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Onederchic
08-03-2010, 08:07 PM
I have binged today. A hardcore binge. First time in a loooong time and I don't even know why. My calorie count today is near 3000 :o


I don't even know why I am making this post except maybe as accountability :/


EagleRiverDee
08-03-2010, 08:13 PM
Don't beat yourself up over it. Say to yourself what you'd say to your best friend: It's just one day, get back on the program starting now and forget it. The only other thing you might think about is what the trigger was. Are you stressed? Tired? Depressed? Or was it just that the most tempting food in the world was right there? If it was a trigger, sometimes planning what you'll do next time will help. :)

hhichick
08-03-2010, 08:14 PM
Stop. Right this minute. (You already know that, but sometimes we need to hear things we already know. :))


guamvixen
08-03-2010, 08:25 PM
Think of all the support you've given to so many who have made the same mistakes. Even the strongest slightly fall, it's ok. It won't set you back to the beginning! Start fresh tomorrow!! Thanks for the honesty! I binged all weekend! With fast food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but effective Monday, I was back on track!

rockinrobin
08-03-2010, 08:46 PM
Oy. I've been there - and worse. It doesn't feel good. But it will again. Get right back to it and before you know it, this episode will be part of your PAST history.

Plan out your day really well for tomorrow and stick to it like glue. Like glue and you'll be on your way once more.

ANewCreation
08-03-2010, 08:51 PM
Gotta agree with everyone else. It happens. I've done it too. Tomorrow is a new day!

BTW, I think you did post to keep yourself accountable. But, I also think it helps the rest of recognize that we all have moments. Thanks for being transparent. Thanks for showing the rest of us that when these things happen we can get right back on plan.

tiredalways
08-03-2010, 08:56 PM
Your posts must have stopped me from binging at time or two or your ~don't worry about he past binge~ would have helped from a after binge at a time or two too! you are the resident pixie and thats what you do so sprinkle yourself with some magic dust and get back up!

you could do worse and don't tell it to us or to your ownself and go on slippery slope but you made a mistake and you owned it~ thats all there is too it..

Don't be disheartened ~ a binge or two every once a year or two is just human!

hugs to you~

Arctic Mama
08-03-2010, 09:04 PM
It happens, even after years of maintenance. NORMAL people eat like crazy on occasion, ones who have never been fat and never struggled with food addiction issues. Where we have to be careful is that our tendency is to NOT get back on track and to spiral downward. Make a conscientious effort to get back on plan and stay there and I see no reason why this is any big issue.

You can do it!

ORSewmama
08-03-2010, 09:04 PM
Yep, I agree with whoever said stop now! And forgive yourself. we're only human after all.

And just a kind piece of advice too - whenever I have had an off day, I accept it and move on. And then I use it as motivation. If tomorrow you want something off plan, just tell yourself - no, I got that out of my system yesterday I don't need that today. And also, when I have caught myself in a binge - I might throw in some exercise this evening if it's early enough there, and do a little more tomorrow. Sort of my way of doing penance.

therex
08-03-2010, 09:20 PM
props to you for having the guts to post that. i havnet binged for awhile.. but i did not eat on plan yesterday. point is, i know we both won't let our mistakes take over.

astrophe
08-03-2010, 09:24 PM
You weren't alone. I caved to family drama and the stress/anger eating that resulted.

But I tell myself move along... shoo... no more to see here. It's over, and back to normal and back in the saddle. Otherwise a momentary lapse gets THAT much bigger from the dwelling on it. For me anyway. It sets up this emotional eating ping pong thing.

A.

ducktape54
08-03-2010, 09:25 PM
I think the important part is rebounding after we binge and not let it turn into a week long binge

matt_H
08-03-2010, 09:45 PM
It took a huge amount of courage to post about that. I've had worse binges since the weight loss happened and have not posted. Those bad days get fewer and fewer the longer you remain on plan.

Do you think there was something that triggered it? Was there some change in routine?

As everyone else said, tomorrow is right back on plan and there will not be any lasting damage from one day.

kendra
08-03-2010, 10:18 PM
:hug: We all stumble. Tomorrow is a new day! :)

TXMary2
08-03-2010, 10:56 PM
I'm sorry. At least you know what you did and admitted it. If it is important for you to know why then figure it out- otherwise forgive yourself and move on. Just a thought, but haven't you recently gone through a long stall and now just revamped your eating to be more restricted? If I am confusing you with someone else I am sorry - just thinking about what may have triggered it. {{{{Hugs to you}}}}

ubergirl
08-03-2010, 11:01 PM
Nothing to add but :hug::hug::hug::hug: A slip up is nothing. It's what you do afterwards that matters.

Onederchic
08-03-2010, 11:17 PM
Thanks so much everyone.

Today was really stressful for me due to a doctor's appointment among other things. I had just hoped I had gotten past the binging phase of things. The sad part is, I used the food as a reward for the day going good with the doctor and payment of my visit. The whole time, the small voice in my head was like "Are you crazy? This is no reward! This is junk and unhealthy and it is foods like this that made you morbidly obese!" But with bite after bite, I drowned that voice out and I dunno, I am disappointed that I let myself do that.

Mary, yes, I have maintained for the past 9 months or so and just recently I lowered my daily intake to under 1500 in an attempt to get to my goal.

Once again, thanks a lot to everyone whom has responded for the understanding, support and encouragement.

Hugs
Michelle

hhichick
08-03-2010, 11:19 PM
:hug:

Onederchic
08-03-2010, 11:21 PM
Thank you! I need the hugs :D :hug:

kallismom
08-03-2010, 11:27 PM
Don't be too down on yourself Onederchic! The achievements you've made FAR outweigh this slip.:hug::hug::hug:

doingmybest
08-03-2010, 11:37 PM
You are such an inspiration to a lot of us - including posting right after the binge!

Think of it as a very brief vacation from your usual routine.

Of course it's important to get right back on track, but don't forget about the amazing success you have had!!!!! :hug:

Onederchic
08-03-2010, 11:52 PM
Thanks so much :hug::hug:

kendra
08-04-2010, 12:09 AM
sending more hugs :hug:

Just use today as a learning experience. It will be ok.

skygirl
08-04-2010, 12:59 AM
I just wanted to say hang in there! Everyone has an off day. :hug:

And I just wanted to say that you were one of the first to welcome me when I started posting, and to give me encouragement when I reached a mini-goal, and that has meant so much, whether you knew it or not. So thank you! :)

And you are such an inspiration! So thank you for that too! :)

I just wanted to try to give you some encouragement back if I could. You can get right back on plan! :cheer:

And I hope everything went well at the doctor's office!

Rosinante
08-04-2010, 02:37 AM
The day after the binge is the important one: how surely you get back on the wagon. Come and report that too, because that is the sign of a healthy attitude to food. As others have said, even 'normal' people have binge days. Provided you don't do it again the next day, then you are proving you're normal.

I haven't had a binge this Plan yet - but I'm only on Day #73! - but that's not because I've come to a healthy relationship with food but because I'm terrified. Not so good. You've got the chance now to prove you have conquered food! Go to it!

FitGirlyGirl
08-04-2010, 08:10 AM
As you have already been told, we all have those days. It is true that even people who have never had weight issues have binge days, my hubby does - just put the boy in front of some sushi!

I know that today will be a much better day for you because you are strong and you can get back to plan and put yourself where you want to be.:hug:

Lori Bell
08-04-2010, 09:19 AM
Sorry about your binge. I've been there and done that and it always sucks to work 3 days to get off what I gained in 30 minutes.

I do have a hard question I'd like to ask though. And I apologise in advance if this comes out wrong or if you take it personal. Did you go out and actually purchase your binge food, or did you send your boyfriend out to get it? (The last couple confession you made, you have mentioned he brought you the food) IF you sent him out for it, I think maybe you should make a strict rule that you NEVER ask him to be you co-dependant again. Only allow yourself to eat junk food that you actually went out and bought for yourself. This way he's off the hook. It not fair to him to have him be apart of your food issues. Know what I mean?

time2lose
08-04-2010, 10:11 AM
:hug: OK, we have learned that you are human. It is a reminder to us that we can't let our guard down. I am with the others here, forgive yourself and move on. This will only become a problem if it keeps reoccurring.

I have to remind myself all the time that today is important. For so many years I had binge after binge, telling myself that I would stop tomorrow. Then tomorrow became today and I would binge and then tell myself that I would stop tomorrow. And repeated and repeated and repeated....... until I could barely walk.

Today is important. I have every confidence that this was a one time deal with you and you will continue to inspire us! :hug:

Matilda08
08-04-2010, 10:15 AM
aww michele! dust yourself off and keep moving I KNOW you can!!

Onederchic
08-04-2010, 10:48 AM
Thanks so very much to everyone! Today I am back on track and I am not gonna let that nasty ole binge hold me down :D

Coondocks
08-04-2010, 11:07 AM
Thanks so very much to everyone! Today I am back on track and I am not gonna let that nasty ole binge hold me down :D

Good for you!
You have come too far, done so well and been SUCH a huge inspiration to so many to allow yourself to be dragged down by one day. In the grand scheme of it all, one day is just one day in a long journey and you're doing phenomenally!
:hug::hug::hug:

calluna
08-04-2010, 11:42 AM
I'm with Matt on the courage...I'm not sure I'd have been able to post! :hug: You're awesome, we love you here, and we'll be waiting to hear about the fabulous day you have today!

Onederchic
08-04-2010, 12:32 PM
Aww thanks so much!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Scilla
08-04-2010, 01:01 PM
I think we all will over induldge at one point or another && as fantastic of a job as you've done, you'll be alright :)

Onederchic
08-04-2010, 01:45 PM
:hug: Thanks

VickieLou
08-04-2010, 02:12 PM
Onderchic here's a :hug:. I hope you have a better day today. Your such an Inspiration to me.

dietcokehead98
08-04-2010, 02:48 PM
Its nice to know YOU'RE HUMAN!!! :)

Onederchic
08-04-2010, 02:50 PM
Onderchic here's a :hug:. I hope you have a better day today. Your such an Inspiration to me.

Thanks Vickie! :hug::hug:

Onederchic
08-04-2010, 02:50 PM
Its nice to know YOU'RE HUMAN!!! :)

Hehe thanks :)

joy3
08-04-2010, 03:06 PM
Onederchic, oh boy have I been there done that even after 3 years of working on changing my lifestyle. For me I have found that I can not restrict too much or I binge. I try to find a healthy way to have what I am craving. You are an amazing inspiration to me. I just started writing thoughts down when I feel like eating when I am not even hungry for food. I have Rheumatoid arthritis and have discovered that I try to comfort my physical pain with food! Why the heck I don't lose my appetite, I don't know! Sorry to go on and on but just wanted you to know that you are not alone in this. I know I will celebrate with you when you make it to your goal!!!! Then it will be onto maintenance for us one day!

Onederchic
08-04-2010, 03:10 PM
Onederchic, oh boy have I been there done that even after 3 years of working on changing my lifestyle. For me I have found that I can not restrict too much or I binge. I try to find a healthy way to have what I am craving. You are an amazing inspiration to me. I just started writing thoughts down when I feel like eating when I am not even hungry for food. I have Rheumatoid arthritis and have discovered that I try to comfort my physical pain with food! Why the heck I don't lose my appetite, I don't know! Sorry to go on and on but just wanted you to know that you are not alone in this. I know I will celebrate with you when you make it to your goal!!!! Then it will be onto maintenance for us one day!


Thank you so so much :hug::hug:

dragonwoman64
08-05-2010, 11:05 AM
hey, chickie, what Matt (and others) have said! You have made such huge, huge positive strides in your life in these past couple of years (those before and after face pics were great!), and not just in the weight loss. Just try to keep that in mind and don't get down at little blips that come along. Life is one long learning process :)

Onederchic
08-05-2010, 11:07 AM
Thank you!! :D :hug:

JustBeckyV
08-05-2010, 11:21 AM
Giving you a HUGE hug!! You will get through this!!

Onederchic
08-05-2010, 11:34 AM
Thanks Becky :hug: