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Giving myself credit today (BDS Day4)

Monday, April 16, 2018

I am going to do one of the Beck Diet Solution's exercise this morning and give myself credit because I actually finished reading the book The Pleasure Trap. I had the book for years and joined an online book club that was reading it. I even finished reading it on schedule. WHOOHOO! I am giving myself credit because I finished something that I started.

Chapter 10 had a few take-aways for me:
1. No junk food in the house
2. Plan a weekly menu
a. gather recipes
b. complete a 7-day menu
c. bulk shopping
3. Cook in quanity
4. Create a car pack
5. Getting Help

As for #1, I went to grab some graham crackers and discovered an empty spot in the cupboard. Since that has been a struggle for me, I won't be buying them for a while.

#2, I am a spontaneous type of gal and the plan your menu is where I always dropped out in the Beck Diet Solution. It will be something I will work on because failing to plan is planning to fail.

#3, Cook in quantity, I have no problem doing this.

#4, create a car pack, this should be a solution for hubby's suggestion of eating out all the time. If I have a car pack with me, at least I'll be able to eat something better for me and not give in.

#5, getting help, this is a source of frustration for me. For years I had been considering joining TOPS, but I'd be in the KOPS. Maybe I should just do it. I'll see.

Another thing I need to keep in mind is, "that every single unhealthful behavior impacts the body in a destructive fashion to some degree". I need to keep this in mind because often we do not see immediate results of that behavior and when it does manifest there is no connection to it.

"Any behavioral transgression is a step backward from optimal health." Too often I have always looked at it just as a step backward from making progress toward a goal, usually a number on the scale. But thinking of it as a step backward from optimal health is a whole new way of looking at it. That gives it a whole new perspective.
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