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No Beck Blog Today: But, What's Up at Steady Spark?

Saturday, September 05, 2015      3 comments

Realized from yesterday's flurry of Spark Mail Messages (thanks to all and especially SLENDERELLA61!) that I've been out of sync and that it might be better for those reading blogs if all or most of us were on the same skill on the same day. So... Read more

Beck Pink Reboot Day 9, Select an Exercise Plan

Friday, September 04, 2015      20 comments

Not doing well with this. I do exercise -- but fairly informally I rack up my 1,000 minutes a month of exercise -- but a lot of it is golf and (in the winter) XC skiing. I have a gym membership, used to attend 5 mornings a week at... Read more

Beck Pink Reboot Day 8, Prepare to Diet

Thursday, September 03, 2015      27 comments

Many of us (me included) have been a bit resistant to the use of the word "diet". And in particular to the notion that dieting takes time and effort. And moreover, that dieting actually is "for life". Gotta say, though, that o... Read more

Beck Pink Reboot Day 7, Arrange My Environment!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      21 comments

"I can resist anything but temptation": it's right there on my Spark Page and it's true. And in my view, resisting temptation is highly overrated. The ability to resist temptation gets predictably fatigued over the course of a day. ... Read more

Beck Pink Reboot Day 6, Find a Diet Coach

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      20 comments

Done!! Personally I think we are all coaching each other through this Beck Trek reboot. And: I like the concept of Beck Buddies -- less hierarchical -- which Beck introduces in Beck Blue and Beck Green. But the incomparable SLENDE... Read more

Beck Pink Reboot Day 5, Eat Slowly and Mindfully

Monday, August 31, 2015      19 comments

It takes 20 minutes to be aware that I've had enough food. (Not, to feel "full". I don't actually want to feel "full" as in "stuffed". Don't like that stuffed feeling any more . . . ). Twenty minutes in which I don't want to keep rig... Read more

Beck Pink Reboot Day 4, Give Myself Credit!

Sunday, August 30, 2015      22 comments

Well, can't give myself credit for eating every bite sitting down yesterday. Got seduced by a free sample of hemp seeds in the organic section of the grocery store yesterday. They are DELISH!! And: I bought a package -- especially ni... Read more

Beck Pink Reboot: Day 3, Eat Sitting Down

Saturday, August 29, 2015      19 comments

This is a KEY KEY skill. I know it. And for me, maybe the one that is most often MIA. I know that I need to "do it anyway", even if I don't like using a diet skill. I know that I should give myself credit every time I DO eat... Read more

Beck Pink Reboot: Day 2, Pick Two Reasonable Diets

Friday, August 28, 2015      24 comments

OK, this is easy for me. Beck says there are two types of diets: the set eating plan and the counting system. But in fact I have a pretty set eating plan (I eat the same stuff day after day)AND I count too. So I combine the two appro... Read more

Beck Pink Reboot: Chapter 5 Get Ready with the ARC

Thursday, August 27, 2015      23 comments

Preparation , preparation, preparation. Beck tells us that most people start a diet by plunging right into it, losing some weight, encountering challenges, and giving up. But if I prepare for the inevitable challenges before I actually... Read more

Beck Pink Reboot: Chapter 4, How to Use the Beck Diet Solution

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      24 comments

OK, not time to start the diet yet. We don't start the actual diet, in fact, until Day 15. We're still working on building our diet skills. Two weeks of prep time. Because: any (reasonable) diet will work. Anybody can lose weight ... Read more

Beck Pink Reboot: Chapter 3, How Thin People Think

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      18 comments

Thin people can distinguish between hunger and the desire to eat for other non-fuel related reasons. Thin people can tolerate hunger and cravings. Hunger is not an emergency!! Next meal is coming soon!! Thin people don't enjoy the fe... Read more

Bonus Beck Blog: Chapter 2

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      18 comments

(Typically given my work schedule I'm going to be reading and posting "the night before" as we work through SLENDERELLA's assignment list: particularly busy time at the moment.) So: SLENDERELLA suggests that I've probably already learned to... Read more

Beck Pink Reboot: Chapter 2, What Really Makes You Eat

Monday, August 24, 2015      16 comments

What I think is what makes me eat. Not hunger. Not automatic shoveling food into my mouth. There's always a thought that comes first -- and too often it's a sabotaging thought. I deserve that piece of cake. Every body els... Read more

OK let's go!! Beck Pink Reboot!!

Monday, August 24, 2015      17 comments

Took a quick minute to read some of the "introduce yourself" posts at the Beck Team message board -- what a great group, with such interesting individual histories. And yup, this WILL work for each one of us. despite those diverse individua... Read more


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