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8/23/14 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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8/21/14 10:07 A

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Thank you, and I agree! I met some great people 5 years ago, and I know I will now too. Sometimes, the things we go through in our weight loss journeys feel so personal and private, so I am always much more comfortable sharing and discussing with like-minded others on this site. I've always felt it difficult to share my weight struggles with my friends, I guess due to my own shame and embarrassment, and having been up and down the last 5 years hasn't helped. I am more motivated than ever, I think, so I look forward to the journey with all of you!

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8/21/14 8:25 A

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Welcome back. I'm finding so much support and friendship here and I know you will too. This road seems so much easier when it's shared with others.
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8/18/14 7:00 P

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Hi all. I have actually been a member of this team since 2009 but I disappeared for a few years and returned to get myself back on track. I find that I've always been an emotional eater..lately, I have been happy and positive but I still find myself mindlessly eating when I'm bored or stressed. I need to learn to eat only when hungry, and to choose the right foods! This group helped me five years ago and I'm confident you all can help me again... Hopefully I can help in return!

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8/18/14 5:11 P

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emoticon emoticon to a wonderful team on a fantastic website. You've come to the right place to meet people with a common goal. We're all on the same journey and it has helped me so much to know there are so many people who think and feel like I do. I encourage you to use as many of the tools offered here as you can. They are great at motivating me and keeping me accountable and honest with myself.
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8/18/14 3:44 P

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Hi
This is the first time I have posted in this team, I have stress problems as I am a carer for my husband who has mental health problems.
I find evenings very difficult especially when he is in a down mood as he will spend weeks in bed doing nothing not even eating, washing or dressing and this is when I turn to nibbling.
Twice a week I go to aqua fit, swimming or the gym and i try to go on 3 walks a week if the weather is OK.
Over the last 2-3 years(not been keeping a check) I have lost over 2 stones but it has been very hard to do.

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8/18/14 9:50 A

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Hello everyone I'm Zoya. I have to wonderful teenaged boysand a great husband. I have a great support system in place this time. I am a college student and for the start of the new semester I decided to take care of me and my weight. I am taking shallow water exercise class and a walking/jogging class and am starting look for a good tredmill. I am ready to do this. And I am looking forward to your support and to supporting everyone.

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8/18/14 7:21 A

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Hi all wanted to stop by and introduce myself. My name is Michelle and I live in Canada, I have three great kids a wonderful boyfriend and love life in general :) The only thing that I don't love is my weight lol. I have been battling emotional eating and boredom eating for as long as I can remember (currently I am on the losing end of the battle) I am ready for a change ! I look forward to getting to know new people who share my struggles and know what this battle is really like :)

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Less jiggle later :D

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8/16/14 6:31 P

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I am so glad you joined. We all have al lot to share and learn!

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8/16/14 11:38 A

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So glad to be a part of this group. I am a nurse by background, but for the past 25 years, I have worked as a weight-loss coach, speaker, and writer. I have my own personal issues with gaining weight easily, especially since my breast cancer surgery 4 years ago. I blame the long-term med I have to take, but it's probably also from getting sloth with my efforts, and eating to cope.

As a weight-loss coach, I am passionate about helping people overcome the barriers that get in the way of success with managing their weight. I am the author of three weight-loss books, including my newest one, "Friends with the Scale."
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Starting on Aug. 18th, I will be writing a blog post each day about the lessons in the book "100 Days of Weight Loss." I will also include my own personal answers to the questions at the end of each lesson. Here's a link to my blog:
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8/14/14 4:29 P

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glad to be back here, ladies, I am a middle of the night binger, which is turning into a bad habit, I stopped doing this, but when I cant sleep,which is every night, I will get up and eat bread, crackers, etc, which seems to make me sleep, but in the morning I feel crummy,,,,,it has prevented me from losing weight, and very frustrating, I have conditioned myself to automatically get up, go to bathroom, and go in kitchen, feel very bad about this, but eat pretty good in the day,,,,,my husband is thin and can sleep on a log!!!!!!
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8/14/14 7:44 A

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Hi there! I've been on Sparkpeople for a couple of years, driving my wagon successfully sometimes, riding along happily some of the time, and falling off and getting run over it more times than the first two.

So now, I'd like to build a completely new wagon that has better safety features.

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LR26104's Photo LR26104 Posts: 59
8/13/14 7:17 A

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8/11/14 10:39 A

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Hello. I am new here. I used to be on spark years ago and quit. I'm back now due to gaining 60 of the 100 lbs I lost back. I eat when I'm stressed, bored, upset...you name it and I'll eat because of it.

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8/10/14 3:47 P

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I have been going through that myself. Good luck to you, I know we can do this!

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8/5/14 11:27 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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8/5/14 10:42 P

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I am so glad you are here! I am a fairly new member and have gotten nothing but support and encouragement. There is more than one path to wellness here. You'll find lots of different ways to get healthy. Use what feels right to you. This is a safe place with no judgment.

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8/3/14 5:20 P

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APPY626 - I am so sorry about your sister doing that - so not supportive. Take it day by day

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Hello emoticon well I'm trying something different! I have been yo yoing for a long time, I have a few good eating days and then bam the night time overeating starts. So I decided to reach out here with hopes to get the support I need and to finally overcome this.

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8/2/14 8:48 A

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Even those who love us can say and do things that cause us to sabotage our own efforts. It's up to us to keep an eye on our goals and remember we're doing it for us, not them, and we always have to be kind to ourselves.
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7/31/14 11:32 A

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Hi everyone! I am an emotional eater. I'm the overweight family member and my sister thinks it's her place to tell me this every time I see her. Which makes me not want to see her. Which makes me depressed and then I eat, and feel more depressed. It's just a battle. And every family vacation is planned at a beach.. Another battle. And then I see pictures of me at the beach... Another battle. So I've decided this time around I need to stick with it. I have already seen changes in my body and haven't been depressed for over 2 weeks! That's a big deal me.

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7/29/14 2:14 P

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Welcome!! Welcome!! LR26104! Glad you have joined the team! Great team mates! Do you have a name to go by? Or just LR26104? There is a lot of support here and information on our team sites. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Slow but steady wins the race!
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7/29/14 7:10 A

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I'm also new to this team and new to Spark People overall. I look forward to making new online friends and learning some new tips and tricks to keep motivated and moving forward towards a healthier version of me.
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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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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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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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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

Slow but steady wins the race!
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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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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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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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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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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.

DONE girls don't quit.

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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6/18/14 5:15 P

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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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6/15/14 7:59 P

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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

... one step at a time ...


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6/14/14 12:43 P

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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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6/12/14 3:18 P

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Oops I meant POLLYPOPPINS

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6/12/14 3:17 P

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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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6/12/14 3:10 P

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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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6/7/14 5:32 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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6/5/14 1:33 A

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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.

Put your heart into anything you do.


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6/4/14 2:50 P

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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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6/2/14 5:42 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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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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