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Sparkling Waves-Week 1

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Points for this weeks' challenge- 50.

Need to practice "mindful eating" 3 days this week. (bonus) 1 down for sure


I got a 2.6, about what I'd expect from this stretch of my recent journey. I already know that mindfulness is something I need to work on; and by re-engaging in this ongoing challenge, I'm also practicing at seeing my healthy habits with fresh eyes. I don't need to prove that I *KNOw* anything. I can be open to the articles, the thoughts, even if familiar. It doesn't mean I'm going backwards, and I guarantee myself that I will learn more in the process. I am not too proud. And it doesn't detract from my previous accomplishments.

I'm writing all of this here as a kind of affirmation. I need to re-direct my self-talk to include these assurances, because even though I don't actively think that there's anything wrong with admitting that I need to change to improve, I think in the back of my mind a secret perfectionist part of me has had a hand in plotting against me, by not wanting to feel inferior.

Hmm.. I need to be doing that push up challenge thing...

1 = Almost always
2 = Frequently
3 = Infrequently
4 = Almost never

2 I’m unaware that I’m hungry, or full, until sometime after the fact.
1 I am stressed out.
4 I don’t really taste or appreciate my food.
3 I force or control what or how much I eat.
2 I eat when I’m not hungry.
2 I avoid eating even though I am hungry.
1 I rush when I eat.
2 I eat without being aware that I’m eating.
2 I eat when I’m stressed out.
4 I believe that I can only succeed by controlling or being rigid about my diet.
2 I am unaware of thoughts that precede my eating behaviors.
3 I find it difficult to remain focused in the here and now.
3 I don’t love and accept myself and my body as it is.
4 I don’t regularly feel a desire to exercise.
4 My body image is negatively impacted by media exposure to the “thin ideal.”
4 My exposure to media stresses me out or lowers my moods.
1 I am living or eating “on automatic.”
2 I am stuck in mental and/or behavioral patterns that I would like to change.
3 Emotions “take me over” and I am not aware of what has happened until later.
3 I eat to manage strong or uncomfortable emotions.
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    Love this - it is an interesting approach. I agree about being careful of the whole perfectionism thing.
    1760 days ago
    I agree with Bradmill2922. This is really interesting! Good on you!
    1760 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    That is a really interesting way to do things. I have never seen this before. Thank you for sharing. Don't let that perfectionist in you win with those plots! :)
    1761 days ago
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