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BDS Days 11 & 12 - The Hunger Games

Friday, June 28, 2013      3 comments

Once I learn to tell the difference between hunger and craving, dieting will be easier. Differentiating hunger from desire and cravings. Dr. Beck shared: ~ You haven't eaten for many hours and really felt ravenous. That empty sens... Read more

BDS Days 9 & 10 - Exercise Plan and Realistic Goal

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      4 comments

On Day 8, was about creating a new routine, schedule. After 2 sleepless nights and the heatwave, you would think I would have thrown in the towel. Sure I got derailed a bit, but creating that routine is essential. Make it simple and doable, no ... Read more

BDS Day 8 - Create Time and Energy

Monday, June 24, 2013      6 comments

To make time and energy for dieting, Im going to: Create a new routine. Free spirit that I think I am ... is still a creature of habit. I get up to my morning coffee. I have favorite tv programs, spending time on the internet. I love t... Read more

BDS Day 7 - Arrange your Environment

Sunday, June 23, 2013      3 comments

Once I make changes at home and at work to remove whatever temptations I can, dieting will be easier. Taking a good hard look at what is in my home, I am pleased with all the changes. My guys still like ice cream, so we get the kind the... Read more

BDS Day 5 and 6 - Eat Slowly and Mindfully - Find a Diet Coach

Saturday, June 22, 2013      4 comments

Once I accept the fact that I have to eat slowly and notice every bite, dieting will be easier. It is amazing how we slip back into old habits. I do need to slow down and savor my food. Getting more practice on this will be good for me.... Read more

BDS Day 4 - Give Yourself Credit

Wednesday, June 19, 2013      4 comments

I must say that this is a bit challenging. Credit for doing what we should? Credit for expected behavior? My reminder system for giving myself credit is to post to following thread on the FORUM: Staying Motivated: I give myself credit for... ... Read more

BDS Day 3 - Eat Sitting Down

Tuesday, June 18, 2013      2 comments

At home I am the Sit Down To Eat champion. It even annoys me when hubby or sons stand to eat. "We have a table." I have reduced impulse snacking by putting it on a plate and sitting down and I only eat at the table. My problem is at Costco's... Read more

BDS Day 2 - Pick 2 Reasonable Diets

Monday, June 17, 2013      4 comments

"Once I accept the fact that I have to follow a healthy eating plan for life, dieting will be easier." Dr. Beck shared some guidelines for a "Doable Diet": Your diet should be healthy. Choose a diet that includes food you... Read more

BDS Day 1 Record the Advantages of Losing Weight

Sunday, June 16, 2013      6 comments

Some would say why am I doing this again when I did not have success in my previous ventures. Well practice makes perfect. Each time through I'm in a different place, I can absorb more, make more progress, until it clicks. Heaven only knows how... Read more

Clinging

Friday, June 14, 2013      5 comments

Sometimes it seems that you just can't win. So I resort to comforting, using the old familiar ways. Come on already!!! That is exactly what got me into this situation in the first place. I've been holding on to what's not working in the long ru... Read more

As Seen On TV

Friday, June 07, 2013      13 comments

Attending a public hearing last night, I was concerned about getting a message out not what I looked like. However when I saw myself on two different tv stations news reports. There could be no denying. Makeup would have helped, and the camera d... Read more

Making Lemonade

Wednesday, June 05, 2013      6 comments

Just as I started seeking info on coaching... (Thank you all for the great input and suggestions) life decided to hand me some lemons. My son (who has Down syndrome) has had some restless nights that have included several bloody noses for the... Read more

Being Strong is Knowing When to Ask for Help

Friday, May 31, 2013      6 comments

"Masters dictate their destiny by accepting full responsibility for everything action they take and every result they realize." --Steve Siebold It is time for change! I have worked on my own and made some progress. The time has come for ... Read more

Reporting In

Tuesday, May 28, 2013      4 comments

At the picnic there were some major victories: 1. I did NOT eat everything that was offered. 2. I took "No Thank You" servings. 3. I did not clean my plate. Normally I would be tempted to have a little bit of everything. Thankfully ... Read more

Holiday Gathering

Saturday, May 25, 2013      3 comments

As my healing progresses, so do my food options. The swelling has gone down to an area that is about an inch in diameter. I'll still need to consume softer fair at the picnic on Monday. My contribution of baked beans was requested. Seein... Read more


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