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1/10/13 11:48 A

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I am pre-diabetic/insulin resistant, if I don't go crazy with carbs my insulin is pretty good, I do take metformin though. But i am also a compulsive eater, I have found that stress sometimes triggers it, Even when I don't think I am stressed, if I stop and " feel" for a few minutes, i can usually find what is bothering me, now I haven't yet mastered fixing what is bothering me, but at least I am recognizing some of the problem.

My name is Tammy I live in Idaho
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." - Samuel Johnson
Instead of thinking you deserve to eat something, think that you deserve to be healthy and happy.


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1/1/13 10:59 A

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I totally understand. It is my secret shame too. It is only on here that I am willing to admit my problem.

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12/30/12 3:54 P

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I can totally relate and even though I know it will harm me, I don't think about that if I binge, I put it out of my mind. Unfortunately it comes roaring back when I feel sick. I am trying to test more to make myself more aware of how the food affects my sugars, because I don't test if I am binge. Denial is not my friend emoticon

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12/30/12 3:25 P

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I know eating without really thinking
can be. Writting it down helps. I have
three diabetics in my family.

Worrying does not empty tomorrow
of it's troubles it empties today
of it's strength- Cofrie ten Boom
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MARGIEB221 Posts: 968
12/30/12 8:51 A

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12/30/12 6:50 A

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Thank you, Margie...I haven't given up, and I'm still pushing, still trying. But I don't know what is going to come next. In spite of weight loss and exercise my blood sugar is continuing to go up. I see the doctor in a couple of weeks, and I'm going to ask to meet with a diabetes educator and find out what else I can do before I have to take medicine or even insulin.

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12/29/12 10:26 P

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12/19/12 10:12 P

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I don't know what it takes to really stop the compulsion for good. I get times off, breaks, periods when I'm free, but the compulsion comes back. I don't know why.

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12/18/12 9:54 P

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I'm caught again, and losing control.

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12/17/12 9:00 P

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Oh dear. Compulsive overeating! That's a real problem for me, too. I don't know if I'll ever get over it.

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10/3/12 11:26 A

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emoticon Just remember one day, one hour, one minute at a time. Just like was said earlier get rid of the offenders and replace them with healthy things.

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10/2/12 4:48 P

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10/2/12 4:33 P

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Hi and WELCOME!! You have come to the right place for help, guidance and acceptance. An alcoholic trying to become sober will first start by removing all alcohol from their home. That's where you can start. Get rid of all the sweets in your house (cake, candy, pie ice cream, etc.). Instead start buying healthy foods so when you want to eat (or feel the need to eat), go for a salad, fruit, veggies. It will take some time but your body will slowly accept and want this food. I, too, am diabetic and my doctor explained that I needed to drastically reduce the carbs, especially the sweets. I thought this was impossible. How could I live without carbs?! But he was right and I don't have cravings anymore. My body now will accept fruit as a dessert.

Keep up the good work - counseling and exercise. And know that YOU CAN DO IT!! You just have to want to. Good luck to you. another Rose emoticon

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10/2/12 12:57 P

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Hi,My name is Rose, and like you if it is in the house i eat it,but i have learned that there is no reason to bring it in my children nor my husband need it either...my kids are grown now but one does a weight problem thanks to me but he is workng at the gym daily and trying to get it off that way...your jouney will be long but together you and I and the rest here are Sparkpeople
will all be joining you in our weight effort so stay positive and enjoy this ride of life with us
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10/2/12 12:00 P

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Hello fellow foodie!
You have taken the first step needed to take control over your love for food. It is very scary but you will have to believe in yourself and stop punishing yourself for yesterday (s). You are a beautiful person needing encouragement, motivation and accountability - all of us do, that's why we are here. emoticon You are never alone here, thank goodness, so reach out to us. Continued efforts with counseling will be of great help also.

Rest assured, you are never alone on your journey. We all have triumphs and setbacks, just keep pushing forward with resolve to not go back and beat yourself up!!!!!! emoticon


"Faith is saying it's so, before it is so, that is might be so, because God said it was so" Manley Beasley



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10/2/12 11:42 A

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I am a food alcoholic. There are days I am unable to stop. I will eat all day. It is usually a bread of some sort. Or pie, candies. I am unable to stop. To stop is painful. I know I must because this kind of eating will kill me. I started Counseling a year and half ago and joined a weight lose center. With that I have lost 45 lbs. Right now I have gained 5 lbs. This is freaking me out. I took my blood today. I will walk today. about 10 min. and try to walk another 10 min. I will track my food. I get counselling this week and this is a start of a new journey of opening up more of the emotional issues. This whole issue or my life is very scary to me. I am full fo shame and discuss at myself for not being able to stay away from foods that are like a poison to my body.

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