GARDENERGALANN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GARDENERGALANN GARDENERGALANN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Then and Now... Strategize http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841158 The main thing that has plagued me in my past efforts is the idea of "normal" eating versus eating to lose pounds. Before Spark People, I had a huge on or off mentality which is a very real way to ADD pounds. When on... Watching what I eat and how much, but when off... Thinking I should go ahead and enjoy what I had been denying myself. Setting a "back on" date, I would overeat and pile on the pounds, thinking "I can just take these extras off when back on" but not always being successful. Th... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:11:56 EST Mindful Eating... Another Way of Thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168875 When I am eating something, I like to try to think about ALL that is involved in what I have in front of me. Take a simple breakfast of a blueberry muffin. <BR> First and foremost, it is easy for me to thank God for all that He has provided for that item: blueberries, wheat for flour, chickens for eggs, vegetables for oil, cows for milk. <BR> Then I go to the people who have been involved in the process of getting this gift from God to me at my table. Someone, probably a farmer, planted ... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:00:11 EST