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6/20/17 11:53 P

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Hi everyone! So this all boils down to getting enough sleep. Can't get enough sleep, then I can't do anything either well or can't follow through with plans. This applies to exercise. I couldn't get through a step aerobics routine because I was so tired...I may skip a workout because I'm tired. I may feel miserable doing a healthy lifestyle task which really zaps my energy. I'm referring too bulk cooking my meals on the weekend. A list of priorities comes in handy when I try to decide what to make time for in my life and what can wait.

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Love looking at the schedule and how you really waste hours in the day by not being efficient.
I love how it reminds me to have no regrets. There are only so many hours in the day and you don't want to waste it on things that do not matter.

Filled out my day. i got a lot done and now I am going to bed! :-)

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4/18/17 7:56 A

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create time. plan my time and then manage my time. I too follow Flylady (somewhat loosely at times). On Sundays I sit and plan my week and meals. I have a calendar of rotating meals that works for us. I plan out my exercise. Somedays I live my plans - each day is getting better and better.

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4/18/17 7:15 A

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emoticon creating more time.....hummm.......I want to be a good spark friend, so I have this rule that I need to touch base with the people on my friends list at least once a week. I'm spending at least two hours in the morning trying to do this. emoticon
I'm going to limit my spark time to one hour. I will use the other hour to make plans for the day.

Let's make it a great day on purpose! emoticon

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4/18/17 5:55 A

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Creating time. I did this long ago. In fact, once I have up on cooking complicated recipes, I had a lot more time to plan and cook meals. Now the weekend routine is to prep chicken breast and/or chicken thighs for the week. Roast vegetables for lunches. Cook a roast of some sort. I still need to schedule exercise time when work is busy. Otherwise it doesn't happen.

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3/9/17 2:53 P

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Creating time and energy

Such an important part of succes, it should be part of the first week of Beck!

I know from earlier experiences that energy comes for me when I eat healthy (and am not in a food coma like Kriszta mentioned emoticon ).

Also, I need enough sleep to feel fit and energetic. If I don't sleep enough for a couple of days in a row, I crave sugar (making me sleep less, making me crave more sugar, it never ends!)

As to creating time, that is always a tricky one. Like most, I have a busy life with a husband, kids and a job.
So only too often I need to make alternative plans for a work out.
But I have learned early on to schedule my runs in my calendar, just like any other appointment I have. Also, I prefer to do my runs early in the morning, as at the end of the day there is always urgent things that get in the way. When I get to bed at a reasonable time, it is not too hard to get up early, it is actually quite nice (especially if the weather isn't to cold).


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3/9/17 2:51 A

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Great plans and ideas!
Thank you for mentioning FlyLady, I never heard about this before (as I live in Hungary), sounds very positive and helpful, based on what I read now.

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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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3/8/17 11:38 P

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As I do not work and have only recently moved to a new town I have few commitments and thus I have lots of time to devote to my healthy lifestyle change. I always do menus so that I know what is planned to eat and am sure to have the groceries on hand. The scheduling I will have to do will revolve around the fitness part of the equation. I am just starting to build this into my day and at the moment it is just physio exercises. Starting the week after next I am going to be back at the gym five days a week. I will be away from home for a couple of months but have found a gym near where I will be staying. Once I get home I will set up my schedule around my gym times.

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I thought I had posted my Day 8, but I cannot find it. In short, planning is easier since i became semi retired and with the help of Fly Lady. I guess i could improve my planning if I reduce internet and T.V. time and replace it by something more productive, like reading or attending to the zillion unfinished business.

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3/8/17 4:11 P

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I'm retired and have the time to devote to health and wellness. I do most of the cooking and half of the grocery shopping. I've always dedicate time during my day for least 90 minutes a day to strictly health and wellness activities that includes SparkPeople.



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3/8/17 3:32 P

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Day 8 - Create Time and Energy

Meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking, reading motivational articles and books... all takes time and energy. If you don't plan to succeed, then you plan to fail. I have put together an outline of favorite low calorie meals and try and keep the ingredients on hand so that I can have healthy, nourishing, satisfying meals with minimal effort. Problems occur when I get too hungry or don't have a plan and then just grab whatever is convenient. Usually those are chips, nuts and other things that I have problems with portion control. Exercising for me is fairly routine with gym time in the morning and walking or running on alternate days. I stay motivated to run by scheduling a half marathon event every month. You can't stop training or you will be hurting come event day.


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3/8/17 2:51 P

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I quit the corporate world in January of 1998 to pare down into 'just' working for our own business. I remember planning to come up with a schedule then to structure my days. Well...I STILL have not done that. I follow Flylady (loosely) so I do have routines and I have fallen into a sorta-kinda plan. This will take some work - both thinking/planning - and then living it.

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Retirement ... I highly recommend it.

But even being retired ... I haven't consistently taken the time to do what is necessary to reach my health goals.

I'm on a roll right now ... eating clean, walking 5x a week and in the evening planning in writing my next day's food.

Stay the course, you deserve it ... and I want off the roller coaster.
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3/8/17 10:11 A

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Since I have retired, I am able to do this. Even though busy, my health is sure in the mix.

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

Don't make todays choices be tomorrows regret

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Day 8 Creating Time and Energy (vital skill)
Work, sleep, exercise, meal planning (shop & cook) are routine. Scheduling computer & TV time is my biggest hurdle. I will try-out different times each week, then find a routine I can stick with.

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3/8/17 8:41 A

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This one is going to be tough...I can feel myself resisting.

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3/8/17 6:00 A

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The key action that I take away from Day 8 is the "Put Dieting First" response card. I refer that response card often. In fact, I have it memorized and I remind myself often that the 10 minutes spent daily on the Beck workbook are well worth the investment of time.



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3/8/17 4:10 A

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Creating time and energy for eating well and being active may sound challenging at first.
But if we look closely, we can designate time slots for this.
If you feel any resistance against this or have sabotaging thoughts (on why you cannot do this), try creating your own response card , like the ones at the end of the chapter:
write down your sabotaging thought and create a helpful response that sounds true to you.

Before my healthy lifestyle change I used to be exhausted and rushed all the time, had zero free time for myself. After I put eating well and being active on the top of my priority list and created time slots to do my things, time opened up magically, and I started to have more free time than ever.
Actually I found doing all this takes LESS time than what I used to spend overeating mindlessly and in food coma.

I found the problem solving skills, reducing activities and the revising unhelpful rules very useful in this chapter.
I never thought not all my activities are mandatory... and in fact only some of them are Essential. others are only Highly Desirable or Desirable, and I don't have to do them all!

Kriszta

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-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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1/11/17 5:12 P

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Day 8. Thank goodness I am retired and dang I am retired. When I say I am busier than I have ever been, that is the truth. I have always been in a hurry. Since Beck, I have shifted my priorities to include the things I need to do and the things I want to do and I am eliminating many things I get caught up into doing because I struggle with the "no" word. I get up very early and have time to plan my day and I enjoy the process. I have also been working on household tasks, such as keeping my home "company ready". I feel fantastic. I have lost about 5 lbs since I came back to spark people and working on journaling food, keeping in my calorie range. I think much of the creating time and energy is finding your groove. Bless you worker bees! I remember the time I spent seeking balance when I worked.

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1/10/17 5:48 P

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Beck Solution Day 8 is about creating time for your dieting needs. I feel like I have incorporated my exercise time, shopping needs, food prep and Spark time into my … retired schedule : )

Dieting takes a commitment that goes beyond eating differently – Beck

Dang, dang … is that a mouth full !!!!!!

I now eating s-l-o-w-l-y and mindfully … so meal time does need more time.

I am also reading my Advantages to Losing Weight list twice+ daily … so there is some time.

I am also meditating … OK I am learning how to meditate … so there is some time.

Beck says … if you are in the group who says I don’t have the time … more accurately … you are saying I’m not willing to make the time!!!

I blogged a titch more on this.

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I'm a big list maker so I thought this would be easy at first. However my professional life involves regular events as well as meetings and clients I need to schedule, so it varies quite a lot. My difficulty is that I tend to fit my exercise in at random times. Still, I'm here to learn and it is a work in progress.

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12/19/16 2:54 P

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It is difficult to figure out how long every task will take. Just numbering the items is a great idea. Some things just flow easily to the next.

It is easy to over schedule yourself and find you are running out of time. I don't like the feeling of stress of not getting things done. When that happens to me, I just redo the system with letters of the alphabet making the most important thing A and then figuring out the next most important thing as B, etc. if something doesn't get done that day it will be the least important thing and it can be added to tomorrows list or I can work on it that evening.

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I already have a system in place for planning my day. In my notebook that I put notes in throughout the day. I make list. One of the pages has everything I need to do each day. The next pages is my plan of action. I list what I need to do and add anything extra for that day, like going shopping. I then number the order I plan on doing each thing. I have difficulty planning a time I am going to start something because I never give myself enough time. I do try to start dinner at 4-4:30. It seem if I put times down, I skip things and often it is exercise. If I have a medical appointment I try my best to make it in the morning, Then I plan what I am going to do after. If my appointment is in the afternoon I am always looking at the clock and it is harder to get things done.

Having just a list in the order I am going to do things works best for me.

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12/19/16 12:05 A

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Beck Day 8 Create Time and Energy

Beck changes I've made.
Committed to reviewing ARCs at least 2 times a day.
I chose a healthy diet and I sit to eat.
I eat slowly and am working on eating mindfully. Easily distracted.
I give myself credit for every healthy step I take on this journey. For me it's is crucial. I've fallen into the trap of "journey fatigue" too many times besides giving myself affirmations feels good.

Day 8 To Do List
Create Time and Energy so you can: Plan meals, Shop, Prepare meals, Sit down & eat slowly, Exercise, Track and work on Beck. I have the time and energy because I'm retired. I just need to do theses daily tasks until they become a simple sustainable habit.

Planning, preparing meals and sitting are routine because I have done this for years. Eating mindfully needs reinforcement. Recently, exercise has been inconsistent because of my cold. I need to hold myself accountable to restart now that my cold is nearly better. I track fitness and nutrition on SP. I will monitor my fitness minutes this week and determine my baseline minutes.
Credit for the assessment and the plan. Cha Ching!


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11/18/16 9:49 P

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Daily schedule for a typical Friday:
5:00 am Read Beck workbook in morning
11:30 am Take five-minute walk around office building
6:30 pm Take walk while family is at music lessons
8:00 pm Complete Beck workbook

Other activities to work in:
Grocery shopping
Meal prep time
When would I have been able to do these extra activiities today?
On a Friday night after the evening meal. I could take one or both daughters along as a fun outing for them

Checklist:
I read my list of reasons to lose weight
I ate everything slowly and mindfully while sitting down
I read response card #6 (Put dieting first)
I scheduled exercise and diet activities on my daily schedule
I prioritized my daily activities

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I have found retirement to be a time in my life where I can finally focus on my needs. I have been able to plan time every morning for my Spark visits and still go to the gym or out for a bike ride. My cooking and planning are done in the afternoons or evenings. . Socializing is often while biking, hiking or walking with friends and a couple of book clubs in the afternoon. My grandkids are grown up and live 800 miles away so my schedule changes when I visit them but the priorities of my meals and exercise don't change. They are so happy with their 100 pound lighter gramma that they are very happy to accommodate the time I need when I'm with them. I have NO CHOICE about diet and exercise as my priorities and I find I still have time for friends and family.

Nancy C (Daisy) - Colorado
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10/12/16 9:21 P

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last night I had trouble finding time and energy to do my Day 8 Work to plan my time and energy! ha.

but today I decided to take Beck to work and I worked through the Day 8 task at my desk before coming home where I'd risk get sucked into the couch!

I have a plan for grocery shopping and meal planning for the rest of Oct and a note to plan Nov a few days prior to end of Oct.



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Beck Day 8 Create Time and Energy for Dieting

I spend a lot of time and energy on dieting. I don't want to spend more, I want to develop my efficiency to make better gains for the time and energy spend.

Not being consistent enough with the time and energy I create for dieting makes me use more time than I need. I need to be more efficient. I have a rural computer connection that is really slow. I don't like the time it takes me to do all that I want to do on Spark with my tracking of diet and exercise and my touching bases with my Spark friends who are a huge source of support and motivation for me. I think being more efficient is possible, but I need to put a block of time in to plan that out, and right now, I am wanting to keep up with the Beck days. I see others reboot multiple times, I think this is one day that will undergo more refinement in a future reboot. I want to get through this, add another layer next time.


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- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
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This is a hard one for me. Can you believe it?! I'm retired and you would think I should have all the time in the world, right? Wrong! Those of us who no longer work will be familiar with the statement "I don't know how I managed before because I'm so busy now I hardly have a spare moment in my day!".

Admittedly, I do need to do better at time management perhaps, but I'm can't seem to figure out what to give up without worrying that I will short someone on attention they may need. I spend a great deal of time on my computer and SP in particular. By the time I post in all the different places needed, give kudos to my SP friends, and read/comment on their blogs my morning is almost all used up.

I am taking one step forward and two steps back so something has got to give here in computer land. So, if you don't see me checking in at every turn here on our Beck Reboot, please don't be offended. I am wondering though which one spot would keep me the most in touch with all of you?

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Day 8 Create Time and Energy

I noted this statement from the book on Day 8 when I went through the book the first time, and it still is a nugget of success here: "It’s the difference in your thinking that’s going to allow you to make permanent changes in your eating habits."

Create time and energy – It is possible to sacrifice something in order to make time for your Beck activities.

Think about it: If you moved and had to add 30 minutes per day to your commute, you would find the time. If you were injured and had to go to physical therapy for 30 minutes a day, you would find the time. If your child needed you to do homework with him/her for 30 minutes a day, you would find the time. If you need 30 minutes a day to prepare for and carry out your healthy living activities, you can find the time. This is your health and life at stake here.

I have settled into a somewhat flexible routine that allows me to plan most of my meals, exercise every day, and participate in the social aspect of SparkPeople at a reasonable level. These activities energize me, and I look forward to them each day. I usually have a mental Plan B for if the weather keeps me from my outdoor activities, or company arrives unexpectedly or some other surprise alters my routine.

**Kathleen
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Day 8: Like Carol, I do it and acknowledge resistance to writing it down.

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Day 8: Create Time and Energy.- while I am doing this step, I find that I am resisting writing it all down on a daily basis.

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

Don't make todays choices be tomorrows regret

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I always like this step! These days, making time for cooking and exercise comes naturally, but it's nice to take stock of how I'm spending the rest of my time; games, reading, socializing, etc. I am prone to focusing on one activity a bit too intently, so it's good for me to tweak my schedule and add some moderation.

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My Day 8 was easy, as I have been doing this for years.
-time is dedicated for preparing my 3 simple but delicious meals every day
-time is dedicated to do yoga and either a run or a walk everyday
Most of this is done in the 3+ hours between getting up and going to work.
In pre-Spark times I had no time for myself.
Work, household chores, mindless munching and food coma drained all my time and energy.
Once I put myself and healthy life on the top of my priority list, time opened up and I found slots for exercise, eating well and sleeping enough.
Also, I always have spare time for one extra project, like this Beck Reboot now, and meditation at other times.
I'm thankful to my wonderful DH, DS and DD who support me: household chores are distributed fairly, even slightly in my favor, as I'm the only one working full time.

Kriszta

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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Kriszta:your advice hit the nail on the head! It solves the internal battle. emoticon
I will write it on a card. emoticon

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I like planning and schedules, but still felt some resistance against planning everything and writing it all down.
It helped to imagine the situation as a whole: what makes me feel better?
A) putting my favorite healthy foods on my plan for the next day and eat them without having to think
OR
B) starting the new day without a plan, and struggle before each meal, ending up overeating things I don't even like
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Goal weight:
58 +- 1 kg /// 128 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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I only work part time in the afternoons, so scheduling activities is easy.
What i find very difficult is to stick with the plan.
A schedule almost always triggers my rebellious side.
But i see, and I know that if losing weight and getting into shape is a priority, i should act accordingly.
And sometimes the rebellious me forgets that the motivated me is one and the same person and that i am hurting myself with my rebellion.

More about this on the daily post.

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Yay! Day eight... I whipping through these first couple of weeks, because I am actually re-establishing most of these tasks...

I'm still struggling with sitting down and slowing down, but I am bringing my full awareness to these tasks and using little visual reminders to help establish new behaviors

I'm always up very early, so I am setting aside this time to do my Spark work, plan my daily/weekly menus and get my exercise in.

"Think you can, or think you can't... either way, you're right." - Mark Twain
"Fall seven times, stand up eight." - Japanese Proverb


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On to Day 8.
I work full time in a home office, and also babysit grand kids. I can find time in the day to schedule dieting.

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I need to get back to making a weekly meal plan...I use to do this and it made life so much easier!
I found it helpful to cook a weeks worth of meat at the beginning of the week.. I always end up with a full weekend of leftovers 👍😊

Often if I've not planned the days food..it ends up being pizza or some form of fast food or processed meal I can just pop in the oven... And that's okay once in awhile!

Today I am going to start, by cooking a couple different meats... and checking the freezer and pantry to see what I have as sides... I'm going to plan the meals for the next 4 days



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Day 8: Create Time and Energy... I'm trying to do that. And this Spark online activity is helpful, but I need to use it a while longer (I'm new to this frequent logging and posting) to see how much is the right amount of time to devote to the online logging. I have always journaled and kept a logbook at home, but adding online blog entries etc. is indeed a bit more time consuming...

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Getting healthy is one of my 2 priorities this year. And I have scaled back on going out all the time and spending more time at home. So I really have created more time and energy for dieting.

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I like the idea of using a planner, but have often found that I set up a schedule and then don't stick to it. Largest obstacle has been saying I will get up earlier to exercise. Doesn't happen. I will have to work around this. I love the idea of prioritizing our activities. I do get caught up in a bunch of different interests. For now, getting healthy and fit is my main priority. It is essential to me! I will blog more about this.

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creating time.............as a mom of a disabled 14 y/o sweetheart I am extremely busy. I also have older kids. One goes to college and I shuffle him to school and work. The older young man is working full time. So most of the house duties or chore fall on me. So delegation of chores is out of the question or next to impossible. I do choose what days I do extremely heavy cleaning and some activities are put off for a month (spring/winter cleaning.) or a later date. It is important for me to have me time which is mainly the weekends. So I have to make time in the morning to exercise and I have learned for me morning is better. It helps me mentally to exercise and it is a great stress reliever. I have health challenges so exercise is crucial along with meal planning. I can be organized some times but I also rebel against schedules and I do not like them. But they are necessary to be successful. I have to suck it up and I have to do it anyway.

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FEAR THOU NOT; FOR I AM WITH THEE; BE NOT DISMAYED; FOR I AM THY GOD; I WILL STRENGTHEN THEE; YEA, I WILL HELP THEE; YEA, I WILL UPHOLD THEE WITH THE RIGHT HAND OF MY RIGHTEOUSNESS.

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Creating Time and Energy: Logging into SparkPeople, reading motivational articles, and connecting with SparkFriends daily is part of my lifestyle change. For me, I discovered the mutual support that I get on SparkPeople's FriendFeed is motivating. I think I may have been hungry for simple kind words. I do treat myself with loving-kindness but sometimes I need more, and the mutual supportive encouragement from SparkFriends makes me feel good. And, lol, planning and monitoring what I eat also helps.

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Sounds like you are doing great Sosi!

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MORERED, just one word...."yum!"

Warmly,
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“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still” ~ Lao Tzu



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I too am a back to Beck-er. :o) Started rereading the book last week and finding that some things I've already mastered but other things I still need to work on. For example, I still need to work on creating time and energy. I've already mastered spending Sat mornings at the farmer's market picking up fresh fish, chicken, grass fed beef, fresh veggies and fruits. Now the tweak...that I am working on, is to ensure that I get most of it prepped on the weekend so that I have a fridge full of delicious, healthy choices for the the week. The trick for me is keeping things simple. Simple preparations mean I don't spend all weekend cooking, but instead spend a few hours here and there, while doing other things too. That way, the cooking isn't overwhelming in terms of time commitment but still all gets done.

This week for example, no fancy recipes for all the veggies....roasted the cauliflower in the oven with drizzled with olive oil and pepper. Roasted the brussels sprouts with olive oil and salt. Broiled the eggplant in slices. Baked sweet potato. Roasted beets whole. Braised the celery root in lemon juice olive oil and water with some onions and carrots. And cooked up the pack of chicken thighs in a quick but delicious recipe. It may sound like a lot of time, but most of the time was unattended while it was in the oven so I could do other things! And now when I get home from work, I'm not obligated to eat one thing...I have multiple options to mix and match, all of which fit into my plan. I've learned that flexibility and lots of healthy choices is key for me to stay on track.

Also, I'm cutting down on TV watching late at night. Which makes time for planning for the next day. Even if the TV is still on, my attention is focused elsewhere (on the computer, planning) so time is better spend.

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I can check this one off! emoticon

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We are worth it!

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The Beck Diet Solution

Create Time and Energy

Day 8 is about creating time and energy to make this work for me..........
I have a Priority Chart some where here, I guess it's time to redo one..... today is the day.
I know I can cut down on some computer time and TV time. I usually have time for exercise, meal planning and such.
I am not big on lists or charts but I do benifit from them if I get in a habit of using them... so i'll give it another go today

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It's funny - it has been so long that I really need to think to remember it. I do know that it was NOT a manicure and those kinds of things that other people suggested. I think the main thing was to just not spend the day tutoring and working on my business etc. I am going to see if I wrote a blog about it...

I found it --- November 2008! I slept in, enjoyed a TV show, ate breakfast at a leisurely pace, went shopping and did small errands, had lunch at the mall and watched the real carousel going in the food court, got our DVD player working with DH (which was not "fun" but I really love crossing problems off my list), ate too much out to dinner (oh well), then a little more shopping, then checking in on the computer. I skipped my exercises, which was a nice break from feeling obligated.

Wow, I can't believe it has been three years! I do think I did one or two "Judi Half Days" after that, but not for a LONG TIME!

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What did you do on your day?

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I have a spark friend who used to advise me to take a "Judi Day" every once in a while. I did it a couple of times, and it was very refreshing! I have not done it in a LONG time, and maybe I will. It can even be a half day. But it is important to feel pampered and important every once in a while. (I'm really bad at that!)

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I don't think that sitting down and working out a list of priorites and which are more or less are important is necessary for me. I've pretty much got that part of my life down. I'm a homeschooling mom... I've learned how to prioritize! lol! I make plenty of time to organize my diet and such. The only thing I DON'T take enough time for is myself... getting away and spending time by myself. It's just hard to do w/o feeling guilty. KWIM?

You know, I bet that is just something that stayed with me from the last time I followed the Beck plan. I learned that I have to set time aside if I'm going to be successful.

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I was just talking to my coach about this. When I went through Beck the first time, I was diligent. I did every single thing carefully.

Part of the benefit of that was that it taught me to revamp my lifestyle to leave room for things I need to do for my own benefit.

Roll forward to today, and I am resisting some of the work. We have decided on a compromise. Since I have already gone through this once, I am going to allow myself to choose some things to gloss over. But my coach will keep me honest. Am I skipping it because I don't need it or because I DO NEED IT!?

Also, the first time, I was really COMPULSIVE about this. I wrote down every thing as if I was a historian, capturing the experience. I do not want to do that this time. For me, this time I am writing things that help me with this particular day or week, not to save for posterity.

Val, what kinds of things are you thinking about skipping? If you want to bounce things off me, that would be fine. I would say that it is not true that every single item in the program is essential. BUT, learning to create time and energy for yourself and what you need IS ESSENTIAL (and maybe that is the point of many of those steps.)

Well, that was LONG! emoticon

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I'm struggling with this one, telling myself that I don't need to do it because I'm doing ok the way I am. At the same time I'm telling myself that I need to follow through with the WHOLE program, not just the parts that I want to. I need to make a card for this one.

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Thanks for the permission! I did set aside some time tomorrow for Beck work!

Sparkfully Yours, Judi

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haha... I think you're allowed to do the days out of order Judi. I did a set of response cards before I did anything else, because that's what I needed to deal with at the time.



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