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Day 1 of 21. Making a commitment. Let's do this.

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Finished Day 4! Working on Day #5 Binge Free!


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Day 1
I have had several Day 1's in the last couple of months. Here's to 21 days - one hour at a time.

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9/19/17 9:01 P

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DAY 0. Binged, although I have added in healthy food so I guess progress. There is so much wisdom on this page. You all are very inspiring. I love the idea of getting truly comfortable with food.

The scale screws me up. Step on it, see a 2 pound weight gain, and binge. Need to keep trying. I cannot imagine how, but I will make peace with food!

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Got mad last night at caretaker for my hubby and binged, emotional binge darn it

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If I have my way will fire her

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Not so, Jol1! We climbed all those stairs and went to that spa! Or were those secret?

Katherine, I'm glad the plan is helping you. I ate very nutritiously five times a day, hardly ever really hungry, for years and still binged almost every day. Hunger is never the reason I binge. In fact, it's when I'm NOT hungry that I'm likely to binge. But it's manageable now, rather like how college guys who were binge drinkers now drink a little too much only once in awhile.

Will be meeting two friends for an early dinner, I think, so I will have lunch accordingly. Finally getting to some housekeeping. Which reminds me, I got on the computer to find a plumber for my clogged garbage disposal!

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Ranjin1 --- emoticon

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Yeah Finished the day 3 of the 21 Binge free period1

Indian standard Time!Now 54 yrs old.Had a Sleeve Gastrectomy and like most of us who have had this survey-it is a welcome surgery and ,howeer a radical lifestyle change-in diet,exercise,evrything.Weight is down by 20 kilos.That is a whole new me but I need to lose a couple of 5 more kilose hopefully due to newly diagnosed psoriatic arthritis.Well here's to all of us ,everybody!


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

Oolala -- I hope we can see each other and Goochie too! Last time I saw you I was really stressed, and we didn't get to really do anything - except eat (the Kebob place)!

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Thanks OhLaLa-that was some very good advice there.

I am on day 3 to day-doing good just had snack no.1.Will have to have an early luch as I have to go another town to a talk.May only be back by 5 pm.Wish me luck-have to withstand snacks.

Till we meet again!

Indian standard Time!Now 54 yrs old.Had a Sleeve Gastrectomy and like most of us who have had this survey-it is a welcome surgery and ,howeer a radical lifestyle change-in diet,exercise,evrything.Weight is down by 20 kilos.That is a whole new me but I need to lose a couple of 5 more kilose hopefully due to newly diagnosed psoriatic arthritis.Well here's to all of us ,everybody!


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With my new eating plan I eat 3 healthy meals and 2 snacks. I am eating more than before so don't find myself hungry and looking for cookies or chips, my binge foods. This eating plan I am on is so healthy when I told my doctor about it she looked it up and is going to do it. I have lost 7 pounds since last seeing her less than a month ago. Only had one binge on fruit because I was smoking my med weed. Have taken myself off that as I don't want to binge.

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P.S. Jol1, it would have been great if something had worked out for us this break. I'm on my yearly retreat Thanksgiving week, too. Maybe after Christmas? Goochie, we'd love to have you get in on this. I think we're all close enough to be able to find some common meeting place.

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I think every binger needs to work out what the building blocks of typical meals will look like, moving away from low-nutrition foods. Flavors, sauces, ethnic influences, all these can add variety. This is not the same as being on a weight loss diet. It's more about working out a lifestyle that meets nutritional, pleasure, and social needs. It can involve a rather long experimental phase. It may or may not lead to much weight loss at first, but I believe it's always easier to reduce food gradually after establishing a baseline and go from there rather than to plunge downwards to immediate high caloric reduction, like so many diets recommend (and cause longterm failure in most cases. For one thing, it's a lot more habit-friendly to keep calories higher at first). Weight loss will inevitably level out at a consistent low calorie amount and where do you go if you're already at your bare minimum? Besides, that's what is so often associated with bingeing.

It's overcast here, so temp is great for walking, though not by the ocean. Maybe later in the week for that. Off for TB shot and meds, then home and MAYBE cleaning up the garden. I'm inspired somewhat (not anyone's fault or responsibility) by talk of organizing papers and such here.

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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. 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 2! Working on Day #3 Binge Free!

Oolala -- Happy birthday! Enjoy your time off. If I wasn't traveling so much, maybe we could see each other.

Tawney -- 10 Km -- great!!!

Ranjini -- Congrats on day 2. Keep going!

Goochie - Keep going!

Changing -- good to see you. I eat mainly vegetables and meat at home. No complex carbs at home. I do enjoy some bread and other complex carbs at restaurants.



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Day 2
We had our first frost last night. It was -1C when I got up.
I walked about 10 KM in the event yesterday and it felt good.
Today I hope to get some more organizing and cleaning done. I am storing most of the old jewelry and keepsakes but in a better way so I know where it is.
Oolala, I have thought about the "preoccupation with eating behaviour" and am coming to the conclusion that it will probably always ebb and flow. I will have long periods with minimal obsession and then will encounter a flare up. It seems the best way to deal with the flare is to go back to some old patterns of thinking and behaving that worked in the past. Once the flare has settled then I can relax again. I feel pretty good about this. I am working on acceptance of my state - it is like a chronic disease. I am very thankful that it is the only chronic disease I have to deal with.
I am trying to think of "3 things that are working" a few times during the day. That changes my mood to positive right away.


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The day is day 2 and going well.

Indian standard Time!Now 54 yrs old.Had a Sleeve Gastrectomy and like most of us who have had this survey-it is a welcome surgery and ,howeer a radical lifestyle change-in diet,exercise,evrything.Weight is down by 20 kilos.That is a whole new me but I need to lose a couple of 5 more kilose hopefully due to newly diagnosed psoriatic arthritis.Well here's to all of us ,everybody!


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9/17/17 9:59 P

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Day 6. I am looking through papers and notes and purgeing papers.

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I am on the Sonoma diet that is using the Mediterranean diet program. I am giving up unhealthy white flour and sugar, so no cookies. Eating lots of healthy veg, lean meat, healthy oils and grains. Am doing a detox of sugar for ten days and than will add in a bit of dark chocolate, can't keep a woman from her chocolate, emoticon I know we don't talk much about diets but with this plan I am eating so well have not wanted to binge.
Day 2 binge free
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Goochie, glad you feel the fog has lifted. Sorry about UCLA! Being a graduate of a UC, I would always root for them over USC, though I wouldn't tell one of my colleagues I taught with last year that.

Tawney, you sound so active at home and in the community. You'd better plan to live a long time, as that's associated with long life.

I was looking forward to sleep this break but had a restless night, dozing after midnight and then really awake at 2. Finally took some meds at 4. Feeling ready to lie down again. I'm very willing to sleep at night! If I read one more article that says to sleep 8 hours a night, I'll scream.

I wrote to Oaxaca and can only hope her silence just means she's busy.

I've been pondering this continued monitoring of my eating behavior, though almost none of it is formal. I've found myself reading reviews of books about ending eating preoccupatioin and they all seem to recommend restraint-free eating, claiming it will lead to natural reduction. But that just doesn't make sense to me. There are countries in the world where people value being able to eat at will and have little problem with a fat appearance, and they are growing heavier and their degenerative disease rate is climbing. I felt like I did that years ago. It just seemed to me to lead to eating a bowl of brownie batter several times a week, plus other disordered overages just about every day, but maybe I was always judging myself? Is that what made the difference? That actually sounds as unpleasant as going on a diet.

Kathryn, I might be kidding myself, but I think my meals are definitely closer to Mediterranean than anything else, certainly not SAD nor Paleo. But just the building blocks of meals, not all the recipes, and with Indian sauces more often than Euro flavors. Reminds me, I have a pound of red beans to put in the crockpot.

Working on day 12.

*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 1! Working on Day #2 Binge Free!


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Day 1
Here I am back at day 1. I have had a couple of binge episodes that were surprisingly ugly. This morning I feel like I can do it again. I feel like I have come through a tunnel and am getting back into the daylight.
Kathryn - good to hear from you again. I don't sell any pickles that I make. I too, love bread and butter pickles so have a batch stored away now. I also make fridge pickles, dill, mustard beans and relish. I am glad to have most of the work done. We have to pick our tomatoes off green and keep them in the basement until they turn red. Once that happens I will make some salsa.
It is getting cooler at night but we haven't had frost yet.
Today I am walking in the 37th annual Terry Fox Run. Terry was a young man who attempted to run across Canada. He had had one leg amputated due to cancer. He did not complete the run - made it about half way when the cancer got him. Every year runs are held all across Canada to raise money for cancer research.
We are having a pot luck afterwards so I had better get my dish ready.
So good to read all of your posts - we are all going to have an amazing week. Has anyone heard from Oaxaca?


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Staring right now!Will keep you posted.Ou guys are awesome!

Indian standard Time!Now 54 yrs old.Had a Sleeve Gastrectomy and like most of us who have had this survey-it is a welcome surgery and ,howeer a radical lifestyle change-in diet,exercise,evrything.Weight is down by 20 kilos.That is a whole new me but I need to lose a couple of 5 more kilose hopefully due to newly diagnosed psoriatic arthritis.Well here's to all of us ,everybody!


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Day 5. The binge fog and aches and pain has lifted.
The USC game was a thriller. My team, UCLA lost.
Today, I went to a health fair, got my my flu shot, and saw the most remarkable display of the machines that the radiologist reads to diagnose breast cancer. Statistic: 1 in 8 women develop cancer either after 60 or 70. This business of not needing a mammogram after the age of 70 could be putting peaople's health in jeopardy. Maybe, some of these studies are just a means to save money for insurance companies. You should ask for a 3D mammogram, much more reliable.

Happy Birthday OOLALA

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Great to see you again, Kathryn! Best to hubby.

*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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Hello my dear friends, I did not drop off the edge of the world. I have been very busy with doctor's appointment for hubby and me. I have just been to tired to do any thing in the afternoons. I have been doing my walks in the morning and my weight has stayed about the same. I have not been dieting like I should but have not binged on any thing but fruit. Did reach 21 days binge free on the 5th. Starting steak over but don't remember what day I should be on so saying today is day 1 binge free. Hubby has been sick with a gout flare up and unable to walk that has made me very busy. We have caretakers but they are not here 24-7.
Positive quote-Don't expect to see a change if you don't make one.
Am going to start doing the Mediterranean Diet for my health and to lose some more weight.

Jol emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

OOLALA I am slowly weeding hubby and myself off processed foods as so many of them are bad for his health. Found out this week that he should not even be eating canned foods. I don't use them much but had a whole shelf in mt pantry stock piled up with them. Am giving them to my neighbors. Your dance-walk sounded like so much fun I would love to do some thing like that. I will talk to my nutrition coach at my health clinic and see if he can organise some thing like that.
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OAXACA hope all is well with you emoticon emoticon

Rigdir emoticon

Amyly emoticon

Kat can feel you about those emoticon they are my biggest down fall. I go to a place were I get 2 with a cup of coffee for 25 cents Mon-Fri and limit myself to that. I use to be in the habit of buying a package on Friday and splitting it with my hubby. Had to stop that as we found out sweets add to his gout flare ups. He is off sweets so I don't buy them to not tempt him. He is a binge eater too.

Taweny you are so lucky to have a garden to get fresh fruit, do you take it to a farmer's market to sale? Do you sale your pickles? I go to farmer's markets but no one sales home made canned veg. If they did I would love to buy the pickles. I love pickles, my favorite are bread and butter.

DLP you are doing so good being binge free emoticon

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Finished Day 21! emoticon

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

Cold is almost gone! Hooray!


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Looking forward to two weeks off. I don't count the weekends as part of that, so the first official day is not until Monday. When I go back to work, I'll be another year older. ( emoticon )

I don't anticipate any binge risks, but will post to hour commitments to prevent permasnacking this morning, a habit on Saturdays I had fallen back on. Will go to gathering today out of town where there will be snacks I'll want to nibble on. Much better if I haven't snacked all morning.

I hadn't made white rice in eons, but bought some recently and was impatient to make it one evening. I forwent making it the way I learned in Iran, a way it always turns out so fluffy, but which is also more trouble. I used the package directions and it came out sticky, some of it almost mush. It's usable but not in the way I had intended. But I don't want to make myself throw it out, not even if it goes to compost.

I have four options when it comes to our binge foods. Swear off them forever. Accept to learn to eat them in smaller portions a lot less often. Overeat them with bloat, lethargy, increased risk of or exacerbated symptoms of disease, and extreme painful self-recrimination. Overeat them with all the same results except the self-recrimination. Which one can I live with longterm?

Working on day 11.

*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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today is day 5

My name is Jo.


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Day 4 I went to a Literacy Luncheon, yesterday, and did not look at the dessert table. That is a first.

Those of you have dealt with Assurance Wireless, the drama continues. We are sending all these phones back. Screeching, dropped calls, no messages the list is endless. We're marching to Consumer Cellular and we are happy campers to be a able to talk to live people who speak English.

My new Fitbit One came, I felt naked without it. The zip model did not last 2 months.

Today, a friend and I went for a tour of the Segerstrum Concert Hall. $4,000+ pipes in the pipe organ, one weighs 1000 lbs. My son sings in the Pacific Chroral, and now I understand why the music sounds so beautiful. They have a Tunemeister to change the baffles before a concert, sound absorbing doors that move.

OOLALA. Sorry to hear your young friend died, such a young age.
I am so proud of you to branch out and act in a play.

JOL. I hope your cold ends soon. A trip to France, how FABULOUS!

OAXA. I miss you. Sad, sad, sad to lose your dog. Are you OK? Did you or your family and friends have earthquake damage? Can you get food and water?

TAWNY. I agree with you 100% about processed food. It is SO ADDICTIVE. When I slip and binge on it, I have NO SELF CONTROL. The next day my knees kill me, and my mind is foggy. You are so fortunate to be able to grow your own vegetables. What's a countdown?

WELCOME RIGDER and AMYLYS (Great name) I can not tell how many times I have had to start over on day 1. We're here, so we are trying, so give yourself credit.

KAT. I blew it, recently, and a ate a huge bag of oatmeal cookies in one sitting. I had bought it to share at a BBQ. I could NOT STOP. The next day I ate a whole pint of gelato, the good kind with real cream.

Good luck everybody on the weekend. Today is a new adventure.

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Today is day 4.

My name is Jo.


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


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

Tawney -- You're right! The last several years I've gone up and down a little, but not like when I was binging, when guilt would make it last weeks. I could gain 20-30 lbs just like that. It is so freeing to accept some overeating days as normal.

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Day 9
I am feeling puffy this morning. Last night we had pizza for supper and it always does this to me. I did enjoy it and this will pass. I the past I would start eating when I felt like this - why? Yesterday I got 2 kinds of pickles made and a stock pot of soup. I have to take the soup to the farmers market today. I will finish the 3rd batch of pickles this morning.
I am being gentle with myself about food amounts. I have not binged but have been eating more than I need. I want to lose about 10 pounds but not bingeing is more important.
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Overfull, but still BF day 8 done.

*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 18! Working on Day #19 Binge Free!


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Thank oolala! I do have a desire to transform my eating habits and ability to use food to nourish myself, not just to lose weight! Sadly, even with my focus, I am on Day 1 today. I am renewing my commitment today to resist bingeing. Here is to Day 1 of my first 21 day streak.

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I did better with the amount of food I ate yesterday. I got most of the garden stuff in yesterday. It is supposed to rain today and I want to get soup and pickles made.

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I"m glad to hear your focus, Amy. I know from other teams and the main board that there are plenty of slim women, especially young women, who hate their bodies, are sure it's the main thing between them and happiness, and fight and lose the battle with food every day, sinking lower and lower into self-deprecation. Would that I could save them from the decades of sadness and frustration over this.

Working on day 7.

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Day 6 for me too and it is looking very good that I will make it. Very interesting, I also went running tonight. My problem is that as soon as I string together some healthy days, I get disappointed that I haven't hit my goal weight and become perfect. Need to stay focused on the long-term: establishing a healthy relationship with myself and food. Thanks for listening.

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Thank you, Oolala for the message. I have saved your post in my inspiration file. I am working my way back to making healthy real food near 100% of my intake. Sugars have been creeping in way too much and I am feeling it mentally and physically.
I had a very weird sleep. It was like I was resisting a sound sleep. When I would get near a deep sleep it was like I pushed it away and woke up - I don't know what was happening. I have been trying to deal with some old jewellery and family history - maybe that is stirring me up. Today I will do what I can with it and at least organize what I will do with it. I want to keep some important stuff but maybe it is only important to me. I think my best plan is to throw out the junk, organize what I am keeping and store it.
Yesterday we went for a beautiful walk in the regional park - rivers, hills, and bush.
Today I am harvesting potatoes, cucumbers, onions from the garden.
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I'm pretty sure I heard an interview with the author of The Glass Castle. I was amazed by her unresentful attitude towards her parents.

I rarely say anything about the healthiness of food because people can use it to beat themselves over the head. I don't believe in going cold turkey on or even completely swearing off modern junk food but in looking back I think was too lax with them for too long. They stimulate a part of the brain that just doesn't get satisfied and the desire just multiplies. Eating them without other real food also exacerbates their effect. Combined with any serious calorie cutting or going low fat, the effect gets even stronger. Eating real meals of a mix of food groups to fullness and a stalwart attitude is the best combination I know of to reduce the compulsion. I believe most of what we think are emotional reasons are just a curtain in front of the real reason which is this brain pattern that will make everything look like a reason to eat them and it will make the body feel like we HAVE to have them. I always get the most bang for my buck by holding out when I MOST want them.

Working on day 6 and the prospects look good. Good food in the fridge and pantry and about 5 hours before bedtime. Also went to the big city park with a group of people who once a month dance-walk to music a leader plays from an iPod and speakers on his hips. That and shopping in various markets brought my step total to about 11,000. Still have some lesson planning to do as well as some watching the live weather channel broadcast on the internet.

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I saw the movie "The Glass Castle" last night. It is based on a true storey. It was a good movie but also upsetting. It was upsetting but also powerful. The family shared a lot of love but parents had a lot of dysfunction that hurt the children.
Rigdir - you are not a failure - you made some choices that lead into a binge. What have you learned from that slip that will help you get through today? Have you tried posting on the Hour commitment board? That helps me.
If it is not too windy this afternoon I hope to get out for a paddle. There won't be too many days left as we are well into fall.
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Failed again and starting over.

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New day, Katharine. I gently suggest not having oatmeal cookies around until you have them at a planned event, and only the amount you need then until you feel more solid in your sane eating routine, whatever that is for you. It doesn't cost that much more than what is spent on food that gets overeaten.

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Last night I went on a cookie binge . I thought I could control myself . but the oatmeal cookies were too tasty emoticon

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Yesterday was s little tough but I made it through. I was tired and also I am making myself deal with a lot of stuff that has been saved by my family. I have done some major dejunks but it is getting down to the hard stuff. I intend to save the meaningful stuff but have to decide how. I have my grandmother's notes from when she studied Nursing in the early 1900's, her pin and also her hair which she cut in 1925. Good luck to me figuring all this out.
This morning we were outside early working to clean up some old lumber. It is another beautiful day. I need to do my Yoga next. If I don't do it in the morning it most likely won't get done.
I hope all is well with you, Oaxaca.
Have a good weekend everyone.

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Welcome, new posters!

There are so many theories about why people binge, but truth is there are tons of stimuli. ANY situation in which you have previously binged can be a stimulus to binge, even if the original reason isn't present anymore. I have found that remembering why I DON'T want to binge- the cruddy feelings later and reinforcing the habit- and what I want from NOT bingeing- more comfort from not overeating, enjoying my meals more because I"m not full, feeling a sense of lightness, not feeling caught by my desires- and having good meals to look forward to are my best defenses. I can have all the rules about what and where to eat but if I don't remember my "whys" when urges come, I can still get swept away, even after a few thousand days of success.

Did I already say I've decided to adjust my routine? I think I've had a good run of enjoying a very wide variety of foods over the last basically successful years, but have to admit some don't give the same satisfaction in all situations they used to. The more manufactured ones I'm going to keep for social situations. In my life, that will keep them very infrequent. I might miss them some for a bit, but if they payoff is similar to what I've experienced with other limits, the new routine should become pretty solid. If I keep to that 12 days out of every two weeks, I will feel successful. (These are ballpark figures. I'm not going to keep that careful of tabs. Since I don't eat them at meals, and I eat mostly meals, I won''t be keeping them around. As Wansink's research shows for all but the exceptional people, if you see food, you eat it. )

I'm thinking a lot about Oaxaca. Mexico had its biggest earthquake in 100 years and there's been collaped buildings reported in cities in Oaxaca state. She could be perfectly safe, but it would be nice to know. I'm going to write separately. In the meantime, Oaxaca, we love you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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This is again day 0. I can't really say why I keep bingeing. I may be bingeing out of panic over my bingeing - and my weight and health problems. emoticon

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please call me Kat

Day 7
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I use to get in the car and start snacking . When I stop smoking . I started eliminating places
where I loved to smoke. I made notes every where no smoking and so forth .
I took those Ideas and used them to stop snacking in cars and every where .
I have one place to snack . thats on my sofa . and watching tv.
I can control what I eat . with out mindless eating.
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Right-Direction - welcome!

I thought I was getting better, but yesterday was an exhausting day of coughing - usually productive. So I couldn't do much active stuff. Am in process of planning my October trip to France. (I hope I get well soon)

Finished Day 13! Working on Day #14 Binge Free!

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This has been a busy week. Our book club met on Tuesday, we joined the Arts council on Wednesday and I started leading Yoga on Thursday. Tonight "The Glass Castle" is showing at the theatre. I hope the movie is as good as the book was.
I am feeling like a streak of BF days is possible.
Welcome RightDirection. You can do this. We have all struggled and know what you are going through.
I am back to doing some countdowns - it seems to help me keep on track.

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Finished day 3. Recently I said I read some stuff that reminded me how the binge-type foods never really deliver. They just keep the train running on a track to dissatisfaction. I thought of this after I was walking through Costco and just got a yen to buy a big box of cereal --which I NEVER buy there- and just eat it by the handfuls in the car. I also reminded myself of some good food I had at home to make dinner with. Boy, was I glad I waited!

Tomorrow, 55 workdays left in the semester.

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right direction , Tomorrow shows ,you are determined to keep on going . I am on day 7



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Flunked last night and flunked again today. So tomorrow is day 1, again... emoticon

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


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TIptoeing onto this thread...
Tomorrow will be my day 1....


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I hope to stick to my streak this month. I have not been doing well the last few days. I have not been sleeping well either. I hope to return to healthier eating. I do believe binging on processed food interferes with sleep and increases stiffness. I want to return to feeling more positive and waking in the morning with energy to start the day.
Goals help me to stay on track. I have been asked to attend a retirement party on Sept. 29th. I want to be feeling well and looking well by then.
I have officially started and will not look back.



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day 6

I never like too much fruit . I have been purchasing cherries and grapes and peaches.

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Her username was CindyT63. I don't think she ever visited here.

I also found out that Oaxaca's pet dog of 13 years died last night. She said she's been doing okay before that, just not posting. She didn't sound like it was going to affect her eating, but the family is feeling sad.

First day down in a long time of getting through between lunch and dinner without junk food. I'm hoping the spell will be broken if I can leave school every day for the rest of this week doing the same. I have two weeks off at the end of September, so just doing this for these two weeks will mean I've had a great September!

Remembering that eating most packaged food on its own is not going to end well, will, in fact, l lead to wanting more next time helped me today. I did buy blueberries, cherries, a melon, and mushrooms.

For ease, I'll call this day 1.

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its sad about the death oolala.

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Oolala - That's really sad about the person dying. I wonder if I knew them too? Anyway, congrats on your play!

I'm still not feeling well, but am better, so that's something. Still an overall fatigue and my head hurts from coughing and blowing -- LOL! I'm going to lightly get back into my normal routine, but try not to overdo it. DH will be gone for a few days.

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Ok, this is a rather morbid post I'm going to make. I used to communicate rather regularly with a Spark member who was not part of "my" teams, but whom I just liked and wished I could help. She was a performing artist and I have so much admiration for people who keep slogging through at that though there is little money or security. Eventually, she didn't participate so much, but I checked back yesterday and read that she had died. I believe she may have been in her early 50's? Not very old. The member who left the message said the obituary mentioned no cause of death, which they usually don't. I felt lucky to have even found out. I've actually thought before of leaving some instructions for after I'm gone for someone to come here and let people know. I hope that's not having a big ego, but I would want to know the same for any of our mighty little thread!

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Feeling a renewed sense of purpose. Got reminded of how modern refined foods stimulate the pleasure centers but have no real benefit to the body, so it keeps wanting more. I had fallen back into eating them without other food. I actually have only a little left, so I will work it into a few meals and then let it go. I will go back to some of the meals that used to be satisfying. I've decided that I will have packaged snacky things and sweets only at special meals shared with others. I've gone through the process for the most part of decriminalizing them, so I am confident I can start at square ten. Getting through the first few afternoons will be the hard part, as that is my witching hour.

The play was fun and I got some nice compliments on my performance. The theater resident director's wife told me that he had said I stood out in the group. Who knows if he told her to say that to everybody? It's funny because I took a workshop from him a couple of years ago and he wasn't very encouraging. I didn't think much of his direction, either! This summer's director was a bit brighter. I see I want more intense interaction, but don't know if I'm ready to find the right coach next week.



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day 20 binge free emoticon

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Kat gram crackers can not be in my home. Hubby to is a binge eater and gram crackers are one of his trigger foods

Goochie so sorry you fall, glad nothing broke. Assurance Wireless won't give me a phone because they gave me one when they first came out. I throw it away because it kept beeping and no one could stop it. Safe Life gave me two of them when I signed up two months ago and I love them. I still use my Metro phone and have not switched over to the free phone yet. I am still learning how to use the smart phone and don't want to be away from home and have an emergency and just have the free phone. I tell my hubby soon, soon, maybe next month. I only pay $25 for the Metro a month.

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Kathryn i too can binge on cookies ,my downfall is sweets . I have Roy get me a frosty cone at MC Donald
yesterday i started a binge but stop. i had a ice cream ,then some cheetos ,later had about 2 sheets of gram cookies

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so glad nothing is broken . my sister ANN flew off a tread mill at her home and broke her shoulder. then about 6 months later she fell at the minsters home and broke some ribs .
there are stores here in AZ you go to . They get the Govt phone for you
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Day 5 I have been eating more than my calorie quota, but not bingeing. My toe caught on a runner (Our complex has started renovating and putting in walk in showers.), and I fell on both knee replacements. Nothing broken, I am so thankful.

I encouraged a neighbor to sign up for a free government phone for low income individuals. So, I asked my grandson to help. He spent 2 hours bringing the lady's modem and router into the 21st century. After another 3 telephone calls (! 1/2 hours) to register and start the new service with Assurance Wireless we get the message, NO SERVICE AVAILABLE. I had previously tried to connect with this company and the screen froze after 2 days on the phone, and they sent me a replacement. What do I expect for "free?" The smartphone they sent is so out of date, it costs $15.00 on eBay. I took my grandson to his favorite restaurant, and in time we will laugh hysterically about grandma's hairbrained idea about getting a free phone.

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Kat I read Livingston's book that I got at the library and it helped me over a trying time of no will power to not binge. Now am doing other things that help for me. Sugar is my downfall I binge on cookies. If you don't buy the trigger foods you can't binge on them. My hubby can't eat sugar in any form but fake. I get him sugar free sweets that I learned the hard way a binge on them gives me the runs. I love cookies so treat myself to one big one at Starbucks. I don't go to Starbucks every day but have a trip planned with cookie included for this coming Tuesday, is it Tuesday yet? emoticon emoticon

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Day 5

OOLALA53 you may call me KAT . its so much easier . I use hypnosis for eating
like veggies and fruits . They have some on U Tube for sleeping andthey do work
thank you .

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And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.

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Katherine, I think our other Kathryn read Livingston several months ago and I linked it to the team in a wall post. I still get his newsletter. I'm glad it's inspiring you to action. I never felt like any food merits a "never eat" for me, unless I plain don't like it anymore, even though I was a sweet maniac. It's totally possible to do it, but I just couldn't accept that I couldn't learn to eat them as "sometimes" foods. I normally eat a small fraction of the sweets I used to. He was pretty seriously overweight, so I can see why he chose to be more strict. If I had any signs of health conditions associated with them, that would tip me over into elimination land.

The dress rehearsal took four and a half hours, but it was fun for me because of the novelty. Since the director took over the part of the third witch, in addition to my mostly knowing my lines, I've felt a lot freer. However, I messed up some. Most people did a little. But I think I have those sticky parts down. I also have to shop a bit for some bottoms for my costume. I had a body stocking that I thought could work as leggings and it was totally inappropriate! I ended up wearing a very unflattering pair of matching-colored pants. One of the cast members who's also on the theater board said I needed something more flattering. That was actually a good thing because I felt it gave me permission to search for something on my own and not wait for the wardrobe person to do it. It will be a thrift store find for sure. That's where she got most of the stuff anyway.

I went to bed at midnight and woke up at 3:30. I listened to some guided mediations to try to get me back asleep, but no go. I wish I could think it is the play but this happens to me rain or shine. At least I'll be able to take a nap today.

BTW, the mom who seemed so miffed and sure that we needed a meeting because she wanted to make sure that her sons were getting their services didn't show up for the meeting.

Finished day 2. Working on day 3.

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Glenn livingston phd
go to amazon and get the all the books free . I am almost done with the first and I got the other books free down load . I took the Pig Damage Calculator test . it was fun
the main book is called never binge again



Custom Food Plan Creation Worksheet: A set of detailed questions to help you identify and customize your own plan.
Binge Recovery Set and Binge Anxiety Killer: This set of MP3s and Workbook will help you put the Pig back in its cage for good no matter how painful a Binge you may have experienced. Download and carry it around with you in your smart phone to help eliminate Binge Anxiety whenever it strikes
Free Starter Food Plan Templates: No matter what your nutritional philosophy you'll find a pre-filled starter template to help create your own powerful Food Plan following the recommended categories from the book
Latest Version of the Book: I update the book several times per year. After you enter your email above you'll always get the latest version in both Kindle and Nook formats
The Four Most Common Food Industry Lies and How to Defeat Them: Our society is set up to feed your Pig. Here are some tricky ways they do it, and simple strategies for winning the game regardless! (Audio Interview + Transcript)...
Avoiding the Deprivation Trap Workbook: Struggling with whether to set a particular Food Rule or move a conditional to a NEVER? Who will be deprived, you or your Pig? Fill out this workbook and find out so you can make the decision more easily.
12 Sneaky Pig Squeals and How to Defeat Them: Taken directly from people's sneakiest Pigs, this interview will strengthen your ability to recognize Pig Squeal in all its sneaky forms. (Audio Interview + Transcript)
Unusual Ways to Neutralize Other People's Pigs: Troubled by what other people say, do, or tempt you with in an eating environment? Stop that! Just listen to this educational audio and arm yourself with a simple way to immediately neutralize their power
How to Change Your Food Plan Cheat Sheet: A simple one-pager with a detailed set of criteria to help ensure it's YOU and not your Pig suggesting the changes!
The "No Regrets" Worksheet: How to see the road not taken "to Binge or Not to Binge - That is the Question" the two different paths and where they may lead.
Craving Defeater Set: Quickly defeat ANY craving with this simple cheat-card you can carry around in your wallet AND an MP3 audio you can play on your smart phone
Pig Damage Calculator: A short, free test to see how much impact has the Pig had on your life.
thought may be you may like this . i lost 3 pounds this week . I know its the book

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Day 1
Here I am again - I feel better about a streak now. I have a day to myself and am enjoying it. I took Blue and we walked for an hour and a quarter on the trails in town. He was pretty good on the leash but room for improvement. I came home and did 30 minutes of Yoga. Since then I have been working through my to do list. Tomorrow I am going with 2 girlfriends to a cabin. We intend to kayak, play games, eat and drink wine and have fun. It is actually easier for me not to binge when I am around others so I plan to be successful.
Oolala it sounds like acting may be one of your "retirement" interests. Go for it and have fun.

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Still not completely well, low energy. But will be gone until Tuesday.

Finished Day 6! Working on Day #7 Binge Free!

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My eating has been a bit calmer. I think it's winding down. No binge today. I'm having a meeting with a mom tomorrow who I think will be pretty mad, but we have data and offerings to make what I think will be in her sons' best interest. (Two brothers.) One of them is failing all his classes and given his IQ and deficits, I'd be surprised if he wasn't. He likely understands very little of what's going on, as the pace of high school is pretty fast. I'm surprised the other one is doing as well as he is, and I'm afraid it's because the school year is so new and the grades aren't reflecting the true assignment complexity. We have a program for kids with their abilities and they can still get a diploma. I hope Mom and the boys are willing to try it. They must be either lost or tense trying to keep up all the time.

I have a dress rehearsal tomorrow night and two performances of the play I'm in this weekend. Our scenes take only 8 minutes of the play spread out over 7 different sections. Sigh. A few people got much longer speaking parts and I don't know why. (A few got very long ones and I know why- donors and a professional.) I finally learned my lines- though short, my passages were rather difficult -and the blocking, so I feel I can have fun now. Did I already say I think I'm going to find an actor's studio to participate in?

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*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Day 2

I did really well yesterday . I measured the Cheetos . that has been my method . Then when we went camping ,I ate out of the bag ,I just didnt stop I had at least 2 cups . Yesterday I had 2 mini Ice cream sandwich 110 calories each

JOL1KEY2BOL3
thank you for sharing your thoughts . It makes sense. I sometimes think I am a sugar addict
and I think I just love the taste and over eat . I never binge on food . I will eat sweets for dinner and I need to stop the binges of that . cookies,onto ice cream,back to cookies and then candy.
I ordered some really great vitamins I hope they help. I am dropping all cookies and that has been over 2 weeks one thing at a time until I get control of the product.
Tawney
i dont feel guilty any more either. as Long as I try to help my self and keep on trying . I know i have a eating disorder . I was in denial too long about it.
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The last couple of days have not been binge free. I think that I was piling too many expectations on me and I rebelled by bingeing. So I created the scenario and I was the lead actor in the play and I followed the script and ended up suffering through the aftermath. I am feeling OK today. One thing that I no longer feel is guilt and self recrimination following a binge. I am ready to carry on today.
Swimming is over so I am moving in to a new morning routine. I am about to do Yoga. My class starts next week so it is time to get back into my daily routine. I will start walking and will see what else.
We have forest fires up north so it is smoky outside. I hope you all have a good day. You are worth it and you can do it. It is starting to thunder so maybe we will get some rain.

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

Katharine -- It looks like you are making some progress. I like that you have one room that is off limits. One of the things I know is that success breeds success. Just thinking out loud here, but maybe you could say that 7 mini ice cream sandwiches or 1 chocolate pudding hostess pie is not a binge. (or other equivalent amount of sweets - how many calories would you say are in those quantities?) You could actually just allow that! Say that once or twice or 3 times a week you can just do it - eat that many calories! Then as you rack up binge free days, allowing for those overeating periods, you would become successful. Then, when you feel comfortable, over time you could lower what such eating episodes would be (probably calorie-wise is easiest). Don't know, we are all different, but I have made more progress in the last ten years by allowing "imperfect" progress.

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I have been reading on BED . I was wondering if we can discuss what was binged and how long did it go on . I think its helpful . I binged on 7 mini ice creams sandwich another time in past history I bought the ice cream in gallons and I would eat bowl fulls . I had progress .
I binge at night mostly . stress . last night I had a chocolate pudding hostess pie and I stoped
thats progress for me I had to leave the living room . So I could stop getting into the ice cream .
My bedroom is my safe haven no food or snacks allowed .


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James 5:13 [ The Prayer of Faith ] Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.
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I have been MIA and I am not doing well.....a non-binge day, and then one or two night eating escapades. And my system often can't take the craziness and I feel ill. I am still ok in my clothes, but the mental toll is almost just as bad. And the weight will come on if I keep this up.
I have been avoiding posting for whatever reason, but here I am, and I hope this is the beginning of change.
Hope the rest of you are doing well.












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....what Oolala said... You said it superbly about weaning....

I'm still under the weather and missing my exercise, but I need to get back to normal first. Getting ready for our Labor Day trip, but part of me doesn't even want to go. But it always works out.

Still binge free, but will check the number later.

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