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8/28/16 7:55 P

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Day 16

My knee replacement surgery was successful.. Now, the pain is tolerable taking the painkillers religiously. I am in rehab. I am not bingeing. I brought my tablet and am enjoying all your comments, especially when unable to sleep. Who knows how much weight I'll gain with no exercise and 3 delicious meals a day. I am grateful to be able to get out of bed by myself, that is a HUGE accomplishment ??? When I'll be going home.

CHANGING-TURTLE I hope your husband's physical probems get resolved, and your eye is better. You are an inspiration to me.

VGDOLLY Good to hear you made it home. I wish you aspeedy recovery.

OAXACAT Sorry you are enduring discomfort and have limited mobility. Do you live on a hill?My childhood home had the kitchen and living rooms upstairs.

TAWNEY3 You had a housefull! Shopping and cooking for all your relatives wrecks your meal planning and food selections completely. For me, I have to have peace and quiet to keep on track,, and have my meals frozen ahead of time. I cook a big batch and freeze individual portions.

DEERLADY45 Welcome!

It really feels good to be able to focus enough to read all your comments.


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8/28/16 6:25 P

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Thanks Oaxaca, I do need to look at the positive side. I decided to have a planned snack this afternoon and post. Your comment is helping me stay on track. I got a lot done today and will continue for awhile yet.

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8/28/16 4:23 P

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VGDOLLY emoticon wishing you all the best!!!

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8/28/16 12:50 P

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Day 7, streak 2

It's been a good weekend. It's my birthday and I'm happy in my skin, that is a huge accomplishment.

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8/28/16 12:03 P

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emoticon "I will not be discouraged by one bad day I will get right back on track" emoticon

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8/28/16 11:09 A

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I'm still binge free...the boredom of this bedrest is really getting to me...and still 2 more weeks!
Tawney....I too am retired, and it does take a while to figure out a routine, but you can and you will. Forget the crazy eating since you have returned from camping, and instead focus on how well you did while away. And like you say, you won't figure out anything if you are bingeing. Its just like an alcoholic avoiding life by being drunk...you don't want that kind of life. Wishing you all the best.....












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8/28/16 9:25 A

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Finished Day #12! Working on Day #13 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, 60 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)
8/23 - 25 min emoticon
8/24 - 60 min emoticon
8/25 - 25 min emoticon
8/27 - 20 min emoticon
Completed!!!

"Stationary bike -- 4 min for 3 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)
8/23 - 4 min emoticon
8/24 - 4 min emoticon
8/25 - 10 min emoticon
8/27 - 4 min emoticon
Completed!!!

"4 times to YMCA over the days (8/15 - 8/25) . 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)
8/15 - Part C emoticon
8/17 - Part A emoticon
8/18 - Part B emoticon
8/24 - Part C emoticon
Completed!!!

8/27 - Part A 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)
8/23 - QF emoticon
8/24 - YMCA emoticon
8/25 - QF emoticon
8/27 - YMCA 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)
8/23 - emoticon
8/24 - emoticon
8/25 - emoticon
8/27 - emoticon
Completed!!!

"60 steps for 3 days and 80 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)
8/23 - 80 emoticon
8/24 - 60 emoticon
8/25 - 60 emoticon
8/27 - 60 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)
8/23 - Tues regular weigh
8/24 - emoticon
8/25 - emoticon
8/26 - Fri regular weigh
8/27 - emoticon
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8/27/16 9:38 P

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Day 1
I have completed a day. I was on a camping trip and did very well. Now that I am home I have been struggling. My goal is two 21 day streaks.

I feel that I have been in a whirlwind since I retired. I am looking forward to some "normal" times to get organized and find out what my new life will entail. Binging will not help me and I hope to move ahead without them.

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8/27/16 11:07 A

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VGDolly, sounds like you were very sensible at dinner...feel good about that.
Jol1, congrats on defying that could be binge!
I am binge free. Last night I had lots of cravings for anything, and did have yogurt I hadn't planned on, but no disaster, thank goodness. The boredom is really getting to me, and I clearly see how that brings on the desire to eat.
Enjoy a binge free weekend everyone.












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8/27/16 10:47 A

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Day 12 getting closer to one week mark emoticon

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8/27/16 10:10 A

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Thought about binging after I overate yesterday, but didn't. So glad I didn't. The Hour Commitment board always helps me "stop" before it becomes a binge. Meant I had a high-calorie day, but not too bad. Still have a vivid memory of binges of 1000s of calories.

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

I don't weigh often, but my clothes are all loose!

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8/27/16 9:58 A

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Day 6, streak 2

Out to dinner for my birthday with my husband last night. Not all healthy food. Did not finish any of my courses, proud of that. Continue to work the post op PT, slow progress - but its progress.

Have a great binge free weekend all

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8/26/16 12:28 P

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Day 5, streak 2

Good day, food remains in its place. Even with my recovery I am trying to focus on my choices and my volume. Praying the down days are done. Physical therapy is tough and wearing me out. One day at a time.

Have a great weekend everyone

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8/26/16 10:39 A

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I'm binge free. Still fighting the nighttime urges like you described Kathryn....so far I'm winning!












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8/26/16 9:22 A

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Kathryn - You're doing great! emoticon

Finished Day #10! Working on Day #11 Binge Free!
Today I will be out all day, will add a day to my Four Day Wins.

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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, 60 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)
8/23 - 25 min emoticon
8/24 - 60 min emoticon
8/25 - 25 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 4 min for 3 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)
8/23 - 4 min emoticon
8/24 - 4 min emoticon
8/25 - 10 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (8/15 - 8/25) . 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)
8/15 - Part C emoticon
8/17 - Part A emoticon
8/18 - Part B emoticon
8/24 - Part C 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 (441)
8/23 - QF emoticon
8/24 - YMCA emoticon
8/25 - 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)
8/23 - emoticon
8/24 - emoticon
8/25 - emoticon

"60 steps for 3 days and 80 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)
8/23 - 80 emoticon
8/24 - 60 emoticon
8/25 - 60 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)
8/23 - Tues regular weigh
8/24 - emoticon
8/25 - emoticon
8/26 - Fri regular weigh


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8/26/16 7:20 A

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The book THIN FROM WITHIN is really helping with the "chatter" that goes on in my mind after dinner when I falsely think I need an evening snack binge. Snacking had been my down fall for most of my life. It was a big thing while growing up. Every holiday we had a special big bowl of chips and dip that we would sit around and gorge on. Also very often my mom would binge on mini candy bars or a big can of mixed nuts. She would let us kids have a tiny bit of this, just enough to make us want more. I was brought up to believe binging was a right of an adult. No wonder I was in the grip of binges. I am doing very good right now with not having had one for 11 days.

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8/25/16 2:12 P

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Stress eating is trying to rear it's ugly head. My vision board on the frig with a list of things to do instead of eat with photos of a fatter me is helping me stay out of a binge. Last night it was the bagels that I got for Saturday breakfast. I have not even bought the cream cheese yet but still they are calling. I got out of bed last night and put them in the freezer, out of sight out of mind.

Day 10 binge free doing sane eating

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8/25/16 10:39 A

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Yesterday was binge free....I posted on the hourly commitments thread after dinner to make sure I stayed binge free all night.
VGDolly, glad to hear your tearyness has ended....my meds are still causing a waterfall of tears at least once a day....
Planning on having another binge free day.












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VGDolly - So glad to hear today is better. emoticon

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8/25/16 10:15 A

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Day 4

Better day, no tears so far - the body is a crazy machine. I am continuing to do the"next right thing" - it's all I got. This recovery time is about making smart, permanent, changes - one day at a time

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8/25/16 9:16 A

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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, 60 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)
8/23 - 25 min emoticon
8/24 - 60 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 4 min for 3 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)
8/23 - 4 min emoticon
8/24 - 4 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (8/15 - 8/25) . 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)
8/15 - Part C emoticon
8/17 - Part A emoticon
8/18 - Part B emoticon
8/24 - Part C 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 (441)
8/23 - QF emoticon
8/24 - 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)
8/23 - emoticon
8/24 - emoticon

"60 steps for 3 days and 80 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)
8/23 - 80 emoticon
8/24 - 60 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)
8/23 - Tues regular weigh
8/24 - emoticon


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8/24/16 12:03 P

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Day 3

Food is okay. Feeling depressed, cant stop crying. Common for post op ? IDK. New for me.
I pray you all try yo work your programs - the best I got today. Trying to tread water myself

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8/24/16 11:07 A

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Bravo Turtle for hanging in with all that stress. Wishing you a good report from the eye doctor.
I slipped last night. All day I wanted something sweet, and tried to satisfy it with an 80 cal. snack bar that I like. Didn't work. I waited until I heard my husband snoring, then took a trip up the stairs that i was not supposed to take. I ate a few cookies and nibbled at birthday cake leftovers in the freezer. That was it....thankfully not a full out binge. Now I'm wondering if what I was craving was not the food, but the sneaking and that "secret" time in the kitchen. Definitely I need to look at that. I'm pretty sure if I had asked my husband to bring me the few cookies he would have done so, probably asking if I was sure I wanted to have them.
So today I carry on...I admit I am tempted to eat less to "even" things out, but from experience I know that that is not a good idea. Will do my best to be sane.












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8/24/16 9:54 A

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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, 60 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)
8/23 - 25 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 4 min for 3 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)
8/23 - 4 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (8/15 - 8/25) . 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)
8/15 - Part C emoticon
8/17 - Part A emoticon
8/18 - 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 (551)
8/23 - 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)
8/23 - emoticon

"60 steps for 3 days and 80 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)
8/23 - 80 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)
8/23 - Tues regular weigh


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I had a very stressful afternoon both my hubby and I went to the ER. I am okay just had a problem with my eye, had a bunch of new floaters put up. Like one a day for a week. They checked to make sure my retina was not detaching. I have to go to my eye doctor tomorrow to have him delete the eye and make sure I don't have bleeding. They don't do that in the ER.

Hubby is down two pints of blood, he has a bleeder some where. He has been in the ER last week for the same problem and they just gave him blood and sent him back to the care home. He has an appointment with his regular doctor Friday who hopefully will run tests.

With all the stress I still did sane eating. Day 9 binge free

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I choose not to call simple emotional eating a binge. I do not expect not to eat for emotional reasons at times, including happy celebratory eating in social situations. Even simple overeating at a meal can be emotional. I'll drive myself crazy if I call that binge, but I do want to limit it as well. I "track" them separately.

Started a long post but decided to make it a blog. However, it's not done. Some concepts got clearer after a doctor visit yesterday. The problem isn't solved by any means, but life goes on. Hope to get it more complete later.

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“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. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
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8/23/16 12:43 P

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Day 2

Things remain good. I am independent at home. Going to be hopping back on the hourly commitment chain. I don't want to loose these days.

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Jol1 and Changing Turtle, it is so encouraging to read your posts....
I am binge free, and feel very thankful. I realize I have a lot of soul searching to do, as the night time urges are still with me, but I can't go up the stairs to the kitchen, so I am safe. Once this fracture is healed, I will have access to the kitchen at all hours, so I really need to be strong so I will be able to continue this wonderful binge free streak.
Today is the beginning of Week 2 of 4 weeks of bed rest. Time doesn't fly when you're not having fun!












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Did good sane eating last night, going to do the same today making today day 8 binge free emoticon

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8/23/16 9:24 A

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Finished Day #7! Working on Day #8 Binge Free!

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Day 7....... ok I made it through a week of sane eating.... emoticon

I am reading a book about binge eating and picked up another at the Goodwill today about Eating Disorders. I have some reading to do this week.

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

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Thank you all for the Kind Help! With you Team , I'm gona do this! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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Welcome Deerlady....I re-joined this team almost 2 weeks ago, and I have been binge free since then! At first I felt like a stranger, but now feel more at home, and am getting to "know" the rest of the people posting here.
VGDolly, Congrats on 21 days! Keep it up! And good luck to us both on fighting the boredom!
I am still binge free, and feel so grateful. The last few days have been really difficult, and I even thought of an extra climb up the stairs to go to the kitchen for more food. Made me feel like I am hanging on by a thread. I just keep trying to picture that awful feeling after a binge. I feel awful enough some days due to my meds and the restrictions on my movement. I certainly don't need to add to that!
Wishing everyone a great start to the week!












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Day 1

welcome Deerlady

Beautiful day in the east. Turned the air off, windows and doors are open. I love the sounds of outdoors as much as the fresh air. It's a great pick me up as I'm still house bound. Did my morning walk, round trip is 0.25 of a mile - but its a start.
I'm solo at home now, need to keep the vigilance of my food choices up. I have never made 2 - 21 days BF back to back. 1 day at a time that is my goal.

I am bigger than any urge.
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Deerlady - emoticon

Finished Day #6! Working on Day #7 Binge Free!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 60 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)
8/15 - 25 min emoticon
8/16 - 20 min emoticon
8/17 - walk - 60 min emoticon
8/21 - 25 min emoticon
Completed!!!

"Stationary bike -- 4 min for 3 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)
8/15 - 4 min emoticon
8/16 - 4 min emoticon
8/17 - 10 min emoticon
8/21 - 4 min emoticon
Completed!!!

"4 times to YMCA over the days (8/15 - 8/25) . 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)
8/15 - Part C emoticon
8/17 - Part A 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)
8/15 - YMCA emoticon
8/16 - QF emoticon
8/17 - YMCA emoticon
8/21 - 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)
8/15 - emoticon
8/16 - emoticon
8/17 - emoticon
8/21 - emoticon
Completed!!!

"60 steps for 3 days and 80 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)
8/15 - 60 steps emoticon
8/16 - 60 steps emoticon
8/17 - 80 steps emoticon
8/21 - 60 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)
8/15 - emoticon
8/16 - regular Tuesday weigh
8/17 - emoticon
8/18 - emoticon
8/19 - regular Friday weigh
8/20 - emoticon
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I'm New hope I can join in now! So its day one for me lets see how this goes! I'm not actually a binge eater but when I want something I don't say NO! Night is the worse for me! Here I go ! BONZ emoticon No eating after 700



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Day 21

Woohoo!
Pre and post surgery, I've had a lot of help and the limits of my mobility is an extra gift.The clarity I have at the moment is the reward. I'm exercising my legs to heal, it is also an opportunity to focus on my eating and the road to a healthier and smaller me.

OAXACA - I feel your boredom. So sorry! As the Olympics are coming to an end I've been trying to find new things to binge watch. Hang in there.

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Still stuck in bed bored out of my mind, but also still binge free!












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Finished Day #5! Working on Day #6 Binge Free!

Should be able to finish these 4 Day wins today.
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 60 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)
8/15 - 25 min emoticon
8/16 - 20 min emoticon
8/17 - walk emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 4 min for 3 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)
8/15 - 4 min emoticon
8/16 - 4 min emoticon
8/17 - 10 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (8/15 - 8/25) . 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)
8/15 - Part C emoticon
8/17 - Part A 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)
8/15 - YMCA emoticon
8/16 - QF emoticon
8/17 - 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)
8/15 - emoticon
8/16 - emoticon
8/17 - emoticon

"60 steps for 3 days and 80 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)
8/15 - 60 steps emoticon
8/16 - 60 steps emoticon
8/17 - 80 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)
8/15 - emoticon
8/16 - regular Tuesday weigh
8/17 - emoticon
8/18 - emoticon
8/19 - regular Friday weigh
8/20 - emoticon
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I am reading a book about being binge free and relies that the emotional over eating I did Monday was a binge even though it was just a sandwich and a mini bag of pop corn. They were eaten in the evening after dinner and in a way to sooth my stress.
So today is only day 5 binge free

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Still binge free. Yesterday was the first day that if I had had the ability to run around in the kitchen I probably would have ended up in a binge....just felt like eating all day long. But that didn't happen, and I am so glad. On my one trip up the stairs for lunch I had to keep reminding myself of how awful I feel after a binge, and it seemed to help this time around.
When hubby is home, I just stay on the one level of the house since he can bring me all my meals, and the less time on my feet, the better the healing. He is home for a stretch now.
I just hope that this bed rest does the trick, and that there will be no need for further measures.
Looking forward to another binge free day.












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Day 1
I am glad to have one day done. I had several thoughts of snacking and could have slipped into another binge.
Congrats to all of you who are doing so well despite your challenges.

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All -- I'm reading your posts and feeling good to know you all (albeit by internet). But awfully absorbed today with helping my friend who is getting divorced. I think I'm more depressed than she! I'm on my way to go stay with her a few nights and help her look at her finances. She's a wonderful person, but though strong, also very fragile. emoticon

Best wishes to everyone! emoticon

Finished Day #3! Working on Day #4 Binge Free!

I won't be able to do much on my 4DWs until Sunday - some crises have arisen.

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emoticon doing the HAPPY FRIDAY DANCE emoticon

Day 8 feeling great emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Another binge free day behind me!
VGDolly, sometimes solitude is a blessing...glad to hear you are feeling good, and yes, being binge free is such a high!
ChangingTurtle, congrats on a binge free week.
Tawney, you have had your hands full....too many people, too much responsibility. Just take a deep, deep breath and give yourself the gift of a binge free day.
Oola, One of the best parts of retirement for me is that I have no co-workers to deal with. The little bit of work I do now is totally on my own terms. But I do remember that feeling when a co-worker really got to me. The suggestion about writing is a good one, and even having a solitary screaming session of your own can help...hope the irritation has passed, or that it passes soon.
Happy Friday everyone....













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I am winding up 2 weeks of a visit from my relative who was having his apartment fixed. He is special needs and does really well but 2 wks is a little long. I also had 2 grandkids for 5 days and another 2 with parents for 6 days. I have enjoyed the time but now I am tired. The garden stuff is ready to deal with so today I made pickles. I would feel so much better if I did not binge but I have been and It is over. Tomorrow is Day 1.

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I made it one week binge free emoticon day 7!!!!!

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Day 18

2 weeks since surgery and the 1st day I'm by myself. Nice to here myself think. Riding the clean eating high. Out patient PT starts later today.

OOLALA - Often they say that writing out your issues w/ a peer - get it all on paper - helps. Ultimately a wise person told me - when trying to resolve it - just keep your side of it clean. Good luck.


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Another binge free day behind me. I can only use the stairs once a day, and only if necessary, so running up to the kitchen in the middle of the night is out of the question. And hubby knows how I need to eat, and he is bringing me all my meals, so sane eating is much easier right now. A reward for the pain and the craziness from pain pills.
Again, your good wishes are much appreciated....and VG, glad to hear things are going well for you, slowly but surely. And aren't walkers fun...ugh!
I hope to stay binge free...feels so good, even with all the negative things I'm going through right now.












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Finished Day #2! Working on Day #3 Binge Free!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 60 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)
8/15 - 25 min emoticon
8/16 - 20 min emoticon
8/17 - walk emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 4 min for 3 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)
8/15 - 4 min emoticon
8/16 - 4 min emoticon
8/17 - 10 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (8/15 - 8/21) . 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)
8/15 - Part C emoticon
8/17 - Part A 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)
8/15 - YMCA emoticon
8/16 - QF emoticon
8/17 - 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)
8/15 - emoticon
8/16 - emoticon
8/17 - emoticon

"60 steps for 3 days and 80 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)
8/15 - 60 steps emoticon
8/16 - 60 steps emoticon
8/17 - 80 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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8/16 - regular Tuesday weigh
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So sorry there is so much pain and health trouble here! Speedy healing to all.

Had some mildly stressful interactions with a peer today. I feel compelled to say some difficult things sometimes, but it tears me up. I wish everyone would make it easy and just agree with me!

Day 3 complete.

“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. Six 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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Day 17

You'd think being at home recovering from surgery I'd have more time, somehow the day gets away from me. Did walk twice today with my walker. Slow and steady wins the race. The food continues to be good since surgery - thankfully - just trying to listen to my body and gauge my hunger, and drink gallons of water.

OAXACA - hope healing is on its wat
Jol - way to go!
Kathryn - sorry about your hubby, good job on the BF!

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Still binge free emoticon
Thank you for the good wishes. The pain pills are doing their job, although I cry more than anything while on them. And I am soooo bored!
Anyway, as Jol1 says, these things happen, so I just have to accept it and hope that the time goes quickly.












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Jol emoticon emoticon emoticon

OAXACA emoticon emoticon

Hubby's blood count was done so they gave him to pints of blood, he is back at the care home.

Day 6 emoticon emoticon

OK GANG emoticon !!!! emoticon

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Oaxaca -- I'm sorry to hear about your sacrum, but these things happen. Hang in there. emoticon

Finished Day #1! Working on Day #2 Binge Free!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 60 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)
8/15 - 25 min emoticon
8/16 - 20 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 4 min for 3 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)
8/15 - 4 min emoticon
8/16 - 4 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (8/15 - 8/21) . 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)
8/15 - 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)
8/15 - YMCA emoticon
8/16 - 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)
8/15 - emoticon
8/16 - emoticon

"60 steps for 3 days and 80 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)
8/15 -60 steps emoticon
8/16 -60 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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Changing-Turtle...hope your husband is ok, and that you get good news from the hospital... so
stressful.
I saw my doctor, and after reviewing the scan, it is clear that I have a fractured sacrum. The healing involves bed rest, using a walker to go the the washroom and to shower, and if necessary, to use the stairs once a day. I have 3 different meds as well. So my life will be pretty boring for the next 4 weeks. The silver lining is that I have to climb stairs to get to the kitchen, which means late night binges are impossible right now, and that is a very good thing.
Congrats on 21 days Jol1....I see your posts and am always inspired.
So I'm still binge free...for right now I'm not counting days...eventually I guess I will. Right now I am just focusing on each day.
'Til tomorrow.












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Kathryn - I'm so sorry to hear that. Hope everything goes ok. Hang in there. One step at a time. Thinking of you. emoticon

Finished Day #21!

Starting a new streak - Working on Day #1 Binge Free!
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"4 days Treadmill, 20 min, 25 min, 25 min, 60 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)
8/15 - 25 min emoticon

"Stationary bike -- 4 min for 3 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)
8/15 - 4 min emoticon

"4 times to YMCA over the days (8/15 - 8/21) . 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)
8/15 - 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)
8/15 - 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)
8/15 - emoticon

"60 steps for 3 days and 80 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)
8/15 -60 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 5, under stress, hubby taken to ER last night have not found out yet how he is, it is only 6 am will wait until 9 am to call hospital

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8/15/16 1:23 P

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Still binge free, still in a lot of pain. I see my orthopedic specialist this afternoon, and hopefully he will have some answers for me.
Oolala congrats on 21 days.
Jol1 you are almost there....keep it up!


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8/15/16 12:19 P

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Day 15

Starting to feel more like myself - Thank the Lord! Using less pain meds, will be happy to be off the other post op meds. Amazing how clean eating can be when food is prepped and mostly bought for you. Continue to be down a few more lbs - plan is not to put them back on.

OOLALA - way to go on your 21!!
Thanks bunches for the support - I appreciate it.

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8/15/16 10:00 A

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Finished Day #20! Working on Day #21 Binge Free!

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


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Finished day 21. Starting new round tomorrow.

“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. Six 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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8/14/16 3:37 P

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Day three

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I have a binge free day behind me, and plan on having another today!












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Finished Day #19! Working on Day #20 Binge Free!


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Day 3
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8/13/16 3:47 P

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Day two going smoothly emoticon Drinking lots of ice water

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Hugs, VG! I wish I could make the healing go faster.

Well, I got online to order my reward (actually had chosen two items) and both of them were sold out! Can you beat that?It was funny because just before I went to the site, I started to wonder if I should spend so much on something I might not like and have trouble sending back. Gaaa! I did go to ebay and a few other sites. There's enough supply of alternatives so that I don't have to push myself for a decision right away.

“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. Six 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
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Thanks for the support....
VGDolly, meds can really make you crazy...I am jumping around emotionally from the few I am taking now...just keep recovering!
Yesterday was binge free....a good start to being back home.












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Day 13

9 days post op. What a yo-yo. Positive - all meals being made for and bought to me. I have to weigh myself everyday as a check on swelling and fluid retention. I'm down almost 3 lbs from day of surgery. My attention spam is nil, my hormones and emotions are chaotic. I cry on a . dime. The post op cocktail of medications are insane. I usually take 4 pills a day, I'm averaging 24-28 - and I wonder why I don't feel right. At least I'm on this side of recovery.

Hang in there all - love the support

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Day 1

I had sugar today, and ate way too many calories.
The good thing. I rode my stationary bike like a mad fool this AM before going to the doctors to have my blood pressure rechecked. My first reading was 140/86, but I passed later with 132/76.
I guess I had to celebrate.
CHANGING TURTLE. I am walking beside you. I admire you for keep posting.
OAXACA. Sorry, you are in such pain. Hope you get a plan of action soon.

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I agree, Kathryn.

Oaxaca, sounds like you did great. There's nothing silly about being triggered by an old binge/ overeating situation. There were years I would go visit my parents and almost immediately go into the kitchen for chips and ice cream, and not just a serving, believe me. It was as if I was acting on a hypnotic suggestion.

I had an agreement with myself that if I kept to a plan this work week, I could buy myself a room divider for an area I've wanted to cover for awhile. It's a pretty expensive reward for such a short time, but I felt I needed something to get over the hump. It's actually something I might have been ready to buy just because, so it's good that I could also use it to help me get my body more used again to more frequent moderation,

Finished day 19. emoticon


“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. Six 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?gid=1323


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8/12/16 2:28 P

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Hello everyone. I just got home from 3 weeks of travel. I was pretty much without internet access, so I had to have Spark in my head. I actually did fairly well. I had one binge at my sister's house, which I think, silly as it sounds, might have been me acting on tradition of my visits to her home. The other was last night, as I was stoned out on pain pills.
It turns out that the fall I had before my trip continued to cause me a lot of pain, and I ended up on very strong pain pills. I went to emergency yesterday since my doctor is at a conference until Monday. They took x-rays and did a scan, and they told me it looks like trouble in my back and that I need to take all of the results to my specialist on Monday. They mentioned there might be surgery in the near future, but I am trying to put that out of my mind.
Anyway, I'm back and hope to build a new streak. Feels good to be back here.












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