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DAY 9: Get Moving - Make an Exercise Plan
Monday, January 18, 2010      2 comments

I will walk 3 miles three times a week. (My husband and I have a set route at a mall near our house, so even on bitterly cold or snowy days we can walk 3 miles. It takes us an hour...perhaps a later goal will address that!) I will attend ... Read more
Food Does Not Care
Sunday, January 17, 2010      6 comments

I was feeling pretty blue when I stopped to get gas. I had been indulging in a major pity party. To comfort myself I broke two of my policies: I bought chips, which is not a "worth it" item and not one of the treats I allow myself. And I al... Read more
DAY 8: Make Time for Diet and Exercise Activities
Saturday, January 16, 2010      1 comments

"Losing weight is so important to me that I'm willing to fit my life around the necessary activities." Beck has me pegged. I would rather just see how things go instead of planning, instead of hemming myself in. However, as she says, th... Read more
DAY 7: Arrange your Environment
Friday, January 15, 2010      2 comments

2009 was a gradual process of getting unhealthy food and triggers out of the house. Now about the only thing left that I could misbehave with is buttered toast (and yes, I have definitely overdone it with buttered toast at other times in my lif... Read more
Evaluate and Move On
Thursday, January 14, 2010      3 comments

Why did I eat four cookies at the hair shop? Causes: I did not eat lunch because I was running late. I sat in the lounge three feet from the cookie spread. I did not choose a rational escape which would be buying a nutrient-rich item at the de... Read more
DAY 6: Find a Diet Coach
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      1 comments

This is how I will utilize the Beck Diet Solution Spark Team as my diet coach: I will report daily at the Daily Check-In forum, whether I am staying on my eating program or not, and whether I am following the Beck prescription or not. Weekly I ... Read more
Heartache: Coping without food
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      5 comments

Today was a first for me. A dear friend was unkind and unjust, but I was able to use strategies to handle it without emotional eating. I feel better after a good night's sleep; perspective tells me this person truly cares about me. Back to ea... Read more
Budgeting Calories
Thursday, January 07, 2010      5 comments

I'm experiencing some success with "saving" calories for later use. This is new to me--I usually eat in expectation of imminent famine. Now I have been intrigued by Beck's chapter, "How Thin People Think." It was a real eye-opener. Beck s... Read more
Travel Strategies
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      2 comments

Spending days and nights as a hospital visitor has its own set of challenges in applying the Beck Diet Solution. Here are some approaches that are working pretty well, thanks be to God. Plan ahead: I think of the likely CATEGORY of the food I... Read more
Silent Partner
Monday, January 04, 2010      3 comments

Friends, I will be continuing the quest valiantly; however, I don't know when I will next have web access. Through a whirlwind of phone calls and by God's providence, I will be traveling from Michigan to Georgia by car to be with my sister in t... Read more
Sunday, January 03, 2010      1 comments

I'm having a very hungry day, so I'm sitting down to write this day's entry, hoping to distract myself and keep out of the kitchen. I am naturally a slow eater, but being a mindful eater is going to take lots of reminders and full determination... Read more
Saturday, January 02, 2010      1 comments

Great--I've stayed consistent writing here for four days! I deserve credit for being open to trying this "giving myself credit" step and not dismissing it as irrelevant. I find it is coming more easily as the day progresses. Also, as I NOTICE... Read more
DAY 3: SIT DOWN AND SAVOR (Beck Diet Solution)
Friday, January 01, 2010      2 comments

I have resisted doing this for at least two years. I am ready to commit to this. Okay, I'm ready to commit to doing this for six weeks. Deep breath. It will be worth it.... Read more
DAY 2: CHOOSE TWO DIETS (Beck Diet Solution)
Thursday, December 31, 2009      0 comments

Book Subtitle: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person! This author knows what goes on inside my head. Whew! But that's good, right? It gives me great hope that her prescription will transform my unhelpful thinking. I can see now that ... Read more
DAY ONE The Beck Diet Solution
Wednesday, December 30, 2009      1 comments

I'm undertaking the 6-week program outlined in The Beck Diet Solution by Judith Beck. The research supports its effectiveness, and I'm going to follow her prescription. I created my Advantages Response Card listing why I want to lose weight. ... Read more

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