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London1621
Just need it to be ok

Today was going well, until two hours ago we had to take my sister's cat to the vet so he can have surgery right now. And he can't come home until tomorrow, my heart feels broken and I have the feeling to binge eat. I hate how I'm feeling, why do I get so upset about this? I need this feeling to go away, my sister is being mean to me because she's upset and him. I just need everything to be ok and not give into this feeling to binge.

iwanttolive
London1621

Hi, I am so sorry about your cat. I would be nervous and sad if it were my dog going in for surgery. There is nothing wrong with feeling bad about how you are feeling about this. Try to take that burden off of yourself. I would feel nervous and worried if it were my dog going through surgery.

You have been doing so well and come through so much and haven't binged, you can get through this one also. You have tenacity and courage and strength.

I am sorry about your cat, and the situation with your sister. I understand a little about that as I live with my sister now and it can be very difficult. I will pray your cat's surgery goes well. Keep us posted and take it easy. Be gentle with yourself regarding the binging. You can do this.

lovetowrite81
London1621

I'm so sorry about your sister's cat. That is scary and upsetting. I agree with iwanttolive- try not to shame yourself about how you are feeling. We cannot control how we feel. It is understandable that you are upset and worried. What can you do to get you through the evening without engaging in behaviors? You have done so wonderfully recently with using other coping mechanisms and not giving into the urge to binge. You are so strong! Keep posting here as much as you need to & let us know how we can be here to support you as well <3

London1621
Thank you

Thank you both for what you are saying. Your nice, yesterday I kept putting on funny movies so I didn't binge eat. It's just hard to get when you are ok and just like that something happens and you feel that you need to binge eat because your upset and hurting now. But that's how it is. Thank you again.

lovetowrite81
Very true

It is difficult-- the urge can be dormant for a while, then something triggers & it just becomes all consuming again. I totally get that. I'm proud of you for continuing to use other ways of coping with your emotions. How are you feeling today? <3

London1621
Thank you

Thank you. I'm ok today, how are you? Hugs

lovetowrite81
:)

I am doing well today, thank you! Actually writing an e-book about coping with Binge Eating Disorder which is due tomorrow so finishing up final revisions for that :)