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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, 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


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