A new round of 7 in 7 just began. If you haven't had a chance to sign up yet, just leave a message on this thread with your board name/name; your goal for the next 7 weeks; and if you'd be willing to host a week of the challenge. If you want to make any changes to your goal or to the list, leave a message on this board. I'll make changes to the list tonight. Please also check the host list and let me know if there is a problem. We are still short a host for the last week of the challenge.
bmazzo/Beverly; Start attending meetings every week again. Btygarl/Betty; Continue eat until satisfied & add activity cathygeha/Cathy; Journal food & exercise daily Cherryt38/Cherry; Continue to concentrate on exercise cindybdb/Cindy; Lose 5 pounds HollyGail / Holly; Learn how to synch the activity tracker watch I bought Jalibmu/Jan; Eating more power foods jasimons/Judy; Think before eating - am I really hungry? Kem1956/Karen; lose 7 lbs Mariel/Marie; drink at 4 8 oz glasses of water a day/30 minutes of activity Pamthomas46/Pam; Refocus and KOKO working WW plan as written not Pam's
Hosts: Jan 19 - Jan 25 Pam Jan 26 - Feb 1 Jan Feb 2 - Feb 8 Cherry Feb 9 - Feb 15 Cathy Feb 16 - Feb 22 Karen Feb 23 - Mar 1 Judy Mar 2 - Mar 8
This week's WW meeting is focused on Mindful Eating. One of the ways to eat mindfully is to eat unplugged...no tv, computer, smart phone... Just you and the food. Another suggestion was eating with your less dominant hand. I also loved the idea of fixing a special tray with a beautiful bowl of cuties and focusing on that tray complete with drink as your nighttime snack.
QOTD: 1. What are you doing today to focus on eating mindfully? 2. What does eating mindfully mean to you? 3. What difference do you think mindful eating could make for you?
AOTD: 1. What are you doing today to focus on eating mindfully? This morning I intentionally fixed my oatmeal and tea and then sat down with the radio and tv off and focused on enjoying my food. I also purposely focused on the sweetness of the carrots when I had dinner at the rehab center with dh. I found myself much more aware of the act of eating and being satisfied.
2. What does eating mindfully mean to you? I had been thinking about the act of tracking making myself more mindful of what I ate. Today when I focused on the food itself and on being with my dh and dd tonight at the rehab center, I found myself savoring the food and noticing the tastes and flavors.
3. What difference do you think mindful eating could make for you? I have found myself mindlessly eating, especially at night which is a habit I want to break. By focusing on mindfully eating and enjoying the food itself, I think this would help me break the habit of mindless eating. I'm willing to give it a try. Unplugging was an interesting experience as well.
Cathy: I love the journaling. It does keep me more committed as well. I need to get back to my journal as well as tracking on-line. I also love the idea of exercise improving your attitude.
Karen: Love your hope that this round of the challenge to get back on track and focus on being healthy and not so much on the scale. Sorry about the death in your family. Travel safely and enjoy being with family.
Cherry: How true it is that exercise is necessary to keep healthy and also its good for your bones. I know I’ve found setting aside time to exercise and walk while I’ve been spending time with dh has kept me sane. I also love that you want to exercise often enough for it to become a habit. Love your goals of dancing and strength training.
Cindy: Love the way your chose your goal with the hope of getting your act together. I also love your decision to focus on your food feelings and therefore your eating will be more appropriate.
Beverly: Love your goal of attending your meetings because it is one thing that will keep you accountable. Pulling for you to get to “free” status!
Marie: I love your goal that is simple and gentle. You believe you can achieve this and I know you will. Yay to meeting your friend and walking for 30 minutes at the mall and to getting in ½ of your water in. A great start!
Judy: What a great goal. It fits right in with the mindful eating discussion. I also love that you are taking care of yourself and making positive choices. Yay!
Betty: I’m glad the nosebleeds have stopped. What a great goal to add back the activity. You’re an inspiration with your maintenance journey! I know you will continue staying under goal weight!
1. What are you doing today to focus on eating mindfully? Frankly, breakfast (most of the time) is eaten in the car on my way to services that start at 7:30. Frequently lunch is also eaten in the car on my way from one commitment to another (one example: Sundays I teach from 9 to noon in one location, then drive another approximately 20 miles to a second location to teach from 1:30 to 4, so the only time available to eat is in the car driving from point A to point B). (Yes, I pack lunch many days of the week.) Dinner is often eaten in front of the TV. I do taste the flavors and savor the textures...
2. What does eating mindfully mean to you? Paying attention to tastes and textures more so than colors or artistic arrangements on my plate.
3. What difference do you think mindful eating could make for you? When my schedule permits, I spend time concentrating on what I'm eating. Friday is my weekly meeting, and I bring a large salad and eat it at the meeting. It's one time I have 30 full minutes of sitting in one place, not having to be in charge of anything... That may be the single most concentrated time I have every week.
1. What are you doing today to focus on eating mindfully? Timely topic - realized on Wednesday that though I did not have the nuts before lunch that when lunch with wine was served I became "mindless" while eating. Today I had a good for me breakfast and I will be having a healthy OP lunch
2. What does eating mindfully mean to you? THINKING before I eat...perhaps even journaling before I eat
3. What difference do you think mindful eating could make for you? Done 24/7 - I would be at goal weight and never be over that number again.
QOTD: 1. What are you doing today to focus on eating mindfully? I'm trying a redo of yesterday's challenge (on my other board).
2. What does eating mindfully mean to you? Paying attention to the food you're eating while you're eating it. I try to feel the textures of what I'm eating and taste the food. I also try to finish what's in my mouth before I put more food in.
3. What difference do you think mindful eating could make for you? When I'm aware of what I'm eating I tend to eat less because I know that I've had food. By slowing down it gives my mind time to register that I've eaten and to recognize when I'm full
~ The other side of comfortable is where change happens ~ You are capable of so much more than you think ~ You can eat what you want or weigh what you want
1. What are you doing today to focus on eating mindfully? I'm going to choose my food carefully, eat slowly, pay attention to texture and flavor.
2. What does eating mindfully mean to you? It helps me slow down and focus on the food rather than letting my mind wander which leads to mindless eating. Eating alone helps too, as I don't have conversation to distract me.
3. What difference do you think mindful eating could make for you? I think the closer attention to what, how much, and how slowly I'm eating the sooner I'll recognize satisfaction. I very seldom have the TV turned on while I'm eating, unless it is a music channel. I don't turn off my phone, but then it seldom rings when I'm eating.
Cherry Exercise and eating right creates a healthy, active life
Joined WW Online Jan. 2008 (204.5 lbs) Made goal March 2009 (150 lbs) Core all the way
1. What are you doing today to focus on eating mindfully? Hummm. I always eat breakfast mindfully - it is my favorite meal. Lunch so so - dinner DH and I always eat on trays while we watch the news. I don't know that he would want to change - I'll think about it.
2. What does eating mindfully mean to you? Enjoying my food and knowing that I have eaten! 3. What difference do you think mindful eating could make for you? Maybe I wouldn't feel so Hungry/I want to eat something in between meals if I ate my meals mindfully. Marie
Great discussion, this was the subject of the meeting this week. I heard some good ideas from some of the members.
1. Actually, I just had a mindful eating situation. I had warmed my lunch (left over pasta bake), I was in the process of making DH a sandwich & getting our drinks on the table, I found myself mindlessly eating out of my dish. I had taken 2 or 3 bites in passing before I thought about what I was doing. I made myself stop eating till I set myself down at the table.
2 Mindful eating means exactly this, don't eat without thinking about what you are doing.
3. Maybe I would eat less if is enjoyed every bite.
Hi everyone. Busy at work yesterday and didn't get to the thread. Will post my responses after this day's. Pam, next week works for me to host.
QOTD: 1. What are you doing today to focus on eating mindfully? I am setting my fork (spoon, food) down between bites. Not just shoveling it in. Also, chewing my food and not swallowing large chunks. (Sounds gross when I write it like that. But, you get the idea.)
2. What does eating mindfully mean to you? Actually paying attention to what I am eating. Enjoying my food and knowing what I am eating. 3. What difference do you think mindful eating could make for you? I am getting better at taking a portion and leaving the rest. No eating out of the pan or bag or whatever. I could be at goal if I keep doing this !
1. What are you doing today to focus on eating mindfully? I still have supper to practice mindfulness. I will choose carefully, I will savor the tastes.
2. What does eating mindfully mean to you? It would mean considering what I'm hungry for, selecting a suitable portion. Spending at least 20 minutes eating, considering if I'm still hungry. Eating slowly. Enjoying all foods, not just special eating occasions.
3. What difference do you think mindful eating could make for you? It would be a change. I'm very used to eating fast. I suspect I'd feel better - less stressed. But...(ah, there's always a "but") fitting that into life. I guess this is one of those situations where I need to consider progress, not think I need to jump right to perfection.
Judy ~ 5' 10", at goal 145 ~ Lifetime January 25, 2007 Lost 30 pounds, 2003/2004, at-home program. rejoined, 2006/2007, at work-meetings.
QOTD: 1. Why did you select the goal you did? 2. What 3 things can you do today to get started on meeting your goal? 3. What is your biggest hope for this round of the challenge?
I selected as a goal to eat more power foods because focusing power foods and less processed foods will help me get back to goal.
Make mindful food choices. get in 10,000 steps on my fitbit today (currently at 9600 at 5pm- totally doable ! ) No evening snacking. Tea and water will be my evening go-tos if needed. Kitchen closes after dinner.
I really want to get back to goal. I have been hovering 2-3 lbs over the WW max for several months and I am tired of paying when a lifetime member.