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  1. Why can't I stop? I do fine for a few days without overeating, and then it's like it builds up and I have to... this is madness and shameful. I hate it, and I hate myself for doing it.
  2. I went three days without binging or purging and then caved last night. I was doing so well and now I feel awful... I have to start over with day 1. Or maybe I'll make it day 5, and just view it as a slip? Not sure how to approach this.. I'm trying to stop altogether and end this madness.
  3. I agree, LaurynJ, sweet foods are especially comforting to me too (!), but there has to be other things that can be of comfort instead... you mention many good ones! Healthy substitution is the key... now I just need to do it!! I managed to go a day without overeating yesterday.. now I need to try for one more day. One day at a time I suppose, right? I need to recover from this somehow!! Ugh. It's so easy to just reach for food. @Phantastic Mirage, I love your name, by the way. :) Never heard of drinking just hot water, but if it works, it works! Decaffeinated tea may be a good one too... flavored tea is yummy...and warm too. :)
  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your responses, suggestions, and empathy. I haven't tried overeaters anonymous or finding a therapist who specializes in eating disorders. I have a therapist, and she's good. I need to stick with her for health insurance reasons, but I could try talking to her about it since I haven't very much. So sorry, Lauryn, that you have the same issue with emotional overeating.. it's SO HARD not to sometimes when it's so very comforting to eat delicious foods!! I actually have several addictions - food, drinking and smoking. I don't deal well with stress or anxiety and clearly have very poor stress management coping mechanisms. I feel like I need to be in a month-long clinic, but I don't have the money.. so in the meantime, I need to learn how to manage stress in healthy ways, ways that I am not accustomed to, like exercising. How does one even start??
  5. Please help. I haven't posted in this forum yet, but I suffer from bulimia and have admitted it to no one as of the last four years, including my therapist. I have depression and anxiety and I know that this partially is the cause, in addition to my problematic thinking about my weight and body. One of the problems is, I tell myself to stop, and I don't. It's impulsive, as though something else is controlling me and has taken over. I've gone a day here and there without binging and purging, and then the next day I cave. Like alcoholism. I'm doing emotional eating to fill the void in my life, and I don't know how to stop.. can someone offer some guidance or a resource, please? Thank you so much..
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