SparkPeople Shrink Yourself Team Messageboard Hopefully I can bring back threads from the book Shrink Yourself, which was the original team. It is a book by Dr. Roger Gould, and I highly recommend it. It pinpoints emotional eating. SparkPeople Shrink Yourself Team Messageboard QOD ~ 2/17 What is your dream car? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:58:11 EST QOD ~ 2/16 What spot in your home tends to be the "hot" spot? The spot that accumulates clutter. <BR> <BR> Oh me...Oh my!! <em>198</em> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:22:28 EST QOD ~ 2/15 What did you do for Valentine's Day? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:43:14 EST QOD ~ 2/13 Do you have a favorite piece of jewelry that you wear the most often? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:18:24 EST QOD ~ 2/11 & 2/12 Today is National Make a Friend Day. <BR> What are 3 qualities you look for in a friend? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:02:37 EST QOD ~ 2/10 You and a friend are traveling and need to stop a motel for the night. The only room available <BR> is one with a bunk bed. Do you prefer the top or bottom bunk and why? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:31:22 EST QOD ~ 2/09 Men and women are different as we well know. What are some of the differences? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 9 Feb 2017 12:40:46 EST QOD ~ 2/08 How many pairs of shoes do you own? <BR> (this includes, flip flop, sandals or any other? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 8 Feb 2017 10:39:51 EST QOD ~ 2/07 Do you give Valentine's cards? Do you buy them or make them? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 7 Feb 2017 11:58:02 EST QOD ~ 2/06 Is there something you've lost that you thought you never would see again but then it was found? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 6 Feb 2017 11:28:21 EST QOD ~ 2/05 What Team would you like to see win the Super Bowl? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 5 Feb 2017 10:17:28 EST QOD ~ 2/03 Who is your favorite Team of your favorite sport? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 3 Feb 2017 10:15:04 EST QOD ~ 2/02 What is your favorite sport ? (to play or watch, but not the Team~we'll have that tomorrow) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 2 Feb 2017 11:42:40 EST QOD ~ 2/01 Do you like zucchini? What is a favorite way you use it for? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 1 Feb 2017 11:22:35 EST QOD ~ 1/30 Do you like doing jigsaw puzzles? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:51:16 EST QOD ~ 1/28 & 1/29 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's Chinese New Year --the year of the Rooster. Do you know the animal associated with your year of birth? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:09:30 EST QOD ~ 1/27 Do you save your greeting cards (any kind)? If so, why? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:06:00 EST QOD ~ 1/26 What do you consider a waste of money that the rest of society doesn't? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:30:36 EST QOD ~ 1/25 What television series do you remember watching when you were younger? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:43:54 EST QOD ~ 1/24 You receive a bouquet of flowers...who is the 1st person you think of who sent them to you? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:41:18 EST QOD ~ 1/23 Do you like to go shopping? If you do what is your favorite thing to shop for?? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:31:01 EST QOD ~ 1/21 & 1/22 Have you ever made a snowman, and if so, when was the last time you did? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:09:11 EST QOD ~ 1/19 What sound do you find particularly enjoyable or relaxing? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:15:39 EST QOD ~ 1/18 What is the first thing you notice about someone when you first meet? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:03:57 EST QOD ~ 1/17 Do you like to read Books? Do you take time to read. and if so, are you reading anything now? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:45:57 EST ""WINTER EMOTICONS"" <em>425</em> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:54:49 EST QOD ~ 1/16 Today is "National Hat Day"! <BR> What kind of hat is your all time favorite hat? <BR> Do you wear hats &amp; what kind? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:04:47 EST QOD ~ 1/14 & 1/15 Do you write any letter's by hand these days? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:42:37 EST QOD 1/13 Today is Friday the you believe it brings you bad luck, or ever has on other Friday the 13th's? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:12:13 EST QOD ~ 1/12 What was the first car you owned? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:36:17 EST QOD ~ 1/11 Today we are celebrating when milk was delivered in bottles for the first time on January 11th in 1878. <BR> Do you drink milk? If not are there other foods you have to take the place of milk? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:51:51 EST 1/10 How do you keep your desk cleared off? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:51:44 EST QOD ~ 1/09 Do you remember Lifesavers candy? There were 5 flavors the. What was your favorite flavor? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 9 Jan 2017 11:15:03 EST QOD ~ 1/07 & 1/08 Do you like to read magazines and if so which one is your favorite? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 7 Jan 2017 09:30:08 EST QOD ~ 1/06 Today is "National Bean Day"!!! <BR> <BR> What is your favorite bean...what is your favorite way to fix them? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 6 Jan 2017 11:30:16 EST QOD ~ 1/05 When was the last time you cleaned out your fridge? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 5 Jan 2017 11:39:18 EST QOD ~ 1/04 Today is "National Spaghetti Day"! <BR> <BR> What is your favorite spaghetti dish? <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 4 Jan 2017 09:36:57 EST QOD ~ 1/03 Have you ever ridden in a helicopter? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 3 Jan 2017 11:35:02 EST QOD ~ 01/02 Will you be making any New Year's resolutions? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:40:57 EST ""WINTER ONLY IMAGES"" <img src=""> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:18:13 EST QOD ~ Taking break Because of Holidays, I will start up QOD again Monday, Jan. 2nd <BR> Hope this is ok with everyone! <BR> Thanks! Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:48:44 EST QOD ~ 12/22 Do you have all your Christmas gifts wrapped? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:51:59 EST QOD ~ 12/21 Will you be celebrating Christmas at home,or going somewhere on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:26:46 EST QOD ~ 12/20 Do you open your gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:48:36 EST QOD ~ 12/19 Have you ever been Christmas Caroling? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:57:40 EST QOD ~ 12/18 What holiday dish is or was an absolute must on your Christmas table? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 18 Dec 2016 10:02:07 EST QOD ~ 11/17 What Christmas story book did you read the most or liked the most? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 17 Dec 2016 10:28:56 EST QOD ~ 12/16 Do you send Christmas cards? <BR> If you do, do you write a personal note, or a copy of letter you send to everyone? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:04:34 EST QOD ~ 12/15 <em>443</em> Have you ever made a gingerbread house? <em>443</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:41:25 EST QOD ~ 12/14 What is a memory that really stands out from Christmas past? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:22:59 EST QOD ~ 12/13 Have you ever written a "Letter to Santa"? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:37:33 EST QOD ~ 12/12 Did/do you leave treats out for Santa? If so, what kind do you leave? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:04:32 EST QOD ~ 12/11 Do you have any special ornaments you put on your tree? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:08:15 EST QOD ~ 12/10 What is something you personally, would like for Christmas? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:51:54 EST QOD ~ 12/09 What holiday dish is an absolute must on your Christmas and/or Christmas Eve table? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:52:07 EST QOD ~ 12/08 What is your favorite Christmas movie? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 8 Dec 2016 10:50:00 EST QOD ~ 12/07 Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:33:55 EST QOD ~ 12/06 Do you have a real/artificial tree? <BR> What goes on the top of your tree star/angel/ribbons? (or other) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:55:28 EST QOD ~ 12/05 Have you ever rode in a horse drawn sleigh/carriage? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:31:20 EST QOD ~ 12/04 What is one weight loss goal that you would like to accomplish prior to Christmas Day? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 4 Dec 2016 11:01:16 EST QOD ~ 12/03 What is your favorite Christmas cookie (or any other sweet, like bars or pie? or both?) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 3 Dec 2016 14:42:46 EST QOD ~ 12/02 Do you do family gift exchange? <BR> (Can also be work or friend exchange) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:27:24 EST QOD ~ 12/01 Do you gift wrap as you purchase or all at once? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:10:04 EST QOD ~ 11/30 Do you decorate for Christmas inside or outside, or both? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:43:36 EST ~ QOD ~ 11/29 If you could travel to another country for Christmas----where would you go? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:51:50 EST ~ QOD ~ 11/28 Do you look forward to the Christmas holidays or dread them? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:47:26 EST ~~A-Z DECEMBER or CHRISTMAS EMOTIONS~~ Angels Sun, 27 Nov 2016 11:03:10 EST QOD ~ 11/26 & 11/27 Which healthy goal is the hardest for you to meet? <BR> <BR> Drinking 8 cups of water everyday <BR> Eating more fruits &amp; veggies <BR> Portion control <BR> Getting 8+ hours of sleep each night <BR> Exercising at least 3 times a week <BR> No Night Snacks <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> (Thanks Marj, for letting me use this) Sat, 26 Nov 2016 14:47:30 EST ******WINTER OR CHRISTMAS IMAGES****** <img src=""> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:28:10 EST QOD ~ 11/25 There are less than 5 weeks in 2016. What is one project or goal you want to complete before the New Year arrives? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:13:45 EST QOD ~ 11/23 Do you prefer paper plates or fine china at Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:45:01 EST QOD 11/22 What are your plans for Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:56:19 EST QOD ~ 11/21 Does your family have any special traditions for Thanksgiving? If so, please share.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:20:55 EST QOD ~ 11/20 Do you prefer to prepare the large Thanksgiving feast or go to a restaurant for the holiday dinner? <BR> (Thanks Happy for suggesting this) <em>304</em> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> OR <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 09:56:42 EST QOD ~ 11/19 What is your favorite food at Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 19 Nov 2016 11:15:01 EST QOD ~ 11/18 What specific item/person are you particularly grateful for at this Thanksgiving? <BR> (Thanks to Happy for this question) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:29:30 EST QOD ~ 11/17 Do you recycle? If you do, what sort of things do you recycle? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 09:21:49 EST QOD ~ 11/16 It's the Apocalypse and you can only take 3 things from the room you are in. What are the 3 things? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:58:16 EST QOD ~ 11/15 Today is "National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day" <BR> Do you need to clean out your refrigerator? How often do you clean it out? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:39:52 EST QOD ~ 11/14 What are your must haves when you travel? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 09:48:02 EST QOD ~ 11/12 & 11/13 Today is National Pizza Day. <BR> What is your favorite pizza? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 12 Nov 2016 10:23:05 EST QOD ~ 11/11 What does Veteran's Day mean to you? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:42:40 EST QOD ~ 11/10 Who is the most famous person you saw in person or you've ever met? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:46:13 EST QOD ~ 11/9 Do you like mashed potatoes? If so what is your favorite recipe? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 9 Nov 2016 11:47:56 EST QOD ~ 11/8 Did you vote today? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 8 Nov 2016 13:30:07 EST QOD ~ 11/7 <em>346</em> When was the last time you wore a dress or a skirt? What was the occasion? <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 7 Nov 2016 12:52:31 EST QOD ~ 11/4 When you think of a commercial slogan/saying which one pops into your mind? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 4 Nov 2016 11:37:09 EST QOD ~ 11/3 What is your sign? And do the traits of your sign fit you? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 3 Nov 2016 11:35:55 EST QOD ~ 11/2 You can have a lifetime supply of any three foods. What do you choose? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 2 Nov 2016 09:13:38 EST ******NOVEMBER IMAGES****** <img src=""> Tue, 1 Nov 2016 10:17:27 EST QOD ~ 11/1 I've already received a bunch of holiday catalogs. When do you start your holiday shopping? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 1 Nov 2016 09:53:40 EST QOD ~ 10/29 & 10/30 Is there a chore you dread doing? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 29 Oct 2016 10:50:36 EST QOD ~ 10/28 What spot in your home tends to be the "hot" spot? <BR> (The spot that accumulates clutter.) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:57:38 EST QOD ~ 10/27 Today is BLACK CAT Day... <BR> Have you ever had a black cat? <BR> Do you believe a black cat is unlucky or will bring you bad luck? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:02:49 EST QOD ~ 10/26 Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when was your last mammogram? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:21:01 EST QOD ~ 10/25 Do you live in a house, apartment or ___? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:37:42 EST QOD ~ 10/24 If you wear a costume for Halloween what would you be? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:47:36 EST QOD ~ 10/23 Do you decorate for fall, or Halloween or both, either in house or outside? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:50:52 EST QOD ~ 10/21 What is your favorite exercise to do with another person like tennis or ____? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:09:13 EST QOD ~ 10/20 When you have a baked potato do you eat the skin and what are your favorite toppings? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:04:00 EST QOD ~ 10/18 Are you cheering for any sports teams this fall? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:01:53 EST QOD ~ 10/17 Have you ever been to a school carnival? What did you enjoy? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:13:07 EST QOD ~ 10/15 & 10/16 Are you cheering for any sports teams this fall? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:10:40 EST *****HALLOWEEN IMAGES***** <img src=""> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:04:06 EST QOD ~ 10/10 If you named your vehicle, what name would you give it? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:58:52 EST QOD ~ 10/8 & 10/9 Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? If so, did you enjoy it, or not? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 8 Oct 2016 10:41:32 EST QOD ~ 10/6 Do you like Zucchini, and what are your favorite ways to enjoy it? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 6 Oct 2016 11:05:16 EST QOD ~ 10/5 Do you remember Beanie Babies? Did/Do you have any? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 5 Oct 2016 11:22:23 EST Qod ~ 10/4 Today is National Taco Day!! <BR> Do you like taco's and what do you like to put on yours <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 4 Oct 2016 10:29:46 EST QOD ~ 10/3 Do you have a cell phone and if so what is your favorite app? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:57:21 EST ""FALL IMAGES"" (Pictures of Fall) <img src=""> Sun, 2 Oct 2016 09:14:27 EST QOD ~ 10/1 & 10/2 Name a "positive" thing you can do today.....for yourself &amp; for someone else <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 1 Oct 2016 11:01:01 EST QOD ~ 9/30 Do you wear glasses? If so, for how long? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:49:00 EST QOD ~ 9/29 Do you use the library? If so what is the first thing you do when you get there? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:00:00 EST QOD ~ 9/28 Do you have a cell phone? If so, do you remember when you got your very 1st one? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:04:23 EST QOD ~ 9/27 What is your favorite animated movie? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:22:52 EST QOD ~ 9/26 Do you decorate for fall? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:21:22 EST QOD ~ 9/24 & 9/25 Do you remember a game (Box game, card game, or other) that you enjoyed when you were young? Do you still play it now? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:19:18 EST QOD ~ 9/23 Did you ever use a phone booth? Do you miss them? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:24:26 EST QOD ~ 9/22 Have you ever visited a "pumpkin patch" <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:24:38 EST QOD ~ 9/21 If you had to change your name to a food what would it be? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:24:15 EST QOD ~ 9/20 It's the pumpkin season. Do you like pumpkin and if so what is your favorite way to have it? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:39:59 EST QOD ~ 9/19 Do you decorate for fall? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:24:16 EST QOD ~ 9/17 & 9/18 Do you have a theme in your kitchen? If so what is it? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 09:13:49 EST QOD ~ 9/16 Have you ever had a traffic ticket of any kind? If so what was it? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:49:18 EST QOD ~ 9/15 Do you save old greeting cards, or throw them away? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:47:32 EST QOD ~ 9/14 How often do you weigh yourself? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:39:34 EST QOD ~ 9/13 This week-end you are having a potluck. What would you bring? <BR> (You can post more than one) <BR> <BR> <img src="">. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:33:47 EST QOD ~ 9/12 What's your biggest struggle/challenge right now? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:34:32 EST QOD ~ 9/09 Sunday is the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 <BR> Where were you when during the 9/11 attacks? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 9 Sep 2016 12:03:33 EST QOD ~ 9/07 Would you rather see the future or change the past? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 7 Sep 2016 11:48:52 EST QOD ~ 9/5 If you could teach any grade or subject what would it be? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 5 Sep 2016 11:20:56 EST QOD 9/3 & 9/4 (WEEKEND) What Is the best gift can you give to our Soldiers fighting for peace.? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 3 Sep 2016 11:33:58 EST QOD ~ 9/2 You are given a choice to either lose weight or lose your debt this year. Which do you choose? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 2 Sep 2016 12:09:01 EST QOD ~ 9/1 If you found $100 while shopping..what would you do with it? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 1 Sep 2016 12:25:39 EST **FALL EMOTICON** <em>376</em> Thu, 1 Sep 2016 11:45:31 EST QOD ~ 8/26 & 8/27 Today, August 26, is National Dog Day!! <em>200</em> <em>338</em> <BR> What is your favorite dog? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:15:16 EST QOD ~ 5/25 & 8/26 Yesterday was National Waffle Day..what do you like on your waffles? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:05:25 EST QOD ~ 8/23 & 8/24 What food item do you not keep in your home because you can't resist it? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:38:50 EST QOD ~ 8/20 & 8/21 <BR> What's one vegetable that you used to hate (or at least never ate) that you now can't get enough of? What made you change your mind? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:32:50 EST QOD ~ 8/19 What is one or more things you put on your food to make it taste better? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:28:52 EST QOD ~ 8/18 <BR> Grab the nearest book to you. Turn to page 52. What is the 5th sentence? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:32:10 EST QOD ~ 8/17 <BR> Do you do jigsaw puzzles? If so what was / is your favorite picture(s)? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:08:36 EST QOD ~ 8/16 What is your favorite snack food while watching TV? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:19:57 EST QOD ~ 8/15 Do you prefer gas or electric stove? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:57:53 EST QOD ~ 8/13 & 8/14 Today is National Garage Sale Day!! <BR> Do you like Garage Sales &amp; do you go to them? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 13 Aug 2016 10:53:48 EST QOD ~ 8/12 Have you been watching the Olympics? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:17:24 EST QOD ~ 8/10 • Mount Rushmore honors four U.S. presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. If yuo could add any person to Mount Rushmore, who would you add and why? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:06:12 EST QOD ~ 8/09 WHAT DO YOU EAT WHEN YOU BUY FOOD THRU THE DRIVETHRU FAST FOOD PLACES? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 9 Aug 2016 10:50:48 EST QOD ~ 8/08 What kind of food do you like to eat on a hot summer day? <BR> <BR> either watermelon or any grilled food <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 8 Aug 2016 10:13:35 EST QOD 8/06 & 8/07 What is something you do to make others happy? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 6 Aug 2016 14:08:29 EST QOD ~ 8/05 If you could change one thing about your looks what would it be? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 5 Aug 2016 10:52:26 EST QOD ~ 8/03 What's your memory like? Have you forgotten anything important recently? How do you keep track of things you need to remember? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 3 Aug 2016 11:54:29 EST QOD ~ 7/29 What is something on your "to-do list" that you have been procrastinating doing? It may help to make a commitment to do it here! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:31:22 EST QOD ~ 7/25 What's the best excuse for being late? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:33:36 EST QOD ~ 7/24 What's the first thing you check when you turn on your computer? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:14:19 EST QOD ~ 7/23 Today is "National Ice Cream Cone" Day! <BR> What is your favorite ice cream cone?? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:55:33 EST QOD ~ 7/21 If you had a million dollars and wanted to use it to have the greatest positive impact on the world, what would you do? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:23:09 EST QOD ~ 7/18 What made did you pick your profile name? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:38:17 EST QOD ~ 7/16 What is your favorite "summer" snack (or snacks) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 16 Jul 2016 13:11:15 EST QOD ~ 7/9 What is something you know you have way too much of? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 9 Jul 2016 13:11:44 EST QOD ~ 7/7 Have you ever had flowers delivered to you? What was the occasion? <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 7 Jul 2016 19:42:45 EST QOD ~ 7/6 WHAT FOOD MAKES YOU OVER EAT? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 6 Jul 2016 10:43:53 EST QOD ~ 7/5 How many keys do you have on your key ring? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 4 Jul 2016 18:15:09 EST QOD ~ 7/2 & 7/3 What was your favorite book growing up? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 2 Jul 2016 20:38:05 EST QOD ~ 7/1 July is Ice Cream Month <BR> <BR> What ice cream flavor(s) do you enjoy? Have you ever made your own ice cream? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 14:48:24 EST QOD ~ 6/29 Do you prefer rice or potatoes, and favorite way to fix the one you prefer? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:19:23 EST QOD ~ 6/27 Do you have any tattoos? If so what is it? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> No..I would like one tho' Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:53:09 EST QOD ~ 6/25 What jewerly are you wearing? Do you wear the same thing every day? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm wearing 2 rings, a pinkie ring, and a thumb ring that I wear every day.. I wear earrings almost every day. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:53:13 EST QOD ~ 6/23 How often do you weigh yourself? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:18:43 EST SUMMER (EMOTION CON) <em>298</em> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:41:09 EST QOD ~ 6/21 If I only had one year left to live, I'd... .... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:08:34 EST QOD ~ 6/19 *************Happy Father's Day************* <BR> What are your plans for this "special" Day? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 11:13:39 EST QOD ~ 6/17 Who is the person you most admire? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:04:15 EST QOD ~ 6/14 What does your Countries Flag mean to you? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:01:39 EST QOD ~ 6/13 Today is National Rose Day <em>214</em> <BR> Have you ever received roses? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 12 Jun 2016 22:10:55 EST QOD ~ 6/12 Today, June 12 is National Sewing Day <BR> Have you used a sewing machine in the you use one now? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 11 Jun 2016 22:15:01 EST QOD ~ 6/11 Do you wear earrings? What kinds do you like? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 21:07:51 EST QOD ~ 6/10 Do you remembering ironing? Is it still part of your routine? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 9 Jun 2016 23:47:12 EST QOD ~ 6/08 & 09 Do you prefer to wear bright colors or basic shades? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> OR <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 9 Jun 2016 00:04:54 EST QOD ~ 6/7 <BR> Do you ever add veggies into your breakfast? If so how or to what? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> my omelets!! <em>4</em> Tue, 7 Jun 2016 23:18:04 EST QOD ~ 6/6 Today is the Anniv. of the first Drive-in Theatre.. <BR> Have you ever been to a Drive-in? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 6 Jun 2016 21:44:48 EST QOD ~ 6/5 Is there a flavor or taste that you can't stand? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 5 Jun 2016 14:07:17 EST QOD ~ 6/3 Today is "National Doughnut Day". What is your favorite doughnut? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 3 Jun 2016 19:40:38 EST QOD ~ 6/2 What's the most meaningful gift you ever received? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 2 Jun 2016 13:11:53 EST QOD ~ 6/1 If a book was written about your life, what would the title be? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 13:20:47 EST QOD ~ 5/30 How are you spending your "Memorial Day"? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 30 May 2016 11:22:07 EST QOD ~ 5/28 <em>489</em> Today is "National Hamburger Day"!! <em>489</em> <BR> What do you like to put on your hamburger? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 28 May 2016 18:42:42 EST QOD ~ 5/27 Describe your life in one word. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 27 May 2016 23:04:19 EST QOD ~ 5/25 Today is National Wine Day!! Do you prefer Red or White? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 25 May 2016 15:14:32 EST QOD ~ 5/21 <BR> What scent reminds you of your childhood? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 21 May 2016 08:52:12 EST QOD ~ 5/20 What is your favorite classic tv show? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 20 May 2016 00:07:59 EST QOD ~ 5/16 Name one vegetable you just can't live without! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 16 May 2016 14:32:18 EST QOD ~ 5/14 & 5/15 Name one fruit you just can't live without! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 14 May 2016 22:27:39 EST QOD ~ FRIDAY the 13th ~ Today is Friday the 13th!! Are you superstitious? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 13 May 2016 07:37:29 EST QOD ~ 5/12 What's your favorite way to relax? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 12 May 2016 14:49:30 EST QOD ~ 5/9 <em>38</em> Do you track your salt intake? (sodium intake) <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 9 May 2016 15:21:09 EST QOD ~ 5/7 & 5/8 This is for both today &amp; Mother's Day) <BR> <BR> ~*~*~""HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY""~*~*~ <BR> <BR> Are you a Mother? If so, to how many children? Will you be doing something special, <BR> if so, what? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 7 May 2016 09:22:19 EST TODAY: is a NEW Day... I WILL_____ Today I will bounce back and not eat ate after 8:00 pm. Fri, 6 May 2016 21:42:59 EST What affirmation would your pick? What affirmation or affirmations could you say to yourself in the mirror everyday to help your self esteem: <BR> <BR> I believe in my ability to truly love myself for who I am. <BR> I accept my body shape and acknowledge the beauty it holds. <BR> I am the creator of my future and driver of my mind. <BR> I let go of unhelpful patterns of behaviour around food. <BR> I allow myself to make choices and decisions for my higher good. <BR> I bring the qualities of fulfilment... Fri, 6 May 2016 21:27:33 EST QOD ~ 5/4 If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 4 May 2016 21:21:15 EST QOD ~ 5/3 <em>346</em> When was the last time you wore a dress or a skirt? What was the occasion? <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 3 May 2016 16:02:04 EST QOD ~ 4/30 Adult Coloring has become popular. Have you tried it? If not, do you think you would like to? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:38:39 EST QOD ~ 4/29 Do you live close or near to where you were born? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:07:08 EST QOD ~ 4/27 Would you rather see the future or change the past? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:38:35 EST QOD ~ 4/26 What was your favorite Comic Book? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:33:36 EST QOD ~ 4/24 <em>38</em> Apart from money, what is the most important thing you treasure in your life? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:33:11 EST Tips for Weight Loss I found some cool tips to keep hunger at bay. If you find a tip on the message boards or anywhere, please share. Copy and paste. Inquiring minds want to know! Woo Hoo! You may not agree with all of them, but it gives us a fighting chance! <BR> <BR> McDougall's The Starch Solution <BR> <BR> Our bodies are geared towards plant based starches, (beans, legumes, potatoes, corn, pumpkin, whole grain breads, whole grain pastas, etc.), that's why we crave them. There's enough fat and protein in the... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 19:39:13 EST QOD ~ 4/23 What is something you really want to get for yourself, but just keep putting it off? (for some reason or other) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 12:06:50 EST Meeting Harriet This is a really powerful chapter that points out how we let that nagging voice in our head sabotage us, our inner critic. . I had to laugh at the idea of naming it Harry/Harriett -- I always called it the 'mom voice' -- not necessarily my literal mom, but the scolding/nagging universal parent. Isn't it funny how that voice is reminds us to do better, but what it actually does is tear down our self-esteem and our resolve. <BR> <BR> Yes, I agree it is a vicious cycle. Simply noticing when &... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:27:30 EST Bouncing Back! Here is a typical thought pattern that bingers have. Let's call it, "The Old Way." "When I slip up and eat something I know I shouldn't, I throw in the towel. I use that as permission to go on an overeating spree. I tell myself I'll start again tomorrow, or Monday, or next month. I already messed up, so why bother?" <BR> <BR> In Shrink Yourself they teach you The Ten Healthy Habits that you need to know to master your weight. One of these is bouncing back. It's the habit that helps you get b... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:16:44 EST QOD ~ 4/21 Do you have any siblings? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:23:33 EST QOD ~ 4/18 <em>38</em> What is the one thing that you want to achieve in life? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 23:06:48 EST Freedom to Be Yourself There are 3 stages of development of you conscience. You've mastered the first - you no longer obey every single rule your parents taught you, so your conscience is not the absolute master of you as it was when you were three. <BR> <BR> You are in the long second stage, where you and your nagging critical conscience are in contention for control. <BR> <BR> You are heading for the third stage, where the nagging and false accusations are a thing of the past, and you consicence represents your... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:19:54 EST Helping you Conscience Grow To interrupt the immediate need to eat, you'll learn to slow down long enough to look at what's going on in your inner reality and what's going on in the external reality, and then reinterpret things in such a way that you'll be able to own your power and become the author and agent of your life. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:14:43 EST The Costs of Powerlessness Chapter 3 discusses Power versus Powerlessness. There are at least two different kinds of power for us to consider: the power over others and the power over yourself Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:58:10 EST What positive thing did you do for yourself today? Today after physical therapy, I did an 8 minute walk outside and really enjoyed the sunshine and gave myself a self massage on my leg with lavender cream. Ahhhhh!!!! Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:29:25 EST Do you have a resentment against someone: Are you harboring a resentment towards someone in your life? Do you feel yourself stewing about something that someone did or failed to do? Is the only way that you can escape your feelings of upset or rage to enter into a food trance? If so, keep reading. <BR> <BR> Booker T. Washington said, "You can't hold a man down, without staying down with him." Anger boiling under your surface can be so physically and psychologically uncomfortable that you end up eating just to escape the pain. Forgiv... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:16:38 EST QOD ~ 4/17 <em>38</em> What is one thing you do to motivate someone? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 20:35:27 EST 3 or 4 words, change one or two for inspiraton! Think before eating Sat, 16 Apr 2016 16:15:21 EST 10 Second Insights Yay! I found some of Dr. Gould's insights to think about. What do YOU think: <BR> <BR> Remember This One Thing Everyday <BR> 12/4/2015 <BR> <BR> It takes courage to see yourself not as weak, or stupid, or less than, every time you've turned to emotional eating, but simply as being human. A work in progress. A person deserving of patience, and dignity and love — especially the love from your own self. <BR> <BR> For me, I have a better esteem, and don't have to eat because someone doesn't ag... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 18:49:02 EST The Food Trance I have really been getting in touch with my "food trance" episodes. I know a big trigger for me is coming home for work. I use to always stop by the frig to see "what could relax me". Now, I know that I need to exercise to get the same results of the food trance. There are times that I am "physically hungry". I will eat "healthy". There are times when I start eating "healthy food" in attempt to get a food trance. I can get there even with wasa crackers and laughing cow cheese. I am not foolin... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:19:21 EST Chapter 2-Food, the over the counter tranquilizer Yes, wouldn't it be great if we can use food and soothe our emotions in a food pill form. lol But unfortuanately medical problems arise. <BR> <BR> If food really does make you happy and contented, even if only temporarily, what a powerful narcotic it becomes. To resist it, you need to get the entire picture, to see the end of the pattern, in the way a junkie needs to see that the fast high leads to a future of overdosing, infection, poverty, crime, and so on. In the case of food compulsion... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 19:41:06 EST What is the weather like where you are? <em>27</em> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 16:44:34 EST What are you thankful or grateful today? For today I am grateful for being alive and getting some errands done that I have been putting off. <em>244</em> Fri, 8 Apr 2016 12:19:48 EST How do you deal with stress besides eating? I find that exercise has really helped me deal with stress. Now instead of turning to food, I go for a walk, or keep my hands busy and do some crossword puzzles. How about you? <BR> Wed, 6 Apr 2016 00:00:08 EST Drop off your weight &/or being accountable Let's see how many pounds we can lose as a team! When you lose a pound or two or three, drop off those pounds here, and add to our TEAM TOTAL! WOOO HOOOO!! You can include what you lost last week too. Here we go! <BR> <BR> Lost 1 pound this week, and the next person tells how many pounds they lost this week or last week and then add to the total of so far, 1 pound is lost for this team. Who's next? Woo Hoo! Tue, 5 Apr 2016 23:45:39 EST Thinking before you Eat Here are a few things to go deeper into your emotional eating. Having a journal really helps, but I would love to hear posts about how other people feel. Like what happened today, tomorrow, or anytime you feel like eating. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. WRITE DOWN any and all “thoughts” that are present and could be motivating you to eat. <BR> <BR> 2. WRITE DOWN any emotions or feelings that are present. <BR> <BR> 3. WRITE DOWN what would happen if you DID eat – and what would happen... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 22:57:16 EST What fun thing did you do instead of eating? What fun thing did you do today instead of emotional overeat? All who post will get a fun goodie! Woo Hoo! <BR> <BR> I listened to music and drank water while dancing around with my cane. lol <em>351</em> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:32:15 EST Night Eating Are you a night eater? How do you handle it? Here is a link from a team that talks about night eating. <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=877x3822x10<BR>384674 </link> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 20:25:22 EST Why Is Emotional Eating So Hard to Stop? Here is a quote and will discuss further. <BR> <BR> "Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but hey can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake." Anonymous from Dr. Gould's book. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:48:18 EST Powerlessness I know I am powerless over food and working on not letting control my mind. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:42:11 EST Meditation and Relaxation There are many relaxation meditation videos on youtube. You can also do it yourself. Think and calm your mind and just take 5 minutes to think about happy thoughts, relax your body and go to a happy place that makes you feel good. <em>334</em> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:26:41 EST Affirmations for Health Think of Positive Affirmations that make you feel better about yourself. You can put as many as you want to make you feel better. <BR> <BR> 1. I am a good mother. <BR> 2. I am a good wife. <BR> 3. I am a good grandma. <BR> 4. I am worth it. <BR> 5. I love and honor mysellf. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:23:07 EST Does everyone understand how this works? I just want to make sure that everyone knows this is from the book from Dr. Gould to understand what's going on your head and why we overeat and what we can do about it. Any suggestions, please feel free to ask. We're here to help. We can do this together! Sun, 27 Mar 2016 19:19:57 EST What Triggers Your Phantom Hunger? It could be anything from your boss, your spouse, family, life stressors. Try to figure out what triggers you and what you could do besides eat? <BR> <BR> My husband's work usually stresses me, because he gets so upset. So instead of eating because of his boss, his boss wouldn't even care if I did that, but I would only hurt myself with heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, and more, I would do some meditation, read, do some exercise, or something that relaxes mes. Sun, 27 Mar 2016 19:07:41 EST Phantom Hunger vs. Physical Hunger Here is a great link that describes the kinds of hunger we have. It's not from Dr. Gould, but has a lot of his messages in it, that Dr. Gould recommends. We can do it! <link><BR>al-hunger-which-one-is-keeping-you-ove<BR>rweight </link> Sun, 27 Mar 2016 18:49:03 EST Accountably Thread Feel free to post your feelings and staying accountable. You can also use the self-sabatoging thread. Sun, 27 Mar 2016 18:40:40 EST Accountability Thread Feel free to post your feelings and staying accountable. You can also use the self-sabatoging thread. Sun, 27 Mar 2016 15:14:24 EST Are You an Emotional Eater? Here are seven questions to find out if you are an emotional eater. You can copy and paste them and answer them when you have a chance. You don't have to answer them all at once. <BR> <BR> The last time you ate too much: <BR> <BR> 1. Did you notice your hunger coming on fast, or did it grow gradually? <BR> <BR> 2. When you got hungry, did you feel an almost desperate need to eat something right away?: <BR> <BR> 3. When you ate, did you pay attention to what went in your mouth, or did you ... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 14:12:32 EST Self-Sabatoge and Emotional Eating How do you self sabatoge yourself and how do you control your emotional eating? <BR> <BR> I had been using my emotions to self-sabatoge myself and ending up gaining more weight. I have a bad problem with my leg now, and I know it has to do with weight, so I either put on some meditation music or meditate or try some Tai Chi or something similar. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 02:02:23 EST What's Eating You, and Daily Chat Here we can introduce ourselves again, and talk about why you feel hungry or what triggers you to eat compulsively. We can do it!!! Sat, 26 Mar 2016 01:15:02 EST On Board and Ready to Lose! Hi Everyone! I am excited to be here and love the goal feature...I am looking forward to working toward success with lots of people who are also on the same mission as as I am <em>104</em> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 18:20:40 EST SPRING (emoticon or words) <em>376</em> <em>126</em> <em>378</em> <em>440</em> <em>437</em> <em>440</em> <em>378</em> <em>126</em> <em>376</em> <BR> <BR> share what you like (looking forward too) in SPRING... <BR> <BR> I sooooooooo cant wait.... brrrrrrrrrrrr... <BR> <BR> <em>376</em> <em>126</em> <em>378</em> <em>440</em> <em>437</em> <em>440</em> <em>378</em> <em>126</em> <em>376</em> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 18:11:15 EST CO - LEADERs REQUEST <BR> <BR> I could use some help with the team... is anyone interested in coLeading.... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:05:29 EST SHARING the LOVE (emoticon / words etc) <em>252</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:05:36 EST SHARING our CHALLENGES <BR> <BR> what are you feeling challenged by right now Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:53:50 EST SHARING SUCCESSes: <BR> <BR> Please share with us your successes Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:53:14 EST SHARING: BOOKs & BLOGs <BR> <BR> read any good books or blogs lately .... do tell Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:52:37 EST TODAYs: NUTRITION (did you stay on track) <BR> <BR> how are you doing with your nutrition Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:50:19 EST TODAYs: PHYSICAL FITNESS (how did you move today) <BR> <BR> share with us Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:48:59 EST WEIGHing IN - Daily. Weekly. Monthly How R U doing <BR> <BR> Let us know how you are doing.... <BR> <BR> daily weekly monthly. scale... or... you can just say up or down... whatever you feel most confortable Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:47:50 EST TODAY: I will be FOCUSing on ______ <BR> what is your days focus today Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:46:10 EST TODAY: is a NEW Day... I WILL_____ <BR> <BR> What will you be doing today Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:45:26 EST Thinner Self Name Have you nick-named your Thinner self.... <BR> <BR> if you havent... what name would you name Her/Him <BR> <BR> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:42:53 EST DEBY is BLESSed ~HI~ My name is Deby... I am 55 years young... I am in the Process of reaching my final goal weight... it has been a very long journey... <BR> <BR> ~I have a wonderful husband and 3 AWEsome adult Sons who now have families of their own.~ I am soooooooooooo Very BLESSed ~ <BR> <BR> I saw the team and thought it would be nice to re-activate... thus... I became the team Leader <BR> <BR> We can do this... Lets push for 2014 being a year filled with successes.... <BR> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:40:47 EST ~WELCOME~ (re) Introductions here or Start thread <em>235</em> Everyone... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:38:53 EST TODAY: I AM FEELING (emoticon or words) <BR> <BR> Share how you are today Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:32:22 EST TODAY: my thINNER Self says_________ <BR> <BR> share what you think your Thinner Self would be saying to you Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:29:35 EST TODAYs: Hi's & Hello's & Chat <em>524</em> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 08:49:03 EST Happy New Year 2013 Let's make this a great year and reach our goals. Wed, 9 Jan 2013 00:14:22 EST Helpful Holiday Tool from R. Gould I wonder if anyone of you has looked into this free tool for dealing with the holidays by Roger Gould from 'Shrink Yourself'? <BR> Just tried it and I think it's very helpful. <BR> <BR> <link> asp?f=quick_tips_for_a_happier_holiday </link> <BR> <BR> You get led through a series of questions that help you prepare for and move through the holidays, with regard to how to stick to your plan. <BR> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:36:21 EST How do you stay positive during the Holidays? I think this is an issue for many of us who are emotional eaters. Food is everywhere and if we get sad over the Holidays it is easy to eat way to much. I am not letting myself turn to food, but inside doing more reading. Sun, 25 Nov 2012 20:45:01 EST LOVE the book-thinking of doing the online group Hi, I just read this book and love it. It really hit home for me. I was thinking of joining the online support group in fact since I liked it so much. Has anyone else done the online group recently? What was your experiences? Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:29:44 EST Rereading the book again. Got my "SHRINK YOURSELF" book out last night and started reading it again. I know with the Holidays coming up I will need it. Very emotional time and easy to overeat. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:15:43 EST Oprah's Life Lessons- forgiveness Did anyone happen to watch Oprah's life lessons last night on forgiveness? It was a really good episode and had comparable information to the Shrink Yourself program. That you must forgive yourself to release the pain and suffering you continue to hold on to, that the only person you hurt by hanging onto resentment is you really think anyone else cares as much as you do? One incident does not define your life-the past is the past and the future is what you make it. I found it to... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:02:06 EST NEW BEE HI I AM KATHY <BR> <BR> CURIOS HOW THIS WILL WORK <BR> <BR> WILL GIVE IT A TRY FROM SUNNY AZ <em>18</em> Sun, 4 Mar 2012 15:53:36 EST Dr G. Blog--FEB 20 THOUGHTS??? Why the experimental new diet pill will not keep you slim. <BR> <BR> MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A California based company hopes to bring an experimental new diet pill to the weight-loss market for the first time in over a decade, with the FDA expected to make its final decision in April. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, the problem of obesity can't be solved by continuously looking for a magic bullet in all the wrong places. And with the U... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 20:24:31 EST Feb.18/12 STARTING OVER DAILY CHECKIN HERE Hi <BR> Lets start over here with our daily check ins....I am 56 days binge free!! woo hoo!!! <BR> You?? Sat, 18 Feb 2012 09:03:18 EST Feb. 18/2012- STARTING OVER WITH INTRODUCTIONS HER Hi Guys <BR> Lets start HERE To introduce ourselves. Sorry if you posted somewhere else--i just think its easier if we all are here on the same page. <BR> I am Laura, your new team leader--did SY two years ago. It saved my life. :) <BR> How about you? Sat, 18 Feb 2012 09:00:10 EST Dr. Goold's Blog--lets discuss!! Be Your Own Valentine <BR> <BR> SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012 | POSTED BY DR. GOULD <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine's Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. Why not celebrate the spirit of the day by sending thoughts of love to yourself? <BR> <BR> This day of love I take a vow... <BR> To love myself despite the passing pain, <BR> of anger, guilt, ... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 08:56:32 EST liked the book and can really identify with emotional eating. Sun, 4 Dec 2011 13:33:23 EST Hello to All Good Morning. My name is Dawn. I've been sparking off and on for awhile now and I do own the Shrink Yourself book. I read about 4 chapters and put it aside to focus on some school work (I'm studying to be a certified fitness trainer and have until Dec to finish my course work). <BR> <BR> I am a certified emotional/binge/compulsive eater. I've been on the dieting yo-yo for as long as I can remember. I need to get a grip on things This has been going on far too long. I am current... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 11:24:53 EST Eating while talking on the phone? Does anyone else have a problem with this? I feel it necessary to gorge myself with food while talkin gon the phone....with anybody!!!!! Sun, 7 Aug 2011 19:55:54 EST Newbie Hi! I'm new to the team and to Spark People. My dietitian recommended Shrink Yourself to me last week, so I thought I'd check out the team and see what it's all about. <BR> <BR> I haven't purchased the book yet...but am saving up for it. <BR> <BR> LuLu Thu, 21 Jul 2011 21:41:00 EST What happens at the end of 12 weeks? Hi Everyone, <BR> I am thinking about signing up for the 12 week program. I signed in for the 7 day free trial and liked the content but can't now access any of my entries. What happens when the course ends? I don't really like the idea of making journal entries online to then lose them when I come to the end of the program. Thanks. <BR> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 03:08:39 EST hello...and help please! Hi, <BR> I've been doing the SP thing for several years now. I have no problem working out, in fact I love it (I have three kids ages 2, 4, and 6 and my gym has free babysitting!). I was overweight starting in college when I put on that 'freshman fifteen' and then never lost it. <BR> <BR> Finally about 3 years ago I got serious and with a lot of hard work and determination I learned about eating right and exercising. I was able to lose most of the weight and got down to an average weigh... Mon, 30 May 2011 07:07:41 EST Newbie Here!!! Hi team! <BR> <BR> I am so glad I found you all! I was just looking online for books to read to help with my binge/emotional eating. I have been battling the last 10-15 pounds for over a year now, and every time I get close to goal, I ruin it with emotional eating!!! I am planning on picking up Shrink Yourself today, and am excited to read this. Hope it helps! Cant wait to get to know all of you through this journey. Sat, 5 Mar 2011 11:04:37 EST Where are you at in the SY program? I'd love to know where we all are in the book or the program! I love the idea of being able to discuss where we're at within each chapters thread posted below under the Book Discussion forum. Perhaps for now with so few of us we could try to support each other in their chapters section as well as checking out the section for our own chapter. This could reinforce previous chapters for us as well. <BR> <BR> I'm also curious as to what your plan is for going forward with the program. I have... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 01:53:02 EST 5 Things About Me Tell us 5 things about yourself! <BR> <BR> 1. I Love SparkPeople! <BR> 2. I am excited yet scared to start working the Shrink Yourself program. <BR> 3. I have 3 teenage girls. <BR> 4. I am a single mom. <BR> 5. I have felt overweight my entire life. Wed, 16 Feb 2011 00:31:07 EST Daily Check In Hi, Today I will be out and about running errands. Today is my day to grocery shop, run errands, and go to lunch with a friend of mine. When I get home later I will start looking into what I need to do as a team leader since this is pretty new to me. If you have any suggestions, questions or ideas please feel free to contact me. I'm excited to hear from all of you! <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Denise Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:57:44 EST important insights for the holidays, by Dr. Gould There are two kinds of being overwhelmed and two kinds of sadness during the holidays. One kind is appropriate and realistic, the other makes you eat too much or binge. <BR> <BR> It's easy to be overwhelmed during the holiday season. There is so much to do and so many people to see and so many relationships to monitor. If you can stay in the reality of the 2010 Christmas season, you can be overwhelmed and still have a lot of fun. You might need to put out more energy and devote more time to ... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 08:35:49 EST Quick Tips for a Happier Holiday by Dr Gould Quick Tips for a Happier Holiday <BR> <BR> <BR> These are hard times for everyone. Even though there is a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the country, it's still time to celebrate with family and friends. It's not just foreign affairs that challenge us, it's issues much closer to home. "Modern Families" the T.V. show, says it all with humor. There are more modern mixed families than traditional families. What's Christmas like when your children go to your divorced spouse's celebration and... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 11:24:01 EST what exercise did you do today? <BR> Today I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes and rode my bike for another 17. <BR> After such a hard workout yesterday I was in that mindset of wanting to "give myself a break" (I am a pushover for giving myself a break, let me tell you) but I am very happy that I just did it. Sun, 28 Nov 2010 16:31:27 EST You Are Not Alone have said before that emotional eating is something that we all do to some extent. But when you come to Shrink Yourself we invite you to take a diagnostic that will let you see the ÒX-rayÓ of your particular relationship to food. This is the first step to breaking the emotional eating habit. While you are unique, I would like to offer you a look at the composite picture of the emotional eating profile and share my insights. As we look closer at the most common answers below, you may find your... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 16:29:18 EST 6 ways we use food to rebel Six Ways You Use Food to Rebel <BR> <BR> As you know, the angry rebellious self gets activated for a variety of reasons and acts that anger out through food and eating. Some people didn't get the independence or nurturance they needed early on, and now they assert their will, or they test the love coming to them, by eating in opposition to the demands of others. Some people eat because they want attention they didn't get, and they know wanton eating can do the trick. In some cases, the defia... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 09:27:13 EST How was Thanksgiving and your food choices? Post here about your day. What feelings did it inspire? Did that affect your eating? <BR> What have you learned about food and family today? Thu, 25 Nov 2010 08:55:48 EST