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4/24/16 7:48 P

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Drop judgment and pick up love.
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4/22/16 9:49 A

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Overdid it today.

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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
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Drop judgment and pick up love.
If you can move a grain of sand a day, eventually you will move a mountain.
Crappy choices bring crappy feelings.
Can'ts are joy limiters.
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1/17/16 12:22 A

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Finished Week 1, yesterday --On to Week 2, today--this site is excrutiatingly slow! Couldn't get on at all, last night. 8-/

Today is Day 1 of Week 2--let's see if things get better. 8-)

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1/14/16 10:06 P

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From the negative: Golly, I'm hungry!
To the positive: I am doing great with this program!

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1/13/16 2:31 P

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Wow what a great idea this challenge is! This is going to be very difficult for me as I have never considered being mindful during meals. I will definitely learn a lot in slowing down and becoming aware of me, my decisions and my surroundings.

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1/11/16 1:45 P

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Mindfully eating breakfast made me feel lonely, so it was a struggle to stay focused on the meal.
Feeling lonely came in handy, though; gave me a negative thought to exchange with the positive: My French toast was excellent. 8-
Breakfast has always been my favorite dine-out meal, and at home I eat breakfast while reading the paper and/or doing computer stuff. That's why I felt lonely while doing this exercise. I won't mindfully-eat breakfast anymore--unless I have a lunch or dinner date that day--I like to start my day off feeling vital.
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Since I only just re-started, assessing my hunger levels is easy: I'm usually very, very hungry because I'm cutting back on calories.

Re-read the goals--Are we checking satiety levels before eating to see if we're still full/satisfied from the previous meal? Shouldn't we be checking satiety levels AFTER we eat?

For some reason this a.m.s breakfast was different because I wasn't very hungry, but breakfast is a must (diabetes), so I ate breakfast.

Right now I am very hungry, and it is snack time. This is where I have the most trouble--between 3pm and dinnertime--where I'm not empty-stomach hungry, but bored, lonely, anxious hungry.
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Good job Moomshine! How are you at assessing your hunger levels?

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
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If you can move a grain of sand a day, eventually you will move a mountain.
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It's a good thing I have two more meals to go today--thought about my breakfast, weighed and measured, than ate while trying to find Challenges on my iPad App --apparently they aren't there. One more thought and I would have remembered to put more thinking about my new pre-eating Challenge.
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Week 1, Saturday, 9 Jan 2016 - Friday, 15 Jan 2016
Thinking mindful thoughts.

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Eat slowly without any distractions once a day or more. 1 time per day 7 times per week
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Hi everyone,
I just joined! I started my mindful eating on Friday so I am on Day 3. I am feeling very good so far. I'm slowing down with what I'm eating and enjoying my food and realizing the place where I stop enjoying it and that's one of my signals that I don't really want it anymore. And I feel OK with that. Yesterday, for example, I enjoyed a can of Coke while reading. Usually, I would drink the entire can just out of mindless slurping while reading. But I paid attention to when I stopped really enjoying it and wanting it and ended up throwing part of it away. That's a big change for me.

I ran into some struggles with feelings of guilt today while going shopping. For the last 6 years, my food identity has been "the vegan girl". I gave up meat in 2007 (and never crave it) but in 2009, I decided I wanted to give up dairy and eggs also. I thought I was doing something good for animals and the environment but what I wasn't seeing is that it was detrimental to my relationship with food, which had already been pretty screwed up. I love dairy and eggs and the restriction of giving them up proved to drive me to periods of binge eating. It's amazing that I didn't see any of this until Friday when I started working on my relationship with food. I think part of it is the vegan community that sends the message that if you give up being vegan and start eating animal foods, you've failed and you're a bad person because you're causing suffering to animals. Many aren't like this, but the ones that are are pretty vocal about it. The irony is that even though I was "the vegan girl" to family and friends, I was actually not eating vegan for most of the time because my binge eating episodes always involved lots of dairy. In the last few months, I've been a "good" vegan for 3 days of the week and then binge ate on junk food (much of it dairy-based) the rest of the week.

So today when I went shopping, I bought dairy foods and eggs along with other things. I didn't imagine that this would cause me such anxiety and guilt but it did. I kept thinking that I was a bad person because I was buying products that cause animal suffering. But I got home and journaled a bit and realized that if I am to repair my broken relationship with food and with myself, I have to think about that first. I can't give to others if I can't give to myself, can I?

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If there was a "thumbs up" option on SparkTeam Forums, your post would be inundated!
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I started my journey to overcome my bingeing/overeating. Currently I'm working on day 15.

I needed to become aware of my thoughts and emotions while preparing and eating meals (Week Two's focus), which helped in assessing my satiety level (Week Three's focus) and in my second week, I began relearning to savor, feel, taste and enjoy my food. (Week One's focus).

Although I haven't followed this challenge step by step (and it's only been 15 days), I'm amazed at how differently I think about food and the tremendous and positive impact it's made on me, resulting in better food choices and taking the time to enjoy the eating experience. I've also changed in that I don't see my journey as 'overcoming' bingeing/overeating but more of learning and discovering about myself.

I still have thoughts of bingeing and wanting to overeat, but now I have the option to think my way through it (knowing I have control), instead of just giving in (thinking food controlled me), like I did in the past.

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i enjoy meals most when i can sit and visit without worrying about electronic devices or watching tv

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RAWCOOKIE, The setting a proper place at the table thing is so important! I noticed my husband and I were eating way too much in front of the TV, something which NEVER flew when I was a kid. We started making sure the kitchen table was clear before dinner, and then I'd set the table and we'd sit down and eat. To make it extra special I light two taper candles and put a pitcher of water out to encourage us to mingle and chat. It has made a huge difference.

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I started off by reading half of Savor today, a book on mindful eating. I was very excited to get started since I've been doing mindfulness meditations somewhat regularly over the last year and I wanted to try a new type of mindfulness. The book suggested as its first exercise to savor an apple slowly, but I just got gum surgery :( and only had strawberries or bananas, so a strawberry it was! I really felt like I was savoring it properly. I was by myself in a quiet room, though, and my more social dinners with my husband or friends will really be the challenge.

There were some great breathing mantras in this book as well, one of which I used while meditating tonight. I'm considering the rest of this week my "test run" of mindful eating techniques while I finish up the book and my gums heal. Next week I am "officially" starting week one of the challenge, savoring at each meal.

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6/3/15 12:31 P

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First full day on the challenge. I found that I seem fuller quicker when I eat more mindfully. I am eating slower, giving my body time to recognize the food. Its tough to eat without a distraction though. I am just not used to it. Bored with my own company...LOL
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today I vow to eat mindfully, to use all of my senses, and to enjoy every bite.

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Yes, I too have got into a bad habit of sitting eating at the computer.
I'm tackling this first week by doing 10 mins of Mindfulness meditation in the morning - I have a book called The Mindfulness Manifesto and there is a section on Mindfulness of Feelings - not surprisingly, eating comes in that section. So it's being in touch with myself that's the key to being in touch with what I'm eating.

I just read through this thread (most of it) and saw someone had set herself three goals for the week; I like them, so I copied them here:

1. aware of my food
2. thankful for my food
3. enjoying my food

It made me think.

I am going to make an effort to

1. Lay myself a proper place at the table, and sit down to eat
2. Say a sort of 'grace' - even if it's just 'thank you for this lovely meal'
3. Do nothing else while I'm eating - no texting, no reading etc

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I have a terrible habit of eating lunch (and sometimes breakfast too!) in front of my computer while I check facebook (and even spark people). Today my goal is to have my breakfast MINDFULLY without the computer.

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I have been in a mindless eating frenzy. starting week1 day 4 with good intentions.

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I ate lunch with no distractions, focused on the salad. Decided that my salad was boring. Drank my two shakes while doing other things, multitasking is hard on awareness training.

Week 1 day 2- shake with sparking, leftovers for lunch with no distractions, salad for dinner with no distractions.

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week one day one. My meals are all planned out. Two shakes and a chicken salad. I will report later on how I did in awareness.

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Well I went and got a Master's in Sustainability, with a focus on food systems several years ago. My main reason was to understand how we have lost our disconnect from our food and our land. So mindful eating is something I practice everyday, mostly.

One thing I notice is that for me to actually get all of my calories, I have to focus on eating all the time. When I am not putting junk in, I struggle to get my allocated daily caloric intake.


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I'm going to start week one challenge tomorrow. I have difficulty with awareness while I'm at work, I jump on the stress train every morning. I may set my alarm to go off during the day to help me remember to breathe and be mindful

My first goal is to loose 10% of my starting weight. Baby steps.


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I am still working on melements of mindfule eating. one of the ones gave a week 1 challangce of drinking a glass of water several parts of the day.
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during the work week this is easy. i drink 30-45 oz before 1130. i have a 20 oz bottle and a large mug that fits about 20-some ounces. i sip at one bottle till it s empry and keep filling up the mug.
weekends i dont sit at at desk and sip all day. but i do grab a water bottle when i wake up and start drinking, and i take a bottle with me if i have errands

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I am part of a pilot program. we met weekly with a nutritionist. i know what i am supposed todo, i am capable of doing the healthier choices but i don't either because i am tired, lazy or i mindlessly eat.
So my project is going to be tracking my mindless eating but mosltly my snacking. if i can be more aware of what i eat.

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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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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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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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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)
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
Drop judgment and pick up love.
If you can move a grain of sand a day, eventually you will move a mountain.
Crappy choices bring crappy feelings.
Can'ts are joy limiters.
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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.

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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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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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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"Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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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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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.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
Drop judgment and pick up love.
If you can move a grain of sand a day, eventually you will move a mountain.
Crappy choices bring crappy feelings.
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.

"Give thanks for everything until you are absolutely sure it is not a blessing in disguise." Eastern Proverb.
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"Be the change you wish to see in the world.." Mahatma Gandhi.
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"Quitters never win and winners never quit." Anon
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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

If you don't love your body now, you won't love it after you reach your goal!!!
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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.

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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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"There is no better feeling than having an appetite for life." -Holly

"If you let being of a more normal weight be your top priority, your health and happiness will follow." -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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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.

Don't forget to be awesome.
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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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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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