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Beck Day 34: Solve Problems
Friday, November 03, 2017      13 comments

Yes, another important Becknique -- and she's invoking the seven questions again. First of all, rather than succumbing to emotional eating, it's really helpful to identify the problem. What am I upset about? Or even sometimes, what am I s... Read more
Beck Day 33: Eliminate Emotional Eating
Thursday, November 02, 2017      19 comments

Eliminate? I wish!! But I most certainly haven't. Yesterday being an excellent example. Tough and rather distressing day. And when I got home (having been in perfect compliance with my plan all day) I absolutely succumbed to emotiona... Read more
Beck Day 32: Prepare for Travel
Wednesday, November 01, 2017      21 comments

Again, not a particular worry for me. Typically when we travel we stay in condos and prepare most of our own meals. Just like at home. Lots of local fresh fish, fruits and vegetables: and I'll often take my microwave omelette pan with me ... Read more
Beck Day 31: Decide About Drinking
Tuesday, October 31, 2017      21 comments

Again: no big deal. I enjoy a glass of wine probably about once or twice a week. That's about it. Very rarely might have a gin and tonic on a hot summer day after golf: but didn't in fact even once last summer. Drinking isn't... Read more
Beck Day 30: Stay In Control When Eating Out
Monday, October 30, 2017      16 comments

Yay, another "not my problem" kinda day. I simply don't eat out. Hardly ever, anyhow. And when I do, it's most likely to be at my golf course. Where I can order pretty much anything I want -- if it's not on the menu, they'll make it ... Read more
Beck Day 29: Resist Food Pushers
Sunday, October 29, 2017      18 comments

Oh, what a relief to have finished the slog through the Beck heart of darkness -- the dance of the 7 veils. And when I weighed at the gym yesterday: of course of course of course I weighed significantly less than at home on my digital sca... Read more
Beck Day 28: Get Ready to Weigh In
Saturday, October 28, 2017      15 comments

I wanted to have lost a LOTTA weight -- or at least a pound. Of course I'm relieved not to have GAINED any weight. But staying the same??? After sticking to the program all week? Now how is that remotely fair???? Wah wah wah wah. It'... Read more
Beck Day 27: Master the Seven Questions Technique
Friday, October 27, 2017      15 comments

Master? huh. I really have not mastered anything at all in my lifetime and that's the truth. (And at my university it's been recently decreed that the very term "master" as an honorific for the head of a college is racist and colonial an... Read more
Beck Day 26: Recognize Thinking Mistakes
Thursday, October 26, 2017      15 comments

Beck's sequencing of techniques is quite brilliant. Once we've identified sabotaging thoughts, next step is to recognize thinking mistakes. Because many of our thoughts are not truths: they're just ideas. Mistaken ideas. Ideas which if ... Read more
Beck Day 25: Identify Sabotaging Thoughts
Wednesday, October 25, 2017      20 comments

How shall I sabotage myself? Let me count the ways . . . with apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning. And there is an infinite number of ways. Between the desire to eat something NOT on my plan and the moment it enters my mouth anyhow, c... Read more
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

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