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The Most Powerful Weight Control Tool...

Monday, August 19, 2013      10 comments

... is our mind. The power it wields is incredible. What we choose to believe or desire can become reality. Think: I cannot... you won't. I can ... you will. What do you choose to believe. ... Read more

Carpe Diem

Saturday, August 17, 2013      5 comments

Ahhh... seizing opportunities. I was pretty adept at taking advantage of what was presented before me especially if it was food. I chose to feast, even though I knew there was no famine coming. Oft there were disappointments, "well that was a w... Read more

Understanding the Assignment.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013      8 comments

Boy am I hard on myself. By not understanding the assignment, I get overwhelmed and go down the path of inaction. One such case was the recent meditation challenge assignment of writing a detailed "detailed seven-day self-care plan." I was think... Read more

Been a Bit Quiet Lately

Friday, August 09, 2013      8 comments

"Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners." —William Shakespeare There have many thoughts rolling around in my brain. Sometimes that leads to inaction, too many choices, indecision. One thing that I did decide to do i... Read more

More Changes

Friday, August 02, 2013      9 comments

It seems my mysterious yearlong digestive issues have just as mysteriously resolved itself. While I am thrilled I still would have liked to know what was going on so perhaps I can prevent it from happening again. The resolution means freedo... Read more

Changing Taste

Monday, July 29, 2013      6 comments

I've been a bit silent lately, but changes have been afoot. I'm still checking out the Bariatric program and insurance coverage and reading Rip Esselstyn's “My Beef with Meat" But while doing so some changes have been happening. My fasting a... Read more

Out of My Comfort Zone

Sunday, July 21, 2013      9 comments

In many ways this past week has been uncomfortable... between the haze, heat, and humidity and exploring new paths to go down, I have been maintaining about a 30 pound weight loss. While that is great... I still have nearly 100 pounds to go...... Read more

Overcoming Fears for a Successful Journey

Monday, July 15, 2013      6 comments

THANK YOU to you all for the support and encouragement. A special thank you goes out to TRAVELGRRL for reminding me to strategize... sometimes all we see are barriers, when we should be looking for solutions. Like the one she offered of getting... Read more

"If Only" Fantasies

Thursday, July 11, 2013      8 comments

Yes... Beck came to a screeching halt between hubby's birthday and the 4th celebrations. While I did not totally fall off the wagon, I was precariously hanging on and was mindful most of the time, I did fall prey to temptations. So I decid... Read more

"What other questionable choices I've made?"

Wednesday, July 03, 2013      7 comments

There are really only two ways to approach life - as victim or as gallant fighter - and you must decide if you want to act or react, deal your own cards or play with a stacked deck. And if you don't decide which way to play with life, it always ... Read more

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, I’m 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

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