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Fitness Minutes: (9,195) Posts: 494 10/12/13 11:56 P
Stress, and gaining weight by binging seems to be everybody's problem. Dieting seems like a live long goal for a lot of people. I know with me I don't really have a support system, and get overwhelmed from stress. Even not being aware of my boredom eating was putting a couple of pounds on me. Then it was all the holiday eating. But as I got older, the amount of exercise couldn't keep up with my gaining of weight from stress. In order for me to be healthy, it seems like I have to treat my eating like I am an addict, and watch myself more. I have had to eliminate bad habits, journal, tweak recipes, allow myself to cheat, and eat only enough calories to manage the amount of weight I want to stay at. And staying more active is just part of the whole package. Some how I am really fighting myself. I used to love exercising, it was fun. Now it's work cause I know I have to do it. I just have to find some that I enjoy again. I still am a food addict, but now I try to not have unhealthy foods around. And when I do binge, it's healthier. Good luck. eva.
Posts: 379 10/11/13 7:51 P
Welcome! I know how it is. I've always been active and been in sports (this summer, I ran two half marathons!), but have always been overweight. I'm trying to get my weight under control finally.
"Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense." (1941 speech by Sir Winston Churchill at Harrow School)
Pounds lost: 14.0
Posts: 4,583 10/9/13 4:04 P
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Hi Jamie, welcome!
Pounds lost: 72.9
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current weight: 266.0
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Hello, my name is Jamie. I've struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. In high school I swam and was active but was still slightly over weight. When I went to college I was on my own for the first time and ate whatever I wanted and found alcohol. I gained a lot of weight with little to no exercise and my confidence went down the drain making everything worse. I am an emotional binge eater. Over the years I have yo yo'd up and down over and over again. I have battled with depression which only worsens the binge eating. I now have a beautiful 5 month old daughter and I have not lost any of the gained weight. Last week I had my daughter with me and we were checking out at the grocery store and the cashier asked when I was due. It was all I could do not to cry. I felt terrible but I finally hit the tipping point. I want to feel good about myself again and I want to be a good role model for my daughter. Finding Spark People has made me feel that I can actually reach my goal this time and not side back down again.
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