Quote Digest 18 - Bits of Wisdom
We gotta forget what has happened. We have all failed. But we can't just forget about those lessons we have learned. We don't have to relearn those hard lessons that the Lord has taught us. We take those lessons with us, as we go on our journey.... Read more
Today was the long-anticipated (see previous blog, June 3) picnic-and-recreation for church volunteers & their families. My resolve was flagging this week as I thought about the unavoidably public nature of the rope swing challenge (run down th... Read more
To make a (Smaller) Splash!
Today I received an invitation for a July 25 picnic celebrating a volunteer group at church. You gotta hear this, and I quote:
"Keep in mind that at the lake there will be kayaking, paddle boating, yard games and swimming, so don't come i... Read more
In Mindless Eating, food research Dr. Bruce Wansink explains how powerful smell is in the food choice, and enjoyment process.
I thought of this when I drank water out of a cola bottle my son left. I washed it out first, but there was still... Read more
I expressed my idea ineffectively yesterday!
What promotes overeating is too much variety *at a given meal.* The more choices at a sitting, the more quantity people will eat, research shows.
It is actually beneficial to incorporate a... Read more
Surprising M&M Experiment
Food researcher Brian Wansink found that moviegoers who were offered M&Ms in 10 colors ate 43 PERCENT MORE than those given the same amount of M&Ms in seven colors! He concludes that the perception of variety affects how much a person consumes.... Read more
Fewer items make moderate eating easier
Research has demonstrated that with more variety available, people WILL eat more. More food, more calories, more weight gain.
Dr. Wansink in Mindless Eating tells of many experiments with hundreds of people. Same results every time: the m... Read more
Grab a Skinny Glass!
I have been fascinated to learn several painless, nearly effortless techniques that have been proven to result in smaller portion size . . . I end up serving myself less without a "wrestling match."
Today's tip: When choosing a cup or glass... Read more
If Winston Churchill had a SparkBlog . . .
I think he would post this along the way . . .
Do not always expect that each day will bring up some noble chance . . .
but when you make up your mind that the thing has to be done and the job put through and finished, then, even if it ... Read more
Quote Digest 17 - Tools
Beck's (Day 5) emphasizes mindful eating further with deliberate slow eating in addition to the sitting down from (Day 3). I'm noticing in the slowing down to eat that I'm also slowing down and being more mindful the rest of the day. Kind of lik... Read more
So THAT's why I need to . . .
In THE END OF OVEREATING, David Kessler explains research and psychological principles that bear on many issues of overeating. It is a fascinating follow-up to THE BECK DIET SOLUTION, but I do recommend going through Beck first.
As I rea... Read more
Refusal must be EARLY and DEFINITIVE
Ideas from THE END OF OVEREATING by David A. Kessler, M.D.
Our brains' system of response to food cues has gotten warped through giving in too often. We have become hypersensitive to eating cues and must recognize that the original life-sus... Read more
Quote Digest 16 - Dig Deep
Everything that's worth having comes with trials worth withstanding.
- from Kate Voegele lyrics, "Lift Me Up," 2009, quoted on GlamourGirl-9 SparkPage
All great and honourable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, which must be... Read more
I was snorting and sighing today as I passed McDonald's and saw them adding a SECOND drive-thru lane. Now within 3 miles of me are a McD that only has one drive-thru lane, plus TWO McD's with a double-drive-thru. They'd hate to have you wait 9... Read more
Quote Digest 15 - Exercise!
So all things being equal,
Exercise + TheJules = happiness
TheJules - exercise = big whiney baby.
I guess I really need those endorphins of a really good, hard workout. - from THE_JULES blog 3/16/10
I'm NOT as effective in my daily... Read more