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Old 06-13-2009, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default jedi mind tricks!

so, maybe this is a nsv, but i realized that what works for me is every time i am "hungry", which to me seems like i am just thinking of eating for the sake of eating, i "indulge" in a daydream about what its going to be like when i'm skinny... it totally works and is really fun!


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Old 06-13-2009, 12:52 PM   #2
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That is actually a really great idea.. I think i will give it a try and see what happens.. Thanks for the idea~

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Old 06-13-2009, 12:53 PM   #3
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I totally agree!


I just have a taste of what I am craving. I made the boyfriend order it and I have a few bites - craving over.

*grumbles* frickin' boyfriend who can eat whatever he wants.. *grumble*
" This is not a diet, it's a life-style. This is not a race, it's one step at a time. This is not about next year, yesterday or tomorrow it's about today."

"The shape of my body obeys the shape of my beliefs about love, value and possibility. To change my body, I must first understand that which is shaping it."-Women, Food and God

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Old 06-13-2009, 08:45 PM   #4
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Great idea. I daydream all the time, but I've never thought about doing it as a weight loss diversion. It keeps me from getting other things done, why not keep me from eating too? :P
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:23 AM   #5
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haha I do the same thing! Yeah it really is a good way to dart cravings. I heard somewhere that cravings last 15 minutes, so if you can wait through 15 minutes of it, you can get through that.. Idk if that is true or not, but I end up spending 15 minutes looking at clothes online and fantasizing about wearing them and looking good lol.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:48 AM   #6
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good idea
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:57 AM   #7
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This might have worked for me, except luckily I no longer get food cravings. I can now easily tell when I am experiencing actual hunger, and when I am not, if I want food, I just tell myself, "But look, you're not hungry." and go do something else. That helps a lot, reminding myself that I'm really NOT hungry (but if I AM hungry, I most definitely eat! =D)
Start Date: 03/23/09 - 212 lbs
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~~60 lbs lost!~~
Getting back to maintenance weight:

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Old 06-14-2009, 04:05 PM   #8
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I do that a lot!
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:19 PM   #9
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tried it
loved it

170: 25 lbs gone – June 19th 2009 Achieved June 11th
163: No longer obese – July 17th 2009 Achieved July 2nd
150: 30 lbs since May – September 4th 2009 Achieved August 20th
145: 50 lbs lost from heaviest – September 21st – BIRTHDAY PRESENT TO MYSELF! Achieved September 10th
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:19 PM   #10
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I use a mind trick I got on one of the 3FC boards (can't remember which) - when I find myself craving something I really can't eat (like cake at an office function), I imagine that the food in front of me is somehow spoiled, or was prepared poorly. One of my ultimate gross-out things is bugs, so I'll imagine the cake has worms in it or something.

I've passed this along to a young cousin who is wearing braces and always feels bad at the movies when she can't have popcorn - I told her to imagine bugs crawling through it, and it kills her craving. Kind of gross, but pretty effective!
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:33 PM   #11
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haha I'm a daydreamer...but I've never tried that! now I definitely will
Inspirational quotes:

"Quit talking! I'm sick of just words! Words, words, words, talk, talk, talk! Just shut the f*** up! Just stop talking and do it!"
-Bob, The Biggest Loser

"The only way you’re getting off this treadmill is if you die on it”

"Unless you faint, puke or die -- keep walking!"

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Old 06-14-2009, 08:40 PM   #12
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I totally do that. I also daydream about being skinny while I'm out jogging sometimes, if I feel unmotivated. I think of the clothes I'll by when I'm skinny and being skinny and running into old friends/ex boyfriends and wearing a bikini at the beach. . .

Sometimes if I have a really bad food craving I actually look at clothes or bathing suits online that I can picture myself wearing once I lose more weight. It's fun!
Losing again after maintaining for more than four years (mostly in the 135-140 range).

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