Category Archives: Mindless Eating

Need Control

In January 2007, I reached my goal weight. I had to lose 58 pounds to get there. But, I did it. And, from that time until (around) April of 2013, I was able to maintain that number of (around) 174 … Continue reading

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It’s Armageddon

It’s been the worst week ever. And, that’s saying something considering how the past five months, or the past two years, or the past four years have gone. I’m afraid to get on the scale. It’s been a while. But, … Continue reading

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It Has To STOP, And Be REVERSED…NOW

I got on the scale this morning and it read 198.1 pounds. I wish I could say this was insanity. But, I know why the number is that high. It’s all my fault. Bad food choices. No portion control. You … Continue reading

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189.7

This morning I got on the scale, buck naked.  And, it read 189.7 pounds. I want to say “How did this happen?”  But, I know the answer:  Too many nuts, chips, cookies, cakes, donuts, bread, french fries, pizza and red … Continue reading

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Getting Fat Again & Making A Hard, Aggresive, Pledge To Correct It…Now…And Fast

At the end of August, I weighed 184 pounds. Three months later, I now weigh 185.6 pounds. And, to be totally candid, I am surprised that it’s not more..considering how poorly I have been eating the last couple of months. … Continue reading

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Ready To Crawl Up From Rock Bottom

On June 21, 2006, I attended my first Weight Watchers meeting. At that time, I weighed 232.4 pounds. (That was better than the 242 pounds that I weighed on April 21, 2003. But, I was still a tub of goo, … Continue reading

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Bleeping French Fries

For the first five years, or so, of my Weight Watchers journey, I never touched a french fry – for the most part. Actually, the only time I ever ate french fries, like most Americans, was when eating out.  And, … Continue reading

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Holiday Weight Gain Study

Interesting info on this via the San Fran Gate – Despite what many people believe, the average adult gains only about 1 pound between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, according to a study from the New England Journal of Medicine. … Continue reading

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Goals, Obstacles & Honesty

By just about every independent assessment I hear, I’m in good shape.  And, via the same sources, I’m in “great shape for someone my age” – although that speaks more towards the state of most people, today, by the time … Continue reading

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The Wrath Of Grapes?

Lately, I have been eating a lot of grapes – especially at night, after 9 PM. And, I am starting to wonder if that could be an issue for me. Related, today, I found this: Q: Health experts tell us … Continue reading

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Nuts!

I have been having a huge problem lately with almonds, walnuts, macadamias, cashews and peanuts. Simply put, I cannot stop snacking on them, with out tracking and being accountable for it, when I am home. Every time I am near … Continue reading

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Getting Fat On Superstorm Sandy

Since 2 PM yesterday, we’ve been housebound due to Sandy.  And, we’ll probably be stuck in the house for at least another day.  (Luckily, up to now, we have not lost power.  But, I suspect it’s coming soon the way … Continue reading

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About Half Of What You Eat Is Due To Conditioning

Just saw this from an older feature in Women’s Health – Taste buds may not rank on your list of the most important body parts, but the reason we even have them is likely to help us survive. Scientists have … Continue reading

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Sugar-Free Gum & Weight Loss

Via the L.A. Times – Some people chew sugar-free gum as a weight loss strategy, but does it work? An recent online study in the journal Obesity finds that chewing gum daily may have no effect on losing weight. The … Continue reading

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Body Mass & Brain Wiring

Watching “The Biggest Loser” last night, I found it fascinating what Dr. David Linden shared regarding how the pleasure centers of the brains of obese and lean people work. Here’s a great summary on that from Trish Milburn: Dr. Huizenga … Continue reading

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Diet Apathy

For the last four days, I have been over-eating. It started with dinner on Friday night. And, that was repeated on Saturday evening. Yesterday, I over-ate at breakfast – and somewhat at dinner. And, today, I over-ate at breakfast again. … Continue reading

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Not Alone

I thought I was the only one who doubled up on those frosted brown sugar pop tarts! (Thank goodness I stopped that years ago…)

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Drawing The Line On Mindless Snacking – Albeit Healthy Snacking

I’ve had it. I got on the scale this morning and I am around four to five pounds heavier than I like to be – at this time of the day.  Yes, I just got back from a Disney vacation, … Continue reading

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Fat Habits

Great stuff from Joy Bauer today. It’s “7 ‘fat habits’ that keep you fat.”  Here is what she says they are: You eat while standing up. You eat in front of a screen. You grab bites from your kids’ or … Continue reading

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Putting A Number On Your Food

Via the folks at RealAge.com – To feel more satisfied with your food — and possibly avoid pigging out — use this mind trick: Just focus on the calories. Doing so could dial down your hunger big-time — especially if … Continue reading

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What Drives Food Choices?

Great stuff from Timi Gustafson yesterday on what Brian Wansink has to share on mindless eating: “Everyone – every single one of us – eats how much we eat largely because of what’s around us,” [Brian Wansink] says. “We overeat … Continue reading

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The War Against Workplace Communal Snack Dishes

Interesting stuff on this matter was in the Wall Street Journal the other day – The office candy dish was sabotaging Melanie Meek’s efforts to slim down. Then, she declared war. Bowls filled with chocolates were swept off co-workers’ desks … Continue reading

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Yale Study On Food Addiction

The story via NBCUniversal – Food addiction is similar to substance dependence, according to researchers at Yale University’s Rudd Center for Obesity Research and Policy. By using chocolate milkshakes and water, researchers found that addictions to food and drugs resulted … Continue reading

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Not All Calories Are Created Equal

I just came across this information via an ABC News report from last year – But experts like Jonny Bowden, a certified nutritionist and author of Living Low Carb, (Sterling, 2010) insist that all calories are most certainly not created … Continue reading

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Eating Slower Doesn’t Prevent Postprandial Snacking When Tempted With Treats

Some very interesting study results on this were in the New York Times yesterday. Here’s the highlights: A leisurely four-course dinner at a fine restaurant can take two hours to eat, while meals eaten at home are usually over in … Continue reading

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