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5/25/07 2:42 P

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hey bob havent heard from you in a few days hope you r doing well
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5/23/07 9:58 P

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sexy canada ok so going for walk you say.k i do agree it will help for a little while but as far as i am concerned it is just a bandaid.the fridge is still going to be there when you walk in the door;

 
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5/8/07 3:10 P

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LOL, Bob is definitely right about me! I'm probably the biggest (or maybe loudest?) supporter of cognitive therapy on this board! I usually bring up cognitive therapy in all my posts, but I thought I'd give it a rest this time. LOL

I'd be happy to direct you to all kinds of info on cognitive therapy. :)

Cognitive Therapy is a proven technique to overcome depression for many people. Change the way you think and you can change the way you feel!

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5/8/07 2:18 P

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Saucy,

I think we all, your DWD family, recognize you have an eating disorder. Getting to the 'why' and finding ways to to cope and change your respose to different triggers should be your first goal.

While some of our folks here are mental health professionals, no one is licensed to practice on the internet, so all we can really do is give you hope, support, and hopefully, the strength to do what is the right thing to do for you. My suggestion is to seek the help of a mental health professional.

Many of us have 'issues' that have helped us be overweight. Too many of our family are literally eating themselves to death.

Shelly is our unofficial "Resident Proponant" of Cognitive Therapy, which could make a difference in changing an obsessive habit into something more healthful. I'm sure if you sent her a Spark Mail, she could guide you to some books that could help.

It all boils down to you. You have to seek the professional help; you need to make the appointment; you need to keep the appointment; you need to be honest with your therapist.

After battling depression for a long, long time, I was finally able to do the first three. I became an interupted suicide before I could start doing number four. Please don't wait as long as I did.

Namaste,

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5/8/07 10:45 A

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I have suffered from an ED since I was around 14 maybe 15. I am in therapy as a matter of fact I go today. She weighs me backwards everytime. I ma a mixture of both aneroxic/bulimic they are both very painful, emotionally. I have a love/hate relationship with food. I love to cook eat and drink. But I get so angry at myself when I eat high calorie foods. I am obsesive about calories fiber grams, fat grams. I used to go to a big mall and just watch people enjoying their lunch stuffing all those Huge amount of calories in. Thinking to myself wow I wonder if they are aware of just how many calories are in that bite. I organized my pantry by food groups. Cut my food up in tiny tiny pieces. Told my Mom that I had already eaten somewhere else which I hadn't. Go through drive thrus after drive thrus until I was literally sick to my tummy and then make myself vomit.
I am still obsesive over my weight and exercise and since I can't exercise right now it is driving me bonkers. (my ankle) I have a food diary that helps but sometimes I write a lot in there and other times there would just be like a bowl of lettuce and two pieces of gum and tons of water. Or of course diet Pepsi. So I understand completey about emotional eating. I haven't been able to follow any of my Spark diets, But I haven't really tried I don't know why just makes me nervous to even think about food. I have "only" purged twice this week since Saturday. I know that doesn't sound really good but atleast I recoginze it as that.
Hang in there and find a good therapist that wil "understand" where you are coming from.
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5/8/07 10:33 A

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I have the same problem. I'll eat sensibly for a few weeks and then go on a binge fest for a week or so. I don't know how to get control back. I guess I'm unhappy with my life so food is always there. A good friend of mine. lol

 
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5/8/07 9:45 A

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I have been suffering from a eating disorter since i was about 16-17 and i'm now 35 and i struggle with it every day and what i do is you really have to take your self out, do something different just like Sexy-CANADIAN is saying the best thing is to go for a walk, What you have is emotinal eating which could turn into binge eating which is an eating disorter, If you need to when you get up at night get on SP and talk. Good luck to you and take care.

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5/8/07 8:43 A

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Irishraven is right. I am the same way. I think there are so many good things to do when you come across this situation.
My ideas as fallows:
grab the fruit and veggies
go for a walk to blow off steam
write on here

I am sure there are more ideas. I think we should keep posting ideas as we come up with them so that every one benefits from them. I know I would.
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5/8/07 8:40 A

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When I looked "eating disorder" up on the net, this is what I got: Eating disorders are illnesses that cause a person to adopt harmful eating habits.

So while it's obviously emotional eating, that is still an eating disorder. I think Irishraven had some very good advice. You'll need to find some healthy coping skills when you're upset to replace the eating. Knowing that you eat when you're emotional is a great first step! I believe there are articles here at spark that will give you tips on how to overcome emotional eating. Just put "emotional eating" in the search thingy.

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5/8/07 2:39 A

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Well that's definately emotional eating. Isn't emotional eating considered an eating disorder? I'm not sure about it. I did just come to the realization that I'm what's called a binge eater. It hurts to realize that. But it's true I think. Because there's times when I eat when I'm not hungry and I can't stop. Gosh that sounds crazy. I hate it. But it happens. I'm working hard to break this. I'm trying to get into therapy. I'm really scared about it though. I know it's a good thing. I got support and ecouragement from this SPTeam a while back when I first decided counseling would be good. So I hope that we can help you too. Emotional eating can be overcome. Emotional eating is a coping skill that you developed somewhere along the way. So learning new coping skills to take the place of the emotional eating coping skill is what you'll want to do. Sounds easy, but it's a challenge. Don't set yourself up either. What I mean is try not to take and all or nothing stance on it. Allow yourself some room for bad days or back slides and don't beat yourself up about them. They are going to happen. You developed this coping skill over a long period of time and it may take a long to change it. But the important part is that you have recognized this for what it is. That's the first step! So congrats on that! Now you just have to figure out what you want to do next. And we will help in any way we can!
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5/8/07 1:07 A

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is it concidered an eating disorder if in the middle of the day or night when you get upset you turn to food,or is it your are an emotional food eater.i dont really know the difference between them.for example when i have an arguement with my boyfriend right away i go to stuff my face,not just eat but to the point that my stomach hurts and then i get really depressed and ashamed for what i just did.tonite after my arguement i cooked up six pancakes(oh ya its one in the morning) but instead of eating i decided to write this.it doesnt meen i am not going to eat them i will keep you all posted lol.just wanted to know if any one knew the difference

 
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