On day 25 we were asked to identify sabotaging thoughts that tempt us to stray from healthy eating. It has been over a week since I discussed day 25. I had some sabotaging thoughts, first that my efforts to share Dr. Becks 42 lessons on Cogniti... Read more
Adapted from Judith Beck's book 'The Beck Diet Solution'
Yesterday, we learned about thoughts that tend to justify giving into cravings and how to deal with them. Today we are going to learn how to respond to an even more damaging thought ... Read more
Adapted from Judith Beck's Book The Beck Diet Solution
Healthy eating is a choice, but many overweight people might make very rational and reasonable choices when it comes to financial decisions but find it easy to excuse eating something tha... Read more
A trick of mine to overcome cravings is to think of a countdown to a successful rocket launch to weight loss. Count 5-4-3-2-1 Blast Off as follows:
5. This is just a craving
4. It will pass
3. I have strengthened my will to resist it ... Read more
Adopted from Day 4 of The Beck Diet Solution book: Many people struggle unnecessarily at dieting because they rarely give themselves credit for doing that which they figure they should have done, but are quick to judge themselves unworthy for... Read more
If you are one that said you would eat better and exercise more as part of your New Year’s resolutions but can’t seem to follow through with your promises. Well read this blog.
WHY WE TEND TO FAIL: Getting the habits of eating better and e... Read more
OlderOwl, yours truly, says "Simplify your life, focus first on what is important and necessary, in that order." I say this because too many times, we delude ourselves into believing that something is necessary when it is even not really import... Read more
All humans, no matter their handicaps, have the potential to do Good Works if they have faith and are committed. This includes obtaining a healthy weight. I say healthy for it is most important to live a wholesome, inspirational, healthy and j... Read more
Yesterday (3/12/17) after less than 4 years in Spark People (starting weight 190 lbs), I achieve my goal weight, 158 lbs, for the first time with the help of a private 5% challenge “weight loss” team and my wife’s cooking. I aim to maintain th... Read more
Commitment to me means
C-choosing to follow a plan to lose weight permanently because of x,y and z.
O-one that is easy to follow and not too restrictive but represents a healthy lifestyle
M-making changes surely but gradually
M-modi... Read more
As a member of the Winter 5% weight loss Challenge team the first two weeks were rather ordinary for me except I more than tripled the amount of exercise I usually do, averaging 391 minutes a week. However, I only lost 1.4 pounds the first two ... Read more
Please (now is a fine time) add your name and spread this pledge to as many Sparkpeople members you think may be encouraged by it, such as by including it in a blog.
A WHOLESOME, INSPIRATIONAL, HEALTHY, AND JOYOUS PLEDGE
We, the unde... Read more
Tony Robins posted a YouTube story about a man who was in such a serious accident that he became a quadriplegic. Even so he had such a marvelous personality, even after the accident, that his girlfriend still decided to marry him. However, emo... Read more
First I felt I should share this link because it is practical advice for those who might feel their New Years Goals may have been set too high or too low. www.sparkpeople.com/blog /blog.asp?post=a_5step_act ion_plan_for_achieving_yo... Read more