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This year I will NOT make a New Year's Resolution to lose weight. I am spending my energy on living my life. I am not wasting my money on weight-loss gimmicks or looking for the latest fad diet. I know now that DIETS DO NOT WORK. At one time I lost over 70 lbs and then regained it and more. I spent so much of my time obsessing over what I was eating and my exercise routine. Did I find happiness at the end of my weight loss success? No. I struggled to even maintain and I felt guilt and shame over not being able to. Our bodies are designed to survive. When we restrict our food our body thinks we are going into starvation mode and wants to put the weight back on. This is why we become so pre-occupied with food when dieting.

I have spent the last couple of years resetting myself. I no longer restrict or binge eat. No food is forbidden. I do not feel deprived or even obsessed with food in anyway. I learned to become an intuitive eater. I listen to my body and now I eat when I am hungry and I stop eating when I am full (most of the time). I am not sure in the past I even knew what it felt like to be full. I have learned to read my body's cues.

I believe that health is not about size. This year I am working on improving my health behaviors. I want to add in more healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. I also want to become more fit by incorporating joyful movement.

Member Since: 6/7/2006

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I am married, mom of 4 boys, and a teacher.

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Books that I recommend: Intuitive Eating, The F*ck It Diet, Anti-Diet, Health At Every Size, Body Respect
Recommended podcasts: Foodpsych

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  • v no profile image CROSSBEARINGWAR
    Thank you
    1315 days ago
  • v EMTMOM2129
    I am stopping by to say hello. thanks for all the emails and inspiration. that is helping a lot.
    1318 days ago
  • v no profile image ARVAYO03
    I am exactly where you are right now. Last year was rough recovering from surgery and I am slowly gaining my self confidence back and exceeding again.
    1319 days ago
    Thank you for info you send me!!
    1319 days ago
    Sounds like we are on a similar track (Going to read your blog next). I absolutely love the Beck Diet Solution and I made my goal weight last year. Then I had a leg injury and could not exercise. I regained some of the weight I had lost doing the Beck method faithfully. She has a book on diet traps too. I am determined to get back to goal and learn how to deal with traps. Life offers so many of them. 'bout time I learned better. Great to be on this journey with you.
    1397 days ago
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