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Day 30 - Postpone Eating
Sunday, August 30, 2015      3 comments

Today, we are to think about postponing eating snack foods. Think about what is happening when you go for a snack and wait for a while before eating. 1. Watch for places where you can postpone eating. Wait as long as possible, especially wi... Read more
Day 29 - Hand-Held Foods
Saturday, August 29, 2015      6 comments

Today we are to think about foods that we eat with our hands, such as chips, nuts, etc. We are to select one of them and eat it on a plate with knife and fork. I will have to write about this tomorrow. Updates from previous days Eating be... Read more
Day 28 - Eating Because It's There
Friday, August 28, 2015      2 comments

today we are to concentrate on whether we eat food because we need it, or because it is there. We are to remember we do not eat food just because it is present, write it on post it and spread it around food areas. We are to use it during th... Read more
Day 27 - Eat Dessert When It's Special
Thursday, August 27, 2015      3 comments

Today we are to think about desserts and what are our favorites. My favorites (and what makes them special): Key Lime Pie - Creamy and tart (and not green) with graham cracker crust and whipped cream topping Peach Cobbler - Hot tasty pe... Read more
Day 26 - when Food Disappoints You
Wednesday, August 26, 2015      2 comments

Today we are to enjoy a piece of food and savor it and then think of if it disappoints us. Is the food meeting our expectations. I have not had a problem with this. I will have to think more about it before trying. The only disappointments I u... Read more
Day 25 - Smaller Amounts, less Often
Tuesday, August 25, 2015      2 comments

Today we are to think of foods that we like and find alternatives for them, so we do not have them as often or in such large quantities. 1. List favorite foods Dark Chocolate Cheese Cookies Steak dinners Nuts Chips Wheat Thins... Read more
Day 24 - Eat for Satisfaction
Monday, August 24, 2015      5 comments

We are to eat slowly and pay attention to what we are eating and appreciate the food. Enjoy the food and don't feel guilty about anything. 1. We are to list the foods or type of food that is satisfying. Salads Iced Tea French Fries Cho... Read more
Day 23 - Savoring
Sunday, August 23, 2015      5 comments

Today's exercise was savoring a piece of candy - eating it slowly and enjoying all the different textures. I choose a Chocolate Salted Caramel Macadamia Nut Cluster. These are several flavors and textures to check at the same time - you hav... Read more
Day 22 - Multitask With Food
Saturday, August 22, 2015      2 comments

Today, we are supposed to add in distractions while we are eating and still pay attention to what we are eating. Some of the distractions they mention are harder for me to incorporate - we do not normally have a TV or radio on in the house - the... Read more
Day 21 - Eat With Awareness
Friday, August 21, 2015      3 comments

Today we are starting the third set of 10 days - This set will concentrate on Conscious Eating. Today we are concentrating on eating with Awareness so that we don't miss out on the flavor, texture and the sensation of the food. I will have ... Read more
Day 20 - Half-off Special
Thursday, August 20, 2015      4 comments

Today's activity in the 100 Days of Weight Loss Challenge applies mostly to eating out. It is to eat only have of the serving. This is something that I have been doing for several years. One of the places we frequent has a delicious lasagna, ... Read more
Day 19 - Eat Reasonable Amounts
Wednesday, August 19, 2015      5 comments

Today we are focusing on quantity and how do we know what the correct quantity is. If you are trying to monitor your calories in one way or another, you need to know what the quantity is to accurately gauge what you are eating. The exercises are... Read more
Day 18 - Retrain Eating Habits
Tuesday, August 18, 2015      3 comments

Today we are to look at why we keep hearing (usually in our heads) people (Parents) telling us to eat everything on our plates and find new ways to deal with those voices. This is something I have been working on for the last several years and a... Read more
Day 17 - Stop Wasting Food
Monday, August 17, 2015      7 comments

Today's exercise was about wasting food - whether you throw it away or eat more than you really need. I grew up with my parents making us clean our plates at each meal. That had been a hard habit to break. But I am working on it an being somewha... Read more
Day 16 - The Nurturing Power of Food
Sunday, August 16, 2015      4 comments

Today goes along with yesterday about Just Two Bites. Yesterday we were supposed to savor the first two bites of something and then give away or throw away the rest. After the first two bites, you do not add any more taste or enjoyment to what y... Read more

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