Start NOW! I love Spark for community but do not use the tracking tools. I just use the No S diet and have had very good results. Most members here on maintenance use the Spark program. Did you not get referred to first steps when you joined? I can't remember since it's been so long!
If anything, I would say the first thing is to stop random eating, the kind of eating where you're deciding on the spot to eat because a thought comes into your head or food is just available. Have a routine of eating times and eat at those times, within reason. Put all the food you are going to eat on a plate or in a bowl and really savor it. Don't add to it after you're done. How do you do that? By just doing it! And remembering that you aren't happy with overeating, so something's got to change. Try not to worry about weight loss first. Vow to form sane habits with food. If you truly need to lose weight, it will come with consistent, sane eating of more and more high quality, unprocessed foods and less and less processed, sweet and salty foods. Good luck!
*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/
*Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
|1,533 Days since: I began the NO S lifestyle