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Saturday, May 01, 2010

I want to slow down with my eating but, I tend to skip meals and then am so hungry I bolt them down. Not a very dainty image.
I still default to old and not healthy habits.
How do you reset your default?

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A10TIVTRTL 5/2/2010 7:09AM

    Practice mindful eating. It's about savoring each bite, each bean. Practice by eating one raisin or one nut, but take the time to look at the food before you pop it in your mouth. See if it has a fragrance. Think about how you imagine it will taste, what the texture will be. Finally, bite into it and TASTE it. Chew it SLOWLY, enjoying the way the taste changes. Some foods only release their full flavor after being chewed until they are liquified. When you swallow it, enjoy the sensation of it moving toward your stomach. Then take a sip of water and breathe and be thankful that you had this bite of food. I find, when I actually take time to eat this way, that I only eat about 1/3 as much food, and am fully satisfied.
P.S. Sorry - I had already posted this note before I saw that you are already on the Mindful Eating team. I'm embarrassed that I went into such detail to someone who already knows what to do - tried to delete but it won't let me.

Comment edited on: 5/2/2010 7:13:51 AM

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LLCURTS 5/2/2010 1:54AM

    I agree - eat more smaller meals - it is more satisfying than starving in between. And sometimes we need to eat more calories instead of less as long as it is spaced and not eaten all at one time... emoticon

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JAZZIE28 5/1/2010 11:44PM

    How about trying to eat smaller meals throughout the day rather than three big ones. You would maintain your energy level, and you won't be starving yourself. It is hard to break old habits but give it a try!


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ALIMESSA 5/1/2010 11:07PM

    Remember to drink in between every bite...that slows you down, even when you are starving...but the best advise really is to never let yourself get to that point of feeling starved...It is funny...you commented today on my blog about sleep (thanks)...My problem is that I don't know how to reprogram my sleep habits (so we both need to change a habit)...the best advise I got from someone is to "just do it"...not the easiest thing to do, but really, sometimes it is the only thing to do. So, what I am saying is that you know you shouldn't let yourself get hungry, so don't. Have lots of healthy snacks in the house you can grab, or like the other comment suggests, get small bags of healthy snacks to take with you, or get protein bars or protein drinks for ease...you can do this, know you can...good luck, and Stay Strong!!

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MAKULEWAHINE 5/1/2010 10:02PM

    Apparently you break it and get a new one. Oh, wait, that's the computer. OOPS! It just takes time and learning new ways to short circuit (now we're back to electronic things) our old ways. I always carry Luna bars with me so that if I do forget to eat I have something healthy to eat. Fixing small bags of yummy healthy treats to put in your car or other places can often help. After awhile those old habits tend to disappear. Good luck and let me know what you discover.

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Hard to loose

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It is hard to loose a friend over a misunderstanding.
She was attaching herself to a man and having him stay over.
A month ago I was consoling her about her ex....
I have been married for 43 years, I just do not empathize
Maybe someone else can help her.
I told her she was acting agitated and to calm down.
She told me where to go and has snubbed me ever since.
I feel like I am in middle school.

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TARACONKLIN 4/29/2010 1:14PM

    Sometime all we can do it be there. As you already know, people have to learn for themselves before real change can happen. It's not about you and you seem strong enough to understand that.

She's lost a valuable thing because of pride.

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LOSINGANGEL 4/27/2010 11:50PM

    Sounds to me like she is having her own doubts and doesn't want to believe that they might have some ground. You are a true friend for telling her how you felt. Maybe you could write her a letter about how you meant to come across. Sometimes it's easier to say what you mean when you write it down.
Trust God will show you the right time to talk to her again. Keep in prayer about her, and maybe pray for God to help show you how to be empathetic?

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AMAS92568 4/27/2010 2:33PM

    Give her some time. You may be able to save the friendship but you both will have to acknowledge that you have a different opinion but that it's okay.

My husband and his best friend argue constantly and have gone months without speaking. But they couldn't live without each other. It took them almost 20 years to admit they were different people but could still be close friends.

Hang in there.

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LLCURTS 4/27/2010 1:32PM

    All you can do is love her and forgive her, she doesn't have to apologize first - that will set her free to forgive herself and see truth. Just love her - pray for her and be there when she sees the light and wants friendship again. If she doesn't want your friendship again - she is still in God's hand - just turn it over to Him. emoticon

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WARRIORWOMAN90 4/27/2010 12:14PM

    Maybe after she calms down she will apologize. If not she wasn't a very good friend. Friends turn into different people with a man around. Good luck and God bless. WW.

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off to see the....

Saturday, April 24, 2010

So today I help a couple who are renewing their vows. I was there at the wedding, so now I will be there for her again.
I am really just helping my friend who takes care of everyone but needs some backup, that is my job. She really doesn't need me but I do not want her to figure out that because I still like her as my friend and would help her anyway I am able.

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LLCURTS 4/24/2010 1:03PM

    You are a peach of a Great emoticonFiend! emoticon
I am sure she appreciates your friendship and help...

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We are having another windy rainy day.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Kids at school will be inside and noisy. It is noisy to have recess in the gym. But soon the tomato, squash and green pepper plants peaking out the peat pots will be put out into the garden. I am trying to get them big enough so they will grow faster than the snails and slugs and aphids will eat them. Today it is raining but the weatherman ( DAVE ) said the 70 degree and up weather will be back by the weekend. More time to walk and work in the yard.
My house will stay a mess. I love to be outside this time of year.

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LOSINGANGEL 4/22/2010 10:04AM

    I love Sprig too. I just got raspberry plants...speaking of which I better go plant them!

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Talking about Men

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

It never ceases to amaze me how Men can just throw out money just because it is in the form of a coupon. Hubby tossed out my Khols coupon for ten dollars and I found it when I pulled the little bag his present was in out of the trash.I pulled the bag out but the coupon had expired. Poo.
I was wanting another Rosette purse and they were on sale and....
Oh well I can herd cats better than explaining sales to men.

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LLCURTS 4/15/2010 1:15AM

    We just have different brain waves emoticon
I've been married to my man 39 years next month - I could write a book...
compromise and tolerance... emoticon

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LESLIELOSER 4/14/2010 12:15PM

    Amen to that!! I feel your pain!

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STEPHASANA 4/14/2010 12:12PM

    HAHAHAHAHA! I love this and I wholeheartedly agree.

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