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Still no better than last week, particularly in the evenings. However I was working longer hours this week but still no excuse. I need to get back to the gym after 3 months of not going. Very disheartening and discouraging.

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Day 8 okay, working on day 9!


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Day 7 done, working on day 8!

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MeddyPeddy, I'm with you. We can do it! :) Day 1 again! lol

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After a great week I did fall yesterday, today is the day when I am getting back on track

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Day 6 solidly binge free, on a day that was hard to manage because of an evening meeting,stress at work, and just plain not enough sleep!

Looking forwrd to day 7.


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Bonita, Good luck with Day 6!!! WTG!!! :)

Arts, I know that mentality by heart and had it again yesterday! Good for you for not giving in to it and blowing the whole day! AWESOME! Keep up the streak!

Maida, Good for you for getting the days under control! I'm sure you'll get the evenings worked out, too! :)

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Each day I have been good about not binging in the mornings and afternoons but when I come home from work is the problem. I eat more than I should without thinking. Problem is I have been home every evening and that is what makes it tough even when busy with other things. However, the fact that I do not binge during the day is an improvement as in the past I would buy something unhealthy from the convenience store or eat lunch out every day. Lately I have been bringing lunch 3 to 4 times a week and healthy snacks everyday like fruit, baby carrots, other veggies, high fibre cereal bars, and greek yogurt. I still have to work out the evenings but I hope one day I can resolve this. For now I will do the best that I can.

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In the midst of day 3. Had an unplanned midafternoon snack that could have really set me off course, you know, the 'oh, well, I'm already going to be over calories today anyway, may as well make it a doozy!' mentality, but didn't! Came home and made myself a healthy lunch and I think I'll be ok today.

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Got through day 5, day 6 coming up and it's asking me for some committment. Think I'll give it!






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Artshambles, I appreciate your frustration, but let's keep things in perspective. Five pounds is not a whopping amount. And it's likely you're going to waver in that range. You know, it is likely that your body will resist a bit changing its status, so it does take either "honeymoon" euphoria or downright doggedness.


I'm glad I'm writing this because I got some disappointing news about NOT getting a $600 refund I was expecting. I experienced such a rush of panic when I read the email, followed by the desire to cry. But of course I can't cry over something that I actually brought on myself. So, boy did I ever want to eat later. It sounded so smart to go make frosting and chow down by the spoonful. But of course it isn't, and not just because of the weight gain. Just won't feel good later. Won't get hungry for breakfast, and on and on. So many good reasons not to do it, so I'm going to be reasonable. emoticon

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Day 2!
Oolala- I think it's always right when I think I'm getting back on track! Right when the scale is starting to be more friendly, and I've logged a few good days in, my nonhelpful brain says 'ok, now you don't have to try so hard today' and I start with a nibble and end with a binge.
Biggest problem is, each time you just go up a little and never down as much, so I've gained a whopping 5 pounds in the 2 months from this vicious cycle. Also, I'm home now more than ever, only working part time, and when I'm bored and lonely, well, food is company.



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Day 4 is history, committing to day 5!


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I hope you can, too. What thoughts do you start having after a few days that make you start overeating again? These thoughts must be opposed. They express illusions. Hanging tough over a period of time will put a dent in their power. It might mean just getting through one bad hour. It might mean more than that. But be realistic. Does it ever mean walking over hot coals for several hours? No. Can you get through one more hour before having a meal? And after that, hour possibly just one more? I think you can. emoticon

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can I PLEASE have just one decent stretch of binge-free days?! I'm so sick of four days good, three days off, four days good, three days off, and my weight creeping up just a tad with each 'off' day. aaarrrgh!
needless to say, this is Day 1 of hopefully longer than four days good..

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Day 3 completed, working on day 4......


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Sounds like success to me. It is just as appropriate to use the thread to help keep you binge free or record the day as it is to tally the days. emoticon

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Sorry, I have been away for a few days. I did not have time on Thursday and then I was in Vermont for the weekend. Although I did not follow too strictly my plan I ate my meals until I felt full without being stuffed and then had smaller dinners or snacks. Since it is hard to keep track of which day is which I will just give a daily feedback instead of counting each day. Today I brought my lunch to work and did not buy junkfood. Also had a small dinner of soup and flatbread with peanut butter and jelly.

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Day 3 completed..Starting day 4

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Day 2 done, working on day 3.

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Snapdragon, I have met people like that too, they certainly give me faith in my fellow human beings.

Day 1 completed, working on day 2....


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Pookie I met a lady on vacation who fostered kids with medical needs. She has had two foster kids at a time in her home for the last thirty years, and ended up adopting five of them. It was very inspiring to meet her. nice to know that there are people like her out there too. I just wanted to share a positive story with you too.

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Day1...owning it, tracking it, and moving on....


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Oolala i have to tell you its been rough but my journaling and talking things through have really helped me the ast few days i'm working on day 89 and i know it will be okay today i spendtime with my weightloss girls they have truly been treasures to me So i'm pushing through and thanks for the support!!! Well off to workout class coffee with the girls and then we are off for a hike and picnic lunch. Then dinner with my man!

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EB, if you are making it through thinking about all that while staying BF, my hat is off to you! emoticon

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Working on day 88, gosh yesterday was a hard day; I didn’t plan that is the second Thursday I do this I need to get it together on Thursdays am, last week I was getting ready for my trip. But yesterday was totally me watching the news and getting side track. I always watch the news mostly for the weather but yesterday they covered a story about child abuse of a set of twins which were adopted by these idiot parents. They starved, imprisoned them and beat them. This took me back to when I was a kid, I can only imagine the courage it took for one of the twins to slip a note to an authority figure who finally took action. 9 reported calls to Dept of Child Protective Services and it wasn’t till now they got help. These kids where underweight; they would get fed an apple maybe for the day, neighbors notice because food maybe missing from their vines but did anyone really push the issues no!! It infuriates me, children in this situation have no voice; the very people that are suppose to loving them and protecting them are doing the worst imaginable things to them. The emotions haunted me out throughout the day. I stayed in my calorie range but I was journaling all day the anger, the sorrow and the helplessness of wanting to do something but not know what I can do. I really want to look into being an advocate for kids without voices. I am now on a mission to find a way to volunteer to do something to help. I get it; I know what these kids face.

So last week a good friend asked me if I had a tendency of sabotaging myself; that maybe the reason for not planning (last Thursday) was a way to give myself a reason to do whatever since I was not able to as a kid. A good friend’s observation got me thinking about it last night, because I failed to plan again.

Every once and while when I’m feeling like things are going really good I question it, I start over analyzing and sometimes get myself into trouble and have to fight my urges more. It is almost like telling me I’m not worth feeling the way I have been happy good inside. So when I don’t plan I repeat those nasty words that my father and step mother would say to me, that I wasn’t worth it. So when I catch myself I have to reel things in and that is where journaling for me is a lifesaver. Yesterday when all my feelings came up I could have easily just binged my feelings but I knew it wouldn’t be worth those feelings I kept telling myself I was worth it, write it you’ll feel better.

I came to the conclusion that the world has crazy sick people in it and that what I went through is out there. So my solution to the helplessness is to find a way to volunteer my time or advocate for the voices of these kids that can’t and try to change laws and the way CPS handles cases because too many times it could have been caught sooner than later. Children’s lives are at stake! I’m sorry if I babbled to much but this really hit home and I do feel like I can speak with you all without judgment.


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Day 1 done, Working on day 2

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Day 10 done, working on day 11.....


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Hello all, got through day 9 with some extra calories but still under my SP goal.

Weight was down this AM slightly.

Working on Day 10, thanks for your support Emmy! I was tired and realized it; went to bed as soon as I could to cope.


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Bonita try to get up and take a walk or do some stairs at the office when those stress feelings come around, if that doesn't help make sure you have some healthy snacks so that you don't feel out of control. I usually have pistachios i suck on them then crack them 10 usually do the trick also make sure you have plenty olf water as well. You can do this!!!! No stress or emotion is worth breaking your streak then making you feel bad that feeling is not worth breaking your streak. Write why you want to eat and then list what advantages you would get out of feeding your emotions and the disadvantages, alot of times that will keep me from eating. emotionialy write it b4 you bite it when possible . Hugs sending you lots of strength.

I am working on day 86 today completed 12 weeks (85 days) you can do it!

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Day 8 done, working on day 9...

Am feeling those old "need to eat" pressures--crazy times at work, evening meetings, not very much sleep, but am working on them as best I can,

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A great day. Such a good dinner! I took a picture of it. I'll see if I can get it and a few others up on a blog. emoticon

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Day 4 and I stuck to my foods that I brought to work for lunch and snacks. However, I am not perfect because I still have been grazing at night both last night and this evening on cereal and peanut butter. Although it is small bits at a time it does add up so it is something I still have to work on. But I am still proud that I have been able to hold out during the day and stick to my meals (except for the chocolate yesterday that a colleague brought from San Francisco). I will continue to work way and to work on my weaknesses. Onto tomorrow then.

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Day 7 is in the bag!

Working on day 8!


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I probably had some okay days but I wasn't keeping track. But today is a for-sure success. emoticon

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Day 3! I seem to be on a roll. :)

Today I bought some Lara bars and coconut icecream....just to help me out with the anti-chocolate bingeing tendancies..lol.

I am so surprised and SO thankful for this small bit of success. Must go do homework, so I don't end up cramming...typically a trigger.

ALSO, today I noticed that I look better! Like, brighter face...and my hands and feet have skinny-skin! (I am anti-weigh for awhile) ...it might be related to less gluten, not sure. But anyways I am looking and feeling a bit better already. :)

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As promised, here I am to report. Day 3 has gone well. For a mid morning snack I had a cereal bar and an apple. One of the girls had brought in Girardhelli chocolates from her business trip to San Francisco so had two squares in the afternoon. I also had baby carrots for an afternoon snack. Tonight I will do what I can and try to have a clementine if I wish. I want to keep going. Hope you all had a great day too.

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Day 6 successful with a rational choice to add a bit more gum...

Working on day 7.


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Made it through day 83 woohoo having a great time with friends up in the mt. i have been doing all of the healthy cooking. we have stayed 1500 cals and that includes desserts and snacks and great food. We really did great today we are beat we did a 3.2 mile hike to Mirror Lake, Oregon. it was gorgeous!!! see image www.portlandoctopus.com/mirror-lake-
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Welcome Maidamontreal!
Congratulations on the healthy eating choices....feels so good to make them! :)

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Hello, I have not visited the team forums for quite some time so decided to come back today after reading the weekly digest email. I would like to join this thread. I think it will help me be accountable. Sorry it's halfway through but still better than not at all. Yesterday and today have been fairly good days. I have snacked a fair bit both days (being at home all day) but they have been a fibre one bar, asparagus, and an English muffin with peanut butter on each day. At night yesterday I had an apple and clementine sprinkled with cinnamon and will do so again this evening. I am proud since I did not go to the store and buy junk or unhealthy snacks. And also I did not binge uncontrollably.

I will report back tomorrow evening. Have a good rest of weekend.

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Hello all.

Successfully completed day 5 and am working on a pretty relaxed day 6!

I weighed in on Tuesday at 117.6 and thanks to 5+ binge free days, am 109.5 today, below goal.

Thanks all for your support!

Annari, I work a good deal out of our Newmarket office, and do travel to Barrie from time to time, so I know the area well.


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Aaaah!!! Yesterday I made it through my first day of not bingeing...since admitting I need to deal with this as a legitimate problem. I'm SOOOOOO excited that I have actually made some progress. I know it's only one day but for me, this took weeks to accomplish, lol.

I am sure today will be just as binge-free, feeling spurred on by my success. :)

Guitar Woman - I am north of Toronto also...in Barrie!

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Almost through Day 5, and the scale is showing it!


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I am not doing too well for the moment, not bingeing hysterically but grazing a little...

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Working on day 81, my gosh yesterday was extremely, it started out i left the house in a rush, i didn't sleep well had to be in at work early and bam my day was not planned which i haven't had to deal with an unplanned day. So i stopped and got a nonfat latte with one splenda packet and then i went to McD's and oh the choices but i just got the sandwich - egg mcmuffin, lunch time i was hungry and couldn't make up my mind i wanted sweet and salty. I really was playing with my mind PMS big time... I got a sandwich, baked chips and regular soda i was just craving it i kept it small but it's a trigger food, i had nuts for snacks and that curbed the sweet monster then dinner was planned but again I had the salty/sweet thing going, so i ended up having a mini popcorn bag and 10 resee's pieces. yes i count them i have had the little bag for two weeks now. i'm much better when i planned and my lunch bucket is full of things that i control it felt weird but was glad i survived i have to tell you the menu at mcd's in the car by myself was a huge testor for me and i made it. Whew!

Good job to everyone who is on day one or getting hold of a streak woohoo sending you lots of power and stregnth to all of you to make it through your struggles!!!

I'm extremely excited, i'm going to the mt for a 4 day weekend with the girls at a resort our friend has a time share, and the weather is going to cooperate this weekend so lots of hiking and planned eating we will do one night out for dinner and then making room for a glass of wine :) Looking forward to a nice hot tub, my muscles are sore, my exercise instructor has been torturing me with weight and floor exercises but i'm grateful!!! Will drink my water that is my challenge for the next few days, i had a hard time the last two days to have my 12 cups. Well everyone have a great weekend and make good choices!

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Working on day 4, feels like the beginning of a roll!


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Working on Day 80!

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7 days down and hoping for 8 :D

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Looking forward to day 3.

Whoohoo!


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Working on day 79!!

Good job to everyone!! Very proud!!

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Today is day 2 for me.

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Wow....this was such a profound post for me to read this morning! Your story mirrors my own in so many ways...I will look into therapy. I am in therapy right now, free 6-8 sessions, for anxiety, but I know the same organization also has an eating disorder therapy program, so I will look into that one first as it might be free...I know it's counselling type approach.

This post was very ...just really a wake up call, each day I am realizing so much more about this. Your binge-free run and approach gives me a lot of hope.

My parents did not 'use' food really, but my story is basically that my parents divorced, a slow process taking over my whole childhood and I was raised by my Dad even though I secretly wanted to be living with my Mom. When I would visit my Mom, she always had foods that I missed and I grew to associate those foods with her. So I think this plays a large part perhaps.
Also, my Dad caused me a lot of anxiety....I was quite a skinny child though really, and teenager, but it was through sheer brute force on my part that I maintained this...my self-worth was very wrapped up in looking good and I'm not sure why...I think I had anxiety about not finding love. So I've found love...and he loves me no matter what really, so no need to be perfect? That and many kids later, stress, etc, just let myself go.

Another thing about it is money. I was given an allowance as a kid and every friday I would blow the whole thing on junk food. Through my teen years and young adulthood there wasn't a lot of money to waste on junkfood out of my budget, but now apparently there is...
So perhaps the restraint in my earlier life was forced upon me and one, now I have a 'hoarding' type mentality that I want to get the junk/food while it's here (perhaps) or maybe I just never learned to restrain myself because my situation kind of dictated that all on it's own. So there is maybe a lack of skills in that area.

...so as you can see I am a therapist's dream, lol....very contemplative, etc. So what approaches is she using for your past? Reframing it, or just letting out and knowing it, or certain exercises to do? ...I Want to think that the past is the past really and that most of my problem is more about just like you said, journalling my feelings, walking, etc ...I don't Tend to not process my emotions, I just tend to do it While Also Eating....lol. But I see this could be easily redirected if I establish some different routines, combined with awareness.

Sorry for the novel, figure I owning it might help me some.

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Guitar I'm really proud of your mantra!! Remember i'm hear if you need an ear.

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Thanks for your post Emmy.

I did binge yesterday, and am using my mantra (borrowed from a WW buddy) of own it, track it, and move on.

But, I think that some further reflection is due, so I will be working on that today.


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annari part of the solution is admitting there is a problem which you have just realized and the next thing is the solution. I had lost about 35 # and then in April I realized i would gain the same 5 # back and forth why because i knew i had a problem. I had done everything to get myself where i needed to be and I kept sabbotoging myself because i didn't feel i deserve it or that i wasn't worth taking care of myself. At one point i had enough and knew that this wasn't healthy for me to be binging then losing then overeating to the point of getting sick etc. so I found a therapist that specialized in it. I didn't care that she was out of plan and it was gonna cost me 20% plus my co pay i just wanted someone that understood eating disorders. I knew why i did it, i had a really crappy child hoood and food was use as a tool to get us to do things or kept from us. I've blogged about it, i had to relive all my pain in order to start healing and feeling good about myself. This can be done you can do this, again half the battle is admitting there is a problem so you can find the help and solution. My motto now is write it before you bite it. Basically if i am emotional i better blog or write my feelings down, normally i keep a small jorunal in my bag and write it up if i still feel bad out for a walk. i go and then i ask myself this what will food do to make the pain or problem go away. Most of the time food doesn't solve it it just makes you feel worse i choose not to feel guilt and bad so i choose walking and thinking things out.

I hope i'm not blabbing to much i just want you to know there is a way to find help and solutions, ask your naturoath, i have completed 76 days now and am almost reaching 11 weeks. It can be done if you would have told me this 6 mos. ago i would have laughed in your face i never thought i could go more then 6 weeks straight.

Take care and know that you have many people here that will support and help you all the way!!

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apparently I am not good at being binge-free. :(
I am going to see a naturopath for free on Tuesday which should be interesting...maybe I will ask her about diet, lol.
I do have some thoughts and ideas though...and this is actually a start for me none the less, prior to this group I didn't recognize it as a problem in and of itself, but more of me being addicted to specific foods...but now I see, I am addicted to Eating in a binge-type way. So my mind is changing perspective. I will try and have a productive week...I will be working out this week a lot and that always inspires me to keep things healthy and also helps with my anxiety and happiness.

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Binge free on October 8, day 5 for me....I cannot say how much I admire all who are showing streaks such as 75 days. That is amazing!


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I am on Day 75, today was wonderful at my area recognition days for my weight loss group TOPS. We did a fun skit today and got to meet the biggest loser in USA AND CANADA International- she was very inspirational. Wehad alot of speakers and skits it was alot of fun. I got to hang out with my good friends who help me on this journey, i know that their positive spirit helps keep me going. I feel like they are sisters vs friends. I am going for a walk now and will enjoy the rest of my evening with my family.

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Binge free on Friday, October 7........

I also plan what I eat, and enter it in the SP nutrition tracker before I eat it. I also feel more comfortable if I can eat more or less the same thing every day and try to stick to that as much as possible. Less thinking, less letting not-good foods sneak in....


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Hey Annari! Welcome! Glad to have you with us!

Planning is a really good tool, there are lots of wonderful resources on Sparkpeople too to help you incorporate healthier habits.

I really love the group of people that are on here. If you ever need help or support we are here for you.

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So far, so far successful (day 1). PLANNING...got it, lol. Actually a lack of planning on my part yesterday is what caused a binge so there must be some truth to it. :)

Thanks for the warm welcome!!

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Welcome Annari and Shrinkingotter!

I am on day 26 but for the month of October day 8 emoticon

It's very liberating to rid ourselves of the binge...you can all do it, I believe in each and every one of you!

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Good morning and welcome Annari - I'm new here too...I find that once I get back into a food-tracking routine and start to see success on the scale, my binging subsides - provided, like Shanti said, that I'm planning - and that includes planning and "allowed" treat in the evening, when I most want to binge. Yesterday, when I eyed that can of cashews in my cabinet, I was tempted, but I do enjoy checking things off boxes and charts as a measure of success, so I thought about this group, and not being able to check off that I made it through the day. It somehow made me accountable (since I live alone).

I can do this! But it's up to me to get it done.


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Hi ANNARI. Welcome. I'm new here too but I do go to a hospital binge eating group (that is stop binge eating group! :-) It's normal to have anxiety when we make any kind of change, let alone one that helps us deal with our anxiety! emoticon It's been shown in many scientific studies that tracking your food intake (no matter what we have eaten) and having social support (this and other groups -- much better than facebook emoticon ) improves your chances of success in the short and long-term. So does self-compassion. So take it easy on your self and as one of the members said, take it in baby steps and we're all here for one another and we'll all be here for you too!
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I can do this. You can do this. We can do this. One pound, one step at a time. Setbacks are normal. Just get back up and kick some butt. Challenge yourself to be the best you have ever been. If not now, when? This site has everything you need to succeed. Ask for help; give some help. Push yourself to the limit. No more hiding behind a mediocre life. Make yours the ultimate -- it's the only one you've got. What are you weighting 4? The time is NOW!


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I would like to join this challenge. :) ...I haven't consistently been on sparkpeople, but I just quit facebook, so this is my new thing, lol. I would say that my weight problem is so related to bingeing....I think this will be a great community for me to be a part of, if you all don't mind! :)
I didn't know there was binging therapists, lol...I might look into that! ...honestly though, the prospect of not binging, is heightening my anxiety. And I suppose binging is related to anxiety? Boo...
Hopefully I report back tonight/tomorrow with some first day success.

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Congratulations on your new beginning, SHRINKINGOTTER. We all start at the beginning so welcome. You'll hear a lot about planning your meals because that helps you to avoid temtation and hunger, both of which can lead to a binge. SP Nutrition can plan your meals for you, in case you weren't aware.
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I can do this. You can do this. We can do this. One pound, one step at a time. Setbacks are normal. Just get back up and kick some butt. Challenge yourself to be the best you have ever been. If not now, when? This site has everything you need to succeed. Ask for help; give some help. Push yourself to the limit. No more hiding behind a mediocre life. Make yours the ultimate -- it's the only one you've got. What are you weighting 4? The time is NOW!


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Hi STACERLEIGH. Thank you for inquiring about my holiday plans. You know what? I don't have any, except having some decandant dessert and sweet potato fries with veggies. It's just my husband and I so we'll probably keep it quite casual.
Have a great weekend all my American friends (and Int'l) and Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian ones!!
Portia -- together we can do this!

I can do this. You can do this. We can do this. One pound, one step at a time. Setbacks are normal. Just get back up and kick some butt. Challenge yourself to be the best you have ever been. If not now, when? This site has everything you need to succeed. Ask for help; give some help. Push yourself to the limit. No more hiding behind a mediocre life. Make yours the ultimate -- it's the only one you've got. What are you weighting 4? The time is NOW!


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YOU, EBPOOKIE, are an inspiration!! Congratulations on your 74 Binge Free days streak!! emoticon I have BED too and I know how hard it is, not just to diet, but like you said, to deal with the emotions, etc., that started the condition in the first place. Please keep in touch and email me if you ever want to share how you're feeling. Well done!
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I can do this. You can do this. We can do this. One pound, one step at a time. Setbacks are normal. Just get back up and kick some butt. Challenge yourself to be the best you have ever been. If not now, when? This site has everything you need to succeed. Ask for help; give some help. Push yourself to the limit. No more hiding behind a mediocre life. Make yours the ultimate -- it's the only one you've got. What are you weighting 4? The time is NOW!


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Hi Bonita. Sounds like an excellent plan! Have a great one!
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Emmy- preplanning meals is what I should do. My biggest pitfalls are late nights. I think the Holidays are my biggest worry coming up. I love the festivities and the food is always there and always good...

Shan- What are your plans for Thanksgiving? I was a vegetarian for five years and I lived off of the sweet potato cassarole every year.

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadian sparkers!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! And congrats to all for all of your amazing accomplishments!

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Guitar- Great job on your preplanning! Keep up on your streak. You can do this gosh losing over 100# and maintaining even with BED (Binge Eating Disorder) is awesome. You inspire me!!

Shani- What are your plans? I preplan my meals weekly!

Jacqui-Thanks for setting up the page. You will get there as far as organizing and planning all in due time.

Shrinking-Great Job on Day 1! Baby steps are always good!! Just never give up on yourself because you are worth it all!

Stacer-Writing is what has kept me binge free. I can write why I’m upset and most of the time I feel relieved when the feelings still overwhelm me I go for a walk and that will do I remove myself from the sources where there is food most of the time when I come back I feel good # 1 I avoided the binge and #2 I’ve talked myself out of it and self talked myself positive wise on why I shouldn’t binge to fix the problem cuz I would only make it worse. I always ask myself how will eating fix my emotions, problems or boredom. I make a pro and con list in my head and gotta tell you I’ve been winning the war!

I’m on day 74 so far so good I was a little worried since I didn’t really plan out my meals today but I got a breakfast sandwich and coffee for breakfast and lunch I did a veggie sandwich at subway. Tonight I will eat rice, chx and veggies. Tomorrow will be very much planned I have to go to my TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) weight loss support group planned event. Every fall we have what we call a fall rally (area recognition days) we recognize those that have pledge to lose x amt of weight I missed mine by 5 # but I do have my binge eating in check so to me I have completed something much harder than the losing weight part. I have mentally changed my attitude. I know now I am worth it. I am worth exercising and eating right and I deserve the way I feel each day one I complete another binge free day which again is not easy because I am now having to face my fears, emotions, I have to do vs feeding the madness, not as easy as one thinks and that is why I love this group because we all know. Anyway we get to hear success stories from other members who made their goals and things like that. My group of friends and I are doing a skit, which is really funny. I’m nervous but excited. I will start my day by getting up and having a banana and 2 cups of water, doing my hour walk and drink more water while on my walk, then shower and get ready, make my lunch and snacks. Hardboiled eggs, chicken, celery sticks, apple slices and peanut butter. I will also bring a few crackers, plus my sparkling water I enhance with MIO tropical punch. I feel like I’m drinking a soda without the calories. It is one of the things I gave up Pepsi I no longer desire it as much, once and while I’ll have a craving but won’t drink a 2 liter. I’m looking forward to the motivation and inspiration. Then my husband will be making a wonderful romantic dinner for us, steak on the Barbie with half of a potato, salad and veggies. It’s our family dinner nite and then we play games or work on a puzzle. Sunday is all about planning my meals for the week I batch cook but we will be going out for a hike that day!! YEAH!! What will you be doing this weekend??


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Yes, I do have a plan for Canadian Thanksgiving.

I am planning to eat as much as I want at thanksgiving dinner (the operative word is planning), tracking all the while and working out in the AM of course. I will also eat breakfast and lunch, but probably skip some usual snacks.

I find this is the best way to cope with this particular day.

Actually, eating as much as I want is usually not so much, because these days I get full pretty quickly.....and, it does take an extra 3,500 calories (and being sedentary) to actually gain a real pound.

I do not consider this a binge as it is planned, and I usually lose any temporary weight gain by my weigh in day, the following Sunday.

Works for me.

Have a great thanksgiving for all who are celebrating it this weekend (it's a Canadian thing!)


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Hi! I'm from Toronto too! 101 lbs lost?! Souds like you can teach us a lot. But it is always about maintenance and mindfulness, isn't it? Congratulations on your weight loss and Happy Thanksgiving. Do you have a plan in place for the long-food weekend? I know you'll do great!
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Good idea. Planning makes perfect, ahhh, less likely to go off our plan! emoticon

I can do this. You can do this. We can do this. One pound, one step at a time. Setbacks are normal. Just get back up and kick some butt. Challenge yourself to be the best you have ever been. If not now, when? This site has everything you need to succeed. Ask for help; give some help. Push yourself to the limit. No more hiding behind a mediocre life. Make yours the ultimate -- it's the only one you've got. What are you weighting 4? The time is NOW!


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emoticon emoticon One day at a time...SHRINKINGOTTER. We're here for you!
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OK got through my official Day One without bingeing....and I'm particularly pleased about that since I had a "septic near disaster" at my house last night and the stress level was high!!!

I think checking in here is going to help!!

I can do this! But it's up to me to get it done.


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Congrats Everyone!! I'm working on Day 74 today is always a litle harder for me because i have my binge therapy session during my lunch. So i'm stopping at subway before i start work today!

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Oct. 6, binge free just barely, thanks all!


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you guys are going so well i havent binged this month but havent been organised in my eating. i must get down to some planing.




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Thank you Stacer, I am proud, it's been a long haul.. thank you!~

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Day 73! Congrats!

Writing is an excellent way to get through binges.

I always try to track/log what I ate along with how hungry I was/how I was feeling when I ate. At the end of the day I look through and see how I felt when I ate certain foods...

You should be very proud of yourself!

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I'm on day 73 so far my goal is to get through this month, as my binge therapist says the longer you go without a binge the better it is. My mantra is write it before you bite it!

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Hi - I'm just starting this challenge today - Oct 6....(haven't completely gotten the hang of how these teams work...)

So I guess I'm about 3 hours into a binge-free day! Baby steps :D

I can do this! But it's up to me to get it done.


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Binge free for October--the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th---the second was a binge day.

Working on my streak!


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sorry i am late getting this thread underway.meddy usually did it .lets go for october!!!! remember there is a team goal you can track your days on as well. lets make this a great month all round.



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