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Monday, October 05, 2015      12 comments

As September came to a close, I decided October would be my month.... My personal new year.... As a Spark friend said... I'm turning over a new leaf in October! As you all know I've been reading the book, The Beck Diet Solution and I am nearin... Read more
What The What?!! Melissa's Rocktober!!
Sunday, October 04, 2015      13 comments

Aha! So I can blog.... Don't know what is going on, but here I am! You folks just don't know how relieved I am! When I am reminded that I am blind it throws my world into utter turmoil! I wish I still had a competent therapist to help me wo... Read more
Spark Friends Rock, Not Giving Up, Feeling Is Not Being
Tuesday, September 29, 2015      13 comments

Thank you Spark Friends for all the kind words and understanding regarding yesterday's blog! Diabetes ain't sweet, that is for sure! It makes life hard. One would think I'd be used to it all, but it seems to reinforce that "life ain't fair" ... Read more
Retrain Your Brain To Think Like A thin Person
Monday, September 28, 2015      4 comments

Here is the link to the 2 week online program with a variety of weight loss experts and their ideas on how to train your brain to think thin and win at "dieting"! Linda Spangle's section is scheduled for October 16. You are asked to purchase a... Read more
Continuing With Beck, But Not Really "Feeling" It! Oooops! Thinking Error!
Monday, September 28, 2015      14 comments

OK, for those few men who read my blogs.... Warning!! Some period references here! So, this month has been a particularly bad period for me. Let's just say that I do not have to consider menopause any time soon. In my crazy little wor... Read more
Stinking Thinking Update & The 7 Question Technique
Friday, September 25, 2015      15 comments

Yesterday I posted a partial list of Beck's Thinking Errors aka stinking thinking aka distorted thought patterns aka automatic thoughts..... That is the thing about these stinky thought patterns.... They are automatic. They happen without us ... Read more
Attend To Your Stinking Thinking
Thursday, September 24, 2015      10 comments

Stinking Thinking is actually a term from a cohort of Judith Beck's father, Aaron, Albert Ellis. He came up with a theory about cognitive therapies right around the same time as Aaron Beck, only with a little more humor and straight talk. Stin... Read more
The Scale Hates Me!! Dieting Is So Hard!! I don't wanna!! This Is Too Hard!! Wah, Wah, Wah!!
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      19 comments

OK, the title of my blog wraps up Days 21-24 of The Beck Diet solution. Day 21 is about getting ready to weigh in and how to deal with gains, mini-losses and losses. I still get pretty disappointed with gains on the scale, but I own them. Us... Read more
Back On The Straight & Narrow.... NOW!!
Saturday, September 19, 2015      11 comments

Today's lesson from Judith Beck is getting back on track.... Now! Not tomorrow. Not after I ate everything just because I ate something. Don't wait.... Get back on track with your very next food choice! Yep. I've been one of those wh... Read more
You Gotta Be Kidding Me!!
Friday, September 18, 2015      15 comments

Day 19 in the Beck Diet Solution tells us to stop fooling ourselves! Stop rationalizing and making excuses for why it is OK to eat this, this one time because.... **It's free!! I go out of my way to avoid the proverbial and literal free... Read more
Stuffing Is For Turkeys & Teddy Bears!!
Thursday, September 17, 2015      16 comments

I'm not a teddy bear and I am not a turkey!! I am a woman on a mission to lose the pounds and look and feel great!! Beck's lesson today was about redefining your definition of full. I honestly cannot say that I like feeling over-stuffed. I c... Read more
Stop Overeating!! The Test Will Be....
Wednesday, September 16, 2015      16 comments

Day 17 of The Beck Diet Solution is all about ending overeating. Today's lesson is to take more food than what we planned and eat only what we planned and get rid of the extra. This is to practice for those times when we are served more than w... Read more
!!NO CHOICE!! Days 14-16
Tuesday, September 15, 2015      11 comments

OK, I'm having trouble with these tasks. Maybe my fellow Beck Buds can help! Day 14: Plan For Tomorrow-- Planning is a weak spot for me. I am, by nature, a rather spontaneous, whimsical kind of person. I have never liked planning. I a... Read more
You're Driving Me Cravy AKA Day 13
Saturday, September 12, 2015      15 comments

Day 13 of The Beck Diet Solution is all about controlling cravings. As I read thru the blogs of those Beckers who have gone before me they say they can control cravings. My resistance muscle is not very strong yet. I find many of my cravings ... Read more
Day 12: The Hunger Game
Friday, September 11, 2015      14 comments

Day 12 of The Beck Diet solution suggests allowing ourselves to get hungry to prove that will not kill us. To show us that waiting to eat is OK and not the end of the world! But, she does give us diabetics a pass. Some of us diabetics a... Read more

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