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EATING MINDFULLY

Monday, July 04, 2011

1. PAUSE: are you hungry? how hungry are you? what are you hungry for?

2. THINK: how do you want to feel when you are done?

3. RELAX: give yourself the time to enjoy your snack or meal mindfully. you'll feel more satisfied with less food

4. SAVOR: make eating a multisensory experience. notice the appearance, aromas, textures, and flavors

5. SAVOR: take one small bite at a time. chew slowly

6. ENJOY: enjoy the setting, the company, and the occasion---even if it's only a short break!


special thanks to Sarah Allen, MS,RD,LDN



Feel free to print and enlarge this and put it on your frig...might just help some. I found this on line and thought it was some good points..

  
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CAROLIAN 7/6/2011 4:08PM

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SHAP3SHIFTER 7/5/2011 9:50AM

    Thanks for the tips! emoticon

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I don't wanna'!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I don't wanna:
1. get up and move-----can't somebody do it for me???

2. wait for this weight to come off-------what happened to the Poleroid company---poof and it was done---instant---where's the magician----abbra cadabra it's gone.....

3. do it myself-----what can't someone do this for me? --------sure would be easier

I know, I know--we weren't promised easy just that God will guide us through everything and boy do I want and need His guideance. I just don't understand how people can say thereisn't a God when all they have to do is look around them. I am so thankful God takes such good care of me. He does provide all my needs-----not always all my wants but then I want a lot....LOL I want easy and no work.......hehehe

  
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JUNEBUG150 6/27/2011 10:54PM

    Your blog gave me a chuckle! emoticon Sometimes I feel like that too. God is so good to us!!! He knows that if we got everything we wanted we still wouldn't be happy. I go through that with my grandkids, I tell them that no matter how much they get they are never satisfied. We are blessed indeed! Hugs, Melody

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CJSARGENT1 6/26/2011 11:05AM

    Such good food for thought. Thank you

God is everywhere....you do only need to look.



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CAROLIAN 6/25/2011 3:38PM

    Don't we all if we had everything we wished for how boring life would be.We need targets and goals to make us move forward rather than sit on our bums We wait on the Lord not the Lord waiting on us. emoticon

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Today I am very tired

Friday, June 17, 2011



For some reason, I seem to be very tired this evening. I had a fun learning day. I went to a quilt class where i practiced some techniques I had learned at an earlier class. Also, I learned some new free hand quilting. It was so much fun. If she has the class again I will take it. Somewhere along the line, I have lost my incentive to quilt. I really need to work on getting this back as I do enjoy quilting even though I am a very basic beginner. I have started 4 quilts but haven't finished any of them. Two of them have been packed away for over 20 years.

Slowly, I am renewing my interest in doing this. I should make quilts for Christmas.........the key word here is "should"......hehehe

My main problem is once I sit down at this computer, i don't get up much.....

Will be up from it Monday as the lawn needs mowing again and I need to get outside.....

  
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JUNEBUG150 6/17/2011 11:54PM

    I understand what you are saying! I'm the same way with my crocheting. I love doing it but if I lay it down which I have done many times in the past, then I find it very hard to get back into it. Right now I've got a project that I started last year and haven't worked on it in months. I've crocheted blankets for my 2 daughters and 3 of my 5 grandchildren. My DSiL complained that I never did one for him so that is the project that I started. Of course my other 2 grandchildren are feeling leftout as well. I would like to try quilting sometime but don't know when. Hope you get your will to quilt back emoticon emoticon

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FEAR NUMBER 3---WHAT'S MY PROBLEM

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Although I don't care for Dr. Phil, he does have some very good quotes----one being "How's that working for you?"...Apparently it isn't or this weight would be dropping off. So if what I stubbornly hang on to doesn't work, why don't I change it? Am I just too lazy to put forth the effort? Deep down, do I really want to lose this weight? Why do I continue to ride the down a pound/up a pound roller coaster? Do I have enough energy and motivation to do this for the long run? What do I see in the future? These are some of my questions I will be dealing with over the next year or so.

Question 1. How's that working for you?

It isn't so why don't I change some things? This I don't know------I get set into a rut and don't want to dig myself out. Not a pity rut or an I don't care rut, just a all is familiar rut. Most of my life has been spent doing what other people have told or instructed me to do. For the past 6 years (hubby passed away in 2004), I haven't had to answer to anyone but myself---I like this. I am not ready to give up this notion. I still haven't wrapped my mind around making good food choices. My main problem is moderation. When I find or see something I like I go way overboard with it---not good on a food plan ( not a diet but a food plan). I don't make menus because I don't seem to be able to or want to make food choices for a week at a time---I like the sponteanaity of deciding each day. If someone calls and wants to go out--I g--not always good choices at small mom & pop cafés. I do fairly well at buffets because I stick to the vegetables and fish. I don't eat deep fried hardly at all anymore because it makes me sick. I can't tolerate much grease anymore. My biggest problem isn't what I eat it is how much I eat, which is way too much. So why don't I cut down? I don't know----I use small dishes and eat with a salad fork so if or when I go back for more it is less that what I used to eat.

Problem number 2---getting up and moving

I know this is good for me so why don't I do it? I start out each morning with resolve---that's as far as it goes---resolve. I get up early each day and start posting here and there and before I know it it's 3 or 4 PM and I haven't hardly moved. Then I'm still and sore and I don't want to move...next day I'm on the same train...esp in the cold, wind, rain or heat...I don't like schedules so that won't work because I won't stick to it---no reason for not following one I just know I wouldn't.

  


Blessings on This Lord's Day

Sunday, June 05, 2011



Things have calmed down a lot since my little episode. It sure felt great having someone defend me. For many many years it seemed I was always blamed when something went wrong---either it was my fault for being there or it was my fault because I wasn't there. After so long of not getting much support---this sure felt great as well as nerve wracking.

This week has been a fairly good week. Most of the week I wasn't feeling up to par---not really sick but just feeling like I was beginning to come down with something. That is so much improved now....Today has been a good day even with the heat and humidity. Just resting (kicking back ) today as the rest of the week will be busy.

DJ has an appointment with the vet Monday to get his nails cut and I need to pick up a few things at the store, do some laundry, and maybe more weed whacking---depending on the outside temps. Tuesday will be time out with Maria (oldest daughter). We go to the casinos every Tuesday. We only go to the ones that give free play. This is our time together. Wednesday will be mowing again. Thursday is TOPS. So far Friday is clear (this is scary). Saturday will be our monthly family dinner. It is my turn to host so all will be here.

I am thinking about getting a pool-of course I've thought about it for the past 2 years...LOL

Still working on going to Michigan in July.

Connie (granddaughter in the Navy) should be in port (San Diego) by June 15. Her ship is the USS Carl Vinson. It is under heavy guard as it is an Alquida target. We sure will be relieved when she gets in safely. She will get 2 weeks leave in July.

This is my story and I'm sticking to it!!!!!! LOL

  


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