Beck Day 4 and 5
So, Dr Beck is teaching me to think like a thin person
Day 4 (Mon 6 August) - Give yourself credit.
This is quite funny, since I spend the day chastising myself for licking a spoon, or having a nibble when I was not sitting down (Day 3... Read more
Beck Thinking thin - Day 1 to 3
I picked up a copy of Dr Beck's 'Diet Solution - How to think like a thin person', from the library on Friday. Already it is challenging me. Challenging me to actually follow the program step by step, rather than flick through to the bits that I... Read more
July finished, roll on August
My Goals for July
1. Keep maintaining - Yes. This morning 59.5kg, after being 60kg (top of my range) for a couple of weeks
2. Get this cough sorted - Yes. Started the allergy desensitisation course. In the meantime, did my first spin class i... Read more
Three weeks until holidays
We are off to New Zealand in 3 weeks, for about 12 days to visit the in-laws.
On my mind
1. I am at the very top of my maintenance range at the moment - I would like to lose a pound or two before we go
2. Exercise when I am there.
... Read more
A birthday in the house
It's my husband's birthday today. We have young kids. Cake is essential.
I enjoy baking, and it represents a special activity that I can do with my children to help mark their father's birthday. I believe in home baking - I want to teach my... Read more
July Goals - Midway progress
1. Keep maintaining - YES
Right at the top of my range - but still in the range. That's a win, but need to keep focus
2. Get this cough thing sorted - YES
Have decided to do a desensitisation course to cure my allergy to dust mites. Sta... Read more
Celebrate and let go
My sister B and I both left our husbands and kids on Sat evening, to go to my sister M's birthday celebration - and stay the night. A low key, relaxed affair.
Dinner of soup - with some cheese, dips and potato chips - followed by cake, ice cre... Read more
Goals for next quarter (1 Jul to 30 Sept)
I just read a blog of July goals - and I thought 'I need to do that'. My next thought was 'Hey! I did a goals blog recently - I should look back at it and see how I went'.
This is obviously not a good sign. You can't just write a list of goals... Read more
Feeling a little two faced
The angel - generally found mid week. She eats a healthy breakfast, avoids snacks, plans her lunch and dinner and leaves room for a small evening treat. Well within targets.
The devil - generally appears on the weekend. She eats a healthy b... Read more
1000 fitness minutes per month
It looks like I am not going to get my 1000 fitness minutes award this month.
I have only done 572 minutes. That means I need to do 428 minutes and I only have 6 days left.
It is not going to happen.
I was reading a blog from an SPer, a... Read more
I took the kids to a local museum today. Called Scienceworks - it is definitely for children.
We left quite late, and I did not get around to making lunch for us - but I knew there was a cafe with some reasonable options, so I was not too worr... Read more
Eat food. Not too much. Mainly plants.
Everywhere we turn there are messages (often from corporations with something to sell) about what we should eat to lose weight.
Low GI, low carb, high protein, low fat, pre-prepared meals, sugar free etc etc. Sometimes whole diets which tell y... Read more
Restricting leads to blow outs
I have decided that I should be aiming to just scrape in to my calorie targets every day.
Even if I have a bad day or two. Just get back to budget.
Sometimes, after I have gone over budget I then try to cut back a couple of hundred calori... Read more
Practicing delay tactics - for good results
Woke up - ate my usual breakfast, but for the second day running I wanted a second bowl of cereal. Yesterday I succumbed, and was playing catch up all day to meet my calorie targets.
Today I delayed. Made a cup of tea. Boiled the kettle, wa... Read more
What an EPIC!
Do you know what an EPIC is? No.
The definition according to ROOSTER is as follows
An activity undertaken that turns out to be far more than you can comfortably bring to a conclusion. An EPIC is influenced by one, but more likely more tha... Read more