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BDS: Day 15---Monitoring What You Eat
Thursday, March 15, 2018      6 comments

This is one area I know a little bit about. I have been monitoring what I eat for at least 8 years on different sites. I was a former member of the Biggest Loser Club so I started there and then when I joined Weight Watchers in 2014 they encoura... Read more
BDS: Day 14-- Plan for Tomorrow
Wednesday, March 14, 2018      4 comments

I feel the irony of this day's recommendation because I am a person who does plan in almost every other aspect of my life. Except when it comes to what I eat. I am left scratching my head and wondering why that is so. I guess, eating seems to me... Read more
BDS: Day 13: Overcoming Cravings
Tuesday, March 13, 2018      5 comments

This will probably be one of the shortest blog entries I will do on these daily lessons. What I have discovered about myself and cravings is the best way to overcome them is to eat a balanced and healthy food plan. In my experience this wi... Read more
Day 12: Practice Tolerating Hunger
Tuesday, March 13, 2018      3 comments

I believe that I understand why Dr. Beck wants people to do this 'experiment' but I don't think it is a 'one size fits all'; namely, for those people who do have other health issues that are impacted by the presence or absence of certain foods. ... Read more
Mission Aborted!
Sunday, March 11, 2018      4 comments

After a horrific week and especially late last night, I have decided that until further notice I am going to abort my 'experiment' to eat gluten free until I can fully address some of the other physical issues that I have. I do not like th... Read more
Day 11: Hunger, Desire to Eat or Craving??
Sunday, March 11, 2018      6 comments

Actual physical hunger is when you haven't eaten for at least 3-4 hours and your stomach feels empty. You may be irritable and depending on your blood sugar (which is an issue for me as a diabetic) may be at a low ebb. Any food will 'do' when hu... Read more
Week 2 Review: Testing the Waters of Gluten Free
Saturday, March 10, 2018      1 comments

I had heard that others did this and they seemed to thrive (or so I thought) but when it came time for me to make the switch from the wheat-based food plan that I had been eating for nearly twenty years to everything but wheat it has proven to b... Read more
BDS-Day 10 Select A Realistic Goal
Saturday, March 10, 2018      5 comments

This Day's recommendation focuses primarily on selecting a realistic goal for weight loss but I also might add selecting realistic goals across the board as to what to expect both while losing weight and long thereafter. I think this is a good t... Read more
Beck Diet Solution: Day 9----Select an Exercise Plan
Friday, March 09, 2018      6 comments

I personally think this is one of the easier days to 'arrange' simply because there is/are so many different kinds of exercise plans to choose from. I can say though that those of you who are much younger than I would never understand what const... Read more
Beck Diet Solution: Day 8- Finding the Time & Energy
Thursday, March 08, 2018      5 comments

In my opinion, this is yet another really key element in being successful at long term weight loss. I have discovered that, like many things in life, the amount of time and energy you put into something will be exactly what you end up getting ou... Read more
Beck Diet Solution: Day 7--- Arrange your Environment
Wednesday, March 07, 2018      2 comments

I have been through this book before and I feel that this is one of the day's recommendations that is the most effective in assisting me in being in a 'safe zone' at least at home. I do not work [ I'm retired due to disability] but had I known a... Read more
Beck Diet Solution: Day 6-Find a Coach
Tuesday, March 06, 2018      4 comments

The message of today's 'directive' is straightforward. Many of the larger weight loss organizations, Weight Watchers' comes to mind for me, have done research and they make the claim that by 'joining up with them' 60% of their members lose more ... Read more
Beck Diet Solution: Day 5---Eat Slowly and Mindfully
Monday, March 05, 2018      3 comments

"Yes" I do eat slowly and "No" I do not eat mindfully. That sums up my eating experience I have had ever since I can remember. 'Slow eaters' run in my family (seriously) and we are the ones who are still finishing up our meal while others ... Read more
Beck Diet Solution: Day 4- Giving Yourself Credit
Sunday, March 04, 2018      7 comments

Losing weight involves making a lot of changes but, in my opinion, there is nothing more difficult than changing the old 'self-talk' that I/you tell ourselves. As someone has said, 'the mind is a battlefield' and another person added, ' change y... Read more
Summary of Week 1 Following Gluten Free Diet
Saturday, March 03, 2018      4 comments

As I have mentioned last week I decided that I would follow a gluten free diet for 30 days to see if some of my digestive issues would respond and possibly clear up. The is the seventh day. This is what I have observed thus far. The in... Read more

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