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Who starts the week of Christmas??!!


Monday, December 21, 2009

Ok ok why now? I am in a crazy eating frenzy and I need to end it! I have been stuffing my face with cookies and candy since October! I uploaded the most recent picture, which is from Thanksgiving...but I was well on my way to gaining 10 pounds from 10/31 to today! How does that happen? I am such an emotional eater and I binge all the time! Who out there says, crap I screwed up already today so I am going to make it even worse and start tomorrow...Promise. Only to do the same thing day after day.
I never used to be like this. I ate clean all week and the Hubs and I would have Sunday free. Wasn't a diet, but we were smart eaters. Then hit 30 and clock starts banging away in the brain and I have 2 munchkins in two years. Classic weight gain story huh? Well I end up 5x bigger and the Hubs not at all.
This public forum is making me accountable of my actions. And hopefully I can return to my old healthy fit self. I am crossing my fingers...
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OKEESEGOBELLA 12/24/2009 3:35PM

    my friend,
drink some peppermint tea. sit back and wait 15 minutes. If you still want the treat have one. One only. Then get on with your day.
take care,
Shawna emoticon

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GODDESSOFHOME 12/22/2009 7:11PM

    Who would do those things? A TON of people, you are so totally not alone! You can make a positive lifestyle change over time, and today is just as good as any other time! In my book, every day is emoticon !

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SPUD1226 12/22/2009 9:40AM

    You have to start sometime, better today than never.
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RUNTRILAUGH 12/22/2009 8:46AM

    You can totally do this!

USE the trackers!!!!! They are incredible tools! You may THINK you know what you are eating, but it will sneak up on you!!!

I lost 30 pounds by using the trackers, and like you, I have been emotionally eating this year, and gained 20 of it back - 7 since Thanksgiving!!!

The trackers work!

You have joined an amazing group, and we are here to support YOU!!!!

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SPIRITRUN 12/22/2009 7:40AM

    Yep ditto, last year from February/09 I went from 148 to 163 by June. Started SparkPeople in June, got serious. The Nutrition Tracker is NOT an option. Get tracking and be honest with yourself and the tracker. From June to now I have lost 32 pounds. You can do this. You have to want to do this but it certainly sounds like you are ready to "Stop the Insanity" as Susan Powter used to say. You can make smart choices through this tough holiday season which will give you a head start into 2010 and make you feel proud of yourself:
emoticon get some outdoor activity in over the next few weeks
emoticon start using your Nutrition Tracker and be honest with it
emoticon drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water per day
emoticon before you grab a snack, drink a glass of water and see if you are really just thirsty or hungry - if still hungry, grab a healthy option
You can do this and make 2010 your best year ever!!!
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DANCINGPENGUIN 12/22/2009 7:33AM

    Excellent! emoticon
There are tons of resources here at Spark to help you get started and then to stay on track. Go for it!

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ANEWVERSIONOFME 12/22/2009 7:18AM

    emoticon to Spark!!!

I was in the same boat as you last year except I gained 15 pounds between October and December. Spark really has helped me to come to terms with my emotional eating and realize that food will not fix my problems...it only makes it worse. This site has changed my life and the terrible relationship that I use to have with food. I wish you the same success!!!

emoticon to you for taking charge and starting this journey during the most difficult time during the year!

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PRINCESSNURSE 12/22/2009 7:00AM

    You can do it!!!! emoticon

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WHITNEYFL 12/22/2009 12:31AM

    Believe me........ I am an emotional eater like you wouldn't believe!! Wanna know something embarrassing?! I had TUBS of ben and jerry's sitting around when my (now) boyfriend came into my apartment for the first time. It was because I was emotionally eating everything in sight due to a breakup and other crap!

I feel your pain. Best thing I can do it NOT buy it. I know you have munchkins, but teaching them healthy eating is the best thing to do for you and them- which I'm sure you already do.. but don't buy junk! If it's not in the house and you truly are lazy- you won't want to go get it :)

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/22/2009 12:12AM

    Welcome to SP. Best wishes for success.

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VGIMLET 12/22/2009 12:10AM

    You really CAN do it!

Now is as good a time as any there will ALWAYS be one event or another coming up.

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EMILYOZ 12/21/2009 11:19PM

  You can do it!

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MAGIC764 12/21/2009 11:13PM

    Welcome! You can do it.

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AFM-SPARK 12/21/2009 10:59PM

    You CAN do it! SP is a GREAT place to find inspiration and support. USE IT! Record everything you eat NO MATTER WHAT! Nothing is bad or good, just is. Eventually you will find your grove. Keep blogging, check the message boards, exercise - even a little will get you going, read other people's stories. If I can do it so can you, IF you make it happen. Don't fret take the small steps and more will follow. Geez I sound so cliche, but it's all true. Keep active on SP it is a wonderful tool.

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AZNRUNNER27 12/21/2009 10:54PM

    don't worry, you're not alone! i'm also starting this week and it's going to be a crazy-hold-your-breath type of thing at the Christmas table. cheers to us because, "if not this week, then when?
~ happy holidays and good luck to you and your goals!! emoticon

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