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I need to get my eating under control. i have attempted this challenge in the past but i goofed up and quit. my mindless habits are the big cause of why i am overweight and have not accomplished what i am capable of doing.
so today is a new beginning and i will keep working on a new goal where i am mindful about me eating and other habits.
Less cruse control through my life.

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Wk 1, day 7 (I don't like being the only one posting, so I just write over the last postings)
This is almost a habit. What I've realised is that I do a lot of mindfullness during food preparation, and even before eating out: I always post my meals & snax in the tracker before eating, then make any adjustments later. Doing that makes me feel like I'm pretty mindful of what goes into my mouth, already.
That having been said, we went out for breakfast this a.m., and I knew what I'd be eating. I really paid attention while I was eating, and I ate less than I intended because it didn't taste worth the 450 calories. I am so glad that I've joined this challenge, and I plan to finish it 2 pounds lighter next week!

Lunch was a bit different, I had wolfed down 1/3 before a gained control, then I analyzed taste, texture, etc., and it was a very good lunch.

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Dy 2 - Was a bit more successful/mindful today - I need to put post-its on my cereal bowl and placemat!
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Wk 1, Day 1 - this is harder than I thought - it's a good thing that I've been practicing. Dh will not eat unless we're in front of the tv - which is strange, because I had a hard and fast rule that we eat at the table with no tv while the kids were growing up. When they come to visit, they automatically set the table, and light the candles. They do most of the cooking, as well. 8-)
As for me - this will happen.. 8-)


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I am happy to say...

Hubby and I are back to eating our meals together at the table... NO TV

when I am alone... I eat at table with no distractions... much more aware of what i am eating
and when I am full... is very helpful

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1/20/14 8:56 A

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I also joined the team a little while ago, but now have decided to get really serious. I think that taking it one step at a time is a brilliant idea as we can sometimes become overwhelmed with thinking about too many things to do.

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I joined the team earlier but am just getting serious about this challenge. I have been slowing down and thinking about what I am eating.

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1/6/14 8:08 P

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Hey Beth. I am making progress too. I need the reminders to get myself actually cooking and eating mindfully. No idea what i was thinking about while I made dinner today, but it is a healthy meal and right on plan.
I intend to be mindful while I eat it this evening. :)

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emoticon So far, so good today. With tempting foods out of the house and my mind in gear, I am making progress.


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Hi there Betrho. Yes that is what I do as well. I am much better when there is nothing in the house that grabs me and leads me astray.

I also eat one meal in the evening so that I do not have to go without and feel hungry. This is very helpful for me as I do not have a problem during the day at all.

I cooked quite mindfully today and intend to work on the eating mindfully as well. I have not eaten yet today.

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I'm with WISPY and MARTINE08. My challenge comes mainly in the evening, too. I'm working on not having access to foods most challenging to me (got rid of all the chocolate, sweets, and munchies in the house) as well as working to refocus my thinking on matters other than food. It's hard.



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1/3/14 5:27 P

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Yesterday was my best day yet. Not only was I mindful when cooking and eating, I found myself in a place of the "present moment" many more times during the day. Enjoying such a lovely day is inspiring.

I agree with you Joyful, interesting I just drank a cup of tea and didnt even notice. I am going to make another one right now and savour every mouthful.

Happy day my friends.



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A couple of weeks back, I was enjoying my meals immensely. I took joy in the preparation,
made my meals colorful, pleasing to look at and savored each bite. My meals were 20 to 30 min of pure joy.
This morning I multi-tasked while I drank my green smoothie. My mind was elsewhere. emoticon
Back to my meal meditations.

A couple of weeks back, I was enjoying my meals immensely. I took joy in the preparation,
made my meals colorful, pleasing to look at and savored each bite. My meals were 20 to 30 min of pure joy.
This morning I multi-tasked while I drank my green smoothie. My mind was elsewhere. emoticon
Back to my meal meditations.

Edited by: IAMJOYFUL2 at: 1/6/2014 (23:51)
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Im with you Martine. I seldom think of eating at all during the day. Food just does not interest me. I guess it is because there is so much to keep me occupied. Then come evening and I relax my thoughts turn to eating.

I am finding that being mindful during the day about cooking and eating seem to be slowing me down. This is a good thing, because I was always a person who multi tasked. I am feeling as if something is shifting on the inside. Sure hope I am on the right track. :)

Wishing us both a mindful evening.

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I have had a mindful morning....now goal is to have a mindful evening! That is the difficult time for me. I like the idea of 'writing' vs eating since my mindless emotional eating occurs at night....then every AM is a new day....mornings are so easy



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Hi there Iamjoyful. What a lovely username. :)

Wishing you well in your plan.
I have been posting on another thread in this team. I just joined the day after Christmas.
So far I am pleased with the results. I am no where making making mindful cooking and eating all the time, but I am happy with the results when I do so.

Today is Week 2 day 1.
Have not cooked or eaten so far today. But am being mindful as I type of what I am doing and staying in the present moment right now. I just do this as often as I can remember, to recall my mind from wandering off on its own little thoughts.


"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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1/1/14 11:41 A

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I want to lose weight but I do not want to say "no" to my emotional hunger. If I do not say "no" to my emotional hunger then I will probably gain a few ounces a day. Hmmmm! Insanity is doing the same thing but expecting a different outcome.

If I say "no" to my emotional hunger, I will lose an ounce or two each day. Not much but enough to lose 5 lbs by spring.

My program will be the writing diet. Instead of eating for emotional reasons I will write.

I will eat:
only when hungry
with awareness
with enjoyment
small portions
high nutrition/low calorie foods
smart substitutions
I will be more active
I will enjoy each day
I will post my progress daily.
I will reflect daily

Edited by: IAMJOYFUL2 at: 1/1/2014 (12:17)
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
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Drop judgment and pick up love.
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Can'ts are joy limiters.


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This is day1 for me and I am looking forward to savouring every bite.
I use a cycling plan of eating, low cal, low carb and may record my food here as well if that is allowed on this team.
So happy to be with others who are also using this method of eating.

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Make the decision to enjoy today. Do what you need to do for tomorrow - but live fully in TODAY.
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Although I joined the challenge several days ago, I am considering this week to be week 1. This morning I used many of the mindful eating techniques and found myself getting full and STOPPING. emoticon

Ann

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Yesterday went well for breakfast and lunch..then I started multitasking and lost my focus. Paying for it today with swollen joints due to over limits on sodium and not slowing down and thinking before or planning what goes in my mouth. Day #2 (today) will be much better.

Make this a Healthy Choice Day!

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I have had two successful days of slowing down and eating my meals more mindfully. I find planning out what I want to eat and sticking to it works. I need to work on slowing down -Holly

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I ate my breakfast mindfully following the instructions. I did find it quite difficult not to do something whilst eating but did manage it. Lunch wasn't quite so successful. I had company for lunch and found myself focused on the conversation rather than eating (and so ate more than planned) A lesson learned. Someone else is coming tomorrow so another opportunity to practice

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I took your advice and ate a beautiful green salad with a variety of veggies at the table with no distractions. Surprisingly, I really did enjoy it more. I thought about all the different ingredients which ones I enjoyed more then others etc. I will do this everyday for (at least) one meal..

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8/6/13 1:18 A

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i have been doing well at work with eating mindfully but i struggle right when i get home. i ted to want a sweet but i started trting to get myself out of the kitchen quickly so i am less tempted.

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6/2/13 3:25 P

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Hi,
I'm trying this challenge, because I'm a grab and go eater. I never really pay attention to when or what I eat. I just grab what ever when ever I feel like it. So I think this challenge will help me a lot.

I'm not there yet, but I'm closer then I was yesterday.

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5/17/13 5:49 A

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Hi,
I also try the mindful eating challenge. It feels good but can you decrease belly fat with mindful eating challenge?


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I find it easier to eat mindfully at dinner when I'm at the table than anyother time during the day. Today I ate lunch at my dest while working, so I didn't check in to see how I was feeling. Ate breakfast while watching TV before running out of the house to work..again, didn't check in to see how I was feeling.
I think I need to form new habits as to where I eat.



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5/9/13 6:22 P

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Tonight. Hubby and I well eat at the table. Something we rarely do.

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4/24/13 4:49 P

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had some sesame crackers and hummus They never tasted so good also kale chips It is wonderful to slow down and experience life

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4/22/13 4:44 A

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I am just getting started with this challenge. I have had a cold for the past day and am not really tasting my food very well but am trying to concentrate on eating slowly and recognizing when I am not actually hungry anymore

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Last night, I made dinner and sat down again at the dining table to eat it. I mindfully ate - I tried to focus on flavors and textures. Sometimes my mind wandered to the music I was listening to or the nice weather outside or to the things I needed to do, but I tried to keep my focus on my food. Not surprisingly, I was nowhere near as hungry afterwards and didn't eat again until my final snack of the day, a cookie at 9pm.

"If you really want to do something, you do it, you don't save it for a sound bite"


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I have not been as faithful to mindfully eating and I can tell the difference. I feel hungrier and not as content.

Tonight I want to go back to eating mindfully and pay more attention to what I am eating.

"If you really want to do something, you do it, you don't save it for a sound bite"


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I finished week one. I still need to actively focus on mindful eating. But I am doing much better.

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I did try to be mindful of my meals. I am struggling to eat slower so I can enjoy what I am doing, but it is so hard. I will keep on trying!

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I lit a candle and turned on my "Women of Jazz" station on Pandora. Then I sat down at the kitchen table with my plate of food - kale chips, some sweet bell peppers, and baked chicken seasoned with Pam Spray and garlic salt. I also had an Americano with about a tablespoon of Unsweetened Almond Milk. I sat and stared outside and really tried to think only about what I was eating. I really enjoyed the light sweetness in the bell peppers, the crispiness of the kale chips, and the juiciness of the chicken. I probably spent about 10 minutes eating - much slower than my goal of 15 min, but much better than my usual 5 min tops.

I don't think I feel as hungry as I might have been after I finished. I got myself a club soda and added about 1/2 tsp of sugar free chocolate syrup instead of a diet soda.

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3/3-3/9 i SAT AND ATE EVERYTHING SLOWLY THINKING ABOUT WHAT I WAS EATING(MY HUSBAND THOUGHT I WAS NUTS OR SOMETHING-LOL)iT WAS REALLY AN EYE OPENER FOR ME AND i THINK I ATE LESS CUZ I ATE MORE SLOWLY AND I FELT FULL FASTER.

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This IS a challenge! I'm aways in a rush and I don't always enjoy what I'm doing! But why scrabble through life just to get to the next thing on the list? It's time to "stop and smell the coffee."

This week I will be: 1. aware of my food
2. thankful for my food
3. enjoying my food
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Today is the first day that I'll be off of my very low carb eating plan. I do this from time to time because I have such a problem with controlling what I put in my mouth. I have a none or everything personality.

Today I'm going to focus on thinking about the food that I'm eating. Notice the texture, taste, and chew the food at the count of 15 and swallow. I'm not sure if I'm off in the counting, but my normal routine is to swallow after a few chews. Let's see how this goes.

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I kind've ate mindfully, one trader joe bar, I was in the car, not driving, and ate until it was liquified in my mouth before I swallowed. That is huge for me. Don't like it. But I have to do it for my stomach, don't think that my stomach can take the huge bites of food anymore.

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The holidays are over and time to get back on track.

This week I am going to focus on:
1. Planning my meals mindfully.
2. Eating slowly, chewing my food thoroughly and stop eating when satisfied.

1/8 - emoticon
1/9 - forgot to eat my salad
1/10 - I mindfully planned, prepared and ate 4 meals.
1/11 - " 4 meals
1/12 - " 4 meals
1/13 - " 4 meals and mindlessly ate 6 m&m's

Edited by: IAMJOYFUL2 at: 1/14/2013 (11:34)
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Good Luck this is a great time to start.

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Day one of the challenge for me. Will be enjoying some oatmeal shortly, and will practice with the "week one" tasks.

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them”
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It's been a busty week before xmas and I've been lax on my mindfulness

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soooo many old habits. struggling to even get started.

Blessings,
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Proverbs 3: 5-8 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. "




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I was busy this weekend. It's amazing but I was able to stay on track. My only problem was keeping an eye on my husband. He feels like he can do anything now.

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Good to hear that things are settling down for you.

Good intentions continue emoticon


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things are beginning to settle down at home. Thanks for all the support

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You & your husband are in my thoughts.

May you be well
May your husband be well
May you both be at ease

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I haven't been doing that well. My husband had a heart attack last week so my focus has been really bad

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Every day it's all about smelling, tasting, slowly chewing and really appreciating what makes my body work.

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Day one was awesome. I made me lunch at work (I work at a restaurant) and I looked at what I was making, I wanted to see color. And I actually enjoyed cooking my food, and eating my food. (Who would of thought that!). This morning was a bit tougher because I wasn't really hungry, so coffee and fruit loops was the meal of the morning. Lets hope that the rest of the day gets better :)

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I finally remembered to be mindful on second bite at lunch today. Progress!

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Breakfast and lunch seems to be the easiest time for me to be mindful. No one is around then. It seems so much easier when I'm by myself. Although I did do it at lunch when I was at work yesterday. It made me more aware of the conversation as well as the food.

Gay

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This is a hard challenge. I had a busy day and only remembered after the fact. End of day 2.

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Fortunately I eat at least three meals a day. At least one of them I can me mindful even if it is being aware of the distractions around me while I'm enjoying my meal.

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So I remembered after I ate I was supposed to be mindful. But it was day 1... Today is a new day to try again!

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Day one of mindful eating. I already had breakfast so will work on it rest of the day.

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This is my first day and it's thanksgiving and I will be tough to be mindful on a hectic day. but it's just one meal today

I used my thanksgiving meal to be mindful. It actually was great one to use as the chief cook. I made everything for the meal. The turkey was juicy and done well (I had white meat)
the stuffing was tasty and not soggy, I made the mash potatoes with skins on and the added flavor and texture. The salad was was made of organic spring green and grape tomatoes and I added poppyseed dressing, lettuce was crunchy and sweet. The green beans almondine were crunchy and a waft of almonds was there with every bite. the pumpkin pie was smooth but it could have been a little firmer. all round it was great meal. One worth paying attention to.

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Saturday, Day Six

This morning as I was moving along, wanting to get a good start to the day and get things done. I poured my self a glass of juice and put it on the counter, put the juice back in the fridge. Not sitting down to eat, I took a sip of the juice, cold & sweet. I have realized that I don't HAVE to stop everything to eat,

i CAN stop long enough to taste. emoticon

There is no right or wrong.

There is only this moment.

Edited by: RIVERS48 at: 11/28/2012 (08:05)
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Day five of Mindful Eating.

I wish sometimes all I had to do would be to eat mindfully.
At this moment I am glad to be here, sitting at the computer, my fingers moving over the keys.

Todya i make a speech/presentation, i feel a little nervous.

This morning I will practice again

not to be perfect

just to practice.

Just to practice not being nervous. emoticon

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Smile, nod, and back away slowly.

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Day 3,
Yesterday and today I ate mindfully at my breakfast time. Coffee with cream and !/2 tsp sugar, I sipped it and smelt the aroma. It had a lovely flavour and I could taste it undistracted by sitting at the computer.

Today I ate my cereal and chewed and chewed, a little crunch, I wondered if this was really good for me or am I lead to believe it is by reading the nutrition lable.

I am more aware of my breathing throughout the day and the tension in my left sholder.

Smile, nod, and back away slowly.

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Today I will mark this as day one, week one of eating mindfully.

During this first week I will also notice my breathing.

This will be good practice for slowing down, giving attention to what I am doing.



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Like many of you have posted, I'm going to spend more than a week on step one. Now, I've only just started week one earlier this week, but I think basic mindfulness is the most important part of divorcing the emotions from my food choices.

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I put my fork down between bites on last nights dinner and stopped when i was full

I AM A FIGHTER, A WARRIOR I AM DETERMINED TO NOT BE OVER WEIGHT . I WILL STAY ON TRACK

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

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Hubby and i went out for a hamburger and fries for lunch. i thought about how I felt while eating it and ate slow. i was full after a few fries and half the burger.

I AM A FIGHTER, A WARRIOR I AM DETERMINED TO NOT BE OVER WEIGHT . I WILL STAY ON TRACK

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

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I know exactly what you mean!

After being on week 1 for 2 weeks, I'm ready for the next step.

"Never take no cutoffs and hurry along as fast as you can." - Virginia Reed, Donner Party survivor


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Great experience. I'm used to wolfing down my food and pretty much licking clean my plate. Taking the time to concentrate on the food, tasting every single bite - should have done this years ago. Besides all the other good stuff that goes along with this, I feel more like a lady!

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I think I'll stay in week one for another week. I need to work on this step some more.

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This is tougher than I thought. I've been half way (or more) through my meal several times since Monday before I even think about what I'm eating. I thought I was pretty aware of what I'm eating and how it tastes, etc. I was wrong. I have a lot of work to do on this.

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I'm starting week one today. I'm hoping to get back on track with my eating. Exercise has not been a problem for me but eating in my calorie range has become a challenge over the last couple of months.

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.

"Never take no cutoffs and hurry along as fast as you can." - Virginia Reed, Donner Party survivor


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ugh! I think I should take a re-do on week one. I did good all week then blew it all over the weekend. I will be mindful of the bites I take today! Practice makes perfect and I need a lot of practice!


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Nothing others do is because of you.
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“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it”


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My challenge is to eat only when I am hungry, and use smaller portions of my favorite foods. Also, to eat more slowly. I really need to work on that.

Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.


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My challenge is to eat smaller mouthfuls, much more slowly.

I weigh 223lbs not kilos, but I can't get my ticker to change!


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Just like WINEALITTLE, I finished week one. I, too, have no problem with breakfast where mindful eating is concerned. However, lunch and dinner involve other people so I've noticed I'm not really focused either on what I'm eating at the time.

I have won in the battle of not eating in front of the TV this week (usually this happens at dinnertime). Instead we've opted to turn on some music for background noise. I believe this is going to be part of our meals from now on. It certainly made the dishes a lot more fun to wash.

Being mindful as I could this week, although not 100% success, did bring something to my attention. Portion size. I ate way more than a cup of many of foods, even healthy ones like broccoli!

On to week two...

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I just completed week 1 of this challenge and realized that I'm not as mindful as I had thought. Breakfasts are easy - I'm home and take my time. Some mornings I eat on the patio, watching and listening to the birds But lunch and dinners are rough. Like many of you, I am on the clock, so eating slowly and paying attention doesn't always work out. But I do catch myself now, so I guess that's something. Dinners can be a challenge, especially if I haven't prepared ahead of time. I cook for myself and my young adult daughter, who yo-yo diets. More often than not, I eat as I cook, so by the time the meal is ready ... I'm not really hungry. I still get out a plate and fill 'er up, though. And we usually have the tv on as background noise at the very least. Time to buckle down and progress to week 2!.

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Yesterday I was overtired at work and didn't plan meals well. Inhaled two donuts even though I have been counting carbs, went home and fell asleep at 430 pm , woke up at 9pm so I decided to do meal prep for today and cleaning the apartment.

I thank Creator for the ways of creation.
For eyes to see the beauty of creation.
For ears to hear the sounds of creation.
For the heart to understand the ways of Creator
For hands to touch
For words to teach little ones the ways of Creator
I pray for love for all our relations.


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