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BDS Day 25: Identify Sabotaging Thoughts

Monday, April 04, 2011      1 comments

What Was I Thinking? Was I Thinking? ARGH!!!! Mindless actions, STOP think! The battle of the devil and angel on my shoulders. Sabotaging thoughts are a sign of resignation. "I give up" "Throw in the towel" Ah, but those thou... Read more

BDS Day 24: Deal with Discouragement

Sunday, April 03, 2011      3 comments

As I said before I do not feel that the scale is my friend. It doesn't move downward the way I would like. (making me face the truth) Dr. Beck offered three strategies. I like the first and third. The first is to remember why we’re dieting... Read more

BDS Day 23: Counter Unfairness

Saturday, April 02, 2011      1 comments

Sometimes reality bites... It's not fair. It's not my fault. Playing the blame game and I was an expert at it. Sure stuff happens and it my not be fair, but it is what we have to deal with. With everything that Dr. Beck said about ... Read more

BDS Day 22: Say "Oh, Well"

Friday, April 01, 2011      4 comments

That is what I was prepared to say at today weigh-in. Reviewing Beck's has made me more mindful, helping me focus. However that doesn't not guarantee that the scale will move down. But it did! I finally reached a goal of 30 pounds gone!!!!... Read more

BDS Day 21: Get Ready to Weigh in

Thursday, March 31, 2011      6 comments

The scale and I have not been friends for a long time. It plays with my emotions. Ah the weight-loss chart, Now that is something I can utilize. Finally I can perceive it as the tool Dr. Beck meant it to be. To Start - My starting weigh... Read more

BDS Day 20: Get Back on Track

Wednesday, March 30, 2011      6 comments

This is pretty simple for me, since I believe after screwing up, saying oh well, learn from it and there is no time like the present to start anew. Lamenting about a transgression, keeps us in the past, keeps us from our future, I am human. Than... Read more

BDS Day 19: Stop Fooling Yourself

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      5 comments

Dr. Beck recommends reading the following response card every day: “It’s NOT OK to eat unplanned food of any kind. I’m just trying to fool myself. Every single time I eat something I’m not supposed to, I strengthen my giving-in musc... Read more

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


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