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The 20 Minute Path

Sunday, February 02, 2014

I started to weigh in backwards so I don't know how much I weigh at the dietitian's.

I'm focusing on sticking to my food plan, making sure each meal lasts at least 20 minutes (very challenging for me as I'm always on the go). I also have to rate how satisfied I am before and after each meal.

It isn't just about the food plan. It's about taking the time to eat food and to acknowledge how I feel when I eat.

So now instead of thinking of my next goal weight when I went walking I thought about my legs getting stronger.

Mindful eating which I had been skipping before.

So I'm altering my rewards list from 'pounds lost' to sticking to the meal plan 6/7 days of the week or 18/21 meals of the weekly section of the meal plan.

1/30-2/4~ fabulous new sneakers
2/5-2/11~ primer/foundation
2/12-2/18~ something special while on vaca
2/19-2/25~MONTH STUCK TO PLAN buy a laptop
3/5-3/11~ 2 WEEK PRIZE start laser treatment__Stuck to plan for 12/14 days or 36/42 meals
3/19-3/25~laser treatment??
4/2-4/8~laser treatment??
passover. mindful eating. maintain.
5/1-5/7 laser treatment??

1. stick to meal plan 6/7 days of week or 18/21 meals.
2. make meals last 20 minutes
3. rate how I feel before and after
4. 5 senses when I eat (taste, feel, sound makes when eat, smell, colors).
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    Yeah, enjoy in the moment...( take in the sights, sounds, etc... little bit at time..) where you are with nature, or at the city watch some people walking by...
    Good set some goals and reward yourself when goals are met is a wonderful idea. emoticon
    dolly katwell88
    1566 days ago
    I love your plan! I think it i very great that you want to focus on mindful eating. It really matters. I think when we don't then we tend to over eat with our even enjoying food. You are doing great! emoticon
    1569 days ago
    I am pleased you are doing so well! Keep up the great work! We all need to work on mindful eating. There are many distractions and its built into our culture. emoticon
    Wow, thats a very rewarding plan and if it doesn't work I will be surprised. I love your rewards the laptop was going to be mine at the end of my goal cycle but I could not wait. I could use some laser treatments as well! emoticon

    Good luck! Happy Ground Hog and Superbowl weekend! emoticon
    1570 days ago
  • LJOYCE55
    I like that you build in some leeway in your plan - allows you to be human.
    1570 days ago
    That is an awesome plan!! emoticon emoticon
    1570 days ago
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