came across this as I am eating mac and cheese! oh and lets not forget to mention I had taco bell for lunch! I know you can have it if you track it and plan it, but I am not that disciplined yet! So I am having this same problem and i just "restarted" again Monday!! I really need to get disciplined, cuz "tomorrow is a new day" excuse needs to stop!
11/7/12 3:29 P
Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement it really helped and I'm back on track.
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11/6/12 6:22 P
Wow I just posted about this haha. The other posters here have had great advice.
I DEFINITELY understand how frustrating all of this is, I'm going through the same stuff myself. You are smart for reaching out for help early--4 lbs can be reversed in a few weeks. But I understand how difficult it can be to reverse the momentum, for sure. It's difficult to get started on eating healthy and exercising when you feel so down on yourself. BUT it's also true that once you get back into the swing of things, that will help you feel better about yourself, and then that positive momentum can help.
But I agree that it's important to look at why you're binging in the first place. This is what I'm working on right now! Best of luck to you, and feel free to message me if you want to talk about it more, because I've been in your situation many times!
Forget about what you did or didn't do right - you can't change it! Just start again.
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11/6/12 4:05 A
I used to be a huge binger.
I now believe that if you feel the urge to binge, then you need to obtain a more reasonable lifestyle for yourself. For instance, I would always binge on fast food and takeout. I still let myself have fast food and takeout now, I just record what I'm eating, and make sure I burn what I take in.
If you feel deprived, you're going to binge. There's that diet mentality of, "I know I can't eat tomorrow, so I'm going to eat everything in sight while I still can." I stayed in that mindset for about a year, honestly. Tomorrow didn't come until I started letting myself enjoy the food I love while finding a plan that worked for me.
You just need to find your middle ground.
What are you binging on? What time of day are you binging? How are you feeling when you binge?
Answer these questions with yourself, and then find a way to incorporate the comfort foods you love into your everyday life so that you do not feel deprived, and do not binge.
If you continue to binge, then I would see a doctor, maybe even a psychiatrist, because some believe that food is an addiction, and that chemical imbalances are what cause us to binge sometimes. They have medication for it if it really got to that point.
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11/5/12 10:05 P
We all have our weak moments for whatever reason. You realize what you did. Gaining back the weight you lost just feels awful I know. I lost 35 pounds a few years ago while working out at curves and going on a low carb high protein diet. It took me 9 months to take it off. I kept it off for a few years, but I have gained almost all of it back, and it only took a few months. We just go forward. Tomorrow is another day. The sun will come out whether its hazy or not it will come out to begin another day, and so must you. Dont think of your failures like the weight you gained back think about the weight you lost! That is your success! Think positive and try again tomorrow. I have faith in you!
First of all, please realize that relapse into old eating patterns is a problem for many of us so you are not alone. Secondly, you can turn this around now since that 4lbs. is minimal in the big scheme of things.Take a minute to reflect on why this weight loss is important to you and how you feel when you are eating healthily and losing the excess weight. Make sure those meals are appetizing so you don't start feeling deprived and be sure to nurture yourself in other ways besides with food. Good luck!
I've done this so many times myself. The only thing you can do is stop the negative behavior. Don't wait until tomorrow. Change the behavior right now.
The other important thing is don't allow yourself to dwell on the past. Even if you're lamenting yesterday's binge. Don't beat yourself up, or become frustrated. The more angry at yourself you are the less room there is for compassion.
11/5/12 10:28 A
I think i got a little to proud of my self for the 19lb loss, without using prepackaged meals. 1st time i have actually lost any weight on my own (no Jenny Craig or Nurtisystem or weight loss drugs).
so how do i get back to it and stop binging?
11/5/12 9:29 A
Why are you binging? You have to figure that out before you can stop.
You can do it!
11/5/12 9:18 A
Help, I am out of control, have been on an eating binge for 3 weeks and have put on 4 of the 19 lbs that I have lost.