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moogy - Friday Apr 27, 2012
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 0.0



Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.    Theodore Roosevelt 

Today I am grateful for: feeling as if I can do it, being a woman, a daughter as a best friend

Hello Lovely Girls, Saturday morning, really foggy outside, which means it will clear to a sunny and cool day around ten. I have my hot chocolate and a good book and life is good (well 'As Good As It Gets' as the movie title says). The older three children when to the local show with their dad last night and is staying over ( in the biggest boys room) so that he is here for the ferrying of kids to sporting events this morning. I will have the angel for a couple of hours as it is a two parent job. Fortunately she lives up to her name and hardly needs looking after at all but has now figured out that nana is the best book reader in the house because I do funny voices for the characters in the books!!!! It's a nana's job! that and cutting the crusts of bread! LOL

I am still a little stirred up about something that doesn't want to be nailed down but I found my eating yesterday really easy. Just what I felt like when I felt like it. I used to think that I was a compulsive eater but having given myself permission I find that I am not compulsive at all. I just have to separate what is appetite talking and what is my body needing. Of course, appetite wants everything and the body wants healthy. That is my latest insight! I am hoping to be a guru in a couple of years:) LOL Hope you girls have a wonderful weekend and get to spend some time with people you love:) Love you girls:)

Yesterday's Food

minty hot chocolate


prawn wonton soup

chilli sesame fish, carrots

deep dish cookie pie

V on 04/27/2012:
Hey there Moogster!! I hope you are right about tomorrow(please oh please) LOL I bet you are the bestest(yep not really a word but I am using it anyway) book reader ever! Once you reach "guru status" please don't forget all the little people you knew before ;) Hahahaha Have a wonderful weekend, Lub YOU <3

TheMother on 04/27/2012:
Love the quote at the top of your post. It is SO true. Just today at WW, the leader was talking about positive self-talk and how we need to compliment ourselves and like ourselves which so many people with weight issues do not. I am trying to come to terms and accept where I am now weight-wise and to enjoy the journey as I work towards becoming more healthy and fit - day by day. Have a wonderful day!!!!!

LeakingLife on 04/27/2012:
That HAS to be true that the body wants healthy--thanks for that insight!

Have a lovely (real) weekend:-)

LeakingLife on 04/28/2012:
Oh and your juice combinations sound good to me! I'm kinda staying to the plain jane spectrum for now.

Umpqua on 04/29/2012:
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! The hubby and I trade off on reading to the boys, but he does better voices than me. However, I get to share my childhood books with them, one thing my mother did right was to keep my favorite books complete with my childhood scribblings in them. So now the boys get to enjoy them!

selina on 04/30/2012:
Sounds like you had a great weekend - stay well! I also thought I was an impulsive eater myself, but more recently I find myself thinking that I'm not...

moogy - Thursday Apr 26, 2012
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 0.0





Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.    Oscar Wilde

Today I am grateful for: the cockatoo's flying around my house, my health, loving children

Hello Lovely Girls, Wonderful weather, cold sunny mornings and warm sunny afternoons, perfect! I was thinking about how many diets I have been on since I started when I was fifteen, my first was low-carb and that was in 1972, since then I think I have tried just about everything and anything that was going and have even had a lap band. Have I lost weight, NO, I have only put it on!!! So forty years of dieting and the net result is that I am now one hundred pounds heavier than I was when I started! I am determined not to diet and to try to let my intuition tell me when I am hungry and what I need to eat. Strangely I am finding that my body wants healthy food, I am not even faintly desirous of milk chocolate, ice cream and chips (my usual fallback) neither am I wanting my usual stuff between two pieces of bread (also a fall back). It is hard to break with all the 'rules' and I find myself rather like someone standing on a precipice and wondering if this is a good idea! However, I am at peace with food at last:) I feel like I am starting a journey, feeling a little nervous but also excited at the things I will learn. It can be my retirement journey, maybe I will have figured it out and be slim before I go. I would deem that as a great success:) I hope you girls are going well and winning the war:) Love you girls:)

Yesterday's Food

hot chocolate

oven baked chips, tuna and corn mornay

deep dish cookie pie

rye cruskits, chicken spread and gherkin

dark chocolate

V on 04/26/2012:
Great job Moogy :) RYC..I am always on my game at work but I can't any classes that make me sluggish, i.e yoga, stretch class before work. Have a good day, Lub You

thenewmle on 04/26/2012:
Moogy, as bad as I am feeling, you made me smile! I wish you were here to feed me soup! I guess I should be relieved that it's nothing terrible, but I was hoping for a quick fix! I guess there are no real quick fixes in life. Which transitions into my advise for you - I really like your analysis of your life journey. You need to face food and be comfortable with your choices. Just the idea of a diet makes you think that it is only goal oriented and will be abandoned eventually. I had a slow struggle and for me, until I read about sugar addiction I didn't really realize the roller coaster I was putting my metabolism through. I have accepted my challenges and are comfortable with my changes. Short of being sick, overall I feel better which is a short term accomplishment. If you are interested in reading the site that started my change, I would be glad to post it for you. Good luck and thanks for making me smile today!

thenewmle on 04/26/2012:
Here it is http://howtothinkthin.com/ Since I can't get it to show as a link, just copy and paste. I realize different things work for different people, this just slapped me upside my head and was calling me loudly to make a change. Even if it is not your problem, it may shed light on how others are affected by sugar. I see it as alcohol - I can be a social drinker without being an alcoholic, and some people may be able to handle sugar like that, but for me, sugar takes control and makes me make bad choices. So I can't even do it in moderation. Anyway, even if it isn't for you, it makes very interesting reading!! I'm loading up on my Nyquil and going to try and call it a night!! Have a nice evening!

Umpqua on 04/27/2012:
Good entry! You know, the idea of a "diet" was invented by marketing people trying to sell product. And of course they invented a concept that isn't sustainable or effective over the long term because they want you to keep coming back for more product. As with all things, the answers to how to change how we eat lie within us but it takes deep digging to find them sometimes. Much easier to try the packaged approach although it doesn't work for most people in the long run (and I know it works for some, but I think it's a minority). It's the same way with medicine these days, too often doctors throw a prescription at the symptoms and the real problem is never addressed and never goes away, instead it causes more problems. Now I'm off on a little tangent but I think they're related - to truly have a healthy relationship with food we need to address the underlying problem, not the symptoms!

grannyannie on 04/27/2012:
Good idea not to call it a diet as that sounds like deprivation. You can do it, I know it!

RYC thanks! Feeling pretty good for an old granny! LOL.

selina on 04/27/2012:
I don't like to hear "deprivation" when I'm trying to lose weight, either. So it's very nice to read your entry and the wise responses that you got here! Stay well, Moogy, and have a great day!

thenewMLE on 04/27/2012:
I'm glad your foods aren't as ladened as the US version! Fresh is always best anyway!! It's the convenience foods in the US and the drivethrus that are going to be a challenge for the generation behind me. I like your plan and I'm right there rooting for you!!

moogy - Tuesday Apr 24, 2012
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 0.0



I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.   Cyrano de Bergerac

Today I am grateful for: the first wintry morning, living in a peaceful land, new linen

Hello Lovely Girls, It was really chilly this morning and is now a beautiful sunny cold day. Perfect! I like the quote for today because although we have a wonderful team here each of us has to find our own path. I have been away for a couple of days. I had a bit of a hiccup with my Intuitive Eating earlier in the week and have been trying to figure out what to do. I refuse to diet anymore and so it is all about understanding how to make it work. I had a couple of anxiety filled days and tried to sit with the feelings but on the second night I caved and ate sausage rolls even though I wasn't hungry (in the freezer for the big boys). So I felt really let down with myself the next day and tried to figure out how to cope with my frequent emotional upheavals. Turns out that when we are under stress we limit the production of the hormone leptin which causes us to continue to want food even though we are not hungry. Which makes sense really, probably the fight or flight response in action, if we had to fight or flee we would need to have lots of calories on board. So! It's not me it leptin, so I realised that I didn't need to feel bad about myself!! I now need to acknowledge that sometimes I need to listen to my brain not my intuition. The Intuitive Eating book and Women, Food and God (which I have read but want my own copy) will be arriving in the mail soon and I hope that reading the book will help me understand more about the process. I hope you girls are having a good weekend:) Love you :)

Umpqua on 04/25/2012:
Good for you for continuing to search for answers and learn more about yourself and your body! I hope you enjoy the Intuitive Eating book :) The protein squares are the recipe I posted on my blog, and asiago is a hard sharp cheese. I keep that or peccorino shreaded in my fridge to put on salads and other stuff, great way to add flavor and fat without a ton of calories!

V on 04/25/2012:
I am headed out to work but i will catch ya later, LUB YOU <3

grannyannie on 04/25/2012:
Hang in there, I know you'll get back to the level you were so happy with. You've got the right attitude so I know you'll get there. xx

thenewMLE on 04/25/2012:
Oh, Moogy, at least you understand that you didn't consciously make that choice. I just read something interesting about that and it refers to the fight or flight instinct. I thought you might enjoy reading it. http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sexyforever.com%2Fpublic%2Fnewsletter-belly-fat-blame-cortisol.aspx%3Fxid%3Dnl_SuzanneSomersSexyForeverNewsletter_20120424&h=AAQHznw-aAQEUNs1WR_oejS2hT-Te5hikBVYBeVC23Wfcuw I guess you can just copy and paste that whole thing! Sorry I don't know how to make it a link. Good luck!

selina on 04/25/2012:
I'm so sorry to hear you've been through a rough patch, I hope that the book you are getting will help you out at difficult times... I hope that the cause of the anxiety that led you to not so stellar choices has also been sorted out. Have a good day, today! Cheers to you!

LeakingLife on 04/25/2012:
Hey there, thanks for your sentiments! That moderationkills is really just specifically for info--it's not really me. This new one is a departure, at least I hope it is!

Keep on going--talk about analyzing! I agree on the not dieting. It works while it works and then you have to snap back to reality!

Hope you have a good weekend too--haha!

aka biscottibody59

moogy - Thursday Apr 19, 2012
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 0.0



"So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win."

~Og Mandino~
Today I am grateful for: living in a peaceful land, my quiet neighbourhood, stranger's smiles

Hello Lovely Girls, Weather started out foggy and cool and is now sunny and warm, but not too warm:) The children aren't leaving for the coast until this afternoon due to the heavy rain cancelling football training. Their dad is now picking them up today. I have already taken the angel to pre-school and the princess and I have been food shopping, the big boys carried upstairs for me, which is a real treat. I also put petrol in the car and air in the tyres, I mention this because the 30ish man at the counter said "Thank you sweetie" when I handed over the money!!!! I still got it!!! My daughter said this morning that she could see that I had lost weight and when I was walking around the supermarket I could feel my body shifting under my skirt!! Yay!

Another great day with intuitive eating yesterday and a lovely quiet weekend to look forward to. I shall really make headway with my birthday book:) I hope you girls had a good Friday and have something lovely planned for the weekend:) Love you girls:)

Yesterday's Food

hot chocolate

prawn wonton soup

oven baked chips, tuna and corn mornay

dark chocolate


hollybelle on 04/19/2012:
You STILL do have it "Sweetie"! I just know you do. Loose dress? How cool is that?

Em17 on 04/19/2012:
Have a great day!

V on 04/19/2012:
Well of course you still have it!!! As far as the Yoga goes, it still is NOT an ideal workout for me however it does improve my overall athleticism so I tolerate it only because it is on my workout schedule.. Hahaha LUB YOU :)

selina on 04/19/2012:
I like the gas station counter person - I love it when I get carded at the store when I buy wine, hehe. Lovely to hear about your losing weight! Wonderful!

Thanks for the comments on my oils. I want to be able to paint more loosely and with some sort of attitude, if you know what I mean. I can do that in watercolors but I'm still to new to the medium in oils.... I'll get there!

Umpqua on 04/21/2012:
Good going Sweetie ;) That's wonderful news on your skirt being loose, woot woot!

thinkpositive on 04/22/2012:
You seem to be in a good zone. Nice to have help with groceries. You have had alot of rain- or at least that the way it sounds on the weather channel. Enjoy the quiet time. Also thank you for all of the support throughout the year- my first year on DD.

Maria7 on 04/23/2012:
Hi, Moogy! Hope you've had a good weekend and are having a good Monday. :-)

moogy - Wednesday Apr 18, 2012
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 0.0




Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.   David Wilkerson

Today I am grateful for: getting my computer going, cooking with a princess, a good book

Hello Lovely Girls, Weather perfect, cool and overcast! Thank you for my birthday greetings:) I had a lovely day:) We had so much rain on Tuesday night and all day yesterday that it knocked about the satellite receiver for the TV spasmodically and also left me without my computer for the day, hence no entry for yesterday! (it is Thursday 11am as I type) Love the rain but it really poured down!

I have been looking back in my little book at the things I have been eating and noting in my mind how much I have been eating. I am eating so much less now that I have 'permission' to eat whatever I like and my meals are sometimes only a few mouthfuls before I feel full. I rarely finish a meal, sometimes my appetite says ' eat it' but my brain says 'its OK, you're full'. Really liberating experience I am having here:) I hope you have a happy and successful day:) Love you girls:)

Yesterday's Food

hot chocolate

lamb shank, sweet potato, peas, gravy

dark chocolate

cheese and corn relish sandwich

Em17 on 04/18/2012:
Have a great day!

Maria7 on 04/18/2012:
Thank you, Moogy, for your comment. I think about you, too. When I hear you describe how it is over there in Australia, it just sounds SO BEAUTIFUL. Like you are in a most wonderful place to live, with the singing very beautiful birds around and your tower overlooking the city where you can see (or hear) the school where your Grans are...so cool. I think it must be WONDERFUL! I am happy to read that you are in a comfortable place with food. When we get to the place that we are comfortable with it instead of obsessing over it (not saying you ever have but I know I have, myself), that's got to be very liberating. :-D Hope you are having a very happy Thursday (it's still Wednesday over here...Wednesday nite...) :-D

thinkpositive on 04/18/2012:
Thanks for your comments. Yes, I will give my eating habits some thought and hope I can come up with some good reasons as to why I keep sabotaging myself.

biscottibody59 on 04/18/2012:
You are doing great--pat yourself on the back for me:-)

selina on 04/19/2012:
Sounds like you are having a weather very similar to mine, here. I love it!

You are doing great, moogy! Keep it up!

Umpqua on 04/19/2012:
I love reading your positive entries each day Moogy, I'm so happy for you. Keep it coming! :)

V on 04/19/2012:
Great Job Moogy!!! Lub You

liza36 on 04/19/2012:
Giving yourself permission is the key. Keep up the great work and positive attitude. I love it.

moogy - Monday Apr 16, 2012
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 0.0



"If you really want something, you can figure out how to make it happen."    Cher

Today I am grateful for: loving children, a grey and drizzly day, nice things to eat

Hello Lovely Girls, As in my grateful list the perfect weather for my birthday. I am 58 today, can't really remember how I got to be this old and find it quite fascinating to look at the person looking back at me from the mirror. She looks familiar but not how I remember her in my head. V sent me a postcard a while back with the quote "We always feel the same inside", it is quite true.

I have already taken the angel to pre-school and done some shopping. Received a book from my daughter which I am very excited to read as it is part of a sci-fi series I have been reading for twenty years (part of the Dune series). I thought the authors had stopped writing but - dah dah! No! So that is what I will be doing today, oh and making my birthday cake, a paris brest which is a huge circular choux bun affair filling with custard and cream and drizzled with chocolate (You knew chocolate would have to be involved didn't you?). Yum! I will have to share fortunately. When I got back from shopping my daughter asked me if I had purchased myself a treat for my birthday and you know I didn't even think about it. So weird this intuitive eating. I knew I was having two choux buns tonight and that is sufficient. Oh and when I was driving I could feel my body moving around inside my skirt!!!!! AND I was sitting down!!! I must be losing weight! I am feeling really good - if you couldn't tell:) Hope you girls have a lovely day:) Love you all:)

Yesterday's Food

CCK banana pancake

prawn wonton soup

crab salad sandwich

deep dish cookie pie


Em17 on 04/16/2012:
Happy Birthday!!!!

V on 04/16/2012:
Happy Birthday Moogy <3 I hope you enjoy it to the fullest! LUB YOU

Umpqua on 04/17/2012:
It sounds like you had a fantastic birthday! I looked up your birthday dessert, yummy!

selina on 04/17/2012:
Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great one!

biscottibody59 on 04/17/2012:
Happy Birthday--I guess belated by the time you read this--but it sounds like a celebration! I remember you mentioning that cake last year (?)--lovely!

Good going on the looser skirt too:-)

hollybelle on 04/17/2012:
Happy Birthday to you - I will be 58 in October this year! Yay for us - getting this far. Wonderful feeling that moving around in your skirt!

Maria7 on 04/17/2012:
Happy Birthday to you (belated)...yesterday was my Mom's bd, too! :-)

thinkpositive on 04/18/2012:
Oh, Happy Birthday!! It sounds like a wonderful day & i'm so glad for you that the intuitive eating is going well. Your cake sounds like one that a french foreign exchange student made for us many years ago. ( I always remember a good cake!)

thenewMLE on 04/18/2012:
Happy Belated birthday!!!! Your cake sounds wonderful! Can I have a virtual piece? I'm glad that your clothes are moving - that's exciting!! I always say we have a birthday week, not just one day - so celebrate and enjoy the week - it's yours for the taking!

liza36 on 04/18/2012:
Happy belated birthday!! I hope your day was as wonderful as you are. What a nice treat on your birthday to have looser clothes. Added bonus!

moogy - Sunday Apr 15, 2012
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 0.0



The time to make friends is before you need them.    Traditional Proverb

Today I am grateful for: the children being home, a warm bed, fresh air

Hello Lovely Girls, We are having lovely Autumn weather today sitting around 70 degrees and will be for a couple more days and then zooming back up to 80 degrees for a few days. I must point out that we are now only six weeks from the start of Winter so I don't know what the funk is going on!!! The children have been home for a couple of days and we have only had minor skirmishes to deal with and they are being well behaved. They are disappearing again on Thursday (today is Monday) their dad will come down from the coast (where he is living with his parents about two hours away) on Thursday for football training and to save coming down again on Friday will take them up back with him. It was lovely to see them come home again and will be equally pleased for the peace and quiet for three days. Then it's back to school and a normal routine:) Yay!

I am still doing well with my eating no major problems, still learning how to listen to my body and not my brain and emotions but getting there really fast:) I hope you are having a good week:) Love you girls:)

Yesterday's Food


prawn wonton soup

chilli honey sesame fish, broccolini

deep dish cookie pie


V on 04/15/2012:
Good morning! The Marinade is actually easy to make, just puree a mango in a blender/processor with chili powder,vinegar(a little olive oil if desire) and whatever other spice you want to punch it up with.. Yeah TOM sucks majorly and i will never let it get me! LUB YOU

Em17 on 04/15/2012:
Have a good day!

thenewmle on 04/15/2012:
Your soup and fish sound great! What type of fish did you have? Hope you have a successful week.

biscottibody59 on 04/15/2012:
Keep up the good work there--who could ask for anything more! Have a good week yourself:-)

RYC: I figured that would get a charge out of one or two readers. But, I almost never see this friend--not always on "real fun" occasions. I doubt she'll ever read the book--I brought it to her on a whim really. Though hope springs eternal in my world:-)

You throw something on the wall and sometimes it sticks--haha!

grannyannie on 04/16/2012:
Well done on your healthy attitude toward food!! Weather sounds lovely. Have a fabulous day!

RYC: I still have my midwest accent although hubby says it's less nasal and whiney than it used to be :-O I was 48 when I moved to Scotland so too old for my accent to change.

Hubby does the cooking and never uses a recipe. It sounds like we eat the same thing for dinner just about every night but the ingredients vary widely. No recipe. But I'll list the different ingredients he uses when I do my blog for today.

thinkpositive on 04/16/2012:
So glad your liking the intuitve eating. Yes your weather does sound a little strange. Wonder what I'll find when I go to NZ in ten days? Just chilly enough for a sweater of fleece I hope since that all I have to bring.

Umpqua on 04/16/2012:
We always had a clothesline when I was growing up and I have missed having one! The hubby thinks they look "ugly" but I guilted him into it with the waste of money and energy of putting everything in the dryer. Plus we have a private yard so it's not like our clothes will be on display to passers by ;P Have a great day Moogy!

selina on 04/16/2012:
Have a great day Moogy! Sounds like intuitive eating is really working for you!

hollybelle on 04/16/2012:
Yes, Moogy - my arthritic feet insist that I hold out for the best shoes, indeed! I can't believe I wore those dress shoes to the track! I put them in the "donation" bin as soon as I got home!I am SO happy you are doing well with your eating and listening to your body vs mind/emotions! Hope the Autumn weather holds out. I know you dont like it hot! Our Spring has been early and beautiful here.

moogy - Friday Apr 13, 2012
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 0.0



Our best thoughts come from others.   Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Today I am grateful for: chilly mornings, shopping with my daughter, calm breathing

Hello Lovely Girls, We are have a few more warm unseasonal days, forecast sitting around 78 degrees for the next three days and then dropping down but only by a little. It is cold over night and I am enjoying that. I have to say that I feel as if I have reached a milestone, not in the normal sense of it, but, in my thinking! I have been doing this intuitive eating for about three weeks now and I have taken it to a duck to water. No calories, no scales, no panic, no worrying, no guilt, I could go on. After forty years of 'dieting' I have finally come to an arrangement with food, I eat it and it doesn't nag me:) We both like the arrangement:)

It all started when biscotti posted an article called "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye" (You can find it in the forum), I began to realise that I didn't have to give up the food I like (well, it's chocolate really). I eat a healthy diet, pescatarian with a little chicken thrown in. Although as the weather cools I see lamb shanks in my future!!! Anyhoo! The article really gave me a glimpse into another way of eating, one in which I was the boss and not the food. Then sweetpea posted info on intuitive eating and I had a 'lightbulb' moment, why had I never been told about this, why have I spent forty years dieting and getting fatter? So today's quote is for you two, who gave me the words I needed. I also want to acknowledge umpqua who seems to 'get me' and V my wingwomen. Thank you to all the wonderful women here who come to my diary and read. The good, the bad and the ugly (my words, not the women! lol). My goal may be different to most here, I am not so much interested in losing weight to get healthy as I am about being in control - and now I feel I am! It feels wonderful:) If I lose weight as a consequence and fit into some really nice clothes I haven't worn yet, it will be a bonus. For now, I am happier and healthier than I have been about me and food since I was fifteen:) It's been a long journey but I see the destination now and I never did before:) Love you girls:)

thinkpositive on 04/14/2012:
Oh that's just terrific Moogy! Isn't that how everyone should feel. And I agree, it's easy to get into a downward spiral with dieting, scales, food cravings & when those no longer rule us I guess that puts us in control. So nice to read your happy words!

grannyannie on 04/14/2012:
What a wonderful post! So happy you've found your 'centre'. What a great attitude!

RYC: well the muscles I'm working hardest on are glutes, thighs and abs and don't think I was anyone to feel them when I flex them (except for hubby!) LOL.

V on 04/14/2012:
So happy that intuitive eating is working well for you :) LUB YOU too <3

selina on 04/14/2012:
Such a beautiful/positive post! I can sense the well being and sense of gratification in the whole posting! Have a beautiful day!

Umpqua on 04/14/2012:
Great post Moogy! And yes, I have made peace with the exercise business I think, since I'm seeing results from my manual labor. Plus I get the benefit of ridding myself of ugly wallpaper ;P RE the intuitive eating, for me it's a way to be able to eat the foods I enjoy and fit them into my life in a controlled way. Of course I can't go out to decadent dinners and eat rich desserts every night, but I know I can eat them without completely ditching my healthy lifestyle. I'm the type of person who never wants to feel like I'm deprived of anything, I want all the options available. So through control and moderation and intuition, all those options are available and it feels great!

hollybelle on 04/14/2012:
Funny fish story, Moogy! Sounds like something that would happen to me! Good post about intutitive eating. I still have to write everything down and count,but I am trying to just write it down and let it go with that. I had to work today in the morning and am very behind on laundry - ah, to the point no one has anything clean hardly at all. Seriously behind! So I haven't done much exercise today - although walked 2.5 miles yesterday and eating has been OK.

biscottibody59 on 04/15/2012:
You ought to think about getting the book that excerpt comes from--"Overcoming Overeating." It's got lots of good stuff that no one tells you about--we just don't learn that certain things are okay. We don't have to label ourself as ANYTHING--we learned a certain way (different for everyone for the most part) to deal with food and this book is SIMPLY FREEING in many ways!

Thanks for mentioning lamb shanks--just about my favorite cut of meat of all time!

I'm so glad that you have reached this point--I guess we never know which door is going to open to some really good things in life:-)

moogy - Wednesday Apr 11, 2012
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 0.0



We are always the same age inside.   Gertrude Stein

Today I am grateful for: solitude, living in a first world country, benevolence

Hello Lovely Girls, Forecast 73 degrees, we have a chilly morning here in Sydney but with blue skies with puffy clouds. The house is very quiet, I didn't see my daughter at all yesterday. I know we live in the same house but I rarely go downstairs and as she didn't come up we had a day of solitude yesterday, which I would dare to say we both enjoyed. Although we love spending time together we are just as happy alone.:) I never get bored, I think that only boring, lazy people get bored. There are so many options for keeping oneself occupied, especially these day.

I am going well with my food, feeling in control and have had no emotional fueled eating sessions. Yes, I am feeling content with the whole intuitive eating system. I have been feeling my body (that doesn't sounds quite right - but you know what I mean!) and am sure that I am losing weight. Not a huge amount but I think something is happening:) I hope you are having a happy and healthy week:) Love you girls:)

Yesterday's Food

hot chocolate

egg salad sandwich

deep dish cookie pie


I forgot to mention that I did cook myself a dinner, honeyed carrots pea and fish, however when I was getting the fish out of the pan one piece slip into the sink and in trying to retrieve it the other slid in as well!!!! I gave up after that and had another hot chocolate:)

Em17 on 04/11/2012:
Have a Wonderful day!

V on 04/11/2012:
Hey Moogy!! Yes I can get a good night's sleep now that I know Val and Carter are safe and sound <3 LUB YOU

grannyannie on 04/12/2012:
Glad all is going well for you. Love your attitude. Agree no reason to be bored. Enjoy your lovely weather.

Umpqua on 04/12/2012:
I'm glad you're doing well, too bad about slippery fish! I sometimes wish I had the luxury of being bored haha, there's simply no time for that!

sweetpea1977 on 04/12/2012:
I would love to be bored right about now. Im so sick of the chaos, lol.

Glad you are doing well with intuitive eating!

Selina on 04/12/2012:
Sounds like a perfect day to me! I love being on my own! That dinner sounds fantastic!

thinkpositive on 04/13/2012:
Ha. laughing over the fish sliding into the sink and having a hot chocolate. Your intuitive eating just sounds so healthy and sound. I'm kind of doing that but need to write down my food. Starting to slip a bit . Story of the last months, slipping , getting back to statedd weight, slipping again. But maintaining for the most part so not all bad.Enjoy the weather!

moogy - Tuesday Apr 10, 2012
(Intuitive Eating)
Weight: 0.0



To be content in your own company is a gift to be cherished.   Me

Today I am grateful for: the first wintry day, the company of my daughter, feeling content

Hello Lovely Girls, Forecast 66 degrees, our first taste of winter, however, in this strange climate time we are whipping back up to 84 in a few days. I can't decide if I need my electric blanket on the bed or not!!! Weird! I had a very pleasant Easter with my family and the children our now spending the first week of their two week holiday at their grandparents and won't be back until next Sunday. The house is so quiet without them, not missing them yet, well, not much anyway. Give me a couple more days and I will need hugs from the big three and those little arms of the angel around my neck:)

I have been doing well with my eating. Didn't have one single egg.! A real achievement! I seem content with the Deep Dish Cookie Pie which is mostly beans and oats with choc chips thrown in, so I am happy with that, knowing that I really do get panicky if I am forbidden to eat chocolate.:) I hope that you girls had a good Easter or Passover, it's a wonderful time of year! It's my birthday in a week and then Mother's Day so you can see why I am particularly fond of Autumn!! LOL Love you girls:)


biscottibody59 on 04/10/2012:
Looks like you're doing well! Yes the weather is pretty good here for the most part--we've had a wet spring so far--hope it keeps up!

Enjoy the rest of your week--hope it continues to be good!

grannyannie on 04/10/2012:
You're doing great! Yes, having a cold is a big pain!

selina on 04/10/2012:
Sounds like you are doing really well! I'm glad to hear you had a good Easter holiday and the children are having fun. I love the autumn, too! Have a great day!

getmebackto150 on 04/10/2012:
Your deep dish cookie pie sounds wierd, but very good:) Glad to hear you are doing well eating wise and the weather is cooperating for you! Have a great day:)

Umpqua on 04/10/2012:
I'm glad you had a nice Easter and good going sticking to the Deep Dish Cookie Pie! It's not so much an issue for me if I eat a few desserts on a holiday, but rather the fact that there are high-calorie goodies in my freezer now. I will just have to pretend they're not there haha!

supercheese on 04/10/2012:
Yay on the food! Those Easter eggs can be tricky. Have a good day!

V on 04/10/2012:
Hey there Moogy! Yep I was up most of the night stressing out, I am hoping that Carter will be here soon, I need my sleep!! Hahaha LUB YOU

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