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Peeing - accident or choice?
Friday, August 25, 2017      1 comments

My 5 year old DGS peed his pants while watching his favorite program with DH. Was it an accident or by choice. The results are the same -- pee all over our chair and DH. Apparently, at the time he would rather keep watching tv than go to ... Read more
Awareness
Monday, July 31, 2017      2 comments

I have been working on being aware of how I feel throughout the day - allergies, negativity, tired, emotional hunger, etc. I am getting good at being aware of how I feel but I would still make immediate gratification choices. Today, I ... Read more
The Mountain
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      7 comments

My daughter made it to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro yesterday. Quite impressive for a city girl. I thought how everything is relative. Most of us rely on our cars to take us everywhere. I have seen people driving around the parking lot trying... Read more
To Eat or Not to Eat
Tuesday, June 13, 2017      4 comments

Last night I mindlessly thought of helping myself to some apple cobbler. But since I am in my focused state, I caught myself. For years I kept losing and putting on the same three pounds. I would stick to a plan for a month or so and then... Read more
Hmmmm!
Monday, June 12, 2017      3 comments

We ate out with DIL parents. Her mother is on the thin side. Dinner was family style. I took two good size spoonfuls of everything. She took one small spoonful of two or three plates twice. Her plate had very little food on it dur... Read more
Attitude is Everything
Sunday, April 23, 2017      3 comments

I need to take a vision field test every six months. I sit at a machine, 5 min. each eye, and the test is that each time you see a light, you click a button. The first time I took it, each 5 min. seemed more like 15 min. I decided to hate the... Read more
Getting Upset
Monday, April 03, 2017      5 comments

Each time I get upset, I have judged someone to be wrong and assumed I am right. When I make others wrong, I make myself wrong and I no longer have peace of mind. Nothing is worth losing my peace of mind. When I am upset, I am bli... Read more
Very Emotional Today
Sunday, April 02, 2017      5 comments

Although I feel tired, sad and who knows what else, I do not feel the need to eat. After realizing this, I had a cup of tea, did some deep breathing and remembered how great life is. The connection between emotions and eating is slowl... Read more
Enough is a feast
Saturday, March 25, 2017      3 comments

I have learned that I need very little food to be satisfied and I am appreciating feeling satisfied rather than stuffed. Nothing taste as good as being satisfied. I just finished a simple but wonderful dinner. I wanted and prepared for m... Read more
Wait 20 min.
Thursday, March 23, 2017      1 comments

"It takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to send a signal to your brain that you are full. In that lag, you may overeat" so I have read. I mindfully planned my meal and mindlessly ate it. ... Read more
A Spoonful
Friday, January 13, 2017      6 comments

At our family Xmas dinner, my DGS, who is 6 yrs old, couldn't finish his pumpkin pie even though he had only about a spoonful left. I told him I would save it for later. Later he asked for his left over pie. The spoonful looked so small o... Read more
Thoughts
Thursday, January 12, 2017      4 comments

I wanted a cookie. I went and got a cookie and ate it while thinking of other things. I remember getting the cookie but not eating it. I thought of getting another one and eating it mindfully but didn't. This morning I prepared my break... Read more
Processed Foods
Saturday, December 10, 2016      1 comments

On rainy days I go to our super walmart to walk. I walked up and down the Grocery section and counted 16 aisles (stacked from top to bottom on both sides of the aisles) of mostly processed food. Aisles of sodas, chips and snacks, cereals, brea... Read more
When is enough enough?
Friday, December 09, 2016      6 comments

I noticed yesterday while eating dinner that I was satisfied but I had three bites left on my plate. I ate those three bites. Three bites here, four bites there, a second helping - those calories all add up and eventually make a differenc... Read more
Recognizing Hunger
Sunday, January 31, 2016      8 comments

I had been working on a project for a couple of hours when the thought "I'm hungry" appeared. I really thought I was hungry for food but when I thought about it I recognized it was emotional hunger. I knew I was getting a little tired but had ig... Read more

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