Beck Trek Day 22, Oh Well! I missed a few days…
I’m back! I had to take a hiatus from blogging while I saved the world. Actually, I just had to organize 120 excited teenagers into a youth symphony!
I am going to give myself credit for continuing to read and implement the Beck book an... Read more
Beck Trek Day 12, I Didn’t Die!
I actually did this fasting exercise on Sunday because it is a tradition in my religion that the first Sunday of every month is a day of fasting. We fast from Saturday evening to Sunday evening. The money that we would have spent on food is gi... Read more
Beck Trek Day 11, Changing My Relationship with Hunger
After incorporating the skills learned in this chapter into my life, my relationship with hunger has changed dramatically.
I remember a time when I never felt hunger. Instead, I walked around in a food-induced fog. I numbed my feelings wi... Read more
Beck Trek Day 10, Set a Realistic Goal
This is not as important to me now as my goal is one I reach every day – and that is maintenance. It is more abstract than 5 pounds, which in some ways, makes it more difficult. It is a hard goal to measure sometimes as well. But do you know ... Read more
Beck Trek Day 9, Exercise Plan is Off and Running
This is another Beck skill that I feel I already have firmly under my belt! I have a very regular schedule of running and Pilates that includes about 20-25 miles per week. I spend at least 30 minutes every day (except Sunday) doing planned exe... Read more
Beck Trek Day 8, Get a Job With Great Benefits
I love this chapter! When I finally decided I was going to lose all of my excess weight, more than 3 ½ years ago, I decided I was going to make it a job. With a job, it becomes your priority. You don’t tell your boss that you have to stay hom... Read more
Beck Reboot Ch. 5, Week 1, Day 7, My New Title: Health Environmentalist
Finally! This is one that I am good at already! After days of struggling with a couple of Beck’s challenges, I feel like “Arranging Your Environment” is one I have under me belt.
I have kept any treats that I have for my family in the fre... Read more
Beck Reboot Chapter 5 Week 1 Day 6 Put Me in Coach! I’m Ready to Play!
Sorry for the silly title, but I can’t get that song out of my head. We are winding up our minor league baseball season here in Idaho Falls and this is the last week of games. It’s fun, but I am definitely ready to give up sitting for three ho... Read more
Beck Reboot Chapter 5 - Week 1 - Day 5 – I’d Eat Mindfully if I Hadn’t Lost It
My mind that is! It has been a crazy day. It has NOT been the best day for being mindful about eating.
Like sitting, I have a hard time with being mindful. I found this definition of mindfulness online:
ˈmīn(d)f(ə)lnəs/... Read more
Beck Reboot Chapter 5 - Week 1 - Day 4 – Credit Worthy
I will start by giving myself credit for sitting while eating yesterday. (If you read my blog, you know that sitting is very difficult for me.) Not only did I force myself to sit, but I discovered something about my silly condition that I didn... Read more
Beck Reboot Chapter 5, Week 1,Day 3 – All Those Who Want to Succeed, Sit Down!
This is the hardest part of all for me. Not because I am willful. Not because I want to continue snacking. Not because I believe that whatever you eat standing up doesn’t count. I know this sounds really weird but I HATE sitting.
I have... Read more
Beck Reboot Chapter 5, Week 1, Day 2: Any Diet Will Do!
I love that Dr. Beck stresses that any diet will do! She stresses that the goal of every diet – no matter how fantastical – is to reduce the number of calories you consume. This is so important to remember, because it is not the diet fad that ... Read more
Beck Reboot Chapter 5 - Week 1 - Day 1 My Advantage Response Card
When I was 40 years old and over 200 pounds I went to see an internist for a general physical. He took all of my vitals, listened to my heart, and then sat down with me to review my family medical history. And the list goes: Type II Diabetes ... Read more
Beck Reboot Chapter 4: I Flipped My Own Switch!
This chapter seemed to serve primarily as a pep talk – a last push of persuasion to those who might still be on the fence about deciding whether or not to follow the Beck program. In reading the “In Session with Dr. Beck” section I was struck b... Read more
Beck Reboot Chapter 3: I AM a thin person, therefore I THINK like one?
Not very far into reading chapter three, I began to realize that I am a thin person in more than physical appearance. I am not one to often give myself credit, but the feeling that came over me as I read Beck’s list of questions was one of conf... Read more