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TLC -- I Can Make You Thin

Monday, March 17, 2008

Last night I got to watch the first in a series of weekly shows on TCL called "I can make you thin". The show is hosted by Paul McKenna. This week’s show was about the 4 Golden Rules of Eating:

1 - When you are hungry, go and eat...
2 - Eat what you want and not what you think you should eat...
3 - Eat slowly, put your knife and fork down (This is KEY)
4 - When you think you’re full stop

He is attempting to teach you how to eat like NATURALLY THIN PEOPLE. His methodologies are similar to those of the Weigh Down Diet, French Women Don't Get Fat, etc....There are no forbidden foods, all food are good for consumption in moderation.

Tips for the Week
-He suggests that you throw away foods that do not inspire you, if you don’t like it don’t eat it
-Make a list of 5 foods that you love and eat them
-Don't deprive yourself
-Eat slowly, chewing eat bite at least 20 times.
-He also says don't eat in front of the television, the computer or while reading.
-Another tip was to eat at least one meal blind folded (or just close your eyes), because the more we see the more we think we should eat. If you are blind folded you will listen to your stomach instead of focusing on what you see.
-Finally put your knife and fork down between each bite, this is to force you to slow down.

*** Like my girlfriend told me a long time ago. Eat the fish and spit out the bones***

I know a lot of people reading this blog are thinking - "eating what I want is what got me FAT in the first place" and that may very well be true. Bare in mind, everything is not for everybody, but there is some validity to what he's says. Maybe all 4 tips aren't for you, but incorporating 3 and 4 along with what you’re already doing might be just what the doctor ordered. We live in such a fast paced world, we rush through everything. I am sure all of us could slow down the speed at which we consume our food, or stop eating in front of the television, etc.

Next weeks show is on emotional eating.....This is going to be a good one!!

Peace and Blessings.


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FOXYLOSE30 3/20/2008 11:39AM

    The show was great...thanks for sharing. Continue to do well.

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DIVAH58 3/19/2008 10:35AM

    Thanks for sharing this information. I had not heard about the show, but from what you shared there are a lot of things that I know I can apply to my program. Good looking out!



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MISSCHANNING 3/18/2008 7:22PM

    I'm going to have to check this show out. Thanks for letting me know it even exists.

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2008LYNN 3/18/2008 6:27PM

  I don't know how I missed that show, I've been waiting for it. Thanks for posting so that I know where he's going with this. It'll be on again. I came by your page to see how you were doing.

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YANDI4LIFE 3/18/2008 1:16AM

    I agree with eating what you want. Eating what I want is not what put the weight on. It was not doing it in moderation that added the extra pounds. Until I learn control, I will have to wait for the treats. Thanks Lynn for the info.

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LASVEGASLES 3/17/2008 11:26PM

    I've never heard of this show....

Thanks for sharing the info!!

I'll be checkin' it out this week!

Love YOU!


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LPBETSUN 3/17/2008 8:29PM

    You definitely need to call me when the next show comes on Lynn. I need to eat more slowly. Really!!! The head is pounding, that stupid MRI. Good night. Lez is going to bed at 8:27pm WOW!! LOL

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LILSHINE 3/17/2008 2:17PM

    thanks for sharing, this goes with what I'm attempting. Eat what I want but 1/2 only. This is my first week of trying this I'll be sure to look for this program and see what I can learn. Again thanks for sharing!

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NOEILAND 3/17/2008 11:26AM

    This is a great article...I agree 100%. I practice to "eat what I want " so I feel satisfied and happy; and eat "what's good for me" means in moderation.

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NEWBUTTERFLY76 3/17/2008 10:47AM

    Thanks so much for this blog. I totally forgot the show was on last night and missed it.
Thanks for the recap!!

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ACCT1908 3/17/2008 10:11AM

    I'm going to have to DVR this program!
I absolutely agree with eating whatever you want. I think the key to that is moderation and understanding that what you eat affects your results. I did a no-carb diet for 2 weeks and as soon as I started eating them again, I went bananas!

When I eat not so healthy (I won't call them bad) foods I know I either will see the extra lbs on the scale, will need to work out harder, or need to take it easy on food the next day(i.e less calories). I realize before eating there are consequences to my actions.

I think its unrealistic(for most) to completely stop eating french fries. I for one am all about the moderation. A lifestyle change is all about changing for the rest of your life and everything you do you should ask yourself...can I seriously do this forever!

Thanks Lynn. Great blog!

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My CoWorker put me on Blast.....

Friday, March 14, 2008

Okay--- this morning, I was walking over to this guy that's on my team to ask him a question and he's standing around talking to some other developers (who happen to be all MALE). As I got close to him he YELLS out DAMN Girl...YOU LOOK GOOD. You have really been hittin at the gym... At this point all I eyes were on me!!! I went through every possible emotion, in all of 10 seconds. I was flattered, embarrassed, offended and tickled. And these weren't unattractive men. These were some fine brothers -- okay....I stood there and tried to chit chat, but every time I turned around somebody was staring at my hips or my waist or my booty. Now I must admit, even though I haven't lost a lot numbers wise, he is not the first to compliment me on my weight loss. I mean I really, really, really appreciated the compliment, but the word for the day is "Discretion".....Dang!!!

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MISSCHANNING 3/16/2008 11:09AM

    Shoot...I wish I worked with them! Let 'em get their flirt on girlfriend.

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GOTTHATFIRE 3/16/2008 10:04AM

    Discretion! Sounds like on blast is exactly what you needed :~) What motivation to keep doing what you're doing! GTF

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STCRMORA 3/15/2008 8:48PM

    I love this blog!!! You go gurl!!! Ok, The big question, did you get any numbers?

Are you married Girl? I forgot to ask?
Skee Wee


Comment edited on: 3/15/2008 8:48:00 PM

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MONTANAGAL 3/14/2008 7:10PM

    Yahooo!!! All your hard work at the gym is really showing and people ARE noticing. I'm so happy and proud of you!!! Enjoy those compliments girl!!! You earned em!

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LASVEGASLES 3/14/2008 5:50PM


They do a body, mind and soul goooooooooooooooooooood!

Oh yeaaaaaaaaaah!

Wooooooooo hooooooooooo!!

You deserve 'em and SOOOOOOOOOOOO much more girl!!


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YANDI4LIFE 3/14/2008 5:09PM

    It's always nice to have someone else see your progress. It's even nicer when that someone is of the opposite gender who happens to be FINE!!!!

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LPBETSUN 3/14/2008 5:02PM

    Lynn girlfriend SEE you got it going on. Do your thing because you're doing it right. Smile and thank ALL those beautiful MEN. LOL We all deserve praise and encouragement. It does so much for our self esteem. I know we are in charge of our own self esteem but the praise puts the cherry on top of the cake (sugar free of course). Lez

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NOEILAND 3/14/2008 11:00AM

    YAY! What a great motivation booster.... You go girl! You deserved all the attention!

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WORKIN4ME 3/14/2008 10:52AM

    LMAO!! Get it Lynn!! The compliments are nice and they are especially good from fine brothers.. LOL!! Go Lynn, Go Lynn!!

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STEPHC1973 3/14/2008 10:06AM

    That would've made my day! :) Good for you! Keep it up.

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ACCT1908 3/14/2008 9:59AM

    LMAO. From the mouth of a man! Get em Lynn!

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KIMD1972 3/14/2008 9:53AM

    Girl get use to the comments! You are working hard and you deserve them! ENJOY!!!

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D710DANCE 3/14/2008 9:29AM

    LOL! Good for you it girl work it!

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Day 7 and going Strong!!!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Okay, I am a bit behind on my “Cleaning Eating” Blogs….this is day 7 and going strong. This way of life is so much easier when you don’t have those temptations in the house. Right now we have Shortbread Cookies, Vanilla Wafers and Animal Crackers, none of which sends me running to the cupboard for a quick fix!!! If it only takes 21 days to make a behavior a habit, I am 1/3 of the way there…..I am down 2 lbs in spite of TOM --- and that 's AMAZING. Now I must be honest I still have my STARBUCKs every morning. That is one vice I am truly not ready to part with, but for those of you considering testing the Clean Eating waters, jump right on it. It’s a little bit chilly at first, but you will warm up to it!!!!

Peace and Blessings.

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LPBETSUN 3/13/2008 10:44PM

    You're blogging Lynn, Yeah Yeah!!! and I'm so excited you're losing weight, despite TOM, AWESOME A with a capital AAAAA. LOL I'm proud of you, keep it up. You will be rocky that figure before summer. Lez

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STCRMORA 3/13/2008 9:56PM

    Hey Lynn,

Love your blog. Have you seen the magazine by the same name "Clean Eating." I love it and live by it. (Most days)....


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GOTTHATFIRE 3/13/2008 6:41PM

    Awesome. Keep up the great work. GTF

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YANDI4LIFE 3/13/2008 5:55PM

    You can do it. You are already doing great.

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ACCT1908 3/13/2008 4:35PM

    Hey girl!
I am so proud of you! Keep it up.

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WORKIN4ME 3/13/2008 1:57PM

    Congrats Lynn!! I'm coming behind you..

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NOEILAND 3/13/2008 10:53AM

    Way to go Lynn! You are on the right track....just keep going girl. So proud of ya!

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It is possible to go to the movies and not eat popcorn!!!!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

I decided to do a combo blog!!!

Day 2 went well, I messed up during a coporate townhall meeting, I let myself get too hungry and I ate something that said "WHOLE WHEAT" but it was so sweet, if there was any nutritional value in it, the sugar overshadowed. Lesson #1, keep clean snacks on hand, no matter where you go.

Day 3 - Today I took my kids to the movies and guess what --- It is possible to
go to the movies without eating popcorn. At first I was scared, real scared, but I packed some nuts and seeds and I actually sat in the row behind my kids so I wouldn't be tempted to reach over and grab their popcorn and it worked.
I took them to the grocery store with me after the movies and instead of Chips Ahoys the got Animal Crackers, instead of Oreos they got Fig Bars...Slow and steady with them, slow and steady!!!

PS: Welcom Home Roscoe Jenkins was too cute!!!!

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CHUBFREE 3/11/2008 2:02PM

    Hey Lynn,

U go girl! U can go to tha moves without popcorn! It is just hard as heck! WHRJ was HECKA funny!!!!! I think I lost weight laughing!

I hope all is well with you girlfriend!

Holla @ your folks,

Desiree aka (Almost Slim! LOL!)

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DIVAH58 3/10/2008 1:44PM

    Those are some great tips, It is all in the planning I see.



P.S. I HAVE the tools to get the job done. Thanks to my friends here at SP.

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NEWMARILYN 3/10/2008 12:16PM

That movie was too funny. Good for you for sliding past the popcorn pit. You are on your way. God is with you. Keep Him first in all of this and He'll show up and show out!

I, personally, can't keep cake in the house. I just haven't developed the strength to restrain. I, also, can't keep cashews in the house. If you can hang, fine. But, if you can't...dump the cake!

God bless you, girl!

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ACCT1908 3/10/2008 9:30AM

    I haven't had popcorn in the movies for SOOO LONG! I'm too cheap. LOL How much is it running these days??

Good for you, sneaking in healthy snacks! ;-)

I liked Rocoe Jenkins too, I could totally watch it again.

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YANDI4LIFE 3/10/2008 4:37AM

    Slow and steady wins the race. WTG!!!!

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WORKIN4ME 3/9/2008 6:20PM

    Lynn, your fam is making wonderful changes!! Wow... No eating popcorn was a major accomplishment!! The big bags come in handy for carrying snacks!!

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LPBETSUN 3/8/2008 11:09PM

    Just got in 30mins ago, I figured sleeping beauty is already knocked out. LOL. Congrats on your movie snack plan. I also plan ahead when going to the movies. I pop fat free popcorn and place it into zip lock bags for myself and the hubby. Then I'm not tempted with him eating the fatty stuff while sitting next to be. I also throw in some whole almonds for good measure. LOL It works like a charm and we totally forget that we are not having the real stuff by the time the movie begins (and the movies previews that advertise the bloody COKE bottle.) Oh, calm down Leslee it will be ok. I gave up soda several years ago (unless there is nothing else in someone elses house to drink) but those movie COKE advertisements do a number on me. LOL Love yah Lynn

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MISSCHANNING 3/8/2008 7:38PM

    You do have to go to the movies with a huge purse (to sneak in your snacks and water bottle).

I liked Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, too!

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LASVEGASLES 3/8/2008 6:46PM

    Hey! I started bringing my own snacks in to the movies too! I can even put a bottle of H20 in that big 'ol COACH bag hubby got for me!! LOL

The last movie we saw the one about the lost treasure (??) I took a snack baggie full of a mix of sunflower seeds, cashews and chex mix. I haven't been a big popcorn eater since I got this danged bridge in my mouth cause it makes me sound like a cat with a hairball (get the picture?) trying to get the popcorn hulls out...LOL...

Anyway...back to YOU....(sorry!)....good for YOU for making the changes with your whole family and doing it in baby steps....

Is Rose Jenkins the movie with Martin Lawrence?


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Day 1 - Change Gonna Come

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Well I did pretty good today, given the fact that I didn't purchase the book until 1:30 and I didn't get to start reading until around 4pm. My approach is one meal at a time.

Yesterday was my daughters birthday and I had a piece of her cake. It was great, but no more. I really want to throw it in the trash, but my daughter would be devastated (She is saving her name and her age for last). I have been pushing it to the back of the refrigerator every time I go in there. Hopefully the kids will forget about it soon (we never finish birthday cakes)so I can trash it. Most of the snacks that I buy for the lunches are gone. I have already started talking to them about replacing their traditional, sugary, salty snacks with more healthier foods and I have also allowed them to give me some ideas of things they would like to try. I would be doing my family a disservice to only change the way I eat, so this is one change we will be making together.

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LASVEGASLES 3/8/2008 7:13PM

    C O N G R A T S




Cut out the pieces with her name and age and throw the rest in the trash if that's what it takes...

Good on you for bringing your family into the healthy decision making....and for sticking with the healthy snack options!!

YOU go girl!!!!


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WORKIN4ME 3/7/2008 1:34PM

    Congrats on just eating the one piece.. Way to go on having the willpower!!

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ACCT1908 3/7/2008 8:53AM

    Get it Girlie!!! Just having 1 piece of cake is an accomplishment! You are going to do great!

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GOTTHATFIRE 3/7/2008 8:19AM

    Great for you LYNN. And I like what you said about doing your family a disservice to only change your way of eating. I never understood people who said they regularly gave their family the high fat, high sugar, high calorie items they would not eat, especially giving it to their kids. You will do great with the cake. Just keep thinking that you've already had your treat piece and about how one more piece isn't going to satisfy or fill you. You can do it! GTF

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LPBETSUN 3/6/2008 11:44PM

    I'm so PROUD of my spark friend I want the Spark World to know. YOU CAN DO IT LYNN. You asked me to push and I'm pushing you up that hill. Now with only one hand since the other one is sprained. LOL Set your mind RIGHT. I KNOW YOU CAN!!!! Lez

PS. Stick a fat picture on top of the cake box cover. Place tons of delicious fruits and vegs in the front and push that cake box far into the back of that fridge. LOL

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