– The to-do list is my current nemesis. There'll be some out of town folks here this summer and there's a bunch of items left to make this place look like home. I took on a task that bugs DW a bunch, that's easy to complete and thus hardest to procrastinate about. Off to Home Depot to buy a new timer switch for the bathroom vent fan; the current one doesn't shut off. No joy. They had one close to what I need, but not right. Thanks to Amazon Prime, the exact one I need will be here Thursday. CREDIT moi for choosing to order the one that cost twice as much but didn't have those nagging negative reviews about installation issues that will bug the fastidious.
Eating was on plan, CREDIT moi, including snacks. After eating fresh cut pineapple for evening snack I had the thought that an orange would be nice and it's only 100 calories. Then had the thought that my resistance muscle was more important than the calories. My brain is getting tired of this living by a plan. It doesn't really want an orange - it wants unbounded snacking. I know where that leads.
– Always Congrats when your scale also votes that you've been "acceptably on plan."
- Kudos for waiting the ten days to weigh yourself per your plan. And Kudos again for having a realistic attitude about a reasonable rate of losing. Love the use of "no way."
– Yay for "planned in advance and better timing."
A successful Monday bodes well for the week. When I wore a pedometer, "9850 steps so far"
would drive me crazy enough to walk down the street 75 steps and back, LOL.
- Kudos for tracking. Quietly letting the whole necklace thing pass as if I understood anything.
– Continuing to send supportive thoughts for your father's treatment. It's a bit surprising how strongly one "salty dinner"
can show up on the scale. [It is interesting; we dearly enjoy DS's GF but the conversation is different when he's alone. No big reason I use 'tree nuts' - perhaps because in my life peanuts are eaten separately.]
- Love the optimism that you'll just train your pup not to bark at garbage trucks. Kudos for countering hunger with a big glass of unsweetened iced tea. [Thanks for the link to library supplies. I didn't know that civilians were allowed to buy all that stuff.]
- Smiling at "gobsmacked"
- it's on my Bucket List to use that word with a straight face. It's on that short list of words with high impact by their sound. Wish we were face-to-face so I could hear you say it. And Kudos for being thoughtful about your exercising limits.
day 13 Overcome Cravings
Anti-Craving Strategies - Behavioral Techniques - 4. Distract yourself.
After you've tried a number of techniques, make a list of the most helpful ones in your diet notebook, starting with the activities that were most effective. As you discover additional possibilities, try them out and add them to your list.
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), pg 133.