This morning I awoke to yelling. Great way to start your day, NOT! Then more bad news... the dryer isn't working properly. Yes, stuff does need to be addressed, however we do not need to get frantic about it. The tension takes my focus away from... Read more
VANDAL was kind enough to share Dean Anderson's article "3 Ways to Stop Negative Thinking"
www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/motivation_articles.a sp?id=614
"1. Look for Hidden Thoughts and Assumptions
automatic thoug... Read more
There is nothing worse than being caught with your hand in the cookie jar. Accountability comes with testing my blood glucose. Why is it higher than it should be?
Did I take my meds?
Am I sick?
Was it the pizza I ate?
Was it the pudding ... Read more
Last night after dinner, all I wanted to do was curl up and lie down. I guess the carbs made me lethargic. I had a choice.... blanket or pool. What would make me feel better? While it was evening and the blanket did sound inviting, the pool wo... Read more
Usually, I'm in the pool, With Veterans' Day the pool was closed so four of us decided to go out to dinner instead and celebrate birthdays. ( Perhaps we should have opted for a birthday walk? Nah!!! )
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Today I am giving myself credit for what good I have done... yes there are expectations that I should be good.... however being good can have positive consequences. Today I'm going out with friends to celebrate (within reason, LOL).
During th... Read more
“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
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