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Intuitive Eating - I can see how it is going to work

Thursday, November 29, 2012      6 comments

The last couple of evenings I have been mindlessly nibbling . . whilst getting the kids dinner ready. I try reflecting - Am I hungry? What sounds good? the answers are vague. I ended up having my dinner, rather than wait for my husband. I th... Read more

Intuitive Eating - an embarrassing anecdote

Monday, November 26, 2012      13 comments

On the weekend, we stayed with my parents. A great weekend. Lots of mountain biking, including one with my husband whilst the kids were with their grandparents. Mum and Dad love to have family to stay, and it often involves presenting cakes... Read more

Monday again - accept & do something about it

Sunday, November 25, 2012      6 comments

An action packed long weekend - mountain biking and hanging out with family. Now it is Monday again - and things are not looking good for me. If you saw last Mondays blog, you may remember that grumpy tired mum and kids can lead to mindles... Read more

Highly recommended listening

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      5 comments

Hi friends Many of you know that I have been nibbling around the edges (pun intended) of the Intuitive Eating philosophy. Today I have to tell you that I am about to plunge head first in - on the basis of an interview I just heard. <... Read more

A change of focus - its not all about me!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012      4 comments

I am moving towards trust. I am moving towards intuition. I don't want to follow any principles imposed by others - even the Intuitive Eating principles. I just want to follow myself. Fuel my body. Enjoy the eating experience. Be mindfu... Read more

Tell me why . . . . I don't like Mon-days

Monday, November 19, 2012      5 comments

I reckon, if I look back on the past few months - if I have a day where I have been eating out of control, 9 times out of 10 it is a Monday. I don't mean overeating at a social function - where I have seconds, or thirds of something yummy when... Read more

Am I hungry, or tired?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012      5 comments

My daughter is at the age where she is almost ready to stop having a sleep during the day - but not quite. To manage this, I sometimes time it so we are having a drive, or I walk and push her in the pusher in the early afternoon . . and most of ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A year in maintenance

Tuesday, November 13, 2012      55 comments

In some ways, I still can't believe it. If you had told me in May 2011 that I would lose weight gradually over 6 months - to a weight I had not been for about 15 years, and then maintain that weight loss for 12 months (which includes 6 months ... Read more

It depends on how you look at it

Monday, November 12, 2012      9 comments

If I think about what I shouldn't eat or what I should do - I feel that this is a very negative way to look at life. Always feeling like we are missing out on pleasure. 'Should' is one of the worst words in the English language. Instead I try ... Read more

Principles of intuitive eating - and my weekend

Sunday, November 11, 2012      5 comments

My weekend involved 2 social events, which I think ran to my usual plan - no different to when I was tracking, to now that I am not. When I tracked, these two events would have been meals that I skipped tracking, or tracked with rough guess... Read more

I can have it if I want it . . . . and then somehow, I don't want it

Friday, November 09, 2012      8 comments

This happened twice yesterday. A couple of weeks ago I decided to not track, and eat more intuitively. No foods are off limits, but you are encouraged to think about whether you really want it. In the morning I ran out of time, so I did ... Read more

October Wrap Up (can someone slow this year down?)

Thursday, November 08, 2012      4 comments

Looking back at my goals for October 1. Keep maintaining - YES 2. 1200 fitness minutes - this is a stretch target for me, but I want to aim for it - YES 3. Eat more fruit and vege - YES 4. Plan food in advance at least 6 days per week ... Read more

Tracking - a new perspective

Wednesday, November 07, 2012      1 comments

On the weekend I met a young insulin dependent diabetic woman. She was talking about how she has to mentally calculate the impact of all the food she eats on her blood sugar. All day - every day. She talked about how she would love a cure to ... Read more

Not tracking - addressing emotions

Tuesday, November 06, 2012      4 comments

So - my focus is on trying to eat really healthy foods, revolving around vegetables and fruits - with lean protein and quality carbs . . . and with treats small and few. When I tracked, I generally did well - since my habits are generally g... Read more

I'm not ungrateful . . . . really.

Thursday, November 01, 2012      10 comments

Hi SparkPeople I joined your community in May 2011 - that's about 17 months ago. At that time I thought I knew what a healthy diet was, and a healthy lifestyle was - but I could not lose those few excess kilos. I knew why. I was hopeless.... Read more

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