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11/2/10 8:29 P

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Very interesting information. Thanks for sharing!

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Great List! Reading it really got me to thinking. I often wonder "why" I reach for food when I'm not hungry. It's hard to identify just what I'm feeling sometimes. Food helps me push those feelings away. Bad.

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10/31/10 8:04 P

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I know I am an emotional eater. I know I hide behind the fat happy girl image. I run to help just crying inside waiting for someone to help me. Nov. a month to be Thankful and a month to Change.

I am an intelligent person.
I will control my emotions and not let my emotions control me.

We need each other.
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10/28/10 9:48 A

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Thanks, I needed this today. I am printing it as a reminder and including it in my EE resources!

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10/27/10 11:06 P

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Wow, that list of 16 with an explanation of each was a real eye opener to me. I had thought that I was an emotional eater and now I know I am. I jokingly thought to myself before I started reading, oh watch me be all sixteen. But then when I started reading and could really identify with some of them all my laughy ha ha went away. It is a list I am going to really ponder. I think this whole emotion thing is a big key for me. I think I stuff my emotions and so not only am I eating because of my emotions I don't even know what emotions I am feeling. Thanks for reposting this list. It really resonated with me.

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10/27/10 9:57 P

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Welcome to the EE team and your healthier llifestyle. Glad so many are finding the list useful. Take it a day at a time and an emotion at a time.

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10/27/10 9:50 P

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Depression and boredom are my crosses to bare

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10/27/10 8:40 A

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I totally agree....forgot about the hurt....I am in a tough situation, and that should be # 1 on my list. I love that this site has others like me. It's almost as if you are all my friends and cheering me on and recognizing my food issues.

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10/26/10 7:52 P

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Depression, Loneliness, Jealousy, Happiness, Anxiety/Nervousness,Disappointment/Hurt, Emptiness/Hollowness, Boredom, and Embarrassment are my vices!


















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10/26/10 7:03 P

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I think we eat becuase even at our goal weight, we still feel fat. I am new here, but hoping that with the right support, I can learn to channel my desire to eat whenever I feel like it into a healthier eating/ lifestyle plan.
You CAN eat b/c you can, just try and choose the right food choices.
Congrats in reaching your goal. I wish you continued success.

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10/26/10 6:56 P

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Anger, frustration and boredom along with laziness are my elephants. I hate feeling so unhinged and food seems like such a good comfort idea. Lately I have been trying to drink first and take the dog for a walk around the block. I know when my trigger times are, but is is still such a challenge. emoticon

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10/26/10 5:51 P

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Of the sixteen the ones that get me are loneliness and boredom. I guess those two go hand in hand. I just have to commit to finding something to fill my evenings, and now days since I lost my job and am on unemployment. I have to keep reminding myself that it is more important to be comfortable in my body, then to have a bite of anything I can find in the kitchen.

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10/26/10 4:32 P

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I unfortunately have all of the 16.. scary thought. It is like I don't know what else to do.. oh yeah that's right eat and it all is better. Thanks for the list.

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10/25/10 10:07 P

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So i just recently joined this team. I've read the 16 topics and the main one that applies to me is boredom! I do this at least 4 times a week. When my husband is at work and it's just me and my son home. I am constantly digging in the fridge and cabinets to find something to eat even though i'm not hungry. Even though while doing so i am thinking "why am i getting something to eat i'm not even hungry" i just kind of ignore those thoughts and grab something anyways. I was doing so good for the longest time trying to control my eating. than one day i got upset and said screw it! and it's been down hill since than that was over a month ago.

The biggest thing that i know i need to make myself do... is just do it!! I actually enjoy working out. It's just i procrastinate until i feel it's too late to get up and do it.

So i'm hoping i'll get back on track with my eating and feel good doing so.

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10/25/10 9:30 P

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Welcome, Becky, to the EE team and your healthier lfestyle.

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10/25/10 11:22 A

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Hi everyone,
I have been with Spark People for about 2 weeks now.
Yesterday I read the fast-track overview and took the test for my eating profile. I was not surprised to find I was an emotional eater. I had surmised as much. So I decided that I needed to read the topics and see what you were talking about. I found this one and scrolled down until I found the list. Um...most apply to me. It started with anger, then went to boredom, then hurt...and on and on. Of course I gained weight - Lots! My 'weapon' of choice was sweets, mainly cookies. When I quit making cookies "so I wouldn't eat them", I just switched to ice cream and chocolate. Imagine my surprise to see in the list why.
About 15 years ago I followed the heart diet rigorous and lost 45 pounds in 4 months. I was overjoyed! It took about 2 years to gain it all back.
After trying to re-lose several times I gave up in despair - figuring I was stuck with the weight for the rest of my life. I believed a lot of lies - too old, diabetic (my Dr. told me when I got that diagnosis that you can't lose weight when you're diabetic), not wanting to separate myself from the sweets. Occasionally I would think about what was driving the over-eating - but not too hard!
We moved to a new community a year ago. Before we moved I was at my all-time high. Since then I have lost 15 pounds ! Yea!!! A friend told me about Spark People so after looking it over I signed up.
I have lost another 4 pounds as of today! However, I am 'playing' with it and need to get serious about working the program. So I have a lot of work to do but am confident I am at the right place to do that work.
Thanks for the list!
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10/23/10 1:22 P

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This is such a wonderful conversation. Many things have been said that were real eye openers for me. Thanks PictureLady for having started it, & thanks to everyone who shares their thoughts and insights. emoticon

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You're welcome, SWISSMISSBLISS.

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10/22/10 4:17 P

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Thank you for posting this list of feelings!! I've always known that my over eating is 99.99999% emotional/mental. It helped me to read a list of behaviors, some of which I could relate to. The biggest part of solving an issue is identifying it. Thanks!

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10/22/10 12:07 A

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They had this woman on Oprah yesterday who embraced food because she had been abused when she was 0 years old. She really touched something in my heart when she talked about her journey.

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Welcome, ARGELEE, Peggy and ISLANDHOPPERLUV, to the EE team and yourhealthier lifestyle.

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10/18/10 11:27 A

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I just found EE and if you read my blog today, you will know why I am so happy to be here! Thanks for the 16 reasons, I'm printing it out and posting it on my fridge so I can remind myself to stop and think before I open mouth and insert food.

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10/18/10 10:33 A

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Hello,
I found myself over and over again in the 16 Feelings, and the fear of joining a team and even failing to follow through with this. Thank you for the article and moment of hope. Evenings are very difficult after a 10 hour day of working with difficult people with addictions. I find it so very difficult to follow what I teach. Today for a brief moment this team inspired me. Thank you so much, my goal is to make it through this evening without binging. Peggy

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10/18/10 12:34 A

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I am definitely going to print out this list and place it somewhere where I can always see it - some of the items really hit home.

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10/16/10 11:22 A

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Welcome, LUCKIGYRL and MAYSHA1, to the EE team and your healthier lifestyle.

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10/16/10 6:45 A

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there is a box with chocolates in my house and i look at them daily. i don't want to eat them and i will not eat them. yesterday i was very tired and angry with myself. i did not eat one chocolate but i ate a pizza.
I just fooled myself. i wonder which one is worse. the chocolate or the pizza. Anger really confused me.

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10/15/10 2:13 P

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Hey everyone,
I am new to your group and wanted to say hello. This list is very handy. I cant even tell you how many of those numbers apply to me! Hope everyone is having a great day so far :)

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Good for you, MOMOFGWEN1!

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Yep boredom and aggreviation set in at work today and I so wanted to dig into the Cider & donuts that were brought in. I was pretty dang proud of myslef for not diving in, and it pays off to the 16 feelings that was posted I printed them off wrote myself a little script and put it under my glass on desk at work! This so helped me because I would have went for the snacks. Thank you for posting. :)

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why they call it the present." Nicley said Kung Fu Panda. LOL


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Frustration and aggravation with people who waste my time at work!!!!I want to do what I need to do and not spin my wheels and waste time with other people's issues! I get home late, don't get done what I expected, get upset and dive into the food when I get home! emoticon

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PJ,
Hope you're feeling better.

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hello! I havent wrote here.I haven't wrote much on any site,Had back surgery and havent gotten on track good.I do spin the wheel though! lol I am trying to really read labels and not eat some things like fried.BUT I love sweets.That is bad thing.See ya on sp soon pj

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I keep a journal I try to write in it every night. It not only helps me to see what my true feelings are and to get them out but it helps that I don't have some one who is on the other side back lashing at me, and I can just spew off if I want. It really does help, exspecially when I am such an emotional person. Oh boy do I confuse my feelings for hunger feelings, exspecially boredom.

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, that is why they call it the present." Nicley said Kung Fu Panda. LOL


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10/12/10 9:53 A

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Thank you for sharing this again. I am going to print this out. I have ALL 16 feelings at times. I am very hard on myself. I always feel like people are better then me and that is definitly the jealous feeling.I am trying harder to love myself everyday.

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10/12/10 5:54 A

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I never thought too deeply about this, but I am definatly a happer eater! It's why I can get down to a certain weight and then sabotage myself! I'm going to print this out and review it often.

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit inpedments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken.

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Journaling is great!

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I think that is why I keep journal. If I can not be honest with myself I can not be honest with anyone.

I am an intelligent person.
I will control my emotions and not let my emotions control me.

We need each other.
Becky in Donna, Tx
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10/10/10 8:28 A

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I don't think I trust myself. I have been too surprised
too many times when I found I am eating something mindlessly. I don't remember getting it out yet there it is.
How many times when I call a friend to feel better is there food on the way to my mouth.

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10/10/10 12:54 A

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These are hard to face, but very true. And it's hardest for an emotional eater to honestly see where, exactly, the problem is. It's easy to say "I have a problem, but it's too big and diffuse for me to address it, woe is me, hand me the ice cream to make me feel better!" (guilty as charged) It's much harder to say "That one there is my specific problem; I can take steps to deal with it, one thing at a time!"

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I can not trust myself.
I can not trust myself not to eat the candy on the table.
I can not trust myself not to eat the cookies in the jar.
Why can I not trust myself?????
I trust most people. I trust my co-workers. I trust the news on TV. I trust the grocery store yet time and again stores have been found to be selling bad food. Yet I can not trust myself.
Becky
What do you think do you trust yourself?

I am an intelligent person.
I will control my emotions and not let my emotions control me.

We need each other.
Becky in Donna, Tx
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My first binge, I was about 11. I went from 105 lbs. at 10, in May 1989, to 150 lbs. at 11, in August 1989. That's when the obesity started with me.

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Thank you! I printed it out and will refer to it often, I'm sure. emoticon emoticon

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Fascinating! Thank you for posting this.



'The only time you should look down on someone, is when you are reaching to help them up.'

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Why Weight? by Geneen Roth
Exercise 9: A dialogue with Fat:
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In my struggle with weight and my attempts to discover how it was serving me, I wrote a dialogue with my fat, asking it how it was trying to help me and telling it how I felt about its being such a big part of my life. That dialogue was a turning point for me because I realized, maybe for the first time, that no matter what I said or felt about my weight, it really was protecting me in a way that I did not believe I could protect myself, I realized that my fat was my friend, that I ate for very good reasons-- and I began respecting myself for trying to take such good care of myself
Allow at least one hour for your dialogue with your fat. If you do not feel fat, hold a dialogue with "compulsive eater," or who ever it is in you that you feel has the problems with food.
Here is examples on how to get started
Me: Hello, Fat. Are you there?
Fat: I'm always here.
Me. That's what the problem is. You are everywhere. You are ruining my life.
Fat: But I'm not the one who lifts up the spoons and forks and puts the food into your mouth. You are.
Me. Stop trying to be so cute. Fat. You're the problem around here,not me. Why won't you go away?
Fat: Because you need me here. You think that if I weren't here, you wouldn't be able to....

Friends
All I can say on this exercise is it was very liberating for me. I realized what part it played in my life and told it just what I thought about it. I'm not a child anymore and can face my feelings with out it.And I won't self destruct doing it.

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Journal Exercise completed. I felt/wrote on the feelings of thinking I wasn't enough and didn't turn to food because of it. I spent so much of my life comparing myself to others it's not a wonder I had those feelings. When I looked closer at those people lives in the end I am happy with the person I have become.


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Last couple of days have been filled with getting caught up with things because of having been gone for a week, because of new granddaughter. Seems like its been none stop since I got home. Today I did not feel the need to binge. Instead I just kept working on things that were important and giving myself no time to think about stress. Tomorrow I'm making the committment to complete assignment of recording my binges and see how my body was only trying to help me cope with stressful situations.
Take care everyone
Sharon

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Good for you brandy!!! No matter if your write or talk or hit a pillow against the wall-- I have done all of the above the important thing is to get the feelings out.
Keep up the good work!

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That's super, Brandy.

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Thanks for the support last week. It was a bad week for me, but I'm hoping this will be better. I didn't drink that night or all weekend. I did some baking, it zones me out to everything that is going on and I only had one cookie. And I ate that while my 2 year old and I had a tea party on Sunday afternoon.

***Brandy***

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Patricaak thank you for posting the 16 feelings I printed them out so I have them when ever I need them.


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