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Break from Beck... BOOKS!

Friday, December 19, 2014      20 comments

I'll just do a quick assessment of yesterday, but I'm not going to count myself as having worked Day 19. Want to take today to continue to mull it over, and I have some other things I want to dump out here in the blog universe to organize. ... Read more

The Beck Diet Solution Days 17 and 18 exercises

Thursday, December 18, 2014      18 comments

I'm going to post the last two days together mainly because in my mind and practice of them, they blended together nicely. "The Beck Diet Solution" for folks who are coming in to the middle of the movie, is a book title, the author is Judith S.... Read more

Back to Beck - day 16 exercises

Wednesday, December 17, 2014      20 comments

I owe you two Beck blogs due to yesterday's trip down Christmas lane... Day 16 was "Prevent Unplanned Eating". By this it meant that day's exercise was to eat ONLY what was on the plan you wrote down the day before. The funny thing about ... Read more

A giraffe named Raul

Tuesday, December 16, 2014      33 comments

My siblings will likely remember our sister's ceramic giraffe, that used to sit in her living room. He was about 3 feet tall, maybe a little taller, in a seated position, with a whimsical expression on his face. Her then-husband and father to ... Read more

The Beck Diet Solution Day 15 and a visit with sister's nutritionist

Monday, December 15, 2014      20 comments

Day 15 in the Beck Diet Solution is about using that plan you wrote out on Day 14. It's about tracking, checking off, adding to, and doing it IMMEDIATELY after consuming whatever. I have lots of little tracking notebooks leftover from year... Read more

Bonus Blog: The Beck Diet Solution Day 14 - Plan for Tomorrow

Sunday, December 14, 2014      18 comments

Note that I am blogging the days the day AFTER I worked them. Yesterday was Day 14, today is Day 15... I'm writing about how Day 14 went. In the book the section on Day 14 works at any sabotaging thoughts or resistance to planning ahead.... Read more

No silver bullet

Sunday, December 14, 2014      56 comments

I am seeing LOTS of ads crop up "use this weird old tip to lose fat every day", and of course all the commercial weight loss centers. It's about to be their busy time of year! They make LOTS of money on failed New Years Resolutions. I'm n... Read more

The Beck Diet Solution Day 13 - Overcome cravings

Saturday, December 13, 2014      23 comments

There's a lot here about things to do to resist cravings in this chapter: some mind techniques, some distraction techniques, some analysis/evaluation techniques. But the bottom line is, in order to practice them, you need to have a craving to ... Read more

Beck Day 12 - pausing to reflect on, not just experience, hunger

Friday, December 12, 2014      25 comments

Believe it or not, I was looking forward to the "experience hunger" experiment with a pre-race level of anticipation. In this exercise, we're asked to go from breakfast to dinner without eating, and gauge our level of discomfort hour by hour wi... Read more

The Beck Diet Solution Day 11 - the difference

Thursday, December 11, 2014      26 comments

Yesterday was my Day 11 on The Beck Diet Solution. I knew this one would be a challenge, because I am well aware that I am NOT good at distinguishing the difference between hunger, desire, and cravings. I cope with my "disability" by eating to... Read more

The Beck Diet Solution Day 10 - Set a Realistic Goal

Wednesday, December 10, 2014      20 comments

This day is mainly for folks who truly are looking to lose some weight. Beck recommends short-term goals in this regard, five pounds at a time. For me, this one is almost "skip this step... you are at the bottom of your maintenance range alrea... Read more

Beck versus Back Talk

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      24 comments

Day 9 of Beck is "Select an exercise plan". Methinks this is one I have down... but with the cautionary note that exercise needs for a triathlete CHANGE over the course of a year. It is important to recognize the need for an "off" season where... Read more

The Beck Diet Solution Day 8 - Create Time and Energy

Monday, December 08, 2014      27 comments

This is the start of week two: Prepare to Diet Despite my foot-dragging over environment, and my side trip down resistance road, I'm moving on. This week is still not what Beck considers the actual dieting process, that's not for another ... Read more

Progress and perfection (or lack thereof)

Sunday, December 07, 2014      23 comments

OK, OK, my Spark friends have offered excellent suggestions, and given me a hard time for how hard I am on myself (all valid, all valid)... and now it's time to report on how yesterday went. From a Beck perspective, I'm in the process of mo... Read more

Foot dragging persists on the clutter issue

Saturday, December 06, 2014      23 comments

Yesterday I said I would make myself an advantages response card for the home organizing task. I am staring at a blank card with just the title at the top. Every time I tried to come up with an advantage, it a) was for someone else, not me, an... Read more


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