I should have read your advice last night. I succumbed to a very, very small "mini-binge." I had a nutrition bar and two sugar-free Jello cups. Not exactly a full-fledged binge per se, but I really wolfed them down. Thank GOODNESS I didn't get into the bag of chocolate chips in my cupboard!! I really REALLY wanted them, though. It was touch and go there for a while!
I really like the advice you gave! I'll have to keep those ideas handy for the next time temptation comes around.
Edited by: SPARKL3SUSAN at: 3/7/2012 (15:04)
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SPARKL3,have you tried writing about what is bothering you? Maybe talk to someone, go visit someone. Just tell yourself you can do it for one more minute without binging. Ask yourself if it's possible to wait until the next meal -It can be hard,but it is possible. Do the possible,ask God to do the impossible. Sometimes praying for God to take away the urge to eat works. Clean something you've been putting off cleaning. Go for a walk. I hope these help! I know the urge to binge is so strong that we think we can't stop it,but we always have the power to no eat!
Can you go for a long walk today? I always feel better about binging if I can combat it even with some sort of exercise. Go outside (if it's an option) and get some fresh air. Think about the rest of your day and how you can NOT binge again. I'm going to try it today. I binged last night. Today I am paying for it with a headache so I am going to go for a walk on my lunch. It's a slip, that's why we're all here. Don't give up!!
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Fitness Minutes: (1,525) Posts: 921 2/29/12 5:36 P
Meg!! Don't give up, just draw a line and begin again. You know how to eat healthily so its just a matter of time until your head is in the right place and you will feel in control again. You can do it ;-)
My God loves me, he shelters me from harm.
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Fitness Minutes: (8,165) Posts: 5,320 2/27/12 5:09 A
Hey! Don't be so hard on yourself. Binge eating is something you do- not who you are. It's hard because that's the coping mechanism our body knows best. I binged ate Saturday night too,and I try not to dwell on it. Today is a new day,this week a new week. Try to look ahead even though I know your body feels like crap right now. Now that you know that an overnight shift does to you,maybe you can make a plan for next time. Like eating more vegetables or taking naps instead of eating. There is a solution,just don't give up!
I'm so sad right now. I binge ate nearly 4000 + calories. So everything I've worked for this week (all of the calorie counting) is gone, useless, finished! I worked an overnight shift last night and my body didn't know how to deal with it. I was hungry and tired all day, so I ate. I literally feel like crying right now, I feel so useless... An utter failure. :'(
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