My one-week meditation retreat
I was silent because I spent the last week at a meditation retreat, without internet and phone access.
It was in a little Buddhist monastery, with structured program but it was not very challenging.
From 9 pm till end of b... Read more
Lessons learned from my 5th reading of Beck Diet Solution
I haven't blogged for a while, because I was more active on the message boards where we read and discuss the Beck Diet Solution (pink) book, in the SP team under the same name.
This is my 5th reading, and I still have new insights.
OK, ma... Read more
Two Good Weeks - insight
The past 2 weeks went very well on the eating front.
Fourteen days since last blog, that is 42 meals,
and I had them all planned in writing the night before, and stuck to my plans.
Perfect compliance at 36 meals (86%),
good compliance 6 ... Read more
Two Challenging Weeks
I didn't blog last week, there was too much on my mind and I put off writing until the weekend was gone.
How well did I practice my Beck skills since my last blog, 12 days and 36 meals ago?
I did well:
* planned my meals in writing the ... Read more
How Much More Can I Eat and Still Get Away With It?
Sparkers, I believe this is one of the most harmful thoughts to ponder, if one has a goal to lose weight or maintain a healthy weigh.
After more than 6 years of maintenance, including the past year within +-3% of goal, this thought still po... Read more
Good week again
This week was good, again.
Work was sometimes overwhelming, the kind that gets many thoughts and concepts going in my head, lots of plans and ideas... I like this kind of mental activity and creative thinking.
It disturbed my sleep sometimes... Read more
This was a good week.
Exercise: as always, did my yoga and run- or-walk every day,
Today we had a lot of snow, I could not drive up to my forest path, but had to run/walk uphill a lot - it was beautiful and enjoyable.
I wro... Read more
Good week and quick adjustment
I had a good week.
The only inconvenience was on Wednesday and Thursday: I noticed I'm drowsy and low on energy after dinner, and I feel more hunger early in the morning, and feel tempted to eat during the 5-10 minutes it takes to fix my d... Read more
Eating the same meals repeatedly
I like routine and repetition, this is how my 21 meals of the week are distributed:
7: the same breakfast every day
5: the same lunch every working day
9: dinners and weekend lunches: a cooked grain, a protein, a healthy fat, vegetables, ... Read more
Feeling a lot better
This was a good week.
Made a plan for every day, and stuck to my plan,
made only two swaps:
-left a planned slice of walnut roll uneaten (recognized I'll be better off without them (good)
-swapped half a dinner for leftover pizza (no ha... Read more
After winter holidays - feeling down
I missed my weekend blog update because I haven't been feeling well, and it feels weird to say I don't like winter holidays... but I really don't.
Getting enough healthy food and enough sleep are important to me, cornerstones of my wellbeing, ... Read more
Last night's family celebration was lovely.
My tasks in dinner preparation were very limited, as son and daughter and their partners did all the cookies and a major part of other meals too.
Thanks to this, I enjoyed dinner more than ever, wi... Read more
Post-Beck Check in: Week #6
I had a good week again. and I'm on vacation since Friday.
I got almost everything for Christmas online, and all baking has been/will be done by son, daughter and their partners.
Never had such a peaceful pre-Christmas week : ))
I ate w... Read more
Pots-Beck Check In: Week#5
A good week again!
Eating went well, I followed my written plan at all meals, except two minor swaps (for identical nutritional values).
Exercise was more than usual, as I got to swim a lot at the wellness hotel.
Thanks to the retreat, I r... Read more
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Hunger is not an emergency... and sometimes it makes no sense
Before I learned "hunger is not an emergency" from the Beck Diet Solution Book, I used to think hunger is always meaningful, and if I felt a twinge of hunger I had to eat immediately or else... (or else what??).
Also I used to think every time... Read more