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8/22/17 7:38 P

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Hi everybody! My name is Heather. I've been on SP for 6 years, but after some time away I started all over last month. Things are going really well.

I joined this team because I have a problem with emotional eating and it would be great to have support and meet new friends here. I am doing/working on different things to combat it.

I look forward to speaking with you all and getting to know you all. I hope that I can be an encouragement to you as well.


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8/16/17 5:29 P

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Hi, My name is Mary, and I am back after a little bit. I missed all of my friends and hope to make new friends. I am married and have 3 grown daughters. Being an emotional eater is hard to recognize because so many different emotions can change your eating habits. I joined this team today. I am excited! emoticon 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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7/29/17 11:32 A

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Hi everyone. I'm Angela and I'm a second year medical student on the east coast. I've been an on/off user of Spark People and similar sites over the past few years, but since starting medical school, I've found keeping healthy is something I've been struggling with a lot, and I put on quite a bit of weight. I'm looking to regain my activity level and fitness, as well as lose weight, so that I can maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout graduate school into my professional career.




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7/28/17 2:38 P

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Welcome to the group! It's a good 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."
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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Hey I just joined! Excited is not the word!! You may have to show me what to do if I miss something but I'm ready!!

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Bonnie, emotions are not the only reason people eat when not hungry. Humans are influenced to eat by many things. You're welcome to explore here, but don't assume you must be experiencing an emotion that's making you eat just because you eat randomly.

*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. SEVEN years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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hi,
I am new to this Team,
I had no idea what EE was, I had to google it .. and I guess, I am in this group, its strange to me, because I don't recall having emotions, as I stuff chips in my face .. I am just thinking about finishing the bag , then regret it, with the salt over load ..
and kick myself for being weak ...again ..

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The habit is very strong, and won't want to give up on its own. Reach within yourself and find the very legitimate reasons you have to change this behavior, unless you feel it's not costing you anything. For me, it was really last about the mental issues, and there was some shame and regret over it, but I fought those. The biggest issue was that I was very uncomfortable physically way too often from that kind of eating. I magnified my desire to change that. But it's true that it was also whittling away at my spirit. When I got very clear about both of those, it became easier to face the emotions without the prop. Not easy, just easier.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 7/14/2017 (23:14)
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. SEVEN years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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7/14/17 3:49 P

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I am new to this group. I am definitely an emotional eater, you name it, stress, mad, sad, happy, excited, in front of me, bored, etc etc etc. I wasn't when I was a child though so I know that it could be controlled. Just don't seem to want to control it. Sigh, I think that is something that I shall have to deal with.

Have an enjoyable day
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ABILITY is what you're capable of doing, MOTIVATION determines what you do, ATTITUDE determines how well you do it...Lou Holtz


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Sdeecal, I hope you don't feel that your history means you are doomed. Our history matters less than our belief that we are not controlled by our whims. Even our beliefs can be habits! You can change both. We're on your side!

*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. SEVEN years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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7/12/17 12:13 A

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I just joined this group.

Emotional eating runs in my family. I saw one of my aunts hiding in the kitchen devouring the last piece of cream pie at a family gathering. She was hurriedly stuffing it in before anyone saw her. My mother ate jell-o with her bare hands when my father was in the hospital. I have way too many examples to tell them all here. I always eat when I'm stressed or angry. Bad emotions always result in hunger. The only time I lost my appetite was when my dog died suddenly. It was the only time EVER. That's why I remember it clearly.

Motivation gets you started. Habit keeps you going.


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Hi everyone,
I'm new to this team but old to emotional eating. Holidays are fraught with memories for me--all concerning high-calorie food. I found myself thinking and wishing things were different when I realized that remaining on my healthy food plan was the best sort of memory I could have tomorrow. Thank You all for making SP so wonderful. I'm so grateful to be here. emoticon

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Hope to hear from everyone on the chat thread.

*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. SEVEN years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Hi all! My name is Lisa, and I am an emotional eater. I joined spark about two months ago to get my eating under control, and after about 30 days, things finally started to come together. I would love to meet some new friends here to be able to share our struggles and cheer each other along! 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."
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, new posters. My goal is to continue to what I call managing food successfully. This means that I may eat for emotional reasons sometimes (usually that means eating at meal time even though I"m not particularly hungry but want the experience). I don't believe all non-hunger eating is emotional, especially when it's the highly palatable foods. I've been able to manage my compulsive overeating decently enough the past seven years to lose 50 lbs. I am not a purist about food, but to the average American, I probably look like it. I'm not new but letting you know I'm here to share cheers and warm hugs when needed. It can be done!

*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. SEVEN years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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6/28/17 2:07 A

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Hi team, I'm back ! I've been with Sparkpeople for many years now. I also left for a few and now I am back. I especially rejoined this team because I realize that I'm an emotional eater with many vices such as popcorn, chips, cookies, sunflower seeds etc. I really need to get a handle on this to stop all this bingeing. I solicit your help. All are welcome. Thank you!

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Hi team, I haven't logged into spark in awhile. Life just got in the way. I'm back and focused more then ever to get healthy. Things have been good so far since I started back a couple of days ago. Life is throwing my family a curveball now. We are placing my father-in-law on hospice tomorrow. We got the call last night and spent the majority of the day with him today. So far so good, but now it's evening and everyone is sleeping. I'm thinking I need something to munch on....so I went for coleslaw instead of the piece of cake in the refrigerator. I've actually stayed within my goals today.

"Don't beat yourself up if you over-indulge. Just
pick yourself up and start all over again" ... Linda Ross


“Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial.” (1 Corinthians 10:23, see also 6:12)



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6/22/17 1:06 P

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I have been back to sparkepeople for 30 days now but still trying to find where I fit in. I am a compulsive overeater, emotional eater. I have been doing very good. Just went to the Dr this morning my BP is down my weight is down and I am feeling good. In the past this is when I know I need the most help. I will start to get to confident and think I can do this on my own and stop working with the tools then I slowly resort back to old habits. I don't want that to happen this time. I need your help!

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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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Welcome, Lisa! Hope we can get this team a little more lively.

*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. SEVEN years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Hi everyone, I'm a newbie & pumped to get on track with my lifestyle change! Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.

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Erica, how is it going? Struggle usually translates to giving yourself the option to deviate from your plan. We're on your side!

*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. SEVEN years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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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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Spark User name: Ericaleaha

First name: Minnie

I am 53 yrs old Married with 4 adult children (1 girl 3 boys) 3 Grandchildren (1 boy 11 yrs old & 2 girls 10 & 8 yrs old). 1 Dog Maltese-Sookiebelle & 2 Cats-Stitch and Sebastian We are a close and loving family.

I was born in Los Angeles, California Currently living in Upland California

My hobbies are Search the web, watch in person & TV Football, Baseball & Nascar. I love to play board & computer games and to travel. I work full time been at my job for 32 yrs. have promoted 5 times current position 18 yrs as a supervisor. I am positive, honest and caring.
I have been struggling with carb/fat control this past month and I know that is why the pounds stop coming off. emoticon

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YOU CAN'T TAKE CARE OF OTHERS IF YOU CAN'T TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!


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Hi everyone. I'm new to this board, but not to emotional/stress eating. Food has always been a comfort, no matter the situation, and it has been hard to reprogram my mindset, but I'm ready to do it. Looking forward to learning a lot from this group! Happy Thursday!

"I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday, or some previous day." ~James Joyce


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I'm new to both spark people and this group. I have been an emotional eater all my life and I'm ready to stop. I find that no matter the emotion food is always the go to....if I'm mad, sad or stressed it's soda and chocolate...if it's a celebration it's faty foods and sweets. I've had it with food being my comfort it's time to find new healthy ways to deal with my emotions.

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Hello everyone! I'm new to his team, but not to SparkPeople.

I KNOW I'm an emotional eater, a stress eater. I love food, but I know how to portion, what to eat, etc. Yes, I know what to do, but why don't I do it. I know that weight loss is about 80% mental and I've had a lot of emotional issues lately.

I loss my Dad in March which was a very stressful time. He had terminal cancer, diagnosed 11/2015, but die from bleeding on the brain. He never gave up and stopped fighting. He always said, I may give out, but I won't give up. Well, his body gave out.

Plus there are other challenges too long to go into, but everyone experiences stress. I'm hope this team can help me get control over my eating.

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart... " Helen Keller


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Hey, team --
Probably like others on here, I "knew" I didn't have an emotional eating problem. I "knew" I was hungry, so I ate. But for no one reason I can pinpoint,the little light bulb went on in my head and now I see that I am an emotional eater.

It's late, I'm sick, and I'm still about an hour away from going to bed, so I have to make this short, but I'll be back. I have decided that Mother's Day will be a good day to start over (again!). This time I've gotta do it right.

Good night, 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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Hi Team.
I joined this team because nothing else seems to motivate me to change. I eat constantly even when I'm not hungry. It's now affecting my health. When I track everything I eat, I seem to do better but it's a struggle to log everyday. Tomorrow, I have an appointment to see a registered dietitian. Maybe, this will help me get back on track. If there is someone who has had long term success dealing with emotional eating please let me know what has worked for you. If you have tried Overeaters Anonymous or a support group, let me know it it was helpful.
Thank you and good luck. emoticon


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Hi. I am an emotional eater and carb addict. Since joining Spark in Feb, I have reversed a downhill slide, lost 19 lbs of regain + 3 more which puts me at my lowest weight in 20 years. I had gastric bypass but it took me 5 years post op to embrace exercise which is now my new "go to" for those moments when I want to "eat my way through the kitchen". However, I am a nighttime eater. I wake up at 1 or 2 and think, "What can I eat?" I am not hungry. I think I want to comfort myself because I am awake and no one else is. I struggle to overcome the urge and if I do give in, it is a healthy choice and always put in my food tracker, but it is a compulsion. Sometimes I think I should just get dressed and go to the gym. Not real practical and I live in a city so a woman walking alone at night is not a smart thing to do. I am glad I found this team!

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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 all. I, like many others, am not new to Sparkpeople, but new to the team. I didn't realize I was eating emotionally until recently, so I'm here to keep that habit in check. I hope we can all accomplish our goals together and look forward to working with you all! emoticon

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emoticon Hi everyone, I have been with SparkPeople for some time but am new to this team. I know WHAT to eat and HOW MUCH to eat, and I do get a fair amount of exercise in (3 to 4 days at the gym plus some walking daily), but I let those emotions get to me and I EAT. I have to say that I have gotten a little better, but have a long way to go.

I am also a member of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) and to to meetings every Thursday morning. I have about 44 pounds to lose in order to get to my goal. I WAS doing very well over the holidays, but have gotten off track and having a hard time getting back on track.

If I could lose 5lbs a month, I could be at goal by the end of the year, but I'm not too confident about that at this point.

I wish you all luck on your journey and hope to stop in often to give and get 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 everyone, I'm a returning Sparker and new to this team. I've been an emotional eater for most of my life. Looking forward to trying to break the cycle.
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Hi, my name is Terri and I have been on SparkPeople for a couple of years. I am diabetic so I need to eat and keep my blood sugar down. I joined this team for some help. My eating is out of control. I never fill full. I need help in quitting night time eating and eating chocolate every single day. I have tried to quit eating sweets and went through programs and a challenge on SparkPeople but always fail before I get to the end of the challenge. I fail so badly that I quit the challenge. I spoke with my diabetic educator about this problem and she didn't think it had to do with my diabetes (the problem of not feeling full). I don't know what else to do so I came here because people on SparkPeople are so helpful. Thanks for anything you can do for me. Part of the problem is I think that I don't think about eating until I have eaten way more than I should have. emoticon

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Hello everyone, I have been on SP in the past, but always have seemed to fall off the wagon and give up. This time I am motivated and determined to lose the weight and become the fit, strong, healthy, and sexy woman that I've always wanted to be!!!!!

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emoticon I'm Barbara and I am not new to Sparkpeople but new to this group. I look forward to working with the group to support one another in coping with emotional eating. I have been an emotional eater all my life. Just before turning 40,7 years ago, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and talk about emotional eating...that was a big trigger before it kicked me in the but and I almost killed myself and my son because I was not able to stay conscience driving home from a weekend in Florida. That's when I knew I needed to stop and focus on my health and not burying my feelings. I still fight with it everyday because of stresses in my life but I think with the support and encouragement from others I will get a handle on it. I hope to hear from some soon.

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I'm new too. Hello all! :) Feel free to add me as a friend.

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New to this team. I am 60 years old. I am realizing I am emotional eater. Every day I start thinking I am going to stay on track and eat healthy. Nighttime comes and it is when I eat the most. I feel powerless and guilty with no self control. I have lost 150 pound and what too keep if off. If I don't find a way to do it I will get back to where I was 8 years ago. I do remain faithful with exercising daily. Any tips or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Looking to lose 95 lbs. and can use any support I can get. I'm 60 years old with a few health issues and I know getting the weight off will help me a great deal.

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Thank you pippa. I'll check it out this evening. Keep your head and hopes up. I'm praying for your and all us overeaters success

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Hi, my name is Pippa and I binge eat when bored or tired. I'm hoping to get into a routine where I can beat the beast.

Cocobuckman, I have found that www.doyouyoga.com have some really good free yoga and meditation videos that I've found useful.

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Hi. My name is Stephanie. I am an emotional eater. It took me several years to admit it and I'm again looking to end the binge eating/ mindless eating. I went to the gym yesterday and my arms are feeling it today! I also plan on meditating as much as I can remember to. Does anyone have suggestions as to what works for them and I can try?


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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. I'm new to this team. I've been on and off SP for a few years now. I always start off very strong and then slip and end up falling off. One of the things that I've realized of late is that my eating is very emotionally driven. I either eat a lot of stuff (and bad stuff, stuff I don't even normally want) if I am stressed, or I don't eat at all if I am upset. I know that this is a problem, but I don't know how to fix it.

I really want to change these bad habits, I look at where I was 10 years ago and I've doubled in size. I realize during that time I've moved 6 times (spouse in the military), had 3 kids, and had a lot more stresses in life. How do other people find best to change these habits.

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Thanks for the encouragement!
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Welcome Ashlee and Musicat. I still struggle with emotional eating even after losing 80 pounds and keeping it off almost 8 years. For me, it isn't easy, but it is worth it. I found I could lose weight, even with occasional emotional eating, as long as I didn't give up and did the best I could each day. Getting right back on track is key. Forgiving myself is important. Just getting back on plan and not overlimiting after a slip is crucial, too.


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I'm new to this team. If I give into cravings I just don't stop. I know I really need to plan out my foods and track everything but I really dislike doing either. I hoping to break this vicious cycle.

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Hi Everyone. My name is Ashlee and I'm 32. I lost 17 lbs last year when I took a hard look at my eating habits and realized my food addiction and emotional eating issues. Unfortunately I've had some major setbacks due to some sad family circumstances that have sent me back to food for comfort. Looking for support and help from people facing a similar struggle.

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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 everyone.

I rejoined Spark yesterday. I've pretty much gained all my weight I'd lost plus some. I tend to lose motivation quickly and find excuses to get a snack. I mindlessly snack when I'm bored. I need to break this cycle and get back to a healthier lifestyle. Especially after I've been noticing that my 9 year old is starting to snack more when she's bored.

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Hi Julie. I have the same problem in the afternoon. Around 3 Im wanting something to eat. I usually have a crunchy dill pickle or two. Salty snack helps me make it to dinner time.

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Welcome to the team. This is a great place to be!!



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Good morning all...My name is Julie, will be 55 years old next week, and live in Utah. I have been on SP for years but this is my first time on this team. I find I have a terrible time not snacking in the afternoon. I work from home and usually put in 10 hour days in front of my computer. Usually about 4pm I want something salty so bad. I guess it is because I'm tired and emotionally empty by that point and think I need something to keep me going until dinner. It is not that I am hungry. I usually don't eat lunch til about 1:30 or so. I have tried many different things to get this under control but from what I can tell, it is going to have to be going "cold turkey" to show me that I don't need the food in the afternoon to make it to the end of my workday.


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Hello. My name is Kathleen, I am a retired senior and I live in Pennsylvania with my husband. I have been on SP for some time and I was looking for an active group when I noticed this team.
I have had a weight problem most of my life and I never considered myself an emotional eater but I guess I am. I will eat very little during the day but after 6PM I am just constantly looking for something to snack on. I eat more when I am alone.

This year I decided to approach my weight & overeating by naming it a "Bad Habit" and made a New Years resolution to STOP eating after 7PM. I have done very well this month. Many urges but I have been able to not give in which is unusual for me. I also have been going to bed a few hours earlier, LOL when I feel out of control. So I am hoping this group is a good fit for me. Just reading these posts I feel we have a lot in common.


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Hello everyone, my name is Kendra. I am 27 years old and live in Colorado. I have been on SparkPeople a few times in the past but always seem to fall off the wagon and gain the weight back. I am starting back today with a new page and a newfound motivation and determination!! I am ready to make 2017 my year and become the healthy sexy and fit woman that I have always wanted to be!!! If anyone wants to add me as a friend, I always am open for new friends and accountability partners!!!!

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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! My name is Pam and I have a problem with night time eating. I am usually able to stay on track until then and it's like I lose all mindfulness and if a food crosses my mind I want it and can't seem to stop from eating it. My DH and DD's are big nighttime eaters, too, so it makes it harder. I want to change the "cues" that set me off.

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Hi everyone! I'm Agnieszka and I'm dealing with the problem of overeating when I'm bored. I lost over 10 pounds last year but when I broke up with my boyfriend I gained all of it and even more :( I'm trying to pull myself together but when I start eating chocolate and unhealthy food I can't stop.. Hope this is the last try :)

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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. I'm Georgann and I have an emotional eating problem mainly when I am bored or stressed. I hope I will be able to overcome this nasty habit with help from this team.



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Hi I'm jen I have an emotional eating problem.

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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 Marsha. I've lost a lot of weight (75 pounds still gone) and kept it off quite a few years (over 7). However, 2016 was my worst maintenance year. I gained over 10 pounds. I recognize that I have to manage my hunger AND my emotions well if I am to be successful at maintaining. My worst times are in the evening or at night usually when my husband is sleeping. I need to find ways other than food of caring and nurturing myself.


My Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!

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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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Hello, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired of my emotional eating. I have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and feel sick often because of all the sugar I eat . Sometimes I feel like I can't stop. My plan is to become more active on spark people and hope we can support each other and kick this ugly habit. 😊

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Hello! New to this team, but not to emotional eating. I've been doing that for 30+ years. It's better than it used to be, so that's good, but I've got a long way to go when my first impulse is, "I'm sad, ooooh a cookie!"

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