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Old 03-02-2014, 08:07 AM   #13
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Thumbs up Sunday - Tibetan Buddhist New Year

Diet Coaches/Buddies – Tried a new class at gym, "Weight Lifting 101," CREDIT moi. Thought it would be easy, but it drove me to my limits. I once could do two sets of full body push-ups, but yesterday I couldn't. My Yoga-style flexibility was wanting. Muscles are a tad sore this morning. A good wake up call that I have work to do. Unfortunately, this particular class is being discontinued; my gym is replacing the experienced teachers with younger, less expensive teachers. I have to continue looking for a place to force myself to stay in shape.

Eating was on plan, CREDIT moi, including dinner with friends where I ate moderately: Wild caught Alaskan salmon steak, Kale sautéed with fish sauce, garlic, and sesame oil, lentils with curry, and a fruit salad with a small chocolate truffle for dessert. Felt like I was eating a nutritionist's example meal.

onebyone – Can't believe you've got me drooling for gas station fried chicken. Sending supportive thoughts as you spend time thinking about your late brother. Kudos for baby carrots when ice cream was calling.

Joy (gardenerjoy) – Yay for a new moon starting a new month. Your continued daily exercising is worthy of Kudos.

Debbie (Lexxiss) – Yay for getting back to your life after that massively busy project.

Cheryl (seadwaters) – Kudos for staying on plan during a wet day. Thanks for the tip that it's the Tibetan Buddhist New Year.

FutureFitChick – Ouch for frustration and its lure to too many snacks, said the guy who's an expert in too many snacks.

ladym0208 – Kudos for wielding NO CHOICE at that buffet. Extra Kudos for "rice instead of chips."

nationalparker – Love hearing a meal being designed as you type. (I'm suspicious that I love hearing about food anytime, LOL.)

ForMyGirls - Good luck on your month's adventure. You might consider using Beck's notion of a generalized maintenance plan that you don't have to write every day. It can help resist the forces to just fall off a reasonable path. If you get the chance to post, definitely skip personals - we'll do fine. You might be able to design a simplified one-liner like Joy (gardenerjoy) uses that would allow the equivalent of a wave. Whatever you decide, Bon Voyage to a different month.

Tricia (AZtricia) - Yep, bed time solves many problems, including cranky. [Thanks for the reminder that every production we enjoy doesn't have to be Academy Award worthy.]

Readers -
day 13 Overcome Cravings

I once saw a cartoon depicting a woman looking panicky in her kitchen while food from cabinets, the countertop, table, and refrigerator were talking to her, with balloon text saying, "Eat me! Eat me! Eat me!" Have you ever had a similar experience, when it seemed that food was calling out to you? I certainly have and so has everyone I've counseled. The good news is that even thought foods might continue to call out to you, you can stay in control.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), pg 127.
New Journey: 12 years and 6 months
In maintenance phase: 11 years
Following Dr. Judith Beck via 3FC's Beck Diet Solution Forum: 10 years and 6 months
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