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IDJ1973 SparkPoints: (8,716)
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8/20/13 1:06 P

I try so hard to eat the right things. I can go for two weeks and eat veggies and fruits, then my hubby wants to go out to dinner. I order salad and he says that is all you are having. It gets so depressing, I do not like being fat. I am going to hang in there though, cuz I know I have to do this.

LAURA_LYNN SparkPoints: (18,299)
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8/20/13 12:33 P

I went from 290lbs to 240lbs to 305lbs. I was more depressed than ever before. The yoyo'ing is soooo depressing!! I was at 305lbs for 2 or 3 years, before I got sick and tired of being sick and tired and decided to do something about it again. I got back to sparkpeople, I try to log in 4 to 5 days a week. I didn't come to spark last month, but now I'm back to 4 or 5 days a week. I try to help others who are struggling, which helps me get out of my head and my problems. I also try to spend at least 30 minutes on the site each day, responding to posts here in the message boards, reading articles, and reading stuff in the motivation section. I also started going to overeaters anonymous meetings 4 months ago. Both spark and OA have helped keep me focused. This past month was a bit difficult for me, but it was mostly because I was staying away from spark and OA. I started to see how staying away from these two incredible programs began to hinder my progress. I don't want to be away for too long again, because its hard to get back!! On my journey, I've realized that can't and I won't do this alone. Bless! Keep coming back! :)

Edited by: LAURA_LYNN at: 8/20/2013 (12:37)
HAPPYMENOW58 Posts: 2,264
8/20/13 3:47 A

All good ideas here to help you......I agree with the poster that said you need to come to terms with your emotional eating......Investigate your binge/ portion control.....That will be your key to long term success.....You need to develop skills to help with the addiction of overeating......You will do it......Best wishes on your quest for good health.

AMBAAA Posts: 852
8/19/13 9:17 P

Give yourself credit for asking for help. Take the time to learn from what happened; it will be time well spent. Coach Nicol has something on plans B (for diet and for fitness). Look for it. Maybe you didn't have any plan B. Remember that you fell; that's all. Get up and start over again. You're still further than you were when you first started. Take heart.

COUTURELADY SparkPoints: (0)
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8/19/13 6:48 P

Join one of the groups that focus on either emotional eating or living binge-free. I'm a member of both and they rock. Start slow and don't get overwhelmed. YOU CAN STOP THE SLIDE. Two weeks ago I decided I needed to do it, no one was going to do it for me and now I'm back on track, down almost 5lbs. and on my way to my goal.


DALLASNOYES2 SparkPoints: (12,908)
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8/19/13 2:43 P

only live in the moment, sometimes I take life one hour at a time, I hate to exercise, but I say to myself in one hour I'll be done, when I want food, which is most of the time, I make sure that I satisfy my hunger appropriately, then really examine my desire for French fries, chocolate, whatever, usually the desire leaves after a few minutes, or I tell myself, in one hour i'll have it, losing weight for me starts in my head, hope this helps, dallase

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (197,155)
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8/19/13 1:14 P


You can't beat yourself up because you've regained the weight. That is something that has happened to every single member of SP at one time or another. We're all experts at gaining, losing and regaining the weight. That was the past. You can't change the past, but you CAN influence and change the future.

I give all new members one piece of advice and it's this,"Don't look at good health or weight loss with an all or nothing mentality". If the only healthy thing you did for yourself today was drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction. That's why Spark encourages its members to start with simple changes first. Don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated.

As the old song goes,"accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative". give yourself credit for all the POSITIVE things you do for yourself and don't beat yourself up because you're not perfect. you don't have to be perfect to be healthy.

Be kind to yourself as you would to others.

MTEREZA Posts: 25
8/19/13 10:00 A

I hear you. I'm out of control with eating. I'm a compulsive eater. Every day I get up and vow to "be good." I guess take one day, one hour, one minute at a time and try to live in the moment, not the future.

8/19/13 9:47 A

I lost 65 lbs about a year ago. Went from 285- to 220 and was so happy about it. After that a bunch of things happened in my life and now I sit at 250 again. I can stand it. Now depression is setting in and I want to sit in my room all day. I worked so so hard to lost that weight and now it's back, and it came back quick. QUICK. Like 5 months and BAM, here's 30 lbs.

I need to get back into a routine. I need people around me who don't say "you're fine the way you are" because I'm not and that isn't helpful.

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