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Cravings Reduced

Friday, January 04, 2013

I'm entering a third week on my plan of not eating wheat or sugar. I've definitely seen a reduction in cravings. It feels good to make good choices. It feels good to plan my eating and stay under control. I know from past experience not to get complacent about this . . . eternal vigilance is the price etc. . . . but I am encouraged.

This time I'm focusing to use all my Beck Diet Solution skills, but not to attend very much attention to exactly how I'm looking at any moment, or exactly which clothes I can wear from my "Yo-Yo" collection. I need to focus on behavior patterns and healthy thought processes and I'm really going to try to let the weight progress factors take care of themselves.

It's going to be a long road, but if I do what I've been doing --just one day at a time --I have great hopes of being able to reach and maintain a healthy weight. It will probably take about a year and half, but in God's mercy I plan to be maintaining on the fourth of July, 2014.

I've been enjoying a book called The Four-Day Win by Martha Beck (no relation to Judith Beck). It has a lot to think about and a lot to mentally chew on.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REEGETSFIT 1/12/2013 9:11PM

  Good luck with your journey! I'm currently gluten-free myself as a test to see how my body reacts.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 1/12/2013 2:13PM

    Wishing you the best on your wheat-free and sugar-free streak!

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CAMEOSUN 1/12/2013 2:10PM

    emoticon Sounds wasteful, but...lately if I'm headed down the "eating junk" road then I may take a bite or two and throw the rest right in the garbage. Walk away. I found it's not worth the ill health/weight gain.


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    emoticon and congrats on 3 weeks of consistency, creating better habits. I find that mental chewing helps me to stay mindful and I always appreciate book recommendations.

A year and a half is a REASONABLE goal. Sometimes we set ourselves up to fail by not being realistic with our goal timelines. When I read your statement, I realized I often do that. Let 2013 be a year of setting REASONABLE goals and reasonable steps to getting there.

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RUNNINGOMA 1/5/2013 1:55PM

    Oh yeah! I can relate to the yo-yo clothing collection! Got rid of a good bit of those "fat" clothes - but right now my choices are a bit limited until I re-lose that December weight gain. emoticon

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NANCY- 1/5/2013 1:48PM

    I'd rather do mental chewing too. I think you are doing great. Sometimes we need to change our mind before we can change our actions.
Thanks for sharing I'm going to check out 'The Four-Day Win"

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WARMSPRINGDAY 1/5/2013 12:52PM

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GOPINTOS 1/5/2013 11:47AM

    Thanks for sharing!


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WATERMELLEN 1/5/2013 10:31AM

    Love this hard-won optimism!! All best for 2013 and maintaining by mid-2014!!

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-LINDA_S 1/4/2013 10:14PM

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STRNGNGRNDED 1/4/2013 9:31PM

    I've noticed the same thing with myself and my child. If we eat well that is what we crave. If we have something unhealthy, then suddenly we have a sweet tooth.

Keep up the great work!

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