Hi! :) I'm glad someone else out there is on this program. I've actually just started, but boy do I need it! I've been doing so well this year, but then I went away with my family for 2 weeks. I got back yesterday and jumped on the scale and I'm UP 5kg! Not very impressed :(
But restaurants are my downfall, and we ate out twice a day every day. Oh well, I'm back on the diet again today - and I've got my nose back in the book. I've managed to pinpoint my main triggers (restaurants being one of them) and the reasons why I overeat, but I haven't yet got to the part where I know what to do about it!
Congrats on your weight loss so far! With my recent binge-related weight gain, I've just popped out of bmi as well. Hopefully we can get a handle on emotional eating, as you said. I have a good feeling about this year!
I started losing weight this year because of a wedding that I'm a bridesmaid of in 10 days (so this weight gain couldn't come at a worse time!) but something Dr Gould said makes a lot of sense - When you follow the "look good for the camera" failure strategy, you make a hopeless bargain with yourself: "I will deprive myself for a while as long as I can go back to binging sometime." (p168) That is exactly what I have been doing! When the truth is that I need to address the reasons why I overeat in the first place.
I've also been overweight since I was little. It's been a long battle that has essentially got me nowhere. I'm hoping that Dr Gould's book will help me uncover the reasons why I overeat (because often it feels like I simply overeat since food is available) and why I'm always sabotaging my own efforts, so that I can finally put an end to this cycle!
I don't know beck's program, but I did find a team of hers (I added it to my page so you can get it). Do you recommend it?
~ Vicky, the vegetarian from South Africa ~
I only eat cereal that turns the milk purple - Calvin (and Hobbes)
| Pounds lost: 37.0