HARROWJET's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HARROWJET HARROWJET's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Day of Remembering http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090264 Today my church, Harrow Baptist, celebrated an anniversary - 140 years. Two former pastors and their wives were here for the celebration. It was so good to see them and get hugs. I had worked with both men and was friends with both wives because I was the church secretary for 20 years. I retired in May 2004. <BR> <BR> At 10 the older pastor spoke during the Sunday School time. He is the one who had hired me. At the time he was looking for someone to do some typing. I enjoy typing and ... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 18:08:46 EST Successful People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089255 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/36d58f5f-4805-4128-86ec-1f61d393dcd1.png"> <BR> <BR> "Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them." <BR> <BR> - Jack Canfield <BR> <BR> Sat, 6 Feb 2016 11:38:07 EST Irish Proverb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087907 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/42d87f75-94f1-4051-9157-821c3a2b62a3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> A good laugh and and a long sleep, the two best cures. - Irish Proverb <BR> <BR> (Hubby is home and doing well.) Thu, 4 Feb 2016 18:28:21 EST Good News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086202 It has been a long day of waiting, longer for Himself, I am sure. He was supposed to go by ambulance to the city for his angiogram at 1 p.m. They didn't pick him up until 2. That last hour was hard. <BR> <BR> I was home by 4. (I stopped to get something to eat at my favourite restaurant. My food has been terrible this week.) Around 5 our son who lives in Windsor offered to go to the hospital to see if he could find out anything. He saw Himself who was still waiting with others for the... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 20:28:33 EST Quick Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6085341 Himself gets to go for an ambulance ride on Tuesday when they take him to Windsor for an angiogram. When we hear the results we will know what comes next. <BR> <BR> Thank you for your good wishes and prayers for us. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 22:19:38 EST Be Thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083988 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d105891-bb0a-4c73-aa2f-f098bfef3231.jpg"> <BR> <BR> {no change with Himself. I suppose no news is good news} Sun, 31 Jan 2016 14:32:07 EST Catching Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083421 Thursday morning I went to my exercise class. It was good. Afterward, I went for lunch with my girlfriend. Himself joined us. That was okay. We had a nice visit. <BR> (My friend Lynda <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LE<BR>ANJEAN6 </link> is the one who turned me on to calling my husband 'Himself'. I have adopted her habit. <em>211</em> ) <BR> <BR> At 2:30 we had an appointment in the next town to pick up new hearing aids for Himself. <BR> That appointment went well and he... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 20:27:24 EST Your Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6081538 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23c05ad8-fad2-4083-9936-5594826a8f63.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sometimes the people around you won't understand your journey. And that's okay. They don't need to, it's not for them. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:50:45 EST A Successful Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6078707 "To laugh often and much; <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dff7f986-26b5-4be6-9e28-d7340645105c.jpg"> <BR> to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2e229f73-31e3-4657-9bb1-a8a409e8b5ce.jpg"> <BR> to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; <BR> to appreciate beauty; <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/90b23125-1c2b-4768-bd96-3... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:32:38 EST Awesome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6077042 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88764fe8-f46c-4c8e-8a72-069c2093fb06.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Don't forget to be awesome!! Sat, 23 Jan 2016 12:52:21 EST So She Did http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6074906 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a8c83185-d765-45fe-9582-84a2bbe6489f.jpg"> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 21:32:22 EST Perfectionism (copied from Meditations for Women) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072609 [These are not my words but they 'spoke' to me this morning when I read them. I think there are probably others who sometimes have similar thoughts when they are working at improving old habits. <em>381</em> but if we expect perfection, we will always fall short] <BR> <BR> <link>meditationsforwomen.com/danger-of-pe<BR>rfectionistic-expectations/ </link> <BR> <BR> Danger of Perfectionistic Expectations <BR> <BR> “Perfectionism is a state of mind.” <BR> <BR> As we pursue change in yo... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:53:57 EST Believe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6071358 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6d1dfc00-ef2d-400d-810e-44c7228e5846.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Believe in yourself Sat, 16 Jan 2016 21:21:10 EST It's Cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068855 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28d42738-fc03-4ca7-8d77-d0aaa13ce097.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's cold out. Bring your pets inside. Wed, 13 Jan 2016 21:41:04 EST Beck Diet Solution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064803 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c811c949-f0d7-490c-9697-ec8b3b9e796e.jpg"> Sat, 9 Jan 2016 11:06:32 EST End of Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6063613 It has been a quiet vacation. When we got here, my husband was recovering from a cold. I did what I could to avoid catching said cold but today I have been sneezing and blowing like crazy. My poor nose. <BR> <BR> A break in one's regular routine helps one realize how nice it is to have a routine. We have been away since Jan. 1. I haven't been for a good walk since we left home. We have done some strolling but sometimes that just doesn't cut it. It's better than nothing but just barely... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 23:09:49 EST Today in Collingwood http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062313 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9f636fbe-49c9-414b-8d4b-1e3e7976e4ca.JPG"> This is the building where we have been staying while here in Collingwood. <BR> <BR> Today is a beautiful day. The sun is shining and it is not too cold for walking around if you are dressed properly. We hung around reading and playing on the computer this morning. At lunchtime, we went to The Olde Red Hen Restaurant <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1de89541-11da-4e97-a27f-18a231343... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 16:25:52 EST Cranberry Resort http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061405 On Jan. 1, our daughter and son-in-law drove to Collingwood, Ontario. The same day, we drove to their house to dog-sit their 2 black labs. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5183d5a-ff72-46df-a6f7-86a5c1f0ffc3.jpg"> (shown here in their Christmas picture). The 'kids' made reservations at Cranberry Resort for the week. <BR> <link>www.thecranberryresort.com </link> They planned to ski on the weekend and return home on Monday and we would come on Monday and stay until Frida... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 19:31:11 EST A Strong Woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057472 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23829e27-9f09-48c2-af7d-29acd13d45ad.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A strong woman loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres... <BR> no matter what life throws at her. <BR> <BR> Have a great year!! Fri, 1 Jan 2016 22:18:31 EST Listening to My Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054123 On Sunday, one of my Spark friends, wrote a blog about "Whatever it takes!" <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6053356 </link> <BR> <BR> Since I read that blog, I have been doing a lot of thinking about what she wrote. This afternoon, I did it - I threw some cookies in the garbage. Yes, my husband eats cookies too but I can tell that if these particular cookies stayed in our cupboard, it would be ME eating them and not himself. There are st... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 16:22:00 EST Happy Boxing Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052927 Boxing Day is a holiday in the United Kingdom and many countries (including Canada) that were once part of the British Empire. The origin of this holiday's name is not clear. In feudal times in the United Kingdom, the lord of the manor would 'pay' people who worked on his land in the past year with boxes practical goods, such as agricultural tools, food and cloth. These were often distributed on the day after Christmas Day. More recently, employers traditionally gave their servants a gift of ... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 13:56:32 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052642 Well, the big day has come and gone for another year. At our stage in life, Christmas is fairly quiet. This morning we headed into the city to spend the morning with our second son and his family. This has been our tradition for a number of years now. We were there to see them open their gifts. There is still lots of wrapping paper but things are much calmer than when the kids were little. (The grandchildren are 20, 18, and 13 now.) <BR> <BR> After the gifts were open, our son made egg... Fri, 25 Dec 2015 22:00:01 EST Christmas Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052246 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd5dc8b6-0bb0-4f54-901b-e6274fe83b84.jpg"> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 20:29:06 EST Christmas Chuckle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6049423 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51f89ce2-94e3-430b-9ecb-8ba647ccfd3d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> These are my grand-dogs, Dexter and Tucker. My daughter sent me the picture yesterday. She said the dogs are not impressed with their Christmas outfits. Don't they look like they are thinking, "What is she doing to us now?" <em>334</em> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 15:16:30 EST New Spark Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6047569 A few weeks ago, Reddotflyer and I received an e-mail from Jen Mueller with the news that we had been assigned to a co-lead a team for people who join Spark People between December 13 - 19, 2015. It was probably a couple of years ago since I volunteered to help with a new team. We both worked to get our team ready. Yesterday, new people started to show up on the team. It is exciting to see what will happen as we start seeing what goals these new people will be working to achieve . For me... Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:42:26 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6042779 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ae14829-c80c-4645-8ee8-001ded1396c0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I will live in the moment unless the moment becomes unpleasant, in which case I'll take a nap. Sat, 5 Dec 2015 13:45:32 EST Thought for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6036892 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/612646c9-c260-49e6-89b2-3c2658a81c35.jpg"> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:08:20 EST Self Care http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6032235 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/25dbdd33-d800-4bf6-8234-ea0a31c09a25.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 14 Nov 2015 21:26:53 EST Day 42 Practice, Practice, Practice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6025955 I have learned [although I am still incorporating most of them] the Cognitive Therapy skills I need to think like a thin person. The longer I use these thinking skills, the more automatic they will become. Dieting will continue to get easier and easier. <BR> <BR> There will be rough patches from time to time. Most of us occasionally give in to cravings, forget to give ourselves credit, or neglect to follow the food plan. Whenever I hit a rough patch, I can go back to the book - ["The Bec... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 10:37:43 EST Day 41 - Make a New To-Do List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6025424 I have now learned the skills I need to continue losing weight and to keep it off. I just have to keep practicing these skills - over and over and over - especially after I reach my goal weight. In fact, I will use of the the techniques for the rest of my life. <BR> <BR> Do these activities daily: <BR> <BR> Eat a healthful diet with limited calories. <BR> Think about what I am eating before I actually put it in my mouth. <BR> Sit down whenever I eat and then eat slowly and mindfully. <BR>... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 13:42:46 EST Day 40 - Enrich Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024656 I am coming to the end of the book. I might actually finish it this week. <BR> <BR> Enrich Your Life <BR> <BR> Enriching your life now (rather than waiting until weight is lost) can actually facilitate weight loss. As you develop new interests, engage in pleasurable activities, and feel more effective, your mood will life, you will focus on things other than food and you will have more mental energy to diet. <BR> <BR> Take out your diet notebook. Make a list of goals that you would like... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 10:46:43 EST Day 39 - Keep Up with Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023865 Use the same techniques to motivate yourself to exercise that you used to motivate yourself to diet. <BR> <BR> Focus on how you will feel after you finish exercising. <BR> <BR> Put exercise in the NO CHOICE category. <BR> <BR> Meet a friend or trainer. You will be more likely to keep the commitment if you are accountable to someone. <BR> <BR> Give yourself lots of credit. Every small step in the right direction deserves credit. <BR> <BR> Focus on your progress. Remind yourself during ... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 19:39:04 EST Day 38 - Deal with a Plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023239 Many dieters think that they should be able to lose weight every week without interruption. That has never been my experience. <BR> <BR> Some plateaus are short-lived. I might step on the scale one week and see no weight loss, but the next week I do. These mini plateaus are normal. They might be due to water retention, hormonal changes, or other biological influences. Or perhaps I took in too many calories that week or exercised too little. Occasional plateaus and small weight gains ar... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 15:02:54 EST Day 37 Reduce Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6022217 Reduce Stress <BR> <BR> <BR> Everyone experiences some type of stress every day. Mild stress can actually be helpful if it motivates you to be productive. But moderate to high levels of stress are counterproductive. <BR> <BR> Three Steps to Lower Your Level of Stress <BR> <BR> Step 1: Solve the Problem <BR> <BR> Step 2: Relax <BR> Consider getting an audiotape that teaches relaxation techniques. Slow, controlled breathing can also help. <BR> <BR> Step 3: Change Your Mindset <BR> M... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 19:35:42 EST Day 36 Believe It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021638 Believe It <BR> <BR> Now that I am five weeks into the program, the author suggests that I might be questioning whether or not I can keep losing weight. At some point I might think it is just a fluke; I will wake up and find I have gained it all back. This time will not be different from any other time I tried to diet. <BR> <BR> But I AM different. I now have critical skills I did not have in the past and I have learned how to use them consistently and successfully. My weight loss is n... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 18:37:25 EST Day 35 Get Ready to Weigh In and My Afternoon at Point Pelee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021126 Tomorrow marks the end of 5 weeks using the Beck Diet Solution (or longer if you are slow like <em>211</em> ) If all the steps in the book have been followed, chances are good there will be a lower weight on the scale. <BR> <BR> Remember that whatever the number is, it is just information. <BR> <BR> Point Pelee <BR> <BR> This afternoon my husband had an opportunity to go to a hockey game with a friend. It was a lovely day so I decided to go to Point Pelee. <BR> <BR> <img src=... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 21:07:35 EST Day 34 Solve Problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018813 Solve Problems <BR> <BR> Thinking clearly about a problem, even if you have not figured out a solution, can help you feel more in control, less upset, and, therefore, less likely to turn to emotional eating. <BR> <BR> Identify the Problem <BR> <BR> To solve a problem, I have to define it. Sometimes the problem is not easy to pinpoint. I might notice an emotion but not know what led to it. <BR> <BR> After I have defined the problem, I need to identify the negative thoughts running throug... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 14:00:18 EST Day 33 - Eliminate Emotional Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018370 Eliminate Emotional Eating <BR> <BR> Just about everyone with a weight problem eats for emotional reasons from time to time. <BR> <BR> Food can certainly be an effective distractor - temporarily. But eating doesn't solve the problem that led to your distress in the first place. In fact, eating emotionally creates another problem - you feel bad about straying from your diet. <BR> <BR> People without a weight problem don't think of eating to feel better. <BR> <BR> Negative emotions are un... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 19:52:18 EST Day 32 Prepare for Travel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017838 Prepare for Travel <BR> <BR> Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, you can stay in control if you plan a strategy before you go. <BR> <BR> About a week before the trip, create a diet strategy. Think about it in advance so that you can remind yourself of it every day before you leave. Decide how closely you will follow your diet, specifically what exceptions you will make and how much weight, if any, you will allow yourself to gain. There are no right or wrong answers. If y... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 21:21:03 EST Day 31 Decide About Drinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017244 Drinking alcohol is an individual choice. If you want to fit drinking into your diet, you need to plan your alcohol intake in advance, just as you do your food intake. This means limiting your consumption and making sure that alcohol does not loosen your inhibitions about eating. <BR> <BR> Personally, I rarely drink alcohol which makes this an easy chapter to blog about. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Sun, 18 Oct 2015 22:54:33 EST Day 30 - Stay in Control When Eating Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016524 Stay in Control When Eating Out <BR> <BR> When I go to a restaurant, family gathering, holiday celebration, or other special event, I will encounter lots of triggers: the sight and smell of food, people eating and drinking, people offering me food and drink, a festive atmosphere. <BR> <BR> Plan to Eat Out <BR> <BR> Today, I will create a plan for eating out and set a date to implement this plan at a restaurant some time this week. Sticking to my diet every time I eat out or while celeb... Sat, 17 Oct 2015 12:37:09 EST Day 29 - Resist Food Pushers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015946 Resist Food Pushers <BR> <BR> Have I ever eaten something because I did not want to hurt the cook's feelings? [yes] <BR> <BR> Have I even eaten something because it was a 'treat' someone prepared just for me? [of course] <BR> <BR> I can remember that it is okay to disappoint others. Disappointment is a normal part of life and their disappointment most likely will be mild and fleeting. We often feel that we are hurting people's feelings when we refuse their offer of food when, in fact, ... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 09:31:47 EST Day 28 - Get Ready to Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015584 Wednesday was my husband's birthday. He claims he is now 59, quite a feat considering our son is turning 49 today. Anyway, it was a busy day, almost as busy as today has been. Son and his family will be here for supper which is cooking as I type. I knew if I didn't sit down and blog right now, I would be late again. It is hard work trying to stay on top of things. <BR> <BR> Day 28 - Get Ready to Weigh In <BR> <BR> Tomorrow marks the end of the second week of dieting. Don't even think... Thu, 15 Oct 2015 17:11:07 EST Day 27 - Master the Seven Question Technique http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014508 Day 27 - Today the assignment is to create Response Cards to help me more effectively reply to my sabotaging thoughts and thinking mistakes. I will read the cards at a set time every day, ideally when I read my Advantages Response Card. I can also pull them out any time I need them. Over time, as I practice these ideas again and again, I will begin to automatically respond to the sabotaging thoughts even without the cards. <BR> <BR> The Seven Question Technique <BR> <BR> 1. What kind of... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 19:27:50 EST Day 26 - Recognize Thinking Mistakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013628 Thank you for the encouraging comments after my Day 25 blog. I WILL finish this book and I will go through it again. I plan to join the blue book group in January. I expect most of us learn something more each time we do this exercise and that is a good thing. <BR> <BR> Day 26 Recognize Thinking Mistakes. <BR> <BR> It is important to realize that thoughts are just ideas, not necessarily truths. My thoughts about something may be completely true, partially true, or completely false. If ... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:13:07 EST Day 25 - Identify Sabotaging Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013320 I think I must be having sabotaging thoughts that are keeping me from finishing the book. Every day there seems to be an excuse for not doing the next chapter. I would like to be able to say that I finished something I started (I have a poor track record <em>198</em> ) so I will continue to plug away, one chapter at a time. <BR> <BR> The author suggests that I carry my diet notebook and a pen for a few days and mark down sabotaging thoughts as I identify them. If I am tempted to eat so... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 19:25:29 EST Day 24 - Deal with Discouragement - The Beck Diet Solution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010042 For most people, losing weight starts off easy because their motivation and confidence are high. At some point it begins to get harder. Life intervenes in ways that make sticking to a diet a real effort. Cravings become more intense. <BR> <BR> It is normal to feel overwhelmed or discouraged at times. It is natural to have doubts about whether I can keep doing what I know I have to do, but it is not okay to let these thoughts overwhelm me. I have a choice. I can allow sabotaging thought... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 21:56:47 EST The Beck Diet Solution - Day 23 - Counter the Unfairness Syndrome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009331 Many dieters give themselves permission to eat when confronted with issues of fairness. We have all grown up with the idea that life should be fair - but life is not fair. And dieting isn't fair. <BR> <BR> I have a choice when I have thoughts about dieting, eating, food, or weight that start with 'It's unfair that...'. I can dwell on the negative notion and feel bad, or I can say, "That's true... It's not fair... Oh, well." Then I will refocus my thoughts on all the advantages in life I ... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 21:25:31 EST The Beck Diet Solution - Day 22 - Say, Oh, Well, to Disappointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008715 I tried to write this on Friday when I read the chapter. Better late than never, I guess. <BR> <BR> At some point while I am still losing weight, I will undoubtedly feel discouraged. (True.) It might happen today if the scale doesn't register the number I am hoping to see. It could happen tomorrow or next week when I am with friends and see them eating foods that I can't. At some point, the disadvantages of dieting will seem to outweigh the advantages. I might feel resentful or even a ... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 18:51:34 EST The Beck Diet Solution - Day 21 - Get Ready to Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007285 Weighing myself is essential. Weekly weigh-ins can help me because they allow me to celebrate and build up my confidence when I have lost weight. It is important to recognize the hard work that has led to weight loss and to feel good. <BR> <BR> Weigh-ins also keep me honest if I have gained weight. If I have not been following all the steps in the program, regular weigh-ins make me face that I cannot get away with doing only the parts that I feel like doing. <BR> <BR> Weigh-ins also help... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:14:07 EST