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  • Day 50 Minute Solution & Away We Go!

    8/23/2016 12:04:16 PM, by KALISWALKER

    100 DWL - Getting started is the biggest hurdle. Now that you have actually done something, how to keep going? To sustain an exercise plan use the concept of the 10 minute solution. Tell yourself you only have to exercise for 10 minutes, then you can quit. Even 10 minutes of exercise is beneficial f... Read more

  • Day 49 Just Do Something & Getting Ready to Go

    8/22/2016 1:08:12 PM, by KALISWALKER

    100 DWL - When you have goals but no momentum - Just do something then you are started. Pick out the tiniest action you can take. Repeat the action daily for a minimum of 3 days and you are launched. Your mind recognizes you are over the first hurdle and you will have a new attitude - confidence and... Read more

  • Day 48 You Gotta Want To... Unpacking

    8/21/2016 12:56:08 PM, by KALISWALKER

    100 DWL - even when you want to make changes there are certain things you can't do. Deep down inside you do not want to invest the time and effort it takes to change your life. Think about what you would really like to say ie. I can't lose weight or I can't exercise really means I don't want to make... Read more

  • Day 47 Kick the Can't

    8/20/2016 2:14:15 PM, by KALISWALKER

    100 DWL - Right after saying I can't, you always some justification for the statement - no enough, no support, etc. These statements keep you from making progress, so instead think about the possible and say I will find a way. Describe your goal as hard but not impossible, I'll find a way, maybe I c... Read more

  • Day 46 If Not Food Then What & Overeaters Anon Answers

    8/19/2016 2:31:48 PM, by KALISWALKER

    100 DWL - we are to make up a list of 10 things that are important (in no particular order), putting food as number 1. Look at list and then move food to number 11 and replace number 1 with something from the list or something new. When you label food as unimportant than it has to be replaced with s... Read more

  • Day 45 Food Important or Not?

    8/18/2016 10:21:48 AM, by KALISWALKER

    100 DWL - Questions - during the day how often and how much do you think about food? As soon as you finish a meal are you immediately planning what you will eat next? Down play the importance of food. It does not have to be fun and exciting, it can just be fuel. Instead of thinking of food all the t... Read more

  • It has been a week since my shot

    8/18/2016 9:34:26 AM, by METCHOSINITE

    One week has passed since my PRP (Platlet-rich plasma) and O3 (oxygen) shots to my right hip. It was expensive and painful but hopefully worth it. My hip is feeling great. I actually can't feel the usual pain any more. However, now my left hip is acting up. Almost like it is in sympathy with the ri... Read more

  • Day 44 It is Not the Right Time & Soon an Empty Nest

    8/17/2016 11:36:58 PM, by KALISWALKER

    100 DWL - Dieting requires a certain amount of time and energy. Are you currently facing a major life event like moving, divorce, etc. Do you have a major project like renovations on the go? Issues of this magnitude only happen a dozen or so times in your life and the timing may not be right. Otherw... Read more

  • Day 43 Choose to, Not Have to

    8/16/2016 1:26:30 PM, by KALISWALKER

    100 DWL - Stop thinking in terms of Have To and think in terms of I Choose To. Choose to your actions and goals because you do not like the consequences of not doing it. It puts you in charge and affirms you want to see results. I choose to lose weight I choose to exercise I choose to get ... Read more

  • Day 42 Make It Matter

    8/15/2016 11:58:08 AM, by KALISWALKER

    100 DWL - Do you really care about your weight or fitness level? Ambivalence is an enemy of change. When it is important it is easy to be motivated. Boost your motivation to stay on plan by making the outcome more important. My list of ways my weight affects my life rated on a scale of 1 to 10... Read more

  • Day 41 Motivation is a Choice & Restocking RV

    8/14/2016 8:27:06 PM, by KALISWALKER

    100 DWL Motivation powers all of your good actions and choices. We seem to only notice it when it is missing and we need it. It does not fall from the sky, it must be built. Motivation is something you choose to create. Your energy and drive is in your head so it is the positive self-talk, your thou... Read more

  • Day 40 Having an Eating Experience & Heading Out

    8/11/2016 9:08:04 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Wow I made it to Day 40! I feel I have accomplished something important! 100 DL - Today it's about separating the actual eating from the social or situational factors of the meal. When eating at a social event or family get together, eating is part of the fun of being with others. By learning t... Read more

  • Day 39 Flavor or Texture & Paid for Spark, Spark Coach & RV Trip

    8/10/2016 1:19:27 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Spark Enhanced Membership - not sure exactly what it is called. I paid about $30 U.S. which is a one time fee and yes there are no advertisements. I am pleasantly surprised to see it includes Spark Coach, so I am only on Day 1. There is a tutorial, goal setting, orientation, etc. There is too much f... Read more

  • Day 38 Food as Power & Home Then Gone Again

    8/5/2016 10:58:32 AM, by KALISWALKER

    100 DWL - Food relates to a perception of power. Eating can be linked to your need to feel stronger, more powerful, more confident. Some feel they have accomplished something when they eat a huge amount of food (polishing off a dozen donuts). Do you reach for food to feel stronger when you feel inse... Read more

  • Day 37 I Love to Eat & Looking Forward to Getting Home

    8/1/2016 2:24:43 PM, by KALISWALKER

    100 DWL - The question is do we really love to eat or does it fill emotional needs? Is it the physical experience of feeling the food? There is a difference between appreciating the flavors of the food and liking the way you feel as you are eating. When you say you love food are making an excuse for... Read more

  • Day 36 Slow Down Your Eating - 20 Minutes! New Truck & Still More Rain

    7/31/2016 1:11:43 PM, by KALISWALKER

    100 DWL - The eating pause is the distinct cue to stop eating, it is not about how much I have left on the plate. Sometimes I think I need too keep eating because I have not eaten much, but still it is time to stop when I have the eating pause. If a couple hours later I am hungry, it means I am read... Read more

  • Day 35 The Eating Pause & Moving to Another Site

    7/30/2016 10:18:33 AM, by KALISWALKER

    100 DWL - this is a behavior associated with your stomach having enough food and you feel you had enough to eat. It is the point in the meal where you momentarily pause, maybe set down your fork or stretch. Stop eating at this point, you are comfortably satisfied and need to learn to recognize it. I... Read more

  • Day 34 Listen Accurately & Truck Shopping

    7/29/2016 1:04:24 PM, by KALISWALKER

    100 DWL - more about the fullness scale. Focus on the physical feelings that you had enough to eat, the feeling of comfort. Aim for feeling satisfied not stuffed. The moment you think that is how you feel stop eating. This is not the same as the 20 minute signal, but about how your abdomen feels. Wh... Read more