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Geministar 04-23-2007 11:01 AM

Thanks so much for the link!

ulapie 04-23-2007 01:53 PM

Welcome Geminiastar :)

So, I'm off the calorie counting and back to IE! I'm an awfully fickle person, so we'll see what happens. I've just found myself totally binging when I restrict my calories, so I need to give that up. I picked up "Overcoming Overeating" and have just started reading it. It seems to have a lot of stuff about the emotional binging thing, which I think I do. I've had a hard time doing everything in "The Beck Diet Solution", so I'm putting that on hold now. :)

Rock Chalk - I wouldn't worry. Water weight can change your weight in all kinds of ways. I think it's good to look at the overall trend.

Obie - I have a cheap step that I got at Walmart or Target or something. I haven't done the dvd you're doing, but the step is super for doing Tricep dips in "Slim and lean." I agree that you should go ahead and modify. I LOVE doing strength training! I don't know if you've done it before, but you start seeing and feeling results in a couple of weeks. It's pretty darn close to instant gratification. :D

Obsidianbbw 04-23-2007 02:40 PM

I loved doing the weights. The step was only for laying on when she did chest presses and such. I used my mat and it was ok. If I stick to the Get Ripped I am going to try Get Ripped to the Core next month. I am going to have pictures taken and measure myself this weekend to see how much changes in the next month.

I love weight training. I have gotten used to cardio, but weights I can do with no problem. I haven't been doing them because I didn't think I was doing a good total body workout on my own. I did Jari with 2 8lbs weights for most of it, but thinking I need to up, but I'll give it till the end of the week.

Something funny. I didn't know what a Tricep Dip was and had to look it up. When I saw it all I could think was oh heck no, but maybe after a month I will have worked up to it.
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Originally Posted by ulapie (Post 1665146)
Obie - I have a cheap step that I got at Walmart or Target or something. I haven't done the dvd you're doing, but the step is super for doing Tricep dips in "Slim and lean." I agree that you should go ahead and modify. I LOVE doing strength training! I don't know if you've done it before, but you start seeing and feeling results in a couple of weeks. It's pretty darn close to instant gratification. :D


ulapie 04-23-2007 03:00 PM

Tricep dips are tough! Love em! Increase the weight until it's difficult to finish the last set, yet you're still able to keep good form. It's important to totally fatigue your muscles. :) I find Get Ripped to the Core to be more difficult than Slim and Lean. In the Core, she does does these really difficult compound moves, so you're working both the upper and lower body at the same time. I only did it a couple times and I'm kind of uncoordinated, so maybe it's just me. :chin: It does get the heart rate waaaay up though. :D

I can't wait for my physical therapist to ok lower body weight training again! All this talk about it is making me pine for squats. :wl:

I think I'm going to get one of those rubbermade steps for doing the Firm. That's a really good idea Rock Chalk!

Obsidianbbw 04-23-2007 04:15 PM

I think 8 lbs was just right then. They give me something to work toward. Another question though. How do you know how much to up to? I was think I would go to 10 lbs next,but should I push and go to 12 or 15?

Obsidianbbw 04-23-2007 04:35 PM

So My eating has been wacky since Saturday. I had that I want something, but don't know what it is and rather than waiting I was eating anyway (bad Obie). So I was heating up my lunch and standing by the vending machine. Something I used to be tempted by constantly and now I can ignore with no problem. Anyway. I settled on a candy bar and I said if I still feel the same way after I eat lunch I'll have the candy bar. I ended up eating the candy bar and I think I just wanted something sweet. Not sure of that was the cause of this past weekend, but the feeling has gone away. So we'll see.

ulapie 04-23-2007 04:35 PM

Obie, I like to go up in the smallest increments possible. I have 3, 5, 8, 10 and 15 pound weights. I don't use the 15's these days, but I use all of the other ones for each workout. I use a different weight for each exercise.

2frustrated 04-24-2007 04:16 AM

I'm doing really well at the moment - yesterday I craved a protein shake! :faint: :lol: But I did put ice cream and toffee sauce in it :p HEH!

This morning I'm super-hungry but I think it was actually thirst... :dunno: I've got myself a cuppa and a big nalgene of squash so I shall be thirst-free soon hopefully. It's a bit odd 'cos I had 2 pints of squash before I came out to work, as usual :crazy:

What do you do when you can't have what you want? This morning I wanted toast, but only realised after I'd left the shop - and I didn't buy sliced bread and I didn't bring my marmalade to work with me :lol: I had a crusty seeded roll with butter, which was nice. Also I am craving cheesecake - made out of a packet :rolleyes: but they didn't have any in the shop... Maybe I will go out of my way and get a packet on the way home so I can have it for tea! :lol:

ulapie 04-24-2007 12:15 PM

Hi everyone!
I had kind of a hard time last night with the IE. I went to my Grandma's and had dinner with her and my mom. Right before we ate, talk turned to when I was going to get back into school and they really started harrassing me. Finally I told them that I wasn't interested in discussing it anymore and it's my decision what I do with my life, etc. It got me stressed out! I ate a bit too much at dinner and then had too many of these little lemon tea cookies for desert. I also had this feeling while eating that I should clean my plate. My mom and my grandma are extremely thrifty ladies, so I felt weird leaving anything. Like I'd be "wasting" it. The whole thing was really annoying! I do so much better eating dinner with my cat. :lol:

I did go for a really nice hour long walk yesterday and I did weights (Jari) this morning.

Obsidianbbw 04-24-2007 12:53 PM

I hurt :faint: ....but in a good way :D ......Looking forward to more Jari tomorrow morning. I am going to try and buy some 15 lbs weights for squats and stuff tomorrow.

Ulapie...my parents and grandmothers house is like the twlight zone when it comes to IE. I can be doing perfectly fine and as soon as I walk in I want to eat. I know it is not the same thing, but basically you're going to have places or things that take time to adjust. Take it as a lesson you can work on over time.

Eating is back to normal, no more weird cravings. Ex-boyfriend is coming to visit. I am doing a weigh in early to see how I do over the weekend.

nicolbw 04-24-2007 06:21 PM

I started reading Intuitive Eating this past weekend and I love it. I'm about 2/3rds of the way through the book. This is exactly what I've been searching for for the past year. I've been telling my husband that I just wanted to enjoy food and not be obsessed with dieting anymore. I also knew that if I wasn't dieting that I would gain more weight. But with this book I've learned to eat according to how hungry I am and what my body really wants to eat. What an amazing concept. :D It seems so obvious, but yet alluded me all my life.

Anyway I can't wait to get through the rest of the book.

I just wanted to say "Hi" and ask if I could join you gals. :wave: :gossip:

P.S. When I fly home to my parent's house I find that all I want to do is eat. Luckily they are selling the house I grew up in this summer, so hopefully when I visit them it won't be so bad.

ulapie 04-24-2007 10:59 PM

Welcome Nicolbw! Of course you can join us!

:trampo:

I just did something totally insane! Well, not really considering the topic of this thread. But anyway, I threw away my scale! :yikes: :eek: I'm reading Overcoming Overeating and they tell you to throw away the scale in that book also and I've decided to really commit myself to this. So in the garbage it went! I feel kind of liberated and scared all at the same time.

Well, having a scale and yo-yo dieting hasn't worked for me in the past. I guess this is really a new chapter for me. :D

I'm not sure if this is kind of a sabotaging thought, but do you folks ever think that you compensate for the IE by exercising a lot? Somehow I feel better about getting rid of the scale because I love to workout. Just another thing goin through this head. :) Hope you all are having a good evening or day or whatever time it is where you are! :hug:

ulapie 04-24-2007 11:00 PM

Thanks Obie :) Yeah, I don't know if I'll ever get over hanging out with some of my relatives. Family, got to love em!

Obsidianbbw 04-25-2007 12:51 AM

:welcome2: Nicolbw

Ulapie - When I first started IE I read the book Intuitive Eating and they preach nutrition and exercise. While I think pure IE is just eating when your hungry and stopping when your satisfied i think for an overall better quality of life you need some exercise. I know I can lose weight with the IE, but I want to be one of those spry senior citizens who goes and does any and everything. Also I actually enjoy working out now, especially with the weights. I also like sweating.

Ok, so I have a part time job and I ate before i went, but I was hungry when I was done. I didn't have anything at home that I wanted so I stopped at a donut shop. I got 2 donuts (still part of the old mentality, that I can't be satisfied with just one), but after I ate one I didn't want the other one.....Its on top of my refrigerator. Curious to see when I am motivated to eat it.

Another interesting story. A girlfriend of mine had the oh my goodness I didn't realize how much I weighed moment today and I just wanted to hug her. I talked her through it. I saw this on another forum and was wondering what was everyone I have got to change moment that started you on your journey?


Ok to bed, hope everyone is having wonderful dreams.

For me IE & excercise go hand in hand with being a better me.

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Originally Posted by ulapie (Post 1667557)
Welcome Nicolbw! Of course you can join us!

:trampo:

I just did something totally insane! Well, not really considering the topic of this thread. But anyway, I threw away my scale! :yikes: :eek: I'm reading Overcoming Overeating and they tell you to throw away the scale in that book also and I've decided to really commit myself to this. So in the garbage it went! I feel kind of liberated and scared all at the same time.

Well, having a scale and yo-yo dieting hasn't worked for me in the past. I guess this is really a new chapter for me. :D

I'm not sure if this is kind of a sabotaging thought, but do you folks ever think that you compensate for the IE by exercising a lot? Somehow I feel better about getting rid of the scale because I love to workout. Just another thing goin through this head. :) Hope you all are having a good evening or day or whatever time it is where you are! :hug:


2frustrated 04-25-2007 04:38 AM

:wave:

Hello! I haven't thrown out my scales yet - they were bloomin' expensive :mad: and they measure body fat etc etc, but I don't use them. I was tempted to weigh this morning, but I figured it would just upset me if it was a high number, plus I am taking supplements at the moment that increase water weight, so I decided not to weigh.

I don't compensate for IE by exercising a lot, but I just generally DO exercise a lot. :D I love it! I've found my eating's increased a lot with IE, but that's good really because I think before that I was definitely eating too little for all the exercise I did. Which would of course lead to a big stuff yer face binge, so it's all balanced out, because while I don't binge too often any more, I certainly eat a little more just about most days.

I've had a great day so far and a little revelation last night.

Yesterday I ate crackers and cheese for "lunch" and wasn't satisfied, so I ate more biscuits and more biscuits etc etc... I ended up eating lots of food, and in the end I think I overate. So I was talking to DH about this last night, he is naturally thin. I asked him when he knew he'd had enough, and he said that usually by the amount that's on his plate. He knows that one ready meal is enough to stop him feeling hungry. He knows that his eggs on toast is enough, rather than eating 50 crackers and a tub of cheese. Plus he says, "There's always more. You can always wait a bit and get more." Which kinda hit me between the eyes a little bit. They talk about this in Beyond Chocolate, but I think I have an in-built greed control. I remember fighting with my Mum over carrot cake, and being dissapointed when there was non left, but we used to eat that thing in a day! A big Entenmans tray bake thing!!!! It was like a race to the last piece! So I figure now that I buy my own food, and can go to the shop whenever I want and buy more, then I don't have to eat it all before someone else eats it.

I've also figured that my brain likes to register what I'm eating as a "meal". So I am aiming at getting in 3-ish squares a day, for today I'm thinking I've had scrambled eggs for brekky :T and I've got some turkey, avocado and cranberry jelly for a sandwich for lunch-ish time. Then I might have a snack to keep me going at the gym before :jeno: with the boys tonight. I think it's nice to sit down to something substantial and mentally filling rather than just grazing on crackers.

Well that's my theory anyway! :lol:

Diana the Hun 04-25-2007 06:33 AM

Hello, I'm new to the forum.
 
Hi All,

I just wanted to introduce myself to this great little community! I've read so much in so many of the different topics, and I'm really glad to join up and be able to contribute.

I'm from Australia, so you'll find my weight tracker is in metric, but I'll put up another one soon. I'm not new to weight loss by any means. I was an overweight (never obese but that didn't stop the bullies!) child, and have been dieting in one form or another since I was about 8 years old. That's two whole decades of counting, monitoring, weighing, starving, crying and scrutinising myself to the point of near insanity!

While I feel I could practically write my own book with all I know about food and nutrition (that's just what we need - another book! :dizzy: ), I still don't trust myself when left to my own devices. But, having recently slipped into a mildly depressed state, I'm really in no frame of mind to fight with myself anymore.

So you'll prob find me most frequently here in the IE section, as I'm commiting to a better eating style not reliant on meal plans and rules.

I've read almost all of the posts in this thread, and you guys have only strengthened my resolve, so thank you all, and I really look forward to getting to know you, and helping each other out! Thanks for listening! :)

2frustrated 04-25-2007 06:39 AM

:wave:

Hey Diana - welcome to our little corner of the world :)

Obsidianbbw 04-25-2007 08:46 AM

:welcome2: Diana the Hun. Love the name

Ah 2frus...I only just realized yesterday that with increased exercise comes increased hunger. With the weights I doubled my workout and was wondering why I was so hungry.

Did Jari again this morning. I think I should have waited one more day since I was still sore this morning and couldn't do as much as I did on Monday :( . So I will be back at it on Saturday and see how I feel.

Donut is till on the frig, no desire to eat. Going to make a nice english muffin. Completely irrelevant, but are English Muffins called muffins in England and American one called American Muffins, no idea why that popped in my head. Ok, enough confusing after workout babble.

Hope everyone has a good day.

2frustrated 04-25-2007 08:51 AM

We only got those american muffins about 10 years ago. I think before that they were just "fairy cakes" (cakes in cases) or cupcakes to you lot ;)

I think as the boundaries are getting blurred we are following your trend of calling muffins "English muffins" and stuff like Blueberry muffins, muffins. However I think if someone said just "muffin" to me, I would automatically think of the toasty ones. If someone said "Blueberry muffin" then I'd know they were talking about the cakes. I think we tend to put the flavour first to describe a cake muffin.

:rofl:

Rock Chalk Chick 04-25-2007 11:25 AM

On muffins - somewhere along the way I heard an interesting commentary about (American) muffins... if we have a miniature cake covered in icing, it's a "cupcake" and is considered dessert... take the same cake without icing and it's a "muffin" and good breakfast food! A cookie is dessert but a kolache/danish is breakfast? Granted, I've come to the point where I eat what I want when I want it (if I want cake for breakfast, I have it), but it's an interesting point. Especially given the massive "chocolate chip muffins" topped with big grains of sugar sold at the hospital cafe. Kind of scary to think of eating something that big at 8 am just because it's "breakfast."

I'm doing pretty well on the IE front, and the weight loss has definitely leveled off (whew?), especially given that I'm heading into my bloaty week out of the month (with my current BC, I only have a "period" for about 2 days, but I still get a full 8 days of flub!) I'm doing pretty well at avoiding my usual stress eating, when I'm sitting at the computer or trying to avoid sitting at the computer, but I'm feeling rather sluggish because I'm not getting enough time outside. I'm hoping to get a break and go to the pool this afternoon, but it depends on how the work schedule pans out. After talking about the "Muscle Max" workout the other day, I thought I'd dig it out on Monday - I've just been lifting on my own instead of with a dvd lately, since it's faster, but I knew I'm not getting quite the same workout. And now I'm feeling it!! I'm going to do another good weight workout tonight, and hopefully can get outside for a bike workout, but it's supposed to be raining pretty much nonstop through Friday, so I'm not too optimistic on that one.

And welcome, Diana! I'm still relatively new to the IE ideas myself, or at least to applying them (I've been reading about it for a couple years!). There's plenty of good advice and support here, and hopefully you'll enjoy the group.

ulapie 04-25-2007 03:49 PM

Welcome Diana! I love your little picture thingy! That movies is sooo funny. :D

I feel good today! I went shopping today before work and bought a bunch of crazy stuff that I never let myself eat before. I also had a coffee with half & half and REAL sugar. It was so good! I've been drinking mine black lately or with soy creamer and splenda. I have got to say, real sugar kicks splenda's ___! :kickbutt: :p

Oh boy, with all this good stuff around, I can't wait to get hungry! :)

2frustrated 04-26-2007 09:36 AM

:wave:

Howdy!

I've never eaten muffins for breakfast! :no: But I did have a piece of chocolate cake for "breakfast pudding" once... :lol: My mother was mortified! :D

This morning I had rice pudding for breakfast. I'm still a bit hungry, I think I should've had scrambled eggs. Especially since I've just been told I'm going to be out of the office over lunch. HUFF. :p Oh well, I'll just have to make a nice sandwich instead.

I had a really great pizza last night - tomato sauce, goats cheese and black olives at Pizza Hut :T Fabby dabby considering Pizza Hut = grease and stodge, but it was lovely. Then we went to the cinema and I had a tiny tub of Ben and Jerry's and about 3 small handfuls of popcorn. I never get popcorn because it's too expensive, but I wasn't paying :devil: and it was ok, but not great.

Obsidianbbw 04-26-2007 10:48 AM

Nothing major to report. Added workout is making me want to sleep more. Donut is still on the frig. No soreness today so thats good.

Eating is ok, I had one big meal yesterday and wasn't interested in anything else after that. Scale hasn't moved, but wondering how much of that is effected (sp?) by doing the weights. So we'll see. I don't measure inches, but I am starting to notice changes. Wondering if I'll be 321 lbs in a size 14, LOL...ok obvious that won't happen, but all very interesting.

2frustrated 04-27-2007 05:13 AM

Yeah also nothing major, apart from yesterday I felt "normal"...

How odd! :D

Obsidianbbw 04-27-2007 12:48 PM

Morning all. Rainy here, but i like this weather, yeah I'm a weirdo.

We'll I have come to the conclusion that I need to leave the whole foods buffet alone. So I am going to give it a break till June 1. It is filled with too much yummy goodness. Goodness that I am eating entirely too much of.

Didn't work out today needed the sleep and my house needed some attention. Will be back at it tomorrow.

Odd thing. I bought a new DVD and was previewing it this morning and wasn't impressed till they did a whole series of leg curl combinations and I got excited. Is there any one exercise or move that you like to do?

Ok, ex is coming to visit. Not sure what to expect, but may not post for a few days.

ulapie 04-27-2007 02:27 PM

Hi everyone!
Obie - I love doing squats! The heavier the weight, the better. :) Good luck with your ex.

I'm soooo frickin hungry today! I just can't seem to get full. Yesterday afternoon I ate several things when I wasn't hungry. In "Overcoming Overeating" they tell you to be nice and not beat yourself up over binges, but it's hard to do. I think that's a great book for anyone who thinks they binge for emotional reasons. They really emphasize being nice to yourself with your self talk and stuff.

It's so crazy, I feel like I've been eating for years when I haven't been hungry but never really noticed. What an eye opener!

I walked my friend's dog yesterday and the day before. She brings her dogs to work with her and I can walk them. It's fun and right on the way home. :) I think I'm going to start walking dogs at the shelter a couple days a week too.

Have a nice weekend everyone! TGIF!

rubberlegs 04-28-2007 08:59 PM

Hi folks -
I'm trying IE for the first time (though I've done WW Core before). What can I say... I love it! Today has been in the 90s and I have a cold (no appetite), so all I've had all day (it's 6 PM) is asparagus and bread with spaghetti sauce. Still not hungry. If I were still counting points, I would get ill with what I would have to consume, heehee. Looking forward to getting to know you all. :)

Vanessa

Diana the Hun 04-29-2007 07:20 AM

Hi All,
Just wanted to ask you guys a quick question.

Some of you are more experienced at IE than others, and I was wanting to know.. How do you stop that internal dialogue every time you decide to eat something? I've been trying to honour my hunger signals for the past few days, and I find I'm still so anxious about what I truly feel like eating. Should I go for this, it's lower in fat, yeah but that's full of carbs, etc, etc... :?:

It defeats the purpose to worry like that, but I can't seem to snap out of the diet mentality. And then I feel fat all the time, which I'm sure is just psychological, but I feel sure I'm gaining weight every day that I allow myself to enjoy eating!

Oh, and I personally love that burn in your butt when you do leg lifts. But my preferred aerobic activity is aerobics. Turn up the music and watch me go!

Obsidianbbw 04-29-2007 05:02 PM

I think this is a personal decision. For me. I usually pick the thing that I actually want, most times this is the healthy choice.There are times when I purposely do not pick what I want. This weekend i wanted a pint of ben and jerrys instead I have some oreos. The issue was sweetness didn't matter what the source was and the oreos were just enough to get ride of the feeling and i didn't feel deprived.

Not sure if it helped, but I say pick what you want, just stick to the basic idea of stopping when your satisfied.


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Originally Posted by Diana the Hun (Post 1673118)
Hi All,
Just wanted to ask you guys a quick question.

Some of you are more experienced at IE than others, and I was wanting to know.. How do you stop that internal dialogue every time you decide to eat something? I've been trying to honour my hunger signals for the past few days, and I find I'm still so anxious about what I truly feel like eating. Should I go for this, it's lower in fat, yeah but that's full of carbs, etc, etc... :?:

It defeats the purpose to worry like that, but I can't seem to snap out of the diet mentality. And then I feel fat all the time, which I'm sure is just psychological, but I feel sure I'm gaining weight every day that I allow myself to enjoy eating!

Oh, and I personally love that burn in your butt when you do leg lifts. But my preferred aerobic activity is aerobics. Turn up the music and watch me go!


Diana the Hun 04-30-2007 03:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Obsidianbbw (Post 1673591)
Not sure if it helped, but I say pick what you want, just stick to the basic idea of stopping when your satisfied.

Thanks Obie!
That last sentence really resonated with me. That should be my focus - Eat what I truly want (still need to figure out which internal voice is the one I'm meant to listen to!), just stop when I feel satisfied.... NOT stuffed... that's going to be a toughie...

Obsidianbbw 04-30-2007 09:10 AM

Quick post, made my 800 exercise goal, can feel the inches going down, rather amazing. Not weighing myself until the 15th of the month, so putting the scale under my bed since I've been a little obsessed with it of late.

I think IE has become more second nature, went to dinner, had an appetizer i didn't finish, had 3/4 of dinner and took the home with the appetizer. I didn't ask myself over and over again was I hungry I kind of just decided ok I'm done. When I finished dinner i was satisfied and since I had my binge from a week ago, no desire what so ever to order anything else. I mentioned the Oreo story. They are sitting on the fridge. No desire to eat them so we'll see what happens with them.

tried on more clothes that I haven't been able to in the last 3-10 years (big gap I know) and haven't hit anything I couldn't put on. My ex laughed because there was one dress I kept twirling around in because not only could I get into it, it was loose.

Ok off to wash off workout sweat.

2frustrated 04-30-2007 09:57 AM

:cp: :yay:

Well done for you Obi :D

Rock Chalk Chick 04-30-2007 11:26 AM

Diana - I think Obie summed it up pretty well: the right thing to eat is what you're hungry for. It definitely takes a while to learn to cope with the "little voice" that questions calories or fat or nutrition or whatever, especially after years of "I shouldn't/should eat that" mentality. Give yourself some time and give yourself credit when you move in the right direction - it's easy to miss the small accomplishments and feel like you're never going to change.


Speaking of not changing.... does anyone else here ever feel like going back into "diet mode" for a short time... "just 'til I lose a few pounds" or whatever? I'm starting to get impatient to lose weight, even though I know I'm losing slowly and I'm SO much better mentally and physically than I was 6 months ago - it's hard to not get tempted when I see dieters around me losing weight at a rapid pace.

Even though I know it's likely to be a "quick fix", even though I know that I respond to deprivation by overeating after a while, even though I know I'd likely gain the weight back..... I still get tempted sometimes to start cutting my calories and limit my food. Anyone else do this? Any advice?

2frustrated 04-30-2007 11:56 AM

:wave: Hello! One for "diet mode" over here...

Man I've had such a cwap weekend that I thought about it today after eating lots more... Usually the feeling passes, because I think "tomorrow I'll diet..." :lol: :rolleyes: But today I said, "Today, this instant, I will start honouring my hunger again."

So FWIW - diets start "tomorrow" IE starts, RIGHT NOW :)

Obsidianbbw 04-30-2007 12:04 PM

I was thinking about that. I have been at 321 for about 2 + weeks, not a long time, but kind of feeling stalled and was wondering if I tried strict calorie counting would it push me lower. I realized it was my bumps in the road over the last 2 weeks that have kept me bouncing around 321 so going to try strict IE till the 15th and see how i feel about it then. So 15 days of no bumps is really my goal. I just have no desire to count EVERYTHING and force myself not to eat somethings.

Anyway, not sure if that helped, but there it is..:?:

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Originally Posted by Rock Chalk Chick (Post 1674597)


Speaking of not changing.... does anyone else here ever feel like going back into "diet mode" for a short time... "just 'til I lose a few pounds" or whatever? I'm starting to get impatient to lose weight, even though I know I'm losing slowly and I'm SO much better mentally and physically than I was 6 months ago - it's hard to not get tempted when I see dieters around me losing weight at a rapid pace.

Even though I know it's likely to be a "quick fix", even though I know that I respond to deprivation by overeating after a while, even though I know I'd likely gain the weight back..... I still get tempted sometimes to start cutting my calories and limit my food. Anyone else do this? Any advice?


2frustrated 05-01-2007 06:17 AM

Well I seem to be straightening out my 3 days of binging. :)

I had a lovely breakfast of scrambled eggs on lovely toast, and a small snack of Ritz crackers and strawberries! :T

Hopefully I'm off to the gym at lunch - I mainly seem to be working on stretching, but I will throw in some heavy weights too! :D

Diana the Hun 05-01-2007 06:45 AM

Rock Talk Chick, thanks for the advice, I'll really try to focus on what I feel like eating, not what I'm "supposed" to be eating.

Even as I get myself into the swing of IE, I find myself thinking (pretty much every day) that I would be better off dieting. I just came out of Jenny Craig a few weeks ago, having dipped into some terribly low moods. I simply didn't have the emotional strength to maintain that way of eating. Every time I think about starting a diet again I'm filled with anxiety and it stops me in my tracks. It only renews my commitment to eat like a thin person, not like an overweight person trying to get thin.

Obsidianbbw 05-01-2007 10:23 AM

Diana-I was thinking I don't think of myself as a calorie counter but I like to know I am under 2000 in a given day. Could you make your own plan something that combined IE and calorie counting? a hybrid?

Ok, since I seem to have the eating when I an satisfied thing sort of down, working on only eating when I'm hungry which hasn't gone completely out the window, but I haven't been completely honest about either.

Obsidianbbw 05-01-2007 11:55 AM

I found the website through a post on here. Just found it interesting. She found a way that worked for her.

http://nrx101270.googlepages.com/home

ulapie 05-01-2007 01:15 PM

Hi everyone,
I've been struggling with the IE! I keep telling myself this is a learning process and I just need to be patient. Which is the truth, can't become a different person overnight. :) I'm counting each time I eat because of physical hunger as a victory.

On a really, really fabulous note: physical therapy is going great! I'm not having back or leg pain now and the therapist has ok'd squats and lunges. Yay! I can't wait to workout tonight!

I hope y'all have a great day!


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