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7/20/09 7:53 P

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Trish,
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UCFGAL's Photo UCFGAL Posts: 625
7/20/09 5:34 P

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Thank you so much for the reply. I'm part-way through chapter 4. I think I will take your advice and post some thoughts on here. I will actually be out of town next month and may not have access to a computer, so it would be mid-September before I am able to devote 12 weeks to the online program. I will certainly spend some time with the book. I'm not always good at journaling, but I definately think it helps. I just need to be a little more disciplined and organized and I'm working on that, too.

Thanks again for your input.

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7/20/09 5:24 P

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I've known for 26 years that emotional eating was my problem, but I think I had to go through some other experiences in which I showed some strength of character to be ready 1) to look more carefully at this issue, and then 2)to do something! So you are ahead of the game!

Not to sell the online program short, but it is not a guarantee that you will work the program. I signed up before I finished the book and then found that just about every exercise from the program is in there. It's just a matter of whether you will put your all into it. I did not at that time, even though I had shelled out the money! I doubt you'd go more slowly online, unless you really think having forms to fill out instead of typing up in Word documents or handwriting will be more motivating. I'd suggest you try to use this board and post something on the threads for each chapter as you go through. You are bound to have thoughts as you go. Post 'em! If you want to do exercises, jump ahead to chapters that have them, if you like. It will revive all of us for you to do that! You don't have to post the exercises themselves, just your reactions. However, if you find you aren't following through with the book, then maybe the online work will be better. Only you can say.
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RACHELRB's Photo RACHELRB Posts: 1,485
7/20/09 1:49 P

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Trish,
Your question is one many of us have asked before. Here is a thread where it was once discussed-
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For me personally I have used both. I did enjoy the online portion and the fact that it had some decision module in it that helped tailor the program toward you. However it was a strong commitment to going for 12 consecutive weeks and some weeks I didn't have the bandwidth to do the program. I like that in the book I can take my time and go back to chapters or skip chapters. It all depends on what your style is and how much of you that you can commit.

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7/20/09 12:26 P

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Hi Rachel,

I'm wondering what you and anyone else reading this think about the SY book vs. SY online program. I'm assuming they complement each other. Do you do both? Any thoughts?
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RACHELRB's Photo RACHELRB Posts: 1,485
7/20/09 11:15 A

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Welcome Trish (found your name on your web page). Yes, SP does address emotional eating- not only on this board but there is another 'emotional eating' board as well. Also under 'Motiviation' I have found a number of 'EE' articles and on the daily blog.

I think that as far as EE goes, we don't attempt to deal with it until we are ready. For some folks they are 25, for some 45 and for some 60+. I try to focus on the fact that I am moving forward today, knowing that I probably wasn't ready back when I was younger.

Please share your insights with us and I hope that we can help you. Everyone is on a journey to learn more here.

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Hi Everyone,
I'm new to SY, but certainly not new to dieting. I'm 60+ and think I've been dieting since I was 13. With age it is more difficult to lose wt. Lately, I've been thinking it has to be just more than dieting. I started to investigate emotional issues and for the 1st time ever I think this is my problem. Duh! Why did it take so long for the light bulb to come on? I stumbled across the SY site by accident and yesterday I bought the SY book. I think I will quickly read though the book and then decide about the online program. I want to be healthy and to stop gaining wt. Since 2000 I have been gaining 2 lbs a year. I know what I need to do, but "boredom" creeps in along with a few other issues and I find comfort in food. Oh well, I've rambled on enough. One more thing, I joined SP about 4 years ago and have not been active recently. I already exercise and I know what foods to eat, so I was frustrated with SP because they didn't spend enough space addressing emotional eating, so I am so glad somebody started this topic. Gracias! Danke! Thank you.







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