Diminish and Deal with Discouragement: Beck Day 24
It's just not worth the effort. It's too much trouble. My weight is up again .5 pounds to 152.5 even though I've been measuring and tracking and exercising and doing everything with complete compliance and . . . I might just as well give up.
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What's So Unfair? Beck Day 23
Beck is astonishing me with her ability to anticipate, over and over again, what the next stage of my mental response to her program will be. Beck is prepared with a counteractive cognitive strategy, almost before I know I need it.
What... Read more
Oh, Well: Beck Day 22
Beck tells us that's how to respond to disappointment if we fail to meet our weight loss goals; or when (not if, WHEN) we feel deprived or disgruntled. And that we should remind ourselves that "oh well" is essentially how we ... Read more
Preparing to Weigh In: Beck Day 21
My relationship to the scales is hugely difficult for me and, I expect, for lots of people: why else would Beck devote a whole day to preparing for weigh in??
I've been weighing myself every day, and the scales still say 155.5. Arrgh. I k... Read more
Get Back on Track Right Away: Beck Day 20
Beck tells us that one of the main ways we can fool ourselves occurs when (not if, when) we fall off the rails. At that point I can decide that I might as well go hog-wild bingeing. Indulge in self-loathing as well as the "mistake" food. Or a... Read more
Don't Fool Yourself: Beck Day 19
Back to Beck -- and thanks so much for all the supportive comments on dealing with our medical emergency yesterday. I'm grateful, and also grateful that DH (very dear) is OK.
I'm still musing over the "redefine full" concept, still worki... Read more
Small Emergency: Beck Break
A small family medical emergency (thankfully, turned out to be small) had me zooming to the emergency department in the early hours of the morning -- and home only at about 2 pm. So needless to say: did not get to the gym for my pre-planned exe... Read more
Yesteday's experiement with throwing out excess food went well. It was a very very rushed day at work. I set aside and then threw out a significant portion of my lunch salad: and I did not ahve time to eat my lunch fruit at all (it's waiting ... Read more
Ending Overeating: Beck Day 17
Yesterday's preplanned nutrition planning and fitness planning went even better than the first day's attempt: I had put in a number of foods that I didn't in fact eat, and that helped to quell any feeling of possible panic about "maybe there won... Read more
Saying No Choice to Unplanned Eating: Beck Day 16
Yesterday's experiment with entering all foods and exercise into the Spark nutrition and fitness trackers the day ahead went quite well.
I had forgotten to enter my usual post-cross country ski granola bar (PC peanut butter) into the nutr... Read more
Starting My "Diet" (Still Hate That Word): Beck Day 15
OK, after 2 weeks of preparation, this is day 15 and the official "start" of the "diet".
Much to my glee and pleasure, I discovered late yesterday that not only can I track ahead (yesterday for today) my nutrition -- so mee... Read more
Planning for Tomorrow: Beck Day 14
Yesterday's distractions worked very well: in fact, I was so busy at work that I really did not experience anything more than mild hunger, and did not need to seek out deliberate distractions. But I'm glad to know about that technique and I've ... Read more
Distracting Myself From Hunger and Cravings: Beck Day 13
Hmm. Yesterday's lunch skipping went pretty well; I was aware of hunger from about 11 am on but it was "mild" discomfort", intermitent (forgot about it while I was working), and certainly not unbearable. I've experienced much much more severe ... Read more
Tolerating Hunger and Cravings: Beck Day 12
The essential lesson today is that hunger is not an emergency, and that is because hunger is not even very uncomfortable.
Beck asks us to think about past experiences of severe discomfort (for me, day after recovery from various surgeries);... Read more
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Hunger, Desire and Cravings: Beck Day 11
Learning to distinguigh among hunger, desire and craving for food is going to be very important for me.
Hunger is a physical sensation in the stomach -- rumbling, emptiness -- when I have not eaten for 3 hours or more.
Desire is simply... Read more