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morning cuppa spark - october blogstreak beck day 21, get ready to weigh in
Saturday, October 21, 2017      15 comments

if there is any chapter of beck that does NOT apply for me, it is this one. everyone has their own relationship to the scale, and some are more obsessed than others. as i read the various reactions people might have to a disappointing weigh in, ... Read more
morning cuppa spark - october blogstreak beck day 20, get back on track
Friday, October 20, 2017      11 comments

one thing this beck trek shows me is just how many of the lessons have become internalized. as i opened the latest chapter, i thought well duh, of course! i could not even imagine giving up for the rest of the day (or longer) because i fell off ... Read more
morning cuppa spark - october blogstreak beck day 19, stop fooling yourself
Thursday, October 19, 2017      15 comments

this is where you recognize all those imaginary calories - you know, the ones that don't count. (no one is looking, it's so small, it doesn't matter because...). as i look back over the past five plus years, since reaching goal weight in 2... Read more
morning cuppa spark - october blogstreak beck day 18, change your definition of full
Wednesday, October 18, 2017      13 comments

we're always told to stop eating when full, but what is full? according to beck, you should still be able to take a moderate to brisk walk right after eating; if that seems impossible or undesirable, then you are too full. and should stop sooner... Read more
morning cuppa spark - october blogstreak beck day 17, end overeating
Tuesday, October 17, 2017      11 comments

over the years i have collected a bunch of spark-sayings; this one came from watermellen some time ago: better food should go to waste than go to my waist! and that is what today's lesson is all about - learning to leave food on the plate t... Read more
morning cuppa spark - october blogstreak beck day 16, prevent unplanned eating
Monday, October 16, 2017      12 comments

after eating sitting down, today's lesson may be one of the biggest and most important beckniques: NO CHOICE. end spontaneous eating! beck explains that when we see something that we want to eat we go through a stressful internal conflict -... Read more
morning cuppa spark - october blogstreak beck day 15, start diet, monitor eating
Sunday, October 15, 2017      10 comments

today is the day - start your diet! well, i don't think i ever stopped my diet. and i guess that is because it is my lifestyle. and the lesson that keeps coming back to me, when i write down what i eat in the nutrition tracker, is that there is ... Read more
morning cuppa spark - october blogstreak beck day 14, plan for tomorrow
Saturday, October 14, 2017      14 comments

from earlier beck treks, i'm relatively good at this, planning what we eat for tomorrow, except that my definition of tomorrow is a little weird - i do my planning in the wee hours of the morning, before starting work, and firm up the plan by co... Read more
morning cuppa spark - october blogstreak beck day 13, overcome cravings
Friday, October 13, 2017      15 comments

friday the 13th - overcome cravings... sounds ominous! cravings are not a huge problem for me; the problem is more *wanting* to do something about them when they arise. i commonly have a "what the heck" attitude - it won't matter. i don't ... Read more
morning cuppa spark - october blogstreak beck day 12, practice hunger tolerance
Thursday, October 12, 2017      11 comments

ah yes. this was a dreaded lesson the first time around. i believed that hunger was an emergency! you HAD to eat every few hours, or... or...or.... or else! something (what?!) would happen. mainly that i could become a nasty person to anyone and... Read more
morning cuppa spark - october blogstreak beck day 11, differentiate between hunger, desire, cravings
Wednesday, October 11, 2017      13 comments

knowing the difference between hunger, desire and craving is one of the most important beck lessons. thin people only eat when they are hungry; they eat for fuel. the rest of us weak mortals... not so much. essentially, hunger is the physi... Read more
morning cuppa spark - october blogstreak beck day 10, set a realistic goal
Tuesday, October 10, 2017      16 comments

yet another easy day - the realistic goal that beck recommends is 5 lbs, and that is exactly what i would like to lose. theoretically i'm still maintaining; i just a) want to make sure i do not keep creeping upwards and b) would like my cute ski... Read more
morning cuppa spark - october blogstreak beck day 9, select an exercise plan
Monday, October 09, 2017      14 comments

plan? what plan? i am, therefore i exercise. if anything, the exercise habit is probably more ingrained than brushing my teeth. it isn't a matter of whether, but how much - and that is based mainly on time (or the lack thereof) because of work, ... Read more
morning cuppa spark - october blogstreak beck day 8, create time and energy to diet (week 2, prepare
Sunday, October 08, 2017      16 comments

one week down. it was interesting to see how many of the first week's lessons have become habits, like brushing teeth. a great refresher, and credit for all that really is a part of my life already. as i read about what is ahead in week 2, i nod... Read more
morning cuppa spark - bonus blog Heidi Meadows hike
Saturday, October 07, 2017      13 comments

finally finally finally got to the mountains yesterday, after the past month of jet lag, colds, travel, and work. we headed for a popular trailhead, a hike that we usually take every year, and found that it was way too popular - the parking lot ... Read more

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