Category Archives: Mind games

Experimenting With Hunger

In her book, The Complete Beck Diet For Life, Dr. Beck writes that you shouldn’t eat unless you’re experiencing true hunger pangs, and she feels that most Americans don’t know what true hunger feels like.  I know I don’t – … Continue reading

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Resisting The Cupcakes –OR– Why Starbucks Is Part Of My Workout Routine

Every morning on the way to work I head to Starbucks to get my daily coffee fix.  It’s a part of my morning routine that I look forward to every day – it doesn’t add too many calories, I enjoy exchanging … Continue reading

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After lunch today I was hit with a strong craving for chocolate cake.  I thought about the food I had left in my lunch bag (4 clementines and a banana) and then thought about the spare change in my wallet … Continue reading

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Crisis of Faith

For the past week or so I’ve been struggling to keep myself motivated to eat well.  I’ve been trying to jolly myself along with inspirational quotes but this weekend I really let things go.  Friday was a company Christmas party … Continue reading

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This past weekend I continued sorting through boxes of old clothes, trying to find some goal outfits that would fit me 20 pounds from now, 40 pounds from now, and so on.  I came across this: This is a tennis … Continue reading

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There, I've Said It: I'm Afraid

A wise woman (my awesome trainer Rena) once told me that all human emotions are derived from fear or love.  A wise man once said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”.  As I slowly work my … Continue reading

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Impatient, Discouraged and Re-energized

Today I was feeling both impatient and discouraged.  Impatient, because I’ve been at this for a few weeks and my pants don’t feel any looser, and discouraged, because I am starting to feel overwhelmed about the huge task I have … Continue reading

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Hip Hop Class: The Great Equalizer

I posted yesterday that if I got the chance to dance in public, I would.  Well….my gym recently added a hip hop aerobic dance class on Thursday nights.  This is actually something I’ve wanted to try for awhile, but as … Continue reading

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Get Over Yourself

Have you ever felt self conscious?  Perhaps about a specific physical feature, such as your nose, your hair, or your ears?  Think that you can’t dance, worry if your butt jiggles when you walk?  Everyone has something about themselves that causes them … Continue reading

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My Sneaky Subconscious

Part of my Very Active Day schedule included a trip to the mall.  The purpose of this visit was three-fold: 1. Keep my on my feet for a couple hours, 2. Give me something to do besides eat, and 3. … Continue reading

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