Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Noom Elephant Dialogues—Distraction

 🐘: "Let's do [something else]!"

🕵️‍♂️:  "Look at that: my elephant/brain is generating an urge"

🏇🏼: "We aren't going to stop the Elephant from having urges. But I can choose if I want to act in accordance with that urge."

🏇🏼: "Hey Observer, let's keep a look out for this Urge. Remember that Elephant can be sneaky and may switch it up with some other distraction next time."

🕵️‍♂️: "OK, I'll tap into how it feels and if it changes over time."

🏇🏼: "Hey Elephant, thanks for sharing that Urge, we are going to stay on task for a little while. But we do have a break planned for the top of the hour. Can you look forward to that?" 

🐘: "I like breaks! (grumbles) But I'd prefer to have it now..."

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Noom Elephant Dialogues—But there’s still MORE PIZZA!?


More or leftover pizza

🏇🏼: Did you enjoy the Pizza? Wasn’t that a nice treat. 

🐘: I love pizza!

🏇🏼: Well, let’s freeze the leftovers so we can have some another day

🐘: But there’s still MORE PIZZA!?

🕵️‍♂️: There is wanting

🏇🏼: I know, we used to eat a lot of pizza but we learned that’s a lot of calories. 

🐘: But there’s still MORE PIZZA!?

🏇🏼: Before we had the pizza we had an orange, some crunchy carrots and celery, and a nice cup of tea. Aren’t you full? 

🕵️‍♂️: There is stomach fullness, yet there is wanting

🐘: You are stuck in the past, I live in the present. 


🏇🏼: Remember when we used to split a pizza with Dad?
🐘: That was nice. 

🏇🏼: The pizza was nice, but what made it really special was spending time with Dad. 

🏇🏼: Food isn’t love, it’s just food. 

🐘: Hmm, but after I eat pizza I am used to eating MORE PIZZA!

🕵️‍♂️: There is habit

🏇🏼: Let’s take a deep breath

🐘: <breathe in> 

🐘: <breathe out> 

🏇🏼: We can do this. This is us putting away pizza for later. 

🐘: I will like having more pizza later. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Noom Elephant Dialogues—We JUST had lunch


🏇🏼: But, we JUST had lunch!

🐘: So? I’m still hungry.

🕵️‍♂️: There is hunger

🏇🏼: I know, but we are losing weight, so we might be a little hungry sometimes. 

🐘: If we lose too much weight we’ll die. I don’t want to die. We should eat. 

🏇🏼: You’re trying to keep us safe, but I promise we won’t lose too much weight. We have a plan. 

🐘: I’d like the plan better if it was to eat more now. 

🏇🏼: We have a snack planned in a few hours.
🐘: I like snacks!