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February 28, 2012 at 5:26 pm #4644
Alright, i have officially decided that im going to start a journal. im feeling pretty positive about staying binge free right now and hopefully this will help me to stay on track. ive also noticed a lot of people who start journals seem to be having improvement over time so im hoping that will happen for me to. right now im on day two without binging which i realize isnt much but for me the first day after a binge is the worst. i managed to make it through yesterday and im feeling good about today so im ready to make the commitment to be binge free. i know it wont happen immediately but im going to try to slowly increase the time between binges until eventually i just dont binge at all. Well heres to my second day binge free, wish me luck.February 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm #90389
Good luck! I just started a journal too and am finding it helpful, at least as a place to be honest. Maybe after we journal for awhile we can go back and read previous entries and learn from ourselves. I’m certainly learning from other people’s journals already. Wishing you success!February 29, 2012 at 3:52 am #90390
hey thanks, ya i definitely look forward to keeping track of myself it makes me feel like im really taking a step towards improvement. at the moment im getting a slight urge to binge but i feel like i have it somewhat under control. i know its just because im bored and i know im not hungry because i just had a delicious, and healthy dinner. reminding myself that if i binge ill just feel like shit and wont be able to enjoy myself for the rest of the evening.February 29, 2012 at 11:06 am #90391
good luck wilson! i am starting to picture you as tom hanks’ friend in castaway, haha. hope the journalling helps, it did for me back in the day xxFebruary 29, 2012 at 5:12 pm #90392
haha ive heard that one before lol. anyways so day two went good until i woke up in the middle of the night last night. went on a full out bender and ate like 5 ice cream sandwiches and 5 fiber one bars all smothered in peanut butter along with 4 peanut butter sandwiches. im pretty worried that im going to do it today also im really craving some fatty foods. as im sure ive stated in every single post on this website the day after a binge is when im most likely to binge again. im not feeling to bad though i weighed myself this morning and my weight seems to be staying at a steady 135 which for a 5’10 17 year old guy is pretty skinny i think. however when i started binging i weighed 129 so ive gained about 6 pounds in the past couple months and i know that if i keep gaining weight its going to show and thats starting to stress me out. one of the things that annoys me is that all my family was telling me i was underweight and encouraging me to eat more and workout less. its definitely not helping the problem, even though i told them about my binging problems they dont seem to be taking it seriously because they think im to skinny. i know ive heard some other people relate similar problems with their families encouraging them to gain weight and then developing an eating disorder so i guess its not just me. my mom has been pretty supportive though and i think she understands the most because she had bulimia in high school. anyway wish me luck for today kind of doubting ill make it through.February 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm #90393
You can do it!!! Stopping a binge in it’s tracks is the hardest thing but when you do it it feels so amazing!!!
Hope the binge thing passes and you get thru xxxFebruary 29, 2012 at 5:28 pm #90394
ahhhh im going fucking crazy, pardon the language lol. theres this delicious burrito shop across the street and i really want one. should i go have it or deny myself? its not like im craving candy, just a breakfast burrito. i know its big and calorie filled and not all that healthy but its a lot better than a box of donuts. any thoughts anybody?March 1, 2012 at 6:53 am #90395
i give up, i hate myself. ive decided that im either never going to binge again, or im going to start purging. next time i binge im getting it all out i dont give a fuck how bad it is for me. so thats it, blanket statement, no more binging, ever.March 1, 2012 at 9:41 am #90396
no wilson, no purging!! this is not a route you want to go down AT ALL. read the other thread about this where me & sciencefreak posted some links. i promise you you can get through this without purging, ok? i did it, and you can too!
the day after a binge was always bad for me too, partly because i was ‘enjoying’ the binge i.e. the freedom i had from my excessive dieting, and partly for physiological reasons i.e. i dieted for ages -> metabolism slowed down -> binge -> metabolism shooting back up & hunger off the scale… once you understand what is going on, it is easier to fight against it (i found, anyway)
one thing that helped me the day after was to make 1 good decision. for instance if i could just talk myself out of eating or buying that 1st bad thing, it set me up for the day and put me in a positive mood & less likely to binge. or do a favour for someone else – anything that makes you feel good about yourself will help.
the other thing to try (mentioned in the thread i linked to above) would be to start the day after by eating protein rather than carbs.
to answer your now obsolete question i think at this stage it is important to NOT deny yourself any cravings you may have. you need to make sure that you know you are allowed to eat whatever you want, whenever you want.
don’t give up wilson! tom hanks didn’t!! lol.. hope today is better for you xxMarch 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm #90397
ok well i woke up this morning feeling i lot more optomistic. if you couldnt tell i was in a bit of a sugar induced rage last lol. i know that your right tobebingefree i looked up the dangers of purging im not going to do it, i was just angry cuz i felt fat from all the bloating. on the topic of what to eat the day after i always have some protein, such as greek yogurt or eggs, but ive found i feel better if i have some fruit to. i definitely dont eat a lot of carbs but a banana or apple helps to give me energy. also, was there ever a point where you were binging everyday? im worried thats how im going to end up, on some nonstop binge but i dont know how to really break the cycle. anyways hears to a day binge free.March 2, 2012 at 9:22 am #90398
yeah i think your post-binge food sounds great – get something uber healthy and nutritious into the system as your body will need it! no worries about the sugar rage perfectly understandable!
i have binged “every day” twice i think. once was when i gave up my food diary for the first time (i used to put all my cals, macros etc into this massive spreadsheet and wouldn’t eat anything unless i tracked it first ), that lasted just over a week i think, and once last year for 5 days in a row. my binging was quite bad, like 6000-8000 cals per day (!) so i honestly couldn’t sustain it for longer than a week; my body sort of went “woah! enough!”. there’s some food i can’t eat any more because of those 2 binges haha.
what is your background to all this by the way, you mentioned you were pretty skinny at one point – your BMI is really low! – did you diet or were you always on the slim side? you’re a young guy & still growing, so it may be that you need to eat more than you think you do…? sorry if you have explained this elsewhere in the forum. i am asking because i hang out on another forum (training & nutrition) and some of the young guys on there are eating almost 4000 cals per day and saying it is not enough.
and yes, here’s to another binge free day!March 2, 2012 at 5:22 pm #90399
haha ya i know that feeling, the worst ive had so far was three days straight of 5-6 thousand a day and by the end my stomach was a ruin. as far as my background ive always been skinny. i got in to lifting weights, running, and eating healthy about a year ago and i got even skinnier. i think that it was part of the reason i started binging because i was fine doing it for about a year and had great self control, never ate junk, i enjoyed being healthy way to much. a couple of months ago i moved to a much bigger city though and suddenly there was food advertisement every two feet and i could eat as much of it as i wanted, thats when the problem started. as far as calories go i eat around 2500, i used to eat closer to 3000 but i have trouble justifying it when i spend every few days binging.
anyways so as far as updating my journal goes im on day two without binging. i made it through yesterday fine though there was a close call last night. i was having a snack before i went to bed, toast with a little peanut butter, when the urge struck. i forced myself to sit down and wait to see if it was actual hunger or just a craving for junk. fortunately within a few minutes it went away and i went to sleep. im doing good so far this morning and im thinking i can make it through today. all the bloating from my binge two days ago is also gone which is a really nice feeling to. anyway heres to another binge free day.March 3, 2012 at 5:59 am #90400
i made it! made it through day two successfully without a single binge. i actually let myself have a fiber one chocolate bar which would usually lead to me eating like ten, all smeared in peanut butter. however i just had the one after dinner as a treat and didnt even really think about having another. feeling good for another day binge free tomorrow, wish me luck:)March 3, 2012 at 9:56 am #90401
woohoo! well done! that’s great work, especially with your fibre one bar
i do wonder if you are eating enough in general – i see you saying that to other people a lot, but maybe you need to consider it too? i mean, you’re a guy, young, tall (ish), with a low BMI, who runs and lifts weights… how did you work out your 2500? because the guys i see with your similar stats are eating like 4000 cals a day and struggling to put on lean mass. have you looked at the harris benedict equation? i plugged in your stats and took a guess at your activity, and you should be eating 2700-3000 ish, just to maintain..?
what’s your exercise regime like at the moment, how often do you run/lift?
…and good luck with your next binge free day!
p.s. i just read what you wrote to burgundyheart “its actually healthier to eat many small meals throughout the day instead of a few big ones” – it really isn’t! there’s no scientific backing to this.. you should eat as often as you want, as much as you want!March 3, 2012 at 5:48 pm #90402
ok well unfortunately, and typically, right after i posted that i went downstairs for a snack and ended up eating like an entire box of fiber one bars along with a tub of ice cream. definitely pretty bummed about that but the worst is that i really feel like doing it again today. i have this problem now where all my binges last for at least a couple of days. hopefully i can make it through today.
ya i probably need to eat about 3000 calories a day to build muscle, i run 5-6 times a week about three hours total and do weight lifting sessions every other day for about an hour and 15 minutes each. i eat less than that because i want to get back to my original 129 pounds. ya ive heard that recently that it doesnt really matter when you eat but the overall calories but a lot of nutritionists are still recommending the small meals thing, so i wasnt sure. also i just wanted her to know its not abnormal to eat every few hours.
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