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Day 46, If not food, then what?

Want is a form of sadness.

Food ranks way down on my importance list. it is not a NEED (except as fuel), but a WANT. Food beyond fuel and enjoying flavors is sadness.

Myself
My Son
Family / friends
Nature
Exploration
Creativity
Closeness
Quiet
Sleep
Sex
Food


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Day 45, Food -- Important or Not?

Food is important to me. If it wasn't I would expend less energy over it. emoticon



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Thanks, C

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To happy, less stressful times! emoticon

To happiness on the narrow path! emoticon

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Day 44 It's not the right time

This is the right time for a wide road, not a narrow path. I'm trying to stay away from the highway or worse ... going off road!

My issue isn't the parties and holiday treats. It's emotion ... stress ... loss and grief. The problem is snacking.

What I can do is choose my road. I have chosen to eat meals that are whole-food plant-based at home and as much as possible when I'm away from home. I also set a minimal workout routine for running 2 times a week and a small daily workout.

This is the right time to hold myself to a SMART plan that fits the season and my emotions.

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Day 43, 100 days Choose to, not have to

I choose to eat a whole-foods plan-based diet. I choose to engage in regular fitness.

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It's catch-up time. These days are worth me doing every if quickly.

Day 41, Motivation is a choice
I agree! I can not wait until I FEEL like making a change. I have to choose to make change important enough to follow through with.


Day 42, Make it matter
My health and fitness matter to me. I figured it out years ago that to keep doing the things I really liked to do, like hiking, I would have to loose the extra weight and put more time into staying fit. It's a long road, but I have seen great results. I still waver around, but I believe I'm on a continual journey.

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Day 40 Having an eating experience

I like the experience of food: planning, shopping, cooking, tasting. I can enjoy food alone. I prefer to enjoy food with or for others. I do do enjoy trying new restaurants and sharing foods with others maximizing the new and different tastes by doing so. Sharing the food makes it more of an experience, not just a refueling stop. I think that's good because these foods are usually not just fuel -- that means they are not all that healthy.

1) my recent travels have been food experiences. Most recently I got to try almost a dozen restraints in New York and Philadelphia. One day we were walking Central Park in New York trying to choose between two restaurants on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We tried both! Split a veg-burger at the first and a much healthier curry bowl at the other.

2) I like to share foods in two ways. sharing new and different foods and cooking for others.

3) I'm currently struggling to plan upcoming food experiences. I'm supposed to have reservations for 8 for brunch tomorrow and I just can't seem to pick a place that will be suitable (I've asked for help, but .... nothing). I feel wavering motivation to plan the up coming holiday meals.

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12/13/18 12:20 P

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Day 39 Flavor or texture?

Flavor over texture. I tend to crave sweet OR salty. Crunchy and chewy are good texture. When I was young I didn't like most creamy textures. I still don't care for those foods much. I think it's the chewing that makes food feel comforting to me. I like to eat. I also like to chew.

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12/13/18 4:09 A

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I agree, there is a powerful feeling when you stick to your plan. You may miss the food at that time, but when the moment passes the power surge comes!

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12/12/18 12:12 P

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100 Days Challenge: Day 38 Food as Power

I'm looking at the book, the business lunch. I think there is a power shift taking hold today. I feel 'powerful' when I eat healthy at these things. I think others sense it too. They comment ... sometimes get defensive or aggressive about it.


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My b-i-l has that same feeling of grief over foods he no longer eats. He's been on the whole-food plant-based Engine 2 diet since the first of November. This is how describes his experience (paraphrased), 'I get up in the morning and I feel fantastic. Then I pout the rest of the day because I miss my favorite foods. But, when I eat those foods, I feel awful.'

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I have a certain amount of 'grief' over the loss of being able to eat more, and what I want, when I want.

Gill

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12/11/18 12:39 P

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I love to eat! Ė Day 37

I love to eat. I really do. I like to cook and try good good. Years of dieting has also created a parallel feeling that I hate to eat. Looking at today's entry I notice how uninterested I am in all the listing of foods that I 'like' or are that are 'trigger' foods. I can't say I even like those trigger foods, the ones tha are expected on these sorts of lists. i might not be able to resist them, but I find little joy in them these days. Instead I find disappointment and sadness. Which shows that my relationship to food is all messed up. It's just food! I'm not going to make a list today.

We never get asked to list foods we DON'T like. Why is that?! emoticon

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12/11/18 12:34 P

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That's true, Chele. Yesterday I ate 'more' at lunch time just to feel the sensation of eating. I was mindful of what I was doing. I didn't notice any particular reason I was doing it. I am aware that I feel very mindless right now. Everything I like/love is become a distraction. That includes food. Exercise is not a distraction these days. That's too bad.

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Well they all go together... Mindful eating emoticon

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Slow down your eating Ė Day 36

The eating pause Ė Day 35

Listen accurately Ė Day 34

Fullness scale Ė Day 33

I was busy and didn't spend much time online this weekend. These are good chapters but I'm not going to catch up. Instead I'll choose one to do today and then move on. Hmmm ... which to choose?


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12/6/18 12:22 P

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The 5-hour rule Ė Day 32

Five hours between meals sounds like a good number. And, it leaves 14 hours between Dinner and breakfast to give the body a break from eating. I'm a little squishy on my times. I usually eat breakfast around 9am, but lunch at 1:00-1:30pm. Dinner falls to 6pm, when 7pm might work better for me.

I've worked on this exercise for a long time. I need to transition back to a regular schedule more then I need to develop a change of behavior, adopting the principle. Lunch at 2pm will be the new goal.

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12/6/18 12:17 P

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I'm getting back to building my meals around a large mix of cooked and raw veg. Today I have 2 cups of broccoli, cabbage and zucchini that I will cook and mix with pumpkin risotto I made up in advance. I have a cup of cut up tomato and radish ha I will put on top of the bowl raw.

I can slowly build up a resistance to processed foods by eating more whole foods. The transition can be hard.

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12/5/18 4:28 A

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Isn't it interesting how we can easily be on a narrow path then suddenly if feels like a real challenge to stay there? We buy foods that at times we can easily pass up.

What is your goal?

Are there circumstances
that are triggering thoughts
that make feelings
that cause actions (with food)
that result in stopping you from reaching your goal?

(This model was created by Brooke Castillo and can be used for life, not just food.)

I run this through my head before I eat foods that are not planned (or healthy)... well I run them through my head most of the time. I use it at work too.

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Postpone eating Ė Day 30

I I have NOT been doing any of that!

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12/4/18 11:53 A

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I ate them all. Glad it was a single serving size. I ate them all with the chopsticks. I'm pretty good with them and it wasn't a struggle at all. Gill- since I bought the chips, I had no excuse not to do the exercise.
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Wow, cool! I am horrible with chopsticks. I think I would end up not eating the snack... lol! Maybe I should use them!
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Well done for actually trying to do the activity! I didn't even try it this time round.

Did you eat them all - with chopsticks?

Gill

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Hand-held foods Ė Day 29

I made an impulse purchase of a single serving of Fritos corn chips. I find myself prepared to do today's exercise. I'll eat my Fritos with chopsticks.

1) Fritos
2) I feel silly .... I'm pretty good using chopsticks .... I am slowed down by eating them one at a time.
3) I will continue to use point-of-purchase control to modify my behavior around hand-held food.

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12/3/18 11:16 P

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Thank you, Chele.

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I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. emoticon

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Donít eat because itís ďthereĒ Ė Day 28

I'm cleaning food out of my fridge. My son loaded it full of take-out food and leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner while I was away for the holiday. I ate the chocolate brownie cake thing and and some apple pie. It was there. I'm feeling emotional. I tossed out the pumpkin pie. The leftover dinner was easy. The meat has no sway over me. The pizza (cheese) was a little harder, but I still tossed untouched.

Don't eat because it's there .... toss it in the bin.

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I missed the last few days after my mother passed away suddenly on Thursday. I was planning to be with her on Saturday. I went on Friday to be with my sister and b-i-l. They were there when she suddenly collapsed.

I'm not going to make up the days.

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Smaller amounts, less often Ė Day 25

I think I have been at this for so long that I don't think of ice cream or cookies or chips as my favorite food. Honestly. I still like to eat them and I'm still susceptible to their pull. Making a list of favorite foods would be hard and more likely to read like, "The mac & cheeze black bean burger at Candle West," or "spicy seitan stir fry at Blossom."

I do love to eat.

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Thanks! I missed my 100 DWL pals. emoticon

I wasn't very mindful on Wednesday, Day 24. I skipped breakfast and had a Philadelphia soft pretzel for dinner.

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Welcome back! emoticon

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Welcome back!

To be a pound down after a vacation and travelling is awesome! Well done!

Gill

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Eat for satisfaction Ė Day 24

All the talk of eating out at the best vegan places, sample many small plates and sharing dishes sounds decadent, but I weighed in this morning and was down a pound from before I left. All the decadent sounding food tourism was probably done more mindfully then I usually eat. Each meal was an experience. On the other hand, there was a Whole Foods a block away from the hotel in New York that sold a delicious bubba ganache! Having the hotel fridge stocked with this snack is the probable reason I didn't come back down a few pounds. Meals are not my problem. Snacking is.

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I'm skipping past Days 18 through 23 and picking it up again on Day 24. I had limited time and internet in Philadelphia. I'm going to skim what I missed ... just to get caught up.

Retrain eating patterns Ė Day 18: J and I went out to a vegan 'tapas' restaurant/bar. Food was served in small plate portions. When the first plates came and they were much bigger then expected we knew we over ordered. I found it very easy to take a few bites and let anything that didn't fast fantastic go. We wasted some food that night, but protected ourselves.

Eat reasonable amounts Ė Day 19: Out for dinner on our last night in Philadelphia and another 'small plate' restaurant. We were more mindful while ordering this time. More on topic, I'm pretty good at estimating AND periodically track my food to calibrate my estimations.

Half-off special Ė Day 20: A great way to do this is to take someone with you and share.

Eat with awareness Ė Day 21: I have to admit here that J and I do a fair amount of 'food tourism'. When we go to a city we search out the best rated vegan restaurants in the vicinity of where we are staying or the area we are exploring during the day. I have done a lot of mindful eating while in New York and Philadelphia. Best food -- Modern Love, Brooklyn; Candle Cafe West, NY; Hangawi, NY; Vedge, Philly. Honorable mention: Le Botaniste, NY; Hip City Grille, Phili. I'll mention anyway: Charlie was a sinner, Phili;

Multi-task with food Ė Day 22: not this time

Savoring food Ė Day 23: nope

I guess I didn't really skip them after all. emoticon

Edited by: BDTHOM at: 11/28/2018 (12:43)
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Kimchi is an acquired taste for most people. It also has strong cultural roots for many that have a connection to Korea. I make my own.

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I have had kimchi. My husband was stationed in Korea for awhile (long before I met him), and said it was something I had t try. Hot stuff!

Awesome eating when hungry and throwing it out when you are full!

Have a wonderful day!

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Stop wasting food Ė Day 17

I threw out the last couple bits of porridge this morning. Iíd had enough.

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I enjoyed my food yesterday. At his sounds worse then it really was. There was no choosing between the two restaurants, we went to both. A progressive meal was my explanation at the time. First course was a shared black bean burger with salad greens. Second course was a shared curry os brown rice, stemmed vegetables and kimchi. It was a lot of starch for the day, but most of it was whole grain (oatmeal and brown rice).

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Hope it was awesome!

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11/20/18 10:40 A

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Nurturing power of food Ė Day 16

Iíve done this exercise before. I get it intellectually. Iím probably not going to do it today because iím on vacation and not feeling these sorts of emotions. I donít have ready access to food here in the hotel room so not dealing with Ďgrazingí behavior either.

What I can do is be mindful and enjoy what I do eat since it will be a meal taken at a highly rated vegan restaurant in New York. The dayís plan s to walk Central Park, maybe stop in at the Metrpopolitan Museum of Art or the Natural History Museum. Itís cold and cloudy today and we will want a break to warn up. We have a couple vegan options on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan that we might try. The food will be flavorful and expertly prepared. Both places look healthy (not ALL vegan food is actually healthy). I have my eye on one in particular that serves fresh organic foods served raw or with minimal cooking. If its cold and damp a bowl of soup would be wonderful. I intend to enjoy every bite.

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11/19/18 5:26 P

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First two bites Ė Day 15

I agree with the 2-bite idea. Iím not going to do the assignment ..... well, I might. Iím headed out to dinner. If the opportunity presents itself, like if we order desert, I will take just 2 bites.

I like to hare deserts when I go out for special occasions. For a long time I have limited myself to 3 bites. With a really rich desert, the first bite tastes wonderfully flavorful. The second bite is good, reinforcing the first bite. The third bite ... by the third bite your tastebuds are saturated and you donít taste anything. Thereís no reason to keep eating. LS is more cerebral then I am about it. She stops at 2 because she knows the third bite isnít all that great. I have to drop off myself, every time.

Iím going to a hot new vegan Korean restaurant tonight. Iím very excited. Desert is not common in Korean tradition. If a desert is served itís usually fresh fruit. Iím guessing this restaurant will stray from tradition.

PS - The vegan Korean meal was very nice. We passed on having any desert at the restraunt. I had apple slices back at the hotel room.

Edited by: BDTHOM at: 11/20/2018 (10:43)
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11/18/18 8:28 P

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Morning affects evening Ė Day 14

My Day 13 response is probably better suited for today. I ate a good breakfast today and it powered me through the day.

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11/17/18 1:17 P

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Oops, I forgot to eat -- Day 13

While it's not unheard of, I seldom forget to eat. What happens more is I choose not to eat breakfast. A common scenario is after a night of comfort grazing I get up with no desire to eat. This can really throw me off my routine. Skipping breakfast usually brings on more evening eating as my body wants those calories. Evening eating brings with it that same food averse feeling in the morning. It becomes a cycle.

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11/16/18 12:18 P

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Fuel or filler? Ė Day 12

1. Record each of the foods you eat today, then rate each one based on whether it provides fuel or filler.
-- Most of the food I ate yesterday was fuel: porridge of oats, hemp seed, walnuts, banana and blueberries; three bean chili; tortilla with avocado; potato-celery soup; quinoa veggie patties. The tortilla I had at lunch was partly filler because it was made of regular, processed wheat flour. Whole wheat or corn would have made for more fueling, less filler-ing.

-- I had ate filler too: a late afternoon snack of peanut butter on light rye crisp bread; non-dairy chocolate ice cream.

-- I just had a two Dove dark chocolate bites with my morning coffee. It was pure filler. Totally unnecessary except I wanted them. I enjoyed it. It's done.

2. At the end of the day, determine how well you met your fuel needs. Describe this.
-- Yesterday, I met my fuel needs at each of my three meals. The snacks where filler because I was under mild stress getting ready to travel today.

3. Decide whether you need to replace some filler items with healthy foods that provide more fuel. Write down a few notes on this.
-- I'm pretty honest with myself when I eat fuel, and when I eat filler. Porridge and chili are fuel; chocolate and ice cream are filler. The flour tortillas are filler that can be replaced with fuel. I bought the soft flour tortillas after my tooth extraction. They were soft and easy to chew, and they were comforting. My mouth feels better. I'm going back to the corn tortillas.

Looking back at day 11
I ate two snacks on Day 11. One late in the afternoon as I was leaving work and facing an hour or more tasks to complete before dinner. The other was after dinner. It was late and I still had an hour or more of packing to do before going to bed.



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11/15/18 12:04 P

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Two purposes of food Ė Day 11

The two purposes of food is fuel and enjoying flavor.
Food is not a form of entertainment. Food offers no emotional support.

When do I eat, a history-
When I was first becoming successful at controlling my eating I was eating 5 times a day breakfast, lunch and dinner, and two smallish snacks at 10am and 3:30pm. Over time, (2 to 3 years) i reduced and ended first the 10am and then the 3:30pm snacks. (Sometimes I still eat a small snack before I run on Tuesday and Thursday after work) Last year I chose to make the No-S diet my ideal cutting myself down to just three meals a day.

This worked for me, doing the many small meals and then slowly reducing down to just three. One reason I did this was at my heaviest weight, my calorie requirements where higher but I didn't want to get used to eating meals in the 700-800 calorie range. It was while reducing my calorie range as my weight dropped that I started reducing and then cutting out the between meal snacks.

1) My count should come out to be three. 2) I eat at breakfast 9:30 and 10:00am, Lunch between 1:30 and 2:00pm, and dinner between 6:00 and 7:00pm. 3) When I eat my three regular meals a day I feel my best. I'm less likely to snack, which means less likely to eat highly processed foods (my usual snack foods).

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11/15/18 11:50 A

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Thank you, Chele.

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11/14/18 5:03 P

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Have a wonderful time! emoticon One for you too!

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11/14/18 3:06 P

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emoticon Day 10!

emoticon I give myself a gold starfish for showing up and acting committed to the first 10 days even when I didn't feel like it. I can't say I have made any great progress in these 10 days. I have identified 'monkey mind' as an obstacle to weight loss and goal success. I have not made any significant changes. I have one new idea, drawing my current crave-worthy food on the whiteboard on my refrigerator in place of keeping a magic notebook. I look forward to the next 10 days.*

I will be traveling for most of these next 10 days. I commit to reading the lesson online from Linda's blog and making some sort of relevant comment in this journal.

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