Saturday, May 22, 2010
I think he would post this along the way . . .
Do not always expect that each day will bring up some noble chance . . .
but when you make up your mind that the thing has to be done and the job put through and finished, then, even if it takes months --- if it takes years --- do it.
We must learn to be equally good at what is short and sharp and what is long and tough.
Appearances are often very deceptive, and as Kipling well says, we must "...meet with Triumph and Disaster. And treat those two impostors just the same."
You cannot tell from appearances how things will go.
Never give in. Never give in.
Never, never, never, never--in nothing,
great or small, large or petty--never give in,
except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Never yield to force.
Never yield to the apparently overwhelming .
We have only to persevere to conquer. Do not let us speak of darker days: let us speak rather of sterner days.
These are not dark days; these are great days--the greatest days ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable.
The passage above is adapted from Winston Churchill's speech to Harrow School, October 1941
Friday, May 21, 2010
Beck's (Day 5) emphasizes mindful eating further with deliberate slow eating in addition to the sitting down from (Day 3). I'm noticing in the slowing down to eat that I'm also slowing down and being more mindful the rest of the day. Kind of like the effect of mini-meditations. -from ReddyMom blog 3/10/10
If you truly feel eating gets out of control--try a trick a friend of mine uses. She allows herself to eat anything she really wants but first she must eat a serving of a fruit or vegetable. It helps fill her up so she eats less of the desired (and less healthy food) and it helps nourish her wonderful body. - from ANNANN63 Coaching Corner post 3/16/10
I suggest Writing instead of Biting. After all isn't the goal to STOP binging? This helps immensely!
- from KatMomma3 4/27/10 comment on Missy7Kids Blog 4/26/10
I remembered a little trick I had heard about . . . to eat a rainbow. . . offering a variety of foods in a variety of colors . . . getting a muffin tray and in each compartment putting a healthy food. These snack trays have now become a part of our everyday lives. It also helps tame my three year-old's incessant whining for more food (she is always hungry!). I fill the trays up in the morning after breakfast (6 am) and set them out around 8 am. I usually end up topping things off after lunch, but I make them eat something from every compartment first. It has been such a joy to see my kids get excited about food (they LOVE cauliflower)! It has actually motivated me to keep up the hard work of transforming our eating habits. - from DownHomeDiva blog 3/17/10
Send emails to yourself. You can encourage yourself via email, remind yourself of your new habit or the bad habit you are eliminating. You can email yourself your meal plan, reminders about exercise, motivation notes, whatever it takes. Reminders about your end goal. Be gentle to yourself notes, you are worth it notes, encouragement, phrases to strengthen your resistance muscle; you get the idea. Where this will work for me is to send my emails from home to work and work to home. When I get to work, I will find the encouragement and reminders I have sent myself. I will keep that email and read it a couple of times during the day. Before I leave I will send myself an email to my home account probably reminding me to plan my dinner and enter it before eating it. If I have not yet completed my strength training I will remind myself to get it done. I will play with this as well for the next week or so to see what impact it has on me. I just don't get why I didn't think of it before. I can use my calendars and task list to send me reminders, etc. and just keep myself engaged.
- from BigLittleWoman blog 4/7/10
I send text messages to my cell phone daily. I find it a great way to encourage myself to keep on track. I have the text messages scheduled to be delivered throughout the day. Each one is set to repeat at different intervals. Some are delivered daily and others Monday, Wednesday & Friday or Tuesday & Thursday. I use the Google Calendar associated with my Gmail email address. I helped a friend set up Yahoo Calendar as she had a Yahoo email address . . . Text Messaging Examples . . .
NO CHOICE! NO CHOICE! NO CHOICE!
I want to be a good example to others!
I want to have more energy!
Exercise is important for my body!
I want to feel better about myself!
I Deserve to be THIN!
Eat slowly and mindfully!
I want to be in better health!
Always eat while sitting down! - from FJCINZION blog 3/12/10
I'd look at it this way, If I gave up one bad eating habit (say, drinking soda) I bet in a year the washer would be half way paid for. Everyone has their vices that cost money... chocolate, wine, eating out... give it up and use the money for something better for you. In this case, your sanity.
- from JODICRUSE comment on The_Jules blog 4/25/10
I have learned I can eat healthy for the same amount of money. It does not cost more to eat right. Box of Mac n Cheese at Wal-mart costs the same as Green Giant steamers bags of veggies. - from THE_JULES blog 3/11/10
If you stop eating the junk, the junk will stop calling your name. - from Pamazon blog 3/27/10
God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.
- from 1 Corintians 10:13
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
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