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Rules for Normal Eating
Wednesday, June 17, 2020      4 comments

How did we forget to eat normally? Do we really need rules to eat normally? I haven't read the book but I doubt there is anything in there tha... Read more
Comfort Food
Monday, July 29, 2019      6 comments

Emotional hunger thoughts appeared. I started thinking that I wanted a cookie; some ice cream also sounded good. I asked myself if I was hungry. The answer was no. I wanted "comfort" food which is an oxymoron because I always feel awful afte... Read more
Choices
Tuesday, December 04, 2018      4 comments

I ate too much last night. Instead of thinking: I blew it, I might as well give myself permission to overeat for while - I reflected on why I overate and how to get back on track. I chose to overeat last night: 1. because I was bored... Read more
I ate too much!
Tuesday, December 04, 2018      3 comments

Although I was not hungry, an hour after dinner I wanted to nibble. I had a little square of pumpkin pie, an oatmeal cookie and a persimmon. After my treats I no longer felt satisfied. Now I felt full. Time to pay the piper. I overate a... Read more
Emotional Hunger
Wednesday, June 06, 2018      6 comments

I have been working on eating when hungry and stopping when satisfied. Around 2 pm today I thought I was really hungry. All I could think about was getting something to eat. If I was really that hungry obviously I couldn't be satisfied. I deci... Read more
Two Grapes and an Apple Slice
Wednesday, May 09, 2018      4 comments

I gave my 6 yr. old DGS his afternoon snack: 2 strawberries, 3 apple slices, 8 grapes and a few pretzels. He slowly ate what he wanted and returned 2 grapes and one apple slice - he was satisfied. He has more sense and awareness than I have!... Read more
Whole Food Plant Based Diet?
Friday, January 05, 2018      6 comments

I have been trying for years to lose weight and have been unsuccessful because I ate too many empty calories. I have always known that eating real food was the answer but always found excuses why I couldn't do it. I have given up trying to... Read more
Peeing - accident or choice?
Friday, August 25, 2017      1 comments

My 5 year old DGS peed his pants while watching his favorite program with DH. Was it an accident or by choice. The results are the same -- pee all over our chair and DH. Apparently, at the time he would rather keep watching tv than go to ... Read more
Awareness
Monday, July 31, 2017      2 comments

I have been working on being aware of how I feel throughout the day - allergies, negativity, tired, emotional hunger, etc. I am getting good at being aware of how I feel but I would still make immediate gratification choices. Today, I ... Read more
The Mountain
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      7 comments

My daughter made it to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro yesterday. Quite impressive for a city girl. I thought how everything is relative. Most of us rely on our cars to take us everywhere. I have seen people driving around the parking lot trying... Read more
To Eat or Not to Eat
Tuesday, June 13, 2017      4 comments

Last night I mindlessly thought of helping myself to some apple cobbler. But since I am in my focused state, I caught myself. For years I kept losing and putting on the same three pounds. I would stick to a plan for a month or so and then... Read more
Hmmmm!
Monday, June 12, 2017      3 comments

We ate out with DIL parents. Her mother is on the thin side. Dinner was family style. I took two good size spoonfuls of everything. She took one small spoonful of two or three plates twice. Her plate had very little food on it dur... Read more
Attitude is Everything
Sunday, April 23, 2017      3 comments

I need to take a vision field test every six months. I sit at a machine, 5 min. each eye, and the test is that each time you see a light, you click a button. The first time I took it, each 5 min. seemed more like 15 min. I decided to hate the... Read more
Getting Upset
Monday, April 03, 2017      5 comments

Each time I get upset, I have judged someone to be wrong and assumed I am right. When I make others wrong, I make myself wrong and I no longer have peace of mind. Nothing is worth losing my peace of mind. When I am upset, I am bli... Read more
Very Emotional Today
Sunday, April 02, 2017      5 comments

Although I feel tired, sad and who knows what else, I do not feel the need to eat. After realizing this, I had a cup of tea, did some deep breathing and remembered how great life is. The connection between emotions and eating is slowl... Read more

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