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Old 10-14-2009, 06:26 AM   #16  
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Starting day 4!

Hang in there everyone. Baby steps!

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Old 10-14-2009, 09:33 AM   #17  
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I'm on Day 28! It's getting tough. I thought it would get easier the longer I went, but I've had such cravings recently. I think about it, and I want to use "You haven't binged in so long" as an excuse to binge.

But then I think about how I could possibly get to a whole month binge-free. AHH!! Plus all the Halloween candy in the grocery stores, right at the entrace, really, really doesn't help! And it snowed the other day-perfect hunker down and binge weather ! (as is a sunny day, rainy day, windy day, cold day, hot day, etc--Just excuses here!)
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:50 AM   #18  
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While I wouldn't count today as a binge by any means, it certainly wasn't the greatest day for my diet. I was about 500 calories over...damn chocolate. I'm really frustrated with myself right now, because this is the first time I've slipped up in weeks. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day...
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:47 PM   #19  
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Hi guys,
I am just getting started on being binge-free (again), so I don't want to sound like I am getting ahead of myself, but of course I have been there (many) times before.

I am curious how you all deal with the all or nothing side of binging. How do you kick the binging habit? Do you have to be 100% junk food free? If you have one small handful of M&M's can you stop yourself?

For me, I have to start out TOTALLY controlled to break the habit. It takes me about six weeks to see the results of my restricted diet and then i start loosing up. Eventually I am back to eating junk almost everyday.

My idea of being free of this insanity is to be free of the obsession and the ability to have a treat once and a while without slipping down the slope to binging every night. However, when I "diet" I am 100% controlled and try not to eat ANY junk. It is so hard to live in the middle.

Any thoughts? Advice?
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:20 PM   #20  
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Day 2 (yesterday wasn't perfect, some overeating but not a B).

I think it's really hard to find a middle ground.
Sometimes I do better being 100% strict, and sometimes I do better if I cheat a little.
But cheating a little quickly gets out of control.......while being OVERLY strict results in a binge....
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:06 PM   #21  
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It's day 2 for me today.

I am all or nothing. Either I am 100% off plan or I am bingeing the whole day. I really wish I could break free of the pattern, but I have no idea how.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:07 PM   #22  
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I know, I think I do OK when I am 100% committed. I think it is like being an alcoholic, one drink and...pow! But I would really like to be a "social drinker" once I lose my weight!

I went to a counselor about six months ago. She was helpful in some ways, but not so helpful in other ways. She said she thought eating was one of the only ways I know how to nurture myself. She thought that if I found other ways to nurture myself, I wouldn't turn to food for comfort so much.

What do you guys think about that? Do you think binging is comforting?
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:59 PM   #23  
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Binge-free Wednesday. That's 5 days binge free.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:29 PM   #24  
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KarenLee, I think bingeing is comforting for a few fleeting minutes while the taste is in my mouth - after that it becomes the opposite of comforting.

Paris, day 28, that is great!

Today was almost day one for me. Almost.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:23 AM   #25  
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Karen Lee--I find that if I'm too controling with myself, I go crazy. So when I'm out with others, I let myself eat closer to the idea of what I want (obviously if what I want is fettuccine Alfredo or something equally over the top, I tame myself).

This works for me because I've never had a problem eating too much in front of others. Sure, I can over indulge a bit, but not out of control to the point where it's hurting my weight loss. I imagine that this will get more difficult when (notice that--WHEN!) I'm smaller, but for now it works well. That way I get a taste of what I want without going overboard. It helps that I live alone, and most of my meals are alone, so for those I'm super good, and it's not quite as hard. (although lately as you can see from my post that I've been struggling these past few days!)

You can get there! I'm on 29 days binge free, and this is something that I honestly didn't think I was capable of.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:51 AM   #26  
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ooo I'd like to join you all!

I have been binge free since October 9th! So almost 1 week!
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:04 AM   #27  
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Hey everyone. 3 Bad Days.

First day, I thought well, did not eat enough during the day...
Second day, announced binge to dh (he was witness to part of it), did not have any good reason...
Third day, I have that telltale hormonal headache today. It is making a little more sense to me now. But still,this morning was a minorly mitigated disaster. I am off plan..way off plan.

Even taking a birth control pill daily (no withdrawal for periods), my darn hormones get the better of me. I guess I should be happy my ovaries are working

But here I am. I will be posting. I WILL be posting!

KarenLee, yup, that's when the hard time hits me most often.

Wardhog, the all or nothing part is so hard for me to temper. I believe it is a personality thing.

DogMomNP-- are you a nurse practitioner? or are those your initials (been wondering)

Iris, good news is welcome! And also helps to reinforce good habits.

GO paris, midst, looser and fitway!

now I head to daily plate------>

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Old 10-15-2009, 07:48 PM   #28  
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i'll have to start over tomorrow, i ate way too much today. i'll also hit the gym again tomorrow.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:07 PM   #29  
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Day 3 for me today. I just booked our flights to go to my grandma's for Thanksgiving, so I really need to keep it up.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:21 PM   #30  
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You guys are so inspiring!! Even if you have a bad day (or two or three) you get back at it!! Way to go!!
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