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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
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

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