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    I really enjoy sparkpeople and it helps me so much.I hope this is the place to post this as I am still learning the ropes of Spark... I lost 7 lbs in 3 months but this week put it all back on.....anyone have advice for me. I have been doing so well. I loved the post about not treating one's body like a garbage can and could so relate but here's my issue....everytime I feel abused, I eat!. How pathetic. It's like some weird thing where I punish myself! Whenever I have no control over something and someone has complete control over me, I panic and eat like a maniac. It's worse at work where I have no way to contribute ideas etc.but it happens at home too. I know I need to find my voice and by eating I'm quieting myself etc. I know all that, but I can't stop. I just eat and eat. I'm really feeling bad tonight. Kind of weepy over it and I could use some help.....This is really the first time I've ever said anything about this to anyone, I've been struggling with this along time and I guess I feel safe asking for help here because I've seen so many others get great advice. - 9/10/2012 8:38:30 PM
  • HALEY2003
    Hi this is my first day on sparkpeople. Can anyone help me get started?? - 9/10/2012 3:05:57 PM
  • I have litreally just joined, not even sure where I am right now, still getting to know site.
    I am 59 yrs old and have mega lbs to loose, but I guess I had better aim at 20 for now...and take it from there... Think this is a super duper way of encouraging each other... Im really at a loss, the lift is not working in my building, and i am dying climbing to the 4th floor where I live, a stark reminder how unfit I am... - 9/10/2012 2:29:19 PM
  • I am 45 and really have a lot of weight to lose just need the friends to help me shed off the ponds - 9/6/2012 3:47:24 PM
    where do you start? i have read the tutorials but still dont know where to start
    - 9/5/2012 1:03:14 PM
    I have an untreatable, incurable lung disease. It's an idiopathic fibrotic lung disease, which means I have a progressive scarring of unknown origins. I am going to be evaluated for a double lung transplant, but must lose about 45 pounds to qualify. Otherwise I will succumb in 2 years. I am on oxygen 24/7 but have been given no exercise limitations. I take a dose of positive attitude every day, and give everyone else one, too. I am full of gratitude and hope... and so delighted to join this community. - 8/10/2012 4:55:03 PM
  • Hi all. I have joined this forum at 58 and at nearly my lifetime heaviest weight. I am somewhat active, but not nearly active enough and want to find an exercise routine and stick with it. Additionally I need to be reminded of my goal and need to remember to stick with it. I look forward to sharing tips and encouragement and welcome the beginning of this important step. - 7/31/2012 12:31:04 PM
    My life starts today... I have (seen) in the past and scoffed at it..on a whim bought the book "Spark" and started to read it.. I thought why the (blank) not me.. I deserve to be positive and passionate about life ... breaking the bonds that I allowed to hold me down. Yep here I am - 7/21/2012 6:17:01 PM
  • Try try again and here I am again...gonna do it this time! - 7/20/2012 11:12:27 AM
    Thank you so much to all of you; you continue to motivate me. I have not been too good to myself of late and have eaten myself back up OVER my starting weight. But I'm NOT giving up. The people of SparkPeople are the best---most positive, inspiring, understanding..... I need your help, and you can always count on me for mine. - 7/6/2012 11:54:27 AM
  • Hi Everyone! I want to say that is it so refreshing to be on a fabulously supportive site that not only has all the tools we need to loose the weight ( no matter what that may be)! Weight gain may be due to several reasons, taking it seriously is important for me personally as I have a personal promise to myself to be healthy. Live longer than my Grandmother who died at 63 of a stroke, of my Mother who died 3 years ago at age 63 of heart complications. I want to live not by a Thread yet by a strong thick healthy rope that my 3 children can hang onto for a very long time! Life is a gift and our bodies are a blessing! It is my time to accept the responsibility for being in charge of my weight loss!! Today is the day!! - 7/3/2012 12:02:03 AM
  • KTABM5
    Congrats to all of us for making our health better for ourselves and our families who we can be with longer by being healthier. - 6/17/2012 4:06:28 PM
  • hello everyone, i am new to this site, i am happy about losing weight and being healthy for me. - 6/15/2012 12:03:11 PM
  • Hello everyone, my name is Millie May. I joined the sparkspeople page in may 2012. I did this to track my food and to make changes in my diet ways. This is not easy to do. I also wanted a way to track my exercise. i have MS ( multiple sclerosis), so some days i am unable to exercise or it slows me down, this can last from a day up to 2 weeks. I will not let this stop me. But some times i need supporrt. I'm hoping i can find it here. when i started exercising in may i weighed 270lbs i lost 3lbs before i enjoined sparkspeoples page. I have lost another 6lbs with this page.. I welcome any advice i can get, I am open minded. I do get up and move just to move. I do leg squats doing dishes or cooking. I do circle motions while cleaning counters and table tops and dusting. These little things i can feel in my arms and legs. So you see any little hints please do tell me. Lets be friends i sure can use same. I'm learning how to use this site. I am also a busy mother. My son and daughter are active in baseball, my daughter and i also are active in girl scouts. And because of this i am eating out alot, this is bad. I do try to pack things but they get soggy and no good. If you know any ideas please tell me. there are no bad ideas..Thanks for your support. - 6/12/2012 2:04:10 PM
  • Hello Everybody!
    I joined curves on Saturday June 2 at 236 lbs. The next day I weighed again and the scale was day of the SPARK program didnt do that.
    I realized what ONE of my problems is....I eat popcorn almost everyday with popcorn salt. I happened to be out of it for about 4 days and the results of that showed up on the scale that Sunday. I was so excited...the scale was finally moving...WELL the next day..Monday..I went to the store and bought more popcorn and wouldnt you know, by the next day the scale was back up to 236...Here's some more info..I dont just eat a small bowl...I make my popcorn the old fashioned way on top of the stove with oil..A BIG pan of it...I eat it while I sit at my computer and read...I know good and well it has to be the popcorn SALT keeping the scale from moving...I have learned to stay within the calorie range and I go to CURVES at least 3x a week and I walk my dog 20 minutes..2x a day....I havent lost weight but I have lost inches. I have learned a lot this week, reading the message board and the blogs and the articles. I KNOW I need to apply what I have learned...and learn how to use these trackers... - 6/8/2012 10:44:21 AM

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