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Beck Day 24: Dealing With Discouragement
Tuesday, October 24, 2017      19 comments

I am a naturally upbeat and optimistic person -- sometimes (I know) annoyingly so. But again Beck hits the mark with the "discouragement" thing when it comes to weight loss and weight management for me. I do find myself thinking, "It s... Read more
Beck Day 23: Counter the Unfairness Syndrome
Monday, October 23, 2017      19 comments

Wah wah wah. It's just not fair. It's not fair that I HAFTA diet. For the rest of my life. (Or else my weight will explode back up to 240 pounds). It's not fair that I can't eat what DH eats. Or (more broadly, so to spea... Read more
Beck Day 22, Say "Oh Well" to Disappointment
Sunday, October 22, 2017      19 comments

Again, one of Beck's simplest and most effective techniques. Eat sitting down. Hunger is not an emergency. And say "Oh well" to disappointment. When I've gotta accept something I don't like, it doesn't help to rail against it. Nobo... Read more
Beck Day 21: Get Ready to Weigh In
Saturday, October 21, 2017      16 comments

I don't like weighing myself. But I do weigh myself most days. Better to catch a 2 pound blip up faster rather than slower. And yank on my leash. I do prefer weighing myself at the gym after my workout on the "real" balance beam scal... Read more
Beck Day 20: Get Back on Track
Friday, October 20, 2017      21 comments

Having taught us to prevent unplanned eating, to end overeating, to change our definition of full, to stop fooling ourselves, Beck gets real. We WILL go off track. It's not a question of if. It's a question of when. And when we do? We'v... Read more
Beck Day 19: Stop Fooling Myself
Thursday, October 19, 2017      23 comments

What kind of fool am I? Pretty much every kind of fool Beck describes in this chapter when I comes to persuading myself it's OK to eat food not on my diet. Just this little piece. Just this one time. It's not THAT fattening. I'll... Read more
Beck Day 18: Change My Definition of Full
Wednesday, October 18, 2017      17 comments

Hara hachi bu. Eat until I'm 80% full. Not more. That's my new definition of full. Not eating until my eyeballs squeak and I pass out in a food coma and wake up the next morning suffering from a food hangover -- which was my pattern each and ... Read more
Beck Day 17: End Overeating
Tuesday, October 17, 2017      18 comments

OK, another Beck exercise that I don't wanna. Deliberately overloading my plate: then sequestering the excess food and not eating it. Why? Because Beck tells me that "for the rest of my life" I'll be presented with situations in which... Read more
Beck Day 16: Prevent Unplanned Eating
Monday, October 16, 2017      19 comments

I have to anticipate that I WILL experience cravings. I have to anticipate that at times my will power (won't power) will be low. And by far the most effective strategy for me in sticking to the plan is the NO CHOICE Becknique. ... Read more
Beck Day 15: Monitor My Eating
Sunday, October 15, 2017      20 comments

It's the start of week three. When the diet officially begins. I weighed in. And (although I weighed a gratifying 2.5 pounds LESS at the gym yesterday . . . on the proper balance beam scale . . . and my digital scale "fluttered" to ... Read more
Beck Day 14: Plan for Tomorrow
Saturday, October 14, 2017      23 comments

Beck knows that nobody wants to plan what they eat and write it down. Or weigh in. And Day 15 is about the "official start of the diet", so Day 14 is about planning for that official start. The prep is over, the basic techniques have bee... Read more
Bonus Blog Day 13: Monitoring the Cravings
Friday, October 13, 2017      9 comments

Well: short and sweet. No cravings today, no discomfort at all. Breakfast, lunch and supper soup now in the microwave. I was in a store and smelled fudge being made and "noticed" it -- but not with any desire to have any. (Now,... Read more
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

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