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SEWKOOLMOM2
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1/17/14 10:30 A

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DALADYDENEESE, nicely said! I have to agree with throwing out the old and starting over. thanks for the reminder.. emoticon


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Some times we just have to throw out all our old experiences of unsuccessful dieting and move forward. It's so easy to fear your new challenges, move forward and leave behind those thoughts. LOOK AT LIFE THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD NOT THE REAR VIEW MIRROR.. Patti LaBelle emoticon emoticon

from Pattie's Pearls of Wisdom.. 1. Barbie is a doll not a goal, 2. Treat your body like a temple not an amusement park, 3. Blowing out another person's candle won't make yours shine any brighter....GB all ...


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3/6/13 9:22 A

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HELP !! I changed my calories intake and do not know how to change the rest of it , example: fats, carbs ,etc . Or if I can't change them I need to change the amount of calories back and wing it. : Please does anyone know the way to do that ?? emoticon

from Pattie's Pearls of Wisdom.. 1. Barbie is a doll not a goal, 2. Treat your body like a temple not an amusement park, 3. Blowing out another person's candle won't make yours shine any brighter....GB all ...


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This team follows a 4 week self-guided challenge that teaches the basics of mindful eating.

Do one challenge a week and post about your experience in the discussion threads in the CHALLENGES Forum. The discussion threads are broken down into weeks 1,2,3 and are stuck to the top of the Challenges section.

Week One's Focus: Slow down and become aware while you are eating. It helps to narrate to yourself what you are doing while you are doing it. "I am eating an apple, it is sweet" Also, try to incorporate simple mindfulness exercises, such as mindful breathing, into your day.

Week Two's Focus: Before eating, become aware of how your thoughts, emotions, and energy levels affect your eating. Ask yourself questions such as, "What is my emotional state right now?" "Am I eating just because I'm tired?" "Did I choose this food because it's nutritionally valuable, or because I'm craving it?"

Week Three's Focus: Learn to assess your satiety level accurately to defuse emotional eating or mindless eating. Allow your mindfulness to be your own personal sounding board to your decision making process. "Do I really want a larger portion?" "Is my stress causing me to crave this food, or am I making an informed decision that I will not regret?" Allow mindfulness to become a tool for insight into the difficulties you're having in life

Week Four and beyond: Take what you've learned and apply it to other areas of your life. Try out Mindful grocery shopping. Strengthen the mindfulness skills you've already started over the last three weeks--just like pretty much everything else in life, mindfulness has to be practiced. It's a simple and useful tool, but it must be sharpened in order to stay effective.


Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in.

Breathing out, I know that I am breathing out.


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