How To Stop Binge Eating

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Week one-the challenge

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  • #2758

    laura27
    Participant

    Hi everyone,

    I have, after six years, just admitted to myself that i have a binge eating problem. It made me cry, but i think it can only be a good thing. After all you can’t fix something if you won’t admit it’s broken can you? So with my admission out there i thought there was no better time to start working on stopping this horrible cycle of binge eating.

    I’m just going to take this one week at a time, baby steps and all that, but i really think if i can get through one week without binge eating i can get through more. If anyone wants to join me i’d love for us to cheer eachother on through the week…it always helps to have a friend.

    So day 1 week 1…

    #70379

    Gin
    Participant

    Hi Laura!

    Like you I just joined this site a couple of hours ago. Please count me in on your 1 week challenge! I was hoping for just a binge free day today, but if I know someone else out there is going for a whole week I think I should try the same. I just figured out there is a name for my binging problem and I’m hoping to get some support and help, and it seems like this site is the perfect place to start. Have you told anyone else about your problem? I haven’t, and it’s not a conversation I’m really interested in having. What do you think?

    I’m ready for day 1! Good luck!!

    Gin

    #70380

    charlie
    Participant

    Hi

    I’m Charlie and I had a major binge last night so I guess today is a fresh start – count me in – one week binge free – here goes…!

    Charlie xx

    #70381

    laura27
    Participant

    Hi Gin and Charlie, thanks for deciding to join me in this. Hopefully together we can have a whole week free of bingeing. I know it’s still early days but i’ve had a good day-no bingeing and i managed to put off the temptation!

    Gin, i haven’t told anyone yet. I do kind of realise that the ony way i will get over this is by telling people, but i think that would be too much right now. I think i’ll wait until ive come to terms with it a bit myself before i talk to anyone else.

    Anyway…soon to be day 2. Good luck!

    #70382

    sah_87
    Participant

    hi guys im sah ive been on this site for 10days now and up until about 3 hours ago i was binge free :(for 10days i went out last night so was rele tired today, didnt go to the gym and i knw this triggered my binge…so i need to stop feelin sorry for myself pick myself up and start again. 10days is the longest ive gone without a binge in a long time so im up for trying to beat that record.

    lets do this together i find the support on here so helpful

    xx

    #70383

    Gin
    Participant

    Hey ladies!

    I’m so excited we have decided to take this challenge. Right now I’m in the time frame of many of my binges – late afternoon, before dinner. Instead of an entire jar of peanut butter, or a loaf of bread, or something stupid like that, I’m eating some almonds and an apple! I am binge free so far today and I think I’m going to make it!

    Sah – my binge last night was brutal so I feel your pain. Glad you’re joining in on the challenge!

    Gin

    #70384

    sah_87
    Participant

    its so hard isnt it just before dinner and after dinner thts my binge time normally too im normally so hungry after the gym i end up picking before dinner feel bad for picking then binge blerr….but i did 10days without doing tht thinking positive focusing on eating things i enjoyed not things i think i have to eat and it did rele work, tonight jst went a bit tits up because of my disorganisation and going out on a week night. not going to do tht again i tell you now

    i knw im gonna feel ick in the morn but im gonna get up do a work out and start the day positively

    xx

    #70385

    Gin
    Participant

    Sah – I see that you posted on my other journal that you were 10 days without a binge (4 hours ago), but I could tell you were struggling w/ it because you were talking about how hard it is and how bad you were feeling. Then I see on here that you gave in and did the binge – I just want you to know that you are not alone! That was me yesterday! I felt crappy all day, thought about food all day, then because I was home and hungry and alone I totally gave into temptation. But now it’s time to start a new day, I woke up this morning and went on a run. We are going to go a full week without a binge!

    Hang in there – when I’m tired that always seems to trigger a binge too – get some rest and start over tomorrow. Enjoy your workout!

    Gin

    #70386

    sammy01
    Participant

    Hey guys, I need to start again. I made it 5 days, which probably sounds like nothing, but was a long stretch with no binge for me. Then binged today :( Feel like poo, but I’m starting another weeklong challenge. Ahh, really hope I can make it this time. Gonna start fresh tomorrow with BF day 1.

    #70387

    Emma95
    Participant

    That is a huge accomplishment. five days ! And just think , this binge you had today, 1 binge in 5 days of eating well will probably not make any difference or affect anything at all. If you manage to go another week binge free, all of this can be left behind.. just start fresh. And I will try to too. Coming here as frequently as we need to for support. Keep it up ! :D

    #70388

    misst
    Participant

    Hi everyone,

    So, I’ve realized that I have a problem for a few years but always thought that I could handle it on my own. Obviously, no such luck :( After reading various posts over the last few days I’ve finally decided to contribute as well in hopes that being a part of this forum will help me finally overcome this massive challenge in my life. This post has motivated me to also commit to trying to be binge free starting today.

    I am SO sick of this battle and I don’t want to waste anymore time thinking about it or beating myself up. Like many of you, I always vow to myself that “tomorrow is a new day” and that I will not binge. The best I’ve done is about 5 days before I crash. I lost a lot of weight during undergrad and kept it off over the last 7 years. I am now doing my Masters which is extremely stressful and has caused my binge eating to become out of control. I managed to hide it fairly well in the past with tons of exercise and living on my own but I now live with my boyfriend which for some reason, makes me even more anxious. I was in Africa working for the summer as a part of my Masters program and was ill pretty much the entire time I was there. I admit, I was pretty underweight when I came home and my mom told me that everyone was worried about me and if I don’t get a handle on the “issues” I have, I might not be able to have children. This comment is what pushed me over the edge and why I feel I am in a constant battle with myself. I desperately want to have children (my boyfriend and I would like to start trying for a family within the next 3 to 4 years) and therefore know I need to be a bit heavier but at the same time, I absolutely hate my body right now and feel completely uncomfortable in my own skin because I am not use to having a bit of fat on me (which should be a good thing I know!). I am trying to love and accept myself as I am and not place so much emphasis on my looks but it’s so much easier said than done. I don’t want food to consume my thoughts anymore… I am sick of the extreme anxiety I feel when someone suggests going out for dinner or when I am invited to a party.

    Anyway, sorry for my rambling. I guess to get straight to the point, I would like to join you guys in the challenge and also provide support along the way!! Soooo, starting tomorrow, day 1 :)

    #70389

    Emma95
    Participant

    I know, i so badly want to put everything out of my mind for good. butt it’s hard becasue we have spent so much time trying to manage our weight that letting go would be like losing a huge part of oursevels . However, I think that we are strong enough to let go and start new. I will try too, to make tomorrow day 1

    Here we go !

    #70390

    charlie
    Participant

    Hi everyone

    I have made it … day 1 … no binge … day 2 … here goes …!

    Hope you are all doing great.

    Charlie xx

    #70391

    sah_87
    Participant

    well done charlie, due to time zones im guessin ive jst got up for my day 1 i didnt work out i was too tired and i thought no point in main me more tired which will lead to a binge, im going shopping today anyway so plenty of wlkin then out tonight so plenty of dancing. im determined to beat my record of 9days binge free we can all do this

    xx

    #70392

    laura27
    Participant

    Hi everyone-it’s so brilliant that so many people have joined here-i really think it helps to know someone else is doing the same thing and also to have someone to answer to. I think just knowing i will be reporting to you guys will give me that extra bit of motivation when i get the urge to binge. Great work charlie and Sah-the nine days are going to fly by. Misst i know exactly what you mean about stress at university…i think often that’s a lot of my problem.

    Just as an update day 2 is going well for me-food is under control and i’ve just done some feel good exercise to reinforce everything. I never feel like i want to binge if i’ve spent effort exercising!

    Anyway hope all your days are going well.

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