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Hi new members! This is a great group. Lots of understanding and support. We can do this together. You can add me as a friend if you'd like. emoticon

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2/18/12 4:14 A

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Hi, I am new to this group, and I joined sparkpeople two weeks ago. I have always been overweight. I either do things or I don't. And if I do something I seem to do it big time. When I smoked ,I smoked heavily-and even more so when stressed. I am glad that I gave smoking up. But I still am a compulsive eater. All I need is one bad thing that I shouldn't have eaten, then I completely overdo it, by eating more wrong things. I have yo yo-ed since I was thirteen. I used to block my emotions out that I couldn't handle as a kid.I did have a very different childhood with a sick mum and a stepfather who dealt with his stress by yelling at us, or beating the hell out of us. We weren't allowed to leave the table untill we had finished all out tea. And he gave us big adult size helpings. Food and cigerettes were my two addictions. But I gave that up. And have yo yo-ed up and down the scales. I am at my heaviest now with a starting weight of 118 kilos.As much as being an emotional eater, I am also a see food eater. So junk or bad food in the house doesn't do me any favours.

Little goals in the end make for bigger rewards than big goals that are unachievable(Shell)

Be your best friend-not your worst enemy.Treat yourself with respect and do unto yourself as you would do to others!! (Shell)

Love yourself and guide yourself and the destination will be within your reach!! (Shell)


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2/18/12 12:46 A

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I am new to this team I am 30 I have tried many other diets I'm just looking for something I can maintain.. I would like to have a baby but need to lose at least 60 pounds I'm hoping to get the push and motivation I need.. I usually do good until I get stressed or sad I. Hoping to stop this behavior with support

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2/16/12 5:17 A

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Hi everybody!!! My name is Shanna and I am an emotional eater. I have suffered from Major Depressive Disorder since my teens. Growing up, my Mom (bless her heart) would make cakes and cookies and lots of goodies. She would always make something if we had a bad day, was sad about something, or just because. It became normal for me to depend on Cherry Winks and Strawberry Cake when I was bummed. I have carried that into my adult life, but have expanded my boundaries to include eating out. If I am having a bad day, I can hit Applebees or some other restaurant and I feel better. I want the emotional roller coaster to stop. I have always been heavy, but it has blossomed beautifully in the last 17 years or so to the point where I am now. I am wearing sizes I vowed never to wear, I am experiencing physical things I thought I never would be heavy enough to experience. It's only going to get worse if I don't stop now. I ain't gettin' any younger, you know. I have every type of excuse and have fell off the wagon so many times, I should be permanently in a wheelchair from the injuries. I need help to break this cycle and this place is where I hope to find it. Most folks in my family are skinny little things. I, on the other hand, was blessed with blub. I haven't really had anybody to relate to, to talk with, to vent to that had ever experienced what I do. I can already tell there are many on this site that can so relate to me. I need that and I need to be able to support others too. I hope this is successful, I am about to the point of giving up.

I hope ya'll have a great day and I look forward to becoming more active on this site and doing what I know needs to be done. I"m here if anybody needs me :D

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow!!


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2/15/12 10:10 P

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Hello all,
I too am new to this team, only been with sparks for a few days. I have been on the diet roller coaster for the last 25 years from size 0 to 16 and evertything in between. I have decided once and for all to care for my physical and mental self and deal with my emotional/binge eating issues. I am somewhat slow when it comes to using the site but am sure with time I will be able to manuever much quicker. What I would like is someone to blog with on a regular basis about these common issues to help me better stay on track and not give in to the urges and cravings. Let me know if you are interested and willing!! Your EE sister, Katrina

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2/15/12 12:14 P

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HI Everyone,,,I've been reading thru the recent posts. WOW CAN I RELATE to you all !! I've been an EE since I was a child !!! Though I remained skinny til I was 38, it was CLEARLY THERE !!! Each time I was happy, sad, upset, etc, I'd EAT AND EAT especially upset ! I'd WAY OVEREAT !!! Boxes and boxes of cookies, sweets and tons of tons of them ! A large pizza AND an italian sand OH MY ! A WHOLE cake for supper. DEAR ME THIS IS ME !!!!! Have I changed in the past yr of being on SP? Yes, some, well yes, but I STILL eat emotionally ! So that now, when my life is going so UP and DOWN (my health is quite poor) my weight has gone from 174 to 182 ! UGHERS !! I feel I am LETTING MY TEAM (5% challenge,,,, Spirited Under Dogs,,,, a team I help as a leader) SO DOWN !! how they put up with me, I HAVE NO CLUE other than they really LIKE ME !! I'd KICK ME TO THE CURB !!! UGHERS In the past yr,,,, I was at 182,,,and now ,,, THE SAME ! WHATS UP with this????? I am A LEADER !!!!! A VERY GOOD leader,,,,, for I can CHEER "YOU" ON, but NOT "ME" ON ! My Mum has died this yr, and so has a dear friend,,, my arms are going very numb this yr, and I am slowly losing control of them,,, thanks to neuropathy. I can barely hug my grandkids (I am only 53, they are teens). I DO NOT LIKE THIS FOr it hurts me now to hug them and their Moms of course. Now my heart hurts at this. This is a heritiarty neuropathy, though I DO ALSO have diabetes, but I've had the neuropathy for a few yrs b4 the diabetes.

I grew up as did many of us, in a home, full of huh? what? And the insecurity that comes with it. And the playground until the 7th grade was a NIGHTMARE !! Than I became THE BULLY of the school,,,, but ! A GOOD BULLY ! For I'd stick up for those who NEEDED IT and could NOT fight for themselves. IF YOU needed help,,,couldn't do it,,,,and were being picked on,,you SIMPLY came to ME and I'd TAKE CARE OF IT ! I had soo MUCH ANGER IN ME from my home life, i was HAPPY to let some out. In turn this made me very popular with everyone. So yeah, at school,,,,, my life turned around for the good (I made the REAL school bully in the 9th grade actually QUIT school, and thus it became NICE FOR EVERYONE ! ,,, though I WORRY about her now ).

So though the past life has been worked thru,, therapy,, life happens. :) Eating DOES FEEL GOOD !! I DO MY BEST though to "NOT GET A BITE !" But, I am ALSO A HORRIBLE eater,,,for I DO NOT LIKE FREGGIES AT ALL ! On our team,,,its kinda a joke,,,,,, after these many yrs,,,i am NOT going to change,,,,I can't,,,,,they are just "not my friends". Though from time to time,,,I STILL TRY. :)

Lets see what we can DO !!!! WOOHOOOOOOO ! Cheering each other on,,,,, helps us each ! Life is good, sweet !! ENJOY HUGGING while you can, one just NEVER KNOWS what'll happen next ! Diane

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Leader for Losing Weight and Disabled (Really we are ABLED !) Also a Co leader on the BELIEVE, ACHIEVE, SUCCEED TEAM
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2/14/12 12:46 P

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Hi all!
I too am an EE, which is why I chose to join this group. I haven't been on SP for a couple weeks because I had sick kids and a sick husband at home, and then injured my neck, so I have just been eating, not doing my exercise, dealing with work stress and not paying much attention. I decided to make a point to check in with the scale and SP to get back on track no matter how painful the scale was this morning. I had a Valentine surprise and found that I lost some weight. I'm not sure how, but it may be because I still tried to stay mindful about my food and when I was eating as much as possible. The next step is to try and not lose the momentum gained by my unexpected loss. My first thought was "This scale is broken" and then, "I can keep eating since I still lost weight". It's a terrible cycle and part of that EE piece of my brain. I'm back on SP this week and looking forward to staying on track with the support of everyone here. Thanks for being a part of my journey. To those who are known and unknown to me, you make a difference :)

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2/13/12 9:08 P

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Welcome all new members.
I've been sparking for 2 years now and have lost weight, but have been slipping a bit lately. Thank goodness we have each other.
I have found the best thing is to take it one day at a time; this applies to everything. Success might come slowly, but it will come.
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2/12/12 9:04 P

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Hi - I'm totally not an emotioal eater.

Unless it's:

- After work
- On the weekend
- When I have something to celebrate
- When I have something to feel sad about
- When it's a beautiful day for sitting on the deck with drinks and nibbles
- When I'm insecure at a party
- When it's my period

... You get the gist. ;)





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2/11/12 8:34 A

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mistyblue716,hi im susan and im new. im 64 and just now figuring out ive got to determine why im an emotional eater so i need support,advice friends

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2/11/12 8:30 A

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tessamckenzie, hi im susan and im new and im somewhat of a food junkie myself but im gearing up to do this liver reduction diet so i can have bariactric surgury on but ive got to get control of emotion eating problem. nice to meet you

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2/11/12 8:22 A

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hi sprial4548,im susan and im over 100pounds over weight im an emotional ,compulsive eater and i need your support as well so lets be buddies

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2/10/12 2:21 P

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Hi! I'm really excited that I found this Spark Team. I've been working on my emotional eating for about two years.

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2/9/12 7:43 A

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Hello everyone!

I'm 21 and really haven't faced the fact that I'm an emotional eater until I found myself eating...everything...and not knowing how else to explain it. I've had amazing inner success after only four days on this site. I'm so excited to have this support group, and as I get better I hope that I can help others down this journey, too.

Thanks to the leaders for the welcome messages! THey were very kind and helpful :)

Failure teaches us how to succeed.


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2/9/12 12:02 A

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Hi Everyone,
I'm a group member who has been off Spark People for a long time - too long. I'm back to try again. I' m a 58 year old mom, in my 2nd (and final) marriage to a wonderful man, Richard, who is also struggling to lose weight. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in July 2009. I wish I could say it got me back on track, but it hasnt'. I'm hoping getting involved on here again will help.
Thanks to meds, my sugars are staying pretty stable, but my eating is out of control and my exercise is nil. I was a daily exerciser for years, at one point lost over one hundred pounds. I was 19 lbs from my goal. Then a life circumstance through me back into overeating, and I can't seem to get my "groove" back. I look forward to getting to know you.
Leslie

NEVER GIVE UP - go over, go under, go around or go through, but never give up!


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2/8/12 1:39 A

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Hello all.
I am actually doing Weight Watchers but I decided to join Sparkpeople as well for the extra support and motivation. Over the past two years I have gained almost 100 pounds. I had my first baby last May and am working my booty off (literally, I hope!) to get this extra weight off. I don't even really care about being skinny, I just want to be healthy, have healthy habits, feel good about myself, and be a good role model for my kids. I am an emotional eater for sure, with stress being my trigger. I have been trying different techniques for stress relief with very good results. I am not going to give up on this journey!

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. -Dr. Seuss


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2/4/12 9:57 A

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Welcome to all the new members! This site/group/everyone is really great and I hope you can get a little help with running to that food when you're feeling stressed or down!

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2/4/12 1:16 A

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Hi everyone,

My name is Leigh & I am very much an emotional eater! I I've battled from depression for atleast 5-6 years now along with panic/anxiety attacks and so food has always been almost like a best friend to me. I've dealt all my life with people calling me down, making me feel like I am less than worthy of being happy and that emotional burden has led me to balloon upto my highest weight ever (374 lbs). I've lost weight since last summer though, I am now down to 350 lbs, and yet I still tend to sabotage my own progress by still eating what I know I shouldn't. I'm glad this place and this thread are here to get support from but also to learn tips from others as to how to avoid emotional eating.

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2/3/12 10:58 P

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Hi! I am new..I joined SP a week ago..I have been in denial for years about my emotional eating until just two months ago...My aunt had phoned me and wanted to know if I wanted to join her at an over-eaters anonymous group. She was very worried about the direction I was going...It was an emotional call...She was crying but I kept thinking to myself, I'm not an emotional eater..I'm just fine, just need to lose weight, but I certainly don't have a problem with eating when my emotions run high..I slowly started to ponder her call; little by little I would try to make a note of my emotions and what I was putting in my month...I started noticing a pattern..When I was feeling stressed, nervous, angry, bored I would tend to bake. A lot..The really fattening stuff, brownies, cupcakes, cookies...My family delighted in their treats in their lunchbox..No one noticed though when I would eat some of the dough or have a second serving when they all went to bed...I go through periods of being at my healthy weight, and then fall back into emotional eating and slowly the scale ticks up..Now here I am again, 60 pounds heavier...A former supervisor of mine a few years ago had lost weight and raved about SP. Last week I decided that I wanted to try again to break the yo-yo cycle I've been on and to learn how to cope with life's stressful events without going on a baking, fried food binge..I realize that my aunt was on to something..I need to have support from people that know what I'm going through..Here's to the journey...

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2/3/12 2:53 P

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Hi team I just found you also. I've been on SP for a month and have managed to lose a little weight. Not as much as I would like at the pace I would like but I'm still going. I am my own biggest obstacle. I am a stress eater and somehow I am "always stressed". I need to push myself to get on SP daily to keep moving forward so I don't give into the negative self talk. Looking forward to sharing and continuting on my journey with this team.

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2/3/12 2:29 P

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Hi new team members! I am new as well. Please add me as a friend. I need all the support I can get! haha

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2/3/12 1:55 P

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Hi Everyone
My name is Jenn and I am a food-aholic. Happy, sad, mad, depressed...it doesnt matter, if its there, I'm gonna eat it! Today is a new day and I am on Day 1 of my Master Cleanse. I am hoping this will teach me how to control my cravings so I can continue on the rest of my journey. I have 89.4 lbs to lose to get to my goal of 150. Keep posting your inspiring and motivating stories...thats what keeps me going :)

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2/3/12 12:32 P

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I'm new to this team, been a SP member since the end of Dec. I was on a different team but didn't feel like I was getting the support I'm really needing right now. I don't have a lot of support in my own life and was hoping to find it here. I was doing well, lost eight and now I've gained four back. Someone posted they feel like they are always pushing the reset button, that's exactly how I feel at times and this is one of them. I haven't tracked calories for a couple days and felt I needed to get back before I gained the other four back. I'm really struggling right now. This week I'm fretting about going to my in-laws...I constantly want to eat whenever we go there..I get overwhelmed with the thought of going. I really don't want to go. I have a sil who thinks it's cool that she's wearing clothes the same size as my nine year old daughter...I think it's warped and don't want my daughter thinking it's okay. Why would a women of almost sixty think it's okay to shrink her body to a little girls size 10? Then I end up feeling like the elephant in the room by my size. It seems like every time I get around family I end up obsessed with food and wanting to eat all the junk. I don't want my emotions to run my life anymore..I'm tired of it...tired of feeling like a failure, tired of feeling like I'm never good enough. I'm usually a pretty positive person, except when it comes to myself. I have friends that point out faults in me...good god do they not know I already know all my faults? I don't need someone telling me when I have a zit or that I've gained weight, etc..l would never think of treating them that way..I'm the one to give them compliments but I don't get the same in return. I give of myself to the point I have nothing to give, I'm tired, tired of trying, but I don't want to quit.

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2/3/12 11:06 A

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Hello everyone! I'm new around too, I'm Fotoula, 29 years old. Sadly I tend to eat junk emoticon when I'm sad or feeling too anxious. I'm trying to control it though and will try more since I just started my attempt to lose weight :)
I mainly try not let myself get disappointed or anxious easily, think it is better that trying to control the emotional eating when I'm already at bad mood :/
Nice to meet you all!

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2/1/12 9:19 A

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New Team members! Glad you're aboard!

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emoticon new team members! I hope everyone had a great day! 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.

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


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hi, i'm Lisa, but you can call me Mandy, too. it's been my online alter ego forever.

i'm 51, married with a son in college.
dog mama to corgi zoey.
kitty mama to maggie.
breast cancer survivor.
striving to get to my happy weight - for mind and body health.
a recent convert to working out at the Y.
and unfortunately, a hopeless snacker. if it jumps into my brain, i want it. can't quite figure out how to do the wait-ten-minutes, drink-water, distraction thing. would love some tips!

"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming ..."


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1/31/12 11:49 A

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Hello, I am new to this team. I have well over 100lbs to lose and have been turned down for weight loss surgery 2 times (its a long story, if anyone is interested I will elaborate). I am depressed right now. I eat when I am happy, to reward myself, when I am sad, as a comfort, when I am bored, or just when something sounds really good. I have had successes of 40 lbs in the past and am now again at my original starting weight. I am in serious need of support, and friendship (most of my friends' idea of going out is food and drink). I am currently (once again) trying a 1200 calorie diet. This is what helped me to lose the 40 in the past. I hope to meet some like minded people, and be able to learn from all of you as well :)

Christina

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Hello There,
Just joined the group. Read a few post and like some of you I joined the site (as a whole) just before the first of the year and a few times here and there before that, but never got real into it and always fell off the horse, as the saying goes. Been faithfully sticking to it now just over a week and lost some weight yeah, but yesterday was the first day that I had kinda had enough and didn't care to stick to the plan anymore already. sad I know.

Anywho joining a few more groups, to hopefully get some more support and motivation so I can stay accountable. Terribly stressed right now in my life, and boredom plays a lot into my eating habits as well. Was/am really bad at evening/ night time munching, esp.ly when I stayed up late. I've been kinda saving a lot of my cal.s,etc eating a bigger dinner than breakfast/lunch (which i know is bad) so would love to hear maybe low low calorie/fat options you all use to eat during times like that so I can get better control of an equal split on meals. Tried of always feeling hungry right now!

Also what do you do when going out to eat with family or friends?! Over the weekend I went out with my mother and aunt, ate a salad I didn't want to even eat (they couldn't go with a rest. I wanted because of all this, that i knew had better options) as I watched them both eat huge sandwhiches and fries...as you can tell I don't have much support from them, made me wanna scream! It's like heck if you do, heck if you don't - make them mad by not eating with them or lose a little of the strictness of the diet. Anything you all do that help in these circumstances?

Thanks for reading all. Hope you enjoy your day! tc ~Samantha

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Hi everyone! Welcome to all the new people! I am sort of new. I actually introduced myself back in June of 2010 on this team, but I have yet to stick with it and change my lifestyle into a healthier one. I keep coming and going, but I am back! Hopefully for good this time. To reintroduce myself: My name is Tina. I will be 30 at the end of February, and I am now married for 6 months. With some major changes over the last few months, I notice that my stress level has completely changed too. I still though have a major problem with night time binging. I haven't figured out how to tell when I am full or close to full. No matter how slow I eat, I could continue to eat and eat and eat. I have to force myself to stop. Then I feel, but try not to act, miserable for a half hour to an hour before I actually feel like I had eaten. I try my best to control this, but at night I have the toughest time. My husband and I have many goals for this year, and I'm working towards making 30 an awesome year.

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Hi, I'm new to the team, my name is Maya. Food and overwhelming emotions have gone together for a while in my life. First it was anorexia and exercise bulimia. Then years later it transformed into eating when I was sad but not eating when I was anxious, which I was most of the time. Somewhere in between ice cream had become a "calm me down" food. NOT a comfort food, thats different. I only recently realized the relationship that me and ice cream have when i was talking to a nutritionist who asked me how ice cream made me feel. I was very specific that it calms me down. Makes sense....During one particularly bad moment in my life, I stopped for ice cream, it calmed me down. And it stuck. Now when I'm anxious I want ice cream. I have OCD and am happily medicated, so I'm not anxious like I was before, but its nice to know that I use ice cream to calm down. So I went from using food as the enemy, to using food as a friend and I swung very all or nothing on that pendulum. Now I'm learning about moderation! I think this group is going to be a great resource for me as well as an amazing support system. I can see myself getting overwhelmed by emotions and coming to ya'll first, posting, and getting your support. Waiting for your replies will also hopefully stall the desire. I don't want food to be an enemy or a friend. I just want it to be food. Food that is shared with friends, food that nourishes my body and soul, food that I get pleasure from...because it is nutrient rich, not because it helps me zone out and get numb so I don't have to be anxious. I'm pretty happy to be part of this group....

Anyway, I now have 80 extra pounds that I'm working on losing. I'm doing it the right way, I'm eating healthy, I'm not depriving myself (I now will have a WW giant latte ice cream bar sometimes after dinner which is only 90 calories), I'm exercising and having fun at it, and I'm doing well at portion control. I've been working really hard for 3 weeks and am looking forward to when I start 'seeing' results. I already feel better, proud of myself, and more energetic...but I really want to see the changes....but it is one healthy choice at a time. I'm doing tiny steps so I don't get obsessed. This is a lifestyle change and I want to sit happily in moderation.

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Hi, my name is Johanna and food is how I deal with the ups and downs of life. Like many of you I eat when stressed, upset, and happy! I can work so hard tracking and then just blow it so quickly. I feel like I am always pressing the "reset button" I want to learn how to listen to my body for cues on hunger instead of my emotions.

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Hi, my name is Delilah...I am a emotional eater and have been most of my life. I am trying to change my life to be healthier and live longer. I am a mother of 3 wonderful children. I have a busy life style. I eat to de-stress most of the time. I eat when I'm bored and when I'm depressed. i want to be able to show my children if you set your heart and mind to something it can be done. This is why I joined Spark People. This is why I joined this team to learn how others deal with the same problems that i do. I hope to share my experiences with others on my weight loss journey and hope to learn from others on their weight loss experiences.

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Welcome LAHELOHE and CJACK66 to the Emotional Eaters team!

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Welcome to the team! Here's to finding new ways to dealing with stress in our lives New healthy habits that make us feel happy instead of ashamed and guilty. Here's to becoming in charge of our eating habits, instead of them controlling us.

This is a journey where each day we take one step forward. We may stumble on this journey, but there will always be someone here to pick us up.


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Hey there!

Im also a emotional eater, who mostly eats when bored, stressed or even excited. Food is the method to comfort me or celebrate with. This has leaded to gaining weight oh so much. I came to this Sparsite to find cool interactive way to loose weight and also meet new people. With that last one i would also like to try this weight-loose-buddy system. Is there anyone whose interested to be my buddy? Cause I believe that staying in this thing together would motivate more and helps not to forget goals or slip on this slippery road covered with cupcakes and ice cream.

Oh yeah, Im 21 and my name is Saile - im from Estonia - from Europe :)

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Hi! My name is Cheryl and I'm new to this team, and to SparkPeople. I realized quite some time ago that my weight problems are at least 75% due to my emotional eating. I catch myself doing it almost on a daily basis, but I go right ahead and grab that ice cream carton anyway. My triggers are mostly stress-related, though I'll admit to eating out of boredom from time to time. I have a 21 year-old that recently returned to the nest and an 18 year-old that tries my patience daily. So, I'm trying to find ways to deal with the stress that don't include scarfing half a pizza. Any advice, tips or encouragements are greatly appreciated. In turn, I hope to be able to help others in this situation. emoticon

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Thanks! I'll be here only off and on for the next month as I'll be working offshore. Let's hope I can stay strong on the boat and avoid the massive fatty preservative loaded foods and desserts!

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Hello! I'm a newbie here and a serious emotional eater... that includes ALL emotions. I'm a stress eater, a boredom eater, a comfort eater, a celebration eater, a social eater.. all of the above. I lost 35 lbs in 2009 (using Sparkpeople) and lost my way last year and gained 15 back. I was pretty disappointed in myself because I had done so well to change the way I thought about food. I'm not sure what happened last year but I started emotionally eating again and now I just feel yucky. I decided to restart my Sparkdiet and start with a free profile to try to get back on track. Wish me luck!

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

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"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
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Welcome Lauren, I'm new here too. I can "totally" relate to all you said. Nights are the hardest for me. Together, as a team, we can support each other and get through the touch moments that add into minutes, hours and days. I hope to look back a few months from now and say, wow, I did it with the help of many! emoticon emoticon Last night I made it through without running to the fridge and food pantry!

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Welcome to HORBTR, LAURENV2003 and HALELANI.

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Hi, I'm new here. I'm hoping to get some help and support to stop the "night noshing". I know why I do it, but it's hard when the sun sets and I'm alone. Plus a full tummy helps me sleep at night, but it wrecks my whole day of being "good". I'm turning to this team of emotional eaters to help me solve this life long puzzle. I'm in Medford, Oregon so hello to all!

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Good morning everyone! My name is Lauren and I'm brand new to the site and to this team. I am 40 and recently gained 15 lbs because I am basically stuck on the couch due to a back injury. I will be having a surgery in a couple weeks and I'm afraid I'll pack on even more weight while recovering. The reason I joined this team is because I am a TOTAL emotional eater. I eat when I'm sad, stressed, anxious, bored and even happy! I'm a habitual yoyo-er and really trying to lose and maintain for good this time. I can see the stress of all this losing and gaining is really taking a toll on my body.

Thanks to all of those who welcomed me on my sparkpage! This is really exciting and motivating and I'm hoping by forcing myself to be more social (which is kind of difficult for me), I can finally make a permanent change in my life. Hoping to get to know you all!

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I am an emotional eater. I can find all sorts of excuses to eat. most of my eating is from stress. I have been with SP for a couple of years and lost 40lbs. My mother recently passed away and then I got a cold from the stress so I've been telling myself it's comfort food. Although I have a good reason to be stressed I didn't get overweight by having healthy eating habits and need to learn more healthy habit. My big eating starts at Halloween and slows down after new year but this pattern needs to stop. I deserve better.





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Hello to all the fellow new members and veterans out there. Also thank you leaders for the warm welcome via mail and spark goodies. Certainly helps to know we are not on this path alone.
I am 45 years old and I want to get back on track so that I may run freely again without pain. I lost 100 pounds 6 years ago and have gained back half of it after injuring my knee in the fall of 2008. I need to get my eating under control once and for all..it seems as though the best way to do this is to track religiously as I did the first time around. It certainly helps me to deal with the emotional side since the calorie tracker doesn't lie....those calories pile up quickly!!
Thanks again for welcoming to the team. Looking forward to learning from you all :)

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" Dr. Suess


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Hello, I am an emotional eater and I have 100 pounds too many as proof. Stress, anger and boredom bring out the munchie monster in me big time. I also suffer from depression, so that just adds to the problem. It will be nice to share with others who have the same problems and learn what they do to cope with it.

You never know how strong you are until being strong is all you have left.


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Hello All!

My name is Maryann, I am 29 and hoping to reach my healthy weight by 30. I have weighed 150 since I was like 12 and always found comfort knowing that the number was stable. Now that I am starting to get a lil bit older that number has been sneaking up to 158, no thanks I am sure to a new stressful desk job. (I am usually better active and on my feet and in the action! )
Food is such a comfort when I am sad and something to do when I am bored! I know its not a healthy habit but most of the time I didn't even realize I was doing it. I get 7 free nutritionist sessions with my insurance and went last July for the first time and never went back. There was a boy and a new job so with the excitement/stress I was losing weight without trying. Then the boy ended up dumb and the job got stressful so here I am. I went back to the nutritionist last week and now I got stuck with a guy... Eeeek! I even cried the first time we met and I was talking about food. I realized I was really in trouble when I started waking up in the middle of the night shoveling snacks and sweets into my mouth... Red flag! I am glad to know that my rambling about food is amongst some people that can identify... :0) and I will save some details for the next post. Thank you for being awesome!!

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