National Eating Disorders Association

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London1621
Feeling Down!!!

I am upset and not myself. That feeling of binge eating is back. I hate having it, I wish it would go away forever. What happened is my parents wanted to go out to eat tonight for dinner and I said I have to go. My parents said yes. I first said I still have homework and my sister said I thought you finished it already. My parents, that's great that you are done let's all go now. We get to the restaurant and the table is in the open area, and I said we have to have this table, they said what's the problem, and I was so upset I couldn't get the words out. I wish I didn't feel like this now. And I wish my parents and sister would too.

justgina
Here for you

Hi London,

I'm sorry you are feeling upset. I know how hard it is when you’re struggling so much on the inside, but you feel like family or friends just don’t understand. I’m not sure how much you have shared with them, but if you’re not ready to talk to your family about what you’re going through just yet, remember that you’re not alone. We are here for you, as well as professionals at the NEDA helpline. There’s always the option of seeking professional help as well – it’s always nice and necessary to recovery to have someone you can trust to talk to.

In the meantime, do your best not to blame yourself for how you feel. You’re clearly acknowledging the emotions you’re feeling and why, which is an important step. My thoughts are with you <3

justgina

iwanttolive
London1621

Hi. I am really sorry that your parents are being so difficult. When you feel the urge to binge, and you don't, what stops you, what do you do instead? You as far as I know, haven't binged even through the intensive feelings you experience. If you have you are diligently seeking help which is tremendous.
Again I am sorry you strugglel so much. I will pray for you. iwanttolive

lovetowrite81
London

I'm so sorry you are having a tough time. How are you feeling today? It's so difficult having the urge to binge eat rise up, but you have been able to fight through it so many times recently and let it pass. As you know, it comes and goes. I am proud of you for continuing to fight ED & for your strength <3 Keep on pressing on.

London1621
Hugs

Thank you all for your kind words. When I feel like I am going to binge, I will put on a funny TV show or movie, also I will draw or write in my journal to take my mind off of this. I am doing ok today. Thank you all again.

lovetowrite81
London

That sounds like a good plan:) I am glad to hear that today has been better! Keep us posted <3