Tag Archives | food

The P.E.R.F.U.M.E. Zone

In the wide world of losing weight, despite all the tricks, tips, programs and techniques, there is only one way for weight to actually be “lost” or “released.” Are you ready? Here it is…     To lose weight, the body must be allowed to utilize its own fat stores.  In other words, our previously-eaten fuel reserves ~ also […]

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Can Food Be Destructive?

I never thought of food as being addictive or destructive, like alcohol or heroin, because food is necessary and good. Food never… Ruined a marriage Effected our kids. Made us unhealthy. Made us feel shame. Became a substitute for happiness.     Or so I thought until I became familiar with Thin Within. I started thinking […]

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Vacation is No Excuse to Eat for Two

Going on a vacation when you’re trying to lose weight is like going to the Land of Plenty. Plenty of Temptations to eat more than normal. Plenty of Good Reasons to justify eating. Part of me dreaded vacation. I’d spent two weeks renewing my mind to only eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m […]

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Patience & Perspective

Love is patient, but I’m not. Oh, I can patiently wait in a grocery line. I patiently listen when my son discusses the latest video game. I’m patient while I hold the door for an elderly person who walks at a snail’s pace. But I’m not patient with myself when it comes to losing weight. That’s because […]

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How to renew your mind about food guilt

There are times when I have eaten something, even within my boundaries (Thin Within principles such as eating between hunger and satisfaction), and I will feel guilty for eating whatever that particular food was.  It probably goes back to my dieting days of the food labeling (the “good”, the “bad”, and the ugly).  Recently, I […]

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It’s Not About the Food

It may be controversial, but I think we blame the food too much when it comes to our weight.  When it comes to releasing weight and getting thin within, I personally believe it’s not about the food.  In the past, when we want to shed the pounds, we change the way we eat.  We count.  […]

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Market Madness No More! – Guest Post

January 2, 2014 What a joy it was to go to the grocery store this morning without a new diet plan guiding my shopping list! It’s been a long time since I approached a New Year without some crazy diet or workout plan. FLASH BACK to…January 2013 I decided that I must have an issue […]

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Gearing Up for the Holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching, with Thanksgiving (in the United States) just a couple of days away.  This means there may be a lot of opportunities to practice staying within our God-given boundaries.  There may be temptations lurking around every corner, but with every single temptation, God has provided a way out.  This is such […]

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Entitled! I’m GONNA EAT! (Week 4 – Renewing of the Mind Study)

“I don’t care what my boundaries are…I wasn’t thinking about life on a day like this one when I ‘committed’ 0 to 5 eating.” “Given what I am facing, surely God doesn’t expect me to just be ‘good’ after a day like today!!!” “It’s just not fair. How come my sister can eat whatever she wants and never gain […]

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