“The key is not to prioritize your schedule but to schedule your priorities.” ~ Stephen R. Covey
Diabetes is 365/24/7. Managing my blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol is a priority for me. I quit smoking back in March, but gaine... Read more
Trying to change tradition is oft met with resistance.
For example last year the Christmas Eve menu was changed. We got a few complaints, so I said okay we'll get rid of the new garlic grilled shrimp. "NOOOoooo" The changes were accepted. ... Read more
With this most likely being our Indian Summer I would be remiss if I squandered the day inside. After planning my meals for the week, I will venture out into the sunshine and get the yard presentable so I can enjoy the view during winter.
Di... Read more
Whether I am on the interstate or the back roads, if I am honest with myself I will see which road I am on. Is it denial or change? Being honest with myself can be difficult, but fessing up and making adjustments is getting easier. On the Sceni... Read more
Even when you are floundering, if you stick with it, is much better throwing in the towel.
Here are a few lines that have struck me as I plod along.
* Enjoy your food mindfully.
* REAL food is the best.
* Exercise is a necessity, ... Read more
You can spend a lot of time looking for keys. You look here, then look there. Get flustered and frustrated. Sometimes it seems that the key appears out of nowhere. Take a deep breath and relax.
For Dr. Beck's excellent tools to be successf... Read more
I've been a bit hard on myself lately by thinking that I cannot get this, Dr. Beck states that we should master the skills in Stage 1 for one week before moving on.
I am stumbling, preventing progress. But those stumbles are progress. Whi... Read more
"It's not the poundage, but the practice."
In TUBBYHUBBY340's blog , his doctor suggested developing an allergy to unhealthy habits.
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=2521074
I lik... Read more
"The small actions you take now, no matter how insignificant they may seem, can have profound effects"
It was a good thing I purchased candy that I did not like for Halloween, it rained and only two children showed up. At least I will not t... Read more
Thankfully my boys are too old to go out trick or treating. So I do not have to "check" their candy. I had a Halloween survival plan, buy candy that I do not like.
Holiday plans are in full swing, I'm making my list, and checking more tha... Read more
IMREADYTODOIT asked how it was going... BDL is going slow, but moving forward. Acquiring the skills is an ongoing process. these are skills that I need.
VANDAL said I am committed, I am... but application has been challenging. Perseverance wi... Read more
As for the first 4 skills I have listed my perception of percentages for the 5 below.
5. Get moving. 75%
I have an exercise plan in place. With winter coming I need to make a few changes, so no excuses. I still need to kick it up a notch... Read more
There are nine skills to learn in Stage 1 And I have not mastered all of them yet. DUH!!!
As far as these first 4 skills I have listed my perception of percentages.
1. Motivate Yourself Daily . 50%
This I can do, but being consistent ... Read more
Compared to a few years ago, there is quite a bit new. No white bread in my house, only 100% whole wheat or sourdough rye. More fresh fruit and veggies. More tea less coffee. New behavior patterns. More exercise. New mindset.
There have ... Read more