"I feel similarly to Eeza. The Fitbit can be a helpful tool, or it can be a detrimental tool to your IE walk. It depends on your attitude...
Similarly, take the Scale for example. In my dieting days and early IE days, if I weighed myself, I would…"
"Hi Maya - I'm a recovering binge eater and though I wasn't completely out of touch with my hunger signals, I was great at ignoring them. I was always dieting, so ravenous hunger - I could resist. Until I couldn't, and then I would…"
"Hi Natalie - I've been wondering the same thing recently! I've given up any kind of food tracking (even in my head) and I've given up the scale. But my FitBit...I love this thing. I have set daily goals for myself, originally because…"
So it's been about a week since I decided to pick the IE book up and start reading it a second time. This time very slowly. Literally like a page a day LOL. I'm letting everything sink in and jumping around to different sections if I read something in a discussion post that catches my eye refers to a certain section.I feel so ready. Interestingly, unlike the beginning of most diets this readiness comes with some anxiety and almost this feeling of dread. Dread of having to try and understand…See More
"Talk to myself as if I'm talking to a dear friend or a hurting child.
NOT: "What is wrong with you? You are binging AGAIN? When are you ever going to get with it? You are a hopeless failure."
INSTEAD: "You're really stressed…"
"One thing it took me years to learn is that I could only control myself. How others think or don't think about me is completely out of my control. That was a really tough thing to swallow but after awhile it felt so liberating. I…"
I am at about a month in too and you sound a lot like me at the moment. Sorry can't offer any advice, but just wanted to say you aren't alone in feeling this way, I hear ya, man do I hear ya."
"Carol, Thank you for your blog about your experience. My fear in doing this is in gaining weight, which I have in the past (numerous times) when I've quit counting calories and gone back to trying to learn how to eat "normally again",…"
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