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POSSIBLE help preventing Alzheimer's
Monday, February 08, 2016      9 comments

I'm not claiming that this is the definitive word on diet to prevent Alzheimers, but it did catch my attention, and seemed doable. It's the MIND diet (see below), as Missusriverrat mentioned in response to my last blog. I already do a lot ... Read more
eating for a health issue
Friday, February 05, 2016      12 comments

Changing my health was never a real, true motivation for me in my old attempts to change my eating habits. Oh, when I was a lot younger, I paid lip service to it all being about health, but it wasn't, or I wouldn't have fudged so much. Even at m... Read more
OCD, etc., and compulsive eating: my take (again)
Saturday, January 09, 2016      22 comments

Whatever people call it, the addictive voice, the Feast Beast, a personal name, etc., all overeaters get thoughts that tell them it's okay for a multitude of reasons to overeat and subconsciously makes them feel really antsy if they don't. It wi... Read more
part of the eating picture
Monday, December 21, 2015      13 comments

Anyone who knows me knows that I do not believe you have to have all your emotional ducks in a row in order to manage eating effectively, but in browsing the net, I ran across a list on Laurel Mellin's page. She targets six areas to deal with a... Read more
my meager take on weight loss surgery
Saturday, October 24, 2015      14 comments

Normally, I am not one to set much store by individual testimonials for nearly anything, as every wild program can have its successes even if the program actually results in overwhelming failure in the long run for most people. I play the odds. ... Read more
wisdom reinforced
Monday, September 21, 2015      3 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      12 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

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