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1/8/12 8:20 P

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thought this may be inactive. thanks

no one who never made a mistake never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
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CILLALILLY's Photo CILLALILLY Posts: 103,714
1/8/12 11:48 A

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Hi Heather and Daning Queen. I think it's ok to intro here. Not much activity in here. I actually joined the team, quit because no one was posting, and decided to give it another try. lol I don't know if the leaders are still checking the team or not.

I think the world, and even many of those addicted to food, have a hard time seeing and understanding that food can be an addiction just like drugs, alcohol, gambling etc. You even hear a lot about "sex addicts" lately. People who are bulemic/anorexic can get treatement and at least some undertanding for the addiction/disorder they have but food addicts are just lazy gluttons with no willpower. That's how I think most of the world seems to see it anyway. They just don't get it. It's very real to us though. ...just some thoughts I was having.
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1/8/12 8:26 A

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hi --- i am a food addict. i finally realized that the other day. I have been addicted to cigarettes and credit cards as well. i am tired so not writing much right now--will write more later

no one who never made a mistake never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
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1/6/12 12:32 P

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So, I'm confused as to whether this is an intro thread or what, so I'm deciding to use it as that I guess.

I'm Heather. It's only been a couple weeks now since I truly became comfortable admitting to myself that I am addicted to food. My Dad died of long-term closeted alcoholism three years ago, and I spent much of the time since then trying to tell myself and everyone else that I just do not have an addictive personality, regardless of his issues. But lo and behold, I do. Just to a substance I can't really sever my relationship with. So, now begins the process of healing my relationship with food. I'm not a binger, and I don't feel totally out of control, but I do know that I have to watch myself pretty vigilently for emotional eating patterns. And I get panicky or rebellious feelings when I think about truly removing unhealthy food from my diet. So yeah, that's the short version of me and my reason for joining this team.

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5/2/11 4:58 P

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thank you. :)

Romans 10:9-10 ... if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved...
My blog- doablesurvival.blogspot.com
The early bird gets the worm, but the 2nd mouse gets the cheese!

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5/2/11 4:53 P

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That's a shame.
You're doing so great with your weight loss!!!!!!!


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CILLALILLY's Photo CILLALILLY Posts: 103,714
5/2/11 4:46 P

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I guess they aren't going to post the other episodes on line so I can't watch the other episodes. :(

Romans 10:9-10 ... if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved...
My blog- doablesurvival.blogspot.com
The early bird gets the worm, but the 2nd mouse gets the cheese!

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5/2/11 4:43 P

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"Addicted to Food" is a very interesting show. What most intrigues me is that anorexics are put together with compulsive overeaters and bulimics. I guess it just goes to show that it's not how the problem is presenting itself, it's more about what got everyone to using or denying food,
as their addiction of choice.

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CILLALILLY's Photo CILLALILLY Posts: 103,714
4/9/11 11:36 P

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FYI- I looked up the new show on OWN "Addicted to Food" to see if I could watch it on-line since I don't get the channel and it's on there.
www.oprah.com/own-addicted-to-food/A
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icted-to-Food-Welcome-to-Treatment-FR>ULL-EPISODE

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4/6/11 9:42 A

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food addiction article on AOL today...
www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/05/fo
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The early bird gets the worm, but the 2nd mouse gets the cheese!

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2/11/11 8:39 A

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I totally understand where you are coming from. I too did all the same things, like I was on auto-pilot!! You can over come this!! Thank you for joining out team!! If you need anything I am here from you!! Start by making small goals...it doesn't matter where u start what matters is that you start!

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2/7/11 6:51 P

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Hi I'm new here and I am in food prison I eat when I'm not hungry I told my husband not to buy chips because I will just eat the whole bagwithout blinking. I can't have anything Bad around or I will eat it until it's gone. I'm an emotional eater also sad let's eat happy let's eat bored let's eat now I see my kids becoming the fat kid I was and I'm ready to change. I don't want to do that to them I need to break out of this prison!!!! I need to eat to live not live to eat emoticon

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1/24/11 11:56 A

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Hi!! Welcome and Thank you for joining our team!! We are are here to help in anyway we can. I myself am a food addict as well, please check out my blog "My secret life as a food addict: for more insight on my struggle. The very first thing I did was get a journal, and track everything I was eating for 1 week. This gave me a better idea of what I was eating, and what times I was eating. Most food addicts have triggers, it is important to identify these triggers. Keeping a journal and writing the feelings you are feeling when you get the urge to binge are critical. Once you know what they are you can make the decision to do something else. It is all about reprogramming how you think and it is possible!! YOU CAN DO IT!!



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1/3/11 2:13 P

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What its like for me to be in food jail..im well over 300 pounds. I feel like food controls me. I daydream about my next meals, I feel more comfortable being full then not.. If I have a hunger pain I think im starving to death. Nights are the hardest for me, Im so used to stuffing my feelings. I want to get control back, I want to learn to deal with lifes problems and not eat them away. I need to work on being comfortable losing my layers of "protection" Im turning 45 this March, And I really want to stop this horrid prison.

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9/28/10 3:16 P

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hi i am julie basically i will just i love food and i think that about says it. I am one that while i am eating one meal i am already thinking what i can eat for the next meal. Unfornately just a small portion will not do i want more than i should eat.

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EMMYJOY4 Posts: 2
6/2/10 9:04 P

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Hello all! My name is Emily, and I am a food addict who is looking to break free. I love food! I find that food, what I've eaten, what I plan on eating, grocery shopping, cooking, food, food, food, food is what occupies most of my thoughts, and that isn't healthy (physically or emotionally).

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1/30/10 12:28 A

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Hi I'm Robin I live in New York have over 100 lbs. to lose. I'm addicted to food. I'm 47 almost 48 and I really want to get healthy.

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1/13/10 12:19 P

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Pie, I love your post here. It's so precise as to what happens in those cycles. I might check that book out!
Hi my name is Sarah and I'm in food jail! I have been battling my "addiction" for several years now. I eat when I'm not hungry, because it's something to do, I eat when I'm bored. I think about food all day long, what will my next meal be? Oooh, that sounds good! Certain foods I have zero will power for and will binge until I feel sick and uncomfortable. I feel great while I'm eating it because it's delicious, then after I think...why did I do that! But I can't make myself vomit, so bulemia is out of the question! So I just keep all that fat and those calories with me! Horrible cycle that I want out of so bad! My husband and I are dieting together, between the two of us, about 140 pounds to lose.

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11/27/09 11:49 A

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Hello everyone! I've just become team leader and I would love to help the group become active again.

Please let me know if you would also like to be a co-leader. I am looking forward to "meeting" all of you!

Michelle

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~George Eliot


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Hi, I'm Hope, and I guess you could say I'm in food jail, in spite of all my motivations to eat right, lose weight, and get my life back in control, nothing seems to be more important than food. Food has been my crutch, my comfort, and my antidote for boredom for as long as I can remember and I don't know how to correct my relationship with it. I want to get back to my happy weight, and feel beautiful again, but in order to do that, I have to get to a place where food is just food.


My Goals:
SW-289
270-3 packs of yu-gi-oh cards to open
255-buying an outfit in my new size
240-A massage from DH
220-new shoes (cute flats I hope)
211-*Back to sophomore year weight*
190-In the 100s, first time in 3 years
GW-165-Woohooo!!
**Start TTC sometime hereafter maybe**


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10/27/08 9:39 A

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i think the part about Training the Body follows along the same lines as getting out of a QUALITY famine. By eating enough of the right kinds of food, when your body is hungry, the cravings for junk food will decrease over time.

"... and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." Heb 12:1


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10/26/08 7:52 A

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http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story
.php?storyId=95799518&sc=emaf



I found this link from the website of my local public radio station... about food addiction/brain connections. I know this concept is already known, but it did point out a few things that really clicked for me, and now gave me an extra tool to use to fight off some of my binges...or severe cravings.
Please let me know if it helps you at all. :") *Angel*

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6/27/08 3:06 P

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get out of the feast/famine cycle with quality food and plenty of it, the cravings will go away. you are on your way to busting out! keep up the good work.

"... and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." Heb 12:1


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6/26/08 11:15 P

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Hi, My name is Val. I am definately in "Food Jail".
There are not many foods that I do not like. I binge on the craziest things (can you say burnt food for example?) I was in OA for a while...but could not keep up with the meetings and hated having to tell someone else what I ate. It became a resentment of mine...I want to eat what I want to eat and not be told what to eat. So, yes I am in food jail. But have been here a SP for about 2 weeks and don't feel like a prisoner anymore. Yes, I have messed up with my food more than I would like to admit...but the next meal, or the next day...I find myself saying"OK I messed up...time to start over." I am not going to be trapped by food anymore. emoticon

GOD, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
AMEN

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Stand up Eight."
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3/22/08 9:39 P

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Hi I am Jen, 24 and have been ovweight for my whole life
food is my life and I wannna stop
I lost over 70 pounds 4 years ago eating lots of fiber and exercising for an hour 6 ays a week then gained that plus another 20-30 and now weigh 265-270 have for the past 2 years and cant lose

I eat when im not hungry I think about food 24/7 and its all I do

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7/31/07 8:17 A

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yeah that makes a lot of sense. I've been dieting since I was twelve and am, while not overweight, more uncomfortable with my body than I have ever been. Consequently, I have come to realize that I've spent my entire adolescence obsessing about food, weight and calories, which strikes me as sad.

 
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7/25/07 9:02 P

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Pie - that makes so much sense. I was doing great with the cals and what i ate for awhile, but lately have been eating again like a pig. I need to get back into that idea and get back going the right way!! thanks for your post on this

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7/11/07 6:45 P

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This team takes a totally different approach to weight loss. I highly recommend reading the book by the same name, "Breaking Out of Food Jail". It has too many great points to list, but here is a Cliff Notes summary:

When you restrict your calorie intake, your body thinks there is a famine because it is not getting a lot of food… even though there is plenty of food available in the great land of America. So you do lose weight because your body needs to keep on functioning. And most likely your self-esteem goes up as well. (true?) But since your body is in famine mode, it is trying to conserve every ounce of energy… after all, it doesn’t want to die. So this is why you may not feel like exercising.
Then you start getting cravings (sound familiar?) and it’s usually for something high in fat and/or sugar. Why? Because your body wants you to eat something it can readily convert into fat to store for the next famine. So then what happens? You binge. You give in. You give up. Whatever you call it … you go into the feast phase of the cycle. And every pound you’ve lost (and sometimes a little more), comes back, as fat, to save your body from the next famine (or low cal diet).
Then your weight goes up and your self-esteem likely goes down. So what do you do? You restrict your calorie intake and the cycle starts all over.

Sound familiar? I know I sure could relate.
Sometimes this cycle can take months to complete, sometimes you can cycle multiple times in the same day.

So how do you stop this crazy yo-yo dieting? You get off the feast/famine cycle. Instead of letting your body go hungry (and later bingeing), you feed it on demand. And you feed it good, whole foods until you feel satisfied (approx 300-400 cals is a rough guideline … like a mini-meal). Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts, and the like. You know what’s good for you.
Yea… you may gain weight at first. Why? Because your body is still panicking that you will go into yet another famine, another “diet”. But once it figures out that every time it sends hunger signals it gets fed, the weight will actually start to drop. Why? Because fat is actually maladaptive. Your body stores fat to keep from dying when there is a famine, but your body is not working at its optimal efficiency when there is excess fat to lug around. So really, your body doesn’t want to be fat. And once you start feeding it on demand, it’ll realize that there is plenty of food available and can let the fat go because there is no famine and no need to carry it around.

Does any of this make sense?

It took me a while to take this all in and process it, but I have witnessed this in myself and other people, for sure. And yet Americans, for the past 40 years, have thought if they just exercised more and ate less they could lose weight. And they do lose weight. BUT it comes back. And we, as a nation, are in denial if we keep thinking that this old-school program actually works. Because if it does, then why are we so fat as a nation … even 40 years later?


Edited by: PIESZCHA at: 7/22/2007 (18:17)
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