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    8 posts, 5 voices, 335 views, started Nov 17, 2008

    Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008 by Lisa Middlesworth

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    • 1. Progress, not perfection  

      2. Every day is an opportunity to eat better  

      3. I deserve to eat nutritiously  

      4. Every little step adds up.  

      5. I'm worth the effort.  

      6. If you slip up, don't think...I slipped, so I might as well eat a little more. Look at it as a treat, and plow forward with your plan to look and feel fabulous.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Thanks Lisa! These are great tips! My very favorite mental peptalk when I am having problems taking my thoughts captive is “Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!” :)



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          Lisa Middlesworth wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • I always ask myself, which feels worse-being a little hungry or being stuffed. I can handle a little hungry, but I hate feeling all stuffed and miserable.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Back ‘in the day’ when I managed my weight unhealthily as a teenager and even at 20 something, I used to get a high from feeling hunger pains. It just gave me a rush to know that I had that much self control. Sick, huh? And not very healthy at all! Now I try to never let myself get hungry by following the low glycemic eating plan (small fist size meals, 5-6 times per day.) I too hate feeling stuffed and miserable. I try to avoid the foods that have that much control over me. That is why I only make cornbread dressing two or three times per year. LOL (see my response to that question posted by Mary.)
          And now I am REALLY off to gather the kids for history. :) Procrastination is something that I am in the process of overcoming. :)



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          Lisa Middlesworth wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • I eat several small meals a day to keep my blood sugar levels under control. I wish that I had known this years ago! The several small meals are way better that 1 or 2 bigger meals.



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          Linni wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • these are good things to remember! thanks for posting!



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          Doreen XoXo wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • My problem is I don’t have the time to eat that many times a day.  Im lucky if I have the time to eat the three “square” meals.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 17, 2008
        • Doreen,
          I don’t either. I have protein shakes and low glycemic bars for that. A ‘meal’ can be a handful of grapes, and a handful of almonds. Or, a Zone bar (not my favorite but better than some and easy to pick up most anywhere). I recently bought some of the kid’s Clif bars at Sam’s. They are organic which means I don’t have to read every jot and tittle of the small print to look for nasties. They are great for the ‘in between’ meals. I count my Osolean/Glycoslim mixture as a meal, and I do that twice a day. Fresh fruit and some sort of protein - natural peanut butter on an apple would count. Remember we are talking about the size of your fist. Eating like this does take some getting used to! :) But you don’t have to cook differently, you still get to eat most anything you want as long as you balance the total glycemic index of your meal. I can’t eat a whole chicken breast anymore. 2-3 oz fills me up when I balance that with veggies and a tiny serving of rice or pasta.



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