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pain in my feet
overweight
feeling of shame, being out of control, addicted
maybe pre-diabetic
gall bladder problems and later, surgery
fear of asserting myself and taking on jobs /activities, thinking people won't take a fat person seriously
menstruation / hormone problems
sleep problems (unable to sleep when I'm very full)

A lot of these are really problems of being overweight. However I may be wrong but I think that if I had no binges I would not be overweight, or less overweight.

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chronic heartburn
self loathing
high cholesterol
a body so riddled with cellulite, I just keep it covered up as much as possible.
loss of more money on diets, pills, programs and junk than I can ever count after 30 years.
public ridicule
'fat girl' comments by people that I actually do know, not just strangers on the street.

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5/9/13 5:32 P

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distended stomach
feel nauseated
can't dress properly
hate to have anything around me
hate to have any one around me
bad taste in my mouth
unable to sleep = toss and turn all night
excessive thirst
I COULD GO ON but forget it.





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If that's your photo you look good

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I notice people giving me more room on the sidewalk if they see me coming towards them. How embarassing! I'm on 32 years old! My knees hurt. I've been teased by my family about how much I can eat/used to eat/still eat.

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Pain...my feet hurt and it is from the weight gain...I hate being short of breath when climbing only two flight of stairs. Definitely self-confidence...I was always confident when I felt attractive. The biggest issue is health...we don't get buy with it...there will be a price to pay if the self-indulgences continue.

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Pain...my feet hurt and it is from the weight gain...I hate being short of breath when climbing only two flight of stairs. Definitely self-confidence...I was always confident when I felt attractive. The biggest issue is health...we don't get buy with it...there will be a price to pay if the self-indulgences continue.

Aspire to inspire before you expire.


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There was lettuce in the frig but naturally I didn't binge on that. I always binge at night so that means going to bed uncomfortable.

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1/17/13 9:16 A

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I suffer from heart palpatations, rashes on my legs, joint pain, embarrassment of being around strangers, shame after binging, and have severely low self esteem from the disgust I feel about myself with the way I deal with any emotion or stress.




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1/2/13 12:56 A

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We're all in the same boat. We're all binge eaters to varying degrees and levels of guilt and disgust with ourselves and the consequences. But the past is the past and what's done is done. Let's try to move on from the "shame" and start another day. I know I'll have days when I'll fail. I know I'll have days where I'm depressed, overwhelmed, tempted etc. But I'm going to have good days too- or tell myself that even though I may have eaten something bad (or something good...just way too much of it) I can try again tomorrow, or think of something else good I did today.
Don't get me wrong--I'm praying the seams on my one pair of jeans that still fit hang on for dear life until I can shop for another pair even if they are the same size! ...Never mind going down a size! (I know mine have probably stretched out at least a half size from what they originally were brand new!)
I'm going to focus on doing something that makes me feel good, even if I really don't feel I deserve the reward. I'm going to pamper myself with something like a pedi or haircut, or do something I enjoy that doesn't involve food or frustration, or spend time with someone who does make me feel good. Or if I can't do those, do something nice or a random act of kindness for someone else and SMILE about it. It will be something positive, and hopefully the start of many other things positive! Beating ourselves up is only going to get us in deeper. Let's lend a hand and help each other out. Tomorrow is a new day- We can all start all over again!...I hope you are smiling!

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12/29/12 10:41 P

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Bingeing have made me gain so much weight, feel depress, lonely, and worthless. I feel ashame and embarrass from my compulsive eating. 😩

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12/17/12 4:28 P

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Diabetes, ability to gain weight very quickly,low self esteem,spending enormous amounts of money on food. My weight is a classic yo yo.

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12/17/12 9:26 A

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Overweight, tired, isolated, avoid social situations with groups of unfamiliar people due to being ashamed of size, clothing, being judged, having nothing to waer because I refuse to buy anything until I am down another size, wasting my good years feeling as above, thinking of all the time I have lost that could have been spent in a much better way.

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12/15/12 6:30 A

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Obese, frustration, a wide range of clothes sizes..depressing, knees hurt..

Never trade what you want at the moment for what you WANT MOST!!!

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12/14/12 11:32 P

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Obesity, lack of confidence, unable to feel comfortable in social situations, can not participate is some activities with my children.

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12/8/12 11:25 A

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Also, I have a preoccupation with food. I think about food all the time! It's getting better though :)

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11/30/12 7:02 P

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Weight gain, guilt, being miserable, feeling of being out of control, and failure once again.

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11/29/12 5:35 P

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Prediabetes, fatty liver, low self esteem and not being able to do my job properly.

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11/18/12 10:12 A

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Loss of self-worth. Not being able to find clothes to fit me in most shops. Near constant weight gains. Feeling disgusted with myself. Not being able to keep up with people. Avoiding certain activities, places. Feeling embarrassed at 'that look' people get when you go to sit next to them at the theatre/on a plane/train etc.

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11/18/12 1:35 A

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Diabetes. My long-term consequence of decades of binge eating.

Carpe Diem!


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Overweight, guilt and shame... and a lot of moeny of course...Feeling inferioe because everyone can see that I cannot hanlde food.Being scared of developing all the fat-connected diseases. Being scared that my daugther will do the same as me.


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11/17/12 2:05 A

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Actually I forgot to mention how my skin breaks out I gain weight and I have a terrible time in the bathroom....sorry for the overshare but its true

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11/17/12 2:03 A

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Here are the list of my consesquenes...... isolation, loss of friendships, weight gain, low self esteem and self confidence, anxiety, intense depression, hard time sleeping/insomnia, difficulty concentrating, no desire to take are of myself at all, suicidal thoughts, years of regret and sadness, mental torture and anguish. Really the list goes on and on....I guess that's why its so important that I recover

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binge forme
makes me feel like a failure after words .
that food has a hold on me . out of control

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11/16/12 1:22 P

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I feel sick all the time. I either feel too full, or I'm nauseous from the junk. Then when I go a couple of days without bingeing, there's the withdrawals! It's gotten a lot easier to manage though :)

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ADRENNA Posts: 133
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My gall bladder essentially gave out on me at 30 after 20 years of binge eating. It has been the best blessing for me.

I still like pie, damnit.


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1/5/11 8:58 A

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i lost 12 pounds and then gained them all back plus more in less than a month. i can put on five pounds in one week. a non-binger can't do that--after all it t akes 2500 extra calories to make ONE pound. think about how many it makes to gain five in one week. and no, it wasn't water weight. i am getting discouraged. i started in august and i weigh more now than I did then. not much-4 pounds, but still. its not the spark program, its my constant binging. it wipes away any progress i make.
--marcella

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1/3/11 12:45 A

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Not being able to cope with my emotions. Instead I eat them.

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
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Loss of all control over sugars and fats. Lots of tummy upset and bloating. Then the shock of gaining in a few days what it took me many weeks to lose. That's when the depression sets in and the cravings become even worse thinking it will make me feel better. What a never-ending circle! The holiday foods have me doing this right now. :(

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"consume consume consume-ballon ballon ballon"

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Guilt. Every time that I indulge I feel extreme guilt and then I beat myself up because of it. It is a revolving door that I hope I am able to close one day.

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Feeling sick in the morning after night time binges. I hurt all over and my pants are getting tighter.

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11/18/10 9:09 A

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shame, embarrassment, feeling out of control, and 60 pounds plus of weight gain. and yet, i still fall into binging as a coping mechanism aside from the huge negative effects.
--marcella

keep trying despite failure, and if you perservere, eventually you WILL succeed.


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consequences of bingeing?
huge weight gain
diabetes
high cholesterol
huge medical expenses
benefits of stopping?
lost 65 pounds
diabetes under control
good cholesterol
fewer meds....less $$$

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The consequence of not wanting to go out and be around people. I just feel fat. When I binge I feel just plain awful and think, do I want to go out with my friends tonight? I feel like I don't want anyone to see me or be around me. I feel like I am losing friends from my binges...

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You're so right, Anna!
It's difficult when, in the moment, the food seems so inviting and the perfect medication, but ultimately (after the last swallow) you have now compounded the problem because not only didn't the food help fill the emptiness, but we then have to deal with the disgust, disappointment and shame of trying to fill up in such a counterfeit way, to begin with. Good point!

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My bingeing has caused (or is a result) of a depression I've had for the last two months. Every day, I think I can medicate the emptiness I feel with food, eating until I feel sick, but I just end up feeling worse. I have gained weight and my clothes are not fitting as well. I feel very self-conscious now at parties and social gatherings because I think people are saying, "Look at how much weight she's gained." I FEEL the extra weight on my body, and my body hurts from lack of exercise. It has really made my life so much worse.

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I echo the other comments, of course, and I have found that I have lost a great deal of integrity, when it comes to food. I'll hide it, steal it from my daughter, lie about it...and this is just not who I like to see myself as being, you know? Like all addictions, food addictions are real, and we need help.

Sue


Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." (NIV)


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For me, it has been a 5 lb weight gain over the weekends as well as guilt, fatigue and just feeling like a slob.
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For me, it has been loss of enjoyment of my life over the last ten years. I want my life back!!!

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This is a difficult question, the short answer is a lot! I'm going to a collage about this, this weekend. I'll post a picture when I get done, sometimes it comes out better in pictures.

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The consequence has been a 82 lb weight gain in 11 months. I binge ate while I was on crack cocaine and the habit followed over into my clean lifestyle. I never changed my eating habits once i became drug free; 5 years ago . But it was not as noticeable to me because I used to work out hard 5 times a week 4 the 1st 3 years. Then once I stopped working out and had stressful life issues the weight piled on.

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The question about paying to gain weight depends very much on context.
How much would you pay to gain 1 lb?
Context: The cost of the doctor who keeps my pregnancy weight on track to ensure the birth of a healthy baby.
Context: The cost of the personal trainer who helps me to gain lean muscle mass.

I certainly agree with the comment that the post-binge consequences/costs of emotional guilt and shame exist whether or not the number on the scale changes.

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interesting to ponder. bingeing is often termed "a mal-adaptive coping skill" and often in response to something else.

When trying to cope, instead of doing something that directly solves or eases or improves the problem that triggered the urge to binge, we can be trying to do that by eating.

But, after the binge, what are the costs?

Tita, I'm right there with you & those feelings.

It is so easy to beat ourselves up for it too. And for me, that can lead back to wanting to eat again... turning it into a vicious cycle.



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The cost is shame, hurt, anger, frustration..I hate the feelings that follow a binge, even if my weight doesn't change.

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8/19/10 5:04 P

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Aren't we already hurt BEFORE the binge?
Isn't the binge often a reaction or compensation for some distress?
"If you feel like trash, you trash yourself"
There's a connection between how we feel & how we treat ourselves based on those feelings.
Don't we have to recognize HOW we trash ourselves (binge behavior) and become AWARE that we are doing it at all?

How much would you pay to gain emotional peace, to live without embarrassing or shameful binge behaviors?

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emoticon How has bingeing hurt you?


something to ponder...


emoticon emoticon emoticon How much would you PAY to gain 1 lb? Your choices?

99 cents?
$5?
You couldn't pay me to gain a pound!


my answer...

emoticon emoticon emoticon apparently 99cents +... found these brownies for 99c. Added ice cream from the freezer = $2. ate them all. Then took a nap. May have gained weight


interesting analogy. i'm going to have to ponder this some more.

Food for thought: There is an immediate economic impact to bingeing (cost of food), not to mention the physical impact and the resulting longer term consequences.


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