Hi everyone. I am new to the program and have been bingeing purging for, get this, 37 years. What I have found in reading the material about the emotional binge triggers is 'recognizing' them. I have been doing this for so long that it's all but automatic for me. I have always overeaten knowing I will simply throw it up later. There isn't even any emotion behind it. I don't know when it's going to happen and I am almost in a trance eating too much then purging. I early on developed strong ab muscles so I don't remember ever having to stick my hand down my throat to gag. I just lean over and up it comes. It doesn't hurt and I don't have to strain. That makes it difficult to stop. It's almost like spitting. That's what nearly 40 years doing this does. So I am looking for tips from other members out there who binge purged so long that they have lost contact of the feelings that drive the behavior, and how they have SLOWED down and recognized the binge urge to stop it before acting on it. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks from the old lady!