SparkPeople Emotions Team Messageboard This is a group for anyone going through a hard time to express themselves. Divorce, Stess, Life Etc...There will be helpful and inspirational items and a caring heart to listen and understand. SparkPeople Emotions Team Messageboard new to forum Hi! This is brand new to me and hope that through this forum we can all gave a better tomorrow. Life is like a roller coaster, let's ride it together. Sun, 2 Aug 2015 01:59:50 EST hoping to keep EMOTIONS GOING I am hoping to open the doors to this team and keep it going. I am new and would like to share and receive support as i travel on a journey to learn how to eat better, be more physically active with lower back issues. I have had a lot of stress in my life, including coping with PTSD, BIPOLAR, and mild SOCIAL ISOLATION. I have been trying to find out who i am and my purpose in life. Today, i am doing so much better and realize how far support can go. Support is about being a good listener and... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 17:53:34 EST Happy New Year 2014 I want a happier and healthier year for everyone. Any suggestions? Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:55:35 EST Where is everybody? I'm new to spakpeople and need support. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:53:01 EST Newbie here Hi! new member here from the Pacific NW! I'm glad to have found this team, definitely relevant to my life! I'm new to sparkpeople, so I'm not sure how this whole team thing works. :/ Fri, 8 Feb 2013 23:59:33 EST Places of 2013 with an emoticon I would like you all choose a future place to go and show that place with a emoticon. Its could a place of travel (real or in your dreams). Example <em>671</em> <em>48</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 19:40:06 EST New goal in year 2012 I would like for everyone to take a half a mile or mile long hike at a local park or trail. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:59:46 EST Brand New Hi: <BR> I am new to Spark People and have just moved too. The stress has me eating everything in sight and feeling very depressed. I could really use a friend or two and some encouragement. Thanks <em>24</em> Tue, 5 Jun 2012 19:45:31 EST Hello - new to team, not sparkpeople Hello! I just joined today. <BR> I was looking around sparkpeople and saw this team. It sounded like just what I needed. <BR> I'm in my 40's and struggling with my marriage and my emotional eating. Just pounds from my goal - but been at that point for MONTHS... <BR> Fri, 6 Apr 2012 16:04:08 EST Positive qualities I would like for everyone to write about five positive qualities about themselves. I'll start. <BR> <BR> 1. Lovable <BR> 2. Kind <BR> 3. Knowledgable <BR> 4. Hard-working <BR> 5. Smart (education-loving) <BR> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 03:06:14 EST Hi Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> How are you all doing today. I started this group a while back and have not been around since due to a move, and graduating college. I want to welcome everyone and let's get this part started. <BR> <BR> Crystal Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:50:21 EST Shake that thing... Yeap I said it alright. Sometimes I get so frustrated with my feelings all tied up inside that when my husband keeps insulting me I can just imagine my two hands going around his fat neck and me shaking him till he stops. Anyone else feel the same way? <BR> No, I would never do it of course, but I get so beat down emotionally and I am here with no friends or family, I can't drive and get out for an escape, and I have no release except my art work and crafts. <BR> Someone, please talk ... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 06:16:03 EST Eweenetu or Hello! My name is Brenda and I am from the Powhatan Indian tribe. I now live in San Antonio, TX since I got married three years ago. I used to live in West Virginia all of my life and my family is still from that area. <BR> I joined this group because I not only need to loose weight but I am going through a rough time in my marriege which I think will end soon so I liked the fact that this group offered support on those subjects. <BR> Thank you for making this group possible. I look forward to ... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 06:04:04 EST Holiday Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your fall festivities Thu, 24 Nov 2011 16:35:35 EST Active member posts Good morning every one. Since all the threads are just a jumbled mess and I never know where to post I created this thread. If anyone one wants to jump in and share their feelings or vent with me, the more the merrier. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:21:40 EST Seems like the right place for me Hi, My name is Amy, I am 41 and live in FL. I lost my husband in March and emotions run my life right now. I quit smoking 4 years ago and replaced it with food. When my husband got sick 2 years ago I started eating even more. It's to the point now that I eat even when I'm not hungry. On top of all my emotional stress I have also stressed myself physically. I didn't work while my husband was sick. In July I got a full time job and in August I started full time classes for my BA. And th... Sat, 15 Oct 2011 23:27:20 EST Hi from Michigan Hi I am new today. Just wanted to say Hi to all of you. Hope we can be friends. <BR> <BR> Adam and Eve had an ideal marriage. He didn't have to hear about all the men she could have married, and she didn't have to hear about the way his mother cooked. <em>189</em> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 22:21:04 EST hi Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Wendy and I am not new to Spark. I have had 2 other pages, but lost my way and deactivated them. The hardest on my weight was when my daddy was in the hospital before he died last year. That took a toll on me medically, emotionally, and physically. i know he is in a better place now and not in anymore pain. <BR> <BR> I am getting married to my very best friend in just over 8 months. I hope to be near my goal weight by then. I have a 13 year old son that th... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 06:20:41 EST Knock knock..who's there? <em>189</em> <em>38</em> <em>189</em> <em>38</em> <em>189</em> <em>38</em> <em>189</em> <BR> I was going to remove this team. But I thought maybe those of us that post an emoticon every day could liven up the team by actually using this team for what it was meant for. Let's share our thoughts fears and joys with each other. Isn't that why we all joined the team? Was to have some where to just vent? <BR> Send me an email if you're in and we will create a new thread so we all know wher... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 23:54:54 EST Hi, I'm Chelsea! Hello, today is day one into improving my life. This isnt the first time I have started this journey, all with the same exhilaration as today, but the difference is I did not have the support from Sparkpeople. I really hope this can help and make my goal reachable. If anyone has any tips to staying motivated, that would be fantastic! Mon, 18 Jul 2011 18:08:59 EST Getting out more often I would like for everyone to get out more often doing the things they enjoy doing and it can not be shopping for food or other necessaries of life. Example hiking/walking, knitting/sewing, taking a class or any luxury type activity. I understand about fitting it into the budget you all may have. I set it as team goal. Sun, 15 May 2011 22:59:09 EST Channeling my emotions I often get stressed when my mother & I get in to verbal arguments. Which is a little too often then resort to food. <em>198</em> not good at all! Does any1 have any alternative suggestions I should do when instead of eating? Fri, 4 Mar 2011 15:13:54 EST So far... I have been <em>15</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <em>24</em> <em>4</em> <em>15</em> . <BR> Then, I was <em>198</em> <em>40</em> <em>234</em> <em>18</em> <em>198</em> . <BR> Now, I am <em>20</em> <em>211</em> <em>41</em> <em>334</em> <em>30</em> <em>9</em> , and <em>224</em> . <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> Sat, 19 Feb 2011 22:12:05 EST Positive thinking Thinking positive can take you a long way. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 21:16:08 EST looking for accounta ilty...a two way street Hello to all. <BR> <BR> My Name is Brenda, am a single mom of a wonderful daughter who just turned 17 and is a Sr. in high school. We live in Delaware. I found spark people several years ago (my member since date is 2007, I think) although I really don't remember signing up. I have visited casually several times in the last few months (since August when I turned 40). Almost like window shopping...looking and reading, wishing I could be "like them"...all the while knowing that I can be, I jus... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 16:05:30 EST CHALLENGE: Day 6: Love is not irritable Today chose to react to tough circumstances, whether it be in your marriage or in life, with love rather than with irritation. <BR> <BR> Look at yourself and what your "triggers" are for getting irritated then list any wrong motivations you may discover and need to release from your life! <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Sat, 9 Oct 2010 06:26:39 EST CHALLENGE: Day Five: Love is not rude. Ask your spouse/partner/friend to write or tell you 3 things that cause him/her to be uncomfortable or irritated with you. You MUST do so without attacking them or justifying your behavior. This is from their perspective only. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Fri, 8 Oct 2010 05:57:13 EST CHALLENGE: Day Four: Be thoughtful Pick up the phone today and call that special person just to check on them; see if they need anything and let them know they are on your mind. <BR> <BR> Simple enough. We can all do this!! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Thu, 7 Oct 2010 07:54:17 EST CHALLENGE: Day Three: Invest in the one you love Today buy something for that special someone that says I was thinking about you today. It doesn't have to be big; it doesn't have to be expensive. <BR> <BR> Their favorite piece of fruit; a card; sugarless gum; the newspaper if they normally buy it for themselves. <BR> <BR> We invest our money in so many things that are insignificant.....invest just a dollar or two in the person you care about! <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Wed, 6 Oct 2010 07:47:12 EST CHALLENGE: Day Two: Do a kind gesture Do something nice today for no reason at all. Hold the door for someone when you normally wouldn't; call a friend who you know is struggling; buy a healthy snack and sneak it to a friend; send a card to your spouse; make someone laugh. <BR> <BR> Kindness begets kindness. It will come back to you ten fold! Tue, 5 Oct 2010 08:04:32 EST CHALLENGE: Day One: Say nothing negative Today our challenge is to say nothing negative. If you're tempted, say nothing at all. We all heard that growing up. "If you can't say anything nice.... then don't say anything at all." <BR> <BR> Today let's put it into application. If we get frustrated with our spouse; our partner; our personal trainer! If you get frustrated with YOURSELF and feel that you're falling short of a nutrition or exercise goal....try not to say anything negative! <BR> <BR> Positive thoughts breed positive... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 07:32:48 EST Hello Everyone. How are you doing? I started this team a long time ago and life has taken me off the site, but I am back and looking forward to meeting you all. <BR> <BR> First a little about me. I am forty seven years old mother of three grown children and grandmother of six grandchildren. <BR> I am currently finishing up two bachelors degrees. One in Early Childhood and The Other One in Psycology. The ultimate goal is to become a marriage and family cousnelor in MN. <BR> Great to meet you all. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:45:12 EST Sad..... Today is one of those days when I just feel sad for no reason at all. It's been rainy and dreary for the past 24 hours. I hate to complain about that because we desperately need the rain. <BR> <BR> But I'm also an emotional eater and it worries me that if I don't smile soon.....I may take to the vending machine at work! <BR> <BR> I should be excited because I got on the scale this morning and was down 6 pounds. Which is extremely good news and that does make me feel good. <BR> <BR> But ... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 08:06:17 EST Just what I've been looking for! Hi everyone! My name is Teresa and I live in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I'm 47, have been married for 26 years and have a 23 year old daughter who is married and a 21 year old son who is getting ready to move out on his own. <BR> <BR> This team is just what I've been looking for. When I read the topic from the writer who is struggling in her marriage it just screamed to me that this is where I belong. And I think many others do to. <BR> <BR> For this journey that we're on ... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 07:53:26 EST Wheel spin/highest on the wheel I stsrted this thread to post daily, it helps me when I can[t say anything positive. Pat <BR> <BR> today 5/10 Tue, 1 Jun 2010 10:16:24 EST newbie Hi.....I just came across and joined this team. I am really looking forward to meeting wonderful people and finding great support and friendship that I so desperately need. <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> Sun, 23 May 2010 15:40:00 EST Hello I am new! joined this team for support around emotions- I realize just how bad I emotionally eat - so I am trying to get a handle on that. <BR> tonite the struggle is relationship conflict with my husband that can always send me into a spiral but I am not eating or beating myself up anymore I am on here! yeah!!! <BR> Thu, 7 Jan 2010 22:09:17 EST Hello <BR> Hello I'm Kim, Im 19 & I've had a condition from birth..i was fine when i was little but as I got older I found i couldnt walk much until I couldnt at all..I got told by my doctor at 14 that I will never walk..then my dad asked for a second opinion and I started to have know them fixators on your legs..and tht started when i was 16 til only just finish early this As a result of not walking from bout the age of 10 & bedridden cos of the surgery I'm now overweight &... Tue, 8 Sep 2009 07:01:50 EST Marriage...lack there of. I am 29--2 kids..and married. My husband and I got married fast--and had 2 kids faster. Unfortunately, 4 years later things have fallen flat...we rarely have fun..or laugh..or have good conversations. We argue all the time...or just don't talk... <BR> <BR> Anyone have any suggestions??? Fri, 24 Jul 2009 16:28:46 EST Hello, I'm new!! Hi everyone! <BR> My name is Heather, I am 19. I have a 10 month old daughter who keeps me busy. <BR> Finding this team could not have come at a better time in my life! <BR> I am in desparate need of the support of people going through some of the same things I am! <BR> <BR> Wed, 24 Jun 2009 09:21:41 EST learning EVERYTHING all at once Learning to deal with: hypothyroid, pms AND perimenopause, drug addiction, gum disease, co-dependancy, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder (sexually abused as a child) abusive relationship, lack of medical/dental insurance, ETC... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 04:06:40 EST GOT TO LOOSE 26 POUNDS BY OCTOBER! ugh I don't know what to do, <BR> I want to loose 26 pounds be4 my son's 1st birthday but it doesn't help when my fiancé is being a jerk.. <BR> and since I don't smoke haven't in like 17 months, I've been eating ALOT more.. or when I'm upset I eat and eat especially when me and my fiancé have a fight I'll eat and eat.. I use to be 110-120 before I had my son now I'm 146 but I was down to 130 in February but went up and up the more arguments I had with my friends family fiancé, school stresse... Wed, 20 May 2009 17:09:53 EST Hi everyone, I am new to this, just joined. So i am trying to figure everything out. I am 46 years old and have twin boys who are 11. I have gone thru a divorce and have decided i am a stress eater!!!! Just needed to hear about others in the same boat and how they deal with emotional eating. Just knowing there are people out there with the same bad habits make me feel better! Sun, 19 Apr 2009 22:44:01 EST hi everyone Hi, I am 45 enjoy food, I know that I need to lose some weight and to be comfortable about doing the work. I am staying home to take care of and elderly person (mom), and the presses baby girl (the dog). <BR> the emotions of other things that come along during the month (period), does not help matters when I start doing the little things to make thing run smoothly. Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:20:25 EST A goal for folks I would like for you all to write an associated emotion along with the food you eat for comfort this month. Sun, 1 Feb 2009 12:25:25 EST My emotions can get the better of me sometimes. Hello I'm Esther. I deal with a lot emotions and they can overwhelm me sometimes. I'm working on how being happy feels to me. Sat, 6 Dec 2008 00:53:21 EST are we still a team?? are we still gonna be a team? there hasn't been any posting lately & I'm considering leaving the team. I think this really be a good team if we put more effort in it Star Sun, 21 Sep 2008 08:20:11 EST show how you are feeling today with an emoticon here's the mood I'm in today <em>18</em> Fri, 19 Sep 2008 05:51:08 EST where is everyone are we still a team? there hasn't been any activity lately & wanted to know if we are gonna stay a team? Fri, 19 Sep 2008 05:49:00 EST how is everyone? how is everyone doing? haven't seen any posts lately. Is everyone doing ok? things have been very stressful for me but am trying not to let it get me down. almot had a meltdown over last weekend, but stuck my earphones in my ears cranked up the music & ignored the source of my stress til I felt better. check in when you can so we can all support each other!! Thu, 4 Sep 2008 06:20:09 EST STRESS How do you cope with stress? I figure most of us in this group certainly suffer from stress. SOOooo...why don't we share how we cope. Wed, 20 Aug 2008 00:08:40 EST Hi I'm Star saw this team & since stress is my middle name-felt I should join Sun, 27 Jul 2008 07:42:07 EST Good Morning Good Morning everyone, <BR> <BR> How is it going? Sorry I have not been around lately. Lots going on with the move, divorce, work and college. <BR> How is things going for you all? <BR> <BR> Have a great day, <BR> Crystal Thu, 5 Jun 2008 12:55:37 EST Hello I just joined this team! Mon, 26 May 2008 11:50:12 EST