binge ~ noun
a short period devoted to indulging in an activity to excess
Many people associate the word binge with excessive eating, yet it applies to any addictive behavior. Drinking alcohol, using drugs, watching TV; any indulgent behavior applies.
But there is something more important than the substance or activity involved. If you agree, then this site may change your life.
It’s all about the urge.
Every addictive behavior begins as an urge. An urge, an inner prompt, a craving. Call it what you will but know this: The urge that comes before you binge is the key to freedom. As soon as you are stronger than the urge, you are free to ignore it. Eventually, you will no longer have urges!
There’s only one problem. There may be no more powerful phenomenon than an addictive urge. If you identify with the following descriptions, then you may know that you’re in the right place.
Every morning, I promise myself that I won’t overeat today. Then, something always takes over at some point during the day. It’s like a part of me wakes up and screams, “Feed me!”
The Monster Within
It’s like there’s a monster inside me that always gets its way. When it wants to indulge in food, alcohol, sex, or whatever, it just takes over and does whatever the hell it wants.
It doesn’t seem to matter how much I want to stop. There is a part of me that wants to drink more than I want to stop drinking. This part hijacks me and it’s all over.
A part of me doesn’t care about anything, really. It’s like an inner sociopath that doesn’t care if I live or die. Sometimes I think it would be happy if I binged to death but then it doesn’t care about that, either. It’s impossible to make any progress if I can’t even get myself to care, right?
Make it Go Away
At the end of the day, I don’t binge eat because I want so much food. I do it because if I don’t, the urge gets stronger and stronger until it literally drives me nuts. I binge eat because it’s the only way I know how to stop the craving. It’s not about the food!