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Day 51 - What Is Emotional Eating?
Thursday, October 16, 2014      4 comments

I struggled this morning to find a good visual to post with this question. I think everybody has their own version of emotional eating, and it can be for all sorts of emoti... Read more
Day 50- 10 minute solution
Wednesday, October 15, 2014      10 comments

Everyone on Spark probably understands the 10 minute solution. If you commit to doing something for just 10 minutes, chances are you will then either continue that activity or at least you can feel that you have completed your commitment for th... Read more
Day 49 Just Do Something
Tuesday, October 14, 2014      6 comments

Today's exercise is to make a list of things that you want to do and then do them. If you do this over a few days you will start to have a positive outlook at completing task... Read more
Day 48 - You Gotta Want to
Monday, October 13, 2014      5 comments

Today's exercise is about determining what it is I want, but often say I can't. Then go back and write the words, Of course I want to. I have chosen to do this exercise with something that doesn't involved weight loss and exercise. It i... Read more
Day 47 Kick the can't
Friday, October 10, 2014      9 comments

Today's exercise is to write a list of things you think you can't do. My list would be things I can't do because I am too old, you know like I can't be an Olympic gymnast, o... Read more
Day 46 - If not food, then what?
Thursday, October 09, 2014      5 comments

My list of 10 - that is more important than food 1. My health 2. My family 3. My spiritual growth 4. My writing 5. My dogs 6. My physical abilities (exercise, feeling good in my body) 7. My personal growth (other than spi... Read more
Day 45 Food, Important or Not?
Thursday, October 09, 2014      7 comments

For today's exercise Linda suggests that we make a list of occasions or times when food is important to us. Then for the rest of the time to view food as unimportant. The only problem I have with this is that for me choosing healthy food is al... Read more
Day 44 I'ts Not the Right Time
Tuesday, October 07, 2014      9 comments

Very strange that this is the lesson for today. Sometimes life just gets in the way of everything else (including diets and exercise). Yesterday my brother passed away. ... Read more
Day 43 Choose to, not have to
Monday, October 06, 2014      6 comments

Today's exercise is about choosing words that support the changes that you are working on. When you change just a few words it changes the thoughts that you have around your changes. So when you say, I choose to exercise today instead of... Read more
Day 42 Make It Matter
Sunday, October 05, 2014      5 comments

Today's exercise is to make a list of how being overweight bothers me and then rate it on a scale. This is a difficult exercise for me to do because it feels like a very... Read more
Day 41 Motivation Is a Choice
Saturday, October 04, 2014      10 comments

Reaching Day 41 on the 100 days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle feels really good. The next few days will be about staying motivated and it has come at a perfect time. ... Read more
Day 40 Having An Eating Experience
Friday, October 03, 2014      5 comments

Today's exercise is about planning an eating experience that meets your needs. I had picked out this recipe to try because of the pumpkin in it. I love pumpkin and usuall... Read more
Day 39 Flavor or Texture
Thursday, October 02, 2014      8 comments

Today's lesson is about flavor vs. texture of the foods we love. I think I am in big trouble. ... Read more
Day 38 Food As Power
Wednesday, October 01, 2014      5 comments

Thinking back over the years as to when I have eaten food as power I would say that I have often used food as a way to conquer fears, a way to control - like when angry at someone I would grab some cookies and just eat away, and I am sure there ... Read more
Day 37 I love to eat!
Tuesday, September 30, 2014      6 comments

When reading today's lesson, I love to eat, I really had to think deep about what is it that I love about eating. Is it the taste, the texture, the colors, the smells? Is it the camaraderie of eating a meal with other people? It is the joy of... Read more

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