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4/15/18 12:53 P
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You are so welcome here. I'm humbled by your progress. Losing and keeping off what you have is fantastic success, though you might not see it that way. It was a member like you, among other things, who helped inspire me to get serious over 8 years ago. I hope we'll be able to fill some of the gap with the end of your formal therapy. The 21day thread is a great place not only to count but to share more personal stuff, if you'd like. We also have a thread devoted to life beyond eating, the LBM- Life Between Meals-thread, the stuff that is often even more challenging than eating, the stuff we don't want to "eat over" anymore. We don't have a huge number of people involved, but I've found on Spark that it's small groups of people who truly interact, with at least a member or two who have decent success, that make the biggest difference, or have for me.

Hope to get to know you soon.

Six years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting!
*Get to the next meal hungry!

3,581 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
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4/9/18 1:53 P

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Hi, welcome.Great that you got long-term help and that it was useful for you!

I think that if you like to have some accountability you could use the threads 'Binge free 21 day streak', here:

and 'Hour commitments', also on the General Discussion forum:

 Pounds lost: 23.0 
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4/9/18 8:47 A

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Hi, I've just joined the group. I'm 62 and my BED can positively be traced to when I was 8 years old and began to binge secretly. This caused real problems with my weight and by the time I was 10 I was very obese. Since then my weight had been slowly increasing over the years with frequent periods of dieting in between. I eventually became super, super obese and lost 184lbs before and after WLS in 2009 with the support of SP but had since slipped back into depression and regained over 100lbs.

However, early last year I finally got some long-term help with my mental health and we have been dealing with the psychological issues behind my anxiety, depression and bingeing. My councellor has really helped me understand and get more control over my eating, but my time with her is coming to an end soon and I feel I still need to be accountable to someone other than myself.

I've changed to a healthier lifestyle, have lost 51lbs and currently although from time to time I do go over my calorie allowance I'm not bingeing but after a lifetime of bad habits I need to know that I can get support from other people if I need it.

I hope to meet you all on the forums.

Edited by: LAWLI56 at: 4/9/2018 (09:08)
~*Cely* (UK)" Be mindful and stay in the present. The past can't be changed but the future depends on what you do today.."

SW: 396lbs Dec 2006
Gastric Bypass Jan 2009
Restart: 302lbs 25 Aug 2017
Short Term Goal: 230lbs
Final Goal: 175-180 lbs

 Pounds lost: 57.0 
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