A Quick Reminder About Exercise
I got up early this morning and got out and run. I figured out that turning on the news to catch a quick few minutes slows me down and sometimes stops me (especially the depressing stuff!) So I didn't do that. Yay me! And I got your and ran - w... Read more
Slow But Steady
Weekends are so much harder for me to stay on track. Too much temptation and more latitude to stray from my plan. While I stayed within my calorie range each day, I did not stick to my plan on any day.
My sabotaging thoughts were "it won't ... Read more
Making it to the weekend was an accomplishment this week. I love my work and it brings me satisfaction but it is a challenging environment. I know this is true for many of us.... Finding ways to reduce stres without resorting to overeating is ke... Read more
Short accountability blog
The last two days were really frustrating and I allowed the frustration to throw me off track. The things that frustrated me are not really worth writing about, just your standard work issues.... ok maybe a little beyond standard but still, real... Read more
Beck Refresh: Chapter 11
In Chapter 11, Dr. Beck talks about when to stop dieting and start maintaining. Critical to that is the idea of my lowest achievable weight vs. my lowest maintainable weight. And it all boils down to how much I'm willing to restrict my calories ... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #42: Practice, Practice, Practice
Today Dr. Beck congratulate me for learning the skills that will help me get thinner and stay thinner. Thank you Dr. Beck! And now I need to continue practicing these skills. As I mentioned yesterday, I have my checklist ready to go. It's easy, ... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #41: Make a New To Do List
Almost to the end of the book! But not to the end of these practices. I'll need to keep on practicing these tactics as I continue to lose weight, and in maintenance, if I want to be successful. And that's
what Dr. Beck tells me today: that I ne... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #40: Enrich Your Life!
Today Dr. Beck tells me to enrich my life now, rather than waiting until I am thinner. I don't think theists a problem for me. The only thing I'm waiting until I'm thinner to do is buy new clothes and I think that's reasonable. I have enough clo... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #39: Keep Up With Exercise
(This blog is from yesterday, I drafted it in Evernote but was too busy to post it)
I really love to exercise but it's gotten harder for me to get that time in than it used to be, with a longer commute now. I love to run, I love to ride my bike... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #38: Deal With a Plateau
Today Dr. Beck tells me that when you're dieting, it is reasonable to expect to hit a plateau. Not just the dinky little day to day plateaus, but big honking weeks-long plateaus. Yes, I have experienced that. When that happens, it's frustrating ... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #37: Deal With Stress
The first of my two weeks of travel have been less than successful. Hmmm, maybe I should have taken the time to read this chapter - it might have helped.
I'm a little discouraged, so I went back and reread the last chapter - Believe It. I can... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #35 and #36: Weigh Yourself and Believe!
On Day 35, Dr. Beck reminds me that the number on the scale is data. Not emotion, not judgement of good or bad, simply an indication of whether my efforts are working or my practices need to be revised. This week, the data is good. After a litt... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #34: Solve Problems
Thanks to all for your kind thoughts and words in response to my blog about my husband’s son illness. There seems to be forward motion with treatment, so that is good news. Given the givens – illness, exes, etc., we are doing reasonably well.
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Beck Refresh Day #33: Stop Emotional Eating!
Yesterday was so busy! And emotional. My husband's son is ill and had a crisis yesterday. It was especially hard on him and his son, and also hard on me. So again, a particularly timely lesson for me from Dr. Beck's book.
For those of us... Read more
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Beck Refresh Day #32: Create a Travel Strategy
I wrote a blog on this chapter on my phone this morning during my morning commute, and it disappeared while I was trying to post it. Grrr! But it's an important topic so I'm writing it again. I'm doing the draft in my Evernote app, because docu... Read more