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3/30/10 11:51 P

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“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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3/30/10 11:43 P

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I especially like the "brush your teeth" suggestion, because when I've brushed my teeth, I don't want to eat anything for the next hour (at least!)because the taste of the food doesn't go well with the taste of toothpaste in my mouth! emoticon

I also came up with: cleaning the litter box, washing the dishes, sweeping the floor, and folding the laundry. Guess I'd better get cleaning!!

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“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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3/30/10 6:16 P

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What a great idea!

Since the day is over here, I won't be able to make it today, but I hope to do it in the next few days. emoticon

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3/29/10 10:29 P

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Happy Tuesday to you!

I have a challenge that I throw out every now in then. It is THE IDEA JAR. First, you get a container. It could be a jar, a box, or any type of container that can hold pieces of paper. Next, you get a piece of paper and cut it into strips.

From there, you write down ideas of things you can do INSTEAD OF EATING on your strips of paper. This is for the times when your body isn't really hungry. Your brain, or heart needs something, but you are associating that "something" with a need for food.
Put your ideas into your container.

When you feel the urge to eat (and you KNOW it isn't because you are hungry), go to your IDEA JAR and pull out one idea to do. You can put the idea back into your jar when you are done to use another time.
Some INSTEAD OF EATING ideas that you can write down are:

*Go for a walk
*Brush your teeth
*Paint your nails
*Clean a closet
*Make a phone call

Now....it is YOUR TURN. What INSTEAD OF EATING ideas can you add to our list? Feel free to post some ideas. We ALL have times when we turn to food for comfort. These "ideas" help us turn that anger, loneliness, frustration, sadness, etc. into a positive moment. A idea can turn us away from a binge moment. That is ALWAYS a good thing.

Your challenge today:
1) Make an idea jar, box, or container
2) Fill your container with ideas
3) Contribute if you have some ideas

Have a WELL WRITTEN Tuesday!




“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world

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