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My light bulb moment.
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March 11, 2010 at 2:16 pm #1703
Tonight was the night I realise I have a very big problem. I feel so sick, and so full, I can barely move, Not too mention I am full of anger and sadness all at the same time. My emotions are running rings in my head, so much I cant sleep!!…. so I want to eat… how does this get better? Why am I putting myself through this agony? How do I make my first step to recovery?March 11, 2010 at 2:27 pm #41062
You just made your first step. Start reading peoples journals and start posting. YOU ARE not alone honey. Congratulations, welcome to the forum. Many hugs, we have all been right where you are. xox JenMarch 11, 2010 at 2:31 pm #41063
I feel consumed by food, either by eating it or thinking about it and nothing in between…… I feel like I am going crazy!March 11, 2010 at 2:38 pm #41064
You are not crazy. You have learned to deal with something (whatever it may be)by using food as a coping mechanism. It is a viscious cycle but you can break out of it. Have you always binged? Were you dieting or restricting food in any way. This could be the reason. Food becomes the cure all but also eventually becomes part of the problem. You obviously want this to stop and YOU have the power to do it. You are not powerless over food. You can choose to change. You just need to beleive and TRY. What can you do to remove yourself from the place (s) where you are bingeing. I am right here to respond to you so don’t give up….JenMarch 11, 2010 at 2:55 pm #41065
I have 3 beautiful children and a wonderful husband, My youngest started school this year, most people assume that is a parents happiest moment… getting more time to be yourself. But I really miss having my kids around me most of the time, I am independent, I dont live through my kids but I havent done a lot for my self other than lunch with my friends once a week. I do feel guilt if I pull out a hobby to start or finish, because as a mum/wife there is always something to do (my mum taught me well), my hubby has a hobby and i am immediately jealous (unknowing to him) he can do his thing with out feeling selfish. Writing this down feels good actually, i didnt think it would, but its pretty easy to see where this has come from hey?!March 11, 2010 at 3:01 pm #41066
So, maybe you are using food to fill the void of missing your kids. That is understandable, but in the long run, it is only temporary. Maybe instead of eating you could plan something special to do with them when they get home, like an art project or an outdoor event. What does your husband do that you cant do as a hobby? Sounds like you have no time for nurturing yourself either and you might be comforting with food. What do you think…keep writing Donna — you will get to the bottom of this and learn where you need to start…xox JenMarch 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm #41067
PS — if you don’t take care of you first, who will take care of them…you DESERVE that!! (this is coming from a “do it all” mom)….your children and hubby deserve a happy and complete YOU…March 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm #41068
I tend to procrustinate so there is no time for me… I need to ‘think it then do it’, Rather than, I must do ‘that’ soon.March 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm #41069
Put your me time first and don’t feel a bit guilty. Everything will fall into place…even if it is 1/2 hour a day. Make a window of time that is all about you. I am sure that it will make you feel a lot better.March 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm #41070
I am is Australia and I really should catching ZZZZZ’s right now. I will blog tomorrow night (tonight) and I promise I will do some painting for myself….. and be organised to go for an evening walk with the kids and hubby (usually i stay home to cook the tea).
Thanks for your support Jen, I really appreciate your kind words.March 11, 2010 at 3:34 pm #41071
I feel happy that you are going to do that! Very good then…good luck, sleep well!March 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm #41072
Your right, it doesnt have to be an all day event to do something for myself, Half an hour should be an acceptable goal to work with, I dont know why I never thought of that before….. chat soon and thank you again.
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