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I am finally coming to realize there is no going back. I am not really sure how I feel about it either. My Rational part of my mind is happy. No more struggling with lack of energy. No more stuffing myself with high fat snacks. No more mi... Read more
Mindfulness 03 - An Introduction
A. Definition of Mindfulness
Mindfulness is “awareness without judgment of what is, via direct and immediate experience”.
You are being Mindful when:
- You eat dessert and notice every flavour you are tasting, instead of eating the d... Read more
Mindfulness 02 - Taking Hold of Your Mind
Taking Hold of your Mind
States of Mind
REASONABLE MIND - WISE MIND - EMOTIONAL MIND
In emotional mind, you can vacillate between two extremes. We call this dichotomous thinking or black & white states of emotional mind
In... Read more
Mindfulness 01 - Goals of Dialectic Behavior Therapy
Goals of Dialectic Behaviour Therapy Skills Training
1. Behaviours to Decrease
a. Impulsiveness. Problems with alcohol, drugs, eating, unsafe sex, fast driving, and self-harming behaviours.
b. Confusion about self, suspiciousness, p... Read more
Small Stone of the Week - Week 33 - Oct 4, 2009
I am beginning to realize when I commit to this plan, I am successful. When I go off track, not so much. I still have weight to loose. Why do it the slow hard way. Just get in there and get 'er done.
This week I will focus on:
- dri... Read more
Today's Kick in the butt!
I have been so sedentary all week long. It is that TOM. As well, the inability to concentrate that I was blogging about earlier. Well it turns out there is some stress I am not able to identify right now. I lost it on Tuesday. Didn't even g... Read more
Knowing something is wrong, but not sure what.
Something has been wrong for a few days. I know as we age, we begin to forget things, and can even at times struggle with concentration. I do Sudoku every day to exercise my mind, among other things. However, something is not right.
For... Read more
What I have learned so far on Sparkpeople
Well, it's been just over 6 months. I have lost just over 40lbs, lots of inches, about 5 clothing sizes, lots of body fat. My BMI is dropping, although that is not as important to me as my body fat %. However, all my meausements have fallen ... Read more
Like many others on this site, I am battling emotional issues as well as weight issues. Sometimes the battle is difficult, and there are ugly things there. Uglier than most people can imagine.
A sparkfriend of mine is struggling with he... Read more
Found a solution to my Bad Dreams
A few days ago I posted a blog about my bad dreams. They had been going on for a while, and getting worse and worse.
I don't know why it took me so long to remember this. I went through this when I started therapy and recovering memorie... Read more
Small Stone of the Week - Week 31- Sept 23
Last night after dance lessons my son told me he could see that all my hard work is paying off. I took off my jacket, and he said he could see the changes. This is coming from an almost 18 year old boy who thinks telling his mom she looks good... Read more
I have been having bad dreams for over a week now. Last night was the worst. My hubby and I have been having problems for a while now. The worst one I can remember right now was about a so called "friend" of mine stealing him away and rubbing... Read more
Today's Kick in the butt!
Okay, it's looking like I need these more than I would like to admit. I got on the scale today. I am still at 208. Actually, I am surprised it did not go up. I had a major chicken wing binge on Saturday night.
However, it was not all... Read more
The Next Day
First of all, thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog yesterday. I knew I would find the support I needed here. I really do appreciate it.
I am in Edmonton tonight. There is a dance competition. Those who know me, know I usually co... Read more
A Bad Time
I have been struggling with this all week, and it looks like it's time to give in and write it out.
As you may know, I ran my first half marathon on Sunday. This was a huge accomplishment for me, in so many ways. I asked my daughter if sh... Read more