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