6 Months Of No Binge Eating

by Willie on August 9, 2017

in Daily, Food, Weight Loss

Over six months ago, I wrote a post called, I Am A Binge Eater.

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In it, I talked about my struggle with binge eating. In January, I wanted the vicious cycle of bingeing to stop. I made a vow to myself that I would actively work on controlling my urges every single day.

It’s almost seven months later, I can happily say that I’ve kept the bingeing under control every day since January.

I haven’t wanted to binge ever since I made the decision to stop.

It’s incredible that I just stopped.

I know my circumstances are completely different than most. Some people just can’t stop the binge. I understand wholeheartedly.

Binge eating is a disorder that deeply affects many people in the world.

I am one of those people.

I wish my ability to just stop bingeing was just as simple for others dealing with the same issues. I’m a member of several Binge Eating Disorder (BED) groups and I read the stories of what others are going through. I feel for all of those people having to struggle to live they want but getting dragged deeper into an emotional black hole.

This disorder is so serious. It not only affects women but also men. Men just don’t talk about it.

I know that so far I’m on the road to recovery. But my recovery isn’t guaranteed. I can relapse at any time but I hope I never do.

I will work my hardest to keep it under control. I just keep my WHY at the front of my mind at all times before I act on anything.

Why do I want to indulge on that? Why is it important for me not to indulge? Why would I want to set myself back by bingeing?

These are just a few of the questions I ask myself. As I said before, my decision to not binge and my recovery is an ongoing situation.

There are others like me who have a harder time with their disorders.

Most of us hide our disorders. Physical signs are not always present. But it you know something is wrong with a friend, talk to them. See what’s going on with them.

Most people will either seek treatment or they won’t. Be educated on what their disorder is or isn’t. Don’t assume and don’t tell someone just to snap out of it.

That will only drive them further down the spiral.

Right now, I’m moving in the right direction. I hope to never detour but if I do, I will work to get back on track.

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