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Beginning....Again..
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Well, it's that time again. Time for my weight issues to come to the forefront of my mind. They are always there, but never so strongly as in October and April. Why those months you ask? Well, I was in the military for 23 years and those were weigh in and PT months. I dreaded them. I hated the military telling me once again that I wasn't good enough. I always managed to eventually pass so I made it to retirement but I struggled with it every day.

My eating issues are mainly emotional...I eat when I'm happy, I eat when I'm sad, I eat when I'm excited, I eat when I'm stressed. Because I eat all the time, I've buried my ability to listen to when I have real hunger. I am working towards relearning this ability.

I've done every technique in the books to lose weight ( except gastric bypass); diets, hypnosis, acupuncture, therapy, pills, positive reinforcement, and meditation. The weight comes off but I revert to my emotional eating and it comes right back.

I hold high hopes for the SparkPeople program. I need to ditch the excuses and the poor habits or I will eventually kill myself with food.
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FATHINSN 11/16/2012 3:04AM

    I wish you all the best to start again in SparkPeople!

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CATHGREEN8 11/15/2012 5:08PM

    welcome! I thought I was an emotional eater, too, but it turns out I was just exquisitely undernourished. now that I am actively working to eat more natural, healthy, less processed foods, I am not craving things I used to crave. Best of luck to you, I hope you will find all the tools you need here to succeed! Ask questions, there is always a helping hand here at Spark!

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CMARLOW41 11/13/2012 8:22PM

    I really appreciate all the positive comments. It's possible that I'm beginning to believe that I can do it! Thanks! emoticon

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POSEY440 11/10/2012 6:23PM

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NIKO27 11/10/2012 5:16PM

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DWROBERGE 11/10/2012 8:11AM

    Welcome aboard! Keep focused for success. You can do it. Go for it.

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TRENTDREAMER 11/10/2012 7:21AM

    Welcome to SP!

"I dreaded them. I hated the military telling me once again that I wasn't good enough."
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" Because I eat all the time, I've buried my ability to listen to when I have real hunger. I am working towards relearning this ability. "
* Best of fortune to you. I'm in the same boat about the real hunger thing.

"I hold high hopes for the SparkPeople program. I need to ditch the excuses and the poor habits or I will eventually kill myself with food. "
* Best of fortune to you.

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 11/10/2012 7:03AM

    Welcome! Have a great day and keep ...

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DARJR50 11/10/2012 6:54AM

  This program works!!!! Accountability for your tracking number both in fitness and nutrition keeps you focused and give you a true picture of your efforts. The support here at SP is second to none. I have lost 20# in less than two months here and I have never had an easier time of doing so.

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BUSYGRANNY5 11/10/2012 6:47AM

    I believe you will find success with Sparkpeople... it's a great community with more information than most of us will ever get through, which means if you have a question or concern, you'll be able to find the answer on here or from a member!

Keep on keeping on!!!

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RAPUNZEL53 11/10/2012 6:40AM

  Good Luck!

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MYBULLDOGS 11/10/2012 6:35AM

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THIS WORKS. WENT ON WEEKS CRUISE DID NOT GAIN A POUND.

my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years
old and has lost 105 pounds. she went from a size 24 to a size 10. all her health issues dropped off as the 105 pounds dropped off. took 16 months.

i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60. i went from a size 18 to a size 10 shorts and medium tops from a 1 or 2x. took 7 months.

use a salad plate as a dinner plate

use fruit for your sweet tooth cravings, an apple works great. helps with the chewing sensation.

fill your salad plate with half vegetables.

we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal


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