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BDS Day 36: Believe It
Sunday, January 22, 2017      24 comments

It's Chapter 10, all about "fine-tuning skills". And once again I'm struck by Beck's careful sequencing. Because Day 36 is all about believing that these skills work. I am supposed to stop doubting myself. It's difficult to believe w... Read more
BDS Day 35: Get Ready to Weigh In
Saturday, January 21, 2017      21 comments

Gahhh. I'm jealous: other current Beck trekkers report significant weight loss already. Me? I weighed this morning: 8th day in a row without scales budging downwards. And truly, there has been perfect compliance. I'm feeling up... Read more
Beck Day 34: Solve Problems
Friday, January 20, 2017      16 comments

Well! I truly believe that I am solving one problem with this Beck reboot: the unconscious emotional eating which had led to some "weight creep". Love the sequencing of the Beck program: because next she's looking at solving problems more ... Read more
BDS Day 33: Eliminate Emotional Eating
Thursday, January 19, 2017      23 comments

Reflecting on this Beck reboot has helped me realize: I was really falling down in this category of emotional eating. Mostly because at the time (about August through early January) I simply did not realize the extent of the stress that I ... Read more
BDS Day 32: Prepare for Travel
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      27 comments

Again, I'm so grateful to Beck for "teaching" me this lesson --one which appears to have stuck pretty effectively. (I wish I had complied better when I'm NOT travelling!!) Our holidays are typically MORE active than our regular lives: lots... Read more
BDS Day 31: Decide About Drinking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      26 comments

Alcohol has a lot of calories: 7 per gram. Alcohol doesn't contribute nutrients. (Yeah, I know about red wine and reservatrol . . . and I'm reserving my views on that!!) Alcohol lowers inhibition: after even 1 glass of wine, I'm more i... Read more
BDS Day 30: Stay in Control When Eating Out
Monday, January 16, 2017      21 comments

I expect to be eating out with a friend on Friday January 20: we had tentatively scheduled this (subject to work emergencies, she's a lawyer too) well before Christmas. I most definitely will plan in advance what I'm going to eat. This r... Read more
BONUS BLOG: People Magazine Jan 23 edition
Sunday, January 15, 2017      15 comments

You might want to check it out!! It's the annual "they lost half their size" edition: only time I buy it. Eleven people featured. There's Oprah on the cover, having lost 42 pounds since she bought into Weight Watchers: I wish her well, but w... Read more
BDS Day 29: Resist Food Pushers
Sunday, January 15, 2017      24 comments

It's Chapter 9, it's week 5 and Beck will be riffing on expected and unexpected challenges. But first: weigh in (as prepared for, yesterday). And yes, scale is down 2 pounds this past week, total of 4.5 pounds since week one: I'll take it.... Read more
Beck Day 28: Get Ready to Weigh In
Saturday, January 14, 2017      48 comments

Well, I'm weighing in EVERY day (as a MAINtainer) and I weighed myself this morning and: scales haven't budged. Gahhhhh. But: they're GONNA budge. My home digital scales does this "fluttery thing" and only moves downward typically... Read more
BDS Day 27: Master the Seven Questions Technique
Friday, January 13, 2017      27 comments

OK then: having identified sabotaging thoughts and recognized thinking mistakes: what's to be done? Beck says I must master the seven question technique. Master it? I haven't (on previous Beck treks) really even considered it seriou... Read more
BDS Day 26: Recognize Thinking Mistakes
Thursday, January 12, 2017      19 comments

Thinking mistakes? Me? That person who prides herself on logic and analysis and . . . yeah. That one. Me indeed. I make 'em all. 1. All of nothing thinking -- typical Type A, I'm either perfect or I might as well forget it. ... Read more
BDS Day 25: Identify Sabotaging Thoughts
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      22 comments

Thanks for all the kindly support on yesterday's blog on dealing with discouragement . . . so much appreciated!! We are all in this together. As I work through Beck's Chapter 8 yet again -- the "heart of darkness" for me -- it occurs to ... Read more
BDS Day 24: Deal With Discouragement
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      29 comments

Yikes this is discouraging. It was 2011 when I first trudged through Beck. And I think this is my fourth (or maybe even fifth) reboot. I was looking at old records of weight MAINtenance. My records are far from perfect. But: I ... Read more
BDS Day 23: It's Not Fair
Monday, January 09, 2017      37 comments

It's not fair that dieting is so hard for me. (Wah wah wah.) it's not fair that I can't eat as much as other people can eat. (Wah wah wah.) Everybody else at my house sat around watching TV and eating potato chips yesterday afternoon... Read more

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