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10/28/15 9:00 A

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I have had such a serious slide backwards in the past few months, and the strategy of nuking healthy frozen meals when I'm sick or having a migraine is such a great solution -- sly like a FOX!

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10/25/15 4:20 P

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Great idea. I've found I am coming into the kitchen and asking myself what I can eat that is healthy... which often means a snack size of meal food. That's a new behaviour because in the old days I wanted the unhealthy stuff even before I thought of healthy things... or the thought would not even cross my mind to have something healthy. Instant fixes.

Edited by: JUSTYNA7 at: 10/25/2015 (16:20)
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10/25/15 12:30 A

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That's exactly what I've begun doing in the evening. Trying to nuke a lunch-portion of a meal rather than snack endlessly on junk and never feeling full. I'm not always successful, but that's the general idea.

What can I do for myself today?

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10/25/15 12:13 A

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My trouble with snack food is that I'll be too lazy to cook a proper meal and eat the "instant" food in a bag instead. The solution is to keep healthy frozen meals that I can microwave on those days when i'm too tired to cook.

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10/22/15 1:52 P

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I do buy junk foods, just not all the time. My rule of thumb is mostly that if I've craved something for a while, I can buy it. Eat it until it's done, then not buy it again until I've been wanting it for a while. Like ice cream. I can certainly go without it, but if I am craving ice cream every night for 3 weeks, and starting overeating other foods to try, in vain, to satisfy the craving without eating the craved food (be the snacks wholesome or not, overeating is still possible), then I go ahead and buy the ice cream and try to make sure to enjoy it. I try to savor it, pay attention to how it tastes, how it makes me feel both during and after eating it. I don't assign any guilt or penance to it, it's just part of balancing my wants with my needs. Then, when the (usually pint container) is gone, I don't crave it anymore and don't need to buy it again until I'm wanting it for a long while (like a few weeks because sometimes cravings are fleeting ideas rather than real cravings).

The funny thing is that as I'm learning to do this, my "trigger foods" aren't really the big problem I once thought. Like brownies. They were my big downfall in the past, but now I know I can have them whenever I have an ongoing craving for them. And so they've lost some of their mystique.

What I still struggle with is depression, hopelessness, and/or a sense of feeling overwhelmed, and using any food as comfort when I shouldn't see eating as salve to life's little adversities.

What can I do for myself today?

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10/22/15 8:52 A

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I have entered a new "phase" of my life. Thanks to another team and book I have been less interested in eating unhealthy foods or over eating. However I'm not stupid. I know that certain foods are just dangerous to have in the house. Not when I am doing OK but when I am vulnerable.... the HALT (pain /bored) times... when I have friends over and I am feeding other people....

Yes, I believe in cleaning out the cupboards and fridge. I live with 5 other people and run a B&B so yes, I am also the one who is often bringing in the foods that are not so heatlhy. But I push the veggies and fruits. "If I had the perfect world I would just not buy the stuff at all". I do wonder if that is true. But it is a great exercise for me to take stock of what my choices ARE in the house to eat.

Really good choices:
1. Turkey spinach apple meatballs. The perfect all round food in a bite size container.Freezes well and travels well.
2. Tahini thumbprint cookies. Vegan, tasty, another all round good food in a bite size container, paked with sesame seeds and almond meal with apple butter in the "hole".
3. Grapes. I tend to add cheese and I think I am going to have to start measuring what I cut. I also will add cheese to an apple.
4. Grain free raspberry granola
5. Yogurt with cottage cheese and ci'a cereal (hemp, almonds or cranberries, chia seeds)

I always know if I am out that the BEST thing for me to grab is a Wendy's chili salad half size portion. I skip the sour cream, guacaomole and nacho strips.

As for Julia's choice for sugar free sweet treats... tried that and I would just inhale them and eat them all way too quickly. For me it has worked better to find new snack ideas.

I have joy in my soul and joy in my step. Walk with me! Justyna

My Success story:
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10/22/15 8:37 A

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Snack Smart
-This week: clean out and stock your fridge with appealing snacks so you can succeed with your food plan. Julia Cameron suggests sugarless jellos etc. What do you think? Can you realistically do this? What are good snacks for you?

"Failing to plan is planning to fail". I'm a big believer in that. That and problem solving because "Nothing changes if nothing changes".

Edited by: JUSTYNA7 at: 10/22/2015 (08:39)
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