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Beck Day 37 Reducing Stress

Saturday, October 03, 2015      2 comments

Mild stress can increase motivation and help us improve. Moderate, severe, or chronic stress is counterproductive so we need to work on managing our stress. There ae 3 steps to lowering stress: 1. Solve our problems - Identify our sabotagin... Read more

Beck Day 36 Believe it

Friday, October 02, 2015      3 comments

Beck points out that some of us may find it hard to believe that we are losing weight and may feel that it won't continue. She says that consistently using the cognitive and behavioral skills we have learned will lead to weight loss. We need t... Read more

Beck Day 35 Get Ready for Weigh In and Problem Solving w/ Beck

Thursday, October 01, 2015      6 comments

I'm ready for weigh in tomorrow. I've had 2 stressful days and my weight went up slightly each day. It will probably go up a little tomorrow but I'm not worried. I've gone down from last week and stress hormones can play with your weight. I... Read more

Beck Day 34 Solving Problems

Wednesday, September 30, 2015      6 comments

Short blog today. My granddaughter who just started her freshman year in college is in the hospital with a kidney stone. So you can be sure, I will be working on emotional (not) eating today! In this chapter Beck says that just thinking r... Read more

Beck Day 33 Eliminate Emotional Eating

Tuesday, September 29, 2015      5 comments

Sometimes we soothe ourselves with food because we feel upset or bored. Eating can distract us temporarily but it doesn't solve the problem. Eating to soothe ourselves leads to us feeling bad about ourselves. Beck continues by saying that pe... Read more

Beck Day 32 Preparing for Travel

Monday, September 28, 2015      3 comments

Its really important to plan an eating strategy before travelling. Think about it daily for a few days before you leave. Decide how closely you'll follow your regular diet plan. What exceptions you'll make. How much weight gain you'll accept... Read more

Beck Day 31 Deciding about Drinking

Sunday, September 27, 2015      2 comments

I'm glad Beck included this in her Diet Solution Book. DH and I have been visiting wineries and tasting and enjoying wine for about 25 years...ever since we lived in California. So good wine is a part of our lives. On my weight loss journey (... Read more

Beck Day 30 Staying in Control When Eating Out

Saturday, September 26, 2015      4 comments

I don't eat out very often so I need to practice these techniques EVERY time I do eat out. I actually am going to a family dinner tomorrow night so I will plan well for the occasion. Beck says that giving myself special rules for eating ou... Read more

Beck Day 29 Resisting Food Pushers

Friday, September 25, 2015      5 comments

Luckily, I don't have a problem with food pushers very often. My friends and family remember when I weighed 85 pounds more than I do now and they've seen me work very hard to lose and keep off the weight for the last 6 years. But, I think this... Read more

Beck Day 28 Getting Ready to weigh in for Week 2

Thursday, September 24, 2015      3 comments

I'm ready for weigh in tomorrow. I've been going up and down small amounts all week. I just found out about WeightGrapher and I've been showing a steady downward trend so I feel fine. I was up a little at last weeks weigh in, today I'm 1 poun... Read more

Beck Day 27 Mastering the 7 Question Technique

Wednesday, September 23, 2015      4 comments

I think my blog title should be Trying to Understand the 7 Question Technique. Today is the most challenging day so far for me. I'm glad I'm retired because I have spent most of the day trying to work on this task and I will be working on it f... Read more

Beck Day 26 Recognizing Thinking Mistakes

Tuesday, September 22, 2015      7 comments

Thoughts are ideas .. not necessarily Truths. And our thoughts can easily lead us astray if we don't pay attention to them. Once we identify our thoughts and identify the sabotaging thoughts our weight loss efforts will be easier. There... Read more

Beck Day 25 Identifying Sabotaging Thoughts

Monday, September 21, 2015      4 comments

When I want to eat something that isn't on my plan, I can usually find a reason why its ok to eat it. Beck calls that reason a "sabotaging thought". She believes it is really important for me to learn to recognize those thoughts when they occ... Read more

Beck Day 24 Dealing with Discouragement

Sunday, September 20, 2015      4 comments

This Beck Day came at the perfect time for me. I was feeling discouraged because I have been from 10 to 20 pounds above my goal weight for about 4 years. I have been worrying about when and if I would ever reach goal weight. I tried lots of d... Read more

A Whole New Outlook

Saturday, September 19, 2015      13 comments

When I saw Judie Cutie's blog today with her weight history, I was so impressed I decided to look at mine. Boy, am I glad I did. I started SparkPeople in June of 2009 weighing 270 pounds. I did great and lost about 90 pounds over 2 years. Si... Read more

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