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I’m in charge of my emotions; they’re not in charge of me

Friday, October 16, 2009      6 comments

- Wayne Dyer I am excited about this weekend's trip to visit my eldest son and his new wife. Not even the lousy forcast can dampen my spirits. It has been over two years since I have been to Syracuse and that also was my last time away from... Read more

Getting ready for my weekend trip

Thursday, October 15, 2009      1 comments

I have to pack my stuff and stuff for my middle son. Need to remember: meds log meter snacks tissues Beck Cards Since this is my first visit to my son's new house, I'm not too sure what to expect in regard to meals. I d... Read more

Slow down you move too fast.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009      4 comments

Going through the motions, well that is a start. Stubborn, stuck in my ways, creature of habit. However things can change, I can have new ways of doing things, new habits. I need stuff to really sink in. That's where reading and reflectin... Read more

Guidelines for acquiring Success Skills

Tuesday, October 13, 2009      9 comments

*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

Monday, October 12, 2009      2 comments

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

Sunday, October 11, 2009      2 comments

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

Saturday, October 10, 2009      3 comments

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

Friday, October 09, 2009      3 comments

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

Thursday, October 08, 2009      4 comments

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) ... Read more

Task 3 Make time for ...

Wednesday, October 07, 2009      0 comments

...dieting. 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)

Tuesday, October 06, 2009      5 comments

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: Task 1 * Ge... Read more

Great way to clean out frig...

Monday, October 05, 2009      5 comments

...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

Sunday, October 04, 2009      5 comments

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?

Saturday, October 03, 2009      3 comments

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

Between Appointments

Thursday, October 01, 2009      6 comments

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


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