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hey. wuts up.
i'm 21 and a college student. and now i'm on my way to recovery from stress/boredom eating. proud to announce that i'm finally getting a hold on it!
the main thing i learned is, whatever u're worried about, don't let food fix it b/c not all of the cookies in the world are gonna make u feel full on the inside. and if u beat this weight thing now, u'll have one less of a problem to think about

my goal is to become a runway/swimsuit model. my plan is to lose 20 lbs by Aug. so that i could make it to fashion week. wish me luck. and if u need a diet buddy, please don't hesitate. i'm friendly : )

"The Truth About Willpower"

I have often said that I don't believe in will power. In fact, in my first book I referred to it as a "fleeting moment of bravado." But, recently I have had a change of heart.

In my own struggles with will power and impulsivity, I have come to learn that will is a not a myth or a genetic trait you either have or you don't, it's a skill. This means that anyone can develop it at any point! It's like a muscle it can grow stronger or it can become weaker. Ready to learn how to build your willpower instead of breaking it down?

To build will power, you need to change where you think.

That's right—you can literally change the part of the brain that you are using to process information in order to take a long-term view and control your behavior. Your amygdala is the part of your brain that is impulsive. This is the part that grabs the handful of M&Ms off your co-workers desk or dives into the bread rolls on the table. But by stopping and questioning theses choices before you act on them, you literally shift the place where you are processing information—to the frontal lobe. Your frontal lobe is the part of your brain that is associated with will power and self-control.

So, the next time you get the urge to reach your hand into a candy jar, transfer your mental control from the impulsive part of your mind to the logical part.

Here's how: Take a few deep breaths and then ask yourself some complex questions about what you are feeling, what you're about to do, what is triggering those emotions or cravings and whether the action supports your long-term health goal. Don't rush it—carefully contemplating the results of your decisions and actions will allow you to move from that "go" state where you're ready to act on impulse to a "know" state where you are able to make the healthier choice.

Member Since: 4/30/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,932

My Goals:
1. lose 20 lbs by Aug

2. workout 5 days per week for at least an hour.

3. stop stress eating

My Program:

eat every 3 hours; very lil sugar; lots of fruit; wheat bread is totally allowed

walk at least 5 mi everyday

weight training 3 times per wk

running 4 miles 5 times per week


jump rope for an hour

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Other Information:

1. food politics

2. in defense of food

3. what to eat

4. i can make u thin

5. the beck diet solution

6. shrink yourself; how to stop emotional eating

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