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Beck Stage 4: What I Left Out, Part 1

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      7 comments

Create Your Own Recipes and Meals At Stage 4, after completing the 6 flexibility experiments you no longer have to be limited to the foods listed in Beck's book. She wants you to add foods to each component of the meal (protein, whole grain... Read more

Running and Health Report

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      8 comments

I was able to run 4 miles yesterday without pain. I enjoyed it. The run was not as fast as the training plan I wanted to be working right now, but I think it was just what I needed. I feel good about it. I woke up to one spot of blood on my left... Read more

Beck Stage 4: My Plan

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      9 comments

Having read the end of The Complete Beck Diet for Life and having given it some thought, I have proposed my current eating plan. For breakfast I'll go up to 350 calories, mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks of 100 calories each, and a lunch of ... Read more

Beck Stage 4: Flexible vs. Loose Eating

Monday, January 26, 2015      10 comments

After more than 2 months of faithfully weighing first thing in the morning, I forgot today! So I weighed after breakfast, 129.4, not bad, and entered that into WeightGrapher. Yesterday I made a crockpot recipe out of The Complete Beck Diet... Read more

Beck Stage 4: Flexibility Experiments 5 and 6

Sunday, January 25, 2015      11 comments

Today I'm beginning on page 172 in Stage 4 of The Complete Beck Diet for Life. I started this book 10 weeks ago today. I've lost weight and learned eating and dieting skills I did not have before, even though I had kept almost 80 pounds off for... Read more

Beck Stage 4: Trade Plan Food with Equal-Calorie Food

Saturday, January 24, 2015      10 comments

Stage 4, Experiment 4 is Trade Think Thin Initial Eating Plan foods with equal-calorie foods. Beck says if you would occasionally like to include a favorite less-healthful food in place of a Think Thin Eating Plan food you need to do some exper... Read more

Beck Stage 4: Flexibility Experiment to Swap Meals

Friday, January 23, 2015      16 comments

Today's experiment is to swap one meal for another. Beck mentions having lunch for dinner and dinner for lunch. At my calorie level, dinner is 500 calories and lunch is 400 calories of her specifically chosen foods. I decided to have a really gr... Read more

Beck Stage 4: Flexibility with Snacks

Thursday, January 22, 2015      10 comments

Today's experiment is to change the timing of your snacks. If you want, you can have two snacks in the afternoon and a late supper or an early supper and two snacks after supper. I'm thinking 2 snacks after supper. I skipped my morning snack (ex... Read more

Beck Stage 4: Toward More Flexible Eating

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      8 comments

Beck again cautions that it is not necessary to move to Stage 4 if you are doing well on Stage 3. She says you should agree with all the following before moving on: * You are committed to keep practicing all of your Success Skills and to so... Read more

Beck: Am I Ready for Stage 4?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      8 comments

Beck says it is crucial to master inflexible eating before moving on to Stage 4 which introduces more flexible eating. We want to aim for flexible, not loose, eating. Beck predicts that if you have not successfully eaten inflexibly for several w... Read more

Beck Stage 3: Confidently Follow Your Plan When Life Gets Stressful

Monday, January 19, 2015      14 comments

"You've learned the skill of making time for dieting. But sometimes, no matter how well you practice this skill, life gets in the way." Beck's examples: series of dental appointments; fender bender and loss of car for a week; strain your back; p... Read more

Beck Stage 3: Challenging Situations

Sunday, January 18, 2015      10 comments

Weekend Skills 'My body doesn't know or care that it's a weekend, and if I eat too many calories I will gain weight." Beck suggests planning your entire weekend eating on Fridays or Saturday morning, eating meals at structured time (she dis... Read more

Beck Stage 3: Special Advice for Sickness and Injury

Saturday, January 17, 2015      13 comments

I'm turning about 30 pages ahead to the end of Stage 3 to the section of "Special Advice for When You Are Sick or Injured" because 1. my throat is scratchy (hope I'm shaking off a cold and not getting one) and 2. my feet hurt much worse than yes... Read more

Dance, Feet, Beck Updates

Friday, January 16, 2015      14 comments

Weight -- Very Slowly Getting there: Trending Weight 130.99 lb Recorded Weight 130.20 lb One Week Change ↓ 0.32 lb One Month Change ↓ 2.11 lb One Month Prediction 128.88 lb Target Weight: 129.0 Feet: H... Read more

Beck Blog Later

Thursday, January 15, 2015      16 comments

I'm about to leave to go to Senior Dance. My left foot feels almost healed; my right foot is improving. Hope to dance more today. I have new black dance shoes, just like my Gingers only black, that I got for Christmas. When my granddaughter... Read more


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