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Emotional eating

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

I have never written a blog before but eagerly read SP entries. I admire those who are able to express their thought and feelings about weight loss, struggles and successes, but never attempted to add an entry myself.
I have been overweight my whole life and have tried many diets and exercise programs. At one time I lost 50 pounds on WW but gradually gained it all back. I found SP and have for several years used the program to guide meal planning, and to track activities and what I eat. But, I have lost very little weight and in fact I have gained nearly 10 pounds this winter. Today I realized, after signing in, that I hadn't logged my intake for several days! Along with that omission, I have not been able to exercise due to a back injury. My walking partner isn't able to walk with me any longer. I haven't found another way to get more movement into my daily routine. And I have let depression, family difficulties , discouragement and disappointment lead me to emotional eating.
Maybe putting this discovery in writing will help clarify the goals I need to set, and get back on track.
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    Like you..I need to move...I recently found great workouts on You Tube, and, if you have a library card...go online to Hoopla, where. you can "borrow" videos...

    1445 days ago
    Hey...Spark People has become my support groups, for you see I am a recovering grease-holic. Yes, it is true if you can "fry it" I can "eat it".

    Seriously moderation is a very important key to being successful in our journey. One day at a time....Look for small victories...Look for non-scale successes.

    Spark People research has found that people who get involved in social teams tend to be more successful in their efforts.

    I want to personally invite you to join the "SparkPeople's Official Healthy Habits Challenge Team" at: there you will find others that will support you in your journey and you will be able to help others as well.

    Oh by the way...have you ever tried Fried cardboard, don't have much favor but a nice life today.

    Remember: By Endurance we conquer-Shackleton

    John "Stay The Course"

    1445 days ago
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    Agree with CBrewster about baby steps. Setting small goals really does build momentum. Have you checked out SparkTV? It's free and there are a bunch of workouts to choose from for all fitness levels.

    1445 days ago
    You can do this. I know blogging is hard. But it will actually help you with your relationship with food, exercise and what's in your head. I actually started finding more motivation and support when I started writing regularly. You can do this! I believe in you!

    1445 days ago
    I would get a fitbit to have connection with people to motivate you to walk and exercise. And set small goals for losing weight until you get to your goal weight. Just doing baby steps will help you reach your goal. Don't forget to log your meals.
    1445 days ago
    Thank you for sharing with us! It's can be so helpful to get it out if your head 😊 Have you tried searching YouTube for some seated workouts? Maybe even put back injury fitness into the search bar. Hugs! So glad you are here and not giving up.
    1445 days ago
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