Thursday, October 25, 2007
Intuitive Eating Meeting 2
This was the group that met tonight and discussed chapter 9.
This meeting went well - it started out on completely different topics and I wondered if we'd ever get around to discussing the chapter - Feel Your Fullness. We did and it seemed that everyone had a lot of good things to say. I know it helped me to refocus and try hard to listen to my body and stop when I should. M even suggested, getting up and going to the bathroom to be sure that you take that "time out" or break from eating - to check in away from the food and away from the conversation. There was a discussion about wasting food and how we have been taught to clean our plates etc. The principle of permission came up. When we give ourselves permission to eat anything or to allow ourselves to come back to the food later if we want, we really can stop eating. I have read this chapter probably three times and I still have a really hard time with it. I started taking this IE thing seriously back in May and I'm sure I have only gained weight and not lost any. I know I have made progress in other ways - like making peace with different kinds of food and learning from my experiences. These meetings really help me. Meeting with J also really helps me - I haven't seen her for three weeks and I can feel it. I'm seeing her tomorrow - thank goodness. It is always nice to have someone to talk to about these things - someone who knows, who gets it.