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    I can't stop myself!!!! then i don't like myself!!!!
    isowanttostop posted:
    I so don't like what i do to my body and then how i feel about my body after i have stuffed myself with food . I can't stop at one ' Why!!! . What do i need to do how do I stop me!!!!!! I so want to stop!!! Why do i do this ?
    ohno121 responded:
    Hi isowanttostop I know how you are feeling please try and stay strong
    missyfit responded:
    I feel your pain as well. I often ask myself this question. It could be stress, it could be emotional, it could be chemical imbalances or a food addiction. It could be we are hiding. It could be we are angry and want to punish someone or ourselves and we turn it all inward. But we really do have the power to change it all. It's so hard to change when you really feel the power of the food and that it is the only thing that makes us feel comforted or medicated or it's enjoyable or a high. Then the guilt comes in to play because we knooowww it's not acceptable or the right choice to make because this is the only body we have and it feels much better to take care of it. It is dangerous to do as well because this is our health. In the long run, it will take its toll and make us unwell. I am there already with high blood pressure and all kinds of aches and pains. Take baby steps to getting in control. Exercise every day, meditate, keep busy, plan your meals and snacks and eat at the same time each day, portion control is a must, don't skip meals, drink water, skip the sugar, limit caffeine. Go to a nutritionist and tell them your problems with food so they can help make good choices. Keep a food journal on what you eat and how each food you eat really makes you feel and what was going on before you had an episode then re read it back to yourself. What were you thinking right before you ate too much. Go to bed at the same time each night.

    You can do this. I can do this. Others can do this too. We just have to keep on keeping on and trying. We can't succeed if we keep walking down the same path and falling into the same hole each time. We have to change what we are doing in order to change. Once last week and yesterday was the first time in a long time that I did not binge. I am happy about that and I am going to do it again today. I can say I have had hundreds of days where I have cried about what I was doing and felt hopeless. I started reading articles on binge eating lately and am really becoming more educated on the disease.

    Maybe once we notice and realize how much better we feel to be healthy after we make good choices something will kick in. We have to first discover what is eating us before we can stop the eating out of control.
    danitown responded:
    isowanttostop hang in there! I absolutely understand what you are going through. I have been doing this for years and maybe just a couple of months ago found out that it is an actual eating disorder. I had myself under control when I started weight watchers and lost 35 pounds. Unfortunately I fell off the wagon and cannot seem to get back on. I tell myself one day and I eat and eat and eat until I am sick. And then I beat myself up about it bad! I am kind of lost these days on how to help myself. This is rough.
    ohno121 replied to danitown's response:
    Hi danitown it sure is rough. I don't know why we do it to ourselves. Everyday I start the day convincing myself that today is a new day a new start the perfect time to be healthy eat healthy exercise and be positive. Sounds great in my head I start of great I exercised ate a healthy breakfast and then an hour later the thoughts start softly at first but they get stronger and stronger until I can't think ok I will have my lunch and then I eat way to much now I'm feeling bloated and uncomfortable and my plan is out the window. It's so dam depressing
    iamworthy2befit replied to missyfit's response:
    Thank you for sharing your words! I have been struggling my entire life with body image, weight, food, and have found that I am an emotional eater and often isolate when I eat. I will be 50 this year. I want nothing more than to be healthy for my family and first for me. No one else can do this for me. I am the only one who can choose to exercise or what food to eat and how much and when. I am worth making myself a priority to care for the only body I will ever have. I have also come to realize that I am the role model for my children. I want them to choose health.

    I am going to try to read through this group every day to encourage others and receive encouragement.

    I'm worth it AND so are YOU!

    Thank you!
    pecewthn723 replied to danitown's response:
    Hi Danitown, You get back on the wagon by forgiving yourself. You are human. Recovery is about one step forward , 2 steps back, but as long as you keep getting up, you are in recovery. I know recovery sounds like that rope you cross after a long haul, but recovery is about making healthy decisions and allowing yourself to make mistakes. The more we beat ourselves up, the more we invite failure back in our lives. There is a part of us that wants to give up because yes, this is the hardest battle you will face and that is changing your life.and let me tell you this CHANGE IS POSSIBLE IF YOU WANT IT, if you want a different life, then work for one. Get a treatment team, go to meetings, call friends, ask for support and accept failures, because with each failure in life there is a lesson to be learned. And write in a journal every day. Tell your journal about your day,,,what upset you, who treated you nice what is so scarey, this is your book. No one has the right to read it unless you give them permission.and most importantly , ask yourself, "WHAT IS STOPPING ME FROM FEELING I DESERVE A GOOD, HEALTHY, EATING DISORDER FREE LIFE?" Good luck and fight for your life, because if you don't...who will. Luv, a friend, Pcewthn723
    An_263864 replied to pecewthn723's response:
    Pecewthn723-very good advice, thank you for sharing!

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