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MOOMSHINE
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Welcome! You are cordially invited to start a new thread and introduce yourself. If you like, copy and paste the following questions into your new thread:

1. How did you hear about Mindful Eating?

2. What was it that attracted you to Mindful Eating?

3. Does applying mindfulness to other areas of your life interest you?

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11/17/13 2:47 A

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My name is Ciara and as I have been committing more fully to meditation and insight, I find that mindful eating is my next step along the path. Just as it is important to get enough exercise, enough sleep, enough water each day, it is important to not only get enough food but to be aware of what you are eating and to know when you have had enough. That is why I am here: to practice more awareness.

Hugs, Ciara
"What should you do to put your body to good use? Most people have no idea. A craftsman who borrows some tools will try to make the best possible use of them while they are available. Your body, too, is actually on loan to you for the time being, for the brief period left before it is taken back from you by death. Had you better not use it to practice the dharma while you can?" --The Day After You Die


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Hi I've been advised that mindfulness is good for combating depression, so practicing it while eating seems a good place to start! I'm looking forward to savouring the taste of my food as well as the other benefits of eating mindfully.



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Hi I'm Lesley. I'm 42 and need to change my eating habits. I want to be healthy but I've been depressed, bingeing, over eating, not exercising etc for years. I guess I need help because I can't do it myself.

Lesley : )


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Hi I'm Julie. I am here because being mindful in all areas of our lives is helpful to coping better with stress and dealing with emotional issues too. I need to join the mindful eating goals because they are key components to a healthy lifestyle. I have been successful using Sparkpeople in the past and after gaining 35lbs back in the past 3 years I am returning to get back on track again, this time using the benefit of support and supporting others!
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9/10/13 1:47 P

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I'm joining because sometimes i don't pay attention that I'm eating and end up over eating...or i don't realize how i feel and choose really bad food. hope this challenge helps me focus on what i am eating and how i feel when i eat it.


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I am so happy there is such a place as this. This will help me to become a more mindful eater:)



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Hi I'm Holly and I need to learn to do mindful eating and make it a regular part of my life. I look forward to this challenge. Best regards to all.

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Hello, I found my way here after watching today's sparkcoach video. Earlier I'd read a blog by someone who was taking a picture of everything they ate, and thought I'd also try that. Mindless eating is a key (or has been) a key issue for me. When I'm mindful and focused, then I do lose weight, but have experienced problems in retaining that focus. Looking forward to participating in this challenge and finally getting a hold on this problem.

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Hi! I saw Maritimer3's message saying she was joining this group so I thought it sounded good and so...I'm here too! I've read lots about Mindfulness and believe that it plays a big role in helping in all kinds of ways, including how we eat and treat ourselves and others.



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I want to learn to eat more mindfully because I know mindless eating is my main obstacle right now. I am very active and I know what food is good for me, but I tend to eat too fast and without thinking. I hope this team will help me.


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Kind of looks like this is not a very active team but I am so excited to track the goals of mindful eating. I know it helps me so much to pay attention to why I am eating and to bless what I am putting into my mouth. To be thankful for the food and to want to use it only for fuel not to pacify some other emotion.

The best cure for stressing is to count your blessings...and a long walk won't hurt either!

Never give up what you want the MOST for what you want at the MOMENT!


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Hi hi
I am not that new but still new. I started my account few weeks back but didn't do anything with it. Or at least not what I wanted. I took a class about mindful eating and how to think about food 4 years ago. I learned a lot but didn't do anything with it. Now I really want to change my live to better and healthier lifestyles so looked on the internet and found spark people and hope I will start love this kind of a community.

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7/15/13 1:49 P

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Hello! I really need to get my eating under control. I tend to eat the way I did when I was a child and my body can't handle it any more. As a child I was very skinny. The most I weighed until I was 25 was 105 lbs. I had given birth to my 4th child before I was able to get over 105 lbs when I was not pregnant. I did not become overweight until I was 28 yrs old. I became obese while I was in college (I was 32.) I had a heart attack at 52 yrs old. You would think I would have worked hard to lose the weight ( I was over 200 lbs) but I only lost about 15 lbs and then quit exercising and went back to eating a lot more junk. I need to really become mindful about my choices and pick healthier foods as well as watch portions. I believe this team can help me get my eating under control. I already have a good exercise plan but now it is time to get a food plan working.





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I have struggled with binging most of my life & use food to comfort myself & give me pleasure. I've been trying to learn to let food be fuel,instead & thought mindful eating is exactly something I need ,because I've frequently shoveled bags of chips, candy / food in my mouth while watching TV & thought did I just eat all that ?!


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Hi there! emoticon
I am trying to bring mindfulness into every aspect of my daily life and thought this team will help me reach my goal (concerning mindful eating). I'm looking forward to the 4 week challenge as a way to gain focus!


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Hi, I just found this team and find it to be just what I need. When I eat, I'm either in front of the computer, tv, etc; don't realize how fast I am eating. I need to focus and learn how to eat mindfully/eat slower. My first goal this week is to only eat at the dining table; only have my morning coffee at the computer....I CAN DO THIS!!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone emoticon

"As each new day dawns, I make a healthy new start"


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I just read an article in my daily newspaper about mindful eating. It made so much sense and that is how I ended up on this Spark Team. I'm ready to give it a try.

Right foot, left foot, just keep moving. Robin Roberts


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6/4/13 9:41 A

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Hi I am 54 and a full time caregiver for my mother who has advanced Alzheimer's. I eat way to fast and want to change this. I want to loose 135 lbs


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Hi,
I'm Trish, a 31 year old mom of 3 from Springfield MO. I hope to lose 74 lbs

I'm not there yet, but I'm closer then I was yesterday.

Trish- Go Team Peaches!!!!



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hello, I just joined this group today. I do have a habit of eating way to fast. my best friend eats very slowly. Maybe I should learn a thing or two from her.

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Hi I really need this challenge. For the past month I have been getting off track. I haven't been exercising daily, skipping on tracking, and not monitoring my eating. This is just what I needed.



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My name is Christal and I want to get some tips. I am at the moment trying to keep from going back for seconds. I did stay steadily at 274 for two weeks, no I don't always record but need to do so more often, but today, I weigh in at 272.



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I've just tried the Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge - and sort of failed, because I revert to the same patterns after a week of being 'good'. I have similar goals to others who have posted recently. Really want to tune into myself and find out why I eat what I eat!
1. Mindful Eating has been in my mind for a while - I did a Mindfulness course a couple of years' ago - but let it slip
2. What attracts me is really getting to that still place where I pay attention to my habitual actions around food
3. Yes, Yes, Yes - every area of my life - walking, running, eating, work, rest, play, gardening, housework, social interactions

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Hi I'm Terry and I need to slow my life down...always busy always rushing with no time to think..I go the book "savor" on my kindle and then I saw your team on one of my sparkfriends page...so I guess I was lead here for a reason...looking forward to working with all of you


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hi today spark coach taught about starting to eat mindfully . it sounds like something that would help me to control my eating


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Hi... I am here to learn to slow down and pay attention when I eat. I tend to rush through or eat while multi-tasking. I have been doing mindfulness meditation for several months, and mindful eating was a topic that came up in discussion- I want to learn.

If you are tired of starting over, Stop giving up. ~The Spark~





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Welcome to the group Judy! I am glad you joined us! emoticon

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Wow! I didn't know about this team until my Spark Coach session directed me here. I have been working on this and am excited to find a group dedicated to this topic. Eating mindfully is one of my greatest challenges.

Judy

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Hello team. My name is Amy. I thought this team would be a good start for me. I tend to multitask or daydream while I am eating, instead of actually concentrating on the meal and simply enjoying the moment. I look forward to starting this challenge. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hello, I am here to get a hold on my emotional eating issues.


BELIEVE


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Hello, my name is Carolyn! After years of letting myself eat whatever I want and get up to 268 pounds, I'm back into getting my life healthier and am 201 pounds.

1. How did you hear about Mindful Eating? I was browsing through the Spark Teams and stumbled upon Mindful Eating.

2. What was it that attracted you to Mindful Eating? I saw that it was a Challenge, and since I liked the Sleeping Challenge so much, I thought I'd give this one a shot. Also, I'm the kind of girl who eats when bored, when sad, when happy, and I could use to spend more time thinking about what I eat instead of scarfing.

3. Does applying mindfulness to other areas of your life interest you? I think so; I'd like to mindfully enjoy weekends, walks, time with friends and family - basically, really hold on to the good moments and soak them up.

"If you really want to do something, you do it, you don't save it for a sound bite"


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Hi. I am Andrea and I have slipped with my mindful eating and really want to get back on track.

"Nothing builds self-esteem and self confidence like accomplishment."
Thomas Carlyle


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emoticon Luann. You will enjoy this site. emoticon

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I am 55 and married with 2 adult daughters. I have 2 grandsons aged 1and3.I have 122 pounds to lose and looking forward to meeting new people. I am an RN

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!! whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life!!!
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Welcome Kathee. emoticon emoticon I have a tendency to binge when I am stressed or nervous. I have been pushed to my limits the past couple of weeks with my son being sick and no doctor's know which end is up. And my husband is being upset with the doctor's that it comes back on me. I have to be happy that I have not gone for that unhealthy snack too much. I will be honest that I have eaten a whole box of cookies a couple of weeks ago because of this stress. But the last couple of days, I have been careful in my choices.

Hope everyone has a great day,

Laura


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Welcome to Eating Mindfully. It is your journey to being mindful of what you eat.

Welcome from.
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Edited by: RIVERS48 at: 2/24/2013 (12:24)
Smile, nod, and back away slowly.

Keep it simple.


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Hi:

I have been in therapy for binge eating for about 9 months. I also am an emotional eater as well. I have managed to curb my binging but am still overeating. My therapist has put my name on a list for a mindful eating program that is offered here in Toronto. That will probably take another 2 years to get into. I have been actually searching out information on this way of eating . I have just started back on sparks after 2 years and. I am anxious to get started on Monday.

Kathee

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Need to tackle stress eating. this mindful eating looks great!


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LCOOK447
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Welcome 155HERICOME and good luck. You will like this site. emoticon

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Hello, I am Sheryl. New to this team. THis was actually, my new years resolution, is to slow down and be mindful of my eating. My whole life I have been eating like a wolf. Take a couple of bites, and swallow. Can't stand the texture of the food, being chewed up. Gross, and also, if I eat slow, the food is cold, by the time,I get to it. So, when I found this group, naturally, I had to join. I hope and pray that I can finally, stop wolfing my food down, and I won't eat so much.


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Great to hear. I also just started reading..even though its challenging to set time aside...I do get to read some of the book. Books are motivational. I just need one great idea and I can use the information or something may lead me to do more research. Keep up the work. Glad you are back.


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I was on this team a while back but was not serious about it. I now realize that not eating mindfully has been my biggest issue and I've read a book about it..reading another now...and I'm ready to get SERIOUS!


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I am new to the group . HI EVERYONE. I have joined a few groups and getting to know some of the common issues from our Spark groups. We are like a small village. I do agree...'become the food'. I am learning to make better choices and AVOID some things. Sometimes I have to just say STOP and think about controlling my thoughts.


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Hi My name is Debbie
I'm new to this team & the Mindful Eating Challenge.
I too am working on getting healthier & more mindful of what I think, do & eat.
SP is a different way to get healthier & it's fun! emoticon emoticon
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Hi, my name is Peggy. I'm new to SparkPeople. I've joined a few groups. I know I'll need to eventually decide which ones really fit my needs and lifestyle. My goal for joining SP is to become healthier, more active, and become aware of what is in my food and what I'm putting in my body. It really seems like a tall order for me. I've tried dieting before and even hired a personal trainer for awhile. Nothing I've done in the past has lasted. It feels different this time.

Stay motivated by setting smaller, obtainable goals.

Starting weight - 250
1 - 230 lbs - Done!!
2 - 210 lbs - Done!
3 - 190 lbs
4 - 170 lbs
5 - 150 lbs


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Hi. This is my first Challenge. This looks like it will help. I have hit a plateau and need a boost.

Still trying


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DAISYFIELDS275
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Hi everyone - I'm new to sparkpeople and this is my first team. I'm really looking forward to this:)

Taking care of animals, and taking care of me!


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CANDOIT54
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1/24/13 6:50 P

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Hi I'm Judy part of the Healthy Hearts team and was invited my Marion to this challenge.


Judy from Vermont. Joined SP 5/12/09. SW:190




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MARI-SERV
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Hi, I joined this challenge team today. I am a Healthy Hearts team leader and invited all of our team members to join here also. I believe that it's extremely important to be totally mindful of what we are eating in order to achieve that healthy new lifestyle we are all reaching for. Looking forward to learning much here.

Marion

emoticon LCOOK447 I see you are already here !

Edited by: MARI-SERV at: 1/24/2013 (09:12)

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Hello, I am fairly new to SparkPeople for a month and a half (I believe) I was told about this challenge and wanted to give it a try. I have some problems with eating, I love to eat for all the wrong reasons at times. I trying to do better for my health and to keep up with a hyper active child.

I feel blessed for the person who mentioned this team page and the challenges of this page will have to offer. Praying for success emoticon

Laura emoticon


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ROOSTER72
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I am a member of the Intuitive Eating spark team - and I feel that the most significant part of Intuitive Eating is mindfulness.

Recognising hunger, thirsty, satiety.
Recognising fatigue, boredom, stress.
Recognising what my body wants to eat, rather than acting on habit or conditioning.

I am keen to learn much in this area!




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Hi! 2013 is the year I learn how to eat better. I'm sure I can learn alot from this team!!

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Libbie

"I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2000-step process." - Thomas Edison



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RIVERS48
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Hello New Members,

Welcome to Mindful Eating.



Smile, nod, and back away slowly.

Keep it simple.


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HEIDISHOPE
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Hi, I'm Heidi and have been on SP for 1 1/2 years. I am ready to add this key component to my new healthy lifestyle. I can spend an hour making a meal and inhale it in less than 5 minutes and need help slowing down and feeling full.

Blessings,
Heidi

Proverbs 3: 5-8 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. "




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STUDLEEJOE
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Hi, my name is Steve and I am new with this team. I am looking forward to meet other team members on the team, and huddling with everyone. By the way, my spark name means I used to be a latterday saint and now I am not. Seems to be a lot of confusion about that.


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LOVEAQUABLUE
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11/26/12 2:17 P

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Hi I am mindful when my stress levels are low but find it hard to be mindful when I am stressed and thats why I wanted to try this.




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RIVERS48
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Thank you for the welcome GIGI4AUSTIN.



Smile, nod, and back away slowly.

Keep it simple.


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THEWALKINGQUEEN
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11/16/12 10:44 A

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I have been half-heartedly trying to practice mindful eating for about the past two months. With the holidays around the corner, this may not be the time to start this challenge, but then again maybe it's the best time to be mindful of the gifts I am given emoticon

Edited by: THEWALKINGQUEEN at: 11/16/2012 (11:02)
Jean
Set yourself up for success and anything is possible. Anonymous


Began WW 1/29/05 @ 175
Left WW 10/11/09 @ 164

Began SP 7/26/07 @ 167

11/7/07 157 ( hip surgery month before)
1/5/08 159.4
10/10/09 164
1/7/11 172
1/7/12 167
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10/6/12 163 39.3% fat






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GIGI4AUSTIN
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11/13/12 4:06 P

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Welcome new members!

Don't tell God how big your mountain is. Tell the mountain how big your God is!

Leader: SP Class of January 20-26, 2013 & The Restless Legs Syndrome Support Team


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RIVERS48
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Hello,
My name is Debbie and I like the concept of mindful eating, Having a place to share my experience and the experiences of others will help me to live a little more mindfully.

Thank You!

I am going to sign leave my computer station and go down stairs and mindfully eat my breakfast.


Smile, nod, and back away slowly.

Keep it simple.


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Hi all,

My name is Michelle and I am happy to have found this team! I have been exploring/learning about/practicing mindfulness in general for the past few months, but realized that I don't tend to apply this to my eating.

I'm an emotional eater. I've learned to control and divert for most days, but when a number of different events happen that evoke emotional stimuli, I revert back to food.

So with this challenge and by reading about the experiences of the people here, I'm hoping to learn some new techniques and practice the mindfulness I need.


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BMCOLLEY
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11/7/12 1:31 A

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Hi! My name is Bettie. I have a problem thinking when I am eating. I prepare my food and while I am eating I totally get engrossed in something else and forget what I am eating. I have to stop this and pay attention to what and how I am eating.

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. --Jean de la Bruyere


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CHANGING-TURTLE
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11/5/12 3:11 P

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Hi I am Burnin-upturtle because I am losing weight a slow step at a time but am burning it up with the exercise everyday. I joined this team because I am using Spark Coach and was suggested that it might be a good team to join. I have been on spark People for a little over a year and have lost 29 pounds. I live in sunny Cali with my hubby. We are both retired and trying to get healthier.

It doesn't matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

Exercise : you don't have time not to.

Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it.

Who I am really keeps surprising me.




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COCK-ROBIN
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Hi, I'm Marc and I was sent here by Spark Coach. I am looking forward to tips on mindful eating.

Don't give up!

Marc from Topeka, KS
I go with either Marc or CR.



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LILOSBORNEFARM
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10/27/12 3:32 P

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Hi I'm Becky. I used spark people several years ago and I'm back b/c it really helped! I managed to keep 30lbs off for 2 years even during pregnancy! I exercised daily while I was pregnant this last time and 2 weeks after birth was at my prepregnancy weight. Somehow since having postpartum depression and now 2 children I am constantly mindlessly eating and can't control it or not exercising. Just looking for some support and friends and techniques to help. Maybe that's too tmi but hopefully there are others that we can support each other :-)


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SMANISMELL
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10/23/12 11:10 A

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Hello.... I struggle with eating when I am not actually hungry. I eat just to be eating. And I over eat. I need help with this. I need techniques to try so that I will not eat when I feel like eating something even though I am not hungry.


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I reached my short term goal and everything kinda fell apart. I'm looking for teams that will motivate me to stay in my calorie range and get back on track. I'm hoping this challenge will be the ticket.

"Never take no cutoffs and hurry along as fast as you can." - Virginia Reed, Donner Party survivor


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Hi, my name is Martinez and I am a food addict. I struggle with overeating, bingeing, and eating constantly. This is my first time addressing the problem and my first week of dealing with it. It has not been too hard but it is challenging enough. I need to learn better eating habits and how to control my cravings before I can be happy with myself or even try to lose weight - it's not pretty when I try to now.

Edited by: MIMI1878 at: 10/3/2012 (11:35)
Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.


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Hi I'm trinaa, I'm struggling with eating to fast, overeating, binge eating, craving sweets everyday. I want to learn better eating habits. emoticon .


I got want to do it and do this for me. My mind is in battle and my body is at war. I'm in battle with myself and if I can over come myself than I can over come it all and do it one day at a time, let it go and get one step closer to my goal.


















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