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MARITIMER3 SparkPoints: (124,496)
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9/23/12 2:51 P

Yeah, it happens to most of us sometimes. The only good thing I can say is that the loonger I belong to SP and track my food carefully, I'm bingeing less often. Can't say that I never do it any more, but definitely less, and it's easier to talk myself out of it. Sometimes now I will eat part of a bag of somthing - chips are my downfall - and then put them away.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (76,282)
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9/23/12 1:43 P

It happens. I imagine it's probably harder when you're distracted with friends. Could you try counting out how many you plan on eating and sticking to that? One of the big no, no's is eating straight from the box, bag (or a big bowl of peanuts. Yes, they are addicting). I use to always tell myself, "ok, I'll just have 5 more. (eat those 5) Ok, maybe 6 more..." So count them out, put them on a plate or small bowl and if you get the urge to eat more go straight for the water or a tea/coffee.

Honestly, I had some crazy binges my first month and it didn't affect my weightloss. Maybe make a deal with yourself, if you overindulge you have to make up for it in exercise that week. Like, everytime you binge you owe yourself a 30 min walk.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 9/23/2012 (13:46)
CURLYGIRL728 SparkPoints: (5,488)
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9/23/12 12:03 P

Hey all,

So, I definitely struggled this week. Between Wed/Thursday, I ate an entire bag of pretzels by myself, and I felt so out of control when I was eating them. I wasn't necessarily hungry, but I felt like I couldn't stop. Then this Friday night, got a huge dinner and then later ate an entire can of honey-roasted peanuts with two friends. Again, I felt like I wasn't hungry, but I couldn't stop eating them. I don't know if I'm just losing discipline since I'm a few months into my journey, but i am so frustrated and the change definitely showed on the scale this week.

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