I’m new to the forum and have decided to start my own journal after reading some of your inspiring posts!
I have struggled with my eating since I was about 16…I’m now 26 so that’s ten years of dieting/bingeing/calorie counting/bullimia and all the other rubbish that comes along with this…
I’m so sick of the endless cycle of it all..each time blaming myself when the diet doesn’t work out and resolving to be even stricter next time! I think I’m finally starting to realise that dieting is not the solution and is in fact making matters alot worse…i’m not even overweight (i just feel fat and gross sometimes).
I know that if I keep doing what I’ve been doing the next ten years will be just like the last and whilst they haven’t been awful, life is passing me by. I’m so wrapped up with my dieting/bingeing that I hardly ever see my friends or socialise or do any hobbies ..I used to enjoy sports but now exercising has just become a way of burning calories which has taken all the fun out of it..
I really want to tackle this once and for all and would really appreciate any support and advice that you are able to give. I have never told any of my friends or family about my eating problems before and don’t feel like I ever could so I’m hoping that by using this forum I will feel less alone and take back my life!!! I hope I can help out others too.
Have binged today but tomorrow is a new day…off to bed now-going to dream of being binge free
Hey JP, so this is your new day!!!! Our binging isolates us, beats us up and brings us to our knees. I found this site after 50 years of a history just like yours. Your right about lost time, fun and activities because of shame or feeling fat.
Enough!! I want you to start living your life by embracing who you are and what you weight this very moment…be a lovefinder and not a faultfinder.
Throw away the scales and all food restrictions. Give it a try because what you are doing is not working. Spend some time reading other post..you’ll see success and hope for you.
JP! I just felt like i was reading my own story. Im not actually ‘overweight’ i am classed as a ‘normal weight’ but what even is that? Surely you cant put a label on it because its how you feel about the way you look. Anyway, i would like to lose a little weight, only about a stone and when i first tried this 2 years ago, i went on ridiculous restrictive diets and thats how it all began. 2 years later im stuck with this binge ED and i have literally about 1 month ago realised that if this is ever going to end then ive got to stop dieting and thinking about losing weight. Im 16 now and i dont think i could live with it like you have! I’d love to help you and i hope your days are binge free