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7/21/14 9:53 A

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Thanks! I didn't post much yesterday as I wasn't sure I did it right. I am an emotional eater. That was quality time when I was growing up and I have continued that bad habit through my adult life.. I am ready to break the cycle.

2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses,so Christ power may rest on me.


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7/21/14 9:37 A

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emoticon Welcome Hope and Theresa!! I am new also! If you need any help all you have to do is ask! I did!! emoticon

Slow but steady wins the race!
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7/20/14 10:14 P

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Hello my name is Theresa I am new to the team and posting. So I am not sure I am doing this right.

2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses,so Christ power may rest on me.


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7/20/14 12:16 P

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Hi, Alice, wishing you well on your journey!

I am new here too, my name is Hope and I've been a binge/emotional eater most of my life.

hi, my name is Hope

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~Christopher Robin


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Wow....what a trip you have been on. Congratulations for all the wonderful things you achieved while trying to get through difficult times. It had to be exhausting, to say the least. NOW it is time to start putting YOU first and you have taken a fantastic first step! It won't be long before you start reaping the benefits of participating on SP. Use as many tools as you can without making it a job or a chore. It should be enjoyable. So keep popping in and good luck with your journey!

KEEP ON KEEPING ON! I CAN DO IT!


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emoticon emoticon My name is Alice and I am an emotional eater. Sounds like a 12 step member! emoticon I was not an emotional eater all my life. I had a great childhood and was very active as a child and teenager. But when I got married to my childhood sweetheart - things changed. We have a good marriage but an overwhelming one. I had 4 children in 5 years. We had no insurance to cover any of the births. Because I became diabetic and had problems with that. I was hospitalized twice for about a month trying to be healthier. and NO insurance. Needless to say we were overwhelmed with bills. I did everything I could to save money, from sewing all the kids clothes, to cooking from scratch, and having a huge garden that I canned over 1,000 jars of produce. I made my own jellies, jams and condiments. But the more I did the more pressure I felt. I turned into a homesteading steam engine......goats, sheep, pigs and chickens. Then one of my daughter had back surgery and almost died. I know I am rambling on but during this time the way I had to be 'good' to myself was through food. When I was overwhelmed, when the bill collectors harassed me.....it was food that I went to for comfort. I still have the same reaction even though I no longer have the difficulties I did. Food is always there and it is easier to justify eating than spending money. What started as an excuse for comfort has become a habit. And it is hard to break! 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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7/16/14 9:54 A

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Ha....I just posted this in the wrong place. Told ya I am still learning the ropes...haha

Hi.....I would like to introduce myself. I hope this is where I am supposed to post. I am 53 years old. I have been through many Weight Loss episodes but sadly, always find myself back to square one. Not this time. I feel it in my heart that SP and all of you will help me succeed. Thank you for being here!

KEEP ON KEEPING ON! I CAN DO IT!


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7/14/14 1:37 P

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Hello!! I am an emotional eater!!! I was verbally abused growing up by my parents and other people, which led me to be an emotional eater. I eat because it feels good at the time, but in the long run, never really made things better. My parents would try to control what I would put in my mouth. At 19, my mom and I got into a fight. I said you are going to have to accept me for how God made me. She said,"I am trying to, but I just cannot because I know you can do better." I have been battling being over weight since puberty and have had really bad acne since too. Now that I am 30, the acne is not bad anymore but my weight is still an issue. I have a 2 1/2 yr old son and 1 yr old daughter, so I am giving myself grace. learning to control my emotions is an incredible leap forward for me, never really learned how to control it properly. Looking forward to it!!!!

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7/11/14 2:28 P

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Hi,

I am new to the team and really struggle with emotional eating daily!! I eat when I am frustrated, bored, upset, angry, happy...I could go on and on. I especially struggle in the summer because i am a teacher and have more down time. Add to that a lot of changes in my life and its a disaster! I am hoping to find some inspiration with this group. Its nice to connect with people who are working on the same things.

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7/6/14 11:23 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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6/30/14 3:13 P

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Welcome to the team!

~~ Michelle ~~

Don't waste your time with "could've," "would've" or "should've." Focus on "can," "will," and "do."

Time will pass no matter what .... will I be closer to or farther from my goals

It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not. Finally, I am ready to change!


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6/29/14 10:29 P

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Hi! I'm new to the team. I saw this group and thought that I needed to join. I eat to celebrate, to cry, to release frustration, to overcome boredom. I really need some help so that I can change my life. I am weak weak weak. I hope I can be as encouraging to everyone here as the encouragement I get from here. Thanks.

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"Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses." -- Norman Vincent Peale



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Maintenance is a success also - remember that!!!! And you're right about the scale.

Check out the SP articles about maintenance, checking out the scale too much, and getting stuck in your weight after losing so much (I can't think of what it is called). They have GREAT articles on all of this. Let me know if you cannot find them.

take care
barbara



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6/29/14 5:37 P

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Thank you so much Barbara...I think I started getting depressed when I saw no weight loss at the scale but there was no gain either now there is so I'm gonna try to not look at the scale so much and remember that any amount of weight loss is better than a gain.

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WoW Tia what an accomplishment of losing 80 pounds. Do you realize what you've done?!!?! Gaining 10 is miniscule compared to that. You will do it - why? - because you are HERE and want to, you know? You actually have a lot to offer yourself.

take care
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Hello everyone, I'm Tia and I just joined the group. I've done well for the past year with emotional eating but some how picked it back up. I started on my weight loss journey in May of 2013 lost almost 80lbs and I've gained ten back. I hope being in this group teaches me a few new things and I would love to help others in any way that I can through my past and present experiences. Have a lovely Saturday all.

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6/28/14 11:58 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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6/26/14 10:31 P

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Welcome to the team Sandra! emoticon

~~ Michelle ~~

Don't waste your time with "could've," "would've" or "should've." Focus on "can," "will," and "do."

Time will pass no matter what .... will I be closer to or farther from my goals

It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not. Finally, I am ready to change!


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6/26/14 8:41 P

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emoticon I'm Sandra. I joined the team last night. Looking forward to learning, uplifting and sharing with the group emoticon

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6/25/14 9:45 P

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Welcome Kriisten and Barbara!

Edited by: MCJOYFUL at: 6/25/2014 (21:45)
~~ Michelle ~~

Don't waste your time with "could've," "would've" or "should've." Focus on "can," "will," and "do."

Time will pass no matter what .... will I be closer to or farther from my goals

It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not. Finally, I am ready to change!


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6/25/14 8:26 P

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I am new to the group and hope I'll get ideas to overcome my emotional eating.

Suggestions are welcome.

barbara

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6/25/14 1:53 P

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Hi, my name is Kristen and I am new to the group. I have been struggling with emotional eating for as long as I can remember (probably back to middle school) and I am 28 now. Right now, I am trying to focus on not sabotaging my body for the billionth time and working with a great team: a therapist, nutritiontist and personal trainer. I need to invest in myself.

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6/21/14 2:14 P

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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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6/18/14 8:17 P

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We'll first, congrats on being at goal. I know Sparks is a good place to be and I figure if I post when I get stressed my hands will be too busy to eat. Got a job interview tomorrow so I am trying to prepare without stressing out.

A setback is only a setup for a comeback!


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Hello. My name is Tanya. I am an emotional eater. I am a stay at home mom of 3. I have reached my goal weight but I am still struggling with eating out of emotions. I saw this team and thought maybe this would help.

Always keep the Faith in yourself, never give into self doubt.


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6/17/14 11:31 P

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Hello, everyone! I am Kelly and I did really great for awhile and then went it on my own, which was a big mistake. This last year my job went from good to beyond Hades. Now, I have left that place, gotten rededicated to my health, and even joined a fitness club. Two days and it is kicking my butt, but I did it before and I am back for good.
I realized I ate all my anger instead of dealing with the two people who were so negative towards me. Now I am learning how to move beyond and be happy.

A setback is only a setup for a comeback!


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Hello, I'm new to all of this a friend online introduced me to SparkPeople, and I've been exploring for the last few days. I'm Care, yes that is a nickname that I've had most of my life. Im 36 years old struggling with mental issues along with emotional one, I'm a horrible emotional eater. I eat to hide my emotions, to deal with stress, to hide rage and so on. I've been this way most of my life especially when I was in my teens. So this is the first step to a new life.

Care

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Just want to welcome new team members!!

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6/14/14 12:42 P

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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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Oops I meant POLLYPOPPINS

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Welcome and me too!! I notices your post because we are close to the same weight/goal!

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Hi everyone,

My name is Michelle and I struggle with emotional eating. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and hopefully finding encouragement and being an encourager to others as we journey on.

~~ Michelle ~~

Don't waste your time with "could've," "would've" or "should've." Focus on "can," "will," and "do."

Time will pass no matter what .... will I be closer to or farther from my goals

It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not. Finally, I am ready to change!


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6/11/14 7:17 A

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Just saying h
at the moment I am having a lot of emotional eating and am so fed up and upset at myself for eatig too much!

If you don't succeed try try again!


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6/9/14 9:38 A

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Hi I'm Danielle and I am an emotional eater, and I need tips, pointers, and or distractions to help me. I am a teacher and mother of 4. I have been a nervous person all my life, I would eat what ever I wanted but I had sports, dance team, and band to counter act the eating. Weight gain wasn't my problem until college. I fluctuated up and down but it wasn't out of control until my 3rd child. I would loose the weight and something would always happen that caused me to regress.

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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'm retired and still have a lot of weight left to lose. I taught school and worked for AA&T. I have three children who are married and five grandchildren. I have been on Spark People for awhile so the weight has come off gradually. I have been searching for teams that would motivate me to exercise, lose weight, and stay motivated. I have to use a walker to walk but I do get out and walk a lot. I have a small dog also which keeps me going even when I would rather not exercise. I am diabetic so that adds in the element of having to watch carbs as well as calories. I do not take insulin but control mine thru diet.

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Hi. I'm new to this team...but not new to SP. I've been on and off the site for a few years. I've started and restarted my diet plan so many times, I've lost track of what I am actually doing. After some serious soul searching, however, I have decided once and for all that this is what I need to do, what I have to do and what I want to do...lost weight, get more active and most importantly get a tight handle on my emotional-stress eating. I'm hoping that by joining this team I will get support and ideas on how to get that handle and keep it.

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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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6/1/14 9:01 P

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Hi I'm new to this team & new to Spark People. I work the overnight shift so I have found it challenging to flip flop my schedule. Looking forward to finding support & supporting others!

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Hi, my name is Samantha. My emotional eating problems are my secret and shame... I remember all these days when I was eating as a pig and actually knowing that it was just because I was stressed or upset. But I couldn't stop. And later on even more stress overcame me because of overeating. But now I am doing better than two years ago. I am so glad. I don't have these weekly, hidden overeating sessions. But... I still splurge on sweets or other food when I am depressed. In this way I ruined my diets and efforts to get fit. It's like a never ending circle. I don't know how to escape it. I don't understand anymore if I eat because I'm stressed or I'm stressed because I eat. I just don't know how to escape it ;(
But I have a hope that with a huge efforts this time I will make... Sooner or later.

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hi, i'm new to the group but not new to spark. i have a huge problem with emotional eating. Stress has been a huge part of life for a while now and i turned to food for comfort. the last couple of weeks it's like i was constantly hungry or constantly eating because of emotional things going on. i looked at myself in the mirror the other day and was like so disappointed. i can honestly say there was nothing i saw that i liked looking back at me. i need to really get a hold onto finding other ways to release my stress besides in a plate of food.

Love yourself, Love your body, and Love life.


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HI, I am just joining too. I have been a SP member in the past and needless to say, I am back!

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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 am new to this team. Hoping to learn better ideas for coping with those moments that I give in and get way off track. Good to know so many others share the struggle and offer support.

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Hello! I'm not new to SP but I'm rejoining. It's been 4 years since I was last active on the site and tracked regularly. I had to make a new account because I forgot my original username and password! :) Good to be meeting you.

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Hello! I've been on SparkPeople for a long time now but I'm only now realizing that managing my emotional eating is my priority. I'm really hoping find the social support here that I need to meet my goals!

Though my profile is set to private, I'm very open so please add me as a friend on here :)

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Hey everyone. I'm new to the team! I hope to find some support (and give some as well) :-)

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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 Christina. I'm doing my best to recover from binge eating. The binge eating started about 4 years ago, though I can say I never had a truly healthy relationship with food.





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Hello I'm Mel and I'm new to the team.

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5/3/14 12:28 A

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New today, nighttime eating is my problem

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emoticon to the team. I'm sure you'll find the support and advice which will help you on your journey.
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Welcome everyone, please keep coming back.

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Hi everyone, I'm a 28yr old mom of 3. I go to school full time. I recently came to terms with being an emotional eater, stress eater to be more exact... if i'm sad, or happy, i don't eat, but its almost the first of the month, when all the bills are due, the cars are both broken down, and the fridge is empty...and i want to eat EVERYTHING. pasta, rice, sugar, anything... so yep. now i'm here :)

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Hi! I'm a 35 year old full time working mom. My husband has always been supportive of my weight loss goals. His job has recently been extra stressful which has added to my duties around the house, keeping up with our daughter and my job. Spring break was 3 weeks ago and my eating has gotten out of control. I am a horrible emotional eater and always turn to food. I want tomorrow to be my new beginning (in laws leave tomorrow -- talk about added stress!). I know I binge eat, especially at night. I keep saying I'm going to change the habits/trigger, but never follow through. I can't keep going on like this. I have gained 4 lbs and need to change now before it's more weight!

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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'm Brenna. 27 year old single-mom from the Midwest. I have never posted on this website, more of a lurker for years (this is not my first account). Over the years I have slowly gained until reaching my highest weight of 365 lbs (currently at 346 lbs). I'm not sure how to reach out or ask for help, but I guess that is what I'm doing. I am floundering and have no clue where to start or what to do. I would love to meet some people in a similar situation as myself but would love any advice you're willing to offer! Thanks for reading. :)

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Hi team,
My name is Maggie. I'm 46, never married, have 5 fur babies, 1 dog and 4 cats. I recently joined and am already facing huge struggles in the "real world." I am in a Union in my job and they just settled a contract after 10 years without one and 14 years since we got a pay raise. Well, the arbitration granted its ruling and we took a HUGE pay cut. Yep, I said pay CUT after all those years. I am living pay check to pay check like most of us are and this news was quite devastating to me. The news came last Tuesday and they said it would start in this Friday's paycheck (that was yesterday). So basically I've been a complete wreck, TRYING not to think about it, because I know it is out of my control. But then, what do people like us do in these situations...? Yep, I have been stuffing my face to avoid all the emotions that come with this drastic change in my life. I am proud of myself for recently starting on SparkPeople, but I'm feeling like a fake because I am not giving it my all. And I really wanted to be serious and use all these tools to help me change my life for the better. Well... to top this, my paycheck yesterday, that I was TOO AFRAID TO OPEN for hours until I stuffed my face with all kinds of goodies, did NOT have the pay cut on it yet!!!! All that worry for nothing this past week. NOWWWW I am going to be worried for the next TWO weeks until I get my next paycheck where it will officially start. I'm trying hard not to sabotage myself with old familiar behaviors and stuff down my emotions with food. But sometimes I feel like, when all you get is bad news in your life, it feels better to self-medicate with food that you love (and is inevitably bad for you) to console yourself. But then, I know it is only making my situation WORSE.
I look forward to finding help in this group and searching through all the topics so I can hopefully find something that helps me change what I've been doing to myself for DECADES!
Sincerely, Maggie

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4/23/14 12:40 P

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I need to come back, I need to stay on track. I lost over 35 pounds two years ago just watching every.single.thing I ate. Then life took a turn... and in the last year everything is back :(. Emotional eating, I KNOW what is GOOD to eat and from 3yrs ago I STILL eat more fruits and veggies, but I swear... emotional eating is my worst. I'm creeping in on being 45yo, have a 4 1/2 yo son and a hubby who is just as overweight but thinks he is big boned (I've seen pix, he was thinner when we met, so was I! denial).

None the less, I MUST track again. I MUST stay on top of this. I have so much to lose and I REMEMBER what I felt like even 35lbs lighter, THAT was even fabulous.

Enough rambling, I need to be somewhere I can feel like I can be supported...

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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, my name is Pam. I am 60 1/2 years old, married to my BFF, Paul, for nearly 12 years. I have one adult daughter who lives in Philly and is single. I would like to put emotional eating behind me because I think it is the single factor that sabotages the rest of my weight loss program. Glad to have found you.

Pam(tweetyfitn60)

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" A year from now, you will wish you had started TODAY!- Karen Lamb

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emoticon - Joining this team to get on with losing excess weight .Really stuck as no progress in over a year .I live in Australia , married to my best friend ; 3 daughters & 11 grandchildren & I am 67 years of age .

GOD grant me the SERENTITY to accept the things I cannot change
COURAGE to change the things I can
WISDOM to know the difference


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emoticon to the team Casey, Patty and Noel!

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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 am Patty and just learned about this group from a friend, Letha. I have been on Spark for a year and have figured out that I am an emotional, stress eater who then sabotages herself when upset or bored. I am looking forward to see what is offered with the team and figure out if I can stop doing this.

Patty Northwest Indiana

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4/8/14 12:21 A

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Hi. I am new to this team - my name is Casey and I am 72 years old. Most of my married life I have been overweight and yo yo dieted up until now. I am fine until about 5pm and then eat everything and sundry until I go to bed - out of boredom???? maybe - but it has to stop.

Please help me.

Casey.

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Hi. I'm Noel. I'm 36 years old from California. I have been heavy my whole life. Nothing could help me with my emotional/stress eating until now. I was diagnosed with a whole group of weight related issues...like prediabetes, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, gout, and double hernias. Finally I was tired of living this way. Plus I have two small kids who unfortunately are following me into my lifestyle of inactive emotional overeating. I knew I had to change so I started shrinking my portions and walking walking walking . I'm down 34 pounds...with 166 to go. My kids are starting to be more active but their food choices are still bad. We live with my mama who likes to get a lot of fast food and junk food for them and it makes it hard to eat right but I am sticking to my program eating a lot of fruit and veggies, lean protein, whole grains, low fat dairy, and very little sugar. I gave up soda and high sugar juices and drink mostly just water. Now I'm looking for some support as I continue with my journey.

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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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4/5/14 9:54 A

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Hi Linnea emoticon I know what you are going through and that is what is going to keep you on track! You are going to do amazing things! Just keep in touch with SparkPeople! I'm telling you -- It's what is keeping me on track. You are going to be a new woman!

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“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”
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Hi Everyone,
My name is Linnea and I'm 51, married 23 years and have two kiddos...one 19, who is away at college, and another 15, a freshman in high school.

I have lost and gained and lost and gained more, lost and gained even more since I was about 12 years old! Typical yo-yo dieter...let me just say that eating when I'm not hungry is probably my toughest issue. I've accepted that eating healthy is my lifestyle, not a diet I go on and off, but eating when I'm not really hungry is still a challenge for me. Looking for support and ideas on this team - yay!

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emoticon JMBRILLIANT! You have come to the right place! You will find tons of support and motivation. Hope you will find the help you need. This is a great team.

Nighttime snacking is a problem for me as well. I don't know why nighttime is harder to get through. I've been managing, though. I don't keep any temptations around.

Hope to get to know you better!

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“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”
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Hey everyone! I am new to the team. My name is Jennifer. I am 26, married, mother of two, trying to lose another 30-40 pounds just because I want to. I stumbled across this team and thought that it was a good fit for me. I tend to eat the fridge at night, when I am bored, and I struggle a bit to remind myself that I wasn't even hungry in the first place. I look forward to getting to know you all. :)

The most important thing is to keep trying. You never hear a real success story ending in "and I sat on the couch the whole time."


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Thank you so much for the welcome guys, its great to have somewhere you can post and people will understand.

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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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3/30/14 8:18 A

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Hi DUBLINROSE! emoticon to the team! I feel better also when I have my diet plan on track. As soon as I overeat, its a physical and mental "falling apart". I feel so low afterwards. You are in the right place. I'm very new to this group also and pretty new to SP - December 2013. You will find tons of support hear and lots of warmth.

Please stay in touch! Your voice is wanted and needed.

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“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”
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Hi all, long time member and first time poster here. I've been an emotional eater most of my life and I am sick of it. I feel old before my time. I finally have come to the conclusion that life will have its ups and down and eating won't stop that or make it easier, in fact it will make it worse. I always feel mentally stronger when I have my diet going to plan. I need a lot of support because life is pretty stressful right now with kids, work etc etc.

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Good to see you back Vicki emoticon

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Hi VICKI-B-N-FLA! We both have the same goal of 83 pounds to lose. I'm sure that losing weight will help your spine. After I had my hip replaced, I started to lose and I healed and had no pain whatsoever. Then, I put some back on and pain comes back.

I eat more when I stress, too, and for every other emotion one can possible have. I'm here for you as I'm sure many others are going to tell you the same. We're in this together!

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“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”
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Re-introducing myself to those that don't know me...

I'm a 57 year old woman that has a total of 83 lbs to lose to reach a decent weight where I can possibly get off of blood pressure pills and also not hurt so much from RA of the spine. I've been told by my doctor that the less extra weight I'm carrying the less stress there will be on my joints. I don't expect to lose it fast. It took me 8 years to put on all the weight. My goal is to drop 2-4 lbs every month and keep it off til I reach my 83 lb goal.
I am married to Bob and he's just had to get a pacemaker/defibrullator in March 2013, and is still adjusting to having a very weak heart (20% heart strength), so I tend to stress over his health a lot, and when I'm stressing out, I tend to eat more than I should. So I will be working on making healthier food choices over time.



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emoticon Penny and Helena to the 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."
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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 everyone! I'm new to this team and should have joined in January when I first joined SparkPeople. I had no idea that this team existed. Willow49 wrote on my page and gave me a little kick in the butt to introduce myself. Thank you, Willow49! Emotional eating has been a part of my life for so long that I don't know HOW long. I think it was in my early teens. It seems as though I just can't get enough sweets. Stress, depression, fatigue, anger, loneliness . . . so many things get me eating. I hope to get to know all of you better and hopefully we can learn from each other.

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“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”
― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture





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Hello, I am Dawn and I am an emotional eater. I joined this group to connect with others who are going through similar issues. I have been overweight for a good portion of my life and have decided that now is the time to take control over my health. I re-discovered SparkPeople a littlfe over a month ago and I am very thankful. I had been without hope of things in my life every changing. For that past month I have been tracking my food intake and my exercise minutes. I make sure that I get in at least a walk every day. I had been really consistent with my 28 day boot camp videos, but I missed yesterday for the first time in three weeks. I have decided to forgive myself and move on.

I look forward to meeting everyone on this team.

Everyone have a lovely 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."
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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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emoticon Claire. I can so relate. I am an LPN. I am currently finishing up my RN degree with a very difficult clinical next weekend. It is hard to not mindlessly eat when I study also. I just try to make my computer/study area a no food zone as much as possible. I get up every hour and move around. I understand how stressful this is especially with new concepts but you can do it. I have managed to lose 10lbs while studying for this clinical. Emotional eating puts me in a food fog so I don't think I retain what I have learned as easily. Exercise also helps also.I wish you well in your studies and as difficult as it is to believe the 2 yrs will pass by very quickly.

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Hi. My name is Claire and I'm 20 years old. I am going to a local community college while living at home and working towards my Associate of Science in Pre-Nursing. I am hoping to get my RN degree sometime in the next two years. This studying causes me a ton of stress, and as a result, I eat. I binge eat a lot and it is really affecting my health negatively.

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emoticon Terrapina to the team. It is a little overwhelming when you first start but the site gets easier as you go along. You pretty much describe me to T.

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Hello everyone,
I just joined the team. I'm scared, I'm pessimistic, and I'm angry. All of these things contribute to my over-eating and it has to stop somehow.
The number of teams and forums on here is overwhelming.. I hope I can keep up with everything.
Anyway.. I'm 29 and at my heaviest weight.. and starting to wonder if I may have an addiction to food.. I just never seem to have any control and just eat whatever is in front of me, whether I'm hungry or not. *sigh*

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