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I am 59 years old. Weight has not always been a problem for me. In fact when I was a child and teenager and into my 20''s, I was really under weight. But, after 2 babies, a failed marriage and other life happenings, the weight piled on....a whole lot of weight. I have many health problems due to my obesity. I am definitely an emotional eater. I am married and have two grown children and two handsome, precious grandsons and two beautiful, wonderful granddaughters. One of my granddaughters suffers from Rett syndrome, a rare neurological brain disorder. My grandchildren are my inspiration. I want to live to see what they become. I want to be able to help take care of my granddaughter with Rett as long as possible.

Member Since: 6/22/2006

Fitness Minutes: 12,297

My Goals:
I have approx 90 pounds to lose and I know the road will be hard. I also want to start exercising when I can (I have severe arthritis that limits that), but want to do what I can. I want to be healthy and not have so much pain. I am a diagnosed diabetic taking medication.


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Getting and STAYING active on SparkPeople. The staying part is the hardest for me. Since being diagnosed with diabetes, my doctor has always recommended a low carb diet to help control my blood sugars. No more than 30 carbs per day. Also my heart muscle doesn't relax....more meds. I also have severe arthritis in my knees which makes exercise difficult, but try to get out everyday and do at least some kind of exercise. I've done all of this to myself over years of being overweight. It is just not about choice any longer, it's about living or dying.



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My name is Beth. I need to make some serious changes in my life. I quit smoking 3 years ago which I'm very proud of. But, now I have this weight that I just can't seem to get motivated about and it is killing me slowly but surely.


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I like flower and cactus gardening, TV and reading. I had to stop working due to my arthritic body and depression. I never wanted to feel this bad in my 50s.




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  • v BETRME100
    OMG...reading your post on the Happiness thread on the EE team message boards, I thought "that's exactly how I used to be." I used to be depressed, expected bad things to happen, focused on the negative while ignoring the positive...slowly I've come around to where I am now. I'm not saying I'm over all that...but I do notice when I'm behaving in ways that affect my happiness and am usually able to change it around. You can do this too!! Best wishes to you on this journey...it's worth the effort!

    Kit
    4441 days ago
  • v SPARKLINJEWELLS
    Welcome to the EE team!!

    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!!

    Check out the main page of the EE team- there are “stickied” topics you may be interested in to get involved- a buddy thread, a place to introduce yourself, weigh-in challenge, a birthday post.

    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success!

    ~~best of luck to you on all of your goals!!!
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    4445 days ago
  • v KLEE46
    emoticon to the EE team. Best wishes on your slimming journey.
    4446 days ago
  • v BUTTERFLYEMERGE
    I'm so very glad that you've joined the Emotional Eaters Team. The team is a place where you can vent. And where you will receive some awesome support. Of course, I am biased ... it's a great team! I hope you find exactly what you are looking for! Welcome to the team!

    Be sure to ask questions if you have them ... someone will likely have the answer. Use the tools SparkPeople provides. They are invaluable. If you feel an emotional eating attack coming on, come to the boards first. Write about it instead of pushing the feelings away with food. We're here for you!

    Eat well, journey well,
    Cathy emoticon
    4447 days ago
  • v HUMMINGBIRDFLY
    Hi and Welcome to the Emotional Eaters Team! I'm glad you've joined us. The people on Spark are great and will give you lots of support and encouragement. Check out the Sparkpages and join in on the message boards for more inspiration and motivation.
    emoticon Best wishes....Myrna
    4447 days ago
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