I continue to lose and am thrilled.  So far, I have lost 18 pounds altogether.  It gets confusing, but I have started my weight graph now.  Group last night was good, although I did not participate much.  I slept almost 12 hours and got up at 11:00 am.  I am still tired, but have been out to pick up my grand daughter from school.

I am working on a sculpture of Kate Shelley.  It is a doll actually, but with a clay sculpted head.  I have learned some things and that is good.  I have made her body with a wire armature and will pad it with tissue paper.  Her legs are inserted into a wooden base – and she is able to stand upright.  I have to either fabricate a lantern or find one online for her to carry.  So far, I have not been able to find one in any of the craft stores or card shops I have gone to.

I have decided that she will be dressed in 1880’s style in a Pinafore with a white apron.  I have yet to find an appropriate hat, but will keep looking!

Last night, we did an exercise in group as follows:

     Overeating ____________________ me and makes me feel _______________.

We learned that there are many substitutes for food and I am learning how to shift my focus to activities like my art projects in place of eating something.  Or watching TV and eating… etc.

Fill in the blanks and reflect on what it is telling you.  Can you change the word overeating to something else?  For me, I changed it to Art… and the words I chose last night were STUFFS  and GOOD.   So, now… Art, stuffs me and makes me feel good!  Stuffs being like fulfills me…..

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