Desperately need help

adrienne's picture

i have relapsed majorly and desperately need help. i am bingeing and purging 2-3 times a day every day now. i have packed on weight which signals i am not so successful as i think at purging, but that is beside the point. the point is that now i feel even worse about myself and it causes me to binge and purge more because i hate how fat i am etc.
i am in need of some serious advice/ encouragement on how to get back on track


brittanynicole's picture
Joined: 13 Apr 2009
ahhh :(

Im so sorry, I was at that point at one time, its horrible physically and definitely mentally. If you need someone to talk to text/call me... 623.221.4447, ill try to help u. i have some tips that totally helped me.

xo Brittany

*** I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday ***

lizzie73's picture
Joined: 23 Jan 2009
not sure I can offer advice

not sure I can offer advice right now myself, but try to trust that if you've done it before you can do it again, and you've done really well managing for weeks/months without b/p so you can get back there. try not to panic about your weight as that makes things worse, if you are able to stop being sick it will help your body trust that it can get food and hopefully you'll binge less, try to get back to your structured eating. and most importantly remember you can do this just because you've relapsed doesn't mean you can't get back to where you were, its just part of the journey to getting well. big hugs coming to you xxx

lizzie x

littlefroggy's picture
Joined: 26 Apr 2009
Purging removes less than 50%

Purging removes less than 50% of the calories if you are lucky and seriously damages your body. I have the same problem but I find that a powerful motivation to stop myself from a binge. If you believe before you start to binge that you will be able to get rid of the food later (no matter how distasteful it is) you are more likely to keep eating. I have put on a horribe amount of weight recently like that too but I'm more determined than ever to avoid that trap. Take it day by day, hour by hour or even 10min by 10mins if thats what you need to hod off a binge and congratulate yourself every step of the way.

ccbocek77's picture
Joined: 31 Mar 2009

I completely agree with littlefroggy...and like you, I had a bad day today as well. I don't even want to think about how many calories I consumed...right now, I'm trying to decompress and wrap my mind around the triggers that led to my episode last night and today.

I have also gained weight recently and it is the worst feeling. will come off! And it can come off naturally by making a committment to take care of yourself. Its so much easier to give someone advice than to take it from me.

Write down a plan for tomorrow...what you will eat...carry a water bottle with you...drink coffee...chew some gum...get outside and take a a friend on your way home from work...start FRESH.

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