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Beck Day 12 How to Stay at Your New Weight

Saturday, October 10, 2015      2 comments

Beck has very clear ideas about how to maintain our weight loss and they may seem rigid and challenging to maintain. But if I want to continue the advantages of being at a more healthy weight, I need to continue to practice my skills. My journ... Read more

Beck Chapter 11 When to Stop Losing and Start Maintaining

Friday, October 09, 2015      5 comments

I started losing weight with Spark in 2009 at 270 pounds. I reached 185 in 20011 and have been "maintaining" that weight till this summer. I gained more than 10 pounds and flirted with the 200 pound mark. That's when I found Beck. I have los... Read more

Beck Day 42 Practice Practice Practice

Thursday, October 08, 2015      5 comments

This chapter is a one page summary of the Beck Book-- a great reminder of the key issues and suggestions. I love it! -I want the benefits of weight loss more than the momentary pleasure of eating. -I need to stop eating when the food I... Read more

Beck Day 41 Making a New To Do List

Wednesday, October 07, 2015      3 comments

I can't believe its Day 41. Even though the trek has been long and strenuous at times, it just doesn't seem like it will soon be over. I will miss the comradery of my fellow trekkers. It has been great. I know that now that I am on the Beck ... Read more

Beck Day 40 Enriching your Life

Tuesday, October 06, 2015      1 comments

Some people feel like they need to put off doing activities they want to do until they lose their excess weight, I never felt that way. I have always been a swimmer because I love it, even though I didn't love my 270 pound body in a swimsuit. ... Read more

Beck Day 39 Keeping up with Exercise

Monday, October 05, 2015      2 comments

Exercise is essential for losing and maintaining weight Exercise will make your daily life easier If you have trouble exercising, you can use the same techniques to motivate yourself that you used to motivate yourself to diet How to Cha... Read more

Beck Day 38 Dealing with a Plateau

Sunday, October 04, 2015      5 comments

Plateaus are normal. I need to accept that I will plateau from time to time. Some plateaus are short lived, some last longer. The most likely explanation for plateaus that last for a few weeks is that I am eating more calories than I burn. ... Read more

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

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