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10/17/08 1:33 A

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Congratulations on your success so far. Keep up the good work!
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"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

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10/16/08 11:21 P

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My thanks to the three of you. I prescribe to the philosophy in the first place...it would be nice to check out both books and understand all the nuances and practices as well.

I feel this is the main reason why its so bad to eat in front of the TV or snack during Movies. Its more than just a bad habit.
To keep the mind fresh, active and aware in a Beta-Wave state, is the best defense against old patterns, and one of the first steps in Making Life Happen on Purpose. Live in the NOW.

The human mind is fasinating.


Edited by: CRAZY_CAROLLYNN at: 10/16/2008 (23:24)
Failure- a stone on a path not the last one called success.
Planless gaol=a wish
Faithless dream=fleeting & amiss.
Progress-little to do with speed-much to do with direction.
Wiser to replace with better choices than to deny human nature-small smarter choice substitutions.
Purposely choose your thoughts-what you believe-you achieve-Be careful what you think
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9/9/08 1:13 P

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I believe that discovering Mindfulness was the point of the presenter. His title Mindless simply expressed the way most of us eat and go through life. The Buddhist influenced Kaiseki style of food preparation is and example of applying Mindfulness to the preparation of seasonal food, prepared to satisfy the eyes, the tongue, the nose, the touch, and the mind and served on seasonally appropriate utensils in a quiet meditative environment after a stroll through a beautiful garden is an ideal that we could all use to inspire us to be mindful of our food preparation and enjoyment. How far that we so often stray from such benchmarks?
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"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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9/9/08 12:25 P

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Have you looked into 'Mindfulness'? It's the real-time opposite of mindless, wherein one ensures to be fully present in the moment, even while engaged in an activity. A Buddhist meditative practice, historically. In the case of eating, the 'mental exercise' is to bring one's attention fully into the here and now. Pscyhologists suggest that 'the present' is about a 3 second window of consciousness (that most people are too distracted by thought to perceive); and has to be continually refreshed or the mind begins to wander. In Mindfulness practice, one holds the attention onto the present moment - onto what one is doing, feeling, and thinking - until thought eventually subsides under the rigor of allocating the brain's resources to maintaining its grip on the 'now'. Eating under that circumstance is an entirely different experience than the norm, and it is intense, activating the brain's 'fullness' mechanism much earlier in the meal, because it knows 'full well' what is occurring in the moment, as one chews and immerses one's self into each slow bite, each even slower chew and swallow.

Very sensual, very fulfilling, and very appetite reducing.

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8/26/08 8:56 A

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Since May I have been exploring the concept that DIEts don't work.

The Mindless Eating book has been cited in a couple of places I have been reading.

Currently I am reading "The Rules of 'Normal' Eating by Karen Koenig. Very interesting.

Chris
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8/15/08 5:58 P

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This is the title of a New Book about the subconscious factors that influence our appetites, how much we eat, and how satisfying the experience will be. This is a short video that explains the premise of the author.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP5AFkWZ3eY

Edited by: CHANETC at: 8/15/2008 (17:58)
"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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