ONEKIDSMOM's SparkPeople Blog ONEKIDSMOM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Sometimes the affirmations of confessions are startling I was amazed by some of the comments to yesterday's blog. By how many other technical professionals who have had to battle the bulge (as I have), or for that matter, other intellectual workers in other fields... have "used" similar drugs to fuel the brain... in particular the carb/protein mix of peanut M&M's (or Snickers bars) and sugared soda. Of course I gave up the sugared soda WAY back in 1989... and gave up the diet sodas late in 2009. <BR> <BR> Funny how we revert to youthful crut... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 07:18:29 EST The Grumpy side and the Triumphant side Grumpy is losing about three days' worth of work trying to help somebody else out. Sigh. <em>33</em> That happened Monday afternoon. Completely bummed. <BR> <BR> It was also chilly outside. <BR> <BR> And my knees were complaining about the step height on the escalators (which I want to walk up and down, not just ride). <BR> <BR> Oh, and of course, I got my flu shot that morning, so no knowing if any muscle or joint aches might be psychosomatic reaction to having done THAT. <BR> <BR... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 08:00:43 EST Beck Blue Holiday Trap #2: The Wall to Wall Treats Trap Trap #2, The Wall to Wall Treats Trap is also a holiday classic: You can't avoid the holiday foods in the office kitchen. <BR> <BR> Well! This is one I have some experience with. Back when I was heavier, I was an "eat in secret" overeater. But still, having even ONE treat at the office would trigger a binge at home when I could eat the whole bag, or make a whole batch. I would stock the candy stash in the System Test area, only buy an extra bag I could eat all for myself! I was a suppl... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 07:44:01 EST Beck Blue Holiday Trap #1: The YOLO Trap #1 is The YOLO (You Only Live Once) Trap - You use holidays as an excuse to eat whatever you want. <BR> <BR> This is the classic celebration trap. Face it, there are some foods that only show up at certain events... folks ONLY make them for the holidays. These might actually be worth planning for a small portion of. <BR> <BR> But what about the rest? The sheer volume? Some of which you wouldn't look at twice during the normal days of your life? <BR> <BR> But the attitude of c'mon, ... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 07:23:06 EST Beck Blue Chapter 8: Holiday Traps How timely! It's October, and we are about to plunge into the season of temptation (for me, anyway). Starting when the Halloween candy hits the store aisles in AUGUST, for heaven's sake... all the way to New Year's, my old nemesis, SUGAR, and her friend FAT are all around in the environment! But that doesn't mean I have to invite them home for a party! <BR> <BR> Even though when I took the quiz in Chapter 1, Holidays did not show up as a "high alert" area, it did show up as a moderate one... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 08:36:28 EST Bonus blog - finishing off Beck Blue Chapter 7 I did blog about Beck Blue (The Diet Trap Solution: Train your Brain to Lose Weight and Keep It Off for Good by Judith S. Beck Phd and Deborah Beck Busis) earlier in the week, on Monday and Tuesday, but I did not give the specific list of traps associated with this chapter: Travel and Eating Out Traps. <BR> <BR> So many of the Beck Pink (The Beck Diet Solution: train your brain to think like a thin person by Judith S. Beck, Ph.D) trekkers covered Day 30 - Stay In Control when eating out an... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 19:21:37 EST The best spectator seat for sunrise? On the run, of course! I made it to the starting point at 6:30 a.m. on the dot. It was still dark. It was chilly, 40-something. I was better prepared for that than I was last week. I had on my running tights (the ones that proclaim me a goddess with the interior label every time I don them... they make me smile). It was chilly enough that I could justify long sleeves, and I inaugurated my "Lincoln Marathon Award Winner" tech shirt with this morning's outing. I had tried it on, but never worn it to run in... i... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 12:59:26 EST Quick pre-work blog Hey, I've used that title before! But that's a good descriptor. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I left work promptly to make my appointment at the Chiropractic place. The drill was pretty much the same as a week ago. He asked how it went with the homework, whether I felt any ill effects from the work we did. I don't think so. As a "mature" person, sometimes it's hard to tell when a body part talked to you whether it's related to ANYTHING else! <BR> <BR> I reviewed what I was supposed to be feeling... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 07:55:55 EST Just because you planned it, was it a good idea? Lunch out with my friend gave me a chance to practice those "eating out skills" that Beck talks about in the Pink book's Day 30. I did NOT fall into any of the travel and eating out traps described in the Blue Book's chapter 7. I went on line in advance and knew what I wanted... <BR> <BR> I knew I could order a half sandwich, choosing my own bread and my own cheese... and what's the point of going to a grilled cheese place without ordering grilled cheese. I went with whole wheat and mozza... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 07:08:21 EST Off the grid We get SO dependent on our technology. I was playing with the Garmin again last night, when I was supposed to do a 3 mile "tempo" run, trying to get a "workout" defined in it, and then run that workout. <BR> <BR> I wasn't crazy about the readout it gave me during the workout, and somewhere in the third mile I started playing with the buttons, trying to see what I really wanted to see at that point which was my total distance so far. In the process, I lost the record of the workout entirely... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 07:45:59 EST Sunday rest day The "official" training plan, the one for the Good Life Halfsy, has Sunday marked as a rest day... every... cotton-pickin'... week. Sunday as a rest day doesn't work well for me. I'm a weekend warrior... it's the only time I have to train "long"... and when I'm tri-training, there is usually more than one sport that needs a "long". The long run is now on Saturday with the group... Sunday was when I would have a long swim, or a long bike. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I did neither. I stuck to the... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:37:44 EST Beck Blue Chapter 6: Family Traps I think I'm liking Beck Blue's organization of the traps... it gives us a chance to work a "problem" area in context of the rest of our lives! <BR> <BR> My test scores from Chapter 1 in the "Family problems" section indicated that while this isn't a HIGH area of concern for me, surprise, I'm human, and there is cross-over, as always between the areas... to the emotions. And for me, emotions is a high risk area. Reminder of my personal scores: <BR> <BR> Family problems section: <BR> 10. ... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 11:05:49 EST Finding Nemo... uh, the running crew! There was this string of e-mails and FB posts, you see. The first one was pretty normal: The group will meet at 7 a.m. at trailhead X for 8 miles for both beginners and intermediates. <BR> <BR> Then the fun began: someone posted a question: "The football game is early this weekend... anybody up to start at 6:30?" <BR> <BR> I actually responded to that one, "If A & B are up for it, I can force myself to get there by 6:30". <BR> <BR> Then another voice chimed in: "I'll meet the 6:30 g... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 13:27:36 EST Beck Blue Part 3: Interpersonal Traps Part 3 of "The Diet Trap Solution: Train Your Brain to Lose Weight and Keep It Off for Good" by Judith S. Beck PhD and Deborah Beck Busis (shortened in our blogs to "Beck Blue" for its cover color) contains two chapters. <BR> <BR> Chapter 5: Food Pusher Traps <BR> Chapter 6: Family Traps <BR> <BR> How appropriate that I had just been reading Chapter 5, Food Pusher Traps when the regular Beck Trekkers through the original Pink book are hitting day 29 - "Resist Food Pushers". "Jinx!" as ... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:07:21 EST A new kind of adventure I mentioned in a blog in August going to have an "assessment" at a chiropractic spine and joint place that does something called "Active Release Techniques". This technique is "designed to rid injured areas of scar tissue". <BR> <BR> This center uses both chiropractic adjustments and this soft tissue technique, along with education about proper maintenance (read stretching, and form for controlled exercises), to address prevention and cure. <BR> <BR> Well, I don't have any critical, flarin... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 07:58:27 EST A few more thoughts on Beck Blue Chapter 4 Chapter 4: Emotional Eating Traps, that is. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I linked back to my work on Day 33 of Beck Pink, because I really did give that day a LOT of thought, having gone through many decades of KNOWING that was the real issue for me. Those earlier blogs from January this year poured out what I personally learned through experience and the ah-hah's of insight. <BR> <BR> But the authors of what I've been calling Beck Blue because of its blue cover, "The Diet Trap Solution: Train ... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 07:37:22 EST Beck Blue Chapter 4: Emotional Eating Traps I am going to point back to my FOUR, count 'em FOUR Day 33 blogs from Beck Pink, about emotional eating. <BR> <BR> Pre-blog 1 I introduced my history and why Emotional Eating is such a BIG Deal for me, personally. <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848338 </link> <BR> <BR> Blog 1 takes us to the very beginning: recognizing that in fact we are experiencing an emotion! <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:56:43 EST Focus on recovery - the day after a big event Whenever I have an athletic event that I know is going to pump me way up, and is going to last multiple hours, as yesterday's triathlon would (Olympic triathlon for me is about 4 hours)... I plan the next day off work. This is just plain wisdom. Even if there were NOT the physical element of recovery, there is an emotional recovery, and for the introverted, the assimilation phase is part of the process. <BR> <BR> So I booked the furnace check for this morning. And I wrote myself reminders... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 19:36:21 EST Every TRI has its lessons and thoughts Today's was no different. Nowadays when I go to TRI, I am I suppose what one could call a "veteran"... I know what works and what doesn't for me, based on my previous races. I know what to mentally remind myself of in transition... as I've made all kinds of gaffes in races past. <BR> <BR> I packed the car before bed last night, and made my breakfast of skim milk soaked rolled oats with raisins and cinnamon, and left if in the fridge overnight. It came in the car to be consumed in the park... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 17:57:24 EST Holding it in check in the midst of active groups! Discipline is remembering what you really, really want. And acting on that desire. What I really, really want? Is to finish my Olympic distance triathlon tomorrow, not get pulled off the course, and cross that finish line upright with a smile on my face. <em>237</em> <em>332</em> <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> Burning myself out by RACING today's event would not serve that goal. That event today was the BryanLGH Run To Overcome - an awareness raising event supporting mental health, an... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 14:32:17 EST Packing the bag - in photos You saw the nuts, waiting on the shelf: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I like to keep five kinds on hand (macadamia, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, left to right) and vary which ones get weighed into the snack. Today it was almonds, half an ounce, with 3/4 ounce of dried apricot halves. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Then there is th... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 07:47:18 EST Back to Beck Blue: Internal Traps - Stress Or... "How I trap myself". <BR> <BR> Part 2 of the Blue book has two chapters in it - Stress traps, and Emotional Eating Traps. <BR> <BR> Even though my score on Stress traps in the quiz were not high as being "likely", I'm going to build myself an escape plan for them anyway. Why? Because during "taper crazy", I have to wonder whether it's "stress" or "emotion", and does it matter if the tool works? <BR> <BR> Stress section - reminders of my answers: <BR> 1. How likely are you to us... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 07:31:13 EST My brain will have to be on automatic today I'm too giddy. I just spent about an hour playing tag with the travel sites, booking my trip to make sure I see two people I know and admire cross the finish line in Boston on Patriot Day (Massachusetts version) 2016. Make that at least two people I know... who knows what others might be qualified that I know but don't know about yet! <BR> <BR> Of course, y'all know about my baby brother. MOBYCARP gives me at least partial credit for nudging him toward what has become his passion, running... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 07:59:50 EST Beck Blue: Now that you have the foundation, building The end of Chapter Two of The Diet Trap Solution: Train your brain to lose weight and keep it off for Good by Judith S. Beck, PHD and Deborah Beck Busis sets the stage for the remainder of Beck Blue, which is pretty simple. <BR> <BR> The gist of it is at this point, you are prepared: you have the ten foundational strategies... you need to go back to your answers to the quiz from chapter 1 (my blog about it is here: <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_i... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:50:27 EST There are two ways to get an award shirt at the Buffalo Run <img src=""> The moment of stillness while the National Anthem is played... flag in the sunrise... we will start headed East. <BR> <BR> Some of you may remember that last year was the first year I finished the Buffalo run "in the shirts". That references the first way one can walk away with an award shirt... finish in the top three in your division (age group). <BR> <BR> Last year, while I ran slower than my ... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 16:46:31 EST Even the dental office folks are fans... I have to say a few words about the dentist I went to see today. She is, in fact, a periodontist. I was referred to her back in 2002, I believe it was... I know it was before my divorce... for the procedure that's as ugly as it sounds: planing and root scaling. Yikes! Have never had to repeat that process, as she saw me through and past my fear of dentists... taught me to breathe through my nose so I no longer feared drowning in the chair... <BR> <BR> She and the hygienists who work for... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 12:37:55 EST The Semantics of Beck: Indecision versus having choices Great comment on yesterday's blog from SLENDERELLA61 hit at the heart of Beck's program: " It is when we are indecisive that we struggle. Beck teaches us to make a plan and stick with it. No Choice means No Struggle." <BR> <BR> I think the rebel in me fights back against that! I need to feel that I *do* have a choice. And in fact, we always do. Sometimes our resistance is truly about semantics... the words we choose or react to when others use them! <BR> <BR> The beauty of the Advantage... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 07:37:10 EST Quicky accountability * I have not been reading my advantages list. <BR> <BR> * I have ONE day of eating what's in the bag in the books, after THREE days of "off the rails". OK, my "off the rails" these days isn't as bad as my 200+ pounds version, but I know when I'm doing it. This was probably driven by anxiety over the three races in 8 days I'm about to embark upon starting Sunday: the thought that I still haven't decided is 100% sabotaging is to store up energy for the taper/races. Tapering before a race (o... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 07:59:39 EST Non-Beck: Speaking the truth to power One of my favorite West Wing episodes is the one where they hand Will Bailey something that's a piece of doo-doo, tell him it's the President's idea and then put him in a room with The Man to see if he's up to truly staffing a powerful man. Will he call a buffalo chip for what it is? <BR> <BR> We face similar decisions every day with our eating and exercise. In our heart of hearts, we KNOW if we phoned in a workout, we KNOW whether we measured or eye-balled, we KNOW if we flat out picked s... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 08:00:42 EST Beck Blue Foundation Strategy #10: Capture "worth it" memories I don't remember this one from Beck Pink! If anybody does, jog my elbow. <BR> <BR> But seriously, this is something that is SO key to maintaining... and to long-term losing when the going gets tough. With this foundational strategy, the authors encourage us to collect and preserve moments when we felt the effort was SO WORTH IT! <BR> <BR> I had a parallel concept in my own journeying that I called "giggle points". These were the serendipity realizations that I could *do* something I didn... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 11:34:27 EST Beck Blue: Foundation Strategies 8 and 9 Eventually these foundation strategies will be put together in building my "escape plans" from the "diet traps"... especially the ones for emotional eating and recovering from lapses. <BR> <BR> Quick review of strategies 1 to 7: <BR> 1. Read your advantages list. <BR> 2. Sit down and eat slowly, savoring/enjoying each bite. <BR> 3. Give yourself CREDIT for every good choice throughout the day! As you make them! <BR> 4. Create and read reminder cards that help YOU get past your sabotaging ... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 12:07:27 EST Bonus blog - Beck Blue Chapter Two continued: Foundation Strategies Some of you may have noticed I'm creeping my way through Chapter 2 as I re-establish my commitment to the Foundation Strategies. In Beck Blue (The Diet Trap Solution: Train your brain to lose weight and keep it off for good), the approach is to establish those foundation strategies, and then build them into specific "Escape Plans" for the diet traps identified back in Chapter 1. Here's my blog with the quiz results from Chapter 1. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 15:13:42 EST And I helped Do your bit. Make a contribution. Volunteer. You can't do it all... but you might be able to do one little thing. It's the spirit of community, reduced to practicality. <BR> <BR> Today the Red Dirt Running group was going to use our Saturday group run as a preview of the new route for the Run To Overcome 10K route. Poor Eddie was going to be on his own, and he's not a native... he's from Omaha. <BR> <BR> We'd been given a map, but poor Eddie is not familiar with the territory, and he... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 12:02:54 EST It's FRIDAY! Beck Blue continues. It's not the thirteenth, and Rubia is blonde, not a black cat at all... but she started off my scenario with a leap and bound, across my lap, onto the keyboard, upsetting my bowl of steel cut oats, splashing some onto her tummy fur, some onto the table... fortunately enough stayed in the bowl that I could salvage breakfast... and through the laughter, I still savored every bite. Beck Credit given! <BR> <BR> Having had to confess yesterday about leaving my book and cards in the desk drawer a... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 07:56:02 EST Got the work day I wanted... but... Beck Blue accountability? OK, brutally honest, my Beck report from the last 3 days: <BR> <BR> Strategy #1: Read your advantages list. I ended up leaving my book with my cards in it, and didn't read it. Not that it didn't "run through my head" a couple of times, but seriously, reading it once a day at least is a good thing. <BR> <BR> Strategy #2: Sit down, eat slowly, savoring every bite. Been doing better at this, having been re-sensitized to it by reading the book and the otehrs' blogs. <BR> <BR> Strategy #3:... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 08:04:44 EST Training and peopling and working and balance It all takes time, and now I'm out of it. <BR> <BR> I was about 5 minutes late to running group last night because I worked an extra ten or fifteen minutes, the longer hike to the car, true 5 p.m. traffic, AND we were starting from a different location, one I wasn't particularly familiar with and further away from home. Excuses, excuses. <em>211</em> But I went, and five sweaty miles later, nothing much matters. Ahhh!+++++++ <BR> <BR> Anyway, this morning: <BR> <BR> * The bag is pack... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 07:59:46 EST Me and Chloe Jones got a thang goin' on Y'all remember I name just about everything. Chloe is what I dubbed the indoor pool at my gym. And I once blogged about zen in the pool, and having this "thing" with her... which led some of my fellow whimsical Sparkers to say her last name had to be Jones, for the old song, "Me and Mrs. Jones..." <BR> <BR> That's the intro for anybody who doesn't have the history. The pool I post a photo of from time to time is my beloved Chloe, snapped at a moment when nobody was around. Love it when t... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 07:36:38 EST The book is Beck Blue, but I still love Mondays Mondays are the stake in the ground, the fresh start, the return to routine. And I'm hoping that this particular Monday will offer me some desk time to wrap up the thing I left hanging on Friday. <BR> <BR> It was a fine weekend, but it needs the balance of the work week to make it so! <BR> <BR> That said, here's my accountability summary of the Foundation Skills (Beck Blue, Chapter 2) from the weekend: <BR> <BR> #1. I did read my advantages card at least once a day. <BR> #2. I did not e... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:53:40 EST Active weekend I *did* manage to convince my son to come do the 5K with me, even though it wasn't looking very hopeful at about 1:30 p.m. Since my son came, and he was on fresh legs, he taunted me into a 9:35 pace... faster than I intended to do that 5K, for sure. It was so funny... kind of like running with a puppy... he would run up a hill ahead, then turn around and jog BACKWARDS for a while. Claimed it was better for his calves, which in turn was better for his feet. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:42:08 EST Bonus blog - Beck Blue Foundation Skills review #1 - we've done before - create an advantages list. Review it daily. <BR> #2 - sit down, eat slowly, and enjoy every bite. <BR> #3 - Give yourself CREDIT each time you practice a skill or make a positive food choice. <BR> #4 - Create reminder cards to respond to your sabotaging thoughts. <BR> <BR> Response cards are an on-going part of the Beck Diet Solution, as outlined originally in the Pink book. They are created on almost a daily basis as you work through the 42 days of the program. ... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:13:54 EST Multi-topics... clearing the clutter in my head! First the news of the week that is NOT Beck related: <BR> <BR> Continuing the Cave metaphor of the new work environment... one of my team came into my cube with wide eyes after having encountered a BAT <em>419</em> in the Atrium of the building! The next day, someone who works in the next office suit over encountered one in the hallway that connects our two sets of offices (this is a hallway I have to take to get to the System Test room). Yikes! And on Friday, yet another person, this ... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:16:19 EST No time! I have so many thoughts cluttering up my head and I'd like to get them blogged out, but... here I am facing the "get out the door and get to work" deadline again. <BR> <BR> So... I'll make do with yesterday's accountability: <BR> <BR> * reviewed my advantages list - yes! <BR> * sat down and savored each bite - MOST of the time. I'm still at the stage of recognizing what's happening as the first bite hits the teeth or tongue and making myself sit again! <BR> <BR> * gave myself credit for... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:52:46 EST Beck Pink throwback and Beck Blue accountability I was thinking I'd just link to my prior blogging to find what I'd said about chapters 3 and 4... only when I looked back, I discovered that I had NOT blogged individually about the earlier chapters 1-4 of Beck Pink. Only a one-blog "introduction". <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822668 </link> <BR> <BR> Many others in the group have blogged more fully the contents of chapters 3 & 4... "how thin people think" (chapter 3... which contrasts the... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:53:01 EST Beck Blue Chapter Two: Foundation Strategies to escape your traps Here we go again with the different order of introduction of things. Remember Beck Pink*'s chapter one "key critical factors"? <BR> <BR> First on that list was "Choose a nutritious diet". In Beck Blue** Chapter Two, one of the first things it says is "You need an eating plan that is not only healthy, reasonable, flexible, and maintainable but also that you'll be able to follow while you're losing weight *and for as long as you want to maintain your weight loss*. <BR> <BR> Then it goes... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:17:59 EST Beck Pink: Chapter two - thought precedes action This is the foundation of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: that very little that we do in life is TRULY automatic. It is learned behavior. <BR> <BR> When we are learning something new, we practice it. As kids, we might have had flash cards that we used to commit the multiplication and addition "math facts" as they called them while my son was in school... they were just "tables" when I was a kid. Who knows what they are called today? <BR> <BR> Some things are so habitual, we become unconscio... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:20:56 EST Beck Pink: Chapter one keys, Beck Blue: Foundational Skills Chapter One of Beck Pink - The Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person by Judith S. Beck, PhD contains a list of nine key "critical factors", things that work. <BR> <BR> * Choose a nutritious diet. <BR> * Create time and energy for dieting. <BR> * Plan what and when you're going to eat (#8 & #9 foundational skills in Blue) <BR> * Seek support. <BR> * Deal with disappointment <BR> * View overeating as a temporary problem that you can solve. <BR> * Cope with hunger and crav... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:56:09 EST A quick blog when there's no time to blog! Accountability: <BR> * The bag is packed. Remember to eat what's in it, no random junk that falls into your life. <BR> <BR> * It is a rest day on the training schedule. Honor the rest day! <BR> <BR> * Remember to go to recess... you need mental breaks in your day! <BR> <BR> Public service announcement: <BR> <BR> There is a Beck re-boot thing going on, reading and re-working the way through The Beck Diet Solution (a.k.a. Beck Pink). I may be confusing some folks who stop by my blog... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:47:27 EST Bonus blog - Chloe under construction I got to the gym to do my swim workout this morning, but got downstairs I found they were re-sealing / cleaning the pool deck of my beloved Chloe (what I dub the indoor pool): <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How rude! And it was about 66 degrees F in the air, but the outdoor pool *is* heated... so... being a triathlete in training (and one who did her practice swim in 63 degree WATER temp August 7th)... but lacking a... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:16:18 EST Beck Blue: The Chapter 1 Quiz All the Beck books are about Cognitive Behavior Therapy's approach to being successful in following whatever program you have chosen to use for weight loss (or maintenance). Beck Blue, officially titled "The Diet Trap Solution: Train Your Brain to Lose Weight" by Judith S. Beck, PhD, and Deborah Beck Busis, casts the challenges in the form of "Diet Traps". <BR> <BR> Chapter One introduces the concept of cognitive behavior therapy and how it works, and then wraps up by getting right down to ... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 08:45:25 EST Bonus blog: Am I Blue? Beck Blue, that is. A whole bunch of folks, led by SLENDERELLA61 are kicking off a re-boot trip through the classic pink version of "The Beck Diet Solution: Train your brain to think like a thin person", by Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. (Link to her blog announcing the kickoff here: <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982670 </link> ) <BR> <BR> Being me, I have to do this a little differently... because it's too recent for me to be going back through the one we affectionate... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 19:37:48 EST