OREOSMILE

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I've been struggling to create a vision collage. For now, I'm focusing on strength and active living



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Sea kayaking in Alaska (August 2010)



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My dog, Byte. Who loves nothing more than when I get off the treadmill and get outside!


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  • v KRISKECK
    Thanks for the encouragement -- it really helps! And on my strategies for staying on track while I'm traveling -- thanks for the reminder! I had the exercise planned out but not so much the food. So: no alcohol calories, also helps self-control :) small portions and seek the healthy choices. That will have to do for now. First day, only 80 calories over for the day. I'm feeling good about it!
    3442 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/15/2010 10:17:40 PM
  • v TANSHAN1
    Hi! Welcome to the Done Being the Fat Girl team.. This truly is a great
    team...lots of laughs and lots of "Wow! Now I get it " moments..Glad to
    see you and hope you post alot...Come on to the threads and have some
    fun...somebody is always around.

    Peace my lettuce leaf,
    Shannon
    "THE Sexxy Strapless Strawberry"
    3443 days ago
  • v SPARKLINJEWELLS
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    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.
    ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¨Welcome to the EE team!!
    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*¸.•´¸.•*¨¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
    Check out the main page of the EE team- there are “stickied” topics you may be interested in to get involved- a buddy thread, a place to introduce yourself, weigh-in challenge, a birthday post. ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨(¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¸.•*¨)¸¸.•´ ..•-~'¸.•*¨)
    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´ ♥¸.•´¸¸.• (¸.•´ (¸.•*¨ (¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.
    You are- WONDERFUL-cuz you’re you!!! BELIEVE IT!!! operationbeautiful-- END THE FAT TALK!!! ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨(¸.•´ (¸.•´(¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.
    (¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. ~~best of luck to you on all of your goals!!! (¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. emoticon
    3444 days ago
  • v WILLOW49
    emoticon to the EE team :) If you haven't already done so, be sure to stop by the team and introduce yourself! Good luck on yhour new healthy journey.

    Willow
    Team Co-Leader
    3445 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Glad you joined the DONE GIRLS Team!! Just stay with it and DON'T QUIT.

    I'm reading the BECK DIET SOLUTION, which isn't a "diet" but she teaches how to THINK like a THIN person. (Got a copy from the library.) I recommend it to everyone. (We have a support team here at Sparks.)

    BECK Diet Solution WEIGHT LOSS ADVANTAGES:

    1. I’ll look better.
    2. I’ll be more attractive.
    3. I’ll be able to wear a smaller size.
    4. I’ll be able to wear nicer clothes.
    5. I’ll like what I see in the mirror.
    6. I won’t feel so self-conscious.
    7. I’ll be healthier.
    8. I’ll be able to exercise without discomfort.
    9. I’ll live longer.
    10. I’ll feel better.
    11. I’ll have more energy.
    12. I’ll be fitter.
    13. I may actually have romance in my life!
    14. I’ll like myself more.
    15. I’ll feel like I’ve achieved something important.
    16. I’ll be MORE CONFIDENT.
    17. I’ll have more self-esteem.
    18. I’ll be less self-critical.
    19. I’ll be more outgoing.
    20. I’ll do more things!
    21. I won’t have to listen to anyone commenting on what I’m eating.
    22. I won’t have anybody bugging me re: my weight.
    23. It might help my career.
    24. I might make friends in the vicinity.
    25. I might get a new love life.
    26. My back won’t hurt any more.
    27. People won’t make snide comments behind my back.

    CRAVING RESISTANCE
    Cravings are usually more emotional and physiologically intense than hunger. The moment I decide I will ABSOLUTELY NOT EAT cravings will diminish.
    When I experience a craving my attention gets fixated on food. It is important to remember that the experience of eating goes far beyond the actual time that food is in my mouth - It includes everything that happens afterward: feeling weak, guilty and out of control and gaining weight. In the past when I tried to diet, I gave into cravings, and I felt upset with myself.
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    I know I don't care at this moment, but pretty soon I'm going to feel really bad that I ate this. When I get on the scale, I'm going to care very much. If I don't learn to resist eating food I'm not suppose to have, I'll never be able to keep off the weight I lose.
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    I have to become an expert at resisting all food that I haven't planned to eat. If I want to lose weight and keep it off, I just can't eat what I want unless it is on my plan.
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    I am choosing to say NO CHOICE.
    If I want to lose weight, I have to do what I need to do, not what I feel like doing.
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    Successful dieters and maintainers stay successful because they don't eat whatever they want, whenever they want it. They stick to their plans.
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    It is true that I don't care at this moment. But if I eat this unplanned food, I'm going to care quite a lot in a few minutes. I know I'll feel really bad if I give in now, but I'll feel really terrific in a few minutes if I resist. I need to do something else!
    3445 days ago
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