first day starting spark! I actually just stumbled upon this site while doing school research and i knew i needed to join...and this team specifically. You guys i have a hoooorrrid time not binge eating, and if i dont one night, the next night i think i "earned it" or something. Even worse is the fact that it use to be only a late night thing, but now can occur at any time of the day. It doesnt even make me happy or feel good so why do i do it!? I still live with my family so i cant reasonable eliminate any food that i go to for binging. I need people to hold me accountable and help me out! any advice/help? what usually helps you not binge eat?
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