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Day 7 Beck: Organize your environment.

Thursday, September 03, 2015      7 comments

I really have no junk food in the house, even though there are no foods that are not on my diet because nothing is forbidden. I just have a small house with small kitchen and I avoid taking up a lot of room with foods I don't eat often. (But I d... Read more

day 5 Beck reboot: eat slowly/mindfully &belated day 2

Monday, August 31, 2015      6 comments

Woops! I knew this was the task but didn't read it. I was supposed to sit at "the" dining table for breakfast. Can't for lunch; I work! But I did sit to eat both times and I was alone both times. I am almost always alone when I eat. Becaus... Read more

freggy consumption by state

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      7 comments

Dang! I can't get the graphic to link, but saw a map of the states showing what percentage of people in each state met the minimum standard for vegetable intake. Not even 20% ANYWHERE! But we want insurance to take care of the problems we create... Read more

adjustment not weight loss

Saturday, July 11, 2015      7 comments

I rarely read official diet books these days. I made an exception because of the experience of a long time Sparker. In the book, the author made a distinction that dovetails with my philosophy about this journey. First of all, he said the ... Read more

"diets" of the large groups

Thursday, June 11, 2015      11 comments

As those who have read my thoughts for an extended time know, I don't think much of most of the programs promoted by the diet industry, even those promoted by the medical community. My question is always, "Who eats like that?" Unless someone has... Read more

Slim by Design tidbits

Monday, May 25, 2015      15 comments

Brian Wansink of Mindless Eating fame has come out with a new book called Slim by Design. Some of the suggestions don't have much to do with individuals, though I think he would like to think individual readers might get inspired to try to influ... Read more

Better than enthusiasm

Sunday, May 17, 2015      5 comments

I sometimes get scared when I read someone comment how fired up she is. I know right now I'm shaky because some of the consequences that used to motivate me aren't there. What to do? I'll be coming up with some additions to my "reasons to eat sa... Read more

things not to say if you're an emotional eater

Saturday, May 02, 2015      11 comments
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Compassion series

Sunday, April 26, 2015      5 comments

I'm considering getting this series for myself, but for anger and feelings of incompetence at work. (It occurred to me recently that I feel a lot worse about those than I do about my eating these days, and I think making progress there would act... Read more

A binge on its own is not failure

Wednesday, April 01, 2015      11 comments

I sometimes gets emails from a site called Can You Stay For Dinner? run by an incredible young woman who lost, I dunno, about half her weight. She wrote about it AND her love, cooking, and eventually was offered a book contract. Even after sever... Read more

What are we fighting? What are we giving up?

Monday, March 30, 2015      9 comments

I was browsing the Byron Katie site for other reasons, and came across this story. I have a seven year old son on the Autism spectrum. I have been obsessively working on my son to “cure” his condition-to the exclusion of everything. My ... Read more

emotional storms and the present moment

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      5 comments

Though I have thought in the past that I was learning to stay in the present moment, I find I was not doing it, and am regrouping to try again, as I don't have much faith in anything else right now. I see there is an extremely fine art to being ... Read more

a spiritual take on goals

Sunday, March 08, 2015      9 comments

A questioner asked my spiritual teacher today what to do about the resistance he was feeling towards some of the tasks this man has to do in order to expand in his professional life. He said he was excited about some new opportunities but was fe... Read more

anxiety and eating and living

Thursday, March 05, 2015      4 comments

This could be good news to some and bad news to others. I've been reading a book on treatment for anorexics, though my issue was bingeing. The doctor says at one point that most anorexics have a lot of anxiety. I know that anxiety can be a... Read more

No one IS her disorder

Monday, March 02, 2015      11 comments

I have been thinking about how people can get very caught up in the BED mentality and equate their habits with destiny. Just because I had a habit of frequently overeating, especially certain foods, does not mean I always will. I may be have to ... Read more

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