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Day 19 - being mindful about portion control
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      3 comments

I am one of those people that is a bit anal about portion control. I always measure and weigh my food (I say aways, meaning always when I am counting calories). So the lesson for me is not in giving myself too much, it is in allowing myself t... Read more
Day 18 Still on Track
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      3 comments

Day 18 continues on the lessons of cleaning the plate. Since this is not one of the problems I have trouble with, I was thinking that maybe another way of thinking of this is to put all that I eat on a plate to begin with. I am one of those pe... Read more
Day 17 - Stop Wasting Food
Sunday, August 30, 2009      1 comments

I really feel so fortunate that my parents never preached to me about cleaning my plate or about the starving children in other countries. I have enough guilt without adding that to my plate. pun intended. What I do feel guilty about is b... Read more
Day 16, The Nurturing Power of Food
Saturday, August 29, 2009      0 comments

Take 2 bites and feel Nurtured and emotionally soothed. Hmmm I am thinking, this just isn't going to happen with 2 bites. Boy, I never thought I was this negative before. But I am willing to try and willing to give up my position. Can I real... Read more
Day 15 The first 2 bites
Friday, August 28, 2009      1 comments

Today I was terrified to do the exercise in our 100 day challenge. It was to eat 2 bites of a food that I love and then analyze how it tastes, feels, and other observations. The reason I was so afraid to do this is that I am really afraid... Read more
Thursday, August 27, 2009      2 comments

One thing that I am beginning to realize is that I do have some really good habits that I have already maintained over the years of my getting healthy journey. Eating a good breakfast is definitely one of them. A long time ago I realized that ... Read more
Day 13 - oops I forgot to eat. This is not me - ever
Wednesday, August 26, 2009      3 comments

I know that there are lots of people who never eat breakfast, are too busy to eat lunch, and then are starving in the PM. Well, that is not me. I eat breakfast every morning, I never miss my lunch, and I still I often feel very hungry in the P... Read more
Wednesday, August 26, 2009      1 comments

In days 11 and 12 the focus is on eating, when, and what. Linda recommends eating smaller meals spaced a few hours apart in order to keep the energy level and blood sugar at a good level. Of course the other part is to eat food that is fuel a... Read more
Some Beautiful Artwork
Sunday, August 23, 2009      2 comments

If anybody is interested, my son and his girlfriend are glass artists. If this is something that interests you, please check them out at They are struggling artists and... Read more
Day 10 on the 100 Day Challenge -
Sunday, August 23, 2009      2 comments

Learning to accept compliments. I am learning a lot of new things about myself while on the 100 day challenge. One of them is that I do not accept compliments very gracefully. I will often deflect a compliment by turning it back on the pe... Read more
DAY 9 What do I want?
Saturday, August 22, 2009      2 comments

On day 9 I am asking myself what do I want? This is in regards to help from my family and support people. Through a process of questions and answers I confirmed what I always thought. I do not like a lot of compliments, but I like to be ackno... Read more
The Little Beach Cottage
Saturday, August 22, 2009      5 comments

Today is Day 8, Ask for the help I need. Today we put an offer on a little cottage by the bay. It is a tiny house with a little yard and it is only a few steps to the... Read more
Friday, August 21, 2009      3 comments

I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it. I can do it because I am learning new tools that will help me when the going gets rough. I can ... Read more
Day 6 Protect My Program at All Costs
Thursday, August 20, 2009      5 comments

Just a short note tonight. I am going to protect my program today by getting a good night's sleep. So no blogging except to say, I will protect my program at all costs. I will not give in to the pressure of other people pushing on me to eat. ... Read more
Day 5 The Magic Notebook
Wednesday, August 19, 2009      2 comments

I have often journaled about food and trying different methods to take the emotional control out of food. I have always known that chocolate, cookies, and chocolate cake are really difficult for me to control. So in my magic notebook I hav... Read more

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