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BDS Day 18:Change Your Definition of Full

Monday, March 28, 2011      5 comments

Oops I sort of blogged about this yesterday, Eating slowly and mindfully, Hara Hachi Bu (eating to 80% full) and “Eat half and then ask yourself ‘Am I Hungry?’ You will usually find that you are satisfied. If not, eat the half of what is... Read more

BDS Day 17: Hara Hachi Bu. Eat until I'm 80% full, NOT eat until the food's gone

Sunday, March 27, 2011      5 comments

End Overeating Sometimes it takes a while for me to admit that my actions and thinking has been a bit skewed, Learning how to sense my body’s fullness signal and stop eating is difficult. I imagine that by paying attention, I will be more... Read more

BDS Day 16: Prevent Unplanned Eating

Saturday, March 26, 2011      3 comments

This gets easier over time. But I get stuck on Dr. Beck's "NO CHOICE" I really do not like negatives. I prefer to use "MY CHOICE" and be responsible for my actions. It falls to me. What I choose has logical consequences, What do I choose to ... Read more

BDS Day 15: Monitor Your Eating

Friday, March 25, 2011      7 comments

Today begins the diet chosen on Day 2 and the keeping of a food diary. It is amazing how resistant I am do doing some simple things.... Am I afraid of the truth? "You can't handle the truth!" I can handle the truth. Keeping records is... Read more

BDS Day 14: Plan for Tomorrow

Thursday, March 24, 2011      2 comments

Having a plan makes a big difference. It gives me a foundation to work from. If "stuff " happens then I know what I was going to do and can nake efforts to stay in keeping with my plan. Yes I know that what I'm supposed to do is write down exac... Read more

BDS Day 13: Overcome Cravings

Wednesday, March 23, 2011      3 comments

My skill list is growing (ones I need to work on after Easter) Day 11 Practice of monitoring my hunger before, during, and after every meal Day 13 Overcome Cravings That is not to say I have no skill, but these do need practice. I lik... Read more

BDS Day 12: Practice Hunger Tolerance

Tuesday, March 22, 2011      5 comments

This exercise I 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 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. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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