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Isn't it crazy that something so simple works? I mean, my weight normal friends... the ones who have never struggled with obesity/weight issues... this is exactly how they eat. I'm hungry, I eat. I'm tired, I sleep. I'm mad, I curse, scream... whatever. I'm happy, I smile. Food is for nourishment, but not for coping with emotions.

I too, have been using food less and less for emotional support. It's a work in progress, but thank you, Jesus, it's in progress!!!


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Thanks for the support, Monica!
Bummer about the weight.
With the symptoms you are describing, you are doing well to follow up with a visit to the NP.
With the same symptoms, for me it was sleep apnea, and low thyroid. It is awful to feel tired tired tired all the time. Sorry that you are going through this now.A CPAP machine helped me tremendously with the fatigue.
I am sure you are impatient to know what is the reason for you, so that you can address it, the sooner the better.


My continuing goal is to keep monitoring my hunger and eating only when hungry. Not to say that I don't sometimes stray and have episodes of emotional eating, but they are now fewer and shorter.

When I got home from my trip, I thought that I surely would have put on weight, because I never felt deprived and sometimes I did indulge. But in the end I had lost 4 lb.

This is encouraging me to continue to not count calories and not plan my meals,.This is key for me. Of course, i will make sure that I have a choice of good healthy foods at home to chose from , but that is the extent of it.


Tammy, Suman, Jacquie, let us know how you are doing.



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emoticon Rachel!!! Sounds like you did exactly the right thing for vacation!!!

The doctor's appointment went okay. It was a two day process, because I had the regular pap, but had to come back for a biopsy the next morning. She took three samples that she said "look normal" to the naked eye. I should have the results by Monday or Tuesday.

That said, my weight has gone up, even though I've been following IE. I made another appointment with my NP to run a thyroid test and do a complete physical. Besides my weight going up while making healthy choices and following IE, my fair is falling out and I'm just tired, tired, tired.

How are the rest of you here... Tammy? Suman? Jacquie?

Happy, healthy Saturday!!!

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I am back from a 10 day vacation, no food off limits.

And: I lost 4 lb!!!!


Surprisingly for me, i did not binge, I had only two desserts, and very little alcohol, not because I was limiting it, but because I just did not feel like it.

So there is hope. Most of the time before, I would come back from vacation with a few more pounds than when I left.

I read your messages, Monica and Tammy, I deeply believe that we have to find what works for our unique psychology and physiology.

For instance, yesterday before my trip back home, i had a breakfast of a good rice cake, topped by a huge quantity of peanut butter and a lot of honey. I stayed full for 6 hours.

Now that i am home, i will buy pb and honey and have it from time to time for breakfast, even if in the past, those two foods were off limits.

So, as they say,it is all an experiment of one.

Tammy, great that you found a way to discriminate between hunger and cravings, and act accordingly! emoticon

Monica, how did the doctor's appointment go? Are you feeling more encouraged today?

We are here for each other. emoticon

Susman, how are you doing?

And belated Valentine to my dear IEs

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bored eating or sleepy eating are the worst. today i was sleepy and i kept wanting to eat but i sipped water instead. my tummy growled a bit in the afternoon while i was craving chocolate. i mentally told my stomach "nice try. if you are hungry you will ask for the no sugar added fruit cups or a nonchocolate granola bar" about 30 minutes later i was wanting a freggie or protein snack. so then i knew i was more likely hungry, u cane home and shoveled my supper fast. by the time i finished. i was a bit over full, not yet stuffed but i knew i ate too quickly. i was dojng well earlier in the day.

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Tammy... I totally know what you mean about being bored and wanting to eat. I'm really trying to work on that, finding things to do. I keep telling myself, if you're bored, you're bored, not hungry. It's a bad habit to break, for sure.

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i have boredom cravings a lot. i am not technically bored but my brain wonders when i do not have a strong schedule so i keep wanting to eat chocoate. i already had some pieces so i keep looking for things to keep myself occupied. i like days off but i need to keep some things to keep me busy

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Happy Valentine's Day IEers. I hope your day is going well, without too many temptations that cause us to overeat. So far, so good, for me.

I am up on my weight and am discouraged there. I know that we aren't supposed to weigh, but I'm on two teams at the moment that have that as part of your responsibility. I am not giving up, but it's definitely frustrating. I have a doctor's appointment next Wednesday... I'm going to have her run some tests to check a few things.

Stay ever mindful, friends!!!

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doing ok with my eating. i was tempted to get a veggie pizza from the vending fridge at work. however when i went to get one, they were all gone. so that helped me beat temptation. i am not great at eating enough veggies but otherwise doing ok

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Well, I got 50 points for the team that has no leader... hahaha!!!

Hope you gals are doing well. I'm feeling pretty good today. Got my walk in and got some work done around the house, then we headed off to Costco. Oscar is now vacuum sealing all the meat he bought. Both our boys are at college and I don't eat red meat or pork, so he's gotta seal it to make it last. Sam will probably come home this weekend, since he's only at UCSB... Santa Barbara, about two hours south of us. He had his bank account hacked, so he's waiting for his new ATM. It should be here by Wednesday or Thursday, so I'm pretty sure he'll be up to pick it up, plus free food and laundry.

Happy Monday, friends!!!



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Thanks for the head's up Rachel.

Tammy... pizza is a tough one, because I love it so much. I have not tried to have any since I started IE. I know nothing is supposed to be off limits, but I'm worried that I'll gorge. It's funny, because when we make our own and bbq it, it's so much better and I can control that. Only when we order out, do I go crazy with it.

Stay mindful, IE sisters!!!

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I certainly can relate, Tammy. My hope is that I will become more mindful with time, so that I can trust myself more, rather than rely on outer cues like calories counting.

I will be busy in the next two weeks, so if you do not see me often, it will be temporary.


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We ordered pizza last night for supper. not a bad idea but i ate too much. i should have ordered a smaller size. i wanted leftovers for today, but i still ended up with mroe then neccesary. i ordered a pizza topped with spinach so that was a good thing but it ended up being too much. i did not portion out my leftovers well so i overate, arg. my mind was docused on other things and i was in a hurry. the though entered my mind to stop but i continued anyway. dang

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Rachel... those life lessons... gotta love em, even if they're painful. We had talked about making pizza (we've started bbqing it, so yummy) and that is my fear. Eating too fast. I'll remember to keep it in check, because it has also always been an off limits because I'm on a diet food.

Sanity is key.

Had an almost binge yesterday after my blood donation. I started down a slippery slope, because I was famished when I got home and made some poor choices. Sourdough toast, then some chocolates. It started out harmless enough, but because I had gone too long, my mind bypassed common sense and I had to reign it back in.Not quite a binge, but certainly not the right choices for a body that needed to recover with something more than sourdough and chocolate!!!

Also confident that the weight will come off!!!

Happy Thursday, friends!!!

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Yesterday I stopped at a pizza place to purchase one slice of pizza and eat it at home.(because, now, for me, no food is off limits)
Once home I ate it too fast and felt cheated: i did not enjoy it as much as I could have if i had eaten it more slowly and mindfully.
Lesson learned!
But other than that, I am very happy with this way of eating, i don't have many cravings and binged only once lately. Huge progress!

I am confident that I will lose more weight, but for now, sanity around food is my goal.

How about you, gals?

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Tammy... I've been thinking about that with the sweets. I've gotten better, but I wonder if it has to do with gobbling it down before anyone sees us eating something "bad"... like, "Oh, I thought you were on a diet, why are you eating chocolate. I know, for me, I would wait till everyone was out of the teacher's lounge to eat/sneak something that I "shouldn't" be eating because of the "diet" mentality. Now, if I want something, I just go eat it. Knowing that has helped so much, because every day there is "bad" food in the lounge. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY But, I've been able to walk in and out without picking anything up, unless I want to, with teachers in there or not.

Rachel... it's such a relief... being less panicked, as that dumb teacher's lounge was for me.

No shame. For me, that's a huge NSV.

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Monica and Tammy, it is so encouraging to see how our body gives us cues when we start listening to it. And I thank you for sharing your experiences.

On my side too, I notice that food does not play such an important part anymore. When I am hungry, I try to fix something nutritious and stop when i am comfortably full. And then I don't think of food for a long while. Rather, I do what needs to be done, or watch tv or read a book.

Like both of you, I don't have those panicky cravings.
What a relief.
It is like having my life back, instead of obsessing about food all the time.
Have a good day, ladies!

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my lunches are lighter at work now. i bring them from home but used to always back extra items and shovel it down. i no longer work at a call center so i can finish the last 5-6 bites at my desk so i pack less , eat it slower and feel satisfies sooner.

still struggling with sleep so i am craving chocolate and eat it faster then i should.

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I agree Tammy... this is exactly what it's looking like for me too. I was saying that I only eat dessert on weekends. That's more of a habit from childhood and my husband grew up the same. So, while I was totally looking forward to dessert on Friday and last night, I didn't have it. I was full from dinner... not stuffed, but full and satisfied. I popped a piece of minty gum in my mouth and that was perfect. Like Rachel, I'm also less compelled to eat sweets. For me... holy moley... I can't even believe I can say that!!!

Happy, healthy Sunday IE sisters. I have our healthy football snacks/dinner planned. Oscar is smoking some chicken tenderloins for buffalo chicken sliders, which I'm pretty excited about. Remembering I can have what I want, just no binging.

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Way to go, Tammy. Improvement is what we want. I read about the Tribole book on Amazon, and this is what people said, that the food will normalize with time.
It certainly looks like this for me. No binges, but overeating and the overeating is smaller and les frequent.It is easier to feel I have choice with food,;I don't feel compelled to eat sweets, I am not saying I will not eat sweets anymore, but i have a choice.

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last night my hubby wanted pizza so i ordered what i wanted too. i order a smaller size and eat half saving the rest for another meal. i ate an extra piece last night so i thought about finisheing myslef so i went back in the kitchen and put the rest on my plate. then i put it back. i was not stuffed but decided i was full enough, i ate the rest for tonight . i replaced the "missing" piece with some jicama and dip. so iate more last night but i did not use it as an excuse to eat way to much. not perfect but improvement

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It does make sense, that once we train our brain to listen to our stomach, that we reverse that abuse.

We will persevere, Rachel. I do believe that.

Yay for the weekend!!!

~monica

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Happy to read this, Monica!

I know EI is not for everyone, but if it is a good fit for us, we have to persevere.
And maybe others will join us, which would be wonderful.
But in the meantime, let's start to enjoy the freedom around food (and the discipline, because it is not a free for all: we learn to listen to our body and to cooperate with it)
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I had dinner at friends last night, ate everything, more or less mindfully. I was worried that my weight would be up tis morning, but it is not the case.

Enjoy the week-end. And yes, let's be grateful for the many blessings that we are given.


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I'm doing it... it makes sense and I'm learning to listen to my body and not my mouth!!!

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Still enjoying EI.
How are you doing?

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I'm a big fan of peanut flour... Nuts.com has the best deal out there. It has excellent peanut taste with lots of protein without the fat of peanut butter, which I could totally crawl into a jar of and live happily!!!

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I do smoothies too. Generally kale, a fruit almond milk and protein powder.
I will get the peanut flour and make your recipe . it sounds very good.

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So, I'm on two other teams... Rootin' for Ruby, which is made up of fans of Ruby Gettinger, a woman who has lost 400 pounds without drugs or surgery. She had a show years ago, but it ended up being cancelled because it wasn't as "titillating" as the network wanted. We have a "Women's Fat Night" challenge where we support each other on the way down. Kind of a contest, but less stress.

The other is a quarterly challenge with teams competing on losing weight. The team I'm on has many women with health issues and again, it's more about supporting each other for health reasons with adding in weight loss.

I love both teams and the members, so I don't leave. My best friend is the one who introduced me to the IE book, so basically I follow everything there, except the scale thing. I just have put the obsessive daily weighing out.

And I agree about "grazing"... I am not a "breakfasty" type person. I don't like eggs for breakfast, so what you had sounds delicious. I usually end up with a smoothie consisting of almond milk, a banana and peanut flour. It's delicious and it keeps me satisfied until 11:30ish... so about 4.5 hours, depending on how hard I've exercised in the morning. I think that when we feed our bodies the healthy foods it's asking for, then we are serving it well.

I love that you aren't fretting anymore about the overeating either... that seems to be the basic core of this IE idea. Becoming more aware.

Cheers, Rachel... here's to a healthier, happier 2019 and beyond!!!

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What is your other team about, Monica? Wishing you success with it.

I am still doing well. Fingers crossed, I don't want to jink myself, but since I started this way of eating and not obsessing with my food, I have lost 4 lb without trying.
My weight is not a consideration right now. The weight loss is really a bonus.
I am confident that in time I will be actually shedding more weight, even if i don't go to my most slender weight.
What i am enjoying now is a sense of freedom with food which is what I am after.

For example, this morning for breakfast, I did not know what i wanted to eat. I opened the fridge and found some veggie medley which I ate with an orange and 2 rice cakes, while sipping my green tea. Did not feel deprived, because I am not counting calories. Of course I keep in mind that I should include some proteins in my diet, so at some point today or tomorrow I will have some, but i am fretting no more.That's the big difference.

And I am not fretting either when I overeat: I just notice it sooner, ask myself compassionately if I am still hungry, and then, more often than not, am able to stop overeating.


So far so good.

At this point I just have to avoid sabotaging myself, which is something that unfortunately happens with me.

Have a good day!

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Exactly... peace with food. It is here to nourish the body... nothing more, nothing less.

Congrats on being a loser!!! I keep telling myself, one pound a week means 50 gone by Christmas. What a gift, indeed. And I need to remember that as I step on the scale, which is a requirement for another group I'm in. I want more, but like food, one is good and off forever!!! That's where I need to learn to be gentle with myself.

It definitely is a new education!!!

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Monica, so good to read of your experience with the mini Milky Way. There is cause for celebration indeed !

What I am learning and experiencing now is that when no food is off limits, I am much less obsessed with food and don't have that last meal mentality that in the past would prompt me to go overboard as a consequence of feeling restricted (even when my calories allowance was very reasonable, i still would feel rationed).
Now i feel free about my food most of the time.
And when i do eat more, i am not as hard on myself as i was in the past.

Again, right now, it is a new education, I am learning to make friends with food.

And as a bonus, my weight is going down slowly.I trust that I will lose more in the process, but for me, making peace with food is the necessary first step, and not the other way around.


Have a good day, ladies!



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That's great, Rachel. It's baby steps that we need to remember to celebrate.

My baby step yesterday was that I had a mini Milky Way and was actually satisfied. I also am trying to move away from "rewarding" myself with sweets/foods. It definitely is a learning process.

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I totally get it, Monibelly.Good for you that you are now more aware and satisfied with natural food. I do find the same.

As no food is off limits, i am not rebelling and find it easier to know what i really want, rather than reacting to the prescribed restrictions of a "weight loss diet".
Not saying that I am perfect, as I experienced rewarding myself with sweets for " good behavior". I still have this reflex sometimes….
It is a learning process.

I just had a brunch that would have me feeling shortchanged if it was not exactly what I had wanted to eat(half a cup of zucchini soup,2 scrambled eggs with cheese, a slice of buttered bread and a pear)

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1/26/19 3:36 P

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Maybe... I'm also wondering if it's because I've also started eating healthier... less sugar, which is a trigger for me. I'm now satisfied with fruit as my sweet. I actually enjoyed the cantaloupe that I had with lunch more. Like my taste buds have adjusted. I've been working on this for about three weeks, so, who knows. I just know it won't be one that I buy anymore, because it wasn't a ten for the taste buds... like a six or seven. Once my taste buds are retrained, I can do a sugar treat as a taste. But it took three weeks. When I abuse my body, not listening to it, overfeeding it, sugar is my drug of choice.

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Monibelly, it is a very important step to acknowledge that the taste is not all that great. Next step is to remember it consistently.
Maybe last week you were on a roll after eating the first and delicious ice cream and then it was hard to stop.

One tip that i had found useful is to allow myself the three most delicious licks of whatever I am eating, once i started to feel full, and then stop eating. It is easier to stop when you do that, on the condition that one takes the time to notice satiety and fullness, which implies eating more mindfully.

We may be only three right now, but we can certainly encourage and motivate each other.

And, who knows, more Sparkers may join us.

Have a good day!


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1/26/19 11:20 A

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emoticon Tammy!!!

So my experiment with the Halo Top Candy Bar ice cream... must have been something last week, because last night, I ate a serving and thought, "Okay, really, this is good, but not like totally out of control fabulous. What the heck was it last weekend?" I really have no clue.

Looks like it's the three of us on this IE adventure!!! Happy, healthy Saturday!!!

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went out to the fish fry instead of take out. it is all you can eat if you eat there. my taste buds said "its good go get more" but my stomach said " im full enough. it wont taste as good as it did before"

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i did overeat at supper. did not enjoy it a lot, bit i was not terribly hungry, i've been feeling mentally busy, so i knew i was probably full enough but i finished my pizza anyway. i am doing better about not eating when sleepy at work. the biggest thing i a struggle with now is pop. i font care about eating a bunch but sweet beverages are a constant want. i have some lacroix and bubbly but i will always grab the dew or dr pepper first. i have to figure that one out to see why mentally i want it a lot.

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I also had a horrible night's sleep. The hub and I did a hike today and I'm hoping that will help me sleep. Lunch was mindful, but dinner was in front of the tv watching a movie. I didn't over eat, but I definitely didn't focus and stayed hungry because of it. I brushed my teeth, but think I should just call it a day and go to bed. Hoping the hike will help me sleep better.

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i was so sleepy today. did not sleep well last night. i was tempted to have chocolate, but i kept thinking that i did not feel hungry. i felt sleepy and a few times i was mentalyl bored. but i was not hungry. in the afternoon i did have a few small pieces. i had some mini pb cups and dove.

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i do ok woth stopping while i am eating but i still drink to many of my calories. mostly pop. i generally dont have smoothies in the winter. i prefer warm meals when it is cold.

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Ugh... no PTO on Thursday... that's the day we go home to be with families!!!

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i ate my cereal snack quickly. later i started on some chocolate. i all of asudden realized i was sleepy so i stopped eating the candy. i stood up and shook my hands a little. i have been really tired lately and know i have not been very intuitive with my food. i really want to crash but i still work 2 more days this week. i hope to refocus on thurdsay when i have pto.

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Working hard to stay focused on what's important during this incredibly busy time. Hope all of you are doing well.

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i was sleepy today. i did not sleep the best so i didnt eat with a lot of focus but i did enjoy some things i ate. i packed my lunch and pre-planned breakfast so i had about 3.5 servings of fruits. for supper i had 2 veggie servings for supper. i am not very focused so ia te my chocolate a bit quick, but then i stopped myself and slowed down

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I think that there are several challenges, because I'm still stuck in the diet mindset. Bad foods, exercise, scale... not eating while working, which I used to call multi-tasking.

Stepped on the scale today... I don't know who cried more, me or my scale.

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lethargy is my biggest struggle now. we have mandetory overtime at work so i get home late and dont feel like cooking and my hubby is not supportive of healthy eating. he could go to mcgreasy's everyday and i would be happy never eating there again. when i have more energy, i plan and have 3-4 quick back up options that i can eat for a quick supper. but otherwise it is slow progress but i am catching myself and not completly giving up if i discovered i ate too much.

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Some successes and some trip ups. i still drink to many unhealthy options. my taste buds, mind and stomach feel off when i try substitutes. it is getting less, but i have noticed several times i am tired or mentally bored and think about snacks, even though they are actually sweets, not items that provide nutrients.
after i had my oral surgery, i didnt enjoy eating for about 2-3 weeks. it was a chore and i was limited by not being able to chew. i wasnt eating a lot and i noticed i was not hungry. i was happier because i took time off and slept more. i started to enjoy eating some foods again, but i
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How are you doing with your IE? What are your challenges or successes?

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