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Avoiding the Hooks

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

While I managed to avoid getting hooked back into the ongoing family drama yesterday, my conversation with oldest bro unleashed TONS of baggage feelings emoticon emoticon

He's 18 years older (my mom was married before my dad) and has perspective on the dirt devil whirling around my dad, other big bro and younger sis. He was nice- never attacking or reproachful, supports me, my perspective and my feelings, but alas, did put out the hook. emoticon

I bravely, nicely, but emphatically stated that it's time my other big bro stepped up and helped. I've been point person for 25 years. It helped that dh coached me before, during and after the call or my new-found boundary probably would have folded like a house of cards.


The price? When dd and dh went off to softball practice, I binged on - get this- sugar free jello with sugar free cool whip. Ate the cool whip until it was gone and then licked the container clean- YIKES!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Made myself stuffed, sick to my stomach and felt like crap, but still gotta see SOME humor & irony in STILL being able to binge on so-called 'safe' foods. emoticon

Go figure.
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    I have all the things to binge on thats not that bad! that I hope your family drama gets fixed
    1674 days ago
    Awesome binge choice! How many cal did you eat? Bet you still stayed well in the safe zone!
    I had to many wine gums today, because I was feeling tired.
    And most importantly, PATTY, you stuck to your boundaries. I can't tell you how proud I am. Don't sweat that binge.
    1675 days ago
    1676 days ago
    hey -- we ALL have bad days -- the important thing is we have more good ones than bad.

    If there is one thing I have learned is you can binge on ANYTHING -- I mean, I had a binge on baby carrots here a few weeks back. What I think is the most important thing is we analyze what happened, and make a plan to help avoid it in the future.

    You are doing wonderful - keep up the awesome work!
    1676 days ago
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