That's just a temporary title, which I stole from one of the great SparkPeople articles about overcoming emotional eating. I've let my overeating and underexercising Beast run rampant these past 5 months or so -- and it's definitely taken a toll. I just found out I have high blood pressure, at age 27! It's time for me to crack the ol' whip and get back in control of my Beast, with healthy eating (low-sodium and lots of fruits and veggies) and regular exercise as my primary goals.
Make my body happy and get healthy -- specifically, lower my blood pressure (by cutting down seriously on sodium, upping my fruits and vegetable intake, exercising regularly, and losing 30+ pounds).
- Aim for between 500 and 1,500 mgs of sodium a day
- Eat 7-10 servings of fruits and veggies each day, especially things high in potassium
- Make an effort to get more calcium
- Exercise (cardio 3-5x week, strength train 2x week)
- Eat in a healthy calorie range for weight loss
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| current weight: 205.0
Hey there! I was searching for buddies in my area and you popped up, I thought I'd see if you were interested in helping each other out through this journey. Hope all is well, talk to you soon! -Amy
2104 days ago
Hi... I was searching for a spark buddy in my area. Trying to do it different this time. I need some accountability.
2308 days ago
I ’m just cruising around cheering folks through their journey to health!
"The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” ~ Linus Pauling
“Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or by the handle.” ~ James Russell Lowell
“Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.” ~ Jean Kerr
Have a healthy week!
2423 days ago
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¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¨Welcome to the EE team!!
I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*¸.•´¸.•*¨¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
Check out the main page of the EE team- there are “stickied” topics you may be interested in to get involved- a buddy thread, a place to introduce yourself, weigh-in challenge, a birthday post. ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨(¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¸.•*¨)¸¸.•´ ..•-~'¸.•*¨)
Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*
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You are- WONDERFUL-cuz you’re you!!! BELIEVE IT!!! operationbeautiful-- END THE FAT TALK!!! ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨(¸.•´ (¸.•´(¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.
(¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. ~~best of luck to you on all of your goals!!! (¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.
2424 days ago
to the EE team :) Glad you have joined us. If you haven't already done so, be sure to stop by the team and introduce yourself!
2424 days ago