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10/10 Still checking in with Spark, but there are lots of triggers here.

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I have been logging non 0 point foods (foods that would be 0 on WW) in my Spark app. Helps me see how damaging (to health and to reaching my goal) some foods are.

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10/7 Threw out all the Snickers

Going to start logging foods that are not veggies or fruit.

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I brought Halloween chocolate into the house. Eating it does not help me reach my goal. But I like it.

Can't seem to find the balance.

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Now I am only up 2 from last Wednesday.

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Did not eat well this weekend. I am up 3 from last Wednesday.

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I ran 3.15 miles (the 5K) in 38.05 minutes

Not doing great with eating but not binging

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9/27: 5K tomorrow. I got this!

I don't like running with others but I will give it my best!

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9/26: I am keeping my act together. I have a 5K on Saturday

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After seeing the huge jump up on the scale on Monday I really got my act together and thought about my why. I ran a treadmill 5K on Sunday and ran 2.8 miles on the tread yesterday. The scale is back down and my body is healthier with better food.

I was 157 on Monday.

172/153.6/26 (?)

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Cookies, and other sugary foods
salty foods

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I hope to run this Sunday as I have a 5K to run / walk next Saturday.

Yesterday I had a few treats yesterday but then didn't eat dinner because I wasn't hungry.

172/153.8/130(?)

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Rolos won yesterday. Up to 154.8. It started with 1.

RE: Binge Eating:

"With emotions and eating as well as anxiety, there is a pattern I learned from my therapist. First you start with an event that causes an emotion. That emotion can be dealt with, stuffed down or raised to panic or anxiety.

As binge eaters, we tend to stuff it down with food. Then the binge upsets us and we feel guilt and shame. Those new emotions become a new event. That causes new eating behavior to cover the emotional overload and then we eat more. Once again the shame kicks in and we begin a spiral downward into a binge that leaves us feeling full of shame and remorse by the end..................

.................... How do you fight it?

I use my mantras to keep me strong. They really help me. My binge busters are:

"One slice of pizza is always going to have less calories than two."

"If you're going to think 'I may as well', then you should think 'I may as well not'."

"If you got a traffic ticket, would you break every traffic law the rest of the day? Then why toss the whole day over a slice of pizza?"

Keep a list of binge busters so that you can try them the minute you feel a binge coming. My favorite binge buster is a warm bubble bath, a magazine to read, and an aromatherapy candle combination. Other times Iíve been worried over finances, so I go plan out my monthly budget on SparkSavings.com. It may not yield good news always, but it helps me do something about the actual problem at hand, rather than eat.

Using distractions to figure out the root of your feelings or to give yourself time to get into a better mood can help. Sometimes Iíll go play a game on the computer and drink a huge glass of ice water. Other times I may go work out to loud music on my arm bike and drink a huge glass of ice water. The water helps in that sometimes we think we are hungry when we are actually thirsty. Both hunger and thirst are controlled by the same part of the brain and the signals can get confused at times. It really doesnít matter how you distract yourself, just keep yourself from eating and your mind on something besides food.

Be more self aware and live in the moment. Iíve discovered that in my perfectionism, I can undo things ahead of time. If itís Monday and I have an event Friday that Iím not sure how to handle, a typical thought that would cross my mind, is to binge because Iím just going to blow it Friday. So then I blow a whole week, banking that I will screw up my eating plan on Friday. Instead I should live in the moment and concentrate on what I am doing today. Living in the day and being more self aware can also prevent mindless eating, which can turn into a binge.

Staying full of healthy foods helps me to avoid being so hungry that I lose control of myself as often. My binges are now maybe once or twice a month compared to a few times a week or even daily prior to SparkPeople. I stay full of good foods that promote fullness and serotonin release such as milk, whole grain pasta, reduced fat cheddar cheese, fruit, nuts and eggs. I find that mixing protein and fiber rich foods are both filling and energizing. Keeping my mini mealtimes regular, around every 3-4 hours keeps me satisfied and in control.

I also use other physical soothers. I personally believe that eating is physically soothing, so it takes something physically soothing to replace it. Nice long bubble baths work for me, as does curling up in bed under the blankets with a good movie. What ever you choose needs to elicit the same emotion you are looking to get from overeating, or at least come close. Try different things and see what you come up with for yourself. Not everyone will find the same things soothing or appealing. It may seem that nothing is soothing in the same way, but keep looking and trying new things, no matter how out of the ordinary they may seem. The key is to find several things to turn to when your binge mood hits so that if one thing doesnít work, another will.

My house is a ďclean zone.Ē In other words, binge food isnít allowed in anymore. I have to leave the house to go get it. I purposely make it difficult for myself to get binge food. That way it canít be a mild decision on my part at night, when my binges usually hit. I would have to leave the house and go on an actual binge food run, and usually that is more trouble than the binge is worth to me. I end up eating healthier fare from around the house, and yes, sometimes too much of it. It still beats the damage I could do if given over to my chosen favorites of fast foods and grocery items. Shopping every few days or once a week instead of stocking up also helps keep the damage to a minimum.

Stock your house with foods that are healthy so that when you do binge, you reach for pre cut vegetables, lean protein, fiber rich items, fruits, salads. Some Sparkers suggested that olive oil on salad and pepperonis with veggies were their go to snacks.

How do I stop if I start binge eating?

It definitely gets tougher once you start to stop. At this point, you have to take more desperate measures. If I can gather any reserve at all, I throw the food in the garbage. I donít throw it on the top either, I make sure it is crushed and inedible. If I canít throw the food away, I have asked my husband to either eat something or throw it away for me. I am lucky he is supportive enough to help me with such things. Donít let that voice tell you that you are wasting food. Itís a trick. You either waste it in the trash or on your body, where you have to work it off in health problems and exercise and dieting later. So either way, it is a waste. When in doubt, toss it out!

Change what you are doing after you remove the food from your immediate area. Go see a friend, call someone, log on to SparkPeople and talk it out, go to the gym, put on music and dance it out, just donít do whatever it was that you were doing when the binge was triggered. In fact, if you couldnít muster the strength the remove the food from your vicinity, removing yourself from its vicinity is a good option.

Changing what you are eating mid binge may help. For instance, if you started by eating cookies, maybe you can muster the strength to add an apple and nut butter in between cookies. That leaves less room for more cookies. It also changes the taste in your mouth, so it switches things up and takes you out of the frenzy mode a bit. The combination of fiber and protein will also help satisfy true hunger, so that will be one less thing to combat.

Keep thinking while you are eating. Even though you caved in, that doesnít mean the fight is over. You can still stop. One slice of pizza is always going to have less calories than two. Keep trying to figure out why you are eating and what might resolve the problem or provide the same emotional comfort. If you do manage to figure it out, write it down and keep it with your list of binge busters. Donít forget to immediately act on it.

The moral of the story is PLAN. Binge eating is a sudden urge and itís a strong one. You need a strong plan to fight it. Donít wait until youíre about to dive into a plate of goodies before you have your plan in place. Once a binge is started, it is ten times harder to stop, so avoid the triggers, avoid the first compulsive bite, and avoid the binge. "



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9/18/19 4:57 A

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9/18: Weighing in and being honest has helped a lot. I am down another 2.3.

But it is not easy.

172 / 154.2 / 126(?)

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Feels like the schools got me. Not feeling great. 6 more technology meetings today. Did OK with eating yesterday, not perfect as far as nutrition but OK.

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Burger King on Saturday (but I did not binge)
Not using the Treadmill over the weekend (I could have yesterday)
Mixed nuts with a salty seasoning last night

Nothing above will help me reach my goal.

Last Wednesday I was 156.6. Today I am 156.4

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I slipped a little yesterday food wise (baked goods that I didn't make), but I did get my workout in. I ran 1.5 miles then .25, .25 for a total of 2 miles. It was tough after not running all week. No time today, but maybe tomorrow.

I will not make any baked goods if I can help it. For me if I think it is healthier I will just eat more and not think about hunger.

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Yesterday there were muffins at a meeting. I had a little and threw the rest out. That is huge for me!

I like having healthier choices at home and at work. I can have the chocolate if I want it, but I know if I have to much it will not help me reach my goal.

No float build today so I hope to run.

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Have not had time to run all week due to the float build at my house for the HS homecoming parade (My daughter is a HS Senior). They have 2 weeks to make a float with a Monopoly Game theme. It is stressful. Work has been stressful too.

I created an accountability weekly weigh in with a few friends. I will be honest with them no matter what. That has helped me stick to mindful eating. I am not on a diet program, just trying to make healthier choices and eat when I feel hungry. I have not been perfect, but I am eating healthier. It is also not always easy. Temptations everywhere!

Just from healthier eating my body let go of the water from salt and maybe a little fat too.

Monday I was 160. This morning I am 156.5.


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9/10 Ate healthier yesterday. Not perfect but healthier. But I felt afraid to eat.

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Started a texting chat with a few friends where we weight in every Wednesday and share the good and not so good. We are posting weight lost or gained, not what we weigh.

I gained about 15lbs since the end of June. I have to get back some control.

I am not on a diet, just eating healthier foods.

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9/8 I left the Indy Girl Teams. Just too much chaos for me.

What is my plan?

I am reading my book. I, and I alone have the power to change.


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Well not sure how long I will stick it out there (New Indy Team) as it is kind of all over the place with lots of people looking for quick fixes.

They are using all sorts of triggers like bad foods, counting every step or minute they exercise.

There are chats in almost every thread.

I ran 2.5 yesterday and I am in my running clothes now (treadmill). I will not push to hard as my legs are not thrilled with moving LOL!

Later today we are having a friendly gathering to watch West Point college football (my husband did not go there but he was in the ARMY so it is his favorite college football team), and there will be lots of high calorie foods.

We call it "Football by the Fire". It is a 12:00 game. Then at 7 SUNY Buffalo is playing. One of my friends (and she will be here) has a son that just started going to that school so we are watching that game by the fire too.

If I restrict too much I will binge in the house when no one is watching.

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I added a new Team to my repertoire

Going to see how it goes. She is not a diet promoter.

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I am home today and will complete 2 treadmill workouts (so the distance of walk / run will be a 5K or longer) after the kids leave for school.

Weight is up due to salty food choices, not from sneaking or binging. I haven't done that for a few days. I hate thinking about it as it makes me want to do it.

I said I would never regain what I lost. I lied to myself. I am finishing a fiction book I am reading (95% complete), then I will read Changepower.

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9/3 How am I?

Exercise OK

Food below OK but a little better

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No weight goal, just healthier habits. I am not a prisoner to the food market.
I eat when I want to and I work on healthier choices. My body is not healthy. I will continue to exercise using the treadmill. I will complete at least 2 workouts with a goal of 3 miles (running or mixing walking and running) I hope 5 days a week but I will do what I can.

Weigh in for 9/1 is 158

Spoke to my husband last night. I cried. I said I feel hopeless. I know what to eat but I keep eating crap.


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From another Team:

The rules-

1) Do not set a weight goal.

2) Weigh in the 1st of the month ONLY.

3) Set a healthy habit goal daily. What 3 healthy habits will you choose each day?
Post them here.
More veggies and fruit
Stick to my treadmill program
Smile more often

4) Watch the weight fall off when you focus on healthy habits and not the scale.

That would be cool!



How to Become More Intentional

It's easy to say you hope to earn more money or that you want to expand your business. But vague comments like that won't get you anywhere.

If you want to create change, you need to get specific. Identify a clear goal that you want to become more intentional about reaching. Then, follow these steps to turn your intention into action:

Write down your goal. Seeing your goal in writing makes it real. So jot down your goal and store it in a place where you'll be able to look at it. Make it your computer wallpaper, hang it on the fridge, or tape it to your bathroom mirror.

Identify short-term objectives. Break down a big goal into small objectives that are attached to a timeline, such as "I'm going to build a website in 30 days." Then, get to work.

Track your progress. Whether you put a checkmark on the calendar each time you hit the gym or you create a chart that shows how much debt you've paid off, find a way to track your progress. You'll be more likely to stay motivated when you're tracking the progress you're making toward your goals.

Keep the big picture in mind. When an opportunity presents itself to you, ask yourself if it will help you reach your goal. This can ensure that you're staying open to new opportunities that might not have been part of your original plan.


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Staying positive does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather it is knowing that you will be okay no matter how things turn out. Unknown

I will be running on the treadmill today. Don't want to think about food right now.

I completed 2 interval workouts. Leg still bugging me a little.




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8/29 Still eating more than my body needs. What will I do today? More high stress meetings.

So you eat because you want to just keep eating, so you keep eating. You have gained about 15 lbs since the end of the school year.

People will notice when you go back to work. You kept the weight off for about a year and a half, and now you are about 15 lbs heavier. WHY??

You keep eating.

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8/27 Checking in. Working on eating when I think I am hungry. It is a challenging task.

8/28 How will I treat myself today? I am good enough in this moment



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I will be home most of the week an my husband is on vacation. Eating when hungry may be challenging. I am still logging foods in Lose it, but not over thinking the foods.

8/19 156.5 I may mix WW (digital) with IE, I hope to run on the treadmill if it cools off later

8/20 Nope, not using WW. So unhappy with my mind set. I feel so out of control. I will get back in the "game". I HAVE to! Sorry, vent day.

8/21 Are you hungry? How will you feel after you eat that?

8/22 157.5 Are you happy? No

8/23 So what am I logging here? There is no good or bad. There IS eating when hungry and eating when not hungry.

8/24 Took a really good look at myself and realized how totally out of control I am right now. Why? Why am I different than I was last year?

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Keep at it and you will succeed. Persistence is the key.

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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle you know nothing about.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
Drop judgment and pick up love.
If you can move a grain of sand a day, eventually you will move a mountain.
Crappy choices bring crappy feelings.
Can'ts are joy limiters.


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being honest with your self is a biggy .i find i can convince myself the picking and nibbles dont count
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8/11/19 5:05 P

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OK, so last week didn't go so well, and the weekend was a mess.
What will I "track" this week?
I am working every day so I will update when I can.

8/12: I am logging food on the Lose It app (free version). Just the foods. If I eat it I log it. Working on honesty, no sneak eating, and eating when I feel hungry (still not always sure). I didn't log everything, but I did log most of what I ate.

8/13 156 Breakfast logged, getting ready for work. Update: One good thing about work is I am not always around food. I ate when I was hungry today. Not the healthiest eating food wise but the amount was good. At the end of the day "Lose it" reminded me to log my food. I did. Have not used the treadmill in a few days.

8/14 155 Not over thinking things. Still 10 lbs higher than when I stopped "dieting". Another day of work, then I have band practice. Probably no treadmill time. Maybe tomorrow.

8/15 I snacked more than I had been and had ice cream at night. I don't think I needed food (felt hungry) when I ate it and ate it all.

8/16 155 I ate when I was hungry, and snacked less.

Edited by: CHANGEPOWER at: 8/17/2019 (05:15)
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8/4/19 8:03 P

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i dont use your scale but i highlight mindless eating and put my mood beside it
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8/4/19 5:30 A

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I think I will track mindless eating and weigh in once a week. I will probably tweak this.

"I highly recommend that when you keep your food journal, you categorize your eating. How much of your eating is fuel eating? How much of it is joy eating? Hopefully, it's 10% or less. How much of it is fog eating? That's where it gets really interesting. That's when you can start understanding yourself. The same with storm eating. Approach it with curiosity and kindness and fascination, and you will discover more about yourself instead of being less conscious and less aware. "

Did I eat when I was hungry today? If not why? How do I feel about it?

8/4 Did great till 8PM. Then had a couple of drinks and ate popcorn.

8/5 156.5

8/6 156.4 Again did great but lost it with snacking in the evening. Husband has them so I want snacks too. Nuts with salt, and cheese. Real foods but I was not hungry when I ate them. Ran 2.25 miles at 4.5 on the treadmill.

8/7 155, not running today as I still have to let my leg heal. Working on eating when I am hungry. I am listening to Meg Meranus (I know, I know another person, another idea) I found the link to the videos I shared on her website. She is IE with weight loss. Eating when hungry.

8/8 Work today, so I will post when I can.

8/9 Ok who was I kidding. I don't post her enough to be accountable.

I am more than a number on the scale, but the scale is a tool that shows if my body is heavy and I am hurting my knees (and other parts).
Start: 172
Goal: 135?

Edited by: CHANGEPOWER at: 8/10/2019 (15:48)
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8/3/19 8:03 P

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in a way i have to track both food and exercise i am an insulin dependent diabetic and have to do the in and out balance of food and exercise with my insulin dosage so it is not possible for me to be a complete i e person .
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8/3/19 4:40 P

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I know with IE you are supposed to throw out the scale. Well I am not 100% IE. If this thread bothers you in any way feel free to skip it!
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I am not sure what I am tracking yet, but I will track something.

8/3/19 172/155/13?

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Edited by: CHANGEPOWER at: 9/7/2019 (11:17)
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