SparkPeople Paul McKenna, I Can Make You Thin Team Messageboard This group is based on the book and TV program Paul McKenna, I Can Make You Thin. You don't have to buy into the program or believe it - stop by and find out what it's all about. SparkPeople Paul McKenna, I Can Make You Thin Team Messageboard Da Rules 1. When You Are Hungry, Eat <BR> <BR> 2. Eat What You Want, Not What You Think You Should <BR> <BR> 3. Eat Consciously And Enjoy Every Mouthful <BR> <BR> 4. When You Think You Are Full, Stop Eating Mon, 30 May 2016 23:40:28 EST Hunger Scale Stay between 3 and 7 on the ‘Hunger Scale’ <BR> <BR> 1. Physically faint <BR> <BR> 2. Ravenous <BR> <BR> 3. Fairly Hungry <BR> <BR> 4. Slightly Hungry <BR> <BR> 5. Neutral <BR> <BR> 6. Satisfied <BR> <BR> 7. Full <BR> <BR> 8. Stuffed <BR> <BR> 9. Bloated <BR> <BR> 10. Nauseous Mon, 30 May 2016 23:06:50 EST Have a listen to my music and see what you think Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am Trev and presently reside in the South West of the UK. I will spare you my details in here as they are all available in my blog so please feel free to look in there. I basically read the McKenna book and applied many of the principles like the four rules of eating and the hunger chart. It has so far helped me to loose 90 pounds and I am hoping it can help me to loose the remaining 90 I feel I need to loose too. <BR> <BR> I believe in the power of music and the way i... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 06:13:21 EST McKenna v. Spark Does anyone else feel that the four golden rules are at odds with the purpose of Spark? I'm a bit confused with which one I should follow, the "diet" method or the "intuition" method. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts on how these could possible co-exist? Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:50:54 EST Ketogenic to Paul I have had great success with South Beach. Starting at 142 pounds I dropped 44 pounds in 2 years and thought I was too thin. I began eating more carbs and quickly jumped up to 110 lbs. Now I fluctuate from 110-115 ib and I want to weigh 105 lb. <BR> So, I began the ketogenic diet because my body was already used to no carbs and losing wasn't happening any more. I mixed the ketogenic diet with intermitten fasting. It works but I am just so tired of dieting :( <BR> I came across McKenna's boo... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:13:51 EST Am I eating too little? Hi everybody , I have started Paul Mckenna's "I can make you thin" a week ago and been doing great. For the first time in years I don;t think of food all the time. It seems like the food tastes amazing and I get full so quickly and I don't feel hungry too often. Because I noticed that I seem to be eating so little in comparison to what I used to I did a calorie count a few days in a row and i barely seem to be averaging 600 calories a day. I eat when I am hungry, what I want, chew slowly and... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:27:17 EST Week One - Starting Strong! The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe <BR> <BR> Day 1 - Begin with the end in mind <BR> "Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible; and suddenly, you are doing the impossible." -- St. Francis of Assisi <BR> <BR> Today it begins - the first day of what will probably be an entirely new relationship with food and an entirely new relationship with your body. But where will it all end? <BR... Sun, 19 May 2013 17:04:41 EST New guy here...tried all else...this has to work. Hi, <BR> My name is Bob and I'm from the US. I've tried a lot of weight loss programs over the years...and I just recently stumbled on "eating like a thin person" and subsequently Paul McKenna's DVD's. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty far it's working great in the sense that I don't feel deprived or anything. In fact, last night was the first time I've EVER went out to eat and not gotten a very large plate of food and wolfed it down like I was starving...I actually left half of it and left ... Fri, 17 May 2013 09:25:44 EST 90 days of success challenge I plan on using the success journal for 90 days and seeing what happens. I will post the objective for the day and respond to it and encourage anyone else to respond also. Hopefully, it will get us all moving forward for the next 90 days and enable us to hear new ideas from each other. Thu, 16 May 2013 12:32:42 EST Up and down days Yesterday was a rough day for me. We are supposed to eat only when we are hungry. Problem was I seemed to feel hungry all day! My tummy gurgled, grumbled, and made all kinds of crazy noises. I drank lots of water to see if I was just thirsty, but I still feel as though I ate all day long. <BR> <BR> My theory is that since I'm not even 2 weeks in yet, that my body is saying, "Hey, where's all the food?!" but it seems detrimental to listen to my body's cues when my mind is adding up the portio... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:17:06 EST New Member Here! Hello all, my name is Vickie. I haven't been active at Spark People in a long time. I lost a lot of weight in 2010, but the pounds slowly crept back on since then. I didn't gain back ALL the weight I lost, but it's definitely time to get my head back in the game. <BR> <BR> I read Paul McKenna's book a year or so ago, but I didn't implement his system. I thought,"It can't be that easy or simple," But I read it again the other day and have finally decided to give it a try, as calorie counting ... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:39:14 EST First three days...without the cd Ok, STONECOT (I don't know who else is here on this team <em>211</em> ), I am doing the Paul McKenna thing. I'm eating what I want, when I want IF I am hungry and stopping when I feel my solar plexus is satisfied (love that clue). So far, so good. I don't know if I will lose weight like this. But, I am really not eating much. That may change though IF I feel hungrier on another day. It is a little challenging, but a LOT easier than tracking food, counting calories and following a meal... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:31:04 EST time to reclaim this team, and get it working. Hi, my name is Evelyn, I was a Paul McKenna follower, but fell off the wagon and went back to tracking, with the result that I'm putting weight back on again. Time for a rethink. Back to basics. One golden rule at a time. Number one is to only eat when I'm hungry, linked to, Eat when hungry, since I ignore the hunger signals, but then eat after I'm full. Sat, 22 Dec 2012 17:20:57 EST Anyone else not get to choose when they eat? I work in a school and I'm only allowed to eat at certain times during the school day. This has been my biggest challenge with following the program. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else in the same boat? How do you manage it? Sat, 22 Dec 2012 16:52:48 EST Emoticon for today <em>334</em> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 08:41:44 EST Hello, I'm New - Just starting out Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to sparkpeople and to the PM system - I have been trying it for the last 8 days now and so far it's going okay. I have had some success with hypnosis CDs before so that's what attracted me to it, and then I thought intuitive eating was just my cup of tea. I have done this somewhat in the past but in an unhealthy way - if I found myself craving something, I would eat pretty much nothing but that thing until it made me ill! Now I'm going to be more sensible a... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 15:05:52 EST Getting Hungry Hi everyone, I'm new to sparkpeople and to this board - very glad to have found you! I've been doing the PM system for just over a week so far and it's going well! I feel brililant so I'm hoping to see some good results. Anyway, what I want to know really is how people deal with feeling hungry just before bed. I'm struggling with this one because I've been brainwashed (perhaps) to believe it is bad to eat before bed healthwise, and weight-loss-wise those calories aren't going to be burned... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 13:03:09 EST New Kid on the Block Hey everyone. I am the new Kid on the block and wanted to know if you all have any tips. I did the Paul McKenna life adjustment (I don't like using the word diet!) a while back and lost 20 lbs. I got out of the healthy habits and poof...they all came back! I am now wanting to get back into those healthy habits. I need accountability! So, anyone game for holding me to the plan?? Does anyone have his meditation CD? Do you use it each day? Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:05:48 EST What is your goal? Hi Everybody! I was thinking that we should start sharing our goals with each other. I'm thinking we can post our daily or weekly or monthly goals. In ICMYT, Paul McKenna teaches the 5 Golden Rules, methods to help deal with breaking the diet mindset, facing our emotions without food, accepting our body, rethinking our definition of exercise, etc. <BR> <BR> Here are my three goals: <BR> 1. Eat only when I'm hungry <BR> 2. Stop eating when I think I'm full <BR> 3. Move my body more <BR> ... Mon, 21 May 2012 12:04:21 EST 5 pounds at a time. Losing 5 pounds is doable. Mon, 7 May 2012 14:00:45 EST My ticker thing's gone crazy! Could someone please explain to me how to sort out this ticker? When I first added my weight to my account I'm sure I did it in pounds. At some point later I added a ticker for weight loss but didn't notice that it didn't say whether or not it was pounds or kg, but then it didn't give me an option to change it. When I saw it at the bottom of my post instead of saying 169lb it said 169kg! I clicked on edit ticker but it didn't give an option to change to pounds, just to change the numbers. So ... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 19:19:12 EST Need some support, very upset :( I'm trying to avoid starting with an apology in case i offend anyone who has more weight to loose, but I weighed myself for the first time in months today and was shocked at the results. <BR> <BR> I started this a week and 5 days ago but hadn't previously weighed myself for months, maybe a year. At that time I was quite shocked to see i was 11 st 2, as I had only been in the 10s up until then, but I had seen it creeping up. Today, I suspected i might have put a couple of pounds on but never... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 15:09:21 EST Anyone else eat lots of choc/che ese/cake etc? Hi, I've only just started the program and have been taking the 'eat what you want' rule very literally, eating lots of chocolate, sweets, cheese etc. I also eat healthy stuff too and don't want to not eat bad stuff, I want to just eat a nice balance of stuff like i used to when i was naturally slim, but i am really going to town on the bad stuff. <BR> <BR> Did anyone else do this at the beginning and then settle down later? Sun, 1 Apr 2012 16:32:03 EST Hello Hi, I've just joined this group today. I got the book & CD a week ago. I read the book in a day & have done an exercise from the book &/or listened to the CD each day so far. It's a big step for me to admit to anyone that i am inded, unhappy with my weight and trying to loose some. I developed cfs a few years ago, became less active & more prone to comfort eating & so put on weight. <BR> <BR> My reticence to speak about it comes from the fact that I have been naturally slim & relaxed aroun... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 14:57:00 EST April: Eat when you are hungry! Using the hunger scale. <BR> How do you know when you are hungry physically and not just emotionally? <BR> How do you cope with emotional hunger? <BR> <BR> How easy is it to eat when you are hungry? Fri, 30 Mar 2012 06:16:11 EST thank you Paul mckenna I started using Paul Mc Kennas i can make you thin system on the 7th of January i was 19tone 4lb i know weigh in at 16stone 11lb and i am only on day 62 <BR> i feel fantastic and am no longer feeling depressed my self esteem has improved dramatically and i can now see a clear future ahead cant thank him enough for writing this programme it has changed my life completely it has been a fun and healthy so far cant wait to reach my goals xxx Sat, 17 Mar 2012 09:28:29 EST I've been wondering and think I got my answer I have been listening to the CDs for almost 2 years and I love how relaxed and energized I feel. I have 3 of them. Recently, I found out that another person who is selling "Think & Lose" is telling people that if you fall asleep, you won't get the same effect because you eat when you are awake and your subconscious is also awake. So, he makes his voice annoying and it's almost impossible to doze off and completely relax. <BR> <BR> I tried this method for almost 2 weeks and did not feel on... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:56:34 EST Stress - how do YOU cope? Listening to your body is important and many cravings and binges are caused by our emotions - they knock at our door and unless we answer, it will knock louder and louder until we do deal with whatever it is? <BR> <BR> A lot of this pressure is from inescapable stress. Our internal dialogue, our subconcious thoughts, outside pressure - all sorts of things cause this inescapable stress. So, how DO you deal with it? Tue, 6 Mar 2012 04:56:05 EST March: STOP eating when you are full! I think this is the key to the whole thing - stop eating once you are full. <BR> <BR> So how do you know when you are full? <BR> <BR> By eating consciously! Slowly! Your body will tell you it's had enough before you get the bloat! <BR> <BR> The hunger scale is important here as well as using it to ask if you are hungry before you eat. Whilst eating consciously, your stomach will gradually start to fill and it will FEEL like it is slowly filling up. So the idea is to stop before you get... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 09:49:01 EST Joyful and Fun ways to MOVE! I think exercise gets a terrible rap in our culture, do you agree? Especially for those of us who have learned that losing weight is a STRUGGLE to be ENDURED. Gah, I feel heavy just typing that! We are supposed to diet (collective *shudder* from all of us here, right?) and exercise, and then the magical weight loss shall appear! Or so 'they' say. ;) <BR> <BR> Since really getting into the McKenna program, and after reading the "Health at Every Size" book (seriously you guys, go get that book... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:47:33 EST How are your food choices changing? Here's a funny thing that I've noticed the past week or so. I'm voluntarily choosing foods that would be considered 'healthy' the majority of the time. Things like fruits, veggies, whole grains, brown rice, water, green smoothies, etc. I still eat Oreos and pie and chips and such, don't get me wrong! But they don't dominate my choices lately. For example, at lunch today I originally made myself a bbq chicken sandwich (think shredded chicken drowning in sauce), and potato chips. After two bite... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 19:15:13 EST Results - How's it working for you? So how long have you been doing ICMYT? <BR> What results do you see? <BR> What results do you feel? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>193</em> <em>7</em> <em>190</em> <em>194</em> <em>469</em> <em>216</em> <em>311</em> <em>331</em> <em>294</em> <em>313</em> <em>205</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:26:17 EST 90 Day Success Journal Do you use the 90 Day Successful Journal? <BR> <BR> I do. I used it before but fell off it over Christmas - I started again from the beginning two weeks ago. <BR> <BR> The journal has tick boxes of the principles and a section for positive thoughts of that day and what you are looking forward to the next day. It also has a daily inspirational idea or thought. Plus a weekly check in to review how well you are doing. <BR> <BR> I like it. Very cheap on Amazon. It helps to keep focussed. Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:20:49 EST "I shouldn't have this..." Oh yeah?? Today was a stressful day. Nothing major, just 'one of those days' kind of day. I ate with good focus, really paid attention to my food, I felt good about that! I made lemon cupcakes and had two after dinner. Then I grabbed another one to have with my coffee just a moment ago. I looked at it and first said to myself, "Oh, I shouldn't have that," in that 'I'm a bad person' kind of way that we do - you know what I mean! ;) <BR> <BR> But then, THEN, I stopped. And thought about it. Did I really... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:04:47 EST Breathing Goodness Hello lovely ladies! (and men, if we have any reading here too!) <BR> <BR> I had mentioned a breathing routine called Oxycise that I do for my exercise in the "Positive" thread, and Zoritsa asked for more info - so here it is! <BR> <BR> Oxycise is an exercise that is mainly focused on increasing your oxygen level, while also toning and stretching your whole body. The premise is that the whole intention of 'aerobic' exercise is to get you breathing deeply - that's actually what aerobic means... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:49:10 EST Huddle Up! Did you Huddle with your gorgeous team members today?? <BR> <BR> Psst! Over there on the right! <BR> <BR> Give everyone a little boost! <BR> <BR> <BR> Shine on! <BR> Shell Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:03:58 EST Do you track your foods here at Spark People? I'm such a 'by the rules' kind of girl, seeing that food tracker on the website makes me think I *should* be tracking my food. But I really *really* dislike doing it. And that's one of the things that I love about ICMYT - I don't have to! <BR> <BR> And yet, every time I log in here I think, "Hm.... maybe I *should* be doing it anyway..." <BR> <BR> NO! I'm not giving in to the illogical *need* I have to follow rules that don't make sense to me or help me. So there! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 11:12:28 EST Golden Rule # 1 - Eat when you are hungry... I have a big problem with Golden Rule #1. By the time I'm half way done with a snack or meal, I realize I wasn't hungry in the first place. Its very hard for me to slow down before I eat to focus on how my body feels. Does anyone else have this problem? Does anyone have any suggestions on how to break this bad habit? Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:47:03 EST Paul McKenna will be on Dr. Oz...... Tomorrow 2/8/12 with his hypnosis for weight loss.Can't wait! Tue, 7 Feb 2012 17:55:16 EST What's the best part of this program? So what do you like most about doing the Paul McKenna I Can Make You Thin program? <BR> <BR> Eating whatever you want! <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 Feb 2012 11:19:34 EST February: Did you listen to the CD? So when do you listen to the CD? <BR> <BR> Before bed (like me) or during the daytime? <BR> <BR> Have you listened to it today? <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 Feb 2012 11:18:02 EST Giving this another go I had read "I Can Make You Thin" a few years ago after watching his program when they had a special on tv,and tried his techniques with some success.I slacked after a while and fell back into bad habits of eating to fast and not listening to my body,and the weight came back.So,I started listening to my mp3 payer again and looked up some videos on Youtube to remember some of the techniques he gives(no longer have the book). <BR> <BR> Looking forward to reading up on the posts here <em>30</em... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:39:27 EST GUILT Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Im Ardiana, Im 20 years old and I finally want to shed the last 20 pounds or so that Ive been holding on to for about a year now. <BR> Ive started doing Paul's system 3 days ago and have found some slight difficulties. One is with the conscious eating - its so hard for me to ONLY focus on my eating. Throughout the years I dont think I havent had a single meal where I havent been doing anything at the same time. If its talking to a friend or watching tv. I find it real... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:03:20 EST How to make changes in your life: Elephant & Rider This is an interesting article I read from the Abundance Blog at Marelisa Online: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>012/01/11/how-to-make-changes/ </link> <BR> <BR> Anyone who has ever tried to make a change in their life knows just how difficult it can be. For example, we make a firm resolution to start getting up at 6:00 a.m. each morning–so that we can get a jog in before work–, but when the alarm goes off in the morning we hit the snooze button and go right bac... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 09:00:05 EST What do find hard about this program? What do you find difficult to do on this program? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Is it working out if you are really hungry? <BR> Is it eating consciously? <BR> Is it finding time to move your body? <BR> Is it other people's pressure? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> OR do you find it all easy? Fri, 6 Jan 2012 08:35:53 EST January: Move your body! <em>408</em> <em>412</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>412</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> <em>408</em> <em>412</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>412</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> January is all about moving your body - anyway you please. What do you like to do? Dancing, rollerblading, swimming, housework, gardening, running, hula hooping, walking - it all counts as something. <BR> <BR> <em>408<... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 08:14:36 EST Paul McKenna program works I was excited to find a Paul McKenna forum with some recent posts. I lost 40 pounds on the program two years ago just following the golden rules and listening to the CD's several times per day. Like all programs, if you quit the weight will come back so I did gain 40 plus another 20 over the last year. <BR> After trying WW and other programs, I realize this program is the best one for me. <BR> My fear is going back to something I've done before. May sound weird, but I have been on a lot ... Sat, 10 Dec 2011 21:45:34 EST December: Being Positive About YOU! In the run up to Christmas our only challenge is to think something positive about yourself each day. Whether you wish to acknowledge something beautiful or interesting or just to say how awesome you are! Time to stop beating yourself up and to blow you own trumpet about how wonderful you are inside and out. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> The first positive thinking post is all about what you are looking forward to - this positive thinking post is all about YOU and how wonderful YOU a... Mon, 5 Dec 2011 09:10:20 EST Do you use the tapping technique? When I first tried the tapping technique, I did it as a fluke because as strong as my cravings can get, I honestly didn't expect it to work. Lo and behold, it worked like a charm and I've been tapping ever since! I am a complete emotional and binge eater and I started this program about 9 days ago and haven't had a binge since! I haven't been able to go past 4 days in a row lately before going off on a binge, until now. I am totally amazed and LOVE it! <BR> <BR> Just wondered if those of yo... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 07:10:42 EST I moved my body today! So what did you do today to move your body?? <BR> <BR> I have parked on the car park furthest away from work! It's a 2-3 minute brisk walk, 5 minute slow walk... and it all counts for something! <BR> <BR> <em>433</em> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 06:40:46 EST Positive Thinking :) Each day Paul asks us to note at least one positive thing that happened that day and for what you are looking forward to the most tomorrow... <BR> <BR> Today... I have a lovely meal out planned with family this evening. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I am looking forward to... a lie in! Fri, 25 Nov 2011 06:30:33 EST Where do you eat? This is the #1 most difficult part of the program for me. I typically eat at my desk (at home), and work/play on the computer while eating. I sometimes eat in front of the TV, but not very often. I almost *never* eat at the kitchen table. Nobody in my house eats at the kitchen table, honestly. It's a game table, or craft table, or catch-all table. The chairs are uncomfortable, the area is not attractive, so I avoid it. <BR> <BR> Where do you eat? How do you make it appealing so you'll be ent... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 13:49:17 EST What are you eating today? I am making a traditional Sunday roast. <BR> <BR> Roast chicken (no added fat, just some onions, mixed herbs and a little water) <BR> Roast potatoes (I keep the skin on, parboil then roast with tiny bit of vegetable oil to stop them sticking to the pan) <BR> Roast carrots (as above) <BR> Gravy made with the water I cooked the chicken in (skim the fat off) <BR> <BR> <em>428</em> Sun, 13 Nov 2011 11:57:16 EST Diets don't work! What the craziest diet you ever did?? <BR> <BR> <em>15</em> <em>9</em> <em>15</em> <em>9</em> <em>15</em> Sun, 13 Nov 2011 09:34:06 EST New Leader and an Intro to the McKenna System Hey there! <BR> <BR> I'm the new leader of this sparkteam - there's more about me on my Sparkpage but basically I am a fortysomething English divorcee, I work full time, have three grown up children and I'm learning live a life without drama and stress as much as possible! <BR> <BR> Paul McKenna's "I Can Make You Thin" is a simple and effective system to lose weight. First, I hate the title - being thin is not my only goal in life! In fact being thin is not the goal at all. But, it is ju... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 09:21:47 EST Doing the 4 Principles For the rest of November, let's get back to the basics of this the system. <BR> <BR> 1. Eat when you are hungry. <BR> <BR> Remember a time when you were really, really hungry. How did it feel? Remember every detail of hungry you were. <BR> <BR> Remember a time when you were really, really full. Bleugh, you felt so bloated and over full, it hurt to move. Feel it and remember every detail. <BR> <BR> Now remember the hunger.... and back to full... and back to hunger. Remember the real ... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 08:35:36 EST Eat a Rainbow Today Did you have plate of colorful fruits and vegetables today? Sun, 2 Oct 2011 20:00:20 EST Weight Meditation Exercise This mental exercise if from Paul McKenna's Book: Change Your Life in 7 Days by Paul McKenna <BR> <BR> Reprogramming Your Self-Image for Success <BR> <BR> 1. Take a few moments to relax and breathe deeply. As your muscles relax, it becomes easier and easier to unleash your imagination. <BR> <BR> 2. Now, imagine another you standing in front of you. This is the most magnificent you that you can imagine -- your authentic self. <BR> <BR> 3. Take a moment to feel totally happy with your authe... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 19:51:09 EST Have a plan 1. Plan your meals. (proactive) <BR> 2. Eat at meal time. (decision is made) <BR> 3. If emotional hunger strikes before your next meal, do some activity. Learn to anticipate your next meal. (proactive) <BR> 4. Enjoy and savor each bite . <BR> 5. Small meals are satisfying so ignore urges for seconds. (proactice) <BR> 6. If I deviate from the above, what will I do so it won't happen again. Sun, 2 Oct 2011 19:48:24 EST How is your Self Esteem today? By being overweight I have lost some of my self esteem. How did it happen? One day at time. <BR> <BR> Advertisement: "Lose your belly fat and regain your confidence with the Belly Fat Diet". <BR> Did I automatically loose some of my confidence when I gained some belly fat? <BR> <BR> Losing confidence is a choice and I choose not to lose any of my confidence because I have some belly fat. I do not need to buy the "Bellly Fat Diet" book to regain my confidence. <BR> <BR> I can be a con... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 13:31:55 EST Today I will find a way to . . . Words are very powerful. <BR> <BR> "I can't", "it is hard", "I will try" are excuses. <BR> <BR> "I will find a way" means action. <BR> <BR> What will you accomplish today? Sun, 2 Oct 2011 01:05:08 EST A Call for Help Hi everyone. I haven't been on this site for a long time now but I have come back desperately seeking advice. I have been "doing" the PM system for about three years now (I put "doing" in quotes because I haven't been seriously doing it for a while now, which is why I'm seeking help) and I've lost a total of about 40 pounds. It seems like the 40 pounds came off pretty effortlessly and when I had first started the system I felt that eupohric relief that food no longer had control over me an... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 02:18:37 EST Whats happening? No leader no team?. If its doomed to failure its sad but a team can only keep going if members are commited to it. <BR> If anyone is still looking at the team I am co leader of Dont let The Scale Rule Your Life. <BR> Very similar aims to this team, so if you want to drop in on us you will be welcome Till Then. Irene <em>253</em> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 03:29:16 EST something I've learned :) Hi everyone: Just throwing my two cents in here. I've been a long time believer in the theory "that diets just don't work". I was a long time veteran of dieting and just couldn't keep the weight off. I believe in all that McKenna is saying. <BR> <BR> Having said that... I still found it a struggle to follow the very basics i.e. stop when full for example. I just didn't know. The cravings haunted me... I continually craved!!! <BR> <BR> I then read a book.. and it asked "what could you gi... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:32:32 EST hello Hopefully im posting this properly, I have been on Spark before but never really liked posting cos I always seemed to do it not quite right. Anyway here goes, day 1 of the 90 day challenge almost over. Tomorrow will be even better cos ive bought new headphones for my cd player, the old ones kept popping out of my ears lol. <BR> Eileen <em>249</em> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 16:01:02 EST hello Hi there im beginning the 90 day challenge tomorrow so I thought it might be helpful to join this group. The reason im choosing tomorrow as a significant start is because 90 days from then I will be 60, so im giving it a try. <BR> A bit about me, im married, a mum, granny and great granny. Im an R.N. but am considering retiring soon. Im Scottish and live on the east coast of Scotland. I wish everyone good luck, and look forward to sharing experiences and hopefully make new friends on this jou... Sun, 26 Jun 2011 14:11:57 EST Gotta Listen!! Hello all! :) I'm very new to this group and have only posted an introduction (several weeks ago!), but I'm needing some buddies to help me stick with this program long enough to really get a good start. :) <BR> <BR> I listen to the CD (the one that came with the ICMYT book) for a few nights, and then get busy and forget (you all know *that* story, right??), and ugh, there goes the program. Again. <BR> <BR> SO! I want to challenge myself to listen to the CD every night for 30 days. To a... Fri, 27 May 2011 11:41:27 EST Misconceptions What was the most mind blowingly stupid illogical diet misconception that you have been told, as though it was written in stone? <BR> <BR> A friend told me that because sugar alternatives tasted sweet, it fooled the body into behaving as though it were sugar, I.e. You still got fat! <BR> <BR> WRONG glucose, which is what the body breaks carbs/sugar down into has a specific chemical signature, which is recognised by carrier proteins. No sugar, no glucose, no fat. Fri, 27 May 2011 10:51:18 EST Trigger points Did you have a trigger point or food that once you had started, you knew it would be bad. Of course we don't do that now ladies, do we? <BR> <BR> Mine was cheese. Just the smell of cheese made me dribble, and of course forbidden on most diets. That's why I liked the Atkins, because I could eat cheese. I think a serving is about the size of two dice!!! Well that's half a mouthful. <BR> <BR> Of course on PMc it's different. I always make sure my main meal is in the evening, and as well as be... Fri, 27 May 2011 10:43:04 EST Soup?? Hi all, just a quick question; how do you 'chew' soup? <BR> <BR> I am trying to eat my soup very slowly and savour the flavour but obviously it slips down abit easier and quicker as i don't have to chew it. <BR> <BR> What are your suggestions/ thoughts? Thu, 19 May 2011 08:10:36 EST Happy Mother's Day Put your mom's picture as your profile picture for Mother's Day. <BR> <BR> That's mine! Sun, 8 May 2011 02:29:39 EST Weight loss plateau? Has anyone here reached a weight loss plateau on ICMYT? Sat, 30 Apr 2011 06:04:52 EST Is Sparking Considered a "Diet"? So I am having some internal conflict after reading I Can Make You Thin and trying my best to follow the 4 rules and listen to the CD. Though I am seeing that eating when I am hungry and eating what I want and stopping when I am full is Awesome! I still feel this need to track my food in the tracker on here, since I have been doing it for so long. Just from following this system I have lost 4 lbs in about 2 1/2 weeks and I have been over my range pretty much every day lol. In the past I woul... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:56:38 EST What is the first advice you would give? ..on Paul Mckenna's system? Mon, 25 Apr 2011 13:55:19 EST My sister is naturally ideally slim, and she,. My sister is naturally ideally slim, and she NEVER worries about food. Generally I find she only ever eats when she is hungry, eats relatively slowely and stops when she is full (as she rarely finishes what is on her plate,.. but all the food she eats is CRAP! Junk food, potato mash, white bread,.. As my mother and my family are generally healthy eaters, she will eat a few healthy meals when mum cooks them,. but she will always cook foods in oils, eat pastries etc,.. <BR> <BR> My question i... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 02:54:25 EST How do I know what my body REALLY wants,... How do I know what my body REALLY wants with all the artificial sweeteners, additives and processed foods?? Seriously, with all these man made flavours and altered foods, how can I trust my choices when eating 'what I want'? Sat, 23 Apr 2011 08:53:13 EST When do you listen to your CD I always try and listen to it first thing, before the demands of the day take over. The trouble is that sometimes I go completely off to sleep! It doesn't seem to stop it working though, I suppose it becomes subliminal messaging. I did wonder if it was the CD that kept me motivated, or simply chance. For a couple of days I was up early and had no time. Third day I was back to 'couldn't be bothered' even getting dressed was an effort, and I had been happily bobbing along all day. So the CD bec... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 14:06:37 EST The Inner Fat Girl We all have one to some degree I suppose. I have been reading other peoples thoughts about her on the message boards. Remembering that this subconcious you is a large part of your psyche, I am appauled that so many people so dislike themselves. The whole thing about " one slice of cake will start me on the road to perdition" or " ice cream-the devils work" fills me with horror. What kind of life to lead is that? Do people enjoy to suffer? I want to scream at them, read the book, listen to the... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 05:33:20 EST I can never have a couple of bites of CHOCOLATE,.. I can never just have a couple of bites of CHOCOLATE,.. Should I keep this one food out of the house for a while?? Sat, 2 Apr 2011 17:21:28 EST What have we done to our daughters? I am a Mum of three children, all adults, brought up in the 70's and 80's, they went girl, boy, girl. The two girls being ten years apart. My son is and always has been extremely slim, both girls after having been slim in their teens are both serial dieters and sadly overweight. My own mother verged on the anorexic, and I have always tried to be as relaxed as possible about food and eating because I know the impact of my mothers attitudes on me. I have a brother incidentally, who although ske... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 06:06:48 EST Guilt, where does it all come from. I can actually remember the first time i felt guilty about anything to do with food. I was about eight and on holiday with my parents. My dad always insisted on going for dinner at 1pm, the busiest time of the day, we would sit for ages after we had ordered waiting for our food to arrive and consistantly, by the time it did I was past eating it. My dad complained that I would pick the most expensive thing on the menu then not eat it. I had never looked at the prices, just picked something tha... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 05:54:12 EST I always feel guilty about EATING WHAT I WANT!? How do you go about the EAT WHAT YOU WANT golden rule. When I do that, I eat calorically dense, low nutrient foods. But when I think 'eat what my body want' or 'eat what you want that is healthy', then I don't necessarily feel guilty when I enjoy my food?? <BR> What do you think? Wed, 9 Mar 2011 16:45:16 EST How did you get the 4 GOLDEN RULES to work for you I can't seem to stick with the 4 golden rules, I know that if I do them proparly, I will lose weight easily, but I am having triuble with them. <BR> <BR> Did you/should I focus on one at a time, one each week, or just keep trying to get all 4 working? What did you do and how long did it take for you to get really good at the 4 golden rules? Wed, 9 Mar 2011 16:41:37 EST Paul's sleep and confident CDs/books So I bought both of these products and read them. He brings up interesting information and it's good to understand how things have not been good on both subjects with a person. <BR> The CDs are done very similar and yet different. I have been alternating the Thin with Confident and I do believe that I am feeling a difference. i.e.--I bought a bunch of random flowers and have made some absolutely beautiful/gorgeous arrangements for my home. Pulling in colors to make all the rooms cohesive.... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:07:57 EST Helping in a different way I just wanted to share something. I read the book again and started listening to the CD again less than 2 weeks ago. <BR> I have been using HCG and had lost 60 pounds on it but lost my mojo/groove/motivation or whatever you would call it(PLEASE do not bash me for the HCG. I was obese and tried a bunch of things. Homeopathic HCG is what has worked. I have felt and done great with it. AND it's my decision. If you have a REAL ? about it, okay.). I really wanted to get down where my next goa... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 12:44:17 EST New here Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am Littlebelly1, 35 years old and 15 kg overweight. I have started Paul McKenna "i can make you thin" today and hope we can support each other here. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Sun, 16 Jan 2011 07:55:34 EST Brain Commands Hello Sparkpeople, <BR> <BR> I keep overeating. My brain tells me," more! more!" when my stomach feels way full. <BR> <BR> So the brain wins, of course and I end up feeling sick and bloated. <BR> <BR> I have to find a solution because this could lead to an eating disorder. <BR> <BR> regards <BR> <BR> Neil Sun, 16 Jan 2011 07:36:26 EST Trusting of Eating Habits Perhaps the most difficult thing for me to stay on Paul McKenna's "I Can Make You Thin" is staying with the technique. I start eating, but love it so much that I don't stop. This of course far exceeds my calorific intake and I get fat...very fat. So I am watching my calories, staying at under 2000 per day. It is hard, especially when you work all hours. 12 hours straight is horrendous as far as food is concerned. I always over eat during shift work. <BR> <BR> It's okay, through this all I am... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 08:35:16 EST Trigger Liquid Hello fellow Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I was getting into poor eating habits by coffee. I used to be at 4 cups a day so I cut down to 2 cups a day with lots of water. <BR> <BR> I found out that the coffee was kinda urging me to eat donuts and other crappy stuff. <BR> <BR> Any comments? <BR> <BR> regards, <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Maybe I can cut it out completely. Now that would be something. Wed, 24 Nov 2010 07:38:41 EST What are your "high stakes"? I just sent out an article to the team that basically says the things you need/have to do become pleasurable when the end goal is important enough. <BR> <BR> So when the stakes are high enough the work is a joy. <BR> <BR> So that begs the question, what are your high stakes? Sun, 21 Nov 2010 09:34:02 EST New! I am new to spark people, I find the site a little confusing, but will try and learn it better. I have read I can Make You Thin and now have the dvd set, but have only seen cd # 1, as I just received it. I have a lot of weight to lose as does my husband, I am TIRED of dieting. Thand you and God bless. Sat, 6 Nov 2010 18:34:20 EST Coping with cravings I am having difficulty with managing my cravings. I have tried a host of things, I have a list of distractions and now am learning PM's techniques to break the association between trigger-food-association (like worms coming out of the chocolate cake which I have an intense craving for but is dangerous to diabetes, etc.). Is there a technique that works well for you? Thu, 4 Nov 2010 08:53:29 EST Golden RulesSame rules why I can follow them now I just wrote a blog about why I can follow the Golden Rules now even though I could previously never follow those same rules as part of my lifestyle. I thought it would be too long to post it here. But if anyone feels like they won't follow the rules because they never have before, you might want to read my blog. <em>306</em> Wed, 3 Nov 2010 12:41:43 EST What other things do you think about? Thank you for your welcome to your Team! There is one thing that keeps going through my mind about what Paul said... it's that overweight people think of food all the time. Do you or any other members have thoughts to help with this? I have a list of things to do and distractors... and while doing it worked... I've fallen wayward and I can't get myself to do them again. Tue, 2 Nov 2010 07:51:27 EST Has anyone read these? I'm thinking about getting these 3 books: <BR> <BR> Keep it Off: Use the Power of Self Hypnosis to Lose Weight by Brian Alman <BR> Listen and Lose Weight by Glenn Harrold <BR> Retrain your Brain, Reshape your Body by Georgia Andrianopoulos <BR> <BR> I can get them from a closeout bookseller for under $20 for all three. If you've read them or are familiar with them, are they worth it? Thanks in advance for the advice. <BR> <BR> Cathy <em>275</em> Sun, 31 Oct 2010 11:26:41 EST Boring to Eat I have been trying to eat consciously- no watching tv or reading while eating. Really focusing on the food, texture, color, smell. But I am totally bored- it's very hard to just sit still and eat. The good news is I'm eating very little- just till I can't feel my stomach grumbling. But as a result I get hungry again (real stomach grumbling, not quencehd by water) within 2 hours. I'm wondering how other people are handling this aspect of the GR. Fri, 29 Oct 2010 22:36:52 EST November Daily Success Checklist OK, so we have had requests for a challenge that will help hold us accountable. I am not much of one for challenges, but will start this in the hopes that it will be helpful for some of you. <BR> <BR> Please post a daily success. It can be related to PM's rules or program in general, or any fitness or life situation. Thu, 28 Oct 2010 08:32:21 EST What food have you rediscovered? By eating consciously and chewing slowly, what food have you discovered you really like, (and didn't really know this), or have found you now dislike? Mon, 25 Oct 2010 12:56:48 EST Is joining Paul McKenna's website worth the money? Has anyone been a member of Paul's website? Did you think it was worth it, or could one do his system just as well without needing the website membership? <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Oct 2010 10:09:44 EST 21 Day Meditation Challenge through Chopra Center The Chopra Center, as in Deepka Chopra, is starting another round of the very popular 21 Day Meditation Challenge tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 11. <BR> <BR> This is FREE and is done via videos so no matter how new you are to the concept you can do this! <BR> <BR> Meditation has HUGE benefits. It reduces stress, anxiety, blood pressure, etc. All the things many of us are struggling with and use food as a coping method. How about giving meditation a try with me? <BR> <BR> I've not done this before... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 15:00:58 EST quiet group WOW! this is some kind of quiet group. Not sure what to do to get discussion going here. I know that we have people at all stages of following PMcK's plan, surely if we started chatting a bit we could help each other out. <BR> <BR> Maybe we could start here by telling why we join a team. What do I hope to get out of it and what do I want to contribute? Fri, 24 Sep 2010 08:15:14 EST September Daily Challenge So I haven't been on in a while. I've been crazy busy. I leave for basic training in October so until then, I wanted to do something like a daily challenge to hopefully help with my eating issues. I already decided last night (after scarfing down a ton of trail mix with no control...) that I want to give up sugar even if it's just for a few days. I want to use the exercise in the book to help get over eating stuff I can't control myself around like chocolate and cake. I'll still have fiber ba... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 10:26:33 EST How long till you abide by the 4 golden rules? I can't seem to follow these rules consistently. I'll start off fine at the beginning of the day, eating consciously and only when hungry,. but then by the afternoon I'm back to my old habits. I can't seem to get these rules to stick. <BR> <BR> Any tips? Sat, 28 Aug 2010 01:07:53 EST How to 'eat what I want' when I pack my lunch? How do I eat what I want if I have to pack my lunch ahead of time? I don't know what I'll feel like eating at midday, when its only 7am?? anyone have this problem/? Fri, 27 Aug 2010 04:18:08 EST How did I lose 4 lbs while on vacation?? I was visiting my parents all last week and ate terribly and way past my limit the whole time. I was so afraid to step on the scale that I waited until a few days after I got back. To my surprise I had lost 4 pounds! The crazy thing is: I was at a plateau for the longest time, doing intense exercises and following the 4 rules pretty well before I left for the trip. Do you think just changing my habits for a week did the trick? Has anyone else had this experience? Wed, 25 Aug 2010 21:45:14 EST Book Rec When You Eat at the Fridge One of my other teams, Women Food and Geneen Roth, is working through her Women Food and God book. <BR> <BR> I'm finding the experience valuable, but it's stirring up a LOT of negative emotion. One of my members suggested another book by Geneen Roth to soothe the soul. After reading "When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair" I have to agree, it has a lot of great ideas to fight off what Roth calls an I'm-fat-and-ugly-attack. <BR> <BR> I HIGHLY recommend this. Here's the Amazon link... Sun, 15 Aug 2010 11:03:03 EST Just got the book Hi Everyone, my name is Deanna, and I just got the book today. I'm excited to download the CD to my iPod and get to listening and reading. I watched a couple of his videos on Youtube, and thought they were very interesting :) Sat, 7 Aug 2010 22:54:31 EST Food for Thought Check out this vid (3 minutes long) <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 2 Aug 2010 15:39:13 EST Tap for a Week Challenge If there's one part of this program most of us ignore, it's the tapping (EFT). Yet many of our more successful members do use this technique. <BR> <BR> I've personally noticed that my mood improves when I do Brad Yates' Tap of the Morning and Tap of the Evening, yet I've not done it for enough months I'm thinking it's been a year! <BR> <BR> So let's try to commit for just ONE WEEK to tap at least once a day. There are several YouTube vids out there to help you along for various problems. So... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 15:25:57 EST Eat what I want? Will I become malnourished??? Eating what I want is hard for me to get my head around. I feel guilty if i do this all the time and worry that I may eventually become malnourished??? <BR> <BR> Help,.. anyone feel the same? Tue, 27 Jul 2010 07:43:00 EST Geenen Roth on Oprah 7/12 Geenen Roth, one of the original proponents of losing weight by giving up dieting, will be on Oprah tomorrow, July 12. <BR> <BR> Her newest book is Women, Food and God. It's NOT a religious book. God is more a stand-in for spirituality and being comfortable with yourself and the universe. I recommend it and her other works. Sun, 11 Jul 2010 15:11:28 EST What other teams are you on? I always enjoy seeing what teams other members are on, so how about sharing here? <BR> <BR> Mine are: <BR> <BR> Food Rules <BR> Pescatarian/Vegetarian <BR> Abs Diet for Women <BR> Gabriel Method <BR> Wine Lovers <BR> Women Food and God (Geneen Roth team, not a religious one) Sun, 11 Jul 2010 11:24:02 EST July Checklist Day 1: <BR> 1. I ate when I was hungry: <BR> 2. I ate what I really wanted: <BR> 3. I ate consciously: <BR> 4. I stopped when full: <BR> 5. I drank my fluids: <BR> 6. I moved my body: <BR> 7. I listened to the CD: <BR> 8. I did an exercise from the book: <BR> <BR> One POSITIVE THING I noticed today... <BR> <BR> What I'm LOOKING FORWARD TO tomorrow... <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Jul 2010 12:36:16 EST July checklist oops, posted in the wrong place-check it out in our Challenges Forum... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 12:34:27 EST July Walking to ? Challenge So sorry! Forgot about doing the template for July! <BR> <BR> Here's the template for June! <BR> <BR> Destination Goal: <BR> <BR> July Miles per Day: <BR> <BR> 1- <BR> 2- <BR> 3- <BR> 4- <BR> 5- <BR> 6- <BR> 7- <BR> 8- <BR> 9- <BR> 10- <BR> 11- <BR> 12- <BR> 13- <BR> 14- <BR> 15- <BR> 16- <BR> 17- <BR> 18- <BR> 19- <BR> 20- <BR> 21- <BR> 22- <BR> 23- <BR> 24- <BR> 25- <BR> 26- <BR> 27- <BR> 28- <BR> 29- <BR> 30- <BR> 31- <BR> <BR> Miles to Destination = <BR> Miles Completed = Thu, 8 Jul 2010 10:00:38 EST did you know? Now that I am consciously eating, again, I am noticing things... <BR> <BR> did you know that the further you get from the rind of the watermelon the sweeter the fruit? <BR> <BR> did you know that nectarines are less sweet on their blossom end than on the other (pointy-ish) end? <BR> <BR> What are you noticing now that you are tasting your food? Wed, 7 Jul 2010 15:35:40 EST This Weight Loss System Hello Fellow Sparkers. <BR> <BR> This system of weight loss seems counter intuitive. Sparkpeople have given me a calorific target per day to keep to. I have about 2000 calories per day to keep at. When I do, I like to watch the pounds drop off on the scale. I must admit that it is very challenging to control what you eat. <BR> <BR> Then along comes Paul Mckenna and his way to change your thoughts about food. I love chocolate, who doesn't, I know I'm not going to be full after 3 bites. Those... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 08:56:40 EST new favorite quote "My stomach is not a waste basket." <BR> <BR> I saw this and laughed, then went stomach is not a waste basket. I had not heard it before. Wed, 30 Jun 2010 08:44:59 EST omg you guys are quiet! ok, just so I won't feel so lonely, can you at least post an emoticon, or even a punctuation mark, something to let me know I am not in this alone!!!! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> too needy? sorry, just checking to see who's out there. <em>213</em> Sat, 26 Jun 2010 11:55:48 EST Daily Success Checklist I don't know how active this team is.. I have been MIA for a while :/ and I haven't seen if there is a post similar to this (if there is redirect me please!) <BR> <BR> I got this idea from MELTNSUE from a different post. I wanted to post daily kind of like the ICMYT success check list and share successes and struggles with the program. <BR> <BR> The daily checklist looks like: <BR> <BR> Day 1: <BR> 1. I ate when I was hungry <BR> 2. I ate what I really wanted <BR> 3. I ate consciously <BR... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 22:50:18 EST Show online I was wondering if anyone knew where you could watch the program online. I am getting back into ICMYT after having my daughter during my pregnancy I couldn't hardly eat and now I'm so hungry all the time lol so, i need to get back into it. Sat, 15 May 2010 03:35:22 EST Walking To ? Challenge We've all been pretty lax about Paul's suggestion to get 6,000 steps in each day. So I propose a walking challenge! <BR> <BR> Pick a destination. A real place like Rome, Italy (and pretend you can walk across ocean) or an imaginary place like Lord of the Rings' Rivendell. Track your miles and post your progress here. <BR> <BR> 1 mile = 2,000 steps <BR> 1 mile = 20 minutes of exercise/physical labor <BR> <BR> But let's get walking! <BR> <BR> Oh, and don't forget to use the team goals of de... Sun, 2 May 2010 09:12:15 EST ezslim Hi I'm ezslim going to loes a lot of # in the next year have lost 50 so far. Good luck Ezslim Sat, 1 May 2010 16:09:41 EST newbie Hi all <BR> I really needed to do something drastically different after dieting and riding a wild yo-yo ride of ups and downs (I am way up right now). Read the book last night (got it from the library) and am going to listen to cd after work tonight. Hoping that joining this team will help to keep me on track. Is the stuff on the cd also available for download to my ipod -- that would make listening much easier. Also, how long is the CD? Finally, do I need to listen to this overnight thi... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 10:04:01 EST Calorie Counting I read paul's book and absolutely loved it. I thought it was very practical... I obviously was having a bit of trouble keeping with it, but i was just wondering how everyone else incorporates his ideas into their 'getting fit' lifestyles. I know specifically he tells you not to count calories and spark people is all about that. I want to find a balance. Because i have had a lot of problems with unhealthy ways of losing weight when i was younger, counting calories most of the time makes me... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 13:13:57 EST I could have told you that!!!!! I don't know how much this study cost, but all I can say is "DUH! I could have told you that!" <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ge.aspx?cp-documentid=100256851&GT1=31036 </link> Fri, 9 Apr 2010 15:24:39 EST Sigh... Can't stop overeating :( Hey girls, well I did great last week, but this week I have done horribly. I can't seem to stop stuffing myself with food. Any tips to help me out woud really be appreciated. I'm so frustrated. I have been listening to the CD that came with the book every night to see if that helps, but nothing seems to be helping me get back on track. :( Wed, 31 Mar 2010 13:33:41 EST Eat what you want.... really? Hey girls! Do you try to choose healthier options when eating or do you really only eat what you want? I feel like I'm doing something wrong and that I will never lose weight by eating solely what I want... even eating small portions. Thu, 25 Mar 2010 14:03:29 EST Newbie with Question Hi everyone! I am new to this group. I was looking through books on Amazon a couple weeks ago and stumbled across I Can Make You Thin. After reading lots of positive reviews I decided to order the book. I received it on Friday and have been gearing myself up to start… reading the book, listening to the CD at night and today I am officially starting it. <BR> <BR> Okay, so a question now. Today I have started and I am trying to listen to my body to figure out when I am actually hungry and... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 10:35:14 EST LuvBetty HI my name is Lori, I'm a 45 yr old woman who really really loves Betty Boop and I have a lot of her paraphernalia. I'm single and I'm tired of being fat! I have health problems which caused me to be off work for 3+ years now but I'm looking as we speak to return to the work force. I"m a home owner which is a big reason for going back to work. I'm a social worker and I"ve worked with children and families for 17 years in various capacities. <BR> But I have to be honest, I feel completely los... Sat, 20 Mar 2010 00:49:45 EST Who is doing the tapping techniques? I don't see much activity on the tapping techniques. Who is doing them and how? Tue, 9 Mar 2010 07:07:23 EST No more excuses The more I read the more I realize, we are all very good at excuses. I am the Queen of Excuses. <BR> <BR> So my challenge is to break past that excuse you started to use today about why you couldn't get to the gym, or use that workout dvd, or eat consciously and just do it. <BR> <BR> and now tell us about it! <BR> <BR> We are all responsible for who we are right now, and who we will be in the months and years to come. Lets take responsibility, drop the excuses, and cheer each other on al... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 09:37:36 EST Newbie from NJ Hello my name is Tracy. I just started sparkpeople a couple of days ago. I have been obese for the past 8 years or so. My highest weight was around 270. As of today I weigh 245. I want to lose another 105 pounds to get to my goal weight. I can't wait to get to know you guys. Sun, 21 Feb 2010 19:27:51 EST computer addict here Hi everyone. I've been a member of this team for awhile but consider myself a newbie because basically, I joined one day and never logged in again. I have realized that I need some type of support to stay on Paul's plan. I love my computer time but have recognized in the past month that I spend way too much time online. Wasting time on Facebook and basically wasting my life away. I am a stay at home mom. Love my kids and husband and want to be the best stay at home mom I can be. I thin... Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:04:21 EST Is the PM website worth it? I've been debating about subscribing to the PM website. If anyone else has subscribed/does subscribe, is there enough information/content to make it worth the subscription fee? Thanks. Mon, 8 Feb 2010 19:00:21 EST What's the best thing about ICMYT Hi All <BR> <BR> I'm pretty new to this forum and it's my second time of trying to follow ICMYT to get myself in shape. I'm diabetic and because of the meds I'm on I don't tend to feel hungry so the most important thing for me has being to improve my self esteem and eat slowly. It has made me really look at my eating habits - I was such a gobbler! lol Apart from no calorie counting what is your favourite thing from the ICMYT program? <BR> <BR> Michelle Fri, 5 Feb 2010 10:47:12 EST what tricks help you to follow the rules? So list some of the things that help you to follow the 4 Golden Rules. Fri, 5 Feb 2010 07:37:17 EST I dun good. sorry for the silly grammar, this is a place to post something you feel you have done well today. Remember to keep it to non-scale victories please. Sun, 31 Jan 2010 13:20:30 EST What rule is the hardest for you to follow? Well we have not been a very chatty group so I am thinking this might bring some newbies into a discussion. <BR> <BR> So tell us what is the rule you have the most trouble following? Wed, 27 Jan 2010 07:47:51 EST Newbie - lots of questions! Hi all <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Did a search for a PMK forum and found this site, it seems very helpful. Im Reena from west london in the UK and Ive been following the cambridge diet most of last year, started off at 16.5 st and managed to lose 4st in total. Its been successful for me but I had a break from it and cant seem to get back on it. I just keep failing and feeling bad. <BR> I have 20lbs left and a friend told me about the golden rules by PMK. Have bought the book and cd, just need ... Fri, 8 Jan 2010 10:35:28 EST Michael Pollan's Food Rules Michael Pollan's Food Rules <BR> <BR> I'm not going to post all the rules on an open forum, but I thought I'd share a few of them so you could all decide if you want to pick up the book. <BR> <BR> Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. <BR> <BR> Avoid food products with "lite," "low-fat" or "nonfat" in their names. <BR> <BR> Avoid foods that are pretending to be something they are not (like margarine). <BR> <BR> It's not food if it arrived through the windo... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 10:22:51 EST Paul Mckenna on The Bonnie Hunt Show I spent a whole afternoon with Paul for a taping of the Bonnie Hunt show that will be airing Jan. 4th. Paul is awesome and I feel like I am Finally on the right path. I listen to his cd's every day and I have learned to NOT weigh myself anymore. What a difference not letting the scale dictate my day. <em>227</em> <em>192</em> <em>253</em> <em>250</em> <BR> Mon, 28 Dec 2009 12:41:59 EST EFT Tapping I have been watching the clips on YouTube from Robert and others doing EFT Tapping. Have you tried it? Thu, 24 Dec 2009 00:19:22 EST Weight Loss Seminar 30/1/10 in Birmingham, UK Just wondered if anyone is planning to attend this session, I'm going and it's currently discounted to £99 for a full day. <BR> <BR> I've been following the plan since July and have lost over a stone now, slow going but great to feel like I've not been on a diet. The trouble is I'm learning about myself each day and that I was using food as a way of coping with emotional problems, so now I've got a long job to break the habits of 20 years but want to say 'THANK YOU PAUL' you've really made ... Thu, 26 Nov 2009 09:40:06 EST Just finished my first 2 weeks I just completed my first 2 weeks. I didn't weigh myself the day I started but had a recent weight. According to that I lost 7lbs in 2 weeks. I know I feel better. My outlook is more positive, I feel happier and my golf score is going down. <BR> I'm still struggling with the Golden Rules but I'm not beating myself up. I'm enjoying this process instead of dreading it. <BR> I plan to continue listening to the CD daily. It has really helped. I also plan to start journaling to help with th... Sun, 15 Nov 2009 16:11:20 EST One Thing at a Time Challenge The days are getting shorter, the weather can turn nasty at any moment and stress goes up. Seems like a good time for a new challenge to me! So.... <BR> <BR> Introducing the One Thing at a Time Challenge! <BR> <BR> <BR> We all have something we want to do, but often the process seems overwhelming. It's not "I should start exercising," but "I should add aerobics, sit-ups, yoga and push-ups to my daily routine." <BR> <BR> Is it any wonder our Inner Brats run in terror? <BR> <BR> So let's t... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 13:38:41 EST This sounds to good to be true! But at the same time, it actually makes so much sense!! He quotes in his book about the phrase "no pain no gain" as being a farce. I am so used to living by that, that I think I make things more complicated than they need to be. Can it really be that easy to make my pants fit a little better? <BR> <BR> The 4 GRs are perfect and that is what makes this so believable and doable. Eating slowly really does help me to eat less. Even though I am still learning how my body feels at the various hung... Sat, 7 Nov 2009 21:32:38 EST Question I just started using PM system. I listen to the CD every night and I count down but when he starts tellng you to imagine do I still count or try to visualize? Wed, 4 Nov 2009 14:13:16 EST Bingeing! Ok so this morning I sat down and ate when I wasnt hungry and was totally aware of it. Afterwards I thought 'oh no, im bingeing again!'. Now a binge for me use to be like a couple burgers, fries, a shake and maybe some ice-cream n chocolate or something, like a LOT of food. I thought about what id just eaten, a few crackers with cheese, a small bag(one of those multi-pack things) of vege chips and a hot chocolate. Im sure most people would normally call this a snack, not a binge! My mind has ... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 19:07:19 EST Just won the book! I just won the book, new, from ebay including the CD. I got it for about $6-7 with shipping. <BR> <BR> I am excited to get this soon and combine his ideas with those of other Intuitive Eating programs that I reading about. Fri, 16 Oct 2009 15:21:46 EST Let's Check In!! How about a place to check in every day? Let's tell each other how the program is going for us, okay? <BR> <BR> Today, it's early but I'm really grateful for finding this group on SparkPeople. I took one of your suggestions and listened to one of the CD's first thing this morning and I think it really helps to start the day off with your focus on the program. The plan today for me is to stick to the 4 suggestions. I have a house full of peopel coming over for dinner tonight. Sun, 11 Oct 2009 10:08:56 EST Ideal Body Picture Hey everyone, I've been working on my visualization and trying to picture myself at my ideal weight but since I've never been at my ideal weight it's kind of hard to visualize. I'd like to get one of those computer generated pictures of myself that so many people have on their profiles. Does anyone know where to go for those? Thanks! Fri, 2 Oct 2009 01:20:19 EST I'm Back! again.... Can you say, "Diets don't work?" I think this is the third time I've joined this team! :) I'm not going to say I'm going to give it a try this time, I'm doing it. As Yoda said ( and I tell my kids this sometimes, "There is no try, there is only do." Thu, 10 Sep 2009 00:20:50 EST Hi! and Questions Hi there! I'm new to this forum, but not to McKenna. I bought his book last year and read it but never listened to the cd, which I started doing about a month ago. I was wondering if anyone has the 5 cd set, and what the difference is? I'm contemplating buying it, but don't want to spend the 60.00 if it's just more what is on the book's cd. Any info would be much appreciated! Thanks! Fri, 4 Sep 2009 11:10:30 EST Breaking Rules Twice yesterday I realized that I was breaking one of the rules <em>10</em> - I wasn't stopping when I was full. <em>15</em> <BR> I Did realize that I was full, instead of ignoring the feeling. <em>4</em> Now I have to recognize the feeling And obey it a stop <em>227</em> eating then, no matter what is left on the plate! <em>190</em> Sun, 23 Aug 2009 13:43:51 EST Routines - Inspiration Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I was meditating this morning and this got me thinking afterwards. How do others start their day? <BR> <BR> Share your routines that keep you inspired. Thu, 6 Aug 2009 13:16:26 EST Eat Consciously Challenge Since many of us – including old timers – struggle the most with Rule 3 (Eat Consciously) let's all work on it together in this Eat Consciously Challenge! <BR> <BR> Pick a meal, a day, a week, whatever length of time you are certain you can commit to, then announce it here, along with any thoughts you might have on how to do it (timed bites, blindfolds, etc.) then report back here on your progress. Once you finish your commitment to yourself, make another one, then another until you've maste... Wed, 29 Jul 2009 09:16:20 EST I have no excuse but..... I was in the hospital in for 2 wks in June and over that period I have gained 6lbs and need massive help I'm not following the rules and I keep coming back here and then leave again. So, i'm in need of help... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 05:17:00 EST Hi! I am excited to join this group. I have tried every way I can think of to lose weight. I saw Paul's shows about a year ago and thought it was interesting. I have yet to pick up the book but am planning on getting it this weekend. I hope to start immediately with what info I have gotten from this group. :) Fri, 17 Jul 2009 16:50:41 EST I'm starting today I watched part of the shows and read the book about a year ago. I would say my effort back then was half-hearted at best, but I'm really ready to go for it and learn this way of life. I do have trouble with the tapping techniques and am hoping to find videos of Paul (or anyone else) demonstrating as I learn much better watching something like that than reading the steps in a book. The 4 golden rules aren't as easy as they sound, but I'm bound and determined to become an intuitive eater and... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 12:44:37 EST taking meds and supplements with food - timing Hi....I have a question. <BR> <BR> I take some prescriptions and supplements as prescribed by my doctor. These need to be taken with a little food because it's recommended. Because so many of these cannot be taken at the same time because it will diminish their ability to be absorbed. So, I've had to divide it up into 5 times a day. Therefore, I can't always 'wait' until I am hungry to eat. I'll have a little bite of banana or something when I take the pills. <BR> <BR> Does any one else dea... Sat, 27 Jun 2009 06:43:20 EST Just Started Reading I just began reading Pual McKenna's book, and joined this team. Thank you for being here! <BR> I am Jari, wife of one and mother of seven living. I live in burning hot Texas, and have gained weight gradually, until last summer when the dr put me on some meds and I gained 10 pounds a week for 4 weeks. He took me off of it, but he hasn't told me how to get Rid of the gained weight that quickly! I joined Spark People a while back, and really want to get rid of this weight! Tue, 16 Jun 2009 21:06:48 EST Walking Map question I have started to walk to work and mapped the way I go about two weeks ago. Now I can't find the map I saved and have no clue on how to add my walks to my daily fitness log. Tried searching on website but only able to find the site to start mapping. <BR> <BR> Has anyone done this? or know how to do this? <BR> Thanks. Tue, 9 Jun 2009 07:54:19 EST Joined today Hi everyone, Babs here, joined Sparkpeople today. <BR> Following Paul McKenna's I Can Make You Thin, got the book and DVD's. Listen to the CD most nights. In week two of the plan, going really well, not thinking about food all the time, its fantastic. <BR> <BR> Bye for now, Tue, 2 Jun 2009 12:44:26 EST New and kind of scared Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am a 23 year old full time graphic designer, full time student. I have about 50 lbs to lose. I have fought my weight since I was about 9 years old. I have tried just about everything with (obviously) no sustainable success. Some of the diets I have been on include: Atkins, The Abs Diet, Weight Watchers, LA Weight Loss, Medical Weight Loss Clinic, South Beach, Eat Right for your Blood Type, Chronobiotics, etc. Seeing as my history has been one of yo-yo-ing and starvat... Mon, 18 May 2009 15:26:56 EST BOOZE, HOW DID YOU BEAT IT ? I posted this on PMA notice board first and have had some great replies, I was wondering from if there is another angle I might be unaware of, that you might share with me, Thanks <BR> ........................................<BR>......................................<BR>............................................ <BR> <BR> My family has had issues with alcohol from day one......... <BR> <BR> My fathers father, I will not call him granddad, cos I never knew him, was an alcoholic and ruine... Mon, 18 May 2009 09:16:42 EST One Unbreakable Rule This challenge is what ever you make it, literally. Lets KISS and pick just one simple rule that you will not break, decide how long (one hour to years?) you will go without breaking it, then post it all here. <BR> <BR> "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." <BR> ARISTOTLE <BR> <BR> "What seems out of your reach now, gets closer the moment you begin working toward it. There is a way to achieve what you choose, when you commit yourself to continue ta... Sun, 17 May 2009 13:59:15 EST Weird dreams,anyone else when they first started? The first time I tried PM's way of eating I had dreams similar to when I quit smoking,but with food instead.I would dream that I would sneak food and binge and then wake up feeling guilty. <BR> <BR> This time around I've twice now had dreams of killing someone.So of course,the first thing I did,was pull out my book on dreams and find an on-line dream dictionary.What I found was really cool,and kind of what I had suspected my dreams meant.Here are some small snippets of what I read. <BR> <BR... Fri, 17 Apr 2009 09:55:55 EST New to group I just saw this team, and thought that I would join. Last year, there was a tv show on TLC called "I can make you thin." I watched every episode, and thought that it had great information. <BR> <BR> Earlier this year, I saw a book called "I can make you thin" (and it came with a CD) so I decided to buy it. I have been listening to the CD which is 30 minutes long, and I think that it's helping me to control my food cravings. Thu, 16 Apr 2009 17:45:23 EST Is anyone a member of the club on PM's web site? I'm wondering if it's been a good experience for you and if you think it's worth the money? I'm "supposed" to be paying off credit card bills, not charging to them. But it looks like a good adjunct to the book/CD and this team. Do you like the CDs that come with the 6 month membership. Thanks!! Natalie Thu, 16 Apr 2009 00:41:29 EST Help - need some talkin' to! Hi all, I need a little help. <BR> <BR> So, I started out last week all excited about the PM method and this team on SP, then totally lost focus somewhere along the way. I wasn't completely unaware of being mindful, etc, but I was definitely NOT "doing well", and I also only listened to the CD the first day. <BR> <BR> I went to bed last night with new conviction, deciding that I would really jump in and go whole hog, no eating with TV or reading, listen to the CD at least once a day, etc.... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:56:51 EST BACK It's probably been about 4 months since the last time i was here and a lot has happen . I am back to getting my life in order. and MISSED U guys. Sun, 12 Apr 2009 20:50:51 EST Hello there! My name is Bren,and not new to Paul McKenna or Spark,but kinda fell far off the wagon(over and over) and getting back on. <BR> <BR> I tried doing Paul's techniques when his shows came on and was doing good,lost some weight and joined his site(which I think you have to pay for now).It was when I stopped going to his site that I stopped doing anything and of course gained the weight back. <BR> <BR> Anyways,I started listening to his cd again and am going over his book. <BR> <BR> Thanks for r... Sun, 12 Apr 2009 14:41:49 EST How does YOUR hunger manifest itself? Good Afternoon, <BR> I've been following the 4 Golden Rules with a great deal of success, but I sometimes find that my hunger manifests itself in different ways, and I'm wondering if it doesn't have something to do with what I've eaten prior. Sometimes it's the good, old fashioned, rumbly empty tummy...others, it's more of a lightheaded feeling. Thu, 9 Apr 2009 15:04:57 EST Hello Hi All! I'm new to SparkPeople, but not really new to PM. I've had his book for quite some time now, as well as some other books on Intuitive Eating. When I tell my friends what I'm doing to maintain my ideal weight, the look at me like I'm nuts! Most of my friends who are looking to maintain or find their ideal weight are still doing Weight Watchers. I joined Spark People to find some friends who are embracing the four golden rules! :) Thu, 9 Apr 2009 15:01:48 EST Do you eat breakfast? So I have been doing Paul Mckenna's thing for a while now and have had lots of success but every morning I wonder the same thing: should I be eating breakfast? I've always learned to eat a little bit of food in the morning to start your metabolism. I've found if I don't do this I won't eat until about 1:30 in the afternoon when I actually get hungry. I know Paul said to throw out everything you learned from dieting, but it just doesn't seem right to not eat until that late in the day. What ... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 17:36:48 EST 90 day success journal Last night I purchase the PM 90 day success jounal over the internet and should receive it this week ... I can't wait because I'm sure it's what I really need at this moment of my life. <BR> What's your experience with this book? <BR> Hugs Sun, 5 Apr 2009 05:28:23 EST What is the "Mirror Exercise"? What is the "Mirror Exercise"? I read the whole book, and I don't remember seeing that. <BR> <BR> Would that be the exercise on p.87, called "Somebody Loves You"? Sun, 5 Apr 2009 02:32:47 EST The Compulsion Destroyer p. 126 - Anyone try this? This visualization technique is to permanently destroy your desire to EVER again eat whatever it is you want to eliminate FOREVER from your diet; speaking here of a 'chocolate addiction'. <BR> <BR> I am considering using it for all desserts, cause once I start on a little I literally can't seem to stop eating them. When I eliminate sweets, and just naturally follow Paul McKenna principles of eating, I have no trouble losing my excess weight - without dieting. Sweets are what gets me in trou... Sat, 4 Apr 2009 17:19:51 EST Anyone interested in more NLP techniques? Would anyone find it useful to have some more techniques at their disposal? Or just some extra pointers on how to get more out of an existant technique? <BR> <BR> Do people use the techniques? Or just listen to the cd's and let hypnotic approach do the work? <BR> <BR> I'm bored and in the mood to be NLPy... Fri, 27 Mar 2009 21:29:35 EST New as of a few days ago! Hi Everyone, What a great team! I've been lurking a little, and am very new to the PM program. I got my book and CD yesterday and started using the principles today. I feel freer already... <BR> <BR> I've "met" Demuralist already, but I realized that I never introduced myself to the team. <BR> <BR> I'm a 49 yr old single mom of two amazing (and demanding, in a good way) kids and two dogs. Plus my parents who are elderly and not very well, live in the next town. I'm the health inform... Fri, 27 Mar 2009 00:39:38 EST OK to listen to the CD more than once a day? Hi! I just started following the PM program, and I was wondering if it's OK to listen to the CD more than once a day. I haven't seen anything that says it's dangerous or anything, but.... thanks!! Fri, 27 Mar 2009 00:30:29 EST Keeping Track Does anyone write down what they eat on a daily basis? I don't, but I am wondering if it might be helpful. Any thoughts? Wed, 25 Mar 2009 12:27:04 EST New Team Goals We have two new team goals! <BR> <BR> The first one is Followed the 4 GRs. For this one, enter the number of times per day you ate and followed them. <BR> <BR> The second is to listen to the CD that comes with the book or the Overnight Success program once a day. Check the box when it's done each day. <BR> <BR> Since we now have a specific CD goal, I have removed it from the list of techniques in the Technique goal. For this one enter the number of times a day you do a Technique from the b... Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:42:39 EST Quick Question Hello all : <BR> I have a simple question, wonder what you will all think. <BR> I know it is recommended to lie down, have headphones on and relax while listening to Paul's cds, but I was wondering if they have any effect at all if you have it on, on the stereo rather than on your ipod and not having headphones on, but rather like ' background noise ' while you do other things, like going on to Sparkpeople !!! <BR> <BR> Am I getting any benefit this way, or must it be with headphones, laying... Mon, 23 Mar 2009 14:56:12 EST Dealing with Fear I've been talking to a friend who is worried about gaining weight on the program and is afriad to let go and follow it. <BR> <BR> For those of you just starting out, could you please share what you are going through? <BR> <BR> And those of us who have been at it for a time, can you please relate what you've gotten out of the program? <BR> <BR> Thank you! Mon, 23 Mar 2009 14:07:55 EST Question about the goal for using PMK technique I know this will sound funny, but I can't find anything on how to track for this goal. If you follow all the rules on a given day is that a count of 1 or a count of 4 or 4 per each meal LOL!! <BR> <BR> I have been putting 1 in the tracker even though I am following all 4 rules every time I eat. <BR> <BR> Help inquiring minds want to know :) Mon, 23 Mar 2009 13:39:18 EST Helpful Books Here's a thread to talk about the books we are discovering as we read more about intuitive eating and the law of attraction. <BR> <BR> You can be as brief or elaborate about the book as you want. If you want to start a topic of it's own about a cool book that's fine, but please list it here, too, so we have a nice resource list among any book chatting we do! <BR> <BR> Remember -- a DIET book is one that has forbidden foods listed and they have plenty of forums in other teams. Let's leave th... Sat, 21 Mar 2009 13:59:45 EST Question. Hello everybody : <BR> Quick question. I have seen the links you have all posted for those downloads, I feel they may be very beneficial to me as I have a terrible lack of self love or self worth. I only have dial-up and tried downloading last nite for an hour and it was only at 20%. If I download it overnite and save it to my laptop, how does that get transferred onto my MP4 player so I can listen to those cds as I lay in bed in the am and before sleep ?? <BR> <BR> Thanx. <BR> <BR> Vi... Sat, 21 Mar 2009 13:51:07 EST Success Stories This topic is for us to relate our success so new members can see that this DOES work. <BR> <BR> What is a success story? Anything you think is one! So post away! Sat, 21 Mar 2009 12:09:08 EST HELLO !! Hi all : <BR> My name is Victoria and I have just joined this team. <BR> I lived in England from June 2007 to June 2008 and Paul McKenna is massive there, being an Englishman. <BR> <BR> He has done a number of books and cds, for losing weight, insomnia and healing your broken heart. While I did read the book and have the cds I have not really applied the principles as yet. <BR> <BR> I have a very long history of binge eating disorder which dates back to the early 80's when I was a college ... Fri, 20 Mar 2009 23:38:55 EST Yikes... OK, this has been SO wonderful, and while I'm not sure if I've lost weight so far (maybe a little) I have been more peaceful about food than ever before. <BR> <BR> Then after one little phone call, I suddenly find myself shaking in my boots and planning a starvation diet, which is startling since I've been feeling so much progress. <BR> <BR> The culprit was a call from a former lover of 20 years ago who wants to come and see me in a few weeks! <BR> <BR> My mind has been racing ever since... Sat, 14 Mar 2009 15:49:51 EST THE question : "Are you on a diet" ? Ok so this morning at work during the break some co-workers asked if I had lost weight because I looked thinner. <BR> I said I did... and waited for THE question, as I knew at least 2 of them are on a diet right now. <BR> <BR> One of them of course asked : "Are you on a diet? What diet is it?" <BR> First let me tell you : it felt so liberating to be able to say no ! <BR> After some weird glancing at me they asked for more information. <BR> So I briefly explained that I ate when I was hungry,... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 06:56:02 EST Ideal weight challenge "Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon." <BR> Denis Waitley <BR> <BR> Here is my challenge to all of you...if we believe this statement (and I certainly do), then what it has to say to us is that our minds must dwell on our ideal weight. NOT on how much we have to lose. Or even how much we have lost. <BR> <BR> This is a hard thing to let go of. It is part of the diet mentality that w... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 10:18:33 EST How do you feel today - no really? From Supercoach Corner today: <BR> <BR> "One of the things which happens every time I teach an NLP training is my senses are tuned up to a higher level and I begin noticing things that I wouldn't normally notice in my day to day life. <BR> <BR> While leading the NLP practitioner training in London a few weeks back, I became particularly aware of the number of times that people attempted to describe their feelings in terms of pictures, metaphors or internal dialogue instead of actual physica... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 18:53:02 EST McKenna Tutorial for Newbies <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Please do not respond to this thread. <BR> <BR> This thread is to give information to everyone regarding details of the Paul McKenna Program. <BR> <BR> To add links of interest go to the "links for newbies thread" for any discussion or additions please go to the "Welcome to our lounge" thread. <BR> <BR> Thank you! <BR> Sat, 7 Mar 2009 17:05:18 EST No Complaint Challenge This might be considered a sister challenge to the Negative Thought Fast Challenge. <BR> <BR> While reading "Happy For No Reason," I discovered this website: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I have been bothered for a long time about how negative and crabby I can get. This seems like the perfect way to not only notice how much I am actually complaining, but to remind myself that coming up with solutions, not complaints is a far healthier alternative!... Sat, 7 Mar 2009 08:21:36 EST Your favorite PM mental exercise. Hello, good morning! <BR> <BR> I'd like to know what everyone's current favorite PM exercise is beyond listening to the audio. Do you visualize, tap, mirror, reframe... or? <BR> <BR> Right now, I love doing the walk into your ideal body routine. Sometimes I have a bit of difficulty imagining mine, so I borrow someone famous and put my head on her, ha-ha. Right now, I am borrowing Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) from the Fifth Element movie. She is half my age and slightly shorter, but I like h... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 11:14:17 EST It's a learning process... I did have a few slip-ups this week with some boredom eating, but I realize this is a learning process and I'm taking it one day at a time. I am also happy to say that I lost 1 lb this week! <BR> <BR> I received my book and plan to spend some time this afternoon reading. And later I'll listen to the CD. <BR> <BR> Have a great week! <BR> Maria Sun, 1 Mar 2009 11:13:18 EST Negative Thought Fast Challenge I've been listening to Paul's Positivity Series - unsurprisingly a lot of what we use in ICMYT is applicable to general positivity and vice versa. <BR> <BR> He described what he says is probably his most powerful technique for having a better life, but one that people rarely do the follow through on as it must be done consistently for a couple of weeks... <BR> <BR> If I post it would anyone be up for the challange of taking a Negative Thought Fast? <BR> <BR> <BR> ****** Here it is!******... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 22:24:06 EST 40 Day Tapping Challenge! By using the "Tapping" techinique- I will abstain from chocolate for 40 days. AND I will also work out for a minimum of 30 minutes every day for 40 days. <BR> <BR> (Why 40 days? It's currently the "lent" season. I was raised Roman Catholic- don't really practice anymore- but I always did well with the lent challenge- so I figured why not!) <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm realizing that my weekness is most definitely CHOCOLATE. It's SO hard for me to stop just after 1 piece- I just want MORE. (I tried... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:28:33 EST Supercharge your metabolism I just got the Supercharge Your Metabolism one and will be working that into my listening schedule... I also listen to ICMYT, and sometimes the Easy Weight Loss trance track... I listen very frequently so like to change them around a bit (Ican recite along now to pretty much all of it, except where you have the double induction, then I have to choose which one to say!). <BR> <BR> anyone else listening to this (SYM) track regularly? Has it been useful? Wed, 25 Feb 2009 19:27:46 EST Improving Self Concept - for kids but adults too Great article for how to buld a positive self concept <BR> this form the site of another of my previous trainers. <BR> <link><BR>ng/success_Connirae.php </link> Tue, 24 Feb 2009 22:19:24 EST anchoring awesome states easily by yourself You know how you get instruction to anchor certain feelings by squeezing your finger and thumb together - here's an alternative way to self anchor (only pleasnt positive states!!) that many people find easier and more fun. I have used this with clients with great success - you pump it up enough and they darn near levitate! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 24 Feb 2009 22:14:52 EST The importance of congruence - stop sabotage This article by a fabulous NLPer I trained under goes into some of the causes and ways to avoid pesky self sabotage issues.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.htm </link> Tue, 24 Feb 2009 22:10:53 EST Breaking Bad Habits - the 6 step reframe Paul does a version of the 6-step in the ICMYT trance track... <BR> <BR> Here's a method by which you can do one by yourself. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> 6-step's are great ways of eliminating bad habits without the risk of creating a new replacement bad habit.... Tue, 24 Feb 2009 22:08:31 EST Well formed outcomes How to set goals that almost acheive themselves: a little NLP 101. <BR> <BR> The article is by one of the Trainers I have studied under, and the technique follows. <BR> What is a Well-Formed Outcome? <BR> The abiltiy to create and maintain an outcome that meets certain well-formedness conditions is an essential application of NLP. Read the following article and use the described process and you will experience an improvement in your ability to fulfil your desires. <BR> <BR> by Jules Colli... Tue, 24 Feb 2009 22:02:40 EST I'm making some slow progress! Hello! I just ordered the book. Can't wait to start reading it. I received my CDs and have downloaded them to my iPod and listen to at least 1 each night before bed. <BR> <BR> I am starting to notice changes in my behavior, it's happening very slowly, but it is happening. I've always eaten my meals very fast and last night I stopped myself from shoveling the food into my mouth and put the fork down and 'tasted' the food. I'll admit I did have to remind myself a few times during the mea... Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:32:43 EST Create your own For one meal, one day, one week, one month, one year-you decide... <BR> <BR> Here is a thread in which you create your own Challenge and then post your success. <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Feb 2009 21:34:40 EST CD Loaded on PC I finally got around to loading the CD on my computer and now I can listen at the same time while being on the pc. <BR> <BR> I know you're supposed to be relaxed and eyes closed but I just can't lay down for 1/2 hour to do that. So this is the next best thing and I KNOW I'll listen every day as I should. I have been inconsistent because I either forget or it's too inconvenient to go look for the last place I left the cd player. <BR> <BR> In fact, I'm listening to Paul right now on my pc :) Sun, 22 Feb 2009 19:01:37 EST love yourself deeply and completely Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Love Your Body <BR> <BR> 1. Loving your body builds self-confidence. The more I tell myself I am beautiful, the more beautiful I feel. Feeling self-confident is very attractive! <BR> <BR> 2. Loving your body is contagious. When I notice a friend is down, I start to say positive things about myself and it always catches on. <BR> <BR> 3. Loving your body improves your health. People with a positive self-image are sick less often than people with a negative self... Sat, 21 Feb 2009 18:29:20 EST Greetings! I am anxious to try this book out. I used to use acupressure to treat anixiety and fell out of the habit. If you are interested there is a website called eccletic energies that discusses it. I look forward to talking with all of you and sharing our weight loss journey! <BR> <BR> blessings and light, <BR> Raven Fri, 20 Feb 2009 20:31:52 EST Daily PM email updates This thread has a day to day updated list of techniques and tips. <BR> <BR> Thanks to De-Anna for posting them! Fri, 20 Feb 2009 14:40:59 EST What do you TRULY LOVE to eat? Hey everyone! I've recently discovered that the hardest of the "4 golden rules" for me is "Eat what you truly want/love." <BR> I've compared this feeling with the film, "Runaway Bride." In the film, Julia Roberts doesn't know how she likes her eggs prepared-she just eats the same eggs as however her guy at the moment wanted- she really didn't know herself- so just as she jump from man-to-man, I've jumped from diet to diet! Anyhoo- that's my crazy analogy! (Callie likes it!) <BR> <BR> Anywa... Thu, 19 Feb 2009 17:02:34 EST What is happiness? Chris (Demuralist) asked me a couple good questions: how do I define happiness? What do I need to be happy? And, am I happy now? They are good questions and that I thought others might like to answer for themselves, so I post my response here. <BR> <BR> What is happiness to me? <BR> <BR> Happiness to me is two things: a feeling of putting myself equal to others (especially in my immediate family), feeling that I am appreciated, and the feeling of progress in at least some areas. I do... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 14:50:18 EST What constitutes water consumption? I've been trying really hard to record how many cups of water I drink in a day. I can't seem to get past 6 glasses and so I'm wondering what constitutes water consumption? <BR> <BR> I have read in numerous places that fruit and veggies that are high in water content counts towards the amount of water you consume and that your body requires. Dishes like soup that is water based is another example of water consumption. <BR> <BR> So, do any of you count your cups of water when you have these t... Tue, 17 Feb 2009 21:36:07 EST Laughter Yoga I've done this now a couple of times and I love it! The INSTANT mood lift and energy jolt are amazing. <BR> <BR> Here's a resource for a way to check it out. Remember, most cell phones can make a long distance call without a long distance charge! <BR> <BR> Quoting from the cite listed below: <BR> <BR> "The American Breakthrough <BR> <BR> I was pleasantly surprised when our laughter leader Gaga from California started a telephone conference laughter session called a ‘Bridge line’, with nea... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 17:09:11 EST FAQs from the PM website I’ve tried lots of different ways to lose weight and none of them have worked. How is your system different? <BR> <BR> In a fascinating study at the University of Hertfordshire, Professor Ben Fletcher achieved spectacular results by teaching people to respond to their ‘hunger pangs’ by going out and doing something in the world – turning off the TV and going for a walk, speaking with a friend, or even going out to a movie. As a result of ‘doing something different’ around food, their habits ... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 12:24:36 EST The 4 Golden Rules... 1) When you are hungry, EAT! <BR> <BR> Why would anyone eat if they weren’t hungry? <BR> <BR> Because it is simply a habit. Many people are so desensitized to their body’s messages that they’ve forgotten how to pay attention. Real physical hunger is different to emotional hunger (which we will deal with later). Physical hunger comes on gradually. Emotional hunger comes on suddenly, when you feel bored or upset. If you starve youself you will end up bingeing. That’s how your body gets thrown... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 12:20:27 EST Spinning Explained This was from a British website that PM was involved with from his British version of ICMYT. <BR> <BR> Spinning Explained- <BR> <BR> This amazing technique for changing feelings was developed by the genius creator of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Dr Richard Bandler. It works on a very simple principle – that all feelings start in one place in the body and move in a particular direction. Through this simple imagination exercise, it becomes easy to reverse the direction of the feeling, ... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:52:49 EST Tip of the day from the PM website I will update and edit as I get them... <BR> <BR> The tip of the day: The three levels of acceptance. <BR> <BR> When I talk to people about the concept of accepting their lives and everything in it, the most common argument I hear is that acceptance in some way equals acquiescence - that to accept what is (say war, famine, disease, etc.) is the equivalent of giving in to it or worse still, condoning it, offering our tacit approval by the mere act of not actively opposing it. <BR> <BR> But ... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:50:21 EST Info from the Paul McKenna website This is from the 90 day Online Journal on the PM website I will edit and update as I go... <BR> Day 1 <BR> Begin with the end in mind <BR> <BR> 'Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.' <BR> <BR> ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI <BR> <BR> Today, it begins - the first day of what will probably be an entirely new relationship with food and an entirely new relationship with your body. But where will it all end? <BR> <BR> Take a few moments to ... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:44:03 EST Emails from Paul McKenna's website Here are some emails that the site sends me. I will edit and update as I get them... <BR> <BR> <em>292</em> Day One: Let’s Get Thin! <BR> <BR> There’s an old saying that “today is the first day of the rest of your life”. That may never have been more true than it is right now! <BR> <BR> My goals for you as a member of my weight club may be even more dramatic than your own. For I not only want you to lose weight, I want you to begin enjoying your life more and more from this day forwar... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:35:11 EST Laughter Yoga I've done this now a couple of times and I love it! The INSTANT mood lift and energy jolt are amazing. <BR> <BR> Here's a resource for a way to check it out. Remember, most cell phones can make a long distance call without a long distance charge! <BR> <BR> Quoting from the cite listed below: <BR> <BR> "The American Breakthrough <BR> <BR> I was pleasantly surprised when our laughter leader Gaga from California started a telephone conference laughter session called a ‘Bridge line’, with nea... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 08:04:52 EST PM in the US? Does anyone know of any events that PM might be planning to do in the US? I would LOVE to see him live, but haven't seen anything. <BR> <BR> I did hear him on the radio this past Sunday being interviewed by Ryan Seacrest, which I thought was great! I hope everyone is doing great! Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:14:23 EST New leader board Everyone take note we have updated our Leader board! A round of applause to Callie for agreeing to help me with keeping this team going! <BR> <BR> Thanks so much! Sat, 24 Jan 2009 17:55:43 EST Greetings from DC/MD Hello to all.... <BR> I'm a 30 year old big girl who is on the journey of her life. I'm reside in the DC Metropolitan area. <BR> I am so eager to learn the tools of Paul McKenna. I remember when his show was on tv (TLC or BBC America) for a short period of time. I haven't seen it on since. I have ordered the book and am waiting patiently. I have a spark friend who has lost an enormous amount of weight using his program (along with exercise). I've tried everything, I'm sure, as most of yo... Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:34:27 EST Question about PM cd I've been doing the Paul McKenna CD for the last ten days or so. At first, I found it really relaxing and easy to do at the end of the day, but the last couple times, some odd things have been happening, and I thought I'd run them by this group to see if anyone can shed some light for me. <BR> <BR> What I am noticing is that I am having a great deal of difficulty focusing on what he is saying. It is like some background voice in my head will go "what's for dinner?" or "what colour should I... Fri, 23 Jan 2009 00:12:53 EST Hello from Louisburg, N.C. Hello everyone! <BR> I was doing very good for a long time and then I stalled. Trying to get back on track after an illness and the holidays has been a struggle for me this time. <BR> Then my husband saw Paul McKenna on an early morning TV show recently and recorded it for me. He couldn't wait to show it to me when I got up. <BR> The next time we went near a book store we bought his new book "I Can Make You Thin". <BR> I've been listening to the CD on my MP3 player at night. It's very sooth... Thu, 22 Jan 2009 16:29:23 EST E-video about feeling hunger/fullPM/ ect. I am on a quest to learn about feeling hunger and feeling fullness. <BR> <BR> I found this evideo. I haven't seen it posted at this site. It's very positive comments about PM and goes further with helping to figure out feeling hungry or full. In your experience - is Mara explaining it well? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>eurl=<BR>ch?q=paul+mckenna+i+can+make+you+thin&<BR>emb=0&aq=1&oq=paul+mckenn </link> <BR> <BR> What do you th... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 20:45:41 EST Hi! New to this forum. Hi folks....I am new to the this forum and the ICMYT concept of living with food. My goal for the past couple of years is to have sanity with food. <BR> <BR> I ordered the book from Amazon,received it and read it a couple of days ago. I didn't realize until today that Sparkpeople has a forum. YAY. <BR> <BR> It's still kind of confusing to me - the tapping and all. But, one thing I love is the CD. I am a big proponent of guided imagery and meditation. I have some of those kinds of CD's no... Sun, 18 Jan 2009 14:41:16 EST come on newbies, whatcha lookin for? All right we have a boatload of newbies and less than a handful are posting. What is it that would get you active. Are you looking for something we haven't started yet? let us know what it is...or just start a post yourself. <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Jan 2009 11:54:59 EST 100 Day Reality Challenge Here is a great challenge. It starts when ever you decide to start, you set your own goals, and your own actions for success. <BR> <BR> I found this link for a 100 Day Challenge. It all started when 3 friends wanted to challenge the notion of The Secret. It is pretty inspiring. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> So Start today as your day one (what ever day it is it is your day 1), select your goal, select your five actions. <BR> <BR> Then daily po... Fri, 16 Jan 2009 16:05:51 EST What about tracking? Sorry for being such a "noob" but if we are following the book - of eating all of what we want and only when we are hungry - then do we write down what we eat? Do we track our nutritional goals daily and our weights and our exercise using the tools here on SP? <BR> <BR> I'm also doing some of the guidance for eating and moving as outlined in the "You" books, which I don't think necessarily conflict with McKenna. It's just eating more healthy foods and walking 10K steps a day. I haven't gott... Fri, 16 Jan 2009 05:09:57 EST Please tell me your success stories! Hi everyone, I started Paul Mckenna's system recently and think it would be very motivational to hear some of your success stories. How much weight you have lost, how you feel about yourself, or even just small goals that have been met. Thanks to anyone who responds! Thu, 15 Jan 2009 18:32:14 EST check out the newbies!! We have an amazing number of new members since the first of the year. I am not able to keep up. So I am asking everyone to check out the newbies and help me welcome them to our team! <BR> <BR> And newbies, feel free to talk amongst yourselves! <BR> <BR> WE are so glad you are here. Thu, 15 Jan 2009 10:07:07 EST anybody have a favorite quote Never trade what you want the most for what you want at the moment.- <BR> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 10:52:56 EST What about the videos? I have ordered Paul McKenna's book, the new version. Hopefully it will be here any day, now! Amazon said it's in the mail! *is excited* <BR> <BR> I heard that the audio CD is a very important part of this. I'm almost deaf so listening to that and understanding it is going to be difficult, if not impossible. I can try, but I'm not sure that it will be that effective. <BR> <BR> I saw two of Paul McKenna's videos on TLC, I think a year or so ago? I did not get to see the entire series. I hope ... Mon, 12 Jan 2009 05:30:56 EST Newbie Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Angie and I recieved Paul McKenna's book on Thursday and started following the golden rules Friday. I love it!!! Sun, 11 Jan 2009 11:38:11 EST ICMYT Book Chat Welcome to the I Can Make You Thin Book Chat! <BR> <BR> Instead of doing individual threads per chapter, we will be putting it all here. To make things easier we'll be using icons to mark new reading assignments and techniques. <BR> <BR> Look for this icon for reading assignments <em>203</em> <BR> <BR> Look for this icon for techniques <em>105</em> <BR> <BR> Look for and use this icon for any information links <em>17</em> <BR> <BR> Look for and use this icon for any suggested activ... Sat, 10 Jan 2009 09:52:27 EST Just wanted to share Hello everyone. I have been tapping off and on for the past year but haven't really had much sucess. UNTIL NOW!! I have started to keep a long and will try to tap every day now. Just not sure what to always tap on. Anyways, this is what has happened. <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~ <BR> <BR> 1/6/09 as I was tapping on the pain in my right knee from my fall on my stairs. I heard that because I broke the mirror that next day that I should be punished. (I fell into m... Thu, 8 Jan 2009 17:29:05 EST Newbie Starting the Journey!! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have been lurking on this board for about a month but I feel like I have found the answer! I knew about the program on TLC that aired last spring but just chalked it up to some gimmick. Then I found this page and all I can say is WOW! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I ordered the DVDs off PM's website and watched them over the weekend. I am an emotional eater and feel like I have found the way to break free. I was also pleasantly surprised that I lost 5 pounds just by f... Tue, 6 Jan 2009 11:54:32 EST Hi! Hi Everyone. <BR> <BR> I am new :) I found Paul's book quite by accident while perusing I have tried other faith based programs with similar principles but have always felt weighed down (not pun intended) by guilt. Paul's book was very eye opening for me. <BR> <BR> I am so happy to be a part of this group. I was able to get the DVDs on ebay and have read the book. I am reading it again right now :) <BR> <BR> Andrea Mon, 5 Jan 2009 16:41:37 EST New to the Team Hi I am new to the team. My husband just got the book last night and I read almost half of it. He has seen Paul on TLC and was intrigued. I am looking forward to finishing the book. I have developed a pattern of exercising on average 5 times a week for at least 30 minutes over the last year, with a group that counts on me to unlock the doors and put on the DVD, except on the rare occasion that I am traveling. I am a busy professional church worker in the Lutheran Church. I have the challenge ... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 20:37:37 EST New starter - hello from England Hello everyone. <BR> <BR> Just joined Sparkpeople and started shaping up and losing weight yesterday. I have tried Paul Mckenna system before and lost 16 pounds in 4 weeks after using just some of his techniques, so hoping to lose even more after reading his book again. <BR> <BR> Paul has a tv programme starting on English tv on Monday so will be trying to earmark some time to watch. <BR> <BR> Happy New Year everyone. <BR> <BR> mitch <BR> Fri, 2 Jan 2009 16:12:30 EST I've been gone but I'm back again. <BR> <BR> Feeilng confident and ready to move into my new body. My focus lately has been on Reiki and my practie of that. And as I focus on where I want to go with that, things are pulling together. <BR> <BR> A neighbour gave me a copy of "The Secret" to read. She teaches EFT and I am going to talk to her about teaching me. Rather than fousing on where I am, I am focusing on where I will be. <BR> <BR> So, I am manifesting my new, size 12 body. <BR> <BR> Paul McKenn... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 04:19:11 EST Dieting Seaon Traps Well, the packages are opened, the boxes thrown out, the food is eaten and gone. The champers has flowed and the new year begun. That means we enter the final phase of the holiday season -- the DIETING season. <BR> <BR> The bookstores and magazine racks are full of dieting stuff. Friends and other SP teams are full of people posting goals guaranteed to make a PMer flinch. One gal just vowed to weigh herself EVERY SINGLE DAY. Oh, yeah, that'll work out well. Well, maybe it will for her, but i... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 19:38:40 EST ICMYT Book Discussion Discussion Nope, the topic header isn't a typo, but a request for feedback about what you all would like to see in a book discussion before we begin it. <BR> <BR> I've volunteered to lead this party, but consider it a pitch-in versus a sit down dinner provided completely by your hostess. <BR> <BR> I don't want to go so fast as to leave most people in the dust, but neither do I want to go so slow as to bore the spit out of most, either. <BR> <BR> And it does nothing less than peeve me to join a team o... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 12:33:14 EST New Year's Resolutions I don't make New Year's Resolutions, but thought for those who do you might want a place to put it down so the world could see! Might help you to keep it. You can post daily to let us know how you are doing. <BR> <BR> Here is a link to a January calendar that might help you out with your resolution. <link><BR>r_2007-01.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Good Luck! And remember, enjoy the journey! Thu, 1 Jan 2009 11:04:53 EST Off the wagon? ok guys! This is not a DIEt, you do not start this next Monday, or the beginning of the year. There is no such thing as cheating. No bad foods. Just you, not trusting you. <BR> <BR> You get a fresh start every time you get hungry. Things that you ate in the past are already being digested. The body is dealing with it, now your mind must. The guilt trip you put yourself through, and the horrible self talk and recriminations are way worse for you than anything you put in your mouth. <BR... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 11:19:23 EST 21 DAY CHALLENGE Here it is, your chance to slowly and methodically change your life, one habit at a time! <BR> <BR> It takes 21 days to create a new good habit. <BR> <BR> So pick one. <BR> <BR> One habit you would like to create and work on it for the next 21 days. <BR> <BR> Move on to another habit for the next 21 days and so on. Using each new habit as a building block for the foundation to your new life! <BR> <BR> Just put down the Start date, the habit, and the end date. <BR> <BR> Then check i... Sat, 20 Dec 2008 10:07:02 EST Just checking in Well today was a good day, everything worked well. Exercise, food and well being. Did have one rough spot but used tapping and it worked! <BR> <BR> Later Sharon Tue, 9 Dec 2008 20:24:14 EST Daily Journal This thread is morphing from a food journal of sorts into a discussion of living daily the PM way. <BR> <BR> It is in the hopes that by doing this we can learn something useful on our journey. Tue, 9 Dec 2008 13:42:48 EST McKenna Tutorial for Newbies Please do not respond to this thread. <BR> <BR> this thread has been moved. It is now in the "Introduce Yourself" forum. Tue, 9 Dec 2008 08:30:15 EST 21 day challenge ok guys it takes 21 days to create a good habit. <BR> <BR> So commit here to one good habit you want to create. <BR> <BR> When you commit, put the date you started, the date 21 days from then, and what you commit to do. Make it simple and repeatable! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> p.s. oops-I think I was supposed to put this in the Challenge Forum. I Mon, 8 Dec 2008 10:31:00 EST Beware If you receive any kind of sparkmail saying anything you do not normally expect from Spark, please click the "report inappropriate mail" button and delete it. There have been some reports of spammers running through the alphabet. Sun, 7 Dec 2008 16:53:39 EST whatcha lookin for? ok guys, I know we have a lot of new members as well as established members. I think many if not most of you are reading and keeping up with posts. <BR> <BR> However...very few of you are responding to any. <BR> <BR> That makes me think that we have not hit a nerve, we are not discussing things that you are interested in. <BR> <BR> So....please, feel free to start a new discussion thread. Any team member can start a new thread. <BR> <BR> Or change the direction of an old discussion ... Thu, 4 Dec 2008 08:09:40 EST New version of "I Can Make You Thin" Weird, got this email from Barnes & Noble about a 'new' book from Paul McKenna - looks like a rebranding... but as it's a pre-order, if you don't already have the book - looks like it comes with the CD too, it might be an idea! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-You-Thin/Paul-McKenna/e/9781402765711<BR>/?itm=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Linda Tue, 18 Nov 2008 08:01:28 EST Exerpts from the book I would like for those of us who have a copy of PM's "I can Make You Thin" to begin to put quotes from it on this thread. Use quotes that really meant something to you. <BR> <BR> This way, for those who don't have a copy, they can read vicariously. <BR> <BR> And everyone should feel free to comment and join the discussion. Mon, 17 Nov 2008 19:34:53 EST November Challenge I'm not sure if anyone is interested in a November challenge, or if it's even my place to start one. But I need a challenge to help keep me accountable and on track. Having a challenge in September made it a much better month than October. So I am going to put the template below and people are free to join me if they like. <BR> <BR> For the month of November I challenge myself to: <BR> <BR> 1- <BR> 2- <BR> 3- <BR> 4- <BR> 5- <BR> 6- <BR> 7- <BR> 8- <BR> 9- <BR> 10- <BR> 11- <BR> 12- <BR> 13... Sat, 1 Nov 2008 13:22:04 EST Hello Hi All, <BR> I have been a member for a while but, just now coming around more just a little about myself. <BR> I am a proud mother <BR> I have tried diet and workout plans over and over again <BR> Dr. Phil work awhile. <BR> The only thing that I have stuck with is Paul's program. <em>185</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2008 20:02:48 EST Hello Hi All, <BR> I have been a member for a while but, just now coming around more just a little about myself. <BR> I am a proud mother <BR> I have tried diet and workout plans over and over again <BR> Dr. Phil work awhile. <BR> The only thing that I have stuck with is Paul's program. <em>185</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2008 20:02:43 EST Hello Hi All, <BR> I have been a member for a while but, just now coming around more just a little about myself. <BR> I am a proud mother <BR> I have tried diet and workout plans over and over again <BR> Dr. Phil work awhile. <BR> The only thing that I have stuck with is Paul's program. <em>185</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2008 20:02:08 EST Match these letters game EFT <BR> <BR> everyone farted today <BR> <BR> extracting front teeth <BR> <BR> examining fat tissue <BR> <BR> epileptic from Toronto <BR> <BR> eating french toast <BR> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 21:56:20 EST the 4 golden rules... I probably don't use these rules as much i would like to remember..but i do ALWAYS remember one and IT'S WORKING... :D <BR> <BR> STOP EATING WHEN I'M FULL and it's working!!! I'm seeing progress! along with exercising of course and ... <BR> <BR> EATIN WHAT I WANT!! <BR> <BR> I LOVEEEEEEEEEE ITTTTTTT yah!!!!!! <BR> <BR> just thought i'd share my progress with everyone Sun, 26 Oct 2008 14:16:57 EST Rewatched the show I've been getting really sloppy after a summer of sorta doing things. I've found my clothes getting tighter instead of looser in the last few weeks. Not good. <BR> <BR> I've also started eating my meals in front of the television again. <BR> <BR> Not good. <BR> <BR> So I rewatched the show -- well the series -- last night. Really re-energized me! I needed the reminders of why I want to eat slow and why I need to pay attention to my food, not the television. <BR> <BR> I just need to keep g... Tue, 21 Oct 2008 08:00:42 EST Special Day for Jibbie49 Today is Jibbie's Birthday and her SparkPeople Anniversary. <BR> <BR> She is such a big and motivational part of this team, I thought I would announce it here. <BR> <BR> If you'd like to stop by and visit her page, please go to <link><BR>BBIE49 </link> Sun, 12 Oct 2008 12:45:43 EST Been gone but I am back Hi everyone, I kinda dropped off and I really need help getting back on track. I am at my all time heaviest now! I need to tap again, I need to follow the 4 golden rules. Mon, 6 Oct 2008 10:17:58 EST International Passion Day!!!! Hey everybody.... Did you know that today is international Passion Day? <BR> It's a great day to sit down and figure out what your most passionate about and maybe think about re-aligning your life to fit your passion(s). Many of most of us are not doing the thing that we love and brings us joy. So, sit down today and identify what gives you passion, what makes your heart beat and puts a smile on your face. <BR> Also it's the start of a new moon... the perfect time to start new proje... Tue, 30 Sep 2008 12:34:09 EST Question about Tapping I have seen some people say that they have tapped positive messages "in" rather than tapping negative behaviours "out." Does anyone know how this is done? From my reading of the EFT manual it seems that tapping acts like a homoeopathic remedy in which you feed the system large doses of the symptom you are trying to eliminate. So, how would positive tapping work? Wouldn't that just eliminate the positive behaviour or emotional state? If not, how does it work? Any input on this would be much ap... Sun, 21 Sep 2008 11:56:19 EST Just for fun...Pe sonality Test Http:// <BR> <BR> This is a personality test. You select from a series of pictures and then you get a description of your personality. <BR> Thu, 18 Sep 2008 09:52:24 EST Question Okay has anyone just gotten sick of their food they bought it and wanted then when you get home u just don't want it anymore. So, im stuck with nothing i want to eat lol... Sun, 14 Sep 2008 01:34:55 EST a little plug Ok, I don't make any money off of this, I just gotta say that if you have not seen Terri's wonderful newsletter with Cyra's fantastic article, well you are missing something. <BR> <BR> You go girls!!! Wed, 10 Sep 2008 13:12:36 EST I did a bad, bad thing! Ugh. <BR> <BR> I was hungry, but . . . I was in the middle of watching a movie, . . . <BR> <BR> So I went and got a thing of dip and the bag of chips from the kitchen. <BR> <BR> You know what happened don't you? I just started eating. Nothing conscious about it. I didn't even really know I was eating, and all of a sudden I find myself out of dip and almost out of chips. <BR> <BR> No big deal, right? Every now and then we slip and don't eat consciously or whatever. <BR> <BR> Ugh. Hal... Wed, 10 Sep 2008 02:00:02 EST Heather's Progress Page and other stuff... For the next two weeks I am focusing just on the first two chapters of the book then I'll start focusing on the other chapters. I am making little computer cut outs I'll try to post them on a photobucket or something so ya'll can print them out 2... Tue, 9 Sep 2008 22:18:24 EST PUPPYCAT, come back. Last week Tressa said she had pneumonia, but she's still not back. <BR> <BR> Let's post some prayers and well wishes here. <BR> <BR> Tressa, I'll be tapping for you: <BR> <BR> Even though I can hardly breathe, much less get up and do anything, I love and accept myself. <BR> Even though I think I'm going to die whenever I cough, I love and forgive my body and my lungs. <BR> Even though this fluid and phlegm is invading my temple and making me feel miserable and useless, I love and accept my... Tue, 9 Sep 2008 14:05:27 EST US version set to release in January Hey, it's still a few months away, but the US version of Paul's book is FINALLY set for release. Amazon lists it (NOT an import) as releasing Jan. 9. <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Sep 2008 16:53:19 EST Full vs. Satisfied Here is something interesting I have discovered. <BR> <BR> Fullness is a quantitative measurement. <BR> Satisfaction is a qualitative measurement. <BR> <BR> This explains why, when I know that I am full that I still feel the need to eat something. <BR> <BR> It is why eating what I want and not what I think I should is so very important. <BR> <BR> The body knows best! <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Sep 2008 08:10:20 EST EFT Help on Following Rules 3&4 I just completed week #2 of the 90-day success journal. I found that this week was more challenging than week#1, especially with days 11-13. <BR> <BR> Day 11 Eat Consciously - enjoy each mouthful....Suggestions on the journal include smelling the food before eating it and seeing how long i can make each bite last. <BR> Day 12 Stopping when you think you're full....I had difficulty noticing the very first sign of satisifaction or fullness for me. <BR> Day 13 Revisiting the hunger scale....My... Mon, 1 Sep 2008 20:30:23 EST September Challenge! Here is the calendar page for your challenge. As usual, make one up that suits whatever you would like to work on. <BR> <BR> Copy and paste following. <BR> <BR> September Challenge! <BR> <BR> 1- <BR> 2- <BR> 3- <BR> 4- <BR> 5- <BR> 6- <BR> 7- <BR> 8- <BR> 9- <BR> 10- <BR> 11- <BR> 12- <BR> 13- <BR> 14- <BR> 15- <BR> 16- <BR> 17- <BR> 18- <BR> 19- <BR> 20- <BR> 21- <BR> 22- <BR> 23- <BR> 24- <BR> 25- <BR> 26- <BR> 27- <BR> 28- <BR> 29- <BR> 30- <BR> Mon, 1 Sep 2008 18:30:47 EST BACK and I missed ya'll I hope most of the ppl are still here lol.... <BR> I am bk after a long time of struggles <BR> well my hubby and i decided to separate and its been nearly 3 months and I am finally ready to start working on me again instead of worrying what is wrong with me lol... Sun, 31 Aug 2008 23:40:03 EST In it for the long haul I am noticing that there are many of our old friends not posting so much here anymore. <BR> <BR> I know I dropped off a bit because the excitment of the "NEW" program wore off and I was faced with the reality. <BR> <BR> It is gonna take some work. I slip, get discouraged, fall back into old patterns, think I am going to be fat forever, get disgusted, eat, gain the weight, and now...back to reality. <BR> <BR> No program is a magic pill. This is a long term, total paradigm shift. It is ... Thu, 28 Aug 2008 08:29:49 EST I don't know what happened I could have sworn that I made a new habit monday challenge for this week.... I even think I did some things with it but i can't find it I think I lost my mind. Did I dream that I made that post? This has been a really weird week for me. Wed, 27 Aug 2008 23:18:15 EST New Habit Monday ( August 25- August 31) Hi everyone get ready for this week with our “New Habit Monday” Challenge! <BR> <BR> First thing- hit the "subscribe to this discussion" button. <BR> <BR> Secondly - copy the weekly calendar (below) and paste it in your reply. As the week goes on edit your reply and put your stickers (emoticons) <em>185</em> on your day as you do it. When you complete the week give yourself a karate girl for kicking butt! <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This week’s Challenge is: Eat when you are hungry... Sun, 24 Aug 2008 20:58:33 EST Mad at the diet industry OK I'm mad now.... I check into the new Sparkpeople website where they have cool articles... and I come across this cool article about OMega 9's. I love the article... read here: <BR> <link><BR>rition_101_what_is_omega_9 </link> <BR> <BR> I'm just mad at the diet industry because of all the *bleep* that they have been selling us... that oil is bad for you... fat. Now I find out that butter is actually good for you, and olive oil... I avoided avocados ... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 20:43:56 EST New Habit Monday (August 19th-August 25th) Hi everyone get ready for this week with our “New Habit Monday” Challenge! <BR> <BR> First thing- hit the "subscribe to this discussion" button. <BR> <BR> Secondly - copy the weekly calendar (below) and paste it in your reply. As the week goes on edit your reply and put your stickers (emoticons) <em>185</em> on your day as you do it. When you complete the week give yourself a karate girl for kicking butt! <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This week’s Challenge is: Eat when you are hungry... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 16:50:07 EST the jury found olstean not guilty . the airline lady was saying the preachers wife hit her and shoved her in the process of her doing her job. the jury found her not guilty for this crime . do you think people sue over silly and totally lies just to get money ? why are the courts allowing these law suits ? do you think celebrity's are always in the wrong when it comes to the public? or are they getting a bad rap? Sat, 16 Aug 2008 18:17:02 EST interesting this cartoon says it all <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 16 Aug 2008 00:06:03 EST Help!Not taking in enough calories Hello all am currently working out with a trainer doing strength training and cardio 3 days a week,and exercising for the other 3 on my own,.I am supposed to be taking in enough calories 1500 to be exact to lose weight but I am having difficulty in doing so try to make it to 1500 but I normally take in about 1000-1200.I don't want my body to think it's starving,and I don't feel hungry,.I've been working out hard,not seeing any results and I have been for the past month think it's because I am... Fri, 15 Aug 2008 23:10:40 EST 22 woo hoo! 30,28,26,24, and now 22! I haven't weighed myself (I forgot where I hid the scale) but I put on an old pair of 22's and they aren't tight but comfy! Yay! My goal is a 16 so I am more than halfway there. I think I look better in them this time around. I am more muscley. I think I might change my goal to size 12 when I get closer... and then... dare I think size 10 or 8? This has definitely been the most successful I have ever been at losing weight all in one stretch... even when I was a... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 21:23:54 EST New Habit Monday –August 12th – August 18th Hi everyone get ready for this week with our “New Habit Monday” Challenge! <BR> <BR> First thing- hit the "subscribe to this discussion" button. <BR> <BR> Secondly - copy the weekly calendar (below) and paste it in your reply. As the week goes on edit your reply and put your stickers (emoticons) <em>185</em> on your day as you do it. When you complete the week give yourself a for kicking butt! <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This week’s Challenge is: Love Yourself… Body, Mind and Spiri... Sun, 10 Aug 2008 14:49:07 EST Roadblock Hi folks, <BR> <BR> I'm new to Spark People and I've just discovered your Paul McKenna group which is great! <BR> <BR> I started using his techniques about a year ago and was doing well when I started experiencing a problem... <BR> <BR> I've always found self hypnosis very easy and useful - I used it to give birth to my second child (daughter) with hypnobirthing - it was so helpful. <BR> <BR> However, while at first Paul McKenna's CD was working well, I noticed that during some hypnosis s... Sat, 9 Aug 2008 21:05:31 EST The yummy thing I ate Today for my second mini lunch snack I had a yummy corn tortilla with black beans, melted cheese, salsa, heated in the toaster oven and then baby spinach, homemade guacamole with avocados and a tiny bit of sour cream mixed in, and diced tomatoes on top! MMMMMMM - MMMMMMM!!!!!!! That's good eatin! Thu, 7 Aug 2008 17:04:00 EST my pants fell off again! I think I am just going to have to invest in a belt. Taking in my pants another inch on both sides... that is 2 more inches... i think I am losing about an inch and a half a month on my butt/stomach but still haven't weighed or measured... I'm just gonna let my pants measure for me... and I have been getting compliments so I guess I am doing it right! <BR> <em>9</em> Tue, 5 Aug 2008 20:42:22 EST Getting to know you - 50 questions Terri emailed me this cute quiz and I thought I want to know how my SP peeps would answer these questions (some modifications) thanks Terri for the idea! <BR> <BR> Copy / Paste and reply! <BR> <BR> 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> <BR> <BR> 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD ... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 23:17:08 EST New Habit Monday! August 4th – August 10th Hi everyone get ready for this week with our New Habit Monday Challenge! <BR> <BR> First thing- hit the "subscribe to this discussion" button. <BR> <BR> Secondly - copy the weekly calendar (below)and paste it in your reply. As the week goes on edit your reply and put your stickers (emoticons) <em>185</em> on your day as you do it. When you complete the week give yourself a <em>216</em> for kicking butt! <BR> <BR> <BR> This weeks Challenge is: Awareness time – Savoring every bite of ... Sun, 3 Aug 2008 14:10:45 EST Challenges something to remember If you are doing the challenges be sure to hit the "subscribe to this thread button" That way you can be reminded in your inbox every time someone replies to the thread it will keep you coming back to the challenge thread. Sat, 2 Aug 2008 13:46:13 EST