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IWEARBGPANTIES
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3/16/13 7:51 P

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GAYLE I lost 77lbs and gained almost all of it back. Besides the only person you have to worry about letting down is yourself don't let what others will think hold you back. That is my 2 cents glad you are back emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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3/16/13 7:44 P

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Gayle - I lost 160+ pounds and regained most of it. What I have found is that each time I have regained a large amount of weight and I restart working to lose again, I find that different things work for me and new works better than the old - at least at the start. After I get started in the right direction, old POSITIVE habits tend to return and NOW they work even though they didn't at the start of THIS leg of the journey. Experiment and explore different options and you will probably find something that will finally CLICK for you THIS time. I have lost large (50+ pounds) more often than I can even count and each time it took different strategies, different approaches, and a different trigger to get me moving - but a LOT of the healthy habits and routines fall in place along the way. I hope you find YOUR secret key again. Wishing you great success and true happiness on your journey.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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3/16/13 6:07 P

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Hello everyone,

Thank you for all the kind words and support. Sometimes it takes me awhile to respond, but know that I appreciate all of you.

Yes, I'm still mad as hell and frustrated. What I didn't write in my original post is that I'm not new to SP. I've been a member for three years and had lost 130 pounds. BUT, I've put about half of that back on. I know what to do and how to do it, I just can't seem to find the desire, drive, and motivation I once had. I haven't gone completely back to my old habits, but I don't eat like I should. I wish I could figure out what is going on in my brain and MAKE IT STOP!!! *sigh*

I haven't told anyone on SP about regaining the weight I've lost, I feel like I'd let down too many people. But I have and I'm struggling. I've finally said it.

"No day but today."
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NANCYPAT1
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2/11/13 6:13 P

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Gayle, how are you doing today? Are you still madder than &%^%? I hope you are finding some peace and serenity.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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emoticon to a great team! You will find a lot of support here. emoticon emoticon



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emoticon to the team!


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2/10/13 11:08 A

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welcome to the team. I can understand how feel cause i feel the same way. It is very frusturating. You can vent anytime we are here to listen and help eachother.



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emoticon this is an awesome and supportive team and an amazing site. I find the nutrition and fitness trackers invaluable. Try to take one day at a time and remember we are all in this together!

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2/9/13 9:07 P

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Hi Gayle, welcome to the team

Nancy in Columbia,SC

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Hi and welcome, Gayle! I hear you - you are not alone. I get so frustrated with myself over the same thing. I can't understand how I can overeat emotionally when I know it's killing me and I really need to live as long as I can to be here for my daughter. She's has medical problems and may never marry or have a family and she is an only child. If I can't stop emotionally eating for myself, why in the world can't I at least do it for my daughter? I love her more than anyone on this earth, but even that is not enough.

I discussed this with my doctor on Thursday and told him I felt it was a real addiction - just like alcohol is for an alcoholic - and you know what he said? He said, "well, there a reason they call it comfort food." I was hoping he'd give me the name and number of a program for food addicts or maybe a hypnotist (I've heard of people quitting smoking that way), but no - he just told me that food is comfort - like I don't already know that!!! I guess he thought I was hopeless or something.

I have depression, OCD, GAD, and social anxiety so I know some of my eating is to "medicate" myself - but I'm already on medication and it doesn't really do much good.

It occurs to me that I'm not really helping you much - just know that you're not alone and that I'm mad as H*** too! emoticon

Seriously, you will get great advice and wonderful support from this team. Post often and let us know how it's going and if we can help.

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NANCYPAT1
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2/9/13 6:42 P

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Welcome Gayle. If you don't want to be that person, start slowly by making ONE change and then when that becomes a habit start adding other changes. Do you have a PLAN that fits YOUR life and are you making adjustments to the plan when something doesn't work? Are you trying to cut too far back? Sometimes planning so something specific to eat at night can help avoid the mindless munchies. If you stretch your calories out over the entire day AND night, you can sometimes help avoid the pitfalls. Keeping unhealthy snacks out of the house can also help. Keeping busy and doing something that keeps both your hands and your mouth busy can sometimes help. Deliberate de-stressing and/or relaxation techniques sometimes help too, Others find that they do better to brush their teeth as soon as they are done eating for the day and they are less likely to eat when their mouth is fresh. Some chew gum. These are just some ideas that have been shared by others with the same problem.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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2/9/13 6:19 P

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Hi Gayle & welcome





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Hi there Gayle and welcome to the EE SparkTeam! There are lots of really supportive Team members here who understand what it is you're going through because they are too!

I am an emotional eater. I take it one day at a time. Sometimes I eat to stuff my feelings down inside of me instead of feeling them. What I am trying to master is being really mindful of it so I can catch myself in the act - either at the start of it or during so I can stop the behavior and instead express the feeling.

I ask myself "Why am I punishing myself for having this feeling - or, why am I punishing myself for something someone else did?" It's eye-opening to me when I frame it that way. Why am I doing that? I am allowed to have feelings and there is no need to be afraid to express them.

I can't operate from a position of fear because what I want is on the side of it. And I need to remember not to get in my own way!

You can do this. And your fellow SparkTeam members will be right here with you!

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Hi and welcome ! So nice your here. We are all a little like that. And it takes a long time to figure out why we eat when we do. I find when I am bored I eat. So I do something around the house and if that doesn't work I go for a walk. Then take a bath. Don't get frustrated. Knowledge is power. Read all you can on the site and start making new changes. I know you can do this !!!

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!!
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2/9/13 3:53 P

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GAYLEG63 you are in the right place SP is the best place.You will meet all kinds of friends that are going towards the same goals as you. Answeing the big why we all have. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Right Down whot you feel like before you eat Are you angry lonely sad .Is food your comforter instead of expressing how you feel When I stooped eating sugar I had way more control.It was hard the first 3 days.When you writhe down every thing that is hurti emoticon ng you It helps

I am not pussyfooting around. :)


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Knowing that you have this trait is the first step in gaining control over IT..and your eating!


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HI everyone,

Yes, I am Gayle, and yes, I am mad as hell. I hope you'll indulge me and allow me to vent.

I am an incredibly dysfunctional emotional eater. And it makes me angry! Where did I learn this, why did I learn this, and why even knowing it can't I seem to stop it? I want to be able to eat like everyone else. I see people around me eating and they eat only when they are hungry. Not bored or tired or stressed. Why can't I? I absolutely HATE this about myself. I'm in control in so many other areas of my life, why not eating? I don't get it! And it makes me ANGRY, ANGRY, ANGRY!!!

I don't want to be this person.

"No day but today."
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