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Nutrition Tracker Heads Off Panic
Monday, March 02, 2009      1 comments

I entered anything I planned on eating today in the Nutrition Tracker BEFORE I stuck it in my mouth. This had the amazing ability to make me pause, think, and eat consciously. If something had too many calories, I didn't eat it. Amazing! I th... Read more
Conscious Eating: Card for the Day, 02/28/09
Saturday, February 28, 2009      0 comments

Set the tone with a bell. In the Buddhist tradition, bells are used to dispel negative energies, clear the space, and create a sense of harmony. Try sounding a bell before you begin your meal. ... Read more
Conscious Eating: Card for the Day, 02/27/09
Friday, February 27, 2009      0 comments

Where did your food come from? Think about the fields where your food grew, the sun and rain that nourished it, the hands that harvested it. Food doesn't just feed you; it connects you to the earth. Visualize your gratitude radiating out fr... Read more
Never Say Diet
Wednesday, February 25, 2009      0 comments

"We gain weight through a series of poor choices made on a regular basis over a long period of time." p. 16 from "Never Say Diet" by Chantal Hobbs It made me happy to read this because even though I cannot stick to a diet, I CAN make good c... Read more
Mindful Eating
Tuesday, February 24, 2009      0 comments

From the Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn to "Mindful Eating" by Jan Chozen Bays: pg. xiii - xiv "This book emphasizes that, with practice, it is possible to have mindfulness become a reliable foundation for holding and healing one's entire ... Read more
Trying to Lose Weight Causes Bingeing
Monday, February 23, 2009      1 comments

Bingeing: How to Stop Binge Eating By: Lynn Grieger Question : I am a former athlete and used to eat anything I wanted. I no longer train like I used to but I have horrible cravings. Sometimes I feel as if I can't stop eating. I reme... Read more
Books on Conscious Eating
Monday, February 23, 2009      1 comments

I bought two books this week: Mindful Eating by Jan Chozen Bays and Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful by Susan Albers. I seem to be stuck in a feedback loop of denying myself pleasure, feeling deprived, and binging. I desperately want to break out of... Read more
Balanced life, balanced eating and exercise.
Thursday, February 19, 2009      0 comments

I'm trying to balance my life lately. I want to keep my healthy new habits without having to obsess about them, which is what I did all last month. I made the time to watch some movies this week and work has been busy with several people out bec... Read more
Spark Internet Addiction
Saturday, February 14, 2009      2 comments

I'm spending too much time on Spark People. Like two to three hours a day. That can't be normal? It's really great that it keeps me on track though and helps me eat consciously and exercise more regularly.... Read more
Picking it up a little, remaining sane.
Thursday, February 12, 2009      1 comments

OK, I've been on SparkPeople for a month now and I am absolutely addicted. I've changed many habits and I feel healthier and stronger. But I haven't lost any weight yet. Taking a look at my wonderful Nutrition and Fitness Trackers, the stats... Read more
oof! The mind causes the body problems
Wednesday, February 11, 2009      1 comments

I had a busy, tiring day yesterday. Had to drop everything and take my husband to the doctor, worked eight hours, came home to a messy house. I remember feeling overwhelmed and the only thing I could think of was having a couple glasses of wine... Read more
Free Day eating
Sunday, February 08, 2009      0 comments

I spent last night (Sat) with a friend. We went to a brewpub and ordered a pizza to share. It was my "free meal" for the week. I have to say it was pretty fabulous. And now it is the next day and I'm on SparkPeople again and back on track. It... Read more
Work Messes Up my Well Laid Plans
Thursday, February 05, 2009      2 comments

I am going to work in a couple of hours. I know just what will happen. I will eat well and exercise and then when I come home I will have some wine and some dinner and then just zone out because I'm tired. I am highly likely to eat too much w... Read more
Attitude is the best place to begin change
Wednesday, February 04, 2009      1 comments

Aarg! It's my day off and I've been looking forward to having time to do a workout DVD and now I feel so unmotivated. However, browsing SparkPeople has helped get me out of my crazy cycle of thinking. I WILL now go to the TV, turn on the vide... Read more
DVD's are great for exercise motivation
Tuesday, February 03, 2009      1 comments

I don't think I would have managed to have such a good workout today without Chris Freytag as my personal trainer on the Prevention "Let's Get Moving" DVD. I stood there with the remote in my hand thinking maybe I would just do half of the DVD ... Read more

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