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Day 80 - get a new title
Monday, September 22, 2014      9 comments

What is your image of yourself? How do you see yourself? If you have a negative image as in “I am so huge”, it can bring you down. Whereas if you have a positive image as in “I am strong person”, it affects how you live. You generally end up... Read more
Day 79 - live as a 'healthy' person
Sunday, September 21, 2014      12 comments

“Think healthy instead of thin” says Spangler. When we get bored with what we have been eating and want to end up eating like a “normal” person, we may be off the mark. After all, most people today are eating “way too much, [making] poor food ... Read more
Day 78 - ditch the critic
Saturday, September 20, 2014      12 comments

Negative self-talk is very damaging. It does not generally push us to greater heights, but helps drag us down. On the other hand, positive self-talk can be very encouraging by building our self-esteem so that we want to achieve our goals. ... Read more
Day 77 - the healing power of rituals
Friday, September 19, 2014      1 comments

This chapter on rituals is somewhat similar to yesterday’s “emotional safety” topic. Basically, rituals that are calming are also healing. Some examples are: Resting in your lazy boy chair and drinking your favorite tea. Quietly listen... Read more
Day 76 - emotional safety
Thursday, September 18, 2014      8 comments

Emotional safety is essential for our piece of mind. We need to create this for ourselves. It could be sitting in your favorite chair with a cup of tea, doing yoga, meditating, gardening, walking, reading, or whatever makes you feel safe. A p... Read more
Day 75 - small wins
Wednesday, September 17, 2014      6 comments

When you notice the rainbows and then “look at your own actions and identify all the ones that help move you closer to your goals”, you come closer to having “small wins”. Anything that makes you feel more “successful, happy, healthy, or ... Read more
Day 74 - watch for rainbows
Tuesday, September 16, 2014      5 comments

When things goes wrong, we tend to look toward food to relieve our pain. Spangle says that we should look for the “rainbows” instead. If we look for good things in our life, then it can diminishes those bleak parts of our day. You have to be ... Read more
Day 73 - all-or-nothing
Monday, September 15, 2014      7 comments

Perfectionism. Do it right or don't do it at all. We have all been through this. We flub up and then quit. Spangle instructs us not to get caught up in all of this because then we lose sight of the possibilities that could benefit us. F... Read more
Day 72 - sneak eating
Sunday, September 14, 2014      6 comments

I have a lot of problems with weight, food and weight loss, but mostly I eat right out in the open even if it meant going up to the buffet bar in front of my co-workers long after they stopped. I would brush off the stares. When you are ... Read more
Day 71 - it's too hard!
Saturday, September 13, 2014      7 comments

"No one is immune from bad days, stress, and fatigue"...but that's not a good reason for giving up! Instead, you need to learn how to face the tough times without allowing them to pull off track" says Linda Spangle. We think when we have a ... Read more
Day 70 - no good or bad
Saturday, September 13, 2014      3 comments

"Since food is not a moral issue, you can't apply behavioral codes to what you do with food" says Linda Spangle. In other words, you cannot tell yourself you were bad or good because you ate non-healthy or healthy foods. It may not be good for... Read more
Day 69 - no cheating allowed
Thursday, September 11, 2014      9 comments

Spangle is a big proponent of what words you use when you are working your weight loss program. She does not believe in the word "cheat" because it implies "the diet is in charge." After all, if "you" are in charge, you wouldn't cheat on your ... Read more
Day 68 - I had a "pause"
Wednesday, September 10, 2014      8 comments

When you "slipup" and blow your plan, yesterday's Chapter instructed us to stop using "harsh, punishing words". Spangle tells us to consider it a "pause" in our plan instead. So we can say "I had a brief pause, but now I'm back on track" a... Read more
Day 67 - never say "I blew it"
Wednesday, September 10, 2014      3 comments

I think its true that once we think we have "blown" it, we end up doing even more damage. In short, we punish ourselves for blowing it. We are very harsh on ourselves for blowing it and then for not sticking with our program. Spangle te... Read more
Day 66 - don't even start
Monday, September 08, 2014      8 comments

So you can remove all items that are tempting from your home, but let's say you are in an area where you cannot. You need to have a "strong, self-talk plan". This means you can't even eat "one bite of the enticing food item" Make up different... Read more

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