early days

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Tillie
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early days

Hi everyone

I joined the prgramme a few days ago and had a really positive start. I managed 2 days with no b/p however have gone back to b/p last 2 days in a row. I am trying to adopt the binge urge diffusion but struggle once I have these thoughts in my head. I find it difficult to 'make peace' with the binge urge. Once I have thought about it, I can't seem to shift it. Does anyone have any ideas on how to forget about the thought. The more I focus on trying to 'diffuse' it, the more I think about it. Thank you for any tips :)

T

kmateus
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Tradução hello Els. Welcome!

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hello Els. Welcome! I regret not being able to help you, I am also new here ... Strength and motivation! The first few days are very difficult, I also feel lost :-(.
Katherine

Katherine

Jas
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Hiya Else, The urge to binge

Hiya Else,
The urge to binge does pass if you keep busy for even just half an hour.....get out of the house for a walk, have a bath, phone someone for a chat anything that keeps you busy.. I started this program and for the first time in 25 years I managed to go for weeks without binge/ purge. I never thought it was possible but it is! Starving our bodies is what creates our urges to binge. I am now 54 days without binging and purging and I am determined to never look back.

My advice at this stage is for you to Stick with the structured eating and it really does help to reduce the urges to binge. Your body is still in starvation mode! Once you allow it time to recover the urges to binge really do go away. The very first thing you need to do is to truly believe in this program. I don't think I have really gained weight as I am still comfortably wearing the same clothes. Feeling bloated does subside and most of all you will also be allowing your body to naturally hydrate. This feeling was my initial concern as it felt like I was gaining weight but honestly it sorts itself out.

I have had a couple occasions recently where a binge urge past my mind briefly however at this point, I just think back to how rotten I felt with bulimia and it knocks the notion right out of my mind. What I find helped me in the initial days was to get crackers and veggie type fruits to chomp on when I had a binge urge as I know they are not high in calories. Now I am enjoying most foods and treats in moderation and don't feel deprived. I just didn't realise how many calories I really was absorbing with the binges. It is still early days for me but honestly, if I can do it after 26 years of bulimia I am confident you can do it too

Good luck and take care of yourself.....Jen

JS

Tillie
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Wow! That is so wonderful, I

Wow! That is so wonderful, I am really inspired by your success so far. Thank you so much your support and words of advice. I really need to start believing in this and get on task with structured eating. I will really try to take my mind of things when I get an urge like you say and do something productive. You have really motivated me and yes I can do it. I have been bulimic for 12 years and felt I never could recover but from your story I know I can. Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write a reply and all your words of wisdom and support. Have a great day and I wish you continued success with your own recovery :)

Els x

T

Tillie
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Hi Katherine Welcome to you

Hi Katherine

Welcome to you too :) hope you had a good day yesterday and things are going ok. Some great advice from Jen which I hope will help you too.

T

LeaLea
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Hi, els. I'm glad you are

Hi, els. I'm glad you are here, it's a great site and you'll get so much support. I'm about day 50, without looking at my calendar and never thought I'd achieve a day in recovery, with over twenty years of EDs, so as Jen has said, if we can do it, so can you. It's never a too late to give recovery a go. Just take the plunge, I know it'll be worth it in the end, even if the actual recovery process really stinks sometimes. Good luck with everything!

Lea

kmateus
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Thanks Els The forum and the

Thanks Els
The forum and the stories like Jen are my inspiration in this most difficult time. Think about quitting many times throughout the day, but then I read the testimonials of those who are already ahead in the program and I'm still here...
I'm eating regularly, but full of fear of getting fat!

Katherine

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