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10 Days of Blogging to Stay on Track - Day 10
Monday, January 04, 2021      1 comments

This is the final day of my accountability commitment. Blogging has worked well to keep me on track and accountable. I will sign up for another 10 days. Planning - will do for tomorrow as soon as I do this post. Reflection - I got... Read more
Blogging to Stay on Track - Day 9
Monday, January 04, 2021      2 comments

So far, so good. Today was pretty easy - maybe because I got up late, or maybe because I'm getting in the groove. My goal is to plan and reflect in the evening. That seems to get the day off to a much better start. Planning - I already... Read more
10 Days of Blogging to Stay on Track - Day 8
Sunday, January 03, 2021      5 comments

Another day went pretty smoothly. I feel like I am starting to get back on track with planning ahead, eating well, and not feeling hungry. *Planned for Day 9 (tomorrow) *I made some changes in the plan as I went through the changes ... Read more
10 Days of Blogging to Stay on Track - Day 7
Friday, January 01, 2021      1 comments

Not much to report. -Planned for tomorrow. - Stayed within calorie limits today. - Updated tracking to account for changes. I am looking forward to post-vacation as far as eating. It will be easier to be predictable about plans... Read more
10 Days of Blogging to Stay on Track - Day 6
Friday, January 01, 2021      4 comments

Happy New Year! My personal and political perspective leads me to hope for personal equanimity in 2021, as well increased social justice and health and safety for all. As for my 3 goals to stay on track- Planning - I planned for... Read more
10 Days of Blogging to Stay on Track - Day 5
Thursday, December 31, 2020      2 comments

Remembering my 3 basic rules is helpful. It's very easy to get twisted up in thoughts and emotions. 1) Plan ahead for the next day 2) Reflect on any changes/differences from the previous day 3) Give myself credit for successes the pre... Read more
10 Days of Blogging to Stay on Track - Day 4
Wednesday, December 30, 2020      3 comments

Thank you to friends who responded to Day 3. It's very motivating, since the ability of the mind to play tricks is astounding. If I hadn't reread my blog and your comments, I probably would have slipped on #2 (reflection) and on #3 (recognize... Read more
10 Days of Blogging to Stay on Track - Day 3
Tuesday, December 29, 2020      2 comments

One of my spark friends just asked me about what is the one thing that I need to do to stay on track. Really, it is that I need to be brutally honest with myself. I want to think what that means concretely. I did not eat as I had planned yeste... Read more
10 Days of Blogging to Stay on Track - Day 2
Monday, December 28, 2020      1 comments

Yesterday I started sharing my journey as a way to stay on track. As I expected, I was overly excited by what I saw on the scale. So now I am back to the idea of being slow and steady. Yesterday I did stick to what I had planned although th... Read more
Blogging to Stay on Track
Sunday, December 27, 2020      2 comments

I am on Day 30 in the Judith Beck "Pink Book" - The Beck Diet Solution. It's all about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I've found it to be a very useful approach. It's not the first time I've worked my way through this, and like many other "l... Read more
Cutting the Calorie Cord
Thursday, December 21, 2017      2 comments

I have been struggling with why I have very off-balance in my eating (and consequently in everything else). The story is a little long - but it ends with me putting calorie monitoring sheets (from my therapist) into the paper shredder and fee... Read more
Reflection on my own reflection and regrouping !!
Sunday, October 29, 2017      4 comments

It's approximately 9 months since my last post. I've been off of the site and dealing with weight issues in other ways - mainly trying a therapist at a food issues clinic. I HAVE LEARNED SOME THINGS FROM HER, BUT I'M DISTRESSED THAT I'VE GAIN... Read more
Solution Card (Beck Diet)
Friday, October 27, 2017      3 comments

How's this for reframing? Old idea: I'll stop eating now - as per my plan - and this gives me a "pass" for next time. Solution Card (when I have an urge to keep eating): I'm doing great right now and I'll do great next time.... Read more
Reflection and Regrouping
Monday, March 06, 2017      9 comments

NEXT STEPS While I have grown in what I feel confident about in terms of food and physical activity in the last year, there are still a few challenges. These were freaking me out because I had gained some weight over the 2016 Holiday Season... Read more
Event-Behavior -Thoughts - Learning a Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Stop Binge Eating
Thursday, October 06, 2016      5 comments

My Spark Friend, Simplicity Now, just posted a set of week by week guidelines for stopping binge eating. The guidelines lay out steps to take every week for 6 weeks, based on a binge eating disorder program she was in. This is a Dutch progr... Read more

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