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BDS Day 34: Solve Problems

Wednesday, April 13, 2011      4 comments

Dr. Beck states that the first step to solving a problem is to identify the problem, then apply the Seven Question Technique to solve it. This still seems a bit complicated for me... however I will work on it. The question about what a frien... Read more

BDS Day 33: Eliminate Emotional Eating

Tuesday, April 12, 2011      3 comments

Oh, great!!! Eliminating the stressors would be very helpful. My to do list is long taxes bills yard clean up.(my fav as it helps me avoid the first two) Dr. Beck recommends the same mindset techniques and similar behavioral techni... Read more

BDS Day 32: Prepare for Travel

Monday, April 11, 2011      3 comments

This made me think of Vandal and PM off on their cruise. emoticon Ah warmth, sunshine, being waited on, no wor... Read more

BDS Day 31: Decide on Drinking

Sunday, April 10, 2011      3 comments

Honestly don't drink that much. Perhaps a drink or two a month, if that. But when I go out and have a drink , it's a strong one. Below are some of my preferences with calorie info from www.webmd.com * Cosmopolitan (4 oz): 200 calories ... Read more

BDS Day 30: Stay in Control While Eating Out

Saturday, April 09, 2011      2 comments

Boy have things changed since I started BDS. Dr. Beck showed me that I have a choice and to look for healthy options. **** A special occasion is not permission to treat my body badly. *** I now have a rule Drink or Dessert(choose one). I... Read more

BDS Day 29: Resist Food Pushers

Friday, April 08, 2011      5 comments

Oh No!!! I'm the food pusher. Dr. Beck made me aware of the fact that I pushed food on my family. This has stopped. Dr. Beck made me aware that I CAN say "No Thank You" and that will not hurt anyone's feelings. Dr. Beck made me aware that I... Read more

BDS Day 28: Get Ready to Weigh In

Thursday, April 07, 2011      4 comments

Dr. Beck advises us not to play games in a bid to see a lower number. It is better to face reality. Granted I am not weighing in tomorrow, but I do understand the game play she is referring to. The scale is a tool, nothing more. I've bee... Read more

BDS Day 27: Master the Seven Question Technique

Wednesday, April 06, 2011      4 comments

I release the need to determine how things "should" be. - Dr. Wayne Dyer Is it true? Dr. Beck suggests the seven question technique. I guess this is good if you are sitting down and examining the situation. But I am more of a "on the f... Read more

BDS Day 26: Thinking Mistakes, Moi?

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      3 comments

GUILTY!!!!! While I have made progress I still need to reframe my thoughts. What I am guilty of is: All or Nothing Thinking Emotional Reasoning Self-Deluding Thinking Unhelpful Rules Justification I can find an excuse for anyt... Read more

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


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