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Hi im jen. Have suffered with binge eating, emotional eating my whole life.

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10/4/19 11:55 P

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Hi All, HAZEL2278 here...Just joined this team...Looking for some new ideas & support in this journey I am on...we all are on...

Looking forward to participating with this team...!

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7/5/19 8:27 P

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Hi - My name is Loretta and I live in Westbrook, ME with my wild child cat, Tiger. I am 73 yrs young and have been battling the bulge all my life. Now it is time to get serious and lose this weight because I have been recently diagnosed with Afib. Looking forward to knowing all of you.

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Good luck, C. I do low carb eating as well. Come chat with us.l

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4/28/19 4:27 P

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Hi, I have been here on and off. Been on diets (WW, low carb), and off diets. Currently not on one and trying to hold on to a 30 lb weight loss. Working on a Mindful Intuitive Eating sort of plan, keeping in mind that I am pre-diabetic. But emotional eating is hurting me right now.

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4/6/19 12:37 P

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Sharon, lovely to see you!!


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emoticon on your 70 lbs weight loss!!! emoticon So sorry to hear about your trouble with breathing. Sounds like you have a great plan and are doing so well !!!

We LOVE to hear from you on our Front Porch ......and have your rocker waiting for you!!!!

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4/4/19 3:30 P

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Hi everyone, I am so glad to be joining you on your team..

My name is Sharon( Joybell47), I am a mom, grandma, great grandma, and a Child of God..
I have been on this weight loss journey for a long time. I have lost 70 pounds over the years, however I still would like to lose about 50 more pounds to reach my goal weight. I am determined to not give up while I still have breath left.. emoticon

I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy 3 years ago, and it is now to the point it affects my breathing tremendously with any exertion even walking just a short way, so I am now in a power chair most of the time, so this does keep me from exercising even sitting in my chair if I exert very much I get totally out of breath.. I am on a non invasive venitilator when I need to be.. So I am counting calories, and the weight is coming off slower , but it's coming off..

The Lord has been so awesome and good to me and I am extremely thankful that I have Him in my life.. I truly could not have got to this point in my life without Him..

I am so looking forward to meeting all of you and getting to know you..

Have a blessed and awesome day,

Sharon ( Joybell47)

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Will check out the website for the Spice Company !!! emoticon

Hope we will see you soon on the Front Porch Chat!!!!

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3/21/19 2:17 P

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Hello everyone I am Roslyn I turned 50 in January. I am determined to not drag my extra pounds into my 50's. I have 2 sons 30 and 28 they both work at the same spice company but in different departments. I am seeking work that I can do at home since I keep getting denied Social Security widower's benefits.

I love the spice blends that they make. The company's name is Savory Spice so I am giving a shout out to check them out!

www.savoryspiceshop.com/

We live in Denver, Colorado, we are all born and raised here. Such beauty here an many outdoor exercise experinces here that I have been missing out on!

I look forward to getting to chat with everyone on the front porch!

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2/6/19 2:52 P

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All newbies are most welcome!!! Please come chat with on the Front Porch where we do our daily sharing:

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2/6/19 2:39 P

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Donna, welcome to the team!!! We've met before, I believe. Good to see you!

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2/6/19 10:49 A

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Hi,
My name is Donna, I am 65, and I am happy to be here.
I think mindful living and eating should be a good way to live our lives.
I am from Pa, I am married to Bill and we will be celebrating 46 years together in November.
I have 2 grown boys,2 horses and 1 cat.
I am interested in Simple living and Minimalism.
I do like yoga and I am going to get my butt in gear for strength training.
Thank you,
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6/4/18 12:48 P

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Thanks for the homey welcome! Please come set awhile on my front porch !





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emoticon Thelma!! Glad to have you join our TEAM and wishing you the emoticon on all your Spark goals!!!

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5/18/18 7:18 P

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emoticon Thelma, welcome home. Looks like you will be a good fit to our great community of friends.

Come check out the Front Porch where we do our chatting.

Peace,
Lady Carol

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emoticon Thelma. Come join us on chat.

Cindy, Missouri

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5/18/18 3:34 P

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This is my first day on Living and Eating Mindfully, a team title that really fits my outlook. My weight gain happened when I decided to take community college courses to update myself on law and wellness subjects. Studying and homework involve a lot of sitting that is also tiring and time consuming. My daily 2 hour exercise routine became less often practiced and then not at all. Now I am all perked up to get back to my usual adult weight of 135 pounds. So...Hi!...and emoticon

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5/11/18 9:28 P

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Love meeting you, Siona and Deby.

Great that you are jumping right in on the Front Porch.

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Hello to all!

My name is Siona, and I live in central Arkansas. I'm a mom of 2, one 8 and one 1 (13 months tomorrow!). I am a cancer survivor and mental illness dealer. I work full time.

I gained weight when I had chemo in 2014 and then more weight when I had my baby a year ago. I weigh 212 pounds (until tomorrow, weigh in day!), and my goal weight is 165. My first weight goal is to break the 200 pounds mark. My program is to stay in my calorie range and to walk 3x a week.

I am working on mindfulness as part of my ongoing therapy. I am bipolar and suffer from panic disorder. I got myself a Spire a couple of weeks ago to help with mindfulness. It's a mindfulness tracker. It tells me when I need to take a deep breath, when I'm tense, when I'm calm, etc. It also counts steps and calories. You wear it on your pants or bra.

I'm looking for an active team. I post blogs Monday-Friday and am in need of a team to interact with on those days as well to keep me coming back for more.

I look forward to getting to know all of you!

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emoticon Hi

Everyone seems soooo nice and Friendly here on the team Thank YOU

My Name is Deby.... I am on my 9th year at SparkPeople (on & off)
I had reached my goal... in 2014... and the past couple of years
due to health and emotional issues... I find myself needing to get
back to my goal... so I am SPARKing away... and determined to succeed...

Wishing Everyone all the best and much Success






~*~ LOVE ~&~ BLESSings ~*~ ALLways ~*~Deby~*~

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1/21/18 11:59 A

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Hello, emoticon
I am so very glad I found this team. Living and eating mindfully is exactly where I want to be at the moment. My DH and I are in the middle of a big move. He is currently 600 miles away, starting his new job. I am here sorting out our home and our life and getting it ready to move. He is my best friend and we have been married for 24 years. We have a blended (his, hers and ours) family of 4 grown children, 1 DIL, 1 grandson and 2 soon to be DILs. I am grateful for them all and the joy they bring to my life. I am also grateful for the opportunity to recreate my life and to be reminded that I can rise to the challenge of life on my own. I am using this "pause" between old and new to reconnect with me. I am working on incorporating meditation, movement and mindful eating into every day. I look forward to learning from and getting to know everyone. Be well. emoticon



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1/21/18 11:42 A

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Welcome ladies. Come join us on the front porch for some great support and chat.

Cindy, Missouri

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Good Sunday Morning!
I'm Paula, I live in MN and today, our porch will be just as snowy as yours in the picture (we're expecting 6" later today). I'm looking for a team to support my mindfulness endeavors and, of course, my weight-loss journey.

Looking forward to meeting you all.

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The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.

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My Porch Mansion emoticon Of all the places I have been, this is one of my favorites.

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11/25/17 2:35 P

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Hi, Donna, welcome!!! Come chat with us on the Front Porch.

We LOVE Kittie!!!

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Welcome Donna. Come join us on the Front Porch.

Cindy, Missouri

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11/25/17 12:38 P

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Hi.
I'm Donna and was told about this team from REESEK65.
I am hoping to catch up to everyone.
I am a vegetarian and am always looking for new ways of doing things.
I am 64, married for 44 years and live in Pa.
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9/21/17 1:36 A

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emoticon Elizabeth, many thanks for sharing your bio and personal story. Many of us can relate and welcome you with open arms to our Mindful family. I applaud you on over 6 years sobriety.

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Greetings to all: I have received emails from some of you and I am most appreciative of the warm welcome those messages contained.

My name is Elizabeth, I live in NY, near the eastern end of Long Island. I live alone but most times I am not lonely (or at least I don't think I am). I am 68 years old!! (OMG when did THAT happen?!) and my birthday is April 27, so yes, I am a "determined" Taurus.

In 2010 I went through a marital breakup that knocked me off my feet and hurled me into a deep depression. To avoid living with the emotional pain I dove head first into the downward spiral of alcohol addiction. Tomorrow, September 21, will mark 6 years and 6 months of sober living for me, thanks to the fellowship of AA and the Grace of God. The last time I consumed alcohol was on the evening of March 21, 2011. I do not miss that chaos at all.

Since the day I have embraced my sober lifestyle, I have seen the "ism" rearing its ugly head in so many disguises....food, TV binge-watching, shopping, etc. The bottom line is that I am about 4'11" tall and (according to the doctors' scale in my bathroom, which I am also addicted to) I currently am about 125 pounds, which is 15-20 more than I (and my doctor) would like my weight to be. I am starting to feel the effects of the extra pounds in my hips and knees, and I want to get a grip before I do any more damage to myself.

I credit the extra weight to my inability to recognize my emotional overeating, and indulging in the temptation to be lazy besides. Even when I do recognize these characteristics, I tell myself the same lie: just today -- this will be the last time.



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Just want to say hi, I saw your team on another members page. I have been going to mindfulness classes and a bookclub for last two years.

I am in the middle of a move so my life is crazy and you won't see much of me until its over next month. Its a big test to see how zen I can be in the midst. I am finding some days better than others!

I am married, retired early because my hubby who is 7 yrs older than me retired and I am along for the ride!

We are moving from Northern CA to Southern OR. The coast while nice and cool was not enough sun for us.

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8/1/17 1:08 P

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Hello Everyone - I am getting to feel really loved and wanted by this group of wonderful people. It is a wonderful feeling to feel wanted and so many of you have now become my friends. Even though it has been a short time since I started up again, I am going strong and have lost 5 lbs already. Probably water weight,but I will take the loss. I am on other teams, some new, some old and I have to agree this is a really great forum. HUGS TO ALL OF YOU emoticon emoticon emoticon .

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Welcome, Loretta. Please feel free to stop by my sparkpage and get to know me. This is a great group you joined.
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Hi Everyone - My name is Loretta and I am 71 yrs young. I have been on and off SP for quite a few years. I live in Westbrook, Me with my cat, Tiger. He is a male, 3 yrs, going on 4yrs by Sept.. He is full of energy and keeps me going. I have lived in Westbrook since Sept. 2013. It is a wonderful retirement home. Before that, I lived in South Portland, Me for 18 yrs. I was married for 6 yrs before my husband passed away from lung cancer.He was my only true love and my only marriage. I have a number of medical issues. Among them is high blood pressure, low thyroid, and lymphedema. My legs and feet are in a lot of pain because of it. I need to save up money for compression wraps for my legs and feet. Medicare and Medicaid dont think its bad enough to provide me with the wraps. Well this is my story, It is never too late to lose weight. emoticon

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Hi. I'm Marge and am new to this team, but not Sparkpeople. I am hoping to live a healthier lifestyle both body and mind. I know just losing weight is good, but I also want to care for my whole self being. Please stop by my sparkpage and get to know me better.

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emoticon Mary Beth. Come join us on chat.

Cindy, Missouri

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Hello everyone I'm Mary Beth and I live in the SE corner of Kansas.

I've been a member of Spark for sometime but during the past few years have gotten lost....somewhere. My husband had been ill since 2011 losing a leg in July of that year. I became a caregiver plus working full time in an office 40+ hours a week. Taking care of him I put myself on the back burner. I was put on Lyrica last year for fibromyalgia and that cause rapid and big weight gain. I think I gained something like 30 pounds in roughly 3 weeks.

My husband passed away January 2, 2017. Of course people brought in food for the family, so I ate and by the end of January I have put on more pounds. We had been married 42 years, started dating in high school been together for over 45 years. After something like that you go on auto-pilot, sometimes I'd eat, sometimes I didn't, some days I knew what I had eaten, some days I didn't.

Now I need to start taking care of me and figure out who "Mary Beth" is. I have never lived on my own, never made "my own" decisions. This is a big change for me and a scary one. I need to lose this Lyrica weight. There are lots of way to do it, low-carb, Weight Watcher, but it would still be easy to do it mindlessly. I can't go through life in a daze, the days roll into one another and that isn't any way to live. I have been reading about being more mindful, not just in eating but in other areas of your life as well and I think it is something that I need/want to do for myself.

I honestly don't know how I found this group, there's that dazed thing again. I was really surprised when I did find it. I can't change my life and be more mindful with a snap of my fingers, also some days things are still overwhelming so I'm starting with baby steps and here I am. Some days I still want to stay in bed all day so if any of you see me wandering around aimlessly, just grab my elbow, turn me around and point me in the right direction.



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Woo hoo Cindy.

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Hi I am Cindy. I have been on SP for over 7 years and was in maintenance until I gained back about 5 pounds last year. Really trying hard to lose that plus a few more if I can.

I am a single mom of 7. Three are out of the house, but I still have 4 teenagers driving me crazy. My oldest is married and I am hoping to be a grandmother sooner than later.

I enjoy reading, gardening, scrapbooking (if I can ever get back to it) and hanging with friends and family.

Cindy, Missouri

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HI I'm nancy I'm from Brookeville, MD many years ago was the capital for the day. When Washington was burning. I'm married just celebrated 39 years. I also just turned 60. I have three children. Danny 33, Becky 31 & Kimberly 29 I also consider my son in law Nate married to Becky and Heidi girl friend to Danny my kids too. We have a good little buddy Gilligan a cockerpoo. I love to read, garden, bowling and I collect Gingerbread men and cat shaped wine bottles they come in all different colors. Funny I don't even like wine but love cats and these bottles. I really need to be mindful if my eating I have a hard time with sugar. Thank you to Susan for the invite. Looking forward to getting to know some more awesome people.

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Hi My name is Donde. I am 47 years old and I live in Illinois! I was working up until about 4 months ago. I share my home with my 17 year old Son and my husband.
I love to be mindful of what I am eating every day, but I'm not perfect. I was doing great up until about 2 years ago I had a set back in my marriage due to some bad decision making on my part! I let myself go on my eating too! So I thought it would easy at the age of 46 to come back and lose it all but it's not I am finding out! It is so great to have encouragement! Thank you! emoticon

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Hi
I'm Nan
I'm retired (62h
I'm Scottish
I share my home with my mum (86)
She cooks, operates the washing machine, tumbledryer, iron and ironing board. Oh and she feeds the birds in the gareden

I do the heavy housework
I keep the garden
I'm the driver.

I love unusual holidays
Kenyan safari, penguins in Antarctica, polar bears in Churchill, birds in the Amazon.

This year we're staying home and have just had a week in Harrogate with mum
A week at lake of Menteith near Aberfoyle, in a chalet which looked straight over the lake. With my friend. We plan a week there later in the year and a week in Pitlochry.

Hobbies include
Church
Knitting
Crossstitch
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Gardening (just as well as we have a big one)

My immediate goal is to get back into the dress I bought fro my nephews wedding last June. Then to but a new one for my niece's wedding in September only at least one size smaller.

Unfortunately I have a sweet toorh

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Hi! Introductions, hm? I'm Holly, and as the nickname here implies, I write things. I write short stories, poetry, and children's books. (No, really, I do - sometimes: https://www.amazon.com/Holly-Jahangiri/e/B
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By day, I'm a Data Scientist with HP, working on gathering customer feedback and insights to improve our products and overall customer experience.

I'm 54, have two grown children - a daughter and a son. Our daughter is getting married in July. I just uploaded a picture of my my most compelling, current motivation to lose weight, or at least not gain an OUNCE - between now and then. I finally chose the "mother of the bride" dress, and it fits like a glove. I can have it taken IN, but not let out.

My husband and I have been married almost 34 years (our anniversary is near the end of June).

Hobbies include crochet, any sort of weird art project I can try (and fail brilliantly at!), photography, playing with my food (I'm no chef, but who doesn't love playing with their food?) and wasting copious amounts of time on social media. (It is NOT a waste if you're enjoying it. Some people watch TV... I, well, watch TV, but I'm multitasking, either writing or goofing off on Facebook, too!)

This looks like a fun group, and I appreciate being invited to join. How could I resist?

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Welcome to the team Sheryl! Thanks for sharing your bio...I really enjoyed it.

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Checking in ...so busy that I meet myself coming and going..but that is Spring on Stonebound Acres! Tis the time for new critters...garden starts ..and refreshing the yard..sprucing up the house and all that fun stuff. Dh has never been one to do much of it and now..he cannot so I get to exercise Spring Fever all on my own! But I love getting the chicks and getting the yard looking lovely, the growing of herbs and veggies is something I so enjoy. Yeah it kinda boils down to ..if I can be outside I will..I used to joke that "I need a wife"... someone that adores cleaning and keeping the house neat while I do the same to the outside !

We went for a lovely ride today..stopped at Dew Drop Inn, a local place with what we found to be surprisingly good food. I was only able to eat half of what they served and I will shame facedly admit that at one time I coulda scrapped that plate clean! So tis a good thing!

My blog ...I Love Spring has pics of my new babies ...so cute!! I love the ducks and they are some of my favorite barnyard critters..but oh my gosh they are messy babies! They have moved to an outside area ..so now cleaning brooder areas is much easier!

My weight has been stable for a while now..so I am hoping with the advent of nicer weather and being about to get out that I will begin a downward trend..yes eating well, veggies and such are favorite foods of mine. I have almost kicked the sugar habit! Exercise is not an issue this time of year! I am working on eating more slowly. That is a tough one for me. I sit down and eat like a starving workman! I am done when DH is only half way thru his food..between being a MOM..a waitress, .then a truck driver and then an RN..all jobs that require eat when you can rapidly then get back to work. Tis a hard habit to break! talking to my doc about it..she suggested sitting on my right hand..heee hee..might try that!

WELCOME ALL THE NEW FOLKS...sorry I did not get ot to greet each of you! But do know I am glad you are here with us !

Headed off to do a row on my afghan..then to bed with this gal...tomorrow promises to be a busy day!



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emoticon Sheryl, love the bio....thanks

See you on the Front Porch,

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My first name is Sheryl
2. My Birthday: Aug 7 ....I'm a sexagenarian emoticon I like that term..
3. My Spark Anniversary: 11/04/2009 ....
4. I'm: single
5. Born and raised in NYC...escaped to NJ
7. I've lost 65 pounds from my highest...but I still need to lose another 60. Life ain't easy
9. What do you consider your worst trigger food? Bread, crackers, anything starchy
10, What eating plan are you following? low carb / lots of veggies, soups, and Kimchi. LOVE KIMCHI...who knew there were so many varieties. Finally learned to love beans.
11. What is your favorite exercise/workout? Zumba and strength training on my Total Gym

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Welcome, Kathryn, so sorry to hear about your DH's injury.

Welcome, Eileen!

We look forward to getting to know you!

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Thank you for the invite to the team. It looks to be very fun.It will take me awhile to catch up with my mail, so I'll be back soon. Have a Sparktacular day everyone! emoticon

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I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's injury and hope he is recovering.. Welcome to the team and glad to have you on board. Have a wonderful week and wishing you and your family the best, Rhonda

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Hi my name is Kathryn and my hubby and I live in Sunny Cali. I am caretaker for my hubby who fall and broke his neck last year. I was on a roll until then losing weight. I had lost 50 pounds. I put back on 10 after he got hurt with mindless eating leading to binges. On the 7th of this month I started journaling every thing I eat and really paying attention to what I ate and how I felt.

Kathryn, Sacramento, CA Pacific time, I am doing the best I can that will have to be enough






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Rhonda, So happy to have ya join the team!!! Another Bobbi Anne Friend here!! emoticon

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Thanks so much Lady Carol for the invite to the team. I am very selective about the teams that I join, however thought I would give this fun team a whirl. I live in Seaside, OR and my DH and I also have a vacation home in Green Valley AZ. We are both retired (for the most part) and love to travel and spend time with family and friends. We bought a 5th wheel travel trailer last year and have immensely enjoyed seeing some of our beautiful country. The problem however with travel is that it plays havoc with your nutrition and exercise plans. It is a big challenge for me to stay on track while on the road. I may need to start thinking about our RV as the mindful mansion! Looking forward to getting to know you all and am tickled to see that Bobbi Anne (FLORIDASUN) who is one of my dear sparkler friends is already a member.

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emoticon Bobbi Anne's here!!! Come chat on the Front Porch and let the party of getting healthy begin!

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Welcome to the ME team Bobbi Anne, Looking forward to some conversation on the front porch!

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emoticon My Floridian Friend & SparkFriend Bobbi Anne........So HAPPY you have joined our team and even if not here posting all the time.....we LOVE to hear from you. emoticon

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Hi everyone!

I'm Bobbi Anne (Floridasun) and my wonderful and beautiful Janice another FL angel invited me to the team. I'm helping fill in on one of my other teams who lost a TL so I won't be able to be here as much as I'd like to be but I will pop in and out as often as I can!

I think this is a delightful team and I love the premise of losing weight while having FUN!

I'm a crafty gal and love to jewelry design. I've also picked up chalk paint within the last few years as we have a Consignment biz for gently used furniture and home accessories.

I brought in the chalk paint line of CeCe Caldwell's Paints because I love antique furniture and sometimes it needs a little sprucing up. The beauty of this paint is that it's all natural and you don't have to strip, sand, or prime the piece...as long as it's clean you just paint...I LOVE it!

I'm looking forward to meeting all of you my lovely teamies...let's walk down this pathway to health and happiness together! emoticon

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Welcome Lizzi. I love the ideas of listening to my body and not having a specific plan to use but to enjoy my life and be able to fit food into it.



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Welcome to ME Lizzi, looking forward to seeing you on the Front Porch!

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"Janice - Florida"

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See you on the Front Porch!

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Halloooo, everyone! emoticon

I'm very glad to find this team, thank you for the invite Lady Carol.!

I enjoy exercise but find it difficult to motivate myself with challenges that focus on Points; I'm hoping that excercising mindfully will be more rewarding and fun.

I joined Spark when I was nearly at my highest weight, 265 lbs; with a focused challenge I released nearly 70 lbs, then regained 30 or so. I'm losing again, but more slowly and I have found I'm happier when I focus more on enjoying life and eating til I'm satisfied, then tracking any calories etc afterward.

I look forward to participating and enjoying being part of the team! emoticon

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I also struggle with EM eating. Hope to see you soon on the Front Porch!!

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Gail, wonderful that you are joining us in the Mindful Mansion. Emotional eating follows me around, too. Striving to eat from hunger instead of a diet plan has helped me.

Welcome home,

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Welcome Gail, looking forward to some great conversation on our Front Porch, please join us there.

You are not alone with the Emotional eating, I am struggling with that also.

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Thank you for the invite!! I have issues with emotional eating and binge eating.I need to find ways to turn this around..

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emoticon Welcome, Diane.

Delighted to have you with us at the Mindful Mansion. Come on over to the Front Porch where we do our chatting. Can't wait to get to know you.

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emoticon Diane, So HAPPY you have joined our team!!! Please stop by our post chat on the front porch!! We have a FUN Fitness game going now!!

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emoticon Hi Mindful Warriors,

I am happy to have just joined the team.

My name is Diane. And I'm working on being more mindful and trying to leave behind my habits of procrastination & boredom and stress eating.

Thanks for the invitation to the team !
Looking forward to getting to know you all better.

Diane - US Eastern Time

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We are thrilled to have all of you!

The Mindful Mansion is busting at the seams with excitement.

Lady Carol emoticon

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2/19/17 3:05 P

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Thank you.

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2/19/17 1:27 P

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Being healthier is a great goal!!! Welcome!!! emoticon

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2/19/17 12:10 P

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Hi Everyone. I'm Vicki, and I'm working on being healthier, if not thinner. Look forward to being part of the team.

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2/18/17 3:38 P

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I love the support and friendship I find on sparks too

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2/18/17 1:11 P

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Hello everyone! I just joined the team and am happy to be here. My name is Miller, I'm 62 yrs. old and live in North Carolina. I've been married to my husband, Randy, for 40 years and we have one daughter who is 25 and still lives at home with us (due to some health problems).

I'm a long-time member of SparkPeople and love all the support and encouragement I can give and receive here. I've lost some weight over the years, but not nearly enough, due primarily to emotional eating. Learning to eat mindfully is something I think would benefit me greatly.

I look forward to being part of the team!!

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"Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life."

"Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it." ~unknown

"Let me not miss all that I am by punishing myself for what I am not." - unknown

"The rest of your life is being shaped right now by the dreams you have, the choices you make, & the person you decide to be."~unknown


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2/16/17 4:22 P

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good morning from Sharyn in Australia.

I'll be 65 in July & have a few health issues so I have had to change how I exercise as well the time spent doing it. I was recently under a dietitian & she suggested I start having a cooked breakfast in order to stop the picking & grazing during the day. It worked emoticon

I'll be away for a week or 2 because I'll be helping me sister after a knee replacement this week

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2/16/17 2:52 P

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Welcome Amy! :)

I think I used to have a problem with sugar as well. I feel like I've come a long way but I most definitely still have a sweet tooth. Going cold turkey did not work for me AT ALL. What helped was when I started intuitive eating I would really concentrate on each bite of anything sweet I had. Concentration to the point where it became almost tedious. In addition to that I stopped restricting myself. I let myself have whatever I want if I eat it intuitively. I do notice that now some things are too sweet. Like I bought a Milka chocolate the other day and took one little square and couldn't handle another. Too sweet!

Keep at it is all I can say. emoticon

Edited by: BRONHI at: 2/16/2017 (17:27)
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2/15/17 10:21 P

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Hello Everyone:
I am Amy and I just signed up for this team. I have been doing SP for quite sometime and I love the support I get here.
I have a real problem with sugar and that is why I haven't lost the weight yet. Going cold turkey on it does not work for me but I know I have to find something that will work.
I use to work for a food processing company but retired almost two years ago after being there for 34 years. I am loving retirement.
My hobbies are traveling, swimming, learning Spanish, baking, being on my computer and spending time with friends and family. I love this website too and find it very addicting.
I do Bible Study on Thursdays and trying to find a place to do volunteer work so I can keep my hands busy.
I am looking forward in getting to know all of you. Getting support and giving support too.
Good luck to everyone on your weight loss journey. Together we can do this.
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BRONHI Posts: 426
2/13/17 7:38 P

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MRS_PRINCESS_07: Thank you so much for sharing your story and welcome to this team. Wow. That's all I can write really aside from saying you're incredibly brave.

I also am fighting emotional eating. I feel like it's a battle that I'll never be able to "win." I don't know, i just keep at it and try to stay attune to boredom and stress.

Like you I also joined SP in 2007. I lost 70 lbs in a span of a year and a half. Instead of dealing with overeating, I just became obsessed with calories and perfectionism and this resulted in binge eating and guilt. I was 20 pounds away from my goal weight but I felt miserable, emotionally and physically. I also lost a few SP friends as my weight crept back on. I tried losing weight by calorie counting again but I'm in a part of Europe where hardly anything has calorie labeling so you can imagine my frustration. Thankfully, I ended up finding some good literature on IE so no more calorie counting for me, ever!

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle


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2/12/17 6:00 P

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Hello Team!

I am back on the IE lifestyle just recently myself. I was introduced to this concept when going through treatment for eating disorders. I had been using multiple forms of EDs, many times consecutively, over the course of 20+ yrs. I also used emotional eating to cover up feelings and I can recall first using that method around the age of 4. My EDs began around age 8 and full blown by 10. These things helped me to have a little *control* in life when my entire world was nothing but pain and chaos. When I first began SP in 2007. I quickly became both successful according to the scale as well as within SP. I was voted one of the first Motivational Members, was given a lot of freebies from fitness companies, and I was in talks with being featured on the cover of a magazine. I thought I was doing great. I was newly married. What more could I get, right?!

Then my body shut down. I began vomiting and dry-heaving walking to the mail box all of 25 steps from our front porch. I was constantly shaking. Light headed. My pulse was rapid, and I needed to sleep over 12 hours daily. Long and the short I developed severe hypoglycemia with my blood sugar numbers at 42. Coma is 38. Death is 35 and under. I had developed heart issues as well as mild fatty liver syndrome. My kidneys weren't functioning properly and my hormone levels (cortisol and adrenaline to name two) were 4-12x higher than they should be. My body was cannibalizing itself. Eating my muscle and my organs. That;s how the Fatty liver started. I miscarried babies. My body was dying. In late 2008 I sought help. I was normal weight, still 20 pounds over that time, newly imposed BMI standards. My *best* spark friends gave up on me and one ( an extremely popular and still followed member) wrote a blog inspired by me about how horrible it is to accept your *fatness*. Freebies stopped and SP at that time, didn't do or say much about EDs or self love or finding one's own balance. Thankfully, that's changed!

Fast forward many years to now. Two babies later and 50 pounds heavier than when I was on top of the world so to speak. But I'm alive. I'm healthier. I have babies!!! Many of the issues have gone away. Now I just need to stop eating HUGE portions and using food as an emotional scapegoat. Get a little more sleep and I'm golden. I'm very active, it's just food as medication that seems to be my bane. So here I am. To get reacquainted with IE and when true hunger feels like. The rest, I leave in God's hands.

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