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Day 25, Identify Sabotaging Thoughts
Sunday, March 25, 2018      7 comments

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
Day 24, Deal with Discouragement
Saturday, March 24, 2018      10 comments

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
Day 23, Overcome Feelings of Unfairness
Friday, March 23, 2018      7 comments

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
Day 20, Get Back on Track
Tuesday, March 20, 2018      9 comments

Beck is going well; what I am trouble with is adding a daily blog entry. emoticon Getting back on track... Read more
Day 19
Monday, March 19, 2018      11 comments

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
Day 15, Start Your Diet
Thursday, March 15, 2018      13 comments

I am giving myself credit for getting this far. Checking off what I have eaten and writing down what I hadn't planned to eat forces me to become aware of what I am doing. It will help me strengthen my motivation. It will help build my c... Read more
Day 14, Get Ready for Tomorrow
Wednesday, March 14, 2018      9 comments

Today was the last day of preparation on the Beck Diet Solution program. Tomorrow, I will start the primary food plan. I have been thinking of what I will need to do tomorrow and for the rest of the week. I will get weighed in the mor... Read more
Day 13, Overcome Cravings
Tuesday, March 13, 2018      11 comments

After thinking about it all night, I decided not to skip any meals right now. I believe I CAN tolerate hunger and cravings. I don't think this is the right time to try to prove it. I don't have a specific medical condition but I haven't been ... Read more
Beck Solution, Day 12, Prove You Can Tolerate Hunger and Cravings
Monday, March 12, 2018      10 comments

Today was not the day when I proved I can tolerate hunger by refraining from eating. Tuesday I will see how it goes. Actually, it will be interesting. I volunteer Tuesday mornings at Hospice. There are always things to eat on the table. ... Read more
Beck Day 11 - Learn the Difference Between Hunger, Desire and Cravings
Sunday, March 11, 2018      13 comments

Staying up late the night the time changes is not a good idea. We didn't get home until about 11:30. By the time we had a few unwinding minutes, it was after midnight before bed. I expect it will take a couple days for my body to catch up. ... Read more
Beck Solution, Day 10, Set a Realistic Goal
Saturday, March 10, 2018      5 comments

I have to get at this earlier than I usually do because we are going out tonight to see The Mudmen, a Canadian Celtic rock group https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=mkYFhpq2T5Q . I can't wait to hear the pipes. Anyway, today... Read more
Beck Solution, Day 9, Get Moving/Select an Exercise Plan
Friday, March 09, 2018      11 comments

The goal is to work up to at least 30 minutes of exercise three times a week, with a brief period of exercise daily. My exercise program will be walking at least 20 minutes daily. I will use my Leslie Sansone DVD if the weather is bad. Soo... Read more
Beck Solution, Day 8, Make Time
Thursday, March 08, 2018      8 comments

It is important for me to review at least a couple times a day all the reasons I have for wanting to love weight. This week I will learn how to schedule in time for dieting and exercise activities. I will learn to tolerate hunger and cravi... Read more
Beck Solution, Day 7, Organize Your Environment
Wednesday, March 07, 2018      8 comments

'Out of sight, out of mind', is suggested. I agree. What I don't see doesn't tempt me. I live with a man who likes his junk food. Many of the things he likes call to ME. He knows what I like and sometimes buys 'treats' just for me. Sometim... Read more
Beck Solution, Day 6, Meet with Your Diet Coach
Tuesday, March 06, 2018      7 comments

Judith Beck suggests that I should talk in person or on the phone to my diet coach. Well, we are going to 'meet' on-line. (I wish it could be in person but maybe someday.) If I should have the sabotaging thought of doing this on my own, s... Read more

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