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6/2/15 6:01 P

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emoticon STAYMOTIV2014 and emoticon to SparkPeople and the team...Nice to have you with us again on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

@DDORN gave some excellent recommendations. May I also suggest that you make your SparkPage public so people can stop by and leave encouraging messages.

Edited by: PLATINUM755 at: 6/2/2015 (18:11)
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6/1/15 10:07 P

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Welcome Back!

Stick with the SPARK and we'll ALL reach our health and wellness goals TOGETHER!

Here are my top recommendations to get started:

1) Clear out the house of all "trigger" foods...those foods that are hard to limit or control. For me it's all the highly processed high-carb foods such as cakes, cookies, pies, candies, cereals, crackers, breads. If they are around I am MUCH more prone to binge out on carbie things. Maintaining a "clean" house is my first line of defense.

2) Drink BOATLOADS of water or other non-caloric beverages (try to avoid diet sodas though). I always say I prefer to CHEW my calories and drink nothing with calories.

3) Get cozy with the Nutrition Tracker. The more you use it, the more you learn about the consequences (good and bad) of your food choices. The Big Deal is to bulk up on non-starchy veggies...they are going to be the food that makes all the difference in the world as you take steps to shape your new and healthy lifestyle.

Visit SparkPages, leave comments on message threads, blogs...soon you'll build a wonderful support network here with your SparkFamily.

Viva la SPARK! :-)


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6/1/15 7:02 P

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Hi everyone,
This is my second time joining Sparkpeople. It's great - if I'm determined to follow the rules! But I've been shameless and don't even count my daily calories.
I want to lose 10 lbs, and if only I'm disciplined enough, I can do it in no time. But I'm an emotional eater and literally need someone to physically keep me away from food when I feel the need to reach for the cookies and chocolate!! I am a SAHM/part time grad student. Working on my thesis is one of the major stressors in my life. My 4 yr old goes to daycare only part-time, so the only time I have for "studying, recreation, exercise, or anything related to me ALONE" is when she's at daycare.
The stress in my life and general loneliness (my husband works until 7pm) makes me want to eat ALL THE TIME!! It's not that I'm unaware of my eating habits or the reasons behind them. I know what I should do, and yet I shamelessly continue my eating habits.
Please, can anyone here keep providing me with support and encouragement through SparkMail, so that I feel like I have friends? I need to connect with somebody who is/has been in a similar situation, or who understands the vicious cycle of emotional eating and feeling miserable.
Thank you....

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