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Beck Reboot: Getting Caught Up, Days 37-39

Monday, October 05, 2015      2 comments

I just lost a big long blog on Day 37. I know others have summarized this chapter, so I'll skip doing it again. Bottom line: I don't have too many demands and need to set priorities. My body isn't usually tense; I enjoy qigong healing and stretc... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 36, Believe

Sunday, October 04, 2015      8 comments

Dr. Beck says that it is important to continually take stock of what you've learned and the progress that you have made. Right now that is a little hard for me, because I've been going through a kind of rough patch where my thinking has not been... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 35, Get Ready to Weigh In Again

Thursday, October 01, 2015      13 comments

I weigh every day and graph it on WeightGrapher. I try to use the data as just that, data, information to help me. But, sigh, I find that hard to do. I still feel disappointed when the scale goes up, especially when I can't figure out why. Even ... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 34, Solve Problems

Wednesday, September 30, 2015      8 comments

Dr. Beck suggests that if we become more effective problem solvers, we'll feel more in control, less upset, and less likely to turn to emotional eating. She suggests that once you have identified the problem (which may be obvious or not) that yo... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 33, Eliminate Emotional Eating

Tuesday, September 29, 2015      13 comments

Eating does not solve problems. It can distract you from being upset temporarily, but this distraction comes with serious consequences including weight gain and getting in the way of achieving all the advantages of weight loss and healthy weight... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 32, Prepare for Travel

Sunday, September 27, 2015      6 comments

This section helped me when I was new to maintenance. Beck suggests we make a travel plan, selecting a strategy. She mentions that some people do better following as closely as possible their regular program. That is normally what I do. But she ... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 31, Decide About Drinking

Sunday, September 27, 2015      9 comments

I've never been much of a drinker. For the past 35 years it has been very clear to me, I'd much rather spend my calories on food than on drinks. There have been many more years that I did not take a single drink than years that I did. My mom dr... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 30, Remaining in Control While Eating Out

Saturday, September 26, 2015      7 comments

"It is SO WONDERFUL that I can stick with my plan..." "I feel so good that I didn't overeat." Yeah, I am almost to the point that Beck is writing about. When I'm through a special eating event, I give myself credit. I am really good at eating ou... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 29, Resist Food Pushers

Thursday, September 24, 2015      8 comments

We are now into Dr. Beck's week 5 which is all about overcoming challenges. The first one is resisting food pushers and I know a thing or two about that hurdle. Everything Beck writes about food pushers is correct. 1) I am entitled to work... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 28, Get Ready to Weigh In

Thursday, September 24, 2015      10 comments

For those at the forefront of the trek, tomorrow is the second official weigh in to be graphed. The emphasis today is on preparing. If we lose big, we are glad, but realize that rate of loss will not continue. If we lose a little, we will celebr... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 27, 7 Question Technique

Wednesday, September 23, 2015      14 comments

The 7 Question Technique Beck invites us to master is a bit complex. I remember last time identifying sabotaging thoughts and remembering there were 7 questions I was to ask myself and not having them handy and forgetting by the time I got back ... Read more

Thinking Strengths and Beck Day 26: Thinking Mistakes

Tuesday, September 22, 2015      13 comments

I'm thinking that I love to move!! Running makes me feel so very, very blessed. To be 66 years old and able to so enjoy a run is such a blessing. I cannot think of one person on either side of my family who could have done it at that age with th... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 25, Identify Sabotaging Thoughts

Monday, September 21, 2015      11 comments

Today is the day Beck says to us that we have to do the work to make this program our own, to make it work best for us. Reading about the sabotaging thoughts that she's heard over and over as a diet therapist and how to refute them is helpful. M... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 24, Deal with Discouragement

Sunday, September 20, 2015      11 comments

Beck's message is pretty simple today: 1. It is normal to feel overwhelmed or discouraged at times when dieting. (And I would add whether losing weight or maintaining the loss.) 2. Pay attention to the difficult hours. We may perceive ... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 23, The Unfairness Syndrome

Saturday, September 19, 2015      12 comments

Some people can eat more than I can and still maintain a healthy weight. It's true. But I've never felt like that was unfair. We are just all different, with different strengths, assets, and challenges. Overall I feel like I have been so blessed... Read more

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