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I just want to give up

Monday, November 26, 2012

I'm not. But I want to. All of 2012 spent over my weight maintenance range, the best month consisting of "only" 4 binges (the worst: 16)...I can't help thinking this is all in futility. Telling myself I'm making progress couldn't look more like a lie.
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  • BARBIE1967
    Big hugs! I am definitely a binge/ emotional eater. Have just hit 1 yr of maintenanace and still weigh in at least twice a week. When the scales start moving around or my jeans start feeling snug I always go back to journaling my food, back to square 1. Most of the time it means I have stopped looking after me and especially that i am not eating enough during the day. The worst binges always happen at night. Big hugs!!!!!!!
    1972 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I am glad you are not giving up. Keep posting and looking for support. You can do it. It is a very hard thing to overcome, but keep trying. You will do it.

    1974 days ago
    Honey, I know where you're coming from. I've been making the conscious choice to overeat/binge on weekends. I'm trying to modify that behavior, but....two days of overeating is still better than 7 days of being a piggish.
    1974 days ago
    Please, PLEASE don't give up! I've been where you have and definitely would have characterized myself as a daily binger when I was at my heaviest. Anything we can do to cut the frequency and intensity of our binge eating is a positive step and the more connected and committed you stay to that idea, the likelier it is that you'll stay successful in spite of your slips. Stay strong and please don't go away!
    1974 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    I can't lie. I've had down days in my journey. Yesterday, 24 hours after my latest Half, I reflected and couldn't imagine going back to an unhealthy lifestyle. No matter what, we have to stay strong and fully embrace a healthy lifestyle! When I do that, everything is easier! Stay strong and positive!
    1975 days ago
    Feeling like giving up but NOT giving rock! I think when we stand up for ourselves that way, we are courageous. You are slaying Binge Dragons and thinning out the pack!!

    Proud you are on my team.

    1975 days ago
    Ugh, are we somehow strangely connected? I just came back here tonight after a week (or more?) of really, really bad times... Hang in there, friend. Let's just try to remember to do the next right thing. Each day is a chance to start over... emoticon
    1975 days ago
    I'm glad you're not giving up. I happen to notice your blog. After having trouble with binging this summer and early fall I'm finally losing weight again. Remember the pledge you took on starting each day new. Sometimes it feels like a joke. Eventually it will stick and you will have more and more days in a row of success. I am doing Spark coach and it is helping once I started to let what they said sink in. They have you check out motivational blogs and different things to try out. What works for one person doesn't always work for someone else. I wish you luck and I truly feel you can do it. emoticon emoticon
    1975 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    I don't know. What was your bingeing like a year ago or two or three? I know in my life, after 38 years of almost daily bingeing, even 16 binges a year would be an improvement for me. Don't be too hard on yourself.

    At the same time, it would be good to get very clear that six months from now, you would like not to be having the same problems, but would be willing to have improved. What small change could you really commit to for the first week of December? Be gradual and keep whittling away at the overeating habits a month at a time.
    1975 days ago
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