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Big time Binge!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Don't know why I did it...but had a big time binge! It wasn't even worth it because it wasn't even tasty! I just ate whatever was in the refrig and didn't seem to take note that I wasn't even hungry! I lay in bed feeling the effect of all the food and it really was painful. I can't seem to figure out why I did it! Am I that disconnected to my own feelings?
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    One of the things about getting better is learning that it's a process rather than a single event...

    A binge is a single event and as such can be learnt from and then we can adapt the process to accommodate what just happened. Here is a strange question - if you binge on food that isnt calorie dense and stay within your daily allowance is it a binge?

    If you only eat all your calories / points / etc once a day at the same time is that a binge or a controlled eating plan.

    What about eating for comfort within your daily allowance - is that pathological or sensible??

    Anyway, hope you are OK today and learnt something - even if it was the amount of points / calories or whatever makes up what you feel a binge consists of...

    I ate 4 packets of potato crisps the other day and felt like I had binged but the reality is I ate 600 calories out of my current daily allowance.

    Good luck with today... +Mark
    2698 days ago
    Ah yes, the dreaded "why did I do that, and now I feel icky" feeling. Hang in there sister, we've all had those times. The beauty of life is that tomorrow is another day. The beauty of Spark People is there are so many here to get encouragement from! You've been doing so well, and it was just something that happened and now it is in your past!
    Do what you need to in order to try to identify any triggers, put alternatives or reminders in place like many have mentioned above, and focus forward. YOU are so worth it!
    Hope the rest of the week was good!
    2703 days ago
  • TOSHIKO120
    I hate that! I did a weekend of boredome way over bingeing a couple weeks ago. I don't know why I let myself do that either. ESPECIALLY when it's not even really good tasting. I've done that so many times. I can eat for all reasons, happy, upset, or just bored. TERRIBLE right? We'll figure this out or at least how to keep up the streaks so that it's fewer and farther between. I have to admit, this is getting harder and harder to keep my own head up cause it keeps happening to me. Even weekly I seem to go a little up and then do just enough to come back down. I'm on a mission to keep on though! Let's do it!! emoticon
    2706 days ago
    Embrace and own this feeling, and attach it to a specific refrigerator magnet to act as a constant reminder in the future. This could be a plethora of triggers that could have caused your binge, but rather than stressing over one "cause", name it the "unknown refrigerator magnet" cause and move forward.

    Ready? Set? GO!
    2707 days ago
    Rather than focus on trying to figure out why, have you thought about what was happening earlier in the same day before it happened. What were you doing before you headed to the kitchen? Were there phone calls? TV news? Surfing online? Was there any moment of wanting to go eat earlier that you got past at the time?

    If you think you could stop yourself long enough to write, perhaps having a notebook easily handy in the kitchen (or at the entry to) in which you make yourself write down why you're getting food or why you're going in the kitchen.

    As to being disconnected from feelings, that seems to be common enough - particularly for an emotional eater. The eating is to suppress and disconnect you from emotions you don't want to face or don't have a way to handle. Maybe without having the actual emotion, think through different feelings and what you'd do if you felt them. (Bored, angry, frustrated, sad, apathetic, useless, afraid - or, surprisingly, even good emotions such as interest, excitement, celebration.)
    2707 days ago
  • ONUTHIN125
    Today is a new day-start over and don't look back! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2707 days ago
    Ugh. This was me on Saturday. Sucks that we don't pay attention to our bodies until AFTERWARDS!

    Today is a new day! You can get back under control!
    2707 days ago
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