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October 30, 2011 at 12:55 am #4195
Hello Everyone. I am happy to join this forum because I have some serious issues with food. Issues that I can’t control alone anymore. I’m happy to meet everyone as well.
I know lots of people have struggled with eating their whole lives, and I feel very grateful that I have only had this problem for two years now. It started with pure restriction (I had a very, very distorted image of myself)and I would barely eat anything for days. I began the familar restrict – binge cycle. About two months ago, I decided I was going to stop the restricting for good and it was difficult but I managed. However, the binging continued. As of today, my cycle is eat normally – binge, eat normally- binge, over and over again.
Normally for me, is around 1200-1500 calories, including some fruit & vegetables,and limiting junk food. That’s it. For an impossible reason, this is extremely difficult to accomplish. I usually end up binging. And everytime I binge, I want to restrict. It’s almost a natural reaction. But I know if I restrict, I’ll end up gaining more weight in the end. So I just keep eating. I don’t know why I’m eating… The food tastes bland and greasy, but I just keep eating… I can’t stop anymore.October 30, 2011 at 1:24 pm #87411
Hi little fairy(great name) welcome to the forum.I only joined a few days ago but ive found it a massive help already so keep posting.Most people say to not restrict and eat whatever you want but that is so scary,i cant do that because i know it will end up with a binge.Its so hard to know what to do for the best.Good luckOctober 30, 2011 at 3:03 pm #87412
Hi Little Fairy, I’m new here too, I also have the exact same feeling like you, I don’t eat for taste but i just eat for no reason. Well, I hope we both get enough motivation and help so we can stop eating so much and stop ruining our own lives. It’s been only 2 and a half months and I’ve already gained so much fat that it very prominent. Best of luck for your progress in stopping bingingOctober 30, 2011 at 6:58 pm #87413
Hey Little Fairy. Im glad you have found the forum. Are you sure that you are not subconciously restricting even a little, 1200-1500 cals is pretty low. 2000 is about avg for a woman trying to maintain her weight. You can’t not restrict if you are trying to lose weight. Hope this helps xx sarahOctober 30, 2011 at 7:38 pm #87414
I can completely relate to everything you have said in your first post. I joined here a year ago and did well for awhile, but I just recently rejoined because I am back to my old binging cycle. It is very discouraging, but what Sarah said is completely true. I know it’s hard to eat 2,000 calories, trust me, but that is the reason I am back here again because I never allowed myself to eat 2,000 – I always restricted and that always lead to binging. I think we both need to try and eat like “normal” women and that will eventually regulate our bodies and we don’t feel the need to binge anymore. Let’s do this together!
~highjumperOctober 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm #87415
Hi there, I’ve been on and off this forum forever. I’m a binger too, and I try to eat 1200-1300 calories a day but I fail EACH TIME… ever since I gained 30 pounds in 2 months… what can we do ? I keep binging and binging , like today I ate SO MUCH butter it’s crazy… I feel like just giving up. But I’m nearly overweight now!October 31, 2011 at 1:00 am #87416
I really try to eat healthy and normal, and regulate my calories. But I usually get scared, and I probably eat less than I should to be on the safe side but only by maybe a hundred calories. That leads to a binge. I can’t help it. About five months ago, I lost control for a good two weeks. I didn’t count calories, I didn’t try to stop eating. I gained masses of weight. I am terrified of that happening again.
I am still trying to lose that weight, but I’d rather go a day without binging.
I almost did today, after reading some inpiring journals on the forum, almost.
I’m trying to stay positive.
Thanks again. I hope everyone has a successful day tomorrow.
—-Just to add—-
When I binge, I feel like screaming. My mind is yelling at me to stop, telling me that all you have to do is stop, while the other part of me doesn’t care anymore. I’m thinking about how horrible I’m going to feel, and how this is not going help, and how I keep screwing up, but I just keep eating.
I’m thinking I might start a journal or something, but I feel like I’m moving too fastOctober 31, 2011 at 2:39 am #87417
I too am scared to eat over 1300ish, even though when I binge I obviously throw that out the window. Absolutely agree on the mind is yelling part, I wish the dialogue would be more like ‘Full? Stop’ and ‘Not full? Eat something’; I both admire and envy people that can do that, but we have something to work towards.October 31, 2011 at 3:32 am #87418
When I was seeing a therapist, they told me to try and talk to myself while I was binging and asking myself things like “Okay why am I doing this?” “Is it worth it?” “How will you feel when it is all over?” Now these seem like great ideas that SHOULD work but for some reason they don’t work for me . I usually can answer all of those questions but I keept eating and eating. You guys should give them a try and maybe it will work for you?
~highjumperOctober 31, 2011 at 5:46 pm #87419
Hey we are all here to support you girl Have you ever tried intuitive eating? x Sarah
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