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BDS Day 12: Practice Hunger Tolerance
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      1 comments

This exercise a am unable to do because of medication. However I do realize that hunger is not an emergency unless it is a low blood glucose episode. Since I need more practice on hunger level awareness I will rate it, instead of skipping a me... Read more
BDS Day 11: Hunger, Desire and Cravings
Monday, March 21, 2011      2 comments

Dr. Beck: "master each step before you go to the next one, no matter how long it takes." Yes I am doing this program as scheduled events. But should heed Dr. Beck's advice about mastery. This is one area I should stick with for a whil... Read more
BDS Day 10: Set a Realistic Goal
Sunday, March 20, 2011      3 comments

Setting goals! In the past my goal was just to make it through that day. Putting out fires was the name of my game. Drop and run was what I would do, Setting a goal and planning on how to get there, helps reduce the numbers of fires that need... Read more
BDS Day 9:Select an Exercise Plan
Saturday, March 19, 2011      2 comments

Since this is not my initial pass through BDS, I do have planned exercise in place. I am signing up for Water Walking again(two nights a week) Taking my son to the pool with me for free swim (two nights a week.) Weekends are to stretch and walk ... Read more
BDS Day 8: Create Time and Energy
Friday, March 18, 2011      5 comments

You got to work it, GF!!! It takes practice to learn a new skill. If I really want to make changes I need to make time to practice. I make time to plan my meals on Sunday. I schedule my exercise. Spark and Beck are the way I start my day.... Read more
BDS DAY 7: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! - Arrange Your Environment
Thursday, March 17, 2011      3 comments

Instead of being laced with pitfalls, Dr. Beck recommends that we create an environment for success. Remove my triggers, get tempting, fattening, and unhealthful foods out of my house. Ah... but Sabotaging Thought: I don't want to waste fo... Read more
BDS- Rain Delay
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      3 comments

I could b*tch, moan and complain, but that will not help. Stuff happens and right now it is. My son's best friend (age 23) had surgery for cancer on Monday, (they also found a hernia which they repaired.) They both have Down syndrome. Got to my... Read more
BDS DAY 6: Find a Coach
Monday, March 14, 2011      2 comments

I Believe in You (from MICKEYMAX's Blog) All it takes is a little belief. If you can't find it in yourself. Find it in Spark. If you can't find it in Spark, come to me. I will believe in you.
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BDS DAY 5: Eat Slowly and Mindfully
Sunday, March 13, 2011      2 comments

Dr. Beck recommends eliminating distractions and savoring your meal. This opened my eyes to the possibility that eating healthy food could be enjoyable and not a journey of deprivation. No TV, don't answer the phone? Most meals are without d... Read more
BDS DAY 4: Give Myself Credit
Saturday, March 12, 2011      3 comments

"What are you thinking?" Credit for what is expected???? My mindset is good behavior is expected and bad behavior is punished. All too often I have berated myself for what I have done wrong. It undermines the sense of confidence. Then I beco... Read more
BDS DAY 3: Sit Down to Eat
Friday, March 11, 2011      2 comments

Dr. Beck discusses various eating while standing situations: * Sampling at grocery stores/warehouse stores * Nibbling on food while cooking * Finishing the food on another's plate as you clear the table * Having a trea... Read more
BDS DAY 2: Food Plan - Give us this day our daily bread.
Thursday, March 10, 2011      4 comments

Ah, I do love carbs, but let's start with the ... To-Do List emoticonRead Advantages Response Card (ARC) ... Read more
BDS DAY 1: List Advantages
Wednesday, March 09, 2011      6 comments

emoticon of the Beck Diet Solution is to list our reasons to lose weight and put them on Advantages Response Card (... Read more
Snack Options
Monday, March 07, 2011      2 comments

Reading through SP Polls I found a series on Snacks. I made me examine my snacking habits. Here are some of the questions posed: ... Read more
Sunday, March 06, 2011      3 comments

I have struggled this past week to get my dinners together so I could post this wonderful plan. I ran into a few blockades and could not develop the "perfect" plan that I envisioned. Part of the problem was trying to keep everyone happy, then... Read more

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