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“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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i watched an episode of my 600 pound life. It was an episode where the person struggling I relate to very much. Watching them eat a huge pile of food while telling themselves they are starving is something I would do.

The Dr makes a calculation for them when they go see him and after they tell him they are eating practically nothing. He said they should be 200 pounds maintained on the diet he gave them. Since they actually gained while at ~ 600 pounds that means they were eating > 3 times more than they were supposed to. He said you can lie to yourself and they can try to lie to him but even without his watching them eat he knows they were way over eating.

I keep trying to break back into the 270s and I seem stuck. I am also feeling sorry for myself and I am logging everything I eat so I can see my binge days. Tonight I ate 1393 calories and don't need anymore. I am within range for my carb, fat, and protein. However I really want some part tarts that I saw in the cabinet. I know if I open the foil pack I will eat both for 400 calories. That will put me over my daily limit, my carb limit, and I will be eating after 7 pm. I told myself if I still want them so bad I can have them for breakfast.

Normally I would eat them without thinking but the scale will not lie and my binging is making my diet healthy eating futile. I need something else to focus on and use for an emotional release. The 600 lb tv show stops me from mindlessly eating them but know I need to find something positive to put in their place.

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I knew I was getting together with friends OOT and wanted to have an appetite. Turned out they didn't have the food I thought there would be. Thankfully I was able to find some of my grocery foods on the way home and I made them into a little meal. I didn't want to have to wait until after the hour drive back. One of the foods was one I had been having a hard time finding, so it really helped balance the earlier disappointment. I like NOT to have to depend on the perfect food, but it helped to find a delightful replacement

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Tomorrow is a day I will allow more relaxed eating. I had to remind myself many times today that I could wait until then to have some extras. It's 9:25 pm now, and I'm glad I've held out, though I wouldn't mind eating right now. However, I remember doing just that many times, and it usually did not help me feel any better for any length of time, so even though it's uncomfortable, I'm going to put up with it. I can have something delicious and fun in the morning!

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 7/31/2016 (00:28)
“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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I am trying to stick to my meal plan each day and if I feel the desire to binge I can only eat what is left for the day - not very tempting to binge on oatmeal or a hard boiled egg.

"It is in the journey that God makes you strong."

"The Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy your soul." Isaiah 58:11


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Way to go, Barb!!!

I kicked the diet soda habit about 5 years ago but still have cravings now and again. I rationalize to myself about why not since it is 0 cals BUT oh what a difference it makes for me! I very rarely have just one if I get started then I get itchy eyeballs, puffy under eye bags, and cravings for any and everything! Good move with the fruit instead! I can sometimes handle a fountain drink type in resturaunts without going over the edge...

A decision made about how much to weigh is a decision made on how to live. (KANOE) I have decided.


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Right after lunch I was craving a diet soda. I had water with my lunch and was not thirsty.... but I wanted a diet soda! Instead I had some pineapple, strawberries and blackberries mixed together. Took away the sweet craving and that diet soda doesn't sound good now! Not to mention I got a serving of fruit in!

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5/18/16 5:19 P

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I stopped the thought with counter thoughts:
-it's not mealtime. I don't eat a snack in the morning. So I .Got busy doing something that took about 30 min till lunchtime.
-I had a hearty breakfast so it's not true hunger. Hunger is not an emergency. Food and the opportunity to eat and enjoy it is coming.

Today, it worked.

A decision made about how much to weigh is a decision made on how to live. (KANOE) I have decided.


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5/18/16 1:26 P

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I've been buried at work, so no time to binge here. The test will come when I get home tonight!

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I took the dog for a long walk - by the time we got home, I didn't think about eating anymore, I was only thinking about my tired feet and taking a shower! Sometimes for me just doing something works. Boredom or down time is a trigger for me.

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5/6/16 11:27 P

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I had/have a HUGE urge to binge tonight. I blogged about it in a pretty blunt way and it has stopped me from following through with that urge.

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"I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't." -Neila Rey


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The night before - mental shield.
Last night - I had to "talk back" to the cookies that were "calling me."

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4/21/16 11:59 A

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Hi there, I have been avoiding random eating a few days now. preplanned breakfast and lunch and sticking to the plan. I leave options open for dinner most times simply because I'm not sure about what to fix ahead or to allow some flexibility for what I'm hungry for. I also leave cals for an evening snack/dessert. But Plan, Plan, Plan is what keeps me from eating at random.

Happy Sparking!

A decision made about how much to weigh is a decision made on how to live. (KANOE) I have decided.


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I was able to remember how many times I've been sorry I ate even a small amount when I had had plenty of food several hours before and wasn't even hungry. Close to bedtime and SO glad I don't feel full.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Yesterday, I thought of what I was trying to accomplish by the way I eat, and reminding myself that I actually get a fair amount of pleasure from what I DO eat, so what I DON'T "get" to eat faded in importance. I also extended some time out and about by a trip to a thrift store, partly because I have a pair of favorite capris that have gotten so loose I think I really need to replace them. Didn't find what I wanted, BUT I found a white belt-hard to find at thrift stores, a coffee travel mug, and a sheer long-sleeved top that has good colors for my wardrobe- all for under 5 bucks! Might report that on the 21-day thread.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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I'm doing touching bases with my Spark teams instead of eating. I am also drinking a large tumbler of ice water, keeping my mouth busy with out adding calories.

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10/5/15 4:30 P

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I'm enjoying participating in the October "mindfulness summit," a 31 day program that offers videos from various experts on mindfulness and today's video was on mindful eating. Lots of great resources: www.mindfulnesssummit.com

Signed up for the Star Wars Dark Side Challenge on April 17, 2016 - and have a goal to run the half-marathon in under 2:00:00. Can I use the Force to shave one minute/mile off my current pace? Find out here:

runtothedarkside.blogspot.com/

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9/11/15 8:35 P

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Loving this participation. Yes, delay and distraction are excellent tactics.

Thought about how I just don't want to reinforce the habit again. Thought about how it's okay that I haven't been able to clean the house, declutter, or do some other productive things. Just tolerating the feelings and doing catch up here is fine for today.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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did something to get my mind off food like- listen to music,exercise,read SP journals

one bite at a time


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Waited a while...

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reread my motivation list.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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I posted here.

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Went to bed!

I want a ticker that shows how much fun I had this month!


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Remembered that I am trying to decrease my dependence on "eating props" to get to and through distasteful tasks. Still haven't gotten to the task, but haven't eaten, either!

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Reminded myself that I had a very nice meal coming up and I would enjoy it more if I waited.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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9/4/14 6:11 P

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I closed my kitchen early.
Didn't go over calorie range.

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Got orbit chewing gum in a bogo sale. And chewing it now instead of snacking!

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I did give in today to a bag of Gardetto Rye Chips (4.5 servings), but I did track it honestly and painfully. I think that was a big step in the right direction. I had not done that in awhile, so I do not feel horrible about it and I am very happy that I accepted responsibility for my choice to cheat.

Sore today, strong tomorrow!

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8/16/14 5:09 P

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I gave myself a mini cheat day and it was wonderful.
Went to a party with lots of great choices along with lots of forbidden foods.
Yes, went over on the protein; and the nuts; and the cheeses; even had a bite of birthday cake.
Do I feel guilty? No way! Not gonna beat myself up either.

Now, back to reality!

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WOW--that is awesome!! (throwing out cream cheese) I would have eaten it all.

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Sore today, strong tomorrow!

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I did some kettlebell swings and I now the urge has passed. The next time: I will do push ups.

Sore today, strong tomorrow!

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8/15/14 7:00 P

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Kept focused on the end result and kept really busy!

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Today, I really focused on how good my body is feeling, how much more energy I have to spend on things I would like to get accomplished, rather then spending the time feeling sick and lethargic in bed. When I spend that time not being sick and lethargic, I get more done, therefore being less stressed and less prone to binging. It's quite the cycle!

I have also been keeping up with posting on my blog every day in order to be accountable. When the thought to binge arises, I think of the fact that I would have to be accountable, and that deters me.
or it has for the past 13 days!

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I kept busy and stayed away from temptations.
You know, move a muscle change a thought.

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I was thinking of binging today, and almost gave in. Given that I AM calorie counting right now, but at a safe (and higher) 2000 calories, I wrote a blog on the 20 reasons why 2000 calories is more then enough!

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Shifting my attitude always helps.
AND it works!

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As silly as it sounds, I had my daughter put away left overs from dinner before I cleaned up kitchen!
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WAY TO GO OOLALA! for throwing the cream cheese away! Powerful!

Hubs took me to get my hair cut/dyed today! I love my new short hair cut! and I went and did some mending! button sewing on, etc. Kept me busy. I have been fairly busy with stuff because I am getting ready to have my surgery on Tuesday. We leave Monday to go for it. Only sat and sun for me to be on SP!! I will so, so miss everyone!

Move More!

Tracking, Tracking, Tracking!

Portion Control!

Make Healthy Choices!


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I am thinking about how better my health and body will look/feel.

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I went out to see live music and focused on the people and music.

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As you go through the day today, ask yourself this question: What's right? Notice it. Take it in. Allow yourself to be filled. ~ Geneen Roth

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I had bought a container of chocolate cream cheese only because it was on sale. I reminded myself that I don't want to be binger or bring or stimulate old patterns. The spread wasn't very satisfying and I have no plans to have guests soon who might like it, so I put it in the compost bin.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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I climbed on the exercise bike to distract myself. Win!

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TODAY I TRACKED EVERY BITE!!

I would normally track most things, binge at some point and quit tracking. Today, I succumbed to eating a whole box if Reeses Pieces. I decided to track it. Interestingly, later this evening when another binge episode was hovering, my thoughts actually convinced me that I had enough calories remaining to eat "just a bit more." I opened the Spark Tracker and noticed that I was already way over my calories for today. Just seeing that made me realize that I usually fool myself into thinking I am not eating as much as I really am...even though I really do know it.

So for today that realization helped me avoid another binge. I hope it is enough to help on a regular basis. Life happens - now back on the plan.

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It will not be easy, but it WILL be worth it!


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Delay is often a very powerful tactic.

This morning I've been reading about voluntary simplicity and how to reduce expenses to retire. It's helped keep me from nibbling.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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That's a huge victory!

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Yesterday when I felt like bingeing on a box of chocolates I'd gotten as present from a client, I decided to wait until 4 pm (that was at around noon). If I still wanted them then I could have 3 or 4 chocolates, I told myself.
When 5 pm came and went I said I'd wait until 8 pm and then maybe have 2 of them.

I ended up not eating any chocolate yesterday.

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Today is a special day, we celebrated with ice cream (among other things) and I did not use it as an excuse to buy MORE sugary foods.

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grabbed a cup of yogurt.

If you cheat, you lose everything but weight.

TAKE BACK YOUR TEMPLE!!!

1 Cor. 6:19-20 - What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Eph. 2:10 - For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.

2 Cor. 5:17- This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person


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2/2/14 6:22 A

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When my husband said 'you know I'll always join you' when I was about to (continue overeating / start to binge and) reach for a second piece of candy, I said 'well maybe I shouldn't have this then' and didn't.

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Took a nap and had soup.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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1/28/14 6:31 P

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I opted for a fresh bowl of canteloupe instead of eating something off my plan. Day 2 and so far so good:)

And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.
― Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing


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Put away the leftovers right away after dinner.

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Noticed how full I was already and thought about how I wanted to feel less full later, so I skipped the extra food I was thinking about eating.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Today is my day one after a LONG time. I just keep cleaning today. I cant believe how dependent on food I am and how I really must use it to suffocate feelings. Work tonight should help keep me busy, but I work in a restaurant so its SO easy to just give in and eat what I want. Cleaning has definatly helped me out today!

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I just stopped eating and went to do something else. And it distracted me!

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I started to get caught up with limiting myself and remembered that I can be moderate in all my choices.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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I asked my husband for his thought when I was getting totally torn by food cravings (I think because of eating wheat). Agreed with him that I'd better just stop eating, and made a cup of chickory coffee while watching a favorite TV program.

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I reminded myself of my 100 day goal.

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I drank a bit more water.


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I have set my planner to send me a notification at 5 pm to remind me to eat a normal portion (in other words not overeat) at supper every day. And it helps!
So the past few days I had only one portion of starchy foods at supper and ate extra vegetables instead of that second helping of potatoes.

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Had coffee.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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I resisted the desire to please my host by finishing the breakfast made for me and asked if we could save the leftovers. She was delighted!

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Awesome!!! I like that one!

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I thought about the spiritual text I'd been reading and how connection with a higher power can be more fulfilling than the food I was craving and managed to just go to bed instead of continueing to overeat.

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Put jars of nut butter away.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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I put my coffee cup in the sink, and got some water...


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I put the leftovers of supper away instead of eating them.

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I reminded myself of my long term goals and how horribly i feel after 'giving in'.

No Day But Today...


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Felt myself falling into permasnacking this morning so posted on the hourly commitments thread.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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I reminded myself of how horribly I slept last night after not stopping myself and how hard today was to get through as a result. I don't want that again tonight. I can't afford to 'lose more time' or use it inefficiently.

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I had put the chocolate mousse in my cart in the grocery store thinking I would 'try to' have it only in small portions over several days. And moved into another aisle.
Then I thought 'who am I kidding' and went back and put it back!

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I logged on here and am reading the message boards.

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

~ Earl Nightingale


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This morning I opted to have a few fruit samples at a market and a mocha to delay until I can have a brunch before an afternoon gathering.

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“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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I stopped eating when I noticed my stomach was full. That's fairly new.

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I find myself postponing eating. I get a thought that says something with the word 'eat' in it and I ignore it and go on with what I was doing OR I go do something useful.


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Kathryn, I love hearing when members actually implement recommended strategies. It helps me so much more than when people recommend something in general because when it comes down to it, we have to actually DO the things we need to, not just know what they are.

Distinguishing between the irrational "eat" voice and the rational voice is essential! I'm looking forward to more reports of you keeping up with these strategies, and even examples of moments when you were confronted with food and rationality wins over "eat." Oh, I'm so excited for you! Keep going and you will be a different person in a year.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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I'm three days binge free today!

I've been trying to put a number of different methods in to practice to try and re-direct my energy into something other than bingeing, especially when I'm alone!

On Monday I meditated after dinner to try and get more in touch with my natural hunger signals.
Yesterday, I went for a walk in the sun after dinner, and I played a guided walking meditation on my ipod as I walked. Meditation seems to help me become more mindful of the little voice in my head saying "eat eat eat" all of the time; and it lets me distinguish between that voice and the logical voice. It helps me think more long term.

I feel less frazzled now- so that's good!

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To my own surprise I put half of my delicious breakfast back in the fridge today. I wanted to go ride my bike and knew I'd feel to full if I ate all of it. That's a first. (On other days I'd have eaten all of it anyway).

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I was not in danger of bingeing but did get hungry for lunch very early- not fake hunger, either. I determined to distract myself and got involved in a rather anxious telephone call with my mortgage loan servicer. That will take my hunger away! But I got the information I needed and saw that indeed, even authentic hunger can go underground when I am busy.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Hi everyone,

I'm one full day clear of my last binge. Today I meditated for 15 minutes after my dinner to help me engage more mindfully with my satiety.

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Got offered a big dessert yesterday when visiting my parents. I had to think hard because I was full / satisfied already after supper. Managed to ask my father (the cook) to make me part of the dessert and to put it in a container so I could take it home to eat later.
It felt very good to do it that way.


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I like the idea of the cashier tactic, but how can you pay before you choose the item?

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Yesterday I knew that I would pick up daughter, we would go to our evening performance at the theatre and I would be rather tired when we finally got home.

I prepared a salad with carrots and sunflowerseed and had a chickenbreast from the freezer. Ordered pizza for daughter and then prepared my food and had it in the kitchen, did not want to smell that pizza...registred my food before it was ready and as I could see that it would give me a very nice number for the day in total I kept to my plan...daughter wanted to have popcorn afterwards and I said no as she already had pizza... AND knowing that that bowl would tempt me...

Went to bed early....

If I am in the sotre and have an instant attack of craving for something I tell myself I can have - I just need to pass the cashier and pay first and then I can go back in and get it... I have never gone back again once I passed the cashier.


"Trust God and buy broccoli."

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Tonight I was coming home from a visit with a friend and stopped at a supermarket that has a bargain bin section. While there, I had the fleeting thought to go buy a previous binge food. I avoided that aisle and just told myself to keep moving only toward the food I was truly interested in. I made it out of there with no problems.

“To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats. Six years and counting! nosdiet.com/ *Be happy with this moment. This moment is your life.
*Get to the next meal hungry!
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Yesterday - I went to bed, and in the bed I did some crosswords before I put out the light.

What I have done the past month to distract myself from thoughts about food are:

- excercising piano 30 minutes.
borrowed a book about "cartoonist workshop" and do some of the examples in there.

declutter for ten minutes (with timer...)


"Trust God and buy broccoli."

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