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 (therefore acknowledged 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.
I am in Rome. I did really well with food on the trip over and at breakfast this morning. The plane flight, which was neither nor more less awful than usual, was full of food challenges. I had requested a low calorie meal, but did not get one. I really do not care; I always order special meals of one type or another in the hope that the quality will be better. It really never is. Good job, Jan!
Hey, BFF's! It's turned into a gorgeous, no coat day here. Finally. This was a tiring work week. I had to set my alarm to 3 a.m. on Wed. and Thurs. (work-related) and woke up an hour before the alarm on both days and could not fall back asleep. By the time I got home last night I felt comatose. The urge for energy in the form of sugar was really strong. Luckily there are no sweets in the house, but I did have some dried fruit as soon as I walked in the door. I'm happy that my eating was healthy this week and I think I can continue through the weekend. Fingers crossed. Waving to you all, even if you are in Italy. TTYL
Quick post to say Hi!! It's a beautiful Friday - feeling strong going into the weekend! Hope everyone has a Wonderful Weekend!! Lori
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
scheduled day off from work today. left at 5:30 AM to go play pickleball an hour away. Was there until noon and then met some friends for lunch. Grocery shopping on the way home and am now in the midst of food prep!