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2/6/16 5:51 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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1/31/16 4:51 P

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

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1/30/16 4:55 P

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

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1/29/16 8:18 P

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Hi everyone! emoticon emoticon

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

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

STOP wishing, START doing.


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1/27/16 1:05 P

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

I'm Vicki
Remember: WE ARE WORTH THE EFFORT !!
We're all a work in progress and the work never ends !!


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1/27/16 10:47 A

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

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1/24/16 1:51 P

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I'm Vicki
Remember: WE ARE WORTH THE EFFORT !!
We're all a work in progress and the work never ends !!


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1/24/16 10:44 A

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

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1/23/16 9:01 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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1/22/16 4:50 P

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


MAKE ONE HEALTH CHOICE, THEN MAKE ANOTHER.

It doesn't matter how Slowly you go, as long as you no not Stop!
"Nothing in the World Can Make Me Overeat"
1. Eat Real Food
2, Do it because I love myself
3. Make one healthy choice, then make another.
4.Think Positively, Exercise Daily, Hydrate Often, Love Your Body, Sleep Lots,Eat Healthy, Work Hard, Stay Strong, Worry Less, Dance More, Love Often and Be Happy and repeat for Life.
5. Just Keep Going.
6. Strive for


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1/20/16 9:31 A
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Hi everyone not new to this team. Just a differant user name . This is a great team to be on

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1/19/16 8:14 A

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

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1/6/16 8:28 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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1/5/16 6:10 P

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

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

Get obsessed and stay obsessed...


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1/5/16 2:42 P

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

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1/2/16 5:13 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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1/1/16 9:11 P

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MELRHAE!

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12/28/15 10:34 P

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

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12/26/15 4:03 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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12/21/15 12:01 P

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

Amanda, Pennsylvania

Next goal: 10% weightloss (22.6 pounds from start weight) achieved by Valentine's Day
2016 goal: 40 MORE pounds gone!


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12/14/15 5:53 P

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

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

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12/13/15 11:02 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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12/9/15 6:14 P

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

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12/7/15 8:49 A

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

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

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

If there's no wind, ROW! - Latin proverb.

I'm looking for a writing buddy who also writes screenplays to commiserate with in 2016 as I prepare my script for the 2017 Nicholl Fellowship.


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11/29/15 8:42 P

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To all the newbies...



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11/14/15 12:48 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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11/10/15 10:30 P

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

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11/10/15 8:17 P

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

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

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

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11/9/15 8:38 P

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

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11/8/15 11:14 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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11/4/15 1:38 P

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

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10/20/15 8:30 P

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New girl here.

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

Why join the support group now?

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

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

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




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10/20/15 8:17 P

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

Hope you have a very amazing day!

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

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

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

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


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

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

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

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




"Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life."
- Golda Meir

"Let me not miss all that I am by punishing myself for what I am not."
- Anonymous


My name is Miller :)


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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

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

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
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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Good morning. Yes it's true I am an emotional eater. Happy eat ,sad eat or bored eat. My mother was this way. Trying to learn to recognize it and stop. emoticon emoticon

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Hi everyone,

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

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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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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 !!

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


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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 !!

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


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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 !!

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


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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

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

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


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Hello I am 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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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

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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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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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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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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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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

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

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


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Hello 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."
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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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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".

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Welcome to the team!
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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?

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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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Welcome new peeps!

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"TOWANDA!!!" Evelyn Couch ( Fried Green Tomatoes)
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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."
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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 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."
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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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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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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.
Proverbs 17:22


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6/3/15 8:02 P

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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!!

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a wishbone .. a backbone .. and a funnybone.
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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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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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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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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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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.�
― 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.�
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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.
Terri

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a wishbone .. a backbone .. and a funnybone.
Reba McEntire


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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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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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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!

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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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

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