WELCOME TO REGULAR & NEW POSTERS! This thread is full of encouragement & suggestions. New people, welcome! We encourage you to jump in. One day, one hour, one minute at a time is easier to handle than a week, etc. Lurkers, join in
Our goal is 21 days Binge Free (studies show 21 days to break old habits & start new ones!). Whether we make 21 or one, the point is to learn as we go, replace binges with other things to help us through stressful times. Some days are harder than others & we may slip; that's OK. The Binge Monster is in the shadows waiting to pounce. Hopefully this thread provides inspiration, courage, & support to become a Binge Survivor!
You may see different folks on different "Cycles." A Cycle is a 21 day block of consecutive binge-free days. Stay with us for as many cycles as you'd like.Everyone's definition of a BINGE is different. The Oxford Dictionary defines a binge as a spree of eating and drinking. To many of us, BINGE is defined as "eating without dignity." The dictionary defines "dignity" as a calm and serious manner or style, showing suitable formality or indicating that one deserves respect. Only you can define what a binge is for you. Going over points, as long as it was done with dignity and journaled (thereforeacknowledged and "owned") isn't binging--it is up to you to decide.
SPECIAL THANKS TO LESLIE5609 for starting this challenge on the Out of Control Board, in August '02, and thanks to all who keep it going.
C120D10, 1247 calories, 24 purple points, all nutritional values in line except 3 grams too high on saturated fat. I'd love another non-food night. We shall see. The new aide is fabulous and she just said she loves working for us. What a pleasure this is. It's like having a friend again.
OK I did it again bringing it up to 1507 calories and 38 points. That stops right now!! Starting tonight k-closed 10 PM. I did that for years. This night time eating is ridiculous. 17 days left to October. Aiming for 17/17 k-closed 10 PM. That should be enough to consider it a habit. NO EXCUSES!!
Day 235. Thanks for the info on the shakes. I notice they're sweetened with Sucralose, which used to give me problems when I ate sugar-free pudding years ago. I'll price them at the store and see if AMZ is cheaper. Worth a try!
Nancy: SO HAPPY to hear about the great aide! May you have a long and fruitful relationship.
Jan: I'll check next time I'm at Costco, but I won't buy in bulk until I'm sure I like them. I'll check out the other one you mentioned, too.
Jan - Awesome that you have the whole weekend off. Enjoy!! How's the new director job working out?
Meg - I'll be curious to know how you like the shakes. I just found out something interesting. My cafe latte shakes have caffeine. It never occurred to me. I haven't had caffeine for maybe 40 years. My coffee is always decaf. I wonder if that's the culprit for my insomnia.
TGIF for sure....trying to process some really sad news. A very good friend of ours has been battling cancer (It was discovered when she was being treated for covid). Her husband was our best man. I just found out she’s losing her battle and they called in hospice. She’s just turned 60, was always a healthy eater and was an avid exerciser. We have gone on several vacations with them and she was always the healthiest one out of our group...It’s just hard to comprehend....
Goal 145 prefer 140...during pandemic 130 - 135 Jan 2020 140.8, Feb 142, Mar 139.8, Apr 138.2, May 138.2, June 135, July 132, Aug 130.6, Sept 130.2, Oct 129.8, Nov 129.7, Dec 129, Jan 2021 129!!! Feb 129.6, Mar 128, Apr 127.6, May 127, June 126.4, July 126:5, Aug 128.8, Sept 128.0, Oct 128.1, Nov 130.1, Dec 130.7
Lori - I've come across cases just like your friend's - people who take care of themselves, make every effort to live a healthy life style and still succomb to a fatal illness. There are no guarantees. All we can do is make the right decisions regarding our health and then realize that even so, it is out of our hands. I'm so sorry.