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8/30/14 12:02 P

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Food has not controlled my life for 19 days now!

I have been using the Brain Over Binge technique which is based on the research and OCD treatment developed my Dr. Schwartz. I have added a link to a video that explains his research and technique. If you suffer from binge eating or compulsive overeating and are interested, take a look (just replace OCD with BED or COE in his speech and it will make more sense). It's a ½ hour long video.

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8/29/14 3:51 P

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Thanks. I wish you luck on your journey. emoticon

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8/29/14 1:41 P

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Sorry you've been blah and sick Jane.
Congrats Cramperella
I'm doing well. Made a decision yesterday to bring closure to too many options. I will be moving to Illinois in the next two months. I will first move to another DVwomen's shelter to save for my ticket by bus. I am looking forward to my eventual move but not necessarily the COLD coming this winter LOL.
Hope you all have a blessed Friday

looking for friends to connect with, get to know, and encourage each other along this journey. :-)


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8/29/14 11:38 A

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Day 18 of no urges, no compulsions, no obsessing over food and no bingeing.



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Checking in, not much to say lately. Just been kinda blah and sick.

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

For the first day in a while I was 100% sober across the board, it was challenging especially at the end of the day but it felt good to fall asleep whole instead of fractured.

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Make 2 outreach calls
Make 2 outreach texts
Attend 9:45 meeting, be of service
Read OA Daily Readers
Read 2 pages in BB
Read 2 pages in 12/12 to continue step work
Listen to past news cast
Read VO Blog
Listen to professional news casters
Prep radio show for the weekend
Read Chapter in VO book

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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8/28/14 10:54 A

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Day 17 of freedom.

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful, recovering COE and I was abstinent yesterday

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit Meal Plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Make 4 outreach calls
Make 4 outreach texts
Start next chapter of 12/12 for step work
Read Daily Readers
Read Chapter in VO Book
Listen to session
Listen to news from 7/19
Listen to wbz news casters
practice script
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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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8/27/14 11:19 A

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Day 16. Still going strong.

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8/27/14 6:05 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful, recovering COE and I was abstinent yesterday

Not a bad day in all, I am still not feeling well and I am getting sick and tired of being sick and tired. I am taking my meds as I am supposed too. I am trying to stay as hydrated as I can, get as much sleep as I can, and take other actions to help keep myself physically healthy. Yet certain health issues still plague me, and I do not believe they are weight related.

I am growing tired of calling my DR, well Nurse Practitioner only to be told to go to the clinic. Its the same crap over and over again, either they say to go home and tough it out, or they give me antibiotics and send me on my way. The symptoms seem to get worse with each episode and I am not happy with the care I am getting. I am just unsure what action to take, what tests do I ask for? What can I do to find a solution? If the people I depend on for care aren't taking it seriously or don't have any answers it leaves me in a difficult situation. I realize I live in a small town, I realize they are busy but got dammit its my life and health we are dealing with. I will pray to my HP and see if any answers some while I try to figure out what to do.

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit Meal Plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals

Make 4 outreach calls
Make 4 outreach texts
Start next chapter of 12/12 for step work
Read Daily Readers
Read Chapter in VO Book
Listen to session
Listen to news from 7/19
Listen to wbz news casters
practice script

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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8/26/14 11:54 A

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Day 15 of food freedom.

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8/25/14 12:12 P

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Day 14: Still no bingeing, craving, urges or obsessions. I even navigated a sticky situation with overnight guests and foods I would normally not keep around.

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday however my behavior was slippery.

A taste of something here, and extra little something there. I pushed the boundaries of abstinence without breaking them and I realize I cannot continue to do this or I will binge/slip again.

I am doing step work with a sponsor today, this will help me move forward. I also need to do the work in another program that my addiction is running wild in.

I now see the connection between all my addictions. If 3 of them are under control so to speak, and one of them is running rampant then I am blindly treading on thin ice. Well not blindly anymore, not I realize that if one thing is out of order they are all out of order. I cannot be at peace physically, mentally, and spiritually if one of my demons is tormenting me. In the past the why has eluded me, I could not figure out why I was so miserable because 3 of my addictions were quiet, I guess I did not give the 4th one the respect it deserve, I under estimated it.

Today I will work to bring peace and harmony to my life working the program, using the tools and doing my action plan


POA:

Pray
Submit Meal Plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Make at least 2 outreach calls
Make at least 2 outreach text's
Do BB study with sponsor
Read daily readers
Listen & study news cast that coach said was good
Read over scripts and practice
Edit lesson to be used for practice
listen to 2 news casts of Boston website
Read VO book
Do meditation
Look over and do breath/ VO exercises

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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8/24/14 1:45 P

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Hi everyone. Your progress is encouraging. I am walking thru fear of the unknown and feel like crying for whatever reason -- I don't even know I just keep tearing up. Today I am starting my day over. I have done really good for a few days but then this morning ate too many carbs for breakfast and lunch. So rather than beat myself up I plan on eating my chicken and tomatoes for dinner and get back on track.

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday
I am starting to come out of my funk I was in after my slip a few days ago. I kept coming back despite my actions, my heart really wasn't in it initially. That did lead me to a little slippery behavior in the days following, but today I feel good. I started my day with prayer and I am ready to face whatever is ahead of me.

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Make 2 outreach calls
Make 2 outreach texts
Read OA daily readers
Read 2 pages in BB
Read Chapter in VO book
Listen to WBZ newscasters

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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8/22/14 1:25 P

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Day 11: Still going strong!

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8/22/14 7:21 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE I was abstinent yesterday

Plan of Action

submit meal plan
call phil
pray before/after meals
text phil before/after meals
make 2 outreach calls
make 2 outreach texts
read daily readers
read 2 pages in BB and make up pages
read chapter in VO book
listen to boston news casters
practice scripts
attend meeting or listen to one

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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8/21/14 11:50 A

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Thanks Greg,
I am on a streak and am hopeful that I will be able to continue. I think that we all need to find what works FOR US. For me, Brain Over Binge is having a positive effect, but I can only take it one day at a time!

Day 10: No bingeing, no overeating, no compulsions, no urges. I am spending less and less time focused on food and have been able to free my mind to focus on all the other things that I need to work on.
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8/21/14 7:24 A

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Congrats Cramp!! Its very inspiring to see your progress, it helps me know that i can make it through my own challenges, thank you for sharing

Greg

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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8/21/14 7:19 A

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Good morning

My name is Greg, I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday.

I have to admit I don't feel very grateful today, not that I don't appreciate what I have; I am just still struggling, white knuckling it.

I have not felt this way for a good long time now, that feeling of faithless, hopeless action. I did not enjoy this stage when I went through it the first time, I sure as hell don't like it now. I guess its a good refresher that no matter how much time you have long or short some things never disappear fully and may come back to haunt at some point.

Plan of Action

Submit meal plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Read Daily Readers
Read 2 pages in BB
Make 2 outreach calls
Make 2 outreach texts
Be of service
Read VO Scripts
Practice VO Scripts
Read Chapter in VO book
Listen to News station


PS: the irony of Quiet Riots Mental Health playing as I write this is not lost on me *chuckles*

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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8/20/14 7:09 P

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Day 10: no bingeing, no overeating, no obsessing about food.

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8/20/14 7:05 A

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a compulsive over eater. Yesterday was the first time in a long time I willfully, deliberatly broke my abstinence. I was struggling off an on through the day, I prayed, made some outreach calls. Last night things came to a head and the feelings were overwhelming and I gave in to multiple addictions. I had not felt like that in a long time. I have struggled over the last year but have not had deal with that debilitating almost uncontrollable painful urge to just give in.

Initially it felt so good like a huge weight had been lifted off me, I actually felt more at ease and at peace, for about 5 minutes until the shame and self loathing started. Todays another day

Plan of Action
Pray
Submit meal plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Make 2 outreach calls
Make 2 outreach texts
Do a phone meeting
Read Daily Readers
Read in VO book
Read 2 pages in BB
Listen to Boston Newscasts
Practice Scripts

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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8/19/14 6:21 P

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Getting ready for Dr's appt., tomorrow. Somewhat stressed, but I know everything will be alright.

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8/19/14 10:55 A

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Day 9: still no bingeing, no cravings, no urges or compulsions. Nine days of freedom. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I have been for a walk this morning and I am really trying to keep my eating in check but as I feel so low this is not easy, I am doing well today up to yet.

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was not abstinent yesterday.

Little things mounted up into major things which led to to compulsive behavior. At the base of everything is the uncomfortable feelings of dealing with one of my addictions. Abstaining from this addiction is causing uneasy feelings that mount more and more everyday. The last week or so I have noticed a heightened consciousness of all of my addictions and the thought of indulgence. Its only food I have acted out with.

I will pray and put more work into my programs today to help combat these feelings of unrest and uneasiness. It feels like there is a savage battle raging just under my skin, I can feel it now as I sit here writing this , this nervous energy that almost seems to make my body vibrate, its feels like anti-excitement, instead of being fun an anticipation its dark, foreboding and I can't even think of the other word I wanted to use.

I have felt antsy and full of explosive destructive behavior the last few days, I have thought about doing things I have not done since I was in my 20's, just causing havoc for my own amusement. I was able
to identify that while it was happening and with the help of my Higher Power keep my head about me instead of doing whatever I wanted .


Plan of Action

Pray
Submit Meal Plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Make 2 out reach calls
Make 2 out reach texts
Attend 9:45 phone meeting
Read 2 pages in BB
Read Daily Readers
Read chapter in VO book
Edit VO session files
Practice one script
Listen to Boston News Station


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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8/18/14 12:44 P

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Day 8: no binge, no cravings and no urges. I have been using the Brain Over Binge Technique and so far, it seems to be really working for me.

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday


Plan of Action
Pray
Submit meal plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Make 2 outreach calls
Make 2 outreach texts
Read Daily Readers

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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8/17/14 1:05 P

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Day 7, no binge!

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For the last three days I have been emotional eating. A lot has happened that was distressing to me and I have just shoved the food into my mouth! Today I have pre-planned all my meals and my snacks. This is my new beginning. I cannot let myself go like this. I cannot afford (physically or mentally) to let myself 'go'.

Slow but steady wins the race!
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Day 6, no binge! It's a streak!

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Getting back on track. I am a little over 2 weeks post-hospital stay. I have a Dr's appt., with the bariatric doctor August 20, 2014. I have decided to get the gastric sleeve surgery. Hopefully, it will help with some of my medical issues.

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Day five: Binge free!

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Good morning

My name is Greg, I am a grateful recovering COE. I was abstinent yesterday

I am having a good morning, started doing some exercies at work. I did some pushups and did a few laps around the floor our office is on. At first I got caught up in the number I was doing and how it should be higher. Then I settled down and will just focus on doing what I need to do. Each week I will add 1 pushup, I will do at least 2 laps and probably more as I did this morning. I will keep adding laps as time progresses.

Plan of Action

Pray
Submit meal plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Make 2 outreach calls
Make 2 outreach texts
Read Daily Readers
Read 2 pages in BB and 12/12
Read a Chapter in my VO book
Practice my scripts for tomorrow & listen to last weeks lesson

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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8/14/14 12:11 P

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Day 4 : no binge, no obsessing about food!

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was not abstinent yesterday. I started to say that I was but in reality I wasn't. I did great most of the day stuck to the plan. I started working with a sponsor in another program last night, we talked about defining sobriety in it. it was uncomfortable dealing with the issues that addiction brings up. We discussed abstaining from behaviors for a period of 30 days. I had a snack before bed which I did not report in. Reflecting back on it now I think I was upset over the restrictions the new program put on me so I ate over it. I did not realize it at the time, it was not until right now I realized that.

This is going to be a long, painful journey as I work to untangle this addiction from my life, I will need prayer and working with my OA sponsors, and support from my 12 step brothers and sisters to stay on point.

Plan of Action
Pray
Submit meal plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Read 2 pages in BB & 12/12
Make 2 out reach calls
Make 2 out reach texts
Read a chapter in my VO book
Practice my scripts from last week & listen to lesson


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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Currently in day 4 of my streak - staying within 1200-1500 daily calories. Something clicked with me this week. First I read somewhere that the "urge" I feel to snack in the late eve is just that...an urge. I have a choice to say no to it - and it does goes away.
Second: I stopped focusing so much on food and what I can and can't eat - in the past I would obsess over food all day - what I could fit in my calorie zone and constantly think about the next meal. This week I've put all thoughts of food out of my mind until its time to eat and I've eliminated snacking. Just 3 meals per day. Yay! This attitude feels so realistic and maintainable.
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Day three: no binge!

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. Had a good day, connected with some new people via the phone meeting so that was nice, I can never have enough program contacts :)

Plan of Action

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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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Day 3 of my 30 day challange

We didn't gain our weight over night so we aren't gonna lose it overnight.

Put one foot in front of the other. Keep pushing and we will reach our goals.


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Day two: no binge!

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A day without a binge is a successful day!

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Good morning

my name is Greg, I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

Plan of Action

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Read Daily Readers
Get Allergy Shot
Attend 9:45 Phone Meeting
Read 2 pages in BB & 12/12
Read Chapter in my VO book
Listen to Saturdays Lesson & Practice
Make 2 outreach calls
Make 2 outreach texts


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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I tracked my nutrition and fitness yesterday and tracked my fitness this morning.
I pretty much followed SparkPeople's menu plan yesterday.
I printed out the shopping list and went shopping for the week's groceries.
I walked 45 minutes yesterday.
I am doing what I can to make my life better.

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I am thankful I had a binge free day yesterday! My goals for the week are to exercise 3+ times, to track, no limit, my food intake, to meditate daily and to stay connected to my Spark teams. I am sending out good thoughts to all who are struggling. Stay strong.

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Greg sorry to hear about your experience with your friend. My expriences has been that it's hard to look into the mirror reflection coming from someone else's life and know that could be or is you. It makes me grateful for the chance to change what I can and let HP have the rest.

Me I am feeling lonely and a bit down tonight which is a huge trigger for eating and giving up. I am looking for a job, and I've had a few interviews but no offers to be hired on really. Its kind of disappointing because I know without the job I am stuck at home. Home is a lonely place at times here though it is filled with people. I can't watch what I want because I don't help out money wise. I can't eat healthier because I don't buy the food. I feel like there is a lot of can'ts for me right now and its frustrating. It will change once I find my job because I will have more freedom, but its the wait that is difficult.

I also was talking to a guy I dated 5 years ago. He had previously asked if I would give him another chance a year or two ago. I didn't at the time because I was still kind of upset. Well I reached out to him and he said he still missed talking with me and hanging out. We talked for about 2 weeks but now I think that it is going south. I am worried its because I am kind of a boring person. I suck at conversations and bonding with people, building rapport. Just frustrated that I am still beating my head against this road block that I have for 40 years. I have tried to fix it several different times but it hasn't worked. Part of me and others wonder if I have aspergers. Anyway, I needed to let that all out because I was worrying about it and it never goes will for me to worry on something because I obsess over it though I can't change it. I am happier now that I started my happy days. Thanks for listening.

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I had a so-so day. I was a little fearful and vulnerable due to my previous mega-binge, but managed to stay on track. I over ate a little, but my eating was more or less under control.

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday
It was an interesting day yesterday, I got my car back to the tune of $320 which kinda bummed me out initially, it seems like there is always something to spend money on I cannot get ahead.

Then I realized I am grateful the garage fixed it, I am grateful they let me take the car with no money and they allow me to make payments. If it was not for them I would be sunk so I didn't dwell on it long and I was very grateful.

My day kind of took a dark turn in the afternoon. A friend of mine who I kind of knew over the years, he worked at a local grocery store I frequent, we would talk and shoot the breeze anytime we saw each other. I liked him he was a soft spoken really nice guy. One day he was just gone from the store and I did not see him for a while. We later connected through facebook and then started hanging out. He is a lot younger than I am but we come from similar background filled with abuse, he battles his own addictions as well. I like him, his wife and kids are all great. I spend as much time with him as possible, its a good sober environment for me to hang out in. He is not in program but I do talk to him about stuff from time to time, I try not to push it on him, last night he slipped up and threw away 4 months of sobriety. He called me on the phone and told me he was drinking and driving around, I told him to get home and I would be right there. When I got to his house he was not there, to make a long story short he had an accident and went off the road. When I found him he was in the woods, the police and ambulance were already on the way, he was just slumped over in his car. They got him out and to the hospital and thankfully he was not hurt. It was very sobering to me to see the consqeuences of indulging addiction, granted mine are a bit different and the consequences are not always so sudden and in your face, but it shook me up the none the less. I sat with the family and watches all the pain they were going through, it was hard to watch but I was there to do my best to support them which I did. This was a wake up call for me, and it let me know I need to start taking care of my own business before I have my own “accident” I don't want to have a heart attack, or lose any toes or my feet due to diabetes. So far both of those things have been good and under control, however getting back into the food will lead me down a dark and deadly path that I might not recover from

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Do a phone meeting today
Read 2 pages from BB and 12/12
Get with my sponsor about continuing step work
Read a chapter in my VO book
Check out news site

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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Well last night I had a small binge, I ended up going over my calorie range 1000 calories emoticon not happy about it but I'm moving on.

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I really understand not losing weight when you think you are doing everything right. Yesterday I gained 5 lbs and I was keeping my calories under 1100. Well, apparently, the caloric intake does not make any difference if you are eating too many carbohydrates. So what did I do - I ate a 3 Musketeers bar. Not a biggie but I was still not in control. I hope tomorrow will be better for all of us. emoticon

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I hear you Greg. After years of binge eating and yo-yo-dieting, my body does not respond normally anymore. I can follow a food plan religiously for weeks and the scale will not reflect it and then one day I will step on the scale and it will appear as if I have lost 8 lbs or more overnight. Eating disorders and repeated restrictive dieting do impact your metabolism and how your body stores and releases energy. I am glad you don't weigh yourself weekly. Anyone struggling with disordered eating should avoid weekly or daily weigh-ins. You know you are on the right track. I admire your persistence. It makes me feel hopeful when dealing with my own struggles.
I, however, fell off the track yesterday. Big time. I had an awful binge episode. It was a colossal feel sick to your stomach, empty out the fridge, doubled over in pain binge. I know that beating myself up about it is pointless. I can't pinpoint a specific trigger except for the generalized anxiety I struggle with. Today is a new day. I feel hopeful this morning, so it will probably be a binge-free day!

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Sometimes the body does what the body wants. I have watched what I ate, walked my butt off to either gain or only lose a little bit of weight. The DR told me the body is constantly shifting and changing and its going to adjust weight on its time not mine *chuckles* I find it very beneficial to have a meal plan, stick to the plan and only weight myself once a month or so. This way I don't obsess over the numbers because I will, and I can really see how much progress I am making. We would all love to feed our addiction, but that's ok we just need to take other actions which you are, you are inspiring keep up the hard work



" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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Good morning

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

Not much to say still feeling not that fantastic but I got up and got to work today. My car broke down yesterday which just seemed to add to the pile. I have to admit I was pretty p***** off yesterday. It seemed like one thing after another on top of not feeling well. But in the grand scheme of things I survived, I didn't over eat all ended well

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Text Phil before/after meals
Read 2 pages in BB and 12/12
Read my Daily Readers
Make 2 outreach texts
Make 2 ourtreach calls
Attend 9:45 Phone meeting
work on some homework I was given
Check out 1 VO Website
Practice my Scripts
Read VO Book


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~`~
Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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Well, I went to the dietition this morning and found that I gained 5 lbs! I thought I was doing so well! I printed off my nutrition tracker to show her what I have been doing. Too many carbohydrates. Not enough protein. With renewed vision, I will get back on track! I refuse to let this make me binge! I am talking bravely but I would so love to feed my addiction! emoticon

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I had a mini-binge yesterday. Was feeling sorry for myself after getting some worse than expected news about my liver. It wasn't a full blown sick to my stomach binge, so I should be grateful for that. I did get back to exercising, so over all I would give yesterday a C-. Hope everyone stays strong ! Be good to yourself!

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Yesterday made up for my crash on Tuesday. Stayed within my guidelines, even had to eat cereal as an evening snack to get into the suggested ranges! Despite being in pain, managed to mow the lawn. Felt quite satisfied when I fell into bed. emoticon

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE I was abstinent yesterday

Still battling whatever it is wrong with me, I am hoping to be able to move past it tomorrow and get back to work, I cannot afford to be out much longer

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Submit Meal Plan
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Text Phil Before After Meals
Do 9:45 phone meeting
Do Daily Readers
read 4 pages in BB and 12/12
Read my Voice Over book as much as I can
Check out news site
read over scripts for weekend, practice if voice allows

" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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Yesterday went really well for me emoticon No binge eating and I stayed in my calorie range!!! Today went good to, I should make it to bed being good

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Good afternoon

My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday

I've been sick a few days and I have been slacking on my program. I am getting my report done, I have sent in my meal plan, I will call my sponsor, I am about to attend a program meeing, I will reach out to others, I have already made a few program texts. I will read my daily readers and reach two pages in the BB and 12/12. I will also pray, these are the actions I will take to get back on track


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" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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I had a good day yesterday was able to go out for two walks in the rain. I ate grapes that were not planned for the day and went over my calorie count by 20 calories. I got so mad at myself. I need to learn that all things can not be perfect and I am far from it. I need to get a handle on my anger. What am doing instead of eating is writing a letter about how I feel and then tearing it up. Excuse me while I go write my release letter.

I AM A FIGHTER, A WARRIOR I AM DETERMINED TO NOT BE OVER WEIGHT !!!!! I WILL NOT GIVE UP OR GIVE IN!!!!!

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

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Another so-so but no binge day, so all is o.k. I am already getting anxious about going back to work and dealing with our "treat" days. I think I have learned that the only way to deal with it for the moment is to avoid the staffroom, but I don't want to be seen as anti-social.

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Yesterday was a stressful day at work. I gave in to the stress and hit the snack table twice. No binge eating, but enough to go over my calorie limit...by more than I like to see. Unfortunately, there isn't much of an option when dealing with stress at my job. I wish I could just go take a walk when I get stressed out, but just not possible. And sometimes carrots just don't cut it! I work with a bunch of young skinnies, so our snack table has cookies, chips, pretzels candy, dunkin donuts and bagels (and that was all yesterday!) The willpower it takes to walk past all of that junk food everyday, multiple times an hour... well, some days I just don't have it. Yesterday was one of those days. emoticon

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Yesterday afternoon I started feeling sick, there is a tummy bug going around and it hit me bad. I did not eat supper. Today I feel all better and am doing mindful eating. I count my calories and exercise most every day. As you can see by my tracker it is working for me but first I had to get my head on straight. I did that by going to a therapist every two weeks. I learned to deal with my problems the right way for me and am doing good.

I AM A FIGHTER, A WARRIOR I AM DETERMINED TO NOT BE OVER WEIGHT !!!!! I WILL NOT GIVE UP OR GIVE IN!!!!!

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

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Yesterday was a good day for me, I didn't have a night time binge, and I only went over my calorie range by a granola bar. emoticon

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I had a so-so day yesterday, but I didn't binge, so I am happy. I hope everyone is having a great day! Stay strong!

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Hello Everyone!! I am back on track! I stopped reading journal and just burnt them! my emotions are on a pretty even keel. So I have been doing pretty good with my food intake. I have been keeping up on my exercises and I am feeling more limber. Hope y'all have a great week. emoticon

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Hello fellow emotional eaters! I just listened to a radio interview with Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, bariatric expert and author of the Why Diets Don't Work: The Diet Fix. He discussed why restrictive eating and counting calories doesn't work for most people and he also talked about the effect of repeated weight loss failures on people. He labelled it Post Traumatic Weight Loss Disorder. That's what happens to us psychologically when we continually fail at sustained weight loss. It results in real depression and leads us to view ourselves as failures. I certainly suffer from PTWLD! It's the reason why I refuse to follow another restrictive diet again. I can't handle another failure. That said, I have shifted my thinking to physical and emotional wellness and have found some success in reframing my thinking. We are all on a journey to wellness, but we need to honour each other's unique paths. What works for me will not work for everyone.
My goals this week:
-track, not limit, my food intake so that I eat mindfully
-exercise 3+ times this week
-check in every day with Emotional Eaters
-meditate every day
Good luck fellow eaters! Hope you have a great week!

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sounds great Turtle thank you for sharing :)

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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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Got up at 1 today just did not feel like staying in bed any more. I did a work out, my push ups, I am on a streak of doing 100 on day 35 today. I also did a one minute plank, have not done that in weeks. I have spinach, sausage and eggs planned for breakfast. With one slice of buttered toast. I have already started drinking my water for the day. I will make today a good day by making good choices.

I AM A FIGHTER, A WARRIOR I AM DETERMINED TO NOT BE OVER WEIGHT !!!!! I WILL NOT GIVE UP OR GIVE IN!!!!!

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

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Good morning

my name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. It was a weird weekend, not really bad just weird. I was totally out of my recovery mode, I didn't binge but my meals were all over the place on Saturday, I had an extra meal that I didn't plan on because things were so disorganized and out of place. I don't count Saturday as a abstinent day for me, I can't even really pinpoint why, I didn't do anything unhealthy, like I said it just felt like a mess and not much recovery was involved. On a positive note I did see a fantastic movie Saturday with my nephew called Guardians of the Galaxy it was AMMMAZZZZZINGGGG. I loved it, probably the best movie I have seen in years. I got to go on a fun yet harrowing 4 wheeler ride. We ended up in some of the worst conditions I have ever seen **chuckles** granted I am new at this whole thing but still it was something else, were it not for the bugs that binged their butts off on me I might have been able to enjoy it. However I seem to have what they want and they were after me in full force, my buddy said I had a cloud of them following me, I got chewed up pretty badly. Suffice to say I was happy to get home and swore I would not go for another ride anytime soon, then I got up yesterday morning and felt the itch to ride go figure **chuckles**


Plan of Action

Start my day with prayer
Submit Meal Plan
Call Phil
Pray before/after meals
Text Phil before/after meals
Make 2 outreach calls
Make 2 outreach texts
Make 2 outreach emails
Get Allergy Shot
Attend 9:45 phone meeting
Read 2 pages in BB/12/12
Read Daily Readers
Read my VO book, determine how many pages I will have to read a day to finish by Saturday
Listen to Last Weeks lesson and practice script
Read new script and try and analyze
Listen to News site
Check out one new VO website


" Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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Do not stop enjoying the wonders of life despite the inevitable hurting that impairs our soul. Hence, it does not make you less of a person when you weep in tears and are in distress. Nonetheless, learn to withstand the stings of time; rise on your feet for no one can ever bring back the soul in you and the beauty of life except you, and you and you."


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For the month of August I am sharing my nutrition and fitness trackers on my Spark page. I am logging in every thing I eat and I am glad I am. I had been going once a week to a pizza buffet and had been proud that I only ate two slices of pizza, But their one slice was like two from Pizzahut. So today I tracked my meal and it was way over 1200 calories in one meal. Oh well live and learn. I will think twice before I go do that again. Am not beating myself up because I did not over eat.

I AM A FIGHTER, A WARRIOR I AM DETERMINED TO NOT BE OVER WEIGHT !!!!! I WILL NOT GIVE UP OR GIVE IN!!!!!

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

Kathryn




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8/3/14 3:45 P

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o.k. I promised myself I would log in everyday as one of my goals. I didn't yesterday, but I am back! Two more non-binge days! I hope everyone is staying strong!

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Today will be a good day, I can do this emoticon

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