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LADYOAKE34's Photo LADYOAKE34 Posts: 8
7/10/08 8:53 P

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Hello to all -- I'm a newbie also -- and could repeat much of what everyone has said about late night eating and, once started, finding it almost impossible to stop -- biggest "DITTO!" though is the great relief it's been to me to find Spark and that I'm not all by myself in this. It really does relieve so much of the stress and loneliness...

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Hey I am right there with you. I suffer from EDs too. I suffer from bulimia and COE. I also think about food alot. I used to be thinking about what I was going to eat for supper while I was eating breakfast!! I also eat at night. My DH works at night so I can eat without him seeing the quantities I am consuming. I wish you the best. You are not alone in this. We are here for you!! We can do this together.

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Well I'm glad I could help. It's sad how much we feel like freaks, when in fact so many of us are the same. Thank goodness we are not alone! I'm so glad you're here.

"Slow and steady wins the race!"

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7/6/08 11:23 P

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You dont know how much better it makes me feel just to know that one other person does that! Makes me feel less like a freak! :)

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7/5/08 11:10 P

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Welcome! I don't think I knew that other people lay in bed and thought about food. I know I do & did when I was a kid too. It's great that you are here. Hopefully we can all help each other deal with our food issues so we can have happy, healthy and productive lives!

"Slow and steady wins the race!"

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7/5/08 11:39 A

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Hello everyone! i have been on spark for a little over three months and just found this team! Just reading everyone else's stories and successes has helped me tremendously.

I have issues with self-image, food, and eating disorders all my life. I was a binge eater until college, when I pretty much stopped eating and flirted with anorexia. I then got myself healthy, and about three years ago, completely started binge eating again. Massive amounts of food where I was so sick and full that I couldnt move.

I dont binge in nearly those large quantities anymore, but my life is still unhappy and stressful so I do binge quite a bit. I try to keep it under control but there are some days where I have anxiety attacks or freak out or just want to distract myself from the pain and eat anything and everything I can find.

I am so happy to have found you guys. I think I can learn a lot and learn some tools to stop this behavior. (The only one that seems to work now is having people in the house--I'm too embarassed to binge infront of anyone.)

My biggest problem is late at night--when my hsuband is asleep. I will lie in bed and think about my life and then obsess about food. I will stay awake thinking of all the food I want to eat. Its so embarassing and consuming!

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Hey and welcome to our team. So glad you joined us! It is slow here on a Sunday. I wish you the best on all your goals. I am the same way. I usually eat healthy but I overeat on the healthy foods at night. SO I am trying to challenge myself to no eating after 8 pm. Sorry My baby is crying and have to be up at 5. I will try to talk to you more tomorrow. I have a few ideas that may help!

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Hi everybody! It's another new day to aim for dieting success. I find that I have trouble most days staying within my caloric goal, though yesterday, even though I went over my exercise expenditure was still greater than the amount I went over. So I guess that's okay?

My problem is that I do okay all day long, even though I find that I'm kind of hungry. Then at dinner I eat too much even though I know I shouldn't. I lost my first batch of weight using Weight Watchers, but never managed to be successful picking it back up after that first year, mostly because I found that I was hungry and had a headache most of the time, though it was great for dropping pounds fast. Also, I couldn't really afford the monthly fee for the tools, being a student for the past 4 years and with 2 more years to go. I need to live frugally.

So now I am trying calorie counting. The one thing that is different with counting calories is that there aren't really any "free foods". Even a cup of carrots has calories,whereas in WW you could snack on vegetables without having it count toward your daily total.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to not blow it at dinner most nights? I cook for myself generally, using low-calorie recipes and healthy foods, but I find that just tend to overeat to compensate for being hungry. I'm an overeater. I eat healthily for the most part, but overeating healthy foods can still make me gain weight. If I could manage to keep within the calorie guidelines at dinner, then I could have a healthy snack in the evening with my boyfriend.

That's the other problem - he'll cut up some fruit or vegetables, and I know I shouldn't eat them because I've already exceeded my calories for the day, but I do anyway.

So...this was a long hello. I joined this group because I wanted to find other people like me - people who sabotage themselves because the short-term pleasure of overeating often outweighs the rational voice that reminds me that overeating won't help me get back into all those pants I bought last summer. I forget how bad I feel after I eat too much, or I just don't care until it's too late.

I hope I can find support here, but also give support and encouragement too. I've been struggling for year to lose 5 to 10 pounds & now I'm up to 15 that I need to lose, so something is not working & I want to fix it. Here's to success!!

"Slow and steady wins the race!"

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Hey and Welcome. Sorry I am just responding but I just had surgery Thursday and still not doing too well. I wish you the best. Look forward to chatting with you soon. This is a great team as you will see.

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6/14/08 9:55 P

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Hi there! I just found this group- I was looking cause that "compulsion" to just stuff my face came over me as soon as I put my daughter to bed and I don't want to eat so I figured I'd better keep my self busy! It is comforting to know I'm not the only one who deals with this, I can remember as a child sneaking food at night when everyone went to bed- why did I start this? I will have to start posting with this group every night if that's what it takes to stop. Thanks for letting me vent, I'm going to go read and drink a whole lot of water, we'll see if that'll do it!

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Lovetheblues- I feel the same way. I truely believe that God lead us here for a reason. This group has saved my life literally.

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6/5/08 9:05 P

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did I tell you all how blessed I am to have read that article in a Health Magazine where a women talked about this site. I had never ever heard of it...and God was working in me that day..I am here..and I love it...

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Hey Samantha! I am glad you joined. Please make your self at home. You can create your own thread if you want and use it as kind of a daily journal. Mine is called Twana's First Place Studies. I wish you the best on your weight loss journey.


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6/4/08 9:10 P

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Hi Everyone! I am Samantha, a 27 year old in TN. I have about 50 lbs to lose, and I am trying to make some friends on SP so that I am held accountable! I am joining this club because as a former bulimic and anorexic I know binge eating, and hiding what I eat.

I have been through treatment for EDs, and am doing well, but I have a lot of weight to lose now! My goal is to become more healthy and more comfortable with my body! I don't care so much about the number on the scale, or the size clothes I wear, but moreso the way I feel.

So, if anyone is looking for friends with an optimistic approach, a nonjudgemental attitude, and good ears, I am here.

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That wasnt a very good thing to do. You could have had serious reactions from them. Thank goodness you are doing ok though. I want to stop taking mine to. I am trying to slowly ween myself off of them. Im tired of taking meds all the time. I wish you the best. Hey we just started a challenge if you are interested. I wish you the best and I am here for you. We will have our slips but that is ok. The most important thing is Never Give Up!

So glad you are here. Just make yourself at home.

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6/3/08 8:37 P

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Hi everybody...I have gained 80 plus lbs in the past 17 months being on steroids and other meds. I have hovered around 220 for the past five years or so, and was always ashamed of that. I am really ashamed of my size now. I went off all the meds (coldturkey..not so smart) a few weeks ago and am ready to regain my life. I got depressed from the weight gain and like others could do good all day, but came home...fell asleep for awhile and woke up starving. It is really interesting me to track my food and really see what 1200-1500 calories is. I can't believe how many calories I was consuming.
Here's to better health in 2008.

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Hey Honay! I am so glad you joined us. I am a night eater too. I think it is when we get most relaxed after a long day and we turn to food for comfort. I am here for you anytime. Please make yourself at home.


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6/2/08 7:17 P

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Hello, I new to this page. My biggest problem is night eating. I eat healthy all day until night fall. I don't what it is. Its like something triggers in my brain and I need to eat something sweet. I work late few times a week. And when I get home I rather eat a bowl of ice cream. I want to get this under control!!!

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Wow! I thought I was the only one who waited so long!!! My 10 year old and 22 month old are a handful! Hey Slimsina, Does your 18 year old babysit any?? That would be great!

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5/28/08 4:19 P

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Kudos to the both of you!!! My 10 year old is enough of a handful for me, so kudos to those who have more than one, I don't know how you do it.

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5/28/08 2:38 P

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HI, I'm new to this team I have been useing this site since March so far from just looking at things you guys have going on I think I will like this team.
I got both you guys beat I have one turning 18 this year and a 4 yr old

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Hey Sunshine! I am sorry I am late replying to this post but I didnt recieve my emails again. Welcome to our wonderful team. Feel free to jump in on any thread or create your own with your own Name on it. If you have an questions I am here for you.

I also have a 10 year old and a 22 month old. It is like starting all over again with the 22 month old.

Congrats on not eating that Skinny cow. I love them. My prob is eating at night too.

I wish you the best. I am here for you anytime!!

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HI, everyone! I am a 31 year old single mother to a wonderful 10 year old son. I can usually eat fairly well during the day, but I tend to eat while I cook and snack a lot after dinner.

I do have to congratulate myself this evening, if ya'll don't mind. I have tracked everything that I have eaten and have not indulged in the Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches that are yelling at me from my freezer. Trying, one day (or one minute) at a time as the case may be.



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How relieving it is to read all of these stories and know that there are so many people out there in the same boat as I am in! Whenever I eat anything that I have told myself not to eat, it triggers something in me that makes me want to eat anything and everything. I have been struggling with this for a few years and would love to be able to have a healthy relationship with food.
I am new here and I am looking forward to talking with all of you.


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Last night there was a movie about a young teenager where she was teased at school for being overweight.It was sad!! It showed how she was an emotional eater.It also showed where she "Blamed" her mother for being fat. I hope in real life this girl eventually took the weight off.It was heartbreaking.I really didn't want to watch it but there are alot of young kids with this problem. Emotional eating does not solve what is wrong inside. It hurts everyone. Have a great day,Sally emoticon



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emoticon everyone, new to the team. It's great to find a team that struggles with the same eating issues. I don't feel like revealing my eating issues right now, a little bit at a time. Thanks for letting me be part of a new team emoticon

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Hi ADZ, I have another friend on Sparks who lives in United Kingdom,how about that? You take care,girl,you will do alright.We all have our addictions, like my husband says,by the moving of the elbows.He's so funny and Iam so fortunate to be married to my love.
Think of crisps as the same as french fries,really bad for you also. And,besides any form of deep fried food is cancer related. I read or heard about this. That would make anyone beware.My husband has a fatty liver and he is not supposed to eat that crap,but he does.This concerns me and he is not overweight,believe me!! We are in this together,don't forget,Sally the fiddler emoticon



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Hi. I'm Adz and i've recently joined Spark because i am sick of being this size, and sick of not knowing how to do anything about it! My biggest NO-NO is crisps!!! (or potato chips if you live in america, im from England so we call them crisps lol) I actually think i may be addicted. I can easily sit and go through 10 bags in about an hour or less! I even used to secretly eat them in bed, and stuff the packets down the side of the bed, so no one would ever find out! And then i would STILL have room for more food! BUT i'm slowly dealing with it. I started with just trying to cut down, but then i realised 1) "once i pop, i cant stop" i.e. when i have one, i want to eat more and more, so i cant trust myself to just have one! 2) i needed to find alternatives that i could eat when i was having a crisp craving.
So, thanks to spark, thats exactly what i've done!!! It's now been 5 weeks since i last had a packet (trust me, doesnt sound like much, but that's some achievement for me!!!) and i've found low fat rice crackersare the BEST alternative (and actually taste sooo much nicer). Even with those, I limit myself to eating them only when im having a serious serious craving, which is less than once a week.

Anyway, i'll stop rambling and say HI everyone, and im looking 4ward to geting to know you, and working through our binge splurges together. Feel free to visit my pge and hit me up a message any time.
Have a great day Sparkers. WE CAN DO THIS! x

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Hi Jessica,welcome to this team and to Sparks. You will find a lot of support here and there are many teams to check out. I pray as you focus on the foods that are best for you, even follow some of the recipes,this will begin a new life for you. Take care,Sally emoticon



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Hi! I'm Jessica and recently joined SP. I've struggled with my weight and had food issues my entire life. Like some of you, I, too, do okay for most of the day. By late afternoon I start to come unglued. My binging is frequently followed by purging. I'm embarassed to admit that - something that I hide in shame. I'm looking forward to finally having a support system that won't judge me and understands me.

Sad but hopeful. Thanks,
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Hi Iam Sally,I can relate to Ursala in just about everything she has said. I do not binge but since I joined Sparks and with the ladies on the Christian teams,I feel more in control.
I love peanut butter too,first thing in the morning with my healthy bran bread.It is a must.I even take it to places where we vacation.ha!! I found a good one that is nutritional with flax.
I find it more difficult not to snack when my new husband is working. My family from way back had a treat for us every night and then through the years I repeated the same cycle. But I can improve that by staying away from the refrig. The last hours of the day I have been told when you eat,it turns to fat. So, Iam trying to eat more fruit. Good luck everyone, we are on this train ride together!! Sally



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Hi everyone. I'm new to this team. I've been on SP for almost 2 months now, and it's been great for me so far. This team seems perfect for me.... I am a 34 year old stay at home mom of twin 2 year old boys. I am slowly adopting new healthier eating habits, but I still have a hard time when I am alone. The whole "closet eating" is part of why I have gained so much weight.

I don't really binge... I'm not really eating a huge amount of food, just spoonfuls of the wrong things... a spoonful of peanut butter, a handful of m&ms, toast with butter and peanut butter... I can't believe I'm actually putting this into print. Maybe that's half the battle... it's been my own dirty little secret for so long. And I honestly have no idea why I do it, other than "it tastes good."

Looking forward to connecting with others who have the same issues, and maybe getting some strategies for coping.

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Hi Everyone, I'm new to this team too. It sounds like a great one. I hope to contribute and make some great friends....
Have a nice nite!

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Hello everyone, just new to the team and how great it is to find people just like me. I am a single mother of 2, 33 years old and I never thought I would be where I am today.

I am so happy to now that I am not the only one who goes through what I would go throug. It's funny because I would eat dinner with the kids and feel fine; but would wait for them to go to sleep and raid the fridge. Honestly, I never thought of it as a problem until recently when I joined Sparks.

I couldn't beleive how anxious I would get because I couldn't get that fix. Most nights before starting, I would go to bed and in the middle of the night wake up because I wanted a bowl of cereal or those cookies I bought for my kids.

And afterwards just fell so bad about myself because I couldn't stop. It was just a nightmare.

Now I hope that joining Sparks will and meeting new people like me; I can get through it and reach my goal.

Thanks Sparks!!

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Hi, I'm new to this team. I have never understood why I can go all day on some days and never think of eating, but when the sun goes down and I head for bed, I could eat until the house is empty. I think this part of my emotional eating, but is different from stress eating during the day. This dilemma never affected me when my weight was within 'normal' bounds. It began when I started putting on pounds after retirement due to a disability.

It is interesting that my erstwhile spouse of many years has strong views on where one is supposed to eat. I am sure that my night eating has been a cross for him to bear. I hope that as I gain confidence in myself through weight loss, this behavior will fade to non-troubling status or go away altogether.

I am engaging in insomnia just now, but food or eating is nowhere on my 'to do' list. Strange: I don't need food just now, only sleep. So does that mean when I feel the need to eat at night it is a real or perceived as real need? Oh well, 2:30 a.m. is no time to get philosophical. Sleep well all who eat, luv, viv

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HI, I try not to eat at night but I get up so early, I am usually hungary at night. During the day I don't think of food but nights are not good. Right now my computer in on the kitchen table so I can watch TV and not eat. Luckily I never watch commercials. emoticon

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hi everyone, i am a 31yr old xsmoker(6&1/2months)and not happy with my weight or eating habits. I have two boys 5 and 10. I want them to grow up and make good healthy choices. I tend to over eat a night when they are in bed and while im sitting in front of the tv. i need to exercise more and become active. I know with Gods help and your support I can accomplish this. God did prevail over tobacco and He can win the battle of weight as well

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Hi Everyone,
Very glad to have found you. I have been a binge eater for 13 years now and am just miserable. I have the same problem in the late afternoon and evenings. I just can't seem to stop. I am not at all hungry, but I just down whatever I can as quickly as I can.
My partner has no problem with my weight, but I notice I hide my overeating from him, too. He really doesn't care. The few times he has "caught" me in the kitchen in the evening, he has not even reacted to it. If he thought it was an issue, he would definitely say something.
I just can't find the secret to stopping. I feel awful about it most of the time.
I want to stop and go back to my former eating habits!

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3/16/08 10:19 P

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Hi, my name is Heather. I am 25 years old and have been very unhappy with my appearance for a long time. I binge eat alot when I feel lonely (mostly when my fiance is not around). I get alot of exercise, I go to the gym 5-6 times a week which includes 3 spinning classes and 3 sessions of weight training. This is what frustrates me the most, I never lose any weight due to my eating habits.

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3/16/08 10:11 A

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Hi my name is Julie, I 54, have 4 grown up children and live in Norfolk UK. I'm a secret binger and evening snacker. My husband can't understand why I'm so big when I don't over eat that much, but the minute I'm alone I'm in the kitchen. Most of the time I'm not even hungry but I still feel the compulsion to eat.

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3/14/08 7:55 P

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Hi my name is Debby and I am a junk food junkie. Like others on the thread I do pretty well during the early morning and afternoon but by late afternoon the demons kick in and I eat things I shouldn't. I am also a closet eater and a night time binger. I have a bad habit of eating in front of the T.V. and we all know that, that can easily turn in to a mindless eating fest.
I am pretty much an emotional eater. I eat when I am happy, sad, bored, celebrating etc. You get the idea.
I am 5'3" and I weight 149 lbs. My BMI is at 26 which is overweight for me.
What I am hoping for and expecting here is a place to vent and to maybe try and discover what triggers my eating binges and how I can get them under control.
I am happy to be here and looking forward to talking with all of you.

Debby

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3/9/08 9:38 P

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Hi All!

I'm new to SparkPeople. I am a retired teacher who really needs to lose weight. (I'm super short, just 4'6" so at 120 pounds, I have a BMI of 29 which is almost obese).

During the day I eat a pretty good diet but I have trouble at night. If only all the calories eaten after dinner didn't count, then I wouldn't have a problem. After dinner, I start to eat and have massive trouble stopping.

And it's not just that I eat, but I eat the strangest foods. I can down an entire bottle of French Salad Dressing or Mayo in a couple hours (no salad or anything needed, I just eat/drink the dressing straight). I can eat an entire can of French's Fried onions just as fast. And that entire bag of chips will be in my gut before you have time to put it on the counter.

Normal junk food doesn't seem to be a problem for me. I don't really eat cookies, candy, or soda. I have trouble with french fries, but I rarely eat fast food.

I really have alot to work on to effectively lose weight. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.

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KIMKIMBROUGH26 Posts: 4
3/8/08 10:30 P

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Good Evening Sparkteam,
My name is Kim. I am a 30 year old mother of three. I am a full time mother,student and hold down a full time job.My husband and I have been together for over 10 years and he has seen me when I was smaller and larger. I decided to join WW last year and I lost a total of 35 lbs. Lately, I have had quite a few obstacles that have detered my hopes of loosing more. Since I am an emotional and late night eater
I have ballooned back up 10 extra lbs. I am at witts end now and need help.


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3/4/08 8:54 A

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Welcome Lori, Julia & Benetta! I think you will find this a very friendly supportive group! The ladies here are great!! ;)

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Hey Lori and Juicyfruit! So glad yall joined the team. I am here for yall anytime! This is a great team and together we will succeed the healthy way!!!

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3/3/08 2:00 P

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Welcome Lori,Juicyfruit and Benetta emoticon

I can tell you that you came to the right place. You will find a lot of help and support here.

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3/3/08 12:39 P

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Hi I'm new to the team, I just love to eat at night, and eat lots of stuff I shouldn't. I have been doing lots better since joining spark.

Lori

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3/3/08 6:33 A

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Hi Everybody! My name is julia and im new 2 this sparkteam. Thanks Tmomma for inviting me to join this sparkteam. I have been a binge eater for yrs and i purge with diuretics which i know do not really help but im addicted 2 them. I hope to make new friends and we can help each other.

DO NOT GIVE UP!!!!!


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BENETTA Posts: 1
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I don't think I'm doing this correctly. I couldn't find the "add a thread", so I'm using this to introduce myself.

This page sounds like the one for me. Yesterday I was in despair. I eat during the night and then inhale the food while asleep. This behavior resulted in a lung infection about a year ago. A week ago I inhaled food again, and the next day was sick with a bad cough, and body aches. (Gone the following day.) The night before last I did the same thing and awoke with the cough, body aches, and a fever. Today I'm okay.

Last night I asked my husband to help. I asked him to put a chair against the door so I couldn't get out unless I went out on the porch and entered by another door.

This worked last night, but it still wasn't easy.

It's like I think I need food to fall asleep, and anytime I wake up I head to the kitchen for another feed.

The result is that I wake up feeling full, and don't need to eat all day, unless I force feed in an attempt to do the three meal a day healthy thing.
I'm over-weight now by about 70 lbs.

What do other people do to cope with this?

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This is a Team unlike any Team you have ever been on.
On this team you can create your own threads. You can also name those threads after yourself and use them as your own personal journals to use daily. For example mine is called Tmommas Thoughts. I post in mine daily. Others can also comment on your threads as you can do on theirs also. To create your thread all you have to do is click on the discussion forum and click on create your own thread and name it whatever you like. As for introducing yourself. You click introduce yourself forum, create a topic,and introduce yourself.If you have any other questions please feel free to ask me. I am here for you anytime.


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