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Old 10-15-2018, 06:25 PM   #1
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Here is my story. Last January I started a really great meal/exercise program. In June, my husband got DUI and totally rocked our entire relationship. Since then, I haven't been right. I have been up and down eating right then not...exercising for a while, then not. But lately, I feel like it has gotten worse. I really want to eat well and exercise so I can lose weight. Lately I find myself binging on my kid's snacks, etc. when I get home from work (I am a teacher) and at night when I am alone (which is very often). I need advice from someone who has this "binge disorder" to help me begin the steps needed to break this habit. When I think "this is the day" it ends up being drowned in a giant cookie. I hate myself for it because I worked so hard and I want it so bad but I have never felt more out of control. I am a controlling person and ocd and a planner...always organized. But when I am binge eating, I go for one oatmeal cream pie and then I realize I just ate half the box. I am seriously hurting and need a friend and/or someone to tell me how to break out of this.
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Hello cookie: I'm not the member you're looking for here on PC. (Hopefully those members will yet see your post & reply.) But I noticed this is your first post. So I thought I would welcome you to PsychCentral. Since you mentioned your husband & kids... two other forums, here on PC, that may be of interest would be the relationships forum & the healthy parenting forum. Here are links to these forums:

And then here are links to 7 articles, from PsychCentral's archives, that discuss the breaking of bad habits & the establishment of new ones... the first by our host Dr. John Grohol, Psy.D.:

Changing Our Routines and Habits

7 Steps to Changing a Bad Habit

The Neuroscience of Bad Habits and Why It's Not About Will Power | Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

I hope you find PC to be of benefit.
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Hi Cookie, the first thing I had to do for my binge eating was not to have the binge food in the house. I don't buy them anymore. I became diabetic from my incorrect eating habits and so am on a diabetic lifestyle change now. It really helped me to see a professional about how to eat, what to eat and how much. I suggest a dietician. I eat low carbs, low fat, lots of veggies that I cut up and keep in storage bags in the frig. I really need to exercise but am in so much pain when I do that I stop. I will try to get back to it by easing into it with youtube beginner's exercise videos which I have used before and found helpful. I hope this helps.
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