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How the Journey got So HARD
Friday, November 08, 2019      6 comments

I was 13 the first time I went on a diet. I wanted to lose weight so I looked thinner. The fad at that time was 900 cal a day until you lost the amount you wanted to lose. Willpower was how you were supposed to deal with hunger and cravings. Exe... Read more
Accepting the Person Inside
Tuesday, November 05, 2019      10 comments

I have some really good “diet” skills. I can create a healthy, delicious food plan that meets my nutritional needs and is within my calorie range. I have the time to prepare healthy meals.I can adapt my eating plan to work when I’m eating ... Read more
Breaking the I QUIT cycle
Monday, November 04, 2019      6 comments

In the beginning, we figure out what to eat and we track it and we try to move more. Starting the very first week it actually feels easy. Because it feels so easy we think if I can just keep this up I can reach my goal. Because everything is wor... Read more
Raise your shield
Saturday, November 02, 2019      2 comments

Perfect is an unattainable goal. We start this journey because being overweight feels terrible. It’s physically uncomfortable and unhealthy. We feel ashamed and blame ourselves and harshly sit in judgment of ourselves. So many negative, se... Read more
This year it’s going to be a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Thursday, October 31, 2019      6 comments

For years, I would look forward to Halloween with dread and foreboding. When you are in the “diet” mentality Halloween is a giant pothole in the road. I’d try to limit my “treats” and fail miserably. I’d plan to Not have those same treats and ea... Read more
Biology NOT Willpower
Thursday, October 24, 2019      8 comments

Read an article on Google yesterday that was very helpful in understanding hunger, appetite and willpower. There's a scientific reason you crave junk food when you don't get enough sleep By Sandee LaMotte, CNN https://www.cnn.ph/lifest... Read more
Working on my head issues
Monday, October 21, 2019      4 comments

I am a compulsive, emotional eater. There I said it. I don’t always know how to deal with my feelings. Something happens and that causes an uncomfortable emotion. It isn’t always a big deal either. If I were better at dealing with my emoti... Read more
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

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