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Difficult day victory.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      7 comments

Today was a difficult food day. I ate a healthy lunch but really didn't feel satisfied. I really wasn't hungry but I wanted something more... Couldn't even name what I wanted but I sure wanted something. Resisted and let time pass. The feeling l... Read more
"I don't care!" What it really means...
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      14 comments

How many binges or journey failures start with the thought "I don't care." What are we really saying, thinking when those words emerge? We are using those words to avoid facing some unwanted inner feeling or emotion. When we say "I don't c... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Getting on the wagon
Monday, September 05, 2016      34 comments

Yesterday's blog was just for me. Today, I'm focusing on you. You are where I find the most inspiration, commiseration, honesty, insight, and understanding. Having fallen off the wagon and finally getting back on, required all the strength... Read more
Restarting the journey.
Monday, September 05, 2016      9 comments

My restart. Time to step out of the shadows. I lost 80 pounds. I regained 60 pounds. I lost 50 pounds. I regained 50 pounds. I know many of you have a similar history. I share your pain. For months, I just watched myself regain the... Read more
Life, challenges and the journey
Tuesday, November 24, 2015      7 comments

Got word that my mil passed away. She had a rich full life. The last few years were so difficult. She was nearly 100, blind and deaf. I've been praying that the good Lord would take her home soon. My dh had just visited her 2 weeks ago and she o... Read more
Beck Ch 5 Eating Behaviors for the Holidays Eating Slowly and Mindfully
Sunday, November 22, 2015      4 comments

Ch 5 Eating Behaviors for the Holidays challenge Eating Slowly and Mindfully Eating slowly is no problem for me. I am often the last to finish but I can't still need to remember to be mindful. Sabotaging thoughts I don't want to be b... Read more
Beck Eating Behaviours for the Holidays Day 3
Saturday, November 21, 2015      6 comments

Beck Eating Behaviours for the Holidays Day 3 Eat Sitting Down Learning to eat sitting down is crucial to success! Action Steps to become more conscious and mindful of everything I eat. :( I Forgot this 1st step. Stop. Look at my pl... Read more
Beck Ch 1
Thursday, November 19, 2015      4 comments

Ch 1 THE BECK DIET SOLUTION Judith Beck explains why your previous "dieting " were unsuccessful or you had a regain. You didn't know how to diet. Stop blaming yourself. When you learn HOW you will be successful and able to lose weight a... Read more
Beck Foreword and Introduction
Monday, November 02, 2015      5 comments

Beck Foreword and Beck Introduction Beck Foreword A New Application of Cognitive Therapy, written by Dr Aaron Beck, Judith Beck's father, who developed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Obesity affects 2/3 of adults and an ever in... Read more
Beck Ch 2 revisited
Sunday, November 01, 2015      2 comments

Beck Ch 2 Sabotaging thoughts sound like a whining child. I was taught to ignore whining children. I've heard myself thinking sabotaging thoughts. I've heard helpful thoughts on SP. Somehow, I really didn't put them together. I would nod in a... Read more
Beck Day 43 Ch 12 How to Stay at Your New Weight
Sunday, November 01, 2015      4 comments

Beck Day 43 Ch 12 How to Stay at Your New Weight Still in the weight loss phase so this will be revisited when I reach my lowest maintainable weight. Weigh daily. Set a goal range. Choose a magic number that triggers action. R... Read more
Beck Day 1 Revisited
Saturday, October 31, 2015      5 comments

Monday, August 24, 2015 THE BECK DIET SOLUTION DAY 1 Prior to Beck, most of my "diet" success came from all or nothing thinking. I can be really strict when following a healthy eating plan for an extended period of time. After a while sa... Read more
Beck Day 42 Chapters 11 When to Stop Losing and Start Maintaining
Saturday, October 31, 2015      4 comments

Beck Day 42 Chapters 11 When to Stop Losing and Start Maintaining How to decide. 1. What # would you like to see on the scale? 2. What # could you be satisfied with? Lowest achievable weight. When you are close to goal and have... Read more
Beck Day 42 Practice, Practice, Practice
Friday, October 30, 2015      8 comments

Beck Day 42 Practice, Practice, Practice You've learn the CBT skills needed to think like a thin person. The longer I use these skills the more automatic they will become. (Yes, there was a hidden fear that the Beck high would not last.) Th... Read more
Beck Day 41 Make a New (Personalized) To Do List
Tuesday, October 27, 2015      4 comments

Beck Day 41 Make a New To Do List Daily Eat a healthy diet to lose weight. Think about what you eat before you eat it. Sit down and eat mindfully. Eat to only mild fullness. Track my eating. No Choice. Give myself credit. D... Read more

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