I woke up too early today, stayed in bed and did a body scan meditation, starting my day in a happy and peaceful mood.
We have lovely sunny weather today, -6 oC / 21 oF and no wind at all.
I remembered from last week that the forest path... Read more
this morning I had a wonderful run on my favorite forest path. We had some snow this week and the forest was gorgeous: white snow, brown tree branches in sunshine, blue sky, golden and white clouds... loved it.
I had nothin... Read more
I was back to work on 29th December, but took a day off on 3rd January, to spend with my sister and her kids. We walked on snowy hills in freezing cold wind, it was beautiful.
Unlike my usual Christmas vacations, I didn't run more than usual, ... Read more
My answer is continuous learning and practice.
What was impossible becomes manageable, what was hard becomes easy.
After seeing my weigh yo-yo upwards helplessly all my adult life, I had two great learning experiences that helped me change m... Read more
I ate well all day on 24th December, till the end of dinner.
Then came the cookies.
I planned to eat two. Then I ate one more and one more.
The more I ate, the better idea it seemed to have another one, without thinking.
I stopped counti... Read more
I had a great victory last night.
After a lot of stress at work, a schedule change that made me drive through the city in the rush hours, and by the time I got home I was full of stress, anger and was in a bad mood.
This is very rare, I can'... Read more
Weekend went by so quickly...
I did my planned walk, run and yoga, planned my meals the night before or before breakfast, monitored my eating in writing.
Ate our successfully, said no to large delicious-looking dessert and ate grapes instead... Read more
Tonight is our company's year end party, and I have made my plans, organizers always send out the menu in advance which is very helpful
I decided immediately that I'm not going to have soup, starters or any kind of bread.
Then I picked a mai... Read more
This week was good too.
Eating went well, but I had a few sabotaging thoughts, like "US Spark Friends are having wonderful Thanksgiving meals, It really doesn't matter if I eat an extra square of dark chocolate" or "I don't feel full, I want ... Read more
This was a good week.
Work was challenging, one long travel day and several year end review discussions.
Eating went very well.
It is amazing how much full food planning and tracking can help, ever after 5 years of maintenance and eating w... Read more
In the Beck Diet Solution we have been doing a group reading of The Beck Diet Solution, the pink book.
I have finished a few days ago, this was my second reading, but my first group reading - i... Read more
Even though I'm on Day 32 of the program, during my forest walk my thoughts returned to Day 27 sabotaging thought analysis. Somehow my set of response cards felt incomplete, something important not captured. Why do I cling so much to "saving" le... Read more