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Paul McKenna's Successful Eating Thread (part 5)

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SoloIsAHotCougar Sun 22-May-11 22:21:08

The Golden Rules that will aid you on your journey with our like minded support system:

1. Eat what you WANT
2. Eat when you are HUNGRY
3. Eat CONCIOUSLY
4. STOP when you are satisfied

I've C&P'd part 4's links as they are helpful.

Here is the book on AMAZON which is all you need to get started!

This is the tapping technique EXPLAINED - this can be useful for cravings.

Please feel free to join us

franke Sun 22-May-11 22:24:14

Ha, marking my place smile

Went out for dinner this evening. Didn't eat much - v pleased.

SilveryMoon Sun 22-May-11 22:25:31

Thanks for the new thread solo smile

SoloIsAHotCougar Sun 22-May-11 22:28:17

Hope you approve?! smile

Franke, good on you!! grin feels great doesn't it?

Joltek Sun 22-May-11 22:36:11

SoloIsAHotCougar When I had a gallstone attack it would usually last for about 4/5 hours and felt like someone had a fist gripping my inside, a tightening.Would be impossible to get comfortable and when it was really bad I would be lying on the floor, reminded me of labour. I think it started off not so bad and got worse tho - was a while ago so trying to remember. Mght be worth checking out if the pain was pretty bad I would say. HTH

PositiveAttitude Sun 22-May-11 22:39:09

Marking my spot and loving the positive name of the thread. Thanks, Solo.

SoloIsAHotCougar Sun 22-May-11 22:41:40

Thanks Joltec (call me solo smile) Yes to the gripping and feeling like labour; that's exactly what I was thinking this afternoon! Felt like I was in labour.

Glad you like it PA. smile

Stickwithit Sun 22-May-11 22:45:00

Hi all, I am have been pauling just over a week now. I've posted intermittently- the thread moves so fast that its hard to keep up!!

Huge congratulations to everyone with losses and changes to past behaviours. Also a big thank you to everyone for making this thread so upbeat and supportive, I'm finding it pretty inspirational.

The headaches I had initially have gone- I think they were due to the shock of not drip feeding myself sugar in various forms all day!! I am doing OK, have lost a little over 2lb so I am pleased.

The most amazing thing though is the way this 'diet' has made me look at my past behaviour around food. I have realised a lot of things about my eating habits. I have a lot to learn (and loose) though.

Solo was the painkiller that you took yesterday a 'neurofen' type? I have suffered with crippling heartburn in the past (been literally floored like Joltek). I have found that neurofen type painkillers can set off an attack. Its just a thought. I hope you feel better soon.

SoloIsAHotCougar Sun 22-May-11 22:51:34

Hi Stickwithit smile They're a good bunch here aren't they?! smile

No, it's an opiate type pain killer ~ Tramadol and was supposed to be for the chronic pain I'm suffering due to my ME. I'm sitting here in bed, holding my breath and twisting my legs/feet...arghhhhhhhh!!

SomebodyNew Sun 22-May-11 22:54:03

Hello, marking place

SoloIsAHotCougar Sun 22-May-11 22:57:13

Ahhhhhhh...lightbulb moment! Both Tylex and Tramadol are opiates! but I only took 1 capsule yesterday pm...

SoloIsAHotCougar Sun 22-May-11 22:57:59

Hello SN smile

I'm going to try to sleep. Catch you tomorrow ladies! Night!

Tommy Sun 22-May-11 23:00:13

hello - am re-starting PMcK again this week as toally fell off wagon over Easter and haven't managed to get back on it yet smile

SoloIsAHotCougar Sun 22-May-11 23:01:42

Welcome back Tommy smile

SoloIsAHotCougar Sun 22-May-11 23:07:59

Crap! now I'm hungry just as I was going to sleep. If I eat something, I might get the chest pain back. What to do...drink of water maybe?

blimey Sun 22-May-11 23:08:59

yay, new thread, marking my place

I have had a bit of a naughty weekend - many temptations including my usual downfall - too much wine
BUT I have lost 9lbs in 4 weeks woohoo (weighin before I was naughty so I am going to keep away from the scales for a while)

tomorrow is another day - hooray!

JuicyOlive Sun 22-May-11 23:22:47

Hi all

Sorry I've been away for so long. I've been lurking and not posting mainly but it's inspirational to hear how you're all doing. I'm about 70% good - generally getting it during the week and going to pot at the weekend. We had friends over for Sunday lunch today - the last ones went about 8pm after a whole afternoon of lingering over food and wine (started eating at 2pm). Didn't have any dinner tonight though.

That is fairly unusual though - and it was a lovely afternoon just chatting and catching up.

Hi to all the newbies - really glad the thread is growing so much. Even if I don't follow the rules 100%, I'm really happy when I follow the rules most of the time, because at least then I don't put weight on.

Someone recommended I come here, as I'm trying to lose weight using this system. I have the book, and have even read part of it (apparently self-help books don't work by osmosis from the bookshelf). I need to retrain myself so I know when I am actually hungry, and when I am empty for other reasons (depression being the main one).

JuicyOlive Mon 23-May-11 00:07:12

Hello Staying. Really pleased to see you on this thread. I've noticed you on a couple of fatty bashing threads where you have been very eloquent about the causes of weight gain and the reasons why it is hard to lose weight. At the risk of repeating myself can I reiterate something which totally resonated with me when I went to the PM seminar in feb: if you are overweight, it is not because you are a bad person, it's just because you have picked up some poor eating habits.

Stickwithit Mon 23-May-11 00:08:28

Welcome Staying. I've not been doing this long but I think learning to recognise real stomach hunger is a great place to start.

Solo I am thinking of you as I know how very painful heart burn can be. My GP told me stomach acid is as strong as battery acid- no wonder it can hurt! I have found lying down can make the pain worse. Hope you get some sleep soon.

JuicyOlive Mon 23-May-11 00:09:25

Typing on phone at the moment so not able to write an essay but happy to elaborate at a later stage... Good luck with the new thread everyone!

Stickwithit Mon 23-May-11 00:32:57

Juicyolive if you mean you are happy to elaborate sometime about what you were taught at the seminar then I for one would be very very grateful- anything you can teach me would be very gratefully received!!

HowToLookGoodGlaikit Mon 23-May-11 06:38:58

Wow, I disappear for a day and there is a brand new thread when I get back!!

Good morning everyobe smile Today I am going to tick all the boxes in my journal, havent been able to for weeks!

onesandwichshort Mon 23-May-11 07:47:06

Hello everyone, and welcome to the new peeps - just marking my place on this lovely shiny new threat!

SilveryMoon Mon 23-May-11 07:52:41

Morning everyone.
Housework day today, so am feeling a little low and unmotivated. I hate housework.
Welcome SDTG

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