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
Last week my sails were flapping in the breeze.
I needed to reconsider and refine my approach, strategies and actions. For the most part I know I am on the right path, I just needed a bit of tweaking as my needs change and my readiness for t... Read more
Recently I came a blog that made me physically ill. My stomach was churning. I had to look away.
In September 09, CCFIRECRACKER began posting "today's gross food pic a.k.a inspiration to eat healthfully"
WARNING: Do not look at this bl... Read more
I wish I could be on autopilot but the skills I am learning from Dr. Beck are not solidly in place yet. There are hints of them taking hold, but it is not solid yet. Between going away and a stomach bug, I have been out of the loop all week. Get... Read more
Vandal sent me a link to an article about goals.
www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/motivation_articles.a sp?id=391
A few comments hit home for me:
Becky said, "stick to your own race, with your own goals and expectati... Read more
While it was wonderful to visit my son and his wife, being short on sleep and off schedule wreaked havoc on me. Friday's sleepless night, made for a dragging Saturday. We did manage to get some leaf raking in and a short walk.
Oh my heavens..... Read more