Wednesday, October 29, 2014
"The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person" by Judith Beck, Ph.D. suggests this:
On graph paper, make a blank column on the left side labeled: "Pounds (loss or gain). At the bottom of the column, write "Week". To the right at the bottom, number each vertical line from left to right as 1-10 (10 weeks).
At the top, to the left of the first horizontal line, write +2 1/2. On each horizontal line progressing down the sheet, label it 1/2# less until you get to 0. 0 is your base weight. Mark a black dot to the right of the 0 where the lines intersect. That's your starting point.
Weigh on the same day of every week, at the same time, wearing same clothes, etc. By measuring the pounds you've lost instead of what the scale
says, you'll be more encouraged. We celebrate every 1/2 pound loss.
P.S. You can weigh more frequently if that works best for you, but record it on the graph only once a week, the same day of each week.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Read, learn and stand UP. Turn off the computer, phone and TV. I'm outta here to split, haul & stack wood.
Monday, August 11, 2014
I was chatting w/ my PT while he worked on my foot. He suggested walking/light swimming in a pool to exercise it. I asked about some basic cardio classes & ST. Then (silly, pretentious me asked) "What about Zumba? Or Zumba Gold?" (Good grief..I haven't done "real" zumba for a few years; I switched to lower impact zumba gold & then had to give that up with my foot pain. What a bold-faced faker I was being. Yuck!!)
He paused. Then he said, "You could do the lower impact zumba gold for the socialization & fun. But if you were doing it for another reason, like to lose weight, there are much better ways to lose weight." I hadn't said ONE word about" losing weight." But he had found a nice way to suggest the simple concept..your foot might hurt less if there was less weight to carry.
He didn't say it...but I knew. In fact, I've said those very words to myself (and thought them about other people) ....but I needed a straight out SHOVE. So I went home...miffed, embarrassed & DETERMINED to lose weight. That was last Monday.
I've just had the best week of exercise & eating I've ever had ... ever. And now I'm starting my second week. And it's working. And you know what else? I feel better & am happier than I've been in all those weeks of eating & drinking my old junk food...thinking it made me happy. Sure..watching the scale go up & my pants fit tighter always make me happy. NOT!
I say this every time, don't I? Well, it's true. I just haven't LEARNED it . My life would be so much easier & so much happier in SO many ways if I'd change my lifestyle.
My deepest thanks to my loyal SP friends who have stuck with me. You are my engine! And facts are facts....let's get this show on the road, shall we!!!
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Yesterday I dodged the spillng-over refreshment table at a big meeting.
Walked 2 miles even though foot is sore
Avoided the so-called "reduced fat" cookies & ate carrots instead.
The Food Traps are lurking everywhere!
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