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9/21/11 4:27 P

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I totally agree with you! I have added Spark to my phone through and app and then I check it on the computer when I'm at work. It's very encouraging! Thanks again! You're support is very helpful!

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9/21/11 4:02 P

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emoticon all the way! Glad our ideas helped and keep those fingers and mind busy -- that always helps! One other thing I thought of after I posted, another good way to keep the mind on other things, is to sign on to Sparks. Just by checking in with your teams and seeing their positive comments, etc., can keep you motivated to think healthy and push those munchies aside.

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9/21/11 3:50 P

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Thank you so much! That was very encouraging to me! I really needed that. I totally agree with you about not being at home alone. I do believe Iím going to start going places after work. When I have work to take home, instead of going home and sitting on the couch snacking while on my laptop, I will go to a coffee shop or something of that sort. I do believe that the less I am home alone the better. I also my try getting on my elliptical while watching TV. I used to do that in the past and I need to get back into that habit.
I do believe you are right; I put a lot of pressure on myself. To be honest, so many people compliment me on my figure and how in shape I am that I am terrified that this one bad habit will wreck everything I have worked so hard for. I know that eating at night is awful for your body and that you can gain a lot of weight by snacking a lot at night. I just pray that I can get a handle on it before it gets too far.


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9/21/11 2:25 P

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I hear ya, my friend! And, you've done fantastic with stocking up on the healthy foods! Once that stress, frustration, etc., hits, I know I love to grab the crunchiest thing I can find and crunch the feelings away too sometimes. So, you're not alone, hun. But just thinking, maybe what would help you would be to stop somewhere after work, take a walk and try to stay busy with other things. The less time we're home sometimes, is the best way to get thru those crunchy/munchie times. Just by choosing the healthy foods, staying active as you are -- you're doing great, so remember, don't be too hard on yourself. You're doing awesome!

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9/21/11 1:14 P

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Thank you so much for your reply! I just need as many tips, suggestions and help as I can get! Thank you for your encouragement. I am not over weight, YET! But I know that I have to get this under control or it will be a downhill slope!

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9/21/11 10:53 A

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Hi Brit,
1st It is OK!!!!!!! YOU R NOT CRAZY!!
Give yourself a bit of a break here. at work eat more!! look for 800-900 cal Before dinner.
I cut myself short and binge at night ....
then finish with a greek yougart and fruit snack.
It is thick and filling!!
I will keep in touch (today is my 3 jobs back to back and an overnighter!) but this is not unusuall and you WILL be fine!!!



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9/21/11 10:39 A

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My name is Brittany and I am REALLY struggling and need some serious help. I am 23 and have an emotional eating problem. I am not over weight but I afraid I will get that way if I donít stop! I exercise vigorously in the morning, eat extremely healthy all day and I am feeling confident, THEN I get home (I leave by myself) and all of my hard work goes down the drain. I feel anxious and nervous and just eat everything I can get my hands on. 90% of the time what I eat is not necessarily ďbad.Ē I try not to by unhealthy food knowing that the temptation is to great. But what ends up happening is that I will get to the point that I will eat dry cereal because I am craving foods so much. I will eat fruit, then vegetables, then Iíll have almonds, then yogurt and before you know it I have ate myself out of my house. HOW DO I STOP!?!?! The frustration and disappointment in myself is to great! I have tried every trick in the book. Journaling, chewing gum, brushing my teeth, leaving notes all over my house NOT to eat but I always fail. Can someone please help me?!? I am starting to fall into depression.

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