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Unread 10-05-2017, 04:03 AM   #291
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I can't believe it.

I know Eskie has experience with this, but I didn't think it would happen to me so easily / quickly. I've waxed and waned with EDs (90% of the time bulimic) since I was 13. I'm 50 now.

I thought I was done with this sh#t. Now that there has been a stressor in my life that reminds me of old times, I'm rapidly sliding into anorexic tendencies. The normal part of my brain is very worried - thinking about the immediate negatives of the shame I'd feel if anyone at work knew. But the disordered part of my brain says finally your unruly hunger has been tamed!

PS - I have been seeing an ED therapist since 2011.
Yes Shaggy, stressors can be serious triggers.

I am fighting that right now with some stress that my ex (or still not quite ex) is causing me financially (foreclisure initiated on the house my name is still on the loan & when I lsft I left akmost everything i owned planning some day to get back (2100 miles away) & get my things....they are still there. He has been lying to our daughter about making the payments but came clean today to her & admitted the foreclosure has been initiated.

I totally lose my appetite when crap like this happens but living alone with my 3 dogs that need me, i force myself to eat at least a little or comfort pumpkin soup warm & comforting.

But stress not only decreases my appetite but throws the metsbolusm into overdrive. No appetite, I dont think about eating. If i dont think about it i dont eat, weight loss snowballs into more when i see weight coming off & with no appetite in the first place & no thought of food in the second. Its a recipe (no pun intended) for disaster. So i am working hard at being mindful which in its own way adds another layer of stress as just something more i have to think about.

Dang so much of life is all tied together
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hey guys
sorry to hear you're struggling LucyD
yesterday was a bit difficult. I got kind of down in the evening. I am struggling not to body check, a lot. I follow a twelve step program so I listened to an anorexic and bulimic's anonymous share online, which was good. even though I've been in recovery for a while, I still don't feel like I know how to eat intuitively or know what normal eating looks like, so a lot of the time I worry for a while after I've eaten whether I've eaten the correct amount. Thinking that's probably my ED obsessing rather than recovery thinking.
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Unread 10-05-2017, 06:40 AM   #293
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ate a takeaway yesterday.

felt good, even though I probably ate it too quickly (I felt a little unwell afterwards)

I didn't eat much today so far

eaten breakfast and a couple of peaces of candy

I chose to have breaded chicken for dinner, that should be nice
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I can easily be an overeater, because I am on a medication that causes "weight gain." So I try very hard to not overeat and I attend online Overeaters Anonymous Meetings as well as two (face 2 face) meetings a week generally too.

Today we had a huge celebration at my church and of course there was a HUGE meal. That little kid in me that was forced to always "clean that plate" was having a living nightmare as I sat there with that HUGE plate of food in front of me.

Then I realized something: There is no such commandment as "Thou shalt clean thy plate." (!) YAY! LOL...

I only ate maybe 2/3rds of what was on that plate and no dessert. I was satisfied. I was so pleased with myself.
Food is such a trick or treat...LOL...I try to go for protein first. Then finish my small portion of food left. These meds can really harm our bodies. So be sure your comfortable with what you take as well.

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my internet wasn't working last night so couldn't post... yesterday I listened to a share online, which was good. I exercised a bit but tried to keep it fun. today I'm not doing anything physical - too many days consecutively and it begins to **** with my head. I felt really down and lonely yesterday and it got really bad in the evening. struggling with body checking and obsessing about my body.
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I had been restricting this week but yesterday I ate two full meals of junk fried food. Trying to be okay with it.
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Don't be so hard on yourself.
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Today I did good... I've eaten when I felt hungry and stopped when I felt full. But yesterday I ate too much and if I had found sweets in my house I would've eaten them all My depression isn't helping my eating disorder
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Well done, Carmen. That's brilliant, that you stopped when you were full. It's important, I think, to eat when it's time to eat, making sure you're never really, really hungry. It's impossible to make the right choices when a person is very hungry.
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Well done, Carmen. That's brilliant, that you stopped when you were full. It's important, I think, to eat when it's time to eat, making sure you're never really, really hungry. It's impossible to make the right choices when a person is very hungry.
Thanks. I try to follow a rule: only eat when you're hungry, stop eating when you're full.
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