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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
Day 8: Create Time and Energy
Monday, April 19, 2010      7 comments

If you create the time to exercise you will gain energy. Being too busy, too tired too anything... are just excuses. No matter how busy we are we still need to eat. Investing a bit of time up front makes the busy times easier to deal with. ... Read more
Day 7 Arranging My Environment
Sunday, April 18, 2010      5 comments

Most changes have been made, a few more things need to be purged. (How do those things get into my house in the first place!) I still have some difficulty not bringing the stuff in. Yes we have potato chips... I switched to baked quite a while... Read more
Days 5 & 6 Eat Mindfully and find a coach.
Saturday, April 17, 2010      4 comments

The eating mindfully, I have down pretty good. Actually I found some foods that I now refuse to eat (it tasted gross, once I slowed down my eating) Savoring good healthy food is such a treat; fresh strawberries, roasted veggies. What delightful ... Read more
Days 3 and 4 Sitting Down and Give Yourself Credit
Friday, April 16, 2010      6 comments

The sitting down part is not a problem except for Costcos (thanks Vandal, I thought Costcos did not count) The give myself credit part is a bit more challenging. Being quicker to berate my actions than compliment my achievements, Vandal once a... Read more
Oh Fudge... Oops...
Thursday, April 15, 2010      4 comments

You know I could be hard on myself .... I didn't even do what I said I would do. I was supposed to read my ARC twice a day. I screwed up Day ONE!!!! Dr. Beck Suggested putting reminders in place. DUH! I didn't do that. So I am off to fi... Read more
Motivate Yourself Daily
Wednesday, April 14, 2010      3 comments

I've been a bit vague lately because my thoughts were elsewhere lately. (State and Federal taxes) One thing I did notice is that when my stress level increased... I got anxious and wanted to soothe the feeling with munchies... (smoking is not ... Read more
What a bunch of Bull ....
Sunday, April 11, 2010      5 comments

I have been playing the blame game. It's not MY fault! Or is it? Lately messages have been jumping out at me from places like Vandal's blog www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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