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POETICJUSTUS
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9/22/11 5:06 A

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Hi everyone I too am a binger & night eater. I work nights as well not so much because I prefer it but it has helped me continue to maintain & function the only way I know how. As scary as it is I'm trying for the umpteenth time to lose weight & I also really want a life change . No matter what my size I want to be present & just go for it maybe something great WILL happen. No more practicing MY LIFE IS NO LONGER A REHEARSAL! emoticonemoticonemoticon


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9/21/11 2:27 P

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Quickie hello as I have to go to an appointment!

Saw this great looking team that describes me to a T ... night eater. Also I am a sometimes binger, a lot better than I used to be.

More than a decade ago I weighed more than 100 pounds than I do now, for the most part I am keeping that off but some life changes are making things a lot harder these days.

I am currently working on 12 more to lose on my latest goal. It would help if I managed night eating better, although must explain that I used to and sometimes still do work late at night and really don't mind a snack or think I should not have a snack but I need to be selective and careful and well that isn't happening.

I eat in a 24-hour cycle and do consider midnight the start of the next eating day in case I need to eat, long story.

I have been on spark previously, have wanted to change my focus, goals and also have a link with Facebook.

Hope to explore this team more.

Bye for now! Woot!! :)

"Got the mojo back!" ~ Some Guy, Back in the Day


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FREEAT53
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9/20/11 10:31 A

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this is to Mommadags, and anyone else who is reading........I can relate....completely. It doesn't matter how much weight you have to lose. It's your relationship with the food that matters, as you said. Being unable to stop once you start, carbs and sweets, being angry about having to limit yourself, constantly thinking about food (wake-up...think about food, get out of bed...think about food, go to the bathroom...think about food, wash the dishes...think about food, do the laundry....think about food. well, you get the picture) I can only share my experience, strength and hope with you, like in AA. Food is my drug of choice. It's important to try to keep it in the moment. I know you've heard of one-day-at-a-time, well, sometimes it's got to be one hour at a time. I also know of a good book...."Feeding the Hungry Heart" by Geneen Roth. Talk about relating to what you're going thru! She gets inside a binge. Powerful. You will succeed. You just need to be patient with yourself. Be as kind to yourself as you would be to a friend.

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Blessings to all


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TRANSFORM3D
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9/20/11 6:31 A

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Hello! I just joined your team. I am a midnight snacker and I just get so depressed sometimes because I stick to my healthy eating plan almost every day, but at night, I seem to lose all control...... Ice cream, cookies, peanut butter and crackers......whatever is in the house. I am looking for some buddies who can relate to this issue. It seems like if I don't eat something, I have a really hard time falling back asleep and my willpower at that time of night is at an all time low, which is why I go for junk food instead of something healthy.. Nice to meet ya'll!

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9/19/11 9:47 P

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emoticon Sandi! You are right about this being a healthy lifestyle - that is the key to success I think.
(((Hugs))) to you too
Erika


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SHANSEN7
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9/19/11 9:34 P

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Welcome Erika, I am so glad you are trying Spark. I am 62 and have been on every diet under the sun. I do not look at this as a diet,but a healthy lifestyle. Good for you and your precious daughter.emoticon
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9/19/11 2:31 P

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Hi everyone, I'm a definite candidate for this team. Nighttime is the time I have the most problems with binge eating. I will be 43 soon and have an 8-year-old daughter. I want her to learn a healthy, happy relationship with food but I guess I have to learn that myself first. I've tried a lot of programs and read a lot of books, but sticking with it is always a problem for me. This team seems like a good fit and I look forward to getting to know you all.
Erika


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SHANSEN7
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9/19/11 8:27 A

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Welcome, it is nice to have you here. THIS program is amazing, I've only been her 4 weeks, only lost 5 pounds, but I know this slow easy approach is the only one to get there and stay there.emoticon


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CWFWATKINS
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9/18/11 11:08 P

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Hi all. Seems as if this group was created for me. Nighttime eating is my biggest downfall. I do well all day but then, after I put the kids to bed - look out. I lost 60 lbs on WW and kept it off for 3 1/2 years, but over the last year have gained 15 of it back. The main reason is because my nighttime episodes have gotten waaaaay out of hand, to the point that I'd eat a full day's worth (sometimes more) of points between 8:30 and 11pm.

Sometimes I would buy 2 1/2 gallons ice cream (non-fat, but still...). One of them was the "family" one that everyone could see. The other I would hide under the veggies and eat by myself so no one knew just how much I was eating. Smart pop popcorn? Not a bad choice if you eat one bag, but 3 in a sitting? Along with the ice cream? Special K crackers, etc? (Sorry folks - I don't binge on fruit emoticon So here I am.

I joined SP at the recommendation of one of my WW friends and really like it so far. WW is a great program - It absolutely works when you follow it. Problem is, I just got tired of it and quit being honest with my tracking and most importantly, with myself. SP is giving me a fresh way of tracking things and some much needed motivation. It's not been a quite a week yet, but so far, so good.


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9/17/11 8:52 P

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I'm Penny and binge eating is a huge reason why I'm huge! (bad joke) OK, seriously, I am definately a stress eater and a carb junkie. Any good I do with eating, I can sabotage in just a couple of hours from late night/stress eating. I am looking for encouragement and any pointers anyone has learned to help them deal with this issue.

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EBERNTSEN
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9/17/11 6:38 P

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My name is Liz and I am 18 years old. My problem is that I like snacks too much. Like for dessert, I wont limit myself to a piece of fruit, I`ll have ice cream AND the fruit..and then a bag of popcorn in my room after.. Not good, I know. In my defence, I work out alot..but I eat often because I am bored. Or just craving something. Suppport needed.



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9/17/11 8:16 A

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You have come to the right team. We know how you feel and you are not alone. I have tried visualization. Watching myself go into the kitchen, stopping, leaving and noticing how good I feel that I made a healthy choice. You might also save one of your allowed snacks for the evening when you KNOW you are going to want something, make it special and yummy and enjoy it. NO guilt.
Good luck, we all here for each other.emoticon


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SIARAR
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9/16/11 11:49 P

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Hello, my name is Sierra, I'm 21 years old and I'm currently around 60 lbs overweight. My main problem is binging at night. Even if I eat healthy choices at 3 meals with 2 snacks I still feel like I've been starved when night time rolls around. It's been pretty difficult trying to lose weight since I having these urges makes my goals feel impossible.


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JODY1992
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9/16/11 11:20 P

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Hey guys! I'm Jody, and I'm 19... well almost. I don't know why, but everything tastes better when it's late, buuuuuut! Since I moved out of my parents house, I've hardly eaten late at all, but of course I still have my moments. Like two days ago, I went grocery shopping, and I haaaaad to buy sweedish berries. The package was gone by the next day! I can't seem to watch a movie or show without eating! Anytime my brain isn't fully engaged on something, I feel like eating, I'm not even hungry! And right now it's 11:18 and I'd loooove some oreos and milk, and I'd eat them too, but I don't have them in the house! However, I find that if I'm craving something chewy, I bought these sun rype things and they're like little squares of fruit but they taste like candy to me. I don't know if you've ever had a fruit to go, but that's basically what they are, they're healthy, and they help me stay on track especially if it's late!

Thanks!
Jody :)



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9/13/11 7:30 P

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Here I go again ...*sigh* needing to lose weight for my health! For about 5 years now, my life has been very stressful due to my own ilnnesses of vertigo and migraines, menopause from Hell, and in the last year, caring for my Mother who has cancer. But as of today, I am starting over, not beating myself up for gaining back 40 pounds I lost in 2006 with Spark People! I did it once, I know I can do it again! My biggest issue lately is sneaking food late at night after my hubby is in bed! I am determined to stop the late night binging/closet eating! If any of you have any advice for me, I welcome your support. Thanks, Spark People!emoticonemoticon

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Have fun and no regrets. Make memories and love without fear. Enjoy life because in the end, the journey is the destination.

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." -Albert Schweitzer


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SHANSEN7
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9/12/11 1:55 P

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Hi everyone, My name is Sandi, I am:-62-diabetic-nighttime binger. As I read some of your messages here, I can see no matter how much we have to lose, we are all in the same boat. I just started this journey on 8/23/11. I have learned sooo much and I have lost a few pounds, but I recognize that my biggest obstacle is any time after dinner. The time I refer to as the "witching hour"emoticon.
My goal today is to just make it through THIS day and not binge or eat unhealthy snacks this evening. I will worry about tomorrow, tomorrow.
Are you with me?emoticon


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EILEENSCHROEDER
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9/12/11 1:43 P

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Hi I'm Eileen, I just joined spark people today and if it's one thing I need to stop, it's eating late at night. I eat healthy but binge eating at night is my biggest problem. I need to quit it... So my thought is, I'm going to put a sign on my fridge with a motivating quote after 9:00 pm each night and see if that works. I know I have self control so I can do this. Wish me luck!


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CJEANNEM
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9/3/11 9:22 P

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Hello, The name of this team fits me exactly. My name is Cheryl (age 65) and I have had diabetes since 1995. I have been in a rest home in SW Missouri for 5 years. I could barely walk because of Arthritis, and then I fell and broke my femur. Afterwards, I could walk, but my pain level was at 10+ after only a few steps. So I am in a wheel chair. In restorative therapy, I walk enough to make sure I can still go to the bathroom by myself and get into bed. Doing these two things is really a blessing. No waiting on call lights for as long as 1 hr. and 45 minutes. My oldest s on, Craig (civpro1) has lost 182 lbs. on SP. He is my mentor. My roommate, Sharon (spunky521) is paralyzed on one side and has still lost 132 lbs. They are the first two on my list of friends if you would like to read their Sparkpage. I hope this team will help me to change. I hope this team will help me to reach my goals. God Bless You, Cheryl


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8/31/11 4:11 P

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Hello!! My name is Anntoinette and am so relieved to know there are others like me. I eat good while at work but most of the time not enough, which as you all know causes me to eat everything in sight. The good thing is I still eat within my daily calorie goals, but feel really bad and defeated for giving in to the binge. I have a lot of weight to lose and if this continues not sure how successful I can/will be. So far I have lost 9 lbs and 11 inches since 7/27/11 and want to continue on this path of losing but am starting to lose momentum. Pray that this time I will be successful on this weight loss journey.



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8/31/11 4:02 P

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....hello! new to Sparkpeople! Joined last week, but now taking things seriously. I'm getting married January 7 , 2012 and I bought a dress far too early, and now I don't fit into it at all. Many tears later and after a long talk with Shawn my fiancé, we have both decided to do something about our health. Fitting into my dress is a just a short term goal, overall I need to drop a great deal of weight and get healthy.

We both joined gyms, and I got a personal trainer two days a week, go to the gym at least 5 days a week, strength train and cardio - two months later very little weight is coming off. I feel great, clothes fit WAY better and my arms and legs are thinning out.

My BIG problem though is my diet. I had seen a nutritionist, so I have the knowledge. 90% of the time I'm spot on with nutrition and calories.....however it's the 10% that does me in. Those times I eat fast food before Shawn comes home, then hide the wrappers and bags in other containers to throw out...so he won't know. Or when I cram a cold slice of pizza from the breakroom down my throat quickly so no one at work sees. Even with healthful food I'll over do it, in the middle of night gorging myself on my favorite Bing cherries, or nectarines, or shredded wheat....it's sick really.

I have to work extra hard for every little pound lost , due to my being on weight altering meds, and I undo all my hard work in a single sitting. I need to get a handle on this.

I hesitate to use the word "addiction", but as a student of psychology I recognize my behaviors are like those of an "addict". I'm glad I found Sparkpeople, I feel a little less alone now and think I'll be able to beat my food demons.....thanks for reading (tend to be long winded!) emoticon



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8/30/11 6:17 P

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Hello! I'm Autumn, a 27-year-old mother of two beautiful daughters and wife to an amazing husband. I'm large, uncomfortable, and low on energy. Something needs to change. I have a problem with follow-through when it comes to weight loss. I fluctuate a lot. I also have a problem with over eating, especially at night. I have tried to lose weight many times, and a small part of me is still hesitant to give it my all, because I've disappointed myself so many times. I'm glad I found this group, and I hope to share mine and your weight loss journey together. :)


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ABITSQUIDGY
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8/24/11 1:48 P

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So as I am writing this I am dowing chips and cheese dip after having just eaten a large bowl of serve yourself yogurt (a fat girls dream/nightmare!). Yup, I would say that I have a binge eating problem! My name is Julie and I have been struggling with this problem for a very long time and I am so exhausted from it. I do so well for a while and then it is like a switch gets turned and I eat and eat and eat until my body literally won't let me take anything else in. I have no idea how to control it and I am hoping that maybe having a support like this will help.



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Hi, my name is Jen. I just joined this team today. I've been a member of SP since early 2010, but went off track for about 10 months. I came back at the beginning of May 2011 and have been trying hard to focus on my goals.

I'm 46 years old, live in seacoast area of NH and have 2 wonderful kids. Currently I weight 212 lbs. and am trying to get to about 170 lbs. That is my main goal. I had a heart attack at age 41 (very bad gene) and really want to be in control of my health.

Closet eater is a perfect description of me. The worse for me is the check out area at the grocery store. All that chocolate That can be eaten on the way home!

Anyway, that's me. I just wanted to introduce myself and I'm looking for SP friends also. Thanks!

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Hello I am new to the team. I have just realized and excepted that I have a problem with over eating. I can over ate on healthy food not just the foods that are bad for you. My main weakness is cheeseburgers, fries, hot wings, and tollhouse cookies. I want to get better. I want to be able to eat healthy and the right portions. This binge eating is undoing my progress all the time.


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MOMMADAGS
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5/13/11 11:20 P

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Hi Everyone-
I am a 38 yr old mother of 3 children, with an amazing and supportive husband and a job I love, but still haven't been able to find a balanced relationship with food. I'm only 5 feet so even a pound or two shows on me! Some people have trouble understanding how I can say that I am a compulsive overeater who binges and closet eats because I dont' have 'in their minds' a ton of weight to loose. I have 16 pounds to loose, but on a 5 foot small frame, its a lot of weight! Even more frustrating for me and what I am hoping I can finally overcome is my unhealthy relationship with food. I love to eat (especially carbs and sweets) and I can't just have a little, I have to have it All. I am usually good for awhile and then bam! I binge and then the cycle starts- I binge, I get depressed about it so I binge more and so the cycle goes and when it goes I have no motivation to exercise or do anything else for that matter. Plus I get angery when I have to limit myself- I hate that some people can just eat, where I constantly think about food-1. because I can't help it and 2. because if I don't my calorie intake will go through the roof. Self esteem? what's that? I'm hoping talking with people who are experiencing the same will help me change my life.
I am determined this time to succeed!
Hopefully we can help each other.emoticon


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TRACYJEFFERSON
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4/3/11 8:49 P

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Hi All,

My name is Tracy and I just started being active with Spark People on April 1st. I just came to the conclusion the other day that I am a closet eater. When I am busy all day working I do just fine, but something about after the business day ends, I just want to eat. One of my favorite things is ice cream and rolos. I guess identifying is half the battle but now I have to figure out how to stop it. I think part of it is boredom. Interested in any tips that everyone has.


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GOLDIEROSE
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3/14/11 3:43 A

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Hi All,
My name is Goldie, and I am right there with the rest of you. I am very heavy, I hate the words (very obese) I am, but sure don't need to hear it. Anyway....
I have been on so many diets in my life, I stop counting. I am going to be 61 yrs.old, and I still have not managed my weight, I have been up and down on the scale so many times, I can't even belief it myself. Clothes, I probably could open a womans store, as I have sizes from 16 to XXXX and things have gotten much worse. I also have so many health problems. Excercise is OUT....I can hardly walk, I am lucky if I do a few leg lifts and walk in my yard. (but)
This time I thought, with Lent coming, I would try once again, So here I am....This time, I am taking it one day at a time, I don't care anymore if I loose 200 lbs, I will count my blessings to loose, 1 lb. a week, I want to start off with only trying to loose so much weight by July, and see what happens. I do want to wish everyone Good Luck! and to tell you, that I pray for everyone, who is on spark, with anykind of problems, wether, it be loosing weight, for health issues or any other mishaps, in one's life. I had it bad for so long, I think my time, is NOW....so, I am not going to give up!! Thank you all, for letting me, speak my piece. and GOD BLESS US ALL!!


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I cannot change - The courage - To change the things-
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2/2/11 11:55 P

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I'm 59 and need to lose 150lbs. I eat when I'm bored and watching TV or reading. Usually my days off screw up the rest of the week's good progress. Then I get discouraged and start eating whatever I feel like on all the other days too. And, of course, after several months of "no accountability" eating I have gained weight and feel guilty so the whole cycle starts over.
I am at an age where I can't just bounce back anymore and I've gone from being overweight to being obese. Am really encouraged by this site and recording my food choices. If I can keep that up, I think I have a chance. I am in a small weight loss class that I just joined that endorses 6 small meals a day which is really good for my blood sugar and energy levels. Really hoping that this time I can make it stick.

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1/29/11 11:32 A

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Hello everyone. I'm 46 with 2 teenagers and have been gaining and losing (mostly gaining) for the last 6 years. I'm a sugar addict and a binger. I feel like I have no control and that scares me. I successfully quit smoking 6 years ago and I guess I just replaced that addiction with food. I feel absolutely horrible.


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1/27/11 11:07 P

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Single mom in rainy Seattle. I want food to be healthy fuel not a self-sabotage or "treat" to address a stressful day. Most of all, I want to be around for my son for a very long time. While I am just trying to lose a little weight, the psychological changes, I suspect, will be more profound as I try to be a more transparent and healthy eater.



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1/7/11 11:52 P

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gracesmom7 I know exactly how you feel. I sometimes get real crabby because they won't go to bed when I am hungry.
Going to the gym is a great idea.


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DAISYFLOWER45
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1/7/11 11:50 P

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Hi, I have joined this team because I need help and supprt. I am a night eater, a sneak eater and an overeater.
I have been for so many years that I don't know what it is like to go to bed and not want to get up after everyone is sleeping and eat. I hide snacks from my family and eat them when they are sleeping or gone.
I eat unhealthy foods and sometimes quite a bit of it. I eat mindlessly and not even thinking about what I am putting in my mouth.
I know it started out to numb the pain of my past. But I am in a great place in my life and have a wonderful husband and a great son. So now I know it is habit.
I really need to stop this pattern of eating. People say just brush your teeth and go to bed. That doesn't work for me. They say eat fruit and that will satisfy your sweet tooth- doesn't work.
I really want this to work for me and I really want to lose weight and be healthy.


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GRACESMOM7
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It is definitely comforting to know there are many with this problem , it is still so difficult to STOP. I look forward to when my husband or daughter goes to sleep or when I'm alone because I can binge. I think I am going to challenge myself to start going to the gym at night, because if I am at home watching TV or reading I can't control it.


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10/5/10 9:20 P

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Hi, I'm Carrie. I joined SparkPeople today. I'm a night eater. For as long as I can remember, I got up in the middle of the night and would eat. I'm very strict during the day, but I can eat many, many calories at night. I'm trying to overcome this so that I can lose my baby weight and to be healthier. I'm programmed to wake up several times every night. Not good for my sleep! So happy to have found this group!



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6/15/10 2:54 A

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Hello all. My name is Rebecca. I recently turned 22 in May and I have been on Spark people for about 3 years but am only starting to follow it more now because I need to make this change permanent and start my life in a more healthy way. I currently weigh 206-207. I have dropped 15 pounds while on Spark and I'm ready to drop more. I'm hoping this group will help me realize why I have a problem with sabatoging my diet at night. I have a horrible binge problem at night and I can't stop eating at night. I want to be able to find better outlets for my time at night besides eating. I just don't understand how to stop wasting a days hard work because I eat so much at night. Thanks for reading and I'm excited to get to know you all.


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KIRSTEN
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5/18/10 2:40 P

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Hi, my name is Kirsten, I am 48, married, and a compulsive overeater, sneak eater, and a sugar addict. My goal is to start having a normal relationship with food and to get down to 125 lbs. I started at 240, now I am 217. Since I eliminated sugar and refined carbs, I have been much better, but I still want to binge on bad stuff sometimes. My biggest challenge is when I am alone, I want to eat everything in the house.

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5/13/10 3:37 A

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Hello, My name is Amanda. I'm 27 married and live in TN.
My highest weight was somewhere near 250. I've been at 220 for about 3 years now. I lost and have kept that weight off by cutting out mayo (never really liked the taste anyhow) and soft drinks. My goal weight is 135, the upper middle range of "healthy" for my height (5ft4in).
I am a binge eater, night eater, closet eater, etc. My husband works nights and I stay up a little later, get bored, and eat. I have an issue with food (don't we all?). I've learned I can't keep leftovers of anything, because if I know it's there I will eat it, regardless of my being hungry or not. Now my goal is to track EVERY single thing I eat and be honest with myself. I can do this!

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4/29/10 8:56 P

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Hi, I'm Sandra (Zeedra is a fun name...use either one). I'm a nighttime, afternoon, middle-of-the-night, etc. eater. I've managed to hover around my last (and final) high weight but want to go back down about 20 pounds to prove I can do it and then possibly more. i'm amazed that I'm still talking about it at 67 years of age. I went from a person who I now know was slim but thought I was "a big girl" to becoming a big woman. I can hide a lot of it with clothes but go through the Summer feeling too warm because I have to hide my arms, for instance. You couldn't pay me enough to appear in public with a bathing suit on. It seems that my "body world" is shrinking while I'm growing, i.e., I've put more and more restrictions on what I can and can't wear. I can't remember the last time I wore a skirt, for instance.
But, I keep kidding myself that the package of cookies I eat tonight are okay because TOMORROW I am going to be a changed person. Yikes!
That's it for now. I'm going to add something on one of your other forums (threads?) about addictive foods.
Best wishes to everybody.

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Ugh. Yes, I am a binge eater, night eater, closet eater and not just a snacker but a grazer who can eat all day long. Only recently have I become a night eater, but the rest I have suffered with my entire life. A few years ago I lost over 100 pounds, but in the last 6 months I have put back 30. I can't seem to get my head on straight to say no to food. I am eating compulsively and cannot seem to stop. I think I am most ashamed at being a closet eater, as it comes from feeling deprived as a child. I couldn't wait to be babysitting or on my own at college, etc., just so I could eat whatever I wanted to, and not be restricted. All these years later, this is still going on, but never in front of other people, as heavens-to-betsey, I wouldn't want to have anyone think I'm eating too much, would I? I'm hoping to conquer all these problems and bad habits.

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ONE_HOTWIFEY
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4/21/10 8:01 P

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I joined this team today because I need a lot of support. I had lost 15 pounds and now I have gained it all back because of snacks, candy and eating at night time. I have had alot of struggles with my weight and I think with the right support system I can be everything I have ever dreamed of, not only for myself but for my daughter to.


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MIDNGTBABY
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4/17/10 8:33 P

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Hi everyone, I'm Erin and well i started this challenge over a year ago and needless to say i totally dive bombed off the rollercoaster and didnt look back for almost 9 months. Well a friend of mine got me inspired again and we are doing this together. I joined this group for some help with my nighttime/boredtime eating. I do great all day long logging, measuring and weighing my food and getting in my goals for working out, but somehow it hits 7 or 8 o'clock and I'm ready to dive bomb what ever isnt nailed down just cause im bored. Ive been doing pretty good this past week but its really hard. Ok so now that ive written a novel, hope to get some help here TX


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2/28/10 9:21 P

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emoticon Praying that this site will help me figure out how to stop my emotional and binge eating. I am a 50-something widow, with a wonderful family, job, and life...except for my weight and uncontrolled eating. I'm hoping the community will help, as well as tracking my food and exercise. Seems like a wonderful site so far.emoticon



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2/25/10 6:32 P

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2/25/10 9:40 A

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Hello everyone. Im so glad that i found this group. I'm a closet eater and that was the first time i admitted i have a problem. as a teenager i would go to the kitchen and pig out on whatever ever junk we had. last night i realized i eat around 500 more cal then what i really need. I don't wanna live that life anymore.


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MOMMA48
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2/18/10 11:01 P

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emoticon to our newest friends and we're so glad you've joined us! Here's to new friendships--love it!

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2/5/10 9:12 A

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2/5/10 8:05 A

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I have been a binger/snacker closet eater since I was a child. I have used food for many years to help me get by. I am working on improvements but I still can't shake my dependency I the desire to comfort myself with food. I hope for the tools to work. But, I think I need something more. I finally have decided to pray about it in earnest. I remember this group from another time I was on Spark when I gave it a brief try and now I want to give it another try. I just wasn't connecting in Binge Free Living. I am hoping since this is a smaller group and more connected I might fit in better. I hope it works out.

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1/16/10 2:00 A

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Hey! I'm jess and this is exactly the team i have been searching for. I am very much addicted to food, and I eat mostly when I am by myself, hidden, or with others who eat as much as I want to, so it makes it seem OK for me to eat even though I'm not hungry and I regret it later. I am a bored eater, a regretful eater, but also very health conscious. I am obsessed with my food intake, but it all goes to the dumps as the day goes on, and i get bored and week. I am about 20lbs more than I would like to be, and I am hoping to make a turn around, and push myself one day at a time to overcome my addiction to food. I need help though- I need this team and my teammates!

I am here to help and get helped. Together, we can ALL overcome this. We just have to stick to our dreams, and we will see results.


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1/5/10 10:26 P

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Hello everyone, Im Nicolette I have been a spark member for 2 years now but have found myself back at square one for one reason or another. I joined this team because im very much a closet eater. I am very embarrassed to even admit it but the only way to get over my problem is to look it right in the face, admit it and talk about it. I also will stop in at a fast food place all to often just to get a few things off the dollar menu(like it makes it better if im not spending all kinds of money on it)But I will make sure to hide the evidence before I get home. And I bet if I was to clean out my car today there would be more that a few crumpled up FF bags under the seat. So hear I am. Looking to get back in the groove of sparking everyday because I do believe this is where I need to be. Looking forward to getting to know you . Thanks Nicolette

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