Figuring Things Out
Monday, July 13, 2015
I've been thinking about why I am doing better in this challenge than in past challenges. I was reading the Spark article “35 Bad Mood Busters” and it mentioned Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I wondered what it was and clicked on it. It said “The basic idea behind CBT is that thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected together by two-way streets. Therefore, if you make a change in one area (how you think, for example), it will lead to changes in both of the others (how you feel and behave). It is a "here and now" approach—it doesn’t really matter which problem came first, or where it came from originally.”
My weakness is sweets. This time my thinking has changed. I ask myself is it worth the calories to eat that or would I rather loose the weight. I have decided so fat that I would rather loose the weight. In the past, I would have chosen the sweet. I do save enough calories to have a sweet after dinner. I don't think that I can cut them out completely. I still enjoy them too much.
I am also increasing my exercise. Thanks for the hike with my granddaughter I found out that I can do more than I thought I could. I'm also taking more naps, lol, but that is okay.
We are going on a mini-vacation with DS and family (6 kids) and hope I can keep it up. We will be doing a lot of walking. I love active vacations.