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Day 26 Thinking Mistakes
Friday, May 07, 2010      3 comments

Dr. Beck explains 9 common thinking mistakes. Since I started SP and Beck some of these have been turned around, others still need work.(mainly 4, 7, 8 &9) A lot of what I had believed before coming to SP has changed. I have a different mindset ... Read more
Days 24 Discouragement & 25 Sabotaging Thoughts
Thursday, May 06, 2010      2 comments

Day 24 Deal With Discouragement Focus on what I can do today. Focus on what I can do right now. Breathe!!! Hang in there. Day 25 Identify Sabotaging Thoughts ... Read more
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

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