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9/12/19 6:47 P

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So far so good today, just have to make it through my evening!

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9/12/19 11:41 A

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messed up again last night-boredom eating i think-got a plan for today...

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"Drink water and distract when the cravings hit"
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9/11/19 2:44 P

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Haven't been very active on spark for a good while. I have been battling that old demon, emotional eating, again.
Also, messed up and already ate all my calories for the day by lunchtime! Oy.

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9/11/19 12:33 P

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Thank you! did great last night til i grabbed 3 cookies...wasn't thinking-had already tracked for that day and was in target...tonight gotta stay out of kitchen...

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Hi there Mary, welcome!

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not sure if i ever introduced my self. My name is mary. I deal with this during homework struggles and after dinner/before bed...

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9/5/19 5:08 P

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It can be hard to manage, especially when temptations are around. Stay strong dear.

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9/5/19 5:28 A

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Thank you for the welcome, Tweety. I did well yesterday with my emotional eating but still need to do better. Have a great Thursday.



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9/3/19 6:59 P

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Hi there Georgann, welcome! It can be hard to tame bad habits, but you can do it. We totally understand how hard it can be to get emotions under control and hit the eating that can go with that all the way.

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9/3/19 4:38 A

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Good morning. My name is Georgann. I am 67 years old and have a hard time controlling my emotional eating habits. I want to lose 36 more pounds having lost 32 in the past and kept it off. I am grandmother to 8 and great grandmother to 3. Hoping to control my bad habit.



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Hi Michelle! Welcome to the team! Mommy to 4 must keep you Hopping! I have 3 adult children, and they kept me busy! Thanks for posting! I hope you have an awesome day!

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8/31/19 1:32 P

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hey everyone :) I am new and just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Michelle and am a mommy to 4. I am trying to get into the spark thing and figure out what works and doesn't for me. I am looking forward to getting to know other people with the same goals ! I hope your all having a great weekend :D

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8/27/19 1:55 P

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I love that idea of balance! Making as many good choices each day as we can! I also keep myself busy so I don't have time for mindless snacking!

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8/19/19 6:14 P

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It can be hard some days, temptations can be around all the time it seems like. After so many years here, i have learned that if I have something like a sweet treat I have to hang on and have a salad or something to help balance things for the day. Track track track until things can become good habits!! Indulging does not have to be the end of the world, just a matter of rechecking where you are overall.

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I have such good intensions each day- went swimming but then ate donuts. I never weighed this much and can not afford it. How do you stay on track?

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8/17/19 1:40 P

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It can be so hard to be strong when things in life get hectic for us, but you are here now and you can make a change for the better! It may take awhile, but you are worth the effort you put in to your health.

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Hello team! lol haven’t been in here in a while. But lately I am stuffing my face from all the emotional distress I am under.

Drinking, eating chocolates and chips, just having a free for all with food. emoticon I realized yesterday after another Reese’s chocolate (a Halloween pumpkin this time) they I didn’t even like what I was eating 🤷🏻‍♀️

It’s gotta stop!

2019 is our year! ;)


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8/1/19 1:29 P

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Yesterday I caved into a Hershey Chocolate Bar. Today I pay for it. I woke up feeling quite horrible so I went to the clinic. I've got the flu.... in the dead of Summer no less! Think I'm going right back to bed.

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7/31/19 9:33 P

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Feeling good today


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Feeling pretty great this morning.

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I've begun the 100 Day Challenge, and I am feeling very hopeful. Have a great Weekend!

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Hi! I've been trying to lose weight for about a month. I lost about seven years ago but gained it all back. I have had a terrible problem with eating lots of sugary foods especially when depressed or upset. I've been eating better for a month and so far so good - only one binge on sugary foods and I got (physically) sick from it so I haven't been all that tempted to do it again. But I had kind of a setback this morning when I saw that I hadn't lost any weight at all since last week. I've been sticking to my diet (one piece of cake in the week being the only exception) and riding my bike a lot so that was hard to see.

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7/14/19 10:26 A

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Well, I'm here again. I've got some crappy OCD, but that keeps me on track for SPARKPEOPLE. It's easy for me to sink into a routine. I'm walking at 45 minutes and some days I'm ok and others I have to use my rollator. Sometimes to get those 45 minutes in I have to do a stop and go thing breaking it up in 10-minute intervals. Then there are days where my back has totally checked out on me. Get ready to take a step and the flippin' leg goes out from underneath me. All I can do is keep going. Even if I can't reach the moon at least I'll be among the stars.

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7/12/19 2:02 P

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Too bad the tooth fairy can't take away a few pounds on those trips, right?

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7/12/19 9:19 A

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My scale isn't liking me and I'm not too fond of it either. How it happened I don't know. I've only "sinned" two times in the last couple of weeks but from what it shows, I've regained 21 pounds in very short order. The doctor said its water weight from my medication. Geeze, I don't care if it's from the Tooth Fairy, I gotta follow a stronger program.

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7/10/19 11:25 P

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This can happen, then it is time to try and be strong. It is only to easy to just keep on going and ruin a good day.

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7/6/19 11:39 A

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Seems I am eating emotionally today. For some reason, I cannot get full and that's strange. I'm taking 20 minutes to eat slowly and this usually lets me know that I'm full. This hasn't happened in the last few days. I seem to be quite hungry even after eating a large salad with protein.

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6/24/19 6:46 A

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Just to report I'm not emotionally eating today! One day at a time people. As the saying goes, "fake it until you make it". Cheers

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6/14/19 4:55 A

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It is either Freaky Friday or Funtime Friday, depending on how the day goes. emoticon

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6/1/19 12:11 P

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STARDUSTD, growl into a pillow or for that matter yell into a pillow! It works believe me. When I'm like that I walk like I've got a bull chasing me. I do anything to get out that negative energy. Only you know if it's time to cut the relationship with your mother. It doesn't matter if it's family or friend, we have to cut toxic relationships for our own sanity. The best of luck to you in this struggle.

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5/28/19 1:08 P

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Thank you. I'm trying.

"It's never too late to be what you might have been."
- George Eliot

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No other road, no other way.
No day but today."
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Hang in there! emoticon

. . . [s]he is a new creature. Old things are passed away; behold, all things are new! II Cor. 5:17


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5/21/19 9:11 P

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I am experiencing gargantuan urges to emotional eat right now. I'm infuriated at my mother to the point where I'm actually considering ending the relationship. She crossed a boundary, and I am just so sick of the emotional abuse that is never, ever going to end. have a million things running through my head that I'd love to say to her, but I can't: she'd never let me speak, and even if she did, she's not capable of actually HEARING what I have to say -- so instead, it runs around in my mind because I can't direct the anger at the source, and ruminating is making me more and more p!ssed off and more and more wanting to eat to make this volcanic eruption of anger dissipate.

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5/17/19 11:27 A

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Thanks for the encouragement, OOLALA. Yes, I did make it through the urges. I took some really deep breaths, and that helped to calm and center me.

I had the urge to snack this morning when I wasn't feeling hungry. I won that one, too.

It's hard to break out of the habit of snacking out of boredom. It's such an easy way to fill the lulls, isn't it, OOLALA?

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5/16/19 8:17 P

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Hope you made it, Stardustd!

I did nibble at some loquats off my tree out of boredom this afternoon. It's not that they amount to much, but It's not a helpful habit. At the same time, I don't want to freak out at myself for it. I need to remember that I can always add something like that to my next meal, if it's important enough for me to eat it. (They weren't that good!)

I'm avoiding things I should be doing. Ick.

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5/16/19 10:22 A

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I'm currently feeling triggered as anything and am tempted to stuff my feelings. Trying to remind myself that I'm not hungry and that food isn't going to help -- probably not even temporarily, with how worked up I am right now. *Just Breathe*

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Kudos for holding out! We win every time we flex that willpower muscle, even if it's not fun.

I know in coastal SoCal we have gray Mays, but we've also had atypical wetness that sure makes it easy to not push myself much to get outside, even though it's a bogus excuse, since it wouldn't get in the way of most of what I could do. It's not like it pours! It can even make gardening easier and cooler. (Can you tell I'm trying to talk myself into this?)

Even when I'm not hungry at all, I still miss my compulsive eating foods. (I"d gone through a small relapse in the last few months, though it hasn't kept me from pretty much maintaining my 45-lb. weight loss.) In fact, I'd usually overeat them after I had already had food, so they were paired for years with being really full. They provide an experience in the body I have never been able to recreate any other way. Just have to hang on and do my best to divert and get through the time. I don't mean it to sound like torture, but the urges have been there, even with no super stressful influences. Actually, it's sometimes after periods of stress when there is a lull and I'm not very active that they seem to want to fill in the spaces. They've been coming to the surface the last couple of days. I've been able to ignore them. Thinking of you, Stardustd, will add to my resolve!

I'll do some housekeeping after lunch and possibly plan some jaunts I will take to take advantage of my new senior transit pass. I took the trolley to a commuter community for the first time Monday. (There's a free dance class for seniors, though next week is the last day until late summer.) What a smooth and fast ride, though not as fast as driving. But the price was right.

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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! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Hi everyone. I'm re-visiting after an epic hiatus. I've been doing ok on the emotional eating front for the most part, despite being very tempted to self medicate. I've been confronting a lot of trauma issues, and it's so very tempting to try to take the pain away somehow.

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I had a weekend away at the end of April, then got sick, then did some volunteering this last weekend. After years of avoiding eliminating any certain food, I decided this month to take a few foods, the ones I tend to way overeat, off my "allowed" list. There have been a few tough moments but far less than I thought. It really simplifies things! So often when I'm out and about, I was talking myself into or out of getting them but now, they are just not an option. I guess I was ready! I felt they were becoming more of a torture than a pleasure. It's not as if I have to starve to do it!

Was feeling very irritated with my own lack of productivity today. No eating, though.

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! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Ramsey, welcome and if, I may say, start believing you can separate your eating from your stresses. In fact, you can get to the point at which NOT eating when you're stressed will be your default! It does take strength and pratice, though, in my experience. And some slips. It's very possible to me making progress even with failures.

May is going well, knock on wood.

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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! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Just checking in. I'm new have been with Sparkpeople about a month. I haven't been able to explore all the aspects of this site but it's truly awesome. Have had difficulty staying on track. I was really stressed out this week so I turned to sugar as my comfort. My daughter fractured her lumbar in Gymnastics and then then my son returning from school in Nebraska became stranded in Utah after his car broke down. So trying to stay positive but hard.

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Have been through the predictable downs and ups since the last post, including a trip out of town and getting too full a t events and some sneak eating away from people I was visiting. Oh, well. Feeling inspired to make May a better month. I guess I've come to believe that no matter what kind of eating plan I choose, I'm going to want to eat more often and more food than I really need. Maybe not on a daily basis, but waiting for my appetite to exactly match my needs doesn't seem like a success plan. Too much luck involved, in my experience!

Good luck to all having a satisfying Sunday.

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*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! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Oooo, I know that feeling! My body’s feeling like that has always been a better motivator to change my eating than just being bigger was. Which doesn’t mean it was suddenly easy. It still wants me to do things sometimes that will make me feel lousy later! I try to be nice about it...🌹We’ on your side!

Had my first regular meal after this fasting round. I found myself dickering over what to eat. I feel I can get lost in compulsive thinking about eating as much as I was compulsive about my eating. I’m going to consider setting a time limit for how much time I can devote to deciding what to have for a meal in the moment, if I already haven’t planned for it I actually do have some basic routines for what kinds of foods and the amounts have been satisfying in the past for each meal of the day, but there is often this little nagging fear in the back of my mind that the meal isn’t going to be good enough and I’m going to want food later before my plan allows for it, as if I can always eat the perfect meal to save me from ever wanting to eat when it’s not in my best interest. I’ve certainly gone through periods of time where there was a little struggle, but over the course of years, and sometimes comes back. It’s been better for me to develop the discipline to say no then to depend on it being easy.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 4/13/2019 (11:34)
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! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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4/13/19 10:48 A

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I have fallen off terribly and I can feel it! My body is screaming "get back on track!" I need my happy energy back today! It's a rainy Saturday morning, but I am going to be as active as possible today! emoticon

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4/11/19 12:56 P

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I do a quarterly strict 5-day eating plan for health reasons. It's so interesting to me that when the reason demands it, I can be so disciplined. I can't imagine what would induce me on day 4 to deviate from this plan. I know I can't get what I want if I do, no matter what emotional inducements there might be, and starting over would be painful. iI does involve sacrifice that I would not be willing to do indefinitely. What sacrifice WOULD I be willing to do indefinitely? I need to find some routine between intense strictness and the eating plan that stopped working for me. I know I can't promise never to eat when I'm not hungry, either. (I don't believe emotions are the only reason I get the desire to eat when not hungry.) Well, I don't have to decide right this minute.

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! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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4/3/19 1:26 P

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I've been exceeding my calorie range and need to stop. Usually, this is by not being mindful and just being an eating machine or making poor food choices.

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4/3/19 10:59 A

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Wow! Really fell off there, but I am back up now!!! emoticon

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3/26/19 9:26 A

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Two days in a row at the high end of calorie range, ugh. emoticon emoticon

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3/21/19 12:04 P

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Been struggling with snack attacks! I really need to find healthy alternatives to my cravings again. emoticon

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3/21/19 11:04 A

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What I posted on the 11th seems so long ago. I got a bit sick on my weekend retreat, though mostly at night. Didn't eat much even when I was feeling better. I think my body liked the break. Have had no rebound urges, knock on wood. Howver, I know I can't depend on not feeling urges. It's what I do when I have them that counts.

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! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


3,674 Days since:  I began the NO S lifestyle
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