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Wow you're doing well on the non-diet occupations! I still need to work on this area, although I have found myself doing more things around the house since I started Eden. It feels like it's an emotional or psychological reaction to being freed from the diet/bingeing. So I've been doing more housework & decorating.
I need to work on finding some activities I really enjoy. Having said that, I always used to love baking, and have recently bought a new baking tin, icing set and cookie cutters and some Mary Berry baking books. All those years I didn't allow myself to bake because it was fattening.... Perhaps once I start enjoying baking again I'll start enjoying other things more too. I need to learn to enjoy again!
I love that you make decorations for your mum. :-)
Edited by: LEVELPATHS at: 11/22/2012 (03:32)
Annie from the UK.
I teach line dance to my friends. Because I live in a rural area that is somewhat isolated, I have to do things independently. I walk with Leslie Sansone DVD's. I do weight lifting and stretching at home. I also have made a definite effort to start projects around my house to get moving and step away from the screen of either TV or computer. I bought some cool jigsaw puzzles, started organizing storage areas, started up some knitting projects, and looking at painting on glass vases. My Mom is in a nursing home and I make holiday decorations for her room and change them monthly. Since I am no longer "dieting", I intend to do more cooking. Just baked a pumpkin pie. My husband asked...."Does it have diet stuff in it?"
Funny, huh? I said, no, not one bit of diet stuff.
Rita Hancock, at the end of chapter 2 of The Eden Diet, suggests that if we want to lose weight, we need to get our mind off food/diets/eating, and join groups where these things are not the focus. She suggests book clubs, exercise groups, or an Eden Diet support group (which, she says, discourage recipe sharing and focusing on food).
So what non-food/diet/eating groups are you in? And if you're not, what do you think you might join?
I'm not in any - except for church I suppose! But I do enjoy reading, so maybe I will take a more active part in the Spark book clubs. I will also check out the Eden Diet website to see if I can find any more info on Eden Diet support groups. :-)
Edited by: LEVELPATHS at: 11/8/2012 (10:06)
Annie from the UK.