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4/20/08 1:59 P

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Nadalia - I totally relate to your cupboards overfilling, etc I am crazy when it comes to food and just this weekend before I got groceries I looked at my budget and thought I am not going to go over my budget yet again. And I told myself I am not allowed to buy food until I have ate the stuff in my freezer and cupboards (I think I might save some money while I do that). I figure I bought that food for a reason so I might as well eat it before I don't want it anymore or it goes bad. I am just going to buy bread, yogurt, and fruit and that is it. So I didn't go down all the aisles (which I always do in case things are on sale) and I actually succeed which I was kind of shocked with and so far me and my son haven't starved (though I just go the groceries yesterday).

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4/17/08 9:45 P

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Cary Grant used to say, "Think thin." So good, so succinct.

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4/17/08 7:27 P

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very intresting . will do some of these things . thank you .

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4/16/08 9:57 A

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Some of those thoughts hit home with me. I always eat my least favorites first, saving the best for last. I will have to try the other way.

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4/15/08 6:55 P

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There is an old book out there on "thinking thin" and for some people it has worked.

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4/15/08 2:08 A

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Interesting.

Have a TERRIFIC day!
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4/14/08 9:54 P

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I really liked that list gave me food for thought. emoticon

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4/14/08 6:33 P

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Thanks for sharing!

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. - Mark Twain
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4/14/08 6:29 P

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Thank you

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4/14/08 5:16 P

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Wonderful I printed that out and I'm hanging it on my fridge! Thanks

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DONE being the fat girl!!!!!


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4/14/08 4:43 P

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4/14/08 3:03 P

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Boy, did I ever need that! Thx!

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4/14/08 2:43 P

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There are some great points in this posting. Soups and salads can really help to keep people from over eating. The first bites are the best! I do have a few friends that could be described as skinny- not scary skinny just very slim. When I go over to eat at one friend's house, I just watch in amazement during mealtime. Her family can eat! and eat! The whole family loves food and in fact own a restaurant.
At 47 this girlfriend is a chocoholic and eats plenty of Italian bread.Her only exercise is a stroll after dinner with her kids. She just has an incredible metabolism. Some really slim people lose weight when stressed. It is frustrating for them and they have to struggle with unwanted comments from others. I could scream at the injustice of it all,I really have to watch what I eat, but hey, what can you do. I am not knocking your posting, and really appreciate your contribution. Some skinnys think just like us.
Keep up the good work.

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4/14/08 2:22 P

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I really relate with the last one. I have food stashed everywhere. For me it's a little different because after my surgery I have to eat small meals multiple times a day, but that's still no excuse. My middle desk drawer is full of snacks, ranging from healthy choices (beef jerky) to the not so healthy (Peeps! purple bunnies *sigh*). When I go to the grocery store I can never walk out with just the few things I needed off my list. I have to go down some isles because there might be a bargian that I just can't pass up. My shelves at home are overflowing with cans and boxes of food and yet when I see organic chocolate in the discount bin I have to buy it. It doesn't matter that I already have 5 bars at home and 1 at work.

Part of this is replacing my food addiction with shopping. I figure I'm not eating it, I'm just buying it. I need to get off this merry-go-round.

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4/14/08 1:50 P

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I agree with pretty much everything. Especiall the "food does not relieve stress, exercise does" and "food is not a friend nor enemy" hit the home for me. I need to read the list more often, Thanks!

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While of course I don't want to be skin and bones "skinny," I use that term for the me that is size 12. I know it's not all about vanity, but I guess I still use that terminology.

If we reverse it, wouldn't we say, "Don't think like a fat person?" As in, "A fat person thinks fat + sugar is a food group."

I DO like the line comparing filling up the car with thinking about the next meal!

When I first saw this topic, I wondered what it was about because I sort of made a discovery this weekend. I scrapbook, and I was looking at some old pictures. I saw myself on Christmas morning, with the sullen look of a fifteen-year-old...I laughed at that, but then noticed that I sure didn't look fat! In fact, my legs looked great. I had a very nice shape. My arms were firm and in perfect proportion to my body. The point is that I "remember" being f*a*t. Or at least always THINKING I was fat. Very fat. And, I mean ALWAYS. It was as if I set myself up for a self-fulfilling prophecy!

Then I thought: If I could think myself fat, I can sure as heck think myself thin, right?! So, thanks for posting that list.

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4/14/08 1:21 P

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I have to resepctfully disagree. Semantics is what your signature addresses. I have to tell myself the TRUTH about what I want to be, in order to become that thing. I find "skinny" to be a really bad image...and there are a couple of things on that list that I don't think are particularly healthy either! But, we are all entitled to a different opinion. For me, I will be careful about the messages I am sending to myself especially.

Wishing you all much success, however you define it for yourself. Make it a great week!

"...it matters to this one..."

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4/14/08 1:18 P

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Healthy, slender, slim, skinny-whatever you call it, these things apply to people who know how to eat for the right reasons. Which is why they stay healthy, slender, slim and skinny. It's just semantics.




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4/14/08 12:50 P

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Do you really want to be "skinny"? I don't mean to offend, but I want to point out how carefully we need to scrutinize what we "consume" in the area of words. Maybe the same things apply to "healthy" people?

"...it matters to this one..."

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i found this in other team posy and like it .
Finally, the truth. Skinny people have a secret. Ten weight loss secrets to be exact. Take their lead and follow these simple guidelines to healthier eating, and weight loss

Weight Loss Tip: 1. Eat your Favorites First::
Skinny people know to eat their favorite parts of each meal first. (This does not mean dessert!) Each meal you cook or eat probably has foods that you like, and one or two that you love. Skinny people know to go right for their favorites first. They know that they may not have room towards the end of the meal to get to those favorite foods.

When you save your favorite foods on the plate for last, you are setting yourself up to overeat, which leads to weight gain, not weight loss. If you are "making" yourself eat everything else first, only to get to the best part last, you risk overeating.

Weight Loss Tip: 2. Seconds are for Suckers::
It takes the stomach 20 whole minutes to tell the brain its full. Anyone reaching for seconds before those 20 minutes is up risks overeating. Waiting 20 minutes can help you eat just what the body needs, which can encourage weight loss.

Weight Loss Tip: 3. Variety is Better than Quantity::
Skinny people know the importance of enjoying a variety of different foods with varying tastes, textures and colors. Rather than fill a plate with a large quantity of one or two foods, eat meals that are made with a wide variety of ingredients. This is why soups and salads find their way into the meals of skinny people. Soups and salads offer endless opportunity for adding a variety of tasty foods to any meal. Filling up on bulky roughage and liquid-based soups can help you not overeat and maintain a healthy weight.

Weight Loss Tip: 4. Meals Should be Shared::
Skinny people do not squirrel themselves away to eat. They do not hide their food or their meals. They take pleasure in dining with others, in the social scene that any meal can be. Share a healthy dinner and a weight loss goal with a friend or partner.

Weight Loss Tip: 5. The First Bites of any Food are the Tastiest::
The first few bites of any food are always better than the last few. By savoring and appreciating the flavors and tastes of foods, they are not so concerned with tasting every last bite. The last bite of an ice cream cone is nowhere near as good as the first lick. Weight loss comes from not overindulging.

Weight Loss Tip: 6. Treats are Called Treats for a Reason::
Treats - from chocolate to chips are called treats for a reason. They should not be eaten after every meal, or every day. They are to be enjoyed at the most once a week.

Weight Loss Tip: 7. Food is not a Friend or an Enemy::
Food is not your friend, or your enemy, for that matter. It is inanimate. Skinny people know that food is not their friend. Skinny people know that food is full of nutrients that keep the body going. They would no more get emotional about their next meal than they would about the next time they gas up their car.

Weight Loss Tip: 8. Sugar + Fat is not a Food Group::
Skinny people know that while fat has a place in every diet, combined with sugar, it is not its own food group. Therefore, they know that donuts and Pop tarts are not breakfast.

Weight Loss Tip: 9. Eating Does not Relieve Stress, Exercise Does::
When skinny people feel stressed out, they don't reach for the nearest chocolate bar, bag of chips, or can of soda. They exercise. Food does not relieve stress. Foods may provide a temporary emotional calming, but that is not real stress relief.

Weight Loss Tip: 10. There is no food shortage::
Skinny people don't "stock up" on everything. They are not worried about running out of food. They don't shove snacks in their bags or in their desk drawers, just in case they get hungry. They know there is another meal somewhere later in the day. They just don't worry about it.

There you have it. The 10 things that skinny people know. Some of these may hit home more than others, especially for emotional eaters, or anyone with a borderline eating disorder. Take heart. It's easy to start making small changes right now. No need to wait until Monday. Start with your next meal, and good luck!




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