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wisdom reinforced

Monday, September 21, 2015      2 comments

I'm feeling gratified right now because something that I've been recommending for quite awhile has been reinforced by dialectical behavior therapy for binge eaters. I tell my team members to be tough (firm, not harsh) on yourself before you bing... Read more

Latest Beck and eating plans for life

Sunday, September 20, 2015      11 comments

I'm going to quote a bit from Judith Beck's latest book, "The Diet Trap Solution." from p. 38 (beginning of quote)You absolutely need a reasonable, flexible, nutritious "diet" (quotation marks mine) if you want to escape your traps, l... Read more

once more on failure

Thursday, September 17, 2015      7 comments

Now I know what people mean when they tell me not to be too hard on yourself. I don't want to destroy anyone's resolve but I have to say that I think a person can binge even while doing really well. What I mean is the binge is NOT proof that you... Read more

Days 17 and 18

Tuesday, September 15, 2015      5 comments

Day 17. Learn to stop overeating. I guess I'll have to do this tomorrow. I'll buy a burrito tonight after my appointment and take more than I would usually eat for lunch at work. I usually have half a burrito at a meal. I'll add an extra quarter... Read more

Days 13-16

Tuesday, September 15, 2015      1 comments

Day 13 Decrease hunger and cravings. It was recommended to skip a meal or snack and use alternate activities to divert, activities I listed. . Well, I have been doing something like that most of the time for over five years because I don't snack... Read more

Beck days 8-12

Wednesday, September 09, 2015      5 comments

I’ve gotten behind on this. I have some very busy times at work periodically and can get behind on online activities. I hope i can hang in there but I thought there would be more on the thread devoted to it and not so much separate blogs, but ... Read more

Day 7 Beck: Organize your environment.

Thursday, September 03, 2015      10 comments

I really have no junk food in the house, even though there are no foods that are not on my diet because nothing is forbidden. I just have a small house with small kitchen and I avoid taking up a lot of room with foods I don't eat often. (But I d... Read more

day 5 Beck reboot: eat slowly/mindfully &belated day 2

Monday, August 31, 2015      6 comments

Woops! I knew this was the task but didn't read it. I was supposed to sit at "the" dining table for breakfast. Can't for lunch; I work! But I did sit to eat both times and I was alone both times. I am almost always alone when I eat. Becaus... Read more

freggy consumption by state

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      7 comments

Dang! I can't get the graphic to link, but saw a map of the states showing what percentage of people in each state met the minimum standard for vegetable intake. Not even 20% ANYWHERE! But we want insurance to take care of the problems we create... Read more

adjustment not weight loss

Saturday, July 11, 2015      7 comments

I rarely read official diet books these days. I made an exception because of the experience of a long time Sparker. In the book, the author made a distinction that dovetails with my philosophy about this journey. First of all, he said the ... Read more

"diets" of the large groups

Thursday, June 11, 2015      11 comments

As those who have read my thoughts for an extended time know, I don't think much of most of the programs promoted by the diet industry, even those promoted by the medical community. My question is always, "Who eats like that?" Unless someone has... Read more

Slim by Design tidbits

Monday, May 25, 2015      15 comments

Brian Wansink of Mindless Eating fame has come out with a new book called Slim by Design. Some of the suggestions don't have much to do with individuals, though I think he would like to think individual readers might get inspired to try to influ... Read more

Better than enthusiasm

Sunday, May 17, 2015      5 comments

I sometimes get scared when I read someone comment how fired up she is. I know right now I'm shaky because some of the consequences that used to motivate me aren't there. What to do? I'll be coming up with some additions to my "reasons to eat sa... Read more

things not to say if you're an emotional eater

Saturday, May 02, 2015      11 comments
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Compassion series

Sunday, April 26, 2015      5 comments

I'm considering getting this series for myself, but for anger and feelings of incompetence at work. (It occurred to me recently that I feel a lot worse about those than I do about my eating these days, and I think making progress there would act... Read more

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