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EMJAYKAY
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4/16/14 1:53 A

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

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


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4/14/14 8:14 P

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emoticon to the team Casey, Patty and Noel!


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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

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

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

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


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

Patty Northwest Indiana

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4/8/14 12:21 A

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

Please help me.

Casey.

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

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

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

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

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


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PENNYCT
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4/5/14 9:54 A

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

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





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4/4/14 8:59 P

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Hi Everyone,
My name is Linnea and I'm 51, married 23 years and have two kiddos...one 19, who is away at college, and another 15, a freshman in high school.

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


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PENNYCT
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4/2/14 10:14 A

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

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

Hope to get to know you better!

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





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Hey everyone! I am new to the team. My name is Jennifer. I am 26, married, mother of two, trying to lose another 30-40 pounds just because I want to. I stumbled across this team and thought that it was a good fit for me. I tend to eat the fridge at night, when I am bored, and I struggle a bit to remind myself that I wasn't even hungry in the first place. I look forward to getting to know you all. :)

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


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DUBLINROSE
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3/31/14 8:20 A

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


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TURTLE69
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3/30/14 9:21 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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PENNYCT
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3/30/14 8:18 A

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

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

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Penny

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





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DUBLINROSE
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3/30/14 7:16 A

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Hi all, long time member and first time poster here. I've been an emotional eater most of my life and I am sick of it. I feel old before my time. I finally have come to the conclusion that life will have its ups and down and eating won't stop that or make it easier, in fact it will make it worse. I always feel mentally stronger when I have my diet going to plan. I need a lot of support because life is pretty stressful right now with kids, work etc etc.


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Good to see you back Vicki emoticon


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PENNYCT
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3/26/14 5:36 P

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

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

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





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Re-introducing myself to those that don't know me...

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



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PENNYCT
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3/23/14 7:56 P

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Thank you, everyone, for such a warm welcome!



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





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SLLYONS51
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emoticon Penny and Helena to the team!


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TURTLE69
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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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PENNYCT
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3/22/14 8:13 P

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

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





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3/22/14 6:22 P

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

I look forward to meeting everyone on this team.

Everyone have a lovely day.


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TURTLE69
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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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SLLYONS51
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emoticon Claire. I can so relate. I am an LPN. I am currently finishing up my RN degree with a very difficult clinical next weekend. It is hard to not mindlessly eat when I study also. I just try to make my computer/study area a no food zone as much as possible. I get up every hour and move around. I understand how stressful this is especially with new concepts but you can do it. I have managed to lose 10lbs while studying for this clinical. Emotional eating puts me in a food fog so I don't think I retain what I have learned as easily. Exercise also helps also.I wish you well in your studies and as difficult as it is to believe the 2 yrs will pass by very quickly.


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


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


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


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emoticon SweetandSpicy to the team!


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Hi Everybody, My name is Andra and I am 45 years old. I have recently realized that I try to comfort myself with food. I am trying to discover some other more healthy ways that I can deal with life's stresses. I'm looking forward to being a part of 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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emoticon Jenny. I look forward to getting to know you too


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Hi, my name is Jenny and I am not new to sp but new to this team. I have been with sp off and on since 2010. I have decided to take control and recommit to getting healthy. I plan on using all the trackers and tools this time to help me .Looking forward to getting to know everyone and the support.


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emoticon to all the newbies!!!

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emoticon aboard KatelynSara! You are describing me as a teen also. It was my coping mechanism and still is.


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emoticon KATELYNSARA!

And thanks Vanessa for the comment. I will call on you as needed! emoticon

Joyfully keeping on...keeping on!


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Hi, my name is Katelyn. I just came to sparkpeople from sparkteens, and I think that this team is definitely one I need to be a part of. Anytime I am stressed, upset, or even happy, I eat. That has gotten me to where I am, and I definitely need to learn to stop making myself feel better through food, because in the end, it only makes me feel worse. I look forward to being a part of this team!

"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."-1 Peter 5:7


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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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emoticon and Good Luck SplashPine. Go easy on that knee. You don't want to injure it. I hope physical therapy gave you some exercises to build up the strength in your new knee. If not talk to your othopod about what types of exercises he wants you to do. Move slow---this is a no fall zone!!!------Susan


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emoticon SLASHPINE!
Hope you heal fast!

Joyfully keeping on...keeping on!


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hello, I also reciently retired and have been working on me, somewhat. I am doing better with food than exercizing. That is not saying much ,Ihad total knee surgery and have not returned to my former strenth. I don't like to go slow and am afraid to go fast and fall. Wish me luck and I know I will figure it out. love and great travels emoticon

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Hi everyone my name is Valerie Iam new to the team, I get so discussed with myself sometimes I just feel like I could eat everything in sight & some days I don't even eat my calories I should be eating,I get depressed sometimes,I want to scream



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Hello, team! emoticon I'm Rose, 57 years young. Since losing my parents in 2012 and 2013, my eating has been out of control. I can't seem to stay motivated. I've been comforting myself with food, I've gained 25 lbs., and it is affecting my health, (back problems). I don't want to continue this way. I am so happy to have found this team. Thank you for making me feel welcome. emoticon

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Hi everyone, I just joined a few days ago. I need to get back in control of my life. since retiring I have slacked off on monitoring my food and exercise but now its time to get back on track. I live full time in my RV and travel quite a bit. right now we are in Texas. I just started a Bootcamp challenge to try to get back in the habit of exercise. I'm looking forward to support and motivation.





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emoticon SweetPea. That is my cat's name and I love her. Will remember your name easily. Welcome to the team


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Hey SWEETPEA! I know you from another team-- emoticon

Emotional eating is a problem for me, too, and I am finally taking a hard look at where and when I do it.

For me, what is working is nutrition tracking. Do you have the time, or can you make the time to do this? It is sooooo worthwhile! LOVE YOU, buddy!

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Hi everyone! I am new to this team. I joined Sparkpeople in January of this year. I have lost a few pounds here and there but I end up gaining. I was really frustrated because I have been exercising regularly but then I looked back and realized I was eating the wrong foods and I also have days where I graze because of the way I am feeling. So for the past few days I have been watching what I am eating and going to try to stay on track!! I am an emotional eater as well and always have been.

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Hi All, I joined the team back on 2/13 but haven't been back since. Trying my best to not give in and eat when I know I'm only hungry in my head, Did real well yesterday until nine at night, then I wanted something salty so bad it was driving me nuts. Once I gave in I realized it wasn't helping at all and I stopped eating, half way through. I consider this a victory!


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emoticon to all our new members! I am so glad you are here! Whatever desires you have, we are a team and this team sticks together! So as far as I am concerned, we are here to help you out along the way! If you have any questions, let me know! emoticon emoticon emoticon

"When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world.

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Edited by: VICKI-B-N-FLA at: 2/21/2014 (08:32)
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Hello there! I'm a newbie from Texas. I retired from teaching art in 2007.
It wasn't until I had some success raising money for an art project and then a failure to get the work shown in exhibit that I started gaining weight at an alarming rate! Looking back over September 2013 through January 2014 I now realize that I was eating emotionally. Big time. Big me!
I am thrilled that the SparkCoach pointed me in your direction and I look forward to a long, healthy, emotionally fit life with you.

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Team Leader of:
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Starting Weight: 267 lbs (8/20/13)
Goal Weight to Reach: 198 lbs
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"You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this & want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance"
--- Lee Iacocca



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Hi everyone. Like you I have joined the EE team because I am an emotional eater. Food is my source of comfort. I look forward to getting to know team members and learning skills to effectively manage my EE.

That voice in your head that says you can't do this is a LIAR!
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112river -

That is ALL I have ever done, is lie to myself or rationalize the quantities I'm eating. The worst thing for me is to have someone give me a prescribed meal plan. It's like I pitch a little toddler fit because it's not what I want, and I refuse to follow it.

This is where SparkPeople can work. I can have whatever in the world I want, I just need to be smart about it and be HONEST with what I track. If I don't, that's denial, and as part of OA's 12-step program, we must FIRST defeat denial in order to beat the addiction.

Food is definitely my drug. It's my cigarette, my martini, my Nyquil. But unlike these other things, I HAVE to eat to survive. That's where I'm at now....trying to quit the toddler fits and realize that I'm wanting my "cigarette" instead of dealing with whatever is in front of me emotionally at that time.

I am so glad I found this thread. I NEED people who understand emotional eating and food addiction.

Without my Lord, none of this is possible. Without my child, none of this means anything! Rock on DChelle!!


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112River, I do this too, sadly. When I first started doing the tracker, I realized later that I missed something or probably didn't really put the right amount cause my first day ever doint it blew my mind at how much I was consuming. Trying to tell myself I am not helping myself at all if I don't be honest. We are not perfect and cannot expect to be right on target at first or even all the time. Be gentle with yourself with your flaws but firm on doing what is right is what I keep telling myself. I think we do have to learn how to get a handle on our emotional feelings and until we do, we are going to struggle harder. Hang in there. I'm just starting out and don't even know yet how hard it's going to be...just worried about my own strength. We can help each other. Stay positive!

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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 second the motion on journal keeping. My life coach has had me doing this and it helps. She also has me write down what the situation is that makes me want to eat, my thoughts and feelings regarding the situation, what I decide my action will be and then what the results are. When I take the time to do it I talk myself right out of eating. You can do it in a journal but lots of times I just grab a scrap paper,(since work drives me to the emotional eating) and write it out. Once the crisis passes I usually throw it away and go on.
I hope this might be of some help.
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emoticon Candice and 112RIVER! I have been where you are and at times I still struggle with emotional eating. I feel the first thing you have to do is maybe start keeping a journal, and when those emotions are there that make you feel like eating, then you will know what your triggers are. I figured out that I ate more at night because I was lonely missing my husband when he worked nights. I was fortunate enough that he was able to move to days, and I found out for sure that I don't have those emotional triggers of being lonely, but we all have things in our life that stress us out to the point we want to eat. That is is why I feel that keeping a journal is a wonderful tool! You can even do it right on the Spark People website! If you are interested, and you don't know how to use the journal on Spark People, let me know and I would be glad to help you! I wish you both the best! Together we beat emotional eating! emoticon

"When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world.

"Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future.


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Just want to say hi and I had a tough day keeping control. I am trying to write everything down that I eat but find I 'lie' to myself and write down smaller amounts than I usually eat! Who am I kidding? It is almost like I am rebelling against myself. One part of me wants to lose weight, get fit, etc. and the other part of me has all of these emotional feelings that want 'soothing' with ...ya food! anyone else ever feel that way ...thanks for listening



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emoticon Candace and Patty. One step at a time--Me too!


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Hi My name is Candace but my friends call me Candy. I am an emotional eater and there is always something going on - which doesn't help. I even eat when I am bored which makes it hard. I tend to want to eat something while watching my favorite show and then before you know it I am still wanting more! I am hoping that I can change this habit so I can lose the weight I have put on in the last couple of years!

doing it right this time - one step at a time!



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Hi, I'm Patty and am an emotional eater. I've been working with a life coach for a few weeks and when I saw this forum I thought it would be a great way to relate to others and help myself and others at the same time.
I am in my 50's, divorced, have two kids and my sixth grandchild is on the way. I work two jobs, one is at my local Y where I work in the fitness center. This helps me to exercise and I've lost 90 lbs only to gain back 25 in recent months.
Looking forward to getting to know others. Patty


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Hi Linda! Glad your here! We are all here to help you!

"When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world.

"Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future.


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Hi Linda! Glad your here! We are all here to help you!

"When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world.

"Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future.


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Hi Linda! Glad your here! We are all here to help you!

"When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world.

"Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future.


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Hi, I am glad to have found this group. I have lost and gained back weight many times. I need to figure out why and address the causes. I am 56 and a member of the "sandwich generation," dealing with stress from both my kids and my mom...lost my dad in 09 after a decade of alzheimers so there was lots of stress and sorrow for a good long time over that. I have a high stress job. I either work from home (where it is so easy to snack through the day) or travel to my clients (where it is so hard to find healthy eating options and keep up a fitness regimen). I need to get past these excuses.

I found the 100 days of weight loss book on someone's sparkpage, and downloaded it. I will start sparkpage blogging about it today, I am not sure how to hook into it on this team though. Do I just go over to that topic and say, "Hi, I started today."?

I blew up in weight over the holidays, lost some without being committed to it, rejoined the spark on 1/12, and have lost about 13 lbs since Christmas. I am trying very hard to track, eat healthy, be more active. Some days are better than others, but I am learning to forgive myself for not being perfect at this.

Thanks for the welcome emails, I am grateful to have found this team, and I am happy to be sharing the journey with all of you.



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emoticon Linda. So glad you found this team. This is a pretty active supportive team. Welcome aboard. I have similar issues.


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Hi, my name is Linda. And I am an emotional eater...BIG TIME. I can eat when I'm happy, I can eat when I'm bored, and I can certainly eat when I'm sad or upset. I don't know what to do about it. Right now, I feel pretty down...so I came to sparkpeople and found another board that may fit me. I look forward to getting to know ya'll and make new friends! This is just so hard to do on my own, so I need like-minded people around me. My husband likes me 'soft'...which I'm thankful for, really...but a little support is needed. He's not unsupportive, just...neutral I guess. He thinks I'm fine the way I am...would like me even bigger (I was 198, now I'm 189). So anyway...maybe too much info too quickly lol! I just want to be healthier, get off blood pressure meds, and live another 50 years



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emoticon Zainabb! We are glad you are here! Have a great day! emoticon

"When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world.

"Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future.


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