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9/25/08 12:48 P

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Vava,

I definitely think there is a link between busyness and eating but I think it can go either way. When I'm bored at work I tend to start looking for food...but on the same token, at home, if I am overwhelmed by the amount of tasks there are to do I will also turn to food. Crazy huh? It's like 'where is the balance?'

I'm glad to see you've joined us - I think you'll get alot out of the book. It is really quite insightful.

Welcome!
Shannon

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9/24/08 8:16 P

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So, here is my first post here.......

I have been overweight on and off my whole life....I have been dealing with the underlying issues for several years, knowing that until they were under control I would just keep eating......So I was working so much this summer that I forgot to worry and fret and I started losing weight (no time to eat, hardly, and never stopping)....Last week I turned a corner and decided, not sure why, that now was the time to deal with my weight. Since then I have completely cleaned my bedroom, revamped my business website, and next I think I am going to do some painting (I moved last year and the back hallway is still a mess)...I think for me, keeping busy is part of keeping worry away, which helps with the eating.

...I also must say that keeping track of what I eat is a big help. I have junk food in the house for other family members, but I don't want to put it in my mouth because then I would have to write it down! Seems silly, but it works for me.......

Just like Oolala I struggle with feelings of self worth; might as well eat for I'll always be alone/sad/stressed/angry, etc, for things aren't going to get better...I have been telling myself this is very strange logic-of course things can and do change....

Anyway......I've been within my calorie range all week so far, and I am bound and determined to be kind to myself and just keep trying to do the best I can.

So Far......

I've lost 26 pounds

6 inches off my hips

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9/23/08 6:25 P

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I'm thinking now about what I should do this afternoon. My meals have been better lately but I've been going after work on the way home and buying a package of marshmallows or something similar and eating the whole thing. Seeing Jibbie's Huddle message-that there are 100 days left in 2008- struck me with its being a nice number to aim at something for. Maybe no eating for at least 4 hours after lunch? the funny thing is, if I can get to the point of being a tiny bit hungry, I can usually wait longer to eat. I' more likely to want to eat emotionally about two hours after lunch, or any meal. I know I can't set the bar too high, but I want it to be meaningful, too. I've got to shop for a new range. I also need to clean up my yard for a party I'm having this Friday (55th birthday!) I'm not sure these will be things I do instead of eating, as there are more possibilities. Let's hope I'll be posting later on the thread "What DID you do instead of eating?"

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*Get to the next meal hungry!
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WEN@TBAY's Photo WEN@TBAY Posts: 752
6/5/08 11:57 A

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Hmmmm. What would I do if I didn't eat? I would clean my house. I mean REALLY clean. I'd clear out all the junk drawers and tear through the 5 sizes of clothes in my closets. I'd throw out all the clothes that I hate but keep because I refuse to buy anything else in my current size. I would dig out, wrap and send the 12 gifts that I never got around to sending that are stuffed in the way back. I would call Ginny Gause and see if she can meet me tomorrow to discuss a sales position. I would tend my garden which is starting to look like the one on the "Adam's Family" I would take a walk. I would write a book. I would go to the beach. I would live my life in the real world instead of in my head!

Whew. I guess these are all the things that I think about doing but don't either because I'm scared (which causes me to eat) or because I'm fat (which makes me sad which causes me to eat). Quite a pickle!

I guess the only thing to do is make a list of the things I've been putting off and start whacking away at it (instead of watching tv) and give myself a goal for doing some of the things that I don't feel able to do right now. ( Like I don't have the cash to send 12 gifts right now, but I could send 1. And I don't feel able to call Ginny until I organize my desk, go through my notes, prepare what I'm going to say and get the rest of my leads together. Maybe I can give myself until the end of next week to call - -I'm not sure - - I still have a lot of ambivalence about it - - I will have to process that one a bit more)

This doing the adult work of facing and dealing with my issues so that I don't binge is no walk in the park. But it is 100% necessary. Must grow up. Way overdue.
Have a great day, all!

Edited by: WEN@TBAY at: 6/5/2008 (11:57)
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WEN@TBAY's Photo WEN@TBAY Posts: 752
6/3/08 2:10 P

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Hi Guys!

Leslie, I think it was your online review of Dr. Gould's book and mention of this site that made me go out and get it and sign up for SPP - - If that was you, please accept my heartfelt gratitude! emoticon
And if it wasn't you, then I shall just send my gratitude out into the universe! And thanks, too, Ohh la la, for letting me know about this group--- I looked for it when I joined but I didn't see it at first - - we're like on page 4 or something!!!
I have devoured the first 3 chapters and even though it isn't all what I'd like to hear, it has already helped me so much1. I love SPP and am in several groups already but I will do my best to keep up! (Less time to obsess about food!)

The thing that struck home with me the most is my tendency toward "catastrophic" thinking. I really hate to admit it, because I'm a Christian and worrying is a sure sign that I am not trusting in God, but there it is. I gnaw over big and little worries about my finances, debt, job, and health and especially my only daughter, Sarah, 11, whom I tend to be way overprotective of. I used to think of it as being a very good and responsible mom, especially in light of what's in the news these days. But now I see that I am really living in fear. I worry that i'll make one wrong decision and my kid will end up as a statistic. It is always there in the background, dogging my heels. Don't get me wrong, we have a great deal of fun together and are very close. But it is so tough for me to let her out of my sight. I trust no one! Well, I'm working on it. I let her go to visit her cousin out of state last summer for a week. That was a biggie. I let her go to a camp with a friend for a few days, that was very tough. And, right now she is swimming at a friend's house, whose grandmother lives across the street. So I am making progress. But the anxiety is still there. I haven't gotten to that chapter yet!!!
Anyway, enough about me. I look forward to getting to know you and Ohh la la better!
Have a great day and congratulations on overcoming the temptation to binge. !! emoticon
I am on day 5 of living binge free and it feels really great!!!
Yay us!

: ) Wendie

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OOLALA53's Photo OOLALA53 Posts: 9,452
5/25/08 12:23 A

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I don't mean to be the only one posting here, but until we build, here goes. Today, when I might have eaten too much at lunch because I could have had dead time before I had to be at a class, i pushed myself to go exchange a DVD I had been carrying around in my car for a month. After the class, two of them, actually, I kept driving past a market I was tempted to stop at and buy a dozen mini-cupcakes that I most certainly would have eaten all of. I came home, posted, ate just enough for dinner, watched a little TV, and searched for possible real estate puschases. Mu-u-uch better options. Sane!

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Five years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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5/15/08 11:51 P

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Yesterday I went driving around a neighborhood near my high school because I'm considering buying a place nearby so that I can cut down on driving. It was during a time of day that I am susceptible to overeating. I was very taken with just looking and thinking about what I should be considering. I stopped at a shopping center that I knew had a store with melons on sale. I looked around the store because they sometimes have samples; none that day but it didn't bother me. I wasn't hungry and I didn't have much urge to eat. I was able to wait until much later when I got home and got hungry.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Five years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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5/14/08 9:27 A

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Yesterday, I started going down the emotional eating route. However, before things got completely out of hand, I put on my running shoes and headed down the street to the gym. I find that my walks to gym and back are a great time for reflection, so I gave some thought as to why I'd started binging and how to prevent it in future. So, while yesterday wasn't perfect, at least I didn't go off on a full scale binge!

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One of my weak times is after work, late afternoon. I went to a short doctor's appt, and then was free earlier than usual to roam. I didn't get junkfood as I often do. I went shopping for a yoga mat (didn't find one), but got several items that I have needed. I got hungry on the way home and had a few silver-dollar-sized cookies. It felt very natural. I crunched on them, enjoyed them, but didn't stress over them. When I got home, I had a normal meal. I felt like a normal person. Oh, this is how normal people do it!

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Five years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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