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# Just by not binge eating...

### Thursday, November 14, 2013

Just by not binge eating, I can lose 50 lb in 1 year. Yes, seriously. If I change nothing else in my life - not moving more, not eating less at meals, just not binge eating, I can lose 50 lb in a year's time.

What's that you say? How? Well, look at the math:

3500 calories = 1lb.
Each week, I'd typically binge 2 to 3 nights. The lowest binges are 1000 calories, the normal ones about 1500, and the high ones...well, I've had times I didn't count, but times I did and hit 3000 calories in just evening eating.

So, taking the average of 2.5 nights per week, at a very conservative average of 1400 calories per binge, that's 3500 calories per week.

52 weeks in a year, so if I was "perfect" about not binge eating, that would be 52lb in a year. But I don't believe in perfect (as I think an old blog of mine might discuss), so let's just say in a year I don't exceed 7000 binge calories total, and that's 50lb.

JUST by stopping the binges.

So...that's my mantra. Not perfection, not "no binge eating," but "hey, if you don't binge tonight, you could shed 50lb by this time next year."

I've begun.

(and yes, I've been gone forever from here, trying to get my life in order so I'm less stressed and less triggered - and while I'm not going to be able to throw myself back into the Spark experience immersively, I should be able to take little coffee breaks here now and then--looking forward to slowly catching up with all of you, I've resubscribed to all of your blogs--see ya 'round)
• CD8667808
I love this! The mathematical perspective is one I haven't seen hashed out like this before. You're so smart. I'm glad you'll be back.
hope your weekend is off to a peaceful start.
2766 days ago
• JITZUROE
AMEN to that! I'm with you. I love it all!

Sane and smart, and well, those are two things we need to remind ourselves to be when eating gets frenzied, right?

Lets do this!
Glad you are back and kicking, Hee Hee.

Bren
2767 days ago
• CTUPTON
Thanks for figuring this out! I definitely needed to hear this.

Can I quote you in my own blog? SO I can remember your message....

Thanks!

chris
2767 days ago
• OOLALA53
Please don't get discouraged if the body doesn't respond quite so readily as the math. Weight loss is only one of the benefits of not bingeing and not even the most important one, if you read what ex-bingers say. Reducing bingeing is really its own reward.

2768 days ago