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BED Confessions and 1-week Binge Free

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Hi, all!

The day is finally here when it is cooler! We have a high of 65 and it is absolutely gorgeous out right now. Okay, so last night was horrible. I was having this horrendous urges to binge and I had such a hard time fighting them off. I could not fight off the urges but I did not binge, at least not in my eyes. I had already eaten to my calorie goal of 1990, but I could not fight off the urges. So I did eat a little something and that amazingly enough tided me over and made the binge thoughts disappear. I had 2383 calories but that was still under my exercise calories for the day. So, all-in-all, I am calling it a win. And even if it would not have been under my exercise calories for the day, it was still a deficit for me. One thing I have realized is that I cannot be so hard on myself. I will have better days than others and yesterday was one of the others. Not every day will be perfect and that is okay.

Until next time.

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  • OOLALA53
    Sometimes we decide to ride the wave of craving and sometimes we decide that it's just too wild a ride. It sounds like you made a reasonable compromise! I can tell you that even after years, desires and cravings can still come and go, but mine have become much less of a problem, especially as I accepted that they were a natural part of eating for me, not pleasant but not horrible, either. (I stopped believing I was going to find the diet that eliminated all such desires. Maybe it's out there, but it just got too tiring and discouraging to look. I learned to deal! (And sometimes that meant quelling the craving with food.) I've read of too many people- of course, there are exceptions that can keep hope alive- who say all cravings went away only to have them pop up again later. I decided it was better to deal with them than to try to keep them "out."

    And sometimes you get a great gift when the extra food doesn't lead to more craving! Yahoo!

    I'm not sure if you're on the Living Binge Free team. I'm the leader and have been posting for 8 years. The number of consistent posters varies, but there is always a core participating on the 21-day streak thread. It's really more like a chat because no one is required to count days, if that is a trigger. We concentrate first and foremost on not binging, whether we stay with that day's eating plan or not. We might not be as big as other teams, but I've found on Spark that having even a small group who share consistently is worth all the buzz of all the other kinds of activity that can go on. Consider checking us out!
    812 days ago
    I can totally sympathize with BED! Many times in the past I'd give in to a craving (obsessive thoughts about sugar!) - not just by having a couple of Oreos but by eating half the package. I'd go to bed so full that the weight of my stomach and the ridiculous amount of food I had just eaten made me short of breath when laying on my back. When that happens on a semi-regular basis, it's definitely a problem! Yes, we'll all have good days and bad days but the important thing is to start over the next day and not give up. I often have the mentality of "well, I've blown it so another bad day won't kill me". And then another bad day leads to bad weeks and I find myself gaining again instead of losing. Support is critical in this journey we're on. Keep thinking positively! emoticon
    920 days ago
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