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It's hard to break the habit of multi-tasking whe eating but together we can do it!! emoticon

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4/2/11 5:51 P

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I just finished week 1 and gave myself a few extra days because I found it so difficult. I'm too used to multi-tasking while I eat. But I did manage to focus for at least one meal a day. I got two books out of the library on mindful eating, hoping they will make the next week's challenge a little easier.

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4/2/11 2:33 P

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Hi every body; I just joined the team and need all the input I can get. I really want to make it this time so my goals are going to be more realistic than any diet program I have ever tried because htis time its no longer try its just do it.
So far I love this program because its so personal but I can have all the friends I want involved with me or not just as I please. This time around Its all about me and just me. Im not any this for anyone else just to please myself.
Good luck to all of us and God Bless us every one.

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Hi Raydioray......... Maybe, the silver bullet is a manifestation of many small steps. Thanks you for your good luck wishes; I sure can use it.

Onicam......... Slowing down, when we eat is a practice and the more we do it, the better it will get. Who hasn't eaten anxiously without giving it much thought.

Now, we take note of everything that we put into mouths which changes the experience significantly. Sometimes, we eat things that really don't taste as good as we think until we savour the flavour.

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Hi there, fellow "week oners",

It's comforting to see that there are others at the same stage as me. I wish you all well.

I am on the last day of my week, and I found the experience to be very enlightening. I learned that I have a long way to go with mindful eating, as I found myself eating mindlessly on numerous occasions during the week. But on the positive side, when I did choose to eat mindfully, I did slow down, and I did eat less, and I did feel satisfied, and I was able to stay away from temptation for much longer than otherwise. I definitely discovered there is a lot about the eating experience that I've been missing.

Bottom line for me is that this week's challenge was instructive but not a silver bullet. I hope to continue with the this week's exercise as I move onto the second challenge next week.

Again, I wish you all good luck!

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3/28/11 3:09 P

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I am still having difficulties with getting through the first week. Slowing down is not happening at all even when I try my best.

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I read the intro for this and upcoming weeks and I will give it my best during the week and we'll see what happens from here on end.

My sense tells me that I am ready to begin a new relationship with the way, in which, I live my life when, it comes to food.

To all of us into the first week; hang in there.

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3/25/11 4:56 P

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My first week, barring the very first day, has been wonderful. Mindful eating has helped me really enjoy what I'm eating. Today I had a dental emergency with my daughter and could not eat until 12:30pm. Typically I would have wolfed down my breakfast/lunch and had extra for missing breakfast (my justification) but instead when my food arrived I smelled it and did my breathing and I didn't even finish it all!! The best part is that I can tell when I am full and feel more satisfied. All the stuff I have read about mindful eating is manifesting today!

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Onicam,

I just started this first-week challenge yesterday, and I agree ... it's hard to slow down. Eating a whole meal slowly, and with focus, is tough given what is going an around me. So, I grabbed a cup of hot tea and found a quiet corner and just enjoyed it, really focused on the whole experience. It was quite a revelation! I don't think I drank it any slower than normal, but I sure was fully aware of drinking it.

The next meal I tried eating slowly and deliberately was also fraught with distractions, but given the experience of drinking the tea I seemed to be able to "switch on" the mindful button each time I took a bite at least. I am determined to to get some me-time for my next meal.

Lesson for me though, is grab that cup of tea. I've had three now, each of them being like a little vacation in the middle of the day!

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3/19/11 8:48 P

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I am still having difficulties slowing down.I am constantly studying since it takes me a lot longer to learn anything than most people if I can even get it at all.

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I will try it again, but it didn't work last time. I definately need something since I am continually gaining weight again.

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3/10/11 5:42 A

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Can you choose an evening meal rather than lunch, where you have more control over your time schedule? I am varying my 'mindful' meal according to where and when I'm teaching. Hopefully I'll be able to slow down across the board in the future but for now I'm trying to savour one period of quiet time.

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It seems like as hard as I try I should be able to slow down some, but it is not happening. I guess this can only happen when I am done college.

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Another cinnamon fan! I think it's a great aid to digestion (as is ginger) and I'm sure I read that it has benefits for the heart. I paced myself carefully through this evening's supper of spiced pumpkin and lentil soup, green salad and some beautiful grapes. I'm starting to enjoy mindful eating.

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DI_NAMIC-We have all done this, eat at the computer or standing in the kitchen while our mind is preoccupied with reading emails or thinking about what we are going to do next. Today, I started to do the same thing. I sliced an apple, sprinkled some cinnamon on a slice and then spread some raw almond butter on a slice. I took a bite standing up at the counter with the apple still on the cutting board.

It tasted great, so I chose to actually enjoy it. I took a plate from the cupboard, arranged the apple slices in a beautiful ring on the plate, sprinkled cinnamon on all of the slices, brought the plate, the almond butter, and a knife to the table and enjoyed a wonderful taste and nutrition sensation while seated at my table, eating slowly, and focused on the chewing and the taste. Pausing between each piece to spread fresh almond butter on the next slice.

Did I lose my place in the rat race of life? Who cares, I'm not a rat! But the apple, cinnamon, and almond butter sure tasted great! Then I made a cup of hot ginger tea, with fresh ginger, Chinese 5 spices powder, sweetened with stevia, sprinkled a little more cinnamon (one of the ingredients of 5 spices), floated some soy milk on the top, and then for an aromatic and taste treat, floated a teaspoon of coconut oil on top and held it in my cold hands to warm them and watched the coconut oil melt in the swirl of the just stirred tea. Delicious! After enjoy my tea at the table, I added a couple of items to my shopping list and went back upstairs to the computer and got back to work.

As a result of my break, I was a little more mellow and relaxed than I would have been if I had eaten the apple at the counter or, heaven forbid, had brought it up and ate while I was multi-tasking! A break should be a real break or we just become broken.

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"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
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"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
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I'm a 3/4 empty nester and the son still at home zips in, eats and zips out again. On Sunday we come back together as a family and most of my children and their partners come here for a sociable meal.
However during the week I've noted that I sometimes eat at the computer, sometimes at my teaching desk, occasionally standing in the kitchen.
My aim is to take my midday meal to the table and to relax with my food, maybe with some calm music. It was hard to make myself slow down today but I felt more complete for it.

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LISAINCT-It is understandable that you were sad that your family had eaten without you. Unfortunately they are unconscious of their actions, as most of us are in various aspects of our lives, and especially when it comes to eating. Until recently, I would start eating before my wife came to the table and although she never complained, I realized that I was not honoring her by starting without her.

I would also eat too fast and be finished long before she was too. I have changed and now weight for her; I also prepare a lot of the food that we are eating now as we are practicing a raw food lifestyle and eating a lot of salads, which I am very good at making to her satisfaction. If I am first at the table and she is taking longer to serve her salad with a choice of various toppings, I use the time to practice being in the moment and reflecting on what is going on around me and wait for her to come to the table. I am also eating slower, chewing my food more carefully, being fully aware of the tastes, textures, and flavor combinations. This is the result of a long evolutionary journey that I had to personally choose to take and I didn't start it until I became fully aware of its importance to me.

I didn't love or respect her less before, but I did not demonstrate it. I was being unconscious and eating was a way for me to escape the stress and pain of my world; it was a way of self-medicating like drugs or alcohol, more socially acceptable, but with less than optimum consequences in my relationships and my health. I was fortunate to be introduced to the writing of psychologist Ty C. Colbert, Ph.D, and the spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle recently who both write about the role of pain as the cause for a lot of our dysfunction in our lives that we act out unconsciously without realizing how it affects other people. Both of them have a different approach to the solutions, but they agree on the cause and it has given me insight into my behavior, which has caused positive changes as I have awakened to my actions.

Perhaps your example will teach more than your words every will and your 5 year old daughter will learn from your role modeling what mindful social eating can be and how rewarding it is for those who choose to participate. Good luck.

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2/21/11 10:01 P

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That's fantastic! I too have forgotten about giving thanks before I indulge. I will try this. Thank you.

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Hi,
I sat down to the table for dinner last night and ate the food I planned and prepared.
I felt sad that my family had already eaten without me, but at least I was eating healthfully and sitting at the table for my soup.
This morning I sat at the table with my 5 year old daughter and we ate our oatmeal, cinnamon, raisins and banana after praying and I must say I enjoyed that more than eating alone.
I am pleased that the scale is down a few pounds after setting and following my intention for more mindful eating!

Lisa

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There is always hope. I'm 64 years old, I've been married for 33 years and my wife has pointed out my fast eating for all of those years. I'm finally slowing down, eating mindfully. Some of us are more dense than others. "When the student is ready, the teacher appears." Until the student is ready, he won't learn anything, ever after 33 years. I've changed, finally.
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My husband may be the fastest earter on earth and needs to loose weight for health. I have talked to him about all the good suggestions here and got no where, so now I am just eating like a should. Maybe when he constantly has to wait on me, he will slow down as well. emoticon

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This is a good challenge for me in several different ways:

1. Mindful eating takes patience and discipline. It forces me to slow down, to take my time, and to be grateful for and appreciate the nourishment I am enjoying and consuming.

2. Because I have been diagnosed with "gastroparesis", eating slowly and thoroughly chewing my food has become a necessity. Rushing through a meal is no longer an option for me -- I eat smaller portions of food, spacing these mini-meals at regular intervals throughout the day.

3. Mindful eating allows me the opportunity use all my senses to taste and experience the flavor, texture, aroma, and appearance of the foods I am eating.

I have never been one to keep a journal, but I do track my foods and will now make an effort to take note of my feelings/emotions/thoughts as I eat.

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2/19/11 1:56 P

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I am still not getting this one even close to being mastered. I am trying and then something happens so I need to hurry up. I think I have enough time for lunch and then have 3 minutes to be at class.

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I'm on the second day of Week One. Suddenly, before eating my lunch I realized that, living alone, I had given up the habit of giving thanks for my meal. That gesture of stopping before digging in and focusing on gratitude and abundance made me automatically slow down and savor the meal as a gift.



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One has to set priorities in life. Health has to be one of our highest priorities, because without it, nothing else matters. Health includes physical, mental, and spiritual health.

It is wonderful to have reached a goal weight, but it takes a lifestyle change commitment to maintain it. The lifestyle change specifics are up to you, but we all need to find an exercise program that we enjoy and that we can fit into our busy lives. For me, it is rowing, for others it may be walking, running, biking, weight training. What it is is not as important as that we actually do it every day. Sometimes it means getting up earlier to do it, parking further away wherever we go so that we walk more throughout the day, taking the stairs rather than the elevator. It is possible to fit activity into our lives, we just have to really want to.

What we eat is very important. Eating in our car is not the end of the world, if we eat wholesome food and don't wolf it down. When I was in college, I worked on construction jobs in the summer and ate in my van during lunch breaks. I packed a healthy lunch, listened to soothing classical music, and enjoyed a great lunch eaten mindfully. Eating fast food is the worst food that you can eat, so if you need to eat on the go, pack fruits, vegetables, nuts, prepared foods kept cool in an insulated cooler to keep them safe, but make the extra effort for your health's sake. If you can drive to a nearby park or just look out a the beautiful landscapes that often surround office parks, all the better. What type of food that you eat is your choice, but keep it simple and doable so that it is not too much of an extra burden.

Eating with your family is very important for the social/mental health of your family. You will never get this time back and good habits are started young. We are the examples that our children learn from. What we do sets the pattern for the way that they will lead their lives. It is an awesome responsibility. Sometimes missing family meals can't be helped, but we must be really sure that whatever we are doing that takes us away is important enough to deprive our family and ourselves of this important bonding time.

Good luck on finding a balance that you can live with. It has to work for you or it won't last long.

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2/17/11 6:58 A

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Hi,
I reached my goal weight with mindful eating but have started working more hours, eating in my car, not eating as a family, etc. and of course the pounds are starting to pile back on. I want to nip this bad habit in the bud.
Thanks for the opportunity to express my gratitude for this list and to each of you for your inspirational participation.
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I make a green smoothie in the morning for breakfast and don't eat again until the afternoon. I eat a homemade salad that I bring with the lettuce, baby spinach, mache, sprouts in a separate container from my raw marinated vegetable topping. I combine this at lunch time and have an apple for dessert. I don't eat until about 6 in the evening and that consist of celery, baby carrots, some raw nuts, a few olives, grape tomatoes, and raw almond butter. I used to snack a lot, but when I visited my son in France, he pointed out the French don't snack at all, it's just not done. My wife and I thought we would die without our snacks, but after our trip, I broke the snack habit and now I eat three meals. If I snack after working out at the gym for an hour, I usually have a piece of fruit and some raw nuts to bring my blood sugar back up, but that is all. Snacking is a habit that is encouraged by the media advertising and we are being programmed to eat more food by TV, radio, and magazines, but it is just a man made habit that we can break.
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"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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I am not sure what to do when I work. I have difficulties when it comes to this because there is no food or drink allowed. This means I need to finish my breakfast because of the time to leave the house before 7 and between 8:30 and 1 I am where there is no food or drink allowed. I am stepping out here and there and eating candies quickly because I have to be back in and I cannot hold off from that much time. Because of my class I have about 20 minutes to eat lunch and then dinner will be between 6 and 7:30.

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For some of us, food is our "drug" of choice and we consume it the same way some people use alcohol or other substances to dull the pain. If we practice mindfulness when we eat, we will not only be able to experience the food more, eat less of it, but we will become aware of the emotions that we are experiencing when we are eating. We will begin to observe what happens when we are stressed, when we are unhappy, etc. My old response was to shut out the world and just eat and eat and eat. That doesn't resolve the underlying cause and it has caused me to be morbidly obese. If we don't have time to mindfully eat a large meal, mindfully eat a much smaller meal and eat a small, healthy snack later, when we have more time. I learned to jam food down and go on to do something else, but that was a very self destructive habit to develop. Most of us eat too much, so if we eat less, but mindfully, we will actually derive more nutrition by chewing the food well, but we will enjoy the taste more, and it will give us time to feel satisfied and not feel we need to eat food as a "drug" to numb us from our feelings. We just observe the feelings, mindfully, and then return to mindfully chewing, tasting and enjoying our food.
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"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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I am still having difficulties slowing down. I know part is habit and part is that it takes me a long time to learn what I need to for college so where is the time to slow down. I am binging a lot today and still going for more food here and there.

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I'm noticing how good some things taste now. Like peanut butter, I never knew how good it can taste also just how little I actually need to eat. I used to finish big dinner plates in under 10 min, but now a luna bar fills me up. I'm still working on eating slow but it's getting better as each day goes on.

"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."
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I'm noticing new tastes in food I've always eaten. For example, the other day I had something with cranberries in it and also noticed an orange flavor I'd never noticed before. I don't always eat slowly, but I'm trying and when I do, the food tastes better.

Sometimes change just means it's time for a new normal.
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I'm not sure where i am in week one, but it has been several days. I am noticing that I'm slowing down when eating. At first, i would even forget to try! I did a few rounds of EFT and that helped to make me more aware to begin with. The last few days i have thought about what i want to eat, and enjoy preparing the food, enjoying the smells. I have been making an effort to lay down my fork between bites. savoring the food and drinking a bit of water in between. I have noticed that i don't want as much food when i sit to eat, but i want more between meals. So I have been planning little snacks and making myself sit and taste. Even with the snacks, i find i don't want as much, and so I am working on leaving food unfinished. That is hard for me, but a few rounds of EFT for this too, has really helped.
I think i will just continue with this step until i can eat slowly and thoughtfully and it feels like a habit. Then i will move on to the next challenge.

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Well week 1 done....I am not a person to write things done in a journal. So scratch that idea...But I am more in tuned to my food...I am not eating like I am getting my last meal....must try eat lunch every day...that is my downfall. Then I over do at supper.

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12/7/10 12:11 A

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i was traveling and sleepy. i wanted sugar to wake up. i was so sleepy.

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12/4/10 10:00 P

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I pace my self look at the clock...

I made up my mind when I am miffed at spouse about something. I am going to read a chapter about controling your life. I should be a expert when I am done with the book.

I have started planning what goes into each meal too. And I pay attention to how I am cooking it. It make it more easier to pay attention to my eating.

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12/4/10 6:33 P

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Feeling really stressed out about some issues with the guy I've been seeing . . .

There's a part of me that doesn't want to eat and another part of me that wants to cram in everything in sight. I ate a reasonable dinner at a reasonable pace, so now it's just going to be a challenge to get through the evening at home without mindlessly roving the kitchen cupboards. I have some reading I want to do, so I will try to focus on that. :-)

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to gain what he cannot lose." (Jim Elliot)

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12/3/10 8:14 P

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Oh I did that today too - decided I wouldn't eat in the car driving back from a girlfriend's. I had a healthy snack ... banana and carrots - but I decided I'd rather be good and hungry when I got home with dinner - not starved, but hungry. It tasted so much better that way. Yum.

sometimes it's fun to just get a little hungry. I ate my dinner slowly with deliberation and had a normal size of chili mac.

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12/3/10 1:37 P

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i don't relax for meals, but i started to enjoy my snacks slower. several times i have cut my portions. i ate 1 candybar, but i had 4 portions out of it. and each time i enjoyed the creaminess and the taste and kept feeling staistfied and like i had 4 treats instead of 1.

i also stopped myself from eating 3 times i the car. i realized, ishould wait till i get home and enjoy it
instead of feeling like i was pouring grocieries down my neck (eating without awareness, tasting or chewing).

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12/2/10 11:37 A

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I enjoyed the coffee and when I relaxed and thought I would say sorry...the remote was right there.

The eating slower is a job,,,I have been self employed for the last 18 years but I still eat like I am on a time clock. Relax and place things down between bites...is trying to be my new motto..

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12/2/10 7:12 A

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Oh Betty! that's exactly the kind of squabble my DH and I have and they're so silly.

Good for you for stopping, and savoring, and tasting that coffee. Remember - You're a special woman and deserve your slow tender attention. Yea!!

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12/2/10 12:49 A

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Week One's Focus: Slow down and become aware while you are eating.

I beleive that slowing down is THE most difficult activity to maintain. Today I noticed that I was eating fast and tried to tell myself to slow down. It didn't work. It was I was snarfing my food so why stop now?

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12/2/10 12:11 A

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i didn't do the meditation, but i did think about my feelings. i caved in to crabbiness at one point. i have been very stressed lately. i did however say no to temptation 4 times later in the day.
i suppose 1 thing at a time. i don't sit still well and do not have a lot of focus, so i am going to try to do a little at a time.

i also did not have a sugary snack out of habit. normally when i leave the gorery store i eat something on the way home. no i just have to keep this up!

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12/1/10 11:10 P

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Well I found out today when I snap at my hubby I head to the kitchen and look in cupboards for something to eat....not very mindful but a awakening..I am a emotional eater. Cranky I will eat...but I caught the emotion and turned it good. Had a lovely cup of coffee and savored the taste...and thought the reason I snapped at hubby was a dumb one it was where is the remote. I was not even watching tv...

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12/1/10 5:10 A

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That's the thing I"ve noticed and hate. Eating so fast i don't even enjoy the taste. this week I'm taking the tme to enjoy every bite! Yum.

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12/1/10 12:21 A

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i will work on journalling better. i was doing it at work but i got away from doing it carefully. i want to be mmore mindful so i am not eating , when i am not hungry and having sweets and not enjoying the taste because i eat them to fast.

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11/30/10 10:31 P

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I am going to as I kept a journal of all that I ate today a lot was just mindless eating no emotion. I caught myself a couple times opening the refrigerator and looking in. No one put food in there on my watch. Same leftovers and stuff. Must center myself before eating.

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11/30/10 4:44 P

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I will definitly be more mindful this week

( only those who risk going to far know how far they can go)

self control is knowing you can and deciding you wont

the only thing you can't do ....is what you dont think you can do!!!!!.
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11/30/10 10:32 A

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Nothing like a Food Feast-ival like Thanksgiving to prompt a more mindful approach to eating. I've strayed from a healthy path ... almost run away from it, actually ... and am taking baby steps back now and one of today's baby steps is to stop eating dinner the minute I feel no longer hungry. But that means I have to slow down my eating so I'll know when that feeling kicks in.

thanks for this week's challenge!

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11/30/10 5:09 A

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Discuss the Week One Challenge here.

"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony." - Thomas Merton


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