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First Healthy Nostalgia
Monday, March 01, 2010      7 comments

We drove to a basketball tournament on an unfamiliar route. But I recognized a spot where last summer a friend and I got a snack while on a day trip. "That's the store where I got V-8 juice and almonds," I thought. Then it hit me. No... Read more
Let's Make a Deal
Sunday, February 28, 2010      11 comments

Today I put on a new shirt from my closet, a gift I never wore because it was way too small. I kept this one because it had classic lines, and in some hopeful corner of my mind I thought maybe someday I could wear it. I started smiling and... Read more
DAY 26: Recognize Thinking Mistakes
Saturday, February 27, 2010      2 comments

Dr. Judith Beck says to evaluate my self-sabotaging thoughts and identify which classic thinking mistakes I am making. Today I will describe only one. I caught myself in flagrant Thinking Mistake #2, Negative Fortune Telling. I was sta... Read more
First Habit - Taking on Six Changes
Friday, February 26, 2010      8 comments

Somewhere I came across a recommendation for the site
235/method I am usually compulsive about saving sources to cite, but I can't trace back how I was referred to it. If this was i... Read more
Quote Digest 5
Thursday, February 25, 2010      3 comments

Yesterday [jogging] I was struggling after the first mile. Turned to my dd and said "Do you know how much I want to be out here??? NOT AT ALL!!" Her reply? "Yeah, mom. I know. I don't want to be out here either, but I'll never be a marathoner ... Read more
Wednesday, February 24, 2010      10 comments

Today I said good-bye to an old friend, the one I would always turn to. This is the one that has been with me through thick and th----well, through thick. My "good" blue shirt and I shared so much of life. Old reliable, when I had now... Read more
Day 25: Identify Sabotaging Thoughts
Tuesday, February 23, 2010      3 comments

I can "catch myself" in a sabotaging thought so much better when I have the concepts from the Beck Diet Solution response cards fresh in my mind. Also, when I'm consistently applying Beck habits, that too makes unhelpful self-talk easier to id... Read more
Quote Digest 4
Monday, February 22, 2010      5 comments

I am more aware of what I am doing. Being Mindful. I choose my actions. Do you consciously choose what you do every day, or you allow your circumstances to control you? from NANCY- 2/17 While driving home from the airport I wanted to stop ... Read more
Quote Digest 3
Sunday, February 21, 2010      2 comments

A slip (or purposeful jump) now and then isn't such a problem. Just don't let it go too far too long. I think you'd eventually regret it more than the [indulgent treat] can make up for. - from AMYMLE commenting on a blog 2/21 Over indulge... Read more
Getting Somewhere
Saturday, February 20, 2010      8 comments

I had new experience on our delayed-Valentine date Friday night. I was in the car on the way home from the community theater performance. To my astonishment, I realized I had not been thinking about food for several hours. And at that moment I... Read more
DAY 24: Deal with Discouragement
Friday, February 19, 2010      9 comments

After contemplating this section of the Beck Diet Solution plus tidbits throughout the book, I realize that when I am discouraged, two layers are involved. Initially some experience, situation, or unknown factor triggers discouragement. But the... Read more
Quote Digest 2
Thursday, February 18, 2010      2 comments

I started a new program for myself called 'create my day'..every night before bed I have to 'create my day' for the next day . . . checking off what I did do on my list helps me work towards completing them the next day, and so it s... Read more
Thin people know this
Wednesday, February 17, 2010      5 comments

"Hunger comes and goes. Thin people know this, and they don't worry about being hungry." -- Dr. Judith Beck Last summ... Read more
Quote Digest
Monday, February 15, 2010      5 comments

“Discipline is remembering what you want.” --John Campbell, from Flutterby)L( 2/10 Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. --Abraham Joshua Heschel, from WarmSpringDay'... Read more
Pooling Ideas
Sunday, February 14, 2010      5 comments

At a luncheon today, we started talking about diets. Here are a few ideas people at my table said worked for them: Always leave a few bites on your plate. Whatever part of your meal you love most, eat that first. That makes it easier... Read more

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