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9/2/12 2:53 A

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i eat way too much when i am not hungry - either for me sweet tooth or in a mood for sugar. i really need to practice willpower and thinking before i eat.

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I agree with being appreciative of what we have and saying a word of thanks for it. It does seem to help me not eat quite as much as I would otherwise.

Edited by: OLDIESLOVER at: 8/26/2012 (08:22)
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I just joined this group, and have been more aware while eating, enjoying the sweetness of the fruits, savoring the flavors of the food, and realize that it is taking less food to feel full. It also helps to take a minute to be mindful and enjoy and bless your food.

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8/25/12 11:03 A

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Metamorphus, Good for you for having no more guilt! Same here! Good luck on your week one.

I started eating this way on Monday, coming off of a low carb diet, which I'll never do to myself again. I know the end result and it always ends in I can't stick with it long and end up gaining my weight back and then some.

I will stay with intuitive/mindful eating from now on. Weight loss is no longer my goal, only peace. Pure peace!

Edited by: OLDIESLOVER at: 8/25/2012 (16:25)
Ann

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week one day 3
am taking time to eat everything and i have been eating less!
am not scared of food!!!!!!!!!!!! no more guilty feelings and am gravitating towards "healthy foods"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wow! AWESOME!
ALTHOUGH I TALK A LOT TO MYSELF! " mairo are you really hungry?, why do you really want to eat this or that "

Love your neighbour as you love yourself and not hate yourself and love everyone else...........learn to love you, you are beautiful.


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8/23/12 6:05 P

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CANDO20K way to go on not eating the snacks in the breakroom!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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8/23/12 6:03 P

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I had a day and a half of binging!! I, however was aware I was doing it. Does that count? I also know why I did it. Which is new, stopping to examine the why behind it, instead of just flogging myself for doing it. They do not call the condition Binge Eating Disorder because you can just wake up and stop doing it. It has become the way I react to things in my life. I am glad to be able to at least know why I did this one. And to be able to talk it through with my inner self. So, overall, I am thankful for the chance to learn more about how this things ticks, it feels less like an overweight gorilla on my back. It is more like a hefty chimp. lol!!
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I REALLY RELATE TO FAST EATING DURING A LUNCH BREAK AT WORK.
I'M JOINING YOU, APPLYING MINDFUL EATING IN THE CROWD. WITH SO MANY JOBS TO DO, RACING THROUGH MIND, CATCHING MYSELF SPEEDING UP EACH TIME A DEADLINE TASK SEEMS TO BE PUT OFF GUILTILY, AS IF IT'S FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN TAKING TIME TO EAT.

I ALSO REALISED, AFTER SIGNING UP HERE, HOW OFTEN I GO DOWN TO THE STAFFROOM, HOPING FOR A "SHOUT"...SOMETHING ON OFFER TO EAT.
WE'VE HAD TWO, ON MY FIRST TWO DAYS IN THE GROUP.
SWEET STICKY CAKES, GINGERBREAD, CHEESES...ALL HIGH CALORIE TREATS.
SUDDENLY I WAS AWARE , AFTER PLANNING MY DAY'S MEALS,THAT I ONLY HAD 300 CALORIES LEFT FOR DINNER TIME, SO I WAS ABLE TO LEAVE TEMPTATION ON THE PLATE, FEELING BEMUSED THAT A CHANGE MY MINDSET WAS HAPPENING SO QUICKLY AFTER FINDING THIS POSITIVE SPARKPEOPLE TEAM. .


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8/20/12 10:06 A

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I'm getting back to mindful eating after eating low-carb for 1-1/2 weeks. I will never do such a disservice to myself or my body again, by "dieting" in a way that makes me feel so deprived.

I began mindfully eating this morning and I feel the weight of the world lifted off of my shoulders because of it.

To be continued...

Ann

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8/19/12 9:49 A

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I tend to eat too fast, I comes from a 20 minute lunch time at work. I can't change that, but I can slow down and enjoy food at home. Turn off the tv and computer. Pick up the fork, take a bite, sit the fork down and savor the food. That is my objective for the first week.

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8/19/12 9:31 A

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I am restarting also, lol, there is only one problem I have and that is my taste buds, lol sounds strange but when it comes to dinner or any meal for that matter I dont taste what others taste, not sure why, I can taste sharp, well seasoned food so I often eat without noticing the flavor, I am open to suggestions, I've brushed my tougue, keep meaning to get a netti pot to clear out my sinus pathways, I breath fine but ...just in case, lol thanks

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7/29/12 3:01 P

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Week One:
I am starting to apply the principles of mindfulness to my eating as of today. (Actually, I'm re-starting this.) I hope to enjoy and savor food more this way and hence, reduce any over-eating.

The goal is greater mindfulness and the outcome may be weight loss, but the outcome is not the goal.

I am choosing to observe and describe the foods that I eat, as I eat them.

Also, it helps me personally, to be mindful when I am drinking any fluid because otherwise I tend to gulp down the drink instead of mindfully sipping.

To be continued....


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7/26/12 9:48 A

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I'm trying to pay attention to the food that goes in my mouth…how it feels, the taste…do I really like it or not.

I have found myself very bored with food in general lately…I think that's why I was eating more and more junkfood. Nothing really "grabbed me"…as if that is the purpose of eating. It probably didn't grab my attention, because I was scarfing it down so fast.

I think it's a good idea to be mindful of everything you do…enjoy life until you can't. emoticon

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6/28/12 3:04 A

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I discovered I love bananas. The texture, flavour, all of it. I knew I liked them added in smoothies etc but I never took the time to really linger and enjoy each bite. It was delightful.

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*never be full but be satisfied (except when breaking the yom kippur fast at culvers)


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6/9/12 5:50 P

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I am starting fresh on SP again. I've been sick for the past 2 weeks with digestive problems. I was afraid to eat in case it caused pains. Then I lost my appetite after a few days. I try to eat 3 times a day, even if just a bit of soup or tea and a piece of fruit.

The good side effect is that I have totally slowed down and am fully aware of what I am eating. I've also dropped 7 pounds...too much, too quick, but I'm sure it will stabilize after I start eating normally again.

My goal is to have a table to eat at. We always eat in front of the tv. I am now eating alone and just don't turn it on. So this is helping to break the automatic habit of eating while staring at the tv screen. It is nice.

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6/8/12 11:32 A

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Good morning everyone! I have been in this group for a while now and just recently found that I was so focused on fitness that my eating was lacking so I decided to do this challenge. I have been MIA from SP for a few months now but am now going to jump in with both feet. What I have discovered this week is that I don't like to see how many calories I eat in a day. I track through lunch and my pre-dinner snack just great but I have a terrible time a night when I am home alone with just my kids. (hubby works at night) I eat to fill the void and I don't like to see how many calories I am eating so I just don't track dinner and the how ever many snacks that I eat after, plus I always have seconds at dinner.

My goal for this week is to track regarless of what I eat. I know it will be extremely hard the first while with my perfectionist attitude but I am going to track anyways. I am also going to knock back my fitness minutes a bit. I need to focus on my eating for a little while.

I hope you are all having a fantastic Friday! I have been waiting for Friday since well...Monday. : ) So have a great Friday and I hope you all have great plans for the weekend!!

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6/2/12 9:20 A

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Not easy but I am trying. Started with breakfast this morning . Ate it slow focusing on eat bite. This was hard for me being that I am so used to eating in a hurry.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
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5/29/12 4:04 P

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Reenka, found your comments interesting -- about it being hard to receive 'not just food but many things in life' and how saying a blessing may be a way to open up to receiving. I eat too quickly but I never have thought I was resisting receiving food but I can see what you mean. If you're not paying attention, you are not truly 'receiving'. thanks for comment!
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5/28/12 10:23 A

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Sparkarino, I think you are right that working on one small step is the way to go. I have tried changing things in big ways and they always have seemed to backfire on me.

I like the idea of the blessing book. I have noticed that it is hard to receive not just food but many things in life. There is a way that in order to receive one has to open up and be vulnerable. Many of us have had experiences that when we have done this it has not gone well. Perhaps in saying the blessing it is a way to open up to the goodness that is there. I notice when I can really feel my food and receive it I am more satisfied with it. So much of my eating in the past was unconscious and fast.

Onicam - You are right. This is not easy stuff. Eating with awareness is probably tied in with some of our deepest issues. I have been overweight my whole life , so I know there are deep issues going on here.

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5/26/12 8:03 P

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I have been struggling with this and it is not getting any eaisier.

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Good work, Reenka, for coming back to Spark. I really believe in the power of one small step, one small change building towards long-term success. I'm also taking small steps to more mindful eating. I picked up a Daily Blessings book at some book sale or other, called A Grateful Heart, and I now stop and read one of the blessings before most of my meals. This helps me to slow down and appreciate my food but I'm definitely a 'Work in Progress' and will continue to aim at more mindful meals. (I am also really enjoying the wide variety of quotations in this little book!)

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I just started this challenge. I am coming back to Spark after a long time of dropping out from recording food or tracking. I hit some kind of wall after tracking for 6 months and still not motivated to track but decided I would start back with really receiving and being mindful of the food I am eating. I am taking a moment to be grateful for the food before I eat ( actually I usually remember after the first bite). I am also trying to eat when I am hungry and really feel my body after I have eaten and enjoy the sensations of being full.

The hardest thing for me is the TV. I live alone and usually eat in front of the TV. I notice now that I am slowing down that I really don't taste or feel the sensation of eating when I do this. For now I am trying to take the first 5 minutes of eating and not have the TV on and really taste the food, then I give myself permission to have the TV on but try and eat slowly.



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5/14/12 3:56 P

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I usually eat breakfast mindfully. I did that today.
Lunch was also mindful but too quick.
Supper was a whole different story....

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your
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journey -- and you alone are responsible for the quality of
it. This is the day your life really begins."

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Exercise daily (that one is already achieved)
Experiment with 3-5 meals a day
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4/29/12 11:22 A

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Yesterday was my first day on the Challenge and I was able to be more aware of what I was eating but still a ways to go in remaining mindful throughout each meal. So much to be thankful for in my life, including healthy food -- and this team is just one more. I am so grateful for the postings here and am inspired to move towards an even more positive path for myself.

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4/18/12 9:06 A

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Eating mindfully for me means I sit down with nothing to distract me like the TV and really enjoy my food.
Lunch: A bowl of homemade vegetable soup.
I was able to sit quietly and eat my soup slowly and savour each mouthful.
Eating slowly and really tasting the soup did 2 things.
1) I appreciated the flavours more
2) I felt satisfied and relaxed.

Preparing food mindfully is a good way of thinking about what I am going to eat. Yes some days I need food that is quick and easy but that does not mean I cannot be mindful of what I am preparing. Making time to eat slower means I set a time for meals that way I can prepare cook and eat mindfully.
Days when things unexpected happen I will have to adjust the times and even what I planned to eat but I can still think about what I am doing.

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4/3/12 8:04 A

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Really having trouble thinking about what I'm eating, especially right now. I'm really stressed and don't have a lot of time to prepare food, so I get hungry and tend to just shove things into my mouth... Yuck!

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Last night, I realllly wanted to eat. And I genuinely was hungry, because I had been so busy I hadn't had much to eat all day. But then it was 9o'clock, which is my personal cutoff time (or attempted one) and I was starving. So I ate some oatmeal, healthy, right? Should fill you up? But I just wanted to eat more, and it made me carb crazy. So I went for a long walk. And I came back and still just wanted to eat, but now it was under control and I just went to bed and everything was fine.

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Putting the mindful eating in practice can sometimes be a challege for me. Saturday my hubby and I were not home and we stopped for pizza as a quick fix because we were hungry. I did mindfully eat that slice of pizza and savored the taste. I have to watch portion sizes. Even though there have been a few slips, I managed to loose some weight! I feel good about the weight loss and feel motivated to continue. I don't have to expect perfection from myself, just results a step at a time. 4 pound loss is really a big deal to me. emoticon

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I'm not entirely sure this fits here, but I am on my first week of the challenge. I have been attempting to mindfully eat for a few days, and its been going fairly well. There was a bit of a debacle with some pizza, but other than that, pretty good. I wanted to share that I am currently, mindfully, not eating. My biggest problem with diet is that I binge or simply overeat at night. So right now, 10:30pm my time, I am typing this instead of going to my fridge. I think the Mindful Eating challenge has helped me get to this point. Thanks!

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3/6/12 8:19 A

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OK, it's just after 8 am. I had a small banana and enjoyed the flavor it. Since it's part of my breakfast along with my coffee, I didn't feel like I was eating anything forbidden. I enjoyed the experience of not gulping down my food

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Hello. I'm starting over after a long absence from Sparkspeople. This Challenge interested me because I do a lot of mindless eating, especially in the evening. I'm starting today and so far have not eaten breakfast, just 2 cups of coffee with half n half. I think checking in and doing this challenge will get me started in the right direction. emoticon

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Optimism is the foundation of courage.
--Nicholas Murray Butler

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.
--Charles Darwin

Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.
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Second day in a row with a mindful breakfast! I am feeling great, especially when I get to have my mindful meal then go to yoga in the morning. I feel so relaxed and content right now...thank you SparkPeople! :) I am seeing results and loving it and loving life.

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This week has been one of my most healthy weeks ever....as far as eating and tracking...realize what I'm eating! I hope everyone is having a good weekend!

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I'm not always mindful when I eat, but since joining this group I've managed it at least once a day. That's progress, and so that's good. As everyone says, the pleasure of eating increases a lot.

Dinner is when my son and I sit down and spend time together, so I will talk with him over dinner, but I'm working on savouring the moment as I eat, too. We'll discuss the food together sometimes and mind the food together.

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Sounds like y'all are doing well!

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
--Nicholas Murray Butler

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.
--Charles Darwin

Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.
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I am having a pretty good time eating my dinner mindfully but breakfast and lunch are a challenge - I enjoy reading and only have a half hour lunch so often read while eating (I know not the best for eating mindfully). For dinner this week some of the things I have really enjoyed and paid attention to were fresh crusty bread with real butter - so worth the calories; a really juicy orange we received from Florida relatives for Christmas; the crunch of water chestnuts mixed in with veggies; ripe blackberries were so yummy and I enjoyed some strawberries with just a little bit of a vanilla lavendar sugar.

Next week I plan to buy some really great flavored cheese and have a small piece one night for a snack; I will also try to enjoy a small glass of wine with dinner one evening and maybe plan some sort of a light dessert one evening. I find if I plan snacks that I really enjoy and can look forward to a small amount is fine and I can keep control the rest of the day knowing I have a small amount of something decadent waiting for me.



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Yesterday I mindfully ate a hummus and grilled veggie wrap. It was really good! I usually use some type of salad dressing or tons of cheese, but the hummus OMG! SO GOOD!

This morning I am mindfully eating toast with peanut butter and sliced banana. It is very tasty! Way better than when I used to make it and scarf it down while rushing out the door in the mornings.

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I took the time to mindfully eat a fresh green pepper, and let me tell you, the experience is not to be believed! Nothing on it - just the bell pepper in the raw. Wow! It took me back to my childhood, when we used to grab all the veggies we wanted out of the garden, every single day. Where did that person go? I want to be her again, and I will be!

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had a quiet day so i did take some time to slowly enjoy and taste a sweet.

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Carol, I like what your co-worker says. Another approach would be to just concentrate on what we're doing without labeling it right or wrong, good or bad. Let it just be how it is.

I enjoy reading y'all's posts. I can tell y'all are making progress!
Kim

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
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It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.
--Charles Darwin

Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.
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I did ok at breakfast, not so great at lunch, and plan to make a concerted effort to remain mindful through dinner. The inside of my mouth is almost completely healed, so that is some progress, right? LOL

As my co-worker says, we need to concentrate on what we are doing right - not on what we are doing wrong. That way, we accentuate the positive. I like how he thinks!

I will do my best to visit over the weekend. It is going to be a busy one (as usual!), but I would love to stay connected as I finish up Week 1.

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Imreite: a while ago I wrote this blog:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
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it refers exactly to what you are talking about it. Check it out - I think you should be really proud of your self for your progress.

Have a great day!

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I am starting to become more aware, but unfortunatly it is after i already made a bad choice or am half way through eating something. i am slowly improving at most things, just need to get a little better.

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I wonder why good habits are such a struggle to instill, while bad habits seem to arrive (and move in!) for the long haul, with no effort at all? Another mystery of life, I guess.

I continue to remember to slow down and be mindful. Today I had to eat lunch during our manager's meeting, but still remembered to take it easy and TASTE my food. I could get used to this -- it's kind of nice to enjoy my food, rather than just inhale it!

I think I may actually get through Week 1 if this keeps up. I am so glad that I stuck with Week 1 until I got over the initial hurdle. If not, I would just keep falling further and further behind until I gave up. For once, I did not allow myself to jump the gun. Yay for me!

Thank you for posting about your journeys. It makes a big difference!

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I have noticed that I have a hard time stopping everything else to eat. I have always been a multi-tasker; so at breakfast I read the paper; most often I watch TV at Dinner. Not something I have always done, but something that has become a habit... one that I am now aware, so can take the next step and move past it.... well, maybe, with practice.

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slowly making small bits of prograss, but then falling back. i i tend to eat quickly, but i did notice today that i have a few triggers that make me thing of eating. i sis do well by not giving in to 1 of my cravings.

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OK, I actually made some progress today! As soon as I stuck my first carrot in my mouth, I remembered to be mindful. I was able to eat the rest of my meal while TRYING to be mindful. In a full lunchroom, that is not always easy, but at least I remembered to try!

To tell you the truth, it has helped tremendously that I have been biting the inside of my cheek. I continue to do that on a regular basis, and the pain is an excellent reminder that I need to SLOW DOWN and quit wolfing my food! I don't know how I got into such a habit, other than I tend to be in a hurry with all things, so why would eating be any different?

Today is the first day of creating NEW, healthier habits!

Kim, if I can do this, so can you!

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Carol, I'm enjoying reading your posts. I too struggle with this challenge...I seem to have a bad case of monkey mind! I also have a hard time with stress eating. One day at a time, one bite at a time! Kim

Optimism is the foundation of courage.
--Nicholas Murray Butler

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.
--Charles Darwin

Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.
--Theodore Roosevelt


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I love hearing about everyone's progress! It is very inspiring.

I continue to struggle, but am noticing that putting food in my mouth is triggering thoughts of mindfulness. I plan to stick to Week 1 for the rest of this week to see if I continue to make progress.

It is so odd to believe in something so much, yet find it so hard to implement! I believe that defines my diet journey also, however! emoticon

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