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3/13/08 10:19 A

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Its been a hectic week of training so my eating has been all out of whack this week but I am not going to sweat it - I know I can get back into my normal routine when I return tonite. (Thank God!)

"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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3/12/08 10:06 P

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I am an emotional eater as well. I had a stressful day this morning and for lunch i had fries with my veggie burger. The key is not to beat yourself up about it. Brush up, dust off and move on. What keeps you in this spot I have learned is being mad at yourself for letting yourself down, eating what you were not supposed to...you get my drift. Either make a promise to you that you will
1) do better at your next meal or
2) walk an extra 15 minutes
3) if the day was really bad. Scratch it off and look forward to doing better the next day.
4) let your only goal when you fall be "I will do better".

Good Luck --it's a struggle but the gain is even better. I have also come to see that if you want something in the worst way and fight for it, you will get it.

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3/12/08 5:05 P

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I consider myself an emotional eater as well and it really is frustrating. I can identify with everything you all are saying.

"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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3/12/08 2:12 P

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I write in a journal - that way I really examine why I want to eat. Soon enough the need to feed starts to dwindle. Emotional eating is SO hard to get past, but I know you can do it!

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3/12/08 10:02 A

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I, too, am an emotional eater. All I can say is don't give up. Below are a few tips that might help:

* drink some water
* take a few deep breaths
* call a friend
* come here and post
* write in a journal
* every time you're tempted to eat,make yourself wait 5-10 minutes to really think about why you want to eat.

I hope some of this helps. Just remember we are all here to support you. emoticon

Make this moment ~~ THIS MOMENT RIGHT NOW ~~ count!

~Delcie


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3/12/08 8:58 A

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Good day MG!

I had to change my way of thinking and realize that every day is a good day because the Lord has made it however there will be days that will be challenging to face. I try to be honest with myself as to why I am feeling the way I feel and remind myself of the commitment I made and stick to it. There are times, I would reach out and help someone else and the next thing I know the issues i was facing - was able to be resolved.

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3/12/08 5:52 A

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MGirl
You've come a long way in a year, and I'm sure you have learned some strategies along the way to help you, I would suggest you write about you day and the problems in it. then I would have to agree with Susan about excerising, many times I thought I had a problem I couldn't deal with that was making life miserable, but the answer comes clear after writing it out and thinking about it while walking. If you can talk to your friends about whats going on or a close family member that may help.
I have faith that you'll stay on the right path, and always remember, Food isn't going to fix the problem, to much of it will cause bigger problems.
Good luck
Terri

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3/12/08 12:21 A

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try exerising. If you can get outside and walk atleast that way the food temptation is not so big. I am an emotional eater and I know how hard it can be. If you really feel that erge to eat, try fruit or maybe put in a piece of gum. Keep junk food out of the house, I know that is really hard but it does help if it is not around.
I have no idea what is going on in your life but there are a lot of people here at Spark that will support you. You can do this and remember we all have bad days and sometimes even months.
Susan

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3/11/08 11:47 P

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Everything in my life has been crappy for the past month and all I've been doing a lot of emotionally eating. And then I feel guilty. What do you guys do when you're having a bad day (or bad month) besides eat? I don't want to gain the weight I took the past year losing but it's hard when you feel you're life is out of control.

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