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5/8/17 12:50 P

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Thank-you.

LIVELYGIRL2 Posts: 4,800
5/8/17 12:14 P

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I hadn't noticed your name before, so went to your page. I tried to send you a goodie, but it din't go through twice. I think your main goal is great! emoticon

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5/8/17 9:05 A

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I will. emoticon

LIVELYGIRL2 Posts: 4,800
5/6/17 10:09 P

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that's constructive, Good for you

THELOSER82 Posts: 444
5/6/17 3:29 P

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I have gotten back on track and forgiven myself instead of dwelling on failure.

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I have lost 10 lbs. Basically I filled out from inactivity after my injury. I could of done more. I'm getting back on track, now that we relocated

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I ate mindfully at breakfast 5/5. emoticon

LIVELYGIRL2 Posts: 4,800
5/1/17 10:52 P

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probably most of us eat while TV/ computer, driving ect

good reminder.

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I posted this topic last year, but with summer approaching it seems like a nice time to revisit it.

“When walking, walk; when eating, eat,” goes a Zen proverb. Sounds obvious, right?

But in the typical busy swirl of a day, you might find yourself eating while walking (or while watching TV, working, checking emails, texting or driving). Or perhaps you find yourself powering through an entire bag of chips because, like the proverbial mountain, it’s there.

This is kind of like the flip side of getting so busy that you “forget” to eat. (Fortunately, you can’t forget to breathe!)

Enter “mindful eating.” It may sound a little out-there, but it boils down to paying attention — and it has the power to benefit your health in important ways.

In a recent study, two groups of overweight people followed identical diet and exercise regimens, but one group also practiced mindfulness meditation, learning to develop awareness of their sensations, thoughts, and emotions during meals.
The mindful group saw improvements in their weight and also in their blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
The other group? Not so much.

Throughout the day, and especially while you’re eating, take a minute, slow down, and tune in to your body and mind. Before you eat, ask yourself, “Am I hungry?” During a meal or snack, ask yourself, “Have I had enough?” Try to tune in to how it feels to be half full or nearly full. Asking yourself simple questions like these, and responding accordingly, can help to untangle unhelpful patterns and build better ones.

With each bite, pay attention to the texture, scent and flavor of your food. Enjoy a newfound appreciation for both your meal and the satisfaction that comes with mindful eating.

Let's make it a goal for this month to focus on eating mindfully. Post an emoticon each day that you have eaten mindfully during at least one meal....

....after having given Thanks to God for His provision and blessing



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