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JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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5/26/13 9:56 A

You know... I was flawless almost to a fault while losing weight but when I switched to maintenance I went a bit nutty. I've been having some crazy binges but you have to treat each one as a learning experience. You have to set a plan after the binge. Do a little soul searching on what triggered the binge and what you can do to prevent a future one.

I believe I was letting too much sugar slowly creep back into my diet. So now I'm on a sugar cleanse. I didn't even buy chocolate chips or my low fat cool whip that I use in my oatmeal or on my black bean brownies. It seems to be helping so far.

And exactly like you, when you binge... you're *never* satisfied. I've had some where I feel like I could explode but my little demon is still saying "more, more, MORE!" That's because binging isn't about hunger, it's emotional. So one thing that helped me is when that little voice starts trying to con me into "just one taste..." I quickly remind myself of that, "you're never going to be satisfied" like a mantra. It's snapped me out of it quite a few times.

Just treat today like any other day and move forward with a plan of attack should it happen again. A little tumble off the wagon is completely normal and happens to everyone.

PAMPAMBEBBLES SparkPoints: (15,081)
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5/26/13 5:49 A

Ditto - must be the full moon!

ANN01981 SparkPoints: (0)
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5/25/13 11:30 P

I lost control the last two days. I ate lots and lots of unhealthy foods. food I have not had in a long time. Tomorrow is a new day I will get back on track.

DUCKIJO SparkPoints: (9,900)
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1/6/13 11:22 A

If we were perfect, we wouldn't be human. So just treat today as a new day. Actually treat every meal as a fresh start. If you totally blow lunch, why blow dinner too?

Admit your mistake, realize you are human and are going to make them, then get over it.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,540
1/5/13 3:23 P

I have done that, last Monday, New Years Eve. I ate everything that wasn't nailed down.

Ate well during the day, but ate everything in sight at the family NYE Party.

I like to snack on Baby Carrots and Grapes.

COUNTRY_QT SparkPoints: (0)
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1/5/13 3:22 P

Don't sweat it... if everyone gave up after a day of losing control, nobody would get anywhere :-)

I try to stay on the low end of my calorie range (1200) throughout the week, and then give myself one day on the weekend when I am not as hard on myself. Granted, I try to not OVER indulge, but it's nice to look forward to.

The more I stay on the low end of my calorie range, the less I WANT to eat on my "cheat" day.

You can do it! Just stay focused on your goal :-) emoticon

SNOWJESTER SparkPoints: (29,896)
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1/5/13 3:21 P

Glad you're not beating yourself up. How's your protein? Try to eat some with every meal to help feel full.

MAKING_CHANGES_ SparkPoints: (9,129)
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1/5/13 3:02 P

I really like the suggestion of making a meal that is filling. I'm sure a whole meal would be less calories than the half bag of choc chips, 2 bags of oatmeal, a plate of nacho chips with salsa and grated cheese, pretzels crackers and whole container of strawberrieas. Today I am back on track, and not beating myself up. I will also prepare some good low cal snacks that I can just grab out of the fridge.

NIRERIN Posts: 14,297
1/5/13 2:30 P

it happens. the best thing i have found is that when i realize i am starting to shovel whatever is nearby in, i prep an actual meal that fills me up. that generally helps to curb the shoveling in.

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1/5/13 1:27 P

I over ate a lot yesterday. I even opened a bag of choc chips for baking and ate those in bed. I just kept going. I just could not get satisfied. I should have made my user name all or nothing.

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