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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
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

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