I'm only on ~chapter 5 but the book has had a lot of good material so far. I am still having issues with bingeing and overeating but I think it has opened my eyes to some things and I will continue to read and work through the book to see where it takes me.
Welcome Rogue! This book has changed my life! I started reading it about a month ago and have been Binge free for 25 days now. I feel like if I can stop the bingeing and self-sabotage I will finally be able to stick to a healthy eating and exercise plan and see some lasting success. Lord know's I have yo yo'd enough for ten lifetimes!!! I am working on chapter 14 but have gone back and reviewed chapters one and two on the threads so that we can all share our insights as we go along. I hope that you will find this book as amazing and helpful as I have.
: ) Wendie
Life is a gift! Tear into it!!!
Total Wt Lost: 10.6 lbs
Pounds lost: 10.8
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Oolala (love your name!) I completely agree w/ you about WW. I stopped going to meetings because it just seemed to be about finding "low point foods.." and the emphasis wasn't so much on the quality of the foods, but the points. 20 points is about 1000 calories--not even close to being enough!!
I'm excited about Shrink Yourself. I've only gotten through the intro so far and have already started thinking about how I've given so much power to food.
Welcome, rogue! I think this work will make a big impact on your process of learning to eat balanced, naturally and healthfully, no matter what you are offered or what is available. I made some great strides with WW, but , for me, I thought its reliance on what I consider too low of calories when getting closer to goal and the emphasis by many of the members on low fat or artificially sweetened alternative products were working against me in the long run. I know ending emotional eating is the last piece in the puzzle for me. I hope it is for you, too.
“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi *The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life. *Get to the next meal hungry! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i ndividual.asp?gid=1323
2,466 Days since: I began the NO S lifestyle
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I've been trying to lose 25-30 lbs since summer of 07 with no success. Originally, I lost 85 after the birth of my son but gained 25 back. I've been a member of Weight Watchers for quite awhile (counted points to lose the 85 and also ran a lot).
I don't have as much time to plan meals and exercise now that I'm working full-time. But I'm determined to nip emotional eating in the bud!
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