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Eating to cope

Coreen

Coreen

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Yesterday was a very bad day for me. I was very depressed most of the day. I was thinking about hurting myself. I tried reaching out to family. No one was available. I tried the online chat support for crisis. I was in the queue forever and gave up. Finally I just went to sleep.

Today I've been recovering and eating bad food to try to feel better. I stuffed myself on food that is bad for my diabetes. I just didn't care. Now my stomach is upset and I still don't feel better. I feel worse for not being kind to myself. I'm trying to be compassionate with myself at the moment.

I ended up throwing the junk food in the trash. I don't need anymore. I think I will try to drink some decaf coffee to feel better tonight. Part of me wants to purge. But I haven't done that in years. I just can't believe I did this to myself.
 
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hanx

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Hey, I am currently going through something similar - the only difference is that today I found myself unable to eat.
Do you have any counsellor in your area? Or can you call any hotline?
 
Coreen

Coreen

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I ended up sleeping a lot. Sleep resets me. I felt better the next day. Also, I have an online therapist. But she's only available M - F. Hope you're doing well today.
 
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Pollypop

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I have dreadful eating habits to cope - I think
im not sure whether it is comfort eating,
compulsive eating,
or greed etc.

Is there anyone who once they have the first mouthful just
cant stop.
Once I start eating I am mentally thinking what I can eat next.

i even get up in the night to eat.
i hate myself because of it.
 
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Zoe1

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n yeah I have eaten alot today
just scared of feeling hungry when its cold

I think the main thing is as you say
trying to be kind to yourself about it
as if you were talking to a treasured friend

doing something distracting
to take your mind off the food
and in this way getting back on our feet
 
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