Me at Disney, at about 142 pounds. May 2008

Me and my little angel, night of a thunderstorm, August 2008


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My name is Janet.

I recently realized I have an eating disorder. I do not binge and purge, nor am I anorexic, but I am an extensive emotional eater. I am disappointed in how I have let myself go, and moved so far away from the vibrant person I used to be. Today, I use food as a clutch, to get through the stress of a full-time job and the dullness of a day to day routine. If I am bored for five minutes I find myself searching for food, wondering what I can eat, to fill the time or the "void". Sometimes I shove things in my mouth and eat without really tasting it, or caring about what it is.

I intend to confront this in myself on this page. There will probably be quite a few self-pity parties, but I am putting them out there anyway.

I intend to track my eating here, no matter how ashamed I am of it, and let it be publicly known. And when I have my annual physical on September 30th, I'll be printing the results to bring to my doctor. I intend to improve as the days go by, and learn something, but realize it will not be an easy road.

I hope to develop existing hobbies and try new ones. I hope to take more enjoyment from the time I spend with my husband of six years, and my two year old boy Liam. I intend to revisit who I once was. And though I know that losing weight will not automatically make me a happier person, it will help me feel comfortable in my own skin again so I can look at acting and singing again for enjoyment.

Wish me luck!

Member Since: 6/20/2008

Fitness Minutes: 960

My Goals:
* Drink 8 cups of fluid per day.
* Prepare my body for a second pregnancy (ie. multivitamin and folic acid every day, nutrition).
* Lose 20 pounds.

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* Nutrition - focus on calories being between 1200 and 1500, calcium, and cholesterol intake.
* Exercise - work out 3 days per week as per sparkpeople reccomendations.

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* Enjoy - sewing, scrapbooking, watching movies, cooking, baking, personal finance.

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  • v MELLBELL08
    Hi, just dropping by to invite you to my team YUMMY MUMMY!!1...here is the link

    s_individual.asp just copy and paste it!!

    I hope to see you there

    Mel emoticon

    Oh and BTW I know what you mean by being obsessed with over eating I was the same way..I would just eat out of boredom just keep eating until I was to the point where I was so full I would almost barf. It was bad. So you are not alone!!
    3438 days ago