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6/24/19 9:16 P

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Thank you for being open and honest about it.
I was feeling the same way because things were stressing me out today. I ate like 2 peanut butter sandwiches and a bunch of cookies.

But that's not so bad. I forgive myself.

Please don't be so hard on yourself.



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6/23/19 5:29 P

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Been on low carb for over three weeks and lost a little weight but still not anywhere close to losing. I get so discouraged I break down and have a beer but that’s more carbs and sets me backwards. It is so frustrating but I am going to push myself harder! I just have to...!

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." Harriet Beecher Stowe


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6/8/19 9:22 A

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I had lost 23 pounds a couple of months ago, but hit a plateau and gained/lost for a few weeks. Now I am at 18 pounds lost. I hope to get back on track this week. I have stayed within my goals for 4 days now. Hopefully, I can finish the week well & start losing again.

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6/6/19 8:44 P

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Eat at maintenance sometimes if you need to. Consider eating at a higher loss range (for a slower loss) so that you have more room to play if you need it.
Start doing things that address the emotional issues that you are having and stop thinking that food is a helpful fix all. Very easy to say bluntly, but very hard to do. So instead of using words about how you deserve ice cream because you had a bad day or that it will help you relax or that it makes you feel good, think about the problem that you are having as a heavy bag of rocks. When you use food to fix a not food problem, it's like you are adding another heavy rock to your already heavy bag of rocks. Adding food to not food problems just makes a bigger, more complicated problem. Don't use this as an excuse to further beat yourself up, use this to rule out food as an option for a realistic coping strategy and then springboard off of that to start the search for a functional coping strategy. And that's not to say that you can't have ice cream, just that you should have ice cream because you like the taste and it fits within your needs. Ice cream won't make your boss not a jerk.

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6/4/19 2:01 P



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Shoapie!

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6/3/19 9:26 P

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REBCCA has excellent ideas.



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6/3/19 12:30 P



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RDY2bHealthier,

While I was training myself to eat mindfully I had strong urges to make unwise food choices and many things worked to derail the binges...
-Promising I could have whatever 'later' after a nice long walk where I took time to breath, take in the sky and lift my posture
-Walk to the cadendence of a positive affirmation for example with each step repeat "healthy, happy, strong"
-Take conscious breath in to the 'count' of oui, oui, oui and out breath to 'count' of merci, merci, merci
-Delve into brain training games like ones found on www.lumosity.com
-Eat a bowl full of arugala
-Meditate www.insighttimer.com
-Make a contract with yourself www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=748

-Post often with every success you make


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6/3/19 11:58 A

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I battle binge eating as well. I get bored and want to eat. I get stressed and want to eat. Today I am just flooding myself with water to try to kill the cravings.

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6/2/19 8:23 A

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Many people do.
Try substituting something else for the emotional eating.
The EX-binge-eaters I know all sought professional help.

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6/2/19 5:06 A

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Having a very hard time with emotional and binge eating for the past week.

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