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New Spark Team
Monday, December 14, 2015      11 comments

A few weeks ago, Reddotflyer and I received an e-mail from Jen Mueller with the news that we had been assigned to a co-lead a team for people who join Spark People between December 13 - 19, 2015. It was probably a couple of years ago since I vo... Read more
Saturday, December 05, 2015      8 comments

Today I will live in the moment unless the moment becomes unpleasant, in which case I'll take a nap.... Read more
Thought for Today
Monday, November 23, 2015      8 comments

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Self Care
Saturday, November 14, 2015      8 comments

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Day 42 Practice, Practice, Practice
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      7 comments

I have learned [although I am still incorporating most of them] the Cognitive Therapy skills I need to think like a thin person. The longer I use these thinking skills, the more automatic they will become. Dieting will continue to get easier a... Read more
Day 41 - Make a New To-Do List
Monday, November 02, 2015      6 comments

I have now learned the skills I need to continue losing weight and to keep it off. I just have to keep practicing these skills - over and over and over - especially after I reach my goal weight. In fact, I will use of the the techniques for th... Read more
Day 40 - Enrich Your Life
Sunday, November 01, 2015      5 comments

I am coming to the end of the book. I might actually finish it this week. Enrich Your Life Enriching your life now (rather than waiting until weight is lost) can actually facilitate weight loss. As you develop new interests, engage i... Read more
Day 39 - Keep Up with Exercise
Friday, October 30, 2015      8 comments

Use the same techniques to motivate yourself to exercise that you used to motivate yourself to diet. Focus on how you will feel after you finish exercising. Put exercise in the NO CHOICE category. Meet a friend or trainer. You wi... Read more
Day 38 - Deal with a Plateau
Thursday, October 29, 2015      5 comments

Many dieters think that they should be able to lose weight every week without interruption. That has never been my experience. Some plateaus are short-lived. I might step on the scale one week and see no weight loss, but the next week I d... Read more
Day 37 Reduce Stress
Tuesday, October 27, 2015      3 comments

Reduce Stress Everyone experiences some type of stress every day. Mild stress can actually be helpful if it motivates you to be productive. But moderate to high levels of stress are counterproductive. Three Steps to Lower Your Lev... Read more
Day 36 Believe It
Monday, October 26, 2015      3 comments

Believe It Now that I am five weeks into the program, the author suggests that I might be questioning whether or not I can keep losing weight. At some point I might think it is just a fluke; I will wake up and find I have gained it all ba... Read more
Day 35 Get Ready to Weigh In and My Afternoon at Point Pelee
Sunday, October 25, 2015      6 comments

Tomorrow marks the end of 5 weeks using the Beck Diet Solution (or longer if you are slow like emoticon ) If ... Read more
Day 34 Solve Problems
Wednesday, October 21, 2015      3 comments

Solve Problems Thinking clearly about a problem, even if you have not figured out a solution, can help you feel more in control, less upset, and, therefore, less likely to turn to emotional eating. Identify the Problem To solve a ... Read more
Day 33 - Eliminate Emotional Eating
Tuesday, October 20, 2015      6 comments

Eliminate Emotional Eating Just about everyone with a weight problem eats for emotional reasons from time to time. Food can certainly be an effective distractor - temporarily. But eating doesn't solve the problem that led to your dist... Read more
Day 32 Prepare for Travel
Monday, October 19, 2015      3 comments

Prepare for Travel Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, you can stay in control if you plan a strategy before you go. About a week before the trip, create a diet strategy. Think about it in advance so that you can remin... Read more

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