Tonight is our company's year end party, and I have made my plans, organizers always send out the menu in advance which is very helpful
I decided immediately that I'm not going to have soup, starters or any kind of bread.
Then I picked a mai... Read more
This week was good too.
Eating went well, but I had a few sabotaging thoughts, like "US Spark Friends are having wonderful Thanksgiving meals, It really doesn't matter if I eat an extra square of dark chocolate" or "I don't feel full, I want ... Read more
This was a good week.
Work was challenging, one long travel day and several year end review discussions.
Eating went very well.
It is amazing how much full food planning and tracking can help, ever after 5 years of maintenance and eating w... Read more
In the Beck Diet Solution we have been doing a group reading of The Beck Diet Solution, the pink book.
I have finished a few days ago, this was my second reading, but my first group reading - i... Read more
Even though I'm on Day 32 of the program, during my forest walk my thoughts returned to Day 27 sabotaging thought analysis. Somehow my set of response cards felt incomplete, something important not captured. Why do I cling so much to "saving" le... Read more
Now, this is the most intense and interesting part of this 42 day program.
Day 25 task was to identify my own sabotaging thoughts, that tell me to abandon the food plan I made last night and eat something else or bigger portions instead.
Day... Read more
The book categorizes 9 kinds of thinking mistakes related to food and eating - even people who think clearly and logically in other areas make these mistakes often when it is about food.
Today's task was recognizing these thinking mistakes ... Read more
The first time I read this chapter, I was skeptic about the concept of sabotaging thoughts, now I accept the fact, yes, there are thoughts justify eating things not on my plan.
Things I didn't put on my plan because last night, secluded from t... Read more
This is my second reading of The Beck Diet Solution, and I'm halfway through the book.
I read a chapter every day, complete the to do list and read my response cards.
Two new insights:
Thinking like a thin person includes being happy and ... Read more
This is my second reading of the Beck Diet Solution and I'm impressed by and thankful for this wonderful book.
It is built from small lessons and exercises, all very simple by themselves but together construct a roadmap to dieting in an easy a... Read more
DAY 11: evaluate what I feel before, halfway through, at the end and 20 minutes after each meal. This was very interesting, despite doing second round.
Thanks to my first round early 2015, I had learned the difference between hunger, desire to... Read more
I had a very strange experience this morning.
I haven't bought white bread for a long time, it is DH who buys it for himself and or son. DD and I do not eat white bread. But today I bought a loaf for the boys.
After shopping I went for m... Read more
Day 4: Give Myself Credit:
I posted about this on team threads - it was a great reminder for me, as I forget about this again and again.
Day 5: Eat Slowly and Mindfully
this is too long to post on the threads.
Until I read the Beck Di... Read more