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Correcting my thinking and Reinforcing Self Care
Wednesday, October 16, 2019      5 comments

We all know what we do wrong. Wrong behavior is often followed by negative feedback. That’s when my mind tells me that I was stupid, weak, lazy etc. I learned to stop the negative comments with counter punches. Negative thought. I didn’t ex... Read more
Friday, October 11, 2019      3 comments

Read this quote on Onekidsmom’s blog and have been chewing on it for a while. “Perfectionism is a self-destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, live perfectly, and do everything perfectly,... Read more
What a happy birthday,
Friday, May 11, 2018      7 comments

My dear family treated me to a wonderful birthday. We went out to eat at a seafood restaurant and sat outside beside a pond with wild ducks and watched the sunset. The restaurant setting is like a fine resort. I received a beautiful gift from Go... Read more
Busy Busy week
Wednesday, May 09, 2018      3 comments

The collision of 3 major celebration events happens in the coming weeks. My birthday, our wedding anniversary, Mother’s Day and our sons birthday. We are also going out of town to visit the grandchildren and family. Lots of fun, celebrating and ... Read more
Overcoming Emotional Eating
Sunday, May 06, 2018      3 comments

Two weeks ago, I had a binge. I had just finished the Beck chapters on Hunger, Desire to eat and cravings. You would have thought I would have been fully prepared to stop that runaway train but no it went at breakneck speed right on through the ... Read more
Beck Ch 14 Plan for Tomorrow
Sunday, April 29, 2018      1 comments

Beck Ch 14 Plan for Tomorrow Write a food plan for all foods for tomorrow. Monitor the plan foods and see what was eaten and/or added or not eaten.. ST Do I have to? It’s so much trouble and I don’t want to. That means I can’t... Read more
Beck Day 13 Overcome Cravings BIG WIN!
Saturday, April 28, 2018      3 comments

Beck Day 13 Overcome Cravings Cravings peak within the first few weeks. Fast food, sweets, salty snacks. Etc. If you resist, your cravings will diminish. Really? Learning to tolerate a craving is IMPORTANT for success! How to ... Read more
Beck Day 12 Practice Hunger Tolerance
Wednesday, April 25, 2018      3 comments

Beck Day 12 Practice Hunger Tolerance Learn how to tolerate hunger instead of feeling anxious about getting something to eat. Stop FEELING that hunger pangs are an emergency. Learn to stop being totally focused on FEELING unbearable hu... Read more
Beck Day off today
Tuesday, April 24, 2018      3 comments

Tonight, I teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to a small group of adults. I spent the heart of my day preparing my lessons. My students all have a large vocabulary of words but struggle to answer simple questions. Native speakers speak too... Read more
Beck Day 11 Differentiate Between Hunger, Desire and Cravings
Monday, April 23, 2018      3 comments

Beck Day 11 Differentiate Between Hunger, Desire and Cravings Craving 20min-3hrs after eating. Strong urge to eat, FEEL tense with unpleasant bodily yearnings. Usually want a specific food. physiological and emotionally intense urge to eat.... Read more
The Salsa Conversation
Saturday, April 21, 2018      8 comments

Went out to breakfast. Ordered a planned egg scramble and a side salad. When the salad dressings came, there it was a little cup of salsa. Oooo that would be good on my eggs. I really like the taste of salsa. It’s really only a few calorie... Read more
Beck Day 10 Set a Realistic Goal
Friday, April 20, 2018      5 comments

Beck Day 10 Set a Realistic Goal Why? Good goals are motivating. Bad goals can lead to FEELING overwhelmed. Determining a reasonable long term goal is hard and may cause anxiety. Let it go. Set a short term goal to lose 5 pounds... Read more
Beck Day 9 Select an Exercise Plan
Thursday, April 19, 2018      4 comments

Beck Day 9 Select an Exercise Plan Dieting alone is NOT enough. Research shows long-term success depends on a healthy eating plan and regular exercise. Despite this, less than 18% of dieters incorporate exercise in plan. Exercise Benef... Read more
Beck Day 8 Create Time and Energy
Wednesday, April 18, 2018      2 comments

Beck Day 8 Create Time and Energy Dieting takes a commitment, time and energy. Planning, shopping, cooking, eating slowly, exercising, reading ARCs and Response Cards requires time and energy. Most people lead over scheduled lives and... Read more
Beck and Helpful Responses
Tuesday, April 17, 2018      6 comments

Beck’s goal is to teach us to concentrate on our behaviors and become aware of our sabotaging thoughts. She gives us, one by one, lessons about elements of our behaviors. She tells why this change is necessary. She says we need to comply w... Read more

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