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NOMOREnow · 03/10/2018 22:55

I have to do something. Nobody knows, well they must as I balloon but this last period of binging has lasted about a year now

I will die early if I don't stop. I know it's affecting my life the same as any other addiction

But I have no fucking childcare... I can't take a 6 year old to a meeting can I?

There are phone lines but they're in the USA

How do I do this? Is there any other way?

I've tried slimming world, weight watchers, lighter life and so on probably all... it's not slimming I struggle with... it's stopping binging and the fact I do. I am ruining my life and my kid is watching something really unhealthy atm

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Celestia26 · 03/10/2018 23:01

I can't help regarding Overeaters Anonymous I'm afraid. But I recommend you read 'Stop Bingeing' by Lee Janogly.

It's about making a lifestyle change for good. It's tough, but it works.

The thing is that you know what you need to do. Eat less, move more, make better choices. But the reality of actually doing it is very hard. The change has to happen in your mind before it reflects in your weight.

Your child is a great incentive to do this. They need you.

Wishing you all the best OP Flowers

KarmaStar · 03/10/2018 23:02

Hi op,are you in the UK?if so,have you spoken to your gp?they should be able to refer you to a team specialising in eating disorders which you could arrange to attend whilst your dc is at school?

ComeTheFuck0nBridget · 03/10/2018 23:08

OP you can also self refer to BEAT without going through your GP. Just don't do what I did, burst into tears and leave. Really regret it. I hope you can get some help OP, I'm in your shoes and it's awful.

WheelOfMisfortune · 03/10/2018 23:10

Try the brain over binge podcast OP. Good luck

JazKish · 03/10/2018 23:11

Hi op,I will attach a website here,you can then choose a virtual meeting,or attend one in your city.
select find a meeting,then select county,you can beat this,good luck.

NOMOREnow · 04/10/2018 00:02

Thank you all

There's a meeting over phone I would have liked to do but it's in the US was tonight

Is there a cheap way to call US on a mobile?

Going to call OE tomorrow as there's also online groups which may be the solution

I will also call BEAT thank you

Already see GP as I take metmorfin and have other MH diagnosis (OCD) I don't take met for OCD obviously just to clarify. For other health issue

not keen on another label and saw treatment is CBT - while CBT is excellent, I already waited over a year for it for my OCD that I will self refer to BEAT if they have a group as can't wait that long

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madeoficecream · 04/10/2018 00:10

Have you read 'Fat is a Feminist Issue'?

Its pretty good. About trying to break the binge purge cycle and not hate your body or view any food as an enemy.

TakemedowntoPotatoCity · 04/10/2018 00:41

Just be aware that it's a '12 step' type program and has all the guff about surrendering to a 'higher power' and cult like undertones. Not for me.

NottonightJosepheen · 04/10/2018 08:37

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QuizzlyBear · 04/10/2018 08:42

OP I know it's not for everyone but I had hypnotherapy to stop myself binge-eating seven years ago and never looked back. Without feeling as though I was trying, I lost several stone in just a few months until my weight stabilised at a size 8-10 and stayed there.

I've tried every diet under the sun before so I know it's all a vicious cycle until you address the cause of your overeating, not the symptoms. I would massively recommend the 'virtual gastric band' type hypnotherapy- it was only 4 sessions total and it genuinely changed my life Thanks

maxthemartian · 04/10/2018 08:44

Is there a cheap way to call US on a mobile?

Yes install Skype and do the pre pay option. You can then call abroad via Skype for much cheaper than standard network rates.

Hont1986 · 04/10/2018 09:49

Google Hangouts Dialler app lets you call US numbers for free. Skype lets you call US numbers for free if it thinks you're in India (use a VPN). Have you tried MyFitnessPal or some other calorie counting app? Forcing myself to record the binges really helped me curb and eventually stop them. Unfortunately it does require some discipline and willpower to do it, but then every form of weight loss does.

MrsReacher1 · 04/10/2018 09:58

I read "Fat is a Feminist Issue" years ago, and it changed the way I thought about food. I was a real binger. Whole boxes of cakes, piles of chocolate bars, huge spoonfuls, (jar-fuls) of honey or syrup - followed by self-hatred and despair.

I still reach for food sometimes if I feel low, I am not skinny and my weight fluctuates but in 30 or more years I have not got any heavier - and I am so much happier. I mostly eat completely normally and my "binges" such as they are consist of two late night bowls of ice cream rather than a whole tub, (or two) or five biscuits rather than two whole packets. And they are blips - they pass.

Good luck OP - it is a horrible state of mind and it made my life a misery for a long while. Being free of it is more important than being thin.

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