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Beck Ch 36 Believe it. Overcome doubts
Monday, November 07, 2016      6 comments

Journey doubts. Will it last? Can I keep this up? Time to stop doubting myself. I have new, powerful thought stopping skills. They work and cut the struggle. I have lost 35 pounds. I have consistently and successfully lost weight for... Read more
Pizza Dilema solved
Sunday, November 06, 2016      5 comments

My DH loves pizza. I can't count the number of times I've said no. I really have to limit my carbs to 2 servings a day. For me, Pizza just isn't satisfying in very small portions. Even with a large salad, the meal doesn't satisfy me for the even... Read more
Beck Ch Day 35 Get Ready to Weigh In
Thursday, November 03, 2016      2 comments

Calculate a reasonable weight loss for the week. Weigh in. Record the results. Doesn't that sound easy? Reasonable? Rational? The scale had a powerful hold on me. I gave the scale the power to define me. Successful, failure, wea... Read more
Beck Ch Day 34 Solve Problems
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      3 comments

Feeling emotional? You have 2 choices. 1) We can use an emotional experience as an opportunity to eat or overeat. We get a few moments pleasure and stay fat. 2) Accurately Label feelings. I am anxious. I am NOT hungry. Oh, well. NO CH... Read more
Beck Ch 33 Eliminate Emotional Eating
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      3 comments

Eating for emotional reasons. Anxious, sad, overwhelmed, lonely, bored, angry, worried, embarrassed, frustrated, guilty. avoiding a task. Comfort yourself with food. Get angry with your behavior. This is a learned behavior. Naturally... Read more
Beck Ch 32 Prepare for Travel
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      4 comments

How timely is this. I'm going out of town to visit my grandchildren in a couple of weeks. Beck suggests: Make a plan. Decide now, how closely to follow my journey and what exceptions to make. Determine an acceptable weight goal duri... Read more
Beck Ch 31 Decide about Drinking
Monday, October 31, 2016      1 comments

Choices: Drink alcohol, Abstain or Plan for it as a splurge I don't have the calories to spare for alcohol at my age. Alcohol has never been a large part of my adult life. Unfortunately, it was a large part of my childhood life so I choose ... Read more
How to overcome food desires AND feel wonderful on your journey
Monday, October 31, 2016      4 comments

Scale struggles have been a painful part of my journey in the past. I needed to end that unhealthy conversation and Beck helped me do it. The number on the scale is a reflection of my genetics, my metabolism, my health, my exercise limitat... Read more
Beck Ch 30 Stay in control When Eating Out
Sunday, October 30, 2016      1 comments

Multiple triggers meet permission giving thoughts. We eat out fairly often. I have figured out several meals that work within my plan at ALL of the restaurants we frequent. There are places that just don't work like a BBQ restaurant with a ... Read more
Beck Ch 29 Overcoming Challenges Resist Food Pushers
Sunday, October 30, 2016      0 comments

I thought Food Pushers didn't bother me much. At my age and because I don't like sweets I easily resist sweets. I don't even like fruit. I thought I was safe from food pushers. Wrong. Would you like a bite? A very common question in my fami... Read more
Beck Ch 28 Get Ready to Weigh In Wk 2
Sunday, October 30, 2016      3 comments

Reading Beck, this is end of week 2. No, not really. I've been at this for a while. Weighing in and recording my results has never been my favorite part of the journey. I really want to change that. Facing the scale number has always been h... Read more
Beck Ch 27 Master the 7 Question Technique
Friday, October 28, 2016      5 comments

Today, Beck asks us to read our response cards and ask ourselves "What do I wish I could remember next time I have sabotaging thoughts? She suggests I use The 7 Question Technique Q1. What kind of thinking error could I be making? ... Read more
Beck Ch 26 Challenge irrational thoughts
Thursday, October 27, 2016      1 comments

Thoughts are ideas but those ideas are NOT ALWAYS true. Thoughts can be true, partially true, or false. Thoughts can easily lead you to false conclusions. This looks yummy. I'm hungry. All true. I need to eat because I'm hungry. False. Hun... Read more
Beck Ch 25 Beck Identify Sabotaging Thoughts
Wednesday, October 26, 2016      1 comments

Unplanned eating is always motivated by a thought. Food doesn't just jump in my mouth. Sabotaging thoughts sound like whining! Ooo, that looks good. I'm really hungry! The journey is just too hard. I can't keep this up. I don't... Read more
Beck Ch 24 Deal with Discouragement
Tuesday, October 25, 2016      1 comments

After one week, the journey feels easy. Really easy. Almost like a high. Then unexpectedly it gets hard. Really hard. Those nasty cravings set you up for a fall. Panic sets it as you hear yourself whine, It's too hard. It shouldn't be this hard.... Read more

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