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    I like the idea of KNOWING what your action would look like. Kind of like teaching a child what you mean by 'a clean room'. You can't assume they now what your standard is. Or even that there IS a standard. Maybe our brains are the same way.

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    Yeah, I really believe that getting regular sleep will make a huge difference in your life! Love that you have a plan and a way to see that you have been working that plan! I need to get back on it too. I have let my sleep time drift closer to between 10:30 and 11 and I really need to get back to lights out by 10. Starts tonight! My fitbit will keep track for me, not as accurately as yours, but good enough to keep me on track!

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    BIW Mod 2 Lesson 3 Shape Your Behavior

    1) Set Boundaries. Having fewer choices frees you to live a bigger life. ie. Eat Clean Paleo, Limit internet time.

    2) Create awareness. What are you doing that needs to change? ie. I am wasting HOURS on the internet instead of doing other important stuff. Avoidance?

    3) Write A Manifesto to help shape behavior that is troubling you. Below is all Dean.

    Dean’s Weight Loss Manifesto

    1. Collect data.

    People who lose weight and sustain it collect tangible data that provides immediate feedback. They log their foods, track their weight and reflect on what is working and what isn’t.

    2. Have a rumble strip.

    Data collection means nothing if there are not clearly defined boundaries to indicate when you have veered off course. Maintaining a carb limit below 100g works very well for my body type.

    3. Focus on sustainable behaviors

    You can’t violate the law of cause and effect. Weight loss is maintained only as long as the behaviors are sustained. Stop the behavior (cause) and lose the result (effect).

    4. Be the expert on me

    Every time I fail I have an opportunity to get an answer to the question, “Why do I do what I do?” Never stop asking that question or building my database of answers.

    5. Recover fast

    Failure is not the problem. Failure to recover is. The quicker I accept responsibility for veering off course, the quicker I get back on track and reverse the damage done.

    6. Customize solutions

    The solution has to fit into the context of my lifestyle. Do what I need to do to make solutions that are catered to me.

    7. Fault the system, not the person

    95% of the time, my failure is a result of the system. Always be troubleshooting to make it as infallible as humanly possible. Never chalk it up to a character flaw.

    8. Practice forgiveness

    Guilt is a wasted emotion. I’m going to mess up. Put on my big boy pants, accept responsibility, forgive myself and get into recovery mode.

    9. Focus on empirical knowledge

    Accept nothing as fact until you have tested an idea out on yourself. Only then can I say something works or doesn’t work for my body type. And if it doesn’t, see ya!

    10. Empower others

    Too many people are suffering, falsely believing they are to blame. Share what I know and create a movement to empower people everywhere to transform their bodies and their lives.

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    I like the rumble strip concept.

    One of my rumble strips in the kitchen is that I am allowed to collect five of certain things: jars, twist ties, paper bags. Once I have five twist ties in the drawer, I need to THROW OUT any more twist ties that come along, EVEN THOUGH they are useful items. Five is enough. And, no, I did not choose five because I have special knowledge into how many twist ties are useful in a household. I chose it because it is the number of our family. Random, in other words, but you now what? Five IS a reasonable number of twist ties to have. I have never run out of twist ties for whatever thing I need twist ties for. And there are no longer twist ties crammed into every corner of my kitchen drawers.

    I think I will expand the rumble strip concept to other areas, now that I have a cool name to call it!

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    thanks so much for sharing that P! I have moved it into a word document and saved it to my desktop so that I can read it daily. And work on it a bit at a time.

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    Dean told the story of a hs friend who was killed when he fell asleep at the wheel. He wondered if the rumble strip would have saved him. Then he challenged us to think of rumble strips for any problem areas in our lives and make them an intrinsic part of the system we create to combat the problem. Sabine, I love the rule of 5. So very useful in many areas. Chris, I figured you would love that #1 was collect data.

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    yep, now if I could just teach myself to use it too, I would be in great shape!

    My cousin fell asleep at the wheel when she was in her 20's, rumble strip kept her from going down a steep embankment and got her back on the road safely and scared enough to stay awake the rest of the way home.

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    oh my... I need to think on the rumble strips.. I think I am rumble strip-less which would explain A LOT.

    I am loving your posts Paula!
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    Interesting concept, that rumble strip. I need to see what I can create for the few problem areas. I know for sure sleep is a must-have - more than about 1 night of not enough, and my "hunger" signals get completely out of whack.

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    I haven't created my entire weightloss plan yet. I wanted to clarify with Dean the difference between the weightloss manifesto and the eating philosophy as written in "Make Shift Happen". The manifesto is a list of beliefs and understandings about the topic of weightloss whereas the philosophy is more like a list of boundaries or rumble strips. Both would be a part of a healthy eating system.Today I will put down what I have so far.

    Paula's Optimal Health Manifesto

    1) Eat Paleo - I believe that my body cannot handle grains, dairy, legumes, sweeteners and bad oils not to mention processed foods. These foods affect my mental and physical health and therefore my quality of life. They may also affect my future health due to my family history of cancer, thrombosis, heart disease and stroke. This is a life or death issue.

    2) Collect Data - Weighing, & Measuring my body is important to understanding the state of my health. The numbers say nothing about me personally. Tracking my food intake allows me to keep within my boundaries and prevents me from going too far off track.

    3) Exercise - I believe that exercise helps shape my body and my attitude. Having a plan for exercise is essential to my health. It also has a social component. I get out of the house and socialize with other members of my community. I have a weekly exercise calendar.

    4) Sleep - Sleep is the single most important factor in my ability to avoid poor eating. I will have a separate, very specific sleep plan to deal with this issue.

    5) Brutal Honesty and Forgiveness - Yes, I will binge. I have too deep a history with food to expect a complete recovery. But, when I binge I must evaluate why I binged, accept my responsibility for it and get out of binge mode as quickly as possible. I keep a journal for this purpose.

    6) Visual Systems - I need to see and re read my healthy eating manifesto and related systems often. Therefore they will be posted in my home in a place where they will be unobtrusive, but available often for reference.
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