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Week 23, 2013

Monday, June 03, 2013

Goals for the week
emoticon Eat a maximum of one serving of an indulgent item per day. This can include cake, cookies, chips, wine, or a hamburger. Also, this includes a maximum of one meal ‘out’ per day.
emoticon After one indulgent serving is consumed, eat a crunchy vegetable or fruit if impulse for snacking continues.
emoticon Read and reflect on an article in the series Mind Over Body:
www.sparkpeople.c
om/resource/mind_over_body
_fat.asp


emoticon Continue tracking food/fitness. Swim 2x/week, walk 2x/week, strength/stretch/rehab exercises 2x/week

Results:
The first article in The Mind Over Body series is 'Put the "I" Back in Your Vocabulary"
www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/wellness_articles.asp
?id=690


It describes taking ownership of the obstacles that keep us from our goals. I think I've been doing that. I don't blame anyone. These are my choices.

There are two writing exercises the article suggests. The first one is a description of my problem before the fact. I think the last blog (Flour Fixation) describes it pretty well. Now, next time I run into this trouble, I'm to write about it after the fact. That is what I'll do this week.

My plan above is my best effort for avoiding the problem. Let's see it work.

Update. Wednesday.
I have noticed that at the end of the day, I let loose. I seldom have a plan. Guess what happens without a plan? Lesson: the end of the day deserves a plan like the rest of the day.

But, being aware has helped. I feel in control.

Update. Thursday.
Today's blog was about this topic:
www.sparkpeople.com/blog
/blog.asp?post=how_to_conq
uer_your_snack_attack


Do you know how great it feels to identify with Becky's snack times? Snacking twice has been working for me this week and maybe that is what I'll need to keep doing to avoide that serving after serving of grazing I have done in the past. Hmm. It is good to keep learning and trying different things.
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RISENABOVE 6/6/2013 9:58AM

    Make a plan for the evening and let it work it's magic! Maybe some extra activity would help keep your mind occupied!

Go get 'em! emoticon

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KALISWALKER 6/4/2013 3:12PM

    You can do it.

The 'rules' I remember them BEFORE I go into the place or situation. I KNOW in advance what my behaviors will be when I am tempted. It's probably like quitting smoking.

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LEANNAW4 6/4/2013 12:23PM

    Sounds like you have a good handle on things! Yay!

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LIZZIECA55 6/3/2013 7:26PM

    Good luck; I know you can do it.

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 6/3/2013 6:12PM

    Great plan! emoticon

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LMB-ESQ 6/3/2013 4:15PM

    You're so conscientious. I just don't want to bother. Maybe that's part of my problem... hmmm

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CHANGELIFE2016 6/3/2013 2:40PM

    I think that's a great goal to have a indulgent item per day. I kind of do that now. But sometimes the indulgent item turns into more than one. I think i'm going to do that too. Good luck with your goals!

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LIVERIGHTNOW 6/3/2013 1:04PM

    Getting it down in writing helps me! Hope it helps you, too!-Kris

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CM_GARDNER78 6/3/2013 12:57PM

    emoticon This sounds like a great plan. Have a great week! :-)

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