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The brownies on the counter and pumpkin pie in the refrigerator from our WE dinner are calling me. I ate some, but I commit to not eat any more of them. I'll leave them for my husband or I'll throw them away if he doesn't eat them. I froze some of the pumpkin (crustless pie) and can have it at a later time, like in a few weeks, but what's in the refrigerator I won't touch.

I did eat too much of it at my lunch today, but if I don't continue eating them, I'll consider it a binge averted.
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Uuuuggghhhhhhh I have basically been on a 4 day binge since Thursday, or I dunno, an escalating binge. The only explanation I can think of is just "the holidays," in that there are so many parties/events plus crap food lying around, and in the past few years it has not been much of an issue since I rode into the holidays with confidence/momentum etc. but this year not so much. I'm just appalled at myself. And part of me is like, forget it, just to hell with it, just cruise until January and start with a clean slate. But why, why always tomorrow when today is today? Or something to that effect. I am also STUNNED how much food I can eat, like, physically how much I am capable of eating, I almost think maybe I should have become one of those competitive eaters like Kobayashi or Joey Chestnut or the Black Widow (yes I know their names, cuz I always felt like, wow, as much as I can eat in a binge, I could never eat like that! But now I'm starting to think maybe I could...).

So OK, here I am again, I feel like I need to be in jail or something, or somewhere with a ridiculously strict regimen, cuz I feel like I cannot make decisions for myself like a normal person.

On the brightish sides, non food related, my gentleman caller called me up super early to make sure I wasn't maimed by the terrorist at Grand Central, which was cute. I mean I work kinda near there but don't go through Port Authority, plus I don't go to work until 4:30 pm, but it was touching, and nice to be thought of, or worried about, or whatever.

Also a client who I did some work for recently, like worked really assiduously and enthusiastically despite it being super boring and annoying work, asked me today if I would like to do some freelance for them which is one of those tiny flattering things in a job where there isn't much opportunity to shine or get accolades so it was, again, nice to be thought of.

Maybe I should cut up my credit card, or have my jaw wired shut, or something. Luckily I have no scheduled food-related social activities until Saturday and that's only a baby shower which is not on the same level of temptation as an office holiday party or Thanksgiving dinner or whatever.

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Hang in there Kathryn! You can do it. Just try for one full day... not even a streak.

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Finished Day 15! Working on Day 16 Binge Free!


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Day 4 binge free

I am smoking weed on special days and weekends. Hubby and I are both binge eaters and the weed was making us just eat every thing in sight, now we plan a munchies meal. We smoke only one joint together and than eat dinner and a desert. We don't have desert the rest of the week.

Oolala I also bought trigger food/cookies but they did not lead to a binge as I planned them as desert for hubby and me. I guess we both blew the challenge but did not binge, we did okay.

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DLP, once again you humble me, though I know that's not your purpose.

I didn't make the dip and veggies. I got delayed by a pleasant phone conversation with one of my best friends who moved away. I took a convenient dessert that Costco was providing samples of -I'm pretty sure only the second time I've ever actually bought something I sampled, which I've done plenty of. I did stick to my limits and was it ever satisfying! I had a casual opportunity- I try not to dump my eating lifestyle on others, the way some women are always talking the latest diet craze they haven't even done, to mention that it's one of my "rules" now to eat sweets mostly on weekends and never alone. I was a bit of a hypocrite because not eating my sweets and other extras is a relatively new moderation of a long habit of aiming to eat sweets and other extras on weekends and big holidays only. But I've done the other step for so long and have gotten exasperated enough with still overeating them even on "allowed" days that I feel confident of the new one. It feels as doable and smart as my attitude toward the original "rule," which worked out quite well, all things considered.

Pretty sure I'm on day 4 or 5, I'll say I'm working on day 5.

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Kathryn, I forgot and broke the promise BUT I stopped eating as soon as I remembered,threw out the rest (I paid only $1.49), and I think it actually made me more aware, meaning I think it was enough of a wakeup call that I'll remember in the future. I hope the slips with weed as a stimulus help you remember that it's just the weed calling and not any need for food or fun.

Going to a little secret gift exchange party where the hostess asked for appetizers and desserts only. I've decided to limit myself to three small pieces of appetizer and three of dessert, and that will be my lunch.. I think I will also bar myself from brownies since I have had plenty of them in my life time. Other unusual chocolate will be okay plus other possibilities. And I will bring appetizer. I'll bring crudites and some kind of dip, something light, though with what I know now about why humans are so compelled to eat rich, low-nutrient offerings, I accept that they might
not get eaten. It will be for the few who might wish for some lighter fare, including me. I might try a made-up recipe with salsa and sour cream or whipped cottage cheese to have a lighter dip available, too, though our taste buds are usually sensitive to such a difference and won't send out the signal to eat a lot more with all the other magnet foods available.


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Weed again munchies meal. It was less than usual and did not turn in to a binge. Fridays are a special day for hubby and me and have been for years. It was our date night now it is my smoke night and I am going to enjoy it.

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Kathryn, I agree. No buying any binge foods until at least Saturday the 16th. Just writing that makes me wonder why I won’t agree to never buy them, but I also know I’m not ready to commit to that. When I’m not ready, it just sets me up for failure. But I have no social reasons to get anything like that. I need to bring food to an event on Saturday, but it Can be anything that would be eaten at a lunch.

*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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Thanks for your support. I rejoined the NOS team and am going back to good eating habits. So far today am doing good even though I woke up super early at 4am and ate breakfast at 5 am not my usual getting up at 9am and than eating at 9:30. I also gave in to a craving but did not over do it. I had a hot dog an a slice of whole wheat bread with a splash of mustard and ketsup. It was yummy and am not eating again until lunch. I did stop at emoticon and got my coffee with steiva and whole milk. I use to use non fat milk but learned when they take out fat they add sugar
Oolala let's have a challenge to not buy a sweet or what ever you down fall is, until next Sat not this Sat but next one

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Have a great time, Tawney!

I think the fact that a person has to be careful about what to order and be careful about the portions are the reasons eating out is less welcome than it used to be for me. Most places the food is ENGINEERED to get people to overeat. I'd like to think that I'm going to get MOSTLY healthy fare in reasonable amounts and just a little bit of the extras instead of the other way around at a restaurant. But these days that's asking a lot It's doable to eat reasonably but I get challenged when it's meal after meal.

Jol1, I wondered about you and the new fires. I remember from fires in SoCal years ago what it's like to be surrounded by smoky air for days. It's certainly not as bad as losing your house, but your actions are definitely impacted. I hope things get better soon.

Kathryn, we're on your side! Let's both agree not to buy anything we'd binge on for ...you say how many days.

Working on day 2.

*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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Weed.....dmvd#$%@&m

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day 2 binge free

Eating small meals when hungry not waiting until over hungry planning what I eat and staying on plan not binging

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Finished Day 10! Working on Day 11 Binge Free!

Getting lots of ash from the fires in Los Angeles. Not too close to me yet, but still troubling. Dogs inside most of the day and I've been wearing a face mask. Really bad air quality!

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I think I am just about ready for Christmas. We leave tomorrow for 2 weeks holiday. I won't be posting much for awhile.

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A funny thing happened yesterday. I made a birthday cake for my friend's 65th birthday. My husband commented on how thick (high) it was and maybe I had used a smaller pan. I wonder if there was more cake because I did not taste the batter - just wondering ?


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My thoughts on the subject of eating out are mixed. I find it easier not to overeat because most often I am with someone else and usually my issues get out of control when eating alone. I am not preparing the food and many times snacking starts before meals and after during clean up. The trick is to order the right foods and eat the right portion size. We will see how I do when we are on holiday for two weeks starting Thursday.

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Congrats, Kathryn, on the week's streak anyway!

Nice change with the modest dinner, it sounds for you, Lyla. And non-eating, non-sports fun! I went to a party recently at which the hostess insisted that we play Pictionary. People groaned when she first suggested it but there was so much laughing later! I never understand why people resist games so much. I love charades and other timed games that are kinda word-
and-movement oriented.

Tawney, thanks for reminding me to use the commitment thread. Jol1's use of it usually comes to my gmail, but the last one got buried, so I've been forgetting.

I'm still using two notifications to myself on weekday afternoons that say "stay compulsive-eating free (at 2) and "wait for dinner" (at 3). Works most of the time. I have to remember that I've also committed to noting on my phone any transgressions.

I missed a message from a friend until just before I was leaving to visit her that she had made a salad lunch for us, so I had eaten before I went. She seemed very disappointed that I wasn't going to have any, even though I told her on the phone before I left that I had had a good lunch. I was a little surprised that she still thought I would eat. I finally took some lettuce and tomatoes and a little dressing, plus a few Fritos. She has lost 15 pounds recently with no intention to (she's never been one to diet). She says she has meals and snacks on diet Coke and packaged snack foods but in measured amounts. She has vertigo (enough that she doesn't go out much) and thinks it has affected her body's use of calories because so often when she's moving around, her body has to inadvertently work to keep her stable and upright. But it's not a pleasant thing to endure; she doesn't work these days, and stays in a lot, so I wouldn't wish for it. She doesn't, either! None of the less intrusive therapies have worked, so she is supposed to have a minor surgical procedure for it soon.

Jol1, I know what you mean about restaurants. I think I mentioned recently that as time has gone on and I've decided to eat more food at home and more "clean" food, I find myself enjoying eating out less. So many restaurants depend on that salt/sugar/fat combo to make you want to eat more. And I'm cheap enough that I won't often pay the extra to get the amount and density of vegetable I would eat on my own that make me more satisfied with less of the dense food. I wish it didn't gotta be like that, but places that don't do it lose to the competition. Not sure what that cure is besides committing to teensy portions and that doesn't sound like fun.

Day 6 complete. Ouch, I thought I was a little farther through the cycle...

I'm trying not to dwell too much on my eating but I'll briefly mention that my eating last night before play and at cast party was acceptable to me.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 12/4/2017 (00:03)
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. SEVEN years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Finished Day 7! Working on Day 8 Binge Free!

Starting a week (actually through the end of the year) of eating out a lot. which always makes me uncomfortable. Came in at about 1800 calories yesterday, while I only eat around 1300 at home with my own food. But with the help of the hour commitment board, I no longer come home and WTF it. I will continue to work on eating less when out, but I'm not always there yet. I have breads down to one piece and I don't eat the rice and pasta, but still the calories are just higher. Of course, my nutritionist says I overestimate the calories for a lot of what I eat (especially at restaurants), so hopefully that's part of it too. Why do I do that? Probably another way to punish myself. However, my philosophy has shifted the last 3 or 4 years because I'm more into limiting the actual amount of time I spend eating than the content (and that's where the hour commitment really helps me.).

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The hour commitment thread and mint tea got me through when I hit the wall with tiredness yesterday. Another busy day ahead.

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Day 6 (Sat)

Man went out to an amazing dinner (steak) for a friend's birthday and didn't overdo it, and then we played a charades type game for a few hours and it was super fun.

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Day 7 binge free made it through the week


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I didn't even need a bliss point food to go off my plan yesterday, but no bingeing.

Feeling full from a modest lunch. Have to be at the theater for a performance I'm in tonight two hours before the show, so at 6. I'm pretty sure I won't be hungry before that, or to eat a meal before the performance. I also know I won't be starved anyway. I wish I could say I'll handle any food offerings smoothly. I keep wanting to say no when I'm not hungry but keep going ahead and eating. I don't think it does any real damage to anything except my pride or perhaps my trust in myself? Some idea that it actually says something about me if I don't keep my word to myself? I don't like the idea of calling it weakness, when I know so much about how natural it is to want to eat more when we don't need it. At the same time, I DO know I don't need it, so there's also no need to let the normal desires rule. My body will be perfectly fine without the food.

Got to get ready for a therapy appointment at my previous care center. The therapist I saw there before has moved on. I went before because of my anger problems at work, which will become a moot point for quite awhile. (I had an outburst with a colleague yesterday. I still think he was rude in telling me to calm down-this was before the outburst- but I know I'm the one who looks bad because I snapped at him. It's still puzzling to me in life that some calling people out is considered to be in more bad form than their transgressions. I can see some of them but not others and those end up separating me from others, even when it's not at work. I guess that's what I'll be talking about.

Working on day 6?

*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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Day 3 (cycle 4)
I got my manicure yesterday and I really like the polish. It is gold with a bit of sparkle. I usually have none so I am living outside the box for sure. so far I have no chips. I could not get the pedi done because she had no hot water. I rebooked for Wed so hopefully all is well by then.
enjoyed another chocolate last night and have 2 left. One tastes so much better than 10!

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Oy I have felt nauseous since last night, inexplicably, like overly dehydrated or something, for no reason. I mean that I can figure out. I didn't eat or drink anything that would make me sick, I mean not obviously so anyway, jeez maybe unwashed fruit? And I haven't actually been sick, just feel like I could be at any moment. It's gross. One of my mantras is that I have never felt bad about going to the gym (as opposed to feeling bad about not going to the gym), but today I actually think maybe I shouldn't have gone. But whatever. I hope this is all psychosomatic or else there might really be something wrong with me emoticon

I taught myself how to type on a manual typewriter, like with the lever or whatever that you push to slide the carriage over, and the bell that dings when you get close to the margin to tell you to push the thing over. I think. We have a few typewriters at the office, I mean, hidden away in corners, and a lot of the under-30-year-olds literally do not know how to use them on the rare occasion they have to type a form or something.

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This is the 3rd time I am trying to post. I keep striking the wrong key and get erased. I am dating myself by using the word "striking". Do any of you remember learning to type on a manual typewriter? We were taught to raise our fingers and strike the keys.
I remember the food around at this time of year when I was working. Now I could have a treat free zone here at home but I am baking. I have now finished what I planned and it is all safely frozen. I have had the odd taste but no disasters. I do not know what will happen over Christmas but I am not worrying about it.
Yesterday I drove about an hour to pick up our meat. It was through the country and I maybe saw one or two vehicles along the way. It was in a town smaller than ours. I shopped in a couple of stores and found a few cute things. I bought a toilet paper holder for our new bathroom. They are supposed to come today and finish it. Everything went well until I backed the truck in to unload the meat and ran into the step with the hitch. I gouged the wooden step. I was quite upset about that because it is not something that I normally would do. I was worried about the reaction I would get. When he came home he said - it is only a board. I could feel the pressure lift - I am very glad I did not binge over it. I think it is tied into my drive to be perfect. That still sometimes rears its ugly head.
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Kathryn, I think you could consider telling cookie monster that you'd rather have flowers or nothing. He just wants pals to share his attachment to sweets. Then, Lyla, your workmate feels perfectly justified in dumping stuff you specifically said you did not want on your desk. If you had done what was you would have had a right to do, i.e., throw it in the trash, you would have been looked at as a rude freak instead of her. Of course, in our culture, this is considered normal and and generous. I myself used to think it was! I still think of some sweets as real treats, but am losing my stomach for them when I read of how hijacked we've become. I wonder if some day in the future, there will be books about how nuts we were to share so many sugary things? Like cocaine in Coca Cola, as there was at first? But it looks more like there'll be a nation of food drunks.

My 12th grade English class read Fast Food Nation this fall. For the heck of it, I started reading some parts of the book Salt, Sugar, Fat by Michael Moss. I almost can't keep going because I get so resentful and frightened to see how much power these people (those selling foods we so often overeat) have. They are drug pushers and proud to do it. They use their millions to defeat just about any effort to limit their abilities, hiding behind the first amendment of free speech to peddle their drugs. I'm not very confident that widespread personal responsibility is going to turn this situation around because the food producers are so good at exploiting very natural "wiring" in the brain, and are too free to market them aggressively, while too many people will realize what has been done when it's too late. I can't believe I had the luck to get so miserable while I still had a chance to turn around as much as I have. Okay, enough rant.

Except for one more thing, The snack food producers look to market what is called the "bliss point" for each of the big three: sugar, salt, fat. Is that not the perfect description of the foods that have made so many of us miserable and even despairing? How long do these foods have their hold on us? Big food's only concern is to beat each other in the market place and the consumer be damned. Their big targets are children. It's not worse than sex predators but at least just about everyone agrees that they are criminals and they are minuscule in number compared to these other guys.

Tawney, you're awesome.

Lyla, I'm feeling some resentment myself about the stuff that has already started showing up at work. Today it was a big bowl of little packages (opaque) with sandwich cookies in them for anyone to take, and a box of a dozen donuts. Sitting out on a counter that some of us pass by many times a day. Even though there was only one donut type that I even like, and neither that donut nor the sandwich cookies seemed worth it, I still felt like I had to make the decision over and over to not even consider taking any. The books I'm reading these days all have to do with what our natural human tendencies are , and taking advantage of easy calories is one of them. It really does us no favors to have so much available so often. And I really want my week of compliance with my plan and have the experience of not eating holiday food unless it's on a weekend, in company, or on the day of the holiday. It's lucky this year that Christmas Eve is on a Sunday.

I wonder if this link will work? I was surprised to see that all 445 pages of that book is available for free, at least for now. But anyone can ignore it, if it's a trigger.

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There were a bunch of free snacks at work and my co-worker asked if I wanted any and I said no, and then she came along and dumped a bunch of chips/cookies etc. on my desk anyway, and of course I had to be like, "Oh thank you!" instead of "NO MEANS NO!" and she definitely means well and was not trying to sabotage/undermine me or whatever but COME ON PEOPLE. Just why, seriously?

On the bright side, I guess, I am still full from lunch or am at least convincing myself that I am so I am not in my usual default mode of gobbling everything down immediately.

I am very tempted to put up a sign at my desk that says, I AM ALLERGIC TO FREE FOOD. Or maybe just DO NOT FEED THE ANIMAL.

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I like that quote about the finder.

The cookie monster came over last night with a Dutch apple pie straight from the oven. He said hubby and I could eat half and he would eat half. I ate my 1/4, hubby said I could have his but I said no thank you. I had broke my diet but did not say what the heck and have a binge. I ate nothing more.

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Oolala, are you retiring in June 2019? I thought it was set for 2018. We had a chat with our counsellor yesterday. Our issues are improving - slowly but surely. I always check myself when I start telling myself I am too old and shouldn't bother with improvement. Age is relative and happiness is key.


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Close enough, LG. I think it's don't crash the car just because you dent a fender. Otherwise known as WTH. I feel ya. The ladies here know I've had some streaks of failure. Some jeans are tight and I've thrown one pair of white pants I bought last year up on a high closet shelf. If I can't wear them by spring, I might donate them.

I've had three good days. I am accepting more and more that I'm just happier when I eat mostly food I've made myself, though I was grateful for some leftovers from a takeout meal from Souplantation. (I had a class from 5-6:30 and then another one at 7 Monday. I bought the meal before the early class and at a portion before the 7. I usually get three meals out of the offerings - for 10 dollars. And some added fruit. I don't see how they can make money although someone said restaurants' big costs are not the food.

I just read that and it certainly sounds like a contradiction. But at Souplantation I can get mostly veggies and they have some decent selection of grains. And a baked potato! I read of a satiety index from experiments done in 1995 that showed that PLAIN boiled potatoes were nearly 3x as satisfying as the next most satisfying food. I hope baked ones aren't far off. I have so many sweet potatoes to bake now that I can't justify buying white ones.

I've finally turned my heaters on. We are so spoiled in So Cal.

I had my last evaluation as a teacher today. I will not be due again before I'm supposed to retire in June of 2019.

Tawney, you sound so incredibly busy, and it seems most of the things you do were already in place even before you retired. My big pursuit for the first months will be sleep. emoticon

Looking forward to a last successful day of November.

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Wow I didn't realize you use rocks in civilian curling, I don't know what that thing is that they use in the Olympics - not a puck I guess. A disk? I could just google all this stuff, I realize, but it seems more authentic to get the info from a real life curler.

I crushed it in spin class today so I am feeling a little better but I have lunch with a beloved former co-worker and I am feeling fragile. That's the kind of thing that sets me off, getting out of my normal eating routine (e.g., eating at a restaurant, or Thanksgiving dinner, or whatever), then having the attitude of "Well, I ate too much (or unhealthy) at lunch so I might as well just binge because the day is ruined."

I'm trying to recall that saying about if you scratch your fender, you don't then proceed to drive the car full speed into a wall. Maybe that's the saying. emoticon

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I am so glad you are feeling better, Lyla. Yes curling is played on sheets of ice. We throw
(slide) rocks down the ice to try and get points. If you have played shuffleboard - it is the same idea. We all have brooms and sweep in front of the moving rock to try and change its speed or direction.
I am thrilled to have reached another 21 days. Yesterday my plans got derailed but I did not turn to food. I ended the day with a wonderful chocolate. My Hubby had given me some expensive chocolates and I am just having one once in awhile. It was delish. today I am moving ahead with some of yesterdays plans and also going to a rummage sale.


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Thanks Tawney and Jol1 emoticon I feel better already just having checked in here.

Tawney when you curl just for fun, is it like how it was in the Olympics, with teams and a bunch of people with brooms? I remember watching it on TV and the announcers clearly had no idea what was going on and were kind of just making stuff up as they went along, it was awesome. But obviously not super informative.

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I do that too with just having a little of something that I'm craving like a sweet which is my really biggest cravings. If I have just a little bit then I won't binge out on it well that is everything but cookies. I cannot have a package of cookies in my house.

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Lyla -- we've all been there like Tawney said. Just check in and don't feel ashamed.

One thing that helps me sometimes is to just allow myself something that I've been thinking about. For example, I've been thinking about cake with icing for about a month, and even thinking I might as well binge and have the cake and then a bunch of stuff. But no! A few days ago, I allowed myself to go to the store and buy 1 piece of cake with icing (thank goodness they sell it like that now). Ate it and then committed on the Hour Commitment board to not eat again for a few hours. It worked like a charm! I had my cake and stayed binge free. It has taken practice to do that, though, and many times WTF has won (LOL).

Two close friends have died this past week, and I have a renewed sense of how important living is.

Finished Day 2! Working on Day 3 Binge Free!

We are doing our Thanksgiving Dec 9 for the family and friends. I'm looking forward to special treats that day and not beating myself up for eating them. I also fully expect to overeat that day. LOL

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Lyla, I have been where you are right now more than once. Who knows why we fall back into old patterns. You can do it. Maybe your eating behaviour just needs a little tweaking to feel "right" again. Think well of yourself and take a little time to figure it out.

Hubby is gone for the day and I am looking forward to finishing up a lot of loose ends. Yesterday I went to book club (supper meeting) and then curled for the first time this year. It actually felt good to get out on the ice again. It was snowing and blowing on the way home so I was glad that I had taken the truck.

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Really generally out of control for the past several weeks (months?), don't know how I did so well for so long and now after seeming years of few-and-far-between binges it is a daily struggle. No explanation, work couldn't be better, no interpersonal conflicts in my social/family life, lightly stressed over anticipated seemingly inevitable holiday over-spending (tips, gifts, and a couple of major birthdays/baby showers/etc. that happen to coincide with xmas season). Anyway so I would really like to get a solid streak going heading into Christmas.

On the bright side, I guess, I have still been hitting the gym/tennis court/etc. consistently, but I am definitely putting on the pounds which I would normally take in stride but clothes are getting tight and I am too scared to get on a scale for fear that it will send me spiraling. Also I threw/gave away almost all my fat clothes so that's making me nervous). I just never thought, after a couple solid years of holding it down, that I would be back in this situation.

Anyway good to see all the familiar "faces."

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Finished day 1 well and I'm now working on day 2 suffering from seasonal depression not wanting to do anything least of all eat

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I am very happy with my streak. We will be leaving for our trip in 10 days and I want to stay on the right path. am going to start tracking again today and I will do my morning yoga session even though I think I am too busy.
I put up some Christmas lights yesterday. I have book club and curling tonight. Here,s to a wonderful day.
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Binged on about 1800 calories after 5 p.m. Sigh.

Onwards! Day 1!

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I'm back from my trip! Working on Day #1

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Out for Chinese smorgasbord last night and ate too much but no binge.



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Eating has been fine; Thanksgiving very reasonable. Day 7 in progress.

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I ate out for 3 meals yesterday. I am puffy today. I must have had more salt than usual. Today I will drink more water and stick to my usual plain good food.
I have a lot to do so will get moving. Hubby told me things I can get rid of in the basement - it will make a big difference to get that old junk out of there.
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I over ate at the church yesterday and suffered the rest of the day and today just ate s super small plate of food

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I used my notes feature on my phone to track my extras yesterday. I just have to be willing to keep being honest!

Working on day 5. I'm going to pick only three things to eat for lunch so I will have a better appetite for the Thanksgiving meal later.

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I'm at my retreat with its buffet lunch and dinner and open snack table all day. I've been eating way more than I would at home. Nearly all of it is whole food, but I don't consider that a good excuse. However, I'm being rational about it and not panicking.

I think tracking works especially if people leave it open to eat all day and to vary what they eat a lot or to depend on the highly palatable (read most baked goods) food. I've been reading The Hungry Brain, detailing so much of how our environment of constant exposure to palatable food is such a mismatch with our eating instincts because our brains preference for lots of those foods also means they are the least likely to satisfy us with small amounts. He's not the first to say the environment is part of the problem, but it's the first I read that the low nutrition, high calorie foods have such low satiety. The brain favors easy ways to get concentrated calories. so it reinforces us to want more of them. Just about all commercial food is designed to take advantage of that instinct that gets us to eat more. It's only the exceptions in our culture who can eat out often and maintain their weight. They would have been at a distinct disadvantage in caveman times, which is probably why they are exceptions. A lot fewer of them lived to pass on their genes. (I extrapolated about that.)

Did I also report that it was found that present day hunter gatherer cultures totally binge when they get the chance? It happens rarely so they stay slim.

Slim cultures do it by limiting the number of daily eating events and have set routines for limiting the portions of the variety of foods. I am determined today to choose my plate of food at lunch wisely, and to stay away from the snack. I think I will track only what I eat outside of that, though I won't count calories. I'll just put in in notes on my phone.

I still have to write some words changing the lyrics of a song I will sing at our Thursday night talent night. I'm making them fit a jazz tune, but about the philosophy we study. I hope it's funny.

Also getting a pedicure this morning. Part of treating myself since this is a kind of vacation. They are around 30 bucks in San Diego, but only $18 here. Still not something I would do often, but it's part of spending my time between meals pleasurably and productively. I also have to practice my lines for the scene I'm in a week from Saturday. That's part of the productive stuff. It's fun to perform, but nerve wracking to prepare for it.

Great job, everyone! Day 4, I think.

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you must tell yourself no matter how hard it is or how hard it gets I'm going to make it

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Tawney good to hear the emoticon is down for you. I have heard that people who lose weight are usually the ones who track what they eat. I really need to start doing that again.

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Day 14 (cycle 3)
The scale is slowly moving down. My strategy of binge free and some tracking has worked. I am going to leave tracking for a bit and see how that works.
Yesterday I got my barn cat spayed. The summer before she showed up here and had 4 kittens. I was able to give her and the kittens away to the neighbor (over 3 miles away). This summer she showed up here again and had 4 more kittens - I guess I will keep her. She is a good mouser.
Have a wonderful holiday everyone.

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Day 7 without a binge made it this far and I'm going to keep going to 21

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Congrats, DLP that is an amazing streak!

I am heading in to 7am yoga - probably would not go - but I have to observe the instructor as part of her certification. I am continuing with my Christmas baking and so far it is all frozen and I have just had the odd taste. Today I need to do a little planning and make sure I get all I need done for Christmas, I am glad Thanksgiving is past here in Canada - it is nice to have more space between the two holidays.

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You may see me struggle but you will never see me quit


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Day 1
4 Day Streak 52
245 Days Binge Free

Been off plan a bit

Tough with the holidays

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Day 1
4 Day Streak 52
245 Days Binge Free

Been off plan a bit

Tough with the holidays

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My positive thinking strategy worked yesterday. I did not buy into the little frustrations and on the whole I felt better.
I am working on sleeping better at night. Last night was much improved. Now I just have to go to be a bit later so I don't wake up so early.
Have a great week everyone.

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Day 5 binge free

I feel better and more in control when I fallow an eating plan that gives choices in what I eat but is geared towards portion control. With me being free to eat what ever, when ever I want leads me to over eat ending in a big binge. i did the Sonoma eating plan and did well. I am back doing that again.

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The only way to success is called hard work.

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I am talking myself into a better mood. I refuse to start the day feeling anxious about just about everything. I will "act as if" this is a wonderful day and I am enjoying it.



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Olala I hear what you say about eating out at restaurants we are paying for not having to cook it clean up after and having it at somebody else's place. I tend to eat too much when I go out to eat so try to do it very rarely

Yesterday was hubby and my sweet day and I had permission from myself to eat any kind of sweets. We only do this once a week. I feel like I ate too many sweets but really I did not binge.
Day 4 binge free

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I've been on a bender. Going today for my yearly retreat where at leas the food will be non-junk. there will just be a lot of it handy. I'm not going to make any promises. It's just too easy right now to be too pouty about it.

I hate to say it, but I've lost a lot of the pleasure in eating out because the food is just so darn seductive for compromising reasons. It's just not as fun anymore. I had shrimp Alfredo and wished I had asked for a doggie bag sooner, though I didn't get terribly full. I would have been very happy to have half the pasta and some broccoli and red pepper slices for a couple of dollars more, if need be. And it was very salty. Salt, sugar, fat. That's how they get you, but who can blame them? I'm not willing to add on another $8 for a few raw veggies. Though since the food is only a fraction of the cost of the cost. We pay for the privilege of sitting in a different atmosphere from home, not doing the prep or the cleanup. It's like a fundraiser for the owner. Which is not to say that I won't go out again, but I really have to get my house in shape and get better at cooking so I can have social eating events at my house.

Working on day 1.

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*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. SEVEN years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
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Yesterday was good. I was able to meet up with a friend I had not talked to in ages. We had lunch. She is retiring in June and moving away. I got my errands done and got home. Unfortunately Blue was too nosey with a skunk and got sprayed in the face. This morning I have to get him in for a bath after chores are done. Luckily he sleeps outside in his dog house.
I went to bed too early last night and so got up too early. It was a better choice than starting to snack.

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Today is a special day it is sweet day for me and my hubby. Yesterday I bought two pies to have today in the middle of the night I decided to freeze one pie. I've been very good with the pie I've only had two small slices.

Day 3 binge free

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Yesterday I hit the wall. I ended up having a sleep in the afternoon. After that I took it easy, did a bit of planning and got myself on track. I did not binge - which is the most important thing. I guess I got a bit obsessive about getting the house done and wore out.
Today is beautiful outside. We have fresh snow so everything looks clean. I filled the bird feeder, shovelled the walks, checked the cats, fed the cows, loaded the tires and will be off soon to get them switched.
I hope you all have a wonderful day.

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Tawney well done

Day 2 binge free

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Yesterday I finished the basement which means I finished the house. I am proud of myself for setting a goal and accomplishing it. I celebrated with a glass of wine and I shared my favorite chocolate/ hazelnut bar with Hubby. He made supper and I sat. I did not slip into bingey thoughts or eating - halleluiah!
Today I will do some planning for the next few weeks but the major job is done.

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Hi all, I will be gone again for 10 days. Out of the country, so not sure if I can even use the hour commitment board.

I'll miss everyone! emoticon

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I made good progress in the basement yesterday. I plan to finish today. Then I can start getting ready for Christmas. We get back from our trip on December 20 so I want to be mostly ready before we leave on the 7th.

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I made good progress in the basement yesterday. I plan to finish today. Then I can start getting ready for Christmas. We get back from our trip on December 20 so I want to be mostly ready before we leave on the 7th.

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Life is tough but so are you

Up at 5:30 this morning took the time to braid my hair on the sides, very 70's style
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Tawney -- Boy, I need to do that too! I don't know how we accumulate so much!

Finished Day 10! Working on Day 11 Binge Free!


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Yesterday I completed cleaning and de-junking the main floor of our house. I have 5 bags to donate this morning when I go to Yoga. I started on the basement and my goal is to have it completed by Thursday. Friday I am going to get the winter tires put on the truck and that means some time to shop a bit.


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Day 2 binge free

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Finished Day 9! Working on Day 10 Binge Free!
Feeling lousy because I was at an all-day class Saturday and Sunday and didn't get much exercise. Also eating what they served was just horrible: mostly carbs! Yuck! The second day I took my own lunch. Dinners also eaten out... Like I tell my nutritionist, eating out is really hard, and she agrees. Even if one doesn't binge, it's always higher carbs and caloreis. Anyway, it was a fun and interesting class and I attended with my friend. Now I have just 3 days to get ready for my 10 day trip to Costa Rica. Who knows what eating will be like on that trip? Tuesday I have workers coming to the house... blah, blah,blah... life is happening to me for sure :-)!!!. But one thing hard for me is when I have to eat out But still binge free... even though I had a big water gain this morning. I'll be peeing all day today and tomorrow probably (TMI.. sorry).

Hugs to everyone.

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