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    WELCOME ALL!

    Our creed is simple: No Judgment, just love, support and understanding. Through mutual SUPPORT and understanding as a TEAM, we'll experience a HEALTHIER LIFE together!!


    ACCOUNTABILITY to ourselves and our teammates will help each of us to acquire a healthy lifestyle. Lending SUPPORT to others will help us strengthen ourselves.

    We all share such precious life stories and maybe for the first time we found a place where we can be HONEST with our feelings and how we act out with food. For most of us it is EMOTIONAL EATING that gets us every time. It has many names; COMPULSIVE EATING, RESTRICTING, BINGEING, OUT OF CONTROL EATING, NUMBING, SELF-MEDICATING, whatever you call it we struggle with food and can't figure out why it is so hard!!

    Some of us here are dealing with eating disorder (ED) issues but we all find the accountability to others and ourselves a much-needed resource!!!... COMMUNICATION with each other on a regular basis will keep us strong!

    Did I eat mindfully?

    Did I take care of and nurture my body?

    Did I practice self acceptance and avoid negative self talk?

    Did I use my tools of recovery? These may include meal plans, water minimums, journaling, etc.- Whatever works for YOU.

    Did I share my experience with food for the day somewhere I feel safe and nurtured? This may be here, in this forum, with a therapist, a close friend, a group such as OA, etc.- Again, whatever works for YOU.

    Did I select a word, phrase, and/or quote for the day?

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    Did I eat mindfully?

    Not at all. I was still hungry when I stopped eating lunch- I had only had time for a donut at church for breakfast so by the time I got home and cooked lunch I was famished, which I don't usually let myself be. I really wanted a second hamburger, it is what my body was telling me I needed (protien) but for some reason I didn't eat it, afraid of looking like a pig I think. So then I took the kids to the movies, a rare treat, and we got a large popcorn to share... I could not stop eating the popcorn because I was still feeling hungry and the popcorn wasn't filling me up. At supper I was rushed because I had to take dd's friend home, I really wanted a second helping of the potato salad I'd made but rushed out the door instead. I ended up eating ALL of the potato salad later that evening after everyone else was in bed. I know this was because I had deprived myself more than once that day, my body was kicking into food shortage survivalist mode because it had no idea why I had been depriving it of the food it needed so when when food was available, I ate it all.

    Did I take care of and nurture my body?

    no, I'm going back to my seek nurture thread for some ideas- plus the sun is finally shining again after days of rain so I can go for a walk this afternoon.

    Did I practice self acceptance and avoid negative self talk?

    yes, even after I overate I was able to evaluate why it happened and not beat myself up. However this morning I was really afraid of dh finding out about my slip, I had wanted to put some of the potato salad in his lunch and was worried he would notice I wasn't and want to know why. I need to learn to be more honest with him because the anxiety of "getting caught" reinforces the ideas that I have "been bad"

    Did I use my tools of recovery? These may include meal plans, water minimums, journaling, etc.- Whatever works for YOU.

    ummm... that would be a no.

    Did I share my experience with food for the day somewhere I feel safe and nurtured? This may be here, in this forum, with a therapist, a close friend, a group such as OA, etc.- Again, whatever works for YOU.

    no, and I really need this to start my day, it helps keep me grounded in recovery

    Did I select a word, phrase, and/or quote for the day?

    yesterday, no. Today will be "Listen to your body."

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