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Beck Day 8 Create Time and Energy

Friday, September 04, 2015      4 comments

Beck says we need to schedule specific time for planning, shopping, and preparing meals. We need to have time to eat slowly, exercise and review our cards and checklists. We may need to reduce our activities and we definitely need to prioritize... Read more

Beck Day 7 Arranging My Environment

Thursday, September 03, 2015      10 comments

Today's assignment was actually easy for me. I'm retired so I don't have to worry about a work environment. At home I have been practicing healthy eating since 2009 and had rearranged all my food temptations and my dishes a long time ago. The ... Read more

Beck Day 6 Finding a Diet Coach

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      3 comments

Finding a mentor for your Beck journey is essential. Mentors, Coaches, or Buddies help you with motivation, self confidence, problem solving and accountability. They also help give you a fresh perspective on your journey. Its important to fin... Read more

Beck Day 5 Eating Slowly and Mindfully

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      4 comments

I was happy to see Beck address mindful eating. I've been reading Michelle May's book Eat What You Love and Love What You Eat for about a month and it ties in perfectly with what Beck says in this chapter. When I chose my 2 diets I included th... Read more

Beck Day 4 Giving Myself Credit

Monday, August 31, 2015      6 comments

Why is giving myself credit so hard? I don't really know, but I do believe that if I start doing it, it will become easier to keep doing. As I do it more frequently I should start feeling better about myself. Feeling positive will make workin... Read more

Beck Day 3 Sit Down to Eat and Enjoy Your Food

Sunday, August 30, 2015      9 comments

It's easy for me to eat mindlessly if I'm eating "on the run" or even just standing. It's important to be conscious of every bite that I put in my mouth. I need to make a conscious decision to slow down, set the table, make the food look att... Read more

Beck Day 2 Food Plan Choices

Saturday, August 29, 2015      3 comments

It was interesting to me that Beck brought up something I've just learned recently although I've been dieting for 50 years....All nutritious food plans work, there is NO Magic Plan. We just need to eat a reasonable number of calories for our w... Read more

Beck Day 1 Advantages

Friday, August 28, 2015      8 comments

I know how easy it is to lose motivation when trying to lose weight so I took very seriously the suggestion to list the Advantages to my staying on track with my program and continuing on to goal weight. So I listed 10 advantages on a card, on ... Read more

Getting Ready Beck Chapt 4

Thursday, August 27, 2015      5 comments

I've got my notebook, cards and stickies! I am more than ready. In fact I read Chapt 5 and made out my Advantage Response card! I am so eager to begin, but I know I have to take it one step at a time, one day at a time. So often I have... Read more

Beck Chapter 3 How Thin People Think

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      4 comments

I enjoyed this chapter. I live with a thin person and watch how he eats all the time. He definitely meets all the criteria of a thin person and even after 43 years of marriage am still constantly amazed at how he eats and how he thinks about fo... Read more

What Beck says" Really Makes You Eat'

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      7 comments

We should eat from hunger and a need to fuel our bodies, but often we eat when we're triggered by something outside ourselves...environmental, mental, biological, and emotional. When we are triggered it is up to us to make a decision: Do we wa... Read more

My First Day with Beck The Keys to Success

Monday, August 24, 2015      10 comments

I'm one of the minority on this thread...I've never read Beck before so its all new to me. The first chapter was very reassuring. Beck emphasized the one most important factor that I believe helped me to lose 90 pounds and keep 80 of it off fo... Read more

Experiment of One

Wednesday, June 17, 2015      9 comments

Its been almost a year since I wrote my last blog. I've been on Spark but I've definitely been struggling. I have been stalled at 185 in my journey to go from 270 pounds to 175 pounds. I have tried a couple of different eating plans - Whole 3... Read more


Sunday, August 31, 2014      3 comments

I started the WHOLE30 on Saturday Jul 19th and today Sun Aug 31st I am on my own—Training Wheels Off! I had a great experience with Whole 30. After being stuck in the same 10 pound range which is 10 to 20 pounds over my goal weight for over a... Read more


Wednesday, August 20, 2014      8 comments

I finished my 30 days of Whole30 Monday and am starting to add foods back into my diet to see how my body reacts. I have to say, I did the Whole30 without any slips and with very little trouble. The biggest change I noticed is that my cravings... Read more

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