Habits are stronger than Willpower
It would be nice to just decide "I'll lose the weight and I'll keep it off" and do it by sheer willpower. Sadly, willpower often runs dry after a few weeks, old habits come back and after some desperate struggling weigh loss efforts diminish and... Read more
Why is it easy to stop after right-sized meals and hard to stop after oreveating?
Had an interesting insight last night.
I ate my planned dinner, my square of dark chocolate, didn't feel really full but I knew it was my portion and there's no more. Went on with my evening without thinking twice, watched a movie with DH, and... Read more
Hunger is Not an Emergency
Hunger is not an emergency.
Most sensations that feel like an emergency are not real hunger but cravings, intense wanting to get a certain food we wish to eat, for comfort or for pleasure.
Hunger can be an emergency, if one hasn't eaten f... Read more
I had a good week at work, all is well in my family, I ate well and exercised, and enriched my life by going to a Greek dance club with my best friend which we enjoyed very much.
It is every Sunday, 1 hour dancing lessons and 3 hours of line d... Read more
Power of learning and practice: food susceptibility changes
Food-wise this week was not perfect.
Ate well and on-plan most of the time, but on Thursday I fell out of balance in quite a silly way: cooked milk rice for DD who was sick, and I tasted it a few times to see if it is done yet.
As always, ea... Read more
Busy week, a fall and resting weekend
This week was very busy, had to travel with colleagues on 3 days, with a long drive added on Friday. Had a lot to keep in mind and manage.
On top of that I slipped on smooth ice Tuesday evening, fell and hit my bottom hard - luckily the pain d... Read more
Good week and lovely walk
I woke up too early today, stayed in bed and did a body scan meditation, starting my day in a happy and peaceful mood.
We have lovely sunny weather today, -6 oC / 21 oF and no wind at all.
I remembered from last week that the forest path... Read more
Another good week
this morning I had a wonderful run on my favorite forest path. We had some snow this week and the forest was gorgeous: white snow, brown tree branches in sunshine, blue sky, golden and white clouds... loved it.
I had nothin... Read more
I was back to work on 29th December, but took a day off on 3rd January, to spend with my sister and her kids. We walked on snowy hills in freezing cold wind, it was beautiful.
Unlike my usual Christmas vacations, I didn't run more than usual, ... Read more
What makes weight loss and maintenance possible?
My answer is continuous learning and practice.
What was impossible becomes manageable, what was hard becomes easy.
After seeing my weigh yo-yo upwards helplessly all my adult life, I had two great learning experiences that helped me change m... Read more
Vertigo - it is better
Thank you for your supportive comments on my feed, dear friends!
Yesterday morning I was doing my mo... Read more
Irrational thinking induced by Christmas cookies
I ate well all day on 24th December, till the end of dinner.
Then came the cookies.
I planned to eat two. Then I ate one more and one more.
The more I ate, the better idea it seemed to have another one, without thinking.
I stopped counti... Read more
I'm free from emotional eating!
I had a great victory last night.
After a lot of stress at work, a schedule change that made me drive through the city in the rush hours, and by the time I got home I was full of stress, anger and was in a bad mood.
This is very rare, I can'... Read more
Weekend went by so quickly...
I did my planned walk, run and yoga, planned my meals the night before or before breakfast, monitored my eating in writing.
Ate our successfully, said no to large delicious-looking dessert and ate grapes instead... Read more
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Year and party report - protective power of planning
The party was great, and I did well.
I learned again that planning ahead has a protective power against overeating.
... Read more