A Spark Friend asked on her blog:
"what flipped that switch in you that made you passionate about changing around your whole life, to lose weight?"
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=6168336 ... Read more
This week was wonderful for me.
For the Beck check:
last week's thorough review of my response cards was good for me.
This week I did not engage in any unskillful thoughts and behaviors, I was happy with my food and my food choices at a... Read more
This was a good week.
There was only one problematic meal: after stressful day ate bread standing in the kitchen AFTER dinner, and set off a minor overeating episode (details in previous blog).
I got back on track immediately and rest of wee... Read more
Monday was super busy.
I gave a long presentation at office meeting, then was in and out of meetings all day except a 15 min lunch break. I was very tired but not particularly stressed when I got home.
Ate my healthy dinner, then went to ... Read more
For the weekly check in of the Beck Diet Solution team.
I finished the pink book in February 2015, and I'm doing weekly checks since then.
# I have read my Advantages Response Card weekly
(being in maintenance, it is about advantages of... Read more
Tracking all my food is the foundation on which I built up everything l know about healthy eating, and I will be forever grateful for SP Nutrition Tracker.
However, after almost 2 years of tracking everything I got bored. I knew all the data, ... Read more
Eating invisible calories support the false belief one is compliant with the diet of choice.
That may be a pleasant thought, but invisible calories do more harm than just manifesting as weight gain:
- they are eaten in a hurry, not paying... Read more
We have absolutely no control over how much we weigh today.
Actual weight is a result of past actions that cannot be changed.
Too simple, isn't it?
An still, how many hours are wasted on worries and regrets in response to the number of the... Read more
I ate quite a few meals mindfully in the past days, the last being today's breakfast.
By mindful I mean no reading, no distractions.
Look at food, raise hand, lift spoon, take mouthful of food, chew, feel taste, swallow, feel volume and warm... Read more
I spent Thursday and Friday on self- retreat at my parent's house.
I love the silence and the beauty of the place.
Did a lot of sitting and walking meditation, and long mindful walks in the forest and in the village - it was resting and upli... Read more
The lunch with my family did not go as planned.
We had a great time and enjoyed it all, but deviated from my plan - I have no bad feelings about that, I'm just sharing this to show bad food days happen to everyone and that they are not the end... Read more
I had a very busy week at work, on Monday and Tuesday I had meetings at 9 am which is bad because normally I start at 10:30 and leave after 7. It is no good leaving earlier because of traffic. But it was a very productive week, on Friday I hande... Read more
Today I tried to sort books with DH.
He was reasonable with DVDs and enjoyed the end result: having only our favorites, rather than having them scattered in the sea of those worthless to us.
I explained upfront that I want to get rid of t... Read more
I read these two great articles, I hope you find them useful.
They say eating dessert regularly in a smart way, in controlled portions is a lot better for successful weight loss and maintenance than total deprivation:
Why We Eat Dessert E... Read more