jmdmaracazzo's Journal, 20 February 2018

I really appreciate the encouragement I've been getting from most on here, but some of my interactions haven't been great, and even a little harsh. I love it on here, but I don't find that stuff motivating or encouraging, it just feels mean and kind of humiliating

Diet Calendar Entries for 20 February 2018:
6352 kcal Fat: 299.64g | Prot: 277.81g | Carb: 659.26g.   Breakfast: Croissant, Egg White, Turkey Bacon. Lunch: Coleman Natural Chicken Breast Nuggets, Lean Cuisine Marketplace Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese. Dinner: Subway 6" Meatball Pepperoni Melt, Subway Chocolate Chip Cookie, Fritos Original Corn Chips (Package). Snacks/Other: Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Cereal Bar - Apple Cinnamon, Smoothie King High Protein Banana Smoothie (20 oz), Arctic Zero Ice Cream Bar, Pringles Original Potato Crisps, Pita Pit Hummus Pita, Panera Bread Greek Salad with Chicken (No Dressing), Panera Bread Signature Mac & Cheese (Small). more...
4141 kcal Activities & Exercise: Cardio - 20 minutes, Resting - 18 hours and 40 minutes, Sleeping - 5 hours. more...
on diet Weight Watchers  

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please just pay attention to the positive people, the other ones that are mean and humiliating are unhappy people. Your mantra can be "thank you for sharing". Just copy and paste over and over again LOL Hang in there! Mostly good people here. :) 
20 Feb 18 by member: Little Red Fox
There are always those people who don't know how to just say a nice word and be encouraging to others. Ignore them; and FYI you can delete someone's comment on your journal entry. There are red X's next to what people comment. Touch it and their comment goes away :-). Keep strong and remember you're here for you and your goals! 
20 Feb 18 by member: jenniferl12003
keep your head up. don't let FS get you down. stay encouraged. use it as a tool to count your calories and keep up with your activity level. i use it mainly for personal accountability. i wish i could figure out if you can block persons on here but I haven't as of yet if I do I will forward this information to you. 
20 Feb 18 by member: marshakanady
Well, I am sorry you have had that experience... Perhaps you will get better at ignoring the asshats.  
20 Feb 18 by member: rebeccaberg
Most here are great. There are always some trolls on any media site. Just scroll past the trolls. Deleting is a great suggestion. This site is about you, not those people. Believe me, I and a few others have had their moments with trolls. They usually drop off shortly. Good Luck with your goals!! 
20 Feb 18 by member: kattay
don't give up... we care.. there are more of us that care than there are mean people.. please don't give up. 
20 Feb 18 by member: cherik1
I think some people might forget that it sometimes takes a certain amount of bravery to be honest even with oneself about everything one consumes on some occasions/days. That you log what you took in so you can be aware of it, track it, and consider what adjustments you might choose to make in future is fantastic and a great step! You appear to be a grown-up who can make decisions for himself, and you quite possibly have people you actually know, such as loved ones and health care providers, who are already giving you suggestions, solicited or otherwise. You certainly don't need any of us strangers telling you off about your personal choices when you're already making the positive choice to be here. You make a fantastic point about making people feel humiliated, which is something any of us who has ever been overweight (i.e. most of us here!) probably knows a little something about. That kind of feeling probably rarely leads us to take confident, proactive control of our own situations. It's not helpful. You seem to have a great attitude, and I wish you much success in reaching your personal goals. 
20 Feb 18 by member: kpwcalories
Some people tend to be too quick to offer opinions and comments when all the individual is just looking for a forum to express themselves or vent. At the end of the day we have to carve out our own paths to success but it helps when you have a cheering section and source of solid useful input. Hang in there my friend there are lots of people here who understand the battle.  
20 Feb 18 by member: Athensgym
Sadly , some need to be muted. You just keep your chin 🆙  
20 Feb 18 by member: MarieBrown76
Ignore the people who bother you! Stick with the winners and nice folks - there are a lot of us! 
20 Feb 18 by member: HCB
^And @HCB is at the top of the winners and nice folks list! She's one to follow! 
20 Feb 18 by member: kpwcalories
I'm so sorry you have experienced hurtful things being said. Hold on to the positive things, starting with you coming to FS! There are many, many, many wonderful, supportive, encouraging people here and wonderful tools to use for your individual journey. Congratulate yourself for coming here!! Delete the comments that do not help you or feel mean! Don't let those people keep you from finding the amazing ones on FS or using the tools to help you.  
21 Feb 18 by member: Tachatna
I believe I understand you a little as I binge as well. And I weighed 335 at start. Big help is that I live alone so I am able to keep all binge-tempting foods out of my house. I go to a specialty produce market for my main grocery shopping and only go to regular grocery store if I feel very strong that day, and feel able to avoid making poor purchases. I also made 1 very strict rule when I started this on Dec 27, 2017. I will not eat anything from a fast food restaurant or drive-thru. It has only been 2 months, but so far so good. I am also being totally honest about what I am eating and take photos of the meals. That visual each day is working for me, it shows that I am not depriving myself and I cannot be truly' hungry' because I can see all the food I ate each day. I also fill up on vegetables as much as I can, to have the feeling of fullness in my stomach that I often desperately crave, more than any specific food. Try journaling your thoughts just before you eat, to start to find a pattern or habit. One step at a time. You can do this.  
21 Feb 18 by member: deelbee
Girlie that's why there is a red x/delete button. Use it any time you get someone mean spirited in your feed, remember it's YOUR feed/page and no one else's. Just say bye Felicia and delete their ugliness. Ain't nobody got time for that. 😉 You just keep on doing you!! 
21 Feb 18 by member: angeliaanderson31
Well not sure where the girlie came from lol it was supposed to say well* not girlie. SMH 🤦🏻‍♀️ I have a hate hate relationship with auto correct!!! 
21 Feb 18 by member: angeliaanderson31
There are more encouraging people than there are mean ones. Delete the comments that make you feel bad. Remember, it takes a lot of courage to start this journey especially on a public forum like this. You got this!  
21 Feb 18 by member: CoachKitty


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