Thursday, May 20, 2010
In THE END OF OVEREATING, David Kessler explains research and psychological principles that bear on many issues of overeating. It is a fascinating follow-up to THE BECK DIET SOLUTION, but I do recommend going through Beck first.
As I read this book, I have come to admire more and more how effectively Judith Beck has taken the scientific basis of overeating behavior and made it accessible and applicable to anyone. I love science and medicine, so I relish the research approach of Kessler's book. It's almost the same feeling as working a puzzle, as I read Kessler and mentally match the concepts together with Beck's practial program. "Oh, so THAT'S why Beck told us to do that!" Kessler has practical recommendations also, but in the latter quarter of the book after a lot of theoretical explanation (which is extremely valuable).
It's giving fresh impact, a new punch, to the strategies I've undertaken from the Beck Diet Solution.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Everything that's worth having comes with trials worth withstanding.
- from Kate Voegele lyrics, "Lift Me Up," 2009, quoted on GlamourGirl-9 SparkPage
All great and honourable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, which must be both enterprised and overcome.
- William Bradford, "Of Plimoth Plantation," 1620
Whatever is formed for long duration arrives slowly to its maturity.
- Dr. Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer
Learning to make good decisions is empowering! Nothing will boost your self-esteem more dramatically than being equipped to make a choice and follow through to a satisfying result. The "D" word has been given a bad rap. Self-discipline is a reliable vehicle that takes you where you want to go. He's my hero.
- from JOYATLAST blog 3/30/10
I can clear any obstacle before me, or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsibility.
- by Elaine Maxwell, from Rena1965 signature
The difference between the impossible and the possible
Lies in a person's determination.
- from Tommy Lasorda, quoted in DOJORAT signature
I've had to dig deep today to do what I needed to do. - from TravelGrrl blog 4/5/10
Monday, May 17, 2010
I was snorting and sighing today as I passed McDonald's and saw them adding a SECOND drive-thru lane. Now within 3 miles of me are a McD that only has one drive-thru lane, plus TWO McD's with a double-drive-thru. They'd hate to have you wait 90 seconds longer for that artery- and pancreas-grenade. But I must give them credit . . . they are always very cheerful about giving me a big cup of ice water with my salad.
At the same time, I note that "Sunshine Produce," a large fresh-food market in the next block, has gone out of business. No wonder I have to visit two grocery stores to get the fruit and vegetables I need. This midwest suburb just doesn't have a demand for it, apparently!
That's okay. I'll do what I need to do for my family's health.
I am grateful that my area does have a free skate park, free tennis courts, several running tracks and beautiful parks close by, including a woodsy trail with fitness stations (each has a simple piece of equipment such as a chin-up bar or inclined bench, with exercise suggestions on a permanent sign).
Monday, May 10, 2010
So all things being equal,
Exercise + TheJules = happiness
TheJules - exercise = big whiney baby.
I guess I really need those endorphins of a really good, hard workout. - from THE_JULES blog 3/16/10
I'm NOT as effective in my daily life when I'm not exercising regularly.
- from TeachinMom blog 4/9/10
If you're hungry after what was supposed to be a high-intensity workout, you took it too easy. "INTENSE exercise tends to curb appetite," says Leslie Bonci, R.D., director of sports medicine nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The workout-induced appetite lull occurs because the area of the brain that regulates hunger (aka the appestat) decreases when you're hot, zapping food cravings. Exercise also stimulates the secretion of a hormone that suppresses hunger. Although you shouldn't feel hungry for 1 to 2 hours after a butt-kicking workout, you should try to eat a snack, such as a handful of trail mix, within 20 minutes to speed recovery and prevent yourself from diving headfirst into a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos when the effect wears off. - from article recommended by Going2LoseNow in forum post 3/18/10 http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/how
My dream is about to come true--thanks to my belief in myself and the support of Spark people. Tomorrow I will run for every fat girl out there who hates gym class and thinks she can't run, I will run for every one of my spark friends who have cheered me on, and most of all I will run for me! I may not be the fastest runner in the race, but I bet I will be one of the happiest!
-from PrincessNurse blog 5/6/10
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
- from Will Rogers, quoted on NinjaLinda signature
A workshop helped me view exercise as a prescription for my health. Just like we brush our teeth, we need to exercise. Just accept it and do it. But you can have fun too. - from Nancy- blog 3/20/10
You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face." - from Gatorade, quoted on MAJOOD85 signature
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