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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

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


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