Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Today Beck urges me to select an exercise plan, so I have. Years ago a personal trainer set up a very quick, very effective strength training program for me, to be used in 10 minutes every morning (then before work). In the past, every time I reached goal weight I stopped doing them. In my current journey to get back to goal weight, I haven't included them...so now I will. In addition, for the winter I'll walk 3 hours a week, preferrably outdoors, but on our treadmill if weather dictates. When spring begins, the walking will be replaced with gardening, painting, swimming, kayaking and such wonderful outdoors activities that I LOVE LOVE LOVE.
At the end of each chapter Beck has included a "What are you thinking" section with possible "Sabotaging Thoughts" and positive "Helpful Responses" to those sabotaging thoughts. As of Day 9, I have had NO sabotaging thoughts. I am grateful this program has come into my life right now, one pound from goal. I'm willing to do every single thing she recommends b/c I never want to yo yo again.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Today's focus is about making time in our lives for dieting. Yep, time to plan meals, time to purchase healthy foods, time to prepare those foods, and time to eat those foods (slowly and sitting down).
I'm retired. Yes, I have a wanna do "3 lifetimes long" and growing, but I have time. And, I do make time. I am 1 lb from goal weight this morning so I have made time...time for it all. The interesting thing about today's task, is me relating it to maintenance. As a life-long yo-yo dieter, I believe this was one of the steps I stopped taking right after reaching goal weight, over and over again. Well well well. Isn't it timely that today's task would come into my life right before me reaching goal weight???? When the student is ready, the teacher appears...and I am sooooooooooooooo ready.
Yesterday I was too sick to eat anything except 3 cups of home made cranberry juice, (which I drank sitting down, but NOT slowly). Right now it's 4:30 a.m. and I am savouring every mouthful of home made chicken soup.
Have a great day all!!!
Sunday, October 19, 2014
I did a good job of sitting down to eat yesterday.
I did a good job exercising.
I did a good job making healthy food choices.
I did a good job eating slowly (but I always do, but still, I do it well!!!) :-)
The universe has rewarded my efforts toward health and freedom from obsession with food by sending me a FABULOUS Coach!!!
I'm soooooooooooooo grateful.
I'm soooooooooooooo very, very grateful.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
So, I'm following Watermellen along while she re-does The Beck Diet Solution...just to solidify her knowledge. She's blogging daily and today is day 5. Wasn't going to bother getting the book, but decided this morning that if one of my local libraries had it, then I'd borrow it. The 2nd library did, so I'm off to read after I:
-re-affirmed why I want to lose weight and keep it off forever Day 1
-solidified my eating program Day 2
- ate sitting down Day 3
-ate sitting down while I congratulated myself for eating well, sitting down Day 4
-ate slowly, while sitting down, while congratulating myself. Day5
Onward to read the book!
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