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I have struggled with weight all my life...in my 20's I got down, but the compulsive eating has always plagued me. Luckily, I so far have been able to stop when my clothes are really tight, like now...but I always need support and people to talk to.
I still also struggle with my self image...I was teased as a child, and had no real social life in high school, so even though I am no longer 50 pounds overweight, I sometimes feel it. The old wounds really fester sometimes.
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I have struggled with weight all my life...in my 20's I got down, but the compulsive eating has always plagued me. Luckily, I so far have been able to stop when my clothes are really tight, like now...but I always need support and people to talk to.
I still also struggle with my self image...I was teased as a child, and had no real social life in high school, so even though I am no longer 50 pounds overweight, I sometimes feel it. The old wounds really fester sometimes.
Binge eating at night is my biggest battle.




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Member Since: 1/18/2008

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My Goals:
I just want to lose these stubborn pounds and KEEP THEM OFF!!!! Also, I am a binge eater, and I want to eat in a way to stop binging...no quick loss schemes you can't live with in the long term.

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I track my calories every day, no matter what...I have a pitcher of water on the table that I must finish by the end of the day. I have worked out for many years, so I still do that...45 minutes on the elliptical 5 days a week, and a quick workout with weights about 3 times a week.

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II am living in Mexico, have a great life here.

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I have found that reading posts and messages really helps me.Also, I try to check in with my team every day.

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SHERWOODCYCLER
8/17/2013 8:18:14 PM

Oaxaca- Thanks for your thoughtful comments on my blog post.
I have many issues around food/my weight/self image/self worth...they are pretty tangled. You are so right that I can be extremely motivated as evidenced by my running/taking care of myself though injured. To lose this weight again I will have to believe that indeed, it is OK for me to lose weight (and that it isn't inevitable that I fail at keeping it off)....and that I am worthy of being at my goal weight. Pretty heavy stuff to ponder...but you put me on track to work through some of these deeper issues, too.
Thanks for your insights.



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WOLFKITTY
7/30/2013 11:24:33 AM

We started at the same time! :)
How sweet of you to say you read my posts.

That bit about depression has been in my Sparkpage intro since 2008. I think that medication works well, and may be the answer for many people. It's not meant to say you can fix everything in the world by deciding to "be better". Not at all, instead, facing depression head-on may mean seeking out medical treatment, or spiritual guidance, or physical therapy, or mental positive exercises, or all of the above.

When I was hospitalized at 13 for depression I tried (what was then) a new drug called Prozac, and used it for a few years. I found that it wasn't for me. I really dislike medicine. I have found that my body doesn't respond to them well. I have a very high tolerance for local anesthetic , for example, and it makes having dental work difficult because I can't get them to use enough to work.

While you bring up a good point about medicine helping people, at this time it's not part of the therapy I'm looking into.
Thank you again for your encouragement and comment.

Take care,
Jocelyn



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ZIGGY7611
1/2/2013 1:18:45 PM

Happy New Year my friend. I hope the year is kind to you!



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FREEME1980
11/29/2012 9:13:00 AM

Stopping in to say hello. I haven't seen you in a while. Hope all is well.

Hugs,
Kate



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ZIGGY7611
10/10/2012 7:41:19 PM

Hey Hon! Just dropped by to say 'Hi'...I hope you are having a fabulous day!



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