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    tobebingefree
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    oh yeah, you definitely don’t want him slapping food out of your hand and stuff like that! but that’s what i mean – you need to tell him that’s what you *don’t* want, also that he should be considerate about leaving food around, don’t buy huge cakes etc. there was one woman on here a while back who told her husband about her binge eating, and his reaction was to put locks on all the cupboards, and the fridge!!!

    but tell him there may be times that you are going to overeat, or that you might do it in front of him, or that on some occasions you might refuse dinner because you binged earlier etc. all that “secret” stuff that you keep from him will be out in the open now.

    yes – don’t diet!! not now. you need to sort out the binging before you can even think about dieting, and even then you should be very wary of dieting. i don’t think you should count calories either. what i found with calorie counting was that as soon as i approached my upper limit for the day, i started to think that i wasn’t allowed to eat more irrespective of how hungry i was which opened the door for restriction and subsequent binging. your metabolism fluctuate and there are days where you NEED to eat more, just as there are days where you can get away with eating less.

    i do believe that once you stop binging your weight will drop down naturally. it did for me and many others here who have stopped binging. so persevere and don’t diet! xox

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    Lebowski01
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    Woke up really late Sunday and didn’t get on here. It made a difference. I ended up with a collection of poor meal choices and a binge. It’s frustrating. I ate everything in sight all evening Sunday whenever I had the chance. Big meal followed by “cleaning-up”. The dishes were loaded in the dishwasher and the leftovers, lemon cookies, and cereal were loaded into me. I woke up feeling stuffed. It seems I’m in a fog during the binge. That fog is the choice not to focus on what’s happening. I didn’t have clarity again until this morning. Seems it doesn’t feel good or bad to binge, I don’t feel while I’m binging. It feels bad afterwards. I feel bad physically and mentally. What a spoiled brat! People are starving and dealing with war, poverty, oppression. Here I sit, upset with myself because I can’t stop stuffing myself. It seems so very selfish and such a waste of money, time, and energy. I’m going to try to keep only a loose tally on my food this week, baby steps. Working toward ditching the calorie count so I can focus on the BED.

    I’ve got to keep trying. Failures behind me, probably failures ahead of me, but giving up isn’t an option.

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    tobebingefree
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    yeah, it’s often tempting to end posts on this forum with #firstworldproblems or something.. the thing is, even though all these other terrible things are happening in the world, is doesn’t mean your frustration with food is any less of a problem. just because there are other bigger, “more important” problems – does that mean that no-one else is allowed to complain about anything or have any issues? binge eating seems like a selfish thing to do for sure, but it’s causing you anguish and needs to be sorted out!

    i really liked your last sentence by the way. it reminded me of this quote:

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    “Defeat is a state of mind. No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. To me, defeat in anything is merely temporary, and its punishment is but an urge for me to greater effort to achieve my goal. Defeat simply tells me that something is wrong in my doing; it is a path leading to success and truth.” – Bruce Lee

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