Hi Toni, Vicki, and Suz!
I was SO excited to come here today and find all your messages! Thank you so much.
Things are going pretty well. I'm in the secret eater camp, too (among other camps!). Especially when I'm stressed. But things have gone well this week. My husband has been away for three weeks (coming home this weekend), and instead of eating every evening, I have somehow managed to reverse the "game" in my head and, so to speak, been "secretly not eating". Have somehow enjoyed the thought of sitting at home, and nobody knows that I am drinking _camomilla tea_.
I have lost 15 pounds in that time but I think I'm just going to deny everything and carry on NOT snacking and binging, in secret.
At least for as long as it works!
Otherwise, Thanksgiving... I'm not so worried about Thursday because we will be just the family and my husband is vegan so whatever he makes, it's going to be low-cal. But on Friday, we have an invitation for a potluck with a bunch of friends, and that's going to be hard. So hard that I'm even thinking about canceling. I just don't want to mess up everything I accomplished in the past weeks in two or three days of indulgence... I know that one evening of nice food will not "destroy" everything but I do know that when I step on the scales the next morning and I see the same number as 10 days ago again, I'm going to be so discouraged that I will have trouble forgiving myself and getting on that waggon again.
Have you made contingency plans?