SparkPeople ED GOODBYE! Team Messageboard If your struggle with food/weight stems from an eating disorder, join us! This is a support group for all eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, ED-NOS, BED, COE, etc. SparkPeople ED GOODBYE! Team Messageboard just checking in - from Kelly :) Good afternoon Spark Friends! <BR> <BR> I wanted to take a minute to reach out to each of the clubs I’m a moderator for. I joined SparkPeople a few months back and was actively taking the challenges and making friends and accomplishing my weight loss goals. Then a few things started to change in my life. I had to deal with a family crisis, some health complications of my own, and an 8-yr old child who is suffering from yet-to-be-diagnosed health issues. I don't have healthy coping skills, so... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:55:09 EST 10 Random Facts About Me :o) 1. SparkPeople's gamification features are making it easier for me to stick to my goals this time around. I love playing games, and earning those points keeps me motivated. <BR> <BR> 2. I live in South Jersey with my 2 daughters, Concetta and Cassandra. <BR> <BR> 3. I'm a freelance writer. <BR> <BR> 4. I live with chronic illness. <BR> <BR> 5. I am obsessed with my guinea pigs. <BR> <BR> 6. My mom is only 4'7". That makes her a little person. I reached 4'11", so I missed little person st... Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:28:51 EST Hi. JM here. Hi, <BR> <BR> I am JulianaMoon, but you can call me JM for short. I am addicted to laxatives. I have cut my dose from 12 a day to 7. I haven't told my family, and never intend too. I'm supposed to have a colonoscopy, but keep cancelling for fear he will know. I am 52, live in Tennessee, and have been on laxatives for 20 years. I am hoping I can learn healthy eating habits. I am on social security disability, and on food stamps. Buying healthy food is hard as it is so expensive. Lately, I hav... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 14:37:18 EST Hello! I think joining this team is my first step to admitting I have some degree of eating disorder. I've never been diagnosed, but I just kind of... know, I guess. <BR> <BR> My eating habits have been confused since I was a kid. I was always overweight (and always reminded of being overweight by my grandmother and her cute little comments like "we're going to take you to get your jaw wired shut"), but I couldn't help myself around food. I would take food to my room and eat secretively at night wh... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:21:56 EST Guilt After Eating Hey, <BR> Has anyone experienced guilt after eating even if it's within their calorie level? For instance, has anyone ever planned a portion controlled serving of a once forbidden food, and then after eating it felt anxious and guilty fearing they had ruined their progress? Is that a normal part of recovery, handling that guilt? and if so, how do you handle it? Mon, 4 May 2015 06:25:19 EST Need some support Hello team, <BR> I have a long history with my eating disorder. I am currently 1 week free of water pills and I am feeling horrible. I just need some support from you guys so that I don't go and use the pills again. I have no idea how long I'm going to have the side effects of diuretic withdrawal but I'm trying to hang in there. I am not going to weigh or measure myself because I know the result will be me restricting and/or purging. I'm just trying to get better. Sun, 9 Nov 2014 20:01:55 EST New and recovering... Hi guys, I just joined the team and am excited to see how we can help motivate and inspire each other. A little about me: I'm 29, have been battling bulimia for 12 years, and am happily newly married. I have a dog named Fred who is great and am studying to be an occupational therapist. I have been a Spark member for 4 years but never took advantage of the community here, so I look forward to connecting and recovering with everyone here! Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:22:05 EST Hi! Hey all, I am excited to join the group. THRILLED to find an ED group on here! I (obviously by my username) have Binge Eating Disorder. I'm joining SP because my outpatient treatment group ends next week. I'm SUPER nervous, but confident w/ support on SP and here I'll be ok! I do have groupies from the group who I can contact as well! <BR> <BR> Thanks ahead of time for the support. :-) <BR> <BR> Emily Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:12:33 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING TEAM WHATS ON YOUR PLATE?? Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:50:41 EST Hi, I'm new. Hi, my name is Ally and I'm new to this group. I am having a relapse of bulimia after being recovered for three years. I started binging and purging when I was nine... but I didn't meet bulimia diagnostic crit. until I was about twenty. I struggled with hospitalizations and constant failed attempts at recovery for about seven years. Finally the only thing that helped me get better was a serious illness that required that I take medicine twice a day (and keep it down). I made it through my tre... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 01:48:53 EST MAKE IT HAPPEN ONLY YOU CAN DO IT FOR YOURSELF Fri, 18 Oct 2013 03:54:57 EST In my forties and still battling eating disorders I once read a quote that made me feel a little better about my issues with weight and food along these lines: "You aren't crazy. Your eating disorder is a reaction is to a crazy situation." That crazy situation being constant simultaneous messages to be thin and also indulge. <BR> I have battled bulimia since I was 17 years old, and perhaps anorexia, too, depending on the definition. I have gained over thirty pounds in the last two or three years. Although I have many wonderful things in my l... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:30:34 EST If you could tell your past self anything... Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I recently stumbled across a tumblr blog that was actually a pro-ED blog. My heart broke for the owner, and remembered what it felt like to be her. I wrote an open letter to her/my past self, and wanted to share it with you guys too: <link><BR>2013/09/02/open-letter-to-an-ed-blog-o<BR>wner/ </link> <BR> <BR> If you could tell your past self anything, what would it be?... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 03:36:47 EST Hey I'm new here Hey, <BR> <BR> not sure if this team is active or not lol. <BR> <BR> I'm Roxy. I'm dealing disordered eating. I guess it falls under ED-NOS. I often overeat due to my emotions, but on occasion I do undereat as well. I don't really binge anymore, though it was a problem for me for quite some time. Until about a year ago, when I got sick. I had stomach issues for about 4 months and hardly ate at all during that time. Now anytime I have any kind of stomach discomfort, I get scared to ea... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:57:49 EST I am a currently obese anorexic Most people think that if you weigh 338lbs then you are not an anorexic. But anorexia is kinda like alcoholism, you are always going to be an alcoholic, just hopefully, a recovering one. I am an anorexic, who got tired of seeing the worried looks on her family’s faces and had some self-esteem issues that made just getting fat sound attractive. Which worked for me, until my health started to go. So, I ended up here, two steps ahead of the bariatric surgeon and hopefully, prayerfully a million ... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 14:16:34 EST is anyone actually here? I found this place and posted an intro before I looked and realized the place seems to be dead....anyone still here? Fri, 9 Aug 2013 11:26:37 EST Give yourself some love today. I LOVE YOU Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:45:49 EST Binging I have an eating disorder. It morphs from one to another. Lately, I eat/binge most nights at 2 or 3 a.m. Since joining spark people, I have lost some weight.....but I know I would lose much more with out this habit. I can't purge, either because my gag reflex is too weak now. <BR> I have to be careful, though. My exercise and diet regime can grow intensely until I'm underweight, and totally obsessed. <BR> I consider it a success when I go a day with out my nightly binge. My failures out numb... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 00:31:58 EST Compulsive Binging Hi. <BR> um...every night, I wake up around one, go eat (about 1400 cal.) and return to bed. I feel awful about this and also hopeless and alone. I'm not really even totally conscious when I do this. <BR> Does any one else have this problem? If so, what do you do to combat it. <em>39</em> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:16:58 EST how is your summer going? sorry i was not aware i had not posted..welcome all new members Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:15:27 EST Hello, everyone. Hello. <BR> I've been battling ED for years. I am really hoping to meet others to talk to and buddy up with. This is a hard battle! Fri, 3 May 2013 15:54:26 EST what does your eating plan look like im looking for a new one myself Thu, 25 Apr 2013 06:23:01 EST Check In Hi everyone- here's a place where you can check in with the team, to make yourself accountable. <BR> <BR> this week didn't go quite as well as the week before for me. I baked cookies for week and ate batter, then last night I got hungry after drinking for the first time in a few weeks and ate too much. It wasn't as bad as it could have been since I don't have many sweets at home atm. <BR> <BR> I've been keeping a record of my food intake as it's supposed to help identify patterns, and I'v... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 16:51:55 EST leaders need support too hi team,im halfway to goal but its been a long haul and ive got a ways to go,please post tips on how you stay motivated,thanks,happy spring Thu, 4 Apr 2013 17:40:47 EST Weekly check in? Hi everyone- I committed to the weekly check in goal- is there a forum topic for that or do you just post directly on your blog page? Anyway, here's my first check in: the last six days have been pretty good. I have a tendency to get super regimented during the week, not eat enough, and binge on the weekends. I noticed that that was happening today (ie the not eating enough and being hungry all the time). I tried drinking more water, and eating a snack if that didn't help. <BR> <BR> There ... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 16:58:33 EST Hi everyone! I'm Zack, I'm an 18-year-old college student and though I've never been diagnosed, I have EDNOS and have been struggling with disordered eating for years (probably no less than 4). I've recently decided to try to get myself in better shape, mentally and physically, so I don't have to deal with these feelings anymore. I'm learning that it's pretty hard to deal with this stuff without a support group so I've gotten very involved in the ED recovery communities online within the last few months. ... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:51:42 EST binge eater trying to lose weight hi I am Tonia, I am 37yrs old married with 3 small kids. <BR> <BR> I suffer from binge eating and depression not to mention hashimotos thyroiditis. <BR> <BR> anyhow just had a binge last night and kinda feeling hopeless and worthless. <BR> <BR> dealing with a bunch of issues including money issues. <BR> <BR> thks for taking the time to read !! Thu, 14 Mar 2013 08:24:47 EST WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR SPRING? MY PLAN FOR SPRING IS TO GO MEATLESS AND WALK MORE Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:17:20 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:05:06 EST Water THIS IS VERY INTERESTING THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE IT. <BR> Good thing to know! <BR> <BR> Mayo Clinic <BR> How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night!! <BR> <BR> Heart Attack and Water - I never knew all of this ! Interesting... <BR> <BR> Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor - <BR> Gravity holds water in the ... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 15:30:07 EST IF YOU ARE SHUT IN ! WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND CHURCH AND CANT GO FOR ANY REASON WE HAVE <BR> CHURCH ONLINE ON SUNDAY AT 10 AM CENTRAL ``YOU ARE WELCOME <BR> WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU .. <link> </link> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 10:11:22 EST IF YOU ARE SHUT IN! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO TO CHURCH YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME TO MINE <link> </link> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:18:04 EST LETS PRAY EVERYDAY ! AMEN Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:18:01 EST HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY ! High on Jesus ! Wed, 20 Feb 2013 10:13:10 EST Tips & Tricks for Facing a Binge: Share Yours! I've struggled with an ED for several years now, and have accumulated these tips and tricks for facing a binge. Share yours here! <BR> <BR> *Drink water between waking up and having breakfast* <BR> For some reason, when I overeat at breakfast, it usually ruins my eating plan for the whole day. I've been drinking 1-2 cups of water before breakfast to feel full faster. Not to mention, you probably think you're hungrier than you really are in the morning because your body wasn't being hydrated ... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 01:13:51 EST Caught in a vicious cycle I cannot stop myself, it's very depressing. I will eat healthy and exercise, then fall horribly back into my binge and purge habits, so I quit tracking what I'm eating and quit exercising, so I gain weight, feel guilty, and start eating healthy and exercising again.........then fall back into my old habits......u get the idea. How can I quit "falling" off the cliff? :( Its worrying me a bit. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:01:44 EST Beating BED I feel like this is an ongoing challenge. It starts as soon as I get up, thinking about food, what to eat, hoping I can control food instead of having it control me. <BR> I even talked with a nationally known expert about it and thought her response was useless: she said to not skip meals and eat healthy foods!!!! I mean, if it was that easy, then I wouldn't have this problem. Sun, 23 Dec 2012 19:54:07 EST Pondering Does it still count as a purge if it's because of a good reason? now i'm not an idiot and I know there's no real good reason to do that but if it's for.... well, for example, the other day my dad's birthday had cake at the party and I had a piece with absolutely no intention of purging but, as I had not had sugar in such a long time, the enormous amount of sugar in the cake made me physically sick to the point that I wanted to throw up, so i did. and it might b a mind set except for the fact ... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:47:30 EST time to make resolutions what's yours?? Mon, 10 Dec 2012 02:16:38 EST Any available sponsors?? Hi Spark Family, Any available sponsors?? I battles with COE, Bulimia, and Anorexia. It is my COE that is currently active. Thx Wed, 5 Dec 2012 22:27:29 EST do you set mini goals???? hi friends,hope you are enjoying your day!!!no lunch yet,been shopping and got winter cloths,let me tell you it's exciting to just grab cloths and not have to worry about them not fitting :). Does anyone set mini goals.I am setting a mini goal of trying to lose 40 pounds by june 1st of 2013,im gonna work really hard to get there and im also gonna start doing daily yoga included with writing a food journal and gratitude list,i can please use all the support i can get,thanks Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:52:15 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 28 Oct 2012 14:35:55 EST put your accomplished joys here! what is something that you are proud/happy about that you accomplished last week? Examples... drinking all your water, avoided sodas, ate out less, made healthier food choices, exercised xx amount of days.... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:45:03 EST happy first day of fall how will you spend your day Sat, 22 Sep 2012 06:06:59 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:10:14 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:30:43 EST Marie is new to the group... Hi everyone!! <BR> I'm at the end of my rope with my eating disorder. I can't live like this anymore. <BR> I have a binge eating disorder. I binge on thousands of calories then the next day take diurectics (prescription ones that I purchase online), laxatives, engage in excessive restriction and exercise, etc. In the past I would binge and then vomit. I did that so much that I developed an ulcer in my esophagus and had to have significant dental work to my front teeth. This was so painful th... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 10:44:38 EST what are your fall goals?? i will exersize inside now Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:46:32 EST --- ---- Sun, 12 Aug 2012 02:42:11 EST lucky 13 I have 13 days of abstinence from my eating disorder under my belt. woo hoo!!! it feels really good and is super exciting because this is the best I've done all year! Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:54:13 EST Coupled with an ED I am wondering how the significant others of you all handle your ED issues? My boyfriend is both sweet and frustrating. I know he means well but sometimes he can say the smallest thing and it affects me so much. If he comments on the food I'm eating or encourages me to workout I take it so personal. I start thinking that he wishes I looked better, and then I feel bad about myself and start planning a strict weight-loss plan. <BR> <BR> He has been very supportive of my recovery and I love him... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 22:23:07 EST how's your summer going??? im eatting supper at noon and breakfast for supper for the summer Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:47:50 EST please say hello happy summer Mon, 9 Jul 2012 17:52:38 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 1 Jul 2012 01:44:03 EST do you exersize??? i joined the gym Sun, 10 Jun 2012 16:25:17 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 10 Jun 2012 13:43:40 EST is anyone here??? how are you doing??? Tue, 5 Jun 2012 19:13:11 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 29 May 2012 00:38:10 EST Make Peace With Food Blog The creator of the blog, Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin, is a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. This is a fantastic blog filled with many helpful articles about discovering the roots of your eating disorder. Take the time to go through each article and find out what rings true for you. It's a very eye-opening experience. <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 May 2012 13:37:22 EST 7 Tips To Overcome Disordered Eating (This is a really great article not only for understanding your own issues with food, but also for others who wish to relate better to friends, lovers, or family members with an eating disorder.) <BR> <BR> 7 Tips To Overcome Disordered Eating And Create More Intimacy <BR> by Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin <BR> <BR> Eating disorders can be extremely disruptive to relationships. When someone you love has an eating disorder, it may feel as if she (or he) has a more intense relationship with food ... Tue, 22 May 2012 13:14:37 EST At a Loss About Losing I cannot seem to lose weight. Please. Someone help me figure out what I'm doing wrong. <BR> <BR> MY WEIGHT LOSS GOAL: <BR> I need to lose 10lbs by mid-July for a special event. <BR> <BR> MY HISTORY WITH WEIGHT LOSS: <BR> I have not have a problem losing weight with Sparkpeople's diet and exercise plan before. In fact, this past April after a week of using the SAME EXACT PLAN I used this past week, I lost a healthy 2lbs (I have gained it back, but the plan has worked before). <BR> <BR>... Mon, 21 May 2012 13:14:43 EST I know better but... I'm kind of at the point where I don't trust myself. I know what the right thing to do is and I'll do it but when an opportunity pops up to go back to my ED ways, I give in. <BR> <BR> Last week I had a good streak going - five straight days with no relapses and I felt GREAT on Saturday morning. I was going to be out of the house all day between volunteering and a friend's birthday, so I packed a lunch for the volunteering part and just decided on having having a NORMAL dinner and a NORMAL d... Mon, 21 May 2012 01:18:42 EST New to team, hoping for advice. Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team. I'm used to keeping my thoughts about food under wraps ("I'm just trying to be healthy!" said with a big smile) so it's weird to sort of come out of the pantry like this and talk about my issues honestly. Hopefully it'll be good for me. <BR> <BR> I have a dilemma I'm hoping you'll understand. I am at a plateau with my weight loss. I have been for a while. I am trying so hard to do this the slow and healthy way this time, but I HATE this plateu a... Thu, 10 May 2012 10:03:14 EST Process of me nipping Binge Eating in the Butt Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am finishing up my first year of college, and being a vegan, have had some difficulty eating a variety of foods. On top of my limited selection (mainly eating yummy and nutritious salads but they get tiring after awhile) of food, I also have had a REALLY busy schedule, some days I have class from 930 to 5 and work from 630 to 1030. And of course, I have a ton of HW. I started compulsively snacking, eating a box of cereal when I wasn't hungry or a protein bar becau... Tue, 1 May 2012 20:09:11 EST PMS This week was that "time of the month" for me and omg, I have never failed so badly at anything. I just want to curl up in a ball and cry. I have been b/p all week, like 3 times a day, I think I managed to control it one day but it's almost hopeless and sooooo very depressing. I feel so alone. I cant tell anyone cause I just couldnt face the disappointment they would show me. I keep attempting to get in under control but today I made it to like noon, maybe a little after. I mean NOON, that's ... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:50:01 EST old habits creeping back in fessed up to my dietician this morning after my anad meeting that I have been having a love affair with the evil square beast again. she wants me to get rid of it and I know she's right,but I dk how to and I know that I don't want to. been struggling a lot lately with cutting my intake and struggling to keep what I do eat in. not doing well, but at the same time I really like what the scale is saying. ugh. Sat, 28 Apr 2012 21:39:24 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:09:27 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:56:53 EST IM BACK SORRY I WAS GONE BUT I HAD 2 DEATHS AND MY MOM HAD A FALL N A STROKE,I MISSED YOU ALL Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:01:41 EST Need to stop - second day of binging I'm on my second day of binging, I feel like such a failure and so disgusting. I need to stop this but am struggling really bad. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 21:30:11 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 15 Mar 2012 13:22:14 EST hello, friends? hello, my name is Ellie. I'm 24, don't work, and live with my parents. I've missed having support ever since EDNOSfriends went down. I'm 5'3" with a high weight of 126 and a low weight of 97... UGW at the moment is 94. currently about 112. I'm trying to lose 10 pounds by May 5th right now... I'll probably get discouraged though. I've never had a diet last more than 5 weeks. this time last year I was on that one diet (100, 200, 300, Fast, 800, 600, etc) and it still wasn't doing me any good. I... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 18:39:30 EST YOU CANT THINK IT HAPPEN YOU MUST DO IT HAPPEN? WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ARREST YOUR ED??? JUST THINKING WONT MAKE IT STOP. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 02:18:29 EST GOODBYE ED! HOW'S 2012 GOING FOR YOU???POST HERE IM DOING GREAT BUT WEIGHT LOSS IS TOO SLOW :( Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:46:28 EST PLACE FAVORITE QUOTES HERE PLEASE "My beauty comes from having my own style, living my own way and knowing my own mind..." ~ Lee Dansky <BR> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 15:02:14 EST Reaching daily calorie goal I'm having a hard time reaching my daily calorie goal. I want to eat at least 1500 a day but some days are harder than others. It's easy to go over 1500 when I'm forced to eat out with people but harder when I'm in total control of what I'm consuming. <BR> <BR> Of course, the simplest answer would be to just eat more, but I'm trying "intuitive eating" as a way to recover from my ED so I always stop eating once I'm satisfied. Turns out, I'm easily satisfied after only eating about 1300 calori... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 13:08:38 EST Returning to SparkPeople Happy Saturday! I just re-joined SP after about a year of not participating. It's taking me a while to get motivated on the site this time but I thought I'd start by posting an introduction. <BR> <BR> My name is Kirty and I am a stay-at-home-mom to my 2 dogs. I'm 45 years old and have been happily married for 20 years. We recently relocated to Orlando from St. Petersburg bcuz my husband got a promotion. I think I like it here, but I'm still trying to find my way around. <BR> <BR> I've lost ... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 03:57:46 EST New Year 2 Sentence a Day Journal Resolution Hi everyone! I wanted to share my healthy New Year's resolution, for those of you who are interested in journaling but having trouble coming up with the time to do it. How about committing to just two sentences a day? One with a quick daily summary, and one that says something POSITIVE that happened to you each day, just to help you improve your outlook on life! I have the full post on my blog: <link><BR>/cheeseburger-challenge-2012-two-sente<BR>nce-a-day... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 17:17:34 EST I am committed! Hi, <BR> <BR> I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I have come very far with the emotional part of what keeps me heavy and now its time I must release this weight from my body. I am seeking out people who are interested in being committed to speaking everyday if not almost everyday for support, guidance, accountablility and whatever else would benefit us. I have found this tool to be very useful for me and if you feel that it helps you too, lets connect. Good luck to all and this ... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 03:33:03 EST IF YOU CANT SAY NICE THINGS,KEEP SILENT THIS IS A LARGE GROUP OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE,IT IS IN ALL OUR BEST INTREST TO GET ALONG WITH EACH OTHER PLEASE AND THANKYOU Thu, 8 Dec 2011 09:01:36 EST lets have a buddy list please send me your name on here if you have time to buddy up with someone,thanks,some of us need more support Thu, 17 Nov 2011 18:28:52 EST ED Treatment and Insurance Has anyone else had trouble with getting insurance companies to cover ED treatment, such as a dietitian or therapy? Mine won't cover anything because it's a "mental" issue and not "physical". Mon, 7 Nov 2011 22:00:15 EST WHERE IS EVERYONE? THIS GROUP NEEDS SUPPORT PLEASE Sat, 5 Nov 2011 13:19:49 EST im the new leader this group is so important/never give up hope Thu, 3 Nov 2011 07:34:16 EST Weight Loss Doldrums- Hoping I'm not the only one Hey Everyone, <BR> I've been a member of SparkPeople for over 2 months now but I'm just now starting to venture into the world of groups and message boards. I have to admit I was extremely scared at first but I'm realizing I need support through this journey and can't do it on my own. I've enjoyed initial success from the amazing tools of SparkPeople but have now hit a MAJOR slump and unfortunately seem to be losing motivation to continue. I'm hoping I'm not the only one in this situation... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 18:29:08 EST Hi all, new to Sparkpeople Hi everyone, my name's Hannah and I am struggling with depression and an eating disorder. I only recently sought help for my conditions after struggling with both for years. Currently I am on Lexapro 20 mg daily for my depression and I am not sure of it's effects. Since going on the medication in June I have gained 15 pounds and have not been able to lose weight despite strong yet inconsistent efforts of healthy eating. The past year has been the worst in terms of both my depression and my ea... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:14:37 EST I'm in treatment now I really don't like it. I'll be here for about two weeks. I just..don't feel like this will be recovery for me... <em>39</em> any advice or support needed. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> to all! Sat, 27 Aug 2011 18:42:55 EST new member hello :) just joined the team so stopping by to say hi. EDNOS 3years. always looking for friends :) <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 00:15:30 EST guten Morgen :) Hello there.. I'm Sara and I guess I've struggled with an eating disorder in various forms for the last two or three years. Although my lowest weight was only 108 lbs (I'm 5'4, so that's not grotesquely thin), I was actively bulimic for one year, culminating in having to get skin grafts in my mouth to repair receded gums/exposed roots at the age of 19. I've had many, many relapses since, and currently I think I'm now headed towards restrictive anorexia. I've spent a good deal of the last year... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 08:11:13 EST Hello.. My name is Amy.. I'd really like to make some friends with this team. I have been really struggling with my ED lately and could really use some help. Fri, 12 Aug 2011 14:52:31 EST hi everyone My ed is essentially bulimia although I've been pretty anorexic at times and lately i'm just over eating. It's a habit I've fallen into at night and I'm not sure how I'm going to break it although I know I will. I first developed my ed 20 years ago after surviving trauma. Life is good now, other that that. Hi everyone and thanks for reading my story. Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:54:56 EST Recovery Blogs Hi again! Just a heads up for anyone who is interested in working directly and more in-depth with intuitive eating practice: <BR> <BR> Based on my own decades of recovery from eating disorders, as well as my professional and personal counseling experience, I've created a series of blogs designed to help aid in the goal of making peace with food. <BR> <BR> It is very much aligned with the approaches of Susie Orbach, Karen R. Koenig, Jane Hirschmann, Carol E. Normandi, Laurelee Roark, Carol ... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:45:49 EST I need some SERIOUS help. **DISCLAIMER---This post may be triggering to some people, please be aware of this before you continue reading. I do not mean to trigger anyone, but I need some help on this situation and I didn't know where else to go. I also don't know if this is the right place to post this but I didn't know where else to put it.** <BR> <BR> <BR> I have had a VERY rough weekend surrounding food. These thoughts about food began on Friday and have continued. I have never ever in my life EVER had thoughts l... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 09:17:48 EST I think I'm ready to get help... Both my current weight and my goal weight are in check. Pretty much right in the middle of my BMI range... <BR> <BR> One problem... I have let myself go from ED-NOS all the way back to being diagnostically bulimic. Yes, it's been worse in my life. I had a time where I'd puke every day and take all kinds of pills every day to compensate... Currently the episodes on average need to occur 2 times a week for 3 months. It's been 3 months of this where I binge at least 2 times and I either purge, ... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 21:09:26 EST I'm 5'8 so didn't want to fall below 115 lbs... Then the spiral...lower and lower until my ugw was 98. I'm 97.6 now. <BR> Because of the ED dynamic I "had to" make a new gw, which is 95. <BR> Until I choose a healthier control mechanism, this will be it. And my symptoms are alarming. <BR> Just checking in/reaching out...and will try to enjoy the long weekend! <BR> :) <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Jul 2011 17:05:46 EST Allo. I've been here on SparkPeople for almost a month now but neglected to actually interact on the boards. For shame. <BR> <BR> Long story short - I'm 28, almost 29, and the realization that I'm going to be turning 30 in a little over twelve months hit me hard while I've been trying to plan for an overseas vacation as a birthday present to myself. <BR> I love to fly, but let's face it - when you're overweight there's nothing quite like the experience of trying to fit into the airplane seat let ... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:33:45 EST Allo. I've been here on SparkPeople for almost a month now but neglected to actually interact on the boards. For shame. <BR> <BR> Long story short - I'm 28, almost 29, and the realization that I'm going to be turning 30 in a little over twelve months hit me hard while I've been trying to plan for an overseas vacation as a birthday present to myself. <BR> I love to fly, but let's face it - when you're overweight there's nothing quite like the experience of trying to fit into the airplane seat let ... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:33:44 EST Hello. My name is Michele and I am a COE Hello. I realized today that I am a compulsive overeater. My brother joined me on my journey last year and continues to lose weight. I have been on this journey for my entire life and have little weight loss to show for it. Last year, I burned a lot of calories but didn't lose much weight. Looking into what happened last year (and years prior) and figuring out the main difference between my brother and I, I realized that I am addicted to food. My brother is not. I binge, obsess, get upset, an... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 16:46:11 EST I need help!!! I am really struggling. Have been acting on symptoms (being honest with my team and my husband) and am really disappointed with myself for struggling so much. I don't think the level of treatment I am receiving right now is conducive to my recovery. I'm just struggling so hard and don't know what else to do. Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:45:59 EST what on earth did I come back to??? lost one member of my treatment team while in treatment at Renfrew then came home only to find out I no longer had a therapist and that I wouldn't start the IOP program I was supposed to until today (10 days after being discharged). needless to say it's been very overwhelming. have been acting on symptoms and not using my voice. DH has been great though and I've been trying to let him in more and more. <BR> <BR> busily searching for a new therapist. one doesn't have room (besides the ori... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 01:13:14 EST Greetings Everyone Hello there, <BR> <BR> Great to find this forum. Sounds empowering! <BR> <BR> I've struggled with several eating disorders since at least age thirteen. Presently I'm recovering from Compulsive Overeating / Binge Eating. <BR> <BR> Also, started a new exercise regimen about 1.5 months ago and am attempting not to go overboard with it as a means of weight loss (balance is everything, I believe). <BR> <BR> Am looking for support in my journey but also am also hear for others to help in... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 03:47:16 EST Hi all ! Hello everyone. <BR> <BR> My name is Victoria and I am new to the team. I have recently turned 50 and suffer from BED and have since 1983 when I was a young college student. <BR> <BR> I need to recover as my health has suffered as a result of so many years of treating my body as if it were a garbage disposal. <BR> <BR> Glad to be here. <em>213</em> Sun, 5 Jun 2011 14:53:34 EST Not a popular topic Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I quit smoking 6 years ago and picked up a different habit -- eating! And I've been at it ever since. Looked for on-line help but the free one is very hard to find. Thank you SparkPeople for having these support teams. <BR> <BR> TinyLibra <BR> <BR> Sat, 28 May 2011 08:13:11 EST about your new team leader my name is Kate & I'm 22. I love vintage inspired dresses, 70s style platform pumps with chunky heels, my grandfather's cardigans, my grandmother's jewellery, my boyfriend, the cool side of the pillow, running, apple cinnamon tea, creative writing, dim lighting, music (Pavement, Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, etc.) and animals (when I'm emotionally well enough I'll go back to university to specialise in animal behaviour). <BR> <BR> my ED history - <BR> <BR> I was abused from the ages of 3 -7... Wed, 18 May 2011 12:55:01 EST You have a new team leader hello members of ED Support. I've been made co-leader of this team as our other leader is currently inactive and it's important that we have active ED teams on SparkPeople. I think we're all aware that a significant percentage of those struggling with weight and eating have full-blown EDs & can benefit from support specific to EDs. It's also important that those of us that do have EDs have a place to come together and realise we aren't alone. <BR> <BR> whatever your ED is, whether you're ... Wed, 18 May 2011 12:42:57 EST Track a b&p So I'm pretty good about being accountable for a binge - as in putting every extra calorie into my nutrition tracker - but don't know what to do about the purge that frequently follows. I know it doesn't just delete calories like I didnt eat them at all, but I don't think that each of the binge calories count anymore. It's not that I'm trying to get-out-of-overeating free, but I just want my calories to be accurate for the in-out (preferably via sweat) comparison. Anyone with info, I'd apprec... Tue, 17 May 2011 18:41:47 EST Stopping in to Introduce Myself I'm a 45 year old woman. I am happily married and we share our house with two dogs. I'm 5'9" and my weight has been everywhere between 110 pounds and 300 pounds. I've lost about 150 pounds, but now my eating disorders are kicking in again. I am also bipolar and schizophrenic. It's an interesting combination. I'm looking to set sensible weight loss goals and I hope I can stop when I get there. That's all for now. I look forward to getting to know you all. Sun, 15 May 2011 10:24:54 EST hello, i'm new! Hello! <BR> <BR> Well, I just joined sparkpeople. I have had some issues with disordered eating the past year, 6 months especially. Last summer I lost 20 pounds and got pretty obsessed with counting calories and scales. Over my winter break, about 5 months ago, my disordered eating developed into full-out EDNOS, my personal ednos being either not eating or purging like 4 times a week. <BR> I told my best friend and sister once it got too huge to handle, and then went to my school's counseli... Mon, 9 May 2011 22:33:05 EST hello! Hello! <BR> <BR> Well, I just joined sparkpeople. I have had some issues with disordered eating the past year, 6 months especially. Last summer I lost 20 pounds and got pretty obsessed with counting calories and scales. Over my winter break, about 5 months ago, my disordered eating developed into full-out EDNOS, my personal ednos being either not eating or purging like 4 times a week. <BR> I told my best friend and sister once it got too huge to handle, and then went to my school's counseli... Mon, 9 May 2011 13:25:23 EST Been on SP for a while - only just found you! Hi everyone, I'm Bee from the UK & I've just found this group! I've been a member of another ED group on SP for over a year, on & off, but saw this group recommended & joined straight away. <BR> <BR> I've been anorexic & bulimic at different times, but thankfully have just come out of a year of treatment at an ED clinic which has taught me so much - most importantly how to be happy! I find it useful to talk to other people who understand the craziness, & also want to help if I can to share... Sun, 1 May 2011 19:44:35 EST The Skin I'm In I've heard it over and over. And my boyfriend says it. And I know it's true: you can't take proper care of your body unless you love it. My question is this: HOW? I don't mean to be facetious, but I really can't stand my body. I can't stand looking at it. I can't stand the chunks of fat I can grab on pretty much any part of it. I've never felt very positive about it. At a few points in my life I've liked it enough with clothes on, but I've never been able to connect with or like my naked body... Sun, 1 May 2011 09:59:55 EST 1 more week I have one more week until I leave for treatment. I'm getting really anxious about leaving, but the good news is that a friend took me shopping yesterday and I finally have clothes that aren't too big. I'm still afraid that insurance is going to reject me based purely on my weight. I am anxious but trying to keep putting one foot in front of another. Sun, 1 May 2011 08:47:22 EST strong urges to purge over last week i have not purged in at least 8 years now, althoug hi have continued to binge. i have been having a really hard time with my binging lately and my weight is really starting to bother me--i mean, all the weight igained when i stopped purging and kept binging has always bothered me, but it is worse this week. I have done so bad with binging thsi week, i just feel my progress slipping away, and i can't take gaining any more weight, so i find myself thinking...maybe i should just sneak off to the... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 19:19:16 EST struggling hardcore supposed to check into Renfrew on May 9th. super worried that insurance is going to deny me because I'm too fat. as a result I'm finding myself acting out in my eating disorder and switching more to anorexia and overexercising to try and "prove I'm sick enough" to deserve treatment. bad I know. <BR> <BR> I'm so afraid that I'm going to be rejected for treatment and I KNOW that I really need to do this. not only for myself but also for my daughter. <BR> <BR> ugh. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:32:02 EST Hi Hi everyone. I'm Ann. I'm currently in that stage where Im starting to accept recovery. I was bulimic for 7 years and it's been hard to say I "was" bulimic. I miss it everyday but I'm slowly seeing the light! Wed, 20 Apr 2011 06:52:22 EST coming clean finally told DH that i need to go inpatient to treat the ED. i feel really bad for being back in this place and needing such help, but what I can do other than accept it and move on. got the pre authorization today from the insurance company to go to Renfrew. Got a few more weeks to hang in there. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 21:54:00 EST cake binge So I have been going back & forth about starting a blog. I am in week two of my journey (trying not to call it a diet) after realizing I have an issue with bingeing on certain foods (like peanut butter, ice cream, cake, chocolate peanut butter ice cream). <BR> <BR> Anyway, I posted my first blog which is my journal from today and my battle with my first BIG binge since starting over. I'm decided to quit being afraid to share, and share it in case it might help someone else. It helps me to r... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 17:00:43 EST question Jennifer Scaefer's Ed books I have read almost all of Jennifer's first book "Life Without Ed" and love it. I'm wondering if anyone has gotten both this book & her second book "Goodbye Ed, Hello Me"? Does "Goodbye Ed" have new ideas in it? Is it worth buying them both? Thanks in advance for you input! Fri, 1 Apr 2011 21:29:06 EST ...started dieting when I as 10 I have had time periods in my life when I suffered from binge eating and anorexia for a short time in high school. My eating has been very "disordered" since I was very young. It all started when my pediatrician told my mom when I was 2-3 that I was underweight so she encouraged me to eat more. By the time I was in first grade I weighed 120 and by the time I was in 6th grade I weighed 200 pounds. My Dad thinks it's funny to tell the story of how I easily learned to add and divide in order... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 20:17:23 EST the ranch has anyone been to the ranch in Tennessee? my treatment team is suggesting I go there. Just wanted to see if anyone any experience there. <BR> <BR> thanks. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 20:43:19 EST struggling to recover Hi. I'm Kerri. I am looking into going back into treatment this summer for my eating disorder. I'm so mad at myself for getting to this point again and feel like I'm letting everyone down. I'm really working to complete all the assignments that my treatment team is giving me but I still just can't seem to get them accomplished. My team keeps saying they are concerned/worried about me. <BR> <BR> I work full time, go to school part time, have a 3 yo daughter and husband (who acts like a... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 20:37:28 EST a reason not to purge my ed counselour told me that no matter how much you throw up and how thorough you think your purge has been you will never be able to purge more than 1200 calories of your binge, usually much less, and i know for many of us, that is a tiny fraction of a binge. I hope this is appropriate to post, I just want to discourage people from purging because it is not as effective as you think, it really isn't doing that much good. so the expert said. he said this as a way to discourage me from purgi... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 15:58:59 EST Expressing Concerns I was just reading through posts regarding experiences with ED. I am wondering what you do to stay away from binging. I too am notorious for binging. It has been going ok, last night I ate candy, luckily not the whole bag! <BR> <BR> Anyway sometimes I go ino a trance and can't stop myself.... <BR> <BR> I try to keep myself actively and mentally busy. Sometimes I make myself too busy and stress out. I am still working on a balanced plan. <BR> <BR> I do a lot to keep myself busy: go to the g... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:42:43 EST BOY So, had an eating disorder a couple years ago and history seems to be repeating itself. I have a "boyfriend" now and he knows about it but everything I eat, watch on tv and how much time I spend in the bathroom is talked about.... It's kind of frustrating. Any ideas? Also, I need to get the motivation on my own time to get back to the gym. Last night he says, "go back to the gym." He said he said it to help with depression. HELP. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:52:00 EST Hi, I'm Zdena I'm recovering from bulimia and still experience compulsive food binges, I've been like this for almost a year now. I am a 22 yr old student looking to free myself and enjoy life more. Some days are super good and some are bad. I do go to the gym and ride horses at least 3 days a week, but the triggers are still there. The triggers can be boredom, routine/habits, stress, anxiety, and loneliness. I'm sure there still might be others. No motivation contributes as well as long hours in bed.... <... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 00:40:15 EST Today! How are we feeling today everyone!? Thu, 17 Feb 2011 10:33:03 EST Hi :) I'm Amy. I'm a girl in my late teens currently living in the UK. <BR> <BR> I've had various problems with eating disorders in the last 2 years including borderline anorexia, binge eating and bulimia. At the moment I'm recovering and trying to break free completely of the binge/restrict cycle. <BR> <BR> It's tough but I'm getting there. I hope you will all support me on my journey and I will do the same for you! Sat, 12 Feb 2011 06:18:01 EST Water Retention. After binging, has anyone ever gained a lot of water weight and has been just so disgusted by what the scale says? Tue, 8 Feb 2011 10:10:53 EST Hi everybody How is everyone, I think if i have the support it will discourage any reason for me to sabotage myself in this weight loss journey. Hope to find some support here. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 22:13:05 EST Affirmation Workshop ACTIVE AFFIRMATION <BR> <BR> I BEGIN ACTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH MY BODY & ANSWER ALL CELL PHONE MESSAGES. <BR> <BR> Before I begin working with the above affirmation...If you are new to my Affirmation Workshops, I welcome you. The workshop is ongoing, based on my work with myself, my patients & my writing over the years. <BR> <BR> As well as belonging to your Team, I'm the leader of Sugar & Food Addiction on SparkPeople. I invite you to join my educational group & to ask questions as well.... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 10:20:28 EST Glad to see this category Another new year, a time of new beginnings. I hope I kick my eating disorder this year, not sure I should be doing a diet program, but I want to be healthy and maybe I can focus on eating healthy, exercising and not binge eating and purging and not obsess too much about the scale numbers. Glad to see this team on here, a place to be honest about what is going on. Sun, 2 Jan 2011 01:28:00 EST EATING DISORDER HOPE Treatment Info / Locations EATING DISORDER HOPE TREATMENT LOCATIONS: <BR> <link><BR>sorder-treatment-centers.html </link> <BR> <BR> ----------------- <BR> <BR> Eating Disorder Hope is a respected independent resource for sufferers of anorexia, bulimia and overeating disorders. <BR> <BR> Eating Disorder Hope is dedicated to raising awareness of body image and eating disorders, and to improving access to treatment. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> off... Wed, 24 Nov 2010 09:48:30 EST Dear Ed A place to write 'Dear Ed' letters. <BR> <BR> 'Ed' is short for Eating Disorder. <BR> <BR> "Life Without Ed" by Jenni Schaefer is a great book in which Schaefer battles a character she has named 'Ed', from the initials for Eating Disorder. <BR> <BR> Sun, 21 Nov 2010 11:10:16 EST Daily Affirmations Today I know that with every in-breath, I am breathing in powerful healing energy. <BR> <BR> And with every out-breath I am letting go. <BR> <BR> I am letting go of all anxiety, all stress...all negativity that is standing in the way of my feeling good about myself. <BR> <BR> ~ruth fishel <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Sat, 20 Nov 2010 09:52:35 EST What are your goals for November 20 - 26, 2010? My goal is to make it those 7 days without obeying Mr. Ed! I will not use food to soothe my emotions. <BR> <BR> *Mr. Ed = Eating Disorder Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:54:31 EST How many points did you get for Logging In today? Five Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:30:27 EST New Members - Please stop by and say hi! <em>235</em> Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:21:32 EST Daily Chat / Support Thread Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> I am struggling with emotional eating (binge without the purge). Anyone else? Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:59:13 EST How are you feeling? Use an Emoticon and/or Words How are you feeling today / at this moment? <BR> <BR> If you aren't up to writing how you are feeling, then just choose and emoticon to express how you are feeling. <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> (I am feeling a mixture of excitement and nervousness at the moment.) Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:48:28 EST The Purpose for This Forum and How To Use It ****************************************** <BR> PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS THREAD, SO THAT THE INFORMATION BELOW WILL REMAIN AT THE TOP OF THE THREAD, WHERE EVERYONE CAN FIND IT EASILY. <BR> **************************************** <BR> <BR> Just like all other teams, the ED SUPPORT GROUP TEAM has Four Forums. <BR> <BR> Our Four Forums are: <BR> <BR> 1 – General Team Discussion Forum <BR> 2 – Introduce Yourself to the Team Forum <BR> 3 – ED Resources Forum <BR> 4 – Our Game Room, Goals... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:11:46 EST horrors of the internet am i afraid of pro-ana sites? no. <BR> am i afraid that the internet will encourage a relapse? kind of, but it's not my main concern. <BR> am i afraid that my parents/friends/coworkers will find my sparkpage and question recovery and health? yes. <BR> <BR> i put my spark username into google. my sparkpage was the 3rd link to pop up. <BR> <BR> this scares me and after contemplating deleting my account, i decided to just change my username. i get way too much value and advice from this site... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 21:48:44 EST sexual abuse and eds? if you've experienced sexual abuse, how do you think it's related to your ed? how do you cope? Wed, 29 Sep 2010 01:28:57 EST how do you know what's normal? How do you know what is normal negative thoughts when it comes to your body? When I look at myself in the mirror I don't see anything that I like about myself, I already know that this is not normal or healthy, but what is? I want to make myself healthy, I want to make my thoughts healthy- I have a 12 yr old daughter and I am trying to be a good example so that she hopefully won't do the same things I did. Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:20:56 EST The best compliment you ever got Walking the dog today I was wating at the intersection for the walk signal when I received the best compliment ever....or so I thought. As I stood there a van filled with men drove by. Each man locked this eyes on me and stared as they drove by. I swelled with pride and smirked to myself until I saw the logo on the back of the van.....Department of Corrections! Some days you take what you can get. <BR> What was your best compliment? Does remembering this motivate you? Fri, 17 Sep 2010 10:21:16 EST book or website recommendation hello, hope everyone is going ok. I have been having some bad days, suffering again after going 2 weeks w/out b/p and thought I was recoverd but the demon that takes over my body and mind returned and I am back to slowly killing myself. Does anyone have any good book or websites to suggest, maybe that will help me :( Tue, 14 Sep 2010 09:39:21 EST weighing in on weighing in Just came from weighing in for the first time today. May do it many times. My doc says I shouldn't weigh myself at all. He says I should concentrate in eating the proper foods in the proper amounts and exercise appropriately and the weight will be what it is. Tried this before, and ended up losing because I never actually knew what my weight was and so I restricted because I assumed it was high. What is your experience with this? Anybody successful at this? Thu, 26 Aug 2010 06:14:43 EST Free Week There will be no challenge this week due to my kids going back to school...However, I am asking everyone to find 45 mins a day to exercise...Please continue to get your 8 glasses of water in.. Sun, 22 Aug 2010 20:02:32 EST Weekly Challenge This weeks challenge is to complete 100 jumping jacks...These can be done in 20 or 25.. Sun, 15 Aug 2010 20:37:46 EST Weekly Challenge This weeks challenge is to doo 100 crunches a day...These can be done in sessions of 20 or 35..keep up the good work team Sun, 8 Aug 2010 14:45:02 EST determined Hi all! I'm a 40y/o recovering anorexic. I've had it under control for quite awhile now. My problem is that I have Crohn's disease which makes eating very hard. Alot of times i can't tell if it is the anorexia or the Crohn's...I had gotten down to 82lbs 5 years ago and was put on a feeding tube. I am now up to 100 and fighting hard to stay there. I just found out that i have to change my medication protocol to one that I was on years ago and it is a mild form of chemo but the problem is the s... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 22:52:31 EST Checking In How is everyone doing with their weekly challenge? Thu, 5 Aug 2010 18:23:58 EST Challenge Since I was unable to start the challenge when I wanted, we are just foing to continue to do the Squats for the remainder of the week...New weekly challenge will be posted on Sunday...Keep up the good work! Wed, 4 Aug 2010 12:10:21 EST For those who are clueless about eating disorders. It is not about weight. <BR> It is not about eating. <BR> It is not about 'liking yourself'. <BR> <BR> <BR> It IS about control, for many reasons. To simplify the complications into a "just like yourself" homily does a great disservice for those of us who are truly struggling toward recovery. <BR> <BR> We post our struggles, our slip ups here because we KNOW the other team members understand. <BR> <BR> Many of us have already gone thru the Dr./ hospitalization routs and some, including ... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 21:10:27 EST 8.3.10 Challenge Todays challenge is to consume 8 glasses of water and to do 50 squats Tue, 3 Aug 2010 14:39:59 EST Team Challenges The team challenges for August will begin tomorrow...Had a family issue to handle. Mon, 2 Aug 2010 22:15:15 EST A little bit about you... Hello and welcome to all old and new team members of Post Baby Weightloss...The ultimate goal for this team is to better our lives, lose weight, be healthier, make friends and enjoy ourselves as we go on this journey...I feel that so often we push ourselves to the side and don't take care of ourselves physically or mentally...We as women often don't like asking for help, especially from another woman...But the truth is, we all need help from time to time and that's what being apart of a team... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:20:34 EST New Members... Although we have several team members, unfortunately we don't have a lot of active members...I want to see this team become more active on the boards....Please join me in inviting new members to the group. <BR> <BR> Anica <BR> Team Leader Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:15:45 EST What's on your mind? Good morning Sparkers!! I am starting a thread where you can come and talk about your daily activities as well as your constant struggles... <BR> <BR> Just so there is no misunderstanding, I think team members should also log your weekly weigh-ins and your water intake which may be beneficial and an encouragement for fellow and new team members....Keep up the good work.. Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:09:46 EST Exercise Streak.... Calling all Team Members!!! <BR> <BR> How long can you keep it up?? <BR> <BR> This is something I know you can do!!! <BR> <BR> Rules: <BR> 15 minutes of exercise each day...The exercise can be anything that gets you moving... <BR> <BR> Post here what day you are on... <BR> <BR> Set a goal...I know you can find 15 minutes each day to move a little more... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 12:05:10 EST Hi, I'm Bex Hi, my name is Bex. I'm glad to have found this team. I have had a weird relationship with food all of my life. As a really small kid, I had undiagnosed pica. I remember hiding and eating non-food (conditioner and deodorant were two of my favorites). As I got a little older, I stopped eating the non-foods, and started to binge. My mom kind of encouraged it in my cousin and myself - she was amazed by how much food two little girls could eat. <BR> Then my family started teasing about how... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 20:42:48 EST The urge to eat and binge, even when not hungry... Have any of you experienced this?? I have been struggling with this a lot lately. I am happy to say that i have been about 3 months free from purging. But the urge to binge is stalking me! I can finish dinner and still want to snack snack snack. I feel disgusting sometimes. My co-workers probably think i'm a pig! lol, but seriously, i cant help it. How do i control these urges to binge? I don't want to go back to purging. HELP! Mon, 12 Jul 2010 23:27:04 EST O Hai Thar Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Olivia (Oli), and I am 23 years old. I have struggled with eating disorders for as long as I can remember, stemming from a number of issues from my past. <BR> <BR> My first problem was with learning to use food as a comfort, which was a habit my mother shared. By the time I was 10 I was purging, and I had full bulimia within a few months. <BR> <BR> I have been purge free for almost 6 years, thanks to two pregnancies that had intense morning sickness. I just ca... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 12:50:41 EST veganism causing eating disorder? I am a vegatarian, vegan sometimes too, do you think that is a bad idea if I am trying to recover from bulimia? I wonder sometimes if it is another form of an eating disorder. I do not like meat at all and always think about animal cruelty although, i am now starting to rule out yogurt and cheese. I am also trying to rule out gluten which is in everything! so, i obssess about what to eat all the time, guess that isnt a good thing since i had a really bad day yesterday, b/p all day :( Thu, 8 Jul 2010 11:34:36 EST This is a reveal. When I was in high school, my older sister was diagnosed with a super nasty form of cancer. At the time, there were only 2 people in the U.S. who had survived it. She was sent to an experimental oncology unit at Stanford University Hospital. <BR> <BR> She loved Toll House Chocolate cookies and I would bake them for her. We visited every day. <BR> <BR> They tried very hard to save her, but she died 5 months after she was admitted. <BR> <BR> I've never eaten a Toll House Cookie since. <BR... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 16:52:24 EST Hello, I'm Ingrid :) Hello :) <BR> <BR> I've re-joined Sparkpeople (for the third time), but have never been in one of these communities before. <BR> <BR> I'm Ingrid, almost 20. Live in Australia. <BR> <BR> I've only had disordered eating for about 16 months now. I've definitely been diagnosed with an eating disorder, but whether it was anorexia, bulimia or NOS... I don't know. <BR> <BR> To be honest, I don't feel like I'm ready to recover. I don't feel like I'm thin enough to NEED to, but thin enough that r... Sat, 19 Jun 2010 12:30:35 EST New Here Hi. <BR> <BR> My name is Megan and I am 23. I am new to spark people but have had an eating disorder for years (maybe since I was about 11 or 12). It did progress from compulsive overeating to a more restricted form of eating with some purging. I dropped about 130 lbs during about 4 months in college in 2004. Since then I have kind of been back and forth around the same weight but always struggling. I thought I was recovered for about a year after I graduated college but soon discovered othe... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 12:42:24 EST New Here Hi. <BR> <BR> My name is Megan and I am 23. I am new to spark people but have had an eating disorder for years (maybe since I was about 11 or 12). It did progress from compulsive overeating to a more restricted form of eating with some purging. I dropped about 130 lbs during about 4 months in college in 2004. Since then I have kind of been back and forth around the same weight but always struggling. I thought I was recovered for about a year after I graduated college but soon discovered othe... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 12:42:21 EST New Here Hi. <BR> <BR> My name is Megan and I am 23. I am new to spark people but have had an eating disorder for years (maybe since I was about 11 or 12). It did progress from compulsive overeating to a more restricted form of eating with some purging. I dropped about 130 lbs during about 4 months in college in 2004. Since then I have kind of been back and forth around the same weight but always struggling. I thought I was recovered for about a year after I graduated college but soon discovered othe... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 12:42:08 EST New Here, but not new to ED Hi! Sun, 6 Jun 2010 09:23:57 EST I am trying not to go back to old habits In high school I did alot of bad things to be skinny. I had a mix of anorexia and bulemia. I would starve myself all day, binge eat at night and throw it up. I got pregnant with my daughter and I vowed to never do that again because it was not a habit I wanted my daughter to get into. For a long time I was ok with my weight. I weighed in the 130's for years. Then my mom got sick and I put on 10 lbs, then I got pregnant again and I got up to about 175 when I delivered my son.I lost back down t... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 11:33:22 EST hello all introducing myself here.. i'm 29. i'm a high school teacher and mother of a 5yr old little girl. i've had issues with food my entire life. my 20s have been a whirlwind of gaining and loosing the same 70+lbs. luckily, i only have 60lbs to loose this time. unfortunately, i'm not sure if will be enough. <BR> <BR> anyway, i hope to get to know everyone better. :) Mon, 24 May 2010 19:02:19 EST IM HERE BECAUSE Hi everyone - My name is Loretta. I am 64 years young. I live in South Portland, ME with my 2 cats and my 2 parakeets. Im here because even though I have an eating disorder called obesity, the medical profession doesnt think of it as a disorder like anorexia or bulimia, but it is. It is an addiction to food. I binge, yo yo, get physically sick, eat in the middle of the night, eat when Im bored or stressed, etc., etc. I was in the hospital for lab tests one day and I asked one of the nurses if... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 21:58:21 EST Hello hi...a little about myself...Freshman year of college, I felt like I didn't fit in and joined a weight loss clinic and lost about 40 lbs. But if I ever broke my diet, I would do it to an extreme and would eat until I felt sick. Over the summer, I gained the weight back and more, felt defeated and depressed. Over the last couple years, this tapered off but I wasn't really happy with my weight. I had a baby last year, and nursing helped me to slim down and I felt better about my eating then I h... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 02:21:25 EST Hello hi...a little about myself...Freshman year of college, I felt like I didn't fit in and joined a weight loss clinic and lost about 40 lbs. But if I ever broke my diet, I would do it to an extreme and would eat until I felt sick. Over the summer, I gained the weight back and more, felt defeated and depressed. Over the last couple years, this tapered off but I wasn't really happy with my weight. I had a baby last year, and nursing helped me to slim down and I felt better about my eating then I h... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 02:21:16 EST Hello hi...a little about myself...Freshman year of college, I felt like I didn't fit in and joined a weight loss clinic and lost about 40 lbs. But if I ever broke my diet, I would do it to an extreme and would eat until I felt sick. Over the summer, I gained the weight back and more, felt defeated and depressed. Over the last couple years, this tapered off but I wasn't really happy with my weight. I had a baby last year, and nursing helped me to slim down and I felt better about my eating then I h... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 02:20:29 EST Hunger The topic of food has always interested me because it always seems that no matter what, people are never physically satisfied. In school I'm majoring in the culinary program, and I might study nutrition afterwards. My goal after college is to find a solution that can create more of a sense of satisfaction in the society, through creating a tool through which people can modify their diet to their individual needs. I wanted to just start out by understanding what people really crave. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 16:00:14 EST Trying to figure it all out- Help!! I just joined SP yesterday and have been thinking a lot about my relationship with food. I am very overweight so obviously it is a difficult relationship. I binge eat. I eat in secret. I stop and get fast food a lot and eat it in the car before I get home so no one will know. Sometimes I do purge when I have just eaten so much I can't do anything but throw up. <BR> My problem is that I am scared of food!! It terrifies me to think about eating. I love the taste of food, but after I eat I feel... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 16:37:01 EST I'm about to flip... I don't know what to do with myself. I can't stop binging!! First off, how can I go from one extreme (not eating) to the next?!! UGH! I am sooo frustrated. Tonight I ate myself SICK! SICK!!!! WHY?! When I was binging I didn't even taste the food, nor enjoy it because the whole time I was thinking "Stop, STOP!" But I couldn't....I ate about 6 tablespoons of peanut butter, 3 slices of bread, like 3/4 of a bag of cereal, and some crackers. That was BEFORE work, at work I ate ice cream and a crap... Sat, 13 Mar 2010 04:10:29 EST New to the group Hello I'm new to this team but not to SP. I have had problems with food since I was about 12 years old which were really bad in my teen years but got much better when I had my daughter. Except I gain a lot of weight. I am now 29 years old and just figured out that in the last 9 months I'm going back into my old past problem of not eating. I've lost over 90 pounds which everyone around me thinks it's great that I've lost so much weight but I don't think that anyone know that I have lost the we... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 16:35:03 EST I'm back, And I've GAINED!!!!!! <BR> I'm back on here because I can't take it anymore, <BR> I can't stand the pressure of eatting. <BR> I have gained so much. <BR> I'm back to 100 pounds. <BR> From 91 pounds not too long ago. <BR> I need help to get back on track!!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Feb 2010 14:20:44 EST Support Needed.... Please I am new to this page, but not new to the awful cycle of binging and purging. Its been sooo many years and the I have stopped for about a year when I was pregnant about 12 years ago.... so its been years of this.. I last purged about 2 hours ago and I was doing sooo good.. I had not purged for about 2 weeks and I was feeling really good about myself..losing weight and exercising has made me realize I can lose the weight that I so desperately need to..I would love any advice or maybe an onlin... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 21:19:27 EST I had no idea that there were teams here based on eating disorders. it's been a long time since i've talked to anyone about mine & a long time since anyone has brought it up. <BR> <BR> my name is Kate. <BR> <BR> since i don't feel comfortable writing this in my blog yet, i hope it's okay that i give my history here - <BR> <BR> after bad things happened to me on a regular basis throughout my early childhood at the hands of someone very close to me, i developed full on anorexia nervosa at the age of 10. ... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 19:55:30 EST New Leader of Eating Disorders Group :) Hello to all, <BR> My name is Heather, and I am officially the new leader/ administrator of this group. I have belonged to this group since I joined Spark back in 2007, but haven't been that involved, and I look forward to getting to know all of you a little better. I am also excited to be involved in this group because I know personally how hard it can be to have and recover from eating disorders, and I also know how important it is to have support from others who have gone through the same ... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 10:17:57 EST Hi, Again! Hi! I want to say that I'm sorry for running off from you. I think I spoke too soon and really embarrassed myself because I haven't been on this site at all since I joined the club. I don't know what to do about my feeling. Anyway, I haven't purged since november, probably did 4 times that month. I did drop 10 lbs without it. I've been trying not to overeat because that is where this fight begins. I wanted to talk about this on my blog, but I think that is where I really got embarrassed and q... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 12:30:13 EST Therapy - good or not really helping? Hello, I am kind of new to this even though I have been a member for over a year. I am trying to get my health on track. I am currently a bulimia sufferer for over 20 years. I have not had much success with shrinks or meds so I keep trying to maintain it on my own. Recently my husband and I are doing the Biggest Loser diet thing. I have been counting my calories and cooking every meal. I think it has helped a ton cause it has been almost seven days since I last binged and purged. My pastors w... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:44:03 EST I need a chat/i.m. buddy! Hey, <BR> I'm 25, and I need a chat/i.m. buddy, because at night (and sometimes during the day) I get bored, and it makes me want to eat or I feel discouraged like i will never reach my goal. So, I need someone to chat with. I am very strong and determined to lose, so I am looking to find chat buddies that do too. I have MSN, AIM, and Yahoo. Krissy Tue, 12 Jan 2010 21:19:26 EST question i have a question about treatment. i don't know how many of you have been in treatment or are thinking about it. i've been getting professional help for a while now and it seems as though i'm stuck. one of the options is to go to group therapy with other ED patients. <BR> <BR> my worry is about judgement. my ED is binge eating disorder. the one major outward symptoms of my ED is weight gain. i'm fat. i'm thinking that i would feel very self conscious if i'm sitting in a room with peop... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 20:56:16 EST Dealing with friend that makes me feel terrible? Ugh. I don't know where to start, but since I live in a TEENY town, I have to post this anonymously here at SP. I am at the end of my rope. <BR> First off let me say-I have a *wonderful* bff. Great lady. We've been very close for about 1.5 years. She has seen my weight fluctuate between 184 to 125 to 175. She is aware of my struggle. <BR> Now here is the "ugly" part. Lately (last 3 months or so), she works her weight/weightloss/body size into almost *every* conversation. She tells me how aw... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 13:36:29 EST New Support Group in North Central West Virginia Hi! <BR> <BR> I am trying to start an Eating Disorder Support Group in West Virginia. With the help of my therapist, I am writing letters and distributing them to local Doctor offices, Hospitals, and mental health practitioners, and of course the big one for us bulimics I am sending some to local dentists. <BR> <BR> Anyone have any suggestions on how I get this off the ground. There are NO support groups in my area at all. I am willing to do the legwork and find somewhere to meet, make cof... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 12:57:33 EST i'm new here as well! hey everyone, my name is kami. <BR> <BR> i've been a binger for as long as i can remember. long story short, i was taught at a very early age that food would make me feel better. <BR> <BR> it turned into food making me feel anything. to feel bad, to feel good, to punish myself. <BR> <BR> i have been diagnosed with binge eating disorder, which to me, still sounds a little made up. i wanted to believe that my issue was simply a lack of will power or no motivation, or that i simply did... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 21:58:40 EST Binge Eating Disorder Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I've anecdotally said that I'm bulimic, minus the purging since I was maybe 12...and also that I'm addicted to food. In college I begged to be allowed to drop the (all you can eat) meal plan and was allowed to do so, when I went to the dean with my argument that allowing me in an all you can eat environment daily was like throwing a heroin addict in a room full of free heroin and telling them not to touch it. <BR> <BR> I discovered recently that there is actually a na... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 10:19:14 EST Finally came out my friends & family about my ED This past week has been scary, but definitely worth it. I told my husband that I have bulimia , have had it for 14+ years. He was shocked and knew nothing about it. Apparently I was very good at hiding it. <BR> <BR> I the told the rest of my family, surprisingly My Dad, Mother-in-law, and Sister all had a suspicions that I had an eating disorder of some kind. <BR> <BR> So far everyone has been very supportive of me, no one has been ashamed of me or hates me (As I feared they would be) <BR>... Sat, 19 Dec 2009 13:47:50 EST newbie hi. I'm new to SP. I've had a very difficult relationship with food (anorexic, compulsive exerciser, binging, fasting, and obesity). I have been binge free for almost a year, but I DEF overeat A LOT, iykwim? Food is still my comfort. Looking forward to getting to know you! Wed, 16 Dec 2009 10:32:52 EST Name change :) Hey everyone I just got married so I changed my name from Straigca to CASpears1!!! I think it was fitting since I am giving myself a new start with the whole no more bingeing and eating healthier. We also are hoping to start trying for a baby in a month!!! Soooo . . . I will keep you all posted! Sun, 13 Dec 2009 08:54:27 EST Coping Strategies (c/o Uni of Wisconsin page) This handout tells you ways to deal with an eating disorder. These ideas have been written by nurses who work with people who have eating disorders. Using the ideas in this guide can help you control eating disorder symptoms. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you have any questions or concerns please feel welcome to call the number listed at the end of the handout. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> To Improve Body Image: <BR> Put away your scale. <BR> Laugh it off. <BR> Dress to feel comfortable. <BR> Draw ... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 14:47:06 EST Binge eater . . . Hey everyone . . . I am back on spark people again! I am new to this forum. My main problem in the past has been binge eating. I would starve myself or deprive myself of all the things I like to eat then binge eat. I never purged but I would end up laying in bed or the shower miserable because I ate so much! I am hoping this group is for me! Take care everyone and nice to meet you! Thu, 19 Nov 2009 18:53:12 EST How do you 'track' when you binge and/or purge? Any ideas. I slipped up this AM, and while I normally do NOT log on Sundays or force myself to exercise, I was just wondering what you guys do. I am proud to stay that for once, this B and P episode did not precipitate a whole day of bad eating, compulsive exercising, laxative abuse or feeling crappy about myself...and it's been about six weeks since my last episode. I have just sort of...well...gone on with my day, focused on other things than how I can feel worthless. <BR> <BR> What a c... Sun, 15 Nov 2009 17:23:15 EST Scared to eat 'real food' I was wondering if anyone else has this problem. I have had an ED for 10 years on and off and right now I am very very underweight but still don't want to gain any. I have increased my calories from about 300 a day to 900 a day over the past 6 months and haven't gained but I am scared to eat anything that is not 'diet food'. Therefore I have hardly any fat in my diet and am always looking for the lowest calorie options. It is also really hard to eat and socialize around others if all I wa... Fri, 13 Nov 2009 20:32:31 EST Hi All.. Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> So I'm new to the group and SparkPeople in general, so I'm still trying to get a feel for it. <BR> <BR> I'm 21 years old and a senior in college. At my peak weight during my freshman year (age 18), I weighed 176 pounds. Last September, I decided to try to lose a little weight for dance team. Since then, I've dropped to a range of 116-119 and my ultimate goal is between 112-115. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, in my almost year and 1/2 of weight loss, I managed to d... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 00:49:51 EST Hi! Hi! I'm new to this team. I am 31 years old, have dealt with binge-eating since I was 11. I have tried to go on diets, including trying to starve myself at 17. That didn't last long; about 3 months of eating 1 meal a day at school to hide what I was doing. It took me a few months to eat good again, then I was back to binge eating. By the way, I was overweight, like I am now. I would, throughout the years, cut back on my food, drink diet pop, then go back to bingeing. Then in 2007, at 28 years... Tue, 10 Nov 2009 11:08:13 EST New from Canada =) Bonjour everyone! <BR> I'm Carolyne, i'm 20 years old. I'm basically trying to recover from bulimia, every day is a struggle. I'm looking forward to meet new people. <BR> Good luck everyone in your journey. Mon, 2 Nov 2009 16:44:20 EST HEEEEEEEEEEE EEEELPPPP!!! I really need to listen that I can do this. I have been strugling with bulimia for more than 17 year. Ive done everything. Gone to a therapist, nutricionist, councelors, told my close family.. all of it. Just cant stop. Thinking about it is the feeling os release that attracts me to it so much. Of course the "not wanting to be fat" aswell. I am not fat. I weight 128 at 5.2. Im not depressed either. Going to the therapist for more than 10 years helped me get through many issues in my life, and... Mon, 19 Oct 2009 22:48:08 EST Hello everybody Hi, I just discovered this website, and I think it is great! <BR> I am trying to recover from bulimia, but I do not have any support from doctors, psychiatrist, etc. I have not told anyone close to me about my eating disorder, and I am not ready to. <BR> One of my first goals is to stop the binge/purge cycle and start eating healthier. I track what I eat everyday, but sometimes it just doesn't work. I am a first year college student and I am adjusting to a new environment and a heavier school... Fri, 16 Oct 2009 10:18:48 EST Newbie here :) Hi guys, I've been battling eating disorders ever since i can remember (12-13?) ANYWAY i finally am getting help and have been looking for a way to reach out to a support group and this just seems perfect! I look forward to hearing from everyone here :) Mon, 12 Oct 2009 15:44:56 EST Going on day 5 without Purging, .....and its tough I have recently made a commitment to start eating healthier and excersise more. But its been tough no binging the way i used to. I have been struggling with bulimia for about 10 years now. I have been able to not purge for a total of about 10 months in the past, but thats only because i was pregnant. Other than that, its almost an everyday thing. Its like i cant control it. I'll eat and eat even when i am not even hungry, and then i feel guilty. and thats when i purge. Is there any one out th... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 11:31:00 EST Greetings! Hello everyone my name is Antionette and I am have been bulimic off and on for over 20 years. I want to get help, but my insurance is rediculously expensive and covers nothing so I am reaching out. I have been on Spark before but I did not take advantage of the resources. Now I have hit rock bottom and I am in dire need of support. I am worried about the turn my life could take if I keep abusing my body. So I am hoping that every step I take brings me closer to freedom and getting back on ... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 03:04:44 EST re. I just want my control back - argh Och this could well be slippery if I don't get it in check soon. I have recently been rediagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (UK) and like last week I was fixated and impulsive with money and well and truly overspent. So as a result this month I have no money for savings etc etc. And I don't know where to put this post really (here or Dave Ramsey) but as some of you guys know part of last week's money binge was buying bikes (about 3 of them) and like I've been cycling more because t... Sun, 16 Aug 2009 16:25:10 EST How to Undo Overindulgence Not the worst idea I have ever heard that's for sure :) I suppose if you can learn to be prepared for ever situation (as best we can) then those OH BOY moments won't take us by surprise so often. Something tells me I am going to have to noodle this one over some more before it really sinks in and becomes effective but I think I see some great personal potential <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-weekends-how-to-undo-overindulgence/ </link> Tue, 11 Aug 2009 08:00:56 EST Fitness trainer gains weight to understand clients Well well, next time you want to complain about the "pretty" people remember this guy. I was looking over yahoo news and this is the title that got my attention <BR> <BR> "Fitness trainer gains 90 pounds to better understand clients" <BR> <BR> I have included a link to both the written story and a video of the actual story. <BR> I think this is AWESOME. I really do, at least now he has some idea of what overweight people go through, how can you help someone when you don't really know wher... Mon, 10 Aug 2009 21:05:25 EST New ! Hello, I am new to the team. <BR> <BR> My name is Victoria and I am 48 years old. I have binge eating disorder and have since 1983 when I was a young college student. It has been more or less non-stop and I even had a $ 37,000 stint at Renfrew which is supposed to be one of the premier eating disorders centers in the USA to no avail. <BR> <BR> I will be 50 in 17 more months and I would love to begin the second half of my life without this albatross around my neck. <BR> <BR> Glad to be he... Mon, 10 Aug 2009 06:35:59 EST Shocking high-calorie, high-fat drinks I don't know how shocking it is really, well I suppose once you see the numbers the sticker shock is a little much especially at 2000 calories or so. <BR> <BR> <BR> However in this day and age if you are getting large anything that taste's sinfully delicious then you should be forewarned your scarfing down a cart load of calories. <BR> <BR> I mean honestly Baskin-Robbins, Smoothie King, Cold Stone Creamery it should not take a rock scientist to figure this out *chuckles* (god love Tara Re... Thu, 6 Aug 2009 20:58:07 EST Bonjour from Westchase in Tampa :) just wanted to introduce myself, hope y'all have a great week! Tue, 4 Aug 2009 00:01:39 EST Bonjour from Westchase in Tampa :) just wanted to introduce myself, hope y'all have a great week! Tue, 4 Aug 2009 00:01:28 EST Bonjour from Westchase in Tampa :) just wanted to introduce myself, hope y'all have a great week! Tue, 4 Aug 2009 00:01:20 EST Bonjour from Westchase in Tampa :) just wanted to introduce myself, hope y'all have a great week! Tue, 4 Aug 2009 00:01:14 EST 8 Perfect Fitness Foods <link><BR>thieryou/11903/8-power-foods-to-protec<BR>t-your-health/ </link> Sun, 2 Aug 2009 23:02:06 EST msg removed <BR> <BR> msg removed <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Aug 2009 16:03:33 EST Organic food is no healthier, study finds Organic food is no healthier, study finds <BR> <BR> It almost makes me cringe to post stuff like this, yet I do it anyways go figure *chuckles* <BR> I guess I find it interesting AND it also reminds me that doing things my own way and creating my own plan and executing it is a FAR better way to go. Eat eggs, don't eat eggs, wait you can eat them, no wait never mind, ok yes they are ok for you now. <BR> <BR> I am high school educated and I have some college and by some I mean I went part of... Wed, 29 Jul 2009 16:19:06 EST New Fast-Food Calorie Violators Honestly in this day and age no one should be surprised at how unhealthy this stuff is for us, if we are still going to fast food restaurants and were not getting a salad and still think we are doing ok then we are fooling ourselves *chuckles* <BR> <BR> Hey its all good I am not judging I go to Mcdonalds quite a bit, but I know what I am doing. The bottom line is if we are really eating anymore more than a kids meal there we are asking for a caloric butt whupping. <BR> <BR> Now the ONLY... Wed, 29 Jul 2009 15:03:53 EST newbie. hello. i'm new to the team. i just created my spark page and i hope to blog daily. i posted a blog today - i've heard that sometimes people get flagged. i'm hoping not to get flagged or removed for sharing my personal struggles though. <BR> <BR> i don't have any spark friends yet, so feel free to check out my blog and add me. <BR> thanks. Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:43:33 EST 6 Foods that keep you full and satisfied There is nothing "new" on the list per say but then again like I am fond of saying a refresher never hurt any of us. <BR> Who knows maybe incorporating a few of these into our daily routine might make all the difference in the world *shrugs* I don't know. <BR> I am game for everything but the oatmeal...but even then what the hey I might as well give it a try...eating mush really isn't my idea of a good time <BR> then again my protruding waist line is not really my idea of a good time as well.... Sat, 18 Jul 2009 19:35:01 EST 5 Neat and easy ways to burn calories all day <link><BR>und/5-neat-and-easy-ways-to-burn-calor<BR>ies-all-day-every-day-481185/ </link> Mon, 13 Jul 2009 20:35:55 EST How much water do you really need? who can ever have enough info about water? not me...enjoy :D <BR> <BR> <link><BR>h/how-much-water-do-you-really-need-48<BR>5462/ </link> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 15:18:23 EST The World's Diet Secrets I don't how how secretive this article is, I mean if you eat well then you can expect to gain benefits from it. If we eat like crap we should not really be surprised what happens...yet we do time and time again. <BR> <BR> I am not sure this is going to really open anyones eyes per say but maybe it will be the one last push some of us need to make some changes, who knows.. I try not to judge things too much, if it sounds interesting then someone else might find it interesting. <BR> <BR> For... Sat, 11 Jul 2009 03:28:38 EST 3 health shortcuts that work No I have not discovered any new secrets today but still a good little article none the less. I figure any helping hand or nifty tid bit we can pick up might help us in ways we never imagined. You never know till you got nothing to lose but some weight ;) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>h/3-health-shortcuts-that-work-480393/ </link> <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 8 Jul 2009 17:49:45 EST 8 Perfect Fitness Foods A decent little article, I always love reading what food can "do" for us. I rather look at this article like I do everything else, we are all different so what might work for some might not for all. Never hurts to have info though, plus you can always do your own little science experiment with yourself :) <BR> its fun and easy and you don't need to have a degree to do so, people might tell you that but don't listen to them, look at me I do mostly what I want and I turn out ok..most of the t... Tue, 7 Jul 2009 21:15:48 EST 6 Food fixes that beat bloat fast! Not a bad article, again stuff we already knew but if you are like me I need to hear something about a 1000 times before it sinks in and I use it *chuckles* <BR> <BR> I am going to have to start monitoring my sodium intake, I have totally ignored those numbers up until this point but now I am starting to wonder how much of an effect its having on my body. Ill have to investigate and see what I can find out. <BR> <BR> <BR> Not bad tips, but kinda useless if we don't use them. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 5 Jul 2009 22:05:58 EST Would you let me be myself? I really love that 3 Doors Down song: Let me be myself. check it out for yourself. I just like to have catchy titles for my blogs but I guess in a round about sort of way the lyrics might just fit in <BR> <BR> Well this is about as much as I am going to post about my personal issues I have been dealing with, I dunno really if it will be helpful to anyone but here it is anyways <BR> <BR> I've mulled around writing this for days, not really sure what I wanted to say or how to say it. <BR> Lif... Fri, 3 Jul 2009 20:23:37 EST Forgive Me If I Slip Away "And I Never Want To Let You Down <BR> Forgive Me If I Slip <BR> Away <BR> When All That I've Known Is Lost And Found <BR> I Promise You I, I'll Come Back To You One Day" <BR> <BR> I am male and I do like heavy metal..loud angry boy music but that Josh Groban has a voice like and angel and that song is amazing...but anyways I wanted to use that as the topic so I figure I would include the lyrics. its a beautiful song called February Song. Its haunting and sad..but I like anyways..o... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 15:01:08 EST Scale Mind Games Ok the scale is seriously messing with me *chuckleS* I thought dating mind games were bad but this takes the cake. I weighed myself on 6/22 now 5 days later it says I am down 10 pounds... I guess that's possible but it just does not seem likely to me. I have had it mess with me told me I lost 20 pounds in a day...but then the next day it was back up where I thought it should be. <BR> <BR> I bought a $200 pair of scales because my weight exceeds what you would normally buy at Wal... Sat, 27 Jun 2009 11:28:07 EST Balancing losing weight and obsession There isn't a single picture I can look at that I can remember- oh, yeah, I was comfortable with myself then. I am sick of hearing a voice in my head telling me that I don't deserve to eat. The last two years I have finally faced that I have a problem and am slowly dealing with my many, many issues with food. <BR> <BR> Great right? The problem is, no one would ever guess that I sometimes can't eat. No one would call me skinny and by even by the doctors' charts I am about 15 lbs. overweight. ... Wed, 24 Jun 2009 16:31:37 EST Ughh.. how do YOU make a crappy day an ok nite? So i'm finally going on vacation next week and am i any closer to my goals? not a chance. I know you're not supposed to weigh yourself everyday but yesterday I couldn't believe I gained 2lbs after such a good day (rode bike to & from work, went to gym after work, no binging) so discouraged!!! what did i do wrong? now i'm totally off the track, ate a bunch of laxatives, binged on carbs today & didn't burn enough calories at all. I'm so disappointed & desperate Tue, 23 Jun 2009 22:10:24 EST ROUTINE is my key to success! Well I learned a few things today. Mainly that ROUTINE is my key to success. <BR> <BR> Ever since I started my plan of action I have had some difficulty completing all the goals I set for myself, I could not really figure out why I was just not doing it. <BR> <BR> Yesterday it hit me I needed to move some things around. I go out in the living room and sit in my chair to read 5 pages out of a book and read my Tao of Recovery book, I could not figure out why I could not simply read one of t... Tue, 23 Jun 2009 17:46:45 EST 5 Things You Need to Know About Healthy Eating Well I read it over really quick and I have learned not to blow things off anymore. I REALLY don't like the word dieting in the title but what can you do, I didn't write it *chuckles* (actually I do I changed it) <BR> <BR> Nothing we did not know but I have found that sometimes even the same thing we know is good to hear again, because more often times than not we (mainly me) don't really hear it the first time around, or if we (me) do then we sure aren't using it. So we (me) can say, "oh ... Sun, 21 Jun 2009 15:09:57 EST Scary-Easy Ways to Eat 1,000 Calories I get caught by this surprise almost daily. I know better but I get lulled into a false sense of security <BR> <BR> Take today for instance I had 3 bread sticks from pizza hut no cheese or anything just bread sticks and sauce and then I had 2 pieces of pepperoni pizza. Now for me that's not a bad meal, I have had worse *chuckles* but that right there 1250 calories!!! I couldn't believe it when I added it all up. You have to be vigilant always, eat what you want but just realize the consequen... Sun, 21 Jun 2009 03:27:57 EST Prosecutor wants to ban fast-food toys Well this got my attention, I am not saying one way or another if I agree or disagree but I thought I would share it. ill let you guys fight it out :D <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_fastfood;_ylt=Aq2KLjCrMaVE.Oq_8N9y_H<BR>wHcggF </link> <BR> <em>18</em> Wed, 17 Jun 2009 01:44:37 EST I need a talented Artist Well I have been thinking for a while now that I want to get a sparkpeople tattoo, in case you havent noticed I am a tattoo guy ;) <BR> <BR> But I want it to be something special and I would love to have someone work with me to design it. so if any aspiring artists out there feel like spending some time working with me and helping me design a tat I would be MOST appreciative. I have no drawing talet so I need someone who does :) <BR> <BR> If more than a few people respond perhaps we can m... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 22:34:38 EST The Best Fast-Food Meals Under 500 Calories <link><BR>05/the-best-fast-food-meals-under-500-<BR>calories/ </link> Tue, 16 Jun 2009 16:19:56 EST A Challenge *throws down the Gauntlet* Since I am feeling my oats and feeling frisky the last week or so due to some improvements in my life I figured I would start talking some smack and throw out some challenges :D <BR> <BR> I was talking with someone about how I went yard saleing and I dragged home yet more exercise equipment that other people didn't use and I probably wouldn't either (I am a sucker for a good deal) <BR> <BR> So it got me to thinking about how many of us out there had stuff we bought and tossed into the close... Mon, 15 Jun 2009 16:36:05 EST New Here Hi. Just wanted to do a quick intro. I'm dealing with my second full blown bout with anorexia...the first started when I was about 16 and now I'm 30 and right back to where I was about 14 years ago. Long story short, I was doing well for a few years and was living a pretty good life. Then, I got sick with a virus that caused nausea and a lot of GI problems and lost a lot of weight. The weight loss sparked the old ED voices in my head, and when I was "better" and started getting pressure f... Sun, 14 Jun 2009 21:34:37 EST The Power of One: Do You Have What it Takes? <link><BR>_power_of_one_do_you_have_what_it_takes </link> <BR> <BR> A dear spark friend passed this along to me (Thank you Sasi) <BR> after she thought about it her final question was "Do we have what it takes to go it alone?" <BR> <BR> My response to her was <BR> <BR> "" Yes that story is good stuff :) People can do anything they want if they put there mind to it, I believe we just struggle actually putting our mind to it..or getting past the thought... Sun, 14 Jun 2009 12:36:16 EST Self-sabotage! Why I might want to keep it on? So I was reading about self-sabotage in the new O magazine, and really thought about it there's any reason I may be actually scared to lose my extra weight and look the way I want. First I imagined it, being in shape and free to wear what I want. It felt good but also very vulnerable. Even more men might hit on me, and I have a hard time dealing with such attention. I don't know how to turn people down & don't like being mean. It was scary. As an added bonus, I was sexually abused as a child.... Sun, 14 Jun 2009 00:20:43 EST New and Craving HELP, not FOOD :) I am relatively new on SP and I haven't been doing much on the site... i think I have been in denial about having a problem. But this morning I woke up and it was all clear to me. I DO have a bingeing problem. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a fantastic day staying abstinent, I had a wonderful workout in the morning and ate so well all day ...untill it wasn't "yesterday" anymore (it was past midnight) and I ate more in 20 minutes than I had eaten that whole day. <BR> <BR> Then, whether it was bec... Sat, 13 Jun 2009 11:22:54 EST 50 Million Pound Challenge I just saw this ad on TV sponsored by State Farm so I went to the link and checked it out. I joined for free and I emailed an agent to get my free starter kit <BR> <BR> They talk about weight loss and healthy living and battling obesity. So far so good, how good it is I don't know, I wonder if state farm is going to try and sell me something *chuckles* its possible so be warned before you investigate. Ill leave it up to you to decide if its right for your or not <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>w... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 22:31:25 EST My Plan of Action (Those of you who were following my sugar experiment it has been absorbed into a much larger life experiment , I will do my best to keep reporting on it with my daily updates but I will cease to do so in the sugar experiment blogs and do so here in The Plan) <BR> <BR> The Plan: <BR> Well I keep telling everyone else they need to have a plan and I keep posting quotes about success and planning and being prepared I guess it’s high time I followed my own advice. <BR> <BR> <BR> I had an excel... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 13:31:06 EST Lasting effects? I was always worried about weight and did extreme dieting to attempt to lose weight since middle school. Eventually I stopped eating the summer between my senior year of high school and freshman year of college. Once in college I became bulimic where I stopped just before my sophomore year of college. I would purge after almost every meal unless it was a carrot or apple. <BR> <BR> I have been "clean" for about half a year now, trying the "right"way to lose and maintain weight. After my ED wa... Fri, 12 Jun 2009 11:25:38 EST Watch Your Waistline While Dining Out <link><BR>535/watch-your-waistline-while-dining-out </link> <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 10 Jun 2009 16:29:08 EST Simple Ways to Slim Down (Without Really Trying).. Simple Ways to Slim Down (Without Really Trying) Ya uh huh *chuckles* <BR> <BR> <BR> Not a bad article overall some good stuff in it, not really any rocket science or magical cures we have not hear before, it's the same stuff we have always been told, or read or know about. <BR> <BR> <BR> I really love the tag line which is what drew me in <BR> <BR> "Stay slim without 'trying'" as well as "Keep weight off without really trying" <BR> <BR> I love the ease with which people print such stu... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 23:36:57 EST 3 nutrition myths busted I don't know about anyone else but after a turkey feed I need a nap *chuckles* I don't eay oysters so I cannot really comment on the effects of those things <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rition-myths-busted-467546 </link> <BR> <em>30</em> Sun, 7 Jun 2009 13:02:39 EST My Diet Soday/Sugar Experiment I had an excellent appointment Friday with the dietitian at the hospital. Because I am diabetic they sent me to her to see if she could help regulate my diet. <BR> <BR> I really didn’t expect much going in, to be honest most medical people I deal with have the mindset of: What your fat? Well geesh stop eating and exercise and you won’t be fat, or they think overweight people are just stupid and lazy and it’s their own fault (yes the medical people, the ones who are suppose to be helping y... Sat, 6 Jun 2009 17:14:40 EST 10 Tips for Getting Good Sleep I struggle with sleep all the time so all the help I can get is needed *chuckles* thought I would share with everyone as well <BR> <BR> <link><BR>h/10-tips-for-getting-good-sleep-464736/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Thu, 4 Jun 2009 01:11:18 EST How Do You Stop? Hi, I'm not sure if this is where I'm supposed to post this or not... <BR> <BR> I was bulimic when I was younger, but it wasn't all that serious. Lately though, its like something else takes over. Its like I'm getting ready to make fish and brown rice and then I'm eating fatty cheese packed anything and candy bars. I don't even know how I get from point A to B. <BR> <BR> I've been under a lot of stress. My husband was gone last week, he'll be gone at the end of the month for two weeks, the... Wed, 3 Jun 2009 15:25:41 EST Chocolate Lovers Thread 8 Slimming Secrets to Eat More Chocolate <BR> <BR> <link><BR>9961/8-slimming-secrets-to-eat-more-ch<BR>ocolate </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Health Benefits of Chocolate <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tion/p/chocolate.htm </link> <BR> <BR> Well since I post tons of stuff telling you what not to eat and whats bad for you I thought I would post a thread about everyone's favorite treat chocolate, and remember as Tony Sinclair says.... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 04:56:35 EST Starvation mode This is a copy of another posting I posted. I don't think I'm anorexic. I eat, just low on the calories. Because I am so small, could it be this is right for me and how do I find out if I'm in starvation mode or just eating the right amount for me? <BR> <BR> So when I trained for my marathon I didn't loose, actually gained at the end. I have done the calculators and I eat way below the minimum to loose. If I eat with-in my range I gain. I know I didn't eat enough during the marathon trainin... Thu, 28 May 2009 19:29:28 EST I need help I am having a hard time getting started on this healthy eating plan. I have an appointment with a Dr. next week and I hope that I can be honest with her. I have a tendency to hide my behavior from everybody even the people that I know can help me. <BR> <BR> I have been binging and purging most every day the last couple of weeks. I always do it when I am alone and it is always with sweet foods. I always feel better after and episode. I really don't get it. It has been a way of life wi... Thu, 28 May 2009 17:41:22 EST Too Much Cola Can Cause Muscle Problems Ok Ok I know it's like I am beating a dead horse,look its not my fault it's a slow health news day cola was all we had. <BR> <BR> I wasn't going to post it but I figured what the hey maybe there is a person out there who doesn't know *chuckles* hey its slightly possible. <BR> <BR> Drink it..don't drink it. I am still a slave too it. I haven't quite gathered the intestinal fortitude required to kick the monkey off my back and go cold turkey. Sure I could drink my sugar free drink mix but ... Thu, 28 May 2009 16:44:35 EST Feast or Famine I left an ED treatment facility in January for anorexia and occasional bulimia. Upon leaving I reached a healthy weight after being on a weight restoration program. Since then I haven't been able to make it one week without binging/purging. It seems to be feast or famine with me. I restrict a few, eating 500 cal. less than what is recommended for me, then go crazy over my limit for a day. Has anyone overcome this? It's always in my head, I need to lose weight...but I don't! I'm scared to deat... Thu, 28 May 2009 07:56:57 EST Started hypnotherapy today I decided to try and find a new way to control my binge eating today... tired of eating full well knowing it was a mistake, yet doing it anyway. I'm pretty excited! I also got a gait analysis done, learning I pronate in a massive way, and have balance so terrible I would fail a DUI test stone cold sober... I am looking to buy a $100 pair of sneakers, anxious as heck about that amount of money. But think it may be necessary to invest in myself once in awhile! Thu, 21 May 2009 13:59:47 EST Are you a carbaholic?: What you can do... Ok stop looking at the floor or pretending to look out the window or be interested in something else, RAISE YOUR HAND and join the rest of us. I almost wish I was addicted to crack or meth or something at least that way I would be thin. Well OK yes I know not funny and inappropriate I certainly do not poke fun at the addictions of others, but I really have had this thought as twisted as it is. <BR> <BR> Ahh the carb, those evil, delicious little monkeys. I guess I don't have much to add t... Tue, 19 May 2009 22:22:13 EST Sneaky Ways to Lose 5 Pounds Fast Ill have to watch myself on commenting on this article as to not get myself into trouble. Pretty straight forward here nothing too out of the ordinary. Might be some good stuff to look at or incorporate I certainly don't think it can hurt. I know I for 1 need to get more water into my daily life. Who can't think #2 isn't just the best advice ever? *grins* Yes I'm male, yes I'm kinda dirty, look its not my fault I am pretty sure its hard coded into my DNA. b\But this is an exercise progra... Tue, 19 May 2009 22:05:25 EST The Anti-Soda Assualt I guess this is my assault on Soda thread. I did not start of with that intention but I kept coming across article after article on the topic so I decided to make a buffer out of it, hey just think no calories on this buffet so indulge :D <BR> <BR> I don't have much to add we should all at this point realize soda is not good for us either regular OR Diet. I anticipate in my lifetime them coming out and telling us how evil aspartame really is right before or after my kidneys or something el... Tue, 19 May 2009 21:57:19 EST What Are Your Trigger Foods? (All thoughts of the pre-article post are of my own creation and does not reflect the views of the group or Further more I bear no ill will towards alcoholics nor did I speak badly of them, I simply used it as a point of reference to make my own point) I have to start putting disclaimers up so I don't get crap from people *chuckles* <BR> <BR> <BR> I was expecting more from this article, WHAT I have no idea, perhaps the secret to avoiding them, which is avoiding them. <BR>... Tue, 19 May 2009 21:47:12 EST Portion Explosion Not really any earth shattering revelations here but I found the article of mild interest none the less. It's no wonder our bodies and society are in the condition they are in. We want more, bigger, faster, NOW!! And the ease with which it's all at our fingertips is almost disturbing and the ravinous nature in which we conquer, acquire and "devour" anything and everything we desire is almost frightning. <BR> <BR> I started off just to write a few sentances in order to appease those who dem... Tue, 19 May 2009 21:19:34 EST 9 ways to get happy in the next 30 minutes <link><BR>h/9-ways-to-get-happy-in-the-next-30-m<BR>inutes-444895/ </link> <BR> <em>30</em> Sun, 17 May 2009 15:07:05 EST Am I in the RIGHT place? Hi Everyone. <BR> I have been trying to follow SP for a couple of weeks now with NO weight loose. Anyone can look at my food intake. It seems that I don't eat enough calories soooo someone said I should stop by this Team. Here I am!! I really have no desire to eat any more but I am at a brick wall for 12 weeks. Years ago I would have lost a ton of weight by cutting back but NOT anymore. What is going on? I am still focused and really want this. this where i belong?? and can I get hel... Thu, 14 May 2009 23:14:22 EST 6 Reasons you aren't losing weight from exercise Nothing we all didn't know before but its always good to get a reminder and sometimes a kick in the pants when we THINK we are doing all we can but we are really slacking *looks at my shoes* I'm not the only one out there ;) We can do better...push ourselves harder even when we think we cant <BR> <BR> <link><BR>h/user-post-6-reasons-you-arent-losing<BR>-weight-from-exercise-447468/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Thu, 14 May 2009 20:40:37 EST Crunch Free Ways to Transform Your Abs An interesting article. I've had some experience with The Plank as I was instructed to do that in order to help with my bad back, some good stuff check it out <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tsummerbody/crunch-free-ways-to-transf<BR>orm-your-abs-454348/ </link> <BR> <em>30</em> Thu, 14 May 2009 20:37:01 EST cannot stop bingeing at night :( Hi everyone - I'm sorry to start off my membership here on ED Anon team so negatively, but I just really need some help right now. <BR> A little about me: I've had bulimia since age 16, so about 4 years now. I was purge-free for about 4-5 months. It was amazing, I thought I was healthy finally. But then I weighed myself at the doctor, and I realized how much weight I had gained, and it all went downhill from there. <BR> I've gotten control of my day-bingeing with my SP diet. However, at nig... Thu, 14 May 2009 19:03:53 EST starting hypnotherapy So I got sick of the cycle... becoming obsessed with food, having a hard time living becuase its all i could think about, eating, crying over eating, realizing my clothes are even tighter, crying because my clothes are even tighter... So I am going to give hypnotherapy a try, to see if i can become less obsessed with what I shouldn't be eating, and eating it anyway. or even eating healthy stuff, but just to eat and not because I am hungry... Wed, 13 May 2009 15:04:04 EST 31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=746 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Another great SparkPeople Article!! Just so we are clear I did not write this I copied it from the website and I only did that to help out other people so I am not trying to steal anyones work here, I know you copyright hawks watch my every move *chuckles* <BR> <BR> Here is pretty helpful article and a great calender to use. It's a darn short article just follow the link within <BR> The calend... Mon, 11 May 2009 02:22:31 EST finally ready to get healthy! Hi everyone! I joined this team because I've suffered from bulimia for about 4 years now. I'm finally ready to get healthy, but it's a hard road, especially when you add wanting to lose weight into the mix. <BR> However, I'm SO GLAD I found SP. For the first time I can remember, I want to lose weight in a really healthy, slow way. In fact, I've only been at this for a few days, and I feel better. I love exercising, and I find myself craving veggies and whatnot. I also love to read the articl... Sun, 10 May 2009 23:22:48 EST Top 10 Most Common Ingredients in Fast Food I am beginning to think I need to adopt a rule that if I can't pronounce something I probably shouldn't be eating it *chuckles* <BR> <BR> It's a shame that eating healthy and "organic" is so much more expensive than anything else. Believe me as someone who lives on a fixed income its darn tough to eat as healthy as you should when the stuff thats good for you costs so much more than the stuff that's not. I mean you can cut corners here and there but for the most part its tough to do. Be n... Sun, 10 May 2009 15:32:06 EST Mastering the Mysteries of Motivation I like to post info that I find out and about in the world and I have been ignoring a wonderful asset laying right at me feet. <BR> <BR> Here are a couple of articles I stumbled onto here on the wonderful SparkPeople.Com site and even though you may have already read them, this is for the people like me who miss the things right in front of there face ;) <BR> <BR> This article really struck a cord with me as motivation and I seem to be doing the same dance all the time and I am trampling ... Sun, 10 May 2009 13:47:16 EST Best and Worst Brain Foods Some food for thought ;) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>77/best-and-worst-brain-foods/ </link> <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 6 May 2009 23:26:58 EST Surprising Factors That Affect Your Workout More known but otherwise helpful info :) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>surprising-factors-that-affect-your-wo<BR>rkout/ </link> <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 5 May 2009 07:21:48 EST emotional eaters: be on dr. phil the dr. phil show is looking for emotional eaters; <BR> here's a link to the site <BR> Mon, 4 May 2009 14:32:55 EST Change Your Metabolic Fate <link><BR>thieryou/10473/change-your-metabolic-f<BR>ate/ </link> <BR> <em>30</em> Sat, 2 May 2009 13:48:45 EST FDA warns dieters: Stop Hydroxycut use immediately I find this SO hard to believe, you mean to tell me a product they sell us as they prey on our weakness's is actually bad for us??? Whats this world coming too. Pretty soon they are going to tell us we should diet and exercise if we want to get healthy *chuckles* <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e_me/us_med_diet_pill_recall </link> <BR> <em>24</em> Fri, 1 May 2009 14:05:19 EST 25 Things I Did to Lose 25lbs Some interesting stuff maybe it will give us some idea's <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-things-i-did-to-lose-25-lbs-and-keep-<BR>it-off-for-a-year.html </link> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Fri, 1 May 2009 03:37:27 EST How to Break a Bad Diet Habit, Forever! Not quite the eye opening secret formula I was hoping for but what the hey any info is good info I guess. Sure can't hurt <BR> <BR> <link><BR>an-michaels-motivates-how-to-break-a-b<BR>ad-diet-habit-forever-449625/ </link> <BR> <em>30</em> Fri, 1 May 2009 03:34:30 EST Pregnant with ED Hey Guys <BR> As some of you know I have been struggling with infertility and just completed my third round of IVF-Well I asking for a little extra help over the upcomming months dealing with ED as I found out today I'm Pregnant! This pregnancy is so important to me I don't want to do anything to compromise me or the baby (babies?). Has anyone here dealt with this before? ~ Nic Tue, 28 Apr 2009 15:39:43 EST I am SO sick of this...when does bulimia end? I am laying in bed right now, depressed, sad, just finished purging my ten dollar dinner I had with a friend from school. I am depressed because I am almost certain I will NEVER totally recover from my bulimia. And honestly I am mad at myself that I can't be anorexic like I used to be(at least it ws cheaper)! I try and try and try and try to love my body and be healthy...but you know what I DONT. I dont love my body, I basically hate it! I am overweight, I have stretch marks on my stomach and... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 22:43:00 EST Training for Life's Transitions <link><BR>ertraining/11924/training-for-lifes-tr<BR>ansitions/ </link> <BR> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 23:04:14 EST Organize Your Fitness Effort <link><BR>ing/6411/organize-your-fitness-effort/ </link> <BR> <em>30</em> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 23:01:18 EST Get Moving: Daily Tips for Staying Fit <link><BR>ing/11668/get-moving-daily-tips-for-st<BR>aying-fit/ </link> <BR> <em>30</em> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:56:48 EST Exercise - And Cure These Ailments <link><BR>ing/11620/exerciseand-cure-these-ailments </link> <BR> <em>30</em> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 22:54:12 EST 3 Fitness Dos & Don’ts <link><BR>ness-dos-don-ts-i-learned-from-my-work<BR>out-with-jillian-michaels-449097 </link> <BR> <em>30</em> Sat, 25 Apr 2009 20:27:22 EST Diet vs. Exercise for Weight Loss Nothing really new here persay but I have a posting addiction In need to feed :D <BR> <BR> I do hav to say though that I disagree with the article slightly but only due to personal experience. <BR> <BR> I can not exercise a lick, lay on the couch for a month straight and still lose weight. When you have a bunch of weight to lose I think its easier to lose it initially. <BR> <BR> As long as I only take in X amount of calories a day I will drop weight, no question about it I have seen it ha... Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:19:28 EST Top Interesting stuff, some of it does not apply to everyone like myself such as the potatoes and bread. I am diabetic so those things can raise my blood sugar but thats a beast of another nature <BR> <BR> That darn diet soda, I am hopelessly addicted but I fear I am getting closer and closer to having to swear off it <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/top-diet-myths-exposed </link> <BR> <em>30</em> Thu, 23 Apr 2009 15:59:05 EST The Truth About Diet Soda <link><BR>30/the-truth-about-diet-soda/ </link> Tue, 21 Apr 2009 15:18:40 EST The Worst Drive-Thru Foods in America <link><BR>64/the-worst-drive-thru-foods-in-ameri<BR>ca-and-what-to-eat-instead/ </link> Tue, 21 Apr 2009 15:15:31 EST