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9/25/16 11:03 P

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I binged yesterday and had chocolate (caffeine), and was awake all night long. Today I overrate. The physical therapist had me raise my seat on my exercise bicycle, an I can ride again. I'm pondering hourly thread or 4 day commitment. At last the swelling around my knee replacement is slowly going down. I have gained weight with immobility and grazing.

OAXACH1. You did so well to stay the same weight while recuperating. Good job.

CHANGINGTURTLE. You are AWESOME.

GRACEKELLY. Welcome. Change is scary, but when you come out the other side , it feels so good.

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9/25/16 6:55 P

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Day two


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Yesterday while across town visiting hubby I took a walk and went out for lunch. I went to an all you can eat buffet that I had gone to years before. I don't know how long hubby will be in this part of town so I took this opportunity to go to this buffet. I ate soup and a plate of food not stacked high. When I asked for my check the server asked if there was some thing wrong, I told her no I ate until I was full and then stopped. She said "so healthy". That is what I am trying to do. I did not know if I could do it at an all you can eat place but I can. I would not do it every day or even every week as it cost a lot. Today I brought my lunch, turkey sandwich and green grapes with sparking water to drink.
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9/25/16 4:50 P

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VGDolly -- Congratulations on 21 days!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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9/25/16 12:58 P

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I'm happily binge free!
Jol, hope this mess is resolved quickly and without too much of a financial burden.
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9/25/16 11:34 A

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Day1, streak 2

Jolikey - that is scary, I can't imagine, especially in this world today. Hoping it is resolved quickly
Tawney - enjoy the day!
Lyla - thanks for the support
Kathryn - way to go - awesome strength
Oxaca - you got this 1 day at a time!

I think this has been my strongest 21 days yet. It feels good, both emotionally and physically, no matter how slow the scale is going - its going. I must be honest and tell that I had a cardiac incident Labor Day weekend. It has been life changing. At 53 I have plenty of life to live. I want it to be the life I want, spent with invigorating opportunities. The cardiologist recommended a gastric surgery and I aint going there! With smart choices and amazing support in my family and here I know I can succeed. One day at a time - that's all I got and I am pretty lucky!

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9/25/16 10:11 A

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Finished Day #12! Working on Day #13 Binge Free!

Feeling overwhelmed... our dog bit someone at the park -- it was a crowded bridge that had to be crossed. No excuses for him, and now we have to pay for medical bills for the person, etc.. It's the right thing to do, but it gives me financial insecurity. Just the second day after, so we just don't know what will happen yet. The internet says these things can cost more than $25,000! I just hope not...


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9/25/16 8:29 A

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Day 10
I intend to relax some today.


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9/24/16 7:22 P

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Day 13

Went for a long bike ride, didn't even fall over once! Getting a lot steadier and a lot more confident. Broke a nail. emoticon

VGD I can't imagine how frustrating it is to not be able to do physical stuff due to injury/recovery whatnot. Hope you are mended and back on the road again soon!

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9/24/16 12:47 P

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I am happy to report that I am binge free! I was lucky at the restaurant last night as they had seared tuna on the menu, which #1 I love and #2 is incredibly low in calories. So I had a wonderful meal with no guilt. When we got home I had my usual desire to keep eating, even though I was totally satisfied. I had one of my 20 cal. suckers, and got to bed. While in bed, although I didn't post on the hour commitment board, I kept doing it in my head, and finally fell asleep without any more food.
Kathryn, yes you can do it....and it is harder once we fall, but with determination, and use of all the support around us, living binge free can become a reality.....thinking of you.....












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9/24/16 10:33 A

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Finished Day #12! Working on Day #13 Binge Free!

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9/24/16 10:32 A

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Emotional eating will not be my down fall again, I will be strong and use my vision board, I will not eat in anger,
Okay group I am going to be accountable to this great group and not slip up again. I have had long streaks of no binge eating in the past and can do it again. I will use the hour thread when I feel like binging and make the commitment to you and most importantly to myself emoticon
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9/24/16 10:30 A

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Day 21

Assuming I get thru the day, this will be the closest my streaks have ever been. I'll take that progress. Been overdoing it on the knee, PT wants me to chill a bit. We go to VA in 2 weeks to see my son at college. I so want to be more mobile and have more stamina, unfortunately it is out of my control. Unrealistic expectations have been my life long challenge and I have been given another day to work on them.

Lyla - I have a new bike in my garage, can't wait to be able to use it. your physical activeness is inspiring.

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9/24/16 9:15 A

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Day 9
Yesterday I overate but did not binge. Some days it seems I need to slack off a bit or I will slide into a full blown binge. I limit myself to 3 meals and 3 snacks each of which have a beginning and an end. I hope today is better. It is raining again so I am thankful that I got the pumpkins and squash out of the garden. I was able to dig some potatoes but many were rotten due to our wet weather.

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9/23/16 5:18 P

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Day 12

Ai Tawney more kayaking! I am going to do it next summer! I am determined. Although it will take some working out of the logistics, not sure if they will let me do it in the pool at the gym.

GK - congrats on the striking out! I'm excited for you! emoticon

Oaxaca good luck with your tests!

I already have cyclist's palsy which means my hand has gone numb, or at least the less useful half of it. Which is a super bummer because I want to ride my bike. But I have no feeling in 20% of my fingers. On the bright side I guess if I have cyclist's palsy I'm officially a cyclist! emoticon

Leave it to me to find new and creative ways to binge!

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9/23/16 11:32 A

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Tawney and VGDolly, thank you for your kind words of encouragement. And yesterday WAS a better day! I actually came in low on calories, although I didn't plan it that way, was just how it worked out. And I managed to stay positive all day. And VG, you are doing so well with your recovery! I am still using the cane, and I will hear from my doctor as to what test I need and if it is available here.(Remember I live in southern Mexico, and although I am in a city, sometimes it is necessary to go to Mexico City, or even out of the country for certain things.) He told me to phone him at 5:00, and then we'll see.
I certainly hope I won't need any more surgery or bed rest. I have 3 new clients to see, and possibly 2 more in the wings, so I need to be available.
GraceKelly, Welcome....I have returned to this team after leaving for awhile, and right now this is the best place for me. I hope we can help you.
Goochie, hope all health reports in the future are positive ones
Lyla, Congrats on the great tennis win! Impressive!
Kathryn, I see those good days adding up... emoticon
I am determined to use the hour commitment board more, especially at night before I get in bed. When I post there, I am always safe til the morning.
Happy Friday to all!

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9/23/16 10:42 A

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Day 20

My food continues to be in its place. I am getting more active as I'm 7 weeks into my recovery.I am happy to see the scale move slowly. The knee has been a little more sore with just the cane-but i'll take the progress.

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9/23/16 10:11 A

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My best wishes to all; I've been extremely busy lately. emoticon

Finished Day #11! Working on Day #12 Binge Free!

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9/23/16 7:45 A

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Day 8
We celebrated the first day of fall yesterday by kayaking around a small lake and down the channel. The fall colors were beautiful. We had a wiener roast on shore. I had to rush back to lead my yoga group. All in all the day was great. Even though my lunch was late I did not graze at home. There is now a forecast for a lot of rain so I plan to get my pumpkins and turnips out of the garden this morning.
Welcome GraceKelly! Your new changes sound interesting. I agree that the endless "to do" list often leads to a comfort binge.

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9/23/16 6:10 A

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Day 3!

Good morning! Yesterday was great! I filled my day with things I really like to do and I got outside for lots of walking. (Inside + TV + wine = BINGE!!) I had a good yoga session, a short run and then I walked to my very favorite coffee shop to work. I popped in at the consignment shop, but didn't find anything that I loved, and then took myself out to lunch. Walked to a work appointment and then came home and made a home cooked meal for DBF.

I'm sure I'll get into the long story over time, but this past year has had a lot of change in it (mostly good, but not all) and I'm now in a really good position to create a life that I've been wanting for a while. Its scary and exciting and unfamiliar! So sometimes I fall into the comforting arms of the sofa and down into the bottom of a bag of potato chips - I've repeated that routine so, so many times - its definitely familiar!

At the moment, I'm in the process of quitting my 15-year job (!!!) to strike out on my own, and I just booked a two week trip on my own! I'm mostly excited, but also (like this morning at 2am) occasionally struck with doubt and panic. Natural, I know, but I've never been particularly good at recognizing and accepting that I am a human being with feelings (ack!)

Today I will work from home for a bit, run some errands, put together a headboard for the bed, get a haircut and then see some friends and family for the annual food truck and craft beer festival held a few blocks from here. I plan to walk to the haircut and back (about 2 miles each way) to offset a beer or two.

I hope you all have a wonderful day, I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

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9/22/16 8:34 P

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Oaxaca,I hope your day has been better. It is sometimes so hard to get back on track after a slip. You can do this. Forgive yourself and carry on.
I had a good day but lunch was late. I need to be on guard not to start grazing.

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9/22/16 8:10 P

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Day19

Had breakfast out today. I am proud of being able not to be swayed by the menu and to substitute fruit cup for fried potatoes.
Doing a live webinar for my profession. Want to have all my education units so I can keep my job options open when thru recovery. It is nice to use my brain.



Oaxaca- so sorry for your struggles. The scale can be the devil for all of us. I hope this morning you are able to be kind and loving to yourself. You are worth it.

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9/22/16 10:40 A

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Well after such a happy post, and a good day, I had a binge last night. I can see now that there were things I did not pay attention to, and some thoughtless decisions that helped lead to the mess. I was weighed at my doctors appointment, and expected a lower weight since my clothes are pretty loose. But I was right where I was several months ago. I tried not to think about it, blaming my jeans, but at the clinic I always wear jeans, or it was the scale, not the usual one I am weighed on, etc. Then I tried to shut it out of my mind. That was #1. Then dinner. I prepared steak, baked potato, salad and vegetable. It was a big meal for us, as we eat very little red meat, and potatoes not so often. Anyway, I weighed my 4 ounces of meat and had 1/2 a potato. Still hungry....so had a mini sugar free yogurt for dessert. Oh yes, a little wine. Tracked it all, and was at the low end of my range...good.
In the kitchen later I was thinking as I ate, "how silly I am, I should have finished my steak and eaten the whole potato. I would have been better off. And now I am going to cancel my regular appointment at the clinic until next week because no way I am getting on that scale after a binge. And I had been looking forward to that weigh in to see if there was a loss according to that scale."
So my dear fellow binge free friends, I am going to continue the battle today...I am a little shaken up since this binge was so close in time to the one before. Clearly now that I am mobile with free access to the kitchen I have to be vigilant.
Thanks for the time you took to read this...and now to carry on.....












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9/21/16 7:38 P

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Day 10

Double digits, woot woot!

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Welcome Gracekellie - it's a great team
You can be successful, 1 day at a time

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9/21/16 11:22 A

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I got right back on track yesterday and am again binge free! AND maybe being sick to my stomach was what I needed. My clothes are fitting the way I like them to fit...just a little bit loose, so I am feeling happy and grateful. Thank you all for the good wishes....I have to rush off to an appointment so I can't comment on your posts, but will do so at another time.
Wishing everyone a wonderful binge free day!












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9/21/16 10:34 A

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Day 1!

Taking some things off my calendar and to do list today. Expecting too much from myself is a trigger for me.

Looking forward to getting to know you!

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Day 18

I love getting on in the morning and having a lot of updates to read. It is great to be a part of such an active group.

Tekehi - congrats on the 21 days!
Oaxaca - hope you had a better day, hugs!
Goochie - sounds like recovery have turned a corner - yay!

Everybody else - stay the coursse, we are all 1 bite away from out next binge.
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Finished Day #9! Working on Day #10 Binge Free!
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Current 4 day wins (habit changing method from Martha Beck - The Four Day Win):

"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 40 min. Can substitute a walk. Daily reward if I do anything towards it is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker and burn a candle. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift. (184)!
9/14 - 25 min emoticon
9/17 - 25 min emoticon
9/19 - 20 min emoticon
9/20 - 40 min emoticon
Completed!!!

"Stationary bike -- 5 min for 1 day, 10 min for 3 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)
9/14 - 10 min emoticon
9/17 - 10 min emoticon
9/19 - 5 min emoticon
9/20 - 10 min emoticon
Completed!!!

"3 times to YMCA over the days (9/13- 9/23) . Doesn't matter when or what I do, but if I physically get there 4 times I'll get my reward." Reward for each time is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 5 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift. (437)
9/14 - Part A emoticon
9/19 - Part B emoticon

"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back for 4 days" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (441)
9/14 - YMCA emoticon
9/17 - QF emoticon
9/19 - YMCA emoticon
9/20 - QF emoticon
Completed!!!

"1 set of back exercises daily and 2 squats per day" (minimum is a squat and 1-2 others) Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (141)
9/14 - emoticon
9/17 - emoticon
9/19 - emoticon
9/20 - emoticon
Completed!!!

"150 steps for 3 days and 200 steps on one day, don't have to be consecutive" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift (416)
9/14 - 150 steps emoticon
9/17 - 150 steps emoticon
9/19 - 150 steps emoticon
9/20 - 200 steps emoticon
Completed!!!

"Don't weigh for 4 days, excluding Tue and Fri" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is to buy $5 lotto tickets. (174)
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9/15 - emoticon
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Tekehi -- Congratulations on 21 days!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Day 6
Oaxaca, we all slip. You are doing so well. Make today count and carry on.
Lyla, I like to win too - I understand what you are saying. One thing on my bucket list is to be in some kind of race.
Goochie, at least you got some answers after waiting an hour. It is amazing as we age how we have to think about things that used to be automatic.
I plan to go to a Rummage sale this morning. I enjoy looking for good deals. I have doing some heavier work outside - shovelling, moving cement blocks, etc. So far I feel good.

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The infection in knee has gone. I start outpatient PT next week. I drove today. Hooray!! I waited over an hour at the urologist's office. "Take cranberry pills and probiotics the rest of your life. Go to the bathroom B4 you need to go. Try out a vaginal cream. New diet. Ultrasounds needed." With age you do get more UTI's. If I can stay well, the wait was worth it.

CHANGING-TURTLE. You need a group hug. I admire your courage.

OOLALA. Your teaching situation appears to be disappointing. Have your co-workers abandoned you and the students? How sad. I hope your retreat recharges your batteries. For me, the processed food turns me into a sugar bingeing maniac.

VGDOLLY. Losing your employment is so STRESSFUL, right up there with death and divorce. I am so proud of you for being grateful and starting to think positive.

LYLA. Enjoy your bike. 17 miles! WOW! Great tennis win.

OAXACA. You have has so many fabulous binge free days with your health issues. GOOD JOB! Driving again, congratulations. Hope the nerve issues subside.

TAWNEY3 Keep up the fight.

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Day 9

First match of the season tonight and they put me in 1st singles (top spot basically), which really freaked me out. I played for this captain year before last (my first year in leagues) and lost a lot of matches, like I think my record for the season was something like 3-8 or 3-5 or anyway not great, under 500... so I was super nervous that she gave me the vote of confidence, and she had said this was an important match tonight because it's one of the top teams in the league... so anyway, I won 6-1 6-1 and I'm so stoked. I know I shouldn't get so excited about winning but still. Also I went to a damn "body pump" class last night and it was really hard and humbling and I was so sore today I thought I was so stupid to do that class for the first time ever the night before the first match of the season but... no problem emoticon

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The weekend went by so quickly. I was nearly up over my head with moving. I hung in there as best as I could to finish the 21 days. Did I finish strong? Ah. I finished for the most part.

Day #18. Thursday 9/15/16.
Day #19. Friday 9/16/16.
Day #20. Saturday 9/17/16.
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So sorry OAXACA - hope you are having a better day.

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I had a binge last night. I had a strong sweet tooth after dinner, and I had many supports I could have gone to, but I really decided to overeat....and I did a good job of it. I hope its not too much information, but I guess my body got used to being binge free....I got bad diarrhea this morning and, well, enuff said.....
So its a new day for both of us Kathryn, and yes, we can do it!

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Finished Day #8 Working on Day #9 Binge Free!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 40 min. Can substitute a walk. Daily reward if I do anything towards it is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker and burn a candle. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift. (184)!
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"3 times to YMCA over the days (9/13- 9/21) . Doesn't matter when or what I do, but if I physically get there 4 times I'll get my reward." Reward for each time is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 5 day reward is $5 towards a larger gift. (437)
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"5 Quickfire exercises or YMCA resistance each day, plus stability ball for back for 4 days" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (441)
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I have had some more good conversations with my partner. We are working out our new path into retirement. I have a very bad habit of assuming rather than discussing and getting the true facts.
Happy day everyone.

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I'm happily binge free!
Today I started back to work doing therapy session, and saw a new client. It feels great to be back using my brain. But now, after lunch I am feeling tired, so I'm going to have a nap.
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Rainy day here in the east. Much needed. Hubby at a conference for a few days. Food totally on my terms. Makes it less challenging

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I had a good day yesterday. I got some tomatoes skinned and will can them this morning. We went out for supper and I overate but no binge. I took a hummus appetizer that was so good. I had bought a new food processor and the recipe came with it.
I am looking forward to a good week.
I hope your pain settles down, Oaxaca. You are having a challenging time but have done so well with food.

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Still on track, but oh boy, what a terrible night I had....(nothing to do with food). I started to have severe pain all over, not just the areas that have been bothering me. Then I got the chills; I was actually shaking with cold. So hubby bundled me up and I found one position that wasn't uncomfortable, took a muscle relaxant which always knocks me out, and finally got to sleep.
Today the pain in the troublesome leg is pretty bad, but at least that's all. And a sinus headache, but a pill took care of that. So I am really going to take it easy today.
Lyla, how great that you are getting out on your bike...keep enjoying it.
Kathryn, VGDolly,Tawney and Jol1 keep it up!
Have a lovely Sunday!

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Thanks for the anniversary wishes. We had a great dinner out, I bought 1/2 my entree home and ate only a few bites of a dessert. Felt good to wake up with a growling tummy.

Tawney - great quote
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I am glad to see some rain today. We have to stop the outside work and have a slower day. We need some down time. I have had a few errant thoughts of eating more but have been able to divert myself.
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Day 6

Rode like 17 miles on my new bike today! (Well probably ~3 miles of that was me walking it through narrow spaces/over bridges.) All on bike paths etc. But it was really nice, especially on Randall's Island. I only fell off 2.5 times.

Yeah Tawney once I was in San Marcos, Texas where a river runs through the town and I was walking all along it and there was a guy in a kayak with his little dog and he would throw the ball and the dog would jump off the kayak and bring back the ball and hop right back on the kayak and the guy was just whooshing along the river like he was on a skateboard or something.

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Looks like everyone is doing well....me too! I have to admit that I tried to eat less yesterday to "make up" for the extra 200 calories on Thursday. Not smart; in the past that has lead me into a binge. Thank goodness it didn't! When will I ever learn?!
Happy anniversary VGDolly!
Oolala, hope your retreat leads you to where you want to go....we will miss you...
Enjoy your Saturday everyone.

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Lyla I hope you try kayaking again. It is so much fun and freeing. There are so many different models and some are a lot more stable. My friend even fishes out of his.
I had a good day yesterday and looking forward to another today. I am pleased to be hungry for meals.

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Day 14.

Happy for the weekend. Too much solo time.
Physical therapist gave me the ok to go the pool at the gym. Will be nice to walk without any assistance. My 28th wedding anniversary today. Not sure where that time went. I am sure I picked the right guy as he is my biggest cheerleader.

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And kayaking, that sounds awesome. I tried it when I was away at the lake over Labor Day and like, couldn't actually get in the kayak, or at least not stay upright in it for very long. I am telling myself it must have been a child-sized kayak.

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Tawney, those are a lot of old "friends" to keep around. But I know at one point, their call was either non-existent or so faint it wasn't a problem.

I find myself doing that these days- standing at the fridge or looking in the cabinet- even though there's no processed foods in there! Will the cauliflower "do it" for me? The almond butter?

Eventually I always find out no food can do it for me, but I may need to wean myself again.

Will leave later this afternoon for a retreat that starts tomorrow afternoon. No communication outside allowed for the week. Not much problem for me, as I will be on vacation and people don't communicate with me much then anyway. But I will miss all of you.

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I had a slip last night and went over my calorie allowance by 200 calories, but I stopped the creation of a real live binge by posting on the hourly commitment page, committing to no more food until the next morning. So I am binge free, although shakily so. I know what weakened me, so I can use that knowledge to help me in the future. Interesting, yesterday every time I saw my reflection I was happy with what I saw...often that's not the case. Also my pants were feeling a little loose.....hmmmm, maybe I can't handle feeling good about myself. Add that to a lunch out that was tiny and not filling...... for a compulsive eater, that spells trouble. So I am thankful that I didn't cross that line into insanity.
Lyla, I remember back in the day I used to watch Dr. Phil, and when he had the series on weight loss, one of the steps was to "clean house" which meant get all the unhealthy tempting food out of the house. If you can't totally do that due to others in the house, at least make of special cabinet for the foods that are for others, not for you. Having less right home and handy can really help. Sometimes if its not there we are too lazy to go out and buy the stuff we are trying to avoid. I wish you well today, and hope you can make it a binge free day....best way is to try to have the most enjoyable day that you can.
VGDolly, I'm with you. When I feel weak, I go to the hourly commitment board and it gets me through the rough time.
TEK, holding steady is a good thing....stay strong!
Happy Friday everyone!


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Day 13

Hourly commitment continues to help me. Historically my worse time is lunch to dinner.

Tawney - hugs! you are worth it, close the door and remind yourself.

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I have been struggling. I have been doing a lot of things right. My activity level is pretty good. I have been walking, kayaking, and doing some yoga. I have been speaking up and asking others to understand what I need.
But:
My food intake is another story. I have been standing at the cupboard asking stale crackers and butter to help me feel better. I have been in the fridge interacting with the cream. I have flirted with the brown sugar, nuts, chocolate chips and ice cream. My relationships are going no where. I wake up at night with acid indigestion and my clothes are getting tight.
Today I am taking charge of my relationship. I will eat, enjoy, and stop before I hurt myself.
Thank you for listening. I wish you all a happy day and know that we can do this together.

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Wow! The week goes by so quickly. I didn't even realize the last time I was on this forum was Tuesday.

Day #16. Tuesday 9/20/16 - did okay.
Day #17. Wednesday 9/21/16 - chugging along.

Doing as well as I could. I can do better. I'll try doing better maybe the next round. At the moment, holding steady and that's good enough. emoticon

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I am binge free....I had a good experience last night. I was in bed watching tv, and I felt hungry. Dinner had been very light, so it made sense. I thought about posting on the hour commitment board, but didn't feel I could commit to no food until the morning. I had a mini yogurt, but it didn't do the trick. I struggled and struggled with myself, and finally went upstairs to the kitchen and poured a glass of sugar free almond milk and got a health food store cookie. I checked the calories on the package, and it was high, but I knew from my nutrition tracker that I had "room" for it. I took my snack downstairs, got into bed, and enjoyed it calmly in front of the tv. Then I went to sleep, no binge. A real success for me.
Oolala, I am so sorry you are struggling with food. I was a teacher many many years ago in a very rough neighborhood in Chicago where the girls hid a knife in their socks. Needless to say, it was a challenge. Its so hard when you don't have the support of your co-workers. Its upsetting, annoying, and hurtful. You must be kind to yourself, and don't treat yourself like they are treating you. Try to be a friend to yourself. I know how hard it is when food issues start up. I will be thinking of you, and I hope today is a better one for you.
Kathryn, how great that your husband is in a place where you both feel comfortable. It must be a big relief. And congrats on being binge free. You know those added pounds will go quickly now that you are on track, and planning well.
VGDolly, I know what you mean when you say you are so thankful that the previous night was binge free...such a good feeling when you wake up and feel ok, with no binge hangover.
Wishing you all a binge free day.

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Finished Day #3 Working on Day #4 Binge Free!
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As I read the posts by our teammates what resonates is life is hard.We never know where the next challenge is coming from. So for us with eating issues it is easy to see why we want to escape with food at times. The question I ask myself now is what will my escape be. It would have been very easy to binge on anything yesterday and hammer down my feelings about my pending job loss. If I had done that the self beating today would be added stress. So this morning I am SO THANKFUL. The feelings are still there but I am so relieved and proud not to have eaten over it. 24 hours later I can rationally see a lot of truths - I knew this was coming, It is not life ending, I know I have the capabilities to pursue a new job, I have the love and support of friends and family, it gives me the opportunity to keep making progress on my health.I'd say the positives out weigh the negatives.
What is positive in your life today? Can it prevent you taking the next bite? We are all worth the self love needed to to be binge free!
Love this team. Have a great day.

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Not in bed with the covers up, but not doing well emotionally or with eating. Weird as it sounds, I do not believe the eating is caused by the turmoil, as I have gone through just as tough times before without doing it. I feel I have fallen into an old groove of eating mostly processed foods at the old routine times. I don't keep them at home, but end up getting them at the old haunts, one of which is directly across the street from work; there's no way to get on campus without passing it by. We have a 2-week break coming up and I am praying it will break the spell so that when I come back, I can leave work without going into the parking lot of the grocery store.

Feeling very discouraged at work. In my 2 tenth grade classes, we have SO many failing grades. Students with less than 30% of the work done satisfactorily. The other teacher is such a nice guy but he cannot convince the students they have to work even when we are not directly instructing, when they are supposed to be applying the lessons we've taught, and they know I can't make them do it alone, They pit us against each other all the time and he doesn't even recognize it. And in one of the other classes, the coteacher did not stick to a bargain we had in grading a certain assignment we split between us, going much easier on the papers he graded than we had agreed on. Once again, I am the bad guy, and the students just think I am being impossible. I'm not convinced it won't just make things worse if I confront him about it. Damned if I do and damned if I don't. We have usually been on the same page before, so this was hard. This can make it sound like it's some kind of cutthroat corporate atmosphere, but it's not about competition or a purposeful sabotage, but just people trying to cope within their own comfort zones. And interpretation, I guess. We each find different things comfortable and uncomfortable.

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Hubby in a new place and says he gets good vibes there. It is a relief to me, no stress eating last night. The scale is up this week but I knew it would be, I have had to many binge days. Also have been going out to eat too much. Have started a new streak today to make my own lunch to go and not go out to eat. I am also going back to one of my old streaks of drinking low calorie drinks when stressed instead of high calorie junk food.

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Emotional day, committed on hourly board.
praying for relief and to be present in these unsettling emotions.
Physical Therapy in an hour - will be a good distraction

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Still binge free....
The doctor prescribed a patch for pain....lasts one week. I put it on last night, and when I got out of bed this morning walking was a little less painful, so I'm hopeful. And I can actually drive to get a very much needed manicure today!
VGDolly, you see, in time we get our wishes...soon you will be folding up that walker....hang in there!
WooHoo Lyla....enjoy that purchase!
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Day 11

Officially 6 weeks tomorrow. Physically feeling stronger, itching to get off the walker, on cane in house. I should we excited and happy about how much better I am, Phone call this morning from the hospital I work for- the beginning of the end of my 21 year career there. I knew it was coming - still feeling bummed.



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Finished Day #2! Working on Day #3 Binge Free!

Lyla -- Hope you enjoy it!

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Oaxaca - great going with being binge free! It's no fun not being able to move around as freely. I've had to recover from an injury before, staying binge free was tough.

Changing turtle - hang in there! You're dealing with a whole lot. Stress and anxiety are, at least for me, big emotional issues that can trigger binging if I don't keep it in check and work at keeping my cool.

Day #15. Mon 9/12/16 - so far so good. Granted I could probably "tighten" up my diet a little bit, but next time. emoticon One small step at a time.

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Still binge free!
I saw the doctor yesterday, and I am off bed rest! The issue with my left leg appears to be a nerve problem, so he doubled some meds and also has me going for a nerve study. I am so happy to be able to move around more, although I am still tired, probably mostly from the pain.
Kathryn, you have so much to deal with, and my God, that nurse should be fired! Wishing you well, and hope things calm down for you.
Goochie, I hope your recovery goes quickly. I know that yearning to get active. My elliptical is sitting in my bedroom, and heavens knows when I will be able to get back on.
Tek, moving is stressful and with renovations as well, that's a lot. You are doing really well!
To me, its never really "Day 1", but rather a continuation of a journey with bumps in the road. Wishing everyone a binge free day.

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Kathryn -- You are in such a stressful time. Thinking of you! emoticon

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Stressful day yesterday, hubby back in the hospital and when he leave there he is not going back to the last care home. The evening nurse there told him he was just there to die. I am so mad!!!! Had a big binge last night but today am determined to not do that again.

Positive quote-If the rest of your life is out of control at least be in control of your eating!!!!

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Finished Day #1! Working on Day #2 Binge Free! Starting my 4DWs again today

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Day 10

Doctors for 6 week check.

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Day ???

I have been busy with physical therapy and doctor appointments, and I am getting over an infection in my knee replacement.

LYLA. I have my bike on a stand in my bedroom, and I can't wait to get back on it. I bought it used.

CHANGING. Keep posting. We are all rooting for you. I admire you for enduring stress and turmoil in your life.

OOLALA. You mean I'm not the only one to go to events on the wrong day?
About your lack of appetite: Are your meals always the same? Are you having fun? Can bingeing turn into anorexia? Is life dull? I have no answers, but I know you will come up with a solution.

At this time I am really not thinking about a food program or calories. I want to be able to drive my car, so my focus is to get this right leg moving again.

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Womp womp! Am tempted to tell myself I didn't really binge, I just "mindlessly overate," but I will feel more honest with myself if I say OK, clean slate, let's call this Day 1. Also it's Monday so whatever.

I'm now completely obsessed with getting a bike which is like, the last thing I need to spend money on (well among the last things, anyway), and I already spend so much time and money on tennis and running.

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Things have been busy, we're in the middle of moving and renovating, I'm amazed I haven't checked in for so long. So far so good. A little bit more of a slip up on Sunday but I didn't "fall off"! Yay me! emoticon

Day #14: Little bit more slip up but didn't fall off! emoticon

Day #10 - 13. Wed 9/7 to Sat 9/10/16: Did alright

Day #1. Monday 8/29/16:
Did well. Could use improvement. Overall - a good start.

Day #2 - Tuesday 8/30/16: Making progress. A little easier than yesterday.

Day #3 - Wed 8/31/16: Hanging in there.

Day #4 - Thur 9/1/16: Did pretty good.

Day #5 - Fri 9/2/16: Did pretty good.

Day #6 - Sat 9/3/16: Did really good!

Day #7 - Sun 9/4/16: Hanging in there. emoticon

Day #8 - Mon 9/5/16: Still hanging on.

Day #9 - Tue 9/6/16: Sticking to my meal plan as best as I can. That's all I can hope for.


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What amazing posts. What some of you have/are still accomplished/accomplishing is so remarkable and so inspiring. Thank you for your posts, your sincerity, and for being on this team! Wow!
I am still binge free. Yesterday the hourly commitment saved me after lunch...that feeling was there, and I could have ended up in a mess, but I didn't...
I am actually out of bed and using just a cane....still have to limit the stairs. My doctor sent me for more x-rays, and when I see him again later today maybe I will get some answers about the remaining pain in my leg.
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Back from vacation. I was binge free the entire time and hiked a lot! But, as usual, I'm going to start at Day 1 just for ease of counting.

Working on Day #1!

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Lyla - thank you for sharing your story. It is so motivating. My main objective is to be healthier because my husband and I have so many things we want to do. We are early 50s, still have some kid responsibilities. I know I was over 300 at some point. I have never truly acknowledged beyond 290.January 2015 I tried to really get a handle on the binges. I actually love my weight loss diagram. I seem to hang out in each 10 a while but I get uncomfortable it I go back up. It's working for me. It might not be as fast as drs would like it but is so much saner.

Progress not perfection. Have a great binge free day!

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I can't believe I forgot to post on this team, sorry

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Being really scared, not being told you should be scared, is very effective for many people! And having real burdens that you just really don't want to have to live with goes a long way, too.

Sorry if I'm repeating but I posted this suggestion for a mantra on another board:

The pain of overeating [bingeing] is worse than the pain of resisting the urge to do it.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
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Yeah I would be the first to tell anyone that in all irony, I didn't lose weight (and mostly keep it off, inshallah) until I stopped trying to "lose weight." Of course it was an obvious natural side effect of bingeing a lot less, eating (slightly) healthier (but honestly not all that healthy, just less) and exercising a ton more. I live alone (in a 4th floor walkup, no less) and I had reached the point of having trouble putting my shoes on, among a million other little issues of hygiene and mobility and basic functioning that frankly terrified the hell out of me. My goal was not to be a size 6 or look good in a bikini or stun everyone at my HS reunion but to be able to fit in a single seat in an airplane, to be able to get in and out of my apartment, to be able to use a public toilet, all of which I can do now with ease whoo whoo!

Anyway I had a bicycle lesson today, for novice cyclists, not a true beginner class but for teens and adults who pretty much suck at riding a bike (I learned late, circa junior high and never really rode much after that). It was fun and the instructors were great and patient and encouraging but the whole experience was super humbling. It's going to be a long time, if ever, before I am comfortable riding on a street. Also I learned that there are more effective, less painful ways to brake than jamming the bike gears with leg flesh.

I really want to get better at it. Even if I never feel comfortable commuting via bike, it would be nice to like, go on a bike path tour with a group or something. I really do love those moments of flying, the sun and fresh air, etc. and some of the local parks have bike paths with really stunning views. Also I find it a lot more enjoyable than running. I'm just not sure how I'm going to practice, exactly, since I don't own a bike and don't know if I want to spend the $$$ on one if it turns out that I just never quite get the hang of it.

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Lyla, it is amazing what you have done in the last three years. I'm not sure people here know how modest the losses are that obesity doctors are happy to see in their patients. Obesity doctors are not insistent on patients getting to normal BMI's because they know that most of the benefits come from even 5% loss and the odds are so, excuse me, slim that any one individual will get there. You have gone way past that. Thank you for being part of our team!

I don't say that to discourage anyone from calmly and rationally continuing to look for a smart way to live with food and keep losing. It's just that we can get so down on ourselves for failing at something that can be so tricky- until it's not, and who can predict when motivation and strategies come together to make possible what didn't seem possible before?

Day 1.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
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So far today, looks like everyone is doing well....me too! Another binge free day yesterday.












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Feeling loss on words. Hope all are doing what they need to stay binge free

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