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Day 31 Decide About Drinking
Sunday, October 18, 2015      4 comments

Drinking alcohol is an individual choice. If you want to fit drinking into your diet, you need to plan your alcohol intake in advance, just as you do your food intake. This means limiting your consumption and making sure that alcohol does not ... Read more
Day 30 - Stay in Control When Eating Out
Saturday, October 17, 2015      3 comments

Stay in Control When Eating Out When I go to a restaurant, family gathering, holiday celebration, or other special event, I will encounter lots of triggers: the sight and smell of food, people eating and drinking, people offering me food a... Read more
Day 29 - Resist Food Pushers
Friday, October 16, 2015      8 comments

Resist Food Pushers Have I ever eaten something because I did not want to hurt the cook's feelings? [yes] Have I even eaten something because it was a 'treat' someone prepared just for me? [of course] I can remember that it is o... Read more
Day 28 - Get Ready to Weigh In
Thursday, October 15, 2015      4 comments

Wednesday was my husband's birthday. He claims he is now 59, quite a feat considering our son is turning 49 today. Anyway, it was a busy day, almost as busy as today has been. Son and his family will be here for supper which is cooking as I ... Read more
Day 27 - Master the Seven Question Technique
Tuesday, October 13, 2015      2 comments

Day 27 - Today the assignment is to create Response Cards to help me more effectively reply to my sabotaging thoughts and thinking mistakes. I will read the cards at a set time every day, ideally when I read my Advantages Response Card. I can ... Read more
Day 26 - Recognize Thinking Mistakes
Monday, October 12, 2015      6 comments

Thank you for the encouraging comments after my Day 25 blog. I WILL finish this book and I will go through it again. I plan to join the blue book group in January. I expect most of us learn something more each time we do this exercise and tha... Read more
Day 25 - Identify Sabotaging Thoughts
Sunday, October 11, 2015      8 comments

I think I must be having sabotaging thoughts that are keeping me from finishing the book. Every day there seems to be an excuse for not doing the next chapter. I would like to be able to say that I finished something I started (I have a poor t... Read more
Day 24 - Deal with Discouragement - The Beck Diet Solution
Monday, October 05, 2015      2 comments

For most people, losing weight starts off easy because their motivation and confidence are high. At some point it begins to get harder. Life intervenes in ways that make sticking to a diet a real effort. Cravings become more intense. It ... Read more
The Beck Diet Solution - Day 23 - Counter the Unfairness Syndrome
Sunday, October 04, 2015      3 comments

Many dieters give themselves permission to eat when confronted with issues of fairness. We have all grown up with the idea that life should be fair - but life is not fair. And dieting isn't fair. I have a choice when I have thoughts about... Read more
The Beck Diet Solution - Day 22 - Say, Oh, Well, to Disappointment
Saturday, October 03, 2015      5 comments

I tried to write this on Friday when I read the chapter. Better late than never, I guess. At some point while I am still losing weight, I will undoubtedly feel discouraged. (True.) It might happen today if the scale doesn't register the ... Read more
The Beck Diet Solution - Day 21 - Get Ready to Weigh In
Thursday, October 01, 2015      5 comments

Weighing myself is essential. Weekly weigh-ins can help me because they allow me to celebrate and build up my confidence when I have lost weight. It is important to recognize the hard work that has led to weight loss and to feel good. Wei... Read more
The Beck Diet Solution - day 20 - Get Back on Track
Wednesday, September 30, 2015      5 comments

Get Back on Track If I slip and eat something that was not on my plan, I might think it would be okay to start fresh 'tomorrow'. BUT there is no reason to wait. If I continue to eat off track, I am just making the slip worse than it needs... Read more
The Beck Diet Solution - Day 19 - Stop Fooling Yourself
Tuesday, September 29, 2015      3 comments

Stop Fooling Yourself Do you ever give yourself a "fake" excuse to eat? For example: - I'll eat it only this one time. or, - It's not that fattening. or, - I'll make up for it by eating less later. or, - I paid for it. or, - I'm ... Read more
The Beck Diet Solution - Day 18 - Change Your Definition of Full
Monday, September 28, 2015      6 comments

It is 2 weeks since I worked on 'The Beck Diet Solution'. Although I have not been reading the book, I have been reading my Advantages Response Cards and thinking about what I have been learning so far. Two weeks ago, my thoughts were consumed... Read more
Sunday, September 20, 2015      11 comments

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