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05-31-2011, 10:03 PM
I'm afraid my life might be one continuous game of hokey pokey...While I've taken a different approach this time by making lifestyle changes instead of dieting, I still battle with over eating and for all the wrong reasons. My main one being when I'm bored or lonely.

This whole weightloss journey has been me losing, then binging for a few days (and sometimes gaining a few pounds) then back on again. (Not back on dieting as much as monitoring WHY I am eating. For my its less about WHAT and mor about WHY. As I can "binge" on healthy foods which, yeah is better than crap but its still upsetting to me when I use food as a pick me up)

So its like the hokey pokey of my life. First I'm in (monitoring) then I'm out (saying the heck with it and eating for fun).
I just spent the past two days eating eating eating...totally a binge. I'm sure I gained something.
I'm content at my current saize, and my current goal is to maintain for a awhile (fail) then try to lose a little (I want to get to goal, just slowly)

Ok so I'm rambling. I'm just annoyed that I'll just be rolling along then just freaking start binging for like days. WTH????

06-01-2011, 03:32 PM

I'm curious, do you use a food journal? Not a food tracker, but a journey to log your feelings when you go to eat?

If as you've mentioned it's really the why and not the what, maybe logging the feelings that go along with eating (instead of what the food actually is) would be beneficial. Especially on those days that you go back to binging.

Either way, I'm sorry this cycle is going on for you. :hug:

06-01-2011, 09:49 PM
Thank you. I don't journal, but I am thinking about doing it, if for nothing more than it will give me something to do besides eat, when the urge to binge strikes.

06-10-2011, 04:01 PM
Sorry that I'm so slow to respond, but this somehow struck a chord with me today.

I have big time problems with eating for boredom or loneliness and I have that on-again off-again relationship with weight loss, except I have a very long cycle. On for a few months, off for twice as many. I guess there's a school of thought that for my weight loss to be permanent, I need to sort that out. But it's rough, ya know? I've been a life-long misfit. And I am making improvements, but I can't see myself ever totally getting over that. Should I stay fat in the meantime? That doesn't seem like the best solution. So I'm trying once again, and with any luck I'll be a thin person with all my faults, instead of a fat person with all my faults.

06-10-2011, 06:14 PM
If you're eating because you're bored, my recommendation is to pick up a new hobby. One day I sat down and I was bored, and I said to myself, "I need a new hobby" And I went to Michael's and bought a wood burner. Now it's what I love to do in my free time... and since I'm working with a hot metal object and wood, my hands are obviously occupied and my mind isn't on food. Give it a try - find something like painting or pyrography, that'll keep your hands AND your mind busy.... because goodness knows, I can eat many cheetos while I'm reading a book. ;) Chin up, after a 'binge,' just try to make a promise to do better next time. 63 pounds is nothing to sneeze at... :)

06-10-2011, 10:41 PM
The important thing is that you realize why this is happening! I agree with ichthy a hobbie will help ALOT! Think of something you'd like to do and give it a try and see if this helps.

P.S. Ichthy I was reading fast and totally thought you said find something like painting or PORNOGRAPHY, that'll keep your hands AND your mind busy....