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Well ...

I first joined SparkPeople in 2008, quit and rejoined many times and finally gave up. I just could not make myself follow ANY program for more than a couple of weeks, and I tried them all, including not having a program. I have been a dieting failure, life change failure and non-dieting failure. I just haven't been able to convince myself that the pain of denying my hunger is worth the result. Yet, I also have been unable to convince myself that just letting myself go is fine. My dream is to become a normal eater and to find the balance within myself that will cause that to happen. It's not just about the food and exercise but about acceptance, love and healing the emotions underlying the whole process. The diet mentality is what I probably need to lose the most, ironically, including the ways in which SparkPeople encourages weight loss. I'm going in a different direction now based on the principles of Intuitive Eating and I am happier and more excited about life than I have been in decades. It turns out I CAN trust my body to tell me when to eat, what and how much. By allowing ALL foods, none of them retain the glamour they once had when I was categorizing food as "good" or "bad," as eating days as "good" or "bad" and as my own self as "good" or "bad."


Member Since: 7/23/2018

Fitness Minutes: 8,210

My Goals:
Heal my body, mind and spirit. Quit restricting and bingeing. Eat when hungry, choose foods based on my taste preferences and quit when satisfied.


My Program:
Normal eating following the principles outlined in "Intuitive Eating." I should point out that this is not a "Hunger and Fullness Diet," but a way of putting food in its proper place and relating to it unconsciously as I did before I started dieting.



Personal Information:
Married, no children, one dog. Retired. Used to be: personnel director, psychotherapist, legal secretary/assistant and in that order! Considered downwardly mobile by some, but very happy by all.


Other Information:
I say I'm a middle aged woman with enough education to know how little I know but not enough to stop pretending I know something.




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