Still doing well
This week has been good.
We have had mild weather a lot of rain.
Yesterday I ran in the woods. From my window weather looked harmless so left my running bag (extra shirt, jacket, hat, lip balm, snow grips) at home deliberately. 2 miles away... Read more
No cravings at all for 3 weeks
If you have any problems with cravings at all and you enjoy self help books, then you may find the Beck Diet Solution book just as helpful as I do.
I'm impressed with my progress. I had no cravings at all in 3 weeks.
For me, the worst foo... Read more
The "Stop Overeating" exercise
For today, the exercise was this:
-for one meal, put too much of my planned food on my plate, and one food that was not on the plan at all
-push extra food aside and leave it on the plate
-if tempted to eat it, use the anti-craving techniq... Read more
After 2 weeks of eating sitting down, slowly, noticing every bite,
and a few days of planning my meals for the next day and sticking to my plan, I weigh 2 kg / 4 pounds less.
My intuition is that this is the easy way.
Definitely easier... Read more
The Hunger Experience
Today I did Day 12 of the Beck Diet Solution book: did not eat between breakfast (bowl of oatmeal and oranges) at 9 am) and dinner.
The goal was to experience hunger, and rate the perceived discomfort every hour from noon, so that I can see hu... Read more
I'm still stuck at the "eat sitting down" revelation.
I always thought my problem was overeating in the evening.
Now I that I'm paying attention I can see that my problem is eating standing up when I'm in the kitchen. Apologies to those who ... Read more
I eat sitting down : )
I'm so tired after a long working day, I thought I'd just write a status update...
But decided to write a blog in the end.
I'm working on my new habit of eating everything sitting down, in other words no nibbling or "food tasting" in the ... Read more
New book to support me in maintaining my weight loss
In the past few months many of my maintainer SP friends mentioned they are following the Beck Diet Solution, shared their experiences and made me curious.
Especially as I know little about cognitive behavior therapy.
So I downloaded the book... Read more
After some freezing temperatures down to -12oC / 10oF, we had some mild days.
All the snow we had in the neighborhood melted away, but the hills are different: top of packed snow melts during the day, then freezes back by night.
The result i... Read more
My first day back on track
Happy New Year, dear Spark Friends!
There is such thing as too much rest!
This winter holiday is 2 weeks long, and I have a feeling that I have got too much rest, and the less more I get the lazier I become and the less energy I have...
This makes me understand my mom who lives a very inactive life, practically sit... Read more
Merry Christmas to all my dear s!
Winter holiday started for me. Forest path is cleared from fallen trees.
My winter holiday started this Saturday, and I did my best to relax after my last hard 2 working weeks.
So I did deep relaxation in bet before getting up, then my long forest walk, then yoga with husband. After cooking and eating a healthy lun... Read more
My observations and insights about overeating
I have been in maintenance in 3 years and 3 months, and most of the time it is easy for me to stay in balance.
I'm doing well for several days or weeks in a row, then something happens (or nothing happens) and I find myself overeating at dinne... Read more
Another hard week, but I'm fine
Peak workload continues, in addition we had to work on Saturday, so that we get 24th December off for Christmas.
But I feel fine.
Limiting work-related thoughts to working hours is really helpful: I concentrate hard during the day, but as s... Read more
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