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**Finished Day #5!!! **Working on Day #6 Binge Free!
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Current 4 day wins (habit changing method from Martha Beck - The Four Day Win):

"4 days Treadmill, 25 min, 35 min, 45 min, 35 min. Can substitute a walk with DH. 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)
8/23 - long walk with DH emoticon
8/25 - 35 min emoticon
8/26 - 35 min emoticon
8/27 - 45 min emoticon
Completed!!!

"Stationary bike -- at least 3 min for 2 days, 4 min for 1 day, and 10 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)
8/25 - 4 min emoticon
8/26 - 3 min emoticon
8/25 - 10 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (8/25 - 9/2) . 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)
8/25 - Part C 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 (551)
8/25 - YMCA emoticon
8/26 - QF emoticon
8/27 - QF emoticon

"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)
8/25 - emoticon
8/26 - emoticon
8/27 - emoticon

"120 steps for 1 day, 180 stairs steps per day for 2 days and 300 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)
8/25 - 180 emoticon
8/26 - 180 emoticon
8/27 - 160 emoticon

"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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8/28/15 1:24 A

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Completed 24 days of 27 attempted.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Five 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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8/28/15 1:14 A

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Day 12 streak 2 completed.

A more 'easy' day. I have the idea that when my work/exercise schedule permits me to put off breakfast untill lunchtime, binge-urges are less frequent. Might be suggestion... but whatever gets me through the day.

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8/27/15 10:01 P

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I'll start tomorrow!

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8/27/15 8:08 P

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Bren, I have read that book of Roth's as well as others, as well as attending a weekend workshop with her last March. I'll write to you about it separately.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Five 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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Bren, if you notice, the first time you wrote "repaid" weight gain. Now, there's an idea! Someone paying me to regain weight! That would be easy money, though it would fit the bill as filthy lucre. Not worth it. tee hee

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 8/27/2015 (20:06)
*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Five years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


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8/27/15 3:55 P

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Day 4 streak two

A bird sitting in a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not on the branch but on her wings

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8/27/15 10:19 A

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Day 3. Thanks for the hugs guys.

Has anyone here read Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth? Just wondering.

The docs want to start a new drug regimimen tomorrow if I'm more stable. The new drug has nasty side effects, one of which is repaid weight gain. Nice guys, RAPID? Ha ha ha. Why is this funny? Ah well. We will see what happens.
Big hugs to you all. Be mindful of your food and talk back to those inner annoying food voices!

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8/27/15 10:14 A

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**Finished Day #4!!! **Working on Day #5 Binge Free!
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Current 4 day wins (habit changing method from Martha Beck - The Four Day Win):

"4 days Treadmill, 25 min, 35 min, 45 min, 35 min. Can substitute a walk with DH. 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)
8/23 - long walk with DH emoticon
8/25 - 35 min emoticon
8/26 - 35 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- at least 3 min for 2 days, 4 min for 1 day, and 10 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)
8/25 - 4 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (8/25 - 9/2) . 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)
8/25 - Part C 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 (551)
8/25 - YMCA emoticon
8/26 - YMCA emoticon

"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)
8/25 - emoticon
8/26 - emoticon

"120 steps for 1 day, 180 stairs steps per day for 2 days and 300 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)
8/25 - 180 emoticon
8/26 - 180 emoticon

"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)
8/22 - emoticon
8/23 - emoticon
8/24 - emoticon
8/25 - regular weigh
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8/27/15 8:43 A

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Day 6
Thank you for all the insightful posts. I plan to check out the resources mentioned when I have more time.
My swimming is done for the season. I am happy to have a change and move on to more Yoga.
Last night I fully intended to have a snack. I got reading your posts and the idea completely deflated. Thanks for your help - we can do this.

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8/27/15 5:15 A

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Day 13 Streak 3

Bren- emoticon My thoughts and prayers are with you!!!

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Tammay, hope you got your light fixed and survived with sane eating.

I actually didn't have a problem with Beck, except that I'm not willing to count calories or plan all food ahead of time nor weigh myself every day. But I found that strategy of talking back to thoughts to eat outside my plan every helpful. I lost my mojo for awhile for various reasons, but I've decided I do want to go back to complete compliance to my plan, which is what my mentor calls strict moderation, and it's helping. I've had Spangle bookmarked for awhile, but find I have to be judicious with my time. I might check her out when I feel I need more of a boost. Always nice to have back up.


Did a little reading on the Brain Over Binge site, too. Nice reminders for me.


Happy with my meals. Was not with students today. Such a relief, though there were other stresses. A day at a time.

Wish I had more oomph for more personal messages. Know you are appreciated!

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 8/27/2015 (18:44)
*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Five years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp


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8/27/15 12:08 A

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Bren all the best to you!

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8/26/15 4:16 P

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Hey Guys,
Let's see, day 2 for me. I was anxious about my pain increasing so much,and reacted poorly with food over weekend.
Pain was just too much. I'm back in the hospital. Hoping the pain doc's can help a bit.
Be healthy and go have some fun today everyone,
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**Finished Day #3!!! **Working on Day #4 Binge Free!
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Current 4 day wins (habit changing method from Martha Beck - The Four Day Win):

"4 days Treadmill, 25 min, 35 min, 45 min, 35 min. Can substitute a walk with DH. 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)
8/23 - long walk with DH emoticon
8/26 - 35 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- at least 3 min for 2 days, 4 min for 1 day, and 10 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)
8/26 - 4 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (8/27 - 9/2) . 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)
8/26 - Part C 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 (551)
8/26 - YMCA emoticon

"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)
8/26 - emoticon

"120 steps for 1 day, 180 stairs steps per day for 2 days and 300 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)
8/26 - 180 emoticon

"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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Day 12 Streak 3

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Day 3

Oy my kitchen light has been out for months and a contractor came to look at it and he had to get approval from the management to fix it but also it's a lot of scheduling trouble for me, even though he can fix it on a weekend I feel like I don't want to lose a Saturday afternoon waiting for someone to fix the wiring so I have been slow about setting something up. But now I'm just kind of used to it not working (there's like, a lamp kind of fastened to a door so it's not completely dark but it's pretty dark in there, luckily I don't spend much time in the kitchen). The sad thing is, there are no lights in either of my bedrooms either for much the same reason, and they've been out for years (again I have lamps but the lights in the ceiling, whatever you call it, don't work). So at this point more than half the apartment is dark just cuz I'm kind of like, too apathetic to do anything about it. It's not really even the management's fault (aside from hiring cruddy electricians in the first place - the lights in all these rooms did work at one point).

Maybe that can be my goal for the end of the year, to get the lights in my apartment working again. I just completely forget about it when I'm not there.

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OOLALA53, I am like you in that I avoid the news because it just angers and depressed me and makes me anxious. I get that many people think that this isn't the way to live because you can't escape from what is going on in the world but my theory is that I don't have to immerse myself in it either. Let's face it, with the internet and social media these days, you can't avoid hearing about the big stuff anyway and even if you don't know the details, you don't have to always know them. I'm a writer who writes women-strong fiction and I used to belong to a lot of women's rights Facebook groups but I decided to unfollow them after I saw that all they were reporting is about how women were oppressed and how horribly we're being treated still. I know that. I don't need a news article to tell me that :-D. I am a much happier person and much kinder to others and more able to help them since I started shunning the news, which only serves to remind me what jerks people can be.

You mentioned doing the Beck diet solution. I also did that a few years ago and to be honest, I found her tone a bit condescending and authoritative, like a parent knocking a child on the knuckles for being bad and believing the child can't guide herself. I have certain issues with that, so it might just be my own bias. But in another Sparkpeople group, someone mentioned Linda Spangle's "100 Days Of Weight Loss". It's on the same principle (exploring issues and motivating to help lose weight) but so far I'm finding the book to be much kinder and much less condescending. There is also a great active group where people are posting their experiences in going through each day:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group
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I've found it very helpful so far. You might want to check it out. Linda Spangle also has a great website where she gives a lot of information and support as well.

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Hi everyone,
Day 2 of my 21 days. Today is a bit more stressful than yesterday because the light in my kitchen is about to go off and I am waiting on maintenance people to come and fix it. I live in a tiny apartment where the kitchen is in a dark corner and the light is one of those long florescent lights you see in office buildings. If it were a regular light, I would change it myself and not bother with maintenance but I can't do that. One of the things I'm working on is not to get anxious and stressed about little stuff like this that sort of create a kink in my day. I'm a very introverted and shy person, so even having maintenance guys in my apartment (no matter how nice they are and how quickly they do the job and get out of here) is an intrusion. And the kitchen is an important room in the house for me, since I never eat out and I make all my meals at home. Usually, I would use a situation like this as an excuse to order a pizza or buy junk food, telling myself that I need to sooth myself and calm down with food but I didn't do that today (and I went shopping this morning, so it was a golden opportunity to buy junk food). I am feeling strong and I have a plan for my meals so that even if the maintenance guys don't get around to coming today to fix it (though the property manager promised me they would fix it by the end of the day), I can still eat healthy.

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OOLALA emoticon on 21 days binge free emoticon emoticon

Day 2 ...streak two, got meds from the doctor today to handle the stress they are a herbal supplement Ashuagandha and work well for me

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tx, Jolie, even though they weren't consecutive...

I feel for ya with the financial news. I know they say the best way to lose money is to sell when the market drops and buy when it's flying high. I hope you feel you have decent managers who have things distributed in the way that best matches your position. You are young enough for at least some correction, no?

I've been listening to a book in which at one point the author rather denigrates those who recommend not listening to the news. Yet, I found that my anxiety, which is really a brain pattern, was so over stimulated by the news that I pretty much pulled out of paying attention to it much for the last six months, at least for now. I don't know if this is the source of continued problems in the world or not. I just know I wasn't getting anything corrective done in the state I was in. I've calmed enough that I have been able to look at financial information for myself for the first time in years. Admittedly, I'm in a better position than some, but that could change tomorrow, as it has done in the past. As you said, Jolie, the past is gone, so all the wonderful things I could have been doing with my savings and the possibility of having NOT invested years ago in a way that lost me so much are just figments of my imagination. But I find I have to work at this. I woke around 3 a.m. today and it took about two hours of meditative techniques before the sense of sadness (thought it wasn't over money) dissipated. I couldn't even tell quite when it went nor can I say why. I'm just grateful it did.

I'm on the Beck diet team because I found her psychological techniques so helpful years ago and felt I could use a reboot with a book review the team is doing. Yet, I'm also feeling a little dread because the emphasis is so much on losing weight and on getting to such low BMI's. I'm hoping I can keep my perspective. And maybe I'll get more inspired to exercise. Even now, I'm choosing to sit and write here rather than be active, even though the weather is cool enough to work out in. It just sounds too hard!

Tawney, I know you know I hear you, too. I would have liked to have left my job a couple of years ago. However, I can't see myself going on for years, either, even though it would be very smart financially to stay. I guess I will just have to be a little dumb. I've stayed all these years because I felt I couldn't go back to the financial distress I lived with before I took the job, but the balance is definitely tipping in the direction of riding that wave rather the one I do at work every day. I just wish I could see some other problem I'd like to try to solve in society (that's basically what jobs are), one that would pay me something. The things I like doing most are things people usually pay for, not get paid for! Waa waa. Enuf of that!

Got to make my lunch. Eat some delicious meals and hold on, team!



*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Five 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 #2!!! **Working on Day #3 Binge Free!
Monday 8/24 - gone most of day helping a friend, so add a day to my 4 day wins

Yesterday, I had a real urge to get a mini cake with lots of buttercream frosting that they sell at Ralphs, but I didn't! I am just stressed out with what's happening in the world from the stock market to the terrorism, to the torture, and to the condemnation of political prisoners. Yesterday's stock market roller coaster is putting my retirement at jeopardy. Not yet really, but it's getting there. It's really scary. I had all the old thoughts on the way to the store - how good it would be, I deserve it, it would make me feel better. But when I looked at them in the store, somehow I decided the sugar free fudge cycle I have at home would serve me just as well and I remembered that I would feel awful after eating the cake. ...and laughing at this next part... I thought, well, if I lose all my money, being unhealthy won't help, and medical bills add up!!! So I got my other items and had my fudge cycle with my supper.

Tawney -- I really love what you just wrote. Yes, life is too short for a depression. You are doing a lot to make your situation better. Today and tomorrow are what are important. The past is down the drain. Even tomorrow is not sure. Have a wonderful day - and me too!

Oolala -- Congratulations on 21 days!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I have accepted where I am at right now. I want to retire but can't do it today. I am not what I want to weigh. I would like to be in a better financial place. I am not doing some things that I think I should be doing BUT that is all OK. I have accepted that that is where I am at today. I am working on all those things. I am fine and I will be happy today. I will not waste any more time creating a depression for myself. I will get on with it.

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Day 11 Streak 3

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If harder and easier days keep alternating like they did last week, today will be easier...

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Completed day 21 of 24 BF and a no sweets weekday.

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I've been working real hard to not binge.I go back to being around all the trashy foods at the cafateria.I hope I feel a trigger to binge.Anyone else work around food?

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Yesterday was very difficult with my eating, we went out for a bigger than normal breakfast and that made me skip lunch, but still got hungry before dinner. I did try to eat healthy during that time but didn't quite make it. I ate a lot more calories than I should have yesterday, but I was in control and it wasn't a binge, so for that I am grateful.

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Cathy emoticon

You are all doing so good and should be proud of yourselves this team ROCKS

Day 1 ...streak 2...going to do it again.....21 days binge free

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Thanks for the welcome! I did pretty good yesterday. Didn't always make the healthiest choices but I didn't overeat. On to day two :)

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Started Day 1 off on the right foot. I threw out all of the binge foods I had in the house from the weekend so now my pantries are clean of them and also took a 30 minute morning walk. It was so nice because the weather here is getting a bit cooler so it wasn't as hot. Hoping for a good day today!

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**Finished Day #1!!! **Working on Day #2 Binge Free!

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Kathryn - Congratulations on 21 days!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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It is getting a little easier. I am back to work today. we only have 3 days of swimming left. The pool will close on Wednesday. I love the summer swimming but am ready for doing something else. I went through my clothes yesterday and put away or got rid of anything that does not fit or I haven't worn or has spots, etc. I feel better doing that.






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Day 8 streak 2 completed.

Tried 'eating when hungry' again which put off my eating moments until much later in the day. Which, in turn, meant that I had a lot of 'space' left for the moment I really get hungry. Works for me, so far.

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Ha ha whoa Oola I didn't know what "reframe" was so I had to google it so now I feel like, you know, instead of today sucking, it's a good day. Cuz I did something I might not have usually done, or might have handled much differently in the past. Maybe I didn't handle it all perfectly, I'm not really sure what I am "supposed" to do, but I didn't binge which is really important to me. This is like, a really big and good hurdle to have cleared, for me. I mean at least for today, hopefully going forward.

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Yay, Turtle!

Hit those balls, Lyla, and reframe when you can. No chewing, though!

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wow I just had a really long rant ready to post about how angry I am and how I'm trying to soothe this rage without bingeing and blah blah blah and of course ... poof it disappeared. which is pretty cool I guess because now I feel less angry. But I am going to go hit some tennis balls or listen to loud music or some bloody thing to use up this rage.

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(please pretend this bear is really scary and mean)

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Jol emoticon emoticon

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Oolala my "big candy bar" is 10 oz of dark chocolate with sea salt, yum yum, I wont get one until the 1st.

Taweny good that you got your coffee before the power outage, I love my ice coffee

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Lyla- congratulations on 21 days!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Welcome, Cathy. Two weeks is a real accomplishment. Inching your way up to longer bouts works, too.

Struggling? Please try to see difficulties as just part of adjustment. Each body/mind will respond to the new "treatment" in its own way and at its own pace. Try to think long term. Where you are in two years is more important that where you are now or next week, since most strict plans end up failing in that amount of time no matter how excited or happy someone is with a few months' success. Nearly all long term maintainers have a relapse or crisis (or several) along the way. It is not a sign of failure. Healing can be happening under the surface. Musicians and athletes hit dry spells, too.

Found out a friend with whom I was supposed to have lunch texted me last night to say she has a cold. It arrived as heiroglyphics! Just as well, as I really wanted breakfast and know I wouldn't have been ready for a lunch out. Got in my exercise. Nestling in now for awhile. Did not sleep well. Not sleepy but will abide.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 8/23/2015 (14:29)
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Yesterday I completed Day 7, today I'm off to a rocky start. I'm kind of tired but have a lot to do and that has started me eating when I'm not hungry. I know my number of calories will be up more than usual today but I am determined to "be in control" and not binge.

Congrats to all you who made the 21 day streak, that is some accomplishment!
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Jol, Lyla, and Kathryn emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon All of you did so good!!! Hope I didn't miss anyone that just finished 21 days.

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I made it to 14 days last week, but slipped and have been sputtering since then. Recommiting today. With school starting next week and the stress of home/work balance looming, I need more than ever to remove binging from the equation.

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JOL1KEY2BOL3, congratulations on finishing your streak!

Tammayauthor, welcome. Good plan to take one day a week off; I recognize never being 'free' when working from home. I hope you'll find this team as helpful asI did!

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Just found this thread. I'm definitely in, as I need to start getting off of the weekly binge eating cycles. I'll be starting tomorrow, Monday, August 24 and will post here every day as my check in. I've been doing the "cold turkey" thing up until now and it's failed miserably so maybe making a commitment to take it one day at a time with support from this great group will help me. I've got a great healthy eating plan in place, have been doing more exercise (including ordering DVDs of stuff I like to do, like pilates) and have also been doing more stress management stuff, including taking Sundays completely off for myself (which I haven't done since I started working from home in 2009). So I'm very hopeful that I can change my habits a little bit at a time.

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**Finished Day #21!!! Completed streak!!!! emoticon

Starting a new streak**Working on Day #1 Binge Free!

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"Stationary bike -- at least 3 min for 3 days and 10 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)
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Completed!!!

"4 times to YMCA over the days (8/22 - 8/28) . 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)

"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 (551)

"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)
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"120 stairs steps per day 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)

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Congrats to those that have completed 21 days. It is such a wonderful accomplishment.
I had a good day yesterday once I got going. I ate meals with spaces in between them. I ate too many calories but did not binge. Today will even be better. I was really stressing about things that I am not doing well at work. I finally decided to flip that into - work is lucky to have me. They could have someone a lot worse. I need to celebrate the things I do well and carry on. No one is perfect.
We have a planned power outage for a few hours this morning. It is so nice and quiet. I did get coffee before it went off so am good to go.


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Day 7 streak 2 completed.

It was very hard once again. Especially when I'm very very tired the resistance to bingeing is low. Sometimes the urge only goes away when I take a nap, but it's still there when I wake up.
Also, it may have been harder because I did not eat when hungry but decided I should have breakfast before I went out to tai chi class. Today, I will wait until hungry before starting to eat.

Oh and Lylagarrity, congrats on finishing your streak!

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Darn! But you must at least a little sense of accomplishment. Unless it feels so natural that it's hardly remarkable. That would be nice, too! In any case, I'm glad for you.

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Day 21, although since I haven't been posting here every day it seems strangely unsatisfying, like there was not enough build=up to it, meh whatever, I'll take it. Tomorrow is Day 1!

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Expecting things to get easier and stay that way sets a lot of us up for relapse. The truth is for MOST recoverers, it goes through phases of easy and hard and easy, etc. From five years in, most hours of the day I can say it is totally worth even the tough times. I have my hissy fits, but I never regret outwaiting a binge urge, even if I feel mad that I still feel them. Yes, it would be wonderfully convenient if the issue would disappear from my life, but if not, I can still cope.

Turtle, I appreciate your words and support! Not sure what you mean by a big chocolate bar. The TJ one is 20 oz. or more than a POUND. In my first year, I could plan to eat one of those in a weekend and be okay with it, but at this point, eating 3/4 in less than 24 hours doesnít fit my boundaries anymore. Especially because I had already had generous meals. I was rather full, but I had given myself permission to have only a few sections, yet went on and on, using old self-talk, and not really savoring or enjoying. At my present stage, it was a fail. No matter now! Iíve had a few good days, and feel the trend is promising. BTW, a friend was describing a conversation she had recently with someone whoís supposed to move in next door to her. The woman didnít sound crazy, exactly, but in some of the comments she made about my friendís dog and her own, I had a sinking feeling for my friend. She admitted she is trying not to anticipate the worst, but there were definitely red flags. In light of my own on-going work challenges with teens and a difficult peer relationship, I feel ya! It gives me courage to know you are holding out and have made it (again) so close to 21 days.

Last night, I was feeling very antsy to eat dinner early and heavy, even though I was still satisfied from a big lunch. But a friend invited me for a light dinner before a show we went to. So nice! I filled up on delicious salad, dressing, pecans, and friendship!

Bren, how much driving do you do these days? Hope things work out for the best.

Tawney, Iím with you making it an hour at a time if I have to. Iím feeling rather lost in how to spend my time until some planned activities kick in later today, but Iím liking so much NOT having to do anything that IĒm reluctant to impose on myself. Yet, I know this kind of limbo time can lead to binges. I am reminding myself that I want to look back on the afternoon and be glad.

Working on day 19 of 22 BF.

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Day 20....one more to go emoticon

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Day 6! Forgot to post yesterday, whoops.

Ate what I planned yesterday, which was wonderful for a Friday in my experience : ).

TURTLE- good luck with that neighbor. Eeks!!!

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Today I am going to make it - 1 hour at a time!

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I made it to Day 6 and considering it was my birthday, I am very proud of myself. I even managed to stay within my calories for the day. emoticon
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**Finished Day #20**Working on Day #21 Binge Free!
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8/16 - 30 min emoticon
8/17 - 40 min emoticon
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Completed!!!

"Stationary bike -- at least 3 min for 3 days and 10 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)
8/16 - 3 min emoticon
8/17- 3 min emoticon
8/18 - 3 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (8/22 - 8/28) . 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)

"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 (551)

"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)
8/20 - emoticon
8/21 - emoticon

"120 stairs steps per day 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)
8/16 - 120 steps emoticon
8/17 - 120 steps emoticon
8/18 - 120 steps emoticon
8/21 - 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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Day 8 Streak 3

Joyce, Florida

7-16-15 180.1
7-23-15 179.5 (lost .6 lbs)
7-30-15 179.0 (lost .5 lbs)
8-6-15 179.0 ( same)
8-13-15 178.8 (down .2)
8-20-15 178.8 (same)
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Day 6 streak 2 completed

I've been experimenting with 'eating only when hungry'. This put off my breakfast until about lunchtime and consequently, lunch 'til tea time. No binge urges during the day and after dinner, only mild urge, no different from 'normal' days. Let's see if this works in the longer run.

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"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step" emoticon one step at a time

Day 19 going to make it!!!!!

A bird sitting in a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not on the branch but on her wings

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**Finished Day #19**Working on Day #20 Binge Free!
Friday and Saturday crazy days. Not worrying too much about these until Sunday, again.
8/19 - probably won't be able to do all my 4 day wins today
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Current 4 day wins (habit changing method from Martha Beck - The Four Day Win):

"4 days Treadmill, 25 min, 30 min, 40 min, 35 min. Can substitute a walk with DH. 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)
8/16 - 30 min emoticon
8/17 - 40 min emoticon
8/18 - 25 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- at least 3 min for 3 days and 10 min 1 day" Daily reward is to get a cute emoticon here and a sticker. 4 day reward is $5 towards a bigger gift (179)
8/16 - 3 min emoticon
8/17- 3 min emoticon
8/18 - 3 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (8/13 - 8/19) . 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)
8/13 - Part B emoticon
8/16 - Part C emoticon
8/17 - Part A emoticon
8/20 - Part B emoticon
Completed!!!

"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 (551)

"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)
8/20 - emoticon

"120 stairs steps per day 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)
8/16 - 120 steps emoticon
8/17 - 120 steps emoticon
8/18 - 120 steps emoticon

"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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Day 2
The days are getting so much shorter. There is a beautiful sunrise this morning. Our pool closes next week so only 4 more swims. I am ready to move on to another activity. Hopefully everything works out for you Bren - a drivers license would make a big difference for you. We are in another stressful time as we heard my husband will probably be laid off. I may need to increase my hours again - but we will see.


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Day 7 streak 3

Joyce, Florida

7-16-15 180.1
7-23-15 179.5 (lost .6 lbs)
7-30-15 179.0 (lost .5 lbs)
8-6-15 179.0 ( same)
8-13-15 178.8 (down .2)
8-20-15 178.8 (same)
8-27-15
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Day 5 streak 2 completed.

Somehow, after a week of struggling with it, i found more energy and motivation.

Hey Peg, we're on the same day of our streak. Let's do it again today!

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I have made it to Day #5 today, emoticon
One day at a time, one step at a time......

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Day 19

Dancing on the inside.


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