Starting to binge. Afraid.
Hi All, I'm new to this forum, but I'm definitely a binge eater. I got my binge eating under control for several years, but about a eighteen months ago, I got derailed by stress and started binge eating again.
I'm trying to lose the weight that I put back on after my six-month binge spree.
I was doing great, and dropped 16 lbs, following the same plan that I followed last time I lost the weight. Then, I had to take a trip to Europe, where I was being hosted by some people, didn't speak the language, and really didn't have any food choices. Ate a lot of stuff that wasn't strictly on my plan, but no binging, and managed to maintain my weight.
When I got back, I had trouble getting back on track with my eating plan, but still no binging.
But for the past two days I started to binge. I think it is stress-related. There are a lot of family transitions going on right now. A lot of times I don't exactly realize that I'm stressed, but I guess binging is the signal that I'm more stressed than I realize.
What I call binging is basically when I eat very high calorie foods in secret--so far I've eaten a whole bunch of chocolate, half a container of creme fraiche, and a huge chocolate eclair that I purchased at the store and ate in the parking lot before I went home.
I am terrified and want to break this binge cycle before it completely derails me.
Any help or advice is welcome.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.--Winston Churchill