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Vixsin 03-14-2011 08:28 AM

Binge-Free Challenge: 3.14.11 - 3.20.11 - We are in this together!
:cheer2: :cheer2:Welcome to the binge-free challenge!! :cheer2: :cheer2:

This is a place where you can come in and talk about binging. Feel free to post about your successes and your struggles and keep track of how many days you've been binge free. You can also vent about anything and everything you feel like getting out. We are here to share our feelings and to encourage and inspire each other.

No negativity! We are strong chicks and I KNOW we all can do this!! And we don't have to do it alone, we have each other to get us through the rough times.

ALL chicks are welcome -- no one is excluded! If you are trying to lose weight, not trying, maintaining, recovering from an eating disorder, in the midst of one, or have ANY kind of problem with food, we would love to have you join us!! Please do not hesitate to post your feelings. Jump right in head first!!! We WILL catch you! :hug:

leblebi 03-14-2011 09:18 AM

Good morning chickies! Not sure of the day since every day is day 1 but am feeling all right. This weekend was challenging...my mom has been visiting for some much-needed emotional support and she's leaving tonight. We were living it up this weekend and while I didn't binge, I did have more to drink that I usually do and ended up snacking on unnecessary things. It shows on the scale :( But, tonight I also leave for a business trip so those are always easy to manage in terms of food, etc. Since I stay in hotels, nothing is readily available and junk food requires getting dressed and driving to the store. With that said, I hope to be back on track by the end of the week.

I won't be able to check in with you guys so wishing you all a good and healthy week.

paris81 03-14-2011 09:25 AM


Starting with a new therapist today--hopefully she'll be better than the last one (who was not good at all!)

Vixsin 03-14-2011 09:53 AM

Paris, only 60 days left until you cross the 1 year mark. That is amazing! Great job!!! Good luck with the new therapist. :)

Today is Day 156. Feeling good. :)

partypantalones 03-14-2011 10:13 AM

wow, you all have been doing so well for so long! i'm just coming off a wild weekend...binge-free for 6 hours :) even though i try to be understanding with myself...that i like quantity, that sometimes it's ok to indulge, etc...i think i've learned a couple things about myself: 1. i weigh less when i keep myself from even the occasional binge (so duh!) and 2. the "damage" done always escalates from 1 tick to 20 because the binge isn't isolated. it goes on and on and on.

i feel like there are so many areas i need to key in on right now: binging, clean-eating, mindfulness, exercise. and i'm a little overwhelmed. :/

but i'm going to start here, so that hopefully these 6 hours grow! :D

krampus 03-14-2011 11:06 AM

partypantalones, I am in a similar boat, coming off of several days' worth. I think it's too much to tackle it all at once - any improvement after a few days of nonstop binging is a cause for celebration.

Sarahlynn 03-14-2011 11:14 AM

I am on day 6 again but I feel good and strong this time. I WILL beat the binge monster and I WILL be able to fit into my summer clothes and not need to buy a bigger size!!

ravensglen3 03-14-2011 01:32 PM

Hey guys. This weekend I had a weak moment. On Saturday, around 11 PM I ate about 20 saltine crackers I didn't feel hungry for, and about 6 small cookies. I feel pretty guilty. I didn't stuff my face without thought, I ate them while enjoying them, but I knew I wasn't hungry. This was after eating a full dinner (a fried fish sandwich, which I also felt guilty about), and I felt guilty while I was eating the crackers and cookies. :( :( But, the rest of the weekend wasn't bad, and I didn't throw in the towel on Sunday just because I over-ate Saturday night. It wasn't a binge because I wasn't stuffing my face or numbing my emotions. I just over-ate because I felt like it. Afterwards, I felt bad.

So that makes today 44. Even though I'm not sure if I should start over or not.

fruitlady 03-14-2011 04:23 PM

i think I'm on day 51! Really wanted chocolate & peanut butter today, we didn't have any here thankfully. If I wasn't broke, I'm sure I'd be at the market getting it right now. Feel very weak today, like I don't care anymore. Once these thoughts pass, I'll be happy I didn't binge.

Vixsin 03-14-2011 08:33 PM

great new avatar fruitlady! Beautiful!!!

krampus 03-14-2011 08:50 PM

Today is Day 1. I am trying out not eating breakfast because in a natural weekend state, I'm not hungry until the afternoon, and starting to eat early in the day gets me thinking about eating constantly all day.

paris81 03-15-2011 09:06 AM

Thanks Vixsin! The therapist went well. She asked good questions and had good insights, and this was only the initail intake meeting.

She's not an eating disorder specialist, but I don't know how much of a difference that would make, since I've managed to resist the behavoir for some time now. I figure she'll be good to figure out why the behavoir is there, like any other negative behavoir.


Vixsin 03-15-2011 09:48 AM

Glad to hear it, Paris!

Today is 157!!

tamara72 03-15-2011 11:03 AM

day 60. struggling today. been working a lot recently which keeps me out of temptations way but I am now off for a week and home alone for the majority of the day. never really thought about it before but being alone is obviously a trigger for me. I dont even feel hungry I just want to pass some time eating. Strange :?:

ravensglen3 03-15-2011 12:50 PM

day 45. Went for a long walk yesterday and talked on the phone for about 2 hours. Didn't have the urge to binge because I was too busy being busy!

SarahinBalance 03-15-2011 02:13 PM

Today is Day 35 I think - Exercised A LOT yesterday and was ravenous - like my body just could not get full - so I ended up breaking even calories in/calories out wise. Decided to give myself a few more calories this week since I've been working out pretty hard and am pretty close to my goal weight. Aim for 1/2 a pound instead of a pound.

That said, it's <still> hard to tell the difference between psychological and physical hunger. At some point yesterday I got full, then wasn't REALLY hungry for dinner but wasn't REALLY full after. And woke up starving today. I wouldn't call yesterday a binge, but didn't make the healthiest choices in trying to get my body satisfied.

It's all still a struggle and the hardest one is trying not to think about food ALL THE TIME. Calculating and recalculating my calories/burn for the day. I use Fitday and I still calculate and re-calculate different scenarios.

fruitlady 03-15-2011 04:19 PM

Day 52- all cravings I had yesterday are now gone. I went to the market today & bought all healthy food, no chocolate or peanut butter.

missunshine 03-15-2011 05:38 PM

I've been on a one way roller coaster lately. i just can't stop binging. it's worse every day, now it's gone that far that i binge already in the morning and troughout the day. it's ridicolous. i'm tried to do good today, bribing myself with a new jacket, but unfortunately it didnt work. i binged but not that much. it was within my daily calorie limit. but still. i was frantically wanderig around the town and thinking what could i buy to satisfy the monster in me. so i was walking from a store to a store. if only someone knew what i was actually doing... i'm very embarassed by my behaviour but i just can't break the cycle. only 20 pounds left to gaining all i have lost. i'm thinking of buying some green cofee but still hesitating, after reading some negative reports.
i see some of you ladies doing pretty great. keep it up. i wish i could do that too. i'm thinking about writing a blog to clear my minds and be accountable with myself. hopefully it'll work...hoping to reach day 1 tomorrow.

zizania 03-15-2011 08:04 PM

Day 7

Sarahlynn 03-15-2011 10:28 PM

Day 7, I ate more than I should have on a diet but I didnt binge and I didnt let it ruin my day. Even if I am up a bit tomorrow my life isnt over and it wont be anything a good hour workout cant fix :)

icedragon6669 03-15-2011 11:14 PM

Day 17

Hitting a big obstacle today! A trigger.... ECK!

having an improntu BBQ with family, I would love to have said NO, but this is the only way my kids see their pop (hes an ***, and wont have anything to do wtih us, and the only way for them to see him is at family gatherings at other family members houses. *SIGH*) but that means facing a full Aussie BBQ, with food galore and add to the mix 3 horrible SIL's that tell me everything I should be, and everything I should do, and how to raise my kids ...
Now thats a trigger to stuff my face and ignore the lot of them
but I don't want to break not just my binge challenge, but my diet and weight loss as I finally believe I am suceeding in beating my binge monster, and to binge to avoid goes against everything I am trying to do.

SO I WONT BINGE, or even eat beyond my diet plan! I can do this!

fuct 03-16-2011 06:50 AM

day 3 :D

spingirl9 03-16-2011 07:55 AM

Got through day 23 yesterday, hooray! Great job everyone.

Vixsin 03-16-2011 09:08 AM


ravensglen3 03-16-2011 09:46 AM

I am soooo tired today. I just kept tossing and turning all night. It's hard to guage real vs. fake hunger when you are tired. I am drinking coffee at work right now, trying reaaallly hard not to over-eat just because I'm exhausted!

paris81 03-16-2011 09:50 AM


SarahinBalance 03-16-2011 12:19 PM

day 36 - These past couple of days have been a real struggle for me - It has been SO hard distinguishing between mental and physical hunger. Today I am planning healthy meals/healthy snacks spread throughout the day:

Cereal - 730AM
Granola Bar - 1030AM
Sandwich/carrots - 1230PM
Luna Bar - 230PM
Almonds/Apple - 430PM
Grilled Cheese Veggie Burger/Salad - 730PM
Yogurt/Fruit - 9PM

Goal today is to break even and then jumpstart weight loss again next week. Feeling SO ANXIOUS, like the anxiety is coursing through my body and I just can't shake it. So I want to eat, but that just makes me more anxious. Goal is to give my food plan up to God and ride the anxiety out in between meals.

SarahinBalance 03-16-2011 03:12 PM

Today is REALLY hard - Finding it difficult to "sit" with my feelings - Want to eat them or just make them go away - but alas eating won't make them go away so I just sit with them.

Find myself wanting to root out the cause but I don't think I can really pinpoint anything. So instead I just SIT with my DARN feelings and try not to react. Stupid anxiety.

Bought some dark chocolate, had about 300 cals of it and then went around and handed it out as the "chocolate fairy" to my office - then put the rest on the communal table. Was delicious but feelings still there. Think I'm going to go for a drive.

fruitlady 03-16-2011 04:27 PM

53 days since I binged, I think my stomach shrunk. Even if i over eat, i can't eat that much. I don't know how I even fit 5300 calories(including breakfast, lunch & dinner) of food in my stomach in one day when I used to binge. Now, if I do over eat it's more like 2500 calories for the day including my meals & I'm stuffed.

Emme 03-16-2011 05:00 PM

Hi everyone ~ I'm on day 73. Weekends are hardest for me, so I love being at work and being in my routine during the week. Hope everyone is doing ok today. Happy hump day. :)

SarahinBalance 03-16-2011 05:28 PM

Breathing instead of eating. Breathing instead of eating. Breathing instead of eating.

tamara72 03-16-2011 07:04 PM

day 61 and still struggling with not being at work.
Sarahinbalance ; completely understand what you say about having to sit with your feelings.I really should try to dig deeper and understand the root cause but at the minute it is easier to just take it day by day and control the binging. hopefully as time goes by it will become easier to separate my emotions and the need to binge and I will be able to sort out the way I feel without raiding the fridge and making the situation a whole lot worse.

SarahinBalance 03-16-2011 10:23 PM

VERY close to relapsing - If I go over again tomorrow then I will have to start over on Day 1. Ate according to plan and then had 1 spoon of PB, a spoon of Nutella and a Luna bar. It IS over eating but I'm done. I'm stopping for the night.

DAMMIT I want to figure out what is going on with me. I've been feeling anxious all day - I walked 3 miles this AM and 2 this evening with the pups, drank some relax tea, lay in the hammock for a while and SOMETHING is going on. And it's effecting my eating.

LADIES I am committing to you - I will eat 2100 calories tomorrow, I won't eat dark chocolate and will just eat sustaining foods, I will eat nourishing foods spaced out throughout the day and I will undo the damage I did today (calorie wise).

I'm trying so hard and doing all the things I know to do to take care of myself but can't figure out what is going on with me. PRAYING to wake up in a different mood/attitude.

krampus 03-16-2011 10:31 PM

Today is Day 3. I overate yesterday and felt a bit of desire to binge but I didn't do it. Today will be stressful - my cell phone stopped working just as my mom embarks on her journey to Japan which obviously may not work out according to plan, and I am feeling a bit fidgety and crave-y from messed up eating hours and having ice cream yesterday. I won't blow it though. I can't afford not to fit into these pants.

icedragon6669 03-16-2011 11:38 PM

Survived yesterday (miss autistic chucked a screaming tantrum so i didn't go to the bbq for dinner, though I did send my other daughter and OMG at what they said about us.. funny they must think my other daughter deaf as they were rather blunt.. I am sad now, I know they are nasty but I don't know if i should confront them or just avoid them)

now is day 18

whitlockdj 03-17-2011 01:23 AM

omg wish I'd saw this last night when I started a thread under "weightloss support" CRAVINGS and BINGEING late at night are my #1 problems and sabatoges my GOOD days. I've intended to have it together this week haven't done so well with it Mon. & Tues. but TONIGHT I want to win this battle! TONIGHT and the rest of this week. (im craving now but I shall fight it!) glass of water and plum for me until these my MIND stop playing tricks on me!!...I will definitely be checking back. Hope everyone is doing well with this challenge!!

paris81 03-17-2011 09:12 AM


Vixsin 03-17-2011 09:13 AM

Day 159!

SarahinBalance 03-17-2011 11:59 AM

Day 36 - Good workout, eating whole foods, hungry now but waiting a bit for lunch time. Just breathing and putting one foot in front of the other.

Tough week.

fruitlady 03-17-2011 03:52 PM

Day 54!

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