FIFIFRIZZLE's SparkPeople Blog FIFIFRIZZLE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community BECK EATING BEHAVIOURS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: eating behaviour checklist TODAY it is Thanksgiving for US Sparkers, <BR> <em>429</em> <BR> and Friday 27 November at 3.35 pm for me. <BR> Yesterday was a big day, I had to get a blood test and do a couple of errands, my first time out for a week, chaufferred by DH as I'm not allowed to drive. Totally wiped out on return home and slept in this morning. <BR> <BR> Rather than following my BEB program as scheduled, I thought to take a couple of days to allow US BEBers celebrating Thanksgiving to clear the decks an... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:47:04 EST BECK EATING BEHAVIOURS for the holidays: differentiate between hunger, desire, and cravings. So far I've refreshed my eating behaviors around eating sitting down, slowly and mindfully; arranging my environment to minimise food triggers; and creating time and energy. I'm doing pretty well with that. I eat sitting down, my environment is arranged, I have the time. And I eat slowly, chewing well, putting down my utensils, and savoring each bite. Well, that's how I start out, but sometimes, BAM, the meal is over and I can't remember the last few minutes. So, eating sitting down Every Tim... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:37:58 EST Ghost Sparkers? I saw a post about how to check out mutual friends on SP, and sure enough there were people who we weren't mutual friends. So I friended all those that I wasn't currently friends with. I ended up with 161 people! <BR> <BR> I've just culled the list and now have 85 friends who are pretty much current Sparkers. Hi guys! <BR> My basis for unfriending was those who hadn't updated their status or blogs for quite a while. That's 76 friends gone from SparkPeople since I started. I'm so glad I stu... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:49:19 EST BECK EATING BEHAVIOURS for the holidays: Create time and energy The challenge today is about creating the time and mental energy to adopt and adhere to a healthy eating plan. Beck says most people are busy and will need to create the time to practice the behaviours that they need to engage in. This may mean decreasing, delegating or eliminating some activities. <BR> <BR> The examples Beck uses shows people being willing to break away from their fixed ideas & habits, and to (at least temporarily) relax standards. It makes sense, if we are going to change... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:44:28 EST BECK EATING BEHAVIOURS for the holidays: Arrange your environment Todays review topic is from page 90 of Beck Pink: Arrange your environment to minimise our exposure to environmental food triggers at home and at work <BR> <BR> Beck gives us tools to cope with our inevitable encounters with environmental food triggers, and she also helps us to arrange our environment to minimise our exposure to environmental food triggers at home and at work. <BR> <BR> On the principle of out of sight, out of mind, Beck suggests we <BR> *Remove personal trigger foods from ... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:55:22 EST Beck Eating Behaviour for the holidays: Eat slowly and mindfully. Beck says, and she is not the only one, that when we eat slowly and mindfully, our brain registers that we are full, and we eat less. It takes 20 minutes for us to register that we are full, so if I eat quickly, I will have overeaten before I even consult my stomach. Beck also says, when we notice and enjoy each mouthful, we feel more satisfied when the food is gone. So if I don't notice and enjoy, I will feel mightily deprived as I restrict my eating. <BR> <BR> I did this exercise just a fe... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 22:53:13 EST Feeling good this morning and took some photos For the first time since surgery I woke feeling rested after a good night's sleep. Yesterday I had a short walk, which I found rather taxing. Luckily it was along the beachfront studded with benches, for which I was most grateful. <BR> On my return, two sets of visitors. Exhausting! <BR> I was tired and napped a few times during the day but am staying up for the whole day, keeping to the spirit not the letter of Pepys cat '...and so, to bed.' <BR> <img src=" Sat, 21 Nov 2015 14:30:48 EST BECK EATING BEHAVIOURS for the holidays: Eat sitting down Today is the first day of our Beck Eating Behaviour challenge for the holidays. A cumbersome title but we will probably think of something simpler as we go along. There is a thread for the challenge under the BDS team goals forum. Here it is: <BR><BR>messageboard_thread.asp?board=2869x100<BR>71x62889057 <BR> <BR> We are starting with Beck day 3 Eat sitting down. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> I imagine everybody does this these days. Is anyone findin... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:46:25 EST Prepping for Beck Eating Behaviours redo: choose your diet Today I am looking at day two - pick two reasonable diets. This time I'm going to use a counting system, counting calories. I'll take this opportunity to really plan my food. I'll have at least three meals a day and maybe a snack or two as well. As Beck points out this has all the advantages and disadvantages of being flexible. I aim to really focus on mindful eating in this redo. I trust this will prevent overeating. If calorie counting doesn't work, I'll count carbs instead, giving modifi... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 20:05:15 EST Prepping for Beck Eating Behaviours redo: revamp your ARC I'm looking at my Advantages Response Card, which I first made early in the August Beck Reboot, my first time all the way through the Beck Diet solution (BDS, or Beck Pink). It lists the benefits of being in the right sized body for me. <BR> <BR> I've revised it once since. I have a reminder in my calendar to read the card twice daily, and I have been doing that. But to be honest, I haven't done as Beck says and really focused on each benefit and thought about how important it is to me. I'... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:58:47 EST A card to convalesce by In hospital at 7am on 17th, out by 11.30 on the 18th. DH & I were having lunch together en route home just 24 hours after the op. <BR> My niece suggested, on a card by Murdoch, called Pepys' Cat [see the photo below] that my next few days be spent thus: <BR> Up by eight, breakfasted alone, attended to my toilette ...and so to bed. Awoke, strolled in the garden, admired the many pretty flowers. Ate some cheesecake upon the bench. Washed ...and so to bed. <BR> Got up (AGAIN!!!) <BR> Had a dri... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 22:46:40 EST Post op post Got hospital WIFI connected, sitting up in bed. Didn't mention the snuffles, and got the surgery, my temperature was up but they zapped it with antibiotics and now seems normal. A few coughs but no sneezes, all good. <BR> Op happened, seems to be all good, but it took a bit longer than anticipated, also to get me out of recovery. Big smile from Fifi when the nurse woke me up, she commented on it. Anesthetist said it was the anesthetic, I think it was being happy to be on the other side of th... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:04:54 EST Sniffly snuffly sneezy, blog attempt number 5 It's almost enough to make a chick give up, I've lost four blogs on this topic so far. I know other Sparkers have been very frustrated lately with losing blogs and seem to have no satisfaction from the tech team. I'd hate to lose Sparkpeople, so I'll persist... <BR> <BR> <BR> Maybe it is hay fever but the snuffles and sneezes have me a bit worried as I have surgery scheduled for Tuesday, and it won't do to be coughing and sneezing. Actually not sure what to do, I guess I'll have to ask the ... Sat, 14 Nov 2015 16:38:28 EST Last day at work for a while... ...providing I don't get bumped off the list.I don't aim to be back at work until just before Christmas. My plan is to tidy up a lot of junk on my desk today and then tiptoe away. <BR> It's a holiday kind of feeling. <BR> Weather today is wet and windy, but warm. <BR> <BR> For the last few days I have been eating off plan, and missing having a plan. I figure I like structure, including eating to a plan, it's just making my own plan that I resist. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to starting ... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:08:46 EST Sparkly sparking spring clean Aarghh just lost a wonderful blog on the joys of spring cleaning. <BR> I am a microfiber queen but I decided for my spring clean this time to use some products other than vinegar, baking soda and water, so bought some ammonia based products for a special deep clean. <BR> My house is sparkling and it was so quick! All I need to do now are the baseboards and floors. <BR> I used a supermarket wine bag with every cleaning product in a pocket with its own cloth and the box of gloves in its own po... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 13:16:37 EST Fifi got her head checked I went to bed early, and now I'm awake. <BR> Yesterday I visited the neurologist to talk about the results of my recent MRI. It was great news. He said there is absolutely nothing on my MRI to indicate any problems at all, and I had the blood supply of a twenty year old. No scars or abnormalities of any kind on my brain. He also strongly supported my decision to have the surgery scheduled next week, which was so very encouraging. My surgeon and anaesthetist wanted to know these results, and I... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 10:16:29 EST Saturday gardening Apart from the work to arrange my indoors environment, yesterday I did some unintentional gardening. A lovely sunny day. <BR> I went to feed and water the chickens, and on the way back thought I would do just a little bit of gardening. I keep a strategicly placed garden hook and scissors near the chook shed just in case I am spontaneously called to do a spot of weeding. For quite a while I haven't found I have the energy, but today, it was suddenly two hours later before I realized I had done... Sat, 7 Nov 2015 13:00:23 EST Saturday gardening Apart from the work to arrange my indoors environment, yesterday I did some unintentional gardening. A lovel sunny day. <BR> I went to feed and water the chickens, and on the way back thought I would do just a little bit of gardening. I keep a strategicly placed garden hook and scissors near the chook shed just in case I am spontaneously called to do a spot of weeding. For quite a while I haven't found I have the energy, but today, it was suddenly two hours later before I realized I had done ... Sat, 7 Nov 2015 13:00:23 EST The All Blacks Where I come from we have this rugby team called the All Blacks. <BR> Rugby is quite important in New Zealand. Many of our boys play rugby. My boys played rugby. As a girl, my boyfriend was a halfback in his school's first IV - a school with a proud rugby tradition. Unbeknownst to me, that meant something. <BR> We are only 4 million people but last week we won a big competition, the rugby World Cup. For the second time in a row. A Big Thing, for a little country. <BR> The All Blacks are kno... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 05:30:21 EST Changing my eating plan Yesterday I decided that a very low calorie diet wasn't suitable for someone who has surgery scheduled in just over a week. 500 calories a day is OK for normal situations, but not when under extreme stress. <BR> I decided I need to eat extra protein and vegetables to prepare myself for the operation and recovery. So now I need to make room in my schedule to work out a suitable eating plan. I don't think i should add any vitamin supplements to the zinc, magnesium, vitamin C and CoQ10 I am tak... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 00:37:09 EST Guest bedroom is go It DID take the whole day! <BR> So got lots of housework done. Also got started on a free 21 day meditation at Deepak Choprah,s meditation website. The first three days are still up if you want to check them out. <BR> <BR> And... Many boxes that came to light are now back in the darkness under the new bed. Which looks cute. We bought the lowest slat bed we could find , but it is still rather high, perfect for elderly guests to get into and out of. It looks so fresh, the freshly painted white... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 12:56:58 EST The rain It is into spring and the weather should be better. We have had some gorgeous days, what we call bottlers in NZ. But today... <BR> is raining. Driving, wetting rain. Rain that swirls around in many directions. I would have a lie in and be contemplating the rain snuggled in my bed. But... <BR> is also the day that the new bed for the spare bedroom is delivered. The delivery guys have to walk it up a long path, it will take at least three minutes even for fit guys. <BR> <BR... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 14:16:31 EST The Commitments Each day of the Beck programme, there is an exercise in which we make a commitment about an action we are going to take to help us build and practice our new skills. Making a written commitment helps us to personalise and own the action. <BR> <BR> The language in which these commitments are couched is one of the ways that Judith Beck supports our efforts in following through our weight loss plan. It is encouraging and supportive. Our self talk is so very important to whatever we do. Here is... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 15:30:15 EST November countdown Trying not to think about it but this is the month I am sceduled to have an operation and I will admit to being a bit scared. I've been putting this off for a few years but my best chance of recovery is if I have it now. So in my mind there is a kind of countdown. <BR> Surrounded by chaos at the moment as DH has painted the spare room, which leaves its contents strewn through the house. The only clean and tidy spaces in the house are the bathrooms. Today is the day I make big inroads on the m... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 12:42:01 EST Beck Trek Review Days 40 to the end of the blogathon Day 40 Enrich your life <BR> Beck reminds us we must not put our lives on hold until we lose weight. Doing interesting things will shift our focus from food and be energising, making it easier to focus on a healthy eating plan. There is a Bexercise, to list what we would like to accomplish and decide what we can begin to put into effect now, or very soon. Then begin with the first goal and set a plan in place. <BR> I wasn't interested in the Bexercise. My life isn't on hold and I don't wait t... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 18:38:11 EST Beck Trek Review Days 36 to 39. Just one more blog to go. I'm in the final leg of my revision of the Beck Trek that we began in August. I am checking back and blogging comparing what I thought at the time, which was my first time right through Beck, and what I think now, having just done it. <BR> When I started I did not use my Plan A diet, which is a very low calorie diet, because I thought it would not support my Beck work. In the last week of Beck I gladly returned to it and began losing weight at a rate that satisfied me, and today I have start... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 17:36:49 EST Beck Trek Review Days 34 to 35 Day 34 Solve problems without turning to food <BR> Beck says thinking about a problem can help us feel more in control and less upset. This means we are less likely to try to soothe ourselves with food. So when upset, identify the problem.Then use 7?s from Day 27 to address it. Then choose a solution & see if it works. <BR> Sometimes you can't solve a problem, in which case, use 7?s when thinking about how to respond. And be sure to ask other people to help you to manage really difficult sit... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 17:46:35 EST Beck Trek Review Days 30 to 33 Day 30 Stay in control when eating out: I'm so glad I didn't overeat! <BR> <BR> Beck says at eating out occasions and celebrations we are exposed to a whole lot of eating triggers and may be tempted to apply different rules to these situations. We'll come unstuck if we don't plan ahead, prepare and practice. Among her suggestions is to allow yourself to eat up to 25% more calories than in your normal plan for that meal. I never thought of that & I like this idea. <BR> <BR> When I first did ... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 03:22:38 EST Beck Trek review: Day 28, the beginning of Week 5, Day 29 Day 28 Get ready to weigh in <BR> What! So soon? Yes, gird your loins, tomorrow is the end of the second dieting week. Three scenarios; each with their ST and response. If it goes down, celebrate each little loss, if not, problem solve. Commit: Before I step on the scale tomorrow I'm going to remind myself that the information on the scale is just what it ought to be. The scale is a tool to guide my efforts. Once I use it like that, dieting will be easier. <BR> <em>193</em> <BR> Yeah, I... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 01:42:52 EST Beck Trek review: Day 27 The Seven Question Technique for dealing with Sabotaging thoughts and think Day 27 The Seven Question Technique for dealing with Sabotaging thoughts and thinking mistakes. <BR> Beck advises us to make response cards to help respond to STs & thinking mistakes. Reading these cards regularly and also in response to sabotaging thoughts will help me to respond automatically. I must ask: what do I wish I could remember the next time I have this thought? Then use the seven question technique (7?s) to make a response card. It will become automatic over time. Here are the que... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:25:02 EST Beck to do list and a personal Eating Beckhaviours challenge starting Nov 20 In the BDS, each chapter ends with a prodigious list of to dos. I confess, my first time through I found them too overwhelming and I pretty much ignored them. At the end of the book we have another To Do list. Right now with surgery coming up followed just a few weeks later by house guests and the holiday season, I have To Dos for Africa! <BR> I'm just working on my plan for the post surgery period. Ima gonna incorporate Beck days 3, 5 & 11-13 into the immediate post op period, because my th... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 16:14:43 EST Beck Trek Review Days 25 & 26. Sabotaging thoughts and thinking mistakes Day 25 Identify sabotaging thoughts <BR> Beck includes a lot of permission-giving sabotaging thoughts (STs) in this book and we all have our very own that happen before we take our first bite of unplanned food, whether we notice them or not. Learning to spot these thoughts will help me control my eating. There is a Bexercise: to note down in the next few days when I have a desire to eat off my plan & ask: "What was I thinking just then?" Because eating isn't automatic, even if it feels like ... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 03:49:35 EST Beck Trek Review Days 22-24. Disappointment, unfairness & discouragement. And so to Chapter 8, week 4: Responding to sabotaging thoughts. <BR> Here Beck encourages us to think of how we are doing so far, and reread anything we need to. Are any behaviours automatic? Uh-no!!! I had got behind and didn't have time to reread and keep up with the Trekkers, so I decided to keep on and review later, which is how come I'm doing these blogs. On reflection I think doing the programme systematically at a chapter a month might suit my pace better. But then, I wonder, would I ... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 23:04:05 EST Trigger happy food talk? The etiquette on Susan Pierce Thompson's (SPT's) bright line eating blogs is not to name specific foods, because this can be triggering. So she says if we are talking about slips or temptations, we are better to say flour or sugar. <BR> <BR> That seems an interesting idea. How much less appealing and tempting flour and sugar seems than talking about something delicious such as ... Fill in the dots. <BR> <BR> I am noticing triggers much more at the moment, maybe it's the Becking. I found one... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 12:20:05 EST Beck Trek Review Days 20-21. 20 is for you, Dawg! Day 20 Get back on track. <BR> <BR> Beck says the idea that after one slip you might as well abandon your diet for the whole day and start again tomorrow is a particular self deluding thought. When we make such a slip we should acknowledge the fact, sure, but one slip isn't going to change the week's weightloss. <BR> <BR> Draw a line under it (a brightline, perhaps, Watermellen?) and stop unplanned eating right there. And always give credit for stopping. I love Beck's reminders to give cre... Fri, 23 Oct 2015 00:29:31 EST Exercise Plan B Surgery next month and in preparation I am trying to get to grips with a workable exercise plan B that accomodates my restrictions. Last year I had a six week layoff from my normal exercise because of an injury and it started a major long slide away from my healthy eating and exercising plan that I have only recently remedied. And still a work in progress. So, thinking out loud here, guys... <BR> Legs won't be a problem but arms and upper body will for a while. <BR> The HIIT I have been doing... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:53:30 EST Beck Trek redo Days 18-19 Day 18 Change your definition of full. <BR> As Beck says, we would all like to be able to eat when hungry and stop when full, and stopping when we have had enough is a skill we need to perfect. Can I recognise when I am really hungry and stop before I overeat? If I haven't overeaten I should feel I can take a brisk walk immediately after my meal, and if I can't – I ate until overfull & need to reset the idea of fullness in my mind and body. Beck thinks I might eat beyond normal fullness becau... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 02:20:36 EST Recovery from surgery, suggestions? I've got elective surgery coming up in a month, with a six week recovery period and am trying to work out what to do about my exercise and eating. I'll be on soft foods for a while. <BR> I've been relying on the pool a lot but that is out of bounds until the wound heals. <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> I won't be in a weight loss phase but I don't want to gain weight either and my usual control methods won't be available for at least three weeks. <BR> It's a puzzle. Any suggestions? Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:48:08 EST Beck Trek: reviewing, reflecting, and resisting Having just completed the Beck Trek of August 2015, when an intrepid group worked through Judith Beck's pink book on how to think like a thin person, I am going back through the book. I'm looking at what Beck says and how I responded to it the first time, seeing what new learnings I can pick up, consolidating what I did learn and catching up the bits I missed in my rush. <BR> <BR> The Beck Trekkers matched one Beck day per trek day, which was a challenging pace for a first timer. But keepin... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:40:04 EST Beck redo Days 15-17. Big blog warning Continuing with my revision of Pink Beck from the August Beck Trek... <BR> <BR> Day 15 Monitor your eating is about tracking what you have eaten, and doing something about slips <BR> First, we have to weigh ourselves, because this is diet day1. We wrote our food plan last night and immediately after finishing each meal and snack we should note down everything we ate, tick the things that are written in the plan, cross out planned foods we didn’t eat, & circle food we overate and any unplanne... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 01:44:36 EST Beck Trek redo Chapter 6. Big blog warning. BECK TREK REDO <BR> I was too busy at work to do my redo but here we go with the next bit. <BR> I did get distracted with Watermellen’s blog about Dr Pierce Thompson’s Food Freedom programme <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016287 <BR> I watched the videos which are not available online, and thought, this might be a good approach to investigate when I finish this round of the Cura in mid November. <BR> Dr Thompson’s approach is very congruent ... Sat, 17 Oct 2015 20:00:49 EST Struggling to put it into words ... ... Fifi's pants fell off? <BR> Fifi is happy she dropped her pants? <BR> Fifi is going down? <BR> OK, enough already. Having fun with updating my status to indicate that my skinny jeans were slipping all day yesterday and when I got home, one tug and they just...fell off. <BR> Liking the Cura! Fri, 16 Oct 2015 15:48:46 EST TGIF A big busy week, late shift always puts me out a bit. But I exercised on Wednesday in the cool pool, and today, on the way home I stopped at the exercise room to do my training on the bike. It's so different doing it on the bike from In the water, I can't tell you! <BR> Good girl, Fifi, keeping the exercise going. <BR> I have been better at drinking my water for the last few days. And so the weight has kept falling away after a little stall. <BR> Good girl! <BR> Sticking to my eating plan wit... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 03:52:06 EST The power of aphorisms I was just reading my Beck response cards, which are like affirmations. We are encouraged to do this daily, and as needed. <BR> It reminded me of how effective some aphorisms and phrases have been for me. For example: <BR> "If you always do what you always did, you always get what you always got." <BR> Or, to approach a seemingly insurmountable task: "it's like eating an elephant - one bite at a time." <BR> A powerful question I use to help me embrace necessary changes is "How is that working... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:46:01 EST Beck Trek redo: Days 5 to 7. Big blog warning Any pro dieter will recognise many of the preparatory steps in chapter 5, and there are some really helpful articles on sparkpeople covering these topics. But Beck covers these steps in a way that reinforces what comes later. <BR> <BR> Days 5 to 7 are eating slowly and mindfully; find a diet coach; and arrange your environment. <BR> <BR> 5. On day 5 Beck discusses the importance of eating slowly and mindfully – both because it gives your brain the chance to notice that you are full (20 min... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 02:05:55 EST Beck trek redo, big blog days 1 to 4 Beck Trek Redo Day 1 <BR> No dieting yet, this is a prep week.The first week is about laying the groundwork. Beck lays out a concept at a time, gives us lots of examples of what she means, discusses what we might be thinking in a challenging sitation, and how we can support ourselves better with our thoughts. Sometimes she has examples from therapy sessions. She ends each chapter by asking us to commit in writing to an action and complete a To Do list. The Day 1 task is to write down the adva... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 03:05:17 EST Beck Trek redo. Big blog warning, chapters 1 to 4 Beck redo <BR> I'm going to summarize the first chapters on my redo, but I'll be working in sequence as advised by the Wise Ones.  My format is: my summary today of what Beck says; my initial response from the Beck Trek only just completed; my thoughts about it now. These will be big blogs as I move through the first chapters, then I think they'll cover just a day or a couple of days at a time. <BR> <BR> Chapter 1. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) provides a set of dieting skills that wil... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 17:32:49 EST Blog pruning I did spontaneous exercise, DH & I went for a bush walk. Then visited in laws, then came home quite tuckered out and a bit headachy. <BR> <BR> So I spent the evening pruning my blogs. I went through a whole lot of them and culled all the blogs I found that were just chitchat and not health, fitness and nutrition related. Because there are a lot of Fifi blogs. Blogging is so helpful and sometimes just showing up is the best a chick can do, but there were A LOT. So I dumped some. There still... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 06:59:35 EST Beck Trek Hall of Fame Slenderella has posted the First Wave of finishers in the Beck Trek "(In no particular order): GOINGGREEN, DAISYBELL, WATERMELLEN, SWEDE_SU, FIFIFRIZZLE, CAROLISCIOUS, ADVENTURE_GIRL, QUEENOFTHEFOREST, AZULPAPEL, BOROFITGIRL! Plus me and GABY1948. Hooray for Us!! Congratulations to all!! " <BR> <BR> When I used to go tramping, which is what we call hiking in NZ, I was never among the front crew. I was the one who had to keep on going to catch up to the others who were sitting taking a breath... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 15:59:12 EST Beck trek getting to goal weight The next chapters are about what to do when you reach your goal weight, and finding your lowest achievable weight and your lowest maintainable weight. <BR> Plenty of time for me to reread this. <BR> <BR> I have reached my goal weight a few times then decided on a new lower goal and gained rather than lost, weight. I think part of it is a kind of tantrum about having worked so hard and long to get to a point, and then not allowing myself to experience and enjoy the satisfaction of being at go... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 05:09:11 EST