Another two pounds down. Yay! This just confirms that I made the right choice in stopping the anti-depressants. I saw the weight loss doctor and she wasn't really thrilled with me, "It may take a few weeks for you to see the effects." Blah blah blah. Whatever. Anti-depressants have never helped me that much. Talk therapy and instructional classes have helped me a lot more.
I read Overcoming Binge Eating by Christopher Fairburn. I didn't learn anything new really. I went to a binge eating program a few years ago that got me started on my weight loss journey and I learned much of the information covered in the book back then - stop dieting, don't restrict foods, eat regularly, etc. What I did find interesting was some characteristics of binge eaters: low self-esteem, perfectionism, difficulty coping with stress. Yep, yep, and yep. I wish there had been more advice on dealing with those particular issues.
I'm a social butterfly this week. Going to the pool, have four "dates" with friends, volunteer work. I'm going to need to conserve my energy. Whew!