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Hoo,boy, had some big meals yesterday! I think I'm ready for modesty now. But no big packages of binge foods.

Working on day 16.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
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Day 9 binge free streak two

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Kitten, congrats! Though being pregnant can also be an inspiration to stay ON the wagon. A child's tastes are very much affected by mom's intake during pregnancy. We're on both of your sides!

I've had some loss of momentum on my 2020 plan, which had been smooth up until the last few days. Well, I knew down deep the honeymoon would probably end. However, I don't consider the kind of off-plan eating I've been doing bingeing at all. No buying packages of crud and wolfing it. I haven't been purposely eating lower calories but because of certain nutrient limitations I'm adopting and because of a few days of having a bit of an erratic schedule, I had a few lower calorie days. I planned for a higher amount yesterday but still got some night urges I haven't had in awhile. I will make a plan for what to think and do with my time tonight to counteract them, if they pop up.

Working on day 14.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
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Kitten -- Congratulations!


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So I fell off the wagon again, but am working on Day #2 now.

I hope to stay on the wagon now because I got some fun news. I'm expecting my 4th child in October! Wish me luck avoiding the binges, especially now since I can subconsciously justify to myself why I'm allowed to fall off the wagon. One day at a time.

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Too much stress...too much giving to others...too much feeling like I can't keep doing it...and I just binged.... Haven't done that for ages. ..and then to top it off I purged... Haven't done that for decades. (I know why I purged...didn't want to gain. I've been losing and just can't face going up.) I feel like crap. I won't purge anymore tonight, even though I feel like I didn't finish.

But I'm going to start my day 1 right now. One hour and one binge and one backslide on vomiting won't change my good relationship with food. I do have a good relationship; this was a blip.

Working on Day #1.

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Day seven binge free steak two

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Day six binge free streak two

I fine that knowing what foods set off a binge and staying away from them helps me

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Whoa, Jol1, that's a lot going on. Glad to know your eating plan and other coping strategies feel like they are supporting you well enough.

Working on day 11. Just got some disturbing news, but food will not play a part in coping with it, dang it.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
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*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Hi all, still BF, but lost count. Everything is happening right now : FIL in hospital, dog sick, friend lost her horse, another's girlfriend left him....I'm on empathy overload.

But I am BF...

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Oops, forgot to report day 10 BF complete.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
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8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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I have downed a LOT of pizza, either compulsively or just regularly. Not drawn to it these days, but who knows later?

I got a late start so had a very light breakfast before a lunch date. I felt a little uncomfortable and got that sense of wanting to get something afterwards as a sign of freedom. Just kept walking and had a moderate dinner. So glad.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 2/10/2020 (22:47)
Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Day four streak two

This weekend could have binged as Friday we had frozen cheese pizza one of my binge foods as to me eating half a pizza in a sitting is one of my binges. But I ate sensible only having two slices for Saturday dinner. On Sun I ate two slices for brunch and two slices for dinner with an orange in between. Not a binge weekend at all.

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Had a more free form day yesterday than I have been having this year. I felt a little shaky: not that I would actually binge, but that I would keep snacking until I was going to leave for a meeting about an hour away. i used to the commitment thread, and it helped a lot. I had a spontaneous dinner out with other people from my group. I was glad the restaurant served very reasonable portions. I felt a little jump in my body of an urge to stop and buy some binge food afterward. I did get some groceries, but only things I would've bought anyway.

Working on day 9.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 2/10/2020 (22:42)
Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Kitten, hang in there. In some ways, weight loss and not bingeing have been two different tracks for me. Is losing weight the only reason you don't want to binge? I'm betting it's not, even if loss is important, too. Often getting a track record of not bingeing helps people make other adjustments to their eating that leads to loss. It seesawed for me, which apparently is typical.

Theresa, I hear ya about wanting to crow over a streak but not getting too cocky. with it's one of the paradoxes of this journey that I do need to acknowledge my success without expecting the fight to be over when it's easy. I've had too many times thinking, oh, I won't have trouble again, and then splat. Unstructured time is a challenge for me, too. Painting a bedroom sounds like a pretty big, but rewarding project. But other smaller tasks would probably help. too. I am stalling on some, but refusing to eat over the frustration.

I had a "test" last night in choosing to eat a different dinner than I had planned (went out when I saw there was a lot less time to go home between events than I thought.) I did not pass with flying colors by any means, but also did not stop and buy junk to eat later, which I used to routinely do after eating out. So for BF purposes, big success.

Working on day 8 BF.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 2/8/2020 (14:11)
Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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11 Days so far

can't get too comfortable - weekends are 'hard' and next week hubby is away all week and that's a 'bad' time for me- I'm thinking about painting a bedroom to keep myself occupied but I'm not sure I"m up to doing it. Maybe I can think of some other project.

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Got through day #2 and moving to day #3.

I'm a little discouraged today as my weight does not seem to be moving, but happy I'm resisting my urges.

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Ditto, Changing!

Love to have you, Theresa. I humbly suggest the commitment thread if you are feeling threatened with binge urges.

Good going,Kitten!

Working on day 6.

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Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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I started Spark on the 28th of January and I haven't binged in that time - so, 10 days.

This is probably a "dangerous" time - it would be about 12-14 days between binges usually, so I have to be alert to that, especially with all the stress this week.
Maybe I'll add this to my daily tracking.

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Finished Day #2! Working on Day #3


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Made it through Day #1 and on to Day #2

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Oreos used to be a "drug of choice" for me, too. Oh, the packages-at-a-time I went through! I got to the point at which I wouldn't even kid myself saying I would have one or two. I would buy the package knowing I was going to down them all, though I would just go for the icing after half the package. They are DESIGNED to make me go past my natural appestat. (BTW, those manufacturers are PROUD of themselves for getting us to thwart our limits. Grrr!) Each person has to find the way to manage foods like them for herself. I gave up thinking I had to try to be like some naturally thin person who could let them get stale in the cabinet. More power to anyone who can.

If I may, it actually makes sense that you are less controlled after the trip. You are normal! You didn't have a lot of the normal food cues you have already made habits of responding to, so that eating didn't happen. You went into the trip with a sense of wanting to be smarter than you had been before, so you subconsciously set habits of reasonable limits, and got reinforced by the pleasure of the meals. The atmosphere probably got you releasing feel good chemicals that often come from eating more food, so eating wasn't as attractive. And the brain will often get scared if it senses that you are on a path of limiting food and will ramp up desire, which is what it sounds like happened when you got home. It would be nice if our desire matched our true needs, but it often doesn't, especially with manufactured foods. Jol1 especially has used the commitment thread to just declare that she won't eat until a certain time later, and I would bet that she often also knows what the next meal will be. I know often just acknowledging that I am going to feed myself in awhile can give me the strength to ignore those irritating urges to eat when I know down deep that they don't signal a real need for food. I still have a nice supply of glucose or fat stored that my body can dip in to. It won't go to the store if I keep giving it food whenever it fusses!

I had a meal plan worked out and then remembered that I am going to a music event tonight at a restaurant. I think I figured out a decent meal to order to replace the dinner I had set for myself, though most of their food is stuff I don't want to eat much of these days. I will fill up on the music fun.

Working on day 5 BF, day 35/36 in 2020.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 2/5/2020 (14:30)
Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Kitten no cookie is safe in my home, hubby and I both binge on them

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Ugh. Ok, so Day #2 did not go so well. Oreo cookie overload last night

Starting over on Day #1 again today.

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Starting over. Had a bad weekend. Not sure how I did so well on the cruise and then failed after coming home, but moving on and moving forward.

Day #1 down and working on day #2 right now!

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Binge free day 18.

Superbowl could have been a binge day but was not. I had just a bite or two of the big spread our friend Terry and I put together. I did go back three times for shrimp but only took three at a time on my plate. Our spread was lunch and dinner.

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Thanks JOL1KEY2BOL3!!!!

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How did so many days go by?Oh, I did have a bit of a binge day on the 31st. I almost made it a BF January! But no binge foods. Really, it was more of going back for a few more bites of x or y, but over and over. Oh, well. I actually thought I could afford a relatively higher load day, as I had had some days work out quite low without necessarily intending it. Or maybe I'm just making excuses? Either way, I have been fine since then.

Congrats for all the streaks! Excellent. But for lurkers, don't worry if it looks impossible right now. We were all hopeless or near it at one point.

Working on day 3 BF, and on day 33 of the last 34.

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Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Finished Day #20! Working on Day #21

DLP -- You're doing great!

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Day 15 binge free




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1/30/20 2:50 P

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Day 14 binge free

Am eating lite and having stress free days




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1/30/20 1:22 P

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Kitten, that is fantastic news! I doubt you OVERate by 17,500 calories, which is what you would have to have done to gain five pounds of fat. And I bet you still had a wonderful time without the late night pizza or anything else you passed up. Maybe because of that!

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 1/30/2020 (13:25)
Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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1/30/20 12:07 P

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Jol1, for the second time, Spark has not allowed a member's name to come up when I try to give a team gift. I know you're an old pro here, but I wanted to give you something from the team for your participation and to acknowledge your ease right now, even though ease is its own reward!

Working on day 9 BF. Simultaneously on plan, knock on wood.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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17 days down and working on 18. I managed not to binge on the boat!!! I'm super excited about that considering breakfast and lunch are both buffets and you can order as many main courses, appetizers, and desserts as you want for dinner.

Avoided getting late night pizza too, so I'm super proud of myself despite my 5 pound gain.

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Finished Day #17! Working on Day #18


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1/29/20 10:17 P

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I'm going to call day 8 BF a success.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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1/29/20 6:30 P

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Day 13 binge free.




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1/28/20 8:15 P

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I'm feeling so comfortable with food lately. It's a great feeling. I eat everything, but not in binge mode!

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Finished Day #15! Working on Day #16


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Glad you are feeling better about your efforts.

I spent too much time yesterday on the couch researching what I already know and am pretty much implementing as much as I am willing to this month. I listened to one guy this morning during a soft workout, but it just frustrated me because he did self-styledstuff that most people would find extremely hard ( and which some have done only to lose momentum and end up regaining more) to do but he had no problems and so far is sailing along.(though he hasn’t passed the 5-year mark). I think the fact that he was thin as a young man helped, as it does me- not thin, but not overweight. Not fair but true, I think. Also, he is an engineer and very logical. He believes in retrospect that he was addicted to junk food but had just decided on his own to stop eating it. No fretting about missing out., etc. Yada yada details I won’t go in to. I start judging myself for how long this has all taken and how I don’t feel completely sure I will stay at ease with it. I have had it be relatively easy for a long time and then get hard. But I do feel more convinced of the effects of certain foods that I would like to avoid that go beyond breaking bingeing’s back. In any case, I have a nice food plan in place. I will finish getting enough points so that I can get points for “my” teams and move on to life beyond managing eating.

Working on day 6 BF.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Finished Day #14! Working on Day #15


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Oolala I don't know why it would not let you give me s team goodie. Thank you for the one youbset and also for your comment on my blog.

Today the scale is down so I am in a good mood, 165 again. I fasted two days in a row. Now back to eating one extra meal in my day. On fasting days I only eat two meals and a snack totaling 500 calories. Going to a luncheon at the health clinic. Who knows what today's lunch will be. I am skipping breakfast so I will call it brunch.

Day 12 binge free
I now know how to plan my weed smoking before my meals not after




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Kathryn, I hope you didn't get exasperated and leave the team. I just tried sending you a team goodie, but your username would not come up. I sent you one from me. In any case, you have already beat the odds keeping off so much weight. But I also know what it's like to know that I am often not eating the kinds of foods I know would support my long term health better. Only you can know if the amount you need to eat (and not eat) in order to lose more weight is worth the tradeoffs. But I also know that snack-type processed food- with small particle grains, salt, fat, and sugar in just the right amounts to make us want more-keep the set point higher, meaning the brain will employ tactics to keep fat on the body when those foods are eaten a lot, so they have to be eaten in even smaller amounts. But it might be worth it. It's all about tradeoffs.

I planned to allow for some overeating yesterday when having a late lunch with a friend and getting a little high. I did eat a fair number of almonds later, but I'm okay with it because we ate lunch very late, so the almonds and some raisins were basically dinner. I have been logging calories but decided to take one day off a week. (Eventually, I will do it only sporadically, as I will use pics I've been taking of my meals and study of my records to get better at determining my meals by sight and honesty!)

My body cooperated easily with my having a relatively normal eating day. Sometimes after overeating, I get more urges to repeat that, but not today. I'm experimenting with making black coffee an option. I think it takes like poison, though apparently the bitterness is part of what makes it good for us in the right amount. Weird as it sounds, I found that mixing a bit weaker black coffee with mineral water, like a bizarre cola drink, wasn't too bad. But I still had my regular coffee drink later after brunch.

Still very grateful for having an easy January. Day 5 BF complete.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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1/26/20 6:35 P

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Day 11 binge free

167 on the scale today and I was so upset when I read that and than I got to thinking not to long ago I weighed 184 and would have been super happy to see the scale say 167. I am the Changing-turtle and have to remember a turtle moves slowly.




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Day 10 binge free

The scale stayed the same. I blew another week almost a whole month. I have not been working hard to lose weight like I should. I have been thinking with my taste buds not if the food i was eating was healthy. I need to change my thinking. I will question if what I am planning to eat is the healthy choice. This next week I will do better and will end this month with a weight loss.

Edited by: CHANGING-TURTLE at: 1/25/2020 (11:31)



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