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Changing meal time to hunger time

Friday, August 15, 2014

It was only a few minutes after 11 am but I wanted food, so since I had just opened a new bottle of fruit flavored water, I decided to put together a quick little lunch to go with it. A heavy fiber- rich rye bread, a few slices of soy cheese and a pickle spear. I clicked on to Spark for some lunchtime encouragement and found a great article about why we eat too much. It was just the thing I needed to read with my meal.So now I'm full, and will look for a project around the house to keep myself busy until I go out to do some errands. That's how you get through the day when all you really want to do is sit on the couch with a movie on the Kindle, and veg out 'til the next snack urge comes along. I found recently that eating early prior to the "lunchtime" hour really works for me when I'm at home. There's an old Irish folk song that goes, " I'll eat when I'm hungry and drink when I'm dry, and if moonshine don't get me, I'll live 'til I die!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • CTUPTON
    Oh god, do I love Irish music! When I wrote an email to you this morning, I had not realized how much weight you have lost. You must have worked very hard for that. Thanks for being a great role model for me. I have been at this a long, long time. I keep thinking "OK, Ive got it now." But my weight loss has been turtle slow. 30 lbs in 5-6 years. At least it is coming down. of course. And again, thanks for commenting on my blog--solution centered weight loss by Dean Anderson.

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  • DOLLIE6
    I eat real weird , I have been told. but it works for me. I eat breakfast at 7:00, lunch at 11:00, dinner or supper at 3:00 or 4:00. I have a snack at 6:30. Sometimes when I get through with my exercise I have a little snack if I need it. you eat what keeps you from overeating or bingeing. keep on sparking.
    2146 days ago
  • IOWAGRAMMA
    Sounds like a great way to make your day work for you! Good job!!! Hugs, Jeannie
    2149 days ago
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  • JILL313
    Hi Patty, Like you if I don't let myself go too long between meals and/or have a snack then I usually don't overeat. However, truthfully time does get away sometimes then I eat way too much. I have such a sweet tooth and that's the area I need to work on more. I like the Irish saying you shared here. Moving forward shouldn't be an option for any of us but sometimes life's issues do get in our way. Take good care my wonderful friend.

    Hugs & Love,

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    2149 days ago
  • SANDRALEET
    Smart move
    2150 days ago
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