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Bingeing — what is it anyway?

By Darla Breckenridge on 10/24/2011

I never thought there was a name for what I was doing…..  I just thought I liked to eat. A lot.  I had heard about eating disorders, but I didn’t have anorexia and most of the time I didn’t use compensatory measure.  I just ate lots…in one sitting. 

Then one day I learned that there was a title for this — bingeing — and that I wasn’t completely alone nor was I the only person on Earth who sat alone night after night disregarding plans, not wanting to go through the hassle of trying to find something in the closet that fit. 

I wasn’t the only person who sat on a couch with a spread of food, a decent party-style buffet, all for herself.   That may have been the moment I  realized I needed help but I wasn’t ready. 

This piece of writing was shared by Jace.

What happens for us to decide to help ourselves?  How can we move from a place of isolation to a place of knowing that it is time…

  • Time to take the risk of reaching out to someone else
  • Time to know that doing it alone is not longer working

Time to believe I am worth it

  • Worth caring for
  • Worth noticing that I have needs too

You don’t have to do this alone.  It is ok to reach out.  Know that there is treatment for bingeing even if you didn’t know that it had a name.

Who can you reach out to today?

 

 

 

The Binge Storm

By Darla Breckenridge on 08/30/2011

I regularly teach a series of classes on binging at Green Mountain, and I talk a lot about before, during and after the binge. Given what we’re going through here in Vermont, I find similarities with “before, during and after the hurricane.” As the hurricane approaches there is a feeling of excitement or anticipation. Getting the lawn furniture put away, […] Read more »

Honor Your Emotional Eating

By Marsha Hudnall on 07/20/2010

Today’s post is by Jennifer Joyce, who is currently a staff participant at Green Mountain.  Like so many of us, Jennifer spent too much time taking care of others, then resorting to the comfort of her best friend food at the end of the day. Only when she made peace with the fact that food does work as a coping […] Read more »

Grief and Ending Relationships Part II

By Darla Breckenridge on 11/14/2011

Rituals help us make transitions when we experience  losses: wakes funerals memorials/celebration of life divorce celebration going-away parties retirement parties Some would say that rituals clearly mark and, therefore, help with transitions. However, we don’t have rituals for a friendship that fizzles or comes to an abrupt end, whether you choose to end it or your friend does. And often […] Read more »

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Tricking Your Brain Into Thinness – Dieting Gimmick or Gimmicky Diet?

By Cindy Bishop on 11/28/2005

Did anyone catch ABC’s 20/20 last Friday?  Titled The Fat Factor, the producers must have figured FAT would be an interesting topic as millions of American’s sat in front of their TV sets feeling overfed and perhaps a little bit guilty about their late night turkey sandwich. After talking to Wynonna Judd and Carnie Wilson about their trials and tribulations […] Read more »

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