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Trefoil

Gold Member
#2
I don't have a full button. I can carry on forever but as soon as I stop I feel ill so I overeat.
I also binge eat and comfort eat but I'm having counselling next month for that because I really can't cope on my own. This is my 3rd attempt at weight loss and its gonna have to be my last because I'm not sure my body can take anymore! :(

Ruth
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mandy0206

30 pounds to go
#3
Trefoil said:
I don't have a full button. I can carry on forever but as soon as I stop I feel ill so I overeat.
I also binge eat and comfort eat but I'm having counselling next month for that because I really can't cope on my own. This is my 3rd attempt at weight loss and its gonna have to be my last because I'm not sure my body can take anymore! :(

Ruth
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O man. I'm sorry. I'm considering counseling as well. I hope it works for you. I purge after I eat, I had it under control for about 2 weeks, till I weighed my self and gained 6 pounds, and freaked out, and started again :(
 
#4
I am currently using this site as support, as I have 4.5 stone to lose.

I was really skinny until I was 13, then I started over eating. Stuffing more and more food into me and never feeling full.

I have lost weight a couple of times successfully and kept the weight off for a couple of years, then I have gained the weight. This time I have decided to take a more holistic approach to dieting - looking at the issues of why I overeat, as well as managing my food portions.

I have always used food to manage my emotions or stress at work. Most of my overeating is at work. Then I come home tired, so I end up cooking junk food for my boyfriend and myself, or getting a takeaway.

This time I am hopeful that I will be able to maintain the weight loss after my diet, as I have added exercise to my routine and I am making other changes to my life to make it more fulfilling.
 
#5
comfort eater (WAS)

i used comfort in replace of social life and normal surroundings.. im now totally done with all that and 17 stone lighter xx
 

Jettica

Shoot to thrill
#6
Piink, you look bloody amazing! Skinny, black hair and red lipstick. Looks ace!

I think I'm a comfort eater. I never feel full and I love food. I find I crave lots of different things, potatoes, white chocolate, cheese etc.

I've never been thin but I desperately want to be. For looks, for fashion and for me!
 

LittleFlutterby

Fluffy lil flutterby :)
#7
I was bulimic when i was a young teenager- at 5'9 i got as low as 98lb. After a lot of hospital trips and therapy sessions, i managed to start eating food without purging afterwards

But because i didn't have that "vice" i just started binging and not purging...and my weight went up and up- food was my comfort for a few years.

any diets ive tried over the years lasted about 2-3 days. this is the first time that ive actually progressed at dieting. i dont feel the need to binge, and when i do i eat fat free yoghurts lol.

im hoping as i lose more weight my confidence will grow....not sure if it will, but crossing fingers!

*hides in the quiet corner*
 
#8
Hi all im on day 2 of my diet, I am a chocaholic, that is my down fall. I am a mum of 6 children and im determined to lose this weight once and for all, I tried ww and lost over 3 stone 7 years ago so I know I can do it. I have tried again so many times over the last few months to shift the weight again but that "click " just didn't happen. I was following another person's story over the course of a year and have been inspired by her success. So there it is, im on day 2 of the idiot proof diet today.
 

Jettica

Shoot to thrill
#9
Hi all im on day 2 of my diet, I am a chocaholic, that is my down fall. I am a mum of 6 children and im determined to lose this weight once and for all, I tried ww and lost over 3 stone 7 years ago so I know I can do it. I have tried again so many times over the last few months to shift the weight again but that "click " just didn't happen. I was following another person's story over the course of a year and have been inspired by her success. So there it is, im on day 2 of the idiot proof diet today.
Welcome Bootss! You can do this. You're in the right place for support and motivation. x
 
#10
Emotional eater :) also a lifelong skinnyminny until I got walloped with severe depression and some really traumatic life events!! Which took me a long while an assorted medications an counselling to resolve.

I've spent the last decade getting fatter an fatter without really realising it!! I had so much else to worry about! Then one day I realised the me in my head soooooo wasn't matching the me in the mirror!!! Bit of a nasty shock!

I lost 5 stone quite unhealthily last yr (too few cals far too much gym time) then my dad died an I kinda gained two stone back and had a bit of a wake up call about doing things a better way!

I'm now back under my lightest weight and less than a stone to goal :) I don't do any 'formal' exercise coz I actually detest it lol and theres no way i'd ever maintain that lifestyle but I'm pretty active doing things I enjoy instead :)

I'm having to watch myself a bit as I'm a tad obsessive and I've noticed a bit of unhealthy self competitiveness creeping in!! As in ......can I pare down my cals that bit more? Can I lose that bit more this month than last? And it's a bad road to go down!! but I don't binge now and altho I still hanker after choc and takeouts when I'm stressed I have so many better coping skills now!!

I KNOW I can reach goal. Thats really not my worry. Im loving my new body (except the nasty excess tummy skin....bleurgh!!!) but I think I may have trouble in store as maintaining scares the bejesus out of me!!

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#11
PiiNK_PuNkStarr x said:
comfort eater (WAS)

i used comfort in replace of social life and normal surroundings.. im now totally done with all that and 17 stone lighter xx
Wow! Amazing! Very inspirational.

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#13
I was a larger than life teen. When I reached my mid twenties enough was enough. I slimmed from 14 stone something to just under 8 stone in seven months.

I then split with my boyfriend of 6 years and gained 5 of those stones back. That May I went on the Cambridge diet until november and got to just under 10 stone. In January two years ago I exercised for an hour a day and ate very little until I reached 6 and a half stone in August. This was my wedding day.

Since October last year I have had an issue with binge eating and have eaten my way back up to about 11 and a half stone.

I want to be done with this cycle now. I am currently trying to find the energy and motivation to diet again. Ive done it before I can do it again. This will be the third time - third time lucky!
 

boggins

Silver Member
#14
I'm still finding out all the things that caused me to gain weight in my teens! Aside from genetics, I mean. I'm sort of angry that it's taken an entire decade of adulthood for me to finally see with any clarity what's been happening with me emotionally.

Oh, man, when I look back. Everything in my family was repressed. I was taught to swallow my feelings, never ever show them. Whether it be exuberance, enthusiasm, sorrow or anger- hide it. I mean it's CLASSIC eating-your-feelings stuff. I ate til it hurt, because there was- and sometimes still is- what feels like a hole inside. My CBT therapist said that trying to fill it with food won't work, because the hole isn't hunger and food isn't emotions. But it does work, briefly. Of course it does, that's why emotional overeaters do it. If I stuff myself to bursting point, it kills the emotional pain.

There are times, even now, when saying how I really feel is very, very difficult. I feel like I have an emotional stammer! I try to speak it, but have to take several run-ups before I get it out properly. Particularly admitting when I'm wrong, I find that so hard.

And I went through my entire twenties not realising there was a problem, staying varying degrees of obese, and unhappy, and thinking this was adulthood! What a numpty.
 
#16
I enjoy food a bit too much. I've never been one for eating a lot of junk food... I just love good food and I'm from a family where a portion size is a "do I eat it or climb it?" dilemma, so I'm used to big portions and have to eat a lot to feel satisfied.

Also I love carbs and rich food. Looking back at the portions of pasta I used to eat, I couldn't stomach it now that I stick to 75g portions. :eek: I do occasionally comfort eat, in the sense that I love to eat out and I love to cook, it cheers me up.

I do think it's partly genetic too. I'm tall and have quite a large build with big feet etc. I can safely say that I'll never qualify as "skinny" :D.
 
#17
Comfort eater,binge eater, grazer, whats the bleeping point eater!!

I had a very abusive childhood and food was my friend..Or so I thought :eek: My main problem know is if someone says the wrong thing to me I just hit the chocolate!!

I know what to do!! I could write a book. I'll even follow a plan for a time but then someone says something and off I go again :(
 
#18
I have chewed food and spat it out for 25 years. Wasted so much money on packets and packets of chocolate bars. Havent done it for 3 months now and am so hoping I never go back. Wonder if I am alone in this horrendous eating disorder. Feel much better now but its still a struggle.

Oh and you on here are the only ones that know I have done this. Thank you for this post so much x
 

Jettica

Shoot to thrill
#19
Sally! I'm glad you've stopped. The whole c&s thing makes food such a waste of money. Lose weight healthily and you'll be able to enjoy food properly. We'll keep your secret. xx
 

boggins

Silver Member
#20
happypear said:
and I'm from a family where a portion size is a "do I eat it or climb it?" dilemma
That made me LOL. Thing is, my OH eats like this. We don't eat much together much coz I'm veggie and he isn't, but even with my own meal it's still hard seeing him with a giant mound of mashed potato with butter taking up 3/4 of his plate. He eats for six, I swear. And the worst thing? Skinny. Beanpole. Always has been. Grrr.

Well done Sally for facing up to it and also talking about it here. ((HUGS))
 


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