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4/23/16 5:42 P

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Welcome, Carole!



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Welcome to the team newbies!

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"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
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"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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4/21/16 6:45 P

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emoticon Hi! I'm Carole and I'm new to the team.
I have had emotional ups and downs for years and it has always affected my weight. When I was young I was 100 lbs. thinner. Never anorexic. But responded obviously to sorrow and disappointment. Life is full of performance based situations. I don't want that to be my center any more. Speaking from the heart, I am pursuing to bring myself into balance.

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4/19/16 8:53 A

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Welcome to the team, Beth!

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Hi I'm Beth. I have been with Spark for awhile. My biggest issue is snacking once I get home from work and eating at night. It seems once my husband leaves for work at night I start looking for something to eat. I try so hard to talk myself out of eating but I hardly every have any success with it. I am looking forwarded to being o this team and maybe getting some helpful tips and stop the night eating and snacking once and for all. emoticon

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4/16/16 9:06 A

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Welcome to the team!

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"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
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"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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4/14/16 9:04 A

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Welcome to the team, CBWILL88 and JESSAELINN! We can all do this together!

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Hi I'm Jessie. I decided to join this team because I've definitely got a disorder when it comes to eating. I will crave a food, then eat it, and something triggers in my brain and I can't stop. I love the taste, and the way it makes me feel. Like making love to food, it is unrelenting! I would like to learn techniques on dealing with this.

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4/13/16 9:26 A

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I am an emotional eater and I'm tired of using food as a crutch. Pls help me get through this tough time in my life

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4/12/16 4:23 P

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Welcome to the team, JEWELS652!

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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4/9/16 10:46 P

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Hi, I'm new to the team but not to Spark. My comfort food cravings are getting the best of me. Just looking for some more helpful ideas instead of eating my feelings. emoticon Glad to have found this team!

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4/9/16 7:26 P

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Welcome to SparkPeople and to this team, losedapounds!

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4/9/16 3:04 P

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Another newbie here. I have been an emotional eater forever. I actually get a happiness boost from chocolate so that factors in. Luckily dark chocolate in moderation is a health food ;). Also carbs make me feel less anxious so that factors in as well, especially as I am decreasing carbs some.

Glad this board exists. Thanks to whoever started it. I am really liking SparkPeople-very supportive place. Happy to losing to all!

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4/9/16 8:32 A

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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4/6/16 9:51 A

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Hi, Meagan and welcome to the team!

You are definitely not alone. We are all here for the same reason.

There are many Spark articles about emotional eating. Reading them can give you ideas to deal with this and also show you that you are not alone.

You may want to change your SparkPage to public instead of private. That way other members can stop by to give you encouragement.

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Hi! Megan here, I have lost and gained more times then I can count, stress, is a huge factor in my eating and I'm working on overcoming it, but still need to learn coping mechanisms.

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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So I guess I am new to this page, I have been on spark for almost 2 years with almost 50lbs gained instead of lost. I guess I am just really not sure what to say.

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Remember: WE ARE WORTH THE EFFORT !!
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Have been feeling down for a while but started a calorie controlled diet a coupla days ago and it has highlighted the fact that I use food to deal with boredom. Need to deal with that boredom!

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Remember: WE ARE WORTH THE EFFORT !!
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Hi, my name is Robin, new to the team but not to Spark people. I eat mostly out of boredom and should be exercising instead. Have a great day everyone.

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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3/1/16 1:28 P

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3/1/16 9:56 A

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Hello - I'm new to this team. I joined SP last week and I'm currently on day 6. I have some issues with emotional eating / binge eating. Just looking for a place to give/receive support through this journey. Thanks.

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2/29/16 5:09 P

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I am new to this team and just found your post...while I don't have your mobility problems I tend to hide myself...is it shame? loneliness? sadness? most days I would be happy to just curl up in a blanket. Eating in panic to quiet my thoughts is a familiar routine...I have made much progress in letting go of the past...with that tie attached I can't move forward....hoping we can both learn to keep our eyes ahead and our minds quiet....focus on our health....focus on our health and let the other problems fall in place....

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
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"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Hi All. I'm new to the team. This is day one for me. I hope that it helps

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Hi Everyone!! I am Kris and I defiantly am and emotional eater!! I do great during the day at work but get bored and tired in the late afternoon and evening so I eat!! I started counting calories to help keep me on track and try to budget a little treat in everyday so I don't eat the whole bag of something!! Hoping to make some friends on here to help with the boredom and help with support!! Can't wait to really get started with this site!!! emoticon

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Hi, I'm new to this group :D Over the years I've kept losing and gaining weight and am currently at my heaviest due to a lot of emotional eating and not enough exercise. My goal is to lose 20 kilos so I'm happier and healthier and feel good about myself. For far too long I haven't had confidence in myself and I think it's about time I did something about it.

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2/15/16 4:56 P

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Hi, I'm Cheri and I joined this team because a lot of my weight gain has been emotional eating. I am at that age now where I believe I am pre-menopausal even though I am only 38. Because I am getting hot flashes every night and sometimes during the day not to mention very emotional. Everything seems to get to me lately. Of course it doesn't help that I am also the mommy to 2 year old and 5 year old little girls. Being a mom of little ones at this age has not been easy. My 2 year old is teething which means she is waking at least once in the middle of the night , So as you can imagine I am exhausted. I am a stay at home mom but I have to get up at 6 am every weekday morning and am usually up that time weekends as well to get everyone but myself and my two year old off to work/school. So being tired and emotional unfortunately causes me to eat. Especially sweets. Luckily we don't keep sweets in the house and do keep a lot of fruit which helps with the sweet cravings.

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Hi I'm Jen I'm 32 I've been an emotional overeater since childhood.

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Hi everyone. I am new to the team. Joined SP a few weeks ago but gaining instead of losing weight due to emotional eating. I have mobility issues that keep me housebound most of the time right now and I'm living in a new area with no friends and no ability to get out much due to my mobility issues. I spend a great deal of time alone and dwell on things far too much, leading me to feel hopeless and depressed, causing me to eat until I'm uncomfortable and swimming in guilt over it. Some days I bury my feelings in carbs, some days sugar, some days both. I hope that this group will provide some insight and support for emotional eating and ways to successfully combat it. I look forward to reading your posts and all the info on this team.

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Hi everyone! emoticon emoticon

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" -Confuscius

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up"-Thomas A. Edison

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For me, the biggest thing is to watch the sodium. You can be doing everything right but if you're getting too much sodium, you won't see a lot of progress. emoticon

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Hi. I am Ana. Emotional eating will be my biggest test in the next year. I have 2 kids ( one is autistic) and a husband who is going to be deployed in the next few months. I am starting the new year trying to eat healthy and working out. It has been hard. Any advise?

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Hello... i live in East Texas. Im a 46 yr old wife, mother, grandmother and teacher. I am obsessed with food and chickens...i know its a weird combination. I am new to realizing how I am killing myself with food. over the last 7 years I have put on almost 100 lbs. It seemed to happen so slowly that it hasn't been until just recently that I realized just how out of control I've become.

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
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"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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I am not new to Sparks, but am in the process of solidifying my support teams. I just purchased and am reading 100 Days to Weight Loss, and the companion books. My biggest obstacle to weight loss is the snack which leads to out of control eating and not getting enough exercise. I need to work on my emotional issues before before I will be successful in losing and maintaining weight loss.


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4. What can I do to always remain calm? 

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Hi everyone not new to this team. Just a differant user name . This is a great team to be on

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Not new to spark or this team but I am returning after a long time away. Life is back, my family is healthy enough for me to focus on getting healthy again. I am a bored and stress eater. So, as you might imagine I put a lot of weight on dealing with my son's health issues now It is time to fix me. Oh, did I forget I am also a full time college student. Yep, stress all around me. On the up side I don't have time to be bored so no bored eating for me. I look forward to helping all of you with your weight loss and healthy living goals and to the help I get from all of you.

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
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"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Zoya! Here's wishing you much health, happiness, and success in your efforts. I've been here many times and, five years ago, finally succeeded. This time, I hope to stick around to help keep off the weight.

I hope 2016 is your year...all the best!

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Hello everyone. I am restarting my weight loss journey and I am back here and trying again. This time I realize some of my mistakes such as eating when bored, stressed, sad, and even happy. So I thought this group would be great for me. I am looking forward to all of your stories and sharing mine. I am also looking for to supporting everyone in their journey.

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Hello EE team. I am new to this team but not to Spark people. I am really busy (by choice) sometimes my stress overwhelms me and I overeat. I thought I could use a bit more support. :)

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Hi - I'm new to this team and new to sparkpeople after a couple rounds on WW over the years. I have been working hard to get off the roller coaster with a low carb, whole foods, clean diet and exercise.
What I have learned is that I am bad at naming feelings, usually eating instead. There are also a few foods that I do not have control of, which kick me into a binge and depression.
It is good to not be alone :) emoticon

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Next goal: 190s by April 4
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Hi, I'm new to SparkPeople. I created a profile many, many years ago but never used the website. I have found myself struggling with my weight which has not been an issue until I turned 40. As each year passes, what I used to do to keep fit no longer worked. I also suffer from depression that started about 1.5 years ago after a couple of very difficult situations at home and work. I am an emotional eater and ate my way to gain 20 pounds. I did a BMI calculation for a nutritionist I visited and at my current weight, fall into the overweight category. I have never been overweight but here I am now. A friend suggested coming here to find support, encouragement, and help. I can't watch my weight go up another pound.

The biggest hindrance is that I have really been struggling with a chocolate and sugar addiction. I tried to eat it in moderation, but there is no moderation when it comes to chocolate. Bored, anxious, sick, doesn't matter - I'll eat. I don't know where it came from because I have not been an emotional eater in the past. I tried giving it up altogether but that led to binges. My husband does not care about his weight and keeps chocolate in the house all the time. I'm tired of the power chocolate has over me!! I need and want to make changes but have a very hard time actually following through. Want to finally make a plan and stick with it, and not let chocolate and sugar control me.

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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I feel pretty out of control about eating. I need to stop snacking but constantly munch. Co-workers loud=I snack, bored=I snack, worried=I snack. Hoping to learn some techniques to reign in this bad habit. - Jackie.

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emoticon I'm Audrey. I'm a screenwriter trapped in an accountant's cubicle. I'm married; no kids; no pets.

I really need this team because I eat when I'm stressed (and I'm stressed a lot at work). I eat when I'm bored, etc.

Glad to be here and looking forward to getting to know everyone.

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Hello, I have been on sparkpeople for one week, and am new to this team. I am currently about 130 lbs overweight and am trying to "recover" from not caring about my health. I had been going to therapy for binge eating disorder, and sorting through some things there. I have been an emotional eater for years, often eating at night. My big goal right now is to work on changing the habit of eating at night, and to get off of fast food. I am actually a mental health therapist professionally, and although I can manage a lot of things that have been thrown my way and have strategies to cope, applying those strategies to my relationship with food has been a struggle. I am definately seeking support, and seeking to stay motivated for the long term. I am also married with two daughters 11 an 13. I can see my 11 year old started to develop some of the poor food habits that I have, not something I want to see her struggle with her entire life like I have...

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Even though I joined years ago, I never quite followed through. I have committed myself since the end of August/beginning of September. I have logged on everyday to try & stay accountable. One day at a time is my "mantra" and I've lost 16 lbs. This weight did not come on overnight so I'm learning patience & perseverance. A big, big issue is that I have trouble falling asleep so I tend to be up quite late. I have already logged all by food & ran the report, etc... but tend to get really, really, really hungry & instead of counting it out, will eat out of a box; cereal, nuts, crackers, pretzels. I tend to go to bed between 1 & 3 a.m. then sleep in & get off to a late start with breakfast & end up combining it with lunch for brunch. I guess I'm bored but also I just LOVE food. Hoping to pick up tips here & continue logging my food. There's more to my story but this enough for now, LOL. emoticon

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I'm pretty sure I have posted on here before, but I am finally getting treatment for my food addiction. My therapist of five years is referring me to a therapist she went to college with and specializes in food addiction. I am scared and nervous and still feel like a failure, even though I know my therapist has my best interest in mind. I've had food issues since before what I even knew what food issues were, so I am nervous about starting this new therapist. I'm hoping to post on here more so I don't feel so alone, because I do with this issue.

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Hi, new to this team and semi new to spark. I need help, I so badly want to lose weight, but my actions say I dont. I sabotage myself. I dont understand why. Anyway im 43, stay at home mom, just recently had baby #3. Need to lose 80 lbs. I need to find a friend who can keep me accountable, and to help me with food choices.

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New girl here.

I'm 20 years old and I've been an emotional eater since I can remember.
At 5'2''/160 cm, I'm roughly 55 lbs/25 kilos over where I'd like to be.
I've gained and lost the same 11 lbs/5 kgs in the 145-155 lbs/65-70 kgs area for many years, and now it's gotten worse.

Why join the support group now?

1) This June, my father died. He had cancer, but still, it was not expected, not at all. We were very close. And obviously, it's taken an enormous toll on me. Chocolate and other sugary things have been my thing. I've gained around 33 lbs/15 kgs since June, stretch marks and all.

2) Emotional eating has been my thing since I was a kid. I always buy something after work, always. If I don't, I get cranky. Scared of what withdrawal will do to me.
How will I deal with everything without it? How can there possibly be any happiness to life without it?

I won't go into further detail right now, you get the picture. I could really need some understanding from others like me, from you guys. Feel free to talk to me, really.




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Hello,

I am not new to SP but new to this team. I've struggled with losing and gaining the same 30-40 lbs for the past 10 years. Since my daughter was born. I am a complete emotional eater. All reasons seem to seep their way into my thinking. Just when I start feeling success with something I eat. And then the cycle of guilt sets in.

I am also suffering from extreme chronic fatigue with no real medical reason. It's been a challenge.

Today I started a new Bible study titled "Freedom from Emotional Eating." That paired with support from my husband and this website, I am hopeful that I will overcome both the eating habits and my fatigue.

I am setting my weight loss goals in 10% increments. I have 5 increments to my goal. It has been my experience that the pounds are not THE ONLY indicator of success. So I am also monitoring my clothing :)

Hope you have a very amazing day!

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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ANNIE, welcome! I can definitely relate to the problem you described of eating out of depression, boredom, or for a reward. One of my favorite go-to, non-food approaches toward those challenges now is a good, ol'-fashioned afternoon nap now. It was really hard to find something to take the place of the comfort food can offer at some times, and I still need to find some other solutions.

IKACEY, if I had a dollar for every pound I've lost and regained over the decades, I'd be pretty wealthy! I've found maintenance to be the most challenging phase of the whole process so far.

MILLER, nice to see you here! I don't know what it is about food, but I've found lots of emotional comfort in it over the years, too. That's probably been the case since I was in kindergarten or so. It feels very odd, yet freeing, to be on the lookout for non-food alternatives these days.

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Hi, my name is Miller and I'm a long-time member of SparkPeople. I need support for my emotional eating. I try everyday not to use food for emotional support, but I can't seem to stop. I hope being on this team will help.




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"Let me not miss all that I am by punishing myself for what I am not."
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My name is Miller :)


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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Hello all emoticon I am actually not new to the team but I took a lonnnngggg trip off the track. Went back to some of my worst emotional eating habits and put most of my weight back on.

I did too much all at once on Spark - tried to be the perfect sparkee and flamed and burned out. But one thing I taught myself again - I can't live with the alternative to a healthy life style. And this group gave me mega help last time I was on the boards so I am back and trying it again.

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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"Some people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that.......slow progress.....is progress."




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Hi, I just joined this team a couple of weeks ago. I have been on Spark for about five years. I am glad that I found this team because it fits with my eating problem of eating for depression, boredom, rewards, etc.

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I started on Spark about 3 years ago and did well. Then I stopped dropping in. Recently I have had some life changes and now travel a great deal. That always sounds so attractive to people but it makes it really hard to eat well, to exercise, to get sufficient rest and have a routine. After over a year of that rhythm I see I have let the kilos slip back on... I give in to excuses, tiredness, stress, boredom... airports... anything can make me eat. I need Spark to help me not just when I am able to have greater stability but to be accountable when I am on the road. I have been overweight since my teens but now at over 50 getting rid of it has become so hard!!!

I need to be accountable for my actions... so here I am trying again!!! emoticon

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
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"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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Good morning. Yes it's true I am an emotional eater. Happy eat ,sad eat or bored eat. My mother was this way. Trying to learn to recognize it and stop. emoticon emoticon

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Hi everyone,

I have been eating my emotions since my childhood, and over time I have found it to be my biggest roadblock to being healthy. Sugar is my fix, and I used to have those intense sugar cravings which were equally damaging to my mind and my body. I never ate big quantities so no binging for me (I also have a weak digestive system so nauseous and full quite fast), but I could eat small quantities all day long without a problem. I did 2 years of therapy with a nutritionist and a psychologist, and I feel MUCH better today. But it remains a bad habit, a dependency that's hard to manage at times. Sometimes I feel like someone who stopped smoking cigarettes after being dependent, and it's a great accomplishment, but for the rest of his life he will have those periods when all they can think about is having another cigarette. I do eat sugar everyday, I have a sweet tooth, it is part of me and I learned to embraced it. But I also learned that 'wanting something sugary' is sometimes a code name in my brain for 'feeling an emotion' , so most of the time it's just that the message that my brain sends is wrapped in a candy, sort of speak. I am looking forward to discussing with other individuals facing similar challenges!

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
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"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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I'm new, not to SparkPeople but to this team. I've been losing and gaining the same 40 pounds for the last decade or so. (I have about 75 to lose, never could get past the 40 pounds weight loss). I'm 45, have two kids - one high school junior, one just started college. I lost my husband six years ago to a rare and aggressive cancer. I honestly just have a lot of responsibility on my shoulders and I find myself turning to food because it's something comforting in the moment. Of course we all know that food is hurting, not helping me. So I'm back at it, eating low carb because that's the only way I know to turn off the hunger switch. This truly feels impossible, but I have to try because I want to LIVE and be here for my kids and for myself. I don't know how the friend thing works. I've always just used SparkPeople for tracking so any hints anyone has, I'm open to it. I would love to get connected and motivated to stay strong. So, that's me in a nutshell!

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort." Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Confucius

"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ?


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I totally understand your on again off again CRZYCATLADY for so many years ! I am the same way ! I think the positive part of our on & off is that we always come back !! We give up , but we want this healthy, slim , happy body and mind ...so we start again... Here I am starting over again too ! We never totally give up !!! I started telling myself that I am NOT AN EMOTIONAL EATER !!! I tell myself I want and I will be in control of my bad habits !! I am trying to think of positive things to tell myself..... It feels strange to tell myself positive , but I really want to get my life healthy in body , mind and spirit ! I just started back 3 days now .... VICTORY is OURS , ONE STEP AT A TIME !!! WE CAN DO THIS !! Think positive !! I like what Nike says ......JUST DO IT !! I keep telling myself that !!

2016 healthier in body , mind and spirit ! I know how !! I JUST NEED TO DO IT !! Putting my healthy mindset , desires , wants into ACTION , by making healthy chooses in food, activity , and a positive healthy attitude . Taking care of myself for a better body, mind , spirit ! Doing all the healthy things I have learned over the years , JUST DO IT !! I appreciate all the encouragement from other Sparks members ! Thank You Sparks!


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