Chicks in Control - Binge-free in June! Everyone welcome...We can do it!!!




missunshine
06-02-2013, 08:38 PM
here is a new thread in hope to stay accountable.
my beginning of the month isn't very solid...yesterday was ok but today i overate on granola :dizzy: no cooking and a lot of studying :/

i saw a thread called junk detox and i think i'm gonna give it a go. not buying anymore cookies, candies, chocolates,... usually cofee and cookies are a must for me but i'll give it a try also because sugar is taking a toll on my skin. i have way too much wrinkles and dry patchy skin with no colour no matter how many "miracle" products i use. drinking a lot of water isn't helping either.

so here's to june! one of my hardest months!:^:


Granola
06-02-2013, 09:47 PM
I've had an awful start to June, 2 record setting binges in a row. I feel now that I can really do it this time but I've felt that way many times before so there's no reason this time will be any different, hopefully this thread will help keep myself and others accoutable.

Starting off slow: Here's to a binge free workweek.

I'll probably be posting in here a lot...

SkinnyGina
06-03-2013, 12:30 AM
Hey Ladies- I had a rough start to June as well... We can do this though! One day at a time, I feel the first couple months (for me even making it three days) is the hardest for me. But I just know with practice and support I and others can overcome binging.


Kscott
06-03-2013, 12:52 AM
Let's list the things that can help stop binging. Here are 10 ideas--and I have one of my own--(paint by number). Find a beautiful paint by number--paint it for yourself--family member or friend. It keeps your mind and your hands busy--and off of food.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/ac8915a364ebbf2ed153c15aa5ffa998/tumblr_mmrk5afp0x1qhey9bo1_500.jpg



Any other suggestions?

laceyj
06-03-2013, 02:14 AM
My June started horribly yesterday, one of my more intense episodes, unfortunately! It was day 8 and I could feel it coming on. I really miss those Day 60 or Day 70 times! Does anyone else have a harder time in the summer? This has been my pattern since this all started a few years back. good thing about today is that I'm back to eating healthy and had a great workout from all the carbs! (I'm telling you cereal is evil!) I really just need to never buy it again so I'll stop craving it ALL the time. Let's hope for a good month folks!

missunshine
06-03-2013, 07:45 PM
all i can say ladies is forgive and forget...there is still a whole month ahead of us so lets not beat ourselves up but pick up where you left it. when you look back in one month you'll be glad you started today.

i made it through today and exercised also ...that's already 3x in one week of doing streching and some light weight exercises but i finally feel my muscles work after a long time. i can feel my abs and tiny six pack protruding under this huge layer of fat.

robotfingers
06-03-2013, 09:29 PM
i've been okay in june so far. last month is another story...but it's gone now!

Granola
06-04-2013, 01:26 AM
One day down for me! Granted, I was still 'nourished' from yesterday but serial binges are always a serious risk.

robotfingers
06-04-2013, 07:57 PM
uh...fail. whoopsies. note to self: don't eat a donut in the morning and think you won't eat all kinds of awful stuff for the rest of the day.

missunshine
06-04-2013, 08:39 PM
i had a super day today, it was so easy even though stressfull. it's so easy when you're occupied with stuff all day so you don't have to think about food.
i just found out today that i will probably be attending a wedding in august and i already started planning my outfit and everything...now i'm even more motivated to lose these darned 20 pounds.

Granola
06-04-2013, 11:37 PM
I had a good day as well and I COMPLETELY agree with you on distracting yourself with things other than food. I was working outside for 7 hours and as long as my stomach wasn't growling food didn't even phase me. When I'm sedentary at home or sitting at a computer desk doing something boring it's too easy to spend have of your mental power planning the next meal for hours, then finally getting to eat it and being disappointed.

uh...fail. whoopsies. note to self: don't eat a donut in the morning and think you won't eat all kinds of awful stuff for the rest of the day.

I hate when that happens, cutting the calories from the rest of my meals just makes me hungry and committing to just ignoring it and eating normally for the rest of the day makes me feel guilty and like the day was a failure. Oh well, month is still young!

kjasmin1986
06-05-2013, 04:13 AM
Hi all!

I started June well but I went on a binge last night :'( I am at work right now and all I can think of is food. The work environment does not give me much of a choice, it is stressful and quiet at the moment.

Anyways! I need to lose 27 pounds (12 KG), the start is the hardest for me. I was doing so well for 5 weeks then one moment of weakness resulted in a week long binge. I think week 6 is my trigger. I never seem to be able to get over it, not since I put the weight back on (back in Feb).

I have a good and healthy eating plan so it is not that but how do I get started?!! I am lacking motivation.

Good luck all!!

missunshine
06-05-2013, 06:18 PM
kjasmin, welcome.
i see we have a similar goal, i was suppose to lose 12 kg too but i lowered it to 10 kg instead since i have a hard time losing any of it.
right now my main motivation is the nearing wedding i'm going to attend and i wanrt to surprise everyone. i also find a lot of motivation on instagram...you would not believe how many inspirational stories and pics you can see there and also do it at the same time as them.


today i had another day of clean eating and i feel amah-zing lol i'm experimenting with salads, at least one salad per day. i hope the scales moves by sunday.

danzingurl77
06-05-2013, 07:15 PM
I have been gone for a while- but have still been bingeing off and on.. I could use the extra support again! I started school again last month and although sometimes I am too busy to binge-- whenever I have the extra time I am so stressed and the urges are really strong! I slipped up today but I am determined to make the rest of June better! :) good luck everyone!

sosurreptitious
06-05-2013, 08:01 PM
Hello everyone. I'm in desperate need of support. It seems that I really don't have anyone to talk to about my binge eating. I'm still really trying to get it all under control.

I've already had two episodes this month. I've been trying to drown the urge with water (ha!) and gum but I seem to just give in, in the long run :/

Honestly, I feel like I'm lost because I personally haven't found someone that I can openly talk to about this without judgement.

missunshine
06-06-2013, 09:35 AM
danzigurl- you're back yaay i missed you :hug: i was wondering where you were but i saw you posting in some other threads so i thought you were doing ok and didn't feel the need to post here.
i'm fighting with school and exams also and it's hard but i started preparing and planning my meals in advance and so far it has helped me. let's conquer june together


hstello- you came to the right place and you're not alone in this. :hug:
i think that once or twice a month is not bad as long as you get back on track. if you feel hungry don't deprive yourself because it will lead to binging.

quarterlife25
06-06-2013, 04:21 PM
I also want to get this month off to a good start though my binge today was not the way to go about it. XD

I'm looking for an accountability texting buddy, so if anyone would like to pair up in anti-binge eating efforts, perhaps we can work something out via pm.

SkinnyGina
06-06-2013, 04:55 PM
Well I definitely could be doing better about my binges this first week. I have had three episodes... it seems I do really well one day and then whoops the next day everything gets off track. So I am signing in to say I have had about 2-3 days without a binge lol...just not consecutively. I am frustrated but want to focus on the positives- I went grocery shopping and got a mix of good and bad food and am trying to just eat in during this next week. Also While I am binging I have successfully made it to the gym two weeks. So I feel that I am a least doing some positive actions to benefit me. Hope you ladies are doing well out there!

francesy
06-06-2013, 05:37 PM
After a rotten start to the month, I am here and ready to go binge-free for the rest of the month! I'm off to Italy next week and plan to sample all the local delicacies, BUT in moderation. I've never gone more than a few days without a binge, and I'm determined to put that to a stop now!

Granola
06-06-2013, 07:21 PM
Just had a mini binge in response to a mildy stressful situation, it really wasn't that bad (few bowls of cereal, some peanut butter and a couple apples...and some protein powder swirled with water) and I was able to stop myself so it was really just overeating rather than a binge, I even managed to take something out the oven before it cooked and put it right back in the fridge. Right now I want to go upstairs for some Cheezits that have been staring me down all week but I will not. I'm still going to go to the gym tonight, eat a light post workout snack, and get back on the horse first thing tomorrow morning morning. Looks like the rain should stop before 8 tonight so I can even walk to the gym!

I have to keep reminding myself that eating extra is NEVER a good idea and I will NOT be able to stop when I originally plan to. I'm so glad this forum is here, the accountability really does help.

6/6/13: The almost relapse.

laceyj
06-07-2013, 05:26 AM
Hey folks. Oh man! What a horrible start to this month. 2 binges already and tonight was truly epic. Let's just say the convenience store clerks are starting to give me weird looks. I have no shame, I keep going back! Now after some Pepto Bismo and a truly stuffed tummy I feel like my body is going to explode. It's time to talk to someone I think. I feel so out of control. hope the rest of the month is much better. I'm starting to think that it's time to stop counting calories so that I don't go cray cray when I go over. Let's keep our chins up though! Sounds like a lot of you are doing good.

krampus
06-07-2013, 11:35 AM
I'm starting to think that it's time to stop counting calories so that I don't go cray cray when I go over.

You've been doing it for years - trust yourself to know what a reasonable and moderate portion is like. Numbers crunching only produces more neurosis.

Granola
06-07-2013, 11:24 PM
Today was good, I ate an extra apple at dinner but no big deal. I'm much more likely to be satisfied with meals if they feel 'complete' (meat, vegetable, something sweet) so I need to start allocating an extra 50-100 calories at dinner for fruit. I also had two small bites of free sample cake at the grocery store (I threw the rest underneath my car as I couldn't keep it with me while driving without during something I'd later regret (it was raining pretty bad so this didn't feel like littering)), stuff like that I think is normal and healthy.

JellyBean32882
06-08-2013, 05:17 AM
Junk food detox is a great idea. I know ever since I started working I've been going up the ladder again. I was doing so good just not working it seems. Now I'm quitting my job to enter a new 'better' job, so I'm gonna use the time I have before starting my new job to get my act together with my diet and exercise and sleeping. Instead of saying I'm starting a diet, I'm gonna think of it as Junk food detox, which basically it will be cause every time we get rid of the junk it takes us a few days of bad cravings followed by irritation, moodiness, and headaches.

missunshine
06-08-2013, 09:18 AM
welcome jellybean :) wish you luck on your plan and new job!

i woke up today and my scales says that i lost about 5 pounds in the past few days being on plan. i don't know if it's my scale thats playing me but i'm so happy cause i haven't lost in a while and it's so encouraging. of course most of it was water weight.
sun has finally arrived here are my mood is so much better even if i have to study so much i feel optimistic. i hope it stays that way.

Granola
06-08-2013, 07:24 PM
Mini binge just occurred, lots of cereal, salted nuts, peanut butter, and fruit. Not enough to ruin what has been a decent first week but a mini binge nonetheless. This is exactly what happened on Thursday, cravings after taking a nap before the gym, I tell myself I can deal with the cravings by over indulging a bit but then I lose control. At least I didn't eat to the point in incapacitation and still made it to the gym, albeit late. Stuffing my face while tieing my shoes trying to get out the house in time. I know now that if I'm going to take a nap before going to the gym I need to keep a gallon of water by the bed and pre make a snack. Back on the horse tomorrow, actually, back on the horse right now.

sosurreptitious
06-09-2013, 12:59 AM
I recently started a low carb/high fat and protein type diet and it did very well of keeping me from binging as I felt full, always. I didn't have my hunger signals going haywire.

However, I was put in a position tonight at a family member's house where the dinner was very carb heavy. It was my husband's grandmother and there's really no way of turning down the food without being asked a million times to eat. So I told myself that I would have a small portion to save face and I would just come home and have a high protein snack. One small portion turned into two portions and four slices of bread...then a piece of pumpkin bread...followed by a snickers ice cream bar.

......then a trip to mcdonalds about half an hour ago.

I felt so in control these past few days and I feel awful that something like that has led me to this uncontrollable urge to consume everything in sight. I know my triggers, I knew better.

I'm just really venting and I apologize. I feel awful :/

JellyBean32882
06-09-2013, 04:37 AM
It's ok hstello, I'm the same way when it comes to family. It really does suck. Also when they say that I can have a small portion of stuff they just don't understand that I can't have ANY portion, otherwise I lose control and crave all over again.

missunshine
06-09-2013, 07:38 AM
It's ok hstello, I'm the same way when it comes to family. It really does suck. Also when they say that I can have a small portion of stuff they just don't understand that I can't have ANY portion, otherwise I lose control and crave all over again.

exactly! it happens almost every time to me, family gatherings turning into binging out of guilt. i hate when everyone always watches my every bite and portions and then encouraging me to eat more...:mad:

sosurreptitious
06-09-2013, 10:49 AM
It's ok hstello, I'm the same way when it comes to family. It really does suck. Also when they say that I can have a small portion of stuff they just don't understand that I can't have ANY portion, otherwise I lose control and crave all over again.

It's so overwhelming! I feel like I'm personally offending them if I don't eat. There's already so much self consciousness as it is because I moved to PA with my husband but I'm from Texas. I've only been here a year. I understand that they're being hospitable and trying to make me feel at home...but it's borderline stressful because I know what's going to happen, no matter how conscious of my triggers I am.

exactly! it happens almost every time to me, family gatherings turning into binging out of guilt. i hate when everyone always watches my every bite and portions and then encouraging me to eat more...:mad:

I agree! They watch your every bite and ask you how you like it. It's not the norm to refuse food by saying, "Sorry, I can't eat your spaghetti because I know it'll lead to a 5k calorie binge later and I just can't handle that."

*sigh*

Lizzyg
06-09-2013, 01:01 PM
I'm a binger too - and have gone a week without it! And a week without any junk food. It helps that my husband is back on track to, so we haven't had any junk in the house. But I can binge on non junk food too, so I'm glad that I've been able to avoid doing that too.

Granola
06-09-2013, 01:57 PM
Just binge ate full stop "because it's Sunday". I'm disappointed in myself, I guess. Next week will be better, I guess.

Lizzyg
06-09-2013, 01:58 PM
Just binge ate full stop "because it's Sunday". I'm disappointed in myself, I guess. Next week will be better, I guess.

:hug: You can always make today better! But I know for me, once I've started, it's hard to make the rest of the day better.

sosurreptitious
06-09-2013, 02:01 PM
Just binge ate full stop "because it's Sunday". I'm disappointed in myself, I guess. Next week will be better, I guess.

:hug::hug:

Granola
06-09-2013, 09:08 PM
Thanks for the support guys, I always have trouble with Sunday's, they're my only scheduled day off from work during the summer and what starts as a casual (I'll just eat a little more/won't really worry about calories) session of overeating turns into devouring everything in sight. Next week will be better, I'm sure of it as I've identified the new post nap craving trigger that got me on Thursday and Saturday and I'll treat Sunday like every other day except maybe I'll buy myself something nice for lunch within my calorie range if I'm good all week. This thread is really helpful and June is not even one third over!


@Lizzy, same for me. Usually one total binge ruins me for the entire day, I ate a ton a watermelon (not the worst thing to binge on) after I made that original post but since then I've been fine and managed to walk to the gym. I'm going to make some vegetable soup for later tonight and try to entertain myself without food. The gassy bloating is horrible though, makes it really hard to not think about my stomach.

laciemn
06-10-2013, 01:01 AM
I haven't messed up yet, but for a couple of days, I've been thinking about sweets. I got a recipe book...oh man. I'm resisting, but kind of close to self-sabotage. It's just not worth it, my friends.

Granola
06-10-2013, 06:11 PM
I haven't messed up yet, but for a couple of days, I've been thinking about sweets. I got a recipe book...oh man. I'm resisting, but kind of close to self-sabotage. It's just not worth it, my friends.

Do you schedule cheat meals? From the sounds of it, you'll have to satiate yourself somehow.

I wish I could for once plan to and actually act on over eating or maybe cooking something really involved when I feel a binge coming on after a long good streak. I've had a cheat meal scheduled for like 2 or 3 weeks (depending on how you look at it, it's really been scheduled for months...) but it keeps getting pushed back as I continue to over eat or binge, now it's scheduled for next Wednesday or Thursday.

Anyway, though I did gain weight just from yesterday, last night was good and today has been good so far.

missunshine
06-11-2013, 07:47 PM
i did so well last week and even lost some weight and exercised a bit and even my cellulite has improved but something snapped yesterday and all i want to do was finish off all my nutella which i did and i binged pretty hard yesterday and today. i don't want to be ok one week and then binge the next. i' m self sabotaging myself again. i'm determined to be on plan tomorrow and my first exam is tomorrow also.

granola- i hope you're feeling better

Lizzyg
06-11-2013, 08:07 PM
Thanks for the support guys, I always have trouble with Sunday's, they're my only scheduled day off from work during the summer and what starts as a casual (I'll just eat a little more/won't really worry about calories) session of overeating turns into devouring everything in sight. Next week will be better, I'm sure of it as I've identified the new post nap craving trigger that got me on Thursday and Saturday and I'll treat Sunday like every other day except maybe I'll buy myself something nice for lunch within my calorie range if I'm good all week. This thread is really helpful and June is not even one third over!


@Lizzy, same for me. Usually one total binge ruins me for the entire day, I ate a ton a watermelon (not the worst thing to binge on) after I made that original post but since then I've been fine and managed to walk to the gym. I'm going to make some vegetable soup for later tonight and try to entertain myself without food. The gassy bloating is horrible though, makes it really hard to not think about my stomach.

That's good that you did get to the gym!

I've kind of binged on cheese today. I think I'll still be ok calorie wise but I ate way too much cheese and felt that out of control feeling.

Granola
06-11-2013, 10:45 PM
i did so well last week and even lost some weight and exercised a bit and even my cellulite has improved but something snapped yesterday and all i want to do was finish off all my nutella which i did and i binged pretty hard yesterday and today. i don't want to be ok one week and then binge the next. i' m self sabotaging myself again. i'm determined to be on plan tomorrow and my first exam is tomorrow also.

granola- i hope you're feeling better

I bought almond butter last week and it's struggle not to dip a spoon in every time I go into the kitchen but of course one spoon leads to two and so on...I overate a small amount yesterday before the gym and a small amount for breakfast this morning but overall I think I hit maintenance both days. If I do slip up, it takes a load of stress off to still eat normally for the rest of the day, even if it's hard as I always feel like I should punish myself for messing up. Today I got a little bit stressed out and walked into the kitchen but then before I even started I told myself that food with NOT solve my problems and walked out, the same is true for all of us.

Good luck on your exam tomorrow, hopefully tomorrow can be the first 'ideal' eating day of the week for both of us, but let's not over think it too much.

KatieMo11
06-12-2013, 11:49 PM
I came home from college for the summer hoping to unwind from a tough semester. I have a high-stress job working in a daycare, 10-12 hours a day. I would go into details about what happened today, but it would just give me more grey hair. (As I'm only in my twenties, I'd like to avoid that). On top of that I am behind in my online nursing class, so much so that I could cry. So I came home and unproductively ate my feelings instead of going to the gym. I am so horrified I joined this forum just tonight.
I ate:
dinner: ravioli in homemade meat sauce, asparagus, side salad, and a dinner roll
then I kept going back to the kitchen for more...
1/3 bag skinnypop popcorn (little bowls, but I kept going back)
5 oreos with peanut butter
then a spoonful of peanut butter, plain
then another half spoonful
three pieces of cinammon bread from great harvest
four snickerdoodle cookies leftover from an open house
3 chocolate coated ritz peanut butter crackers
20 minipretzels and another spoonful of peanut butter

ugh this is terrible. It reads like a shopping list.

missunshine
06-13-2013, 08:11 AM
katiemo11, welcome ...and don't beat yourself up to much...we're all in this together. i had a similar situation as you last night.
it did so well all day untill after dinner when i finished of a bag of cookies from previous night telling myself that i need to get rid of it so i won't get tempted anymore. and as a result today i woke up at my heaviest with at leat 5 pounds up most of which is water but a 3day binge i probably gained 1 pound. ugh...

robotfingers
06-13-2013, 07:25 PM
i came here to say that i had a thing of ice cream that i just finished "so i wouldn't be tempted anymore" so uh, i relate, missunshine.

it has been a rough few days and tomorrow is my weight watchers weigh-in. boo.

missunshine
06-14-2013, 03:37 PM
yesterday i did well, today also untill before dinner i ate a whole bag of cookies and kept going with dinner and a dessert...i'm so sick of myself, a few moments ago i realized how much this binging actually affects my life. i push people away and hide from them so i can be alone with my food. it's insane. i don't like to go out but i want to go with my friends. i feel like i'm missing out on so many things because of binging. i meand all i can focus on lately is food when i should be studying but i can't bring myself to stay focused for more than 15 minutes. i'm also affraid my life is going to pass without me even living it. i had so many oportunities and i let them go because of my eating disorder. ughhh i'm so mad right now!!
sorry guys i had to vent.

Granola
06-14-2013, 06:15 PM
I just binged as well, I'm so far past the point of wanting to list everything and now, after the fact (well it won't be over until I finish these last 5 strawberries, or maybe not, I want to keep eating...) of course I wish I hadn't done it but 20 minutes ago what would become the catalyst food seemed completely innocent. I was just going to eat dinner a bit early, I just bought groceries and wanted to try them, etc, I don't know what I was thinking, there are so many things I could have instead but I chose to binge. And just like that, my Friday and entire weekend are ruined as I won't be able to take my mind off of what just happened. I feel too bloated to allow myself to take a nap and yet I'm too tired to do anything productive. I might force myself to the gym but today is my day off and no amount of exercise can undo what just happened.

I want the 2nd half of June to myself, I don't want to share it with binging, maybe I'll start hanging signs up in the kitchen, setting helpful reminders for myself when I'm feeling uneasy. I can't believe this just happened, I can't let this happen ever again.


@misssunshine, I do the same thing, pushing people away because I'm ashamed of myself and insecure. I don't want to be in contact with others until I reach my goal and the self imposed isolation leads to the kinds of emotions that then lead to binging.

I never recognize how close I am to binging until I actually do it, it's like backing up in car without a mirror, slowly driving backwards not having a clue how much room you have until you hit the other car. I just need to the find the binge eating equivalent to mirrors.

Tomorrow is the 15th. Binge free in the 2nd half of June, we can all do that, right?

PaintedPonies
06-18-2013, 07:34 AM
June has been a downward spiral for me.
I was doing so well. I was working hard on the farm, eating well, losing weight, wasn't so food obsessed... Then I went home, and Bagels, Bread, Pasta, Cookies, etc. etc. etc.
All I wanted when I was home was bread, and that's pretty much what I ate.
When I got back from visiting home, my eating habits didn't return to how they were before going home, but they turned back to binging. I've been doing so terribly :(
I've gained back the weight I lost, my face has broken out, and I feel awful!
So, today is Day 1 again! I need to do this. I'm so sick of feeling so disappointed in myself for the night before, but then just doing it again. I'll probably be back tonight when I'm battling those post-dinner binge cravings. And I REFUSE to follow through on them this time!!!

SkinnyGina
06-19-2013, 11:03 AM
Hey Painted ponies - Don't be to discouraged. I understand you are seeing you results slip away but you are facing a challenge that most of us face. Its difficulty to just change your environment permanently- At least for me I am constantly around bad food/take out etc. and there is little I can do about it. I try to keep one day at a time mentality. The beginning of June was literally 50/50 for me...and eventually I burned out on it. I did binge yesterday but that was my first one in almost 5 days (yippee) and overall I am in the plus versus negative. I think that helps me (downplaying the mistakes) but I understand your frustration. If this was suppose to be easy I dont think half of us would be here! :hug:

robotfingers
06-19-2013, 04:39 PM
This past week has not been good and I have regained a pound. :(
BUT. I found out that the key to success is ALWAYS having the right foods on hand, because if I don't, I will just make absolutely terrible food decisions. And I also found out yesterday that if I eat even just a tiny amount of chocolate or candy I will be starving and miserable and have cravings for junk food all day.
Back on plan I go...

halo104
06-19-2013, 07:22 PM
Right now I feel like I'm having difficulty actually EATING, and when I do, it's total junk food. I haven't had anything to eat today, and I'm already planning some cheesecake for dinner. Ugh.

Here's for day one of making my dinner vegetables and chicken!

Granola
06-20-2013, 09:24 AM
June has been a downward spiral for me.
I was doing so well. I was working hard on the farm, eating well, losing weight, wasn't so food obsessed... Then I went home, and Bagels, Bread, Pasta, Cookies, etc. etc. etc.
All I wanted when I was home was bread, and that's pretty much what I ate.
When I got back from visiting home, my eating habits didn't return to how they were before going home, but they turned back to binging. I've been doing so terribly :(
I've gained back the weight I lost, my face has broken out, and I feel awful!
So, today is Day 1 again! I need to do this. I'm so sick of feeling so disappointed in myself for the night before, but then just doing it again. I'll probably be back tonight when I'm battling those post-dinner binge cravings. And I REFUSE to follow through on them this time!!!

Downward spiral is right, just when I think I can't get any worse...today's my day one. I find my carb cravings are much worse when I'm tired, too tired to focus on anything else but food, sometimes I don't even notice I'm actually tired until I lay down but the cravings will be there. I'm going to work on getting 8hrs+ of sleep a night, there's no reason why I can't

KittyKatFan
06-20-2013, 11:09 PM
Well, I finally feel like m back on track and in a good place. Two weeks and one day binge-free. Nowhere near my 19-week personal best, but making progress. Feeling once again like I can make a permanent lifestyle change by eating in moderation.

I had a big test on Tuesday. Two weeks ago, I was challenged to eat two donuts, the theory being that if I eat the foods I crave, I will not feel deprived and the cravings will disappear. Well, I tried and went on a binge. But I wanted to succeed, so I tried again and succeeded!

I have been pushing myself all week to eat what I want in moderation and have succeeded with little guilt. I hope to keep it up.

PaintedPonies
06-21-2013, 07:24 AM
SkinnyGina- Thanks :) I know it's hard, it's just so frustrating when I think I'm finally recovered and am doing so well, and then I lose my footing. But food addiction is like any other addiction, and relapse is part of recovery. I just finished Day 3's breakfast. I have my lunch packed for work, and will go swimming after I'm done, so it'll be a good day. We're having someone over, too, so having a guest will make sure I don't binge today.
The weekend will be a challenge. I just need to find ways to spend time!

KittyKatFan- Nice! I'm still working on baking breads and cupcakes that don't disappear within 24 hours :p

Good luck everyone

Granola
06-21-2013, 09:52 PM
How is everyone doing?

Sleep really seems to help, much easier to overcome cravings when you're fully charged mentally. Can't wait to go to bed tonight, haha. Day 2 and I've either lost a bit or broke even. Tonight I got hungry (maintaining all of my post binge self takes a lot of calories) and had an extra can of tuna and some grapes, which is just fine, still 2 good days in my book. 2-3 days in I always feel like I'll never binge again, like it's just a crazy thought that I'll ever be in that state of mind again and then before I know it...This time I feel the same way but I guess there's nothing I can do but wait out the false sense of security until the tough part comes in about 5 days...

SkinnyGina
06-29-2013, 03:47 PM
Hey Granola- hmm well I had a mediocre month being Binge free but keep exercising so there is something positive. This last week was just bad 3/7 days binged. Now I an trying to reset so here I go day 1- and hopefully it will lead right into July.

missunshine
06-30-2013, 03:18 PM
it's the last day of june so let's try our hardest to enter new month with positive energy.
lately i've been doing ok, i don't know what's up with saturdays but i always end up overeating on saturdays evening.
i've been working out almost every day to get some muscles and i must say i've become quite addicted to squats lol
this week i lost maybe 1 pound but i really want to gain some muscles.
i have 7 weeks to loose 7 kg (about 18 pounds?) and i'm not giving up.

Granola
06-30-2013, 03:50 PM
I had a great week up until this morning which was the worst in a while, this week has been so easy too, I gave up bread/rice/corn carbs and my cravings dropped to almost zero. I felt great.

It's not even 3pm and I've eaten somewhere between...well does it even matter? I ate a lot. I can't remember the last time I ate so much that chocolate stopped tasting good. I feel kinda sick and suddenly have an earache, something about Sunday I just don't care, I need a non food related itinerary for next Sunday.