I told Sue that it was great that she has become so much more aware of when she’s tempted to eat standing up. For example, this past week, unprompted by me, Sue made the decision not to eat at her kitchen counter. She has decided for this coming week to eat everything sitting down this week. I offered to have her email me if she does eat standing up, because this may help motivate her: “I don’t feel like sitting down but I’m going to because I don’t want to have to email Judy and tell her I ate standing up”. We decided the one exception will be this weekend when she’s making (healthy) pizza with a friend. But if she finds she’s not enjoying every bite, she’ll sit down. If she makes a mistake, she’ll tell herself, “Okay, I’m just learning this. I forgot this time; it’s okay.”
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