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Fat Loser: Hungry for More Mental Toughness

Monday, February 20, 2012      13 comments

FREELADY has written a terrific blog on mental toughness and turning the cobwebs of good intentions into the cables of good habits: here it is. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Savouring Hunger 3

Sunday, February 19, 2012      6 comments

I'm continuing to enjoy hunger in anticipation of my meals, and hunger is helping me feel light and nimble and alert! Then I'm eating just until I'm satisfied, not more. And waiting until the next scheduled meal or snack. Today I was hu... Read more

Savouring Hunger 2

Friday, February 17, 2012      11 comments

Savoured hunger yesterday with some success -- enjoyed that feeling of lightness and anticipation of the next meal! And: enjoyed eating at those scheduled meals just until full. Woke up this morning hungry for breakfast. Savoured the hunger. ... Read more

Savouring Hunger

Thursday, February 16, 2012      20 comments

Judith S. Beck tells us that "hunger is not an emergency". And: I have to keep reminding myself of that. Hunger is normal. Thin people experience hunger every day. Hunger is a biological motivation to perform the high-energy activities t... Read more

Eating Just Until I'm Not Hungry

Wednesday, February 15, 2012      12 comments

This seems to be key. Not eating until I'm "full". What an unpleasant sensation that is. Just eating until I'm not hungry any more. I get it. I see the light! And: am enjoying my Valentine's Day gift from DH: an antique de... Read more

Hunters, Gatherers and Venus Photoshopped!

Sunday, February 12, 2012      15 comments

As paleolithic and neolithic hunters and gatherers and early farmers, we evolved to be hungry part of the time at least. Hunger was what motivated us to exert the energy necessary to obtain the nutritional requirements essential to our surviva... Read more

Fat All The Time

Saturday, February 11, 2012      18 comments

. . . . a follow-up blog to Hungry All The Time. When I respond to feeling hungry all the time by eating all the time, I do get to be fat all the time. And that really would be fat ALL the time. Twenty-four seven. From morning to night.... Read more

Hungry All the Time . . .

Friday, February 10, 2012      18 comments

. . . and I'm OK with that. I was hungry all the time at 230 pounds. And yeah, I sometimes think I'm hungry all the time at 140 pounds. Actually, the hunger lasts about 30 minutes. Or less, if I distract myself. And I'm ... Read more

Very Moving!

Sunday, February 05, 2012      19 comments

Saturday I was at my office at 8 a.m. to meet with a carpet installer doing some finishing touches . . . (nice of him to be willing to work on the weekend) . . . . And did not get home again until after 10 p.m. having worked all day with DH on ... Read more

Busy Day Coming Up . . . .

Friday, February 03, 2012      12 comments

. . . but an interesting day too. And then (ahhhhhh) weekend. With laundry, soup making, gym, skiing: and I hope some office decor decisions too . . . It's a full life, certainly! And I'm working hard on getting back to middle ... Read more

A guy what takes his time . . .

Monday, January 30, 2012      9 comments

That's what Mae West preferred: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
624SKuaTqss And: nothing wrong with a square of Lindt 85% chocolate that takes its time either!! One 17 g square is just 30 calories. How slowly ... Read more

The Days are Getting Longer . . .

Thursday, January 26, 2012      13 comments

Just as I was leaving for work this morning, a very large rabbit ran past my door with ears alert. . . . . I rarely leave work at 5 p.m., but looking out my office window I can see there is still some daylight at notional "quitting time... Read more

In Soup as in Life . . .

Tuesday, January 24, 2012      12 comments

Yeah. Putting together the best option (most healthful, most delicious) from what you have on hand. And surprising yourself. No two pots the same!! I just figured out that this is why my random "soup of the week" has been such an endur... Read more

In the soup . . . vegan black bean and quinoa

Sunday, January 22, 2012      13 comments

Here's what was available. In the fridge: celery, carrots, two medium sweet potatoes, large green pepper, mini red, yellow and orange peppers, garlic, half a carton of baby spinach. In the cupboard: a box of quinoa, dried onion, chili fl... Read more

Shedding the old "central life metaphors"

Thursday, January 19, 2012      8 comments

Following up from my recent blog about identifying our central life metaphor (the answer to the question, "I'm a ______________"; the prism through which we refract all of our life experiences . . . and whether it's really "central" or shifting/... Read more


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