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Chapter 11- When to stop losing and start maintaining
Thursday, December 10, 2015      8 comments

To get to this answer it's good to answer 2 questions. 1) What is your IDEAL goal? 2) What weight would make you minimally satisfied? These are tough questions. I could say my IDEAL goal would be 145 pounds but-I might get there and want to ... Read more
Day 42 - Beck- Practice, Practice, Practice
Monday, December 07, 2015      7 comments

I have been doing this pretty faithfully since reading this section over a week ago. Finally getting around to getting it in the blog form LOL. Anyway, I went to a dinner-dance cruise and ate very wisely. I DID have 2 glasses of wine. I planned ... Read more
Day 41 - Beck - Make a New TO-DO List
Thursday, December 03, 2015      9 comments

DO THESE DAILY Plan food (every day for now) Eat a healthful diet with limited calories (in range) Eat mindfully while sitting down Don't get over full Track you food Give yourself credit (at least one thing per day in notebook) Do... Read more
Day 40 - Beck - Enrich your life
Sunday, November 22, 2015      9 comments

Not sure I can do much more than I'm doing now but I do want to schedule more friends time (besides tennis:) I want to go to yoga and Zumba class, too. Just hard to fit in. I'm planning thanksgiving, all the advent special services, my daughte... Read more
Day 39 - Beck - Keep up with Exercise
Wednesday, November 18, 2015      8 comments

Yes, I will keep up with exercise. It is a huge part of my life for so many years now. I play tennis at least 4 days a week and with 3 USTA teams, I usually play at least one more on the weekend. I also like to run and am attempting to run a rac... Read more
Day 38 - Beck - Dealing with a Plateau
Sunday, November 15, 2015      5 comments

I will remember that Plateaus are a normal thing and not let myself get too shook up when they happen. I know it is inevitable that I won't continue to consistently lose every week and certainly not every day. I already know this but I need to n... Read more
Day 37- Beck - Reduce Stress
Thursday, November 12, 2015      4 comments

Sorry I haven't been able to get my act together enough to blog the last few days but here is one that is very close to me. Yes, I am a very overcommitted type of person. I want to help everyone and do everything, which is really NOT a possibili... Read more
Day 36- Beck - Believe it
Monday, November 09, 2015      5 comments

I do believe it. I believe I've decided to follow the method I had already decided would work but wasn't ready to accept until now. I know what I have to keep doing and believe that I am strong and determined enough to do it. I believe I've fina... Read more
Day 35 - Beck - Get ready to Weigh in
Sunday, November 08, 2015      6 comments

I am ready to weigh in. Hopefully will be down. I ate dinner rather late tonite and know that can have a bad outcome as far as weighing in goes but had a positive day trying on some old clothes today. I certainly feel a lot better. I tried on a ... Read more
Day 34 - Beck - Solve Problems
Saturday, November 07, 2015      6 comments

So, I need this on many levels. I get overwhelmed a lot when there is too much to do and not enough time. I have so many times I feel I'll never get everything done and don't get as much as I can get done because I get so fragmented. I am going ... Read more
Day 33 - Beck - Eliminate Emotional Eating
Thursday, November 05, 2015      6 comments

Here's another instance where I think NO CHOICE will be my favorite mantra! I definitely could fall prey to Emotional Eating. I will definitely tell myself that emotional times are not an eating emergency. Hopefully I can avoid Emotional eating ... Read more
Day 32 - Beck - Prepare for Travel
Thursday, November 05, 2015      9 comments

I won't be travelling anytime soon but when I do, I will refer to this directive and plan my eating strategy. I will write down all my food and try to plan ahead as much as possible. I do love salads and am aware of some of the salad pitfalls (d... Read more
Day 31- Beck- Decide About Drinking
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      10 comments

This one isn't too difficult for me since I rarely drink. I have an occasional glass of wine but I will keep in mind the calories involved and only drink when it fits in my calorie range. Today I read my cards, ate sitting down, tracked my food,... Read more
Day 30 - Beck- Stay in Control When Eating Out
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      7 comments

How appropriate. I went out with my tennis buddies after tennis tonite. I planned to eat 10 chips and a minimal amount of guacamole. I only ate 10 tortilla chips. I waited a few minutes between each one. I tried to think of it as a game. Worked ... Read more
Day - 29 - Resist Food Pushers
Sunday, November 01, 2015      7 comments

Social eating is always hard. We have lots of relatives and friends and lots of parties. Everyone cooks their specialty and always tons of desserts. I'm sure these will be huge challenges with the holidays coming. Yesterday, no one tried to get ... Read more

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