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DENRNAJ SparkPoints: (117,223)
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10/30/12 4:36 A

I believe that the fact that you had the courage and strength to post here is a positive thing about you- maybe your words help someone else. I have just reevaluated my eating and it was horrible- had been on a binge for over a month. Please keep Sparking- the support and the caring is here- you have lost 70 lbs!!!! I think that says something about your strength also. Interact with people here- when you feel down go to a random person's page and give them a goodie- post something that you think might help someone else. When you want to compulsively eat reach out- that's what I have been trying to do and it's amazing what happens

Edited by: DENRNAJ at: 10/30/2012 (04:37)
10/26/12 2:59 P

There is a team about living binge free, check my page on my teams and just click on the picture of the team in my teams. I joined this team because i could not stop eating all the time. I think of it as binge eating. i have gotten a lot of support from the team binge free living. they have helped me to be free for 13 days so far.
i have a list of high calorie low nutrient foods that i call my speicel foods, like chips, cookies, candy bars that i only have on sunday. I don't have the whole list LOL, i just pick one and only have that one. I think about the food at odd times during the week but only have one on Sunday. This Sunday i am having a white chocolate covered peanut butter cup. i have to walk a mile to get it but it is my speicel treat for the week.
Be proud of yourself for every thing you do on the right step. so all you did to day was take a shower there are some people who can't even bring them salves to do that. Pick you head up and make more good choices, I know you can, you have my support.

CHEETARA79 Posts: 3,912
10/26/12 2:55 P

Positive things about you:
You have been very successful with your weight loss and should feel very proud.
You looked amazing in your unique and elegant wedding dress.
Your pets are adorable and they are lucky to have someone like you to care for them.

PURECOUNTRY29 Posts: 866
10/26/12 2:36 P

take a deep breath and then move forward, you can't change the past, however you can steer yourself back on the right road. If you tend to snack a lot, throw out the junk food and keep veggies and fruit in the house. At least until you build up your willpower. You have to set a goal every day that you know you can do, such an apple today..that way you reach these goals and can feel proud of yourself and as this continues your goals will get bigger and you will start to really get your confidence back. We are all human, we all is what we do afterward that makes us who we are. You have done great so far so pick yourself back up and go full speed ahead to the new you!!

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (198,565)
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10/26/12 1:51 P


Don't beat yourself up ! If the only healthy thing you were to do for yourself today was to drink 8 glasses of water, that's still a step in the right direction. Remember, you're trying to change habits learned over a life time. That's not going to happen overnight, a week, a month or even a year. Change takes time. Thus the need to be patient with yourself and your body.

One thing I would suggest is reading some of the articles on emotional eating and stress. I'm a firm believer that if a person could reduce their stress, they'd automatically reduce their waistline. So, if you know you're comfort eating because of any stress you're under, then you need to find ways to reduce your stress that don't involve food. And one simple thing you can do that WILL help you reduce your stress as well as give you one more healthy thing to do for the day would be to take a walk.

Walking is not only great cardiovascular exercise, it's a great way to reduce stress too.

One small change is all it takes to change your life. You have to believe that. For now, you might want to read this Spark article on other ways to reduce stress that don't involve food.

NEED2MOVE2 Posts: 1,451
10/26/12 1:51 P

Congratulation on your weight loss thus far.. awesome!
If you feel you need to start over... do it.. just do not stop trying! emoticon

10/26/12 1:42 P

Good afternoon all,

I am writing this post because I dearly need help. I saw another message board about "say one positive thing about yourself each day." The only thing I could think of was that I took a shower this morning.

I have been struggling against overeating for the past few months now. I don't mean overeating like treating myself once in awhile. I mean overeating like I eat whatever I feel like shoveling into my mouth and not even bothering to use my nutrition tracker. This week has been really bad for me. I have been so stressed out from work for the past two and a half months. I feel like this week I have started to "crack" a little. But I think work is starting to get better finally.

I see now that my cutting certain things out entirely has started to backfire. I knew better, but I just didn't trust myself around certain foods. I guess the stress from work has triggered that. Now I find myself really stressed out that I keep messing up! I have worked so hard and come so far, I just don't want to sell myself short. I feel like I would be cheating myself if I stopped now and didn't reach my goal weight.

I am thinking of starting my program completely over back to step one. Is that a good idea? I have planned out my workouts through the end of November. I am going to work on using my nutrition tracker no matter how much I eat or go over. And I am going to work on treating myself every once in awhile instead of completely cutting out certain foods. (But what is the difference between that and "trigger foods"???)

I really need to learn to cut myself some slack. For right now there are some bumps in the road. I so need to learn how to deal with stress too. But at least I keep picking myself back up again. And again and again.

Thanks for listening!!!

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