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My Life as a Dawg, Thinking Mistakes
Thursday, October 26, 2017      11 comments

Thinking Mistakes. I've been down this road before and successfully. But not with eating. Back in the bad old days, when I was going through a terrible time at work in 2011-12, I ended up seeing a therapist to help me manage the overwhelming anx... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Sabotaging Thought Identified
Wednesday, October 25, 2017      15 comments

Day 25. Identifying Sabotaging Thoughts. This is the chapter for me. I feel too much pressure to come up with sabotaging thoughts right now. I'll do as the good Dr. Beck suggests and write them down as I recognize them. I'm glad that I don'... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, the unfairness of it all
Monday, October 23, 2017      12 comments

Today's Beck lesson, It's Not Fair, resonates with me. I say it out loud at least one a week. Usually in the context of my husband whose nutrition plan allows him over 2000 calories each day. My whine is, "It's not fair! Men can eat so much more... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Mixed bag on the Beckniques
Sunday, October 22, 2017      13 comments

Oh Sparkers... it's been a couple of days. While I remained true to the letter of the nutrition plan, I was not true to the spirit of it. Suffice to say, Judith Beck would be asking me some pointed questions right now. After a nap yesterday afte... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Wicked Lies
Thursday, October 19, 2017      18 comments

I went through Beck's long list of lies that we tell ourselves with eating foods off plan, or too much of it, or whatever... The hardest ones for me to admit are: No one will see me eating it and I'm upset, and I just don't care. ... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Assessment Day
Wednesday, October 18, 2017      15 comments

No Beck Blogging today. I've said all there is to say for now. I'm repeating the lessons, practicing, practicing, practicing. And I've had a lot to say lately. Beck is working for me this time. Here's the thing, Sparkers. Beck is paying off... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, End Overeating Part 2
Tuesday, October 17, 2017      11 comments

Well that didn't go as planned, Sparkers. I wasn't hungry or stressed at all today, especially this afternoon. Thus my plan to tempt myself into wanting to eat food that wasn't on my plan backfired. In fact, my meal plan itself kinda backfi... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Ending Overeating
Tuesday, October 17, 2017      16 comments

I know, I know, Sparkers. Last night I said that I wasn't doing this exercise. And I'm not. At least not the way Judy Beck explains it. As you know, I generally don't have a problem leaving food on my plate. Once in a while I'll overeat - usuall... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Looking Ahead to Beck
Monday, October 16, 2017      18 comments

I'm still practicing a cluster of days for our friend Judith Beck, or as I've started to think of her: Judy. I'm planning my meals in advance. I'm tracking unplanned eating, food I didn't eat, and additional portions. I'm eating sitting dow... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Monitoring Food, Unplanned Eating and Cravings
Sunday, October 15, 2017      12 comments

I'm on a roll with Dr. Beck and her diet solutions. I hope this continues. I've never been so engaged with this process before. I read Day 15 & 16 together. In my mind, they go together. Monitor what I'm eating and preventing unplanned eati... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Beck Week in Review
Saturday, October 14, 2017      16 comments

Back to Beck Basics This blog is going all over the place, Sparkers, so hang on. I'm processing a lot. It's fascinating to me, but may be a boring read for the rest of you. I didn't do much with yesterday's lesson which addressed handl... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Beating the Boys at Their Own Game
Friday, October 13, 2017      15 comments

Enough with the Beck for today. I want to talk about the fun workout we had on Wednesday. First the background. Monday morning (a holiday), the 6 AM Crew (me, Pat, Cheryl) showed up, but barely. We were sluggish and tired. Every one of... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Hunger Games
Wednesday, October 11, 2017      16 comments

What. A. Day. Stick a fork in me. Lots of Beck-Learning going on today, Sparkers. Today's schedule was jam-packed and nonstop for 15 hours. I was up at 5:00 am. Got ready for the gym, but unlike most days, I was going to wash up and c... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, It's a Thinking Game, Sparkers
Tuesday, October 10, 2017      16 comments

I've seen Day 10 coming for a few days. Some of the Beck Trekkers are ahead of the game. I was not looking forward to this day. "Why, Dawg? Isn't the point of the Beck Diet Solution to lose weight?", you ask. Because, Sparkers, the number on the... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Adventures
Monday, October 09, 2017      17 comments

Dan and I had adventures yesterday. We had brunch. (Since I have more carbohydrates in my diet, I'm much less likely to become hypoglycemic so I can go longer in between meals if needed.) Then we drove out to central Mass to hike Mount Wachusett... Read more

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