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11/23/08 1:49 P

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Cindy I feel u
What I find is helpful is to have a hobbie. For me it is crafts. I mainly crochet or do plastic canvas. At times that means everyone is getting crocheted slippers, potholders, or bathroom sets. I also now try to keep celery in the house n no unhealthy snacks. I wish u the best of luck. I read a great book called hunger for healing & it helped me. Basically if u r an addicitive person, it says u always be. Just try to find healthy things to do. Prayerfully I can become addicted to being healthy.
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I may have fallen, but I will get up;
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11/12/08 9:57 A

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It's not the same now Cindy.
The difference now is that you are mindful of your binging & therefore it has less control over you. :)
We're supporting you in your great comeback.
A one-afternoon slip (or even one day) is not a trend. You're solidly on the road to slimness. Yeah!
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11/11/08 12:15 P

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One slip does not undo all the healthy things you have done! You'll be fine, just keep moving forward and don't ever give up! emoticon for keeping on it!

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11/10/08 3:49 P

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we all fall down. the trick is what we do when we get up... emoticon

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11/9/08 9:30 P

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Baby steps! One day at a time, you can do it. Pick yourself up and, as Michelle said, dust off and get going.

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emoticon Today's a new day. We can only take it one day at a time, one choice at a time. Now dust yourself off and let's get going....

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It's confession time for me... emoticon I had a horrible day yesterday and I'm afraid it lead to a binge. I'm a recovering addict who's been diagnosed with bulimia - I binge, but have never purged. But since coming into he NA program 6 years ago, I've learned that my binge eating is just another manifestation of the disease of addiction. And I've spent those 6 years bouncing back and forth between drugs, alcohol, food, spending, and yes, even sex.

The biggest challenge I seem to have is dealing with difficult feelings and emotions. I also have a difficult time getting through those times when I'm not feeling well. And when I find myself in these very uncomfortable places I seem to have to look outside myself for something that will (in my addict mind) make me feel better. Yesterday I felt really yucky. I was sad and hurting about a friend's really negative behavior toward me and I wasn't feeling well physically either. I managed to get a healthy breakfast and lunch and I spent some time here on the site, but after I woke up from a little nap the thought of getting through the rest of the day without binging seemed next to impossible for me. Then, once I took that first bite I was off to the races.

The good news is that I'm handling it pretty well this morning. One of the most important spiritual principles I've learned in my recovery is "acceptance". So I will accept it, let it go - it's in the past and I can't change it - and move forward with this whole new day that's in front of me. I am also going to forgive myself. It was a slip - so what? I'm not going to ever be perfect at this. And I know that I went into this binge because it's the best I new how to do at the time. Now if I could just remember next time that there might just be a better way to deal with what I was feeling yesterday, I might get through those types of feelings without turning to food for that temporary fix. I also hope that this post might help someone else who struggles with feelings and emotions.

Cindy

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