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Day 23,24,25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30
Sunday, September 13, 2009      3 comments

Wow it has been quite a few days since I have posted. But I have been keeping up with my challenge. We are buying a new house and we have had 3 deals slip through our fingers. So it has been kind of stressful, but even more than that, it h... Read more
day 24 - eating to feel satisfied
Sunday, September 06, 2009      5 comments

How is it possible to eat the foods you love and actually feel satisfied without stuffing yourself? That was my challenge today. I decided to choose kettle corn because I know that a fairly large amount is not a huge amount of calori... Read more
day 22 eating with distractions
Friday, September 04, 2009      1 comments

Here I am on day 22, that is really a milestone for me. 3 weeks and no waivering, not even once, in regards to my food. And the exercising is getting easier too. So today the lesson is eating with distractions and still staying mindful ... Read more
Thursday Day 21 Mindful Eating
Thursday, September 03, 2009      2 comments

I am not going to blog too much about the mindful eating, only to say that I have done the exercise before and it is always a good reminder for me to slow down, chew, taste the food, and try not to have a lot of mealtime distractions. What ... Read more
Day 20 Half off day
Wednesday, September 02, 2009      0 comments

Today the assignment is to take your portion and then eat half and put half away, either to not eat it, or to evaluate and eat it later. This was an excellent assignment for me. Because I always start the day with a good amount of protein... Read more
Day 19 - being mindful about portion control
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      3 comments

I am one of those people that is a bit anal about portion control. I always measure and weigh my food (I say aways, meaning always when I am counting calories). So the lesson for me is not in giving myself too much, it is in allowing myself t... Read more
Day 18 Still on Track
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      3 comments

Day 18 continues on the lessons of cleaning the plate. Since this is not one of the problems I have trouble with, I was thinking that maybe another way of thinking of this is to put all that I eat on a plate to begin with. I am one of those pe... Read more
Day 17 - Stop Wasting Food
Sunday, August 30, 2009      1 comments

I really feel so fortunate that my parents never preached to me about cleaning my plate or about the starving children in other countries. I have enough guilt without adding that to my plate. pun intended. What I do feel guilty about is b... Read more
Day 16, The Nurturing Power of Food
Saturday, August 29, 2009      0 comments

Take 2 bites and feel Nurtured and emotionally soothed. Hmmm I am thinking, this just isn't going to happen with 2 bites. Boy, I never thought I was this negative before. But I am willing to try and willing to give up my position. Can I real... Read more
Day 15 The first 2 bites
Friday, August 28, 2009      1 comments

Today I was terrified to do the exercise in our 100 day challenge. It was to eat 2 bites of a food that I love and then analyze how it tastes, feels, and other observations. The reason I was so afraid to do this is that I am really afraid... Read more
DAY 14 WHAT I EAT IN THE MORNING EFFECT THE PM
Thursday, August 27, 2009      2 comments

One thing that I am beginning to realize is that I do have some really good habits that I have already maintained over the years of my getting healthy journey. Eating a good breakfast is definitely one of them. A long time ago I realized that ... Read more
Day 13 - oops I forgot to eat. This is not me - ever
Wednesday, August 26, 2009      3 comments

I know that there are lots of people who never eat breakfast, are too busy to eat lunch, and then are starving in the PM. Well, that is not me. I eat breakfast every morning, I never miss my lunch, and I still I often feel very hungry in the P... Read more
DAYS 11, 12 EATING SMALL MEALS, AND FUEL, NOT FILLER
Wednesday, August 26, 2009      1 comments

In days 11 and 12 the focus is on eating, when, and what. Linda recommends eating smaller meals spaced a few hours apart in order to keep the energy level and blood sugar at a good level. Of course the other part is to eat food that is fuel a... Read more
Some Beautiful Artwork
Sunday, August 23, 2009      2 comments

If anybody is interested, my son and his girlfriend are glass artists. If this is something that interests you, please check them out at They are struggling artists and ... Read more
Day 10 on the 100 Day Challenge -
Sunday, August 23, 2009      2 comments

Learning to accept compliments. I am learning a lot of new things about myself while on the 100 day challenge. One of them is that I do not accept compliments very gracefully. I will often deflect a compliment by turning it back on the pe... Read more

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