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#1 Manicmarie

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:00 PM

Over the past few days I have gone through my journal to see a few habits I didn't realize I had.

It seems like every so often the guilt of binging will make me excercise until I can't take it anymore.

I would eat thousands of calories then feel sick realizing that I had literally eaten 3000 4000 or more calories stuffed inside of my body in a sitting. The thought of all that sitting there would make me want to puke. I could feel my skin crawling. The disappointment would tear me up.

Then I would excercise and excercise until I would collapse. Just to redo this cycle of binge eating, than binge exercising. Because of the massive amounts I eat I would never lose. Just keep gaining until I looked like a potato. Yes I really look like a 160 pound potato.

Has anybody else go through this sort of cycle? If so what are some steps your taking to work away from this?

I'm starting by monitoring my food 600-800 calories a day. Trying to not by binge foods like cakes and full sugar sodas. I am lucky to have a friend trying to support me, and keep me active every day, not just the days I feel guilty. On a positive note first no binge day almost done.

I'm not a fan of my dr so I refuse to take her input. As she is a super skinny lady who keeps telling me "you just need to be disciplned, and not so wrak. Otherwise I may need to put you in a clinic" I was like nope. I'll find another way.

If you go through these cycles I hope this will help you feel not so alone. The fear of being alone truth be told makes me much more prone to bad habits

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#2 e-gets-skinny

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:26 PM

I'm the same way-- I'll go on a binge for as long as a week sometimes, then restrict to no more than 600 calories a day, exercising for upwards of 2-3 hours. I hate that I can't have any sort of "normal" relationship with food. It's either all or nothing.

 

The best thing about this site has to be finding people like you who go through these cycles as well  :) <3


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#3 Methe

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:02 PM

When I binged (planned or unplanned) and I feel well ok instead of sick, I do more intense and longer exercise, but rather than to get rid of the calories more because I feel fitter after a binge. I think it has to do with the glycogen stored in the liver and replenished after a binge. When I restrict for two or three weeks without binging, I feel very week and have no energy. I'll still do sports even then, but it's a tough battle there is no way I'd compete against the "bingey me".
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:49 AM

I'm afraid I don't have much input on the topic itself but you could check out the EDNOS and bulimia forums, as what you describe is not BED but would most likely be specified as non purging bulimia. I'm pretty sure I've seen threads on it before, just try searching for exercise bulimia or something like that.


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#5 cutiepie92

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:24 AM

I can definitely relate. I've been struggling with this on and off for the past two weeks. I end up binging on 3000+ calories and then exercising on the treadmill for 2+ hours.
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#6 ithim_gach_rud

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:20 AM

I'm afraid I don't have much input on the topic itself but you could check out the EDNOS and bulimia forums, as what you describe is not BED but would most likely be specified as non purging bulimia. I'm pretty sure I've seen threads on it before, just try searching for exercise bulimia or something like that.

 

Totally agree with this. Not that the BED forum can't help, but looking into exercise bulimia may help as well. I think it's great that you have a journal and use it to recognize what is going on. Identifying the issues is a good step towards recovering.

 

Some things that may help in the meantime are scheduling exercise in reasonable amounts for the sake of exercise and not in response to food eaten. Use something skill based, like a yoga class or ballroom dancing - some activity you'd like to learn - where the focus is taken off burning calories and is more on picking up the skills needed to perform the moves correctly and on enjoying yourself. Also, if possible, maybe up your calorie target for the day. I'm not sure if this applies to you, but I know if I get very hungry it's much harder for me to avoid a binge. You could easily lose in a healthy way on 1200-1400 calories per day.

 

I really can't exercise after a binge. I really, really want to, but I have a combination of lazy and feeling sick that stops me.


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#7 Manicmarie

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:01 PM

I'm afraid I don't have much input on the topic itself but you could check out the EDNOS and bulimia forums, as what you describe is not BED but would most likely be specified as non purging bulimia. I'm pretty sure I've seen threads on it before, just try searching for exercise bulimia or something like that.


Totally agree with this. Not that the BED forum can't help, but looking into exercise bulimia may help as well. I think it's great that you have a journal and use it to recognize what is going on. Identifying the issues is a good step towards recovering.

Some things that may help in the meantime are scheduling exercise in reasonable amounts for the sake of exercise and not in response to food eaten. Use something skill based, like a yoga class or ballroom dancing - some activity you'd like to learn - where the focus is taken off burning calories and is more on picking up the skills needed to perform the moves correctly and on enjoying yourself. Also, if possible, maybe up your calorie target for the day. I'm not sure if this applies to you, but I know if I get very hungry it's much harder for me to avoid a binge. You could easily lose in a healthy way on 1200-1400 calories per day.

I really can't exercise after a binge. I really, really want to, but I have a combination of lazy and feeling sick that stops me.


Thank you for the information greatly appreciate it. My dang dr keeps saying it's just a part of the binge eating. Never mentioned the possibility of the excercise as a possible bulimia symptom.

I'm going to deffinently research this more. May be looking for a new specialist as well.

Seriously though I can't hank you enough for the info. I'm checking out the bulimia side of the forum as well now.

I'm the fat friend   :(


Current 161lbs 160= Gross

GW1: 151  lbs

GW2:141  lbs

GW3:131  lbs  = Better

GW4: 121  lbs 

GW5: 111 lbs 

 

UGW:  I will no longer be

the fat friend....




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