Hi, everyone. This is my first time posting on this forum – I’ve been talking to a therapist and she pointed me towards it.
I’m here today basically because I’m tired of this. The constant binge-eating, then guilt, then feeling hopeful that I’ll do better – only to mess it all up in a few hours or the next day. I’ve gained almost 10 pounds since last summer and it’s killing me. I lost 10 pounds a little more than a year ago by dieting and still wasn’t happy with myself, but I started eating more normally. Then the bingeing started. I was alwasy a chubby kid and usually overate, but this was different. Feeling out of control, the uncontainable guilt – that was new. And I hate it. It feels like I’ll never escape. I’ve binged every day for the past four days and I feel fat and disgusting. My confidence has gone down to the point where it’s nonexistent. I’m feeling depressed all the time and I have no motivation for anything anymore and I always seem to be in a bad mood. I’m just looking for a way out. Help, please??
rach96…oh dear do we share your story and feel your pain. What we offer here is support, love and some answers. Over the years of dieting our body is crying out “ENOUGH” I want to be respected, feed and nutured. I’m so relating to your depression, your weight gain and lack of self confidence. We put ourselves in that stinking trash can with the lid on so tight we can’t push ourselves up and out.
So here is what I’m asking you to try:
1. kick the scales out of your life..they don’t deserve so much power
2. remove all food restrictions in your life! Scary but your way is not working, right??
3. each meal plan something special that isn’t lo-cal, healthy, or diet based.
Let me give you an example of a days eating:
breakfast..PB and Jam toast
lunch….lentil soup with crackers
dinner…pot roast with onions and carrots
desert…piece of pineapple upside down cake
By eating exactly what I want, I am not over eating or binging.
rach96 I feel the exact same way!! This whole week has been terrible for me – and the weekend I’m dreading because it gives me the whole house free and full of food I’m sorry I can’t help but you’re not alone, I hope you find comfort in that. Good luck
eemslo, thank you, this made a lot of sense. I’ve tried eating what I wanted before but it always led to bingeing…I’m willing to try it again, it worked for a few days and I feel like it may have been a step in the right direction
cant-do-this-on-my-own, it’s no problem, it makes me feel so much better to find peopel who understand. I’m the only one I know who has this problem and it’s so easy to feel alone in this. Thank you for letting me know I’m not alone and good luck to you too