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10/25/08 6:55 P

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Good for you!! Isn't the support here just the best?

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10/25/08 3:26 P

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Thank you all for your kind words.

They brought a tear to my eye, in a good way.

How wonderful it is to be able to 'talk' with people who really understand.

I jumped right back on track the next day and am keeping as positive as possible.



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10/25/08 11:59 A

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Honey - they say a man can't see the light until he's walked in the darkness. And you have just walked in your darkness and now, seeing the light! Congrats! emoticon

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10/25/08 11:39 A

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Maybe you need to change your exercise routine or kick it up a notch. Sometimes you get into a routine and you don't see results like you did when starting. Also if you are building muscle then you may even see a weight gain in the beginning. So don't give up, just look for the reason.

There are no shortcuts to achieving what you want. Dedication, commitment, and effort are needed to accomplish anything worthwhile.


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10/25/08 11:22 A

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I have been feeling discouraged too the last couple of days. I keep on keeping at it, but I am not losing. I think I have to eat lower in my calorie range because where I am at isn't working. I guess, when we are eating when we shouldn't or not losing when we think we should be, we need to problem solve to get out of the rut.

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10/25/08 10:54 A

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We all have those days. The good thing is you learned something from it...you now have a plan in place for the next time. That's another couple steps in the right direction...good for you!!

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10/25/08 5:51 A

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always a learning experience

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10/24/08 5:21 P

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I have days like those too! You are doing fine, and you seem to have picked up some cues to know when you are about to binge. That helps too. Good luck and better days ahead!
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10/24/08 4:17 P

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I've had days like those. Thanks to all of my friends at SparkPeople, those days come less frequently. So just hang in there with us! Together, we will beat this thing.

You are very smart to have come up with solutions for next time. Best wishes! ~Ann

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10/24/08 12:45 P

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wE HAVE THE POWER TO CONQUER THIS BEAST,,,,ONE DAY AT A TIME....ONE DAY AT A TIME...TOGETHER.

One day at a time......in my red high heels, and my crown!

I am so done bein the fat girl...how bout you?

It's no longer a diet. I am calling it my live-it.

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10/24/08 12:16 P

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MEME, I fully understand the feelings you get when the left side of your brain starts screaming for something you can gobble up. This happens to me on a regular basis, and I hope that I can help you a bit through those evil craving times.

First, there is nothing wrong with feeling the emotions, but there is everything wrong with succumbing to the desire to deal with these emotions by eating, and then feeling guilty.

Second, the only way I have found to help me through the misery (and it truly is miserable) is to deal with the two things that are most important: the reason for the emotion and the stuff that I cram into my mouth.

Third, although I doubt that it will go away entirely, the maniacal emotional craving for food is best handled when it is out of my mind. This means I have to find something that I can do to cause me to forget about the cravings. This is the most difficult part, which probably means that it is the most beneficial technique for fighting the emotional eating. That's how things usually seem to go: the harder it is to do, the better it is for you.

* The easiest way to begin the good battle is to keep things on hand that you can eat or chew which will not add any significant amount of calories to your daily intake. I like baby carrots, apples, and chewing gum because they taste good. Not only am I an emotional eater, but I also have a sweet tooth. It's the combination from hell. If only, I always wish, there was a way to make a cake or brownie with no calories, I would live carefree...

Well, just like There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch (TANSTAAFL), there ain't no such thing as a calorie-free cake. Instead of chowing down on dessert, you can always crunch away on fruits and vegetables. I save the chewing gum for extreme emergencies, and also when I find myself in a craving fit in the car.

* Dealing with the reasons for the emotion is something that you must combat in your own way. No one can give you the correct advice on how to approach this. The one very important thing I can tell you is that you should learn to listen to yourself. Your body and your mind are always communicating, but we tend to fail to listen. Raging emotions are like loud voices: they want to be heard and they are usually trying to drown out the things that they don't want you to hear.

I tried meditation, yoga, hypnosis, drugs, tai chi, and even pain (self-inflicted...yikes!); and they all both worked and failed. They worked because they required discipline, and they failed because I never committed myself to the honest discipline that we need to succeed.

Two things eventually emerged that worked for me: playing guitar and writing. Both of those require a significant amount of concentration, which eventually leads to a sort of bliss -- especially when I slip out of the emotional binds that push me to eating uncontrollably. These techniques were not discovered overnight, and they certainly aren't perfect, but they are the best I have right now.

* You should also find the reason to believe in yourself. This is really the same thing as loving yourself, and it is NOT selfishness.

MEME, you are unique, and you are beautiful. You have a mind that is full of ideas and joys which no one else has. We should all count ourselves blessed, having known you -- even if it is just via blogs on the net.



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10/24/08 10:53 A

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The positive thing is you have realized why you ate and now you have a plan in place so next time you will do better! Great Job!

There are no shortcuts to achieving what you want. Dedication, commitment, and effort are needed to accomplish anything worthwhile.


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10/24/08 9:34 A

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It is a step in the right direction, knowing that your trigger button goes off. Try writing down your feelings instead of going for the food. Write what you are feeling. Feelings are neither right or wrong, they are just yours. Express them, then you can save them or throw them away, and move on.

You can't get the brass ring on the merry go round if you don't reach for it. Go for it. I know you can!

Call me Judi, please

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Close your eyes, take a deep breath, think thin, feel it, do it!


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10/24/08 9:03 A

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One step back, two steps forward.....You will learn from this, keep it in mind the next time what you are feeling and try to not put food in the thoughts, go out and maybe do some walking. emoticon

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10/24/08 8:01 A

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I have had days like that. I just trying to take it one day at a time. After a bad day I just pick myself and try again. emoticon

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We all have days like that. Hang in there!

How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.

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10/24/08 3:39 A

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All of us mess up, so don't beat yourself up over this. The really great thing is that you have already learned 2 important lessons. So take those lessons and move forward, leaving the mess up behind!

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We all mess up, just try to learn from each oops. emoticon





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10/24/08 1:02 A

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Next time you start to lose control, try taking a walk or chewing a stick of gum, or even brushing your teeth. It helps me!

Nothing tastes as good as being fit feels!


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10/24/08 1:01 A

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I tink you will be ok. In the beginning nothing is easy. Talk to yourself in the mirror. You know what needs to be done. You're the boss and needs to control the situation. then things go a little more smoothly. find other things you like to do besides turning to food.

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10/24/08 12:23 A

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Sounds like you are on the right track though MEME, with realizing the things that you think will help you next time, that's very positive!
The best advice I can give you is to put the past right out of your mind as far as feeling that you gave in to your emotions. Tomorrow is so new and bright and just waiting for all your successes!

Congrats on making it to week three!!
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Youy might feel you messed up but you learned a lesson as well. So kuddos to you my friend.
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10/24/08 12:16 A

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I let emotions over power me today. This is week three for me and I have done fairly well.
Then today I had family stress and the day was shot. I just gave into all the needs that I thought food was the cure for.
I did realize a couple of things that I hope will help in the future.
When there is conflict quick and easy takes over. So I need to have healthy quick and easy on hand.
And my attitude is much sharper when I feel even a little hungry.
So I need to learn tips to not let myself feel that way.
I don't want food to have control over me!

Thanks for listening...

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