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PLATINUM755
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11/27/12 10:06 P

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I've never heard of the method that you've described, although it falls into the visualization category and should help. Thank you for mentioning it .

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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this will be my new approach as i am at a loss with the other methods suggested and tried. thanks!


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11/16/12 11:34 P

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Very interesting approach. I think I will give this a try.
Thanks for posting this idea that gave you somewhat of a success rate. Maybe the more you do it the success rate will increase?
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11/16/12 11:32 A

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In all of the research and reading I've done in trying to overcome my overwhelming urges to binge on sweets, one of the tips I've come across and which has been about 15% successful (and believe me, that is a high rate of success for me!) is to "surf the urge"--that is, you acknowledge the urge to eat a sweet or binge and just sit with it. You observe it, you let it ride, you ride it, you look at it from above, from below, sideways. It's very revealing, and often brings me back to earth. It's particularly fascinating to assign the urge a level of intensity, for instance, from 10--I'm going to binge! to 1--wow, it went away! I find the numbers fluctuating sometimes wildly within a very few minutes. Has anyone ever tried this? I thought it would be interesting to hear some of your stories, especially when surfing the urge has been successful and how you felt after you DIDN'T succumb to the urge.

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