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Positively revisioning my day
Thursday, April 01, 2010      11 comments

Today I will: Walk the dog. Do yoga. Look for jobs. Call the electrician. Think positively. Do the dishes. Make dinner. Read. Crochet. What I feel like doing: Surfing the internet. Eating food out of a box. Feelin... Read more
Mindful Eating Practice with Cheetos
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      7 comments

Yesterday I opened up a bag of Baked Cheetos and felt a really strong urge to eat as many as I could, really fast. Which I did. I found that instead of immediately plunging into judgment and self-hatred, I began to observe what was happening and... Read more
Shoulds and Shouldn'ts for Bad Days
Thursday, March 25, 2010      7 comments

What I SHOULDN'T do when I'm feeling bad: Buy something to feel better. Eat junk food to feel better. Indulge in negative thinking. Judge myself. Blame others. What I SHOULD do when I'm feeling bad: Meditate. Take a show... Read more
Today's Challenges, Intentions, Triumphs, and Makeovers
Monday, March 22, 2010      4 comments

My Daily Diary entry from the Shape Shifting Team: Challenges: I still need to take it slow today to heal from a cold even though I want to do SO many things. Intentions: Make a daily goal list for tomorrow to help me get over the urge... Read more
I Really Like the New Shape Shifting Team
Saturday, March 20, 2010      5 comments

I just joined the following SparkTeam: www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
gid=41359 Shape Shifting: Body/Mind/Spirit Weight Loss It's based on the book Shape Shifting by Lisa Bonnice (SparkName: ... Read more
Random Notes on Mindful Eating
Friday, March 19, 2010      10 comments

While I was setting my lunch out on the table today, I realized that, since I've been eating mindfully, I haven't burned my mouth on hot food. Just another little benefit. A few moments later I realized that eating mindfully has also made ... Read more
A Growing Appreciation of the Nutrition Tracker
Thursday, March 11, 2010      12 comments

As I try to reduce the amount of time I spend on the computer, I've been trying to analyze what actions are useful or valuable and which are not. Today I took the time to plan out my menu and realized that this has been very helpful to me lately... Read more
Check out this blog
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      4 comments

I loved ValerieMaha's blog today. She posted a link to a prayer by Rob Brezsny that blew me away when I listened to it: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=2979372 ... Read more
Distress Tolerance Techniques from the ~Living Binge Free SparkTeam
Friday, March 05, 2010      6 comments

I wanted to share with you the March Binge-Buster Activity from the team ~Living Binge Free. I was excited to read it because I felt that these techniques would really help me with emotional eating/binging. www.sparkpeople.com/mysp... Read more
Another blessed day
Thursday, March 04, 2010      6 comments

My house has been full of contractors this week - knocking down plaster, banging and yelling. The dog is incensed that her territory has been invaded and barks bloody murder at them. My diet and exercise plans have been severely constrained. But... Read more
Testing For My Limits
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      8 comments

Five days ago I set new goals to: 1. Eat at the lower end of my calorie range which is 1200 (I'm short) and 2. Burn at least 300 calories with exercise. This is something I haven't attempted to do since last spring because I was binging so bad t... Read more
Are Weekend Plans Useless?
Sunday, February 28, 2010      12 comments

One of the troubles I have on weekends is that they're difficult to plan. Oh, I DO make plans, but they so often do not come to fruition. This is when the knowledge I've learned from SparkPeople comes in handy. I can count heavy cleaning, moving... Read more
The Curse of Day Four!
Friday, February 26, 2010      5 comments

I'm on day three of eating on the lower end of my calorie recommendations and increasing my exercise. Day three is usually the unintended LAST day of all my previous diets. But we don't diet here, do we? It's all about making healthy, sustainabl... Read more
Walking: The Morning After
Thursday, February 25, 2010      8 comments

Yesterday was great. Not only did I achieve all of my exercise and nutrition goals, my husband came home in the evening, said his chiropractor told him he needs to walk two miles every day and inspired me to go for another long walk in the eveni... Read more
Not gonna sweat the last 100 calories
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      9 comments

It's 6:44pm and the only thing I can think about is - I'm still hungry. My husband is working late tonight and I'm having fantasies. Unfortunately, the fantasies are all about eating his dinner in addition to mine. He would never know! I'll just... Read more

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