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10/8/16 9:14 A

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Just noticed this discussion and thought I would add my recommendation for the Beck pink book and the SP group. The book is broken down into daily reading and lessons to practice. And you can take as much time as you need for each, so it is really great. It has really made a difference for many of us here. It is not a diet, just the way you handle your relationship with food. The group started going through the book again starting October 1. But you can read back through the posts there to see what other people got out of the chapter.

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10/8/16 8:59 A

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Are you kidding? None of us would be here if we did not lose control WAY more than once!! We did not get this big by drinking water!! Anybody who says they did not do this ever, is lying. Different food, same situation.
The difference is, YOU stood up to the plate and admitted it in front of your peers. That is big progress, just in a different area. Lesson learned.
Time to stick that Post-it on your forehead and move ahead. That is growth.

TEN YEARS SPARKING!!

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10/8/16 8:41 A

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Linda, I thouht I replied to your supportive posting here, but it's not here. I'm so sorry.
I'm struggling, but not to the degree of eating a whole box of cereal in one night! I have regained 1 of the 3 whopping pounds I lost in the 5 weeks I've been on this latest weight loss journey.
There is no reason for this other than I consumed too many calories. I didn't do that because my diet is off or my hormones are off. My ability to curb my impulse to eat more at or after dinner needs work. Pure and simple. That's it.

Still logging and trying each day to get back on track and stay there till bedtime.

You seem to be doing very well and my congratulations to you for your achievement! You and so many others on SP are a big inspiration.

You have done it, we can do it, I will do it.

Have a great weekend!


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10/2/16 9:04 A

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I think the vast majority of people on this team have been out of control in some way and wished they had not otherwise they would not have 50-99 pounds to lose. We have made one decision at a time that has got us to this point, so we need to make one decision at a time to reverse our behavior that will take us to a healthy weight.

Not everyone is as open about their stumbling as you have been. I thank you for posting and opening the discussion.




God Bless,
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9/26/16 10:21 P

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I think that if you talked to most sp people you would find that we all have those days we lose it and eat something we know is not the best choice. I know I have many times BUT like you I felt bad but then realized hey I did it and tomorrow morning I will start over being on track.
If you look at post for the different challenges you will see where people messed up but they did not let it get them down.
Hang in there with you head held high and share when you hit the wall..there will be people there to encourage you to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again.
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9/26/16 8:32 P

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IWANTTOSUCCEED ... thank you for your kind reply. What I saw on SP wasn't stats, but just someone's opinion. It was a comment somewhere in the forums. I don't know if it was a moderator or a newbie or someone who had a lot of experience here on SP.

Yeah, I'm glad I chose a cereal instead of something higher in sugar, etc., but I think my choice was somewhat healthier only because I had already invested a couple of weeks and hated for my efforts to go completey down the drain.

The Beck book that some on this thread have spoken highly of seems like it might be a good source of information for combating those periods when we fall off the wagon.

It really is a "one meal at a time" deal for me.

I wish you all the best with your goals and you're right we shouldn't beat ourselves up too much. But just continue to aim for the best. This is going to be a LONG process, so might as well buckle up and just accept it won't always be pleasant--at least that's what I tell myself.

Take care and thank you again for writing.

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9/26/16 9:21 A

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POOLIE16.....

I'm totally surprised to hear that the stats say most people on SPARK make responsible eating choices. I guess I thought most of the people were struggling along with me.

As far as going out to buy a box of cereal, I do give you credit for buying cereal - if it were me, it would have been donuts, chocolate and whatever else might have caught my eye.

I think you are doing well and have made progress with your weight loss. Don't beat yourself up, just continue doing your best.

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9/24/16 10:27 A

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Fortunately I have not repeated this behavior since I posted this.

Perhaps I posted this in the wrong place (SP is VERY big and I get overwhelmed by all of the teams and places to post.), but I confess I felt a little silly when I saw such few responses. I guess I had hoped I wasn't the lone ranger in this type of behavior.

I read somewhere on SP (cannot remember where) an opinion that the vast majority of people on SP make responsible eating choices, and to deliberately do otherwise (like what I did, which was eat an entire box of cereal) is kind of counter to the SP way. So I have been feeling pretty bad about myself and like an irresponsible glutton.

It was sobering, but helpful. I don't want to be an irresponsible person. I am 63 years old, for crying out loud.

I have 3 weeks of being back on track and recommitment to losing weight and while I haven't been perfect, I have done a thousand times better than I was doing three weeks ago. So I feel better about myself.

Thank you to everyone who responded and best of luck to all of you.


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9/17/16 10:49 A

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I would consider it compulsive eating, or impulsive eating. It was a snap decision, or at least it is for me. I think everyone has done that at one time or another, regardless of being overweight or not. I tend to hate the idea of going out to get something and that stops me cold if I don't have it in the house. When I lived alone, I used to get ready for bed right after work to watch TV if I didn't have plans. That way, I knew I had to get dressed again to go out to the store, and by the time I did that I was no longer interested in eating the item. Sometimes you have to play tricks with yourself. Whatever works!

Good luck to you.

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9/17/16 9:34 A

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CarolSue, I'm the same way about keeping tempting food just out of the house completely. But sometimes it's not that simple, for me. With the Infamous Whole Box of Cereal Incident, I deliberately went out and bought it to eat it. It wasn't a case where it was just sitting there in the house and I attacked it. I went out and bought it to eat.

I don't know if eating a whole box of cereal in the course of an evening is classified as a binge, an overeating, a compulsive eating, or what. But I have done that many times in my life, not just a few. I have felt pretty full afterward, but not really physically sick. I have also overeaten many times in my life where I'll go out to dinner with people and just eat what I please--yes, I'll have some bread. Yes, I believe I'll have some dessert, too. That kind of thing.

I don't really believe that for me personally it's a matter of something physically wrong (with my diet). I think it's a mental thing.

I got through my second week okay and am down 2 pounds total (1 pound per week). I will continue to take each day--each meal!--at a time.

Thank you to everyone for your supportive comments. It was hard for me to write this thread topic. But important to come clean.




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9/15/16 9:52 A

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I could easily do something like this. To avoid temptation, I don't buy things that I know will trigger a binge. I could easily binge on cereal or bread. The cereal and bread that DH eats doesn't interest me, and I stopped buying the ones I like. They may be healthy in a normal serving, but I can't stop at a normal serving. It took me several bad binges to learn that.

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9/15/16 6:15 A

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Hi POOLIE16:

You and me sound a lot alike. I think I'll give that Beck Diet a look see.......
Charlene

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9/14/16 12:07 A

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There are also articles and teams available for mindful eating.
A leptin diet may suit you. to help control those urges.
Cheers



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9/12/16 1:49 P

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YOu are definitely not alone, and DO check out the Beck book!

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9/12/16 1:07 P

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Sorry, I hope this link is better!

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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The name of the team is 'Beck Diet Solution'!

Goal for november: to avoid sugar & evening snacks.


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9/12/16 11:45 A

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Thank you, Christina.
I will check out the Beck book.
I clicked on the link for the team you suggested, but it doesn't open up. What's the name of the team?


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9/12/16 11:14 A

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You're definitely not alone in this behavior.

Maybe you'd like to check out the book 'The Beck Diet Solution' by Judith Beck. There's also a good active team for it here on Sparkpeople. It offers tools you can use in the sense of changing your thinking so you can stay motivated to stay on track.

The team is here: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Edited by: WHITE-GREEN at: 9/12/2016 (13:07)
Goal for november: to avoid sugar & evening snacks.


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9/12/16 10:50 A

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This is why I can't blame my weight on anything but me eating too much. I go along and eat clean for seven days, determined and clear headed as to why I am overweight. (I wrote another thread titled I Am Fat Because I Eat Too Much or something like that. I join this site, I create a food log, I think of tools to get me through "hungry" spells, like water, veggies, fruit. All the stuff we know to do. And then I choose to buy a box of cereal and eat that for dinner. I chose a cereal that seemed healthier than others, a Kashi brand. Eating the whole box meant 900 calories, 5 grams of fat, 20 grams of protein, and 15 grams of fiber, 35 g. of sugar. I had some skim milk with it, maybe a total of 1 serving. My total amount of calories for the day was 2000. Did not exercise, either.

I know in my head it is irresponsible for me to indulge like this and jeopardize my goal to get to a healthy weight. I don't really think it's because of some psychological or emotional problem such as not being comfortable with myself if I reach my goal weight. I've lost weight before and have been ecstatic. When I was at a healthy weight and looked pretty good size size I was thrilled. I think I just give in to my "I want it because I am dying to have something tasty to eat." Cereal is satisfying to me. It crunches. You can chew it. I get tired of soft treats like yogurt and fruit, though I do love them.

I'm ashamed of myself, but thought it was important to post this.

I am now back on track and starting over.

Is there anyone else who does this? Overeats like this and not for any "reason" I can't blame this on stress or hormones or anything. It seems it's simply a case of not saying "no" to my inner child who didn't want to stop after one serving.



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