I am afraid I am slipping. Yesterday, I overate. Not like I would have before, but I was fighting a binge all day. I didn't binge, but I had more than I needed. I passed up an open bag of chips that was really calling me, but then I had a bbq pork sandwich on garlic bread. Then I had another piece of garlic bread. for dinner I had salad,  about 4 slices of deli ham and 2 slices of cheese. Then i had 2 whole wheat poptarts. Then for a snack I had 2 more poptarts. I did 100 steps on the tread mill in the morning, but didn't do anything in the evening, telling myself that my body needs a rest. I slept in late this morning. Its 11:00 am now and I still haven't eaten breakfast, taken my meds or done any exercising. I'm afraid I'm slipping back into old habits. I'm going to do my best to get back on track. I'm going to have my breakfast and my meds now, then go check my mail, do exercises and then clean house. Those are my goals. I'll let you know how it goes. I could really use your prayers and encouragement. Love you all.



It is sooooooooo easy to lapse back to old habits. I overeat yesterday...and am on the verge today.

The one thing to remember is......we are never going to be \"perfect\" eaters. We are human....but it is one thing to lose a battle, and another thing to lose the war, as they say.

So we lost a battle or we give up?
No! We look at what we are doing and decide if we want to continue becoming more and more unhealthy...or if we want to go in the direction of health.

We just have to pick ourselves up....and get up our fighting spirit.....and off we go.


Sorry to hear you are struggling so with the food demon lately. It\'s so hard to know how this creeps up on us so insidiously, and tries to blow us out of the water with overeating. I wish I had some miracle solution for you, that would take it all away! But unfortunately, its a battle we ALL are fighting, so do not feel alone.`

I recently got a copy of a book that several people in this group have been mentioning. It\'s called The Beck Diet Solution: Train your brain to think like a thin person. It\'s not a particular diet,; it\'s a book about the psychological aspects of dieting. It\'s written by Judith Beck, a Ph.D. who writes a column in Oprah\'s magazine, and often appears on her show.. I think she makes a lot of sense. I\'ve just started reading it, and I think it is going to be very helpful. Maybe you could find a copy to take a look at?

Just know that there are a lot of us outn here rooting for you, and try to do what you can do each day. I will keep you in my prayers.

Lots of hugs,