Slow progress, but learning
I am making really slow progress on my weight loss, but I am learning some lessons.
Lesson #1: Two steps forward, one step backward. It seems like this is true of everything in life! Just learn to live with it.
Lesson #2: Be persistent... Read more
Is there "enough" in your life? I think we are all missing something, or at least we feel as if we are missing something. Is it something emotional? Probably. Are we filling up that lack with food? Most likely. Will the food fill up that emptin... Read more
Hungry For Change - the movie
Last night I watched "Hungry for Change". It was great - I highly recommend it! So much good advice, so much to learn.
Here are a few highlights that made an impression on me:
1) Sugar is a drug. Stay away from it!
2) Diet soda can m... Read more
Eating for "the hunger to come"
This writing prompt I'm using tonight is from Geneen Roth, who has written extensively on the subect of emotional eating.
Many of us - myself included - eat for "the hunger to come". What does this mean? This is when we say to ourselves, "I... Read more
Habits - New and Old, Good and Bad
There is a saying: "Motivation is what gets you started, Habits keep you going" or something like that. The key idea is, our successes come not from any one big framatic thing, but from the buildup of lots and lots of little things. I agree.
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Goals & Intentions for February 11 - 17
My intention this week is to live as healthfully as I can, given my crazy busy life! My goal is to consume greens, and aim for a green smoothie in the morning, a green juice during the day, and a green juice in the evening.
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Taking time out to Recharge
I am 44 years old, and for the first 44 years of my life, I have always felt the need to do more. Do this, do that, be an overachiever. Don't slow down. Go, go, go until you can't go anymore. But now one of my "resolutions" aka goals for 2013 is... Read more
What I feel good about this week
This week I have started juicing! My juicer arrived on MOnday, and my goal is to have at least one glass of green juice every day. I know some people go on juice fasts, lose weight, become vegan, etc. That sounds great, but I'm going with baby s... Read more
So, so tired.....
It's only 7:18 pm and I am about ready to collapse from exhaustion. Why? Not sure. However, I work full time and have two kids and a dog, so I definitely have a full schedule. And last night I was up later than usual, and I've always been a per... Read more
My juicer arrived today, and I put it to work. My first green juice wasn't bad! My goal is to have one juice a day from now on, and see if it makes a difference in how I feel. I would like my skin to clear up.... Read more
Eating only the right amount
I went out to dinner last night and was very conscious to eat only the right amount. What is the right amount? The right amount is what is takes to satisfy me. And that means under the right conditions - i.e. eating slowly, talking to others at ... Read more
It's the weekend!
...so what should I do regarding my health and fitness project?
Strategies for today and tomorrow:
1) work on desk work, which I am behind in. Catching up will make me feel much better in general, and on top of my life, which will help wi... Read more
More thoughts on emotional needs vs. food needs
Some nights I come home feeling like I need a comfort food dinner. Other nights I feel like a need a glass of wine. Rarely do I come home feeling like I need to curl up on the sofa with a blanket and a good book (or my computer). But the third o... Read more
Progress on January 26
...Well, not a whole lot of progress because I ate more than I should have. On the other hand, I did a lot of thinking about the whole question of emotional eating, and I had some good ground-breaking thoughts. First of all, I am realizing that ... Read more
That hungry feeling in my tummy..
It seems when I stick to my plan and eat just enough for the day, I am hungry before bed. There is nothing wrong with that, I'm a grown adult and don't need as much food as when I was younger. And somehow the empty feeling is ok to deal with at ... Read more
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