Guidelines for acquiring Success Skills
*We are to learn and practice the skills at a rate that is comfortable for us. No matter what the skill is, the more we practice it, the easier it gets.
*Fill out the Stage 1 Success Sheets every night. A copy can be downloaded from Dr. Be... Read more
Task 10 Response Cards
Response cards help you get through everyday and stressful times, negative emotions and cravings. Reading through them daily helps us reframe our thoughts.
Dr. Beck suggest starting off with these three cards;
"The only way to lose weigh... Read more
Tasks 8 Talk to Your Family & 9 You're Entitled
Number 8 is done. My family knows I need to eat healthier because of the diabetes. The "food police" is me. The good news is my youngest son paid me a compliment, he had invited a friend over for dinner and told her "Mom only buys the good stuff... Read more
Tasks 6 & 7 Memory and Distraction Boxes
The memory box or page in your notebook is where achievements, aha moments and other positives are to be recorded. your diet buddy can help remind to to record these things. So when you get down and troubled you can pull it out of your...
D... Read more
Task 5 Get Organized
I thought this one was about getting the tools I would need together. Nope!!!
I gotta clean out my frig and cabinets. Good news frig is done, read Monday's blog.
The cabinets are another story.... it's been a while since I've seen what i... Read more
Task 4 - Find a Diet Buddy
There's that word again DIEt. I'm changing my lifestyle, dang it!!!
This task is like asking me to find a exercise buddy.
Like a walking buddy, a diet buddy will...
keep you accountable (make sure you do what you need to EVERY day)
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Task 3 Make time for ...
Okay I dislike that word. I would prefer to say my life plan.
Making time makes a difference, If time is not allocated, you have placed limits on what you want to do. Committed time to provides opportunity for practice and ... Read more
10 Tasks (1 & 2)
Before starting Stage 1 in BDL, Dr. Beck has 10 tasks. I read through these and found myself resistant to doing some of these. Heck... my way has not be effective, so I need to get with the program. here are the first two tasks:
* Ge... Read more
Great way to clean out frig...
...Is to have it croak.
I called home after grocery shopping telling my son to have my hubby fire up the grill. He said, "OK, but I think the frig isn't working."
"Oh, Crap!!" I think to myself, I have scallops and chicken, lettuce and mor... Read more
Beck Diet for Life
I just finished Dr. Beck's Diet solution, there is still lots of stuff for me to practice. I loved the tools, suggestions and ideas that she presented. It was very helpful to have instuctions instead of someone just say go do it. Dr Beck told m... Read more
Now what do I do with myself?
I do not know if it is the new medication, BDS, the mini hypnosis session or the workshop on emotional eating. But something is working. I know that the meds can make me nauseous and make me feel full, but I also do not feel the desire to eat. I... Read more
I do not do well with fasting prior to tests.... my hubby was drinking is coffee and the aroma wafted over me, tempting me to enjoy a cup. FBG was 145. Yuck! but better than the other day's reading of 153.
The stress test was not too bad. Whi... Read more
Last night's Diabetes Support group meeting was very interesting, the topic was emotional eating. The presenter did an excellent job of clearly presenting the information.
She spoke of deepening self awareness and explained the REST model for... Read more
One thing I tried to teach my boys was to honor their commitments. When you join a team you finish the season. The team is counting on you to be there.
Honoring commitments to myself is much more difficult.
Being consistent is diffic... Read more
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Autopilot or Face Reality
I'm a not a fatalist, even though my last post may have indicated so.
However there are things that I do not want to face, therefore I have mindless actions or reactions. Yes I have been on Autopilot, Doing what I have always done. Ignoring t... Read more