Hi everyone. I have not been on here in quite some time, but I wanted to just post and say that I am very excited to be back.
I had a total all out binge session the other night after going back to a few weeks of calorie counting and a ton of exercise. It was weird how quickly my binge eating erupted after being on the obsessive path once again of trying to lose weight. I did the worst thing ever and signed up for a 90 day challenge at the gym. I knew going into it, it was a terrible idea, but I guess I just got desperate.
Anyhow, after re-reading this section on SE and IE I was reminded what worked for me in the past. And that was to use SE until I felt safe back doing intuitive eating. Just knowing I am going to eat again in 3 hours totally calms me down and can pull me out of a binge.
Last night my mom surprised me with girl scout cookies and once again I was thrown off guard. I had planned on going back to calorie counting today and last night as I sat there binge eating the cookies thinking I would start calorie counting today it hit me that this is why I can't stop binge eating. The calorie counting only works for so long, but it eventually always leads to binge eating.
If I am to cure this problem it is by eliminating all restrictive eating and knowing that in the future I will be eating up to 6 times a day. Thank God for this program. This one is the best!
Happy to be back here and back on the road to recovery. :)