-------------- Main Goal -------------- I will maintain a calm, happy, and aware state of equilibrium. When I get into a different state, I will become aware of it as soon as possible and will consistently choose to access non-food resources rather than using food to change my state.
Resources to choose: a. exercise b. friends c. music c. time outdoors d. relaxation e. play f. taking care of what needs to get done g. being grateful h. do something for someone else i. meditation j. mindfulness k. deep breathing l. SparkPeople j. organize something for 10 minutes (ByHisSpirit: thanks for this one!)
- Plan and track food and exercise every day. - Stay in daily contact with my diet partner.
For weight loss and maintenance, I'm finding it helpful to be:
Thanks for the friend add. :) I'm so glad I discovered low-carb! (I've been losing about 2 lbs. per week pretty consistently) Your before/after pics are a great inspiration! Do you still do low-carb to maintain what you've lost?
I'm very relieved to have that problem out of the way. I have GERD so the night grazing not only wrecked my diet but also made me ill so I really needed to get control of that. The fasting is meant to reset some of my biological functions which got out of whack for people like me. It works great too to get rid of the cravings, constant feelings of starvation, wanting to eat even when one isn't hungry.