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Where do I go from here?

How do we end up where we are today? From the first diet, from the first time we tried to starve ourselves skinny, diet pills, on and on. Some of us end up with eating disorders and some of us not. Some of us give up and some don't. I'm tired of it all....the restriction, counting, diets, and all of the solutions out there. What I have come to know it is not the food, but what we tell ourselves. The words we say that leads to the same cycle over and over again. Like being crazy, insane ...
How do we end up where we are today? From the first diet, from the first time we tried to starve ourselves skinny, diet pills, on and on. Some of us end up with eating disorders and some of us not. Some of us give up and some don't. I'm tired of it all....the restriction, counting, diets, and all of the solutions out there. What I have come to know it is not the food, but what we tell ourselves. The words we say that leads to the same cycle over and over again. Like being crazy, insane with food.

I'm 57 and I used to think, oh when I get older I won't binge anymore, well that was wrong as I still do. Gaining 25 pounds since February of this year on top of what I already had to lose.

I know my screen name is never give up - but I do feel I have given up on trying. Bottom line is look at life and see what is causing it, and try to fix the issues, NOT the food. Food is not the issue.

So where do I go next, have no clue, but keep on trying to figure it out. Right now I feel I don't have the desire, power or strength to keep on fighting this....but someday I hope to find the answer.




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Member Since: 9/28/2011

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My Goals:
It is not about the food, it is about the thoughts that lead to the food.

Goal is to be normal with food, but to get there I have to fix my life and change my thinking.

I know what to eat to lose weight, how could I not from all the years of dieting..I did learn a lot about food.

One step at at time!

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Exercise 5 days a week
Drink my water
Fix my life - one step at a time
Make healthier choices


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From Buffalo, New York. Love to fish and have 1 bird and 4 cats (Matty, Mitty, Molly and Tony)

New hobby, making my own cat food

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YJNANA
11/20/2014 1:26:14 PM

I was researching to find info for a friend of mine. You have a great Team going here with Lots of great information. I am hoping I can talk her into coming to Sparkpeople and joining your team.



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VTORIA3
11/18/2014 3:28:20 PM

Hi, Deb. We only got a dusting.....crazy....it missed us. Been watching the news most of the day....hard to believe how hard your area is getting hit! Stay warm and safe! emoticon



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OOLALA53
11/13/2014 10:42:04 AM

The book I read originally, and mind you, it didn't turn my life around but did influence my thinking and, to some degree, behavior, is called The Truth about Addiction and Recovery. I now have a newer one, Recover! Stop Thinking Like an Addict and Reclaim Your Life with the PERFECT Progrm, at hone from the library but haven't delved into it much. I try to read things that are going to be reinforcing for No S. I admit I'm biased!

Here is a link to his website. It's likely almost any of his books would speak to the situation. Hope your library has at least one.

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OOLALA53
11/13/2014 2:30:25 AM

It worries me when someone has to say she is powerless over any certain thing. I subscribe more to Stanton Peele's work, though his is mostly with alcoholics. But the principles apply.





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OOLALA53
11/13/2014 2:25:54 AM

Fine with me to copy the information from Beck as long as people know it came from one of her newsletters.

I never followed her recommendations for following a calorie-counting diet, but I did follow many other recommendations and used strategies. Yeah, they don't work by osmosis! I need to review them and possibly add a few more.



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