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Disengage Autopilot, Live Mindfully


Sunday, June 20, 2010

BIGLITTLEWOMAN's blog Conquering Impulses
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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and the SP Daily Blog Conquering Eating and Other Impulses the Easy Way By: Bruce Corwin
www.dailyspark.com/blog.
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Both have given me a lot to think about. I've been doing this with Dr Beck's Day 13 which offers Mindset and Behavioral Techniques, but I do need more practice.
I need to stop and think before I act in many areas of my life. For the next week or two, I'm going to focus on making more conscious decisions and exercise that resistance muscle.
When I practiced leaving food on my plate It really helped wash away the "it is a sin to waste food" thoughts. Yes the mindless impulse to clean my plate is still there, but now I can leave stuff on it without guilt.

Areas of focus for me:
Stick to my food plan, no unplanned food.
Stick to my grocery list.
Stay out of the junk food aisle. (No sending hubby in either.)
Nighttime grazing

Becoming aware of my mindless actions, will assist me in making the necessary lifestyle changes.

I loved many of the comments on Bruce's blog. This one by DIANAPHOENIX brought a smile to my face: "make a card that says "IMPULSE?" and put it on the refrigerator"
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ID_VANDAL 6/22/2010 4:30PM

    Hi Nancy - I missed your blogs and now that I'm back I'm not disappointed!!

I like that IMPULSE card as well. You just keep getting better and better!

Thanks for the links - now I have to pop over and see what BLW wrote!

Later,

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MAKAMBO 6/21/2010 2:34PM

    I really like the idea about the "impulse?" card!! Thanks! emoticon

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FLUENTFROG 6/20/2010 5:04PM

    Great reflections and plan. You can do it!

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DARKKAT 6/20/2010 4:49PM

    The title of your blog intrigued me. Best of luck in taking the steps to mindfulness.

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S3XYDIVASMOM 6/20/2010 4:14PM

    Sounds like you're taking the right approach. Good luck.

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