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Beck Pink Reboot Day 24, Deal with Discouragement
Sunday, September 20, 2015      22 comments

Remember that ol' song, "Home on the Range"? As a maintainer, I try to stay within a reasonable range of weight. But can't honestly say that maintenance actually IS that place "Where seldom is heard a discouraging word/And the skies a... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot Day 23, Counter the Unfairness Syndrome
Saturday, September 19, 2015      19 comments

Wah wah wah! I should be able to eat whatever I want whenever I want. It's not fair. I could eat whatever I wanted in the past and now I can't. It's not fair! That was when I was a little kid, and running around all day i... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot Day 22, Say Oh, Well, to Disappointment
Friday, September 18, 2015      18 comments

This "Oh, Well" thing? it's amazing how useful I find such a simple phrase. In so many contexts, well beyond weight control. Yesterday I was surrounded by food all day at my office. There was a massive mediation; oatmeal chocolat... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot Day 21, Get Ready to Weigh In
Thursday, September 17, 2015      20 comments

OK, stepping on the scale means I have to stop fooling myself about what I weigh, right? And If I weigh more, it means I have to get back on track. (No question, Dr. Beck is totally sequencing these steps!!) So: now I have a whol... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot Day 20, Get Back On Track
Wednesday, September 16, 2015      23 comments

OK, yesterday was "one of those days" when I was totally earning the big bucks (just kidding about the big bucks part. But not about the earning part). It could not have been more difficult: an entirely adversarial, unpleasant, frustrating... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot Day 19, Stop Fooling Myself
Tuesday, September 15, 2015      29 comments

Is this Dr. Beck lady psychic or what? Amazing how she can crawl inside my head and articulate all my sabotaging rebellious sulky brat thoughts. And even MORE amazing how she's also hearing my self-deluding excuses. All the things I t... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot Day 18, Change My Definition of Full
Monday, September 14, 2015      19 comments

Again, isn't Beck's sequencing brilliant? Yesterday, it was "end overeating": and I was riffing about my former pattern of eating every day until my eyeballs squeaked. And yup, part of what has happened to put an end to "food stupou... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot Day 17, End Overeating
Sunday, September 13, 2015      18 comments

This is one that's not so much a problem for me NOW: but once it was. I used to eat every single day at supper to the point of feeling stuffed. Until my eyeballs squeaked. And go to bed pretty much in a "food stupour", not significantly d... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot Day 16, Prevent Unplanned Eating
Saturday, September 12, 2015      22 comments

Beck focuses today on "NO CHOICE" and reinforces this key key lesson. She knows: It's when I'm not clearly committed to my planned eating that I'm likely to give in to cravings. Or accept a tempting offering from a "food pusher". A... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot Day 15, Monitor My Eating
Friday, September 11, 2015      25 comments

OK then: I'm compliant with this but using the Spark nutrition tracker rather than the paper and pencil approach Beck recommends. Do wish it was possible to "mark up" my preplanned foods on the nutrition tracker: that there was a place for chec... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot Day 14, Plan For Tomorrow
Thursday, September 10, 2015      27 comments

OK, this is an "easier" day, at least for me . . . after the "hunger" and "cravings" exercises. But it's another key Beck skill: planning what I'm going to eat in advance. And sequentially this exercise reinforces the "NO CHOICE" message f... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot Day 13, Overcome Cravings
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      25 comments

I'm struck this time working through Beck how clever the organization of tasks is, day by day. She's hitting key skills in a carefully planned sequence. Yesterday's "Practice Hunger Tolerance" by skipping lunch and monitoring hunger levels... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot Day 12, Practise Hunger Tolerance
Tuesday, September 08, 2015      21 comments

(In Canada, the verb "practise" is spelled with an "s": the noun with a "c": petty rebelliousness continues unabated!!) OK then, yesterday's exercise of tracking hunger before, during, immediately after and 20 minutes after meals as an eye... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot Day 11, Differentiate Among Hunger, Desire and Cravings!
Monday, September 07, 2015      23 comments

OK, as SLENDERELLA61 tells us, we're trekking into the heart of Beck now: and no no no, that's not into the "Heart of Darkness", darkness it's not (you just overheard a sabotaging thought)! I will content my rebellious spirit instead merely by ... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot Day 10, Set A Realistic Goal
Sunday, September 06, 2015      23 comments

My goal, truly, is to maintain. I'm within a reasonable maintenance range: and rebooting helps me sustain that reasonable maintenance range. Yesterday's weight at the gym on the accurate balance beam scale was 145. Sometimes I'm lower, som... Read more

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