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Beck Day 35 - Weigh in, and Day 36 - Believe it
Thursday, September 27, 2012      1 comments

Again Beck asks for a weekly weigh in. Chart it. Carry it around with you if necessary to remind you to stay on track. We are now beginning Week 6 of Beck's program - and she is focusing on Fine tuning our new skills. Day 36 - Believe ... Read more
Beck Day 34 - Solve problems
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      3 comments

Thinking clearly about a problem - even if you don't have a solution can help you feel more in control - and less likely to turn to emotional eating. To me this feels like Beck is just rehashing Day 27 - but perhaps it is such an important sk... Read more
Beck Day 33 - Eliminate emotional eating
Tuesday, September 25, 2012      2 comments

There was a time when I did not think I ate for emotional reasons. I certainly now know that I do. Kids been driving me crazy . . . leads to stress . . . . leads to a chocolate donut. Feeling tired and lacking umph . . . . leads to 2 bowls o... Read more
Beck Day 32 - Prepare for Travel
Tuesday, September 25, 2012      4 comments

*Beck advises to "Make a Travel plan" Decide your strategy. Decide how closely you will follow your diet, and specifically what exceptions you will make - and how much weight you will allow yourself to gain. (Such a good point - you want to en... Read more
Beck Day 31 - Make a choice about alcohol
Monday, September 24, 2012      4 comments

Beck is not saying that we don't need to necessarily give up alcohol - as long as we - don't sacrifice food for alcohol - plan it - know the caloric cost of the alcohol - don't allow it to drive unplanned eating I know this would ha... Read more
Beck Day 30 - Stay in control when eating out
Sunday, September 23, 2012      3 comments

Beck's advice on "Dining out strategies" - Tell the waiter how you want your food prepared I cringe at this. I hate to be a pain in the neck. I would hate my dinner companions to think I am obsessed with food etc etc etc . . . .oh hang on... Read more
Beck Day 29 - Resist food pushers
Saturday, September 22, 2012      3 comments

I have skipped Day 28 - weigh in day. Beck asks you to weigh yourself and record it. I do that weekly on SP - and since I am maintaining, rather than trying to lose, this is a mute point. Food Pushers They press more food on to you, they ... Read more
Beck Day 27 - Master the seven question technique
Friday, September 21, 2012      1 comments

I think this is the crux of the matter. Today Beck teaches us 7 questions to ask ourselves when we are having a sabotaging thought. 1. What kind of thinking error could I be making? 2. What evidence is there that this might not be compl... Read more
Beck Day 26 - Recognise thinking mistakes
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      0 comments

Beck's 9 common thinking errors #1 - All or nothing You are either on your diet, or you are eating everything you shouldn't - no middle ground. Personally - This is a good one - especially when I am staying at someone else's house. I ca... Read more
Beck Day 25 - Identifying sabotaging thoughts
Monday, September 17, 2012      1 comments

Today is about recognising what is going through your mind when you eat something that you did not plan to eat. These are sabotaging thoughts. When you eat unplanned, you have a thought. Something that makes you throw the eating plan out the win... Read more
Beck Day 24 - Deal with discouragement
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      3 comments

This is sooooo what I need to be reading right now. Beck talks about how some days/weeks this is easy - you are doing most of what you should be, and it hardly seems like a struggle at all . . . and then there are the days like I have be... Read more
Beck Day 23 - Counter the unfairness syndrome
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      3 comments

Been here. Others are tucking in to lovely food, not restricted by any self imposed food plan. How unfair is that? Especially if they are thin - you can't help thinking that you are hard done by. Beck tells you not to dwell on these negativ... Read more
I hope I have planted a seed
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      4 comments

A mum from my son's kindergarten has made a couple of comments to me about her weight - mentioning the size of her belly and the like. She does not know that I have lost weight relatively recently - I don't really know her well enough to raise... Read more
Beck Day 21 & 22
Monday, September 10, 2012      0 comments

Day 21 - Get ready to weigh in I already do this - almost every day. Beck encourages you to keep a graph of your weekly weigh ins (thanks SP - already got this) Day 22 - Say 'Oh well' to disappointment You can't have what you want to ea... Read more
Beck Day 20 - Get back on track
Sunday, September 09, 2012      2 comments

So, you slip up. It happens. Rather than allow that to put you off plan for the whole day (weekend, week etc) - get back on track. Her suggested approach. Acknowledge your slip - "I made a mistake. Mistakes happen to everyone." Re... Read more

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