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Happy Easter!🐰🐣🐰🐣🐰🐣
Sunday, April 16, 2017      6 comments

It's been a busy baking/cooking day getting ready to have my older sister and her kids and grandkids over for Easter dinner. I must say it feels very strange to not have our kids and grandkids around this weekend but that is the downside of our... Read more
Five things I will do when I reach my goal!
Monday, April 10, 2017      5 comments

This is our 100+ First Steps Club Challenge for this week. I had to think a bit for this one. With so much weight to lose I have been focussing on more short term goals. Maybe some of these will happen along the way but if not then for sure whe... Read more
100+ First Steps Club blog challenge
Monday, April 03, 2017      6 comments

Part of the April Foolishness Event is to write a blog about the biggest challenge we are facing at this point in our weight loss journey and what we are going to do about it this week. For me this is unquestionably activity. In short I really,... Read more
Beck Day 28 Weigh in and 5% Weight Loss Challenge Update
Monday, April 03, 2017      5 comments

I did this a little out of order as I wasn't going to be able to weigh in till this morning. Dr. Beck reminds us that the scale and the number it shows is just that - a number. Many things can affect the number on any given day. Hormones, sodiu... Read more
Beck Day 29-31 staying in Control while eating out; Deciding on Drinking; Planning for travel
Sunday, April 02, 2017      3 comments

Two of these three days I have been getting lots of practice with. I have been away for three weeks and returned home last night. I ate out quite a lot when I was away. Some days were at the hospital. This was fairly easy as they had a Noodle pl... Read more
Recognize Thinking Mistakes - Beck Day 26
Sunday, March 26, 2017      4 comments

This chapter, like the last, will require me to keep an ongoing written list for the next few days. It covers nine thinking mistakes common to dieters. The exercise is to pair up the thinking mistake with the sabotaging thoughts I am recording.... Read more
Identifying Sabatogimg Thoughts - Beck Day 25
Sunday, March 26, 2017      1 comments

This one will be ongoing for the next few days. Sabatoging thoughts are the excuses and reasons you give yourself that allow you to eat something not on your daily plan. For me today I have identified three thoughts so far. Heading out to go ... Read more
Dealing with discouragement - Beck Day 24
Saturday, March 25, 2017      3 comments

Dealing with discouragement. Hmmm. That's a pretty important one. If ever there was a time to reframe thoughts this is it. I find it quite discouraging when the scale doesn't tell me what I want it to. I can either think "well that was a waste o... Read more
Catching Up and Countering the Unfairness Syndrome -Beck Day 23
Saturday, March 25, 2017      2 comments

The last two weeks have been quite hectic. My Mom and I had to travel eight hours to Vancouver to see a gynaecological oncologist because she had two large masses in her abdomen. Surgery was needed and was successful although at least one mass w... Read more
Prevent Unplanned Eating - Beck Day 16
Friday, March 17, 2017      2 comments

Today is about winning the argument with myself regarding whether or not I should eat something that is not part of my day's plan. For some people this isn't an issue but for me it is. I have a history of not making the right choice in the shou... Read more
Monitor your Eating - Beck Day 15
Thursday, March 16, 2017      3 comments

With the lessons of the last 14 days under my belt this would be the day I would start my diet. While I don't think of this as a diet since that implies an end date I use the term when referring to Dr. Beck's book because that is the term she u... Read more
Plan for tomorrow - Beck Day 14
Thursday, March 16, 2017      0 comments

When I started SparkPeople I went back to an old habit of planning the weeks meals in advance before going shopping. Once I realized that my macros were way off I started to plan my meals a day in advance to sort that out. This definitely works ... Read more
Practice Hunger Tolerance and Overcome Cravings. Days 12 and 13
Thursday, March 16, 2017      0 comments

For practising Hunger Tolerance we were to eat breakfast and then not eat again until dinner to prove to ourselves that we could survive being hungry with no horrible consequences. In a nutshell hunger is not an emergency. For me I knew that hun... Read more
Differentiate between hunger, desire and cravings -Beck Day 11
Sunday, March 12, 2017      2 comments

Today's message is a bit of a puzzle for me. Intellectually I get it but I don't really feel it. The idea is to recognize whether what your feeling is hunger, craving or desire. Hunger should give you an empty feeling and maybe a rumbling tummy... Read more
Set a Realistic Goal - Beck Day 10
Saturday, March 11, 2017      4 comments

Today's message is a simple one. In order to be helpful goals need to be realistic and they need to be short term. Humans thrive on positive reinforcement. So as well as setting ourselves a short term goal we need to have a reward planned for wh... Read more

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