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My Name is NJW and I am an "Emotional Eater"

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How in the world did I fall in the trap of of emotional eating even if only for a short time? The end result was not something that I should have it? None sound very positive.

E - ewww :(

M - miserable

T - tired

I - impulsive

O - overdid it

N - nauseous

A - awful

L - low energy

E - extreme

A - agitated

T - tired

I - irritated

N - numb

G - gross

Sure I consider myself food addict, but I never thought myself to be an “Emotional Eater.” until now.

As someone that has a love relationship like I do with food you would think that I would know better. Food should be considered fuel to nourish the body. Not t be used as a band-aid in stressful situations.

I was never really one that would turn to food when the going got tough.

I was never really one that would turn to food to make me feel better.

I was never really one that would turn to food when I was excited.

Even during holidays when there is an abundance of food, I know how to control myself. Especially when chocolate is involved. Not a huge fan!

So what gives? A moment of weakness, lack of other nutrients that caused a binge maybe both.

One thing I do know for sure is that it most certainly did not make me feel better, in fact it only made me feel worse. However now that I have come to terms with it, I can stop beating myself up over it, get back on track and move on. Back to the self that understands that it is OK to indulge now again, its normal. I just have to not let the indulgences get out of hand.

After all I am human.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NIKKICOLE83 4/23/2014 4:25PM

    I hate binges like that. Mine usually occur out of pure boredom. And like you said, it really doesn't taste that great and you feel awful afterwards, so why do we do it???!

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XTINA101 4/23/2014 6:02AM

    Great post!

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To Eat or What Not to Eat!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

To all of those that are struggling with their weight and are looking for advice on what to eat. Please be aware to get your info from a qualified coach or consultant. I am a Coach qualified to review your current plan and can help you make healthier food choices and substitutions and help you get on track, but I can not create a detailed meal plan for you. That
would be outside my scope of practice. If a detailed plan is what you need then you should consult with a certified Dietitian or Nutritionist.

Sure there are tones of plans out there but what works for one may not work for another. We are all different. That's why there are so many "Diets" out there that don't work.

I feel confident and qualified enough to let you know that healthy eating habits are crucial to weight loss success. So if you know you can't do it alone, don't be afraid to admit it to yourself then seek professional direction from a qualified source. Not your friend or neighbor that thinks just because they lost a bunch of weight they can help you do the same. It's not that simple.


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CHERIJ16 4/9/2014 1:19AM

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KIRSTENLH 4/6/2014 10:31PM

  Thanks for the information.

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MARYANNB25 4/6/2014 10:28PM

    emoticon for the good info..... emoticon

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How Much is too much?

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Ok this is one bandwagon that I have to jump on. I myself have always had a problem with shows like The Biggest Loser but have to also admit that I still watch. Is it for some kind of perverse reasoning? ..maybe. Or is it because I know what the contestants are going through and feel their pain and want to see the "remarkable" transformations.

As someone that has personally lost over 100 lbs (yo-yoing up and down 10 lbs), I know how hard it was to find the healthier me. Let me tell you it didn't happen over night and it sure as hell did not happen in a few months. My journey has been a long hard road that has taken several years and to be honest I wouldn't have done it any other way. Sure I'm not rail thin and don't fit into a size zero nor do I want to. I am a healthy 140 lb woman with curves and strength that most people are begging for. I cherish every curve I have and have accepted the fact that certain parts of me are still there for a reason and will probably be a part of me forever...and that's ok.

My biggest concern with the results of the latest season is that it seems to me that the most recent winner Rachel Frederickson is way to thin. In my opinion she has lost the weight too fast, I don't see how she could have possibly gained the knowledge or received the proper tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Especially since she doesn't look healthy now. might I also add that it is said that the camera adds pounds. I applaud her for taking action to find the healthier her. I just worry it may not last.

Ok I know I shouldn’t judge but I would be remiss if I did not at least express my take on it especially since I have been in her shoes to a certain degree. There is a difference between being healthy and looking healthy. Not only physically but emotionally.

In the New York Daily News article (attached below) Rachel is quoted as saying:

"I followed the advice and the support of the medical team on ‘The Biggest Loser,’

Boy do I believe that. It just made me sad yet hopeful. I hope and pray that the medical team also advised her that dropping 59.6% of her body weight was drastic. I also hope and pray that if she has learned something and that she takes some time and reflect on what she did or didn’t do to get the win.

Just my thoughts. What do you all think?

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INSH8P 2/11/2014 6:21AM

    I have my doubts about this contestant's long-term success. It really does take experience and time to adopt the skills that make waist maintenance happen. Mind you, I would love to have access to a place like the ranch.
I love my family too much to need to leave them for that amount of time. So either way, I have stopped watching the BL show. There are too many reports of self-imposed fasting, over-exercise -- things that we all know don't work in real life. But I appreciate seeing this topic as a blog.
Thanks Naté.
emoticon - There's more to waist maintenance than the scale. Healthy habits, balance, adaptability makes it happen. That's my aim.

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LILSHINE 2/7/2014 9:06AM

    Personally I think she was thin but I also think she may have dropped that way to ensure that she had a real shot at winning. Since she was up against 2 guys I think she over did it to make sure she had a chance. Perhaps in a few months we'll see her gain a little to level off her appearance...hopefully.

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TINIERTINA 2/7/2014 6:38AM

    I personally think losing that much is too much.
Maybe if she had not done it so quickly.
What is in her favor is that she is a former competitive swimmer.
You don't see bodies like that unless wasted by disease, then followed by low carbing;and even then (there but for the grace of God go I)
IMHO, Zoe Saldana came by her body naturally.

At least the New York Post had a very flattering picture of her. But I tried to imagine her with my medical affliction, and my age, to get to (and I am NOT that picture, personally) the certain look, less flatteringly portrayed here:

Before even seeing the picture in this link, though; I shook my head at that.

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NATE-JANINE 2/6/2014 8:11PM

    I would have to agree with everything that you have all said. I pray that she is not Anorexic or has any other kind of eating disorder for that matter.
I read a message that Dolvette posted on Facebook that pretty much said that he is not done with, that her journey is not over. So here's praying she gets the help and tools she deserves to have.

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  I am a BL fan--have watched almost every season. It is an addiction I suppose :)
My take on Rachel is that she was extremely competitive. I had no doubt early on in the season that she was a contender to win. I sincerely hope that she finds a happy, healthy medium. I personally thought she looked great before they left the ranch to go home before the finale. She was muscular and she seems frail and weak. I hope she gets the support she needs to get things figured thoughts have certainly been with her these past days.

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CHERIJ16 2/6/2014 9:06AM

    I hope she can find the spot where she is healthy and can maintain a healthy weight.

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    I am a strong intuitive and just watched this on CNN. 1)She's anorexic now. Being driven by fear of gaining weight runs her entire life. This is just as bad as being obese. 2)She's emotionally a wreck! She's barely hanging on to sanity. She's been in the spot light and is terrified of losing that glory.

So, that's my synopsis.

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Sole Sisters Womens Race 2014...and me :)

Monday, February 03, 2014

Check out this LINK

No other race in Canada celebrates fitness, fun, and being a woman than the Sole Sisters Womens Race.

Sole Sisters Womens Race is an untimed race where you can walk or run and leave your watch at home. Its not about how fast you are or even how slow you are its about celebrating fitness fun with women that you love and is also a chance to meet new women that love new challenges.

I have been really humbled this past week when I found out that I was selected to be an Ambassador for the Sole Sisters Womens Race here in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

I have been truly blessed to have found something that I extremely love doing. Even more blessed to be recognized by my peers for that very thing.

This years race is going to even more amazing than before. Not only will I be an ambassador, i will walk, I will run, I will train others to walk or run (2-3x per week) and I will volunteer in other ways to make sure that all my Sisters have an experience of a lifetime.

I mean what other race offers this:

- emoticon Chocolate Stops
- emoticon Water Stops
- emoticon A Hug Station
- emoticon A High Five Station

-Not to mention that everyone that participates gets an awesome finishers medal draped over her neck by a HAWT Fireman.

Then party your heart out at the after party to celebrate your victory of a goal met. emoticon

If you are fortunate enough to live in the Maritimes or anywhere in fact this is the thing to be doing on June 7th 2014.


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_JODI404 2/3/2014 8:36PM

    That sounds like a truly AWESOME race!

emoticon on being selected to be a race Ambassador!!


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Do You Really need Monday Motivation?

Monday, December 09, 2013

New Blog on my FB Page.

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AEGISHOT 12/10/2013 3:15AM


It does start with a single step and you need determination and much courage and an eye for the future before you can take the step.

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SUNSET09 12/9/2013 9:35PM

  One step and one day at a time, Sweet Jesus! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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