I guess I have reached the status of 'matriarch' in our family. It isn't a position I worked for. It is just what it is.
According to one dictionary a 'matriarch' is a woman who is the head of a family or tribe;
an older woman who is... Read more
"The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. If you find yourself lacking in persistence, this weakness may be remed... Read more
This meditation has a message I needed to hear. Maybe it will help someone else.
A Gift for a Great Life
April 15, 2018 By Jane Powell
“The life you live is the life you choose.”
Today's meditation: meditationsforwomen... Read more
We left home Thursday morning for the 2 1/2 hour drive to our daughter's. On the way, we made a stop for Himself to complete the deal for his new-to-him Spyder. He is like a kid with a new toy which of course is true. We accompanied the previ... Read more
To solve a problem, you first have to define it. Once you have defined the problem, be sure to identify the negative thoughts running through your mind.
We can learn to cope without turning to food for comfort.
Once you recognize th... Read more
In workbook, this chapter is called, "Soothe Your Emotions Without Food".
People without a weight problem don't think of eating to feel better. That is what we need to learn.
*Identify your negative emotions and distinguish them from ... Read more
Yes, I know I have missed blogging for several days but I am moving along with The Beck Diet Solution.
Today's lesson is timely because we are going away for a week, leaving on Friday. Unlike most Canadians who head south when it is cold, ... Read more
Remember that just because you think something, does not necessarily mean it's true. Recognizing and correcting inaccurate thoughts is an essential skill to master if you want to keep losing weight and to maintain your weight loss.
When I ... Read more
Before you take the first bite of something you didn't plan to eat, you almost always have a thought or series of thoughts. It's important to learn to recognize your unique sabotaging thoughts and respond to them effectively.
Here's how yo... Read more
It is normal to experience feelings of discouragement from time to time when you're dieting. At some point, you'll begin to think it's not worth all the effort.
Don't let feelings of discouragement become an excuse for you to stray from yo... Read more
Life isn't fair. It seems even less fair when you have to restrict your eating. Some people get in trouble when they use the unfairness issue as an excuse to deviate from their diet.
If the thought that dieting is unfair encourages you to... Read more
I have missed blogging for a couple days but I am still working along on The Beck Diet Solution.
Today is the first day that feels 'dangerous'. I woke up feeling unwell. I had breakfast and laid down again. Perhaps I dozed off. Why is... Read more