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Establishing a Healthier Relationship with Food
Tuesday, March 17, 2009      0 comments

Here are some elements of a healthy relationship to food: 1. You feel happy and fully engaged in life when you are not eating. (Food is not your only reliable source of pleasure and satisfaction.) 2. If you are not feeling hungry, you ... Read more
Yoga rocks.
Monday, March 16, 2009      1 comments

I did a nice, long yoga workout yesterday and felt good for the rest of the day. I do believe I am going to repeat this today! The recent cold snap here is making me achy and stretching feels so good on my joints. The deep breathing and resulti... Read more
Evenings are difficult for me
Saturday, March 14, 2009      1 comments

I went to dinner at a friend's house. She is on Weight Watcher's and made a delicious low- cal, healthy meal. Now I'm home, it's 8:47pm and I am going to do my nails and go to bed and read. It's good to read because I can't read if I've had t... Read more
Replace the bad with the good
Friday, March 13, 2009      3 comments

My husband was gone yesterday on a business trip. It was nice to have the day to myself but for some reason the evenings are always difficult for me to be alone. I watched three movies and drank half a bottle of wine. I went over my calorie co... Read more
Difficult Week
Tuesday, March 10, 2009      4 comments

Working overtime, feeling tired, time change, daughter in emergency room, upcoming move, money issues, friends sick and stressed, crazy parents, unavailable husband, uncontridictable middle age, stupid hormones, filthy house. I give it all ... Read more
Good start, bad finish
Saturday, March 07, 2009      0 comments

I started the month and the week out with wholehearted commitment to regular exercise and healthy eating. On day four I woke up with a burst blood vessel in my left eye. The entire half of my eye is filled with blood. It looks like I'm possess... Read more
Inadvertantly Exercised
Thursday, March 05, 2009      1 comments

My husband walked off with my car keys this morning so I had to walk two miles to the train station to get to work today. It turned out to be a beautiful, warm sunny March day and I walked through the Farmer's Market on the way. Got in 45 minu... Read more
Wednesday, March 04, 2009      0 comments

"It is not our preferences that are the problem, it is our attachment to them." ~Buddha's Little Instruction Book by Jack Kornfield It's not the ice cream, it's the disordered thinking surrounding the desire for the ice cream that messes ... Read more
Fat Free Sour Cream Revisioned
Tuesday, March 03, 2009      1 comments

I've made the move from low-fat sour cream to fat-free! It's not so good that it will trigger a binge but it's great added to food for texture and it helps me get my daily dose of calcium. I think this is a new way for me to think. Usually... Read more
Nutrition Tracker Heads Off Panic
Monday, March 02, 2009      1 comments

I entered anything I planned on eating today in the Nutrition Tracker BEFORE I stuck it in my mouth. This had the amazing ability to make me pause, think, and eat consciously. If something had too many calories, I didn't eat it. Amazing! I th... Read more
Conscious Eating: Card for the Day, 02/28/09
Saturday, February 28, 2009      0 comments

Set the tone with a bell. In the Buddhist tradition, bells are used to dispel negative energies, clear the space, and create a sense of harmony. Try sounding a bell before you begin your meal. ... Read more
Conscious Eating: Card for the Day, 02/27/09
Friday, February 27, 2009      0 comments

Where did your food come from? Think about the fields where your food grew, the sun and rain that nourished it, the hands that harvested it. Food doesn't just feed you; it connects you to the earth. Visualize your gratitude radiating out fr... Read more
Never Say Diet
Wednesday, February 25, 2009      0 comments

"We gain weight through a series of poor choices made on a regular basis over a long period of time." p. 16 from "Never Say Diet" by Chantal Hobbs It made me happy to read this because even though I cannot stick to a diet, I CAN make good c... Read more
Mindful Eating
Tuesday, February 24, 2009      0 comments

From the Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn to "Mindful Eating" by Jan Chozen Bays: pg. xiii - xiv "This book emphasizes that, with practice, it is possible to have mindfulness become a reliable foundation for holding and healing one's entire ... Read more
Trying to Lose Weight Causes Bingeing
Monday, February 23, 2009      1 comments

Bingeing: How to Stop Binge Eating By: Lynn Grieger Question : I am a former athlete and used to eat anything I wanted. I no longer train like I used to but I have horrible cravings. Sometimes I feel as if I can't stop eating. I reme... Read more

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