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10/10/09 11:03 P

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I haven't gotten any farther in it since my last post but now that you have it too I'll make a point of reading it.

What do you think so far?

** Mary Jane **

"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought." ~ Peace Pilgrim


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10/10/09 10:30 P

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I have my book now and I've been reading. I've filled in the blanks in the book, but I haven't been writing out affirmations yet. Have you? I think I'm going to have to set a specific time each day to work on affirmations for 15 minutes. Where are you in the book? Are you seeing any changes yet?



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10/4/09 11:19 P

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I just looked up the tracking on my amazon order, and my book should be here tomorrow. Yay!


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9/28/09 12:33 P

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I expect my book to arrive today or tomorrow, and am looking forward to beginning reading. Seriously, if reading about diet and nutrition were the answer, I would be a size 2!!!



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9/28/09 12:24 A

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I got it this week-end. I got to read a little bit of it but not much...haven't gotten to the good stuff yet.

Let me know what you think about The End of Overeating. Sounds interesting. Wouldn't it be nice if we could lose weight just by reading about eating right and working out!?! LOL! Man, I would be SO healthy & buff!

Boy, I like that..."ants" in our brains. That's almost exactly what automatic negative thoughts are like...ants in your brain! Have you been listening to motivational CDs or reading the books? I LOVE listening to CDs in my car on the way to work. I swear I get at least one AHA moment every day from them! If you've been listening to them, please let me know what your favorites are so I can check them out. I'm listening to Dale Carnegie's "Stop Worrying and Start Living" right now and it's so good!

I totally agree about sugar but how in the heck do you stop eating it??? It's in everything! And I hear you about Oreos. My downfall is Hershey's chocolate. I can't even have it in the house or I will eat it all.

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** Mary Jane **

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9/24/09 6:07 P

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I just ordered the book from amazon...plus a bunch of other books too! I also got "The End of Overeating" which was written by the former surgeon general. Looking forward to getting my books hopefully very soon.

I also believe in the power of affirmations. In ultramind he talks about the "ants" (automatic negative thoughts) in our brain, and the toll they take on our lives. If we could replace them with positive thoughts about ourselves, it would help make it easier to make better choices.

Eating clean is hard, and sometimes I wonder if sugar addiction isn't the root of the problem? My favorite junk foods are all sweets. And if I eat an oreo, I can't eat one, I eat like 5-10. Oreos aren't even that good, but they're like food crack!



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9/23/09 11:50 P

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Jeni, it sounds like we're on the same page! I have In Defense of Food and The Omnivore's Dilemma, which is also by Michael Pollan. I haven't read them yet though. I got them after I read Real Food: What to Eat and Why by Nina Planck. I wish it were easier to eat clean. My family and I eat way too much processed foods.

I'm very excited that you're going to read this book with me! I don't think you can lose weight just from changing the way you think but I am definitely a firm believer in the power of positive affirmations so I'm looking forward to reading it! I will try to pick it up this week-end!

** Mary Jane **

"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought." ~ Peace Pilgrim


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9/23/09 10:35 P

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I will order the book and read along with you.

I've actually been reading a lot lately about eating for good health, never mind the weight loss component. I've read Master Your Metabolism (ok, weight loss book), In Defense of Food, and The Ultra Mind Solution. Basically, all of them advocate for eating clean and organic. Ultra mind makes a really good argument for some supplements, particularly omega 3's, so I just ordered a bunch of supplements too.

Anyway, though, the first line of In Defense of Food is "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." This is my new food motto.



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9/22/09 7:37 P

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Okay, so I came across this book called "The Only Diet There Is" by Sondra Ray ( tinyurl.com/kkof79 ) and it has piqued my interest! The Amazon product description says "Provides a method for losing weight through positive thinking and the changing of attitudes toward life and food.".

Amazon's "most helpful favorable review" says:
"If you are tired of fad diets and of worrying constantly about your weight, size, etc, READ THIS BOOK. This book changes the way we look at ourselves, what we eat, and why we eat it. It is intense and not like any other diet book you've ever known, but it works. I have had eating issues all my life and this book has made me happy with my body (and I lost weight too!). Now I am able to enjoy food again and I don't have to obsess about calories and fat or ratios or protein or special meals or anything else those fad diets kill you with. I can't explain it, but this got me out of the "diet mode" and into a true, loving view of myself and my food. It helps vegetarians, carnivores, and chocaholics. Basically, it took away my obsessive/compusive food habits and gave me peace of mind and the body I've always wanted. THANK YOU SONDRA RAY!"

But then, the "most helpful critical review" says:
"This is one of those books that essentially tells you that your negative feelings about people and things are the reason you are overweight. The author totally dismisses any such notion that one could simply be eating too much. While it is obvious that having certain attitudes can make you ignore what and how much you're eating, the fact remains that one is overweight from eating too much for one's particular body. If you want things and people to blame your overweight on, this book is chock-full of them. Yes, you're supposed to forgive everyone, but you definitely get a "victim mentality" while reading the book. Whatever happened to personal responsibility? This author is a big fan of "rebirthing", and mentions it several times throughout the book. If you're not into New Age beliefs, this is not the book for you."

So what do you think? I think I'm going to give it a read and see if I notice a difference. Anyone interested in reading it with me? Come on...it will be fun!

** Mary Jane **

"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought." ~ Peace Pilgrim


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