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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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HE GIVES POWER TO THE FAINT; AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT MIGHT HE INCREASES STRENGTH. EVEN THE YOUTHS SHALL FAINT AND BE WEARY, AND THE YOUNG MEN SHALL UTTERLY FALL; BUT THEY WHO WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES, THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY, AND THEY SHALL WALK, AND NOT FAINT.

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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!"

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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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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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11/23/11 8:26 A

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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.)

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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!

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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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I saw that you posted here, Heidi, so I came over, even though I am not on Day 8 yet. I think I need to DO DAY 8 first, to create the time and energy to do the earlier days!!!!

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I'm going back to evenings being my planning time, if I haven't done it already. I spent some time today making a training schedule for my distance walking goals... and adjusting my loggin form

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I'm improving on planning walk time into my work day, but the biggest help for me will be meal planning! I will work hard on this.

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I still struggle with this step. Right now I am having a lull in my work schedule, but I still don't do my planning for my diet and exercise as well as I need to. I resist it. Then at other times, I am very much on it. It is a question of mood for me.

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I started Day 8 last night in preparation of today. Not to difficult yet since I had my schedule planned for the last couple of weeks. I am at the mercy of the gym and curves for times so it was pretty much set in stone.

Still having a bit of a time mindfully eating, but not doing too bad.

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Day 8 was yesterday for me. I filled out my schedule for yesterday and did it again for today this morning. I have been getting up a little earlier to get some exercising done and to read my book and get on spark people. It does take time but it will be soooooo worth it!!!

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I always like the advice to "put on your own oxygen mask before trying to assist someone else". That is very wise. I don't always DO it! But I "agree" with it!

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well, that was easier said than done - will try again tonight...

Judi - your too important to too many people to squeeze out!

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Good for you, beck! I find that this is one "day" that I should come back to more often! I keep on squeezing myself out of the picture!

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creating time & energy - can I just crawl in a hole and take a nap? no? OK...

For the next few days, I'm going to bed at 9pm so that I get a good night's sleep and remove the "too tired" excuse from my 6am workouts. That starts my day with time and energy.

My ticker represents 6 years of learning and losing (and regaining a bit) - I'm NOT going back! I *AM* fit 4 life!!


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Hi JSPEED. I was writing a great reply earlier, and when I went to zap it out, my Spark connection crashed! So, what was I saying...

I really like reading about how you are getting things all organized for yourself. It really helps, and I am in a messy out of control state, and I need to get a GRIP!!!

I also had advice about the stuck light bulb. Sometimes, the rubber circles that people use to open jars will help budge the light bulb. And being that it is rubber, it insulates in case things do get broken and wires are exposed...

So, let's see if this will get posted this time!

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I have been on SparkPeople for about three months now and have been working with this the whole time. I still need more organization in my kitchen and pantry, though I did work with it during the Healthy Cooking Challenge. For one thing, I have a light fixture with a frozen-in, burned-out light bulb. I've not taken the courage nor the time to get it out of htere, though I can: turn off the breaker, gets paper towels and break the bulb out, then take needle-nosed pliers and get a grip on the metal base and get it turning.

Then, I need to clear off my counters again, and get storage stuff off of the floor. At least it is in boxes.

I love my crock-pots and my cast iron skillet, and the food processor a friend recently sent to me, and my blender that is starting to sound a bit ragged, but still does a good job. Tools help so much in any project.

I still need to get into storage and dig out my whole set of measuring cups and spoons; I've just been using a couple from each, that I've kept in the kitchen. And I need a place to hang the digital scale that I got and have not yet used because it needs a dowel to hang on!

Schedule a time, self--this afternoon before it gets too dark to work with the light. Once I have light in there--my lamp even quit on me--I can do some straightening after dusk, which is when I usually think about doing it!

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Your comments are inspiring! I need a mindset change to put myself back as a high priority in my life!

I saw the notification about this post in my email in box, and I said to myself, "I don't have time to open this right now ... I'm too busy!" But I'm glad I did!

My spring break is coming up, but I have scheduled in a bunch of obligations (dumb!!!!) but maybe I will still have a little more open time to revamp things!

Rock on!

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After discussing exercise possibilities with my coach, last night I wrote down my plans for today. I'm surprised how easy it was to begin with my exercise and diet plans and then work in the rest of my life around them. I made time for weight lifting this morning and I have plenty of time to walk tonight. Who knew this would work so well?

Another surprise - I asked my friend at work if she would mind smoking her usual cigarette while we walked during break today, and she said she'd be glad to do that.

The daily changes seem daunting when I read them in the workbook, but when I put them into practice it feels like I am changing to the life I was always supposed to be living. I like this!


Your life is not a dress rehearsal, it is the real thing. Do what makes you happy. Do it now.


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Loving the Beck Diet Solution, and have been blogging every day as I work through the tasks set out in the workbook. Here's today's blog, if anyone is interested!!

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Many thanks to SLENDERELLA for introducing me to Beck, and to JUDI-CUTIE (yes she is!!) for the warm welcome to the team.

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I just read over this section and believe there is a lot for me to work on here. I'm going to take it slow and spend several days on this one. Although I've lost over 50 pounds since 12/1/2008 and am at a healthy weight, I've never planned my meals up front. My hubby is the grocery shopper and he usually likes to select our main course for supper a couple of hours before. So I often figure that out and then see how many points/calories I have for the rest of the meal and eve snack. I think more up front planning would be better. It will take compromise and diligence, though, and establishing habits that are very unlike me. Worth a try.

To give myself credit, I am very good at getting in 2-3 strength training and 6 cardio sessions per week. I've done it for almost 2 years consistently.

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Good job, AJEHLY! I am inspired!

I just finished my first day back to my teaching job at a community college, and I am already behind!!! I can't seem to fit in anything! But I brought my lunch and brought my swim bag, so I will give myself credit for that!

It sounds like you are really thinking things through, which is terrific!
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1/14/11 2:38 P

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I'm restarting Beck, and I reread the first several chapters last night. It was clear that I never really practiced this one the first time through, so I'm going to settle in here and start going through the days again (although I am already monitoring my food).

I realized that the areas I struggle most with are making the time to plan my meals for the week so that I can shop, getting the shopping done, and making time for exercise.

I've scheduled meal planning for the week on Sunday nights. Although in theory I always think I will do a big grocery shopping trip, I am finding recently that grocery shopping on the way home from work a couple of nights a week (so smaller trips), seems to work better -- especially for vegetables and fruit.

Exercise seems to only fit in the mornings for me, so I'm committing to getting up on time instead of getting up and then going back to sleep for half an hour! Also, I was trying to exercise immediately after getting up, but I've realized recently that I need a little time to putter in the morning before exercising. So the plan is to get up, feed the cats, get my clothes ready for the day, and pack my lunch -- then exercise. We'll see how it works!

I also realized that to work out in the morning and get up at the time I prefer, I can't get in to work quite as early as I always imagine I can. My hours are very flexible, so I am realistically saying I will get into work by 8:30, not to keep trying for 8:00 when it really can't happen.

At any rate, I am glad I actually took the time to do this step this time through. It felt empowering! Yay me! :) (Trying to give myself credit there...)

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I would say that this one continues to be a challenge for me! It is right up there with my most difficult parts of this whole approach. But I always do better when I do all of the activities that are needed. I just don't always do that!

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This too is a task to work on.
Life rushes ans work will pile up till the end of the year.
Ill gonna make card: "Make time for health"

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As long as I keep my priorities at the front of my mind, I do alright here. (Losing weight, getting healthy is my top priority right now.) The trick for me is not letting other things get in front of that, which is hard to do.

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I filled out the Scheduling Chart and Priorities Chart. For quite awhile, I've felt like my life was out of control. I have all kinds of household chores, hobbies and other tasks that I want to accomplish but never seem to have time for. The Priorities Chart helped me find a lot of activities that are not so important or valuable but have been stealing my time. I've scheduled the high priority items and will tackle the other as time permits.

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Create time and energy
This may take more than one day.
time slipped away from me is the excuse I use most for not exercising.
I make an appointment for myself to exercise at 9:00 AM
Today.

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I made the chart but I didn’t like it! That’s probably because I need this in my life. I’ve never been a planner, life just happens. Weight wise that hasn’t worked so I’ll try this way. But it ain’t easy!

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A three day weekend made planning easy! Now it's back to work. Last night I prepared my lunches for today and tomorrow (also entered them into the Nutrition tracker) as well as wrote out a grocery list for shopping tonight. My evening is free, so I'll exercise then, but I think exercising before work in the a.m. is a good idea in the future. LOL! My head felt so heavy on the pillow this morning...I'm going to have to work on that one!!

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Alice, I'm on Day 8 today too. It's where I stopped the first time. So today is my new day, moving forward.
Mary

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Today I was reluctant to make a "chart" but! I think it's important.
I generally have large amounts of time free, but tues and thurs I have class and generally work. I had to make a chart for that day, min so that I could really fine a way to squeeze in some exercise, and really...other important things i do. I was so much time farting around on the internet.
:) :) :)

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Day 8 revisited...

As a SAHM even thought I do not work. I am very busy with the kids appointment, errands chores..that does not count for rest in between. emoticon . Delegating chores is something I need to work on. I have two teenage boys you get the picture emoticon . A long with a special needs little boy. My Oldest boy is about to graduate emoticon emoticon and go to our local collage this upcoming fall. But the summer I can and will delegate chores. Every one will be home and extra home maintenance will be needed. I have always planned and was a perfectionist before marrying and having kids. Having kids changed that. Which is not a bad thing. (the perfectionist part) I have to plan for exercise time or it will not get done. I do not exercise in the mornings. Too busy. I have put in place a rule if I have not exercised by 5:00 pm. I'll have to exercise the next day. I'll try to incorporate pilates sessions of 10 min in the morning this summer. We'll see how that goes???????? I may have to go to the Extended summer tutoring for my youngest son. Schedule filling up as I speak. emoticon doing what I can.

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HE GIVES POWER TO THE FAINT; AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT MIGHT HE INCREASES STRENGTH. EVEN THE YOUTHS SHALL FAINT AND BE WEARY, AND THE YOUNG MEN SHALL UTTERLY FALL; BUT THEY WHO WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES, THEY SHALL RUN AND NOT BE WEARY, AND THEY SHALL WALK, AND NOT FAINT.

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While being unemployed is fairly stressful, I am a bit thankful that I am not working right now because I have so MUCH time to devote to reading this book, eating right, exercising and such. There really isn't much need to "create" time as I have so much of it available.

However, I am a big procrastinator and some days I say, I'll workout in an hour and eventually it's dark and I can't go outside and do it. So, to avoid putting off exercising until it's too late, here is my morning schedule.


8-9am Wake and shower

9-10am Eat breakfast and plan the days menu

10-11am Exercise - A complete 60 minutes of doing something and not sitting in front of the computer or television.

11am-Noon - Sparkpeople

Noon- Eat Lunch


The rest of my days are free to do whatever else I need to do. However, if I have an appointment or have to do something in the morning, I will do as much as I can before leaving and finish as soon as I return home.


I will re-evaluate this once I start working again.

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I just do it!

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I also find it time consuming to enter my food on this site. I have a program on my phone I find much handier, so I just log it there. You could also just write it down.
As long as you keep track for yourself it helps you stay on track. I know once the weather gets nice, my online time will slow down and I will be outside, enjoying activities. I don't want talking about dieting to be my entire life! So I am getting my foundation now, so I can slack off a little later!

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I've been happily charging through the days and realize today, Day 8, I've 'somehow' managed to not get to the list and the day is half over. Hmmmm....to offset my tendency to over-analyze as a way to delay further I'm going to allow three days on this one.

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For me, this day was essential. I was stressed from being busy with too many of the wrong things. I made a lot of changes before I even started reading Beck. I just knew that I needed time and peace to deal successfully with a food and exercise plan.

I am retired so my life is not as hectic as it once was. However, when I was employed full time (with lots of mandatory overtime) and wanted to complete my Master's degree, I determined that I wanted it badly enough to find the time. I seriously had weeks of a schedule so tight that it seemed nearly impossible. I went to bed at a precise time each day and awoke at a precise time. Each day I did what had to be done including work, overtime, school work, and preparation to teach. I didn't include time for eating well or exercising but I did go to church each week. I ran errands but didn't do much housework. It wasn't forever and it was WORTH IT. This is where having a compelling reason for losing weight and the highest of commitments rally helps.

It may not be easy, but we can all do this. You may have to enlist some help--let others take care of some of the things you usually do--but we are talking about our health. It is a priority.



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This one is going to be hard for me, as I work erratic hours, especially in the summer. I read somewhere once that the only way to really make time for yourself is to set the alarm clock. Therefore, I am going to commit to getting up an hour early to exercise and make my lunch and snacks. I already shop once a week, usually after work on Saturday. Dinners are hard, but usually I cook maybe 2-3 times a week, otherwise it's quick and easy whenever anyone is hungry. 5AM on Monday... oh joy... emoticon

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This is hard for me. I'm making Day 8 a weeklong thing to find out what I do with my time and see what changes I need to make. Hopefully, I will see what comes of it.

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I had this one figured out before I bought the book. I was feeling a lot of pressure-all self imposed--and DH and I had gone through a challenging year with annoying (but not serious) medical issued for him. I knew that I needed changes to get ready to lose weight and to feel better.

I eliminated activites
I reduced others
I actually added some fun activities but they do not demand that I do them consistently so no pressure
I found Beck and researching it led to Spangle
I ordered books
I created (and modified)a daily activity list
I committed to changing my life
I talked with my support (DH & DS)
I started making goals
I found a place to get support - SP

As I have been reading and doing the daily tasks, I am refining things and I get done each day what needs to be done and I do extra things when I have extra time.

I tend to be organized so this day was easy for me.
Being organized helps me in every aspect of my life.

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I'm bad about doing LOTS of planning but rarely following through as planned. Therefore, lots of time wasted. I think usually I blame the lack of energy for not following through. I need to learn to do it anyway!

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It takes a long time to plan food on sparkpeople, and read the book.. much more than I anticipated. I'm adding the food I enter to "my favorites", but it still takes a long time to enter food, check nutrition, track food, etc. It is defenitely helpful, but I'm not sure if I can keep up.
I'm also slacking on planned exercises.

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I need to rearrange my activities. I am going to exercise at noon, prepare lunch the evening before and go to sleep earlier.

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If it is important I will make time. I will make this happen. I commit to reading and applying Dr. Beck's Daily instructions .

This is a responsibility to me and I am allocating the time to make this happen (come "7734" or high water) Hubby and the children can wait, the phone can wait, the world will not fall apart if I take the time to do this for me. It is important to be consistent. I need to rely on myself to make this happen for me.

I am taking the time to honor myself, because I need to and I am worth it.

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This is the hardest part for me. My schedule is already abnormally chaotic, and I really hate my job. I get so depressed about it some times, that I can't seem to do anything. I'm going to really struggle with making time and motivation, but I'm giving myself credit for thinking about it in advance and giving it my best effort.

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I have the Complete Beck Diet for Life, so I'm going to do these in the order of the tasks presented in that book.

Task 3: Make time for dieting.
I will: read the book
practice the skills
exercise regularly
plan, shop, and prepare meals.
sit down to my planned meals, 3 meals, eating slowly
work at getting more sleep.
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Day 8: Create Time and Energy

This one is going to be a challenge for me. I love making list and making schedules. I use to be good at keeping to my schedule but the past few years I can't keep up with myself. LOL I know how to create time ,but how to you create energy?

This one is going to take some thinking and work, because I want a plan I can stick to more than a day. A lack of energy is one of my big problems and the medications I take make me more tired. Hummmm
I am willing to give it another try. I do exercise but not consistently that is what I must figure out.



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Grad school really fed many of my bad eating habits (so to speak!) but it was also where I woke upo the need for exercise to de-stress. With my busy work schedule I tend to do much of my food prep/shopping/organizing on the weekends and just follow those all week long. I'm on summer break now so I can be more relaxed about it-- but also have more time to sit around thinking about food.

One thing I've realized is that with my schedule I need to redo this every few months. I've got summer covered. In August I'll need to start over with the schedule.

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I am going to do my best with this one... Medical school does not leave me much free time but I will try to squeeze in more time to shop and make healthy foods.

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Okay THIS one I need to stay on for a while. I think the challenge with this one is most of us need to keep adjusting our plans as our schedule changes. I'm a teacher so my summers are very different from the school year, and my days during the year are very different depending on what my schedule is. I'm going to pull out the book and think about this tonight, and come back tomorrow to post some more

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I'm a strict routine person so I have it set during the week. The weekend is another story because it's always different. Tonight I am going to write out my routine for this weekend. I think this will be something I need to do each Wednesday or Thursday for each coming weekend.

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I guess we're all a work in progress here! I bought a nice planner for work, and I'm now using it for the rest of life as well. Other than the days I'm working away from my hometown (a 40 minute drive at best), I've booked myself for time at the gym. My main focus at the start, however, is consistent sleep. I had trained myself to sleep for 8 hours and get up without an alarm clock, but the sleep has been suffering recently, so this is the area I want to fix first.

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This is definitely hard for me. It's usually sleep that slides, but that's not really a good plan long term.

 
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This one is hard for me. I don't plan well and I don't follow through if I do plan. I may be working on this one for awhile!


Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
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