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3/30/08 6:02 P

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WIFE2ABADGE: it was a great post! I have printed it out and shall attempt to read to Bob on the way to CA.

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3/30/08 4:16 P

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Excellent post...wow...thank you!

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3/30/08 9:30 A

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Absolute great post ..have copied it out and attached to the fridge . Thanks

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3/28/08 6:19 P

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WIFE THAT WAS A GREAT LIST THANKS FOR SHARING

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3/28/08 6:19 P

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Great post. Thanks.

Have a TERRIFIC day!
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3/28/08 5:16 P

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Smile all of the time. It keeps people wondering what your up to !


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3/28/08 5:14 P

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very cool, and very good advice..I copied it and am going to print it out to put on my fridge or somewhere that I know I'll see it and read it(and hopefully so will bf).

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3/28/08 4:45 P

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Thanks for the post. We all need this kind of reinforcement once in a while! emoticon

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3/28/08 1:24 P

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Great post! VERY helpful and encouraging and SO TRUE but you tend to forget and beat yourself up! I am going to share it with some other spark friends and also put it on my page as well so that I won't forget it ever!

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3/28/08 12:15 P

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Wife2abadge: I emailed it to myself. emoticon

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3/28/08 12:05 P

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Wife2aBadge - thank you thank you thank you!

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


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3/28/08 11:53 A

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Great post!!!!!!!!!

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3/28/08 11:29 A

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I would like to copy this onto my sparkpage as well if that is okay. It is a good thing to read over once in awhile to put things back into perspective for me.

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3/28/08 11:22 A

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If you dont mind, I will copy the article in my spark page, it describes exactly how I feel about this journey... Thank you emoticon

"The recovering woman needs to recognize that her obsession with food and fat does not define who she is. [...] It is something she has learned to use to help her deal with with the emotional distress of being different or feeling misunderstood, unaccepted or overwhelmed"
-Anita Johnston "Eating in the light of the moon"


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3/28/08 11:16 A

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It is funny how you always post whatever I have been thinking myself... Of course, I may have read something similar before but just yesterday I added the part about forbidden foods to my signature... That is so great!
I have been there, eating non-stop because it was always "the last time I eat ice cream"... Now I can have it anytime, it doesnt hold any power over me anymore, it is just a choice: "I will have it, later"...

Thank you so much!!! You are a HUGE inspiration and a SPIRITUAL TEACHER for me! emoticon

Edited by: CECIDITULLIO at: 3/28/2008 (11:17)
"The recovering woman needs to recognize that her obsession with food and fat does not define who she is. [...] It is something she has learned to use to help her deal with with the emotional distress of being different or feeling misunderstood, unaccepted or overwhelmed"
-Anita Johnston "Eating in the light of the moon"


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3/28/08 11:13 A

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That's probably the BEST thing I've ever seen posted! Thanks for sharing it!!

"...it matters to this one..."

What good I do today is a gift to myself, and it's never too late to do good.


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3/28/08 11:06 A

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thank you it sounds great

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3/28/08 11:02 A

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From Green Mountain at Fox Run (a sort of spa for people to discover intuitive eating):

1. Think "management" instead of "control." "Control" implies an adversarial relationship with food; it's gnerally a constant struggle to maintain control. "Management" is much easier. When we manage something, we work with it to achieve our desired results.

2. Eat at least three well-balanced meals a day. Don't skip meals! You'll only be hungrier for the next one. It's a normal physiological reaction to crave food if you're hungry.

3. Give up guilt. One brownie never made anyone fat, but your attitude about eating brownies or any foods you consider forbidden can make you fat. Believing you have 'cheated' on your diet, and therefore having ruined your chances of success, will produce feelings of failure and guilt. Allow yourself your favorite foods in moderation, without guilt.

4. Accept food cravings as a normal part of living in a food-oriented society. Everyone experiences food cravings, regardless of whether they struggle with their weight. The more you understand cravings, the more manageable they become. Food cravings can be caused by physical cues and emotional cues. Although you cannot necessarily emliminate all cravings, you can manage your reation.

5. Look at cravings as suggestions to eat, not commands to onverindulge. Overeating does not have to be an automatic response to craving. Take charge. When a craving begins, determine how you want to deal with it.

6. Believe that cravings will pass. Researchers have found that people believe a craving will continue to intensifiy until they give into it. In truth, a craving is similar to a wave in the ocean. It grows in intensity, peaks and then subsides if you don't give into it. The more you practice riding the wave, the easier it will become.

7. Disarm your cravings with the 5 D's.

Delay - at least 10-15 mintues before you eat.

Distract - yourself by engaging in an activity that requires concentration and is not compatible with eating.

Distance - yourself from food - leave the room, ask the waiter to remove your plate, take steps (literally) to get yourself in a non-food environment

Determine - how important it is to eat the craved food and how much you really want it.

Decide - what amount is reasonable and appropriate to start with. Eat it mindfully and enjoy!

8. Stop labeling foods as 'bad', 'illegal' or 'forbidden. It's not the food. It's the manner i which you may consume it and how often you consume it. You can eat some of anything you want - even if it is high in fat, calories, sugar or salt - but if you want to reach your healthy fitness goals, you may not be able to eat all of what you think you want

9. Aim for moderation instead of abstinence. Avoiding things you fear only reinforce your fear. If you think you can never eat certain foods again, you may feel driven to eat as much as you can whenever you can. Explore what you really want. Is it really food? Or do you want well-being too.

10. Exercise regularly. Exercise is the key to managing food cravings. Rather than burn calories, one of the most important contributions of regular exercis is a relief from tension and stress. It is also a very healthy way to delay, distract and distance yourself from food.

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