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Beck Trek: Chapter 11, When to Stop Losing and Start Maintaining

Friday, October 09, 2015      15 comments

Dr. Beck says that our lowest achievable weight is the weight at which you naturally plateau. I'm not sure I actually did it exactly the way she is talking about. I hit the top of the Weight Watcher goal weight range for 5'6", 155 pounds and off... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 42, Practice, Practice, Practice

Thursday, October 08, 2015      10 comments

Six weeks of Beck accomplished. The Day 42 section of the book congratulates the reader for learning the cognitive skills needed to think like a thin person. A list of reminders to think thin is a good one-page "Beck in a nutshell." Five ideas t... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 41, Make a New To-Do List

Wednesday, October 07, 2015      10 comments

Tonight as I cleared the table and started cleaning up the kitchen after supper, one of my Beck cards came automatically to my mind. I would like to keep eating, but it is more important to me to maintain my healthy weight. Also, if I don't feel... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 40, Enrich Your Life

Tuesday, October 06, 2015      9 comments

Dr. Beck says that a lot of dieters she counsels have the idea that they should put their lives on hold until they lose weight. In this section she looks at this thinking and points out that developing new interests, engaging in pleasurable acti... Read more

Beck Reboot: Getting Caught Up, Days 37-39

Monday, October 05, 2015      12 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      10 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      14 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      14 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      10 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      8 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      9 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      11 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

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