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Day 50 - 10-minute solution
Saturday, August 23, 2014      7 comments

I can hardly believe that I am on Day 50 of the 100 Day Challenge...too bad I have been ill for 11 days of it so nothing is showing up on the scale. But that doesn't reduce my accomplishment of achieving this goal. So let's say that, "...y... Read more
Day 49 - just do something
Friday, August 22, 2014      7 comments

Sometimes we get in a bit rut where we say we are going to start tomorrow to lose weight, but the next day becomes next week, next month or the next year. If you are in this rut, then "Just do something, then you're started." By doing som... Read more
Day 48 - you gotta want to
Thursday, August 21, 2014      4 comments

This is v. similiar to yesterday's Chapter in that what you say determines your course of action. Bottom line: Don't say "I can't". Change that to "I don't want to" or better yet decide to say, "of course I want to!" So many times we say... Read more
Day 47 - kick the can't
Wednesday, August 20, 2014      7 comments

Saying “I can’t” generally stops you from being successful. Usually, when people say, “I can’t”, they “provide some sort of legitimate excuse” to justify their behavior. Some examples are: “it’s not my fault” “I can’t help it” “I can’... Read more
Day 46 - if not food, then what?
Tuesday, August 19, 2014      9 comments

The day before was all about making food unimportant. Spangle lets us know that we have to “replace it with something else.” So make a list from 1-10 and put ‘food’ next to the #1 slot. Then put different items that mean something import... Read more
Day 45 - food - important or not?
Monday, August 18, 2014      6 comments

So how often do you think about food? It used to be, and maybe in a different way is still, overwhelmingly important to me. So much so it’s all I could think about. Now I think about SP and the 100 Day Challenge each day. I look forward to wh... Read more
Day 44 - it's not the right time
Sunday, August 17, 2014      8 comments

Is there ever a ‘right time’ to lose weight? There are always things that will interfere such as a stressful job, stressful home life, worry about debt, worry about children, etc. My personal opinion is that I do believe some of us are in a chro... Read more
Day 43 - choose to - not have to
Saturday, August 16, 2014      7 comments

So basically the chapter is about feeling, thinking, saying “I choose to” rather than “I have to” in life. We say, “I ‘have to’ to go to work early” or “I ‘have to’ lose my weight”, but the truth of the matter is we don’t ‘have to’ do anything.... Read more
Day 42 - make it matter
Friday, August 15, 2014      6 comments

"Ambivalence is one of the biggest enemies of change." says Linda Spangle. She also says that when the penduluum swings, 'ambivalence' (or the 'dark side' as like I think of it) will win almost all of the time. To overcome this, she tells... Read more
Day 41 - motivation is a choice
Thursday, August 14, 2014      8 comments

It is a choice that you create yourself "through your thoughts, your self-talk, and your attitude." says Linda Spangle. Notice that when you have motivation, you are gung-ho, but when you don't, it is like pulling teeth to get it back. S... Read more
Day 40 - having an eating experience
Wednesday, August 13, 2014      10 comments

This is similar to an earlier Chapter (34) relating to social and/or family gatherings where the "experience of eating" is more tied in with the fun of being with others. It is not necessarily about the food itself. "Instead, we simply wa... Read more
Day 39 - flavor or texture
Tuesday, August 12, 2014      7 comments

It may be that instead of flavor, you like the texture of the food in your mouth. When you list a number of favorite foods, e.g., tortilla chips, ice cream, crunchy cheetoes or foods with some zest, it just may not be the flavor you are inticed... Read more
Day 38 - food as power
Monday, August 11, 2014      7 comments

This is such a timely chapter for me especially since I learned of the death of a SP member. Linda Spangle mentions that in “many stressful situations that involve food, eating can become linked to your need to feel stronger or have more power ... Read more
Day 37 - I love to eat!
Sunday, August 10, 2014      10 comments

Well, this is sure a true statement - after all, I do love to eat! I just have to channel it differently - to learn eat for fuel or eat for flavor. To eat slowly, not overeat and to be careful not to eat for emotional reasons. Since I hav... Read more
Lost a SP friend
Saturday, August 09, 2014      17 comments

I lost a SP friend today and realized how much it affected me. A couple of years ago I felt close to her and had her listed as one of my top 6 friends. We corresponded a lot. But then I left SP for about two years. When I came back, I wasn't... Read more

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