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Reminder Card and Giving Myself Credit


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I'm rereading a few of the books that have been particularly helpful to me. One is the Beck Diet Solution, a cognitive therapy approach to changing behavior.

Dr. Beck advises to keep a small card with all the reasons for wanting to lose weight handy, and reading that card twice a day. When I do that, I'm always surprised that I'm reading the obvious. Of course I know why I'm changing my eating habits! But as I read my list, I'm also surprised that I have 15 reasons and that it's good to keep those reasons very fresh in my mind to stay motivated.

Another tip she gives is to make a post-it reminder to self - a reminder to give credit when I do the right thing. Sure, I'm good are rewarding myself, but I rarely give myself credit. The simple act of acknowledging those little steps during the day that are headed in the right direction means a lot. Instead of self-criticism, I'll try to remember to give myself credit.

Wishing all a good day.
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FLORIDASUN 9/25/2011 7:12PM

    Ya...for self credit...and we all owe it to ourselves to remind each other we are really pretty wonner~ful! You especially are my dear friend! emoticon emoticon

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BABYTUXXY 9/22/2011 7:06AM

    Good idea!

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KARENE10 9/21/2011 4:48PM

    Like these ideas!

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SKYEFYR 9/21/2011 2:43PM

  I might have to grab that book. :-)

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NATPLUMMER 9/21/2011 11:32AM

    Good ideas :-)

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/21/2011 11:25AM

    very smart...that's for sharing those reminders.....how is the juicing going?

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JESS0107 9/21/2011 10:55AM

    That is a very good idea!!!

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