I don’t see the issue with companies posting calorie counts on food and drinks. I know that seeing those calorie counts posted is immensely triggering and can make recovery so much more difficult; however, I think a significant factor in making progress in recovery is learning to deal with those…
I agree 100% Life is triggering and recovery means learning to deal with that.
I mean, by this logic we should ban clothes sizes in shops, diet products in the supermarket, gyms in high streets, everyone should be the same size and all reflective surfaces should be smashed.
Feel crappy today :(
Groggy and achy and lethargic and just kind of “blah”.
Mind you, Alfie seems to feel the same - woke almost an hour later than normal, fed, played for just half an hour and then went back to sleep again. Definitely not going to boob group today, it starts in half an hour and we’re both still in our pyjamas. Daytime TV and decaff coffee it is until the HV comes at 2pm then…
So, I was wondering if you could give me advice. But I've just recently come to the realisation that I might have a Binge Eating Disorder. I have ALL the "symptoms" according to the internet (I know its terrible to google self diagnose). Thing is I have no idea what to do with this knowledge. My sister has severe and chronic anorexia. And I feel like anything I might have/ think is nothing compared. But I don't know what to do to fix myself or w/e. Any advice would be BRILLIANT. <3 xxx
Ah I’m sorry you find yourself in this position, anon. :( As someone with a history of BED as well as Bulimia, I totally understand the feeling that you don’t have a “real” or “serious” ED because you aren’t underweight. Having a close relative with anorexia must make it even more difficult.
I guess the thing to remember is that your family will have an awareness of eating disorders, and understand that all of them are serious. The feelings of inadequacy are hopefully just in your head and you will not be judged by your family or friends.
Medically speaking, you need to go to your doctor as soon as possible. Binge eating is serious and real disorder which needs treatment. If you feel unable to see your doctor, there is a very good book you can get from amazon. It is called overcoming binge eating and i would very much recommend it. It is the book used in therapy for bulimia and binge eating disorder.
I hope this is at least a little bit helpful. Good luck.
Absolutely not. I’m eating a varied and appropriate diet, which I need to ensure to maintain my milk supply.
The binges are caused by eating from boredom which leads to feelings of guilt and all or nothing thinking. (“I just as well write today off and start fresh tomorrow. Tomorrow I will eat X, Y, and Z but not A,B, and C.” etc.) The self hatred I feel fuels the desire to binge and the cycle continues.
I spend as much time as possible out of the house but as I’m on maternity leave, its inevitable that there will be times in the day when I’m home alone, Alfie is asleep or playing happily, and the housework is done. Daytime TV sucks, I really struggle to get into reading or writing these days, and I struggle to find other ways to fill that time while being close by for Alfie. I just end up eating anything remotely “unhealthy” and off we go again.
Its got to the point where I’ll even binge on food I don’t like that much, simply because its there.
Buying a multipack of chocolate and then realising it is less stressful to eat all of it in one go than it is to have it sitting in the house “calling” you until you give in and eat it all in one go anyway.
*Can you help? Everyone please do go and submit something now!
Please reblog this to spread word…
Lets do this, we can make it a reality!*
Casual Reminders is my final thesis project. I am an illustration major at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and I’ve been thinking about this project for a long time. I suffer, and am successfully recovering, from anorexia, major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, body dysmorphia, abuse, and repeated rape.
Essentially, what I want is for people to submit whatever they want with the knowledge that my blog (and this project) is a safe and judgement free zone. Submit stories, secrets, selfies, something that makes (or made) you smile, photos. Absolutely anything is free game. The final product will be me taking those submissions, drawing/illustrating them, and organizing those illustrations into a book format.
At least that’s the hope. It’s a “hey you’re not alone and you’re worthwhile because look at all these other strangers dealing with crap. We’re in this together and you’re beautiful for all of the odd things that might go through your head” kinda thing.
However, after having a meeting with a professor this past Tuesday, he told me he didn’t believe that I could succeed and that I would have until this coming Tuesday, March 4, to prove to him that people would be willing to participate and that it is possible for me to do this. Right now I have 3 submissions. I need at least ten times that in just 6 days. So if you could help me prove him wrong, it would mean the world to me. Any submissions, exposure, or support would bring me that much closer to succeeding and showing him that people can come together to create a community of love and acceptance.
Thanks so much, and have a lovely day. You are wonderful.
Seriously though - I’ve been over eating in the evening because I feel “unsatisfied” (?) and now I know I’ve been shooting for 400 calories less than the bare minimum for a bf Mother, it makes sense! I thought I was having binge urges, turns out I was just hungry!