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12/8/08 12:38 A

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I have to say it still feels really weird to do this-to eat this much. I feel really weird to not be restricting/starving myself and rebounding into binging. I like it, but it's weird! I feel like I eat ALL THE TIME, and it's usually right around 4 hours later. Interesting.

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12/5/08 10:49 A

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Yesterday I had the opportunity (or challenge) to deal with this issue directly. I was going out to lunch so I ate a small breakfast and then waited a WHILE for lunch (rather than snack a bit) and watched my co-lunchers devour a beautiful chocolate pie (I could have had a taste). Then I waited too long (again) before dinner. By the time I was done with dinner I was not hungry. But I watned to feel FULL! So I grabbed 4 cookies, a bit of the milkshake my husband made and some prunes (to wash it all down!) My plan today was to go through the emotions that got me there. My plan for next time is to examine the emotions before grabbing the cookies. I know the ultimate plan should have been to eat regularly but as we all know the best laid plans don't always happen...

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12/5/08 9:44 A

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Sometimes eating regularly isn't enough to stop the feeling of losing control, but it is true for me that if I go too long, I can make choices I might not have if I had eaten a little earlier. I don't usually do this on purpose; something will get in the way of my meal. I know my biggest urges come not long after I've eaten. If I can get through three hours, I'm usually okay for another hour or two. I actually like getting hungry enough to really enjoy my meal.


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12/5/08 12:07 A

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This is the habit I'm working on in the online program. Sometimes I don't think I should be hungry, and I'm thinking about food, but don't feel strong physical hunger. I am usually hungry at this point but think I shouldn't eat. It's very binge dangerous territory for me. I don't have any restrictions on what I should eat, but have some lingering unconscious expectation of what I should eat. Having to let it all go is difficult. But after I do eat, stop when satisfied, I don't think about food, and can go about my day till the next time to eat comes along. It gets easier to just eat, then do what I'm used to doing which is try to go as long as possible without eating.

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10/27/08 7:53 P

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I have had several days of being able to go from meal to meal with no desire to eat emotionally. I didn't think I'd be able to go from breakfast to lunch without something because I used to get very stomach-hungry. I've been going back to having a cup of coffee with milk and cocoa powder either at breakfast or midmoring, if I'm hungry then. I find I'm starting to feel a little hunger about an hour before lunch time at work, which is about perfect. I also eat some of the fruit and dairy I would have normally had mid-morning atlunch. Last week, I ate dinner a little early one day because it felt like too long to go. Today is okay, but I had to eat lunch late. In any case, I'm regarding this as a learning experience; I don't have to have it figured out right away exactly how much to eat at meals. Right now, I'm giving myself permission to err on the side of too much. I think it will be better to have to cut back rather than not eat enough and get ravenous.

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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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10/15/08 12:52 A

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I said on another thread that I'm trying to eat a bit more dense foods at meals so that I will stay satiated longer and not have to snack. However, I've been tucking some extra vegetables and a piece of fruit in to my lunch bag, just in case. Haven't needed them for a few days. I never purposely put off meals. My bingeing comes more after meals than before them!




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10/14/08 1:53 P

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This topic is so obvious to me... after I do it! I often plan ahead- bring my snacks to work and space them out during the day. I look at what is planned for lunch/dinner and make sure I am getting regular nourishment as well as pleasure (I try for 1 piece of dark chocolate a day). But on those days where the schedule goes upside down and I don't get to breakfast till 9 AM (when I've been up since 5) then I'm destined to lose control. I generally eat some nuts before leaving home every morning and then have breakfast at work. That way I'm not starving.

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10/5/08 12:06 P

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Discuss here your victories or struggles with habit #2 Manage Your Hunger.


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