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Forum: Living Maintenance 05-28-2013, 12:14 PM
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Posted By lin43
Great post, Jay---and some useful suggestions...

Great post, Jay---and some useful suggestions that I will try. Your point about not counting calories for a day stood out to me because it is something that I have contemplated but have not done. ...
Forum: Living Maintenance 05-27-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By lin43
Don't apologize, Jen---I'm so glad you posted...

Don't apologize, Jen---I'm so glad you posted this. As I was reading your reaction to that food on the table, I kept thinking, "That's me! That's me!" It actually made me feel so much better to read...
Forum: Living Maintenance 05-27-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By lin43
No need to to apologize. All ideas are welcome. ...

No need to to apologize. All ideas are welcome. I'm not a drinker, though (a glass or two of wine or a martini on occasion, but that's it), so I fear your beer idea would not work for me :).
Forum: Living Maintenance 05-27-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,245
Posted By lin43
(my emphasis) I completely agree with you...

(my emphasis)

I completely agree with you about what "should be," magical. I only wish it could be. The problem is moving from "should" to "can." That's where I get stuck. How does one magically...
Forum: Living Maintenance 05-26-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,245
Posted By lin43
YES, YES, and YES! Well-put. You've expressed...

YES, YES, and YES! Well-put. You've expressed exactly why intuitive eating rarely works for me (besides those other two issues I mentioned in my previous post). I went to the grocery store on a full...
Forum: Living Maintenance 05-26-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,245
Posted By lin43
Thanks, Jay. What you seem to be describing is...

Thanks, Jay. What you seem to be describing is similar to something I read on another thread and have been quoting left and right since: creating a “goal lifestyle.” It makes so much sense. I...
Forum: Living Maintenance 05-25-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,245
Posted By lin43
At least you can wear a bikini! :) I wasn't able...

At least you can wear a bikini! :) I wasn't able to do that even at 18. So, here's another compliment for you (sorry if I'm exacerbating the problem :).
Forum: Living Maintenance 05-25-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,245
Posted By lin43
Jay, I meant to address this before, but I...

Jay, I meant to address this before, but I forgot:



I agree with your point if I were, in fact, restricting in the stereotypical dieting sense---e.g., eating cottage cheese and salad, never...
Forum: Living Maintenance 05-25-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,245
Posted By lin43
Thanks for the perspective, Jay. I, too, have...

Thanks for the perspective, Jay. I, too, have been here before. That's why I'm trying to use that experience (and others' experiences), to help me react differently now than I did then (of course,...
Forum: Living Maintenance 05-25-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,245
Posted By lin43
Jen, I completely agree that the mental part of...

Jen, I completely agree that the mental part of all this is major. Gradually, over the past few years, I've realized that I tend to give up easily (this isn't just connected to weight loss;it...
Forum: Living Maintenance 05-24-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,245
Posted By lin43
Thank you all for your encouragement! It means a...

Thank you all for your encouragement! It means a lot to me.



Thanks, bargoo. I’m learning this now.


Well, put that way, I feel better! 
Forum: Living Maintenance 05-23-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,245
Posted By lin43
Time to 'fess up: Having a difficult time (long)

I feel like such a failure posting this, but I'm really having a hard time---and this after feeling like maintenance was effortless for at least a year. When I first started maintenance (Nov. 2011)...
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