GABY1948's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GABY1948 GABY1948's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Back to Beck - NSV - and WHITE in MI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834281 First, I want to THANK you ALL for the comments on yesterday's blog! WOW, great answers and EXACTLY what I had HOPED to hear. I trust you guys implicitly! <BR> <BR> Today I am finished with Chapter 3....only the SOLUTION AT A GLANCE (recap): <BR> <BR> * If we struggle with weight loss we have a different mindset about food and eating than people who don't struggle with their weight. (I have seen this EVERY day for 20+ years with John so know it is true) <BR> <BR> * The WAY we think - se... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:31:43 EST Back to Beck - More of Observations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833824 Well, I had my blog done this morning early, and Chrome crashed and somehow I LOST it. Good thing it was short! <BR> <BR> I finished Chapter 3 today. Again I have to reiterate how good this redo has been for me. I think it might help anyone to grasp Cognitive Therapy better. WATERMELLEN recently redid the Beck Solution after 3 years and I decided to do it right now since this is so important to me to really get down pat with my history. <BR> <BR> THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF THIN PEOPLE; THOS... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:12:20 EST Back to Beck Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833254 Again, THANK YOU all that support me in Beck and spark! It absolutely amazes me everyday the amount that people really care for each other on spark! <BR> <BR> Today I began chapter 3 on my redo of Beck and as I read it I am thinking I must have been sleeping through this the last time 'round! This is a definite sign I was right in doing this redo so soon. I won't recap it as I did before but just hit on what stood out to me. The Title of this chapter is: How Thin People Think! Which is... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:10:43 EST Happy Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832711 I got up to 40 degrees F today! This makes me so happy! and soon we will start seeing the DAYS LENGTHEN! How I love that! <BR> <BR> We are going to Merchandise "show" in town today that DH likes to go to when it is in town. Seems like we have been going a lot this winter. 1. Since the weather has been so cooperative and 2. because we are both anxious for Spring and moving. And I like staying busy. We will have to watch recorded church service since we will be gone elsewhere today. An... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 07:36:30 EST Back to Beck - Simply Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832439 ANOTHER week gone by. You can all tell I am slow today. This is so late for me to be doing my blog. I did everything at my normal early times this morning but just didn't know what I was going to write. <BR> <BR> Of course, I got up and weighed before anything else. It's funny, I can actually tell now if I will be up a bit or down a bit when I wake up in bed and analyze how I feel. Yep, my body decided that it have given me enough excitement about weights being down...it was time to wak... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:19:38 EST Back to Beck TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831780 Today I finished up day 1 of the Beck Solution for the second time. It is also my official weigh in day (thanks SANDICANE I got it right this week!). I am SO happy to report that after all the ups and downs of 2 pounds (the SAME two) I weigh 154.8!!! A NEW low. And a loss of 1.4 lb this week! (WATERMELLEN I WILL be shopping again SOON!) Since beginning my first Beck tour back on 12-24-2014I have lost 8.2 lbs! AMAZING to me. So excuse any whining I did in there, please. I now have LE... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:17:15 EST Back to Beck Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831235 Thursday! Time flies so quickly! <BR> <BR> I want to tell you wonderful people that help me so much something GOOD happened this morning! My coach is the BEST and so are you, my friends. Whenever I have had a "problem" of sorts like yesterday and vented, I was embarrassed for doing so immediately but then found it was the best thing I could do! My life was filled with "secrets" from youth on. And that is a hard thing to change for sure but I find with Beck I am seeing the changes in a... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:32:14 EST Wednesday and Beck check in for ACCOUNTABILITY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830909 I did finally start the Beck Solution redo. I am on chapter 1 and plan on taking this slow this time. <BR> I already found something to add to my Advantages Response Card...DUH...it's the one I want to do as much as any other: <BR> <BR> I will THINK like a THIN PERSON! <BR> <BR> So, I am rereading the chapter and starting a new notebook to go with it and make sure there is nothing else that I neglected to note the first time. <BR> <BR> It began as a very cold day here in MI and I really... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:17:28 EST Post Beck TODAY... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830165 I "finished" up Beck yesterday, and have not started it again yet, so I am feeling kind of "lost" but I know that will pass. <BR> <BR> Thank you to all who followed my Beck blogs and I am still getting around to personal thank yous but the support was marvelous. <BR> <BR> I do wish I was actually AT maintenance so that I wouldn't be concerned about applying Beck TO weight loss and concentrating hard on maintenance. I have been up and down within the SAME 2 pounds for what seems like a coup... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 08:54:53 EST Beck Diet Solution - Chapter 12! How to Stay at Your New Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829554 It's OVER, but it's NOT. The book and workbook will be over after Chapter 12 but it's not over ever for a true Beck devotee! And that would be ME. I am starting it again and then the Beck Diet for Life, the green Beck book. I cannot stress enough how important I feel it is to each OWN our own copies of the book(s) for future reference. <BR> <BR> How to Stay at Your New Weight <BR> <BR> Beck begins first by telling us that when we first reach our Lowest MAINTAINABLE Weight to GIVE OURSEL... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 09:13:06 EST Beck Diet Solution - When to Stop Losing and Start Maintaining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828987 Chapter 11...no longer days now...this is IT! <BR> <BR> The workbook titles it: TRANSITION TO THE REST OF YOUR LIFE! (I love that) In other words LIFE starts NOW! I'm EXCITED! <BR> <BR> When should we STOP dieting and START REST-OF-YOUR-LIFE-EATING? Beck begins by saying this is not an easy question to answer. <BR> <BR> It's not a matter of getting down to a predetermined goal we've set for ourselves, that weight might or might NOT be realistic to maintain. Two questions to ask ou... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 08:13:31 EST Beck Diet Solution - Observations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828482 Before I get to the end two chapters in the book I thought I would write some of the things that have meant so much to me during this "Beck Solution" journey. <BR> <BR> The last two chapters (she doesn't call them "days" now) are more about getting to and continuing to MAINTAIN. This is SO exciting to me because until I saw some items on Spark blogs about Beck, I had no idea what it was. I had seen so MANY maintainers on Spark that have been maintaining for YEARS...ONEKIDSMOM, WATERMELLEN,... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 07:26:00 EST TGIF-Back to Beck day Forty-Two - and THANK YOU ALL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827952 First, I want to thank EVERYONE for your support of my BUMMY blog yesterday. I got so many wonderful replies and all had great ideas and things to say. I will get around to thank yous as soon as I can. <BR> <BR> I want to explain a bit....after I had finished that blog, I had to ask myself, "What is REALLY wrong with you today?" I realized that it was NOT the fluctuating weight (I've come to know that is NORMAL for me) but the sale of the property - it has been one delay after another and... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 06:53:30 EST Day OFF from Beck - Just the blogging - I'm BUMMED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827335 Today is day 42 of Beck. As the title says, I am taking a day off from blogging about it. It's almost done. I am still ON Beck today and practicing everything but, quite honestly, I was SO disappointed today. <BR> <BR> First, let me get the worst over with. I have been weighing everyday since I don't remember when but actually reporting it to all of you one time a week....according to Beck's instructions. I go up and down every single day as much as two pounds...in a DAY mind you...but ... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 06:03:44 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Forty-One - Make a New To-Do List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826864 Day forty-one and I am SO late this morning....I had looked last night and this was a long one (sort of) so I got all my morning things done first. We are getting down to the end of this great Book and Workbook, but as I said I am going to do it again a second time to make it "set" in my brain. <BR> <BR> Make a NEW To-Do List <BR> <BR> Beck starts by reminding us that we have LEARNED the skills we need to continue weight and to keep it off (maintaining). SO we "just" have to keep practici... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 09:09:29 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Forty! - Enrich Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826201 Good Morning! Let me start out today again thanking you ALL for your support. We were gone most of yesterday (out in the bitter cold of Michigan - which continues today). We went shopping (at a new thrift store....my favorite) and just "bumming" around for the day. It was pretty late (for me) when we got home so I hope to catch up with my thank-yous today. <BR> <BR> Today's lesson is Enrich Your Life in the book but the workbook calls it Expand Your Horizons. I like the workbook title t... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 06:18:25 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Thirty-Nine - Maintain Your Exercise Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825632 Today, I will try to incorporate both the Book and the Workbook into my blog. They, as usual are BOTH excellent but the book goes into a long story about one client of Beck's and I won't put all that down. However, I do want to share at some point a *portion* of my story that WORKED for this very thing. <BR> <BR> Beck starts by telling us that maintaining a regular exercise regimen for a LIFETIME can be as difficult for some as sticking to our "diet" (FOOD PLAN is better here). It takes ... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 08:19:25 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Thirty-Eight - Deal with a Pleatea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825022 Today is day 38! It has gone fast...so much to learn which is why I will redo until it is deep in my being. Thanks for all you lovely sparkers that are sticking with me on this. I appreciate all your comments and support and hope I have not missed personally thanking anyone. <BR> <BR> After day 37's "solution" I was relieved to see that today's is a short day though Plateaus are everyone's nemesis so I don't believe it will be easy at all. So here goes! <BR> <BR> DEAL WITH A PLATEAU <BR... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 07:05:35 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Thirty-Seven - Reduce Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824560 Today is day 37 <BR> <BR> Beck starts by saying everyone experiences some type of stress every day. Mild stress can actually be helpful if it motivates us to be productive. But moderate to high levels of stress are COUNTERPRODUCTIVE. Even if we are not under stress today, we will be sooner or later. So, we need to prepare ourselves NOW. As a stress/emotional eater I look forward to this lesson. <BR> <BR> THREE STEPS TO LOWER YOUR LEVEL OF STRESS <BR> <BR> Step 1: Solve the Problem <B... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 07:20:58 EST Beck Diet Solution - Week Six - Day Thirty-Six -Believe It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824149 First, I want to thank everyone for your support on the Beck journey with me...you have made it FAR more interesting and easier, for sure! I have made so many wonderful new friends through this quest for maintenance and enriched other friendships that mean so much to me. <BR> <BR> Today is weigh-in day. Even though I weigh myself every single day I am to report it every week. I weighed 156.8 this morning which is down 1.8 lbs from one week ago. I have not restricted my food at ALL and am... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:46:23 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Thirty-Five - Get Ready to Weigh In...AGAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823724 Here is day 35 already! This time has absolutely FLOWN by...too quickly, as a matter of fact. I had to laugh yesterday when I saw what day today was and that tomorrow is weigh-in day. The DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING! What a HOOT! In the old days, there is NO WAY I would have gotten on the scale on that day! Now? I know it won't be a problem. I won't have gained many pounds from water because I ate so many rich things. Feel good knowing this? YOU BET! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> John and... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:46:25 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Thirty-Four -- Problem Solving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823187 Today is day 34! As promised yesterday by Beck, she will help us with the Problem Solving that leads so many of us down the path of Emotional Eating! This is a VERY IMPORTANT one for me. I have been eating emotionally since I was a child (and BINGEING). <BR> <BR> She tells us that we will learn to think clearly about a problem, even if we haven't FIGURED OUT A SOLUTION! <BR> <BR> IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM <BR> <BR> Beck Says: To solve a problem, you first have to define it. Sometimes, this... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:29:42 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Thirty-Three - Eliminate Emotional Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822661 (???) I have to tell you I have been DREADING this one. This is my BIGGEST vice, of course, along with many other "disordered" eaters. The workbook titles this chapter, "Soothe Your Emotions WITHOUT Eating". When I first looked at it this morning (I'm tired) I thought it said, "Soothe Your EMOTIONS WITH EATING". I was thinking back to the day we had to SKIP lunch to feel hunger and know that it was NOT an emergency to be without a meal (hungry). All I could think was, "I'm NOT doing th... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:47:28 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Thirty-Two - Prepare for Travel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822105 Today is day Thirty-Two! And seeing the ones I follow, WATERMELLEN and SANDICANE wrapping up their programs I am saddened. I LIKE comfort zones and following them has been one for me. And I have had so much support from all of you it has been AMAZING to say the least! It has truly been an amazing journey...one that I wish I had had to follow in my very young years but I am thankful for it NOW even more because I really appreciate it! <BR> <BR> But I cannot thank each of you ENOUGH! <e... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:24:36 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Thirty-One - Decide About Drinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821459 Today is day Thirty-One, about drinking Alcoholic beverages. This one is a freebie for me since I don't drink ANY alcohol anymore. I considered skipping this one but decided to do it anyway since many people following these blogs do drink some alcoholic beverages. <BR> <BR> First, most of us know that alcohol is metabolized at 7 calories per gram, a bit more than protein and carbs, but a bit less than fats. That should tell us a lot right there. <BR> <BR> Beck begins by saying: "Drinking... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 06:40:25 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Thirty - Stay in Control When Eating Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820972 Beck includes going to a restaurant, family gathering, holiday celebration and other special events, in this. She reminds us that we will encounter lots of TRIGGERS. <BR> <BR> Plan to Eat Out: Create a plan for eating out and set a date to implement the plan at a restaurant sometime this week. Beck tells us that this is a SKILL that requires preparation and practice. <BR> <BR> Choose a suitable day and place. Pick a day you won't be particularly stressed and plan to eat a slightly earl... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:37:11 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Twenty-Nine - Resist Food Pushers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820508 Okay, today is my weigh day. I was thrilled AND disappointed. Thrilled because this morning I was 158.2 and from one week ago that is 2 pounds down! But don't forget half of this week was out trudging in the woods hunting with John, getting absolutely EXHAUSTED. Disappointed, because I actually do want to do this SLOW so it STAYS off. I'm happy where I am now so I can do this slow. Another thing, I actually refigured my BMI and had to set my goal down from 145 to 135 because I have actu... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:17:48 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Twenty-Eight - Get Ready to Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819917 Tomorrow marks the end of the second week of "dieting". Of course, I had already been "streaking" with absolute pristine eating (I told you I am ALL or NOTHING which I know I will have to work on) so I have been "dieting" for weeks longer. <BR> <BR> Beck tells us to get up in the morning, step on the scale...wear the same weight clothes as we wore last week (I always do). Then calculate your change in weight, add a new dot on my weight-loss graph and connect the dots. I have "conquered" m... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:06:58 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Twenty-Seven - Master the Seven Question Technique http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819341 The workbook calls it Respond to Sabotaging Thoughts <BR> <BR> Beck tells us to use our list of sabotaging thoughts and thinking mistakes. We are to put them on Response Cards to help more effectively reply to these thoughts. We are to read these cards at a set time every day, ideally when we read our Advantages Response Card. Also, pull them out WHENEVER we need them. The idea is PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT and we will eventually automatically respond to our sabotaging thoughts even without ... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:41:27 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Twenty-Six - Recognize Thinking Mistakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818756 First, I want to thank everyone for listening to my FEAR yesterday, of the future, of the program, of going BACK to my old BINGEING from the fear, of EVERYTHING in life it would seem. I knew I was tired....but I went to bed at 6:00 last night and slept (in a coma it would seem) until 4:30 this morning. I realize I was EXHAUSTED from days of walking woods and being in the cold. Then packing and unpacking SO much stuff (you would NOT believe how much is required for hunting) on both ends of ... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:33:51 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Twenty-Five -Identifying Sabotaging Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818099 The workbook names it "Pay attention to your thinking". Either way it works the same. <BR> <BR> First, I thank you so very much for all your comments and well-wishes and complements that I am doing so well. I REALLY appreciate them. But, as I have said before that is all the same information MOST are taught at home in early life...I wasn't. I did not come from a "broken home" early in life but from two parents that always worked full-time so no one was around to teach me such things. ... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:58:38 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Twenty-Four - Diminish Discouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817570 Today is Day 24!!! It has flown. And I cannot thank ALL of you enough for going this journey with me! As most of you have guessed, this Beck Solution has been my true God -send and "so far" I have loved it and had no hiccups. I am very thankful today that we are away and hunting in the woods even though it seems (from Facebook) that no hunters anywhere in Michigan have seen ANY deer, us included (except one funny one below)! I woke up this morning and not ONE inch of me doesn't HURT. An... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 04:54:59 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Twenty-Three - Counter the Unfairness Syndrome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817069 Well, here I am on day Twenty-three! I can't believe it-it just flies because it is such a good thing! <BR> <BR> The workbook titles this day "overcome Feelings of Unfairness". <BR> <BR> She begins with "Life isn't fair, that's for sure. It seems even less fair when you have to restrict your eating." She then lists several things: <BR> <BR> I have to deprive myself so much. <BR> <BR> I can't eat like other people. <BR> <BR> I have to work so hard to lose weight. <BR> <BR> I have such... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 03:57:10 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Twenty-Two - OH WELL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816533 First thing to do today was Weigh In! I did have apprehension inside but it was NOT the brick anymore. I was disappointed that it was not under my mile-marker of the 160 mark. 160.4, there, I said it. 15.4 pounds yet to lose...but that is NOT important...what is, is that since a week ago I have lost 1.8 pounds! Right on track! Thank you all for your wonderful support and remarks and guiding words. I cannot thank you enough! <BR> <BR> Before doing today's day, I have to admit to you al... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:47:52 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Twenty-One - Getting Ready to Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815972 Today is day 21...Getting Ready to Weigh In. Even though I am weighing every day, thinking about weighing in tomorrow still brings that "brick" in my stomach. UGH...will it EVER change? And THANK YOU all who commented about weight fluctuating...I shall go back and read those comments often, I assure you! <BR> <BR> First, Dr. Beck lists the reasons weighing yourself is important. <BR> <BR> They allow you to celebrate and build up your confidence when you've lost weight...??? <BR> <BR> Th... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:14:51 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Twenty - Getting Back on Track and a Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815314 Today is day 20. This time is flying by...and too quickly which is why I shall redo this program (or at least parts) when I finish. I can't tell you how much it has meant to me to have all the support from all of you. Thank you! <BR> <BR> Day 20 the book titles this day "Getting Back on Track" while the Workbook titles it "Start Over This Moment"! Either way we look at it this one suits me to a "T". I have admitted to lifelong bingeing (not so much for the last two years) but this chapt... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 06:12:37 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Nineteen - Don't Deceive YOURSELF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814664 First, I want to wish EVERY veteran in the US and elsewhere, a blessed Veteran's Day. My own John is a veteran of Viet Nam and I have heard the ugly things he went through. My dad was a veteran of WWII. Wherever you or your veteran is I wish to give them my profound thanks! <em>304</em> and ALWAYS thank a serviceman when you see them on the street or in a store...I do and they always appreciate it! <BR> <BR> Second, again I want to thank you all for your marvelous support...it truly d... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:41:37 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Eighteen-Redefining FULL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814014 Again, thank you all for your wonderful support....yesterday was a success...but it WAS difficult until dinner was over. I had a slice of my high fiber bread with butter on it the same as if I was bingeing on it, staring me in the eye the whole time I ate. But I DID it! It felt SO good to throw that OFFENSE away at the end of the meal. Then I was okay! <BR> <BR> Today is Redefining Full and I look forward to this one. I have actually been feeling fullness in my tummy for some time now..... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:12:26 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Seventeen-OH-OH, I FORGOT this one was coming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813444 Today's Lesson is to End Overeating. I had read it before on WATERMELLEN's and SANDICANE's blogs but I FORGOT. It didn't seem bad when I read that they had to do it...but now...hmmm I don't have a problem throwing food away or out to the animals to eat but this threw me today. I think because I had a mildly "hungry" day yesterday...didn't overeat though...but I CAN DO THIS TOO. <BR> <BR> There are 2 circumstances involved here: <BR> <BR> 1. Too much food on our plates <BR> <BR> 2. Deli... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 07:56:28 EST Beck Diet Solution Day 16...Prevent Unplanned Eating! NO CHOICE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812934 Today is a day I have looked forward to since reading it on WATERMELLEN's and SANDICANE's blogs. They are about 10 days ahead of me on this so I am always well-prepared for my days after reading about them on their blogs. I would recommend their blogs to anyone else that is interested in learning about the Beck solution. <BR> <BR> Today is about preventing unplanned eating. No matter what our internal arguments are we need to remember: <BR> <BR> "You made a plan, and you'll follow that p... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 06:48:04 EST Beck Diet Solution Day 15...start the http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812392 Today, day 15, is not only FIRST weigh-in day but the first day of the "diet"! <BR> <BR> I have to add a note here that on yesterday's blog one comment on it was particularly helpful to me about the word "diet". NELLJONES, a wonderful lady that has been MAINTAINING her weight at least 40 years and is a role model to all, left the following comment on my blog! <BR> <BR> "Remember, the word "diet" is derived from the Greek word 'diaita' meaning 'way of life'. Food is just one piece of your W... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 07:15:39 EST Beck Diet Solution Day 14...Get Ready For Tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811766 Hard to believe that I am on day 14 and JUST now, tomorrow, going to begin the "healthy eating plan" (note: I just could not deal with the word "diet" so am now calling it this because that's what it is). <BR> <BR> This is the time to reread the pointers, make sure all your Response Cards are available and used...plan activities, both planned and spontaneous. <BR> <BR> Plan our eating plan. I pretty much eat the same things each week and with Spark's nutrition tracker and fitness tracker I... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 06:51:08 EST Beck Diet Solution Day 13...Overcome Cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811120 First, I want to thank everyone for supporting me in what was to me, the SCARIEST thing I could do...miss a meal and NOT make it up later in the day. With each comment that I read the "brick" in my tummy melted a bit more until it was GONE. And, you know what? We were busy enough that even after I got home and several hours later ate my dinner, I realized I was NOT ravenously hungry! This morning my tummy is grumbling loudly but I don't "feel" all that hungry. So, thank you all again. ... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 06:54:17 EST Beck Diet Solution Day 12...Prove You Can Tolerate Hunger and Cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810492 Today's lesson is SCARY to me. I WILL do it...I know I can but with me I know it is definitely a "mental" thing that hinders me WANTING to do it. <BR> <BR> Beck Day 12 is to SKIP lunch. This is NOT unusual for me to skip a meal whichever meal gets in "my way" at the time...However, the difference today is that in the past (now, don't gasp) IF I missed a meal or even two meals during the day I ALWAYS MADE THEM UP before going to bed. Told you it is a MENTAL thing with me. Even if it mea... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 07:36:13 EST Beck Diet Solution Day 11...I made it through my HUNGRY day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809779 Today is day 11 of Beck and day 22 of "the streak"....I did NOT blow it yesterday! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> As you know I follow several days behind WATERMELLEN (who is REvisiting Beck) and SANDICANE who are both marvelous at this. Today I would like to quote much of WATERMELLEN's blog for day 11. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4000186 </link> <BR> <BR> "Learning to distinguish among hunger, desire and craving for food" This wil... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 07:44:25 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Ten...yesterday was a HUNGRY day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809135 Right off, today is day 21 of our STREAK....SHAWFAN, GINIEMIE, and moi! So proud of you girls! <BR> <BR> I also want to thank you all for your support...I believe it really saved me yesterday...I wasn't going to cave in to hunger but I sure did want the day to go by fast so I could go to bed. Not sure what was up though I did do a lot more heavy cleaning and moving things outside. I haven't been adjusting my calories like spark allows with the food tracker but Beck advises going with I th... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 07:36:58 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Nine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808569 Today is day Nine of Beck and it is also day 20 for us STREAKERS! <BR> <BR> Day nine says to Select and Exercise Plan...and having used exercise to correct SEVERAL health issues...pre-diabetes, cholesterol, back pain and more....I have remained an "exerciser" for 6 years. It is just a necessary part of my day...NO MATTER WHAT. <BR> <BR> I suppose I can "credit" myself for this one. So I do. <BR> <BR> She lists many benefits of exercise: <BR> <BR> Might help control appetite (it does) <B... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 09:36:09 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Eight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807969 Unbelievable! Today is day 8 of the Beck Solution! <BR> <BR> It is also day 19 for us streakers! Nearly three weeks this time! <BR> <BR> First she welcomes us to week TWO! <BR> <BR> One of the first highlighted statements is" <BR> <BR> "It's crucially important for you to review at LEAST a couple of times a day all the reasons you have for wanting to lose weight...by now famous ARC card (Advantages Response Card). I do this at LEAST four times per day. <BR> <BR> Today's lesson is abou... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:02:24 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Seven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807381 Today is also day 18 for us streakers! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Today's Beck lesson is an important one for healthy eaters and one that I am thankful I learned quite some time ago so it is easy. <BR> <BR> Today's lesson is about rearranging or cleaning up our food environment of things that are "offensive" to us in our new way of life. Thankfully, my biggest help in this is that John (DH) was never a "junk" eater. The only "junk" things he ever has around are a few chocolate candies tha... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:43:47 EST Beck Diet Solution Day Six http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806805 Here I am at day six...either ALREADY or FINALLY. Already, because it seems to be flying....but FINALLY, because I want it to even go faster than it is....so that I will reach maintenance and "be a maintainer"! In other words, I will already know it ALL! LOL...NOT! <BR> <BR> Seriously, there has been SO much packed into my brain these past five days that at times I got just a tiny bit panicked, that I couldn't do it. But that was just ME. <BR> <BR> Today is the day we find a coach. Mos... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:37:35 EST