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#1 Nurseamy

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 07:04 PM

Hello all! Being restricting with food can be so tough most of the time. There are moments that I feel so strong, and then later within the same day my resolves seems to crumble when I think about or look at food. Sound familiar? Well, I've been working really hard with controlling my own thoughts to manipulate my feelings about hunger. I know this is not new to you all, but it's therapeutic for me to type this out. I'm training my brain to recognize hunger as a rewarding, almost euphoric feeling, and it is helping a lot! Just thinking out loud...
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#2 descend-into-ana

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 07:46 PM

How are you doing that? I'm totally in the same boat right now- lots of delicious food in the fridge, and I want it so bad. I've had a large hazelnut latte, a small mocha (made that at home), and half a brownie. I'm already probably at 1000 calories and it's not even 5pm :( How do you train yourself? Help a sista out


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Posted 12 November 2015 - 07:58 PM

I always feel weak when I think about food but I have none in the house, and I ask myself "do I want to spend money on food that gets me fat or save it for something nice."

I have my weight written on  my hand so I see it every time I think about eating and remind myself of the hard work I went through to get there.

 

Being hungry isn't the issue for me, it's the cravings I get regardless of if I'm hungry or not. I battle these by looking at yummy foods and telling myself "if you restrict this much then you can have this food on this day" but when that day comes around ofc I don't eat it so usually it's a win win :D


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Posted 12 November 2015 - 08:01 PM

Ugh I wish I had that willpower! I usually give in to the cravings AND the hunger, and order delivery food cause I'm not only a fat fuck, I'm a LAZY fuck too, lol


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Posted 12 November 2015 - 08:07 PM

I can sometimes do something similar, like talking myself into feeling nauseated about food that's in front of me so I won't want it. 


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#6 Nurseamy

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 08:10 PM

I close my eyes and force myself to explore the feelings(physical and mental) that I am feeling when I'm really hungry or craving food. Then, I remind myself WHY I'm feeling hungry...because I'm working towards reaching my goal weight. You see, that's a very HAPPY AND REWARDING feeling. If you do this and focus really hard, you can slowly retrain the brain to recognize the hungry and empty feelings as positive feelings...feelings that bring you positive thoughts and control. Meditation!
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Posted 12 November 2015 - 08:12 PM

Lol good luck
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Posted 12 November 2015 - 08:44 PM

Lol good luck

starving to death feels great doesn't it? Starving makes me so fucking happy. See, it's because I'm so happy that I've got an ed! Duh.. They what causes anorexia, happiness!
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#9 bythestreams

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 09:06 PM

starving to death feels great doesn't it? Starving makes me so fucking happy. See, it's because I'm so happy that I've got an ed! Duh.. They what causes anorexia, happiness!

forreeeaaalll
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Posted 12 November 2015 - 09:16 PM

I have a crush on this guy who is scarily thin. He said this and for some reason I haven't eaten at all (almost two days ago) since he said it.

"I don't eat because I want to. I hate food. The only reason I eat is because people force me to."

Repeat that, make that what you think when you see food. It's what I'm doing.
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Posted 12 November 2015 - 09:16 PM

Also, thinspo is great.
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#12 Nurseamy

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 09:20 PM

Same idea... Not letting food have control. We're in control.

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 09:22 PM

starving to death feels great doesn't it? Starving makes me so fucking happy. See, it's because I'm so happy that I've got an ed! Duh.. They what causes anorexia, happiness!


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#14 Nurseamy

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 09:25 PM

[quote name="Cupcakesandcoffee" post="7929453" timestamp="1447381378"]

someone's a little salty.[/quote
Guess so!

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 04:26 AM

Sound familiar? 

 

not at all. and eating disorders have nothing to do with willpower. but do you, i guess.


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 04:55 AM

Rather ironic that you called sharing your technique of fooling your brain for ED purposes 'therapeutic'.

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 05:24 AM

Mental illness = training the brain. Lol

fuck, I should be healed.
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I don't want my stats to define me anymore.

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 07:08 AM

Mental illness = training the brain. Lol

fuck, I should be healed.

why I do love everything you say so much?! Gahhhh stahhhppp :P
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Posted 13 November 2015 - 07:25 AM

Same idea... Not letting food have control. We're in control.


Yes.

That's why I stay in instead of going out with my friends, where I'm afraid of the possibility of there being food/alcohol/temptation.

Because I'm in control.

This is why I wander around the grocery store with an empty basket, picking things up and putting them back, then eventually leaving an hour later with just Starbucks.

Because I'm in control.

This is why, despite my bank account being in the red and not being able to pay rent, I binge and purge on food that I don't have the money for.

Because I'm in control.

This is why, after having 15 cavities filled in the span of 3 weeks, I still haven't stopped purging.

Because I'm in control.

And this is why I cry over food that I'm too scared to eat.

We are not in control.
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Posted 13 November 2015 - 07:29 AM

Mental illness = training the brain. Lol

fuck, I should be healed.


I just trained my brain into not having an eating disorder anymore.

Well, I'm off. Nice knowing you all!
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