Friday, June 15, 2012
Another good night! That's 4 in a row of 8 hours or more!! Can't remember last time I had such good sleep.
I'm doing the Beck book (The Beck Diet Solution) again and this time I bought the workbook, too. There is so much good stuff in that book. I want to absorb more of it. The subtitle is "train your brain to think like a THIN person." I'm doing well in eating and exercising, but I'm a long way from thinking like a thin person.
For one thing, most mornings when I wake up my first thought is, "I want food." I know some people have a hard time eating breakfast, but for me the thought of breakfast gets me out of bed most days. Only time in my life I didn't eat breakfast was when I thought it would help me lose weight. I'd try not to eat all day and then give up, stuff at night, wake up with a food hangover, skip breakfast and try not to eat again. That's not a good pattern. I guess waking up hungry is okay, especially if it is not waking up in the middle of the night and eating. That night eating thing is another bad pattern I have fallen into from time to time. Sometimes I wonder if my blood sugar falls too low at night or something. Anyway, there may be a physical reason why I have such difficulty with food from 8pm to 8am. But even if there is, I can live at a healthy weight by tracking, wise food selections, exercising, drinking enough water, sleeping enough, getting support, etc.
I want to incorporate as much of the Beck philosophy as I can, but I may never truly think about food like a thin person. I guess that will just be okay.