Good morning team.
Food planned and tracked - Done
SparkPeople 11-Minute Seated Cardio Workout Video - Done
SparkPeople: 9-Minute Seated Arm and Shoulder Workout - Done
Today is my 88th day in a row to do the 11 minute cardio workout. Starting on the 21st, I'm going to try doing it twice per day for 90 days.
No soup today. I'm retaining water and I'm feeling kind of grouchy so I'm thinking I've got some hormones working overtime. I'll be happy when I've got menopause in my rearview mirror. Plus this is day three of no coffee but I was already down to 1/2 a cup so you wouldn't think that would make much difference.
Anyway, couple of weeks back I tried a low sodium soup and found it a bit challenging. Today I'm going to try plain steamed potatoes & veggies and see if they are easier to eat without salt then the low sodium soup was. I've also put some watermelon on the menu today as that generally helps when my feet and hands get swollen. Here's a recipe link for the steamed potatoes & veggies.
I'm reading 'The Beck Diet Solution' with a group in my 55+ Female team. Here's a link to the thread.
We're on day 34 of 42 and the topic is solving problems. In this section Dr. Beck advises us to address problems by asking a series of questions. Here are my thoughts on the section.
This is an interesting section. I think I already do something similar to this in my private journal when I'm upset, worried, or otherwise struggling with an issue. It looks like this.
1. Irrational venting with lots of profanity. (My spoiled brat self)
2. Analysis - What are the facts. (My adult self)
3. What are the alternatives for dealing with the situation. (My adult self)
4. What's the best way to think about the situation? (My best friend self)
So, I was comparing what I do with the advice Dr. Beck gives in the chapter to see if there was something I could add to what I'm already doing. I think what I could add would be to identify the thoughts that led to my originally getting worried or upset. Perhaps #2 should be, "what type of irrational thoughts are causing your distress"?
I'll give that a try and see if it makes a difference. The overall objective would be to reduce emotional suffering caused by irrational thinking which then leads to self soothing with food.
How good am I at actual problem solving? I do sometimes avoid dealing with stuff like household repairs until I can't put it off any more. I'll give that some thought too.
Well, I'll wrap this up with another lovely photo taken by my sweetie. I'll be back tomorrow.