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eating sitting down and at the table or designated area helps me stay PRESENT, AWARE

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I love the idea of a taste-testing plate to sit with at the table. Makes me realize that tasting more than once isn't really a necessity!

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I'm on Day 3, sit while eating, no options! I come from a long line of people who stand while they eat, munchers, snackers, sneakers, it is hard to sit when I eat. My helpful thought: it is not heredity, it is learned behavior and simply not paying attention. Sitting down to eat anything is not optional. Sit! Sit! Sit!

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1/5/17 10:42 P

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Today was a very rough day ... I blogged about it.

I have been eating sitting down for a while now ... it was a habit I had to create but find it very, very helpful.

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1/1/17 8:10 A

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I don't eat standing but, when I'm on my own, I eat whilst reading, on the computer or catching up with the news on TV. I can appreciate the significance of mindful eating and eating at a slower pace. This is a definite 'to do' for me.

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12/12/16 11:26 A

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Yesterday was day 3. I ate breakfast and lunch at the kitchen table. Dinner and snack in living room. I am continuing working on this. I did enjoy my food more sitting at the table.

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12/12/16 3:08 A

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I ate as I cooked. Now I force myself to wait and am happy with my portions. Food amnesia is a problem. Unfortunately, the body remembers every bite. Now if I grab a bite, I've gotta run to the table. Learn that lesson quickly.

Eating sitting down is more satisfying. It reminds me to slow down, chew, taste and enjoy every bite. It takes a little longer to complete my meal but I am beginning to feel satisfied before the last bite is gone.



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12/11/16 12:39 P

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For now on I am committed to sitting whenever I eat. Beck is right, You really do enjoy what you are eating more. It is also healthier.

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11/13/16 7:46 P

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I completed Day 3. This was enlightening for me. I am now very aware of how many times I eat a bite of this or that when cooking meals for my family. Making this skill a habit will be very important to my success at weight loss and maintenance.

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10/13/16 10:40 A

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I agree. Eating sitting down slows everything and allows you to enjoy the moment knowing that you are nourishing your body and allowing it to rest and replenish!

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10/4/16 9:25 A

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As JEANKNEE was saying, siting down is not the key, it is eating mindfully that is crucial. Because when eating mindlessly, as Beck describes, "you won’t feel as psychologically satisfied. Tasting, chewing, and swallowing food gives you a certain degree of satisfaction, but you also need visual satisfaction. You have to make the most of every bite."

I will make that into a ARC.

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10/3/16 9:15 P

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Like a few others have mentioned, my first and second run-through of Beck have turned this into a rock solid habit. It's nice for things to be easy, on occasion!

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Sue, I really appreciated that connection by Beck to impulse eating and not allowing us to be visually or psychologically satisfied as well.

Because eating slowly and minfully are things that I think of as part of the package related to eating sitting down, Day 3 really boils down to a mindfulness practice for me ... becoming more aware of my experience while eating.



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10/3/16 8:37 P

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I'm not sure I can remember the last time I ate standing up. Not that there hasn't been a time in my life when I did do that. Not with meals, but with snacks especially during times of stress. So I do eat my meals sitting down and I do not snack between meals usually. My biggest culprit is at night when I am sitting in front of the TV. Too lazy to measure anything out I would just grab a bag (almonds, pretzels, tortilla chips) or a box (crackers) and go to it. That behavior will stop NOW!

I love how Beck relates eating while standing up to impulse eating which doesn't allow us to be visually or psychologically satisfied and, in fact, promotes our urge to eat even more! I had never looked at it in that way before.

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10/3/16 7:59 P

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Eating while sitting can be a challenge for me. I eat most of my food while sitting down, but not all. IF I can remember this, the small handful of almonds will not sneak into my food plan. The trick is to remember it while I am about to transgress. I posted one of my ARCs in the cupboard where "indiscretions" live, which for me is almonds and cereal.

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Day 3:

This is a hard one for me ! Although we do have sit-down meals, I snack standing up, AND I eat fast. If I can stop this mindless type of eating I'll sure I'll lose a bit of weight. When I'm cooking I tend to eat as well.


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10/3/16 7:14 P

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Day 3 - Eating Sitting Down

I thought I didn't have a problem with this, DH and I are dairy farmers and empty nesters and eat very regular meals, on time. That includes lunch, because DH works at home, well, outside, but on our property. I thought it applied more to families, especially young families, where the wage-earners aren't home for lunch and the children have a zillion activities that are sometimes overlapping with regular meal times. I remember when the kids were at home and had activities how challenging it was to have sit-down meals at regular hours.

On reflection, I realize that eating sitting down includes snacks, and in-between-meal snacks can do a lot of damage to the daily calorie total. While regular meals help with not being hungry between meals, small snacks are often recommended by diet plans. If I sit down at the table to eat a planned snack, it will more likely remain the planned snack than if I nibble while on the computer. My computer is so slow, I don't have cable as it is not available at the end of the gravel road where we live. We have satellite internet. I spend too much time on the computer, I try to multi-task while I am waiting for tabs to load. I am trying to get more efficient at just doing the bare what I need of my Spark support networks, some family emailing, and some internet surfing for things that interest me in news, sports, general information, etc.

I will add not eating at the computer and sitting down for snacks to my arsenal of healthy eating habits.

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10/3/16 6:30 P

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I never eat standing. May be sitting in bedroom, but I spend a lot of time there since losing my mother and husband. Too lonesome at the dining room table. I always cooked when I came home from work and we had family meals until first Mom, then George became too ill to sit at the table. I sat in their rooms and ate with them.

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Eat Sitting Down was a habit instilled in me as a child and has not been an issue for me. Now, eating mindlessly and/or too fast has been an issue. So, for me, Day 3 is more about mindful eating. I find that I can eat sitting down and still not be aware of what I'm eating.

I think what keeps me out of trouble is I measure, weigh and put my food on a plate and then, sit and eat it. I do not nibble while I am preparing food and I do not return for more. For the most part, I also preplan and pretrack. And, since I've been at this for awhile, I pretty much have an eating routine that supports me.

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Day 3 is done - my reflections got too long for a post so turned into a blog:
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This is my favorite day in the program!

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10/2/16 11:03 A

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I do eat sitting down since I did Beck the first time.
It really is a calmer more civilized way to eat. emoticon

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Good for you! I found this day the most helpful.

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8/30/16 12:51 P

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Day 3
I am usually eating sitting down, but this is making me more aware of the food eaten.

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Repeating day 3: Eating only while sitting down sure makes me more aware of how much I am actually eating. I am getting an understanding of the being "visually satisfied". Plus it makes me more aware of what I am actually eating.

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About 3 weeks ago, I restarted Beck and I am still working on eating while sitting down and I realize I also need to add "no multitasking while eating". Often I will eat breakfast while I am having my computer time. I need to focus on just my eating.

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This one is difficult for me, because, most of the time, "I choose" to not remember.

I put sticky notes around my kitchen and I'm trying to overcome my temporary bouts of amnesia

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For this one I am pretty much where I need to be. I generally don't eat standing up. Yay, one I don't have to work on. I know that there is lots of work to come though.

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This also helps me pay attention to the quality of the food I am eating. Often the junk food does not taste so good when I actually pay attention to how it tastes.

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Thanks for the reminder to master this step.

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The candle is a great idea, I have never thought of that!
I used red napkins, and I still use a place mat (a laminated painting my daughter made when she was 4) at every meal. Reminders are very helpful.
I thinks raw vegetable are OK to eat standing up,
I recall even dr. Judith Beck allows that to herself : )

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I light a candle to mark the time of eating --seems to be centering for me as well as setting a placemat with colorful napkin, etc. Mind you, this has only been the last several months....surely have a history of meal inhalation in the vertical position and while driving in the car! I am worrking on the standing and sampling while preparing chalenge and have done okay the last 3 days. My latest choice is chopping veggies, feeding the dog underfoot, and having a nibble of whatever I am cutting, Somehow I think that is okay as long as the line is FIRMLY drawn for absloutely any other food! Or...maybe absolutely establishing a habit never to eat while standing is the way to go? Happy Day to all!

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The reason that this is so important, is that it is a CRITICAL part of mindful eating. If you are eating standing up, you are not taking time to eat. Taking time to eat, and eating S-L-O-W-L-Y is an important part of our personal re-education process.

We need to sit and eat so we pay attention to what we eat, IF we are hungry, and by eating slowly, knowing when we have had enough.

This, and tracking, were two of the BIG helps for me, in losing my weight, and now in maintaining it.

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I'm likely not the best person to be giving advice here; but, I feel that any time spent mastering this step before moving on to day 4 is time well spent. I feel this step is that important.

If you sense that you can move onto day 4 with a continued focus on day 3, then I'd say move on. If that feels like too much, keep focusing on day 3.

It takes repetition and time to learn and master new habits. emoticon

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This is so hard...I keep catching myself eating standing up...do I move on to day 4 or do I weight till it is totally under control?

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Sounds like a good plan!
Step by step, it will click as you are paying attention.
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I had to practice this too, it is not easy... but once it is going well, it makes things a lot easier. Amazing what a difference those bites eaten standing make, both the calories eaten unnoticed and the desire to eat more...

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-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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What do you do? This is a hard one for me! I always eat standing up on route to doing other things. For example: preparing food, clearing the dishes, putting stuff in the fridge or out of the fridge...I suggest taking it one stage at a time:

I will allow myself to taste salads while I'm making them. Eat veg whenever but anything else not.

Wed: I will focus on not eating standing up when preparing my own food
Thu: I will focus on not eating standing up when cleaning the dishes
Fri: I will focus on not eating standing up when serving the food
Sat: I will focus on not eating standing up unless it's veg

Scared it will take me a while to get this right....


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This one is easy for me, as I never eat standing up -- my back won't allow it! It's not something I've ever done anyway.

What I will have to watch out for, though, once I can get to hiking again is eating snacks on the trail. I'll have to find a nice spot to sit down when I need to snack!

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I just joined the group. Are you still active?

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It's not so easy! Breakfast was fine, but after the morning grocery shopping, everything I brought home looked yummy. Before I knew it, I shoved a carrot in my mouth. I had to hurry to get lunch on the table before I nibbled everything in sight. I'll bet I saved myself 300 calories in nibbles.

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This is where I am at today. Eat sitting down. This is going to be a challenge because our house is so small, I do not have a dining room table. Time to pull out the trays.

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I succeeded in eating everything sitting down at the table. I was surprised at how often I *almost* ate standing up in front of the fridge and how tempted I was to eat snacks lounging in bed at night (yes, I used to do this on a regular basis).

So much more conducive to weight loss to make a sandwich and then take it to the table than to scarf down deli meat and cheese standing up at the fridge and then eat a sandwich in addition to that. Those calories must have really been stacking up.

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I've gotten in the habit of eating in front of the TV or the computer so as of yesterday, I'm back to eating at the table with no interruptions, book, or magazine! Concentrating on the food.

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Eat Sitting Down...
One more thing I'll try to start doing...
To not allow myself to eat while "lounging" on the couch or on a chaise lounge. The reason: it's already kind of a "treat" to get to be stretched out, relaxing, reading, surfing the web or watching TV. I can let the relaxation be the "treat" of the moment, and save the eating for when I'm sitting at a table.

I'll give this a try anyway, to see if it helps...

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Day 3: Eat Sitting Down
I've been working hard on this. A problem time is when I'm standing at the stove cooking, and want to taste test. But I'm deluding myself to think that hamburger being browned NEEDS tasting. Yeah, right. I've been working hard on breaking that habit. I DO allow myself to do what Beck says she does: to much on carrots or celery while cooking. That DOES help. I've been getting better at sitting at the KITCHEN table to eat a snack, when I used to drag whatever I was eating out into the living room couch. It seems a bit more civilized to actually sit there at the kitchen table, open my book, and read.

I've added a new rule, a sub-part of this one: never eat while in the car. This includes drinking any beverage except water.

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If I allow myself to eat standing up I do a lot more nibbling while cooking and putting food away. Food eaten at a meal is just much more satisfying!



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Day 3
Siting down to eat
Breakfast I like to eat in bed...it makes me feel pampered even if I make the breakfast myself.
Lunch I might eat at the table or on the couch.
Dinner is almost always on the couch watching the News, now that the nicer weather is here I will eat outdoors more....All three meals if the weather permits.

I don't eat standing up...hubby will often eat over the sink...drives me C R A Z Y!!

I think I have some work to do for day 3 :-)


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Eat sitting Dow. No problem.

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I find that Beck's NO CHOICE helps me through many an item/step that I don't really feel like following. Like Sitting down to eat! I didn't think I needed to do this, but NO CHOICEd it! Guess what folks! I found I eat a whole lot more standing up in my kitchen than I thought I did! And, did I ever log those calories/???? You all know the answer to that question....

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I eat my meals sitting down, however, too many meals are in front of the TV. This is a habit I may need to change. I never had a grazing habit but lately it's become a problem, probably triggered by this habit.

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I do eat standing up and its usually naughty food. That burger that I grab on the way to my next job or a packet of crisp. Makes lots of sense not to do this.

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I like sitting at the table when I have company. I'm single and live alone, though hopefully wont be either forever :o) I think I've avoided sitting at the table since it reminds me of how single I am. But I still need to be mindful of what I am eating and sitting at the table helps me do that. Plus, it provides a beginning, middle and end to eating a meal. On the sofa, in front of the TV, there never seems to be an end to eating. So I can watch TV, just need to decouple it from eating.

All that being said, when I have company, I love setting a nice table and having long lingering meals with good food and good converations. I am now doing that for myself too. I'm still lighting my centerpiece candle surrounding by cranberries in a crystal bowl. So pretty and can still enjoy it (until the cranberries are no longer fresh, anyway).



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Do you enjoy sitting at the table? I do, especially for dinner with the family. I like to set the table and this time of year we have usually light some candles. Lunch & breakfast are harder since we don't all sit down together.

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I'm reading Beck from the beginning, its been a while and I need the refresher....Day 3 is an important one. I've been forcing myself to sit down at the dining table the last few days. Then when I finish eating I clean up all the dishes/kitchen. That's what we used to do while growing up. And now, it signals that the food portion of the day is over. and that I need to find something else to do for the rest of the evening.

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I saw in an old post (2008) that my sons did unpleasant thing at the table like burp etc. Well they have grown up and one gone. So I will have to practice this skill. But before hand I have to pretty up my table with something that catches my eyes. Some crocheted place-mats may do the trick, a pretty plate and glass, maybe a pretty tea cup. My hubs still eat in front of the tv. I can not help him but I can help myself. I will get in that place-mat for now and practice. I do eat while doing other things. Surely I forget I what I ate or that I ate. things can sneak up on you for sure. I taste while I cook. I have a remedy for that taste and spit. sorry.

This skill is harder than some may think. It will take some practicing.

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BRETHREN, I COUNT NOT MYSELF TO HAVE APPREHENDED: BUT THIS ONE THING I DO, FORGETTING THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEHIND, AND REACHING FORTH UNTO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEFORE: I PRESS TOWARD THE MARK FOR THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST.

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My new rule is not only to sit down when eating, my new rule is "making a nice table like in a good restaurant"
I think im worth taking so much care for myself.

And this one goes perfectly with NoS !

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Starting NOW! I eat at the dining table and it is lovely when I'm at home. I have a bad habit of eating breakfast (fast food) in the car and sometimes a quick trip thru the drive thru because I deserve a treat.

I love to cook but maybe 2-3 times per week so eating while standing in the kitchen isn't that big of a deal for me.

So, the rule for me is no eating in the car. Also, clearing a place and eating properly at work. No email or surfing while eating lunch.

Should be lovely. no excuse

“To lengthen thy Life, lessen thy meals.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

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I think to really benefit from this, I will have to change it to: eat sitting down at the kitchen table. If I start bringing food into the living room, it is a bad sign. I start overeating if I wander.

On days when I'm rushed for breakfast and need to pick up something on the way to appointments, etc., I will have to wake up early enough that I can plan and buy something relatively healthy (e.g., a flatbread, egg white, turkey bacon sandwich from Dunkin' Donuts instead of a whole egg, cheese on a bagel) and then take it with me to eat after I sit down instead of scarfing it down on the walk over or (worse) eating it on the train or in the car.

Either that, or just wait until lunchtime/my appointment is over, when I have the time to sit down and eat. Hunger management is a big thing in the later days of the plan, so I have to keep in mind that someone my size is not exactly a famine victim and I will not starve if I have to wait an hour or two to eat breakfast/brunch.

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This is easy for me - I always eat sitting down. Problem is leaving the table and getting up!!!

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I am starting to work on this, but it's hard because I'm used to grabbing breakfast on the run. I will have to get up earlier to schedule breakfast sitting down.

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I'm working on this rule. It's hard because I have a bad habit of eating in the car.

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I just finished rereading my old post. I struggle badly with this one and it will take some time. I was eating breakfast at least at the table I still do at times. Lunch in front of tellie while soaps are on. emoticon Dinner with tallie. Hubbie rarely eats at the table and wants me to eat with him. He is in from of the tallie too.

Cooking and eating. How about tasting to make sure the meal taste right??? Now I taste the food and spit out after tasting it. This chapter will take practice. I do eat while on the phone. While trying to decide what to eat. Work needs to be done. Forget the older kids. But my older son does at times. The only one who eats at the table all the time is my younger son. Yep that is bad. So I need to get this done. Cards says Eat meals and snack while setting down.... at the table emoticon

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BRETHREN, I COUNT NOT MYSELF TO HAVE APPREHENDED: BUT THIS ONE THING I DO, FORGETTING THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEHIND, AND REACHING FORTH UNTO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEFORE: I PRESS TOWARD THE MARK FOR THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST.

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This one is very difficult for me. I do try to mindfully eat. I spend a lot of time planning and cooking, so it is kinda weird that all this goes unnoticed. I did have a very peaceful morning and afternoon when I ate at my dining room table. Getting better at this one

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I was surprised when I tried to eat 100% sitting down, that on 2 out of 3 days I had slips. One day I did accomplish 100%, so give myself credit. I really had not realized that I was back to eating standing up -- or standing up in the middle of a bite to go get something a grandkid needs. I do feed an 18 month old and a 5 year old 12 meals a week. It is more challenging to be mindful when feeding others.



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IGOSSELS, I love your new awareness about eating while standing. Great job stopping yourself.

I really like the cute, funny and supportive note you posted.

Setting the rule as if it was a religious rule is a great idea. Being healthy is good for your spirit. :)

Warmly,
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This is a biggie for me. I always eat my meals sitting down.

What is a meal?

Breakfast, Lunch, Supper and snacks.

Here are the times I eat standing up:

Preparing food
Cooking food
Opening the fridge to get food for other reasons (to prepare, cook etc)
Opening the fridge to put food away
Shopping in the health food store for nuts especially
Munching on nuts while I think why am I gaining weight ;-)

Mindfull eating...hmm even worse but I will take one step at a time.

I have put two post it notes on my fridge and in the inside of my larder the visible side says eat while sitting down. If you turn it over it says If you don't sit when you eat you will be to BIG to see your feet.

As someone posted I tried it my way saying the licks, tastes and bites don't count...I'm going to try this way.

The hardest part is while cooking. I made choc chip cookies this morning and stopped myself from tasting the dough, licking the spoon, tasting the cookies (kids and hubby said they were good - they are based on elanaspantry gluten free/vegan cookies). Tempted to taste the roasted cauliflower which is sitting on the counter waiting to be made into roasted cauliflower soup.

I keep kosher and I'm never tempted to taste meat when I'm dairy and vice versa because that would go against my religion so I should just treat this rule as part of my religion.

I think I'm going to focus on this one for a couple of days and see how I do.

Breakfast this morning was getting a bowl of yogurt and granola together and of course I tasted a nut and some granola on route to the bowl. Stopped myself and I'm giving myself kudos for that.

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your
life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on,
rely on, or blame. The gift is yours -- it is an amazing
journey -- and you alone are responsible for the quality of
it. This is the day your life really begins."

New goals:
Eat Positively
Exercise daily (that one is already achieved)
Experiment with 3-5 meals a day
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Day 3 - Eat while sitting down

Luckily for me, I learned a long time ago about this. I do not struggle with this one - strange, I struggle with EVERYTHING else regarding a healthy lifestyle, but the one that requires sitting down to eat, I'm good. . . .haha.

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Day 3, Eat Sitting Down, is not too big of a challenge for me. I very, very rarely eat standing up. I just don't like to. There is an occasional party, networking or holiday event with finger foods, but I'll find a solution. The first idea that comes to mind is to eat before I go...and NETWORK instead of eat. At each event, I can practice powerful listening skills to keep myself distracted from the food table. Note to self: It's about the people!!

Warmly,
Charlene

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Rose_Bud,
I got such a chuckle out of your post. Thanks! I really liked your lawn chair idea. Too cute.

Good for you for finding a solution to your taste testing. And continuing with your ARC and RCs.

Edited by: HEALTHYCHARLENE at: 12/26/2011 (18:14)
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Day 3

Eat Sitting Down

This made me think... Do I eat standing up?

I hate it when my hubby eats over the sink, so I know I don't do that!
After thinking about it, I have come to the conclusion that I do eat standing up when I am preparing a meal, I usually do taste test at least once.

And of course there are the Costco trips... I wonder what they would think if I carried a lawn chair with me when I shop there!!!! . emoticon

So I have decided when I cook I will put a small plate on the counter with a taste testing spoon and take it to the table or i will have some one else taste it for me.

Still reading my ARC and working on my RCs

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