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Beck Day 13: Overcome Cravings
Friday, October 13, 2017      22 comments

There is a LOT packed into this day. And cravings have the potential to cause a real derailment -- a train wreck. So what Beck's got to tell me is pretty important. No question there have been periods in my life when simply thinking ... Read more
Beck Day 12 Bonus: Monitoring the Discomfort of Skipping Lunch
Thursday, October 12, 2017      13 comments

How was it? Not nearly as bad as I anticipated, frankly. At 6:30 before breakfast: no discomfort at all as I sipped my coffee. At 7:30 after my egg white omelette (with an extra portion of Thanksgiving left over mashed potato) I actua... Read more
Beck Day 12: Practise Hunger Tolerance
Thursday, October 12, 2017      17 comments

(Yes, I know: Beck spells it "practice" but from a Canadian perspective, that's a noun: and the verb uses the "s" . . . my goodness we can be annoying!!!! And rebellious too, just a little bit.) All right then: I don't like Day 12. And I d... Read more
Beck Day 11: Bonus, Monitoring the Hunger/Desire Cravings
Wednesday, October 11, 2017      5 comments

How'd it go??? Actually, a bit tougher than I anticipated. At 6:30 a.m. before breakfast -- 0 hunger. At 8:30 am, heading out the door to work -- looking forward to my yogourt, maybe a 3. At 9:45 a.m. -- probably got up to a 6 befo... Read more
Beck Day 11: Bonus, Monitoring the Hunger/Desire Cravings
Wednesday, October 11, 2017      7 comments

How'd it go??? Actually, a bit tougher than I anticipated. At 6:30 a.m. before breakfast -- 0 hunger. At 8:30 am, heading out the door to work -- looking forward to my yogourt, maybe a 3. At 9:45 a.m. -- probably got up to a 6 befo... Read more
Beck Day 11: Differentiate Between Hunger, Desire and Cravings
Wednesday, October 11, 2017      20 comments

OK then: today I'm going to be aware and note down all day long whether I'm hungry or not. Genuinely hungry -- because I'm also going to be monitoring whether I just feel like eating or have a craving for a particular food. Before breakfas... Read more
Beck Day 10: Set a Realistic Goal
Tuesday, October 10, 2017      19 comments

Beck's stressing "bite size" goals. Not, "I'm gonna lose 100 pounds" but "I'm gonna lose 5 pounds". Not, "I'm gonna lose 50 pounds by Christmas" but "I'm gonna lose 50 pounds by April". In other words, she urges us to be realis... Read more
Beck Day 9: Select an Exercise Plan
Monday, October 09, 2017      19 comments

I'm really glad my broken foot is healed. AND: I really enjoyed my first "full" gym workout on Saturday post-break. Adding back the elliptical (a better workout for me than the stationary bike). And the leg press: the only element of my ... Read more
Beck Day 8: Create Time and Energy
Sunday, October 08, 2017      22 comments

It takes time and energy. It takes time to shop for the "right" foods (rather than buying drive-through or pre-fab from the deli counter or the freezer aisle). It takes time to plan real food. Breakfast, lunch, supper and maybe a cou... Read more
Beck Day 7: Arrange Your Environment
Saturday, October 07, 2017      19 comments

If we build it they will come . . . And if I buy it, I will eat it. Pretty likely true. But: I don't live alone. I've gotta buy foods I don't wanna eat (roast beef, GAHHHHHH!!! not remotely tempting) -- and other foods that I D... Read more
Beck Day Six: Find a Diet Coach
Friday, October 06, 2017      28 comments

I've asked people to coach me on prior Beck Treks and I've coached other people too. Do I have a coach this time? Not formally. But you -- (yes, you and you and you and you and you!!!) are my coaches. You're responding and comme... Read more
Beck Day Five: Eat Slowly and Mindfully
Thursday, October 05, 2017      25 comments

OK then: goes well with Day Three "eat sitting down" -- since it's pretty hard to eat slowly and mindfully standing up or walking around! And that eating slowly and mindfully thing is also key, absolutely. This morning (I'm heading t... Read more
Beck Day Four: Give Yourself Credit
Wednesday, October 04, 2017      22 comments

Good girl, WATERMELLEN!! This used to grate on me more than it does now. It certainly was not part of my "internalized voice" (from childhood) to acknowledge anything good about myself . . . so it felt artificial and even patronizing (like... Read more
Beck Day Three: Eat Sitting Down
Tuesday, October 03, 2017      24 comments

Now why's that so hard? Eat sitting down. Dunno. But (for me at least) it is. And when I STOP complying then I generally have a problem: with creeping weight regain. I know why it's important to eat sitting down. It makes... Read more
Beck Day Two: Choose TWO Diets
Monday, October 02, 2017      23 comments

I know, I know: plenty of us object to the term "diet". ] But oh well: we know what she means. Still: why TWO? Well, because one of them might not "work out" for whatever reason. And ANY sensible diet (nutritionally sound, red... Read more

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