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Beck Pink Reboot Day 5, Eat Slowly and Mindfully

Monday, August 31, 2015      18 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      20 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      23 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

Off the Blocks Before the Starter's Pistol!

Sunday, August 23, 2015      15 comments

Apologies that I inadvertently jumped out of the gates with yesterday's blog on Chapter 1, thinking that we (and our numbers are swelling!!!) were planning to start Day One on Monday August 24. So I'll be getting in sync with the sequence ... Read more

Beck Pink Reboot: Chapter 1, Key to Success

Saturday, August 22, 2015      24 comments

What's the key? Learning HOW to think like a thin person. Learning HOW to follow a diet. Learning HOW to motivate myself. Because: any (reasonably healthy) diet work works. If I work it. And I'll work it IF I have the rig... Read more

Are you going to join us?

Thursday, August 20, 2015      19 comments

Ask SLENDERELLA and GABY. Join them on a pink Beck reboot. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5981677 Yes, I am. Yes I'm in!! Not going to blog at length day by day -- but alwa... Read more

Disrespect

Thursday, August 20, 2015      35 comments

Have you noticed people noticing disrespect? Seems to be a new meme: maybe even a new industry. My goodness, what fragile flowers we're becoming. (Possibly replacing, "I'm just not comfortable with that": as an excuse for not doing whate... Read more

Wonder Tracker

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      23 comments

OK then, here's a kind of syllogism in hypotheticals: If happiness doubled by wonder is radical gratitude; And if radical gratitude can help us experience consciously that feeling of satiety and enoughness; And if conscious expe... Read more


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