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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

this past weekend has been a nightmare which throws me back to my old eating habits as a security blanket. In 36 hours I lost a very close friend (unexpected) and a family member (who was recovering from an illness). I find myself eating I guess because I feel I have control of something and sweets have always been a comfort food for me all my life. Where many people can't eat when someone close dies or they are under a lot of stress, I am the opposite where I seek food. I have done so well on my diet and now am up 5 pounds just this week and I am afraid of losing control of my weight. Any advice from anyone to get out of this mind set of eating for comfort. I know it is wrong, I know I shouldn't but I just am doing it to ease the hurt. Thanks for listening to me and sending any advice. I know sparkpeople are great. emoticon

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GOAL150IN2010 3/16/2010 8:36AM

    First I am so sorry for your loss, as for advice I find the best thing to do when I feel like losing control is go for a walk. It gives you time to think through everything is going on, gets you away from the food and is a time to be able to de-stress.

Bring a bottle of water a long with you so you don't dehydrate or reach for something else on the walk.

My thought is anytime your feeling the need to eat out of emotions - take a walk. It got me through a divorce.


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I won my work weight contest

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I am so excited. In the 3 months, I lost 12.96% of weight which helped me to win the "tons of fun" weight contest at work. Now I have some money to go buy new clothes for my new size. emoticon

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CHATERJOY 1/20/2010 8:44PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon How cool is that! Great job!

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work contest

Sunday, January 17, 2010

For the last three months the place I work has had a "tons of fun" contest. It started in mid October and the final weigh in was last Friday. This is what prompted me getting serious about diet and exercise and joining sparkpeople has helped. The winner is based on highest percentage (male and female) of weight loss. Tracking nutrition and fitness each day has helped me lose 13% during this 3 month period. I only lost 1% during this last month over the holidays. Each month we had a weigh in and the December weigh in I was in the lead by 4%. I hope to find out this week if I win but whether I win the prize (which is $500 cash) I won because of the weight loss and I owe it all to finding joining Sparkpeople.
I will let you know how it turns out. I still have 30 pounds to go but with sparkpeople I know I can be successful with everyone support.