Mindless eating -grazing- can be such a problem for me from time to time I have found myself hanging onto the open refrigerator door surveying it's contents for something I will won't to eat. Not hungry. Not craving. Often emotional eating.
To curb and ultimately conquer this tendency my Bariatric specialist recommended a full length mirror attached to the front of the refrigerator door. Seeing myself coming at myself shook me into reality and conscientious of what I am doing at the time . Purchased an inexpensive mirror.
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For the past two years I have used my bookmarks as a visual clue, somewhat like Chris Downie used his vision collage. I put my completed 2009 bookmark with monthly stars on my bedroom mirror and my 2010 bookmark with its stars-to-date on my refrigerator as frequent reminders of my maintenance goal. For 2011 there is no bookmark,so I copied the page from the maintenance Pocket Guide for my refrigerator, moved the 2010 bookmark to my bedroom mirror, and put the 2009 bookmark on my bathroom mirror
To rise & shine & exercise 1st thing in the AM I set my CD player to alarm w inspirational get up & go music cued to play. The CD player is too far from the bed to shut off. I must get up. On the wall is a full length mirror facing me. I see me. I exercise. I402231402
Full length mirror faces large mirror on my dresser. I get the front and back views. 334
Starting the day with "I Love Me" is my daily dose of compliment and motivation. Any one else that compliments me is an added bonus and motivates me even more, but i already know that my daily dose started my day with a smile.
The only equipment needed is a mirror.
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