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",…"
"Click on either your forum name at top, just right of center on this page OR on Settings in your member box right column towards top. Once in Settings you will see 'Full Name' (3rd line down) where you can type in what you like for a…"
When I joined and entered my full name, I didn't realize my full name would be displayed to everyone on the board. I thought I would have the option of creating a user name. Could someone tell me how to go about deleting my last name from my profile? Thank you.See More
"Grand insight Jay. Judging is really an EXternal type of activity isn't it? "how much' eaten vs. am I satisfied? The diet mentality world would have us believe that a number can 'tell' us something that our body can not.…"
"Julija, IE can be 'ironic' - its something that you do by and for yourself, but you also want to please others too! Diet mentality makes use of your desire to please others (social pressure) but with a high cost to your own self - body and…"
"My mantra during the start of my IE journey was -
EXternal or INternal?
What that did was to help me keep in mind whether what I was choosing was based on my own (body) directions (aka INternal) or if I was being (mis) directed by rules/diet…"
"Monique, blogging can be a personal 'recording', which can be set to not allow comments by others or even only read by you, your IE Forum Friends or everyone. You can also set allowing comments after your approval of them etc.
If you want…"
The past few days I've been struggling with accepting how often I feel I need eat. After months of dieting I've still got that feeling of fear at the back of my mind whenever I get hungry.I have a habit of comparing myself to people around me and notice I eat significantly more than everyone else despite being very petite and I have to eat around 6 times a day. My boyfriend who is much bigger than I am only eats 2-3 times a day and the volume seems significantly less which makes me feel like I…See More
"Hi Maya, I tried to write a day or so ago, but I was having computer issues that some others also reported.
I hope you are still coming to the forum, because this is the right place to be. When I quit dieting last summer, I didn't join the…"
I know you are going through a tough time. My husband isnt supportive of IE or weight gain either, so I get where you are coming from. I don't have any advice, other than to keep listening to your heart. I just wanted to offer…"