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5/17/10 11:59 P

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emoticon I know that this is a lil bit crazy but for the 1st. week or so I started this jouney to lose weight I would have to take a "time out" and leave sometimes if able I went for a walk if I was at work I would go to the bathroom.To stop from eatting when I was mad, sad, ill, scared,bored, you name it WHATEVER the feeling I always want to eat. So I ran away just for a bit till I was in control of myself. emoticon

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SEXYPANTS04 Posts: 28
5/17/10 12:36 P

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Thank you so much....all great tips. I really appreciate them and decided I need to vow that this will be the last time I will say, I really need to lose some weight. Now its just time to do it! Thanks

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5/16/10 9:29 P

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I have been like this lately. I am yelling at myself out loud to no to eat. It seeems to help a little. I also got rid of all the foods I crave. IE BAD FOOD! That is what really made it easy. Now when I go in the kitchen I hate everything in there so I don't eat.

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5/16/10 7:37 P

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We can give you all the help we can, but the first step starts with you. You have to want this enough to start to make changes.

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There are two options regarding committment - your either IN or your OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.

A person who wants something will find a way..
A person who doesn't will find an excuse...



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5/16/10 8:54 A

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You are describing yourself as a true emotional eater which means rational solutions won't help. Take it from me who has the same problem. I strongly suggest you get the book Shrink Yourself by Dr Roger Gould. He tackles these issues in a very insightful manner & the book is a bit of a self-help so it feels like being in therapy for the price of a book. Good luck.

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5/16/10 7:26 A

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I agree with what WOLVEY1919 says you need a reason to be doing this, until I had a real reason I was doing exactly the same as you. Don't get me wrong I still have my binges and bad days but remembering what I am doing this for helps get me back on track.
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MMLC14 Posts: 5
5/16/10 5:51 A

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Hello! I'm in exactly the same predicament and I have had to buy new summer clothes. One part of me really is deperate to take control but the other part just doesn't care - in other words, just wants to eat.

For me at least, the problem is the habit of treating myself with food. It's such a strong habit now, that I feel lost without it and very quickly go back to it (it feels much more comfortable).

The things I'm trying now, and which have worked at least for the past 5 days, are:

- writing a journal at the end of each day about what I ate and wanted to eat, and why. I've been noticing so clearly there that my overeating is a treat habit (or even addiction).

- looking at clothes I want to wear/buy, and thinking that I deserve to look great in those clothes even more than I 'deserve' to eat what I want.

- finding really tasty low calorie foods (like a really good chicken salad) that I can actually look forward to.

- starting to follow parts of the nutrilett diet (similar to slimfast, but higher calorie). That perhaps isn't such a good idea in the long run, but at the moment it helps to feel like control is being taken out of my hands.

- realizing that breaking a habit is quite difficult, so I just have to stick with it. Once it's broken, hopefully it will be much easier to eat right.

- writing here :)

Hope some of those help a bit!

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5/16/10 12:23 A

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I understand what you are feeling and doing to yourself. Have you cleaned your kitchen of unhealthy choices. If not please do that, so when you feel like eating something, only good choices are available for you. Also when you are feeling like you want to eat, sit down and write down your feelings on a pad of paper, for a minimum of 20 minutes. You will get your feelings out on paper and the urge to eat will pass. You can also sip on water while you write. Try this and see if it works.

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5/16/10 12:01 A

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I don't know if this will work for you or not...but I was EXACTLY..and I do mean EXACTLY, where you are now, one month and 3 days ago. Here is what I did:

One day I decided I would track all of my food..eat whatever I pleased, but track it. That clicked off something in my brain. The next day, I decided I would eat as much as I liked, but I would really try to treat my body to some fine nutrition. Because Lord knows, it was sorely lacking anything beyond white, processed JUNK. The day I ate only good healthy, clean food, my cravings and out-of-control behavior came to a halt. I then felt as though I had the ability to make a choice as to what to eat, as opposed to feeling compelled to binge on every piece of crap I could find.

Those two events in those 2 days, were the beginning dominoes, and I have not looked back.

I feel your pain so completely, and I will pray that these ideas, or some others will help you come out of where you are right now. I KNOW beyond the shadow of a doubt that you CAN, and I believe that you WILL.
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5/16/10 12:00 A

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first things first, you have to figure out why you're doing this

Being overweight is hard. Losing weight is hard. Pick your hard.

If you're not growing, you're dying.


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5/15/10 11:57 P

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Are you getting enough liquid, try drinking a glass of water before you start eating, and have a glass during the meal, and then drink a glass of water after before you eat anything more.

"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. "
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SEXYPANTS04 Posts: 28
5/15/10 11:50 P

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I know what I should be doing, I can put the best plan in place and prepare myself for any situation...then I completely fall apart! I keep eating when I'm not hungry, eat things I know I shouldn't and feel completely out of control. I feel an anxiety when I'm not eating or like a panic that I need something now. I hardly remember what its like to be hungry. I'm gaining weight and that doesn't seem to be enough to make me stop. If something doesn't change soon I'm going to need to buy new clothes. Help me!

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