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Day 35: The Pause

Interesting behavior ... I had never heard of this.

Tonight at dinner I was waiting for the "feeling". I happened to be interrupted and got up. Upon standing I noticed my stomach feeling comfortably full. Why I noticed it once I stood up makes no sense to be as it seems it would be easier to notice when seated! I really want to learn this lesson!

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Leanna,

When you find something that helps you stop snacking before dinner please share! I think many are "weak" around that time of day (including me).

As far as dinner, maybe making your serving a little smaller if you did have a snack? Is that a possibility? One small step so you can be proud instead of feeling "disgusted"?
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Day 34: Listen Accurately

At lunch I was concerned my salad would be enough to satisfy me. It was and I was comfortable.

At dinner, however, I started picking and sampling before dinner and was satisfied then, but ate dinner too! I was stuffed! Why? Why?

I do not like being stuffed, it hurts and I feel disgusted and shamed.

I will wok on a plan to stop any eating BEFORE dinner! Gum? Tea?

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Day 33: Fullness Scale

WOW! I was starving for dinner tonight. I took my usual plateful and thought I would want more. I did want more but decided to wait a bit tooo see if a full feeling would come. It did! Lesson learned ... WAIT!

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Day 32: 5 Hour Rule

Breakfast at 6, dinner at 5. Lunch whenever I can get it ... some where between 11 and 1.

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Day 30: hunger scale

Eating only 3 times a day I can get pretty hungry between meals. When that happens I have something to drink. Hot tea or coffee helps most. I also use a fiber drink for regularity, but this too helps hold me over until it's time for the next meal.

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Day 30: Postpone eating

No problem here since I only eat three times a day, no snacking. Social situations are different and I like suggestions made to hold off eating until later. It will be hard but I definitely will work on it. Those are situations where all this doesn't even enter my mind! Scary!

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Day 29: Hand Held Foods

I work on keeping it a habit to eat only three meals a day and all food must me eaten from a plate. No snacking or grazing. However, I still struggle when veggies and dip are out for the grandkids and hubby. I figure a carrot is harmless, but it never is ONLY ONE! So I do my best to not ever take that first bite!

Today I included Triscuits with my lunch salad. I broke them up into small pieces so I could enjoy more bites. They were SO good and I savored them.

Also, by not eating between meals I am really hungry for the meal and the food tastes so much better. I find being hungry before a meal is OK (I won't die!) and I enjoy the meal so much more.

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Day 28: Desserts that are good enough

I'm still struggling to get back on track after last weeks attempt to use the two bite rule and failing miserably. I am not yet in a place to deal with sugar.

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WOW! Saturday I had opportunity to put the "Two Bite" idea to the test and I failed miserably. I don't think I am ready to face sweets yet. Not only did I eat all the dessert on Saturday, but I continued out of control all day Sunday. It feels good to be back in control today. Phew!

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Day 19: Serving Size

I am in the habit of measuring. However ... my problem is ONLY eating what is measured instead of sneaking a few extra bites that were not in thee measured portion!

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Day 18: Never Clean My Plate

I think will be a good exercise for me to learn the new concept of throwing food away in the garbage is better than ME being the garbage can. I usually clean my plate, so this may be difficult challenge!

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Day 17: Stop Wasting Food

WOW! This is what I struggle with the most! I'm getting better and keep a card in the kitchen that says "Eat from my PLATE of food only!" No finger licking, sampling, or picking during food prep and clean-up!!! For the first time ever I finally feel I am making progress after SO many failures and new starts. Right now I am doing it ... like something finally clicked. But it isn't habit yet and I still may catch myself licking my finger! I will keep the image of the garbage can in my mind.

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Day 16: Nurturing Power f Food

This is so exciting! I can't wait to put it to use ... but not yet. Because I fear trying foods right now that I know are riggers I prefer to hold off. Especially since I don't even desire them right now. Woo Hoo for that!

However, when the time comes nd I am tempted, the "Two Bite Plan" is waiting for me. Love it!

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Day 15: First Two Bites

I love this lesson and plan on using it on my "Special Days" when I might allow myself a snack or treat. Because sweets are a trigger for me and I am in a good place right now doing without them, I will pass on tonight's activity.

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Fruit is a great cleaner! It does a great job of moving things along in the body!
Full of pure water and vitamins.....easy to digest....great start to your morning. It's best to eat fruit by itself.






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Day 14: Morning Affects Evening

I have always eater breakfast for as long s I can remember. I used to eat oatmeal and fruit for breakfast. I enjoyed it a lt but it didn't "stick to my ribs" after while. I next tried upping the protein but that wasn't the answer either. Now I have fruit ... lots of fruit ... three servings each morning is my breakfast. Bananas, apples, grapes, oranges, kiwi, strawberries, ... whatever is in season. The fiber must be the difference because I'm more satisfied and it tastes SO good each morning.

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Leanna, sounds like you are on a great path to a healthier life! emoticon

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Day 13: Oops! I Forgot to Eat!

This does not happen to me.

However, there have been times when life happens and my mealtime is delayed by as much as two hours. Since I do not snack between meals I will have a nice cup of tea or coffee to make it through or, just wait. I've learned being hungry is OK and I will not die!

If I know I will be having a special lunch or dinner I adjust the other two meals to make them smaller, but never skipped.



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Day 12: Fuel or Filler

I eat only three meals a day, no snacking and try to stay under 1400 calories. I eat fresh, unprocessed food most of the time because my calorie does not allow room for me to eat junk that is not filling. I rely heavily on fruits and vegetables to keep me from getting too hungry between meals.

On weekends I follow the same structure but do allow myself 100 extra calories. That might equal one treat or one dessert. Those are both dangerous food categories for me because sugar is a trigger food for me to start bingeing and salt adds two pounds overnight.

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Day 11: Two Purposes to Eat

I have no problem with WHEN to eat because I follow the N-S Diet where you do not eat between meals (no snacking). Because of this, when meal time comes round, I am really hungry and the food tastes SOOO good.

My issue is random eating/sampling during meal prep and cleanup. I will be mindful that those bites do not fall into the two categories of today's lesson.

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Day 10: Review

I have found this process SO helpful for my motivation. Reading each day's lesson and activity, requiring some deep though for sure! Most helpful so far is using the "I used to sample during meal prep and clean-up, but NOW I DO NOT!" I have red all the lessons and am looking forward to staying on task.

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I am glad to see you are doing a daily post so we can see it and support you. I am cheering for you! emoticon

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Leanna, I agree with Gill. Even if you read and do not post, check out the Daily Lesson Thread. I always get lots of motivational info from the Team.

Some times it is hard to open up but I find it helps tremendously when I do. And now I am learning from what I wrote the first time I went through the book.

I like that you are at least posting that you are passing. To me that means that you are reading each daily chapter. That is great! Bottom line: Do what makes YOU comfortable!

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Hi Leanne - This book can be tough on your own - you can see by the number of posts on the Lessons threads, that after the first 10-20 days, the numbers of people participating fall dramatically. It's not 'easy'. If you are not already doing this, I really recommend that you check into the daily Lessons threads (even if you don't post there) and read the comments that other people share - it might give you a perspective you hadn't thought of.

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Day 9: What I Want From You

Again, I pass on this.

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I hear ya. I only tell them if they are saying something that makes me feel uncomfortable.

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Day 8: What to say ... What not to say

This is a hard one for me. I do not like asking people to treat me special or different. I feel I need to handle my eating habits on my own (my habits are my responsibility).

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I agree with CAT125 that it would be good if you made a new post daily. Until I read her comment I did not realize you had continued as an edit does not make a new date stamp.

Any how I enjoyed reading your reports. You have put a lot of thought into them.

I appreciate your insights. You are off to a great start!


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Leanna, if you want more feedback from others it's better to put each day on it's own post instead of editing the first one. It bumps your thread up to the top so people know you have a new post.

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I am cheering for you and will follow your progress. I will learn a lot too.

If you stop feeding a stray cat it will stop coming around.

I don't lick my fingers or sample during meal prep and clean-up and I do not snack.


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Leanna, that is great that you are listening to your body and learning when you are feeling hungry!

Love your idea to have some coffee or tea instead stress eating. We always feel worse if we give in.
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Day 1 I Used to ..... But now I .....
I used to think I was too weak to resist eating between meals. Now I know I can wait and won't die before the next meal. Feeling hungry is OK.

I used to think I could not resist sugary, salty snacks. Now I know I am stronger than the noise they make in tempting me. They can make noise, but they can't make me eat them. The more I resist, the easier it gets. Its a habit to answer their "call." If you stop feeding a stray cat it will stop coming around. If I stop feeding that desire, it will stop showing up.

I used to think I could not control my eating if I was stressed or tired. I now know I CAN! Slow down, back away, and breathe. Have a nice cup of tea or coffee.

Day 2 Interested or committed?
I am COMMITTED. I do not "diet". Instead I eat and live a healthy lifestyle for life. I don't "need" to lose a certain amount of weight by a specific time. I make healthy choices everyday. In order to see change I must change old habits. I don't lick my fingers or sample during meal prep and clean-up and I do not snack.

Day 3 Commitment ... means DO IT ANYWAY
I often don't do my crunches and arm exercise ... just not wanting to take the time or feeling too tired. I COMMIT TO DO THEM ANYWAY!

Day 4 Diet/Boundaries
Narrow Road: 3 meals a day, no sweets, no seconds and no snacking between. Calorie limit of 1400. 10,000 steps minimum, 30 minutes exercise of which arm and ab exercises are included.

Wide Road: 3 meals a day, sweets ok but no snacking between meals or seconds. Calorie limit of 1500. 10,000 steps when possible,

Day 5 Magic Journal
Todays lesson suggesting journaling, which isn't something I do. However, I will commit to writing down (journaling) temptations and postponing them to a later time or day. I will also state how much I will consume. I see this helping with my snacking issues.

Day 6 Protect My Program ... No Matter What
1. Sam's/Costco
If it is mealtime I can partake. No snacking (samples) between meals.
2. Family Gatherings
Adjust calories to include dessert.
3. Vacation
Stay on plan ... adjust calorie range.

Day 7 I CAN do it!
1. Repeating to myself, I used to ... but not anymore.
2. Mind/body connection ... tensing muscles and repeating I m strong and I CAN do this.
3. Old (bad) habits are just habits and do not rule me.

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