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February 5 Commitments

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Today I commit to:
1. Staying off the computer while eating.
2. Wearing my “Breathe” bracelet.
3. Repeating my mantras & practice breathing techniques, once each during morning, afternoon, and night.
4. Practicing visualizations [rainbow, force field, safe place], once each during morning, afternoon, and night.
5. Meditating.

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Yesterday’s progress report:

1. Staying off the computer while eating.
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Caught myself opening the computer lid as I snacked. Closed computer until I finished eating.

2. Wearing my SillyBandz.
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They didn’t help to keep me on track when I was borderline emotional eating. But I wore them, and they kept me positive throughout the day and during my workout.

3. Repeating my mantras & practice breathing techniques, once each during morning, afternoon, and night.
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4. Creating 3 meal plan ideas.
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JOHNTJ1 2/5/2013 8:33AM

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What type of meditation do you do? Just curious, lol

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February 4 Commitments

Monday, February 04, 2013

Today I commit to:
1. Staying off the computer while eating.
2. Wearing my SillyBandz.
3. Repeating my mantras & practice breathing techniques, once each during morning, afternoon, and night.
4. Creating 3 meal plan ideas.

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Yesterday’s progress report:

1. Staying off the computer while eating.
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2. Wearing my “Breathe” bracelet.
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3. Repeating my mantras & practice breathing techniques, once each during morning, afternoon, and night.
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4. Writing in my flavor journal at least once.
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5. Planning meals for 2 days this week.
- So-so success
Planned 2 lunches. Options for breakfast: waffles w/ cashew butter, oatmeal, eggs. Dinners uncertain, owing to inventory/financial considerations.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JOHNTJ1 2/4/2013 5:48PM

    I'm right there with ya

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GOOSIEMOON 2/4/2013 11:05AM

    Good for you! emoticon

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MIRAGE727 2/4/2013 8:15AM

    I just embraced oatmeal full on last week! Talk about a comfort food! Way to plan it out, Girl!
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February 3 Commitments

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Today I commit to:
1. Staying off the computer while eating.
2. Wearing my “Breathe” bracelet.
3. Repeating my mantras & practice breathing techniques, once each during morning, afternoon, and night.
4. Writing in my flavor journal at least once.
5. Planning meals for 2 days this week.

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Yesterday’s progress report:

1. Staying off the computer while eating.
emoticon success
Almost overrode this one. Stayed firm! emoticon

2. Taking a break from eating to clear my head if I notice myself ruminating while eating.
- I ruminated a lot while preparing food. I don’t remember if I ruminated while eating.

3. Carrying my stopwatch and using it to time using coping skills for 2 minutes if I get a binge urge.
- Mixed success. Explanation:
emoticon I wore it around my neck so it’d be handy for use. After a couple hours on, I became habituated to its presence – I got used to it like an accessory.
emoticon I had *hours* of binge urges/’dangerous food thoughts’/etc. When the “critical” thoughts hit [precipitated by snacking when I was 1) exhausted and should’ve just gone to sleep, and 2) hungry but not hungry enough to need to eat yet] I didn’t initially even think to use the stopwatch.

4. Writing in my flavor journal at least once
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Pulled out my flavor journal with the intent to use. Didn’t want to slow down and focus that intently on the experience. Incidentally, a binge followed.
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Despite excessive unnecessary snacking, I had MANY small victories yesterday in which I squashed notorious binge-triggering thoughts. Examples:

1. Had a couple instances of getting overwhelmed by the dirty dishes cluttering the kitchen from my cooking. Left the kitchen a sec, gathered myself, returned, and focused on cleaning up 1 area at a time.
2. Tempted to drink diet soda after overeating. [I crave sweets in particular when I’m feeling insecure or in need of comfort, calming, and such. Plus, I use soda to clear my palate during binges.] Resisted multiple times.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JOHNTJ1 2/3/2013 11:09AM

    Thanks for sharing your commitments with us. Do you realize that as you struggle and succeed you are providing an amazing inspiration to all of us?

Be blessed today

Much Love

John

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ELRIDDICK 2/3/2013 10:50AM

  Thanks for sharing

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February 2 Commitments

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Today I commit to:
1. Staying off the computer while eating.
2. Taking a break from eating to clear my head if I notice myself ruminating while eating.
3. Carrying my stopwatch and using it to time using coping skills for 2 minutes if I get a binge urge.
4. Writing in my flavor journal at least once

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Yesterday’s progress report:

1. Staying off the computer while eating.
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2. Taking a break from eating to clear my head if I notice myself ruminating while eating.
- Pesky thoughts popped in before I even noticed. I repeatedly tried to clear my head with inconsistent success.
Next time: actually leave the presence of food till I get my head under control, before resuming eating.

3. Carrying my stopwatch and using it to time using coping skills for 2 minutes if I get a binge urge.
- Carried it but use was unnecessary: felt guilty for believing I overate; reminded myself I only overate by a little, and quickly overcame the guilt before it became a binge urge

4. Listing what strategies contributed to success during my last binge-free streak.
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BARCLE 2/2/2013 2:11PM

    You've done really well, excellent positive and proactive steps emoticon

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KANOE10 2/2/2013 11:14AM

    Great job. You can do it! You are staying strong!

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SNS1968 2/2/2013 9:36AM

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February 1 Commitments

Friday, February 01, 2013

Today I commit to:
1. Staying off the computer while eating.
2. Taking a break from eating to clear my head if I notice myself ruminating while eating.
3. Carrying my stopwatch and using it to time using coping skills for 2 minutes if I get a binge urge.
4. Listing what strategies contributed to success during my last binge-free streak.

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Progress report for yesterday:

1. Staying off the computer while eating.
emoticon success

2. Taking a break from eating to clear my head if I notice myself ruminating while eating.
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3. Carrying my phone with me and calling OA if I get a binge urge.
- unnecessary: felt guilty for believing I overate; got some perspective by reminding myself I only overate by a little, and avoided a "dangerous," full blown urge

  
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VERONICAVW_140 2/1/2013 12:33PM

    Way to go. Being rational about "what really happens" is a good conversation to have with yourself. Good job on reminding yourself that you only overate by a little. Binge averted! YAY

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DLDROST 2/1/2013 8:49AM

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