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9/1/18 8:39 A

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If you are weighing in the afternoon and evening then everything that you have ingested is basically on the scale with you. Weighing in the morning, after going to the bathroom but before ingesting anything, will give you the most accurate weight.

From what you are saying you weigh 21 times a week. Cutting back from 21 to 1 is a lot. What I would suggest is starting by cutting out two weigh ins a week this coming week, ideally taking out one of the later weigh ins. At the end of the week see how you feel. If cutting out two was a little stressful, try 19 again the week after. If it was kind of okay, try to aim for 18 the following week. Go by how you feel and let yourself ease into a less frequently weighing lifestyle.

Do reach out for professional help on this one. It's not any different than reaching out to a plumber to replumb your house or a mechanic to rebuild part of your car's engine. It can be a tricky specialist sort of thing and there isn't any reason for you to learn a whole new trade by yourself to take care of it. Working on alternate coping strategies is something that is good to do on your own, but also to refine with a professional. If you are using food as comfort or a band-aid for depression, you need some alternative coping strategies along with a management plan for the depression. You're not going to fix this overnight, but you can start working to find one non-food alternative that is comforting.

-google first. ask questions later.

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8/30/18 5:59 P

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The link below will take you to an article that lists "many" eating disorder hotline numbers to assist you with your needs. Please ignore the fact that the initial article is about bulimia. Just scroll down to the bottom of the article and check out all the organizations with hotline numbers to help you.

Organizations now offer phone assistance and counseling.
You can also find out information about centers in your area.
I also thought you might qualify for a "medical transportation service" in your area.

www.bulimia.com/topics/bulimia-hotline/

Becky--
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Edited by: DIETITIANBECKY at: 8/30/2018 (18:01)
KMGORM78's Photo KMGORM78 Posts: 38
8/30/18 4:51 P

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The fibromyalgia is not causing me problems. I posted this because of my constant weighing myself. I know I have an eating disorder. Thanks for the link.

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8/30/18 4:32 P

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Here is an interesting article that may have some good suggestions you may be interested in

Weight-Loss Tips for Fibromyalgia Sufferers
www.everydayhealth.com/pain-management/fib
romyalgia/weight-loss-tips-fibromyalgi
a-sufferers/



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KMGORM78's Photo KMGORM78 Posts: 38
8/30/18 3:29 P

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This is something I've been dealing with for along time. I am beyond obsessive about it. If my scale breaks it totally tears me apart. It doesn't help that I am in the houses alone when I come home from a workout.

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8/30/18 12:39 P

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Maybe you could focus on diligently tracking what you eat with your food journal and put the scale away for awhile. Sometimes acknowledging what you are doing, as you are doing it, helps you put the brakes on mindless eating. Focusing on eating healthy might also help with your illness.
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KMGORM78's Photo KMGORM78 Posts: 38
8/30/18 7:10 A

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Thank you! I studied all about eating disorders in college but I just don't know how to get help. My insurance covers it. When I talked to my doctor I told I hurt (due to fibro) and I eat and eat. I would usually go and kill myself to make me feel justified in over eating but couldn't due to fibro. She asked if I threw up and I said no and she said there is nothing to worry about. Since having the symptoms of fibro and being treated for it (2 months) I have gained over 30 lbs! When I went to the doctor and was being weighed by my nurse I told her to please note the weight change since I was last there. I am very frustrated. I also contacted the mental health office to see if there were any support groups or help and they did not have any. I live close to Wichita, where I am sure there is help, but do not have a reliable car that I feel comfortable driving.

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8/30/18 6:43 A

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I'm sorry to hear you're struggling with this, but I completely disagree with your doctor that there is no help for you. There are lots of professionals out there who specialize in eating disorders and can help you learn to work through your feelings in a healthier way. I would recommend doing a search for someone in your area. SparkPeople is a great place to get support as you work to get healthier, but we aren't a replacement for one-on-one professional help.

Let me know if I can do anything to get you in touch with resources in your area.

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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8/30/18 6:28 A

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I believe I have had an eating disorder all my life. I can sit down and eat a whole cake. I love sweets and don't know when to stop until its gone. When I would eat I would then go to the gym and do double what I would usually do and then go for a 5 mile run.

Now that I have fibro I can't do that hence the weight gain. I also eat to comfort me when I am depressed. My major problem is I weigh myself all the time. I find that weighing myself around 6 am is the most accurate (in my mind) so I weigh myself unless I wake up early like today.

I also weigh myself after a workout and before I go to bed. I consulted my doctor but she said there was no help for me. I try to set a goal that I will only weigh myself once a week but what day. This will get me so worked up.

I know why I am this way. Growing up my mom would make me workout on the stair climber an hour each day when I was in middle school and was always judgmental of my weight. I didn't get over 100 lbs when I was in college. I can always analyze things but I just can't seem to control myself.


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