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4/20/10 1:20 P

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Hello everybody, I think I ate many times chocolate or cakes because of my emotions.In fact I'm sure I did. emoticon


THIS IS AN INVITATION.

I want to invite everybody who wants to join a small young team where we have as goal lose 75 pounds in 6 months.

If you'd like to join us=only if you are sincere about this goal=then visit my page and click on this team logo.

WE NEED TO LOSE THIS WEIGHT, PLEASE ONLY COMMITED MEMBERS ARE WELCOME WHO REALLY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEMSELVES WITHOUT 75 POUNDS IN 6 MONTHS AND THEY ARE READY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW,IN A HEALTHY AND SPORTIVE MANNER.

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ASH_ASH34 Posts: 29
4/20/10 9:43 A

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hey everyone...great reading your posts.I'm 21, single, work full time, and I live alone.Its hard to take myself accountable because nobody sees what i eat, which is why i have gained 35 pounds since i moved out in 07. I know that i am feeding my hunger from a lot of lonliness. My confidence is really suffering now that I am able to go out with friends for the nightlife. So i finally hit rock bottom when i saw the worlds fattest picture of myself. WOW my face is so chubby. Im so ready to get back on the wagon and i have set some short term goals and excited to get there. Excited to read your posts for motivation!

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4/20/10 7:30 A

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Except for the age and kids, I would have thought I wrote that myself. Thank you for putting into words what I have not been able to do. I am going to be 40 years old, I have 3 kids, ages 19, 4 and 2 months old. My eating is very out of control and when I start on a new program or attempt to start eating better and watching portions it's like something inside of me goes crazy and I actually eat more. I want to stick around to drive my kids crazy, and to watch them do all of the wonderful things life has in store for them. I also want to be able to enjoy sports with them.
I wish I had the answers for both of us but I guess that is why we are here. Good luck to you on your journey and if I can help in any way please feel free to contact me. emoticon

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GENIA28 Posts: 26
4/19/10 7:26 P

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hey i a 30yr old with 2 kids and my eating is out of control. i eat when im sad happy bored and out of habit because it is always there and i don;t know how to let it go can somebody please help i nned it bad so i can be here to help my boys be healthy and live life to the fullest please help.

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LILOSBORNEFARM Posts: 185
4/19/10 10:09 A

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Wow, nice to meet all the new people. Any of you feel free to add me or message me anytime for support. I'm all about all the friends and support I can get. TWINSTARZ I'm so sorry about all your pregnancies and losses, there are no words to say anything except I'm sorry. I am so glad that you have 2 precious boys now! I can't even comprehend that stress and the emotional eating that could go along with it. I do know though that when I resist the urge to eat do to stress, worry, etc. that I feel more powerful and in control and if I can deal w/ it some other way things go so much better. We are all here to help each other in anyway so if I can ever be of help to get you through a bad day please let me know. Also, welcome SERENITY, it is important to put ourselves first. Now I don't think we should be completely selfish, but if we don't first take care of ourselves then we won't be much use to the others we love so dearly and can for so deeply in our lives. Everyone have a great week!

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4/19/10 9:45 A

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Hello everyone of SP, I am in the beginning of week two. As of Thursday last week, I thought I was doing fairly well, but than Friday came and the emotional binge went on for three days. Now, I am back and ready to begin again realizing that I do have a problem with emotional eating, which brought me to this team for support.

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4/18/10 4:01 P

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For TWINSTARZ: I can't imagine how hard everything has been for you. I am truly sorry that you had things so rough, but congratulate you for being strong through it all. Although you have had your share of heartache, you are blessed to have 2 healthy boys. I didn't have the losses that you have had or the struggles to conceive as you have, but I do know how difficult it is to have a child born preterm by emergency cesarean. My son, Sebastian, was born 10 weeks premature at 2lbs 10 oz and spent 6.5 weeks in the hospital. It is so hard for others to relate, unless they too have had a child in the NICU. I remember the stress of being in the NICU. When Sebastian had a good day, I suppressed the urge to show excitement, because other mothers I met had children who were having tough days. My son was in the hospital for 3 days when another child in the NICU lost his battle. The days were tough. In fact, just yesterday, my husband and I brought a carload of items to the Ronald McDonald House, where we stayed while my son was in the hospital. It has been 2 years, but just walking in there made me swell up with tears and the feelings came flooding back. It has made me realize that even though a lot of time has passed, the wounds are still healing. I have gained weight since my sons birth and am here to make the changes needed to get back in shape and lead a healthy example for my son. I think SP will be a nice fit for you! I does take some time to journal what you eat and the exercises, but it is time well spent. The people on here are wonderful and very supportive and they too are a part of the process. You will have good days and bad days, but I guess the best way to think of it is this; when your children try and things get tough, you'll push them to stick with it and see it through. I think in weight loss, we need to apply the same rules for ourselves. We may fall off a day or week, but it is getting back on the wagon that leads to progress and eventually achieving our goals. Anyway, I wish you luck and if you need anything, feel free to drop a line my way!

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4/18/10 2:52 P

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Hi everyone, I'm new & my emotions definitely interfere with my eating habits. I was so stressed yesterday that I ate a whole large pizza by myself for supper! Today, I feel so much better & am eating healthy so far! I started putting on weight when I tried getting pregnant. I was basically on bed rest or taking it easy for 2.5 years 2006-2008. I had IUI fertility treatment 5 times. I had my 1st miscarriage at 8wks in May 2006 with one child. The 2nd & 3rd treatments did not result in pregnancies. Meanwhile, I'm gaining weight the whole time due to stress of trying to get pregnant. My 4th treatment resulted in quadruplets! The doctor put me on a 4600cal "diet"/day! On 7/24/07, I went into pre-term labor, 3 of my beautiful babies were born alive & died that day while the 4th baby was stillborn. I was 210lbs at this time. The loss of my 3 beautiful girls & my son put me into a very deep depression but I decided to try again in 2008. I became pregnant with twins with my 5th IUI treatment & started at 160lbs. I had an emergency c-section at 24wks & both of my sons (Julian & Dante) weighed 1.7lbs. They were in the NICU for 4 months & it was a roller coaster ride. Julian had a bilateral Grade IV brain bleed but he is doing fantastic! I always think about my 5 angels & get depressed & am overwhelmed with my fraternal twins. Since they were born early, they have many drs appts plus PT, OT and ST every week...but they are the love of my life. I would like a buddy to keep me motivated because I don't want to wear my maternity clothes forever! I want to get down to my pre-baby weight before all the fertility treatments because I feel awful, am tired & want to be able to keep up with my twins!!! emoticon

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4/18/10 12:19 P

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Hi fellow EE's,

WOW! I am overwhelmed emoticon and not sure where to start. Hopefully I can connect with people who want to share their experience, strength, and hope so we all can reach our goals. I am a super busy mom of three (15, 14, 8) who play every sport under the sun. I get caught up in them, their schedules and have no time to take care of me.

Any suggestions on how to reprioritize? I really would like to share in supportive friendships.

Thanks!!



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THEPRODIGAL Posts: 2
4/18/10 9:55 A

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Hi everyone. It's good to be part of a group where our emotions seem to control when we eat and how much we eat. It seems that no matter my emotional state -- happy, sad, depressed, angry -- I turn to food for comfort. I feel betrayed because the only comfort it gave me was excess weight gain..What a trade-off. emoticon

Slow and steady to better health.


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4/17/10 4:16 P

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Hi Michelle-

I too work in an office full-time with long hours and much stress. My weight has gone up and down for the last seventeen years and it is totally out of control. I've followed Spark People for a couple of years, but haven't taken it seriously. However, now I am determined to take full advantage of the site and lose the weight and have a healthy life style for the future. I would be happy to be a buddy for you on the site and maybe we can lose together.

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4/17/10 3:18 P

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Hi, I'm Michelle & I am an EE! I'm 31 & married with no children and I work full time in an office. My weight has gone up and down throughout my adult years due to changing circumstances but now I really am in despair and need to stop gaining!

I am looking for a buddy who can send me mail on here regularly & who is or has been in a similar situation.

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I want to be as beautiful on the outside as I am on the inside!


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4/17/10 1:44 P

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change the sugar to the sugar substitute that helped me and stay away from the pop I was close to that too and changed a few things

did not help the heat we had last summer and pop only a dollar at mac donalds, I was hooked, bad me and this year, sugar free drinks

the way to go



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KYGIRL123 Posts: 1
4/17/10 9:18 A

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Hi, just joined SB. I've been up and down with my weight for the last 10 years since I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I got married two years ago and am really struggling with the 35 pounds I've gained since. I seem to eat for all reasons; bored, sad, stressed and even when I'm happy. I want to feel better about myself and lose some weight so I can get healthy. I would like to be able to get pregnant. Does anyone have any helpful books they've read on EE?

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LITLSHOE Posts: 46
4/17/10 9:16 A

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Thanx for the suggestions. I have tried to journal before, but never stuck with it. I like the idea of doing it on SP in the Planner tab where I know it is secure. It's not that anyone would read it, I just think I have the fear that some one will. This should help me be more free in my writing. I'm gonna go give it a try emoticon

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Great ideas on how and where to journal. I think I'll give jounaling another try. Just didn't have much luck in the past.

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4/16/10 12:03 P

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Hi, everyone!
Am a 36 yr old SAHM with a wonderful (very active & energetic) 3 year old son. Looking for friends and that extra motivation to stay on track. Have a habit of yo yo dieting and problem of eating when I'm bored. Have lost a bunch of weight since pregnancy only to have it start creeping back over the fall & winter. Have committed to a full lifestyle change and need to lose that last 15-25 lbs (which is quite alot on a 5'4" frame). Looking for a place to be accountable to :)
Hope everyone is on track and ready for a great weekend!
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4/16/10 11:29 A

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that is excellent advise

I am so stressed over my job it is taking over my life right now, dont knwo what to do I hate the job it is so stressful and making me feel sick all the time

stuck there goes the emotional eating

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SARAKAT44 Posts: 306
4/15/10 8:54 P

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Hi Guy's;
Try a Word Document, as a journal I mean. you can pessword protect then, but them in files by mood.
Just make sure to call the file something boring.
Hope this helps
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4/15/10 8:35 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Angel. I am a 36 year old, stay at home mom of three boys. I have Hypothyroidism which causes my body to be totally out of wack. Top it off with the fact that I am a major emotional eater. Grrr!!
I just started SP yesterday. I am fighting, with everything in me, not to go get something to eat right now. I keep drinking water hoping that it will take away my urge to eat something. I hate it!! It is making me feel so stupid! Someone took a pic of my hubby and I today and OMG!!! It has caused me to totally hit a low. I feel like I am already fat so just go eat some more. What the heck?! I know that my thinking isn't right but the mind is such a powerful thing. My plan is to just stay here on SP and express what I am feeling in hopes that I will overcome this tonight.
I would love some new friends! My kids are my life which means that I have no friends. Nobody even knows that I am on here. I could really use some support and I am so willing to return the support.
Thank you all so much for listening!!!

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4/15/10 6:37 P

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Scatcat2.- Journals can get you in trouble in the wrong hands, but I have found that writing emotions down, no matter what the subject, does help. I have 2 I use. My first one is on SP in the Planner tab. That is where I have been airing the things for myself that I don't want others to read. The other is a notebook I use to write down my current weight and talk myself through cravings and negative emotions. It is sort of like having a conversation with myself. If someone else were to read it, they would see a series of numbers that do not say what they are for, that is my weight and the rest is rather boring to anyone but me. It is something I can look at anytime of day and write in at a moments notice without having to log in. t works well and I don't write in both everyday, but always one or the other everyday. Some days, I need both and it is nice to have them. Everyone has different methods, but I wanted to throw another idea out there, so you can keep your private thoughts private, but still have the convenience of having a journal handy for weak or emotional moments when being online isn't possible. Good luck on your journey!

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4/15/10 4:22 P

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I have tried the journels, be careful where you put it, I have had people read mine and I did not have a good time over it

I am here any time you need to talk to anyone , I have good shoulders for you to cry on

it is ok I am a emotional eater and right now dont know what to do about many things, I am in so much stress, it is awful

so take care but be careful with the journal

I like writing things down in my computer then earase them that works for me.

just a thought

I also have a team called inner journey, try that one out, they have writting on that one

I am liking this one where we can let the stress go seems like we are all similiar in ways on this one

I read peoples stuff and go ,did I write that ,it is crazy

any way I am just a click away


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4/15/10 12:12 P

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PUMKIN025 and SCATCAT2, Thanks for the advice and thoughts. I'm not sure why I eat like this. I never used to and have thought a lot of things I do is linked to my depression and anxiety. Like it's my sigh of relief the day is done. I eat something and get to go to sleep and not think about things going on, especially things I worry about that I can't change.
I like the idea of replacing the eating with something that would be more relaxing and less calories too. I also think I do need to figure out why this became such a big, long habit. I used to journal but stopped because I worried about others finding it and reading it. I have some family issues with one of my children and trust has got out the window a long time ago. Hopefully it will improve. I know my husband or anyone else would not read my private journal. Maybe I'll try to just start one and see how it goes.
Thanks again for your thoughts!!
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4/15/10 11:25 A

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I hear you I am the same as you

and as for what you heard I watched a doctor on Racheal ray say almost the same thing
they say that they are doing studies on this that we are substituting for something I think so

I like what you say


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pinkrose: I heard someone describe the problem with emotional eating as something our body is trying to give to us. For example, when you eat that candy bar, what are you trying to achieve? Do you like just the taste or is it more deeper, it makes you feel good? So that means you want to feel good, why do you want to feel good, and you go deeper and deeper, uncovering what it is your body is trying to give you, a "gift". For example, when I start eating it is often I want to feel comfort, which when I look deeper is self-esteem issue. So instead, I drink a hot cup of tea, soothing, and maybe talk to someone, write in a journal. Just some thoughts.

JUST DO IT!


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4/15/10 5:34 A

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Hi all!

I recently joined sparkpeople and am enjoying it so much so far! It's definitely been keeping me more accountable in regards to what I eat, makes me not want to grab food just because I feel like it because I know I have only so many calories to eat and I have to write down. But this feeling usually lasts for about 2 weeks, then I start getting creative with my excuses.
Lets support each other in this, we can do it! :)))

JUST DO IT!


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4/15/10 2:10 A

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my work is stressing me out so badly right now that I did not even make it to my car I got sick to the stomach, wow that is a first I dont feel good right now and need to just put it on paper I suppose

oooh man I feel awful

to the girl no breakfast try eating one that might help move your eating down you are just mixed up you have gotten yourself a night eater, try something for breakfast you like to eat, it might help



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4/14/10 9:31 P

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Hi everyone, I'm new to the team. I saw this message board on another persons Spark page.
I have been with SP since 2008 but left and came back twice. I lost weight and gained it back.
I'm having major problems with not eating breakfast and sometimes not eating until 1:00 or 2:00pm.
I love dinner and my biggest problem is night time eating. I HAVE to eat at 10:00 or 11:00pm while watching T.V. . At first I ate popcorn or some chips. Now I have popcorn, chips or crackers AND a candy bar. I even eat my candy bar a certain way.
I have problems with anxiety and depression. I'm thinking I need to talk to someone about this eating situation. Every morning I say that's it no more and then I HAVE to eat that night even if I'm tired and could lay down and sleep. I feel weird!
I hope this group will be a good place for me. I haven't read messages here yet but plan on reading some later tonight or tomorrow.
Thanks for "listening".

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4/14/10 5:15 P

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Alex, I am up for helping you anytime you need it. Message me or write on my wall, email, whatever. I too try to feed my son only healthy stuff so it's so stupid that I want the bad stuff. Obviously I think it's bad enough not to give to my precious child, why should I put it in myself?? But I do. I'm so sorry about all your stress. I'm sure your husband's job is hard to deal with. Also, I can't imagine what worries you've gone through w/ your little premie!!! I was a Pediatric nurse until I had my son so I know you must have been through alot of stress and worry. I have found that if I keep myself busy doing something I'm not as likely to stress eat. And like today I just took Eli out and walked and I didn't crave anything, etc. I try to cross stitch or something other times like in the evenings (even though I'm not that great!). Try to just pray and give your burdens over to God and he'll take them for you. I promise! Eli had to have surgery when he was 6 mos. old and if it wouldn't have been for the Lord carrying me through I couldn't have made it. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and I know when the time is right you'll have another precious child. On the upside of your premie situation, I know ALOT of people who have had a premie and then a normal pregnancy. Have a good rest of the day and good week!

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I need someone to catch me when I cheat! My son doesn't say a word. lol I guess part of keeping your self on track with cheating is to keep in mind the only one you are cheating is yourself. I tell myself this and sometimes it works and sometimes, I tell myself where to go and how to get there! Being on SP, does help a lot, but I haven't really found anyone to kind of connect with. Not sure why, just haven't, that is until today with a few people I have been talking with. My suspicion is that now that I have people to talk with and connect with, things will start to fall in place a little more and give me more motivation and support to achieve my goals. I guess I just need to hang in there, as do you. So, if you need support or just to vent, feel free to drop in. I am up for helping you along.
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Hi, I am looking for some moral support here while I make the transformation to eating healthy and other changes. I am an emotional eater as well as eating when I'm bored etc. I am a social worker so I know coping skills but I need encouragement to stay on track. 2 years ago I joined LA Weight Loss (now closed) and lost 27 lbs. I was excited but I also had to go in to the LA office 2x a week. They checked me when I cheated and gave me positive feedback. That kept me on track and I am looking for that...

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The kick in the butt is that I know how to eat healthy and my son eats very healthy. (when he is not being picky) One of the things I am trying to do is eat the way I feed my son. Whole wheat products, lots of fresh fruits and veggies, lean meats and low fat dairy. It is working, but it is hard to wait for something you want now. I am up for a buddy and any support I can get. I am tired of not being the best me I can be. Like you, Becky, I don't want my son to struggle with weight or be misinformed of what is and isn't healthy. I want my son to choose the healthy options as a good habit, not a chore. I want him to like healthy foods. I like them, but unfortunately, I still prefer a big fat grilled cheddar cheese burger on white with mayo. When I am in control, I can avoid the cravings and do great, but my life is a high stress one due to my husbands job, money vs obligations, a difficult extended family and wanting to have another child. (let me also say my son was born 10 wks ealry at 2 lbs 10 oz which is why I left my job to care for him) Drs don't know why my son was premature and don't know if another will be as well, but chances are 50% higher once you have 1 baby premature. It is hard to not let the stress eat at me, but I know with time and hard work, I can learn to modify my way of dealing with emotions. It is a tough road that I am hoping I won't have to go down again once I get in shape and healthy again.

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It sure is nice to know that I am not alone in this battle and reading all of your blogs really helps to stay on track. Thank you all so much.

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4/14/10 1:39 P

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Alex, my name is Becky and I'm also a stay at home mom with an almost 2 yo boy. I also ignored all the signs I was gaining weight and ate for stress and every other reason in the world. I want to be the healthy person I used to be and be a good example for my son. I don't want him to struggle with weight like I've done or to turn to food to help with lifes road blocks. Maybe we can give each other support if we need it. I welcome any and everybody to friend me or give advice, I could use it!

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me too I am a stressful emotional eater, hard to get a handle on it sometimes, right now mine is out of control

I would love to be twenty pounds lighter
saving up for a wii right now, tried to sell stuff last weekend to help me achieve goal did not work so well will try once more this weekend



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Hi, my name is Alex! I am not new to SP, but finally decided to use SP faithfully in order to help achieve my goals. I just turned 33 and I am a mother to a 2 year old and wife to a wonderful man who works as a police officer. I am currently a stay at home Mom and trying to use this time to finally focus on me and getting back into shape. I never struggled with weight until I moved to Phoenix, AZ in 96 and got very depressed and turned to food for the first time in my life. I broke the cycle not by negotiating with food as much as it was eating healthier and inserting a very crazy exercise schedule into an already jam packed work week. (I work 4 jobs and went to school part time) Weight has no choice when you are that busy. I met my husband and moved and I ignored all the signs that indicated I was gaining lots of weight and pretty quickly and I am once again at square one. It is going to be one really long road, but I am ready for it. (most days)

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TLEE53 Posts: 3
4/14/10 12:14 P

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I think it just feels a little better knowing that others may go through similar feelings. I need to do this, I need to change my habits and become healthy. I am currently reading (actually listening to the CD's) The Spark and I am trying to read every and any tip on the SparkPeople website so I am hopeful that I can get focused and try. I have to fix this emotional eating thing that I am doing.

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4/14/10 12:05 P

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you are not alone, I get the same thing

it is to me just us being emotional eaters

nothing wrong with you

I think it is a discipline thing people who are successful seem to be so disciplined at the eating and what they put into their mouths, me an emotional eater I'm letting the things around me bug me so then I eat while upset,
or in some peoples cases they eat bored , upset and unhappy

you are not alone, I am 47 almost 48 you would think I would have it by now, no just that I eat when upset or worried or stressed out

that is the emotional eating part
it is how to fix it is the problem

dont be so hard on yourself, it is ok
the one that is getting me right now

ok do the exercise , eat correctly wait a week get on the scale and nothing absolutely nothing so then down to the refrigerator I go and eat cuz I am upset that nothing happened good one huh

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4/14/10 11:54 A

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Hi! My name is Tammy, I am 42 years old. I feel that I get myself into the right motivated frame of mind and then I sabotage myself.
I can actually tell myself "no, you don't need that breakfast sandwich" and then I will stop and buy one anyway. I just keep wondering if I enjoy being heavy and out of shape. I want to lose weight so what is wrong with me? I find my behavior ridiculous. emoticon

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4/14/10 10:47 A

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I have been an emotional eater for so many years, I dont know any different

I have been to so many diet centres that take my weight off but once off , all the weight comes back so quickly

then I get all upset again, it feels good to be thin

I have been the same weight now for over a year and very sick of it

I try to stay on track but between relationships a non exsisting one the worse kind he ignores me and he is there in the home, so I eat
the second is my job

the second one my job currently looking for a job that will be better for me ,times are tough so there are not so many of them out there

so what do I do eat , and eat all day, bread and crackers seem to be the one I am eating right now

I try and stay away from the sugar stuff as last summer I did myself in so bad that I almost gave myself diabetes my sugar level went way high

the doctor told me to smarten up , that is not what I need to deal with so then I went into the crackers and bread, way bad for me,

I have been talking to many women on different teams and love to have support

I am so tired of looking at the same weight on the scale

I am down two pounds only because the last over emotional eating thing I just went through put me up two pounds stopped , and now that is gone that has been going on for a year now

I like reading everyones blogs that is the best part

anyways

trying now to stop the bread and crackers, and get on the right track
I just keep on eating

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4/14/10 8:51 A

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Thank you all so much for the really warm welcome. I am glad I joined this team.

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4/13/10 11:45 P

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Hi Tula!

I am new to the site and would like have a buddy or two. I practiced reaching for bad snacks for the last several months--throwing away a good portion of my progress. I have to constantly tell myself that unless it's helping me reach my goal then I don't need it. I always keep gum on hand...I know it's not always the "cure"--but it helps me curb the sweets.

Wishing you well!
Kerrie

Keep on moving!

"The pain of passing up food is temporary. The rewards of weight loss are forever."


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4/13/10 11:40 P

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I've had a really terrible past couple weeks and have gained nearly 10lbs from eating my emotions. I'm having a hard time stopping the compulsion and I don't know what else to do. I've tried working, hobbies, exercising (though I can't do much because of all the stress I start having pain very quickly). Today was the first day I didn't snack all day. I don't know if I can continue it. And these nighttime food commercials/programming aren't helping!!!

"And even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back."


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4/13/10 10:36 P

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Tula... There are plenty of us right here that you can talk to when things are tough, until you meet someone you can buddy with one on one.

I had a rough day today. It was my first day off since last Thursday. I tend not to get enough sleep when I'm working. So, by the 5th day I'm quite over-tired. This, I've learned, is a trigger for me. I felt hungry all day. Nothing seemed to fill me or give me a sense of satiety. I grazed all day long. I went over my calorie limit, but I was able to maintain a handle on the types of things I was eating. All were healthy choices. So, I do have a feeling of having accomplished something today. It wasn't a total blow out....

ReRe

Edited by: REREBIGMAMA at: 4/13/2010 (22:38)
They call me ReRe.....

The only way you fail.....
Is if you quit!

Life is too short not to be happy and have a good time!!



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4/13/10 9:36 P

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I hear you, I sometimes think that we replace our food with our thoughts, for example , they go to bed we are lonely bored then eat,

not good but we do it I hear ya

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4/13/10 7:35 P

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I'm so glad I found this team. I am having a really hard time right now. Things are going ok at home and work, but the moment there is a little stress I immediately reach for *bad* snacks. I have been buying double snicker bars on the way home from work every day for the past two weeks and eating them when my partner goes to bed. I feel terrible about sneaking treats and I can't seem to stop it. I feel stressed.

Is there anyone who wants a buddy that I can pair with to talk with at tough moments?

Tula

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4/13/10 2:23 P

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I just went through a week of eating too much due to my emotional roller coaster, now it is over and I am back on track, for now and say now

I am trying to learn to be putting other things in my way other than food,

I am on a good challenge right now and going to try and stick to it

things are hard when you eat from your emotions been like that since small

still there

I am tired of being over weight and tired of letting things get the better of me

I am trying to change things right now
I read everyone words we all sound so similar

emotional eating, it is a hard one

I let people get to me

I am not in a strong relationship a weak one so that gets to me

I am trying to get a better job, again

so that I can concentrate more on the weight loss

I am walking many hours right now that is helping me clear my head,

taking stuff one day at time


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4/13/10 1:41 A

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Hi Jenny and emoticon

You'll find lots of great people here who will support and help you...

ReRe

They call me ReRe.....

The only way you fail.....
Is if you quit!

Life is too short not to be happy and have a good time!!



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4/12/10 10:32 P

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Hi everyone, my name is Jenny and i'm 26 mother of 2. I currently live in columbia, mo but as soon as our home sells we're moving to jacksonville, fl. My husband is in the navy and is currently on deployment so i'm taking this time to work on myself and lose all the weight i've put on with my 2 kids. I"m looking for a buddy who will help me stay motivated and be a positive influence. Right now i have so much negative in my life (between friends and family) that it's been hard to stay motivated. I really look forward to making some great new friends!

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I can not keep up but seems everyone supports each other. so give it a try. I thing you will find the help you need.

One of My Favorite Spark People Quotes

"The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before." Steve Young


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