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Today's challenge: spend 20 min. eating each meal

Saturday, November 22, 2014

I wish it had been any day but today. I tried really hard at breakfast & improved at eating more slowly, savoring & chewing each bite. I forgot to eat lunch before the funeral where I was setting up, serving & cleaning up the refreshments. I zipped into a grocery store to buy items to eat while preparing for the guests: 2 small greek yogurts & a banana so I wouldn't be "attacked" by 20 kinds of cookies, etc. But I had to eat very quickly & get to work. Dinner...well, I spread it out over 20 min..but it was more like 1 item at a time than a purposeful, slow consumption of a meal. So I did poorly at the challenge. Will try again tomorrow. But I'll have to give myself a poor rating for today's effort. Darn.

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HIPPICHICK1 11/25/2014 8:58AM

    You're practising and you will have to practise again and again before you get it right. That's what I would tell anyone learning how to throw pots on the wheel. It's the same for us when we want to change a behaviour or learn a new hobby, right?
Keep on keepin' on grrl!

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LIS193 11/23/2014 11:05AM

    Eating slowly is hard - I like my food hot and if I eat too slowly it gets cold..

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AJB121299 11/22/2014 11:01PM


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Assignment: List 3 accomplishments

Friday, November 21, 2014

1) Lost 15# in the last few months & found a new strategy to stay motivated (most of the time).

2) Got brave & attended a private swimming class immediately after my strenuous fitness class yesterday. Talk about exhausted! I survived & did better than expected. Headed straight to pain killer this a.m.! All better!

3) Baked 2 batches of (favorite) cookies last night without eating a dab of dough or a cookie. They're everywhere in my kitchen & I won't eat even one. I swam & exercised too hard to eat all those calories back in 2 minutes!

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JANLEH 11/22/2014 7:08PM

    emoticon Well done, my friend. emoticon

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LIS193 11/22/2014 10:21AM

You are doing great!!

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VISUALLYRICS 11/21/2014 10:19PM

    Totally Cheering for YOU!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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A different way to graph weight loss

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person" by Judith Beck, Ph.D. suggests this:

On graph paper, make a blank column on the left side labeled: "Pounds (loss or gain). At the bottom of the column, write "Week". To the right at the bottom, number each vertical line from left to right as 1-10 (10 weeks).

At the top, to the left of the first horizontal line, write +2 1/2. On each horizontal line progressing down the sheet, label it 1/2# less until you get to 0. 0 is your base weight. Mark a black dot to the right of the 0 where the lines intersect. That's your starting point.

Weigh on the same day of every week, at the same time, wearing same clothes, etc. By measuring the pounds you've lost instead of what the scale
says, you'll be more encouraged. We celebrate every 1/2 pound loss.

P.S. You can weigh more frequently if that works best for you, but record it on the graph only once a week, the same day of each week.

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LIS193 10/30/2014 12:00PM


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SANDRALEET 10/30/2014 8:48AM

    It all adds up

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"Great excuses NOT to exercise" -- A "MUST READ"

Saturday, September 20, 2014

SP offers us the most incredible, helpful educational info.

Read, learn and stand UP. Turn off the computer, phone and TV. I'm outta here to split, haul & stack wood.

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SANDRALEET 9/20/2014 2:45PM

    Lots forget wark can be exercise to

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LIS193 9/20/2014 11:54AM

Getting ready for the winter!

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HIPPICHICK1 9/20/2014 10:32AM

    You go GRRL!

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JLAMING263 9/20/2014 10:08AM

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Can this possibly be true? uh,'s working!

Friday, September 19, 2014

I'm having incredible success after decades of eating every sweet item possible .. & in large quantities. I just read Beck Diet Solution by Judith Beck, Ph.D. The subtitle is "Train your brain to think like a thin person." THAT'S the key! The "catch" is one must actually DO what she advises..and in the past, I could seldom make myself follow through. But this time I did.

I don't crave chocolate--or anything else. I have been totally addicted to the caffeine in soda for 5 decades. Her techniques are simple and I'm tellin' you...her suggestions coupled w/ education and support from SP are golden!

You choose your own "diet". I chose SP's "lifestyle change" approach rather than a "diet". I'm losing weight and my life is no longer run by "what am I gonna eat & how soon?!!" I just finished a 10-day vacation which always, always, always causes me to gain weight & return to old, bad habits which I thought I'd conquered. I gained one lb. & I expect it to be gone very soon. It's not a fad or trendy. Combined w/ SP, it is fantastic. Read it AND follow the guidelines. Let me know what you think!

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KANSASROSE67 9/23/2014 12:32PM

    I read her book and agree with her 100%. Can't say I've conquered everything but I've sure made progress.

Sounds like you are doing great!


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VISUALLYRICS 9/19/2014 5:39PM

    So freakin PROUD of you!!!! emoticon emoticon How elated you must feel right now -- discovering something that WORKS for you is emoticon ....truly!

emoticon emoticon Happy Dance!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/19/2014 5:12PM

    I'm glad it's working for you. I've read of other people having great success with her program. It seems to be a very good one.

Congratulations on your change in eating! That's awesome.

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SANDRALEET 9/19/2014 4:40PM

    All foods in moderation

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KRISZTA11 9/19/2014 2:39PM

    Sounds great!
Congrats to finding a solution that gives you peace and confidence.

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