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

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

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

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

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

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Welcome all new members that joined our group...

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Hello Team! I am new to the team but definitely not new to SP. I've been on it off and on for over 9 years. I have lost and gained weight many times over. I am a confirmed emotional eater! I eat when I'm happy, sad, tired, awake, angry, frustrated, lonely, in love, out of love, bored, busy...you name it, I'll eat for it! I binge eat, I normal eat...it doesn't matter because I gain weight even when I eat properly. I have many other challenges with losing weight and dieting. I have multiple severe food allergies (all nuts and fish), food sensitivities and restrictions due to Rosacea and excema, take multiple medications and I am an insulin resistant vegetarian. I work full time, and have a long commute so I have precious little time for cooking or prep. My BF and I go camping many weekends in the summer and he loves to eat out (very little easy, healthy, non-allergic, vegetarian options, of course) so I l find it hard to diet especially when dealing with him. Work stress has me worshipping the vending snack machine and if I had a place to hide the body, my boss would be in that place! Anyway...that's why I am back at my highest weight...again! I'm so frustrated (look out Cheezits, here I come!) and today, couldn't button my slacks. I have no emotional support system and hope that like-minded Sparkers can help me stay on track now that I am renewing my efforts at overcoming my destructive eating habits. (BTW...my profile pic is from 2010. I'm aiming for looking like that again!)

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I have been fighting this emotional eating stuff most of my adult life !! I am a life time member of Weight Watchers, reaching my goal weight many times , but my emotional eating trips me up and I gain the weight back ! Now I am starting over AGAIN !!! I am so tired of this roller coaster ! I rejoined Weight Watchers and I am on SP too !! This weight gain is effecting my health , and my self esteem !! I always feel super negative about myself because I have this weight gain, and there are times I feel like giving up on even trying to get the weight off !! But here I am trying again !! I know in my heart that junk food and eating for emotions is not the answer ... I know better ....Why do I still fight this emotional eating stuff??? I am here again trying to get victory over this !!! My health depends on it !! My self esteem depends on it !! I will do this !!

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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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8/16/15 3:09 P

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Hello I am new to this group. I suffer from Depression and Anxiety. I am 34 and have a wonderful husband and 2 step-daughters. I do have 3 boys of my own but don't get to see them due to a bad divorce. I seem to stress and worry about everything when I shouldn't but it seem to come natural to me. Any way I do suffer from emotional eating. I have gained so much weight due to it.I take my anger and frustrations, and feelings out on food. I have lost 25 lbs. since the end of march. It has been rough. I am managing my weight but I am off track. Doing a lot of emotional eating lately. I found this group on here and thought it would help me to keep motivated and get support that I need on my journey. I will also try to give support also. Looking forward to meeting you and Praying that each of you can conquer this and reach our goals.

Matthew 19:26 - But Jesus beheld [them], and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Luke 1:37 - For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Mark 11:24 - Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them].


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8/13/15 2:08 P

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Hi Anita.

I'm Tracie and I'm new too, having joined about ten minutes ago. I've been on Spark a few times since 2009, and had amazing results but then fell down in a major way.

Now here I am again, starting fresh, and really trying to come to terms with my relationship with food. I do very well for most of the day (most days) and then after dinner I find myself feeling lonely or anxious or sad, and I just Eat.... I've known this for a while but it's taken me until now to admit that that's a big part of my trouble with losing weight, so here I am!

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Hi my name is Anita.. I have been on spark since 2010.. when I first joined I was at 330 lbs I had lost 100 and in the past 2 years I have put 50 back on.. I struggle so much with emotional binge eating I have my whole life.. I had or have a huge eating disorder It was ugly in my 20s.. and I though I would out grow it .. but I was told you don't

I am really trying to get this under control as for now I am seeing side effects of being so overweight..my blood pressure is high so now I am on medication. by my cholesterol is not bad the good is good and the bad is a little high, so no meds for that, my sugar is good, my thyroid is good.. my liver enzymes are high but I believe that is due to being overweight and all the pain meds I take for my arthritis..

Any ways I don't want to look back any more.. I know what to do or maybe I don't but I did do it before and I need to do it again.. and I know I got help here.. I think for me I need to shut up and listen and follow what others say works and don't ..

Glad to be here looking forward to getting to know you all

Anita


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8/6/15 2:41 A

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I would also be interested in having a buddy that I could check in with daily by texting maybe? Someone to keep me accountable and provide support and someone i can offer the same support back. 😀

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8/6/15 2:40 A

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Hi All!
My name is Mehgan. I've been on SP couple different times and I am making small changes but haven't got a lot of traction yet. Emotional eating is my biggest road block. Second biggest roadblock is fibromyalgia. I don't exercise and am trying to get in a habit of doing some exercise. Home based exercise is going to be best for me. Online videos from SP YouTube for exercise are going to be a start. 😀

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7/29/15 3:06 P

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Tam, this is a great team and everyone supports each other here. You can boast, rant, complain, praise .. anything is OK here.

Make sure you look at the thread "Daily Check In".

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7/29/15 2:24 P

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Hi everyone,
I never really introduced myself :-). I'm Tam and I actually signed up for this team a while ago but I'm back on Sparkpeople, trying to be more active. I've been overweight since I was 14 and I have a lot of issues with binge eating and stress eating. I'm also quite alone, as I don't have a support system closeby and won't have for several years until I have enough money to move back to San Francisco, where I have family, friends, and more social opportunities. So I'm really looking for somewhere to post where people will listen and also hear other experiences so that I know I'm not alone.

Looking forward to meeting everyone and getting involved!

Tam

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7/25/15 12:42 P

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Welcome 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."
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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7/21/15 8:42 P

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Hello everyone I am new to this team I just wanted to introduce myself my name is Richard, I joined this team because like alot of people I struggle with my weight and with eating and I hoped by joining this team I can get some help and support to help me deal with my problem and become stronger in the process to help me have a better relationship with food.

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New to team--I think my inner self tends to think, "Is there any other way to know when you're hungry except by responding to feelings and automatic pilot?" Hoping joining this team will help :-)

What provides the fullness you hunger for is not grasping at what's pleasant, or rejecting what isn't, but staying present with whatever is going on. --R. Kabatznick


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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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SPARKMEG77 - I know exactly how you feel. I was a wreck when I found this team and SP. I've made progress since then but still need the encouragement I get from this team and others. I'm currentl reading "The Spark" by Chris Downie, the creator of SP, and that is helping me on my journey as well. Best of luck, Don't give up and "Spark On".

I'm Dianne from South Carolina

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7/10/15 11:02 A

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Welcome to the team!
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7/10/15 9:37 A

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I am so happy to have found this team! I am a serious emotional eater and the night time eating is the hardest. At 9pm, it's like I haven't eaten all day! I know that if I am ever going to win at this, I really need support.

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Hi folks, Hope you're all having a wonderful safe and healthy 4th of July weekend. Don't forget to thank all the men and women who have served to keep us free. I'll be thanking God also.

100 days challenge? What's that about?

I'm Dianne from South Carolina

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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 new peeps!

Sandra in Virginia
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"Remember it all started with a mouse" Walt Disney
"The past is a guidepost not a hitching post" L. Thomas Holdcroft
"Two decades I've lost a total of 789 pounds. I should be hanging from a charm bracelet" Erma Bombeck
"TOWANDA!!!" Evelyn Couch ( Fried Green Tomatoes)
"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it" Charles Swindoll



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6/25/15 12:10 P

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Hi. I have been on Spark off and on for years. Even when I fall off the wagon Spark People helps me get back on track. One promise I have made to myself is to track all my food even when I mess up. It wasn't practical being on too many teams so I have chosen only one this time and this one seems most appropriate. I've been on a losing streak for several weeks now and doing well. The 100 days challenge seems interesting. Cheers.

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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 was able to make a change that helped me by reducing calories in what I drink. I started years ago by reducing alcoholic beverages, and after a while I found that they were something I drank rarely. More recently, I worked on cutting out sweetened beverages, including those sweetened by artificial sweeteners. (I did this gradually.) A major tool in that effort was a slice of lemon or lime in ice water, and another major tool was finding an herbal tea that tasted good to me without sweetener. Making myself herbal tea, whether hot or iced, gives me a sense of doing something nice for myself, because I like the time I'm taking for myself, I like the smell, and I've chosen a taste I like.

Also, it helped me to learn to eat my orange juice in the form of an orange instead of drinking it. I find that even more satisfying, and it takes longer.

Now, I find that, while I do indulge once in a while, it's an occasional thing. I've lost weight from making the change, and I've saved money, as the herbal teabags are cheaper than sodas and similar treats.

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I am new to this team. I have been struggling with this for some time now. I need help conquering this endless battle of emotional eating and most of all the binges. I am tired of being the overweight (obese) person I am. Any ideas of how to stop the wheel would be greatly appreciated.

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Thanks for the welcome Turtled69!

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We can do it Sophia!

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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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Thanks for the welcome ZorahGail!

I love it that your journey down the scale is so like the one I need and plan to make!

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6/11/15 11:29 A

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Hi Dottie,

I'm a returning Spark member, too, and emotional eating is a part of my extra avoirdupois. I weighed about twice some of my "ideal" weights, and I've hit a plateau at 195. Like you, I get tired too fast, and that means that my old way of tackling problems (fix it now!) isn't working. I'm having to learn to be patient with myself while I keep an eye on a close enough reasonable goal that I don't get discouraged. Different things work for different people. I hope you find things that work for you!

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Hi

My name is Dottie and although not new to spark, I am a closet eater and emotional eater.
Returning spark member with a new spark name.

Grandma to two, wanting to get healthier so I have more energy to keep up with them. Want to be able to do more with my other half - active - hiking, fishing or just general walking. Going down behind the house to feed the dogs and coming back up gets me winded. I want to like myself not hate when I see me in a picture. Tired of being the way I am and want to get the me I once was back again or something of her.

Look forward to making new friends and sharing and encouraging.

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
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Welcome Emily.

Spark People is a great thing for all. You can find different teams, socialize, learn new habits, and get lots of unconditional support and encouragement.

Take advantage of everything there is to offer on this site, but most important, TRACK FOOD!!

Terri

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Hello everyone, My name is Emily and I am a huge emotional eater. It also doesn't help that I babysit in my home so I'm always here around food. My daughter is graduating from high school this Friday and I am solely planning a cookout for about 60+ people attending. Needless to say the binge eating has been at an all time high! I heard about spark people from a post on fb and thought I would give it a try, because it seems like nothing else is working. I can't wait to meet and talk to new people who have the same issues as I do. Hope everyone is have a great Wednesday so far :)

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5/28/15 5:44 P

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Thanks for the inspiring words Becky! I've really had some doubts about going back to school at this time in my life. It will take me a little longer to get my degree as I still have to work full time, but I think in the end it will all be worth it!

I'm just starting to get used to the fact that my baby girl will be going away. We are so close and I know I will miss her terribly! I just have to keep reminding myself that she will only be 2 hours away! Being as she is my youngest, I'm finding it a little hard to let go! I know I have to though, and the experience will be great for her.

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5/28/15 11:00 A

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Good morning, fellow Sparkers!

My name is Becky, and I am an emotional eater, at times. I am 65, with about 50 pounds to lose. I teach piano in my home and enjoy a semi-retired lifestyle, so I have plenty of time to exercise and cook right. I have posted on other discussions, but I feel reluctant to discuss my problems with emotional eating there. I hope that I will feel more open with you guys.

Cindi, you can do it! I attended a teacher certification program in California (where I used to live) when I was in my 50's, and started teaching 7th grade at the age of 55. I taught in the schools for six years before my husband retired and we moved to Tennessee. It was a challenging time, but very worthwhile, as it enabled us to buy a beautiful home here, and now I can do what I really love to do--teach piano.

I still have one daughter at home--aged 20--yes, I had a child at the age of 45--and so, in that sense, I'm still not an empty nester. She graduates from college next December and plans to go on to graduate school, so she may be here for a couple of years??? We don't know right now.

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5/27/15 8:25 P

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Hello all,
My name is Cindi and I am an emotional eater, but hopefully not for long! I am looking forward to meeting you all and hope to learn new coping strategies other than running to a bag of Hershey's when I get stressed out.
I am a single mother of 3 adult children who live at home still. My baby girl who is 21, will be going away to college in August.. Yikes!
My job is very stressful and can be emotionally draining at times as I work as a hospice aide. I do love my job though. It's one of the most rewarding things other than raising my children and taking care of my parents, that I've done in my life! At 51 I am hoping to start nursing school in January and continue to work hospice as an RN.
Did I mention the added stress and hormonal turmoil of going through menopause? Lol. I've been steadily gaining weight for the past 3 years, averaging about 5 pounds a year. Not good! That's why I joined Spark rather than going on some crazy fad diet program.
Anyway, that's my story in a nutshell. Feel free to add me as a friend. I can use the support!

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I couldn't agree more Paula .. I look around my kitchen for eating ideas and see nothing I want. I start to think about going out and end up back in the kitchen with something that is better for me. I just got back from a few days at my son and daughter-in-law's house. I did not do any exercising and we ate out for several meals while I was there. It showed up on the scale this morning .. I gained 2 pounds. I can't be trusted to eat out. I won't make the right choices .. not yet anyway. I am still learning to eat better to feel better.

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5/23/15 11:01 A

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Me, too TAL22556! I wrote "keeping my head in the game" as one of my most important goals. I'm leaning that I CAN train myself to like healthier food. The longer I eat the good stuff, the more I want it instead of fast food and processed food.

�Eating crappy food isn't a reward -- it's a punishment.�
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�Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.�
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�If I hired one of the stock boys to chase me around the store with a licorice whip, I'd be thin by Christmas.�
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Oh boy .. all of this could be written about me. I have good intentions and then somehow the good stuff flies out the window. I eat when I am stressed and for a while I was stressed all the time. Now the stress has lessened and the good intentions are trying to take over, but when I see what my meal choices are and I don't really want that .. I don't eat at all. That's also not good. So I am running in circles right now.
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5/18/15 7:40 A

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And I have to be careful because I've noticed sometimes my eating is better but then I am shopping emotionally. I am getting better at recognizing my emotions and when I'm soothing/ comforting with food or shopping. Sometimes I am able to stop and other times I keep going.

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5/17/15 9:34 P

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I agree with you on when I'm emotional I don't want the good stuff. . I reach for what is bad for me because I think that is all I deserve. This week has been about reflection for me. This journey started for me in school as always the new kid. When I was growing up there were bullies. In later life you find there still are except it is half hidden behind smiles. For me letting go of the disappointment, the anger, the pain; the grief is going to be what will save me. Realizing that we deserve to be treated with respect and our bodies deserves to be treated to the best is a big step forward.

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5/17/15 8:44 P

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JACKANDME--love your description of using food to fuel your body. I, too, fuel my body with the processed, fast food stuff which leaves me sputtering and not running right. I can't seem to get the hang of feeding myself the good fuel foods which will give me more energy. But then I have to admit when I'm on an emotional eating spree I don't want the good for me foods.

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Welcome to the team newbies!

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"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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Thank you! I've been trying to think of it as this body is an engine and food is the fuel that keeps it running. The trouble is instead of filling up with the high octane healthy fuel I keep buying the low grade empty calorie fuel for this vehicle and find myself sputtering and stalling along the way! Each day is a new beginning and we will find our way

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PEREGRINBELL and JACKANDME, welcome! Food is comfort for me, too. I'm trying to change that mode of thinking into "food is medicine" kind of thinking. LOL! emoticon

�Eating crappy food isn't a reward -- it's a punishment.�
― Drew Carey

�Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.�
― Elizabeth Berg

�If I hired one of the stock boys to chase me around the store with a licorice whip, I'd be thin by Christmas.�
― Jennette Fulda


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Hi I'm Debbie and new here. I'm 53 and have been an emotional eater since I was young. I hope to find better ways to deal with life than turning to food for comfort. Hope to find some support here and be able to help others with this also.

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Hi Y'all, I'm Dianne. After 68 years you'd think I could have gotten a handle on my emotional eating but sad to say I have improved but not all the time. I'm hoping having all y'all to help motivate, commiserate and just listen to me vent, I'll improve even more. emoticon

I'm Dianne from South Carolina

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