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Excuses, Excuses

Saturday, December 04, 2010      6 comments

Thursday's Healthy Reflection to me is worthy of more reflection. A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse. - Stephen Dolley Jr. Things are going pretty well for me so far... I was lax as far as s... Read more

Lights OUT and my Seven Simple Steps for the Season

Thursday, December 02, 2010      7 comments

I was minding my own business when POOF! ...the power went out during yesterday's very windy rainstorm. My son came out of his room (looking lost) and actually spoke to me. I lost only a few thoughts on the PC, and was about to start dinner. O... Read more

Ho, Ho Noooo! 'Tis the season to be stressful ....

Wednesday, December 01, 2010      6 comments

Fa la la la la ... Thanks to FLUENTFROG's blog I am writing out my plan for December. My focus is to be mindful to stay on track and reduce my stress. Seven Simple Steps for the Season. 1. Make and follow my weekly menu plan. ... Read more

Oh NOooo !!! Not another weigh-in!

Monday, November 29, 2010      7 comments

Today was another weigh in day.... no real goal had been set for this one. I fully expect a gain to be registered. At my last weigh-in I did not make it to the 30 pound lost mark, so I decided to drown my sorrow by pigging out at my evenin... Read more

BDS Days 40-42

Friday, November 26, 2010      5 comments

DAY 40 Enrich Your Life Dr. Beck's exercises for enriching your life now remind me that I am in a new place and need new goals. and focus on things other than food. Weird that this task fell on Thanksgiving when there usually is a lot of foc... Read more

Thanksgiving?

Thursday, November 25, 2010      3 comments

Today.. Thanksgiving I had to give A LOT more than 1%. We showed up about an hour before dinner was to be served. My son and his wife arrived too. But it was apparent that we needed to go elsewhere. The feast got moved to my house, at the v... Read more

Day 38: Plateau & Day 39: Exercise

Wednesday, November 24, 2010      2 comments

Day 38: Deal with a Plateau I really haven't had to deal with this yet but Dr. Beck offers 4 options when there is a long term plateau: 1. Continue to do what you're doing. Wait it out. 2. Reduce your daily intake. 3. Increase your... Read more

Day 36: Believe It & Day 37: Reduce Stress ...Oy Vey!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010      3 comments

Day 36: Believe It I have had a problem believing it. I had tunnel "hearing" ALL I could hear was the negative... "you didn't make it." It overpowered all the positives and sent me into a downward spiral. Thank heavens for SparkPeople and my f... Read more

Day 34: Solve Problems "The Frustration of Failure" & Day 35

Saturday, November 20, 2010      6 comments

Beware of all-or-nothing thinking. I have been in a tail spin since I set a weight goal and did not meet it. Yes, I fell short of my goal. Yes I still lost weight, but not the amount I had desired. I'm kind of like the Biggest Loser contes... Read more

Day 33: Eliminate Emotional Eating

Thursday, November 18, 2010      3 comments

This is a two fold problem for me. Part One Eating while experiencing unpleasant emotions. Part Two Dealing with the unpleasant emotion. For me eating while distressed is like smoking or chewing fingernails , using food is an attempt t... Read more

Days 30-32 Dining Out, Drinks, Travel

Wednesday, November 17, 2010      2 comments

Day 30: Stay in Control when Eating Out emoticon What do I like for dinner.... RESERVATIONS!!! It starts with... Read more

Day 29 Resist Food Pushers

Sunday, November 14, 2010      4 comments

The biggest problem I have with food pushers is .... myself. I can hear me now: "Go ahead... you know you want it." "There's goodies here in the house somewhere, YOU can find it." "Nobody will miss that." I need to take a breath and... Read more

Days 27 Seven ?'s & 28 Weigh-in

Saturday, November 13, 2010      3 comments

This day is all about Mastering the Seven Question Technique to stop sabotaging thoughts. 1. What kind of thinking error could I be making? 2. What evidence is there that this thought might not be true? 3. Is there an alternative explan... Read more

Days 25 & 26 Sabotaging Thoughts & Thinking Mistakes! Moi?

Thursday, November 11, 2010      3 comments

Day 25: Identify Sabotaging Thoughts "If you notice that you're tempted to eat something that you're not supposed to eat, ask yourself, What was just going through my mind?..." - Dr. Beck Awareness is the key to making changes. What exc... Read more

Days 23 & 24 Oh Poo!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010      3 comments

Day 23: Counter the Unfairness Syndrome Dr. Beck's advice is simple: "You can dwell on this negative notion and feel bad, or you can say, That's true... It's not fair... Oh, well." And keep moving toward my goals. Having to learn new behavi... Read more


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