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1/15/14 10:11 A

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Agree, I do not like being on a roller coaster but my eating stays on a roller coaster, some days I do quite well and others, well just say.......

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1/14/14 11:07 A

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I am an emotional eater at night when alone.

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1/14/14 10:15 A

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Someone else said its all 3 to varying degrees and I have to agree. I do eat emotionally sometimes, I also eat out of boredom and habit. Exercise in the gym is fine, when I can get there, but I am not an outside person... unless its sunny and nice out... but those days are few now! I am bad at eating out... I love food and though I can eat only a portion and pack the rest for home, I like food that has taste and flavor... too many restaurants cannot do healthy food well.

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1/13/14 6:16 P

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I sometimes have to avoid going places because I know I will have a hard time resisting. Some social meetings that include lunch are hard...plus they usually are too high priced for the amount I really should eat. Being a vegetarian makes it a bit more difficult too.

One social meeting gives us the choice of fruit or dessert....we don't have a meal, as it is at 3 pm. I always choose fruit.

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1/13/14 6:04 P

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Stressful marriage, not feeling like I am worth making the effort for, FOOD, depression, chronic pain... the bottom line is, I often don't feel my life will be one bit different whether I weigh 300 or 140, so with that negative mindset I allow myself to fall off the wagon. I guess I am afraid that I could put in the work and still be an utter and complete failure. I don't quite know what to do about that. The root of the problem for me is emotional.

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1/13/14 11:28 A

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1/13/14 7:22 A

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Been so good to read all posts on here I struggle with emotional eating to and it seems to be most of the time lately. But recognising now what makes me start a day of emotional eating has helped me to overcome this on some days I do not beat myself up any more if I do have a bad day I just get straight back the next day after considering what I am doing to myself and keep a spark diary of how I am feeling etc and why. I know it is hard to remain focused at these times. Exercise another obstacle because when you are in an emotional place it is hard to find motivation, but the days I do stick to walking I know I feel better in my self, just need to do it!!!!

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1/12/14 8:35 P

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Even reading articles and posts are a challenge for me. I just can't imagine begging able to do the exercise videos. For now, my goal is to go for a walk at least 3 times a week. Happily I am being consistent with that goal and actually feel better and enjoy the walks.
Emotional eating derailed me in the past. I gave up when the journey got hard. I am a restarter but under new management this time. I am actively looking for positive inspiration. Whenever I find a good comment I add it to my Spark page. I will make each day of this journey positive and hope to be encouraging to others.




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1/12/14 7:24 P

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At times, food-other times can be strong. Other times I struggle with the exercise though I do it knowing it is necessary.

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1/12/14 7:11 P

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Honestly I struggle with all of them but at different times and with varying frequency. Right now I'm feeling pretty strong and doing well on all three fronts, but it's constantly a work in progress.

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1/12/14 6:10 P

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For me it is exercise. know I need to do it but have a very hard time getting started. Has to be fun so I usually exercise to music!

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1/12/14 6:01 P

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I don't know if you call it emotional eating or compulsive eating, but I constantly want to eat whether I'm hungry or not. I know I eat when I get bored,but I find myself thinking about food and what to eat right after I've eaten. I'm glad I found this forum because this has really been bothering me lately. I don't know why I do it. So now,I'm constantly trying to keep myself from eating,drink something instead.Thanks for listening.



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1/12/14 3:43 P

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Compulsive and emotional eating are my biggest obstacles. I sometimes like/sometimes tolerate exercise, but food is always so hard for me. I'm addicted, for sure.





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1/12/14 9:36 A

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Emotional eating and binging are my biggest obstacles. Depression and fibromyalgia pain are runner up. I struggle finding the desire and motivation to exercise the way that I use to.

"It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'"
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"Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food." Romans 14:19-20a (NIV)

I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
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1/12/14 9:28 A

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Food and emotional eating.
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1/12/14 8:52 A

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boredom, TV and its constant food ads

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1/11/14 10:50 P

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emotional eating

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1/11/14 10:19 P

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Food! Also, medications.

I love exercising (most days) and even on days when I don't feel like working out, I usually talk myself into doing it by reminding myself about the benefits. For days when I feel really unable to work out, I make a deal with myself that I have to do just 10 minutes of [exercise/activity]. I promise myself that if after 10 minutes I still really want to quit, I am free to do so!

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Thank goodness for the chair exercises on here and Sit and Fit emoticon on PBS everyday! That is how I started and I still do them at least once weekly. I love the arm and shoulder and the core.

My best friend does her exercises in bed at first and her doctor is amazed how good she is doing she started with three of different things she could do in the bed and now does 100 each. leg lifts, arms, core, she take floor exercises and makes them her own. Where there is a will there is a way. emoticon !Good Luck and Keep Sparking! emoticon

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1/11/14 9:28 P

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I have a few obstacles one being I have MS and use a wheel chair ...I can walk some but no were near enough.

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1/11/14 6:58 P

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1/11/14 6:26 P

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Emotional eating is the biggest one for me: stress, boredom, those are my two biggest problems



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What an interesting thread to read through. I'd say my biggest obstacle was money - because I can never keep a good programme going because I can't afford to all the ingredients I need to keep to a good programme - lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds etc. This leads to a feeling of deprivation - and I have to constantly be looking at cheap meal options - which in turn leads to emotional eating! I'm also a bit averse to sweating and getting hot - which puts me off any really serious workouts!

How am I planning to win over it in 2014? The money problem I can't really solve - but I'm going to aim to make more soups and use more beans/lentils. I am also going to give calorie cycling a try - and see if allowing myself more on some days will help me psychologically. With the sweating and exercise, I'm going to wear workout gear and exercise in the morning, so I can shower afterwards and before work. I will exercise outside whenever possible too. I will gradually increase the amount of cardio/aerobic exercise I do.

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1/11/14 3:06 P

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1/11/14 10:01 A

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I too find that planning is where I tend to fail. I am getting better but I still find myself in situations where I get hungry and don't have healthy alternatives available.
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1/11/14 4:17 A

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My biggest is planning for meals. I'm getting better at packing food for the next day, but I find that plans often change and I have to adapt.

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1/11/14 3:54 A

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It's more like lack of activity in general. i manage to exercise about 4-5 days a week. But I've been down due to loss of my business and am just in bed too much. i need to go back to work.

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1/10/14 1:04 P

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Emotional eating or more so eating out of boredom.



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Emotional eating for sure. Exercise helps with the stress and leads to less of that!



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My Obstacle is working out. Since 1-1-14 I have lost 6lbs (without working out) I just can't get the motivation to get up and workout.. I bought an elliptical, weights & have a gym membership :/

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My obstacle is actually that if I do not exercise one day, I tend to overeat.



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I am learning to stay busy and focused, not just shove things in my mouth

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Emotional eating is one of my downfalls. While I love healthy food and I love to cook, I also wasn't paying attention to my food intake. As for exercise, living up north, winter puts its limits on the kind of exercise I love to do - riding my bike, long walks, working on my house and yard, using the swimming pool - especially this winter so far. I have reconstructed my basement to include a gym area, and that has helped some this winter. I try to use the Spark People exercises to change things up a bit, and that has been helpful.

In preparing for the Olympic games, I am vowing, right this minute to watch the first hour in my gym while exercising. Anyone with me??



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Emotional eating tends to be my biggest downfall. Re: exercise, I found that watching a series that I really like on DVDs or whatever and making a rule that I can only watch it while actually exercising, is really helpful. As an aside, telling yourself that you hate exercise, doesn't help you do it. Try changing the wording to yourself, eg exercising is challenging, or I haven't yet found the exercise that is really appealing to me.

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Working out is my obstacle. I have a hard time finding the time to do it. I leave for work at 7:30 and get home at 6:30. I'm hungry when I get home so working out just doesn't fit at that time.
I hate getting up and getting on a treadmill or spinning bike at 5 am! Yuck.
I have been able to get a little exercise in at lunch time. This evening or tomorrow evening I want to go ice skating after dinner. I think an hour of ice skating may be a fun way to get some exercise.


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All of them. 2 months in & I still haven't found the balance. Weekends still are my downfall.

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all of them. Especially since I seem to go through spurts of wanting to be healthy and then regress MASSIVLY

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Yes. All of the above.

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Emotional eating was an obstacle in gaining my original weight decades ago and it still rears its ugly head now and then but I do much better with it than I used to. Doubt it'll ever go away and that is fine.

I believe that one valid and traditional use of food is how it impacts the emotions. I think that is just normal for any human being of any weight.

The key for me is to remember there is a valid use of food in emotional life but not to the point it overruns my equally valid reasons to keep a low body weight.

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It's been me just not working out.... but I'm determined this year to make myself exercise whether I want to or not! This is the PERFECT time of the year for me to get in shape, so when the weather is warm I'll have something to show for it!



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All of the above.



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Emotional eating definitely.

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In the past it's been just food because I always had active jobs, and I was able to get myself out to walk. Now it's both because I'm having a hard time getting back into exercising. Some days are better then others though as I restart my journey.

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It is also important to make sure you have good choices available to you and not to keep your temptations in the house. It is impossible to completely avoid chips or cookies or whatever, but that doesn't mean you need to stock them in your pantry! Home can be a haven.

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