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Day 23 Counter the Unfairness

Tuesday, May 04, 2010      7 comments

What is unfair is that I am in this situation. I can easily play the blame game and make erroneous judgments about others. Our thoughts and actions got us into this situation, Granted I may have been gullible and mislead, but what is pas... Read more

Day 22 "Oh, Well"

Monday, May 03, 2010      3 comments

This is a great lesson that can be applied to many areas of our lives. "Oh, well" "means, I don't like this but I'm going to accept it and move on." Why get stuck in the past where you can do nothing. Saying "Oh Well" helps you to let ... Read more

Day 21 Get Ready to Weigh in

Sunday, May 02, 2010      3 comments

In the Mind Over Body series that is SP is running, Dean Anderson states: "the scale as a weight loss tool. It is NOT your judge, jury and executioner." I weigh in at the doctor's office. Heck I'm there often enough. Yes, a scale here... Read more

Day 20 Getting Back on Track

Saturday, May 01, 2010      3 comments

"Think of yourself as a toy train. All toy trains de-rail now and then. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back on track." - Unknown First I would like to thank my supportive friends here at SparkPeople. Your kind words about yest... Read more

Day 19 Stop Fooling Yourself

Friday, April 30, 2010      7 comments

Rationalizing bad decisions is a skill that I have perfected over the years. It's Not Okay!!! This works for exercise too. Blowing it off is not okay. There are consequences for not staying with the food and exercise plan. Making good ... Read more

Day 18 Change Your Definition of Full

Thursday, April 29, 2010      4 comments

Eating slowly and mindfully really helps here. By being mindful you can feel the sensations your body is experiencing. With the quick paced world we live in, I had conditioned myself to shovel in the food and not pay attention to what my body ... Read more

Day 17 End Overeating

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      6 comments

This was quite the challenge for me before. I set aside two weeks to practice this. Finally I realized that it was not terrible to leave food on the plate. Unfortunately hubby is from the clean plate club and inquires as to what is "wrong" with ... Read more

Day 16 No Choice

Tuesday, April 27, 2010      2 comments

Dr, Beck says to stand firm: "Tell yourself that you don't have a choice. You made a plan, and you'll follow that plan -- no ifs, ands, or buts." Establish some food rules; No naked carbs* Stick to my food plan Wait 5 minutes before g... Read more

Day 15 Monitor your Eating

Monday, April 26, 2010      2 comments

Sometimes I feel that I need duct tape for my mouth. Every Day: - Follow the written food plan, Taking the time to plan your food is so important, it makes monitoring easier.... Read more

Day 14 Plan for Tomorrow

Sunday, April 25, 2010      5 comments

Writing out a meal plan for the week and reviewing it daily helps me tremendously. It helps with planning my shopping so I what to purchase. It helps me be more creative, Planning meals gives me something to look forward to. I do like Dr. ... Read more

Day 13 Overcome Cravings

Saturday, April 24, 2010      4 comments

Ah... cravings. Thankfully Dr. Beck gives me some tools to deal with the cravings. She offers mindset and behavioral techniques. What works for me is ... 1. Label It. If I can identify it as a craving(not hunger) I know what I am d... Read more

Day 12: Practice Hunger Tolerance

Friday, April 23, 2010      2 comments

For me that would be easy right now, because with the new meds.... I have to remember to eat. (this is day two on this med... hope the side effect lasts) I have done this before... learning that hunger is not an emergency... and learning th... Read more

Day 11: Hunger, Desire and Cravings

Thursday, April 22, 2010      5 comments

Being mindful to me does not just mean that I pay attention to what I have in my mouth. It means that I need to notice all the signals I am receiving. Am I truly hungry? Is it a want or a need? Am I thirsty? Am I full? Luckily th... Read more

Day 10 Setting Goals

Wednesday, April 21, 2010      4 comments

Since December's doctor visit I have lost a whopping 3 pounds. I return to the Doctor in four weeks and hope to lose another two pounds. "What only two pounds" you say... that was how the weight creeped on. A pound here, a pound there... hardl... Read more

Day 9 Spontaneous and Planned Exercise

Tuesday, April 20, 2010      5 comments

"Exercise is not optional"- Dr. Beck Exercise is essential and making a plan helps with consistency. Signing up for classes helps. Taking a walk after dinner or during lunch. Park away from the door. Trying to be my own coach, gettin... Read more

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