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Am back on SP because:
1. I needed someone to talk to about the Plan by Lyn Genet
2. I have tried several eating plans and none has really worked the way I want it to
3. I am still not smoking (16 months!)
4. I wanted to c... Read more
The Good News.
I quit smoking 5 months ago and haven't gained any weight!! Woo Hoo!
Joined Whole Foods Wellness Club and adopted a vegan diet. Still havent' lost any weight, but I really feel great!... Read more
Back to reciting the rules...
At one point I was writing my eating rules every day. Thought I had it nailed, but have slipped back into sloppy habits. So here goes--clearly I have to write them down.
Eat when hungry, stop when satisfied
Eat at the table, without dis... Read more
Today's Challenge--No eating junk just because a hurricane is coming!
I am very stressed over Irene and have been eating junk non stop. I know its just emotional eating. My solution--stick with the apples and other veggies and ride out the storm! Wish me luck!... Read more
Hurt my back!
Who knew that sleeping in the wrong position could cause so much misery. And I was on a roll with the exercise too! Oh well--I will take my advil and get into the Whirlpool again today. Will try the elliptical tomorrow. Hopefully I will be b... Read more
I love being the designated driver!
During my quarterly girlfriend get together, we tend to over indulge--food, drink and everything! Yesterday I volunteered to be the designated driver, so after 1 glass of wine, I was done. I feel so much better! I didn't over eat, I didn't dr... Read more
When will I be able to swim with the big fish?
So I got back into the pool today. The therapy pool, because my kick is too weak to swim in the lap pool. Better than nothing--a year ago, I couldn't swim at all. But I really want to build endurance and swim in the lap pool. My stroke is pr... Read more
My addiction is back...
Last August I fell in my office and injured my shoulder and knee. The knee healed, the shoulder didn't. So I went on worker's comp (which meant nothing, since I never missed any work) but after several attempts the doc said that he couldn't fi... Read more
Day 74 : Do I really need to log my food? Really?
This will be short since I have a 4 year old sitting on my lap.
I am a little bummed.
Despite my mindful eating and exercise I was up 2.2 lbs today. I know I need to stick with it and I am, but I am still bummed.
The one thing I haven'... Read more
its, Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday...
Yes, I did just use the lyrics to that annoying, yet oddly catchy tune!
Just trying to get my head in the game to practice moderation this weekend. We are taking the kids to a hot air balloon festival, which should be called a junk food fe... Read more
Eating mindfully: The Taco Chronicles
I learned last night that even though my mindful eating has been going very well, there are some foods that I need to stay away from. Exhibit #1: Tacos.
First of all, I love tacos. They are tasty and messy and fun.
Mindful eating is a... Read more
Day 67--20 is the magic number
Since I have my first mindful eating goals nailed down:
eating at the table
snacks in bowls
8-10 glasses of water a day
put down fork between bites
eat when hungry
Stop eating when satisfied (well I am still working on that one!)
I... Read more
hara hachi bu
Its what the Japanese say when they have eaten enough to satisfy. And its my new mantra!
P.... Read more
What a difference a table makes...
When I was a kid growing up near New York City, I learned to love street eats. Hot Dogs, Knishes, pretzels, ice cream, gyros, pizza, you name it. now the trend has exploded with food trucks and drive through fast food. And its killing us!
B... Read more
I cant get no satisfaction!
My mindfulness eating rule #2 is the one I have had the least success with. Eating until satisfied. not full, not stuffed, but SATISFIED.
I am the queen of the clean plate club. I try to leave a few bites on the plate, now, but the idea of ... Read more