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Starting a series of blogs for a complete healing of my Emotional Eating

Saturday, February 16, 2013

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I have come to a realization that I need to unload things about my whole life, I have been a member of Spark People for five years, learned alot, fought cancer emoticon and won. emoticon emoticon but my weight has increased. I started here at 148, my weight has gone up emoticon and down. emoticon Unfortunately it has not sticked, I now weigh 155 and have been stuck here forever, it creeped up and won't go down. I exercise alot, last 3 days started adding a fitness club weight routine emoticon in addition to my home workouts on my elliptical trainer emoticon and my stationary bike. emoticon The true problem is my emotional eating, I have not been able to emoticon I started digging deep, I remember as a kid we would go to stores in the neighborhood, I would buy a few packs of Reese's peanut butter cups emoticon and eat them all. I got it emoticon my eating disorder started in childhood, it has been ingrained in me for almost my whole life. I remember being on a diet almost all the time starting at age 12. It is time to get it all out, my stomach is large, heavy, uncomfortable, it hangs off me, it carries the weight of the garbage that I have put into my mouth trying to take away what is wearing me down, only to find it has knocked me to the ground. I must begin anew today. I promise myself to release all that has been dragging me down and get rid of the chocolate and cookie crumbs on my bedsheets.

emoticon Inga, that's what I tell myself!

more entries to come. emoticon

emoticon and going strong! emoticon emoticon
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  • v I*AM*BLESSED
    Your blogs will help you and others tremendously! emoticon
    1284 days ago
  • v STANNER3
    I swear you are writing my life story, lol. Exactly the same, Inga you are most certainly NOT alone! emoticon
    1286 days ago
  • v THINKTHINTAMI
    Maybe write your feelings everytime you want to bury your feelings with food?
    1286 days ago
  • v DB1167
    emoticon emoticon You can do this! We are all here for each other!!!!!

    1286 days ago
  • v TIME2BLOOM4ME
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    1286 days ago
  • v BRAVEONE92
    Inga, emotional eating is a common problem with
    lots of people. Sometimes writing a Blog like this
    great one, is just what you need to encourage you
    to get that weight off. I know that emoticon !
    1287 days ago
  • v JAM2DREW
    Inga, you are an amazing woman. You will overcome this. You need to come up with a plan to deal with the emotional eating. I know that you can do it and we are all here to support you!
    1287 days ago
  • v RJFERRARO315
    Emotional eating is a hung up for me too. I know you can succeed though. You have done so much all ready!

    emoticon I believe in you.

    Hugs,
    Rebecca
    1288 days ago
  • v PRETTYPITHY
    I look forward to this series of blogs as I have similar issues. Thank you for tackling yours head on so I can be inspired by you!
    1288 days ago
  • v FLUFFYWONKENOBE
    emoticon blog post!! Realizing the problem is the first step in solving the problem!!

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    Here's to crumb-free bedsheets!!! emoticon
    1288 days ago
  • v -BENI-
    Congratulations on beating cancer and for being so brave in opening yourself up with honesty. So many can relate.
    Keep working at it!! That's all we can do!
    emoticon Beni
    1288 days ago
  • v LADYMARCIA1
    Inga, Oh my how I can relate. I'm at the heaviest I've ever been and NEVER thought I would ever let myself get to this point, NEVER EVER! Yet here I am. I've always had a self esteen issue and can't remember a day in my life that I haven't started the day with 'today I'm going to diet'. I've gained almost 50 lbs since my breast cancer. I know that the Arimidex had a part to play in this but I also know it is much more than that. Someday I'll share that. But thanks to Sparks, I'm now loosing some of this. I have 'lost' my self at least 10 times during this life. I'm hoping to make this the last time.
    Thanks for your insightful blog. Thank you for leading this group. Thank you for caring about us.
    I know you will do this and I can't wait to see what else is coming emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1288 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/17/2013 6:13:29 PM
  • v LINDA!
    I certainly understand, Inga. I started this journey with Spark in 2007. I have lost weight and gained weight over and over. I am now up in weight and on the verge of going into a larger size. No, I won't let that happen. It is discouraging knowing that I have such a difficult time saying no to sweets or comfort food. I do know that you have had some major setbacks in life. But we can win this war. emoticon


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    1288 days ago
  • v _BACK2BASICS_
    I have not been on SP as long as you, but I did go through a period of time where I lost and regained the same 5-10 lbs over and over and over again. It is a daily struggle. I have increased my ST and I am now tracking my food daily. It definitely helps keep me in check. I am much closer to my goal than I was in September. The other thing which helps me is short term goals. They are not too far in the distance and not too overwhelming. emoticon
    1288 days ago
  • v JUSTLYLE
    Enjoyed your blog Inga. I too have been having a hard time keeping my weight down, I blame it on to stress but really know who is to blame! I guess I'll go sit in my chair and close my eyes and think about it? LOL
    You have a great week Inga.

    The Ole Farmer Skeeter emoticon
    1288 days ago
  • v ELDORADO2
    Inga, I love, love your blog!!!!!!!. I , too, have been with Sparkpeople for 5 yrs and have lost and gained these last 10 pounds more times than I can remember. This winter has been very harsh and gas prices are too high to go places, so I stay home a lot and eat more than normal. I plan to start a healthy routine tomorrow (Sunday), hoping I can stick to it. God Bless you and we are all on this journey together.
    Hugs, hugs, hugs.

    Eldora

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    1289 days ago
  • v NISSANGIRL
    I can sooo relate to this blog!!! I have the same issues Inga, and my scale was not moving at all for the longest time, I finally started eating Breakfast (Healthy) and more fruit and low calorie dinner and It's working for me! also drinking more fluids help too. I want to reduce the bulge in my belly area as well, don't give up, emoticon Ps.... I LOVE Peanut butter cups too! Lets do this girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1289 days ago
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