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I have had a bad back for the past 2 years which at times stops me from doing exercise as I am in such pain.  I am too scared to go to the gym incase I cause any damage.  I have been comfort eating really badly as my back is so painful.  I eat when I am bored, lonely, stressed, happy, sad etc etc.  I have put on 1 stone 5 lbs recently.
I am so ashamed of myself and feel so guilty and have no self esteem,  The worst I feel the more I want to eat..... Help
Best Wishes
Sarah xxx 

Posted: 2011-02-03 01:18:00


I hear you. I am an emotional eater as well. Good bad or bad my go to  is food. I have bad knees( had surgery 2 years ago on them ) and  I am alway worried that I will injury them when I exercise.  It feels like a vicious circle.  But I am determined to go day by day...even if that means two steps back for every one step forward .


Posted: 2011-04-22 17:34:00


Hi, i perfectely understand you both, the same happens to me, whenever i'm down, or tense, or angry or whatever it is, i eat, or even binge, usually on cookies, and when my jeans don't fit me anymore i just want to eat more not to think about it. but i'm trying to stop and get rid of this habit, that's why i joined this community, to find somebody to talk to, who could help me too...anyway that's what im going to do, to lose wight and stop overeating:
plan my meals (times and amounts)
try not to think too much about food (recipes, shopping etc)
since I know that certain times of the day are more critical than other i plan to do something else, away from the kitchen!, e.g. gardening, painting, drawning, walking, find smething you like and join a group where you live, if it is possible
i think that walking is the best exercise, but you'd better ask your doctor, aquagym could be another solution, if you feel comfortable in a swimmingsuit ( having some weight to lose doesn't meant not to look pretty...even in a swimmingsuit, but i could understand if you would consider it too much)

but first of all don't feel guilty, or worse, ashamed! if what you want is to change, live healthier, being happier, well, the first thing to do is treat youself better, be reasonable about your goals and be patient
that what i say to myself
...and English is not my first language, so I apologise for any mistake 

good luck to all of us

Posted: 2011-04-29 19:37:00

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