Binge eating recovery daily check in thread

Day 774 : No binge today. :slightly_smiling_face:
Day 110 : No coffee today. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Day 775 : No binge today. :slightly_smiling_face:
Day 111 : No coffee today. :slightly_smiling_face:

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I need some serious help. I’m 21yrs old & I just posted in the no added sugar thread as I am addicted to sugar, but I am also a binge eater so I thought I should post here as well. I have been stuck in a binge eating cycle for about 3 months or so. Mostly sugary foods & processed carbs. I had been trying to break the cycle on & off during that 3 month period with little to no success. At the start of this year I swore to get back on track & barley lasted 10 days before I was back to bingeing. After having a health scare I swore off sugar & processed carbs once again & strengthen my resolve. After barley 10 days or so again, here I am. The cravings were too much for me tonight. Sugar cravings & binge cravings at the same time. Double whammy. I didn’t do well tonight. I could have & definitely have done worse but my body just can’t handle it anymore so I can’t do the same kind of damage I was doing. A good thing I suppose. I’m not sure where tonight leaves me. Obviously something went wrong & I need to adjust my approach. So here’s goes, I’m going public with this & asking for help & support. I obviously can’t do this alone, so please if anyone has any tips that have worked for them or advice please offer it. I am open to anything you have to offer & will answer any questions. I just want to be free from sugar & processed foods. I just want to to be free from binge eating. Thank you, if you took the time to read this.

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Hi logan, thanks for sharing your story. You’ve come to the right place. I think quite a few of us have struggled with eating too much sugary foods. I hope you find the help you need here, as well as the inspiration to recover from your binge eating. :blush:

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Thank you, I hope so too.

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Does anyone have any advice on how to break it to a loved one that you have an eating disorder & need support? I just don’t feel like I can do this alone, I have tried & tried with the same end result. I know I can’t keep hiding this, & reaching out on here is something I’ve been putting off for a long time but I don’t wanna stop there. I need somebody in my day to day life to know if I truly want to give myself a fighting chance. Specifically I’d like to tell my mom because she cooks the majority of my meals as I’m 21 like I said & live at home with my family members. If I can manage to tell her, I know she’ll support me & help me through this. If someone in my home knows then that greatly minimizes the opportunities I have to binge because they will see my behavior as problematic & know to call me out or offer support. Any tips would be appreciated as the thought of sharing something like this with someone I love scares the shit out of me.

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Day 776 : No binge today. :slightly_smiling_face:
Day 112 : No coffee today. :slightly_smiling_face:

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It sounds like you have a nice supportive family. Just tell them what you told us. You’re fortunate that they will help you. A lot of people would just say oh it’s OK to have a few cookies or it’s OK to eat half the cake or oh it’s no big deal that you ate the whole pizza and then ate the whole bag of cookies. I think you have a good plan to let them know that you have a problem and that you need help.

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Thanks, will do.

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Day 777 : No binge today. :slightly_smiling_face:
Day 113 : No coffee today. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Day 778 : No binge today. :slightly_smiling_face:
Day 114 : No coffee today. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Well I feel horrible, literally. I ended up eating a big fruit and “yogurt” cup (made with sweetened condensed milk, way too much sugar) as a treat I guess. I really don’t know why. Then my stomach started to hurt since I had seven days where I was eating healthier food and portions. My stomach was like wtf. But THEN I was like well I already messed up, let’s make it really worth it. So I ate a whole roll of Oreos. I knew exactly what I was doing and I still didn’t stop. I’m disgusted at myself.

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Day 779 : No binge today. :slightly_smiling_face:
Day 115 : No coffee today. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Hey Logan, how did it go with your mum?

Hope you’re well!

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I’m not sure if this is the other side of my food avoidance or just me overthinking food. This is what (in my opinion) makes this so hard to overcome. :weary:

But i have been eating more than i am used to. And have found myself hungry even late at night, and eating.

For example yesterday I ate an instant ramen bowl, dinner (pork burger and baked potato wedges) and also had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. And I had a cupcake.

This doesn’t sound like a lot written down. But i am feeling unhappy with it. Maybe because of all the sugar…I’m not sure. But I want to get into healthy eating habits and i feel like it was a setback

I am worried i will fall back into restricting. But don’t want to overcompensate and start eating too much…

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Hey there, just wanted to let all you beautiful people know, that i am no more reading and checking in here, as i need to handle my little ED with as much simplicity as possible!

Stories and opinions might trigger to much atm. But i am doing well so far.

Much love :white_flower::purple_heart::two_hearts:

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Checking in grateful to be sober. Today was a very emotional day and i used my support system instead of relapsing. Thankful for this forum and the support. One day at a time. We got this.

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You’re doing amazing, Jenny! I am proud of you! :blush:

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Day 780 : No binge today. :slightly_smiling_face:
Day 116 : No coffee today. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Thank you!

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