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Me at 253 lbs. June 14, 2020.

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My husband and I dancing at our wedding happy in bliss. Me at 234 lbs. March 2018.

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I am at the highest weight in my life. I find that intuitive eating has been helpful in healing my disordered eating. I don't believe in dieting because it triggers my disordered eating. I am trying to move more but also recovering from chronic plantar fasciitis. Eventually I will acquire strength, muscle, and flexibility, and I anticipate that this journey will become easier as the weight starts to come off. I recognize this is a gradual process. The method I have chosen will take time, but I do not believe or support fad diets. I've seen too much the damage they can do, and people just suffer to lose the weight initially and then eventually suffer as they inevitably gain it back.

Emergency Emotional Eating Prevention List:
Examine Logic - If you would eat healthy foods instead of your craving, you are hungry. If you only want to eat your craving, it is a craving. Distract yourself and resist it.

Slow Down and Cue All Your Senses -- Be Mindful
Throw Out Trigger Foods If You Can't Control Yourself
Go For a Walk and Talk Problems Out With God/Pray
Fill Up on Water
Sip Hot Tea
Brush Your Teeth
Pet a Cat or Two
Walk Your Dog
Read a Book
Call a Friend
Exercise -- Great Mood Booster!
Sexual Activity -- Great Mood Booster!
Shower / Take a Relaxing Hot Bath
Distract Yourself Constructively
Do Something to Keep Your Hands Busy
Knit / Crochet
Listen to Music / Sing / Dance
Watch a Good Movie. Food Not Included.
Do Reiki -- Relaxes You, Relieves Anxiety
Meditate (Breathe In, Breathe Out -- It really is that simple.)
Get a Massage
Go to Sleep

Find Your Joy!

Binge Help:
Avoid that first compulsive bite. The bite that is compulsive is the one you know will send you into a binge frenzy. Prevent the first compulsive bite and you prevent the binge.

Be careful with your emotional triggers that lead to you reaching for food as a comforting tool and HALT before that first compulsive bite. H.A.L.T. = Hunger. Anger. Loneliness. Tired. Just some of the many feelings that lead us to reach for food. Before you even reach for the food, ask yourself what you are feeling and distract yourself while you figure it out mentally. Once you know why you want to eat and what the root cause is, do something about it or decide not to. Make it your choice, your decision; put things in your hands again. You are now in control.

Mindless Eating Prevention List:
No eating when not hungry
No eating while watching t.v. or movies
No eating while doing anything than distracts focus away from eating
No eating while simply bored
No eating as something to do
No eating as a way to put off something you don't want to do
No eating after cruising the kitchen absent-mindedly; cruise on.

Member Since: 3/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 54,968

My Goals:
-heal my plantar fasciitis
-go from being morbidly obese to obese then to being just overweight then to residing within a healthy body weight range
-be able to walk 4 mph for at least an hour
-cinch my waist and boost my booty sexy (get my curves back)
-weigh 150 lbs, my normal weight, and being optimally fit

My Program:
I am currently walking, dancing and Turbo-Jamming. I also occassionally do the Core Secrets DVDs to work out and am trying to incorporate resistance band training into my exercise routine.

Personal Information:
I live in Iowa, and my nickname is Sage.

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  • v OOLALA53
    How is it going? IE isn't traditional dieting, but it's not necessarily an easy road. I couldn't do it, but I appreciate it and some people do come out the other side eating a lot less happily. That to me seems like the goal. Is there an experienced person helping you? I don't get the Spark attracts a lot of fans of IE since Spark promotes tracking calories. You CAN do that with IE, though I think it's often discouraged, or at least is not something I think goes hand in hand with IE.

    Hope your Sunday is going well.
    394 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    Welcome to Living Binge Free, where the focus is less on weight loss (though all our dedicated members could qualify for the National Weight Loss Registry) and more on whether or not we gave in, just today, to those intense urges to overeat high fat/sugar/salt foods, often fast and in secret. We can win every day no matter what else is or isn't happening! (Focusing on calories and the scale is easy to find on Spark, and is sometimes not the focus needed to manage eating disorders.) We tend to believe that the key isn't to somehow never be exposed to triggers, but to find the thinking and eating lifestyle necessary that balances decreasing those exposures with coping strategies that allow us to live in the world we do. Our team has had daily activity for over ten years! One thread is for sharing what else our life is about each day BETWEEN our meals; it's essential to get away from thinking of ourselves just as problem eaters. Come play with us!
    437 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/24/2020 10:49:53 AM
  • v no profile image KATHRYNGC
    Welcome to our team! So glad you joined us!
    470 days ago
  • v no profile image ESMERELDA12
    Hey, glad to see you're still around. I'm back tracking for the summer, hoping to lose that last 20 lbs.. Be well!
    770 days ago
    Hey pretty lady!! Are you around these days. I fell off the planet again but I've been back for almost a week and am doing pretty good here! Life is good, much better than one and two years ago. Eric and I are trying to get back into a good workout routine but are so busy it makes it pretty difficult. Stop by my page or message me. I'm going to check and see if you have any recent blogs and catch up! emoticon
    1788 days ago
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