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    Gastric Sleeve Member Kodi's Mom's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Bulimia, Anorexia, or Restriction?

    I am a compulsive overeater. I have also binged in the past, salivating over thoughts of what food I would buy after getting off of work. Now when I eat too fast which causes me to eat too much, I wind up vomiting. I am now worried that this will become a habit. I don't want to trade one problem for another. I don't have the luxury of always eating when other people are around. And we all know that this destructive behavior occurs in the dark, behind closed doors.



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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Bulimia, Anorexia, or Restriction?

    You might want to try overeaters anonymous I am an emotional eater and you can look up oe.com and it will lead you on to the web site and you also need to tell your nutritionist. she should help and help you learn skills for that.


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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Dr. Veninga
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    Default Re: Bulimia, Anorexia, or Restriction?

    I've always been a binger except for the teenage years when I restricted and exercised for hours on end. I'm just now, after 2 lap bands and now a sleeve - going to a therapist specifically to help with the love/hate relationship I've always had with food. I've had the sleeve for almost a year and am embarrassed to have to go see my surgeon next month because I've had a net loss of about 20 lbs. Wish I had started therapy years ago!

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Fae's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Bulimia, Anorexia, or Restriction?

    Fellow binger, huh? I can understand why you'd feel embarrassed. But you have lost 20 pounds, and that's a good thing. Wishing you the best of luck getting control of your eating disorder.


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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Melanie
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    Default Re: Bulimia, Anorexia, or Restriction?

    Quote Originally Posted by AHLButterfly View Post
    This forum section seems pretty quiet, so I'll go ahead and throw myself out here and make a post.

    Do any of you lurkers suffer from any of this? Have you ever? How are you dealing with it? Did you address it pre-op? Did it resurface post-op? This applies to you EDNOS, too!

    I've never known anyone else with an eating disorder that I could talk to. If you'd like to keep it private, you can even just message me. I'd like to hear your stories.
    I never had the will power to be anorexic, and I am rather terrible at making myself throw up...not to say that I have never tried being bulimic...I just had very poor follow through with it...so I have no experience with those two in particular, but I have always suffered from binge eating. Still to this day I have to fight the urge to mindlessly eat for no reason. It is hard for those who don't get it to understand us that have uncontrollable urges to do things that can harm us.

    I don't think it is a battle that can be won in a short time frame by any means, but I do believe that we are not lost causes. I don't know what you sufferer from, but if you would like to talk, feel free to pm me. Our struggles may not be the same exactly, but I am sure I can identify with what you are going through.

    To answer your question, this was something that a battled after I had surgery, and even though I am over 2 years out now, I still have to monitor myself to make sure I don't fall back into old binge eating habits. It takes a lot of work, but it is just like most other things people struggle with, we have to go through a process to retrain our bodies, after the retraining we have to still keep an eye on it. It does become easier, but I would be lying if I said that I don't still have days where I have to fight the urge. Those days are far less often than they were, but occasionally I will have an off day. The best plan of action against those days is to have a good offense. Its a long road, but you can get there. It takes different methods for each person. Some can find way to manage on their own, others benefit from therapy, while others need more drastic measures. Regardless of what you battle with, you an overcome it...you just have to figure out what you need to help you on your way. You have made an excellent step in trying to find others out there that have dealt with similar things. Utilize it to its full potential. Best wishes!

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Lee6Lee's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    04/22/2014
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    Dr. Elias Ortiz
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    Default Re: Bulimia, Anorexia, or Restriction?

    Melanie, you always have the perfect, reassuring words.


    "Lee, by "own it!" your daughter means that you should be proud of your accomplishment and understand that you deserve this. Not because you have to pay it forward or backward to justify your own benefits. She means that this is YOUR accomplishment, and accomplishing that for yourself is enough. You do not have to fix everybody. And you do not owe anyone for the benefits you have earned. They are YOURS!" Ann2

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    Gastric Sleeve Member mem222's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Bulimia, Anorexia, or Restriction?

    It is nice to hear that I am not alone. I was bulimic then went to anorexia, thankfully was able to stop. For the last couple of years if i have overeaten, i think of purging. I can't put my husband/son through that turmoil so I don't purge, but I think by not purging, I am making it harder on myself. I am going to start therapy to manage this issue.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member linzb's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Lindsay
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    Default Re: Bulimia, Anorexia, or Restriction?

    I used to be struggling with eating a small meal for supper, not feeling all that well after eating and then feeling like I needed to expell it by forcing myself to throw up. Not a good practice, and I now have mostly got it handled. Any one else struggled with this??
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    Gastric Sleeve Member Heather1979's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Heather
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    Default Re: Bulimia, Anorexia, or Restriction?

    I've never suffered from anorexia or bulimia but I can see how easy it would be to fall into something like that. I've had counciling in the past because when I was really slim I saw myself fat and they thought I had body dysmorphia . I stopped the counciling put loads of weight on and had the sleeve. No I get people telling me how fantastic I look but all I see in the mirror and I feel it in myself this big , fat ugly blob !!! When I see a photo of myself now I feel like I'm looking at someone else I also pick fault with it. I am worried I may become anorexic because when the weight loss stops I've been thinking of ways to get it going again and one thing I thought was not to eat but to drink lots of water. I've also dropped my goal weight by another 14lbs but not in my profile.
    I say to a lot of people just because they sort your stomach out it doesn't sort your head out !!!



    Weight at pre op - 266lbs
    Weight day of surgery - 257lbs

    First target- 210lbs- Hit 29/10/2014
    Second Target - 179lbs-Hit 26/01/2015
    Third target- 166lbs-01/03/2015
    Final target - 147lbs- 28/06/2015
    All done in a total of 10 months and 22 days a total loss of 119lbs and I'm still loosing

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Lee6Lee's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Dr. Elias Ortiz
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    Default Re: Bulimia, Anorexia, or Restriction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heather1979 View Post
    I've never suffered from anorexia or bulimia but I can see how easy it would be to fall into something like that. I've had counciling in the past because when I was really slim I saw myself fat and they thought I had body dysmorphia . I stopped the counciling put loads of weight on and had the sleeve. No I get people telling me how fantastic I look but all I see in the mirror and I feel it in myself this big , fat ugly blob !!! When I see a photo of myself now I feel like I'm looking at someone else I also pick fault with it. I am worried I may become anorexic because when the weight loss stops I've been thinking of ways to get it going again and one thing I thought was not to eat but to drink lots of water. I've also dropped my goal weight by another 14lbs but not in my profile.
    I say to a lot of people just because they sort your stomach out it doesn't sort your head out !!!
    You look really wonderful! And I so appreciate all of your insight.


    "Lee, by "own it!" your daughter means that you should be proud of your accomplishment and understand that you deserve this. Not because you have to pay it forward or backward to justify your own benefits. She means that this is YOUR accomplishment, and accomplishing that for yourself is enough. You do not have to fix everybody. And you do not owe anyone for the benefits you have earned. They are YOURS!" Ann2

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