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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
100 Days Challenge: Day 63 - Buffers
Tuesday, March 10, 2015      5 comments

In your efforts to manage your food triggers, one of the best techniques is to create buffers that will protect you from slipping into eating. Whenever possible, put some distance between you and your high-risk, problem foods. Instead ... Read more
100 Days Challenge: Day 62 - Non-Food Triggers
Thursday, March 05, 2015      4 comments

I was tired, lonely, upset, etc. You probably don’t have much trouble identifying eating triggers related to food itself. But as you know, lots of non-food triggers can also pull you toward eating. People, situations, or even habits yo... Read more
100 Days Challenge: Day 61 - Food Triggers
Monday, March 02, 2015      6 comments

Food cues or triggers include all those little signals and thoughts that prompt you to eat when you weren’t planning on it. Both the sight and smell of food can be powerful triggers that make you want to eat. Think about the aroma of s... Read more
100 Days Challenge: Day 60 - Create a stop sign
Tuesday, February 17, 2015      5 comments

emergency or firehouse crews rely on a process they’ve planned out in advance. When a call comes in, staff members immediately stop whatever they’re doing and begin using ... Read more
Valentine's Day — Where is the Love?
Wednesday, February 11, 2015      5 comments

In the U.S., February 14th is designated as Valentine's Day. It's such a strange holiday. If someone gives you chocolates, you can’t eat them because you’re on a diet. Bu... Read more

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