I took a few weeks of the online program, then read the book, then finished the online program (but am continuing on with it).
Right now I'm reading some other things that I think are complementary to Shrink Yourself, then I'll probably go back and read it again.
Shrink Yourself made a *huge* difference for me. Just learning to recognize emotional vs. physical hunger was major for me.
When I lost weight before, I tracked all my nutrition. If I was hungry, but knew from my tracker that my body's nutritional needs should have been met, then I would tell myself I must not *really* be hungry and would hold out. However, once I hit my ideal weight and stopped the nutritional tracking-- guess what? I slowly gained it back because I'd had never learned the difference between emotional and physical hunger.
Now I can tell the difference between how emotional hunger and physical hunger feels-- and I think that is a huge thing for me that will make me be more likely to be able to keep the weight off after I lose it this time.
SW 8/1/08 229.
current weight: 153.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,171) Posts: 307 12/13/08 4:35 P
I think the same thing. I read half the book at one time. Then a few months later read the whole thing, which I just finished. I know I will have to reread parts, because there is just so much to remember!!!
"You aren't an accident. You weren't mass-produced. You weren't an assembly line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth by the Master Craftsman" ~Max Lucado
I'm just finishing my first time. I'm also in the online program. I can't wait to reread it though, because everything resonates so much with me. Some of the concepts are so basic, but said in a way that is really easy for me to grasp and very profound. I feel so thankful to have found the book!
Just wondering, how many times you've read the book. There is so much that hits home I know I won't remember it all I enjoy all the self discovery and can't wait to reread with highlighter in hand. How often or how many times have you read this amazing book?
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.