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ARTISTGATOGIRL Posts: 3,522
7/22/13 10:29 A

Emotional eating!

SIRENSONGS SparkPoints: (57,010)
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7/22/13 9:05 A

Dealing with emotional eating, food cravings and the occasional hardcore binge without feeling too much guilt. Trying to maintain longer and longer streaks in between binges.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (101,509)
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7/22/13 7:23 A

Most stressful part of my journey is find different vegetables that I will eat....I am trying to expand my horizons past the 5 types that I like.

JOY_SASS Posts: 12
7/22/13 2:41 A

Emotional or relationship b.s....I've been feeling positive and believe that I can make daily choices over this battle instead of feeling under it and a victim...I've been a yo-yo b4 though so I hope this positivity lasts !!!!!

ONELITTLEPILL SparkPoints: (30,234)
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7/22/13 1:27 A

Having NO support from DH. Trying to exercise, etc. and he is NEVER, ever around to help watch the kids or keep them away from my weights, etc. He also eats terrible and it is hard going anywhere with him and he orders all the stuff I love... And yet, he wants me to be thin.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (223,332)
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7/21/13 11:54 P

Mine has been giving up some of my favorite treats, but I will survive!!! LOL!!!

MYAKAYAH Posts: 3,940
7/21/13 11:30 P

Its balancing nutrition properly, sometimes I feel like its too much of a balancing act to deal with properly everyday :)~ I can be a picky eater and getting in enough of everything you need everyday seems to be kinda hard to do without taking vitamins~

HAPPYTUHA SparkPoints: (16,107)
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7/21/13 10:57 P

Not getting any results

FITWITHIN SparkPoints: (275,063)
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7/21/13 9:08 P

The most stressful party of my journey is regaining what I have lost. It's been a battle that I just want to end. However, I refuse to give up on my journey.

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (75,785)
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7/20/13 4:51 P

Don't mind the exercise because I love my TotalGym. But, it is curbing the appetite in keeping those calories down. That's really been a tough one.

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (30,927)
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7/20/13 3:47 P

Ditto 100% what ONLINEAS LOU said!

SHERYLDS Posts: 11,929
7/20/13 2:05 P

when I start to slip and can't seem to stop myself fast enough.
All that hard work is definitely something to fight for.

ONLINEASLLOU SparkPoints: (47,216)
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7/20/13 1:49 P

1. Knowing that I will have to severely limit my intake of some of my favorite foods FOREVER!

2. My fear of gaining the weight back.


... and Firecom ... I wish you an "easy" and successful treatment. Take care.

Edited by: ONLINEASLLOU at: 7/20/2013 (13:51)
MRSKATEDUVALL Posts: 1,589
7/20/13 12:12 P

I could relate to all the posts. Right now, the money issue is stressing me out. I don't have enough to go grocery shopping, and we are eating out of the pantry. hard to do fresh produce and lean protein when the pantry is stuffed with carbs.

TRACYDH SparkPoints: (20,500)
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7/20/13 11:25 A

hang in there Firecom - you're in my prayers!

FIRECOM SparkPoints: (107,673)
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7/20/13 10:21 A

Right now, Just diagnosed yesterday with stage 3 large cell lymphoma. First chemo this next Thursday

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
7/20/13 10:11 A

My emotions.

MKMMARTY Posts: 1,256
7/20/13 10:07 A

seeing the scale go the wrong direction

JSLICE812 SparkPoints: (14,098)
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7/20/13 9:52 A

even though it's nice to hear all of the compliments, I'm still my worst critic and when I see myself in pictures, I only see things that I need to change

DETERMINEDLOSER Posts: 4,718
7/19/13 10:44 P

My emotions and night time eating.

KRISTINWISHON SparkPoints: (3,422)
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7/19/13 4:49 P

My emotions. My recent break-up. Depression. Anxiety.

Last night, my ex-boyfriend (we broke up 2 months ago) told me he hasn't loved me for a year. I feel like my heart has been ripped apart. I'm literally at the lowest point in my life.

THOMS1 Posts: 10,744
7/19/13 4:18 P

Being confronted with trigger foods.

FINDINGMYSELF33 SparkPoints: (414)
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7/19/13 4:00 P

working on over coming my food addicition

JRRING Posts: 1,458
7/19/13 3:06 P

maintaining my willpower

SUGAR0814 Posts: 3,585
7/19/13 3:03 P

Continuing to monitor my food intake.

SPARKCHICK Posts: 3,290
7/19/13 2:54 P

when I gain weight, after carefully monitoring my calories and exercising until I sweat.

EXOTEC Posts: 3,180
7/19/13 1:56 P

How slowly it's going. It was a lot faster at first, and I suppose that spoiled me into thinking it would be that way the whole route. Not so. My body's decided there's a famine afoot and is thwarting me now. It was effortless in the beginning (other than the fact I'm a carb addict and just simply WANTED all those things I love!). Now, I have to think about it more.

The "external" thing that's most stressful to me is seeing others struggle with methods which don't work - haven't worked - aren't GOING to work... and I'm unable to adequately articulate those ideas to them. The ones who distress me the most are, naturally, my family, a couple of whom have some pretty serious health issues which COULD be managed better through nutrition. But they simply can't let go of the old and comfortable paradigms and dogma that's led us where we are today. Even some of the "respected" medical associations still rely on old and refuted research. So, when these family members "research" the ADA, or the AMA websites, they come away with those same ideas and faulty concepts. It hurts me to think I may lose them and have to look back and wonder what else I could have done to ease them and keep them around a bit longer.

Edited by: EXOTEC at: 7/19/2013 (14:26)
ONTHEPATH2 SparkPoints: (48,267)
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7/19/13 1:47 P

saying no to high fat, high carb foods. If food can be addiction, pizza is my crack!

AUTUMNGLORY7 Posts: 847
7/19/13 1:17 P

dealing with my appetite that always wants bigger portions and my favorite foods...

PAMLICO-DAZE SparkPoints: (46,737)
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7/16/13 6:28 P

Facing the scale

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,668
7/16/13 4:29 P

I hate exercise too.

It has been stressful to gain back seven pounds and it doesn't want to be lost again.

SPARKCHICK Posts: 3,290
7/16/13 3:01 P

The scale not moving when I exercise and eat in range.

GETRESULTSMDMEE Posts: 1,344
7/16/13 2:36 P

Traveling out of my comfort zone going out of town trying to make best choices

192LBMARILYN SparkPoints: (13,276)
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7/16/13 2:30 P

Motivating myself to just do even a little exercise

GOALWTIN7 SparkPoints: (2,121)
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7/16/13 2:25 P

All the self talk I have to give myself sometimes so I don't revert back to old, bad habits. Sometimes I just want to slap myself to stop talking to me, lol.

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (75,785)
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7/16/13 2:14 P

Evening when I want to snack.

ONTHEPATH2 SparkPoints: (48,267)
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7/16/13 11:13 A

The scale ---- and cutting carbs.

KWAY783 SparkPoints: (3,138)
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7/16/13 9:58 A

Staying motivated.
TV shows and things give you an altered reality of what weight loss and being healthy is all about. So stepping on that scale once a week and just seeing a small change, or looking in the mirror and seeing exactly the same thing is stressful for me. I feel like I am doing everything all wrong and not actually changing anything.

YANKEEGAL16 Posts: 1,283
7/16/13 9:38 A

My biggest problem is that I don't work anymore - left my job in January and I am home everyday. My husband is retired so the money is not coming in like before so it's not like I have extra $$ to go out and shop or travel so being home for me is the challenge. Yes I have the right food in the house like fruit & veggies but there are days I am soooooo bored that I want to eat everything not nailed down. So my stress comes from being home all day but thankfully I don't have to get up at 5:45AM anymore to go to work.

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
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7/16/13 9:31 A

Mine has been exercise. I hate exercise and would rather do just about anything else so it is really hard for me to stick with it, especially since it seems I stop losing weight when I exercise on a regular basis. Started a streak for 62 days of continuous exercise and lost nothing but when I stopped, I lost 2 pounds. Go figure!! And not seeing the scale move downwards is even more stressful for me because I need to SEE change.

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