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CHUBBYTRISH39
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8/22/13 9:43 P

I am so sorry about your cheating fiance. Emotional eating is so hard to deal with. I lost my dad last fall and it has been such a sad 8 months. I turn to food especially sweets when I am having a sad day...which is everyday it seems. Getting better but I was so close to him. I really want to stop using food as a crutch when I am emotional and I do the same when I am happy or nervous. I can't give you any tips because if I did, I would not be in the same boat, but I can understand and know how hard it is. Take care.



RRAYNER
Posts: 1,063
8/21/13 10:51 A

emoticon Hope you are still enjoying SP and all the support you get from the wonderful people that use this website. emoticon



LILAC_LANE
Posts: 1,208
8/21/12 1:56 P

There is a Binge Free Living team and an Emotional eaters Team.
I am very active on the Binge Free Living team. I have gone 45 days without bingeing, and I have received a lot of support from this team. I will send you an invite to both teams in case you are interested in checking them out.



ARCHIMEDESII
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8/21/12 9:42 A

AMSUPPA,

I'm sorry to hear of the break up of your relationship. That kind of emotional stress is never easy to deal with. When a person is under this kind of stress, you really must do your best to eat as healthfully as you can. That's because the stress and anxiety will break down your body.

Don't beat yourself up because you think you've let yourself go. Every single one of here on Spark has experienced similar issues. I was laid off from my job over a month ago. Believe me, I know what it's like to be under stress. Because of it, I know I also have to take care of my body. You do too !!

Congratulations on meeting someone who IS worthy of all your affections. For now, do what any new SP member would to. Start with some simple changes first. Don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated. You CAN get back into the swing of things, just don't look at good health with an all or nothing mentality.

Try starting with the simple stuff. How about starting with a daily 30 minute walk ? Don't think walking can help you lose weight and get fit ? There are members who will tell you how they lost 100+ pounds just by walking and watching what they ate. Take a daily walk. it's also good for reducing stress. Take the new boyfriend with you.

How about going dancing with the new boyfriend ? That's another great activity that will help recharge your batteries.

Mostly, you can't beat yourself up over this. It's in the past. You can't change the past, but you can influence and change the future. All is takes is one small change.




AMSUPPA
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8/21/12 8:30 A

In March I dumped my Fiance because he was cheating on me. I didn't realize how much of a toll it would take on me and I stopped working out and I lost my appetite. When I do eat it is definitely not healthy and I tend to binge eat until I want to pop. I honestly didn't gain much weight probably only 7 lbs or so but It doesn't make me feel good about myself. Since I stopped working out, I lost my muscle tone and became very flabby. I guess Im just looking for a little support/ motivation/ tips to a healthier meal and workout plan or just anything that would help me.
I am finally over that b*stard and actually found someone I want to spend my life with. He is my prince charming and I want to get in shape for me and surprise him at the same time! any advice will be appreciated. Thank you!!!!



 
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