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Into Week 4 of 10 Weeks of Keeping the Dreams Alive

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Just a short blog about how my Keeping the Dreams Alive is going. So I have made this conscious decision that I want my journey to be joyful, happy and stress free. Does that sound possible?
I went back and read some of my old blogs from over the years to see if there was anything I could learn from the past. It seems like I have always approached changing my eating habits and exercising from a positive place. When days are going well, things seem to roll along pretty comfortably. I enjoy making new meals, I like moving my body, I love seeing results. So what gets in the way?? I honestly think that there could be many different reasons, but mostly it is reverting back to food and overeating as a way to cope with stress.

So how am I going to do things different? I am changing my personal dialogue. I am examining some of the situations that have been difficult for me to handle in the past. I am writing these down, then choosing how to change that belief and why I want to change that limited thinking. Then I write a different ending to the situation. Since I enjoy reading and writing I have been using the process that is described in the book, The Diet Trap Solution by Judith S. Beck. Anyway, I won't go into specifics, but if you find situations that you struggle to overcome, I highly recommend this book.

Other than that, I am getting back to walking. My doctor said I am not limited by anything other than pain (like I didn't know that already) and that my leg and knee just need strengthening. So it is back to our daily walks with the dogs. I also have quite a long list of rehab exercises to get through during the week. Walking pain free is my goal. And of course taking off pounds will help eliminate reasons for pain.
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  • LME412
    One step at a time, glad you are on the mend enough to start walking! Sending you very positive thoughts! You can do it!
    1293 days ago
    I like your plan. Have friends who have gone through the Beck books ( one of them) on blogs. I like it, very positive way of changing the way you think. Wish I heard of it when I was starting out.
    Glad you will be out walking and getting stronger. emoticon
    1295 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14456645
    I hear the positivity & excitement in your voice! Can I say me too, Yep ~ self-talk can sure derail us or spark us! Sounds like the book will be helpful with that... I know I can downtalk myself out of self-care, and I do want to change that too! You're doing gr8, well into week 4... past the weeks 2 - 3 where so many people quit... *yay* u! Woot!
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  • KAT526
    Best of luck
    1296 days ago
  • no profile photo BEARMOM106
    Good goals
    1296 days ago
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