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Day 89 - At My Best
Friday, October 30, 2015      6 comments

Remember the days when you felt confident, strong, capable, and able to face challenges head-on. To bring back the qualities and concepts you've lost, remind yourself that you still value them. Then intentionally put them into your life again. ... Read more
Day 88 - I Do Care!
Thursday, October 29, 2015      4 comments

Sometimes you may get so discouraged that you decide you just don't care anymore. In most cases, when you don't feel like sticking with your diet plan, it;s not that you don;t care. It;s more likely a sign that something else requires your atten... Read more
Day 87 - Old Habits
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      6 comments

Start identifying ties when you eat strictly out of habit, then decide how you could change your routine. With family members of friends, invent new ways to feel connected to people, even if you're the only one who makes the changes. Going ... Read more
Day 86 - Minimize the Damage
Tuesday, October 27, 2015      4 comments

You don't have to give up on your diet just because of a little extra eating. When you're faced with difficult times, stay on your plan by using the phrase, "Minimize the damage!" Build a strong confidence that you can stop eating and get back o... Read more
Day 85 - Let It Go
Monday, October 26, 2015      7 comments

When you're upset or going through a difficult situation, decide how long you want to hold on to your emotions. Pick a time limit, then at the end of that time, mentally send the negative emotions out of your body, then watch them drift away. ... Read more
Day 84 - The Expectation Square
Sunday, October 25, 2015      6 comments

If real life never seems to match your picture, you may need to widen your square. Start by creating a different version of your expectation. Fill in the square with your new picture and then ask yourself "Could it be like this and still be okay... Read more
Day 83 - No More Deprivation
Friday, October 23, 2015      4 comments

When you feel deprived in regard to food, look at the benefits you're getting as a resoult of your actions. If you can't get past your struggle with feeling deprived, try switching it around by asking yourself, "What does my weight deprive me of... Read more
Day 82 - Last-Straw Eating
Thursday, October 22, 2015      6 comments

Although it may seem like it was the last straw that prompted you to give in and eat, you probably started to weaken a lot earlier. The real source of your emotional eating usually happened a lot earlier in the list. This is another item th... Read more
Day 81 - Unhook the Chains
Wednesday, October 21, 2015      6 comments

To identify the links in a behavior chain, consider all of the situations or people that may have prompted your stressful feelings or other emotions. Keep asking "and what else?" to jog your memory about other issues that affected you. Tod... Read more
Day 80 - Get A New Title
Tuesday, October 20, 2015      4 comments

Come up with a positive, happy name tag that moves you toward your goals. In addition to your new title, pick out a word or phrase that describes yourself without referring to your weight or your size. Some of the words that I have chosen i... Read more
Day 79 - Live as a "Healthy" Person
Monday, October 19, 2015      3 comments

Start creating an image of how you will live as a "healthy" person. Instead of aiming to be thin, consider using words such as healthy, fit, active, balanced, or strong. Make these lifetime goals, not just ones related to staying on a diet plan.... Read more
Day 78 - Ditch the Critic
Sunday, October 18, 2015      8 comments

During times when you struggle with life issues, pull out the phrase "No matter what you say or do to me, I am still a worthwhile person" and repeat it to yourself as many times as necessary. Then live as if it were true - because it is! I ... Read more
Day 77 - The Healing Power of Rituals
Saturday, October 17, 2015      4 comments

Rituals, include any specifically designed patterns or series of activities that serve a purpose such as helping you relax or re-energize. Think about your current rituals and notice how many of them involve food. Some of our rituals (with ... Read more
Day 76 - Emotional Safety
Friday, October 16, 2015      2 comments

Think about how you can create an emotionally safe place in your life. Anytime life wears you down and leaves you feeling uneasy or discouraged, go to this 'ahh' place and rebuild a sense of safety and calm. I have most of my house as a saf... Read more
Day 75 - Small Wins
Thursday, October 15, 2015      6 comments

Today, look at your own actions and identify all the ones that help move you closer to your goals. Label these as small wins. Stack these wins on top of each other and then look for ways to create more of them. Some of my small wins: Able... Read more

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