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Day 44 - It's Not the Right Time
Sunday, September 13, 2015      5 comments

If you're debating whether of not it's the right time to be on a weight=loss program, let these questions help you decide: 1. Are you currently facing a major life issue? (marriage, divorce, retirement, etc) 2. Is something demanding a huge ... Read more
Day 43 - Choose To, Not Have To
Saturday, September 12, 2015      3 comments

Instead of saying 'I have to' when discussing your actions or goals, substitute the words 'I choose to'. This is fairly easy for me. I choose to workout daily. I am working on my eating and I choose to do this, not that I have to.... Read more
Day 42 - Make It Matter
Friday, September 11, 2015      3 comments

If you aren't sure if you really want to take action on something such as your weight, ambivalence will usually win. To get past this roadblock, you need to raise the importance of your goal and make it matter. Think about all the things that bo... Read more
Day 41 - Motivation is a Choice
Thursday, September 10, 2015      3 comments

Today we are starting 10 days to discuss motivation. This has not been something I have had a problem with recently. My husband is my example and support - He had a heart Attack 15 years ago and started an exercise program then. I have been work... Read more
Day 40 - Having an Eating Experience
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      2 comments

We are supposed to create an eating experience so that we can enjoy - not sure this is something that I can do at this time. Most of my eating experiences occur when we are on a cruise ship. Updates from previous days Flavor or Texture - ... Read more
Day 39 - Flavor or Texture
Tuesday, September 08, 2015      3 comments

Someone reminded me I should mention the book that these exercises are from - 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle. It helps you to be successful regardless of the diet plan you are using by exploring your relationship to food. There is also... Read more
Day 38 - Food as Power
Monday, September 07, 2015      4 comments

Can food be power - it was mentioned in the reading that the person not eating a diet meal is frequently more powerful. Do you taste the food as you eat, or do you just eat to feel good? 1. Think about situations or places in life where you... Read more
A Bit About Me
Monday, September 07, 2015      1 comments

A friend posted this on their blog and I decided to add my information. Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. Where is your cell phone? Sitting next to me, plugged in and downloading another book for me to... Read more
Day 37 - I Love to Eat
Sunday, September 06, 2015      5 comments

Today, we are thinking about the food we love - do we eat it because we love the flavors or because we love the way we feel when we eat. Is the food providing nutrition for your body or for your emotions. We can still enjoy the food we love, as ... Read more
Day 36 - Slow Down Your Eating
Saturday, September 05, 2015      5 comments

Today we are to concentrate on eating slower so that we can recognize the pause (from Day 35). This is something I have been working hard on and with various success. If we are eating out, I am a lot more successful about eating slower. But then... Read more
Day 35 - The Eating Pause
Friday, September 04, 2015      4 comments

For this exercise we are to notice the natural pause that occurs when we are at the satisfied (+1) level and stop eating. This avoids the full (+2) or Stuffed (+3) feelings. We did this exercise for a week in another challenge I participated in.... Read more
Day 34 - Listen Accurately
Thursday, September 03, 2015      4 comments

Today, we are to listen carefully to our bodies and stop eating when we reach level 1 full (satisfied, just right). We are also to recall times in the past when we were at level 2 or 3 and any feelings associated with those occasions. Past... Read more
Day 33 - Fullness Scale
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      4 comments

Like the hunger scale, there is a fullness scale, with 0 being neutral and going positive to 3 being stuffed. We are supposed to stop at +1 - satisfied, comfortable, just right and not get to the +2 (too full, a little uncomfortable) or +3 (Stuf... Read more
Day 32 - The Five Hour Rule
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      6 comments

Today, we are to make sure we do not go more than 5 hours between meals, and try stay closer to 3 hours. this is not hard for me, since I already do this. I usually have breakfast around 8:30-9 AM. Lunch around Noon, a snack in the middle of the... Read more
Day 31 - Hunger Scale
Monday, August 31, 2015      3 comments

Starting today, we are working on learning more about Listening to our bodies. Today is about our own internal hunger scale. (from 0 to -3, where 0 is neutral and -3 is extreme hunger, with the other two are variations in hunger). We are to work... Read more

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