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6/26/13 8:25 P

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I wasn't tempted to binge but was tempted to stretch lunch out longer having a cafe au lait that I wasn't really hungry enough for. Since I'm on break from work, I felt I should be cleaning and organizing, but ended up napping. I'm lucky I have the time to do that, but when I woke up, I didn't want any food or drink and now feel very content to wait for dinner.

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Last night was so hard!!! I was just about to give in when a friend texted me to ask if I was coming to Overeaters Anonymous meeting the next day. Oh yeah, I really need those meetings. So I texted back yes and "hey, I'm having a hard time right now. Really want to snack." She texts back - "no! you can walk away from it" - so I did. I went for a walk. when I got back, I wasn't tempted anymore

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5/21/13 4:51 P

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I came home to some upsetting news and the first thing I did was get out some binge food (in my case, crackers and cheese) to deal with the emotions. But after about 10 of them, I knew I'd just make myself more miserable if I kept going, so I had one of my kids take the crackers and hide them in the garage! Weird, but it worked. Out of sight, out of mind! Enlist your family members for help!

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5/18/13 4:35 P

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Today when I was stressed out and would have turned to chips i went for a walk and looked at the nice gardens that others have in their yards. I don't have a yard but I have an indoor garden that I bought a new plant for today. Our gardener for this apartment complex gave me some clippings to start new plants to day, my garden is really taking off.
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5/18/13 1:51 P

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This is from yesterday and I wanted to post since I forgot to do it last night.
I had wanted to go for a walk to get away from the temptation while lunch was cooking. I was so hungry and trying to wait for my fiancÚ to get home before eating... It was pouring down rain though so I almost gave in. On a whim, I got out the yoga mat and did some light yoga & stretching. It really helped me stop thinking about binging! I'm going to try this from now on when I sense a binge coming on. emoticon

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5/17/13 7:03 A

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I went on a walk with my family

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5/14/13 12:12 P

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I drank water when I felt the urge to eat when I was not hungry and it worked

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5/14/13 8:09 A

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I left the kitchen and popped in Jillian Michaels 30 day shred.

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5/13/13 3:26 A

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I made myself a pounds-lost ticker and put it in the living room. I almost gave in yesterday evening, but I thought - it's Day 1 for me, I really want tomorrow to be Day 2 and not Day 1 again. And I wanted to see that pounds-lost ticker move at least a little bit.

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5/11/13 10:49 P

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I thought about my health. I really want to be healthier. That helped me stay on track today.

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5/8/13 10:14 A

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I packed the sweet stuff in my hubby's car before work. I can't eat it if it's not in the house :)

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4/20/13 8:37 P

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I find that I can walk off a craving...I did my walk today instead of munching, then later in the afternoon I did 20 minutes of yard work! I can't do sugar either!

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I find that I can walk off a craving...I did my walk today instead of munching, then later in the afternoon I did 20 minutes of yard work! I can't do sugar either!

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4/19/13 11:12 P

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I need to eat a good breakfast of largely protein. Keeps me full and gives me energy. If I have a casserole ready for lunch and dinner then that works well. I have to watch my emotions, the smallest thing can set me off - that's when I reach for the chocolates and ice-cream. Once I start eating sugar I can't seem to stop. Best that I don't start.

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4/18/13 7:03 P

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Good plans and steps, Nattyred!

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4/18/13 5:46 P

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HELLO! I'm new to this forum but just wanted to share pre-planning my meals for the week has been HUGE for me. I have healthy snacks ready for different times throughout the day and stick to an eating schedule so I'm not starving when I leave work. I have healthy foods waiting for me at home so I don't run to the grocery store and binge on everything. emoticon

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I think today: Take deep breaths everytime i feel the anxiety creeping in.

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4/18/13 12:25 P

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Good idea Surrender!
I too will benefit from posting here more often.
This week I prevented a binge by walking home after a very stressful event (instead of riding my bike), to help myself be more grounded. While I was walking I thought about what else I could do to finid relief from the stress beside eating, and I thought of two or three fun things I could do when I would get home. I got home, ate some healthy food because I was hungry, then went to do the fun things - and the urge to binge passed.

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I haven't posted here in a long time, but I need to start checking in and reading other posts because after a long stretch of not binging and eating healthy, I'm starting to slip again!!! It's because I'm not actively thinking about what to do instead of eating when I'm not hungry.

Off to read some of the great ideas posted here...

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3/20/13 8:40 P

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I love Eeyore also. I have pj's, glasses, sweatshirts, t-shirts, stuffies, a cell phone cover and a lot of other things. There's just something about him, other than his attitude. I just relate with him I guess.

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I did start a binge, twice even, yesterday but I did not 'finish it' (lol how does one 'finish a binge'?!).
What I did the first time, after I'd already started, was agree to stop for just three minutes. Actually after stopping to eat I realized after half a minute that I did not want to continue and realized that I want to be healthy and strong and present for my sick dog and for my husband, times are hard enough as they are without me hurting my health.
So I put the trigger food away and went into town.

The second time was at night when I was so tired and worried. I overate more than earlier BUT I did chose to not continue and just get up, that was hard! And go to bed. I think that again, what helped me do it was to realize I do not really want to eat so much and hurt my health.

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3/20/13 7:07 A

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Well I am struggling after losing 10 lbs I'm just maintaining. I have good intentions and I am on track right up until about 2:00. I had a snack but that evening I thought about my craving for chocolate. So I made myself a cup of hot chocolate and had 2 graham crackers and that seemed to take the edge off. I made it through.

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3/18/13 8:52 P

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I want to lose weight and I can't do that by bingeing.

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3/18/13 3:27 P

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Read about a topic that gives me stress and noticed a thought about chocolate. Then recognized the trigger (the topic / the stress) realized 'I don't really want chocolate, this is just an addiction / habit response' iand then ignored it. Succesfully.

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3/18/13 2:09 P

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Had a long drawn out battle with the bagels a co-worker brought in... and decided I have been meaning to try a new strategy with dessert tea. Ran to the teavana next to my office, bought a few bags to try out, and am looking forward to having them later!

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3/17/13 2:42 P

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YAY. During an argument that I had today I felt so terrible that I was more or less SURE I was going to binge. I found the little bar of chocolate we have in the house and even opened the package,
Then, I decided that I DID NOT WANT the binge. I thought about how much I want to be 'addiction-free' and work on my health and how much this binge would set me back, not just regarding weight and such but also or even more, in morale.
So I suggested a time out for the argument, and sat down. And then the argument was talked out and I did not binge- and took a healthy soup out of the freezer for dinner! emoticon

I don't think I've ever been this close - on the verge of - a binge and then turned around!

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3/17/13 8:09 A

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I have posted stickie notes with "21-Day Challenge" written on them, all over the kitchen. That is what kept me binge free these last two days. emoticon

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3/15/13 7:35 P

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I am busy packing for my trip at Easter so that has kept me occupied.

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3/14/13 5:01 P

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So many changes around here lately - most of them good, but that can still cause stress for me. I've been meditating recently and that has seemed to help keep the anxiety at bay.

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

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3/13/13 10:52 A

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Wheat-On-Trial, that sounds very similar to the meal I made last night. Italian chicken sausage with tomatoes, onions, italian seasoning and shredded zucchini instead of the pasta. Yum!!

This is what I did to keep from binging last night. I already knew what the trigger would be - hubby not being there again. That's not really the trigger, the real trigger is being at home alone. Anyway - I made myself this dinner, I ate more than one helping but it was mostly veggies, and I had room in my calorie allotment for it. So did I binge? I could have, I ate more than one serving. Was it bad? Not really, it was all veggies cooked in a bit of olive oil.

THEN, I put in a good hour on the end of a shovel and a rake in the rose garden. I'm sore, but I feel good!

Onward and upward!

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3/13/13 10:48 A

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Keep doing the work Christina, you are doing fabulous!

Mabeloser, hang in there. You are doing fine, just try to put one less spoonful on your plate and don't go back for seconds.



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3/13/13 9:04 A

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Good for You! I can relate to you about health issues. I'm worried about my health because of my weight. I've seen friends suffer because of it. My joints are suffering too because of my weight since I'm older. So you would think that would be enough for me to keep me on tracks but I'm struggling. But I'm not really binging, I'm overeating at times. Now that may sound good, but I know how deceptive this binging thing is.....overeating is the begining of an inevitable road to a binge and I'm on that road right now. Have a great day! emoticon

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3/13/13 6:46 A

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I got quite bad news yesterday and last night I could not sleep because of it. I got up to do something else instead of just laying in bed brooding. Many times before I'd binge on such an occasion. We even had a trigger food in the house.
To my surprise I realized I had no urge to overeat or binge.
Maybe it has to do with the fact that the bad news has do with health issues. I got bad news about a dear one last week and maybe it all motivates me to just want to be as healthy as I can, both to be there for my loved one and for myself.

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3/12/13 9:49 P

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Today I thought - I am looking forward greatly to what I will be cooking for dinner and a binge will ruin it!

It was delicious, by the way - chicken sausage with peppers, tomato, onion, and spaghetti squash. Yum!

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3/12/13 8:59 P

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I am starting to try no-sugar days every other day, because I think sugar is one of my binge-triggers (that and Cheetos!!!)

So today is no sugar day, but one of my daughters saved me a cookie she got at school. what a sweetie!

But what to do? It's a no sugar day! and I was already full, anyway. But tomorrow is another day, so I wrapped the cookie and left it in the car for tomorrow - hoping I can keep my no sugar day!

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3/11/13 4:13 P

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Overate at dinner - I was just NOT thinking, my husband was preparing to leave to see his sick mother, I had not made enough of the stew I made for dinner, we ended up defrosting frozen pizza. I had too much of it. Somehow after overeating I often think 'what the h.' and want something sweet. Like chocolate. That we happen to have in the house. And husband will be gone all night.
Yet somehow I told myself 'you can have a piece of chocolate but AFTER you are no longer feeling so full'. That means waiting for three hours. Over two hours have passed since then. I'm still full! And no longer craving sweets.
In the meantime I took an extra walk.

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3/10/13 5:25 A

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Had a very, very difficult time in the past two days. I did not have a binge.
I did go out to a restaurant with my husband and overate, but no binge eating followed. Yesterday we went to a coffeeshop and I did have cake, because I felt I 'needed / deserved a treat' but again, it was not followed by more overeating and binge eating.
I think that 'allowing' myself these things actually may have helped to prevent a binge. In fact even my husband suggested we buy some chocolate to 'comfort ourselves' - and I said NO!
I want to be in good shape to be able to deal with the challenges we are facing. I do not want to have to fight lack of sleep and feeling numb and bloated when I need to be present.

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3/6/13 7:25 A

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I was all upset about being unable to sleep and had thoughts about bingeing BUT I let my husband "talk me into" 'just' going back to bed. I even slept. It seems inevitable (wry smile) that I must (and wish to!) learn to simply endure the bad moments even if they seem unbearable.

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3/5/13 9:24 P

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What did I do today instead of giving in? Well, I sort of gave in, but I stopped it. I ate my usual dinner, then still craving, I made myself a half PB & J. The jam I made myself, reduced sugar so not so bad. The bread was whole wheat, and I chased it with a glass of 2% milk. The milk goes a long way to filling me up.

Now I'm doing sets of jumping jacks. Yay! Full blown binge averted!



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3/5/13 4:30 P

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I do love Eeyore....my husband says I'm sometimes like Eeyore....I just laughed, I have a pair of Eeyore pj's and a tee shirt with Eeyore on it. I also have a real donkey (along with lots of other animals). Here is a quote from Eeyore!

Eeyore, the old grey Donkey, stood by the side of the stream, and looked at himself in the water. "Pathetic," he said. "That's what it is. Pathetic."
He turned and walked slowly down the stream for twenty yards, splashed across it, and walked slowly back on the other side. Then he looked at himself in the water again.
"As I thought," he said. "No better from this side" emoticon .



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I started my day by reading my Bible and praying. I need to remember that I'm not perfect and never will be. I was doing so well for a number of weeks but my old habit popped up without actually any reason. I am one of those who can binge with any or no reason at all! I also checked out LBF for inspiration and support. emoticon

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Instead of giving in today I wrote a list of things I need (like things I need to do / could do that are useful or relaxing) and went to bed to sleep for an hour, much needed rest.

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Telling myself I CAN do it. And trying to imagine a good outcome for the problem I'm dealing with.

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Cleaned the house.

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

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I wrote a 'weekly report' and the conclusions I got out of that in my blog today. So that's a whole list of things I could have posted here. I will probably start posting my 'accomplishments' here again also as it really works very well for me.
Here's the link to the blog entry: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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So discouraged and tempted to binge because I'm on a month long plateau, A MONTH???!!!! - no pounds lost even though I have been binge free, eating controlled portions and exercising regularly. Does this mean I need to do something MORE drastic to lost weight, e.g. less carbs/sugar?

Last night dragged myself to an OA meeting and after 6 months, I now finally have a sponsor, someone committed to checking with me on a regular basis, we plan to keep each other accountable. So that gives me new courage to continue eating right even though I haven't lost any weight.

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After two days of bingeing I didn't binge yesterday!
When tempted I got myself a nice little notebook to journal in and talked with my husband, asked him for support. And cried and made some choices. Taking an extra walk helped me, the fresh air always helps to clear my head.

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Today after a very tough class that I taught and another very difficult moment I noticed myself thinking about chocolate. Noticed that this was a 'reward thought' (food as a reward / comfort for going through a difficult time) and pushed the thought away.
Walked an extra block with my dog instead taking the time to process all that I'd been through. I may take a few hours 'off' of my busy schedule to do some more 'processing'.

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Yesterday I had less of cake and sweets that was offered to me.

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This morning I thought about whether I was still hungry. Ate only my breakfast and no more. I feel I might be rationalizing that it is my birthday today and purposely let down my guard.

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