Friday, March 04, 2011
Even if I don't find the Spark right away I will fake it until I make it! In other words I'll do what I would do if I had the Spark!! - from ID_VANDAL blog 3/28/10
Dr. Beck [in the Beck Diet Solution] goes right at the impatient, pessimistic thoughts in this program. You like most all of us, want easy instant results, and she addresses those thoughts. An answer would be something like "I have tried quick fixes in the past and I'm still obese and have never gotten to my goals, so this time I'm going to read this book and do what Dr. Beck tells me to see that I finally get the results I want. There is no EASY way to do this, but just doing the work it requires."
- from Jibbie49, reply to Beck Diet Solution Team Forum, Other Uses for Cognitive Weight Loss, 4/12/10
I know that if I meet my goals as listed above, that weight loss will come along all on its own. Because one thing that I have learned from Sparkpeople is that this is truly a change of lifestyle that we need to set out to attain, and then one day we look down and actually can see our feet and tie our shoes without having to hold our breath and put our jeans on without laying on the bed and go up a flight of stairs without losing our breath . . .
- from Suzy6281 blog 1/24/10
An inferior plan well implemented is better than a superior plan never implemented - at least it will have you moving towards something.
- from ID_VANDAL 5/03/10 blog
Thursday, March 03, 2011
A therapist came to talk to our group after workout. One idea from tonight was to think of very specific, detailed outcomes related to reaching my goal. Verbalize it, record it, bring it to mind often, SEE it in my mind repeatedly.
This is tough for me to do. It is hard to see myself and my life at that goal weight. But I believe that it would be beneficial, so I'm working on it.
I did think of one thing. I saw a very attractive coat, a fitted shape with a belt detail in back.
When I am thin I will wear a coat with a belt.
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
I am training for SparkPeople's virtual 5K in April. Snow patches are still an issue, so yesterday I wore my deep-tread shoes out on errands so I could run in a different neighborhood having clear sidewalks.
I was looking at my stopwatch, timing my run/walk intervals, and I fell over a low curb. By the mercy of Jesus I did not break a bone or ruin my phone. What I almost damaged was my determination.
I confess that as I staggered to my feet, self-sabotage whispered, Well, I guess that's the end of----- NO----WAIT! Don't tell yourself that. YOU CAN'T QUIT!
I am not kidding, my defeatist mental sentence wasn't even finished when it flashed into my mind so vividly what you Sparkfriends are always saying:
"You are NOT going to let this stop you. The thing to do is to get right up and keep going. Anything worthwhile has setbacks to overcome. You can still get in a productive workout today."
I had to smile. I am so grateful for the healthy, positive SCRIPT you guys have built into my head.
I did finish my training session with no more mishaps. Onward and upward!
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
My Beck Diet Solution friends are such a help keeping me on track. I feel the need of some accountability to make myself stick to the program. So I started a thread on the Beck Diet Solution team page, under the Goals forum.
If you want to join me, you can post whatever you like related to the Virtual 5K Race or your training activities.
Here's the link to all the info and training schedules: (you can sign up for the virtual race and then choose a training program) www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=4006998&com ment_page=23
Here's the link for the goals forum I set up, if you want to use the Beck Team for reporting:
Monday, February 28, 2011
I started training today for SparkPeople's virtual 5K coming up in April. I have been doing intervals or "surges" indoors, but this is my debut outside in 2011.
It has warmed up to the 30's and enough pavement is bare that I can run/jog/walk on subdivision streets. We have had so much snow this winter that people mostly gave up on clearing sidewalks. The town is broke and does little snow removal. So I have to look for quiet side streets and I'm very careful.
Close to home I looked behind me for the umpteenth time and there was a newish sedan back there waiting patiently to get past me. I moved aside, and even as it drove beside me, it was barely audible. Yikes. And thank you, Lord, for watching over me.
I have to re-think this, and look for a safer outdoor venue.
Virtual 5K info: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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