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8/7/12 5:54 P

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Welcome, and I am sorry to hear about your loss. We are here for your and I have found that this is an incredibly supportive community. I find distractions from nice when I feel like binge eating, and this website has been able to keep me on track.

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8/7/12 2:23 P

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8/7/12 10:05 A

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You will find a lot of helps through all the articles here at SP. May you find exactly what you need for success upon success as you travel this often challenging lifestyle change journey.

I wish you the best at becoming the woman God meant you to be in all areas of your life.

God bless & keep you safely under His wing!


Something to know about this gal "Ima" - I follow the Savior of the world!

I stand in awe of the salvation, through Christ Jesus, that Creator God has granted me. May you enjoy the same!

I am so very thankful that the door of access is permanently open to The Creator & His beloved Son, Christ Jesus!

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." ~ Psalm 33:12 --- IN GOD WE TRUST

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8/7/12 2:21 A

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Welcome and looking forward to hearing from you in the forums. Your health is very important and you need to do all you can do get your body healthy for yourself and your family. You will find that it is actually easier to face your pain without food. That too-full feeling and the feeling that you have no control is worse, now that I'm on the other side. I hope you can find a therapist or counselor to talk to and help you get your focus back on what you can do each day to move forward in your life. I'm sure your parents would want that for you.

Six 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!
*Get to the next meal hungry!

3,039 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
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8/6/12 11:25 P

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Thank you all so much for all your welcoming and support and I can say for this 5 days I never see such a great people and wonderful friends who are willing to help me and who are talking with me.I am very thankful to all of you my friends.......just to talk with me is big for me because I am still in lot of emotional pain after losing my mommy and every day I can see her face when she took her last breath.I was beside her and Thanks God for making me fly in my Country and to spend some time with her,it hurt a lot my friends:((
If I can I would open my heart so you can see,but it is impossible,this feeling to not having parents is something that words can not explain.
I am trying my best to live my life day by day,because after losing my mommy I give up on myself and I find food to be my best friend.
I will post somewhere else in discussion forum this is what I was told today.
Sorry my friends if I post on wrong place,I didn't know what is faster way to start talking with all of you.I am sending you millions hugs and kisses


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8/6/12 9:37 P

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Welcome!. My deepest sympathy on your losses.
I enter all my foods directly from the label. When I enter veggies & fruits. I use this site:
I had gastric bypass in 2005 & the best advice I could give you is to speak to a counselor or therapist. The surgery won't work to your best if you are still eating in crisis. You should have someone, sparkpeople offers ideas how NOT to eat in crisis. If you must have something, veggies, fruit, cheese sticks offers portion control & low calorie. If your having bypass something with protein, don't buy "junk" food and you won't run for it when you need something. Have fun & welcome to your new life!
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8/6/12 9:25 P

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Welcome to the team

Nancy in Columbia,SC

"It's hard to beat a person that never gives up"...and I intend to be that person


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8/6/12 7:42 P

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Welcome to our team! Try to give 100% each day, but do not expect perfection from yourself. Some days, it seems so easy to get everything in, other days I struggle to just eat healthy. But I try to remember that on both of those days, I gave 100%, I did my best. Also, as much as everyone wants to lose the extra weight in a hurry, make sure you enjoy each and every day. If you love what you are doing, you won't want to quit.

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8/6/12 7:24 P

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emoticon First of all, sorry for your losses. It is difficult when our parents pass. This is an awesome and supportive team and an amazing site. I find the nutrition and fitness trackers to be invaluable. Try to take one day at a time and remember we are all in this together!

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This will gratify some
and astonish others
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Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could-
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Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
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8/6/12 7:19 P

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emoticon to Spark and to the EE team, Croatia3. Sounds like you've begun to explore and find many of the tools here on Spark. I think you'll find good use of the nutritional tracker especially. You mentioned that a lot of the food you cannot find on the tracker or that the recipe is different. You can manually enter foods that you cannot find by clicking on "Enter food not listed" which can be found in the search area of the nutritional tracker. The words of a bit small, but they are red and right under the search button. Fill in the name and the nutrition information off the label of what you are adding and save it, then it is there for whenever you need the information to track. You can also add your own recipes to be calculated for tracking and that is found on the nutritional tracker page. Click on the "Recipes" tab in the search field and there you'll see a button that says "Access the recipe calculator" Follow the steps there and in the end it will add it all up for you and give the nutritional value, be sure to check off the "Add to my favorites" so that you have quick access to it in the future.

In answer to your questions, I track all my food here on Spark every day. If I can't find the item listed here, then I add it, same for my recipes. If I have something and the nutrition label is different than what I find listed, then I add mine. I have found that a lot of the items listed if a U.S. product is often slightly different here in Canada, so I always compare.

I am not on what I would call a low carb diet, I think I am pretty balanced, although I do try to stay below 200 per day. Remember carbs are important, they fuel the body, but it is important to eat the right carbs. I stick to whole grains, lots of fruit and vegetables and stay away from white flour, sugar, rice and highly processed items. Each of us has to find what works best for our lives and bodies. Since you are in Canada, I would also suggest having your doctor refer you to a dietician, they can really help you get a good solid healthy eating plan together.

I am not sure what you mean about eating fruits when in crisis. If you mean a blood sugar crisis, then I would talk to your doctor and/or dietician about the best ways to handle that, especially if you are a diabetic. But if you just mean that you are really hungry and it's not a meal or snack time, then I would say by all means have a small piece of fruit, or some fresh vegetables, a handful of nuts or something to help you through the crisis, just be sure to track it, so you have an accurate calorie/carb/fat/protein count at the end of the day.

As for how fast you can lose weight, each of us will be different in this also; a healthy weight loss is 1 to 2 pounds a week, some times when we are very heavy that number can go up to 3 or 4 pounds a week. Our health also plays a factor in this number and again this is something I would discuss with my doctor. Truth is (in my opinion) if we loss weight slower and in a healthy way by eating in moderation and including some exercise into our daily lives then in the end it will be easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Some times it is better to not be in a big hurry to lose the weight, it took us years to gain the weight, it will take some time to get rid of it.

I hope I was able to answer some of your question. I look forward to getting to know you and sharing this journey to a healthy lifestyle with you.

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8/6/12 7:03 P

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Hi there and welcome.
Forst of al I m so very sorry about your losses. It's always so very hard after losing a loved one.
Next... never be hard on yourslef. no beating u on yourself.

Everyone is different in their needs in a healthy lifestyle program.
what works for me may not work for you.I don't read package albels because I don't eat anything apckaged. Everything is fresh. Spark People ahs a section or a page where they can explain about portion size.

For instance

1/2 cup cooked oatmeal
1 cup fat free milk
1 apple
1 string cheese stick

would be a great breakfast porion wise.
If youg et to craving foods you shouldn't ahve how about sugar free chewing gum.
Or a smallish handful of almonds?

We are here to give you support

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8/6/12 6:49 P

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Hi to all of you my new friends!
I am very overweight and I need your help.I am 100% emotional eaters emoticon
I have high cholesterol and other health problems and I need somebody to be here for me.
I lost my mommy in December 2011 and I start to eat a lot,my daddy pass away in 2005 and I am still not over with him being gone.I am 43 years old.......and I have 2 kids and husband.I am in Canada and this is my day 5 being here with you guys.I am glad to find you here,I am still exploring this site.I can see all of you are wonderful people and I really hope somebody can help me.I have hard time counting calories here because some of my food is not here or it is not same recepie so I don't know what to do?
I am trucking my food better I can,but still I would like to have place to write down my own calories because example :cereal,milk,cheese,and many other food calories are label on product.

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What do you do my friends when it comes to trucking food?
Do you going what product show or what food trucker show?
I am hopping to get some respond from you guys so I can be more aware of food I am eating.
I want to be on low carbs diet and if anyone use same can you please write me how one day look like for you?
Do I am able to eat friuts at night time when I got crisis?
What is best to eat when it comes crisis?
How fast I can lose weight and what to do to lose faster because I am having surgery in November 20,2012.......?
I wish you all great evening,and great success
Many hugs from Canada emoticon

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