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Have a good week

Monday, January 23, 2012

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RAINBOWFALLS 1/24/2012 9:02AM

    Have a great week too!

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ABB698 1/24/2012 12:08AM

    Hope yours is awesome too!! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/23/2012 10:50PM

    You have a good one too.

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VICIOUS421 1/23/2012 10:05PM

    You Too!!!!!
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BILLTMAN 1/23/2012 5:59PM

    Thanks for including the music.

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Eating a bowl of cereal

Sunday, January 22, 2012

For the most part I avoid eating cereal, unless its a healthy type like Fiber one or others with high fiber and protein. To me most of them have the texture of hay and really turn me off.

Another reason I don't like to eat cereal is because a serving is usually so small it seems impossible to stay satisfied for more than an hour. When I was a kid I formed a habit of eating half a box of sugary cereal in one sitting. That habit followed me into adulthood so I stopped eating them.

I have about 5 open boxes of "healthy cereal" that I don't want to throw out, so in order to get rid of them I put myself through a challenge. I started measuring out one portion of cereal(3/4 cup) and almond milk (I only used 1/2 cup) and started paying attention to how I really feel afterwards- I actually felt satisfied. I usually add a few nuts to help increase protein intake.

Next I needed to pay attention to how long I stayed satisfied. Being honest with myself, I started to feel like I wanted something in an hour and a half to two hours. That's where my real challenge began. Do I eat something, drink water, get up and make myself busy?

Most of the time I grabbed a piece of fruit this is another one of my weaknesses- I don't care for fruit. I'd also drink a bottle of water and the other half a cup of milk. Again, I'd stay satiated for another two hours and then it starts again.

Paying attention while eating is a big deal for me. I'm used to wolfing down my food without really being present, not savoring, tasting or enjoying the flavor. They say it takes 20 minutes for the brain to get the message that the stomach is full. No wonder my eating habits are so messed up my poor brain keeps missing the memo.

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MADAMES 1/23/2012 6:35AM

    My husband's doctor told him to eat steel cut oats. We tried them and hated them at first, but we don't like to throw food out, so we continued to cook them and have grown to like them with time (and with a hand full of blueberries). They seem to stick with us longer than regular oatmeal.
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MARTHASPARKS 1/22/2012 11:55PM

    Mindless eating is easy f,or me, mindful eating is hard for me too..

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PEPPERCHILD 1/22/2012 5:45PM

    You're doing good - keep up the good work. I love Kashi - it's sweet filling and full of fiber and protein. It keeps you full longer and agree that 5 to 6 mini meals is better than 3 big ones.

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ABB698 1/22/2012 12:43PM

    I'm not a big cereal person myself, mostly because I don't like milk. I do have cereal occasionally with almond milk, but it's more of a treat than a meal (Dulce de Leche Cheerios with almond milk is like dessert!). I prefer oatmeal with a spoonful of peanut butter, cinnamon and half a banana. Mmmm emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/22/2012 12:27PM

    I'm not a fan of cereal and never really got into it. I tried to force myself to eat oatmeal for a while but could not gag down a serving and it spiked my blood sugar and I was hungry in an hour. In recent studies healthy young adult men ate more calories during the day when they had oatmeal for breakfast. It's so not worth it.

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RAINBOWFALLS 1/22/2012 12:15PM

    Staying satisfied with cereal is also a problem for me. I eat ones high in iron because I need that. I will have protein snacks at midmorning and that will usually help satisfy me.

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CYCLINGSANDY 1/22/2012 8:21AM

    You are on the right track. Yes, it does take determination to slow down and eat while thinking about it and how it makes you feel. I like the advice on HungryGirl.com. She talks about a genormous bowl of cereal and how to make it last until lunch time. I do believe that our bodies do well with six 4-5 smaller meals/snacks rather thazn 3 big meals. emoticon

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Today we have snow

Saturday, January 21, 2012

We got a light snow storm overnight. Not too bad this morning and it's raining lightly so it'll probably melt before the weekend is over. On top of that, Monday is supposed to be 6o degrees. Pull out the beach ball! emoticon
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RAINBOWFALLS 1/22/2012 12:13PM

    This morning it was 3 degrees here

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NWFL59 1/21/2012 6:35PM

    It was supposed to be cloudy with chance of light rain but instead it was breezy, clear and dry with 72 degrees for our high? Go figure how the weather predictors got it that far off! (not that I'm complaining) emoticon

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ABB698 1/21/2012 1:43PM

    Enjoy your snow day! We have rain today, which is big thing in So. Cal. But we are going to the Monster Trucks tonight and muddy tracks will make it all that much better!
Happy weekend!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/21/2012 1:14PM

    We got ice. I wish it would warm up here and melt this stuff.

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BILLTMAN 1/21/2012 9:36AM

    I know, the weather is strange here in Birmingham. It was in the 30's a few days ago and it will be 72 tomorrow. Strange.

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Have a good Friday

Friday, January 20, 2012

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MARTHASPARKS 1/20/2012 3:33PM

    Hip hip hooray,
It's Friday!

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RAINBOWFALLS 1/20/2012 1:20PM

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ABB698 1/20/2012 12:34PM

    You too! Make it FABULOUS! emoticon

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OPALMOON 1/20/2012 10:11AM

    Thanks! You too!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/20/2012 8:07AM

    You have a good one too.

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 1/20/2012 6:56AM

    I know I will. :)

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Another long day

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Cant wait to hit the sack.

hope everyone had a good week.

  
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SWEETYOUNGTHING 1/21/2012 1:06AM

    Sleep in this weekend! pat

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MARTHASPARKS 1/20/2012 3:41PM

    You've been really tired recently. I hope that you don't have a lot planned this weekend so that you can catch up on your sleep and your rest.

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RAINBOWFALLS 1/20/2012 1:23PM

    I hope you enjoy your weekend.

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ABB698 1/20/2012 12:38AM

    Me three! Night!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/19/2012 9:11PM

    Me too. I'm exhausted.

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KELLEY1010 1/19/2012 8:59PM

    me too!!!!!

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