Whole Food Plant Based Diet?
I have been trying for years to lose weight and have been unsuccessful because I ate too many empty calories. I have always known that eating real food was the answer but always found excuses why I couldn't do it.
I have given up trying to... Read more
Peeing - accident or choice?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
"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
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
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
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
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When is enough enough?
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