Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-07-2007, 10:16 PM   #16  
Doing it for my future!!!
 
OptimistK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 557

S/C/G: 280/278/145

Height: 5'5"

Default

There was an article about this today in Yahoo's Life section...

http://health.yahoo.com/experts/rock...-off-the-scale
OptimistK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 10:24 PM   #17  
No more excuses!
 
TurboLeda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 152

S/C/G: 141 / 136 / 120

Height: 5"3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mandafay View Post
Turbo...

Let me know when you figure it out...shed some light on things for me!

Amanda

Amanda--- hey girl! I actually have read tons of books on automatic eating and impulsive eating. Here are a few things that completely rung a bell with how I do things: instead of gauging your hunger by how your body feels, an "automatic eater" (or emotional eater, etc) will often times take cues from "time" or "environment" instead of bodily cues.
for example: you are are accustomed to eating lunch every day at noon, if you work in an office. many of us will eat right at noon, regardless of if we are even hungry (say, due to a big breakfast). this is a "time" cue, which we need to stop. pay attention to your BODY CUE.
another is environmental cues. for example, are you used to coming home from work, turning on the tv and raiding the fridge? most of us aren't even hungry right when we get home---yet we do this because we are ACCUSTOMED to the environmental cues (getting home, tv sounds, kitchen, familiar space).

let's try to listen to our body-cues instead of these others!!

leda
TurboLeda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 02:37 AM   #18  
Member
 
Mandafay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 49

Default

I enjoyed reading the articles. Thanks for sharing!

Leda:

My problem with "body cues" is that I NEVER EVER feel hungry for breakfast. I am happy with just a couple of cups of coffee and I'm good until lunchtime. But I have proven that when I eat breakfast consistently, I lose weight.

I think my body is just all screwed up

Amanda
Mandafay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 10:57 AM   #19  
Member
 
LisaCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NS, Canada
Posts: 35

S/C/G: 208/204/165

Height: 5'7"

Default

Vanessa M- Thanks for the link! Very good article. No one said reaching our goals was going to be easy. I like the quote "We fall so we can learn to pick ourselves up again." I am a terrible self sabotager and am trying really hard to change my ways. I lost 70lbs and have gained 40lbs back so instead of being 20lbs away from my goal I am 40lbs away. It is frustrating but I'm my own worst enemy.
LisaCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 03:36 PM   #20  
Senior Member
 
Vanessa M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 239

S/C/G: 245/ticker/145

Height: 5'6"

Default

Glad to be of service Lisa! I've referred back to that article several times during my loss. Not all of it applies to me but it still serves as a wake up call for me. I'm also my worst enemy... Best of luck to ya.
Vanessa M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2007, 03:51 PM   #21  
Here I go again
 
BoopRN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 373

S/C/G: 201/see ticker/135

Height: 5'6

Default

Yes. Everything you all have mentioned I am guilty of as well. Why do we do this to ourselves. We try so hard to lose weight then sabotage ourselves miserably.
BoopRN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:05 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.