I told the promoter that I would not only read and review the book, but that I would also give the program an honest try. I'm too much over weight and it does have an impact on my life. I don't like being overweight and I am ready to make changes and get rid of this weight.
When the book arrived I put it on open view on top of my bookshelf and looked at it every day. For at least two weeks I tempted and teased myself with the book. Finally I was ready, and I opened the book and read The Forward and then Ed's opening comments. I liked what I read. This line in particular struck me as being pivotal:I needed to know why I gained weight, was it over eating, eating bad choices, lack of activity etc. Again, this made total sense, but I had not stopped to figure this out before. I had kept little journals recording everything I ate and then stopped when I ran out of calories for the day. But as soon as I stopped using my little notes, I would gain weight.
If your goal is permanent weight loss, there's no sense in beginning the process until you understand weight loss in a holistic sense.
At this point I sent an email off to Ed and explaining who I was and how I was going to approach my review. I also told him my goal of losing enough weight to successfully run a long distance race with my sister. Within about 20 minutes I had a very encouraging response from him.
I did as he suggested and immediately read chapters 2 and 3. Five basic truths form the basis. I would need to understand the truth about my self and my eating before I could successfully lose weight. Number 3: Listen to your body, seems evident, you only eat when you are hungry, so why do I eat even when I'm not hungry. Chapter 3 is a self assessment to determine what I needed to focus on. I am working on this. It does look as though I am an emotional eater, but I will continue with this.
Ed's website, choosing to use coloured papers so I have no excuse for failing to see them on the counter.
I encourage my readers to join with me over the next few months while I work with this book and lose weight. These won't be regular scheduled posts, rather I'll post when I have something to share with you. I've added a new label: weight loss , that you can use to search for these posts.