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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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4/14/15 5:36 P

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Hi I am Donna, New to this group, but old to SP. I have always his my feelings with food, I think at 65 and 2 bouts of cancer I need to get it under control. I remember being bullied for my weight since elementary school. The yo yo dieting and I really think I have been on every diet plan. I do know Sp works. I am glad to be here and knowing I am not alone,

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4/12/15 9:19 P

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HI! I figure it's time I got around to finally introducing myself. My name is Tia, I am 32 with a wonderful 12yo and an amazing significant other. I am working on loosing the weight a sedentary lifestyle of working 40+ weekly, plus school for 20+ weekly helped pack on the pounds. I graduated college a year ago but resided myself to taking care of my ailing grandmother until the time she passed. I am now able to use all the pent up energy to loose the weight as my responsibilities have slowly dropped off and my time has cleared up. This year I plan on focusing on myself and making myself healthy for those I love so that we may have a better chance at long lives together.

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4/12/15 4:26 P

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emoticon I'll be glad to friend you but you need to set up your spark page so I can visit and friend you. Feel free to visit my page and friend me. emoticon

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4/12/15 3:58 P

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Hi everyone,
Katie here! I am new to SparkPeople and am ready for change. I am lucky in the aspect that I have moved to a remote location in AK where the only restaurant is my kitchen. ALL temptations have been taken away from me as far as my fast food addiction goes. Amazingly enough, my stomach has been better too! Ha ha. I still struggle constantly with binge eating. Not a day goes by that I don't want to mow down on the leftover lasagna in the fridge or eat that second (YES, SECOND) box of mac & cheese. Having limited produce available is a big challenge as well. When I say remote, I mean half the village I live in doesn't have running water. I do, but most don't. It's a fly in, fly out only location. I'm looking for LOTS of friends to help keep me accountable, so if you happen to be reading this, PLEASE friend me. We (my husband and I) moved 1,500 miles away from all our friends and family and haven't earned the trust of the natives yet. From my understanding, it takes a while. Therefore, I'm kind of in this alone. My husband is trying to help, but he doesn't struggle with binge eating like I do.

Good luck on your journey and I hope we become good friends!

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4/11/15 9:44 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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4/9/15 12:39 P

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4/9/15 9:07 A

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Hi! My name is Katie and I am looking for support. I have been on SparkPeople for a long time now but mostly for tracking purposes. I have a lot of changes in my life and I am struggling to deal with them in a healthy way. I have lost 50 pounds but have gained 10 pounds back since the Christmas holiday and it's because I am an emotional eater. I am trying to learn how to deal with my feelings instead of eating but it's hard. I don't have a support system and sometimes I just can't be my only cheerleader.

I am looking forward to meeting some people and sharing stories, life, and other things to help sometimes just make it through an hour. emoticon

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4/6/15 4:47 P

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To reach the healthiest weight I can over the next 16 months, to be able to celebrate my 60th birthday on 8/20/16 and know I've done my best.


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Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to introduce myself to the team - my name is Vivian and I'm an emotional eater. I just spent the whole long weekend watching TV and eating - eating anything that was in the fridge but especially sweet stuff, which is awful because I have diabetes as well.

I am happy to find this group to chat with because it's something that I've pretty much been in denial about and until now have been telling myself that it's just a phase, or that I just love food, that eating helps me think - and I am starting to realize that eating has the opposite affect...

Thanks to everyone who posts to the forums, as it's inspirational and motivating - to see people struggling like me and willing to share their stories so I feel less alone and to people who are succeeding who i want to learn from and make me feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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4/5/15 7:57 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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Sooooo trying not to beat myself up for the mis-starts, but this is my 6th (?) time starting again with spark. I really, really, really don't like tracking. But, I recently waged an epic war against my compulsive eating monster and basically lost, gaining 20 pounds in 2 months (bringing me back up to 290 after having lost that weight 10 years ago). So... I am trying to do this a new way. In the past, I have been diligent in tracking for anywhere from 1-12 weeks, but inevitably got bored/fed-up/self-destructive and stopped. But I never was able to get involved in the community and I'm pretty positive that's where I sabotaged myself the worst. I am older now, and a little more willing to make myself visible and vulnerable to the world. I think making connections will make all the difference in keeping me focused, engaged, and challenged.

So, I am here for help. I really, REALLY need help entrenching myself in the community. I know it sounds like a weird request, but I'm a highly avoidant lone wolf type and it just doesn't serve me in anyway. Is there any suggestions, volunteers, or groups I should look into that anyone can think of?

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4/2/15 6:26 A

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Hi everyone. It's great to see you all here. I've been looking for a board that is active where people post each day. I was on a great streak last year and lost 20 lbs. Since then I've had sickness, injury (which I'm currently struggling with) and lots of stress. I've put it all plus 5 lbs back on. I want to learn how to cope and not overindulge even when under lots of stress.

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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 Nelly, I am 50 years old and I have taken the healthy Habits reset challenge to help me stop emotional eating. I am looking for a buddy to support each other. My goal is to prepare every day a meal plan with 3 meals and 2 snacks and stick on it without binging. Is anybody interested to join me?

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3/23/15 3:05 P

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HELLO EVERONE MY NAME IS Ray Iam 60 Iam need help from my Emotional eating Iwork out 4 time a week and do the treadmill everday for a 30 min and went Iget home Iam hurgry again what can Ido

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3/20/15 6:42 A

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Welcome Vendeska! Support is essential for me here as well. I have a very loving family but they do not understand at all how hard this journey is. For me food is definitely an addiction and I am trying to find build a healthy relationship with it as well. Good luck to you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

"...it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder, makes me that much wiser so thanks for making me a fighter." "..no more, its over." "...but in the end you'll see, YOU WON'T STOP ME! I am a fighter, I ain't gonna stop, there is no turning back, I've had enough!"
-"Fighter" by Christina Aguillera (sp?)


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3/19/15 11:12 A

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Welcome to all the new members!

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3/19/15 7:38 A

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I am totally understand you. Sometimes I feel like I betray myself. But I cannot fight it. Like I'm under somebody else's control.
Also funny that when I eat I don't feel anything. I don't think about anything like I'm a puppet. But after I ate I start feeling ashamed. Why wouldn't I feel ashamed before. It could stop me from eating it. But NO. Like my brain lets me feel ashamed only if it's done with me for now :)

Nothing can stop me from doing what I want to do. Nothing but me.


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3/19/15 7:32 A

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emoticon Hi everybody! I'm Tatiana. This is not my first time of trying to lose weight, but I've never been HERE before. My previous experience showed that support is the key element in overcoming addiction such is emotional eating. I'm in strong need of any possible support and willing to give the same back. My family doesn't share my goal so I'm on my own at home. I hope to find new friends with whom I can get through this journey. I need to lose 45 pounds and build a healthy relationship with food for the rest of my life. Just let me know if you're with me. Good luck to us all. And be the odds forever in our favor :)

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Welcome! I am fairly new to this team as well. Good luck on this journey, I hope you find lots of support with SP. emoticon

"...it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder, makes me that much wiser so thanks for making me a fighter." "..no more, its over." "...but in the end you'll see, YOU WON'T STOP ME! I am a fighter, I ain't gonna stop, there is no turning back, I've had enough!"
-"Fighter" by Christina Aguillera (sp?)


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Hi my name is Tony from Halifax, NS Canada and I am a 51 year old father of 1 child, a 21 yr old estranged son. Lots going in my world. Most importantly, there's a separation/divorce in my future after near 22 years of marriage. My DW is giving me time to drop 100-150 lbs so that I will be able to care for myself. At present mobility is so limited. So, I found out 11 years ago that I am a Type II diabetic but truth be told I never took the disease seriously enough. Today I suffer from so many complications from having diabetes. I received my Spark Activity Tracker in the mail about a week ago. I have not begun to use it. I got it in the hopes it would motivate me to move more but it's collecting dust. I feel that my frame of 621 lbs prevents me doing much or is that just an excuse? I leaning toward the latter! emoticon

"This message is so important. Transformation begins from a place of self worth NOT self loathing. This is the only way forward."


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I am so glad this group is here and there are other people who have the same problems I do and are actually okay talking about it.

I just joined the site today and my first blog post includes emotional eating stuff. It's here all the time and I just hate it. I do not want to do this to myself or my body anymore.

I want to change and I want to get better and learn to treat my body with respect by giving it the nourishment and activity it actually wants.

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Hi, I'm Jennifer. I've been on SP for many years on and off. I started back up in Jan. though and have logged in just about everyday! I'm trying to adjust to a Paleo lifestyle which is REALLY hard. I would like to be part of a team where it is okay to have bad days and not be positive 100% of the time. lol I mean, if we can't vent and be honest about how we're feeling here, where can we? I am doing really well...for me. I have been overweight since the age of 13ish and have tried numerous times to loose weight and have never been very successful. This time, however, I have lost almost 20lbs and I think this is it for me, but it is hard! I was reading through the posts and boards for this group and it looks like exactly what I'm looking for. emoticon emoticon emoticon

"...it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder, makes me that much wiser so thanks for making me a fighter." "..no more, its over." "...but in the end you'll see, YOU WON'T STOP ME! I am a fighter, I ain't gonna stop, there is no turning back, I've had enough!"
-"Fighter" by Christina Aguillera (sp?)


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Hello my name is Rebecca, I am happy to find this team. I know I eat even when I am not hungry.

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Hi , I'm new to this and after various battles with emotional eating I have decided to get some support .. I have tried joining the gym and talking to my doctor who prescribed me xenical (never took them ) so I figured let's try some thing new :)

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Hi, my name is Kayte and I struggle with emotional eating. I work a high stress job and I've had an awful year which has caused me to gain too much weight for my small frame.
I'm also trying to lose weight so I can get pregnant.

Looking forward to making new friends. :)

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Hi Everyone! I'm definitely excited to have found this group! Looking forward to growing in this area of my journey with you all!

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If you are still looking for someone to join you with the Fulfilled, I'm game. I notice you have a Pit, that is my favorite breed! If you want to let me know the exercises, untiI can get a boo, that would e great. I'll try to pick it up soon. I'm also going to get the book 100 Days of Weight Loss: The Secret to Being Successful an Any Diet Plan
By Linda Spangle

It is only 3.30 on Thrift Books. Good luck!!!!

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I guess you could say I've been a member for years, but I would get on the site, get overwhelmed by the ads and not knowing how to maneuver or where to go to find people posting feedback, and then not sign in again for a year or more. 8 years ago I joined because I wanted to lose weight, and I weigh 8 pounds more than I did at that time.

I live alone...with 5 dogs, hence, dogisland. (I'm really not a crazy dog lady but somehow I said "yes" too often) I have recovered from another addiction (9 months) and realized that in some ways I have been substituting food in my recovery. I would love to have a healthy relationship but sometimes wonder if I undermine that potential by being someone that is not attractive to men.

I enjoy life, have joined a hiking group and made friends that like to be active - so that's great. I'm so glad to find this team that responds with their own true feelings, advice, encouragement, etc. I would call out names, specifically, but there are so many that I have benefited from in their sharing. I'm working on many aspects of my life and believe that sharing my food challenges with others might get me to a better place. Thanks to all of you who participate and keep these threads alive!

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Hi All! Just signed up for this team; definitely need to be here.

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Hi Everyone! I'm new today.
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Gosh I know exactly where you are. I was there for years. Don't despair, do the best you can to take care of yourself spiritually, emotionally and physically. You can't give each 100% every day, it's not possible. I had to learn to love myself as I am today. That is not an easy accomplishment and it doesn't work everyday. There is more to life that your appearance. Sounds logical but boy is it hard to acknowledge in this country. Keep plugging, don't give up on yourself, tell your body and weight issues to go to h*ll. emoticon

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I am new to this topic, emotional eating---old friends. I need much help getting away from my old friend.

Some things are hard for me, but I am going to make it!


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Hello I am an emotional eater also looking forward to getting to know you all better


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Ask for what I need.

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Hi Patty I completely relate I am a league playing tennis player When I joined sparks I lost 28 and got to goal quickly since then I have been letting life run me instead of running life myself when I don't focus on my health I soak in the cals without care I am also an athlete and when I saw it I look in the mirror and see a puffy gma type I get you!
Lets rededicate and do this thing called life right you and I both know that when we do we feel like gold! Lets go for the gold!!! LIfe is to good to settle for just playing the game

~Maci~ Oceanside, CA
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I am an emotional eater! I live alone and I think I am really lonely. As soon as I walk in the door I start eating, sometimes I swear I eat myself into a coma, where I can't do anything but dose on the couch. I know this is not good for me but I can't seem to stop.
The crazy part is that I work three jobs, two of those are part time instructors at gyms. I instruct ab classes, water aerobics and I personal train. Two years ago I lost 90 lbs and I was doing really good, this year I've gained 20 of that back and I feel like a fraud when I teach any more. I still need to lose a lot of weight and I'm fighting this intense battle in my head. I have a family that loves me, friends that care, but at the end of the night, I go home alone. And I eat. Anyone out there relate to this? I'd love to talk to someone who understands. Patty

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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 everyone. I am most definitely an emotional eater. Right after Thanksgiving I decided to give up soda and lose some weight. I was doing great, lost 24 lbs and then in early December my 16 yr old daughter called to tell me her heart had stopped beating (she was able to get it restarted). I went into panic mode and got her an emergency doctor appt. As I flew out of work I grabbed a soda and didn't care what I put in my mouth as long as it was sugary. That night was BAD. We had an emergency cardiac appt for our daughter the next day and I shoved sugar into my mouth all night, and for the next week or so. Once we got a diagnosis for our daughter (second degree heart block, Tachycardia and Brachycardia) I finally felt more in control and was able to stop the full on sugar binge.

Its now the end of Jan and I am back to losing the weight (I only gained 8 lbs back, which surprised me) but now I'm wondering how the heck do I handle the emotional eating? I don't believe I have a coping mechanism for this. Emotional eating IS my coping skill.

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Hi I'm Mary and I've had trouble with emotional eating for years.
We moved to Central Oregon when we retired and everything is far away and I do not like it at all. I can't stop eating after dinner. Our kids are grown and one live on the east coast and the other in California. We don't get to visit much due to money .
I feel sorry for myself and just eat to make it go away. I really stink at veggies. I love carbs.
Anyhow that about it.

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Hi all. I joined recently & am still feeling my way around, but definitely eat emotionally. I lost quite a bit of weight several years ago, but gained back more than half back in the past couple of years due to allowing life stresses to impact my care of myself. Also, if I'm being honest, a bad relationship set me up for failure & I just wallowed in that for far too long. Eh, I stink at being in charge of the big emotions & they tend to be in charge of me. I'm a single mom to 2 & in my 40s. I would love to finally not be in a fight with food. I tend to use it to soothe & stuff hurts & anger.

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Hi everyone. I am actually SHAPINGCHELLE, but I decided to go back to my old username and own my rollercoaster history. emoticon So two posts down is my intro. 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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Welcome K and Shapingchelle! It is great to have both of you on the team! This is a very supportive team. If you have any questions, just ask we are all here to help each other.

Hope every one has a great night!

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Hi all. emoticon I am 37 years old and a mom to the world's most energetic two year old. I am currently a stay-at-home mom and a full-time graduate student. Needless to say I have very little time for myself and whenever I do happen to find myself alone I seem to be shoving my face full of food. emoticon My biggest goal with coming back to SP is to finally conquer my relationship with food.

It's nice to be here. I look forward to getting to know the team. emoticon

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Hi all!

I'm K. I'm 28 and a mom to 3 boys. I'm definitely an emotional eater so this is the right place for me.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone :)

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

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

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

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


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Welcome to the team everyone!!! This is a very supportive team. I usually go to the general forum, under daily check in. We are all here to help! I came on this team I think about a year ago, when I first figured out I was an emotional eater. I'm not eating any longer at night.

Hope everyone has a great day today!!!!

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Welcome to the team guys. I am so glad that you joined us.
This is a very support and encouraging group. We are here to help.
Hope you are all doing well. And that you have a good weekend!
Your sister in Fitness, Holly emoticon

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Hi Talia. I don't have the book but if there are any exercises you want to share I would be happy to do them with you!

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Hi everyone, I'm Talia, I'm 29. I've been on spark for a long time but never seemed to do more than yo-yo (the emotional eating curse!). I'm really ready to get off the rollercoaster and learn how to love myself. Yes, the weight loss is important (I need to lose about 30-40) but more importantly I just want to end the compulsive eating struggle and gain self-acceptance and unconditional self-love. I picked up a book that is inspiring me called Full-Filled by Renee Stephens. It's a 6-week plan to change the relationship with food and with life from the inside out. I've just started it and would love to find a buddy or a group of people who want to do this with me. I just checked and this book is only $2.99 on amazon right now... wish I'd bought it there lol. Even if you can't get the book I don't mind sharing the exercises so we can work together. I hope I can find someone else who wants to do this program with me so that we can love ourselves and stop beating ourselves up about food and get back to living life again without the obsession!

And to everyone, I'm so glad I'm here with such a great support group and good luck to all of us in beating emotional eating! Have a great day. 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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Hey everyone, I'm Christal. I've been on this site for a while (joined back in 2012) and have finally gotten back into it after life took me away and down some rather difficult paths. I'm looking forward to living a healthier life style and being more active. Looking forward to getting to know some of you people, and hopefully learn some healthy habits to keep myself in check and stop emotional eating.

"Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” — Ann Landers


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Hi everyone. Been on this site a few times in the past but stayed quiet and just lurked, trying to do things differently this time. My biggest problem is emotional eating.....especially if I am alone. I am currently at my highest weight ever and so very ready to change.

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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 evening everyone! I joined spark about a year ago and lost a total of 48lbs. Sadly over the holidays I managed to gain 13 pounds back. I try not to beat myself up over this fact but sometimes it's hard to focus on how far I have come. I am looking for more people to be sparkfriends with, so please add me and let's stay motivated and POSITIVE together!

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Hi, I'm new to the group. I had tried SparkPeople years ago, but never seemed to make any progress. I started again on Dec 29, and I'm doing pretty well with changing what I eat - not so great with the exercise. In addition to trying to lose weight, I'm trying to reverse some arthritis pain and other health issues.

I've always been very bad about emotional eating, but I seem to be doing ok this time around. I know it has only been a little over a week, but that's way better than I've ever done before. I'm not sure what's different this time, but I'm hoping I can keep it up.

Valerie

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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've been with Sparkpeople since 1/25/2007. I'm trying to just stay below 200. Each day I weigh myself and journal my weight on an excel spread sheet comparing my losses/gains daily, weekly, monthly and annually. Then writing about why I have gained or lost. If I didn't do this I would be back up to 257 in no time. It's a matter of emotional discipline

Nancy - 5'8" tall
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Hi everyone- Happy New Years! I'm Samantha, 29 yrs old from Midwest, USA. I've decided this is my year for many things- including gaining control of my weight and feeling like ME again. An unfortunate fact: I am definitely an emotional eater... hoping to find other healthier habits to overcome this one when stressed. Looking forward to being apart of this group and many thanks for allowing me to be along for your journeys as well. Lets' make it one for the books!

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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, new to team & SP. I'm an overeater from stress, being a wife, mommy, employee, people pleaser. I need help. Have no control. We can do this though. Never give up. I hope to give & receive encouragement here. Thanks.

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I am not new to SparkPeople. I am Judy (formerly Singinglady47). I am from Tennessee (Nashville born & raised) and I am a singer and grandmother of 4. I have lost over 230 pounds and I am a night time binger and emotional. It is so very easy for me to gain and that scares me. I am glad to be here. I am very busy with teams I am one of the Leaders on but I think I need some help or Fat Judy might be coming home to roost. I invite you to visit my Sparkpage to learn more. I am a Christian and am not ashamed to shout it out. God bless. Judy OH. Happy New Year Y'all. emoticon emoticon


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Best place to post is the General Team Discussion Forum.

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!!!!!! Where is the best place to post? emoticon

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10% at a time

If at first you don't succeed, try-try again!!!!

Moderation is the key.

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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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My name is Elise & live in NJ. I'm an emotional eater!!!!!!! I think the worst time is holidays(especially when you are alone)!!!!!!!! I hope this group posts often & is very supp emoticon ortive. Where is the best place to post?

Elise--Middlesex County, NJ

Would like to be a Missy size 12

10% at a time

If at first you don't succeed, try-try again!!!!

Moderation is the key.

It WILL happen!!!!!!!


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Hello....I'm finally acknowledging that I am an 'emotional eater'. I hope I can learn some positive points from this team.


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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

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

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


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I have been on this team for awhile but just getting into things. I lost about 70 pounds last year and have gained 15 back, so it's time to get back on track! Looking back emotional eating is most definitely my biggest obstacle. Looking forward to working through this with others and giving my support!

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Hi! I am definitely an emotional eater. Chocolate, cheese, and breads are my primary go-to foods and over the past two weeks I've had to abstain completely from them all after finding out that I'm allergic to milk, cocoa, gluten, wheat, and a multitude of other things that I won't go into right now.

I did okay for the first week of abstinence but this past week was a nightmare. Friday I ended up bingeing on chips and gluten-free peanut butter cookies. Yesterday I finished off the chips and cookies, and then tried to distract myself.

Today I woke up with the knowledge that I can't keep going on like this or I'll regain all the weight I worked so hard to lose over the past year. I started December 1, 2013 after being diagnosed with Sleep Apnea and lost 30 pounds, though I gained a few of those back over the past week.

I can't stay in this dark place, but I'm having trouble coping with life without my go-to comfort foods. I'm hoping that rejoining Spark will get me the support I need.

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

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

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

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


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I am new to the team, and new to SP with this account. I had never seen this team on my previous time in SP, but I'm very happy to see it now. When I was a child, I ate to try to make my mother happy, but now, I eat my emotions away - I try to at least. Mostly I eat for to comfort myself. So happy to be here.

I am Enough - right now.
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Hi! I just found this team tonight. I've been on spark people since March 2014. My emotional eating happens mostly at night. I tend to use food to unwind after a long day of work. I run my own business and am a single mom. Trying to find options to reduce and than eliminate this habit all together. Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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Most people just don't understand the private hell of emotional eating and I'm always afraid if I try to explain it to them they will just be disgusted! So glad to find this team where people can understand and encourage each other. I hope it is a fairly active group!

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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."
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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Just dropped in to say hello. I'm new to the team. My emotional eating happens in the evening after dinner and after my husband goes to bed (usually around 8:30pm). I'm not working and I'm up usually until 11:30pm. I've removed most of the empty calorie things from the house and I'm working on limiting my grazing to a cup of cereal and milk. So far that seems to be helping but I'd really like to get to where that snack is not even necessary. One day at a time.

Sally

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I eat when I'm bored, lonely and depressed. I'm trying to find new things to substitute for the food.

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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 wish there was some kind of magic solution for emotional/stressful/boredom eating. If there was I would be the first to buy. Since no such thing exists, I continue to struggle with the issue. I love to cook and eat so I spend my time finding and making healthy recipes that I don't have to feel guilty about. I try to have healthier snacks in the house so when I am tempted I do as little damage as possible. When I became active on SP three months ago I made a goal for myself and even though I've had to revise that goal I don't consider it a failure and I haven't thrown in the towel. My SP friends have made me realize I'm not alone in my struggles, a setback doesn't give me an excuse to give up, giving encouragement to others encourages me to push harder and getting praise from others makes me want to remain strong. This is the hardest thing I've ever tried to do, this losing weight and getting healthy stuff, but I'm sure glad I'm still trying and I have my SP friends to thank for making the road a little easier.
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HI Sunshine, I'm new to group also and hoping to get the support I need to stop eating when I am stressed. I just went to a Pain Management Seminar this past week with my hubby. He is a veteran that is disabled & also suffers from PTSD. Some of the coping mechanisms that they gave us at the seminar I will be utilizing in helping me to stop eating when stressed. Meditation, exercise, bio-feedback. I got several tapes to listen to, chair exercises DVD's, and motivation material. So hope this will help me.

Looking forward to meeting the members of this group.

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10/29/14 4:30 P

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Hi everyone,

I too am an emotional eater. I've known this for a long time but somehow I can't seem to kick it. I'm hoping that with the help of SP and this team I will be able to find ways to "cure" myself of this problem! I'm looking forward to hearing how everyone copes with this problem as it has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember!

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10/29/14 5:55 A

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I've found this team to be very supportive and made up of wonderful people. Motivation is so hard to find and even harder to maintain so get your help wherever you can. I have joined many challenges from different teams and the combination keeps me on track when I dedicate myself to them. Good luck to you and always remember you're not alone on this journey. The road may be tough but it's much easier when you're travelling with others.
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Hi I'm new to the group and praying that this group will be better than the last 2 I have joined. No interaction on one group, just blogs & daily message. The other was going really good and very supportive but several members got ill, lost spouses and dropped out.

I am an overeater. Once I start to eat I just can't seem to stop till I'm uncomfortable. Even when I know I'm not really hungry I want food in my mouth. I love the taste of it and the feel of it. I know a lot of it is boredom. I have arthritis & Fibro which affects my joints. Then I had a complete knee replacement 4 months ago.I am so much better but I've gotten complacent and lazy. I do suffer from depression and we are currently buying a new home and I should be so excited but I just get down and eat.

I need to lose 30 lbs and instead of that motivating me to get up and get active I just eat more. Then I get so down on myself because I can't seem to get control of it. I hope this group will be more active and we can help support each other.



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10/25/14 8:27 A

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Welcome to the team newbies!

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“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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10/23/14 8:31 P

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HWY Rella82,
I'm just where you are. Controlling my emotional eating has been even more difficult since I retired. I lost 40 pounds with SparkPeople two years ago and dropped out. After retirement I gained half of it back. Makes me think about going back to work. NOT!!!! emoticon
Now I'm back with SP which helps me a great deal. Welcome back. We can do it.

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as i read through the comments here, i can relate to so many. i have been emotionally eating again this month. the changing of the season, colder, darker and all, plus some struggling with general unhappiness in some of my relationships, changes at work which increase stress... and, i again reverted back to food. emoticon

i think i was on this team at one point. i have been with this wonderful spark community for 1 3/4 years now and i love it. you all have helped me to get down to a more healthy weight, eat healthier and exercise regularly.
so, back to those things that i learned from you all in the beginning, team work, accountability, communicate... and keep at it.
thanks for being there, all of you. i so relate and i so appreciate each and every one of you, and the journey that you continue to walk
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Hi Anna
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I know how persistent the urge to eat can be. I'm starting to understand the cycle of overeating:
Feel bad or empty...overeat
Feel bad because I overate...eat more.
Etc.
The lesson here is my belief that food is filling a void is helping to create the void that food is filling. There is no such thing as eating my way to happiness. It's taking a long time to change my thought patterns but I'm hoping to make forever changes this time.
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Hi Anna ! This place will sure help! We all seem to have the same problem!! I can be "hungry" 24 hours a day and love to eat! I am really helped by the articles and other sparkfriends that do so well! Good inspiration. I am working on why I have to eat, and not do something more healthy! Ate Korean food tonite. You can eat a lot for not many calories. Chopsticks slow me down, too. I am going to remember this when I am hungry! This is a good place to talk and learn! We just need ti figure out what is missing in our lives! emoticon

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Hi everyone!!! emoticon

I am Anna, and I am a lover of food. I think about food every five minutes (now as well), I eat even if I am full or feel sick because food gives some comfort which I am missing in my life. Something is missing in my life and so far food replaces it.

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I am glad I am not alone! You are very optimistic and makes me not want to give up! I will not worry how many times I start over, and just do a day at a time, and a healthy choice at a time!The splurges are less, and I do stop them sooner too! That is good!!


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Your story sounds so much like my own. Participation here on Spark has given me a new motivation to keep going. I'm still losing and gaining the same 5 pounds sometimes but I'm learning to stop it a little sooner and get back on track. It's nice to have SP friends and see that my struggle with weight loss is common. That makes me want to brush myself off and try again.
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My name is Jan. I love Sparkpeople! I have lost some pounds and done well. Then I put it right back on. I have lost the same 5 lbs at least 3 or 4 times now. It seems like my body just fights to get back where I was. It sure is frustrating and much harder to lose the older I get. I really have to explore why I am not losing and what is really making me not lose emotionally. Hard work!!

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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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Oh.. I forgot to introduce myself! lol You can call me Neko. I joined SP in June of this year, but didn't really start working on changing food or exercise habits until the beginning of September. I've known that I am an emotional eater for decades, but never pushed myself to deal with this fact until recently.

Since September, the few times I really wanted to eat everything in sight was due to a low mood. I could be all gung ho, on top of the world and motivated to making these healthy lifestyle changes... until my mood drops for some reason or another. It could be just waking up to a cold, cloudy day, or weighing myself and being frustrated. I just know that I have to do whatever it takes to keep my mood from going in a downward spiral, because when that happens I immediately start craving sugar and unhealthy carbs.

Reminder to self: Stay in the moment!


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Losingit - Can I ever relate! I've been doing the same thing - logging in to SP when I'm having a rough time with emotions, and reading relevant articles. Often I find something that really resonates, and it has helped tremendously!



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I certainly don't claim to have the answer for emotional eating and still battle with the issue myself but I'm learning I'm not alone and that seems to help. Being involved in SP, tracking nutrition, activity and my weight is making me more accountable for my actions. I know every Friday I'm going to weigh-in and post my progress ( or lack of ) and that helps me to make better decisions on what or how much I eat on a daily basis. If I'm struggling with stress or boredom, I sign in and read some blogs or posts and I can always find one or two that match how I'm feeling and give me words of wisdom or encouragement. I'm learning to be kinder to myself. Beating myself up for a binge is so counterproductive. I realize that emotional eating is a roller coaster ride. I eat to make myself feel better but end up feeling worse because I ate poorly so I eat to make myself feel better, etc. Since I know the pattern, I'm working on stopping the ride much sooner than I used to before too much damage is done. My road to a healthy weight and lifestyle is anything but easy but having the support from my SP friends has truly made a world of difference.
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My name is Annie and I have just joined this team. It was suggested on Spark Coach. I have been on Spark People for a few years now. I lost some weight in the beginning, However, lately I have been slipping on my nutrition and just going through the motions on SP. This may very well be due to emotional eating. I have always found food to be a great source of comfort and sometimes even reward. If anyone has any suggestions on how to replace these negative thought processes I would love to hear them.

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