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Hi! I'm Melissa and I'm looking for a buddy as well.

I'll be 32 this weekend. I have a wonderful husband, a 2 year old daughter who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 18 months, and a 3 month old breastfeeding son.

I have about 100 pounds to lose and I want someone who is at a weight near mine (255) who wants to lose roughly the same amount. I'd love another stay-at-home-mom who's Christian that I might have things in common with. SparkMail or comment on my SparkPage if you think you're the one who wants to join me on this journey!

Melissa

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1/1/10 9:57 A

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Hi Shima,


I'm Tatiana and I also have about 50lbs to lose....I need all support that I can get too...maybe we can be buddies...

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12/31/09 8:04 P

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Are you like me?

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I need a buddy. I think I can only commit to 1 buddy right now - but I need one. Someone who can touch base a few times a day to share, laugh, support, reinforce and appreciate the little devil inside us.

If this is you -- please let me know!

Sassy Soobie in VT



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Hi. I'm Elizabeth, and I recently started back on SP, and I'm totally new to this group. I am definitely an EE, especially at night. I'm 50 years old and need to lose at least 30 pounds. I have had some serious health problems, but I'm doing well now except for my weight and some GERD issues that are causing me to aspirate into my lungs. I'm married to an awesome guy, and as you can see from my profile pic I am the proud mother of a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Abby.

I eat when I'm happy, when I'm sad, when I'm discouraged, when I'm encouraged, when I feel bad, when I feel good, when the weather is sunny, when the weather is rainy, when it's hot outside, when it's cold outside... Well, you get my drift! I eat for every emotion or condition known to mankind!!!

I would love to have a buddy. I've signed up for a few teams, but so far most of them haven't been what I needed. They're either inactive or they're focused on other things besides eating. Although I may be interested in those things, I really need a buddy who will help me and whom I can help. I need to check in with someone daily and report my ups and downs.

I work 4 days a week for our local school district as an educational diagnostician. That means I do testing and placement for students who are being evaluated for special education or gifted education. I love what I do!

Anyway, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE check out my spark page and see if you are interested in being my friend (gee, now I know how those puppies in the newspaper who are up for adoption must feel...). Sorry if this sounds like an ad in the personal section of the paper - you know, like "SWF seeking SM for a friendly relationship that could turn to love. I love quiet evenings walking on the beach together or more". emoticon

Oh well, hope to hear from somebody. emoticon
Elizabeth

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"You have made us for Yourself, O God, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You."
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"Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say rejoice."
--St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians

"Preach the Gospel at all times. When absolutely necessary, use words."
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Hi! My name is Ann and I am an emotional eater. Feels like an anonymous meeting huh? Sorry I tend to laugh at myself. It eases the tension. I am 43 years old recently married for the 2nd time with 6 wonderful kids in our blended family. I would love to have a buddy that understands what it is like to eat until ready to burst because of one emotion or another. Happy sad bored makes no difference.

Thanks for listening!

Ann

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.
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12/31/09 1:03 P

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Hi Everyone!
I am graduating from college this spring and would like to lose 30 pounds before then. I tend to eat when I am stressed or bored. I also often use food as a reward for good grades or other successes. I want to change all of that! I hope to meet anyone who can give me some support when I am tempted to abandon my healthy habits. Feel free to send me a message if you want to be my weight loss buddy!

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12/31/09 8:50 A

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I just wanted to say hello to you all and introduce myself. My name is laureen and I am 28 years old. I am an emotional eater.

I have a family of my own. I am married to a navy man who is often away. Sometimes it seems I am alone in my marriage to raise our amazing 3 year old daughter.
I work part time at a youth homeless shelter, which often proves challenging.
This year I decided to go back to school and do something a bit different for me. I enrolled into a nursing program and fell in love with a new career.

I am an emotional eater! I eat when i'm happy, sad, mad,and every emotion inbetween.

I want this to be the year that I conquer my demons and become healthy. I always put everyone else first and neglect my own needs. I need to change this and am looking for support.

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Hi! My name is Anissa. I'm 30 years old, single, and an unemployed actor. I wanted to be an actor since I was 5 years old, but being overweight my whole life made me feel like I'd never be able to accomplish this dream. I have always struggled with my weight, so it's odd that I'd want to be in a profession where looks (and weight) play such an important part. I never lived my dream out until I was in a car accident in 2005. The only thing I thought when the car was rolling was that I didn't live the life I wanted. I decided that I needed to at least give acting a shot. I went to acting school in LA for 3 years, but it still felt awful to see the beautiful skinny girls get the great parts, and to always be cast as the older lady with 2 lines, needing to wear a gray wig and play a grandma. The directors told me they didn't know how to cast me because of my weight. I worked as an assistant for a famous casting director for a year, and had to sit in the sidelines watching other people get to audition. The casting director told me I had to be realistic about what I weighed and that I wouldn't be able to get car commercials or food commercials b/c it didn't seem like I had my life in order and people wouldn't want to eat what I was promoting b/c it would look as if that product would make people gain weight. I started working for a very popular weight loss company and I lost 25 lbs. But then I got laid off and I had to move back home to TX from LA (the bad economy), and I couldn't afford the high price of living (and that was w/working 3 jobs). I had to come back and live with my parents. I feel so blessed to have them here to support me, but I still got so sad b/c I loved LA so much and I feel like the dream has been swept away. I ate to comfort myself. I still do. As a result I have gained from 170 to 197. I haven't been able to find a job (and that's because I have a degree in Public Relations, as well as an associates in drama), and I don't do much. I even have a gym membership and haven't been motivated to go for 2 months. I need to get my motivation up and my determination back on fire. I'm hoping to meet kindred spirits here that can help with that, and that I can help in return. :)

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My name is Tanya. I am a 30 year old single mother of 2. I work full time and have gone back to school. I am an emotional eater. I eat when I am sad, lonely, bored, mad, or happy. I hate myself and am trying to work on that. I have taken out all of the mirrors in my home because I dont want to look at myself. I have tried many different ways to lose weight. I even did WW and it was working for me until, my marriage fell apart and took me with it. I will be 31 in Feb and I know that I have to make some BIG changes in my life if I want to be able to watch my children grow up. My grandmother had her first HA at 32 and my aunt as 37 I do not want to go down that road. I need all the help i can get.. Any and all advise is welcome and appreciated. So please HELP emoticon

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Tara!! You just described me!! I am a 31 y/o WAHM of 3 boys, wanting to lose 75 lbs! I also self sabotage. & boy did you name it! I eat from boredom, anger, sadness, celebratory - all of the above!!! Even when I'm doing well I'll see m&m's or turtles & they are so hard to resist!! But I'm very proud of myself. I went to Target today & all of the candy was 50% off - I only bought 1 bag of peanut m&m's for DH & I put back the 2 that I wanted for myself. Instead I bought a pedometer & a water bottle. Not as tasty but much more exciting right!! :) I would love to be buddies :) I've done this before but it's much more fun & a lot easier when you have support :)


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My name is Tara. I am a 30 y/o SAHM of 3 and my goal is to lose almost 70 lbs. I love to self sabotage. I eat from boredom, anger, sadness, celebratory, and just because there is food available to be eaten. Sometimes it is hard to remember that I am worth just as much as my kids and husband and neighbor. I forget it is ok to take care of myself. I am always making someone something to eat, so for me it seems natural to eat every time I prepare a meal, snack or lunch for my kids or DH. I hope someone is in a similar boat or has close goals that needs a friend to count on.
Thanks, Tara


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JEANNEBEAN21 Posts: 2
12/29/09 10:53 P

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Hi Susan,

Tonight when I came home from work at 10pm the kitchen was calling my name...I wanted cookies and popcorn. My brain was screaming at me, telling me to resist. I washed the dishes in the sink, drank a big glass of water and then brushed my teeth. After, I made some mint tea, put on my favorite CD of the moment and got into bed. I haven't successfully resisted my late night temptations in a while. It took all my might, but it is totally worth it!! I'll feel so much better tomorrow.

When temptation arises, try doing anything to distract you. Brushing your teeth may help because why waste a clean mouth on snacking?

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MASCH019's Photo MASCH019 Posts: 29
12/29/09 7:53 P

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You can do it! Concentrating on losing 30 pounds rather than 150 pounds is a good idea--don't let yourself get overwhelmed. Make mini-goals to stay on track! Even one pound lost is an AMAZING accomplishment. :D

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PROMISE211 Posts: 273
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Hi Marie,

my name is Tonya I have about 150 pounds to lose too. Right now I am trying to concentrate on losing about 30 pounds. I would like to buddy up with someone also. I am really trying to stay focused, and encouraged. Let me know what you think.

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Hi, I am Susan, 53 years old and have been over weight for 25 years (I always said it was my baby weight-however she is now 27) I too am an emotional eater and let me tell you, I have eaten the last 2 years. 3 day old grandson died Feb 2008, Mom died Oct 2008 and my Dad died July 2009 (and there is tons of stuff that has happened in-between). I need to get off this roller coaster and now. What have some of you done to NOT EAT when it is calling your name? I have 2 grand kids that are here a lot and I like to have snacks for them. I will take a buddy if someone is willing to listen to me cry and wine - I am telling you it has been so hard. Now we (my husband and I) are having major financial difficulty and it is not helping.

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Hi! My name is Ashley, and I eat when I'm stressed, to reward myself, when I want to procrastinate, etc. I need to STOP, but it's so hard when you have been in the habit of eating mindlessly for so long! I have taken up knitting so that I stop eating in front of the TV or when I read--now I knit and watch TV or knit and read my textbooks for class. I want to lose 23 pounds in time for my college graduation in 5 months, and any support would be greatly appreciated!!!!

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Hello my name is Suzanne and I'm new to this team but have been on Spark for awhile with a recent 3 month break. I need to loose 40 lbs! However, it seems I turn to food when I'm stressed, bored, sad in fact the only time I dont turn to food is when I'm angry and who wants to be angry all the time? Hopefully 2010 will be the year I get the weight off!

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Hello, my name is Shirma and I have about 50lbs to get rid of. I need all the help and support I can get and I'm willing to give the same.

Feel free to stop by my page. All the best for 2010.

Good Vibes!


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Morning group! My name is Mari and I am also starting this journey again. I have at least 95 lbs to lose and the biggest obstacle in that will be my emotions. I look forward to getting to know you all.

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Good morning! I am beginning this journey yet again! I have at least 150 pounds to lose and it is overwhelming. I want to buddy up with someone or more than one someones :) Most of my eating is emotional or just plain laziness in not wanting to do the work to choose healthy alternatives. Anyone want to encourage each other?

In Christ, Marie

"The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23


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JEANNEBEAN21 Posts: 2
12/29/09 12:31 A

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Hi, I'm 23 5'9 and 155 lbs. Like you I've struggled with my weight as far back as I can remember. My goal weight and ideal weight is 140. My weight loss difficulties stem from binge eating at night.

My emotional eating problems come from more than the stressful schedule I take on although this certainly is a part of it. I have a full time job, I am in a band, I do musical theater and am constantly taking on new commitments to various activities.

I need have my body in great shape to accomplish many of my professional performing arts goals and my out of control late night binges are my biggest obstacle.

Let me know if you would like to talk more. I am looking for a buddy for inspiration, understanding and motivation!

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12/28/09 6:38 P

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i am looking for buddies also i can really use some help in my journy. i do not have the help at home so i can use all the help here that i can get.

I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET!!!

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I am looking for a buddy!
I am 33 years old with 2 boys (6,4). Currently, I am unemployed but hoping to get back into the working world SOON!! I need to loose about 60 pounds. I would like to find someone that will help hold me accountable and encourage me and I would like to be that support for them as well.

Please contact me if you are interested!!! emoticon

Jennifer
Focus only on things that you can change, TODAY!! Yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come!! You only have control over what you do TODAY!!!!

Here is my plan for January 2010!!!
-Sticking to the Flat Belly Diet (1400 calorie diet)
-Doing the Biggest Loser Last Chance Workout DVD 5 days a week as directed
-Maintaining a CLEAN house (while I am not working)
-Finding a job
-Eating out only ONCE the entire month!
-Drinking 8+oz water at every meal


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Good Morning,
Well, I am turning the wheel and getting back on the right road. I can't believe 2010 is here already. This is the year that my son graduates high school. He turned 18 and will be going to college this fall. I need for a healthy lifestyle to be a big part of this changing year. I also need a buddy to be accountable to and with. I have over 100 pounds to lose and have learned one thing, this is not a challenge to be tackled alone.

Jen


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SANDY1301 Posts: 83
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Hi, My name is Sandy and I am looking for a buddy! I have been on this sight for about a year but I don't post much. I do that just to keep in touch with reality. I need some help to get going again. I Am 47 yrs old and have 2 children i gone and one getting ready to go. I am starting the empty nest part of my life and I don't know what to do. I have been a mother and wife for so long I forgot about me. I don't really know what kind of things I want to do. It is causing problems in my marrage. My husband wants me to do the things he likes but I am not sure I want to. I want to take time just for myself to work on me but that is so time consuming and selfish. I know I need to get over that but it is hard. I have passed on my bad eatting habits to my daughter and I see her struggle daily with it.The guilt of that is overwhelming. I want to show her that it can be done. I have been to shy to say much because I am afraid no one will understand and reply and that rejection is also to overwhelming. I hope there is someone out there that is willing to take me on as a buddy. Thanks

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Hi everyone. I am an EE. I have struggled with my weight for years. I am currently 40 pounds overweight and so out of shape I can hardly take exercise. My arms are the weakest and that is hard because I am a hairstylist. It seems at work everything revolves around food. That is the topic of all conversations. I would love to meet other hairstylists to talk to and share this predicament with.

It's not about getting what you want, it's about wanting what you got.


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I need a buddy so I can reach out to someone specific when I'm having a bad day (most days lately). I'm here because I recently gained back over 20 pounds I had lost and kept off for almost 6 years until this summer when I had an ectopic pregnancy and had to have emergency surgery. So I was dealing not only with the physical impacts of surgery, but the emotional impact of the loss of my first pregnancy. I still have bad days dealing with the loss and the fact that we can't seem to conceive since...

Anyway, I'm ready to move past this and get to a healthy place both emotionally and physically. I can't remember a time in my past when I didn't associate food with feeling better. I need help to break the cycle I'm in currently and find a new solution to deal with my emotions and stress.

Please send me a spark message if you're interested in being my buddy. :)

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hi my name is Nola I am an emotional eater!! I eat when I'm happy, sad, angry depressed and any other emotions that might come in and out during my day. I am trying to teach myself to eat healthier foods, think about what I'm putting into my mouth and trying to eat only when I'm actually hungry and not when I'm bored or something. I am looking forwards to making some friends, getting some support and knowing that I'm not the only one out there who eats for all the wrong reasons!! and I'm
addicted to anything sweet need help getting away from it i'm a diabetic



(Nola .F) Because there is another Nola on here my dear friend. Mountain time zone.



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Welcome to the team Becky!

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Hi my name is Becky and I am an emotional eater!! I eat when I'm happy, sad, angry depressed and any other emotions that might come in and out during my day. I am trying to teach myself to eat healthier foods, think about what I'm putting into my mouth and trying to eat only when I'm actually hungry and not when I'm bored or something. I am looking forwards to making some friends, getting some support and knowing that I'm not the only one out there who eats for all the wrong reasons!!

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Hi, I need a buddy to help me keep motivated with eating especially! I'm trying to be more consistent with my exercising. But, am eating too much to lose. I am maintaining.
Thanks!

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Hello everyone, my name is Kimberly... and I've recently realized and started to accept that I'm an EE.. I've started seeing a therapist and working through things on top of trying to train for a 100 mile bike ride in march to get in shape for my wedding in may.. I could use another perspective on things... and I'd be happy to be there when that holiday party is looming or you are feeling down..

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Heya. My name is Ann and I'm 18 years old. I'm at uni studying English. I'm looking for a buddy just to talk to about the sparkdiet and just for genral friendlyness :)

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Hi, I just joined after going through the threads and finding this team seems to have compassion and support I need.

I would very much like to have a buddy, someone who is willing to help me with my journey and share their journey with me.

The holidays are a very difficult time for me and I've been allowing food to be a source of instant gratification and comfort. Unfortunately this is both unhealthy and very short lived. So if there is someone out there who would be interested in being a buddy to this nearly 60 year old, please visit my spark page and let me know.









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Hi Everyone,
My name is Teresa. I am 39 years old. I am an EE. I tend to want to eat when I am stressed out or depressed. I get at that point when I dont care about my weight so I eat then regret it later.

I am also wheelchair bound. I was born with spina befita(open spine.) I am paralyzed from my waist down. Therefore, there is limited amount of exercise that I can do. It is still, however, possible for me to lose weight. Its just harder.

I am needing a buddy that goes through similar things as me so we can encourage each other through this journey. If anyone is interested, please leave me a sparkmail.

Thanks,
Teresa

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Hey I'm a 20 year olds, 5'7 and 150lbs . I'm in my third year university and I'm 10 pounds over my ideal weight of 140lbs. I've struggled with my weight for a long time, always worrying about it and going on diets. I am looking for a lifestyle change that I can stick to and for fitness rather then just weight loss.

My weight gain has a lot to do with emotional eating steming from stress. I work a part time job , go to school full time, run an humanitarian organization on campus as a volunteer and am holding a long distance relationship at the moment. Between my course load, late night shifts, event planning, traveling back and forth across canada to see my boyfriend and crises seeming to pop up in every direction I often feel anxious, overwhelmed, angry and depressed. I cure this stress by binge eating sweets.

I'd like to find a buddy who can relate to being a busy 20-something, maybe a student, looking to lose any amount of weight. I think I would be good support and we could motivate each other. I promise I will make time for you ! :)

I will not crack this time!!


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Hey I'm a 20 year olds, 5'7 and 150lbs . I'm in my third year university and I'm 10 pounds over my ideal weight of 140lbs. I've struggled with my weight for a long time, always worrying about it and going on diets. I am looking for a lifestyle change that I can stick to and for fitness rather then just weight loss.

My weight gain has a lot to do with emotional eating steming from stress. I work a part time job , go to school full time, run an humanitarian organization on campus as a volunteer and am holding a long distance relationship at the moment. Between my course load, late night shifts, event planning, traveling back and forth across canada to see my boyfriend and crises seeming to pop up in every direction I often feel anxious, overwhelmed, angry and depressed. I cure this stress by binge eating sweets.

I'd like to find a buddy who can relate to being a busy 20-something, maybe a student, looking to lose any amount of weight. I think I would be good support and we could motivate each other. I promise I will make time for you ! :)

I will not crack this time!!


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Hi Everyone,

I'm 33, and I have 2 children (1 teen and 1 pre-teen). I live in Lutz, FL (Tampa area) and I have about 100 more pounds to lose. Since moving to Florida I lost about 30 pounds without trying - I attribute this to the fact that I am less stressed here. In any event, I need a buddy who will hold me accountable, but not make me feel like an idiot when I mess up. I will say that I do allow myself one day to "cheat" - not to overdo it, but to eat things I wouldn't eat any other day, so I don't feel like I can't have those foods I like ever. I just need someone who will help me to stay on track and get back on track when I mess up.

~Gabby~

"No one, Eleanor Roosevelt said, can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it." - Marian Wright Edelman

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams

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12/11/09 7:50 A

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Hi everyone! My name is Siobhan, I'm 26 and I am from Glasgow in Scotland! I am 50 pounds overweight and can't stop eating my feelings. I put on weight a few years ago when I was in an abusive relationship. I just balooned out of control. I now have my life back but my weight is the last sad and terrible remnant of a horrible time. Looking for a buddy/buddies for support! Would love to hear abouy everyone else's journey! xxxx

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Hello Everyone! I am so happy that I found this group because EE is really a main reason that I am over weight! I am 23 and I have been trying now for about 4 months to lose weight and have been teeter tottering back and forth between 2 pounds all and all I've lost nothing and you know that makes me want to eat!!! But, I've learned that even though I haven't seen it on the scale yet I feel alot better I workout atleast 5 times a week and I haven't given up!!! That's the biggest thing for me is the fact that I haven't given up and I wont I would love to find a buddy who can encourage me, but that I may also encourage! I am not giving up if it take s me forever I will lose weight!!!! I'm ready to say emoticon to these UNWANTED pounds!!!!!!

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure...... It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.



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I could be your buddy Ami! I've sent you a sparkmail.

I'd also quite like a buddy in the UK so we can send each other text messages to support each other when it's difficult to get online. I'd like someone to text 2 or 3 times a day. It would be great if you were also doing the weight watchers diet like me, but that's not essential.

I'm 25 and 166lb (11 stone 12 lb). I have around 35lb left to lose (2 stone 7lb).

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12/9/09 9:40 A

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Hi Ami,
Welcome to the group. I'm glad you posted such a long message because I think a lot of people will read it and respond to you. I checked out your sparkpage and noticed you didn't post a picture yet. i encourage you do to so, because I'll bet a lot of people tell you that you look great as you are. You said you're 5'5", and your starting weight is 132. I'm 5'4", and I was about the same weight at that age, and feeling the same way about needing to lose weight. I'm now in my 50s, and would love to weigh 145 or less, but I have about 40 pounds to go before I get there. Perhaps you need help changing your image about yourself as I did, but never got. Instead of trying to lose weight, maybe you should just think of getting healthy, especially so you don't end up in my position 30 years from now. I would like to add you as a friend to my sparkpage if that's OK with you. You need help with how to deal with your mom too. Unfortunately, I can't help you with that because I still feel like a kid around my mom, who was (and still is) quite critical, but nowhere near as bad as your mom.
Good luck on your journey and keep writing. I think you're definitely in the right place!
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Hello my name is ami and I am definitely an emotional eater, as a kid I was a big swimmer, 3 times a week but I've always had a sweet tooth and my mom started telling me I looked like a cow, that I would grow to be obese and die young, she locked up everything that contained any kind of sweet. Bcause of that I started saving any kind of money I would get, buy lots of candies and cookies and hide them under my bed and I would feel so guilty and discusting for eating one or 2 cooies that I would say to myself: you've ruined it, no point in being healthy now, you ruined it completely, just eat the rest because you failed". And everytime I would feel bad I would go to the store and buy a lot of cookies and eat all of them. My mom started finding them and after yelling and insulting me for a few years, she decided that,even though I was 15 and about 115 pounds for 5'5 I needed a diet, a big old fat free, sugar free diet. And I so wanted to please my mom, I just stopped eating, I would eat a yogurt and an apple a day, tell her during meals that I had already eaten and make lists of what I supposedly had eaten, I would even throw away the food I said I had eaten so she wouldn't know. But after a couple months of this and losing about 20 pounds, I started craving food, any kind of food, and I went back to eating...a lot...and hiding food under my bed. My mom figured it out and kept telling me how wrong it is, and even today,I am 25 and thousands of miles away, she keeps asking me about my weight every week, and it always makes me want to eat. Anytime I feel down really, I bake a dozen cookies or a family brownie and eat it by myself.
I have dieted but it's always been the same thing, I decide to diet, pay attention to what I do, eat something"wrong" , feel guilty and go back to eating a lot, or sometimes, just starve myself for days.
I am only at my third day of diet, and I have not paid as much attention as I should have the first 2 days, and today I can't reach my calorie count, my guilt is so strong, I've eaten 2 apples and I can't force myself to eat anything. I want this time to be different. I want to end the yoyo; I want a normal relationship with food.
I am sorry if I bothered you with my life story but I know that I usually diet with nobody knowing and it always ends badly; this time I decided to be open about it, I think I do need help and I do not know how to ask fo it, and I don't know how to talk about these things to people I know so sorry for the long post, I just don't know what to do.

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Hi Hoopdi-doo,
I'll be your buddy. I'm feeling so overwhelmed by the shopping, cleaning, decorating, etc. that I just sit on the computer playing games or exploring this website, and then end up getting absolutely nothing done. Maybe we can challenge each other.
Cindy

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Hello Everyone, I struggled this AM to get out of bed. I am up and showered and have to eat something soon. I need to find a better plan, I need some friends and I need to get thorugh the holidays and lose some weight, I am feeling so discombumerated today. SO much to do, the house is a mess the decorations are not done I am lacking funds for shopping and well I got to pull it together and do better. I actually have a class this evening so I hope that will be fun...but waking up feeling so out of sorts has put a damper on my morning. I would love to get some support and help, usually I am not such a mess... emoticon

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Hey everyone! I have yet to read through all the posts, but I am definitely looking for a support buddy. I hate to get on SP and not have any new updates or things to look at. I am very busy between 2 jobs, school, and a little one, but I am also determined to achieve my goals (or I wouldn't be working so hard outside of SP for some of my other goals). I hope I can meet some new people and I look forward to reading all the posts!!

Laura

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HI Galaxy and LadyCrob! I hope you find the support buddies you need on here! Galaxy I am older than a lot I have seen on here but as you I think I am young at heart... so that is a PLUS! :-) LadyCrob, I know what you mean about missing your favorite foods. One thing I am trying to work on is to keep telling myself those foods might seem as my favorite but they are not a friend to my body. Something that is good should work for your body not against. Sometimes this works for me. When it does not.. I just work on not going over board with my favorite foods and take it one step at a time.
Please write me any time would love to be a part of your support systems! I need lots of support myself! I hope that both of you find the spark you need! Take Care!

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I want to thank everyone for their encouraging words last night i did end up breaking and having a slie of pizza and i did gain a pound this weekend. that put the fear of god into me when i woke up and saw that on the scale. i am back on track today hope fully with all ur help i can stay on track. today just feeling guilt.

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I know exactly what you mean. I really like this diet and everything...but it is hard. Right now I am doing finals and I have 3 small children at home so things are usually a little crazy for me around finals time, and I usually deal with it by eating all the chocolate and candy I can get my hands on. Just the other day I felt like crying and ordering dominios, but I know that what I am doing is worth the effort and that helps. I am also thankful that even though my husband has never struggled with his weight and does not believe in dieting he is there for me and very supportive. And on that particular day he actually sent me to my room :) so that I could relax and he took care of the kids and the house and everything for me. Last night he even told me that if I make him a recipe book he will cook occasionally. I am absolutely shocked that he is like this but also thankful and it shows me the important of having a buddy. If I can do this I know you can, and sometimes I think it is best to take things one day at a time or even by the second. You will do awesome! :)


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