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Happy Halloween
Friday, October 31, 2014      9 comments

I guess I am a bit old fashioned but I loved Halloween when we were kids and it wasn't so commercialized. It was a holiday for the kids and we used to make our own costumes... Read more
Day 64 Instant Tools for Triggers
Thursday, October 30, 2014      3 comments

My plan of instant action to fight food triggers. 1. 2. 3. ... Read more
Day 63 Buffers
Wednesday, October 29, 2014      4 comments

Today is Day 63 of 100 days of weight loss by Linda Spangle. And today I get to deal with buffers. As she explains it a buffer is putting lots of space between you and the foods that can be a trigger for you. How you do this is to clear the h... Read more
Day 62 - Non-food triggers
Tuesday, October 28, 2014      3 comments

Habits that involve foods is a huge trigger for me. In fact I would say that this is perhaps the biggest area that I have to constantly work on. This can be the habits that were created at a very young age, like eating popcorn with movies, hav... Read more
Day 61 Food Triggers
Monday, October 27, 2014      4 comments

They are everywhere. What are they? Food triggers. It can be pictures of food, advertisements on TV,... Read more
Day 60 - create a stop sign
Saturday, October 25, 2014      6 comments

Today's exercise is to create an instant response plan that you can utitize without thinking when facing a time when you want to eat (and aren't hungry). This is really a g... Read more
Day 59 Heart Hunger "Insteads"
Friday, October 24, 2014      7 comments

Today's exercise is to come up with some good ways to feed the emotions of your heart instead of using food. My favorite "instead" are: 1. Meditation 2. Take a long bath, lighting a candle, using bubbles 3. Cleaning - ok, this is kind... Read more
Day 58 Heart Hunger
Thursday, October 23, 2014      6 comments

Thank goodness I don't really think I have any heart hunger. Today's exercise is about the type of foods that you reach for when you are feeling depressed, lonely, wishing for a new relationship, etc. I guess for me the times that woul... Read more
Day 57 Head Hunger "Insteads"
Wednesday, October 22, 2014      6 comments

Today's exercise is to make a go to list of things to do instead of eating. My list is: 1. Blog or read blogs here on Spark 2. Answer emails 3. Go for a walk 4. Jump on my exercise ball for a few minutes 5. Drink a nice cold gl... Read more
Day 56 - Head Hunger
Tuesday, October 21, 2014      5 comments

These are my foods that call my name... Read more
Day 55 - Food is the Consolation Prize
Monday, October 20, 2014      6 comments

Today's exercise is about using food as a consolation prize for really letting you feel the feelings that you are going through. My most recent bout of overeating was triggered by my brother's death 2 weeks ago. We weren't very close in ... Read more
Day 54 Eating to Feel Better
Sunday, October 19, 2014      6 comments

Sometimes I will just reach for food when really what I should be doing is drinking a nice glass of water, going for a walk, taking a nap, or just relaxing. When I do this kin... Read more
Day 53 Food is my best friend
Saturday, October 18, 2014      7 comments

In today's exercise we are to think about when we use food as a way to manage challenges and emotional situ... Read more
Day 52 - Food is an Instant Fix
Friday, October 17, 2014      5 comments

The exercise for today is to write down all the times in the day when you are likely to eat in order to avoid doing something else. Then record when you are tempted to grab ... Read more
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

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