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Food is my security blanket - Day 76
Monday, September 28, 2015      7 comments

During times when you feel unsettled, anxious and insecure, food can easily become your security blanket. Instead of reaching for food, learn how to create a sense of “emotional safety.” When you feel emotionally safe, you can relax, h... Read more
When good things happen... Day 75
Thursday, September 17, 2015      4 comments

Today, I want you to look at your actions and identify all the ones that help move you closer to your goals. Label these as SMALL WINS. These include any of your efforts that make you feel more successful, happy, healthy, or peaceful. ... Read more
See any rainbows today? - Day 74
Thursday, September 03, 2015      4 comments

Do you ever have days when absolutely everything seems to go wrong? During times like this, food starts looking like a really good friend. But wait! You certainly don’t have to give in and eat. Instead of letting your struggles pu... Read more
Why can't I be perfect? - Day 73
Wednesday, August 26, 2015      5 comments

Are you perfect? Why not? Maybe because it's just do hard to always do it "right." Most people who are perfectionists tend to be all-or-nothing thinkers who follow the theme, do it right or don’t do it at all. But since they never... Read more
Eating in secret - Day 72
Friday, August 14, 2015      7 comments

Do you eat perfectly around others but creep off alone to finish off the last of the cookies or the leftover dessert? Maybe you keep a secret stash of your favorite candy so you can nibble it when no one is around. Even though you know... Read more
Are you good or bad? (Day 70)
Monday, July 20, 2015      5 comments

"I started the day being so GOOD, but then someone brought a birthday cake to the office and I was really BAD." Have you ever described your eating behavior this way? Maybe you’ve even told someone about your vacation or a holiday week... Read more
Day 69 - Can you cheat on food?
Monday, June 29, 2015      4 comments

I CHEATED big-time on my diet today. Sound familiar? You’ve probably used several variations of this line, and in fact, chances are that at some point, you’ve said the word “cheat” when discussing your weight-loss efforts. If you ... Read more
Day 68- Say "pause" instead of "blew it"
Monday, June 22, 2015      8 comments

Here’s another way to eliminate saying, “I blew it.” Anytime you slip up and eat something that’s not on your diet plan, skip beating yourself up with harsh, punishing words. Instead, label the incident as a PAUSE in your diet plan. Th... Read more
Day 67- Never say "I blew it!"
Monday, June 08, 2015      7 comments

“I’ve already blown it, so I might as well go ahead and eat the rest.” Sound familiar? But each time you say “I blew it,” you reinforce your sense of failure and disappointment with not staying on your plan. You also give yourse... Read more
Day 66 - Don't even start!
Thursday, May 14, 2015      3 comments

STOP! Don't take that FIRST BITE! With sweets, desserts, and snack foods, the first bite is often what sets you up for wanting more. So if you ... Read more
After the move - grieving my progress
Tuesday, May 05, 2015      9 comments

It's now been a little over a month since we moved to Iowa. The move went amazingly well and we are beginning to get settled in our new, much smaller home. It's a brand ne... Read more
Day 65 - Yes, I mean NO!
Monday, April 27, 2015      7 comments

Each time you encounter a food cue or temptation, you eventually decide whether to eat or not eat. But in most cases, you have only a split second to make this decision. The faster you say “No!” and turn away from the food, the more likely ... Read more
After the move - I'm so tired!
Thursday, April 23, 2015      5 comments

That's a really big moving van! As you know from my notes, my husband and I recently moved from Colorado to Iowa. I was amazed that our stuff filled two-thirds of that m... Read more
100 Days Challenge: Day 64 - Instant tools for triggers
Tuesday, March 24, 2015      5 comments

Help, I can't stop eating chips (or nuts or candy.) Sound familiar? Once you start eating foods such as nuts or candy, their taste or texture can feel almost addicting. When a taste trigger hooks you into continuous eating, you can usu... Read more
Big life changes
Thursday, March 19, 2015      7 comments

In about a week, the moving truck will pull up to my door. And some time the following week, they will start unloading all our belongings into a much smaller house in Iowa. Yes, I’m moving. My husband is going to retire, and after 37 years ... Read more

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