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5/15/13 6:33 A

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You've come to the right place; everyone here is so helpful. If you have a question, someone here will have the answer. I really enjoy this team. Good luck to you!

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5/13/13 8:10 P

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Welcome, Brenda! Your inclinations are typical of those on our team, so you have found your tribe. And the all-or-nothing thinking about slip ups is what researchers call the what-the-hell effect. It is typical of practically all dieters. Typical doesn't mean these tendencies have to rule.

Changing our thinking goes a long way to bolstering changing our behavior. We do not have to wait to solve all our emotional problems, to explore our every past experience with food (or other things) and heal them before we heal our eating. We can SEPARATE them.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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5/13/13 1:07 P

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Hi all! I am new here. My name is Brenda. I binge allot. Mostly after work and on the weekends. I am just so tired all the time and exhausted. I had a baby 16 months ago and I still need to find the balance of being a new mom and life.

My issues is the mindless eating. I feel that if I have one treat that I cannot stop and oh since I blew it with one I might as well go all out. I have that all or nothing thinking.

Hopefully this group can give me the support i need to stop binging forever.

Brenda
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5/13/13 8:43 A

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5/13/13 6:36 A

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Thank you for the reminder! I know that a key to success is to establish the emotional connection to the "why's" of our health and fitness goals, and that's also important to use visual cues to keep on track. I think I need to get back to some of these basic principles and a bit of a recalibration should help me. Thank you!!

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5/13/13 12:32 A

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You're so honest!I think that's helpful.

I also gently suggest that you have a list of reasons you want to keep learning to eat moderately. It's good if there's a variety of categories, not just cosmetic ones. I found that reading the list several times a day in the beginning helped, and I do that periodically when I need a boost.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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5/12/13 8:20 P

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Oolala, thanks for the welcome and for your question. Been looking through this team info and also the "No S" diet info - wow!!! The only thing I can say about why I am stress eating now and wasn't earlier on my spark journey is because I am letting myself. Nothing else is different - stresses in my life are same as they've always been and shouldn't be unmanageable. I was doing a good job of saying "no" earlier, and now I am not. No excuses, it is probably that simple. I think I will give "No S" a try - looks like will kickstart the discipline I had early on, and I like the idea of delayed gratification on the "S" days.

Lorrie

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5/12/13 6:47 P

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Welcome!

Why do you think you are stress eating now when you hadn't been along the way? If you feel your eating plan is fair, keep reminding yourself of that when you get the urges to stress eat. Just keep saying to yourself that you are eating enough, and don't need more food for any reason, that you can tolerate the stressful feelings until an appropriate time to eat. You will feel less stress that way in the end, but you have to live it to experience the benefit. Keep saying that it's worth it. For me, the thinking is key. Then I can change my behavior.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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5/12/13 6:31 P

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Welcome to the team. I am finding it hard to lose those last few pounds as well for similar reasons!

Margaret

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You only fail when you stop trying

There is nothing to hold you back except you.

You can press forward long after you canít. Itís a matter of wanting it bad enough.

The bad news is: we are our own worst enemies. The good news is: we are our own greatest champions.


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5/12/13 5:57 P

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Hi there - I joined Spark last July and have lost 45 pounds and am overall pleased with my fitness improvements. However, I am down to the last 10 pounds to meet my goal and I am struggling to stay on track. Fitness is never a problem - I enjoy working out. But I stress eat. I'll stay in range for a week or so (and it's a pretty high range to begin with - up to 1700 calories) and then really overeat for a couple of days and undo whatever progress I've made. I've been cycling the same 2-3 pounds for the past couple of months and am starting to get very frustrated. I don't know why I am self sabotaging. Anyway, I need to try something different. I'm starting by exploring some new Spark teams, so will give this one a try and see what insight I gain along the way.

Lorrie

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