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Monday, March 19, 2012

I have been trying to eat intuitively for about a year now. I have had my ups and downs, but iI say I'm in a fairly good place. This is the good news.

The part that frustrates me is that I will loose a few pounds and then gain it right back. I really havn't lost. I'm in no way perfect so I do still emotionally eat from time to time, I guess this might be what holds me back.

It makes me feel like I want to start keeping track of calories, but I know in the past that always sets me up to binge, become obsessed with food and miserable. So feels like I'm just stuck right now.

I needed to get that off my chest. Can anyone out there relate?

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SOTM121097 3/27/2012 7:27PM

    I have tried with counting calories or even points again, but I can only go for so long. It's just not what I want to do anymore. I honestly get my days where not loosing weight really gets to me but, overall I know that I'm on the right track. I think no matter what I have to really work on the emotional eating because without that in check nothing will work for me.

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SIMPLY-EVA 3/21/2012 2:46PM

  Any chance that you could keep track of calories without becoming obsessed? I know it sounds weird but I tell myself each day (and sometimes more often than that) that I am keeping track of my points because I am still learning what it good for me. How much is good and since I feel better about my body than I have in a little while I feel like its okay to give myself some guidelines. Without guidelines I go haywire and that doesn't really work for me at all. I think that within IE giving yourself guidelines can be okay as long as you are okay with them.

Just a thought,


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HOPEFULSNAIL204 3/19/2012 7:41PM

  I can see how intuitive eating would not always result in weight loss. I'm glad that you are in a fairly good place. Sometimes when I want to change something I change just one thing at a time so I know what is and what is not working for me. Then other times things have gotten where I had to change several things at once. I hope you find what works for you the best. Blessings emoticon

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KAYTEETOO 3/19/2012 5:11PM

  Yes totally. I think our bodies naturally try to maintain our weight, so intuitive eating does not necessarily lead to weight loss. I agree calorie counting can cause more problems though. I'm am currently tracking and trying to stick within the SP calorie range, but I have given myself a very long deadline to lose the weight, plus I do quite a bit of exercise, which means that the formula comes out that I can eat quite a lot - which helps me feel like I'm eating 'normally' rather than dieting and deprived.

Good luck!

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A*L*P* 3/19/2012 10:09AM

    Totally. I am currently doing the one, two waltz with weight loss it is so frustrating especially with how good I eat and how much I exercise. I guess no one said ie was easy, huh? Hang in there.

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