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Beck - 11 and beginning 12

Monday, January 24, 2011      10 comments

I'm sitting here with my stomach growling because I decided to brave it and do the day (12) when I skip lunch to purposely experience hunger. So far so good. I can eat at 4pm. That will be 8 hours between meals. I had my oatmeal, blueberries, an... Read more

Easy to Overestimate

Sunday, January 23, 2011      8 comments

I'm doing my Beck Day 11 hunger tracking today. I'll let you know how it turns out -- probably tomorrow. I just finished a 70 minute treadmill workout and have an observation. It really is easy to overestimate activity and calories burned. ... Read more

Beck - 11

Saturday, January 22, 2011      6 comments

Beck Day 11 is recognizing hunger and tracking hunger for a day. I have been tracking my hunger at the beginning of each meal and in the last 7 weeks I only started to eat one time when I wasn't hungry. However, sometimes I did not stop when I w... Read more

Beck - 10

Friday, January 21, 2011      4 comments

Day 10 is to choose realistic goals. I don't think I'm having trouble choosing unrealistic goals. Last year I proved that maintaining my weight between 129-135 is realistic, because I did it. Now I'm trying to reduce that range to 124-130. I'm n... Read more

Learn From Mistakes

Thursday, January 20, 2011      9 comments

Yesterday I blew it, but I am far from giving up. I analyzed what happened and see how I can prevent it again in the future. Yesterday I had a light breakfast at home before a meeting (I represented our agency) and then at 10:45 I had brunc... Read more

Beck - 9

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      4 comments

For Day 9 Beck addresses exercise. She has a great list of reasons for exercise. One I can really relate to is that exercise helps control appetite. She states that it is n... Read more

Beck - Beginning Step 8

Tuesday, January 18, 2011      9 comments

Thanks to Linda (RAYLINSTEPHENS) I have joined the Beck SparkTeam. I had not even thought to look for a Beck SparkTeam, but of course, there is one! And just so you know wh... Read more

Beck - Day 7 Continued

Monday, January 17, 2011      5 comments

Yesterday I skimmed day 7 and didn't really think it applied to me and was tempted to go on. I don't need to hide foods or keep them out of sight in order to resist them. I do need to remember that if, no - when, I'm struggling, putting tempting... Read more

Beck - Day 7

Sunday, January 16, 2011      4 comments

Day 7 is about arranging your environment. She recommends leaving healthy foods sitting out or in the front of the refrig while putting not so healthy stuff out of the line of sight. There was a time that strategy was an essential part of m... Read more

Doing Good

Saturday, January 15, 2011      8 comments

Still going to do Beck, but hoping for a day with some down time to really process and prepare. I need to copy my Advantages Response card and put it several places. I find myself trying to remember it and not having it to read at the times I've... Read more

Beck - Day 6

Thursday, January 13, 2011      8 comments

Day 6 Beck says find a diet coach. My coaches are my SparkFriends! Spark Friends provide lots of understanding, support, and guidance. I also have my Weight Watcher leader. I adore her. She's an excellent presenter, always amusing and inte... Read more

Beck Solution - Day 5

Wednesday, January 12, 2011      8 comments

Eat slowly. Three groups of volunteers ate and established their baseline eating speed. Then they were to take a bite only when the computer beeped. One day they ate twice their normal speed, one day at their normal speed and one day at half the... Read more

Beck Solution - Day Four

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      7 comments

Day Four is all about giving yourself credit. When you choose to sit down to eat, you say to yourself, "good decision." Every time you check something off your day's To Do List, you say "good job". You reflect on your eating behavior whenever yo... Read more

Beck Solution - Day Three

Monday, January 10, 2011      6 comments

Day Three is all about sitting down to eat. Do not stand up to eat. When I first read it I thought that did not apply to me as I never eat standing up. Then yesterday I caught myself as I was putting away food after supper. I did take one more b... Read more

Beck Diet Solution -- Day Two

Sunday, January 09, 2011      10 comments

Day Two of the Beck Diet Solutions is choosing a primary and a back up food plan. (She calls it a diet; I call it a food plan.) She says you need "the one you plan to start with and a second diet in case the first one doesn't work out." All die... Read more


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