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Saturday, May 03, 2014

What characterizes an addiction? Simply this:

"you no longer feel that you have the choice to stop. It seems stronger than you. It also gives you a false sense of pleasure, pleasure that invariable turns into pain."

One can have false hunger so I guess one can also have a false sense of pleasure. Never thought of it that way.

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2015TODAY 5/16/2014 2:12PM

    When I read your quote my thoughts are: but we DO have the choice to stop. And it only 'seems' stronger than us.

And, oh yes. We can have a false sense of pleasure!

It's just (I think) that it is sometimes so difficult to turn within and know the difference between 'truth' and 'false pleasures and pains'. All the stuff that distracts us from being in touch with our core.

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God's Warning

Thursday, May 01, 2014


Food. Do you have a hold of it or does it have a hold over you?

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2015TODAY 5/16/2014 2:21PM

    Good question. I read the article. I like some of the points.
What struck me is that the author of the article seems to equate 'God' and 'bible'. To me the two are definitely two different things.

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Eating with awareness.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Day 25
The magic is within me. emoticon

I have been working on making eating with awareness a habit and each day I get better at it.

This morning DH made some homemade wheat bread and it smelled so good. I didn't even consider eating any but I did enjoy smelling the aroma. I wasn't hungry and I knew if I still wanted some this afternoon I could enjoy a small slice then. A month ago I would have wanted some, had some even though I wasn't hungry and my excuse would have been "it smelled so good". Where is the logic?

Had I had some homemade bread this morning I am sure I would have enjoyed it. I can still smell the aroma and it still smells good. I probably would have had another slice because "it was there" and "I wanted a slice." Later on something else would have tempted me and I would have also given in because "I got off track in the morning" and would tell myself: "I will start again tomorrow."

No wonder I couldn't lose weight. emoticon

Maybe there is something to this "eating with awareness" idea. emoticon

4/4 SW: 140.0 lbs . . . . emoticon . . . . 4/29 CW: 137.0 lbs. emoticon
Nothing taste as good as being healthy and trim. emoticon

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MTRACHEL 4/30/2014 12:16AM

    Yes! I am a big believer in eating with awareness! It seems like there is more information all the time to support the idea that how we feel and take in our food impacts how we metabolize it. Nice work on your habit! Rachel

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Day 5

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The magic is in me. emoticon

I have completed my plan to follow for the next 95 days. I will just make minor changes as needed.

Start date 4/4/14 - 140 lbs; CW: 139.2 and on track emoticon

Short term goal: weigh 138 lbs. by 4/14. emoticon

Milestone: make eating w/awareness a habit by May 5th. emoticon emoticon
I have had 25 meal/snacks to practice on so far and I see progress each day. Eating with awareness will be a habit by then!

Long term goal: weigh 125 lbs by July 4th! emoticon emoticon

Am I having fun: Yes! It has been fun being creative and seeing quick progress
Each day has a pleasant surprise in store for me. emoticon
It has been all play, not work.

I will celebrate that I have been committed to this endeavor for 5 days by indulging in these 0 calorie virtual goodies. emoticon emoticon hmmm there really weren't many virtual goodies I wanted. I will celebrate by going for a emoticonand then have some emoticon

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AZMOM1 4/9/2014 10:43AM

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NEWLITTLE1 4/9/2014 10:41AM

    I love the virtual goodies :) emoticon

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Getting Stronger

Monday, February 10, 2014

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I use to think because of heart failure and the aging process, that it was natural to lose my strength. I would wake up feeling tired and do very little. I was in a constant deterioration cycle - feel tired, do little, have even less strength, repeat. I believed that was to be my life.

Although I knew "Change your thoughts and you change your world" was true, I didn't apply it to my strength as I believed the statement that I was tired and this was the best I could do to also be true. Hmm.. an oxymoron. I can't believe both!

I started saying strength affirmations, especially as soon as I woke up. To my pleasant surprise I felt normal and was a bit more active. I am slowly working my way back up. Two weeks ago, I was walking 0 - 20 min a day. This week I am walking 30 min a day and plan to increase it by 2 min on 2 - 3 days/week until I get to 45 min/day. With baby steps, I will get there.

I also believed I had to give up playing in my garden. Not true! This week I start playing in my lovely garden 10 min/day.
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Miracles are shifts in perceptions.

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DOLLYHOLLY 4/11/2014 3:56AM

    Beautiful blog and such truth.

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SUNSET09 2/14/2014 10:34PM

  Change your thoughts and you change your world! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 2/11/2014 5:41AM

    It is never too late to gain or regain strength and health

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AZMOM1 2/10/2014 3:11PM

    Great that you are getting stronger! I have always believed that it's true - things in motion tend to stay in motion and things at rest tend to stay at rest. The less that you do, the less that you feel like doing, etc..

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IAM_HIS 2/10/2014 1:38PM

    Loved reading this and hearing you are getting stronger!! Made my day brighter!! Thank you!!!

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