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DAY 22 MULTI-TASKING WITH FOOD WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

TO EAT WITH AWARENESS PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IN FROM OF YOU.....BUT SOME FOLK DO MULTI-TASK WHILE EATING.

WHEN DOING OTHER TASKS WHILE EATING REMIND YOURSELF YOU'RE EATING STAY AWARE WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR MOUTH.


IF WATCHING TV WHILE EATING LEARN TO DIVIDE YOUR ATTENTION BETWEEN AND SCREEN AND THE PLATE. emoticon ...THIS SEEMS TRICKY TO ME emoticon emoticon .

LIFE DOES BRING DISTRACTIONS............PHONE RINGS WHILE EATING, SOMEONE AT THE DOOR, KIDS WANT YOUR ATTENTION. ETC.


HERE GOES....

AWARENESS TRAINING. TIPS;

1. CHOOSE A MEAL OR SNACK

2. SIT DOWN WITH THE MEAL IN FRONT OF YOU.

3.. STUDY THE FOOD FOR A FEW MINUTES...NOTICE COLORS, SMELL OF THE FOOD.

4. TAKE A BITE NOTICING THE FLAVORS, TEXTURES, AND HOW IT FEEL IN YOUR MOUTH. CHEWING SLOWLY. emoticon emoticon .....

AFTER THIS IT SUGGESTED TO EAT AND SWALLOW QUICKLY. HUH??/ NOW CARRY THE PLATE AROUND THE ROOM .TAKE A BITE WHILE WATCHING TV. OR LOOK OUTDOORS. THEN FOCUS ENTIRELY ON THE FOOD. DO THIS EXERCISE A COUPLE TIMES.....SINCE AM NOT USED TO DOING THIS IT WILL TAME ME MORE THAN A FEW TIMES. emoticon
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I LIKE THE IDEA OF BEING AWARE OF WHAT I AM EATING AND CONCENTRATING ON IT. I'VE ATE WHILE LOOKING AT THE COMPUTER AND TALKED WHILE ON THE PHONE. IT WAS DISTRACTING TO ME AND I DID NOT FEEL LIKE I ATE, MEALS PLANNED AND ATE WITH AWARENESS IS BETTER FOR ME. NOT RUNNING AROUND WHILE EATING. emoticon. SO THIS EXERCISE WILL BE PRACTICED VERY CAREFULLY . LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS.............

  
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JUDI_CUTIE 11/7/2012 1:39AM

    good one. i need to do better on this.

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GETSALONG 11/6/2012 2:34PM

  emoticon i agree, much more satisfying when we pay attention to our food :)

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MARTY728 11/6/2012 1:30PM

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DAY 21 EAT WITH AWARENESS 100 DAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

Monday, November 05, 2012

EAT WITH AWARENESS



YOU ATE BUT CAN NOT REMEMBER WHAT YOU ATE...................OH NO! BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT.

A LOT OF DAMAGE CAN BE HEAPED UP WITH UNCONSCIOUS EATING AND IT CAN BE A CONTRIBUTOR TO WEIGHT GAIN. GEEZE!!!! emoticon emoticon.

NO AWARENESS......

THERE ARE TWO PURPOSES FOR EATING: TO FUEL YOUR BODY AND TO APPRECIATE FLAVORS.

WITH FUEL EATING STAYING CONSCIOUS OF WHAT YOU EAT HELPS YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE OR AT LEAST SATISFIED. BUT NOT OVERLY....


TO APPRECIATE FLAVORS NOTICE AND ENJOY HOW YOUR FOOD TASTES.


SLOW DOWN...

DO YOU GO TO A DRIVE THUR AND GULP DOWN WHAT YOU GOT IN ONE SWOOP?? emoticon ZIP! ZELCH? AND GONE! emoticon

GAUGE YOUR EATING PATTERNS...

FAST EATING DOES NOT SAVE TIME AND NOT NOTICING THE TASTE OF YOUR FOOD OR NOT REMEMBERING WHAT YOU ATE .

WHEN YOU EAT WITHOUT AWARENESS YOU MISS OUT ON FLAVORS, TEXTURES, AND THE SENSATION OF FOODS. BECAUSE YOU DID NOT TASTE THE FOOD YOU YEARN MORE FOOD. SO YOU EAT MORE.

FAST EATING TENDS TO BE UNCONSCIOUS EATING RISKY BUSINESS...AND YOU ARE APT TO EAT TOO MUCH. emoticon NO MORE I USED TO BE THAT WAY BUT NOT ANY MORE!!. emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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GODZDESIGN95 11/6/2012 2:52PM

    Dee LOL!

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MARTY728 11/6/2012 1:42PM

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BABY_GIRL69 11/5/2012 7:13PM

    I don't ever forget what I ate, I just try to some times forget...lol

God bless & you can do it!!

Dee

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19 AND 20 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE

Friday, November 02, 2012

emoticon EAT REASONABLE AMOUNTS............HUMM

DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH YOU EAT??

I MUST ADMIT THAT I DO NOT GUESS MATE WELL.

OUR SERVING SIZE HAS INCREASED THAT IS FOR SURE.

I USE THE SCALE ON MY GOOD DAYS. I NEED TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THIS ACTIVITY. SHE SUGGESTED USING YOUR HAND WHEN MEASURING SERVING OF MEATS, OR THE PALM OF YOUR HAND.

I do KNOW THAT AN OUNCE OF CHEESE IS ABOUT THE SIZE OF YOUR THUMB emoticon

BUT I WILL REFER TO MY OWN MEAL PLANNING BOOKLET.

YOUR FIRST EQUAL A CUP. THIS METHOD WOULD BE DIFFICULT WITH A WET INGREDIENT. LOL.

YOUR PALM EQUALS 3 OUNCES NOW THIS WORK WELL WITH MEASURING CHICKEN AND THE LIKE.

LINDA SAYS SNACK FOOD LIKE NUTS AND CHIP SERVING SIZE IS THE AMOUNT YOU CAN HOLD LOOSELY IN YOUR HAND.

FOR ME WHEN I AM HOME I WILL USE THE SCALE ETC. ON MOST PACKAGES THE AMOUNT IS LISTED IN HOW MUCH A SERVING IS. FILLER FOODS ARE NOT GOOD FOR MY BOYD SO I WILL USE THEM SPARINGLY. BUT I WILL KEEP PRACTICING THE HAND METHOD...YOU CAN NOT PULL OUT YOUR SCALE AT A RESTAURANT...OR SOME FAMILY GATHERINGS emoticon BUT I SAY IF THEY LOVE YOU THEY WILL OVER LOOK YOU IF YOU SCALE JUST HAPPENS TO BE IN YOUR PURSE. emoticon JOKING NUT MAYBE NOT!

I HAVE BEEN DOING SOME THINKING WHAT A SMALL AMOUNT OF RICE OR PASTA I AM ALLOWED. I FEEL IT IS NOT WORTH EATING IT.



DAY 20

HALF OFF SPECIAL

WHEN YOU COOK YOUR FOOD MEASURING AND KNOW MUCH OF WHATEVER IS EASY....

DIVIDE AND CONQUER!

THE HALF OFF TECHNIQUE IS YOU CUTTING OUT HALF OF WHAT YOU WOULD EAT OUT.

EXAMPLE WOULD BE EATING A HALF OF A SAMMIE WITH A PIECE OF FRUIT AND LEAVING HE REST OF THE SAMMIE AT LEAST 2 HOURS LATER SEE IF YOU REALLY NEED IT. THIS WOULD WORK WELL AT A BANQUET OR MEAL WITH SEVERAL COURSES.

FOR ME I WILL EAT MY NORMAL MEALS AS PLANNED...I DEAL WITH MEDS THAT BRING MY BLOOD SUGARS LOW IF NOT ENOUGH FOOD IS EATING WITH IT. THIS METHOD WILL ONLY BE USED WITH SAY A FILLER FOOD OR WHEN I AM FEEL SATISFIED. MEANING THAT I AM NOT TOO FULL OR I AM NOT HUNGRY EITHER. IN OTHER WORDS I WILL PLAY THIS BY EAR. AS ALWAYS I WILL LEAN ON MY FAITH IN GOD TO CARRY ME THUR. emoticon

  
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BABY_GIRL69 11/2/2012 6:02PM

    I think some times when think serving when think 3servings. So when I grab fries now, I grab 12-15 cause that is the actual serving...YIKES!!

God bless,

Dee

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GETSALONG 11/2/2012 4:56PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon getting a grip on portion size has been 1 of the most mentally difficult things for me, cuz i just adored supersizing stuff for a quarter when that all started! Yeah, i can see carrying a scale in the purse... LOL, i've been tempted! Using body parts is a simple idea that has helped me eyeball meats and carbs (fistful) ~ i understand on the rice and noodles... really 1/3 cup? I was used to making a bed of rice on the plate to cover with meat & smother in gravy... or a plateful of spaghetti & a stack of garlic bread... really? i'm only supposed to eat that??? who knew??? i never ever thought I'd adjust... I like things that still give a big eyeful... I think that's why eating 2 cups of veggies at lunches and dinners helps my eyeballs feel satisfied. Hard to do at the restaurants, they serve ginormous meats & carbs and a little veggie, like it's a garnish... they need to flip it!

(methinks u rock Gracie! hugs :)

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MARTY728 11/2/2012 4:35PM

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SKEETOR 11/2/2012 1:48PM

    I like the half-off idea! emoticon

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DAY 18 RETRAIN EATING HABITS....

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

IT IS TOUGH IF YOU ARE IN THE CLEAN-YOUR-PLATE- CLUB.. CAN BE A STRUGGLE ....I USED TO BE THAT WAY NOT ANY MORE. BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN I AM PREFECT WITH THIS ACTIVITY..

SO FOCUSING ON HOW NOT TO LET FOOD POWER OVER YOU WHEN YOU CAN NOT THROW FOOD AWAY.

THE ONE PEA AT A TIME METHOD.---- STRUGGLING WITH THROWING FOOD AWAY...TRY JUST A BIT OF FOOD THAT REMAINS ON YOUR PLATE THE SIZE OF A PEA TO THROW AWAY EACH NIGHT.

RESTAURANT TRAPS.

LEAVE SOME FOOD BEHIND AT EVERY MEAL. WHEN YOU ARE COMFORTABLE DO THE SAME AT THE RESTAURANT. YOU CAN TAKE MEALS HOME FOR THE NEXT DAY... BUT THIS CAN BE TRICKY...YOU APT TO EAT MORE FOOD AND THUS EAT MORE CALORIES AND FAT BRINGING A DOGGIE BAG HOME. DOUBLE PLEASURE DOUBLE YOUR FUN...NOT THIS WAY. emoticon . YOUR BEST BET IS TO PLAN HEALTHY MEALS BEFORE HAND AND AT THE RESTAURANT IF YOU HAVE MORE YOU MAY BE BETTER OFF.

IF YOU DECIDE TO HAVE A FILLER FOOD (MOST BAKED GOODIES ( IE CAKES , COOKIES AND PIES (ETC) AND FOOD LIKE THIS--- HAVE THE FIRST 2 BITES AND LEAVE THE REST ON YOUR PLATE. IF HOME THROW IT AWAY.

NOW FOR ME WHEN I GO OUT AND EAT WITH HUBBIE (SPARINGLY) -----I PLAN MY MEALS BEFORE HAND. WHEN I AM FINISHED WITH MY FOOD I PUT KETCHUP AND MUSTARD OVER IT. THEN I PLACE A NAPKIN OVER IT ALONG WITH THE FORK AND SPOON. THAT WAY IT IS NOT APPEALING THUS I DO NOT WANT TO EAT THE REST OF IT. MY HUBBIE MORE OR LESS DOES NOT KNOW LIMITS WHILE EATING OUT...HE RESPONSE IS I AM TREATING MYSELF...BUT NOW I CAN LOOK AT THE BIGGER PICTURE. I LOVE ME BETTER THAN THAT. NOW IF I COULD GET MY HUBBIE TO STOP OFFERING ME FOODS NOT PLANNED ON MY MEALS. WOE THIS PAST WEEK HE OFFERED ME A CHEESE BISCUIT. I HAD TO PRAY REAL HARD. I AM GUESSING HE THOUGH IF HE GOT ME TO EAT SOME OF THAT BISCUIT IT WOULD NOT BE SO BAD FOR HIM. emoticon WHO KNOWS??? I HAVE TO WORK ON ME. HE HAS TO WORK ON HIMSELF. emoticon

  
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GETSALONG 11/2/2012 4:49PM

  it's been hard for me to throw away food, whether at the restaurant or at home. i like the idea of the ketchup/mustard.... or salt would work for me too i think. I am trying to really embrace that being healthy is way more important than gobbling the extra food, because gobbling that extra food makes me physically sick... (sighs) i never really realized that before, sure changes things though, and I wanted to tell you that you spark me when you talk about how you are handling that... makes me feel like I just am not alone making changes because my body really needs me to!

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I am stealing the smother it in katsup/mustard idea!

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DAY 17 WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE WITH LINDA SPANGLE "STOP WASTING FOOD"

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

CLEANING YOUR PLATE ON MAN!!!!!!! emoticon I HEARD THIS FROM MY MOTHER WHEN I WAS A YOUNG GIRL. I HAD ISSUED WITH WITH NOT EATING MOST OF THE TIMES. I WAS VERY SICKLY AS A CHILD INTO MY MED 30S. ASTHMA HAD A HOLD ON ME THEN AND AS A CHILD FOLKS DIVORCED AND FELT A DEEP SADNESS. AT AGE 12 I TURNED TO FOOD SECRETLY. LOOKING BACK I CAN NOT BLAME MY FOLKS ON HOW I EAT NOW. I AM WORKING ON MY CLEAN-YOUR- PLATE CLUB THINKING. I SAY YOU ARE FIRED!!!!!!!!

NOT WASTING FOOD DOES MAKE SENSE TOUGH...IN SOME CASES THIS CAN BE PREVENTED BY COOKING SMALL AMOUNTS OF FOOD, SHARING FOODS AT THE RESTAURANT'S WHEN INVITED AT OTHER PLACES TO EAT, A FRIEND FAMILY GATHERING. EXTRA FOODS YOU DO NOT NEED.

LEARNING HOW TO MANAGE EXTRA FOODS WITH EATING THEM.

ITS WASTED ANYWAY.

EVERY TIME YOU EAT FOOD THE BODY DOESN'T NEED IT IS WASTED THERE BY EXTRA FAT. OR IT CAN BE WASTED IN THE GARBAGE.

EATING MY KIDS LEFT OVERS NOT ANY MORE! emoticon THAT ENDED A WHILE BACK. emoticon.

HOW I MANAGE LEFT OVERS.

I TRY AND PLAN SO I DO NOT HAVE THEN THIS DOESN'T ALWAYS WORK AT TIMES.

I FREEZE THEN IF THERE VEGGIES FOR SOUP LATER. THIS WORKS WELL IN THE WINTER. I ALSO PLACE LEFT OVERS FOR A MEAL TO USED THE NEXT DAY. IF I AM AT A RESTAURANT I LEAVE THEM THEIR. IF NO OTHER USES AND NO ONE ELSE EATS THEM IT IS TOSSED. I STILL HAVE ISSUES WITH THROWING AWAY FOODS AT TIMES...BUT I AM WORKING ON IT. emoticon

  
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GETSALONG 10/31/2012 4:32PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon Gr8 changes!!! when you can't store it, U R so worth more than any leftover food! *yay* u!

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MARTY728 10/31/2012 11:15AM

    I too have issues with throwing away food and do everything I can to avoid it. emoticon emoticon

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