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    • #9662
      Kylene
      Participant

      Hi, everyone. I took the course in May/June and yet I haven’t been very active on here. The last 7 months have been super stressful with COVID, remote learning with my young children, a new pet, being worried about the future (my husband is self-employed), dealing with how everything is different, etc. I realize that they are all excuses that I’ve let get in my way. I finished all the coursework from the May/June course, but I have not applied the principles and methods to my life.

      I’m ready now. I really want to be healthy, feel better, and not feel embarrassed anymore about my appearance. So I’m “starting over” with the course on Sunday. I just wanted to put that out there for support. Has anyone else found more success with the second go-round?

    • #9663
      Julie Mann
      Participant

      Absolutely!! Welcome back!

    • #9664
      Louise
      Participant

      Welcome back Kylene! I think a few people have done the course more than once, including me. It really helps, I think, and you get access to all the webinars and forum for a year. I am still dipping into the webinars and the forum for support and of course you can also ask Gillian for advice too.

    • #9666
      jodi b
      Participant

      Welcome back Kylene! Good for you for taking a stand and being motivated to take care of your health.

      I am going to take the course again and am very hopeful for even better results the second time around.

      My recent post on the forum “rebelliousness” was answered by Gillian and she confirms this to be true.

      I have not used the forum as much as I would like to have over the past months, I am going to make it a priority going forward. I recognize the importance of support from peers who share my issues around food.

    • #9689
      Julia R
      Participant

      Kylene,
      This was my 3rd go round doing the course. And I have done one on one sessions too. I have decades of overeating, yo you dieting. It takes time to absorb this information. Gillian is genius, both in her style and the research piece. For me it is similar to an onion, there are layers and layers of learning and changing behavior. And like everyone says, listening to the replay, doing numbered sections (3.1, 3.2, etc.), has so much value.

      I am so grateful for Gillian and everyone on the Forum. Don’t beat up on yourself because you are doing the course again. Acknowledge yourself for staying on this journey!

    • #9690
      Julie Mann
      Participant

      I fully agree with Julia R and am so grateful for this course, the forum, and Gillian of course! Kylene you’ll find your way for sure!!

    • #9766
      guadalupe
      Participant

      Hi! Im doing the course again also. The first one (may/june2020), I did it super conscious, taking note of each video and dedicating a lot of time and attention to it. But then almost at the middle/end of the course, I have lost a Sunday´s webinar and I have not been 100% like at the beginning and I think I lost myself. As much as I reviewed the videos later on many occasions, and I have put quite a few things into practice, I think I need a twist to finish joining all the concepts and put them into practice in a better way, more consciously and having integrated them better. We’ll find our way!

    • #9866
      Kylene
      Participant

      Thank you all for your words of encouragement!

    • #10404
      Mo
      Participant

      I’m starting over too Kylene. The stress of covid is unreal and I found it difficult to work through my AD. I just kept giving in. So I’m playing catch up right now with the course but will be using the tools more and this forum.
      Mo

    • #10406
      Kylene
      Participant

      Thanks for your reply, Mo! This year has been something, hasn’t it? I have to be honest and say that back in October, I did the first week and then got overwhelmed with everything again. I plan to restart when things calm down in January. 🙂

    • #10417
      guadalupe
      Participant

      Hi Kylene! Its a lot to watch and to do, and a lot of concepts to integrate and start working on them. The thing that I do is that I put the videos and just listen to them when Im cooking, or cleaning or doing something else by myself. Im not paying attention 100% in front of the pc, but Im listening and everytime you listen a video, you learn something new. And doing this, is something more easy to do in terms of “time”.
      And also, I feel that Im doing something, and that Im not postpone it. There is no perfect time to do it 🙁 and maybe is better to do something, a little every day or every week that nothing and wait until the perfect time to do it come over (that we know it never comes).

    • #10420
      Kylene
      Participant

      Guadalupe, thanks so much for your post! I like the idea of listening while doing another task. I could probably do this while walking my dog in the morning. Even though this year has been challenging and we are in the middle of the holidays, I agree that it probably is better to start now and slowly work on this versus waiting for the “perfect time.” There really won’t ever be a perfect time, will there? Thank you for your support!

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