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Staying away off the scales - December 28th 2016, 03:19 PM

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I have made a to of ED related threads recently firstly I would like to apologise for that!

I recently binged for 7 days over Christmas YES 7 DAYS OMG I have never binge ate before so I guess you can imagine how terrified I am? I feel it will help me mentally if I stay away from my scales until I start my healthy diet and active life style again I feel the approximate time I would like to stay away from the scale would be about 2 weeks. I'm asking 2 questions here

How do I keep myself mentally calm?

how do I stop having panic attacks over this?

How do I keep that god for taking scale out of my mind


ok maybe that was 3

I'm a young lad who loves fashion so you can imagine how I look matters a lot to me I also have an eating disorder so you can also imagine the aniexty here

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Re: Staying away off the scales - December 29th 2016, 03:08 AM

I think that this is a very complex topic, and there is no reason to be ashamed of. The holidays are full of food, and you "binging" over the holidays is something that is hard to avoid. It is also very hard to not think about it after it is done.

My advice to you is to accept it. I honestly think that if you just got on the scale and saw whatever number it was, that it would in a way calm your anxiety over it. Yes, it will be hard to see, but you then have a goal, and you know exactly what you have to do.

This might not be exactly what you want to do, you could also "distract" yourself. Do things that you love, and sneak in a little exercise in there to somewhat ease your anxiety little by little. Ten when you feel ready, get on the scale, and then a huge "weight" will be lifted off your shoulders.

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Re: Staying away off the scales - December 29th 2016, 03:21 AM

Coming from someone who also has an eating disorder, do yourself a big favor and just get rid of your scale. And don't buy a new one. It's hard, but it's also liberating and will save you a lot of fuss in the future. Because no matter how much you distract yourself you will still know the scale is there. You can smash the thing if you want. All it tells you is your relationship with gravity. It tells you nothing about your worth or health.

As for the bingeing, your body doesn't freak out over a week of extra food. It adjusts. And do not try to compensate for the binge. You do not need to restrict, purge, or exercise more because you will just lead yourself right into another binge and continue the cycle.

Use distractions, be kind to yourself, and do some self care. Be mean to the damn scale because you deserve better.


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Re: Staying away off the scales - December 29th 2016, 09:43 AM

One thing which has really confused me Is why does my Body feel so different after the binge?
   
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Re: Staying away off the scales - December 29th 2016, 11:08 AM

Different in what ways?

Your body could simply be bloated. Other than that, it's most likely just a psychological feeling of it being 'different'. Your body has not changed, but your perceptions may have. You might feel instantly bigger from the binge even though you aren't. And so many other things could contribute to your body feeling different, but your statement was fairly vague.


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