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I FOUND THE MIRACLE DIET!!!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Okay, I found it! The way to eat all you want and still lose weight!

It happened while I was making my standard yogurt parfait of unsweetened blueberries with Fage 0% yogurt, a grind of nutmeg and pumpkin seeds. I weigh and measure everything now because if I don't I will inevitably serve myself more and for some items that can boost me right out of my recommended nutrient range. I usually want MORE.

As I was weighing out my punks, I decided that 0.3 ounce was just not enough. I wanted MORE. I was tired of being deprived and I was going for a full half ounce! Grrrrr, I wanted it, I deserved it, it wouldn't bust my calorie bank and gosh darn, I was going to have it! I weighed out the half ounce and picked up the serving to sprinkle it over the yogurt and then it happened.

It looked like too many seeds. Now, my love of nuts and seeds is deep, abiding and passionate. They have called me across a room to stand before them and eat them in handfuls from the jar. But it just looked like too many to be in balance with the other portions. Like having a tablespoon of ice cream floating in a cup of hot fudge. (Sorry if that sounds good to anyone!)

Then it occurred to me. This is the point of most of what I've been learning and practicing with the last several skills from the Beck book. Make a plan. Stick to it. Eat mindfully. Stop eating when you're full. They finally internalized. Enoughness! Somehow I made the switch from "more, more, more!" to enoughness. After weeks of just doing it, I was finally feeling it.

And what a powerful tool enoughness is! Not just for eating but for everything we think we own or accomplish. I feel so blessed.

Wishing you all a day filled with gratitude for the enoughness in your life! If you aren't there yet or just today, keep doing what you need to do and you will.

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KARENE10 2/19/2014 9:41AM

    Love It! Enoughness emoticon

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KOOKERBEE 11/29/2013 7:07PM

    Enoughness :) Thank you for coining this term, because I'm going to use it! Great blog, and FANTASTIC insight.

Laura

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 10/25/2013 2:41AM

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TEENY_BIKINI 10/25/2013 2:11AM

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ARKPLE 10/23/2013 10:05PM

    Wonderful insight. Less is more! I was on the private team that read the Beck book. I wonder if you were on it too, but I don't think so. In any case, I'm glad you found Beck. I support her truths. xo

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HEALTHY-SPARK 10/20/2013 10:40PM

    Sounds like a great turning point!

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KIRSTENLYNN62 10/19/2013 8:29PM

    ENOUGHNESS! I love it! emoticon

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STEFIGURL 10/14/2013 12:53PM

    That is INDEED 'the ticket' Miss Jess!!! :-)

love you!
stephi

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FIT_MELISSA 10/11/2013 3:22PM

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PINKYYSUEE 10/11/2013 12:31AM

    Wow! What an epiphiny! Thanks for sharing!! *licks lips as saliva pools in mouth* that hot fudge with ice cream sure did sound good!!!! emoticon

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 10/10/2013 4:21PM

    A toast emoticon to enoughness!

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HAPPYMENOW58 10/10/2013 4:42AM

    I love it! Enoughness is brilliant!

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BRADMILL2922 10/10/2013 4:18AM

    Enoughness? I love it! ENOUGHNESS! So awesome and something that I am definitely going to use! Thanks for sharing :)

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STONECOT 10/9/2013 11:57PM

    I have been using the idea of enough for a couple of years now. I find it works very well as long as I eat slowly enough for my brain to register the 'enough' signal.

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EDDYMEESE 10/9/2013 11:26PM

    Love it!

I ordered my Beck Solution book...still waiting for it, but can't wait to get it!

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FEISTYOWL 10/9/2013 3:46PM

    good for you for finding that place for yourself!! I like that word too...enoughness. emoticon

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BELLSES 10/9/2013 3:02PM

    I need to find enoughness, so glad it clicked for you!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/9/2013 2:47PM

    I'm really happy for you. All your preparatory work is paying off in the way you think these days!

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SLENDERELLA61 10/9/2013 10:09AM

    Awesome blog!! Hooray for enoughness! You had a great AHA experience. You are internalizing the good lessons and changing your life. What an accomplishment!!

"Enough is as good as a feast" is one of my favorite expressions. I once cross stitched it on a coaster. It is absolutely true. My mother was always an "if a little is good, a lot is better" kind of person -- and that bowl of fudge sauce with a little ice cream appeared in our house from time to time.

I remember a big AHA for me. One day I DID NOT overfeed my dear dog who I dearly loved. I found I was no longer afraid she was hungry; I wanted her to have the same health and energy I was beginning to enjoy! The lightbulb went on and I knew what I wanted for both of us. No doubt and no turning back. And it happened and I've never been the same.

Wishing you all the best and enoughness from now on!!! -Marsha

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KALIGIRL 10/9/2013 8:37AM

    Here's to "Enoughness!"
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PMRUNNER 10/9/2013 5:34AM

    Enough is enough already! Sounds like a great "aha" moment, thanks for sharing!

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LINDA! 10/8/2013 8:50PM

    emoticon Great blog!

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JENSHAINES 10/8/2013 8:33PM

    LOVE this! Also, I have no idea why English comp would be a challenge for you- you are a GREAT writer! I've been working on "enoughness", too. I should read the Beck book, I think.

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TEKRU1 10/8/2013 8:10PM

    Awesome! How cool that you've defeated that whiney voice saying "MORE"! I'm going to have to get this book!

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WATERMELLEN 10/8/2013 8:01PM

    Enoughness: what a great concept!! Thanks!!

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NANA2PRINCESSES 10/8/2013 7:51PM

    Still have a way to go to experience "enough", but that is my ultimate goal. Have been enjoying the posts about the Beck program, thanks.

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KAZZIE531 10/8/2013 7:03PM

    This is Awesome....I didn't participate in the team about the Beck Solution book...but Letha explained it thoroughly in her daily blogs. It truly is amazing when something finally clicks........... emoticon

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BOSS61 10/8/2013 6:52PM

    Whatever works!

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