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OUTERBANKS591 SparkPoints: (486)
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12/15/11 9:06 P

Hi Thank you for your supportive words. I am reading these post, b/c I also know that support is so important from others - including those we don't personally know. I joined WW before as well, and intellectually understand the emotional eating component. I just need to reconnect the intellect and emotions together again. Then I'll move forward, so far so good....One day at a Time.
Namaste and Peace

CELIASYEAR Posts: 4,506
12/15/11 7:12 P

I'm sorry for your loss. Those first holidays right after losing your mother are hard because the holidays won't ever be the same. Let me know if there is anything I can help you through. My loss isn't that recent, but two years ago.

Comfort can come in the form of something other than food. It was a hard lesson for me to learn after 50. My warm hug is sometimes a hot soak in the tub. Crying just helps take the makeup off in a bath and you come out feeling quite better. I lost my mother in September 2 years ago and it was the following Thanksgiving that I joined Weight Watchers the Tuesday before the day the food made the world stand still, lol. The rest is history.

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12/13/11 6:27 A

Yes, everyday is a new day. It's a good reminder...."One day at a Time". I am going to start reading the emotional eating articles as well. Thank you all and have a great day.

INSH8P Posts: 1,373
12/13/11 5:36 A

As Jennifer Hudson, spokesperson for WW, and singer puts it -- It's a new dawn, it's a new day.

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12/12/11 7:40 P

Hang in there! Emotional eating articles on SP are helpful. I've read many of them.

Jeff

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12/12/11 6:42 A

I enjoy reading the comments. I luv Footprints in the Sand. It was on a handout at my Mother's funeral in September. The holiday seasons can be challenging when we lose a loved one. Eating appears to be more comforting. I am trying to continue my exercises and smaller portions. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas (or which ever Holiday you celebrate).
Namaste

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