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2/4/13 12:37 P

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WHEN YOU EAT, JUST EAT. Unplug the electronica. For now, at least, focus on the food.
My only problem is eating is also something I do with others.
I meet people have a social exchange.
Eating can be part of the process.
I eat breakfast with my husband.


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Therefore we do not lose heart. Though... we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day my day....So fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal
2 COR 16-18

Doing nothing is the most perfect form of action, when I do nothing there is nothing left undone and there is nothing left to do.... The Way by Lao Tse


 
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1/23/13 8:11 P

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Thank you! I enjoyed this article and the ensuing comments very much.

I have been mentally chaffing all day about the concept of rewarding myself with "something" for achieving a Spark goal (ah yes, I've been in the good girl gaol.) I think a meditation devoted to the implications, personal and universal, of the goals I set in general and whatever goal I achieve at any given time is just what I was looking for. I honestly do want a separation of church and weight, and I honestly think that rewarding good behavior, for me at any rate, implies something about unrewarded behavior. That system is to me a religious one. WHEW! I have been trying to clarify my feelings about this for some time now. What a relief. I shall celebrate my body with my increased ability to use it wisely - ditto my heart and mind.

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

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12/26/12 8:52 P

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Thanks for the inspiration.....I know its the way. I need more faith in myself to do it.


“The more we witness our emotional reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain.” ― Pema Chödrön



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12/26/12 4:59 P

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I did this with Paul McKenna, along with checking every few mouthfuls to assess how full I am. I lost 30lbs. It was only when I lost faith in it, started calorie counting and tracking that I gained lots of it back again! I'm going back to it. Now!

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9/4/12 6:55 P

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Great article. Thanks for sharing, Cassie!

~ Susan

Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no results, one day a light in the exact proportion to them will flood the soul.
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9/4/12 5:27 P

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I think when you eat mindfully you also check in with your body to gain fullness. I have read andworked on this with geneen roth.

It is all connected. I also feel that food logging helped with awareness and mindfulness.

It's a big multifaceted issue for us.


“The more we witness our emotional reactions and understand how they work, the easier it is to refrain.” ― Pema Chödrön



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This is a great idea and I'm really glad there are some who find that it works for them. It certainly sounds like a good start. I wish I could be a mindful/intuitive eater but my definition of celebrating the flavor of food is heaping 3,000 calories of it into my mouth in one sitting. I don't think any amount of contemplation could convince me that what my body really wants is a salad, not 20 more ravioli or the rest of that cheeseburger, lol! For me, bingeing has nothing to do with appreciating or not appreciating food. It's about feeding and not being able to satisfy something much deeper. I think dealing with the emotional triggers of binge eating is just as important as dealing with the physical triggers (regardless of whether you control those through mindful eating, portion control or banning sugar from your diet). If you're not dealing with both issues, you're probably not going to be successful in the long term. Although this article touches upon the idea of getting to the root emotional causes of why we binge (stress, for example), I wish it had taken the issue one step further and spent more time dealing with how we can work to manage the emotional component of bingeing in tandem with the physical.

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9/3/12 8:30 P

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Its finally going mainstream!!!!!!!!!!

www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/dining/mi
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