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AMYPUFF Posts: 11
1/9/12 6:32 P

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I hear ya on the chocolate! I blame it on my husband! Lol. I am a big proponent of WW. I found the plan easy to follow, I like the point system, and I believe they encourage a healthy, sound program. I know there are plenty of people that don't lose, but have seen much success too. So much of any program is how you dedicate yourself and I believe that there is a balance, and that sometimes it's hard to stick with. I really don't know why I fell off of it and stopped tracking and all that. I know it works for me and it isn't hard, although a bit time consuming. Anyway, I guess I can't live in the past! I hope you have a better year also. I'm sure it is very challenging to care for elderly parents. Mine are only in their early 60's and healthy so far, thank goodness. Well, if there is any support I can offer, I will do my best, just holler!

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1/9/12 4:59 P

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I have eaten larger portions too! Also I want something chocolate every day. I have done WW in the past and did well at first, years ago, but then quit. I also haven't gone back because of the cost. My sisters still go and don't lose anything. We've all had a stressful year with my mom breaking a leg and having to recuperate. She cannot drive due to her vision, so we do a lot of driving around for her to the store, church, etc. Doesn't leave too much time for us in taking care of her, but that is what happens when you have elderly parents. I hope we all have a better year than last!!

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AMYPUFF Posts: 11
1/9/12 4:48 P

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I went through some pretty heavy stress and depression a few years ago and that's when I realized I was an emotional eater. It's a drag. Fortunately I'm not a binger, but when I'm emotional eating, I just eat whatever I want, and usually a bigger portion than I need. I have a terrible sweet tooth that I give into too much. But when I was doing Weight Watchers I did really good at substituting things and eating the right portions and all that. It was kind of fun actually and then when a substitution didn't work, I was able to eat the treat in moderation and be satisfied. But then I moved back here to Ohio and all bets were off. Well, maybe joining this team will be a good way to support each other and get through those emotional times and avoid temptations! Good luck ladies!

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1/9/12 4:24 P

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I know what you mean about emotional eating. That is me!! The last couple of months have been very stressful dealing with some health issues, working full time and going back to school for the first time in a long time! Of course the health issues were unplanned, so that is what really brought on the stress! I gained back what I had lost and not happy about it. I need to be accountable to myself and I realized what I was doing, but still did it anyway!!

No more stress eating!!!

Kim

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AMYPUFF Posts: 11
1/9/12 3:02 P

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Well then it's settled! Consider yourself supported! I'm very fortunate that my husband is very supportive although sometimes he's an unintentional saboteur! I dont' have kids so I don't have to fight that temptation either. I'm an emotional and PMS eater though and not very active right now so I have to struggle with those things. I guess we could start private messaging in a regular basis to support each other and go from there. Thanks so much for reaching out on here! Talk to you soon.

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1/9/12 10:46 A

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Welcome to the group. My name is Melissa and I live in Maumee, OH. I have been on Spark People for over 2 years but really got serious a year ago. I am down 125+ pounds and now love to work out. Accountability in weight loss is very important. Good luck and I am here if you ever want to chat!

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson


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1/8/12 11:37 P

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THat would be really great to have someone close to talk to. I have no support here at home. My daughter and her 2 children live with me. SHe is a Pepsi and Fast Food junkie. My granddaughter and i try to help each other but having things in the house for the kids really tempt me. But this week hasn't been to bad. I weigh in tomorrow. Keep a positive attitude.

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AMYPUFF Posts: 11
1/8/12 6:16 P

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Thanks for replying! Tracking your food is a huge help. I've done Weight Watchers a couple of times and the tracking is definitely key. One of the tricks for me will be to log on here every day. That's good you are starting a journal since it can be a challenge to log onto the site every day. Anyway, I'd be happy to try to stay in touch on here and maybe we can help each other! Who knows, maybe we can plan to meet sometime too since we are close enough.


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1/8/12 5:31 P

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I am just like you. I use sparkpeople every so often. I do read the teams but have not participated in other others. This is the year that i need to track my food. I have started a journal because sometimes i don't get on the computer. I am in toledo. Contact me if you like.


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1/8/12 4:23 P

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Welcome. I think it helps to join the teams on Spark to keep yourself accountable and just know that everyone is in the same situation, etc that you are.

Kim

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AMYPUFF Posts: 11
1/8/12 3:06 P

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Hi everyone! I've used SparkPeople sporadically in the past, but never got into the teams and forums at all, but I'm going to try it this time. I've used WW twice before and loved it, just didn't stick with it due to cost and laziness in tracking. I miss the meetings with WW, they really kept me accountable and motivated. Since I can't afford to join WW again, I will use Sparkpeople and since I won't have meetings to go to, I thought joining teams and using message boards might work, especially if I can join a "local" team! I'm in Bowling Green and would absolutely love to find a workout buddy, or even a small group to meet with occasionally if anyone is game. So, if anyone is interested in discussing a meet-up, just let me know!

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