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Neurplasticity and How CBT works to re-wire your brain.
Thursday, December 22, 2016      7 comments

Merry Christmas Sparkies. Ever start a diet and feel great for the first 2-3 weeks and then watch that feeling disappear and find the journey is just hard work? My journey with Beck has that good feeling but it just keeps rolling along. ... Read more
More Beck Opportunities
Monday, December 19, 2016      10 comments

I was searching the net for addition CBT resources. I unexpectedly found the Beck website. https://www.beckinstitute.org The website has blogs by site professionals you might find interesting. I read the article entitled Conflicting ... Read more
Celebrating 18 weeks
Sunday, December 18, 2016      8 comments

Celebrating 18 consecutive successful weeks on this journey. I've lost 42 lbs. my greatest success isn't those 42 lbs. but things that I have learned and applied. Beck taught me the basic habits that lead to success. Plan, eat the plan, track, m... Read more
Motivation from a Navy SEAL
Wednesday, December 14, 2016      4 comments

We find journey motivation in unusual places. I was reading an article 11 Steps to Achieving Impossible Goals about Brent Gleeson a former Navy SEAL turned motivational speaker. http://www.inc.com/brent-gle
eson/11-steps-to-achieving... Read more
Howdy Partner
Monday, December 12, 2016      4 comments

Be the Quickest Draw with your helpful thoughts this season! The faster you draw the more likely you live another day. Must be the cold medsma... Read more
Sick Saga Continues
Monday, December 12, 2016      6 comments

Good news. Getting better. Not so good news. DH is coming down with it. Made it through the day. DH felt good enough to go to the store. Bought rotisserie chicken, turkey breast and mashed potatoes. Restocked chicken soup and 7up. On his way ho... Read more
Plateaus
Saturday, December 10, 2016      3 comments

I still have a bad cold. I journey plan has dropped back to survival mode. Chicken soup and 7 up. Salt and sugar. No plan. Tracking anyway. The result? No loss. A dismal plateau. I hated plateaus. All that work with no positive reward. How... Read more
Best Christmas Gift Ever
Saturday, December 03, 2016      14 comments

Beck has given me an early Christmas gift. I had tried my best and failed to control my sabotaging thoughts through diligence and will power. Before Beck, I didn't believe that it was possible to control my sabotaging thoughts. Beck reached my h... Read more
Subliminal advertisements
Sunday, November 27, 2016      6 comments

We're away visiting family. Had breakfast in the morning but missed a mid-day meal and it was nearly dinner time when we landed. Hungry but able to wait. Driving a rental car to the hotel and the radio was playing a lovely Christmas Carol. ... Read more
Happiest Thanksgiving Blessings
Thursday, November 24, 2016      4 comments

Thankful for family, friends, a wonderful feast and good company. My BFF was released from the hospital to a convalescent facility. So grateful for her progress. Fabulous Beck day. Breakfast was 2 mini cranberry orange muffins. Mid-day we ... Read more
Motivation
Wednesday, November 23, 2016      3 comments

After re-reading Beck this time, I keep trying to clarify Beck's lessons in my own words. I believe what I learned in Beck. Reflecting on what I learned, I am trying to deepen my understanding of Beck by putting her lessons into my own words so ... Read more
Before Beck What I didn't know
Monday, November 21, 2016      4 comments

I thought willpower was the key. I was mercilessly hard on myself. I'd start out strong, do well for a while and then encounter a difficult situation or emotion and begin to doubt my strength. Out came the whip. Beat myself up. Then I'd give up ... Read more
Beck and CBT explained in a short article
Monday, November 21, 2016      7 comments

Self Sabotage http://blog.iqmatrix.com/ove
rcome-self-sabotage Self-sabotage is any behavior, thought, emotion or action that holds you back from getting what you want consciously. It is the conflict between conscious desires and our u... Read more
Beck Ch 43 How to Stay at Your New Weight
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      0 comments

Looking ahead. Still in the weight loss phase so this will be revisited when I reach my lowest maintainable weight. Beck and long time maintainers recommend: Determine a goal weight that's comfortable & maintainable. Weigh daily. ... Read more
Beck Ch 42 Practice, Practice, Practice
Monday, November 14, 2016      5 comments

Beck says, You've learn the CBT skills needed to think like a thin person. The more you use these skills the more automatic they will become. Still a small fear that the Beck success won't last. The healthy journey continues to get easier. ... Read more

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