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BDS: Day 29 - Resist Food Pushers
Thursday, March 29, 2018      2 comments

This is falling on the start of yet another holiday weekend that celebrates life after death as well as life with food and ample, abundant food as well. This will be the time where family and friends get together and share their favorite re... Read more
BDS: Day 28- Get Ready to Weigh In
Wednesday, March 28, 2018      0 comments

I hate to admit this but I have not specifically been dieting for the past couple of weeks because of dealing with some arthritis inflammation that has left me unable to even eat or sleep properly. Instead the NSAIDs that I am taking has had me ... Read more
Day 27: Master the 7 Question Technique
Tuesday, March 27, 2018      2 comments

Since I can not copy the author's outline of what the 7 question technique [copyright infringement] I will simply reference the pps. in the pink book and you can look them up. This book is in most public libraries. It is found on pps. 199-205. ... Read more
Day 26: Identify Negative Thinking
Monday, March 26, 2018      3 comments

Or as it has been said, "stinkin thinkin". This can be anything from "I will never lose this weight so why keep trying" to "I just ate that piece of cake and I know I will gain at least two pounds from it" to " Sure, I lost 1 lbs. this pas... Read more
Day 25: Identifying Sabotaging Thoughts
Monday, March 26, 2018      1 comments

I consider this yet another crucial aspect of arming yourself to combat self-sabotaging while endeavoring to make serious changes to my eating behavior. These are the ones that I find pop up the most frequently. 1) Things are different now ... Read more
Day 24: Dealing with Disappointment
Saturday, March 24, 2018      1 comments

This is another really good day because once again it is disconnecting your emotions from eating. In the past I have had my fair share of turning to food when dealt some kind of disappointment. This connects back to about life not being 'fair'. ... Read more
Day 23: Counter the "Unfairness" Syndrome
Friday, March 23, 2018      3 comments

This is yet another very important attitude adjustment kind of thinking/belief that once mastered can make so many things in life a lot easier. It is about accepting whatever is in your life right now. There is a misnomer that acceptance implies... Read more
Day 22: Say "Oh Well" To Disappointment
Thursday, March 22, 2018      3 comments

I have been through this book before and this is one of those days that really helped me deal with all of the 'stuff' that seems to keep popping up in my life. The main benefit from this attitude is that it helps keep you from turning to food to... Read more
BDS Day 21: Get Ready to Weigh In
Wednesday, March 21, 2018      4 comments

This will be a shorter blog entry since this is more of a preparatory mechanical task than anything else. However, in the book Dr. Beck does go into some detail in explaining how you 'should' interpret what you see on the scales when you do weig... Read more
Day 20: Get Back on Track
Tuesday, March 20, 2018      4 comments

In my opinion, I think this is one of the most important days of this book because it can be a 'diet buster' if you don't. Getting back on track puts you right back in the driver's seat where you need and want to be. There is a saying I see arou... Read more
BDS Day 19: Stop Fooling Yourself
Monday, March 19, 2018      2 comments

In my opinion, this is often the fork in the road for most dieters. At some point, you have to 'face the music' regarding your dieting efforts and really take a close look at what you are or aren't doing. If you are going to be successful at thi... Read more
BDS- Day 18---Change Your Definition of Full
Sunday, March 18, 2018      1 comments

I have definitely embraced this concept and it has evolved 'nicely' over a period of time. There was a time (about 12-14 years ago) when it was 'nothing' for me to be able to eat 3 dinner plates' full 'mountain high' food at an all-you-can-eat b... Read more
BDS: Day 17---- End Overeating
Saturday, March 17, 2018      8 comments

As a person who used to routinely consume 10,000 calories at a sitting this was probably the most difficult aspect of turning the corner with my emotional eating. I found restricted calorie diets nearly impossible to stick to because I was so ra... Read more
BDS: Day 16---Preventing Unplanned Eating
Friday, March 16, 2018      3 comments

I have been doing this for a couple of years now and how I answered or responded to this day's 'skillset' is different today than it was when I went through this book a few years ago. In a way, I/we shouldn't be surprised because as we practice ... Read more
To a Sparkpeople Motivator: Kelly_SS---THANK YOU!
Thursday, March 15, 2018      2 comments

It is nearly 4 p.m. and I am waiting for my pain meds to kick in so I can stop crying. The back and hip pain is that bad. That is not why I am posting this though. I want to give a shout out to one of our team mates, Kelly. I had spark mai... Read more

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