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DAY 17: End Overeating

Monday, February 01, 2010      1 comments

I have been squirming before the uncomfortable truth that there is some ugly element of acquisitiveness in my response to food. I feel a sense of gratification when I have an abundance of some food, unrelated to my hunger level or physical need... Read more

DAY 16: NO CHOICE - Prevent unplanned eating

Sunday, January 31, 2010      4 comments

I never have a moment of indecision about putting on my seat belt or washing my hands after using the toilet. If a child calls in the night, I get up and go. Obviously I am able to put certain things in the category of NO CHOICE. Now I ... Read more

DAY 15: Monitor Your Eating

Saturday, January 30, 2010      2 comments

I am going to be conscientious about this because it is more important to me to lose weight and keep it off than it is to have my own way in the moment. Repeat to self every ten minutes or so. Beck says it is absolutely essential to do thi... Read more


Saturday, January 30, 2010      4 comments

I'm teaching myself to use the "GPS PROMPT" approach when getting way off track: When we're not where we should be, a GPS unit doesn't shame or scold. It simply says, "MAKE A LEGAL U-TURN." Don't freak out; just take corrective action... Read more

DAY 14: Prepare to Diet

Friday, January 29, 2010      3 comments

I have dreaded this. I have resisted this concept. But I committed to carrying out the full Beck program, so I'm going to do it. It makes a lot of sense to me. I'm just stubborn. Beck: "You can eat whatever you want whenever you want ... Read more

Why I Will Resist Sugar (Response Card)

Thursday, January 28, 2010      4 comments

1. Sugar is highly inflammatory. 2. Sugar puts a strain on my pancreas. 3. High blood sugar damages every organ. 4. Sugar makes my moods [more] erratic. 5. Sugar makes me fat. 6. Sugar makes me sluggish. 7. Sugar generates a cycle of... Read more

DAY 13: Overcome Cravings

Wednesday, January 27, 2010      3 comments

I found the following most efficient for me, to distract myself from a desire to eat or from a craving: Talk to a friend Financial paperwork (just the thought of it makes me want to eat & want to avoid this activity, but once I get started i... Read more

Claim the Freedom

Tuesday, January 26, 2010      2 comments

When I chose the SparkName FREELADY, it was a feeble step of faith. I understood that Jesus Christ has acted in history on my behalf to gain liberation for me. Because of his sacrifice I am officially acquitted before the throne of God. Now I... Read more

DAY 12: Practice Tolerating Hunger & Cravings

Monday, January 25, 2010      3 comments

Before I did this experiment, I would not have believed the outcome I experienced would be possible for me. I truly expected a day of agony. But it was not miserable the way I expected. What discomfort there was, I was able to cope with. Ast... Read more


Sunday, January 24, 2010      3 comments

I was pondering how to stick with my eating plan at a meeting where the refreshments were exclusively empty carbs. The thought came emphatically, "Flee!" This time I didn't even walk down to that end of the room. For me to resist the strong p... Read more

Sober realities

Saturday, January 23, 2010      3 comments

Beck Diet for Life statements I'm chewing on today: (trying not to spit any out!) "What is my true goal? To do what I feel like doing? Or to lose weight for good? These two goals are not compatible. I can't have it both ways!" "I ... Read more

DAY 11: Identify hunger, cravings, and desire for food

Friday, January 22, 2010      5 comments

This is embarrassing. I'm coming face to face with how many times I have said "I'm hungry!" or used it for an excuse when I just wanted to eat or I simply longed for a certain item. I 've felt a reluctance to get real about this. I thought I... Read more

America's Top [Role] Models

Thursday, January 21, 2010      3 comments

I'm not too interested in the undernourished waifs who display couture or coiffure. What impresses me is you people, SparkPeople, who open your hearts and minds to me day by day and show me fabulous TRENDS I could not have imagined on my own . ... Read more

It's about building the habits

Wednesday, January 20, 2010      4 comments

RUN2RIDE says on her SparkPage, "It's not really about maintaining the weight, it's about maintaining the HABITS that maintain my weight!" I want to start thinking this way. Although I'm a year away from maintaining, I know this mindset will hel... Read more

DAY 10: Set an achievable goal

Tuesday, January 19, 2010      1 comments

My goal is to lose 5 pounds. When I lose 5 pounds, I will celebrate it with my SparkTeam and I will reward myself by getting my hair done at the nearby cosmetology school. It isn't intuitive to celebrate this small loss, especially in view... Read more

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