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11/22/08 6:59 P

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I'm doing very well. I'm having some tiny slips but NO binges since Oct. 28th. I am also trying to stay diligent with my exercise. I am not exercising every day, yet just "being tired" after work is not enough for me to blow off the day anymore. Progress!

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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
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11/21/08 7:17 P

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I had a good lunch, and it is lasting, which was my intent. This is third week in a row of 5 weekdays with no sweets and no bingeing. I feel really good about it. I think it has been great prep for the holidays and beyond. It's made me feel like I have a reasonable structure for dealing with the choices I'll have to make.

Remember, enjoy EVERY bite!

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SUCCESS870's Photo SUCCESS870 Posts: 385
11/21/08 2:52 P

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Had a heck of a week to overcome but I am back on track and feeling fine!
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

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11/9/08 8:33 P

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Feeling good today...ready to keep on sparkin'!!

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11/7/08 2:50 P

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I, too, am looking forward to the weekend, with two extra days off. I might be going away. I find that it's easier to stay on track when I travel, I think because the fun involved in activities makes up for some of the unnecessary entertainment value of the food. Also, I'm often with other people. It's not that I don't want to eat in front of others; it's that the company also helps to fill a space. Lastly, I don't want to be too full after meals when it's time to go do/see other things.

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*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
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11/7/08 2:03 P

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Feeling good today...I've got the next five days off to look forward to with lots of fun & productive things to do!

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11/4/08 4:17 P

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I am doing very well today. Have had an entire week of staying within my calorie range and that in itself is a HUGE accomplishment for me!

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11/3/08 10:36 P

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I have just come off four days of intermittant overeating. Today, it was relatively easy to eat my meals and a snack. I'll have a reasonable dinner now. I feel pretty even-keel-ed, so I don't think I'll be eating later. Besides, I need to go to be so that I can get to the polls and VOTE first thing!


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*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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10/24/08 8:42 P

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I don't want to take away your grief, Shannon, if you need it, but, really, you did the best you could with the tools you had at the time. Remember, knowing about a tool, and having the skill to use it, are two different things. I shared this recently somewhere, so forgive me if I'm repeating myself, but I saw pictures of my self from about 20 yeras ago when I thought I was unacceptalby fat (and weighed twenty pounds less than I do now) and I thought, my gosh, I looked fine, even good. but, I just didn't know how to deal with my eating habits then, and I'm still learning!

For myself, I know that mysteriously, there are times when the disadvantages of my emotinal eating are just more appreant than at others. When that is true, the struggles are relatively minor. At other times, the disadvantages pale in comparison with the countering urges, and I end up going with them. I am praying that at some point, the periods of time when the disadvantages seem great get longer and longer until they are the default mode. Doing Dr. Gould's work on emotinal issues goes hand in hand, but in the final analysis, I must choose what to eat and when. I know I am determined to either learn to do that, or stop stressing over it once and for all, but I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet. I don't think you are, either. Maybe just the facecloth...for now.
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*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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10/24/08 10:17 A

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Jibbie,
I guess that means there are now 69 days left including today. Oh my. When I think about how I started to get "serious" Dec 1 of last year, lost 12 lbs, gained almost all of it back and regressed terribly in terms of cardio and muscle tone it's just nearly disgusting! I'm not sure whether to be depressed or motivated! I know that I need to stop thinking about the progress I've lost and get a mindset of starting fresh so I'm working on that.
You sound really motivated so I'm really glad for you :-)

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10/23/08 11:04 P

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Jibbie, I felt inspired back when you wrote that there were 100 days left in 2008, and then forgot about it. I feel that I'm getting back in the groove now, so I was just thinking if there was another number milestone that might sound good, and 70 might be it. I'm finding that having a goal of eating five days a week with no emotional eating sounds doable. Of course it would be nice never to do it, and I may get there, but right now I think ten cycles of five out of seven sounds pretty good. That way there's room for Thanksgiving, Christmas and some holiday parties without stressing. I've been easing into this, having several days with small ee events, not binges, and the last two days with none, so as of today, I'm doing good!

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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10/23/08 10:42 A

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I started really serious today because I have 70 Days until the end of the year, so it is a challenge for me to see what I can RELEASE between now and then, as I see it rather like a "finish line" and of course, New Year's Day starts EVERYONE out again. SO, this is why I'm POURING IT ON.
Please don't think about illegal foods. Dr. Gould makes it plain that HARRIET will belittle and criticize IF you see foods in that manner. It is SELF-punishment. TALK BACK to that inner brat. Give yourself permission before going to an event to ENJOY the food.
It is good that you are here, as SY is such a great help and I'm so thankful to Dr. Gould.

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VAVAVIOLINA's Photo VAVAVIOLINA Posts: 47
10/4/08 12:00 P

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I know all about the resisting.......I've been that way for years....Friends have told me over and over that when I was ready to lose weight I would....For me this time is the result of working on myself to be a happier, more self forgiving person for about 4 years now........If you are feeling good, and you feel you are looking good, and you don't have any health problems, then I think it's great that you are here....Maybe being here is a motivation to not go back where you were???

I lost a pile of weight about 5 years ago (and maintained) but life got really interesting and it's been on the back burner for a while. I am now trying to lose weight because I don't like the way my clothes fit or how I feel....and my goal weight is higher than where you are now! So maybe you shouldn't beat yourself up....

FYI, I LOVE M&M's too-especially the dark chocolate ones! :-)

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I've lost 26 pounds

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10/3/08 5:38 P

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I am resisting giving in to the program. It's funny, because I believe in it so much, and know that it is the final frontier for me. But I can actually sit down at the computer to post here or visit the Shrink Yourself site (I "finished" the online program and signed up to continue it) and be reading posts or even writing myself while I snack on M & M's! I think it's a combination of my rebellious self and the fact that my health is good and I think I look okay in my clothes compared to how I looked five years ago! So, the motivation is hazy. But down deep, I don't like that I'm dependent on food. I'm 55 years old and I've actually understood that I was eating for emotional reasons for almost 30 years, although SY is the first book to analyze it so well. I even have joyful things I do, but they are so remote from the moments when the urge to eat comes up. I can't stop and go to a dance class, or play music I like, or take a bath when I'm at work in the afternoon feeling overwhelmed or whatever! So what I guess I am dealing with is an inablity to delay gratification. I'm going to skim the book over the weekend to see if it addresses that specifically.

I've also noticed this board is quiet. I've been trying to post more, and I go to members' sparkpages to make comments in an effort to create some community. I also welcome newcomers whenever I can, but sometimes they join the team without posting, and when I've tried to search for their sparkpage, nothing comes up. But I'm not going to give up. There's just too much good stuff in the book and program.

*"The goal of weight loss is incompatible with recovering from disordered eating." Center for Clinical Interventions
*The No S Diet saved my emotional life! Four years and counting. nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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10/3/08 11:17 A

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I'm getting through the book very slowly, trying to absorb every word!

My book is drying out at the moment. Shadow, my cat, knocked a glass of water over it this morning.... emoticon

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10/3/08 11:15 A

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Hi,

How is everyone's week going???? If you read my blog you'll know what I've been up to....This board has been so quiet, and I'm SO excited about reading the book and attempting to live it.........

I am finding this site addictive; I get to looking around and then find an hour has gone by.

What has been your biggest challenge this week???

Mine has been not binge-ing after several celebrations at which I ate some "illegal" food at...I know I shouldn't think of it that way, but I am a work in progress...But, I didn't binge! It was quite an inner struggle, though....

Can't wait to hear your replies!

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