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7/7/10 5:31 P

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Emotional eating for me is a direct link to what I CANNOT solve with common sense or a bit of hand torque. I have emotional ate for two days now due to my Technical SP problems. I have left messages on the boards and got answers like "you need to clear your cache and cookies" when I know not only have I done this but me not being able to log into the mileage and step counters on my fitness page but I am able to log my cardio - and I am NOT able to get points for reading Health articles and News but I am able to get points for most everything else - is a sure sign that it is not my computer but a glitch in the spark people system. and so yea, when me, the fat girl is having emotional stress - i tend to eat whatever i can get my hands on. so consider me fatter in a few days! i didnt even workout today cause I knew it would be counterproductive.

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6/22/10 7:56 P

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sounds like a great book

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12/9/09 3:47 P

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Thanks, I came across this when I needed it the most

"Be not afraid of going slowly, only of standing still"


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7/23/08 3:54 P

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Hi!
I just finished reading a book called Fat, Broke and Lonely No More, by Victoria Moran.
It gives a lot of easy tips on how to "break up" with Fat, Broke and Lonely. Yes its things we already "know" but I liked her tip format.
I too am an Emotional eater, and I hope this little book will help me with that.
In Delight
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The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.




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7/18/08 12:27 P

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I also think when i go to put it in my mouth if it is going to hurt my body and make me feel worse why am i eating it.

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5/27/08 12:22 A

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Asking why...before eating helps me too

Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
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ISAWAPUTTYTAT's Photo ISAWAPUTTYTAT Posts: 4,334
3/14/08 3:08 A

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I agree with classyladymay.

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CLASSYLADYMAY's Photo CLASSYLADYMAY Posts: 6,778
3/1/08 9:13 A

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I am a emotional eater.. but i think with thinking first and journaling it really helps so you know what triggers you to eat things you shouldnt, especially sweets which is my down fall

loving myself as i am beautiful inside and out!!! Think positive .. you can do it!!!..... i do care.��Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.� � Don't give up we all can do this!!
Lost 110 pounds so far! i am loving it!
I am now exercising 50 mins a day working up to 60 ! Keeping active is so important!
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AMYISSUCCEEDING's Photo AMYISSUCCEEDING Posts: 21,337
2/18/08 11:08 P

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Thank you for sharing this Spiritangel. This is something I really would like to save. Amy

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2/18/08 9:40 P

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Thanks spiritangel. You always show so much support. You are truly an angel.

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I came across this cute icon joke with figures walking inbetween the different jokes here...I hope that you can make it out.

Subject: FW: Importance of Walking





Importance of Walking

Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $5000 per month.




My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. Now she's 97 years old and we don't know where the hell she is.


The only reason I would take up exercising is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.

I joined a health club last year, spent about 400 bucks. Haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to go there.

I have to exercise early in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing.


I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them.


The advantage of exercising every day is that you die healthier.


If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a small country.






..............And last but not least,



You could run this over to your friends but why not just e-mail it to them!













We do not stop playing because we grow old;
We grow old because we stop playing.




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9/20/07 4:09 A

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THanXxx spiritangel......I really will start walking again because of ur support'n words although i thought walking will do me nothing !!!!!!

 
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Spiritangel thank you for sharing this. I will have to make a copy of this.
Amy

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SPIRIT_ANGEL's Photo SPIRIT_ANGEL Posts: 19,390
9/18/07 6:20 P

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Top 5 Emotional Eating Triggers



1) Stress & Anxiety

2) Loneliness

3) Anger

4) PMS

5) Sadness & Depression


how you can help yourself and tips!


SPIRITANGEL




Why You Need to Exercise
Getting regular, moderate exercise just may be the closest thing we humans will get to "a wonder drug". Consider this: The risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and many other health problems is lessened with regular physical activity. Some conditions, such as hypertension and type 2 diabetes, have a direct link to a sedentary lifestyle.
Regular exercise also brings more immediate benefits to nearly every aspect of your life. It improves resistance to infections, joint flexibility, emotional well-being, energy and stress levels, and digestion. With continued, regular exercise, you will find that you will move easier, feel stronger, have better posture, and experience less chronic pain (if any at all).

To learn more about why -- and how -- to get started with exercise, check out our recent feature article, Why You Need to Exercise.



Why Don't We Move?
We just don't move much these days. We drive cars and take elevators to offices where we sit in front of a computer for hour upon hour. Then, we come home and sit in front of a computer for hour upon hour, or we plant ourselves on the sofa for a full night's worth of TiVo.
We must not do much better on the weekends, either. It seems one out of every four Americans gets precious little physical activity during her spare time. An American Medical Association study showed that nearly 25% of us engage in absolutely no physical activity during our leisure time; almost half of the 10,000 adults studied said they do not exercise regularly.





Why We Should Exercise
These are surprising statistics considering the well-known and significant health benefits of exercise.
The risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and many other health problems is lessened with regular physical activity. Some conditions, such as hypertension and type 2 diabetes, have a direct link to a sedentary lifestyle.
Regular exercise also brings more immediate benefits to nearly every aspect of your life. It improves resistance to infections, joint flexibility, emotional well-being, energy and stress levels, and digestion. With continued, regular exercise, you will find that you will move easier, feel stronger, have better posture, and experience less chronic pain (if any at all).


A Crucial Piece of the Weight Loss Puzzle
Regular physical activity is an absolute necessity when it comes to long-term weight loss success.
Dieting can cause muscle mass to be lost, while exercise increases it. Exercise and healthy eating will help you lose more weight than dieting alone since muscle burns more calories than fat. Because exercise speeds up your metabolism, you can cut fewer calories from your diet and still lose weight with regular moderate exercise.


Exercise: Just do It!
When you're starting out, it's easy to get hung up on whether you're exercising long enough or hard enough. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that the duration or intensity of exercise isn't as important as you might think.
In a 12-month study, 184 overweight, sedentary women were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 exercise programs in addition to caloric restriction. In the end, the weight loss seen in the subjects was the same among all groups, regardless of the intensity of duration of their exercise regime.

The bottom line? What is most important is to simply add exercise to your diet. (You can always work on upping intensity and the length of your workouts down the road.)
Why Walk?
It's time to start walking for weight loss. Walking is the ideal exercise for those of us with weight issues. It is a natural body movement (Kick boxing? Not so much.) and doesn't require any special coordination skills. It works our muscles in a consistent, uniform fashion, making it virtually free of risk of injury.

Even if you're significantly overweight or obese, you can walk for weight loss. It may sound like an exhausting proposition -- studies have proven that obese individuals exert more energy to walk than those of lower weight. But if you begin today by simply walking to the end of your block, or even just to your mailbox and back, it's a start.

Another reason to say yes to walking is the fact that more people tend to stick with walking in the long run than any other form of exercise.


Walkers also tend to exercise more often and for longer duration than joggers, for example.
Your Body will Thank You
Even if you don't have a lot of weight to lose, you'll be doing your body a favor. The American Heart Association says walking conditions the heart and lungs when "performed at the proper intensity for 30 to 60 minutes at a time, at least three to four times a week (qtd. in Snowdon and Humphreys 42)."

Not by Diet Alone
If you're dieting, you still need to exercise. Studies have shown that those who successfully lose and keep weight off don't do it by just dieting. Most typically burn about 500 calories a day with exercise rather than cutting more calories from their diet.

Want to know the best part about walking if you're dieting? It's even been suggested that walking may decrease the appetite by its effect on the digestive system (Yanker).






Get in the Habit
The key to starting -- and sticking to -- a fitness regimen is to make a habit of doing activities that you look forward to and truly enjoy. The trick is to plan: An exercise habit doesn't form by accident; it requires scheduling and follow-through.
Once you find activities you want to engage in, you'll find they keep your interest and prove enjoyable at the same time.


Pencil it In
How often and how long you exercise should be determined by your current health and weight and your long-term goals. Other factors that will influence your beginning schedule are age, flexibility, health, and lifestyle.
It's very important to start out slowly, particularly if you have been inactive for a long time. If you do too much, too soon, you not only increase your risk of injury, but you're more likely to get burnt-out and give up exercise altogether.

The World Health Organization currently recommends an hour of moderate activity most days of the week to maintain a healthy body weight.


It's important that you exercise only as often as you feel you should when you're starting out. Some weeks you might feel like working out most days; other weeks, you may only be able to handle two workouts.
Eventually, you'll want to set of goal of at least three 30-60 minute long workout at least three days a week.

Gradually increasing the duration intensity of your workouts will help your body become conditioned to regular exercise.

The most important part is to schedule your work out -- even if it's just 10 minutes. Go ahead and schedule it in your calendar or PDA just like you would any other appointment.


It All Adds Up
Experts says we should exercise 60-90 minutes a day, but if you find it hard to work out in one long stretch of time, adding additional activity adds up. Squeezing in five minutes here and 10 minutes there adds up to a full hour before you realize it!
Let's take a look at some different types of exercise:

Cardio or Aerobic Exercise
Aerobic means oxygen is delivered to the tissues of your body; it helps to remove waste when done over an extended period. Cardio and aerobic exercise will help you burn fat and get those pounds to start peeling away.
Aerobic exercise can include:


walking
exercise classes
running or jogging
dancing
Cardio exercise can include:


rowing machine
step machine
elliptical trainer
stationary bicycle
walking on a treadmill
Other forms of exercise can help with toning your muscles (e.g. body sculpting), increasing muscle strength and endurance (e.g. strength-training) and flexibility (e.g. yoga).


How to Make Exercise Part of Your Life
Invest in Equipment
Buying exercise equipment doesn't have to break the bank. Check local thrift shops, classifieds, yard sales, and second-hand fitness stores (e.g. Play it Again Sports).
Despite the temptation of "fat blasters" offered infomercials, most people find success with tried-and-true exercise equipment, such as exercise bikes or treadmills. If you're not ready to make that type of investment, it's o.k. to start small -- a step, resistance bands, or a set of hand weights are all a great start.


Join a Gym
Gyms offer a wide variety of exercise methods, including cardio machines such as step machines, low-impact aerobic classes, weight-lifting, indoor cycling classes, kickboxing and step aerobics classes.

Keep it Indoors
Options for working out indoors include exercise videos or DVDs, doing exercises such as squats or push-ups, dancing, using a stationary bike, and using a step.

Work Activity into Your Life
In addition to a regular, planned exercise, you can benefit from simply having more activity in your daily life.

Play with Your Kids
Play softball, volleyball, or kickball with the kids; go skateboarding with them (Elbow pads, anyone?), toss a football, play basketball, ride bikes together, play tag or musical chairs.

Do Housework
Clean out your closet or the garage, re-arrange your furniture, scrub the floors, clean our the gutters, change your bed linen, vacuum, wash your windows, sweep your porch or sidewalks.

At the Office
Park farther away from the door, take the stairs, get up and talk to people instead of e-mailing and phoning, file folders away as you're done with them rather than saving them for one trip, walk the perimeter of your office or in the parking lot at lunch.




Physical activity burns calories, so the more you just get up and move, the more calories you will burn. You even burn extra calories doing things like running the vacuum cleaner or going up and down steps.

Exercise may help you succeed at breaking your weight loss plateau Many people hit a stopping point where their diet and amount of exercise simply seems to stop working. Increasing your physical activity may give your weight loss another "push" and you'll begin losing again. Strength training is especially effective in doing so because building muscle will burn fat.

Exercise increases your metabolic rate and the rate stays elevated for some time, even once you've stopped the activity. Perhaps this is why active people can "Eat anything and not gain weight." and why other folks "Gain weight just by looking at food."!

Exercise will help you sleep better.
Just be sure not to exercise too close to your bedtime if you exercise at night, because it may keep you awake. If you need to exercise within a few hours of going to bed, make sure it's only a brisk walk. Experts say you should allow yourself about three hours between exercise and going to bed. Save the high-impact aerobics for the a.m., mid-day or early afternoon.

Exercise is good for body and soul. Exercising improves mood and due to the chemicals it releases in the brain called endorphins, it gives you an overall feeling of well-being. This is the same chemical that being in love or eating chocolate induces!

Exercise reduces the risk for several diseases including heart disease, adult-onset diabetes, high blood pressure or hypertension, breast cancer, osteoporosis and colon cancer. Exercise may also help prevent, or be effective in treating, some mental illnesses, such as depression


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