Group photo
LIFEWALK's Photo LIFEWALK Posts: 2,791
6/16/11 9:19 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Have you tried this skill? Are you willing to try? Do you think this would work for you? With all foods or are there foods that would trigger you to keep going?

Today's summary is a little different. I have added alternative viewpoint information for this day in case it's helpful... If not, please just disregard. So, for today's skill and your experience, please share your thoughts here :)


emoticon Imagine your favorite dessert on the table, perhaps mom's homemade pie or your favorite ice cream. As you take the 1st delicious bite, you swoon with pleasure. Wow! Is this good or what? Excited to have more you reach for another bite, another, finish the piece, perhaps even have a 2nd and/or 3rd! Yum!

emoticon Q4U ~ Did it taste as good at the end as when you started?
Most likely not. Linda says, quite accurately as research has shown, that the first two bites of any food will always have the most flavor. This is called Habituation (the end of overeating book by David Kessler) and for many people, our greatest pleasure comes in the first few bites!


emoticon Appreciate the flavor!

The skill we're talking about today explores more from day 11 and the 2 purposes of food:

1) to fuel your body, and
2) to appreciate flavors


emoticon The Power of the 1st 2 bites!
Linda suggests that if you are looking for flavor, remember that the 1st 2 bites are the best! After that, you're just "feeding" on extra food, unless of course, you are physically hungry, then eating more of the food serves a purpose.

No matter how much you eat, the taste won't get more wonderful than the 1st 2 bites, so with any food that you love, slow down and savor the flavor! Eat the first two bites very slowly, noticing details such as the cinnamon in the apple pie or the soft caramel swirl in the cheesecake. Close your eyes and delight in the taste, and allow yourself to completely absorb the texture and flavor of the food.



emoticon emoticon emoticon Is it worth eating more?
After you finish the 1st 2 bites, decide if you truly need more. In most cases you don't. Once in a while, a food will taste so phenomenal that it's worth the mountain of calories and fat grams it contains. But in reality, very few types of candy, cookies, or even cheesecake fit into that category.

Suppose you're eating one of your favorite desserts such as a store bought chocolate brownie. When you really pay close attention to the taste, you may decide this one isn't as special as you'd anticipated. If that's the case, stop eating. Tell yourself you've gotten what you needed from it. Then either toss or give away the rest so you aren't tempted to eat something that isn't all that great.

emoticon the 100 days of Weight Loss book was first published in 2006 prior to the more recent rat study with the shocking results that rats fed a junk food diet for a period of time became addicted and when the junk food was taken away, they would rather starve than eat their regular food for more than 3 weeks. This was not the case for the rats who were fed regular chow and given periodic/sporadic treats. The regular chow rats returned to eating their regular chow after junk food treats. In other words, the regular chow rats habituated and were satisfied by the treats. The addicted junk food rats could never get enough...

David Kessler explains/theorizes what he believes happens in a similar manner with people in his more recent book "The End of Overeating." He explains how some people are susceptible to food addiction, like some but not everyone becomes addicted to alcohol. Kessler goes on to say that for people who struggle with food addiction, 2 bites is like priming the pump and can trigger an over-eating spree.

emoticon 2 bites or trigger?
the thought here is that we all are at different places with changing our relationship to food, and it is ok to recognize and abstain from particular foods we can't resist. Perhaps some day in the future, they will not be a trigger... or perhaps they will. It can take time and practice to relearn appropriate portions and to reign in unrestricted eating, so if it's a struggle, assess where you are and what you can do without making yourself crazy and practice that... ;)

emoticon Suggested activities for today :)

~ Choose one of your favorite foods such as carrot cake, and then focus on all the details and tastes of the 1st two bites. If you struggle with this kind of thing, choose a food you like but can walk away from...

~ After the 1st 2 bites, stop eating and get rid of the rest of the food. In your notebook, write down the details about this experience.

~ With each food you eat today, pay close attention to the 1st 2 bites. Notice how they taste in comparison to the rest of the food.


emoticon The End of Overeating by David Kessler
Worth the read if you struggle with overeating goodies! The 1st 1/3rd of the book talks about what happens in the brain and how emotional dependance and habits/habitual dependance can develop. He presents current research and theorizes why food is addictive for some people. The 2nd 3rd of the book is about how food manufacturers intentionally manipulate food and ingredients and advertising to keep you coming back for more. Rather shocking really. The last 3rd is his idea of how to improve your eating patterns if you struggle with food addiction.

It is a relatively easy read, he explains things well but it's kind of like reading a well-written textbook... it's factual and theoretical and doesn't address the touchy feely emotional kinds of issues that Linda does so well :)

on a personal note, as someone who has struggled a lifetime eating with glee, I found both books helpful and both provided more pieces of the puzzle for me... Like everything, I pondered the ideas, use what I can, tuck some stuff away for later, reread now & then & skip what doesn't work for me... and have found this approach is helping. Cheers, lifewalk :)



emoticon link to author's blog for day 15 (scroll down :)

theweightlosscafe.com/blog/



emoticon link to our Day 14 discussion

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=20058x21194R>x42451857



emoticon link to day 16 :)

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=20058x21194R>x42491746


Edited by: LIFEWALK at: 6/18/2011 (21:05)
DOMESTICDIVA76's Photo DOMESTICDIVA76 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (1,143)
Posts: 1,549
6/17/11 6:20 A

Send Private Message
Reply
For me there are a few foods that I will never be able to eat 2 bites and walk away. Peanut butter fudge(grandmas recipe only), cupcakes with good buttercream frosting, and buckeyes(the peanut butter/choc. candy). One bite sends me into a feeding frenzy. I come back for more, and more, and more. I will even sneak these foods, hide the evidence, hide some of them so that nobody else eats them, etc. I have issues where these things are concerned. lol. But, I agree with the two bite thing on stuff you aren't totally addicted too. Like nasty Debbie snack cakes. They seem like they'll be good, they have a bit of childhood nostalgia, and a few kinds are decent but overall they are definately not worth the calories/fat/chemicals. I think I could take one or two bites and walk away from those. On a good day anyway. I think for me all of my emotional eating is sweets/sugar/sweet carbs. So, I still need to avoid having anything like that around because even if it tastes bad i'll still eat it if i'm in a bad place emotionally or stressed out. I do good with salty food and single serving sizes. I really can eat two potato chips and be satisfied. It kind of puzzles me how everybody is so different with things like that. There is a member on another team(who is really nice and great just needed an example!) that posts her nutrition info daily..like the summary..cals, fat, carbs, etc. She's usually high on carbs or at the top of the carb range. I just wonder what she could be eating that would have so many carbs. I track my food sometimes and I have a hard time even hitting the very bottom of my carb range. Actually i'm not sure I ever have! I've even tried to hit it and just couldn't get there. No real point to this other than we're all different and sometimes it puzzles me how we all struggle with similar things but in different ways. I'm over on my fat a lot. Usually when I have nuts in the house. That's a salty snack that I DO love. But, anyway, i'm just rambling at this point. lol.

~Jen~

“It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.”
Alex Karras quotes







 Pounds lost: 20.0 
0
15.5
31
46.5
62
KITT52's Photo KITT52 Posts: 96,357
6/17/11 9:38 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
this skill has taken me a while and I am not 100% with it.
When we go out to dinner we share dessert 100% of the time,( we only get dessert 1% of the time we eat out) but I can't say I have 1 or 2 bites, its more like 3-4...but better than eating the whole thing....
the trick I think is you have to mentally prepare your self first...remind your self you are just going to taste, then make that first bite the the grand moment...eat slow , let it sort of melt in your mouth, then go to the second, and try to stop.....

one issue I have about this , if we just ate 1or 2 bites of our food would we be eating enough...not sure that makes sense..but I eat mostly fruits and veggies and I have to track my food or I would not get in my calorie range, the way it is I rarely get above 1300 calories,

so if I ate 1 or 2 bite of my yogurt and cereal that would not be enough food....

2014 Ruby-lite of the YEAR
In GOD WE TRUST...
MOTIVATION REALLY IS--- TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONSCIOUS ACTION
FOOD NEVER SOLVES ANY ISSUE EXCEPT HUNGER.



level 25
1,001,994 SparkPoints
BARBARAROSE54's Photo BARBARAROSE54 Posts: 63,187
6/17/11 10:28 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I really need work on this one. I am a person who does best when just not taking it. Once I take one bite I don't stop. Having said that, I do know that the first 2 bites are the best, cause when I do finish off my piece of dessert, then I think why did I eat all of it, and might turn around and have another one.

My eating habits are terrible, and I need to work on more discipline in this direction. Thinking 3 years ago I had this all under control, what went wrong, giving in to the stresses in my life, which started the snowball effect, and I just can't seem to get control any more.



Edited by: BARBARAROSE54 at: 6/17/2011 (10:29)

Barbara Nova Scotia, Canada
ADT Atlantic Daylight Time

"There are no failures-just experiences and your reactions to them"

"Life is short, Be yourself, Forgive quickly, Love totally, Laugh uncontrollably and never forget something that made you smile."


 Pounds lost: 33.0 
0
33.75
67.5
101.25
135
LIFEWALK's Photo LIFEWALK Posts: 2,791
6/17/11 1:07 P

Send Private Message
Reply
for me, this skill would apply more towards every day kind of living, eating regular meals and snacks. or trying say samples at the store, is the store bought brownie or dh's macaroons which I don't really like even worth it...

but there are those special occasions, I do better when I take a bit of a wider road and participate. For example, to savor and fully enjoy a whole piece of pumpkin pie @ Thanksgiving for example, or we love to get an ice cream cone at the cheese factory... have done that annually all my life.

Just can't do that too frequently like I used to too often, or we gain weight, eh? The new skill for me is distinguishing when it is important for me to participate and then making it count when I choose to eat these foods, plus to eat them in reasonable portions... like 1 serving of pie instead of 2 pies over the weekend, like I used to do. I think scaling back the goodies has been 1 of the hardest struggles for me because I would eat 95% goodies and let real food rot until the goodies were gone...

i still haven't met many a carb I don't like, but there are some that I just can't stop eating at this point, and they still tend to trigger me into rebellious eating or unrestrained overeating, so I will continue to work on being careful with trigger foods and working on scaling back portions as I can :)

Jen ~ I'm always carb/fat heavy left to my druthers (think pizza, ice cream, doritos ;), if eating were a recreational sport!!! LOL

(sighs ;)

Kitt ~ I think here she is talking about "treats" or extras or how to handle sweets within the regular eating, so that you always have enough to eat. But what do you do when you encounter, say birthday cake unexpectedly at the office?

the skill would be is it worth it to have any? try having 2 bites to savor the flavor and then decide if you still want more? Or over at friends for dinner or whereever... it can be part of our skill set for choosing what and how much to eat, if we're staying on the narrow road, just sampling for a taste or going to use the wider road for a meal or day or 2 over holidays or vacation.

Nice way to find the balance in eating and I love that you get to share desserts! I haven't evolved there yet... DH always doesn't want one and I want 2!!!

emoticon

LOL, k, i'm being silly, hey, it's Fri, but really if I get one, I would have a hard time stopping at 2 bites and throwing the rest away, and if I brought the rest home, it would call my name, so I'm not really at a point where this would work for me with sweets. Maybe freggies! ;)

Edited by: LIFEWALK at: 6/17/2011 (13:17)
MY1FAN's Photo MY1FAN Posts: 4,265
6/17/11 1:21 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
2 bites works for me on somethings. Then other things taste good till the last bite. But those desserts I don't have often.

Jules I have that book and it was a real eye opener. I'll never look at fast food & resturants the same. Now it makes sence why there's sooooooo much sodium in the food. I can tell you for me, when I eat junky my mood changes. I'm stuck in a viscious (sp) cycle of depression, low energy, self doubt, feeling worthless. But when I eat good food (for the body) my whole attitude does a 360 degree turn. When I eat a lot of fast food I want more. Now I know why.

LaShawn

One day at a time....

Bye 180's,170's,160's,150's,140's. Hello 135 ( New Goal).

If you want to be healthy for life, do for life the things that get you healthy!

You cannot "out cardio" a bad diet!


1,958 Days since:  Sweets.
0
500
1000
1500
2000
LIFEWALK's Photo LIFEWALK Posts: 2,791
6/17/11 1:50 P

Send Private Message
Reply
LaShawn, thank you for sharing that. I really was shocked, and understand so much more now too. And I'm finally making the connection on how food can nourish & make us feel better or hurt us and make us feel worse.

Wish I'd realized this a long time ago! Still hard to leave off my old favorites... I try not to think about that and keep trying to focus on positives each day like reading this book daily for motivation.

WARMSPRINGDAY's Photo WARMSPRINGDAY Posts: 5,073
6/17/11 8:19 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I find this day's lesson interesting. I have been gearing my mind up, even before this came up, to try the three bite rule. I haven't done her exercise yet, but I plan to do so and see how it works for me.

Like Jules, I've rarely met a carb I didn't like.

And as far as Kessler's book, I read it, but I must say, the first of the book, he was so descriptive he had me drooling, and I literally went and raided my potato chip bag and ate Little Debbies. So caution to the wise . . . LOL

I am a finisher!

WHATEVER IT TAKES!

I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. - Joyce Myers

I have a choice!

Co-Leader of Team "Lost a Loved One"
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=17111


I am doing a virtual walk across America
exercise.lbl.gov


 Pounds lost: 22.0 
0
34.25
68.5
102.75
137
LIFEWALK's Photo LIFEWALK Posts: 2,791
6/17/11 10:37 P

Send Private Message
Reply
hmmm, besides the 2 bite rule from Linda, I've never heard a 3 bite rule. I'm not good at stopping, especially when I adore it! ;)

I am also working on not doing BLTs (Bites, Licks, Tastes) ~ they add up especially during sample hours @ Costco... came home an tracked after sampling the super bowl foods and figured it was near to 1,000 cals...

LIFEWALK's Photo LIFEWALK Posts: 2,791
6/17/11 10:38 P

Send Private Message
Reply
WARMSPRINGDAY's Photo WARMSPRINGDAY Posts: 5,073
6/18/11 3:28 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I heard the three bite rule from a SP member. I don't even remember who, but when she said that when she is craving something, she savors three bites. I've been pondering this for some time and I'm going to work on implementing it. I think for me, it comes down to mindful eating. But I do have trouble with say taking three bites of something and throwing the rest away. I guess because my Mom taught me to never waste food. I remember reading how someone saw a co-worker at a potluck take a piece of cake. She came to her and said, you have to try this cake, it is the most delicious cake I have ever had, and then she turned around and threw the remainder in the trash. That is so not me. If I'm serving myself, I will take a very small portion instead of taking a whole piece and throwing it away. But I hate throwing food away.

My mother was the biggest "taster" I have ever known. It was a family joke how she would take small 1 bite portions of a food she loved, but go back to the dish 2 or 3 times. But let me tell you, it worked for her. At about my age, her doctor put her on a strict diet and required that she walk 4 miles per day at 4 miles per hour. She was a short little woman, and let me tell you that was stepping it off. She took off the 50 pounds that she was overweight, and although a bad knee stopped her walking, she maintained her weight at 120 - 130 pounds for the rest of her life. And she absolutely loved her sweets! When it comes to self-discipline in eating, she is my hero!

I am a finisher!

WHATEVER IT TAKES!

I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. - Joyce Myers

I have a choice!

Co-Leader of Team "Lost a Loved One"
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=17111


I am doing a virtual walk across America
exercise.lbl.gov


 Pounds lost: 22.0 
0
34.25
68.5
102.75
137
PEEKINGOUT's Photo PEEKINGOUT Posts: 5,381
6/18/11 3:36 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I find I can do this with sweets. Savor the flavor and let it melt in my mouth. I used to keep a small box of Jr Mints or small bag of M&M's in my desk drawer when I worked. I would eat one a day and not even every day. They would last at least 2 or 3 weeks. I still do that at home. One is enough. I let it melt in my mouth.

But...bread or saltine crackers will send me on a binge. I can't stop. So I was wondering if I could try the 2 bite rule, but there is nothing to savor there! I think white flour is just a binge food for me. If I eat it, then I will also binge on sugary items afterwards. I don't stop until I feel sick. Since my cold, I have been eating quick sandwiches, saltines and flour tortillas for super easy meals...and eating and eating.

Anyone have a suggestion on how to cut back on these? Or is it just cold turkey quitting that is needed? Thanks!

~Suzie~
Pacific time zone

Remember, you're creating your future right now.


 current weight: 210.5 
215
193
171
149
127
WARMSPRINGDAY's Photo WARMSPRINGDAY Posts: 5,073
6/18/11 3:45 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I find if I eat pure chocolate with no nuts or goo or krispie things (umm, preferably Hershey's), I can eat one or two bites, savor it and be satisfied. This is an anomaly because chocolate is one of my pitfalls. When I first started on this journey, I purposefully ate two dark chocolate Hershey kisses per day. I worked it into my meal plan and had it with 3 prunes and a cup of milk, if I was allowed the fat, sometimes added 8 almonds. The most delicious healthy sweet treat that I have ever had. It satisified my sweets craving, but filled me up and was allowable in my plan.

But put goo or nuts in that chocolate - yikes, it is a different story.

Luscious, when you eat bread, do you use whole wheat. You said you think white flour starts a binge. So I'm wondering what type of bread you eat. Perhaps if you don't already, switching to whole wheat or whole grain would help. You can also buy whole wheat saltines. I'm a carb junkie, so I feel your pain!

I am a finisher!

WHATEVER IT TAKES!

I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. - Joyce Myers

I have a choice!

Co-Leader of Team "Lost a Loved One"
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=17111


I am doing a virtual walk across America
exercise.lbl.gov


 Pounds lost: 22.0 
0
34.25
68.5
102.75
137
PEEKINGOUT's Photo PEEKINGOUT Posts: 5,381
6/18/11 3:57 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
No, I don't buy whole wheat bread. Sometimes I will buy organic Spelt bread with seeds added. Costs $5 a loaf and after a couple weeks I have only eaten maybe 3 slices. I do keep it refrigerated. Wish I could just buy a couple slices a week!
Right now I am eating what the rest of the family eats...white bread and saltines. I have never liked bread, but it is handy for a quick meal right now. PB&J or toasted cheese sandwiches.
I also usually only eat organic corn tortillas. Corn, lime, salt. That's it.
I'm just eating outside my norm right now. I really need to get well soon!

I'm a stranger eating in a strange land.
emoticon

~Suzie~
Pacific time zone

Remember, you're creating your future right now.


 current weight: 210.5 
215
193
171
149
127
WARMSPRINGDAY's Photo WARMSPRINGDAY Posts: 5,073
6/18/11 4:26 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I don't know if you have the freezer space, but I buy 100% whole wheat bread and freeze it. If you don't want it for your whole family, you can just get out a slice or two at a time. You can buy very reasonably priced whole wheat bread - do you have a Dollar Tree close by perchance? $1.00 per loaf. Whole grain is more filling and may not start the craving. Also, I always try to pair some protein with my carbs, it carries me over longer than just carbs alone and I'm not as likely to go back for more.

emoticon

I am a finisher!

WHATEVER IT TAKES!

I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. - Joyce Myers

I have a choice!

Co-Leader of Team "Lost a Loved One"
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=17111


I am doing a virtual walk across America
exercise.lbl.gov


 Pounds lost: 22.0 
0
34.25
68.5
102.75
137
KITT52's Photo KITT52 Posts: 96,357
6/18/11 11:48 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I was going to say what Warm said, freeze the good stuff and you will have it....
everything I read says to add lean protein with your healthy carbs, like turkey, low fat cheese, nuts.....I'm not a big carbs person and had to work whole wheat in to my meal plans, ( most of my carbs come from veggies and fruits) I use wraps from wal mart called extreme wellness, they are high in fiber, like 12 grams, 8 grams of protein, I can't remember the carbs but they are low and low sodium as compared to regular bread and only 71 calories......a great early morning snack for me is 2 egg whites and that wrap.....very filling and way healthy with lots of protein.. I read that egg whites are all protein...... I boil a dozen eggs on Sunday and eat only the whites, give the dog the yolks, so filling and only 34 calories for both egg whites.....

2014 Ruby-lite of the YEAR
In GOD WE TRUST...
MOTIVATION REALLY IS--- TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONSCIOUS ACTION
FOOD NEVER SOLVES ANY ISSUE EXCEPT HUNGER.



level 25
1,001,994 SparkPoints
PEEKINGOUT's Photo PEEKINGOUT Posts: 5,381
6/18/11 2:59 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thank you for your help. I will buy my good spelt bread and freeze it. Plus I will keep an eye out for those wraps! I do try to keep away from white flour (failed miserably while I'm sick) and from soy or dairy products as all cause problems for me. Makes finding processed food I can eat interesting.

My taste buds are gone today again with this cold, but I am eating an apple, a few grapes and some walnuts for breakfast. I am going to get back to healthier food whether I can taste it or not! I've been eating "filler" all last week. There! I admitted it!
I will make better choices this week and get more nutritious foods into my body.

~Suzie~
Pacific time zone

Remember, you're creating your future right now.


 current weight: 210.5 
215
193
171
149
127
LIFEWALK's Photo LIFEWALK Posts: 2,791
6/18/11 9:04 P

Send Private Message
Reply
wow, I was gone today and you all talked up a storm! LOL ;)

ok, I understand the 3 bite rule, thanks Warm. My sil for the last few years has a small glas of wine and 2 red foil wrapped dove chocolates for her evening snack; an idea "guilty sin snack" she calls it from some diet plan she tried... that 1 thing stuck with her :)

I also like the idea of taking small portions or splitting desserts when possible. At the holiday feasts I like to do that, sample slivers or small pieces equivalent to 2 dessert servings... It is 1 of my compromises that works for me emotionally.

emoticon emoticon emoticon Suzie, feel better soonest!

When it comes to easing off bingeing, it just depends, cold turkey can work well for some people and for other people easing/tapering off is more emotionally tolerable. I like to just say I'll practice eating good4me foods for the next week or so... I find as I do that by day 4 or 5 I'm starting to feel more satisfied from nutritious foods.

Although I adore white foods, sugary treats, white bread & crackers, they really trigger my appetite...

Sick foods; for me that's a lot of chicken broth/soup and crackers... maybe mac & cheese, toast and tea... and juice... which really is carb & sugar loading and boy, by the time I'm feeling better and getting my taste buds back, my appetite usually comes roaring back with a wicked sweet tooth from eating those kinds of foods... so, love your idea to start choosing nourishing foods now, it should help even if you ease into it.

also love the idea of freezing bread. I haven't tried that and I hate having loaves go stale... there's always toast and bread crumbs...

emoticon question: what is spelt bread like?
taste weird? different texture... what do you love about it? I haven't tried spelt bread although I have some spelt flour to try... I have been eyeballing it a year, kind of afraid to try baking with it b/c I am not familiar with it... so



PEEKINGOUT's Photo PEEKINGOUT Posts: 5,381
6/18/11 10:54 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Here is the kind of spelt bread I like. www.daveskillerbread.com/speltseed.s
ht
ml


Spelt is an ancient form of wheat and doesn't bother me like modern wheat does.
I started out on spelt bread with Trader Joe's brand. Simple brown bread with a firm, fine texture and a nutty flavor.

~Suzie~
Pacific time zone

Remember, you're creating your future right now.


 current weight: 210.5 
215
193
171
149
127
WARMSPRINGDAY's Photo WARMSPRINGDAY Posts: 5,073
6/19/11 7:35 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've never tried spelt either. I have a friend who has five children and each of them has food allergies, not all to the same things. Imagine that cooking challenge. But I know she bakes spelt bread and wheat bread to accomodate the allergies, but I don't know how it is different.

I am a finisher!

WHATEVER IT TAKES!

I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. - Joyce Myers

I have a choice!

Co-Leader of Team "Lost a Loved One"
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=17111


I am doing a virtual walk across America
exercise.lbl.gov


 Pounds lost: 22.0 
0
34.25
68.5
102.75
137
LIFEWALK's Photo LIFEWALK Posts: 2,791
6/19/11 12:40 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks Warm, yikes, I can't imagine, I have trouble just syncing with normal foods!


Oh thanks Suzie! You're right, that bread is high.

I had a lifetime of thinking... freggies are too expensive, lean meats are too expensive.

well so is bingeing and eating out at restaurants... when I lay off that kind of eating and try to eat within my calorie ranges, my food costs drops... although it is still often cheaper to buy processed foods, but it can also be inexpensive to buy power foods like eggs on sale or the portions I would use b4 the freggies spoil.

If you freeze the loaf and eat it over a month, $5 isn't that unreasonable. It hurts if you let it mold though and have to throw it away!





MARGOMCP's Photo MARGOMCP Posts: 8,670
6/20/11 9:44 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I need to remember the first two bites especially with things like chips, fries, dip (and even cereal). Usually they lose the flavor after one or two of many and there's no reason to keep going. I like the SparkPeople nutrition listing for french fries that has a number of fries and calories for "10"; I have a favorite restaurant that has handmade fries and they're really great but I love counting the number I'm allowed :-) Sometimes I allow myself 15, I don't mind making trade-offs if I am in charge.


There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. ~John Mortimer


 Pounds lost: 4.6 
0
3.75
7.5
11.25
15
-JUDITH-'s Photo -JUDITH- SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (6,900)
Posts: 618
7/6/11 5:16 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I am one of those people who finds it easier to leave food out as opposed to just having two bites of something.

I was brought up on the "clean your plate" club..... "Just think of those starving children in......." and so it was a sin to waste food by putting it in the bin or leaving it on your plate. And even now as an adult I have problems with wasting food. So I give myself smaller potions of some foods, or a small packet of other foods. I struggle with portion control. Mind you I don't ever seem to eat for flavour just mouth feel.

This chapter reminds me of a book I read some years ago which suggested when we have a craving, or are hungry, ask ourselves what we are hungry for. Be as specific as you can. And then go for that specific food in a small way. Ecven if its off plan. Lets say you fancy strawberry jam doughnuts..... it works out less of plan if you just go and have that small doughnut and be done than if you eat all arround that doughnut..... still not staisfying you.... so in the end you eat a whole half dozen.

I've had all my food for the day. Tomorrow I will try to pay attention to those first two bites and see what happens.

Sweet dreams to you all

Licks and Hugs

-Judith- & Pickle the wonder dog

I can
I will

I AM!


 current weight: 374.0 
389
357.25
325.5
293.75
262
LIFEWALK's Photo LIFEWALK Posts: 2,791
7/7/11 7:49 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Interesting, dawns on me, sometimes I'm going for the mouthfeel as well (think a big handful of popcorn)

NORAB52GOOD's Photo NORAB52GOOD Posts: 1,019
10/26/11 12:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This is an interesting experiment. I like the discussion that it has raised. I haven't tried it yet but I am uncomfortable with the idea of it. First is the idea of wasting food. Taking just two bites of something wonderful and delicious and then THROWING THE REST AWAY?!??!??! emoticon emoticon emoticon Sacrilege! Also, there is the assumption within this exercise that 2 bites will be enough. What if it isn't? What if I want the rest of whatever it is I am experimenting with? Do I fail this experiment? Do I binge? What does that prove?

So like I said. I am uncomfortable with this. I am not sure how to proceed. What food to choose? HHHHmmmmmmmm. Will try to log in later and tell you how it goes.

 Pounds lost: 6.2 
0
15
30
45
60
LIFEWALK's Photo LIFEWALK Posts: 2,791
10/26/11 4:03 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Nora, do let us know how it goes...

as I've shared, this tends to be a very difficult thing for me, gets my brain, body & mouth doing the yippee skippy for more! perhaps the aspect that is making you uncomfortable, and I think it is ok to say "can't go there" perhaps with specific trigger foods (for me, like pizza, m&m's & brownies! LOL ;)

but what if it is a non-trigger food... or trying something new, like sharing a desired dessert like a seasonal flavor of cheesecake with a friend at dinner or trying a special sample at the store... or taking a sliver of a special dessert at a buffet....

if there is leftovers, taking the rest home to enjoy later...

often there are other ways around, we rarely truly need to toss the extra in this day of good storage options ;)

Edited by: LIFEWALK at: 10/26/2011 (16:04)
FOCUSONME57's Photo FOCUSONME57 Posts: 7,356
7/10/14 9:24 A

Send Private Message
Reply
• Choose one of your favorite foods such as carrot cake, and then focus on all the
details and tastes of the first two bites. Let yourself appreciate the flavors. Write
down the food you choose for this exercise.

cheesecake
• After the first two bites, stop eating and get rid of the rest of the food. In the
space below, describe your response to this experience.

I bought a small slice of cheesecake that had chocolate swirled on top. The entire slice would have been, at best, 4 bites.

The two bites were creamy, smooth, melt in your mouth goodness. To keep myself from eating the rest, I smashed it up with my fork and threw it in the trash.

Honestly, as good as it tastes, I would have preferred my fruit/non fat yogurt snack of one cup mixed berries, one sliced banana with a container of non-fat strawberry yogurt stirred into it, for the same point value as those two bites.

Might, they be worth it in the future, if I were craving it, perhaps. I think where the two bites comes into play for me, would be more like at a Holiday buffet where there is so much food to choose from that you put just one spoonful (two bites worth) of each item on your plate.


 December SparkPoints: 0
0
40
80
120
160
MTN_KITTEN's Photo MTN_KITTEN SparkPoints: (174,585)
Fitness Minutes: (47,811)
Posts: 7,895
7/16/14 12:32 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
As a recovering binge eater I know I don't "taste" anything when plowing through whatever I am chomping on during an eating frenzy.

I took a class where we were told not to eat anything unless it was an 8-10 on our passion scale and truly slow down and savor the taste. Because taste was what we were suppose to do in the first place.

There is food that is fuel and foods that are ... anything but fuel. Being in the present and actually enjoying what we are doing is very important to our success.

I was in a really good place mentally and while in a restaurant ordered a decadent dessert. When it came I smelled it and then ate it very, very slooooooooowly with a small spoon putting the spoon down between each bite. I was heaven.

While eating, two ladies came over to the table to find out what I had ordered and was eating because I made it look so incredible they wanted it, too.

Cat

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain.


 current weight: 213.5 
260
231.25
202.5
173.75
145
FOCUSONME57's Photo FOCUSONME57 Posts: 7,356
7/16/14 6:57 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Savoring our food is definitely a good habit to implement. Thanks for sharing your experience Cat.

'I'll have what she's having" emoticon

 December SparkPoints: 0
0
40
80
120
160
SWEETENUFGILL's Photo SWEETENUFGILL Posts: 18,235
7/18/14 4:20 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm on Day 15 tomorrow - but already worried about it! So it was helpful to read through this thread. I also have the David Kessler book and have read it twice already - and am mindful of the 'trigger' foods. Linda Spangler's 'plan to eat it another time' is working for me at the moment. Like someone else said, I cannot cope with eating two bites then THROWING the rest away! First of all I thought maybe I'd get something like a single-serving pot of a lemon mousse or something - then it wouldn't matter if I ate it all - but I'm thinking this lesson is NOT about resisting temptation - it's about really focussing on the taste and feel of those first two bites. So I think what I will do is stick to my meal plan - and make a special effort to be really, really mindful about the effects of the first two bites of everything I eat tomorrow. For me, perhaps, the lesson will be about being more conscious/mindful of what I'm putting in my mouth.

Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

www.sparkpeople.com/system/howitwork
s.asp


Body Thrive - Autumn 2019 Anchor statement "I live a courageous life with energy and confidence"
FERRNIE SparkPoints: (14,592)
Fitness Minutes: (5,721)
Posts: 459
7/18/14 6:11 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Day 15 First two bites

Honestly, this is why I always drink coffee or tea with dessert, because the first two bites taste the best, then if you drink some coffee or tea, the next two bites taste real good too.

I just can't go buy some wonderful dessert or the ingredients to make one, then have 2 bites and throw the rest away.
Personally, I have dessert when I want it, which isn't very often, but I only have a small amount and stay within my calorie limits for the day.

At the moment I don't have any dessert in the house, and it's a long trip to town.
Although, I will me mindful of how the first two bites of all foods I eat today taste as compared to the rest of the bites.

This is an interesting exercise, and I believe it would be EMPOWERING to be able to throw the rest of a luscious dessert away.
The next time I go to town, or someone brings a cake or something like that in the house, I will most definitely do this exercise correctly.

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Edited by: FERRNIE at: 7/18/2014 (06:26)
Fern, Pa


 current weight: 149.4 
160
152.25
144.5
136.75
129
FOCUSONME57's Photo FOCUSONME57 Posts: 7,356
7/18/14 9:55 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I will say that the last time I had a binge on (of all things!) Saltines,it did feel quite empowering to crush and throw out more than 3/4 of a box of them in order to put that little binge behind me and stop it in it's tracks.

I think "maybe" this is part of the lesson here ?

emoticon

 December SparkPoints: 0
0
40
80
120
160
PENNYPEARLS's Photo PENNYPEARLS Posts: 1,434
7/18/14 4:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I do try to be mindful of how my food tastes. If I do not enjoy it, I will not finish it. If it is something special, i will enjoy it also. I agree I would not throw out after two bites. Sometimes, I split a piece if my favorite pie at the restaurant with my husband. That works well. I get to enjoy, but have a smaller serving.

Central Standard Time Zone


 Pounds lost: 3.0 
0
30
60
90
120
1KINDREDSPIRIT3's Photo 1KINDREDSPIRIT3 Posts: 6,053
7/18/14 7:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Linda Spangle says, “the first two bites of any food will always have the most flavor”. She tells us that eating after those two bites is just “feeding”. I am in a quandary. While I think this is sooo accurate, how do I stop after the first bite? Is enjoying the first two bites enough for me to end it there when mindless eating has been my modus operandi? Her answer is to pull in the flavors and textures and feeling over those first two bites. Then choose if more food is what I really want.

On one hand I know she is dead on right, but on the other, I simply don’t trust myself. My binging and gorging has known no end. This concept/skill is a new one to me since I have many triggers. Sometimes just eating something like chili or spaghetti triggers me to want to have a sweet behind it. This is why I am getting sweet fruits at the farmers market – to take care of this need. Think watermelon.
emoticon
You know the truth is I don’t care about the flavor because I have never concerned myself f with it, but I realize that’s the point of the exercise. My concern is stuffing food in my mouth and never getting enough. Lifewalk introduces David Kessler (The End of Overeating) who explains how some people are susceptible to food addiction. Lifewalk tells us that “his view is that for people who struggle with food addiction, two bites is like priming the pump, and can trigger an over-eating spree”.

My overeating is based on:

#1) mom saying I had to eat everything on the plate:
She was worried because I was so skinny, but it was a horrible habit that has been near impossible to break. And while, I am an adult and know better, it’s taken me years to overcome that habit. Quite frankly, I am not sure I have even kicked that habit, but I have certainly tried.

#2) something that I feel compelled to do (my compulsion):
I am well aware eating the whole food is not great, but I binge and overeat despite this knowledge. How will learning to enjoy the flavors help me overcome this?

However, despite all this negativity, I am willing to try. Tomorrow is Saturday. I could buy a brownie at Ledo’s…they are Y U M M Y. My job would be to take the two bites, drink in the flavor, and throw the rest away. Whew…this is a rough test for me and I cannot say whether I will really go through it.


Edited by: 1KINDREDSPIRIT3 at: 7/18/2014 (19:47)
Set yourself up for success and anything is possible. - SP



SWEETENUFGILL's Photo SWEETENUFGILL Posts: 18,235
7/19/14 2:00 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks to everyone for sharing so honestly - this Day is producing more discussion than any other before it! Your comments have helped me think about where I'm going with this.

Previously I thought maybe it was about being 'mindful' of what was in my mouth - but I think that lesson is covered later in the book actually.

I just re-read the Day #15 in the actual book - and can see that the task is to 'choose one of your favourite foods'. I know what she means, I was trying to avoid it! She means those foods that 'call' me from the fridge, or from the other side of the room.

I know the foods that have that effect on me. And cookies are my least-resistible foods (probably because they're also small, hard, and easy to eat quickly, secretly, and hide from view - and very portable!!!).

So - I am going to be very brave. I am going to buy ONE cookie from baker's shop, and I shall do the lesson as Linda suggests. I can also now read that the task set is to throw the rest away after the first two bites. OK.

I'm setting up my task now - and will edit later with the outcomes!

(a) choose one of your favourite foods: a Linzer cookie - two circles of almond shortbreads stuck together with jam and sprinkled with icing sugar (I think you might call is 'confectioner's sugar in US - not sure?)

(b) eat just two bites - appreciate the flavours - it was delicious - I love the flavour, I love the texture

(c) stop eating - throw the rest away - I took it down to the food waste bin at the bottom of the garden and dropped it in - it felt like a funeral :(

(d) with EACH FOOD YOU EAT TODAY pay close attention to the first two bites - I pretty much failed at this - I 'forgot' about this during the day - did apply it at breakfast and dinner though:-

I just had my breakfast: soya yoghurt, apple, maple syrup, cacao nibs: the first two were an explosion of juicy, cold, creamy, crisp, sharp, sweet, crunchy delight............. it was so lovely I did want to keep repeating the experience - but I don't go back for seconds

At dinner: baked sweet potato, lentil and soya chilli with cherry tomatoes: the first two mouthfuls gave me all the spice flavours, later on in the meal I was more into the textures. But I notice that I layer my food, so that I get different taste sensations as I eat - which 'refreshes' the taste buds.

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 7/19/2014 (14:01)
Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

www.sparkpeople.com/system/howitwork
s.asp


Body Thrive - Autumn 2019 Anchor statement "I live a courageous life with energy and confidence"
1KINDREDSPIRIT3's Photo 1KINDREDSPIRIT3 Posts: 6,053
7/19/14 5:00 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Fabulous Rawcookie...you truly are a leader. Not only have you figured the reasoning behind the challenge, but laid out a foundation for us to follow. This talking with each other as we all do on this site is sooo helpful.

So after posting this I started to read a SP article by Sarah Haan, registered dietician. She writes, "There's more to healthy eating and weight loss than simply tracking your food. How you think about food and respond to hunger, eating cues, and cravings also affect your diet and overall health."

Ms. Haan also said, " Usually, the foods you crave are not a necessity, nor do they serve a life-sustaining need. Cravings, unlike hunger signals, will change over time, even over a period of 10 minutes. They are usually triggered by emotions (stress, boredom, sadness, etc.), an attachment or fondness for a certain food, or proximity to appetizing food. Unlike hunger, where any food will quell the sensation, only one specific food will satisfy a craving."

If you want to read this article, here is the URL: https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrit
ion_articles.asp?id=1436

take care
barbara

Edited by: 1KINDREDSPIRIT3 at: 7/19/2014 (05:11)
Set yourself up for success and anything is possible. - SP



SWEETENUFGILL's Photo SWEETENUFGILL Posts: 18,235
7/19/14 1:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks Barbara! emoticon
and thanks for the link too

I was thinking about the cookie I was going to take my 'two bites' out of ALL DAY! Jeez!
I did it (I edited my earlier post below) but this has been the hardest lesson so far (and looks like tomorrow is a two-bites thing as well!)
emoticon

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 7/19/2014 (14:04)
Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

www.sparkpeople.com/system/howitwork
s.asp


Body Thrive - Autumn 2019 Anchor statement "I live a courageous life with energy and confidence"
1KINDREDSPIRIT3's Photo 1KINDREDSPIRIT3 Posts: 6,053
7/19/14 2:22 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have to laugh cause guess what...I haven't had my two brownie bites, but that brownie has been lying in the back of my subconscious all day also.

On another topic (let's chat) I left this message listed below, but think I should've left it here instead.

"Listen, I posted my Day 15 to my blog as I usually do (with changes) and one of the Sparkers left a comment. She left this URL below (cut and paste). It is really GREAT and of value to everyone posting. It explains Day 15 better than I was understanding. I think you will enjoy it as I did:"

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/dining
/mindful-eating-as-food-for-thought.ht
ml?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

cheers
barbara

Set yourself up for success and anything is possible. - SP



SWEETENUFGILL's Photo SWEETENUFGILL Posts: 18,235
7/19/14 4:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have to report that about 2 hours after I threw away my 2-bites cookie I found myself eating Ryvita with butter and jam (3) followed by 2 handfuls of salted mixed nuts. the 'trigger' of the cookie was not eliminated by throwing it away after 2 bites! I'm off to bed now to avoid any more eating!

Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

www.sparkpeople.com/system/howitwork
s.asp


Body Thrive - Autumn 2019 Anchor statement "I live a courageous life with energy and confidence"
1KINDREDSPIRIT3's Photo 1KINDREDSPIRIT3 Posts: 6,053
7/19/14 5:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Okay its official for me. I am not getting that brownie after two people kept eating...no way...its not important enough to test.

I am going to take a nap now cause I am once again beat.

cheers,
barbara

Set yourself up for success and anything is possible. - SP



FOCUSONME57's Photo FOCUSONME57 Posts: 7,356
7/20/14 9:35 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Here is a link to Linda's blog about Day #15 and Day #16 which I think will give us some more clarification. I have also e-mailed her to see if she would like to add a few words to the discussion.

dietcoachcafeblog.com/first-two-bite
s-
are-magical-top-ten-1/




Edited by: FOCUSONME57 at: 7/20/2014 (18:24)
 December SparkPoints: 0
0
40
80
120
160
MKBWNSUGAR's Photo MKBWNSUGAR Posts: 10,676
7/21/14 11:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I will not try the test but this did help when I was in a situation a couple of times where dessert was available and I could have fit it in my meal plan, but after taking one or 2 bites of the item I decided to throw it away because I didn't like it or it just didn't taste very good. In the past I would have eaten it anyway because I hate throwing food away. So I paid attention to the taste rather than on cleaning my plate for a change.

Martha
Southern Maryland
EST Zone
BLC 33 Hot Mocha Maniacs
Walk Away the Pounds, Co-leader
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
0
10.5
21
31.5
42
FOCUSONME57's Photo FOCUSONME57 Posts: 7,356
7/22/14 4:03 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I also like this technique for when you are a potluck/buffet or holiday meal. Good luck with "the test" . It sounds like you've already mastered it a couple of times.

 December SparkPoints: 0
0
40
80
120
160
SWEETENUFGILL's Photo SWEETENUFGILL Posts: 18,235
7/23/14 5:15 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
out of interest - KindredSpirit DID do the brownie 2-bite test - see her blog on the Day#16 thread - and it was a success :D

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 7/23/2014 (05:20)
Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

www.sparkpeople.com/system/howitwork
s.asp


Body Thrive - Autumn 2019 Anchor statement "I live a courageous life with energy and confidence"
FOCUSONME57's Photo FOCUSONME57 Posts: 7,356
7/23/14 7:20 A

Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon KindredSpirit/Barb!!!!

 December SparkPoints: 0
0
40
80
120
160
BEWELL48's Photo BEWELL48 Posts: 2,884
8/5/14 8:32 A

Send Private Message
Reply
First two bites......being mindful of what we eat.....that is the task for the day! and yes! for every day!
I am ready and will follow this important advice today. Will check in on day #16 tomorrow.
emoticon emoticon emoticon

~ Claire from Massachusetts
"You're never too old to dream a new dream."
C.S.Lewis


 Pounds lost: 3.0 
0
12.5
25
37.5
50
1KINDREDSPIRIT3's Photo 1KINDREDSPIRIT3 Posts: 6,053
8/5/14 11:43 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Congrats on day 15!

Set yourself up for success and anything is possible. - SP



CRUISEPUPPY's Photo CRUISEPUPPY Posts: 5,169
8/8/14 7:01 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've heard it said that the two BEST bites are the first bite and the last bite...so if possible, just stop at TWO! This removes the feeling of deprivation of trying to avoid it completely, and tricks your mind into thinking you had some. I love this tactic!


CruisePuppy

"Success is the progressive realization of a worthwhile dream."

"Success is the result of small efforts -repeated day in and day out! "

If you have enough strong days in a row, that makes a strong week. If you do it again, you’ll have two strong weeks. Do it some more, and you’ll have built a strong month. Keep it up, and you will have a strong year—one strong day at a time.


 current weight: 159.2 
200
185
170
155
140
PATRICIA4472's Photo PATRICIA4472 Posts: 2,870
9/19/14 9:26 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This day's theme about two bites is a tough one to actually implement and be satisfied. It changes one's whole outlook on what it takes to "feel better" -- which is the point, isn't it? Two bites; two bites; repeat after me: Two Bites!

My name is Pat; I live in Wisconsin...
APONI_KB's Photo APONI_KB Posts: 581
10/18/14 7:53 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'll be honest, I'm going to have to take a pass on this one. Case in point, there is a candy dish at work. I have a major sweet tooth and my day 1 "used to" was that I used to hit that candy dish for a pick me up in the afternoon and now I grab my camera and head outside for a walk. The really tough thing is that my cube is on the isle so all afternoon people walk by opening candy, even better when they stop and chat with me for a minute while they're eating it.

Since I've started the 100 days I have managed not to touch a single piece of delicious, gooey chocolate in the shinny wrapper.

emoticon

I just feel like if I decided to go get just two bites I would lose my resolve and binge.

everyone has to find their own way though

"There's so much to discover,
think how much wiser we'll
be at the end of all this"
doctor who

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=70240


 Pounds lost: 12.5 
0
9.75
19.5
29.25
39
SWEETENUFGILL's Photo SWEETENUFGILL Posts: 18,235
10/18/14 8:02 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I don't blame you at all! I found these lessons extremely difficult (if you are approaching this task, then taking time to read the entire thread might be reassuring!)

I can assure you all that if you keep working your way through the book, there will be some you just don't do - but it really doesn't matter - it's all learning. I still find that I'd rather not have a cookie or slice of cake, rather than eat 2 bites and put it aside. I think some people (like me I think) do have a biological 'addiction' to sugar and stuff - which does trigger more eating.

Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

www.sparkpeople.com/system/howitwork
s.asp


Body Thrive - Autumn 2019 Anchor statement "I live a courageous life with energy and confidence"
FOCUSONME57's Photo FOCUSONME57 Posts: 7,356
1/15/15 8:26 A

Send Private Message
Reply
On the first round I did this with a piece of cheesecake. Now, I no longer crave cheesecake so I don't know what I would try it on.

For me, the two bites is a good strategy if I were at a buffet line at a party, to have just two bites worth of each item I am interested in, but for purposes of the exercise, it's not one of my favorites.

I will look for something to try it with today, and remind myself we have a similar two bite challenge tomorrow. If I don't do well on them, it's ok. Like Gil said, it's all learning and not all of the 100 lessons are applicable to everyone.


 December SparkPoints: 0
0
40
80
120
160
DI_NAMIC's Photo DI_NAMIC Posts: 4,194
1/15/15 11:30 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Found something! Did it with chocolate buttons. Told myself I would have 2 and stop and I did so. Folded packet and tucked it back in cupboard.
Now, that's not really the same as 2 bites and throw, but it helped me prove I can stop if I set my mind to it and you are talking to a woman who ate her way through the top layer of a box of Thorntons Luxury Chocs at Xmas.
However.... ( Isn't there always a 'however' ?!).... I had to complete a Law Module for CPD today, wrestled with the test questions and afterwards had a short nap.
My dream? Chocolate Buttons. I could practically taste the things when I woke up!!!

Diana UK GMT (EST + 5hrs)

Delighted to be a 'Determined Daisy'.
'Defeat is a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.'



 December Minutes: 160
0
200
400
600
800
GOTTALUVPINK's Photo GOTTALUVPINK Posts: 613
1/15/15 12:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm sitting here at work thinking about what I have at home to test this theory on.... I dont think I have anything!! LOL! Last weekend I cleared my pantry and fridge of all the tasty treats. I will just wait to try this when I have something in front of me. I have to admit... it kinda of scares me!
emoticon emoticon

Jodie


 Pounds lost: 18.8 
0
25
50
75
100
SWEETENUFGILL's Photo SWEETENUFGILL Posts: 18,235
1/15/15 3:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Diana - what a great description - I swear chocolate has telepathic powers!

GOTTALUVPINK emoticon I'd say if it scares you - don't do it (but that's my fear talking so good luck with whatever you decide to do!) Reading this whole thread is quite enlightening if you have the time!

Oh, and by the way, I didn't do it! After my experience last time around I didn't want to go there again. However, I also 'forgot' to pay attention to the first two bites of each food I ate today.

I was watching an entertaining video on YouTube the other day about a guy making a raw pizza, all healthy stuff - and he said 'you can make it in slices, or in a whole pie - but no-one wants just a slice of pizza - it's not human!'
emoticon

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 1/15/2015 (15:29)
Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

www.sparkpeople.com/system/howitwork
s.asp


Body Thrive - Autumn 2019 Anchor statement "I live a courageous life with energy and confidence"
1KINDREDSPIRIT3's Photo 1KINDREDSPIRIT3 Posts: 6,053
1/15/15 8:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well, I blew it - I didn't read the chapter until tonight...so to make up for it, I will focus on the details and tastes of the first two bites tomorrow instead and then throw the food away. I will do this along with my Day 16 lesson of throwing some food away and writing how it felt.

cheers
barbara

Set yourself up for success and anything is possible. - SP



MTN_KITTEN's Photo MTN_KITTEN SparkPoints: (174,585)
Fitness Minutes: (47,811)
Posts: 7,895
1/15/15 10:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Day 15

Take 2 - As a recovering binge eater ... this does work when life is good ... when life isn't ... well it isn't.

I just got back on track after several weeks of struggling ... so I'll save this lesson for when my eating is more stable.

Cat

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain.


 current weight: 213.5 
260
231.25
202.5
173.75
145
THE-JOURNEY-T's Photo THE-JOURNEY-T SparkPoints: (4,525)
Fitness Minutes: (1,567)
Posts: 432
1/16/15 9:25 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Round 1, Day 15 - 100 Days of Weight loss by Linda Spangle
First two bites

The first 2 bites contain the most flavor, eating more is just "filling". The taste buds work that way. Therefore eat the first 2 bites very slowly, savoring then get rid of the rest (it's just extra calories). I definitely need to practice, practice, practice this.


Plan it, Do it, Evaluate it, Fix it, Celebrate it, Repeat it, Go for it!
Be committed ~ Do what it takes to have what I want!

"T" (Teresa)
Washington State
Pacific Time Zone
Biggest Loser
Black Panther Winter Freeze Off Challenge Team
0. 12/10 = 289
1. 12/17 = 288 (-1)
2. 12/24 = 287 (-1)
3. 12/31 = 286 (-1)
4. 01/07 = 285 (-1)
5. 01/14 = 285 (-0)
6. 01/21 = 284 (-1)
7. 01/28 =
8. 02/04 =
9. 02/11 =
10. 02/18 =
GOAL Yes


 Pounds lost: 23.0 
0
44.25
88.5
132.75
177
MRSKATEDUVALL's Photo MRSKATEDUVALL Posts: 2,199
4/5/15 9:41 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
It's Easter Sunday. I will try the first two bites at the buffet at grandma’s. I will feel bad wasting food, but two bites of carrot cake should be good. I'll give the rest to hannah

SWEETENUFGILL's Photo SWEETENUFGILL Posts: 18,235
4/6/15 1:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
How did it go Kate?

Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

www.sparkpeople.com/system/howitwork
s.asp


Body Thrive - Autumn 2019 Anchor statement "I live a courageous life with energy and confidence"
SWEETENUFGILL's Photo SWEETENUFGILL Posts: 18,235
8/14/15 2:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
15th August 2015

Day 15 - First two bites

Note: If you find your way to the beginning of this thread, which was started in 2011, you'll find inspiration from posts made about this activity. I have also posted a link to the blog on Linda's website, which has all the info from the book (and leads to other good reads if you're so inclined!)

Here are today's suggested activities:

1. Choose one of your favourite foods such as carrot cake, and then focus on all the details and tastes of the first two bites. Let yourself appreciate the flavours.

2. After the first two bites, stop eating and get rid of the rest of the food. In your notebook, write down the details about this experience.

3. With each food you eat today, pay close attention to the first two bites. Notice how they taste in comparison to the rest of the food.

Here's a link to the Day 15 blog, posted on Linda's Spark page
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
ur
nal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774684


Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 7/15/2017 (15:57)
Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

www.sparkpeople.com/system/howitwork
s.asp


Body Thrive - Autumn 2019 Anchor statement "I live a courageous life with energy and confidence"
OPHELIE's Photo OPHELIE SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (19,371)
Posts: 1,229
8/14/15 11:41 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
oh boy, here we go again! The first 2 bites. I was unable to do that the first time around. I already know what I will be applying it to tomorrow. Hopefully, I do not "chicken out"...

 current weight: 397.0 
407
401.5
396
390.5
385
IAMBLESSED103's Photo IAMBLESSED103 Posts: 16,672
8/15/15 2:00 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Day 15 - First two bites

I had an example of this tonight while out with friends. Before going to a music festival, I made sure I ate a light meal so that I would not be starving and tempted with all the fair food goodies. I drank a liter of water on the way to the festival. After arriving and walking around for a while, one of my friends bought a bag of corn tortilla chips. I LOVE corn tortilla chips. The old me would've bought a bag for myself and then buzzed through the whole thing in one sitting!

Instead, tonight, I took only 2 chips - yes, really, only 2 chips - from my friend's bag, and munched on them slowly, noticing the flavor and texture. Then I kept thinking about the amazing progress I've made in the last two months and how my next weigh-in is coming up.... and I did not want any more chips. I enjoyed the 2 chips - the two "bites" - and it was enough. emoticon

 Pounds lost: 26.5 
0
17.5
35
52.5
70
SWEETENUFGILL's Photo SWEETENUFGILL Posts: 18,235
8/15/15 2:01 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon Karen! That's a great example! Well done!

OPHELIE: Good luck!

Any of us who've 'done the book' before know that today, and tomorrow, are, perhaps, days we will choose NOT to do the activity. You have to know yourself. If you have time to read back through the thread, you will see that other theories about 'trigger' foods have been published since Linda wrote her original book.

I have certainly found that eating anything 'favourite' will trigger eating more of it - if not straight away, later on in the day.

I have a different eating system now (No S) which says No Sweets, No Snacks, on weekdays - but they are allowed at the weekends (and other very special days - like birthdays,Xmas). This is working really well for me and my 'triggers. For example, I've had a bag of biscuits (cookies) in the cupboard, left over from the team meeting, and during the week I just look at them (or even forget them!) and think - cookies? not today. At the weekend, I look at them and think - cookies? oh, yes, I can if I want.

Anyway - Linda's activity has two points I think; one is to learn to control our eating - and be able to STOP! the other is to pay attention to what we're eating, be mindful, and disassociate eating from emotions.

I just had a lovely croissant for breakfast - the first mouthful was lovely; and I'd say the last mouthful was lovely too!

So - I'm not doing activity 1. or 2. today - but I'll aim to do #3. and be mindful when I eat the first two bites.

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 8/15/2015 (02:04)
Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

www.sparkpeople.com/system/howitwork
s.asp


Body Thrive - Autumn 2019 Anchor statement "I live a courageous life with energy and confidence"
CAT125's Photo CAT125 Posts: 28,311
8/15/15 6:17 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I won't be doing numbers 1 and 2.

I can't throw food away. It's just so wasteful to me. It even annoys me when other people throw food away. Just don't take it in the first place.
I rather not buy anything at all.

I don't keep favorites in the house.
If I went out and bought something just to take 2 bites out of it...I would have to save the rest. I would do good staying away from it during the day, but when evening came.....I would eat it, feel like a failure and go buy more for a full, blown-out binge.

I will be doing #3.
I never was one to eat for flavor. I can put a lot of food away really fast.




Cat, in Florida
Eastern Time Zone


 current weight: 234.0 
250
218.75
187.5
156.25
125
ZELLAZM's Photo ZELLAZM Posts: 12,795
8/15/15 6:48 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hello Spanglers...I'm still reading, journaling and doing the exercises and will continue to post here mostly on weekends.

I have done something like 1 and 2 with chocolate. I'll buy a bar, break it up, eat a couple of bites, and then leave the rest in the teacher's room at the school. That's probably not helpful to other people at work who need to be restricting their intake of chocolate, though! So I don't do it often. I've generally gotten away from giving food as gifts.

I agree that the best strategy is just not to keep "trigger foods" like sweets and salty snacks in the house. I have been known to throw away partial packages when they have snuck in and I've felt the temptation to eat the whole thing. I hate to throw things away, so when I do that, I remember it and I'm less likely to bring the stuff into the house the next time.

RAWCOOKIE, I agree that with some foods, the first two bites theory kind of breaks down - for example, I'm having a burrito for lunch. One bite is mostly tortilla, one bite beans, the other has a bit more cheese and salsa. All of them yummy and good.

But #3 is a good suggestion to think more about what we're actually putting in our mouths and how it tastes. I'll be more mindful of the first two bites today!

Edited by: ZELLAZM at: 8/15/2015 (09:32)
Blessings today,
Michelle

GMT +1

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14

Go, Firecrackers! Summer 2019- 5% Challenge




 current weight: 145.0 
163
154.75
146.5
138.25
130
SONFLOWERGAMMY's Photo SONFLOWERGAMMY Posts: 4,325
8/15/15 9:17 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Day 15 is a doozy. I don't think I can just take 2 bites of anything I really love to eat and then get rid of the rest. Just don't like the idea of wasting something. If I buy it, I am going to wind up eating it if no one else in the house does!
I am still thinking about what my food test would even be with. Maybe peanut M&M's or peanut butter fudge. I just don't know if I should even try this though. Feels like I would be playing with fire. I am definitely giving food to much power over me. Just thinking about this lesson has shown me that!
Wishing good luck to everyone who tries this. I'll let you know if I do and how it went. Just not convinced it is a good idea for me emoticon

Total SparkPoints: 138,318
100,000
112,499
124,999
137,499
149,999
SparkPoints Level 20
OHIOMOM's Photo OHIOMOM SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (63,003)
Posts: 15,184
8/15/15 9:55 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Chocolate, just chocolate. I love chocolate. It does not have to chocolate by itself, it can be mixed with caramel and nuts like in a snickers bar or as in a chocolate cupcake. I love milk chocolate, not bitter chocolate. I love chocolate chip cookies.

I can imagine how it would be, I have no chocolate in the house right now for this step. So IF I had kisses in the house, I would unwrap the foil and pop one in my mouth and let the heat of my mouth slowly melt the chocolate, so the sweet flavor of chocolate slowly fills my mouth so that I can savor each drop, until the chocolate is slowly gone and I am ready to do that all over again with the second piece.

Well that is how I eat Hershey Kisses, when I buy them. The good news for me is I do stop at one or two. I just don't have any sweets in the house and am not about to go buy some just to throw them out.

Edited by: OHIOMOM at: 8/15/2015 (09:55)
Dot
Goal: To do better today.


Treasure the past, live in the present and believe in the future.


 Pounds lost: 24.0 
0
34.5
69
103.5
138
IAMBLESSED103's Photo IAMBLESSED103 Posts: 16,672
8/15/15 10:25 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thank you, Gill! I appreciate the support!

I think all of us on this team are doing really well! Let's emoticon emoticon

 Pounds lost: 26.5 
0
17.5
35
52.5
70
SINFULLYQUAINT's Photo SINFULLYQUAINT Posts: 1,365
8/15/15 11:01 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I love the idea of this challenge - I don't know if I'll encounter something I want to eat just two bites of today, but I plan to keep this in mind for when I do encounter a treat that is a temptation like that. I did well with a similar situation yesterday - a coworker was retiring, and they had lots of goodies and pies lined up - but I knew that it wouldn't be worth it, and so I picked a couple of bites worth of what looked the best, and felt surprisingly satisfied with that. I ate slowly to try to draw it out, And went ahead and threw out my plate once I was done so that I couldn't wander over and get more food. Sometimes though if I have planned it into my calories, I want to have the whole dessert. But I enjoyed reading the entry - it's a good point that with most things, once you have the first couple of bites it isn't going to change too much. I will keep this idea in mind.

~Liz
South Carolina


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
0
6.45
12.9
19.35
25.8
NITTINNANA's Photo NITTINNANA Posts: 3,555
8/15/15 11:50 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm baaack! My iPad is fixed, so I won't have to growl while using my phone for Internet necessities - and skipping what isn't essential. I've been doing the book, just not posting.

Today will be a stretch. I've heard this statement about 2 bites before, but never chosen to pay attention to it. I hear those of you who object to throwing food out, believe me. And I fear finding out that I'll be like Gill, wanting more More MORE after stopping after two bites.

At least I do have a good test food on hand, and a normal-weight husband who will gladly eat the rest for me. So, this afternoon, it will be 2 bites of a giant chocolate, chocolate chip muffin. We've never eaten a whole one, always cut them in half. But only 2 bites? Well, I joined this team to be challenged!

~Pamela lives in mid-MO.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from The Lord, which made heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1,2


 December Minutes: 0
0
75
150
225
300
DSJB9999's Photo DSJB9999 Posts: 6,578
8/15/15 12:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I had two bites of one of my daughter's pink wafer biscuits. I think they were probably larger bites than they should have been! emoticon I really thought I liked these biscuits.
My girl happily ate the rest of the wafer.

They were sweet and a little chewy, they were nice but also made me realise that I wouldn't want any more even if they are the only sweet food available. In fact I will not want any more of them.

Don't know if I could do this with chocolate!

An interesting exercise.

Edited by: DSJB9999 at: 8/15/2015 (12:46)
Donna
Lancashire, UK

dsjb99@yahoo.co.uk

don't have a facebook account
SWEETENUFGILL's Photo SWEETENUFGILL Posts: 18,235
8/15/15 1:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This is MONAMOM's post for Day 15 (posted on the Day 14 thread - so I thought I'd copy it over to here) - she has had a great Day 15!

Day 15: First Two Bites

Today’s assignment:
~~1. Choose one of your favorite foods such as carrot cake, and then focus on all the details and tastes of the first two bites. Let yourself appreciate the flavors. Write down the food you choose for this exercise.
~~I did this with a brownie yesterday. I was at my granddaughter's taking care of Cooper. She had made brownies for her husband's lunch. I decided to taste a 1" square. It was SO good but I did not want any more.
~~2. After the first two bites, stop eating and get rid of the rest of the food. In the space below, describe your response to this experience.
~~I put them where I couldn't see them and truly did not have a desire to "hunt" for something I knew I shouldn't have. Was very empowering.
~~3. With each food you eat today, pay close attention to the first two bites. Notice how they taste in comparison to the rest of the food. Write a few notes below.
~~I had a cheddar cheese omelet this morning and the first two bites with the warm melted cheese and egg were scurmptious!! Also had some grapes and they tasted so sweet and good. Will continue doing this the rest of the day.

Edited by: MONAMOM at: 8/15/2015 (18:00)

Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

www.sparkpeople.com/system/howitwork
s.asp


Body Thrive - Autumn 2019 Anchor statement "I live a courageous life with energy and confidence"
SWEETENUFGILL's Photo SWEETENUFGILL Posts: 18,235
8/15/15 1:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Welcome back Pamela! (I have a mug that says 'I love my computer' on it - my son bought it for me - what would we do without the internet connections we have, eh?!)

Awesome posts everyone - I'm really surprised at how many people CAN actually do this one! Tomorrow is very similar to this one - might be worth taking a peek now!

Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

www.sparkpeople.com/system/howitwork
s.asp


Body Thrive - Autumn 2019 Anchor statement "I live a courageous life with energy and confidence"
GOCALGAL's Photo GOCALGAL Posts: 5,142
8/15/15 1:27 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This is a tough one for me but I am doing better each time through the 100DWL. Two bites never works for me when it comes to trigger foods. At my best, I avoid those foods except possibly on special occasions. Options are: none, share with DH, or a small serving of my own. I've learned if I feel too deprived it can be my undoing.

Food has less control over me than it used to but, I am best to "not even start". The small square of chocolate over time becomes two....Maybe if I weren't such a lazy tracker and made myself more accountable.

I've been thinking about what Linda said about "feeding" and after the first two bites the taste won't get any better. Very interesting and something for me to think more about. emoticon emoticon emoticon





Maria ~ So. Cal. ~ Pacific Time Zone
Smile, hug, encourage others

"It's not the mountain we conquer,
But ourselves." unknown

Winning is Not Quitting

CAT125's Photo CAT125 Posts: 28,311
8/15/15 1:32 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I believe this activity would be much easier if we could take 2 bites and then allow someone else to finish the rest.

Cat, in Florida
Eastern Time Zone


 current weight: 234.0 
250
218.75
187.5
156.25
125
OHIOMOM's Photo OHIOMOM SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (63,003)
Posts: 15,184
8/15/15 1:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh by the way since my last doctor visit 3 weeks ago, I have lost 6 lbs.

Dot
Goal: To do better today.


Treasure the past, live in the present and believe in the future.


 Pounds lost: 24.0 
0
34.5
69
103.5
138
SWEETENUFGILL's Photo SWEETENUFGILL Posts: 18,235
8/15/15 1:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Well, I agree with you Maria! and you Cat! some of us can't take the risk - it's just not worth it!

emoticon Dot! That's wonderful!



Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

www.sparkpeople.com/system/howitwork
s.asp


Body Thrive - Autumn 2019 Anchor statement "I live a courageous life with energy and confidence"
DEBPRE16's Photo DEBPRE16 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (19,172)
Posts: 1,836
8/15/15 3:40 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
In all honesty I can't do it today. Throwing away food just goes against my values. So I could do it if I had someone who could finish it for me. Like at a party or out to eat when I could take a small piece and take 2 bites. Anyway won't be happening at my house today. If there is a treat at work I can take a 2 bite piece and do it that way - so we shall see. I will let you know tomorrow if there were any treats at work.

Debbie


 current weight: 321.6 
344
298
252
206
160
SWEETENUFGILL's Photo SWEETENUFGILL Posts: 18,235
8/15/15 5:03 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I totally understand Deb - you might like to read Day #16 before you go to bed - and do both days together!

Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

www.sparkpeople.com/system/howitwork
s.asp


Body Thrive - Autumn 2019 Anchor statement "I live a courageous life with energy and confidence"
MRSKATEDUVALL's Photo MRSKATEDUVALL Posts: 2,199
8/15/15 7:32 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Last time around, I did the exercise with grandma's buffet at Easter. I ended up eating the whole plate. like others, I can't do exercise one and two. I cant have trigger foods. I can't go out an spend money on something I am going to throw away. I will eat mindfully at dinner.

Page: 1 of (4)   1 2 Next Page › Last Page »

Report Innappropriate Post

Other 100 days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle Lessons (100 DWL, FWTS, 100 MORE DWL)! Posts

Topics:
Last Post:
6/23/2019 11:33:58 AM
10/22/2019 4:12:07 PM



Thread URL: https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20058x21194x42472387

Review our Community Guidelines