SparkPeople Beck Diet Solution Team Messageboard Those following the weight loss program in Judith Beck's book which is based on cognitive behavioral therapy which her father created. SparkPeople Beck Diet Solution Team Messageboard Trying to Lose 20 - New to Beck! Hi everyone. I've had success with CBT for insomnia, so I thought the Beck approach might work for me for diet. I actually read the Beck book a couple years back, but never really applied it. This time I am going to! <BR> <BR> I gained 15 lbs over the last year due to life stress - including dealing with my mother's lung cancer and death. I weighed myself a couple days ago and realized that I had crept officially into the overweight category. That was a wake-up call, and I'm committed to lo... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:50:05 EST Hi! I have just blogged in detail but to quickly introduce myself. I am on the NoS Diet, am binge free and intend to stay that way, and am waiting for the Beck Diet for Life (green book) to come. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l_individual.asp?blog_id=5888527 </link> Sat, 7 Mar 2015 08:12:31 EST Anyone working from the Beck Diet for Life book? Hi! <BR> <BR> I just ordered the Beck Diet for Life book. It won't be here for a while. Possibly not til the end of March. <BR> <BR> There is a spark team for it, but no activity there for a long while, so I thought I'd join this team instead. <BR> <BR> I'm on the Weightwatchers plan at the moment. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:01:57 EST hi everyone :) hello fellow beck people! reaching out for some advice. I used the beck diet solution a few years ago to get to my goal PLUS a few extra! I got down to 128, which is a bit slight for me considering I'm 5'8" and have a medium frame. my goal is 135, and I'm 144 now. here's hoping I can do it. i'm slightly worried since I have a history of taking it a little too far (also had some severe restriction problems 15 years ago) that I might do that again, but i'm hoping that since i'm aware of t... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:43:23 EST Wedding coming up in May, May 9th 2015 Our youngest son is getting married, and I want to look and feel great about my weight. My goal is, a weight loss of 5 to 10 pounds. Somewhere in that range!!! Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:19:52 EST New to the team Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just discovered the Beck Solution recently and have started working in the workbook. <BR> I am also doing Weight Watchers and counting carbs. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes last year and need to get serious about weight loss. Looking forward to getting to know everyone! <BR> <BR> Shirley Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:26:05 EST I have joined the BECK team Hello, <BR> I am new to the team but I have been on SparkPeople for a long time. I am not a "resolution" maker, but I do want to see 2015 be the year where I make progress with my weight (If I added up all of the pounds that I have lost over the years, there would be nothing of me left- and yet I am near my highest weight) I have the pink book and have gone through the first 14 days. However, I plan to re-read and start day 15 after I am home (on Jan 2nd). I have been reading some of th... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:54:45 EST Ordered the workbook Last year I was part of a book study on one of my sparkteams but family issues got in the way and I never finished it - WildKat reminded of this book in one of her recent blog posts so I've ordered the workbook and hope to start working through it as soon as it gets here. <BR> <BR> Really trying to minimize the eating this Christmas - hubby doesn't have many days off this year so it should be easier to stick to a normal routine (when he's home he likes having munchies in abundance) <BR> <BR... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:49:03 EST New to the Beck Diet... Hello. I am just now reading the workbook and book. I am also using the Atkin's program as I have a difficult problem with carbs as well as some thinking errors to understand and work on. I am not new to CBT. I teach those skills to recovering people with addiction issues everyday at my job. Practical application of those skills towards dieting is the challenge for me. I also like some of the concepts with practicing "mindfulness" that I have learned with "Intuitive Eating". I do not embrace... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:58:23 EST The book is open in front of me!!! Just beginning to read. I'm going to also spend some time looking around the team and read some blogs. Super excited to think this could be what I'm looking for. <BR> <BR> I'll be back!!! Wed, 3 Dec 2014 18:28:03 EST A slow starter... giving myself credit Hello there. I have the Beck book on my kindle. I am prereading it at the moment. Soon I will be on holiday and my holiday project is to work through the Beck solution. I don't have a coach. My DH would be my coach but he hasn't read the book yet. I bought it for him on Amazon. <BR> I hope the paper copy I ordered arrives before we go away! If not, I will just forge ahead. NO CHOICE. <BR> <BR> Have been following Watermellen who has reworked her way through the book, blogging as she goes. A... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 12:56:14 EST New to Beck but an old hat at SparkPeople Hello! <BR> I just discovered the Beck solution workbook, my nurse copied the first few chapters of the workbook and brought to me (also she is my friend too - we go to church together) - I was amazed that the workbook was written just for me!!! <em>211</em> Well it seemed that way as I was reading it! <BR> <BR> I was so disappointed when I reached the end of what she had given me that I jumped on line to get my own copy (found a used one for $1.79 and am waiting for it to arrive.) <BR>... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 11:43:39 EST And another newbie... Hello! I found the Beck Diet Solution thanks to Watermellen's great blogs, and I love the idea of changing the way I think to change my behavior. I am a runner and for the most part, I eat pretty clean and healthy but have really been struggling with building the habits and practices I need to be successful over the long term. Like so many of us, I've yo-yo'd over the years, and have really been looking for a way to lose the weight and then maintain. Learning to think like a thin person sound... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 09:48:26 EST another newbie hi, i'm susan from washington state (when i'm not in sweden in the summer:-). i just joined the team after following watermellen and sandicane and gaby vicariously through their blogs these last two weeks. i reached goal in summer 2012, maintained for about 18 months, then a blip up 15 lbs last winter. i had returned to goal range to celebrate two years in august, and am now at the bottom of my maintenance range. i'm intrigued by the beck solution, but am not sure where to start - would appre... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:28:54 EST Newbie to this team Hi, everyone! My name is Gaye and I am from Michigan. I am just finishing up day 4 of the Beck Diet Solution. I am so excited to be here and like SANDICANE I plan to really enjoy this way of thinking like a thin person and losing 15 pounds and then maintaining after that! Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:16:49 EST Also new to group. I just joined this group this afternoon and I'm working on Day 14 of The Beck Diet Solution. Watermellen has graciously agreed to be my coach (and she recommended the program too). <BR> <BR> I've been a yo yo dieter all my life and have just recently relost 31 lbs to be back at goal weight and maintaining again. This last time the weight loss was particularly difficult and I spent an EXTREMELY SAD summer since none of my new thin clothes from the previous year would fit. <BR> <BR> Mainte... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:29:54 EST Opinions? Beck Diet Solution Not really sure how these forums work and did not know where to post so trying "new topic." <BR> This is also posted as a blog but wanted to get specific feedback from other Beck readers. <BR> <BR> BECK DIET SOLUTION <BR> Day 1 - Record advantages of Losing weight - response cards - put those on my phone for easy reference and also use my Spark goal board. I have done something similar in the past. <BR> Day 2 - Pick 2 reasonable diet plans - calorie counting low carb using Spark tracker and ... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:40:00 EST Day 6 is tripping me up Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I just joined this SparkTeam. I am reading through The Beck Diet Solution and am convinced that this is the way I will lose weight. I know I can do this! <BR> <BR> Day 6 is a hard one for me. I wanted to ask my husband to be my diet coach, but he won't do it. My mom and my sister-in-law aren't good for me with the problem solving bit. My cousin is too busy with her own life, and my closest friends are very similar to me and I think would not hold me accountable. ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 22:15:50 EST Look at who is teaching the nutritionalists Must read. <link><BR>etitians-nutrition-big-food_n_4859567.<BR>html?utm_hp_ref=food-for-thought </link> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:11:54 EST Where Are You At In The BDS & How's It Going? I'm on day 12 - Practicing Hunger Tolerance. Today is Good Friday and for my religion it is a day of reflection, of gratitude and great sorrow. It is also a day of fasting, so I thought it would be a good day to pay attention to how my body feels throughout he day. <BR> I have to say, I am feeling physically stressed when I think about going without the usual amount of food today, which seems silly to me. I have fasted on certain Holy Days most of my life without thinking twice about it;... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:04:51 EST Hello! New to this group Hi! My name is Jen. I am new to this group. I haven't bought the book yet, so I'm not really sure of how it works, but I am sort of familiar with cognitive behavioral therapy. But not really applying it to dieting and lifestyle changes. Anyway, I would like to eventually purchase this book to learn the program. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas they would like to share I am all ears! Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:11:55 EST Sunday - a Great Day to Plan for the Week Good morning, "thinking Thin" Sparkers! Sunday is a great day to continue and get a jump on our progress through the Beck Diet Solution. Today I have already hit the treadmill, read my ARC cards, participated in Mass, and will spend a good chunk of the day working from home (no, that's not the highlight!). <BR> <BR> Somehow, between work and laundry, I'll squeeze in roasting a ton of vegetables for the week (which makes the house smell great) and plan my meals. I'm on Day 8, so ... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 11:14:27 EST New to Group, Back on SP after a break Hi everyone. I appreciate all of your helpful posts! I have gained over 10 lbs in this past year, and it's made me lose confidence in my ability to lose weight. In fact, I just keep gaining. I had some medical issues that caused some weight gain, and nothing seemed to help, so I kind of gave up, which made everything worse. <BR> <BR> I am committed to getting back on track, using Beck's principles. I have a food plan and a reasonable goal of stopping eating when I'm lightly satisfied and ea... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 16:31:31 EST I'm so glad I found this team!! I've been a Sparker since the fall of last year and I'm a big believer in the Beck Diet Solution. I am so excited to have found this team - it never dawned on me until just now to even look for it! <BR> <BR> Several years ago I lost my excess weight by following Dr. Beck's lessons. I didn't even get that far in the book; the early lessons made so much sense to me that the weight just fell off! Then I had two more kids and, let's just say I've had trouble getting back on track. <BR> ... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 21:26:03 EST I need all the help I can get! I'm attacking this weight problem I have by approaching it by many angles. I've had enough false starts but I want this to be THE priority in my life. I'm a (fairly) new Weight Watchers online member, I'm just starting the Beck Diet Solution and I've downloaded a number of weight loss books. Besides my membership to Weight Watchers online, I'm also kinda-sorta present on MyFitnessPal. I have a Fitbit and a Striiv. <BR> <BR> I had lost 175lbs in the past and I got sick and gained most of it ... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:25:34 EST Just ordered the book/ Is this team active? Hi. I just saw some of the posts and decided to get the book right now. I'm not sure by the posts that the team is very active. I see a lot of posts from 2013. Is this common or is this just a slow time? Please let me know. It helps me to see how other people are moving forward and how they get through hard times. Thank you! <BR> <BR> <em>68</em> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:23:14 EST Old to Beck - newish to the team Hello All! <BR> I picked up a copy of Beck a few years ago - but read the book initially as more of a mental exercise and just could really invest in it. Towards the end of 2013 I joined the team - and am finally getting around to introducing myself and pulling out my copy of Beck again to brush up. I'm so glad there's a Beck team here - and glad to get to know you all! Thu, 9 Jan 2014 10:37:28 EST Newbie Hi All <BR> <BR> I have just started with the beck book and it looks great so far. I have been on spark people a while and been up and down with my weight. I feel I need some new energy and motivation to get me to where I really want to be. <BR> <BR> I have made a list of why I want to loose weight and set up reminders to look at this. I am having trouble choosing my two diets though. I am quite a fussy eater and find it hard to stick to one with set meals so I am thinking counting calo... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 04:23:22 EST Looking for a diet coach / buddie I am looking for a diet friend. My friends wouldn't hold me accountable. I am so glad I found out about this book and excited. <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:23:30 EST Hi I am new to the group I bought the Beck Solution and tapes a number of years ago. I never actually started using it. I think joining this group is a great idea to get the concepts. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to doing this together Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:20:31 EST Day 1 of Beck today Have decided to get my Beck Diet Solution book out and read the intro stuff and do 1 today. It can only help!... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 08:19:23 EST Hi! I'm New Hi! Been on SP for a while, but new to the team and to the Beck Diet Solution. I picked up the book a while back, but forgot about. Started reading it yesterday and I think this is exactly what I am looking for. I have dieted on and off for all of my life, but have never held myself accountable. Loved how at the end of Day 1 - the book asks if you actually made up the card. I had written some things down, but hadn't done up my card. The book says something to the effect that I will ha... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:43:02 EST Hi. I'm new. Questions about diet.... I'm on day 4 of the Beck diet and on day 2, was the day we pick our diet and back up one. I'm not sure about my choices. I was wondering if anyone could share what they are using, have used... what worked for them.. etc.. Thanks so much. Sun, 29 Sep 2013 01:53:53 EST help to recover from binge!!! I know exactly how it started... <BR> I had planned to eat 25g of nuts. I opened the pack a few days ago and hadn't devoured them, which was impressive for me! I measured out my 25g then read the packet 'once opened consume within 7 days'. They're going to go off! Better eat them all! <em>198</em> textbook stuff. <BR> <BR> I'm on day 13 of the Beck book. Usually when I binge once, I go off the rails for days, sometimes weeks. Any tips/words of encouragement??? Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:46:14 EST Yoga teacher decides to gain 40 lbs The article below is about a yoga teacher who wanted to see what it would be like to be a fat a woman, so she intentionally gained 40 lbs. <BR> <BR> What struck me was this quote from here: <BR> <BR> <BR> "How did you gain the weight? <BR> <BR> I wasn't trying to gain a certain amount of weight – I just let go of any control or dietary restrictions" <BR> <BR> <BR> It reminded of me what Dr. Beck had to say about the kind of thinking overweight people torture..., and sabotage, themselve... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 08:17:55 EST new member seeks diet coach! Hi everyone! The title says it all, really. I have 2 stone (24 pounds) to lose and, having spent my whole adult life trying to diet alone and failing, have come here for some support. If you'd like to be my coach or diet buddy, please get in touch :-) Mon, 9 Sep 2013 03:52:20 EST New member- also looking for diet buddy/coach Hello, <BR> My CBT recommended the Beck Diet and I am loving it. I'm currently on day 5. When I looked at day 6- find a coach- I realized I didn't anyone I could be truly honest with about my weight and eating (I'm tempted to sugarcoat things with people who care and worry about me). I came back to SparkPeople to take advantage of the community, and hopefully find a coach/buddy. I'm very committed and am looking forward to the journey. I would be very willing to reciprocate. Would ... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:13:32 EST Second time reading BDS; ISO diet coach Hi, all! <BR> <BR> This is my second time trying BDS and it's going really well (so far!). <BR> <BR> I'm interested in finding a diet coach here, and would be happy to reciprocate. <BR> <BR> -Ali Sun, 25 Aug 2013 00:33:38 EST I am enjoying this book Hi my name is Pam and I am reading and following the program. <BR> I am a wife, mother of one and grandma to 4 and an honorary one. I have a great grandbaby on the way. <BR> Love photography and writing. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:19:28 EST Hi New here Hi everyone I am on the 55+Females Team and we are reading the Beck Diet Solution and getting a lot out of it.I am here to learn more and delve deeper into this. <BR> I am finding it very useful and hope to see reults from the things I am learning. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 03:00:57 EST newbie I am also from the 55+ Female team and am really looking forward to adding more new ideas to what we are reading. I think this book and information is awesome. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 00:37:46 EST I'm Reading The Book Hello Team, <BR> I'm reading 'The Beck Diet Solution' with a group on the 55+ Female team. We're on day 5. Here's a link to the thread. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=19834x9682x<BR>54330081 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll post a link to your group in the thread and after we get through the book, I'll be hanging out here to work the program. I look forward to getting to know you all. <BR> Letha Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:41:28 EST New Member Hi <BR> I am Yvonne and have been on Sparks since about 2007 <BR> I have learned a lot but I have the Beck book, somewhere and plan on refreshing my mind on it. I am impressed with how your daily comments are on how your doing or not doing. There are many ideas I have already seen that might inspire the gals on my Team. <BR> Looking forward to meeting you gals :) <BR> Yvonne, in WA. State Fri, 9 Aug 2013 11:13:04 EST August 01 2013 I started my regime the last week of January, at a much higher weight than I thought I was: <BR> 202.4 lbs ( I'm a 5' 11" man ). <BR> <BR> Today, August 01 my weight is 184.2 lbs <BR> <BR> My goal weight is 184.0 lbs Thu, 1 Aug 2013 16:17:05 EST What The Science Says The link below goes to a video following a British medical journalist along on his investigation of weight loss techniques verified to work by science. <BR> <BR> I found the segment on item 4 to be particularly interesting as laments about slow metabolisms are quite common. A British celebrity who has been overweight all of her life despite exercising and "eating healthy" volunteered to keep a video and a written journal of what she ate. The clinicians also gave her "doubly labeled water"... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 18:14:22 EST Four Months Down I started my regime the last week of January, at a much higher weight than I thought I was: <BR> 202.4 lbs ( I'm a 5' 11" man ). <BR> <BR> <BR> I finished April at: <BR> 189.5 lbs <BR> <BR> I hurt my back badly in March. I pleasantly discovered that I could still lose weight with no and little exercise by sticking to calorie counting. However, I used that, a wedding and another trip as an excuse to get sloppy with my diet. <BR> <BR> I finished May at: <BR> 188.7 lbs Sat, 1 Jun 2013 10:41:28 EST Three Months Down I started my regime the last week of January, at a much higher weight than I thought I was: <BR> 202.4 lbs ( I'm 5 11 ). <BR> <BR> <BR> I finished March at: <BR> 191.0 lbs. <BR> <BR> I finished April at: <BR> 189.5 lbs <BR> <BR> My tentative long term goal is about 180 lbs, so I am not in a bad spot. <BR> <BR> My weight loss slowed down due to a back injury in March. Exercise was out of the equation March. I also got less diligent with my diet. I'm back up to 20 minutes of gentle c... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:02:26 EST Eat Sitting Down: Share your Costco Sample story One of my biggest challenge to "sit down" is the pesky, loveable, samples at Costco. <BR> <BR> Today I went with my kids. They had: <BR> - Tuna on a cracker <BR> - Hummus on a gluten-free cracker <BR> - All-natural trailmix with nuts and berries, low-sugar <BR> - Greek yogurt <BR> - Pirouline cookies (I didn't eat that one) <BR> <BR> So, the thing is...Costco has some good healthy options! After tasting the hummus I brought it home and made a dinner with it, and I got some of the trailmix... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:31:09 EST Eat Sitting Down: A poem for you Each time I'm about to eat, I recite: <BR> <BR> Here is my food, it may be good <BR> I'll eat it slow, or never know. <BR> Eating involves much more than my tummy <BR> My mind is now focused, so this will be yummy. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:26:23 EST I'm ready to be conscious about what I'm doing Hi All, <BR> I'm excited to be part of this group- I have read the Beck books a year or two ago, and I re-read them whenever I need to get a grip on my eating. <BR> <BR> I actually think this careful way of identifying WHAT I am thinking is really helpful to me as I try to create positive habits (and nip bad habits) in LOTS of areas of life, not just nutrition. <BR> <BR> So, I have a big event in a little over a month and I want to get started on being healthy as much as I can before it get... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:35:31 EST New Member Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Nancy and new to the team. I lost 70 lbs on Weight Watchers several years ago and have maintained it for 6 years. This year, the scales have started creeping back up. I'm ready to lose the extra pounds and get back on track. I've been following the Beck Diet Solution on facebook and plan on reading the book. <BR> <BR> ~Nancy Sun, 14 Apr 2013 05:08:48 EST Response Cards - What's Your Favorite? I use "If I eat this I will have two problems" quite frequently. <BR> Are there one's that work for you? Fri, 5 Apr 2013 09:51:26 EST Two Months Down Beware the Ides of March <BR> <BR> Actually March wasn't that bad, but in the middle of March an old back injury got re-hurt. I haven't exercised in about two and half weeks. <BR> <BR> I started my regime the last week of January, 202.4 lbs, finished in February at 194.5 lbs and I am now finishing March at 191.0 lbs. <BR> <BR> I feel a lot more comfortable in my skin, the progress is tangible and not going anywhere so I can handle slowing up for a few weeks. My mood is good. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 13:27:22 EST Advice for a newbie? Hi! I'm new to the team, and new to the Beck Diet Solution. However, I'm not new to trying to lose weight and keeping it off. After reading many references here on Spark People concerning this program, I think it might be just what I need. Sometimes I am my own worst enemy, so if I can learn to change my thinking, I'm sure I'll have more success for the long-term. Any advice from those of you who have really found success using the principles from this book? <BR> <BR> Here's hoping! <BR> <... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:38:37 EST New Hey everyone! I am new to Spark and new to this team. I don't know much about the Beck Diet or Spark. I do know I need to lose weight and my mind is my biggest problem. I have no motivation to work out or hardly any to cut back on my food. I hope this helps. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:42:34 EST Hi Everyone, I'm new to the TEAM! Hi my name is Charmaine. I actually bought this book years ago and read the first few pages. It has been collecting dust under my bed for far to long. I dug it out after the binge eating and inactive holidays. I started the book in January and I am very excited to have found this group. I KNOW this book and my determination are finally going to get me where I need to be in life. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:32:34 EST One Month Down First month done. Weighed in 2013 Jan 28 at 202.4 lbs. My 5 day running average this morning was 194.5 lbs. Clothing feels looser, which is pretty cool. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:39:01 EST Skipping A Lunch With Beck Passing up a meal or delaying a meal until I feel physical hunger does not come naturally to me. Every time I do it feels scary/alien, but I think it is cool. Today, I just did not feel like eating lunch. I wasn't at all hungry and put off eating until dinner. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:50:17 EST New Member! Hello everyone! I am excited to be joining this team. I used BDS last year and lost 25 lbs, it was the only book that ever connected with me and gave me the tools I needed to lose the weight and stop binging. Now I am back with all of those 25 lbs back on and then some. So, I am going to start BDS once again and hope for lasting success this time around! Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:19:28 EST Yo! I'm back too! :-) Just stopping by to re-introduce myself to the team. I intend to be more active here now that I have started re-reading The Beck Diet Solution. I am away at the weekend, but will start the 6 weeks of daily sessions on Monday, along with WeightWatchers and exercising regularly. At the moment I am re-reading the introductory chapters. Annie. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 03:35:40 EST Daily accountability thread; lose 10 lb in 10 week Hello Beckers! <BR> I am opening a new thread with the goal of losing 10 lb till end of April. This would get me out of the "obese" range. <BR> My intention is to daily report my caloric intake. <BR> I want to make this commitment; welcome anyone who wants to travel with me till this first milepost.! <BR> Rachel Sun, 17 Feb 2013 13:01:30 EST Maintenance? I haven't finished the book yet. <BR> <BR> I've been using the CD set during my commute to keep me motivated to keep a food diary which worked for me years ago. <BR> <BR> I didn't recall much being said about the psychology of maintenance, which is probably the bigger challenge as it is for the rest of your life. <BR> <BR> Does the book have a lot to say about maintenance. <BR> <BR> No rush, I have about 6 months to go before I need to worry about that :) <BR> <BR> Steve Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:58:57 EST Yo! I'm back! Hey! It's been ages. I'm back! I've been away for most of a year. I'm recommitted to Beck Diet Solution and am in week 2 of the workbook. <BR> <BR> My 2012 was a year of breakdown and accepting reality of who I am. I regained some of the weight I had lost on the BDS method. Emotionally, I'm in a better place. And I've got a boat load to learn. <BR> <BR> That said, I'm off to bed. <BR> <BR> Susan Tue, 12 Feb 2013 02:11:55 EST Hi my name is Isabel I live by Salt Lake City Utah, I am 58 and 80lbs overweight. I stumbled upon the Beck Diet Solutions and I believe this is what I need to help me change my corrupt thinking. I have hurt my knees, elbows and shoulders so if anyone can advise me on the best resistance workout for me I would be grateful. It would be great to get and have the support. Thankyou very much :) Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:58:06 EST Hi I'm Carol <BR> Hi All!!! <BR> I have been successfully living Beck for 5years and 7 months. You can find my story on the Beck blog on the Beck Diet Solution website, entry: 'My Journey to Thinking Like a Thin Person' <BR> <BR> Hopefully I can assist others on their journey! <BR> <BR> Carol <BR> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 12:01:53 EST Skipping A Dinner With Beck I am not the kind of person to turn down a meal, even if I am full, so my experience yesterday was very interesting to me. <BR> <BR> I ate a hot high fiber cereal for breakfast. Then I had 2 cups of broccoli florets with brown rice and mung beans for lunch. I'm guessing the fiber in those two meals was very high. <BR> <BR> I felt so full that I knew if I ate dinner, even though I would be within my calorie range, I would not feel good. However, I was very hungry over the weekend a... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 11:27:04 EST Another introduction I am a fortyish, married, mom of two, who works 50-60 hours per week. My life can be stressful but I’ve been working on that for a long time and have it pretty much under control. Now, I need to overhaul my routines and habits to kick 20-25 pounds away for good. <BR> <BR> I’ve lost my pregnancy weight twice so I know I can do this. I’ve done weight watchers which works fine but SparkPeople is free (yeah, I guess I’m also a cheapskate). I know how to eat <BR> <BR> While I sit at work wa... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:01:31 EST Introduction. I'm Steve. Years ago I weighed 230 lbs at my high. I'm 5 11. I got down to 178lbs. I put a few of the pounds back on and am now in the mid 190s. I would like to get back down to 180 lbs. I have had trouble getting started and keeping started. I've had decent results with cognitive therapy before so I thought I would give "The Beck Diet Solution" a try. I started reading the book and listening to the CDs while driving. <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday To Everyone <BR> <BR> Steve Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:44:15 EST new to the team, Beck reader of over a year Hello all <BR> I belong to a group that has been using this book for some time. It has proven to be a successful program for us and I am looking fwd to using both of the two groups to help me achieve even greater results. <BR> I'm an empty nester in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where weather is a major challenge to overcome in getting in my exercise. Over-eating, we all know from the book, is certainly my biggest problem. <BR> Here's to a great 2013! <BR> Lynette Tue, 1 Jan 2013 22:59:25 EST New member here.. Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Julie and I'm getting ready to restart healthy living lifestyle in the new year.... <BR> I've had Beck book for about a year or so and have read it twice,, have practiced some of the steps but need to have another go at it again. Glad to have found this forum to bounce ideas off of other people using the same program... <BR> <BR> Julie.. in Southern Nevada. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 09:52:54 EST Hello everyone Hi everyone, <BR> I'm Janet and have become interested in the Beck Diet Solution because a member on another team started posting about it. I did a little research and have ordered copies of both books to help me. God willing, they could arrive this week.... <BR> <BR> In March I returned to my home town in the UK to live after 14yrs living in southern Spain. The return to eating too many of the foods that I seem to have missed is taking it's toll on my weight and I feel kind of desperate abo... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:18:30 EST Still here, but I misplaced my book I carry my book around with me and it seems now I cannot find it. I think I am on day 3 -- I have my advantage Response card near my computer so at least I can focus on that. I am hoping I did not leave it at the clinic. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:20:16 EST Looking for a Coach Today is Day 1 for me - and I am looking for a diet coach. Advice on how to find one? anybody on this board like to coach? <BR> <BR> thanks in advance, <BR> Lisa Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:03:37 EST Why I want to lose weight. I am new to this group but have been doing The Beck Diet since July 2012. I use the response cards, but I really like the exercise you do at the beginning of the book and make a list of the reasons you want to lose weight. I review this every morning and it helps me stay on track. <BR> Here is my list: <BR> Why I want to lose weight: <BR> 1. To honor God 2. I'll look better3. I can wear a smaller size 4. I can wear more stylish clothing 5. To be in better health 6. It will be easier to exerc... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 12:01:52 EST Starting from square one In reading the beck diet solution, I thought that I didn't have to do a few of the steps (find a coach, doing the hunger chart, skipping lunch for a day, setting food aside on your plate not to eat). I've made a lot of progress in the past few years (I once weighed 200lbs) and I know what real hunger feels like and I know that it will subside if you ignore it. However, I still have weight to lose so there's something I'm not doing right. <BR> <BR> I think that starting from the beginning an... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 08:16:55 EST Conquering Sabotaging thoughts i used to have massive unconquerable sabotaging thoughts. But today I want to gave this thoughts up. I used to think that ill be fat forever and there's nothing I could do with it. But I will try to change my mindset from now on. I'l try it for 10 days. I will focus more on action. Sometimes I am too absorbed by my negative thinking and it cripples me big time. How to you counter act sabotaging thoughts? Thu, 1 Nov 2012 09:33:40 EST consistency good morning, <BR> Yesterday i did some unplanned eating. I was making muffins and I had some batter. And it just spiraled down from there. I think the problem is that I'm not consistent with the beck steps. I don't write down my eating plans and I don't have an accountability person. <BR> <BR> Has anyone ever run into the problem of thinking about your ARC, and then just not caring about it? Because that's what happened yesterday. I thought of all the benefits of losing weight and then I t... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 08:01:42 EST ON AND OFF DIET/GYM Hi all. I ve been feeling guilty all the time because I am not consistent enough with what im doing. Sometimes when I'm motivated, of course i go on a diet and to the gym but when im not i'd rather sleep and eat while watching tv. Most of the time I'm not in the mood. How can I move on from feeling bad? Should i quit my ghym membership because I seldom use it?? Sigh i dont want to give up but im really feeling bad! Tue, 23 Oct 2012 08:27:44 EST Bonus Calorie Allowance Hello, <BR> I made the mistake of overeating on a few days, and I tried to make up for it by exercising off the calories I ate. I don't think it worked and I still gained a pound. Darn. I guess if I hadn't worked out so much it could have been worse. <BR> <BR> Does anyone keep a bonus calorie allowance for the week? For example, I'm thinking about allowing myself an extra 400 cal. for one day. Anyone have experience with this? <BR> <BR> Thanks. <BR> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 08:40:29 EST Joining team HI, My name is Nancy and I think I joined this team some years ago under another Spark name. I decided I need to get a handle on the way I think about my eating. I remember this program helped me in the past but as I pulled out my workbook I see I only made it to day 6, unless I switched to an different notebook. <BR> <BR> That seems to be my story about changing my eating habits, I cannot seem to stick with a certain method long-term. I do not have much support from other family members. ... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 10:56:35 EST Day 6/Coach/Support Group Hello All, <BR> Today I am completing the Day 6 Goals-am not able to find a coach but thought I should get on board with the message board! I am 37-live in Maine and have been following the Beck Diet Solution for about a week now. <BR> My commitment is to check this board once a day and connect with others on it-as well as going to the Coach Corner when I am feeling like I need support. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to get involved with this community! <BR> Tue, 9 Oct 2012 21:17:55 EST Good morning! Hello everyone, <BR> This is the 2nd week I am on beck diet. I strayed off track because some of the steps seemed unnecessary but I see now that I must commit 100%. In another book I read this quote - "different methods produce different results". So, I'm trying something different. This is the first 'diet' I've been on that I really felt in control, so I'm committing to it. <BR> <BR> I wish everyone luck and look forward to chatting with you here! Tue, 2 Oct 2012 06:35:34 EST Need Motivation Hi Team! I am on Day 28 of the Beck Diet Solution and so far I'm sticking to it. By the time I finish the six week program, I'll be turning 59 + 1 years old. Yes, that's 60. (Sigh.) There's only one aspect of the Diet that I don't follow and that's planning my meals a day ahead of time. How can I do that? I don't know what I'm going to be in the mood for 24 hours in advance. I just try to stick to the calories I'm allotted. I like making index cards (in various neon colors) with a fe... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:11:12 EST Vitamin D I read an interesting article in the MInneapolis paper --- that vitamin D actually helps those trying to lose weight lose more weight. My doctor told me last year that i had a vitamin D deficiency and to increase amount taken. the articles I have read says there is a correlation between obesity and vitamin D deficiency. Wed, 5 Sep 2012 05:33:05 EST When to switch to back up diet... I have been using the BDS for 6 weeks. I read and use my cards and skills. I track everything. In six weeks I have had only 2 days where I really went overboard with calories. I exercise at least 30 minutes most days and the scale is not moving. My first diet choice is tracking here and staying within range. My choices are mostly healthy and the only problem I see is that my sodium is too high on somedays. My second choice diet would be more limited, akin to weight watchers core plan, bu... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 04:59:14 EST Just started - Looking for a coach! Hi! I am so excited to start the Beck program. I ordered the CDs and workbook off Amazon and it arrived this afternoon. I started reading the workbook immediately. Is there anyone who would like to be my buddy? I would love to find a coach, and I would be more than happy to coach in return. Let's be diet buddies!!! A little about me...I'm 37 years old, married, have a sedentary lifestyle, and I am trying to lose those last stubborn 15 lbs. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:08:17 EST Starting the Beck exercises again Hi! <BR> I went through the Beck book about 18 months ago and it was helping me, but I got out of the habit and re-gained some of the weight I lost. So I returned to the book - and I am writing my response cards today (had to find the index cards...LOL) <BR> <BR> I look forward to working the book with a team! <BR> <BR> Karen Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:15:27 EST New to Beck, whole family needs it! I have been on Spark for several years too. I lost 30 pounds, slowly and "for the last time". Then last winter I hit a depression and regained most of it. I stopped working out and stopped caring what and how much I eat. I gave up. <BR> <BR> I read about SP in a magazine years ago, and have been ever so thankful! <em>252</em> Last month I read about it again, and on one of the next pages was a woman talking about the Beck Diet Solution. I immediately ordered the book and the workbook. (Now... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 12:06:02 EST Advantage Response Cards plus the "Why Test" I am going to try something. I think I read about the "Why Test" in one of Dr. Oz's books. Each day, take one of the advantages from advantages response cards and do the "why test". <BR> Example: <BR> I want to lose weight. <BR> Why do I want to lose weight? <BR> I want to be healthier. <BR> Why do I want to be healthier? <BR> I will live longer and feel better. <BR> Why do I want to live longer and feel better? <BR> Because I want to see my daughter grow and thrive. I want to enjoy my marria... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:29:44 EST Hi All! New to Beck.. I have the books and have listened to the BDS on CD. I just started reading Beck Diet for life. I decided to do the plan more high-tech. I found an awesome app that makes flashcards and connects to quizlet online. The app is called FLASHCARDLET. I have an iphone. Their may be an android version. I made flash cards on quizlet and then downloaded them to my phone. So far I have made my advantages cards, some sabotaging thought cards, distraction cards and some more... Other people have mad... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 10:31:15 EST giving myself credit. small changes rock! i lost 2.42 pounds last week . but i feel that I gained after several days! although my workout is continious. I learned that i should stop eating too much! I am glad that even if it looks like that i gained, (i will inform yall tomorrow) I am still giving myself credit because I was able to make small changes in my lifestyle. I was craving for junkfood this afternoon so i bought a little bag of chips. Before i used to devour the whole big bag of chips but now my portion is controlled. I dont... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 07:54:54 EST What Can We Do in THREE WEEKS??? Hi folks, <BR> I have a surge of energy and inspiration for this project I need a special place to track my goals and progress. Anyone want to join me? I chose three weeks because that's how long I have before our vacation, but also because I think its a good block of time to focus on. <BR> <BR> Here's my plan: for the next three weeks I will <BR> <BR> Journal 1x/week <BR> Log every day, averaging 1750/day over the week <BR> Exercise 5x a week <BR> Post here every day <BR> <BR> withi... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 19:45:34 EST What is the best/most helpful Beck tip? I really love this whole CBT idea for eating... <BR> <BR> The things that I have found most helpful so far are: <BR> <BR> The fact that thin people don' t eat whatever, whenever. When I want to eat, I tell myself this. <BR> <BR> Making a plan for what I am going to eat that day... <BR> <BR> The self talk of "I would love to eat ----- right now, but am going to just wait for dinner at 5. <BR> <BR> I would love to know what has helped you all.... <BR> <BR> Hunger is not an emergency. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 21:03:29 EST Hello Glad this team is here! Hi! I'm on week 3 of my diet but new to the Beck Die solution. Thought I would join this team to help with the diet coach assignment and also for support. Looking forward to learning from you all. Sun, 10 Jun 2012 13:43:25 EST Beck weeks 2-3 chat, everyone welcome <em>235</em> Hi everyone, we can talk about the day here but the team has all the individual days with gr8 comments of those who've been there done that! Remember to check those out too :) <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Day 1, Week 1 starts Wednesday, 5/30 with weighins on Wed. Day 1 seems to be about motivation & pondering why we want to lose weight, starting our set of cards & lists! <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> The book has us start our mealplans now with our first weighin in 2 weeks, & then ... Wed, 30 May 2012 01:20:42 EST resetting goals i went through the whole spark diet about 4 years ago after baby #3. i want to go back through all the steps again after baby #4, so i reset my goals and picked my new fast break goals. but no where on my spark start page does it say what diet phase i'm in or anything. has anyone else reset their goals so they could do the program over? how does it work? <BR> thanks! Tue, 29 May 2012 15:17:56 EST Judi, Gwyn, Laura, others? tracking On the HELP! thread, Judi Gwyn and Laura decided to help each other stay on track by reporting whether we have tracked our food and how that went. <BR> <BR> So if anyone else feels like doing it too, this is the place! <BR> <BR> Judi's report: today, good eating so far. I still have a snack coming. All tracked except snack. Sun, 20 May 2012 22:02:57 EST Beck Chapts 1-4 So much before getting started! <em>203</em> just starting back through the book and workbook, and found myself nodding all the way through... oh how I have thought those things! <BR> <BR> I particularly like the idea of <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> No More Cheating. <BR> It was unplanned eating or overeating, and a mistake that we can work on and keep going (instead of beating ourselves up as a failure and quitting for a long time.) <BR> <BR> <em>189</em> i like that the book will help us solve some of the practical proble... Sun, 13 May 2012 14:47:22 EST New and just starting the program Hey, everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been looking at this book for quite some time and have been very interested in using it. Someone just recommended it to me, so my interest was really piqued. I was browsing around a second-hand book store (Half Price Books) yesterday and found a (hardcover) copy for only $6.99!! <em>30</em> I couldn't resist---I bought it and have been reading it ever since. I read all of the introductory material (I'm already familiar with CBT, which helps), and today I a... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:55:25 EST Looking for a Beck Diet Coach Hi, I'm Marsha. After 50+ years of being overweight, I've done pretty well these last 3 years with help of SparkPeople, Weight Watchers, YMCA, Galloway running, and the Beck Diet Solution. I'm up about 10 pounds from where I was (but I think 4 pounds are water - and this is still 75+ pounds below my all time high) and want to get back down and stay there. <BR> <BR> I did Beck a year ago and found it helpful. But I need the help of a Diet Coach. Just a weekly check in is probably all I requi... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 11:43:06 EST New to Beck! Hello everyone, <BR> a few minutes ago my Beck-book "Diet-Solution" arrived. <BR> I'm convinced, we all know almost everything we need to know about losing weight, maintaining weight, leading a healthy lifestyle. Yet "something" holds us back or happens, or whatever. I hope, Beck will help to solve that riddle! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Hello again! <BR> <BR> Marie Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:44:51 EST New to the Group Hello from Florida! <BR> My name is Kristine and I am very excited to be a member of this group. I have recently started reading the Beck Diet Solution and am on Day #3...which I blew 30 minutes into my shift at work. Seemed like such a no brainer, but before I knew it...there I was. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to going through all the steps and following the other folks here who are struggling witht he same issus I am. <BR> <BR> Have a great evening! Wed, 7 Mar 2012 20:28:42 EST The Response Cards Hi I want to start the journey with the book but I cannot find my Response cards does anyone know where I might be able to download them or do I need to buy the book again. Thanks Sat, 3 Mar 2012 14:58:15 EST New to the team! Hi everyone! I am new and just started the Beck diet. I'm on day 6 and am really liking the approach of the book. Weight loss has always been difficult for me because of my thoughts and thinking patterns, and I am excited to see how my mind changes for the better over these next 6 weeks +. Looking forward to getting to know you all and being part of this team! Fri, 2 Mar 2012 10:14:34 EST New To Team I have not bought this book yet but intend to eventually. I'm not a reader but I do follow them on facebook. I LOVE Aaron Beck and the CBT methods. I am working on my Masters in Mental Health Counseling and much of my focus is on CBT. It is incredible and proven effective for all eating disorders. <BR> <BR> I am 35, married, have 3 teens (19, 18, 16), 2 dogs, 1 cat, and I live in Korea but from Texas. I struggle every day especially with fatigue. I believe fatigue is what keeps the res... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:35:11 EST Diet Buddies / Coaches Hi! I'm so glad to have found this group. I'd love to be part of a buddy/coach circle to help one another and provide accountability. <BR> Looks like a great group! Wed, 8 Feb 2012 12:42:34 EST Reading Beck Diet for Life & Beck Diet Solution Hello all, <BR> <BR> My name is crystal and I'm a serial dieter (hmmm cereal) Ive picked up both the beck diet solution and the beck diet for life books last week. Should I be reading them simultaneously, is one better to read before the other? I would really love to finally learn the skills to keep the weight off for good :) In the beck diet for life, it says I should get a diet buddy. I'm hoping joining this team will be like having a diet buddy Mon, 6 Feb 2012 14:37:21 EST How do you view dieting? I've been watching a webcast about dieting. That coupled with a conversation yesterday with some co-workers, has me a a little stressed. <BR> <BR> The webcast has some professionals in psychotherapy talking about dieting. One was Judith Beck and she was wonderful! The other two take more of an anti diet perspective. The perspectives bother me personally, because I am really committed to being healthy and making healthy choices. But, in a conversation yesterday, I asked a co-worker who has r... Sat, 4 Feb 2012 14:56:17 EST Sit down to eat This one is hard :-) <BR> <BR> I have put on my fridge and the inside of my larder the following note <BR> <BR> SIT DOWN TO EAT. <BR> <BR> If you turn my note over you will see the following on the other side: <BR> <BR> If you don't want <BR> to get <BR> to BIG <BR> to see your feet <BR> <BR> Thought other people might want to do the same. <BR> <BR> I made my DD laugh as she is the only one that knows there is another side to the note. <em>334</em> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:06:00 EST Started today Read about it and since I love to read anything and everything wanted to buy the book but was hesitant (my negative voice was talking again). In the end I decided to borrow it from the library and started reading it today. Went out and bought a notebook and some cards and I want to work my way through it slowly. <BR> <BR> I lost close to 18 pounds in the last year and then went and put it all on again. I was on primal then Atkins (which is where I lost most of my weight) then back to primal ... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:38:59 EST Can I pick your brain for a moment? Weighing in... Hi Beck peeps. <BR> I have a concern that is a potential obstacle and I wonder how you handle this. I repeatedly will be knocked off of making healthy choices when I became preoccupied with my weight on the scale. How do people handle this? I'm supposed to weigh myself this week and I'm really scared. I would prefer to never weigh myself, because the number will become like an obsession for me and I will feel defeated. I'm not saying this because I'm scared, I'm saying it because I've be... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 19:29:45 EST new to beck got my book last week. have been reading it. taking my time. trying to really make sure i am understanding what will lie ahead. it makes a lot of sense to me so far. i am seeing myself in almost ever paragraph. i am commited to doing exactly as it says. and not to try and change it to what i want. history tells me that never works. once i start putting my spin on any program i have tried i start the downhill slide. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:16:20 EST ONE AT A TIME I'm such a Gemini which means I usually have a difficult time making decisions. With that said ................ <BR> <BR> I decided this weekend that I needed to begin planning my meals beginning tomorrow. I already have my oatmeal pkt sitting next to the coffee pot. I already made a turkey sandwich for lunch. And, get this, I've already entered the nutritional info in my tracker for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I so badly want tomorrow to the beginning of new healthy eating habits. My goal i... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 21:54:05 EST Back to Beck... Hi everybody. I've had more success at reaching a healthy size and keeping it than any other way. In the past, I has used it with Weight Watchers and almost-daily yoga. Now, I'd like to do it a bit simpler with calorie counting and yoga/walking. My biggest challenge right now, as I am trying to take on each habit before going "whole hog" is to eat sitting down at the table. I'm trying to make the table more pleasant. I'm going to get some placemats and a table runner, maybe some chair p... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:20:06 EST New to Beck Hello! I'm new to Beck. I've lost about 9 pounds since starting. Holidays and recent illness/injury held me back recently. :( <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm also in a contest where I could win a trip to a Biggest Loser Resort. Can you help spare a vote? Thank you! You can vote daily. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s/160284/voteable_entries/39288179 </link> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 21:10:09 EST Dropping in to say "Hello" Hello everyone, I am dropping in to say hi. I have not officially started the program yet. I picked up BDS at the library about a month ago, and things started to click. I am a big fan of the podcast Inside Out Weight Loss, and some of the common sense and cognitive changes seem to be based on the same principles. So I am planning on doing both plans in tandem. <BR> The reason I have yet to begin is I realized I would likely need to read the book over and over again to mine all of the infor... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 18:40:45 EST Hi! Looking for support. Hi everyone. I started reading and practicing the Beck Diet for Life last week and have been looking for an online support group since then. I'm glad I've found you! My ultimate goal is to lose 20 pounds, of course focusing on 5 pound goals throughout the journey. I'm pretty young (19) and I work out regularly and am quite athletic, but my main problem is my eating mindset, that's why I decided to follow Beck. I'm loving how I can see my bad habits breaking already. Although the support... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:29:49 EST WORKBOOK ? I have started reading the Beck book (the pink version) & I have ordered the workbook. Should be here in a week or so. I notice quite a few worksheets in the book which I assume are also included in the workbook. What is the difference between the book & the workbook? Do I need to read the entire Beck book before starting the workbook or is it a companion book? Tue, 13 Dec 2011 22:10:30 EST Konnichiwa! Hi! <BR> I'm Liz, and I just started the Beck Diet Solution. I hit Day 6 today, so I figured I'd poke around a bit and see who else is doing this (hoping to find a buddy/coach). <BR> <BR> A little about me...I live in Northern Japan, where I teach English. I've been overweight since graduating from college, but when I got to Japan, I gained 15 pounds. People here were shocked when I told them I gained weight in Japan! Well, that was a wake up call for me, so I started hitting it with the exe... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 09:10:06 EST Giving Beck another go! Hi, thought I would try the BDS again, I did it several months ago and did pretty well! <BR> <BR> I plan on hunting up my books this evening and dusting them off. <BR> <BR> Which thread is the most active one here? I would like to post somewhere at least once a day and possible read some current posts as well. <BR> <BR> Thanks Mon, 5 Dec 2011 13:43:19 EST Winter Holiday Challenge! Okay folks, here's the open challenge for those of us wanting to push ourselves a little harder in some way. <BR> <BR> Post here if you want to join us and tell us what your personal push will be... do you want to <BR> <BR> Workout more? <BR> Set a plan for holiday eating? <BR> Spend your weekend racking up as many Sparkpoints as you can? <BR> <BR> These are just ideas; what will challenge you to make the most of this season? Thu, 1 Dec 2011 23:59:15 EST Val's Pumpkin Cocoa Mousse Not sure the best place to post this but I didn't want it to get lost in the everyday check-in thread. This is very good and I hope someone tries it because I will feel smart and special ;) <BR> <BR> 15 oz. canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) <BR> 1 tub of Cool Whip Lite <BR> 1 package of fat-free sugar-free chocolate pudding (not prepared) <BR> 1 tsp. cinnamon <BR> 1/4 tsp. salt <BR> <BR> Wisk it all together till combined well. Spoon by 1/2 cupful's into 6 seperate ramekins or small ... Wed, 23 Nov 2011 08:36:33 EST Can we talk about Thanksgiving? I don't want to count every single calorie I'm eating during Thanksgiving dinner, but I don't want to totally blow it either! Obviously turkey isn't a problem, just turkey breast and no skin. I'm going to make brussels spouts so I can really fill up on those and take just small spoon of mashed potatoes. But other than that I'm worried about making good choices. <BR> <BR> Can we toss some ideas around? Mon, 21 Nov 2011 21:23:21 EST Just getting started Hi everyone and thanks for the welcome, Judy! I have just gotten hold of The Beck Diet for Life, so have not officially started the 'diet'/lifestyle yet. But I am really fed up with trying, ever trying, to lose the pounds I gained during/after child-bearing. My kids are now 16 and 14, and I am over 40, so it's getting even harder to lose. In the last two years alone, I have gained almost 10 pounds! Something MUST change or it will only get worse. I started a boot camp class in September, but ... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 21:00:01 EST Anyone interested in weekend challenges? Anyone interested in weekend challenges or something? I love a good challenge, even a small one, to keep me on my toes and motivated. And since the weekend can be the most trying for most of us... <BR> <BR> yes? no? ideas? Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:33:03 EST Well this is interesting... Haven't seen my awesome therapist in several months because I've been doing so well with my situation (won't bore you with the story of my life) because my depression is getting a foothold and I can't seem to get out of it. <BR> <BR> We talked about diet. Yep, lol! He gave me a pen and paper and was like, "Ok, this is what you're going to do..." Men are so different than women. My woman psychatrist 'encourages' me to make changes in diet and exercise and I leave her office thinking, "Eh... ... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 07:33:57 EST Any suggestions for a 1 week diet booster? I just started a basic search for a 1 week detox, but realized that next week would be a BAD week to give it a go, seeing as it's THANKSGIVING, lol! And the week after that I will be moving, another bad time. So that means I have a few weeks to research and choose something to give me boost. <BR> <BR> Ideas? Suggestions? What should I be careful or mindful of? Wed, 16 Nov 2011 09:24:47 EST Starting Again Back to Beck Day One Okay, I looked at my Beck material from a year ago, when I first found this book and team. It was a year ago July! How time goes by. I got to day 26 and just stopped. NOT THIS TIME!! I'm going for the gold. I really need to stop going back and forth with this food and weight issue. Not good for me physically, Spiritually or emotionally. So here is to day one. I'll report more later. <BR> <BR> I'm going to put it out there...ANY ONE on the team want to be my coach or accountability p... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 09:37:31 EST New here Hello, I started reading The Complete Beck Diet for Life book yesterday and thought I would try to find a corresponding Spark team. This must be a different version from the one people here are using--my cover is green, not pink like the team logo. The cover says it's a Five-Stage Program, and includes the Think Thin Eating Plan. According to the introduction the feedback from readers of the original Beck Diet Solution and Workbook was that 'most dieters need more guidance in selecting the... Fri, 11 Nov 2011 05:12:51 EST BIG NEWS FOR VAL We're closing on a house today!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I am SO excited! We've needed more space for awhile now and this summer we received full, permanent custody of our foster child. We're literally running into each other around here. 5 people, 3 dogs, and a cat (not to mention all the other kids that come and go) in 1300 sq. feet. <BR> <BR> We will be moved into our DREAM HOUSE by Thanksgiving! <BR> <BR> Kinda sad though because we bought this house 10 years ago and have done everything you c... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 08:53:59 EST Need 1 or 2 people to be COMMITMED diet coaches I finished reading day 6 and last time I had a good support system I was in a Biggest Loser group. It was online but we posted several times a day and had challenges and had to leave the team if we didn't weigh in and fill in our points and such. It was a GREAT accountablility system. That's how I lost 30 lbs. <BR> <BR> So I was tempted to breeze over day 6 with the thought that, "Sparkpeople will be my support group" but that hasn't worked over the last couple years. It's too easy for me t... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 06:53:50 EST New to forum and getting Back to Beck :) I can't seem to find an on-going introduction thread and I wanted to make sure I properly introduced myself before I jump into any threads. <BR> <BR> My name is Valerie and I lost between 25-30 lbs. about 3-4 years ago, using Beck a lot of that time. I don't even remember what happened, but I never finished the book (stopped during week 2! Doh!) and over the period of about a year put all the weight back on. ARGH!!!! <BR> <BR> I've been trying off and on since then to get the weight back o... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 07:00:45 EST Hello and info about some research on mindful eati Hello - I've been losing weight since May 2011. When I read a book called 'Overcoming Weight Problems' which uses cognitive behaviour therapy techniques, I thought that I might at last have found some ideas about keeping the weight off as well as losing in the first place. <BR> <BR> I bought the Beck Diet Solution a few weeks ago and have really been concentrating on 3 things: eating sitting down, eating slowly and eating mindfully. I find that just these things are challenging enough for... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 05:10:11 EST Starting Workbook Hi everyone, <BR> I have read the Beck Diet Solution book and I am now starting to do the workbook. There are so many threads here that I'm not sure where to post my daily progress in the workbook. I have made my list of advantages and chosen my diet. I was hoping to use this team as my coach. Looking forward to getting to know you all. <em>213</em> Sun, 25 Sep 2011 22:24:59 EST Starting again/acco untability partner Hello All, <BR> <BR> I just rejoined the team. I tried this 6 months ago. So now I'm back and ready. I have gotten the workbook. I do have the book. I'm going to be starting again, tomorrow. Anyone else want to join me and be accountable to one another?? <BR> <BR> Debbie Wed, 14 Sep 2011 16:32:46 EST Day 42 I took an extra week or two while on vacation to get through the workbook but I'm on Day 42. Moving forward. <BR> <BR> The exercises I resisted doing the most turned out to be some of the best exercises. I resisted the craving / hunger exercise and the "no food during the day" exercise. I learned a lot from those exercises. I know that if I feel hungry, that feeling will wane. It certainly is not as painful as my most painful experience. <BR> <BR> Some of the exercises seem useless but I'm... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:26:54 EST Hello looking for accountability partner Hello my name is latotzke and have been losing weight and working out. I started beck's diet solution and need an accountability partner. I also need someone to help me when I have the need to eat when I am tired. <BR> I have already lost 16 lbs in the last 3 months and 18 lbs before that which took me a while until my thyroid meds got adjusted. I refuse to quit. Come to hard. <BR> looking forward to hearing from you <BR> Lee T. Fri, 9 Sep 2011 19:42:03 EST moving this to the right place empty Tue, 6 Sep 2011 17:04:30 EST My first goal is almost met! I'm a half pound from meeting my first goal! Technically I met it when I hit my first five pounds but I decided to count the five pounds from when I started the Beck program. Nonetheless, it's all good. I'm trending in the right direction. <BR> <BR> It can be hard to weigh myself every morning and see the scale go up then down then up then down. When I look at my weight tracker here on spark people as it relates to my goal and it is tending as it should. <BR> <BR> I weigh myself after using... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 11:51:31 EST Started today Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Tanya. September 1 was my Day 1 on the Beck diet. I bought the book, audio CDs, and workbook from Amazon and I am ready to rock and roll!!! I am very excited and I hope we can encourage each other. <BR> <BR> Tanya Fri, 2 Sep 2011 00:59:25 EST New to BDS Hello <BR> <BR> I am a 31 year old women living in Alberta who is going to lose weight. I wanted to put that right out there before I try to talk myself out of it :) <BR> I have a career in library service and currently work in a medical library and am loving it. <BR> <BR> I want to be fit and trim so by the time I reach 35 I have it all under control and will feel proud of myself. <BR> <BR> Right now I am just starting "The Beck diet solution" and am going through everything step my s... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 17:50:08 EST New to BDS Hello all! I bought the BDS book a long time ago, read to day 7, put it down and never picked it up again until about a week ago. I got a sudden burst of motivation and i'm ready to go. I feel like I did about 7 years ago when I lost over 50 lbs. I am currently on Day 7 and feeling great. I was excited to find this forum and think it will be great for getting support and hopefully I can offer some as well! Sat, 20 Aug 2011 10:28:03 EST Favorite Distraction Activities? The title says it all. What are your favorite distraction activities to keep you from giving in to a temptation or craving? Currently I have: <BR> <BR> Do a chore <BR> Go out with a friend <BR> Put together a care package <BR> Drink tea <BR> Make new itunes music mixes <BR> Go for a walk <BR> Edit your computer files (photos, documents, etc) <BR> Color/Draw/Paint <BR> Write a letter/email <BR> Call someone <BR> Practice new hairstyles <BR> Read a book <BR> Browse the internet (fitspiration... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 05:25:56 EST Are they working for you? I was wondering if anyone sees major advantages from the cards? I am one of those people that think they sound a bit hokey and spending the time to write them out isn't bad, but spending the time every morning before work to read them just seems like too much time when I am already waking up early in order to sit down and eat mindfully. <BR> Do you really think they are worthwhile? Wed, 17 Aug 2011 10:45:51 EST New here! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Becky. Currently I live in Vilnius, Lithuania. I previously lost 50 pounds by doing WW online and following BDS. Unfortunately, when we moved here, I gave in to lots of sabotaging thoughts and stress and gained it all back. Grr. <BR> <BR> Now, I'm back on WW Online and back to working through Beck. I'm on Day 5 Find a Coach. Last time, I belonged to a forum on another website, but that forum is gone. So, I did a Google search and found you folks! <BR> <BR> May I... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 07:04:18 EST Hi all, I'm new! I bought the book at a rummage sale years ago, without ever having heard of it before. It sat on the shelf for a long time, but once I got serious about my weight loss efforts, I "discovered" there on my shelf, waiting! I had no idea that the book has such a wonderful following - but luckily, through a sparkfriend, I found this Sparkteam! <BR> <BR> This is my second time on Sparkpeople. Four years ago, prior to starting grad school, I found Spark and lost 25 pounds, getting within 20 pounds ... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 14:08:31 EST 5-say no to extra food I'm on Day 15-start your diet. Lunch was hard. I really had to remind myself to "say no to extra food". I wanted more and I'm not hungry. I know I will regret it later if I eat more. <BR> <BR> So I am distracting myself by posting here! I can feel the desire to eat more beginning to wane. I think brushing my teeth will help or drinking some more water. <BR> <BR> I weighed myself before breakfast and was down 1.5 pounds from last week so there is something to give myself credit for. I didn't... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 16:04:31 EST Restarting... I'm starting over. Again. I'm thinking as long as I keep restarting I'm okay. It's when I give up...that's a problem. <BR> <BR> Day 1: Made a new list of advantages on pretty pink paper and put it in my wallet so it's always with me. Wed, 27 Jul 2011 10:37:45 EST Summer Fun Challenge! Its officially summer! <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> What are your goals for the summer? Do you want to get outside and swim or sweat? Do you plan to eat more produce from your local farmers? (right now there's asparagus and strawberries everywhere here... yum!) Do you need to make a daily appointment with yourself and your Beck book? Whatever it is, this can be a place to share, support, and encourage each other in whatever our individual goals are. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 19:47:35 EST Newbie here with a question... I got the workbook today but not the book. I didn't know till after I bought the workbook that it had a book also. Do I need to have the book before I start or can I use just the workbook? <BR> <BR> Been reading the workbook so I am editing this because I see that I don't need the book. I can use just the workbook. I am super excited about starting this. I hope that I can meet some others working on the Beck Diet Solution. Sun, 19 Jun 2011 01:09:14 EST Introductions Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm new to Beck as well as new to posting (as opposed to lurking) on Spark. I started reading through the book yesterday, and plan to start day one today. On diets in the past, I've had a hard time staying motivated. I'm now sure about finding a diet coach, but I'm hoping this group will help there! Wed, 18 May 2011 07:52:08 EST New frome NW burbs of Chicago Hi, I am new to this team, not SP. I don't know anything about the Beck diet solution but it and this team came highly recommended by my new bud JSPEED4, so I am all ears! Sun, 8 May 2011 09:24:31 EST I have had this book for awhile... and I think it's about time I use it! <BR> <BR> Also, I think it's about time I admit I need a diet buddy. My husband is dieting and working out and doing very well...but we don't compliment each other well in this department. It's not our's his coaching style vs mine <em>30</em> I think he's crash dieting...and he doesn't want to hear it. <BR> <BR> Maybe I don't need a "buddy." Maybe I need a team with my same goals. <BR> <BR> I think this may be one of my teams... Fri, 6 May 2011 18:30:20 EST Making May Count! Hi Team, <BR> Here we are at the start of a new month. I know that April was not a good eating month for me, so I am really psyched about letting May be a really good month for diet and exercise! <BR> <BR> Come and join me in making May count! <BR> <BR> Judi <em>30</em> Sun, 1 May 2011 19:24:26 EST Failing to plan is planning to fail... Hi everyone. I've had the Beck diet book for a few years, and this is my third time to start it. I haven't made that much progress with any of my (short-lived) diet goals over the past five years. At this point, I'm 30, 10-15 pounds overweight, and at the beginning of a trend that won't end well!! I used to be able to discipline myself and stick to a plan, but in the past five years, it's like I've gotten this idea that I can just eat whatever I feel like whenever I want, and there aren't... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 16:44:44 EST Ready to get serious, find a coach and lose weight Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm 22 and have struggled with body image and weight issues for a while. It's been tough to diet and exercise but I'm ready to make some changes. <BR> <BR> I think the Beck Diet is great for self accountability, but I'd also like the added motivation from a team or coach. <BR> <BR> I'm working with the diabetic exchange diet, in addition to the Beck workbook. I think both things will make it easier to commit to changing habits and lifestyle. Tue, 12 Apr 2011 20:19:49 EST Introduce myself I have had this book for three years, started it, wrote some cards, and then it fell by the wayside. Since I am not being successful weight weight wise, I am going back to the beginning with Beck Diet Solution and giving it another try; this time, I will give it a wholehearted try. (I hope.) <em>30</em> Sun, 10 Apr 2011 00:30:53 EST New To Beck/New To Team Good Monday. <BR> <BR> I just ordered the book and workbook from Amazon on two-day from Amazon. I am hoping to have it to take on a retreat I am going on this Sunday and when I get back the following Sunday I will be ready to join this group and finally have a clue as to why I have spent the past 47 years (since I made my 1st communion looking like a small sausage and I'm 54 now) yoyo dieting. I want to LIVE and eat like others and have a lifestyle of good, healthy eating habits not every fa... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 07:57:36 EST Making April Count! Hi Team, <BR> For anyone who would like to come over and share goals for the month of April, and work on making this month count, this is the place to go. <BR> <BR> Good luck to us all! Thu, 31 Mar 2011 18:27:22 EST Challenge: Don't Be an April Fool! A new challenge for April is to select a Dr. Beck skill that we have found challenging and practice it for the 30 days of April. This is doable for anyone and easy to fit in with no excuses; it will help us build a stronger foundation to work from. (Thanks to Nancy- for this proposal!) <BR> <BR> A good example of a specific goal for this challenge would be one meal a day with no distractions - no TV, radio, reading material, or computer -- but conversation is okay. (Thanks to Nancy15togoal ... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:55:11 EST Joining My great <em>220</em> Watermellon suggested I try Beck and I am committed <BR> to Thinking Like a Thin Person. It just makes sense to me. Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:32:11 EST Hello! Just thought I'd take a minute to introduce myself. I read the Beck Diet Solution when I was losing weight after I had my twin boys and found it an amazing way to lose weight! I lost 25 pounds, and it felt like no effort at all! I kept it off for over a year, but then moved half way across the country, which is stressful enough, but then found out that we couldn't buy a house right away, so we stayed with my brother and his girlfriend until we were able to buy a place. I did a lot of stre... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 08:44:05 EST Hi!!!!!!!!!!! :-) Hi. I'm new to SparkPeople and this SparkTeam as well. I'm currently reading "Think Thin, Be Thin: 101 Psychological Ways to Lose Weight". But "The Beck Diet Solution" is the next book on my list and I happened to see this SparkTeam. Can anyone share w/ me what the book is about and how you like the book. I'm really enjoying "Think Thin Be Thin". It's helping me change the way I think which will help me lose weight. Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:53:14 EST Restarting The Beck Diet Solution Workbook Hi Team! <BR> <BR> I started this a few years back but only made it as far as the first week or two. I want to do it over again and finish it this time. I know it's helped a lot of people and I hope it helps me too. <BR> <BR> I'm psyched to get to know you all better! <BR> <BR> I plan to restart this on MONDAY, 21 MARCH. Anyone care to join me? <BR> <BR> Mina Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:14:15 EST Getting Ready for My Next Life I am at a turning point -- one of those times in my life when I have accomplished the goals I set for myself (whew!) but I haven't yet decided what I will do next. <BR> <BR> Fourteen years ago, my husband and I adopted our four kids. At the time, they were ten, nine, eight and six years old. Since then, our lives have been completely wrapped up in teaching, feeding, clothing and raising some pretty terrific kids. It was a long-term crazy time and our entire focus was on them. They are in the... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:39:28 EST Hello! Hello, this is the second time I've started the Beck Diet Solution (first time got derailed by the holidays and moving to a new state). I decided to start using SparkPeople again as well and found this team! I'm really determined to stick with it this time and I'm excited to find a group of people who are following the same path. Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:58:56 EST got to day 6, find a coach, and found this team! Hi all. I've been struggling with my weight forEVER it seems. Up, down, up, down, and I am ready to be done! I've slowly worked my way down 20 pounds since November (couple of up and downs over the holidays) but am still struggling with my love-hate relationship with food. I found the Beck Diet Solution online and am hoping that it will FINALLY help me change the way I THINK about food. I don't want to live the rest of my live "on a diet". I'm usually pretty good with implementing the f... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:44:57 EST "I am a person who can and will lose weight." Hi all, I'm new to the team.....but not new to the Beck Diet Solution! I just love this book and it has helped me re-train how to think about myself, my habits, and my relationship with food. <BR> <BR> Recently I realized that, despite making all these healthy choices, I am experiencing "sabotaging thoughts" about my actual achievements. <BR> <BR> "The scale is going down? It must be broken." <BR> "I have lost 1/2 off my thigh? The measuring tape must be broken." <BR> "Someone said they ca... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 10:59:02 EST New to Beck diet solution Hello. <BR> Not sure how I stumbled onto this, but checked out this book in the library yesterday after hearing about it on SP. I lost 50 lbs with SP four yrs ago, and here I am, trying again. I have only skimmed throught the book, but it looks helpful. Looking forward to advice and motivation from this team. Wed, 2 Mar 2011 14:10:30 EST March: Train Together for Spark's Virtual 5K! If you would like some motivation and accountability for getting ready for SparkPeople's Virtual 5K Race in mid-April, this thread is to post whatever you like to help you reach your goals. <BR> <BR> The link below offers training plans for walking, walk/run, and running. I will report my training activities, to keep myself on track. I would love to have some company! <BR> <BR> Info on Virtual 5K Race and Training Schedules <BR> <link> urnal_individu... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 13:44:37 EST Hi there! Hi everyone! My name is Liz and I'm new to the Beck program. I've reached the "find a coach" day and don't really have anyone suitable in my life, so I thought I'd join this group to get some online support. <BR> <BR> I only have about 10 pounds of baby weight to lose, and I'm hoping to have it gone in 8 weeks. My plan is to start the South Beach Diet when I finish the introductory two-week period. <BR> <BR> I think my biggest challenges are going to be sitting down and focusing on my me... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 13:13:31 EST Reintroduction and Recommitment. ` I am reintroducing and recommitting myself to Beck. <BR> <BR> I seem to be kind of on again off again. We I have my environment set up and my schedule set up so I am going to work to do what is required. I love the parts of the book that I have done. I know that they work. But I am struggling to keep up with it. <BR> <BR> So here I go again. I am also going to try to get involved in the team more. So I look forward to getting to know some of you better. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:27:11 EST Making March Count! Hi Team, <BR> This is going to be a new sticky topic in our goals forum. <BR> <BR> Use this thread to write down some goals that you want to share with other team members. Writing them here and reporting back will give added accountability! (If you want, you can edit your old posts to report back, or you can write new posts ... whatever works best for you.) <BR> <BR> We don't need to be perfect, but let's make March 2011 count! <BR> <BR> Judi Mon, 28 Feb 2011 14:25:42 EST New to Beck I have been on SP since April and have lost 10 pounds but gained a few pounds back. I have a spark friend who recommended the team to me. I can check out the book at the library. Should I order the workbook, too? Thanks for your support and advice. ~ Pam ~ Sun, 27 Feb 2011 23:50:34 EST Returning to becks Hello, <BR> <BR> I just want to introduce myself, I am a falling off the wagon becksi, I refused to do this programm 15 days and now I am back on track. I am on day five (eat slowy and without distraction). It is not that easy, I always try to distract myself from eating <BR> I have both books (the workbook and the normal book), but I like the normal book more. <BR> <BR> Who am I? I am a 30 year old female german (sorry for my sometimes humble english) veterinarian with a big love for anim... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 05:34:37 EST Starting the Beck Diet Workbook! Hi friends, <BR> I've been on Spark for about 2 years, but I'm new to Beck. I'm going through a stressful patch and needed a way to stave off those bingey feelings-- perfect timing to find Dr. Beck! <BR> <BR> I speed-read the original book yesterday, but decided on the workbook instead-- I like that all the journaling and questionnaires are built in! <BR> <BR> I love spark-- so I'm hoping to use it for the Beck Diet too! Since we're all getting familiar w/ Beck-- I was hoping to lean on ... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:47:37 EST Starting the Beck Diet Workbook! Hi friends, <BR> I've been on Spark for about 2 years, but I'm new to Beck. I'm going through a stressful patch and needed a way to stave off those bingey feelings-- perfect timing to find Dr. Beck! <BR> <BR> I speed-read the original book yesterday, but decided on the workbook instead-- I like that all the journaling and questionnaires are built in! <BR> <BR> I love spark-- so I'm hoping to use it for the Beck Diet too! Since we're all getting familiar w/ Beck-- I was hoping to lean on ... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:47:26 EST Hello :) Hi everyone! <em>213</em> A friend sent me The Beck Diet Solution after I mentioned that another friend had found it very helpful so here I am. I have become quite the emotional eater and know that I am never going to get and keep my weight down if I don't break that. I like what I have read so far and have gotten to day 3. <em>203</em> Sun, 20 Feb 2011 19:27:23 EST Newbie Hi, On day 7 of the Beck plan and feeling very confident! Haven't felt this happy about starting healthy eating before and really looking forward to all the challenges ahead of me :) <BR> I turn 40 next year and think it will be true that 'life begins at 40', i'm a divorced mum of a 13 year old daughter and live in South Wales. <BR> Naomi :) Tue, 8 Feb 2011 17:34:01 EST attended diet workshop and i am pumped to start! I went to the Beck Diet Workshop on Jan 29th. Now I am really excited to start losing the rest of the weight I have. I really need a diet buddy with similar goals. I have about 25 pounds to lose. I am a stay at home mom to 3 girls. I also am going to continue doing weightwatchers. I am looking forward to meeting you all! Tue, 1 Feb 2011 20:46:27 EST Feb Challenge: SUPERBOWL of Beck! Join the competition: Packers fans vs. Steelers fans! <BR> <BR> If you're ready for a challenge join one team or the other for 4 weeks of February! <BR> (If you don't care about sports, flip a coin and join us anyway!) <BR> Keep your own points as explained below. <BR> Check in with a reply here at least every other day to post each day's total, including your team name, please. <BR> I'll post score updates weekly, calculating adjustments for team size so it's a fair scrimmage! <BR> <BR> MI... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 22:08:30 EST February Goals: LOVE YOURSELF! Hi folks, <BR> It sounded like I wasn't the only one who wanted to keep going/start over/regroup... <BR> <BR> February is four weeks with a day dedicated to overpriced roses and love in the middle of it. I bought a pot of bright red tulips to distract me from the latest snow storm bearing down on us tonight and started thinking about the month to come.... I'll come back and post some new goals this time I think. In the meanwhile... <BR> <BR> How do you want to love yourself this month? <B... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:50:01 EST continuing to learn via CBT hi I'm sherry been dieting for a while but need the skills to make it really work for a life time. I am just now reading the The beck Diet Solution and am VERY impressed so far. I look forward to joining this group . Sat, 29 Jan 2011 22:19:54 EST Want to get back to maintaining I joined SP in 2008 and lost 15 pounds in a year; which I was very happy about. Stayed at maintenance weight for a year, then due to stress eating and not exercising as consistently as I had been, I have gained 10 pounds back. A friend of mine has been blogging about Beck and as I read her posts I thought "Yes, that is just what I need; the points she is making are exactly what trip me up time and time again." So here I am. I bought the book and workbook today and consider this Day 1 of the S... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:21:11 EST Experienced Sparker; New to Beck Just joined the team this eve. A SparkFriend pointed out this team exists. I started reading the book just over a week ago. I've blogged on the intro and Days 1-7. <BR> <BR> Although I am within a pound of my "happy weight" and in my goal weight range, having lost over 80 pounds and been maintaining more than a year, I still am having trouble with binge eating. However, my binges are smaller, healthier, and less frequent. But I want to be normal so bad. To think like a thin person is just w... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 21:04:31 EST New to the Team Hi, <BR> I'm new to SparkPeople and five days into the Beck Diet solution. I've needed to have a "Diet Coach" (several days delay on that one) and decided that this Team will do the job, from the standpoint that everyone here will be working on the same things. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:21:51 EST Restarting Beck and returning to SparkPeople Hi team, <BR> <BR> I'm glad to see a Beck team on SP! I have had great experiences on SP, but so far I've always gone off track when I reached my goal. I came across Beck last year when I realized how much my thinking was getting in my way. After sitting on it for a while, I'm feeling ready to get back into SP and looking forward to see what CBT can add -- and looking forward to getting to know the rest of the team. <BR> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 22:47:43 EST Brand New Becker! What a great Team to join! I am just starting the Beck Diet Solution and am determined to follow the steps religiously. So here I am......looking for a Diet Coach forum. Thanks for taking the time to listen to my questions and my progress on this journey:):):):) Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:06:03 EST Hi new to your team Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am reading the Beck Diet and was so glad to find a spark team! I am not new to spark, but am new to beck <BR> <BR> I got to around day 7 before the holidays got in the way. I want to get back to it. Looking foward to getting to know you! Tue, 11 Jan 2011 08:42:42 EST New to Beck Hello all. My name is Cindy, I live in New Hampshire, have 3 grown children, 4 grandchildren and one more on the way. I have been overweight most of my life and like a lot of sparks members have tried everything from shakes, Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, etc. I feel this journey will be much different, the never ending support and vas amount of information is unbelievable. Look forward to making a lot of friends. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 23:03:41 EST New to Beck and READY for change!!!!! Hello all I am new to beck and ready for the change. i need an actual program to get me into shape or I will just diet for a few weeks drop 10 and regain 20! <BR> I am really excited about beck and I got the pink book and the green beck diet book that is out. <BR> My question is what book do most of you here use?? What is the difference between the two books?? Thank you for your time and hope we can all partner togher in this journey! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 21:45:11 EST Just trying to figure things out Hi - I'm new to this group and just discovered The Beck Diet Solution so I'm trying to sort everything out. I am not new to SparkPeople or to weight issues - but I feel the need to get a new perspective and 're-boot' my brain. <BR> <BR> I have read the first couple of chapters of the book and today is the first day of 'working the program' so hoping to find others here who are on the same journey. I absolutely KNOW my success and detours start in my mind - this program looks like a great wa... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 08:41:37 EST just need to hear some encouragement from others i found out i was expecting our 4th child this summer. it wasn't our plan, so it sort of threw me for a loop. i was working to be thinner than i'd been in 15 years, and so it's been mentally difficult for me to be gaining weight (even though i know it's necessary.) <BR> <BR> anyway, the first trimester i'm always sick, so i basically gained nothing, but then after 3 months of feeling weird, when food sounds good again, it always takes me awhile to get back into the groove of eating in a co... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 09:37:32 EST Make January Count!!! (2011) Hi Team, <BR> This is going to be a new sticky topic in our goals forum. <BR> <BR> Use this thread to write down some goals that you want to share with other team members. Writing them here and reporting back will give added accountability! (If you want, you can edit your old posts to report back, or you can write new posts ... whatever works best for you.) <BR> <BR> Let's make January count! <BR> <BR> Judi Wed, 29 Dec 2010 23:46:19 EST Make EVERY Day Count - JANUARY thread Hi Team, <BR> Here is our new goal thread. I'll make it sticky after we are ready to "un-sticky" the Nov-Dec one. (If anyone wants me to update this description, I will do that. Also I will remove this first part in a couple of days...) <BR> <BR> ========= <BR> This thread is for some extra accountability. <BR> <BR> You can start anytime-- just post to this thread with your goal, then edit that post daily, or whatever works for you, with your progress. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 15:33:30 EST Just a little hello :-) I discovered the Beck Diet plan book while searching the web for diet help that involved CBT. I've have a lot of success with CBT to solve problems in the past and thought it would be helpful to solve my food issues that have developed in the last 5 years. To my surprise there was a book. I ordered the book and so the journy begins. <BR> <BR> I completed Day 1 yesterday. I'm using the Sparkpeople planner as my reminder. <BR> <BR> Great to be here with like minds! Tue, 21 Dec 2010 10:33:32 EST Advantage card really helped today I went to my local farmers market this morning and came across an entire table of free Christmas cookies. I immediately took my Advantage card out of my purse and read over it as I walked away. Lifesaver. Sat, 18 Dec 2010 13:08:26 EST New to Beck Diet I am currently on Day 5 of the Beck Diet. So far, it is making a lot of sense to me. I am a mental health therapist and use cognitive behavioral therapy with my clients, however I have never applied it to weight loss. I am hoping that I will be successful in this program and can pass on some of the wisdom to my clients who are struggling with the same issues. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 20:14:34 EST Hi, I just got my Beck Diet Solution book and I am intrigued. I've already started both my Resource cards and my Advantage deck but have them both together. I got the idea from JC, which will help me read both at the same time, thus not forgetting to do it. My husband finally found some graph paper.. we had to go to a office supply store to find some. Can you believe that none of the dollar stores or even Walmart had it....Weird. It used to be considered a staple need in high school.. <BR> <BR> My name is Joan aka joleeva and I am ... Sat, 11 Dec 2010 13:34:34 EST hi new to the team hi my name is Amy i am a mom to 4 kids and them there are my fur kids .. I raise Shih-tzu dog . <BR> <BR> I want to make 2011 the year that i finely lose the weight that i know is holding me back.. I want to be a mom that my kids are proud of.. don;t get me wrong the love me and i love them.. I want to feel good no i take that back i want to feel GREAT new year.. and look that way also.. <BR> I am going to have to pick up the book i don;t have it yet but this is my start.. I will look for i... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 13:25:41 EST Weigh in 158 and holding. Mon, 6 Dec 2010 09:49:37 EST Just joined - new to BDS & cognitive stuff Heard about the BDS from RUBY331, listened to one of Beck's podcasts, and feel it will help me. I need REMINDERS of why I NEED to do what I should do. I literally forget. So I'm making cards with reminders, thoughts, etc. Now on to Amazon to get a copy of the book. <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> -Joyce Sat, 4 Dec 2010 01:19:48 EST Day 2 and Day 3 Completed both days and garnered much from it. <BR> <BR> Day 2, pick 2 reasonable diets. I chose counting calories and food group exchanges. I have great information on these two options and they give me the freedom to choose. That is important to me. <BR> <BR> Day 3, Eat Sitting Down. This is one that I have yet to master. I taste, nip, and pick. There is so much that I do not count. Between the time I read this and made myself breakfast I caught myself hand to mouth 4 times!! I ch... Fri, 3 Dec 2010 15:55:48 EST Hi. Just joining the team. Hi everyone. I just started reading the Beck Diet solution. On Day 1 now. I'm hoping to learn to eat like a thin person! I'm so glad to see that there is support in Sparkpeople. Maybe I can stop the Yo Yo-ing now. <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 17:07:32 EST Completed the 10K So this year I did the annual Thanksgiving Day 10K here in Cincinnati again. My goal was to finish 1 minute faster than last year. The result...I cut 23 minutes off my time from last year!!!!! Sat, 27 Nov 2010 08:12:59 EST Just Joining YOu Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I started reading the Beck book a couple of weeks ago and I really like it. I've always been a big fan of Cognitive Therapy and I love that she doesn't include a diet in her book - I know EXACTLY what to do, that's not the problem. <BR> <BR> It is the little things that have allowed me to lose a grand total of 2 lbs this year - like giving in to snacks, over-eating, and eating mindlessly. I'm looking forward to hearing from you and hearing your best suggestions. <... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 20:35:39 EST When to change/update your Advantages card Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been feeling kind of uninspired by my Advantages card. <BR> <BR> How often do you update, revise, or change yours? <BR> <BR> I read mine, and I do keep in mind, as Dr. Beck says, "how important is this to me" but lately I read them and it doesn't stick to me. <BR> <BR> Any insights? Mon, 22 Nov 2010 06:01:45 EST Who wants Accountability Partners –as many as it t Hi all. <BR> I just joined this group, so pleased there is this forum. I have had past success with Beck, however I did not truly master all her dieting skills. I am anxious to get back into it and learn from past mistakes. One thing was that I didn’t have a diet buddy that understood what I was trying to do (especially when it came to specifically the Beck program). <BR> I am looking for other people who want have an accountability partner… the more the better. If any of you are looking f... Thu, 18 Nov 2010 17:53:44 EST how do you all remember to sit down to eat? I've been remembering JUST when I've been about to put food in my mouth when I'm on my feet. <BR> <BR> I'm really surprised at how often I usually eat standing up, or how used to it I am! <BR> <BR> A sign on the fridge doesn't really help nor does a sign to myself at the table. <BR> <BR> Sat, 13 Nov 2010 17:37:28 EST Need a diet coach Hi! <BR> <BR> I just joined SparkPeople and I'm also just starting the Beck Program. I'm wondering if anyone out there would be willing to be my diet coach. I figure that we can connect by phone, email, text or IM. If you happen to be looking for a diet coach also I am willing to return the favor. A little bit about me... I'm a single, mid-40's female living in the California Bay Area. I plan on losing 60 pounds and I would like this to be my last time. So, needless to say, I am extrem... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 22:27:24 EST Not new to dieting :)) Thought this might be interesting. I lost 35lbs since January, but gained back 15 and feel it..was so close to goal, but I tired and gave up..even though it is harder to give up on one's emotions. <BR> <BR> What are the cards? And do you post excerpts from the book, or do I need to buy it? <BR> <BR> Thanks. Tue, 9 Nov 2010 19:40:27 EST Dr. Judith Beck's Diet Workshop, January 29, 2011 Dr. Judith Beck's Diet Workshop, January 29, 2011 <BR> <BR> A one day diet solution workshop for dieters, professionals, and others who work with dieters. <BR> <BR> A word from Dr. Beck: <BR> <BR> It's hard to stick to a diet, especially if one has never learned how to change fundamental thoughts about food, eating and the self. Typically, unhelpful thoughts about hunger, craving, unfairness and deprivation get in the way, and it can be challenging to deal with emotional eating, disappoint... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 11:58:52 EST Hello Hey everyone! I've been doing Beck for 3 months now. I've lost 25.2 lbs and I'm still working towards my goal. I've been on sparkpeople for about 1 month and just found this group. I'm super excited about it! I look forward to working/working out with all of you! <BR> <BR> Shannon Sun, 7 Nov 2010 08:18:19 EST What 2 diets did you all choose for Beck DS? I chose WW Simply filling but don't have a backup one. Fri, 5 Nov 2010 22:03:25 EST DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR DIETERS November 5 <BR> <BR> <BR> Matthew 5:11 <BR> 'Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.' <BR> <BR> <BR> Ken could hardly wait to get back to school. Peter had ridden him about his weight the entire year before. When Ken had vowed to lose weight over the summer, Pete had laughed at him. 'Fat boy, you can't keep away from food. You'll be back, big as a beach ball. Don't kid yourself!' Ken could hardly wai... Fri, 5 Nov 2010 02:57:35 EST new to this sparkteam I've had the Beck Diet Solution book for about a year. I've only really followed it for a couple of weeks but I really need to get back into it. <BR> <BR> Hoping to find lots of support here!! <BR> <BR> Jen Wed, 3 Nov 2010 15:41:22 EST Nov-Dec '10: Make the rest of the year COUNT! Okay folks, November starts next week and this can be a challenging season as the weather gets cold for most of us, the holidays line up, and the days get shorter. I know I need the extra accountability right now so I'm opening up a challenge thread for anyone on the Beck team who cares to join us. <BR> <BR> You can start anytime-- just post to this thread with your goal, then edit that post daily, or whatever works for you, with your progress. <BR> <BR> I'll start mine as an example ... <... Sat, 30 Oct 2010 09:58:47 EST Okay everyone I need a pep talk Hi everyone! I have been following the beck diet solution for atleast 3 months now and have been doing really well. I lost atleast 10 pounds. I am nolonger overweight but would like to lose another ten pounds to take myself to ultra lean. I read my cards regularly though I have been very stressed lately. I have four children 2 who are in school 6 and 8 years old and 2 who are home with me in the day 4 and 2. I am in school at night. Last night I had been doing really well all day but last nig... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 02:16:24 EST Just found Beck Diet Solution at my library I've been on sparkpeople for ages, hit my goal last year around this time, and have yo-yoed almost all the way up to my start weight. I make healthy food choices for meals and exercise consistantly but have major overeating issues and can't stop with the sweets. I think that this book is really going to help me solve this last missing piece to my healthy lifestyle puzzle! <BR> <BR> I'm doing my first response card right now! Mon, 25 Oct 2010 00:40:41 EST New to board - male and intimidated HI all <BR> <BR> I am new to the board, although have previously been on WW Beck board and had wonderful support. Not sure why, but not many males seem to follow Beck. It's a pity because I think BDS is fantastic. Hope to be a part of your community and actively participate. Thu, 21 Oct 2010 11:03:12 EST Hi - im new Hi to everyone - <BR> <BR> Glad i found you. <BR> After gaining more than 40 kgs within 14 years i dont want to Yoyo again. <BR> So i bought the Beck Book. <BR> Tomorrow ill be on day 1. Still i have no Idea why i want - or why i should loose weight. <BR> No wonder this didnt work for me in the past ;-) <BR> But checking out the "Day 1 " thread i got lot of ideas. <BR> I´ll gonna try to find at least good 50 reasons to loose tomorrow - Thank you gals! Sun, 17 Oct 2010 16:34:07 EST Greetings! Hi teammates - glad to join you. I am actually through the Beck steps (as of mid-September) and am continuing on my way, using the skills I learned through the program as I go. The hardest thing for me is remembering to use my Anti-Craving techniques in the moment when I feel the craving; often I just resort to distraction without even consciously thinking about my techniques, and luckily most times I can resist (due to that extra-strengthened resistance muscle), but afterward I feel bad th... Thu, 14 Oct 2010 22:43:09 EST Hi to everyone! I am so glad to see a Beck diet group here on Sparkpeople. I bought the book a few days ago and started day 1 today and the book is so easy to say "that makes sense", "been there done that", "that is me exactly" too and it's good to finally find that in a book (trust me I've ready many many diet books) lol. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all and hopefully we will share many successes together in this group. <BR> <BR> -Nicole Sat, 9 Oct 2010 22:16:12 EST Hi there *waves* Hi everyone, <BR> I am new to Spark People and the world of Beck Diet Solution. I have been dieting for so long now it has almost become part of who I am (which is not what I want). Everytime I loose a little I become my worst enermy and eat everything in sight which finding some little excuse why it is ok... I know that this time I need to change the way I think in order to keep heading in the right direction. <BR> I can't wait to chat to other people and support you in your journey to achi... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 06:02:04 EST Hello everyone Hello everyone I am new to the team and happy to have some support using the Beck Diet Soulution. I am really enjoying using these skills and changing the way I think. I have four children and am 32. Though I am pretty lean already after losing 52 pounds after my fourth pregnancy I am looking to lean out a bit more losing atleast 14 more pounds. <BR> Hoping we can cheer one another along! Sat, 18 Sep 2010 06:38:05 EST Hi everyone! Hi all! I'm Shannon. I've had the Beck book for quite a while now, but have never stuck with it for more than a couple of days. Not this time!! <BR> <BR> I've really been working on the psychological side of things, and I think this is just what I need. I'm hoping it will give me the tools I need to continue on this weight loss journey successfully. <BR> <BR> Happy Beck-ing to you all! <em>213</em> Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:22:08 EST Hi Hi, I'm new to the forum and I wanted to introduce myself. <BR> <BR> A year or two ago I got to day 20 of the Beck Diet. I did like it and I liked the book so I want to try again, since I still need to lose weight. Sat, 28 Aug 2010 00:25:07 EST hey Ya'll.. another newbie to the team I came across the name of this book and a small description. I liked what I read so far. I do not own the book and don't know much about the concept but it sound interesting and more my style. I will look for the team discussions while I am waiting for the book to arrive. <BR> <BR> I look forward to participanting more in the team and getting to know others. <BR> Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:49:22 EST Day 2 question I don't yet have the book. Can someone explain to me Step 2 and the benefits I am getting from it? I know we are supposed to list 2 diets..but if I have more details, it may help me stick to it better. <BR> <BR> Also...I read that others are looking for a Beck coach. Is that something I should do? <BR> <BR> Thank you Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:27:30 EST hello everyone hi everyone just joined your team and on day 4 of the beck diet solution. Everything in the book seems to make sense so I hope i can stick with it long enough to see it work. Tue, 17 Aug 2010 21:09:18 EST New to the team I don't have the Beck Book yet, but I love what I have read so far. I googled and was able to read the first page on Amazon. I think I may take a ride to Borders to buy it today. Tue, 17 Aug 2010 12:42:12 EST I'm Charlene - happy to meet you! Hi, <BR> My name is Charlene, and I'm looking forward to getting to know each of you. I've got to learn my way around SparkPeople, and like all of you I'm very busy with limited time. I started the Beck Diet Solution and am on Day 6. Searching the net I found this group. How wonderful! I really look forward to being successful together. Sun, 15 Aug 2010 11:34:56 EST Hi I'm Sherry Hi everyone I'm new here. I haven't read the book yet but I'm interrested in it. I might I will go check it out. Thu, 5 Aug 2010 20:32:54 EST Hi - My name is Faye This morning I was reading a blog and saw a comment from JIBBIE49. <BR> It made me check this team out. <BR> I joined. <BR> I ordered the book. <BR> I am: <BR> 70 years old <BR> Drinking enough water to stay hydrated <BR> Eating Healthy <BR> Tracking Calories <BR> Using The Nutritional Journal <BR> Tracking Sodium <BR> Tracking Potassium <BR> Tracking Cholesterol <BR> Getting at least 7 hours of sleep each night. <BR> Sugar Free for 64 Days. <BR> I haven't got the exercise thing going on ye... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 21:21:04 EST Casual-Competi-Fri endly-Do-It-UR-Way Biggest Lose This is where you will post your results for what FluentFrog called our "Casual-Competi-Friendly-Do-It-Your-Way Biggest Loser Contest! <BR> <BR> It is open to everyone who is interested and needs a jump start! <BR> <BR> Today, post your starting weight here, as well as your goals for the week. Next Monday we weigh in and using the formula below post our results. <BR> # of pounds lost / starting weight on August 2 x 100 = % of weight loss. <BR> <BR> We will have weekly winners and a fi... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 07:32:44 EST Hello! Hello all <BR> <BR> I've just found this team - what a great site this is! I'm from England so the Beck revolution has only just hit, and it's still very young here! I absolutely love this book and it has taught me so much. Hunger is not an emergency, i dont NEED to eat 3 meals a day just because it's how i was brought up, NO CHOICE really works for me too. <BR> <BR> I'm planning on reading the book again once I'm done and really stick to all the chores that are set. Has anyone done this an... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 15:10:06 EST Hi I am Melissa I am just starting the Beck diet for Life. It seems the most logical out of everything I have tried. I have tried just about everything and nothing has worked long term. I know I am an emotional eater and have been my whole life so I am hoping this will work. I am posting on this website because I am hoping I can connect with people who can help me and I can hopefully help them become successful. We all deserve to be healthy and happy and that is my number one goal. Thanks. Sun, 1 Aug 2010 13:58:39 EST Hi--- My name is Carole I just started the Beck Diet Solution book and I'm on day 3. I tried to start it about 6 months ago and had a medical set back and gave up on day 2. So I'm ready to give it another try. I'm not a good dieter. It's the mental thing. I sure hope this helps. I’m hoping to find some support and help along the way here. I look forward to meeting all of you. <BR> ~Carole~ Sun, 25 Jul 2010 14:26:38 EST New to the Team Hi I'm Sheila and I am new to the team but not new to the Beck Diet Solution. I began back in Feb '10 with the Beck diet and Leslie Sansone in hand, that was 70 lbs ago. I still read my cards daily, track my food, and incorporate many of the techniques outlined in the book. I till have a little over 100 lbs to go before reaching my "ideal" weight. <BR> I am glad I stumbled on to this team :) Sat, 17 Jul 2010 08:43:33 EST Starting Beck today, and am looking for a coach! Hi everyone! I've been on SparkPeople for a few years now and have tried a variety of weight loss strategies... calorie counting (how i lost the first 30 pounds, that I have actually kept off for ~ 4 years now) and then a bunch of other things to try to get below those initial 30 as I'm still at least 20 lbs over my max healthy weight, but I keep gaining back anything I lose... most recently 20lbs in 3 or 4 months! <BR> <BR> If anyone else is also just starting or would like a diet coach as ... Sat, 10 Jul 2010 13:23:02 EST Held Hostage by UPS ....just waiting for my books Hello <BR> <BR> My name is Annette and I just stumbled across information about Beck on the 3FC site. I was very interested and started reading everything I could find. <BR> <BR> Needless to say I ordered the pink book and the workbook and the UPS man just came and it is NOT here dare he step foot into my office and tease me in such a way! <BR> <BR> I have been on sparks for a lONG time, and had even did a BECK search on the site itself yesterday, but nothing came up. I finally... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 17:57:06 EST New to SP Hi there. I started officially on June 30th, but it wasn't until July 2nd that I started tracking my food and things like that. I've kind of gone about things in a haphazard way, just reading random things that interested me on the site. I don't think I've learned as much as someone who was more thorough might have. <BR> <BR> I've wanted to say hello before this, but I can be kind of shy at times, and it's hard for me to talk about my weight because it's so upsetting to me. But I finally... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 16:46:27 EST So excited! Hi, all! <BR> <BR> I'm Winter. I'm new to this group. I got The Complete Beck Diet For Life book over the weekend and haven't gotten too far into reading it yet, but am so excited about it! I'm to chapter 3 right now. I need to go buy index cards, etc. so I can move on. I'm really excited to learn some of the techniques in the book- they seem like they'd be very helpful. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a wonderful day! I just wanted to say hello! If you're looking for SP buddi... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 07:33:16 EST Hi I'm Diane Thank you for the warm welcome...I joined this team because it seems to be ideas that may help me. I have not read the book yet. But plan on checking it out. I just haven't figured out what works for me but i'm back doing weight watchers.. and sparks.. I'm hanging in there.. Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:48:45 EST Hello! Hello! I am new here and to Beck. I just recently started and I absolutely love following it. I am just starting to change my Food Plan and it is difficult but I am slowly getting through it. Old habits are hard to break - but I feel her book is very logical and very helpful. Fri, 18 Jun 2010 07:14:38 EST sitting down to eat I think after a period of time of concentrating on the meal at hand, I have been able to transfer the skill of eating slowly and giving attention to the taste and texture of the food even when I watch Tv with a friend. But I am committed to chewing my food until it's liquefied pretty much no matter what is going on. <BR> <BR> <em>188</em> Wed, 16 Jun 2010 22:29:53 EST Can't wait to get started!! I don't know how I missed the Beck Diet - it sounds like it is right down my alley! I am excited to have found this team and to join in! Thanks!!! Wed, 16 Jun 2010 21:54:58 EST question about this group Hi. I have the second book which is the Beck Diet for Life. Does this group include that book also or is there a separate group for that book? Wed, 16 Jun 2010 10:59:02 EST Delusion or Denial?? Hi ya'll <BR> I honestly thought I was eating healthy with my snacking. I work 12.5 hour days and there is not always (hardly never) time for a brakfast, lunch or dinner break. I took fruit and fiber cereal to work. My carbs were off the chart. I almost got depressed. <BR> Any suggestions. <BR> <BR> Gina from Tennessee <em>334</em> Mon, 14 Jun 2010 13:24:19 EST Why Not!!! Hey Ya'll <BR> I have been on many diets, some have worked for a while, some not so well. Thanks Judi for the suggestion. I have always been an optimist, cup half full person so I am ready to go. I will loose this weight before my 50th Bday. <BR> Gina from Tennessee <em>334</em> Mon, 14 Jun 2010 13:08:18 EST Hi, I'm Renee! Hi everyone! I'm Renee. I'm 29yrs old and I'm married with 2 boys. I live in MN and it's time to make a change! <BR> Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:40:19 EST New to Beck and Ready for Change!! Hello, everyone! I'm new to this team and to Beck, but not to SP. I've been struggling to lose weight for the past 5+ years and am ready to really commit to change. The epiphany that this was due to my mental attitude towards food led me to Dr. Beck's books and I'm ready to change my thinking! <BR> <BR> Background: I'm living in a small town in the West Texas desert with my hubby and our two dogs. I gained weight after we married and have 80 more lbs. to lose. I've already lost 26, but ... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 15:29:17 EST Hello Fellow Beck'ers! It is my hope to find support and coaching here. I am on "Day 9", but really I've been at it for about 2 and 1/2 weeks. This is my second attempt at using this book, but this time I decided to go at my own pace and have had an easier time sticking to it this time around. I've already lost a couple of pounds even though I haven't officially started my diet. Sun, 13 Jun 2010 02:48:53 EST Just getting started... I just bought the book and workbook and I am interested in getting started with this program. I have been on my weight loss journey for several years, just recently surpassed my goal weight and now need to maintain. <BR> <BR> However, I have some terrible eating habits and know that I could have some serious issues if I do not strengthen my resistence muscles. I am looking for to changing the way I think about food and why I think I need to eat what and when I do. <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Jun 2010 12:57:39 EST Back to Beck! For all of our experienced Beckers who have been saying "I really need to get Back to Beck", here is the place for it. <BR> <BR> Over time, I will post suggestions for us to recommit to what we have learned on Beck in the past. <BR> <BR> For starters, let's look at our Advantages Response Card (also known as our reasons for losing weight.) Revisit this all-important part of Beck. Think about your reasons, rewrite them, rethink them, whatever you need so that you have a really good current ... Fri, 28 May 2010 00:52:03 EST May Challenge: Add and Subtract Would you like to stretch yourself a bit and take a couple specific steps toward your goal of a healthy lifestyle? Here's a challenge to kick off May to an energetic start! <BR> <BR> Pick one habit to add. Pick one habit to subtract. <BR> <BR> FREELADY <BR> habit to add: I will drink 8 cups of water each day. <BR> habit to subtract: I will not have any sweet drinks. <BR> <BR> Let's each try for a personal best and keep a streak going. Even when we break a streak, let's still post the best... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 15:35:40 EST May Challenge: Add and Subtract PLEASE NOTE: THIS CHALLENGE HAS MOVED TO THE GOALS!! FORUM on the Beck Diet Solution Team. Here's the link to join this challenge: <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=2869x10071x<BR>33816128 </link> <BR> <BR> Pick a habit to add. Pick a habit to subtract. <BR> <BR> FREELADY <BR> add: 8 cups of water each day <BR> subtract: sweet drinks <BR> <BR> Let's try to keep the streak going. Even when we break a streak, let's still post the best streak we... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 08:40:54 EST Hello. Hello, <BR> I am on week 2 of the Beck Diet Solution and completing my Hunger Monitoring Chart today. I am super nervous to skip a meal tomorrow! So far I have found the book to be fantastic! I am reading my ARC's all the time and feel great and for the first time in a while have been able to say no to junk! Hope this keeps up! Thu, 29 Apr 2010 15:51:41 EST How is your day going? I guess things are going pretty good for me. I found a way to make a few extra dollars here and there with a part time job, so that is good. The diet isn't going so hot though. I really need to motivate myself a bit more. Really really. I've got to. Because I'm just not. Heck, I have my phone programmed to remind me twice a day to read my arc...what do I do? just turn off the alarm and go back to what I was doing. Sigh. Got. To. Get. Motivated! <BR> <BR> Anyway, how is your day going? Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:12:53 EST Hi Everyone! My name is Haydee and I'm 27 years old. I want to lost 17 lbs by July 1st. I started reading the Beck Diet Solution in February and lost about 7 lbs in 4 weeks. Then, I went to Vegas and forgot my ARCs and it all went downhill from there. I'm looking to get back on track with it and get rid of this weight once and for all! <em>224</em> Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:10:48 EST Calories too low and not hungry Sorry this is long! <BR> <BR> Ok. So I know that Beck says to eat only when hungry... however, if I do that, then there are some days I won't even eat! <BR> <BR> Some days I'm starving all day and some days I just don't feel hungry. Take yesterday for instance. Breakfast and lunch were good at 455 and 326 calories each. That leaves me with dinner and two snacks to fill the rest of the calories. I went for a long walk yesterday before dinner, burning over 300 calories, I was famished. I had... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 11:20:22 EST HELLO :) Hi! I'm Alice! <BR> I just started reading Beck's book. I'm on day 3. I'm a little confused if I should just go back and review old day three, or start a new topic! Hopefully others are on the same day I am, I'd like to have some support with those following the diet too! <BR> <BR> Just stopping in to say hello! excited to take a look around and meet some of you :) <BR> <BR> please send me a message or respond to this, especially if you are on/around day 3, i'm really looking for a... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 12:22:15 EST Hello all! I am new to the team - been on Spark off and on for a couple years and I've had the Beck book since October - but I seem to finally be coming out of the exhausted slump I've been in for several months and I'm ready to get started again! Apparently my thyroid is slow, so my doctor figuring that out has really helped. I love the principles behind the Beck book and I'm glad to see this team exists so that we can see how others handled and dealt with the same tasks, day by day. :) Sun, 18 Apr 2010 00:23:13 EST new thought i was reading a book and it asked how would you live what ever your weight if you knew when you would die.and a thought came to me,i want to live as if im beautiful. <BR> it felt very selfish but im going to go with it and try to take extream care of my my food body care skin care make up and in taking time for my self. <BR> all this is a bit radical for a people pleaser but i have a real buzz about it. <BR> going for a walk now as i feel guilty about this and im not going to punish m... Sat, 17 Apr 2010 19:30:37 EST Other Uses for Cognitive Behavior Therapy Just reading the beginning chapters of the book, I see the potential for so many uses for CBT. So, I'm wondering if you have implemented any of the principles in other areas of your life? <BR> <BR> Of course I plan to finish the book first, but can see the principles helping me to finish the book I've only started five hundred times. Or getting organized, and so many more things. <BR> <BR> Have you used it to help you in other areas? <BR> Sun, 11 Apr 2010 12:48:23 EST Hello! Hello, my name is Kim. I'm 25, married, no children with 2 fur babies. <BR> <BR> The Beck Diet Solution found me about 6 months ago when my sister found it, sitting all pink, on the clearance shelf of the book store. She read it and liked it so much she bought me a copy. I must say, I haven't finished the book yet (just after receiving it, I temporarily split from my husband and things got chaotic). But what I DID READ was amazing. The way Beck teaches you to think about dieting blew my mind... Sat, 10 Apr 2010 19:55:20 EST Question: Is this the same as Isabel De Los Rios "The Diet Solution? I am sooo looking for someone who is doing this! Thu, 8 Apr 2010 17:49:22 EST hi from new zealand hi <BR> i have just got the beck solution book and am very excited by it. <BR> i have just got pasr the standard dieting stage of my life and am finally ready to admit it is all in my head. <BR> i have a long history of compulsive eating and at the moment very low self esteem. <BR> the beck solution seems to be just what i need. <BR> good to be here <BR> jacquie Wed, 7 Apr 2010 23:38:13 EST New to Beck... I bought my Beck Diet Solution book a couple months back, but ended up not following the exercises or committing to even starting the book really. I decided to finally start the book after struggling with keeping on my diet. I would like to learn how to control my emotional eating and I also need to work on getting in the right mind set to lose weight so for now I am going to take it one day at a time and start Day 1 today. I look forward to getting to know everyone here along my journey. Wed, 7 Apr 2010 09:06:59 EST April 7-30 Twenty-Four Day Tweak! Here's a challenge for whatever part of April you have left: <BR> <BR> TWENTY-FOUR DAY TWEAK <BR> (April 7-30) <BR> <BR> a) Extinguish one habit <BR> b) Establish one habit <BR> <BR> Mine would be a) April streak of NO sweet drinks <BR> (soda, sweet tea, caramel latte) Another example is no alcohol, or no twinkies during the late news, or no eating the kids' leftover plates . . . you pick a habit to challenge! <BR> <BR> b) April streak of EACH DAY'S menu planning, or reading Beck Diet Sol... Tue, 6 Apr 2010 19:47:15 EST Hello Hi. <BR> I'm new here - to Spark and to the Beck forum. I'm just considering restarting Beck, I've done it before and it started to work for me, then I stopped doing the exercises. Lesson learned there. <BR> I think I'm going to be working from the Beck Diet for Life, rather than the Beck Diet Solution. I really need to master the skills before I even start to think about dieting. My main problem is binge eating and so what I need to focus on is controlling the compulsive eating and getting t... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 02:07:42 EST Hi! Hi, <BR> <BR> I am busy reading the Beck Diet Solution, and created my advantages response card. I am looking forward to learn how to think like a thin person! <BR> <BR> Riette Sun, 4 Apr 2010 03:13:54 EST "Beck Solution" veterans -- has it been true ... for you that you have been able to keep off the weight/maintain unlike other times when you may have gained back some or all??? <BR> <BR> I'm new, just picked up the book from my library. Just finished the intro. and chapter 1. So hoping my mind towards eating, food DOES change. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Sat, 20 Mar 2010 20:57:22 EST Just got the book Hi. I'm Enjo. I just got the Beck book from my local library. I'm at the section that said get a diet coach or accountability partner. I'm a single parent with a kid going on 40 (just kidding-he's 19). Over time I let myself go and became isolated. I got depressed over a failed relationship. The book said have a friend be your coach but most of my friends are online. I want to lose more weight before jumping into real world social scene. It's a catch 22. I want more real world friends but bec... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 06:39:25 EST Hi! Hi! I just joined Spark and have about 80 pounds to lose. I'm planning to start the Beck book tonight. I tried Beck when I was trying to lose the baby weight from my first child, but I didn't get very far because we decided to have another baby and I (obviously) couldn't try to lose weight while I was pregnant. I found it helpful for the short time I used it, so I'm hoping it will be even more helpful this time. Looking forward to getting to know you all! Mon, 15 Mar 2010 14:35:25 EST Day 3 Hey all, <BR> I am on day 3 of the Beck Diet Solution and feeling really upbeat about it all! The commitment I am to make today is to eat sitting down. At first I didn't think this would be too hard, but then I started thinking about all the times I snack standing up - while prepping dinner, when grabbing an olive out of the fridge, munching on a granola bar...etc, etc, etc. <BR> But I know I can do steps! Mon, 15 Mar 2010 10:48:30 EST Counseling Student Catches On! Hey all! <BR> I stumbled upon Judith's book while doing research for a paper for school. I am a full time student at Nazarene Bible College and will graduate in May with my degree in Christian Counseling. Then on to grad school... <BR> <BR> It was so cool to begin reading this book and see how to apply the Cognitive-Behavioral Theory I have been learning about in school to my weight loss journey! So far I am convinced this is the missing link for me! <BR> <BR> I have been trying to serio... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 10:40:27 EST I guess you could call me I am here at Sparks again...This time I am two years older and 45 pounds heavier....Just picked up the Beck book.....gonna read it this weekend....Simply have to change my ways due to health reasons....Happy to be on track... <em>249</em> Tue, 9 Mar 2010 23:47:38 EST Laugh for a day I thought everyone needs a good laugh now and again when life gives you silly stuff to think about. <BR> <BR> Like today for example, true story. <BR> <BR> I'm pushing the mail cart today. I usually have to ride several elevators to get to different floors because of the this cart. So I get into an elevator and it shakes a little bit before it takes me to my floor and the first thing that pops in my head is: <BR> "OK, I know for a fact this elevator can handle 3 tons. I don't weight THAT m... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 12:28:34 EST Hello Hiya! <BR> <BR> I'm really glad to find this group! I've been following the Beck Diet off and on for a couple months. It's been difficult to find a diet coach who can spare the time to keep me motivated. :/ <BR> <BR> I live in the UK with my husband and two teenage daughters. Look forward to getting to know everyone. Mon, 8 Mar 2010 04:29:45 EST Another Newbie I'm a week into Dr. Beck's program. So far, so good. It makes so much sense. I gotta re-train my brain to change my body. Sun, 7 Mar 2010 23:29:18 EST what would YOU think/suggest? Hey Ladies, <BR> <BR> I read Dear Prudence every week in and this kinda caught my interest (look at where it's from). Let me know what you think or what advice you'd give this woman. <BR> <BR> Geneva, Switzerland: I am a recent college graduate working abroad for a small nonprofit. Most of my coworkers are European women in their 20s or early 30s, and we generally get along pretty well. We eat lunch together every day, and I eat substantially more than they do, since they are all ... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 12:28:22 EST New To Beck's Hello. A SparkFriend recommended I check out Beck's after reading some of my blogs and the repeat self-blocks I've been having. <BR> <BR> I'm just starting into the workbook and already, what a great find! All the better that there's a SparkTeam to share insights and the process with. <BR> <BR> I look forward to giving as well as receiving support in getting through our obstacles to healthy eating and living once and for all. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 2 Mar 2010 17:12:11 EST MARCH Towards Spring With a New or Renewed Goal! Okay, folks, for the sake of simplicity, lets start a new goal thread. You can keep going with your Jan/Feb goals here or start a new one Mon, 1 Mar 2010 22:03:34 EST Behavior Changes Needed! Hey everyone. I'm new to this team, but definitely not new to SP. I've restarted today -- probably my fourth restart. I find that I am motivated for about two weeks or so, then I get overwhelmed or tempted, and I fall off the wagon and it takes me even longer to get back on again! <BR> <BR> I have read the Beck Diet Solution, and have the audiobook and workbook as well. I appreciate the idea that it's not a "diet" -- it's cognitive behavior therapy. I definitely need to change my behaviors, ... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 20:12:00 EST Adjusting from "just Beck to Sparkpeople with BECK Ok. Here I go. I am new to this team, but have been with Beck since early November. HOWEVER, I didn't really "get it" until January 18th. (I think that is the date). Anyway, since then, I have started tracking ALL of my foods. I have not exercised in years. SO.. I decided to start with "steps" and just add more each day. I finally went to an Orth doctor this week who gave me 2 cortizone shots for my knees. That was the last "hurdle" I needed to clear me to work on this 110%. Now, I have just... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 14:30:03 EST new here i everybody! <BR> just wanted to introduce myself. i've read up to page 4 in the beck diet and was so happy to see a group here for it! i'm new to sparkpeople. i'm just wondering how this there a certain discussion that you guys post to everyday to talk about that day's progress, or i don't know...i'm still a little overwhelmed by the mass of information that is sparkpeople! also, i was reading the team goals and wasn't sure about the last one..the principles one. does that come la... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 14:09:55 EST what is the Beck diet exactly? I have never heard of this diet. Could someone fill me in? Sat, 30 Jan 2010 17:56:10 EST hello Hi there everyone! I'm new to this team, but not to SP--a few months now anyway. I come on here once in awhile when I am not working, or trying to take my mind off of papers and cleaning--avoiding actually... Also, so I don't eat because I'm bored. <BR> Reading everyone's posts about how well they are doing, keeps my hands out of the snack/junk drawer. Thank you for posting! It is greatly appreciated! Sat, 30 Jan 2010 17:55:07 EST RETURNING MEMBER FROM THE EAST COAST Hi I am no stranger to Beck or Spark. I been here for a while. I am married and I have 3 kids. I've struggled with weight/eating since I got married and had kids. I am here to learn a new way to use food and reach my goal weight. I made that goal for this year. That is when I turn 50. I've been known to use what I call my magaphone. I use it when I need it. Any way hi all. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 18:27:55 EST Hi, I'm new Hi, I've been here on Spark for and on. I got the Beck book at Christmas and I've been reading it, thought I'd search to see if there is a team doing it and that's how I found this team...Thanks for having me. I've been working through the Beck Book I'm on day 7 and I'm already dieting even though she said to delay for 2 weeks. I'm doing well though. I've been trying to use some of her ideas to help me get through the rough times. <BR> I Look forward to discussing these concepts w... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 04:20:52 EST Jan-Feb 2010: Set a Goal and Stay Accountable! This was inspired by the recent four-week food logging challenge that a few of us wanted to continue working on, but we'd like to open it up to any Beck-related goal or behavior you want to work on and report to us about. <BR> <BR> You can start anytime, pick a length that works for you. <BR> <BR> Post to this thread with your goal, then edit that post daily, or whatever works for you, with your progress. <BR> <BR> I'll start mine as an example ... <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Jan 2010 23:27:05 EST In Search of Diet Coach Hi, I'm already on day 12 but don't yet have anyone I feel comfortable discussing the program and my diet with. I would be more than willing to partner with someone in order to motivate each other and bounce off ideas in problem areas. Thanks! Wed, 6 Jan 2010 21:46:28 EST New to Beck... I have been reading about the Beck Diet Solution from fellow Sparker's blogs and when I came across it in the library I decided to give it a try. I'm only on day 2, but already I like it. I like the way that it breaks things down into little chores so that you don't feel overwhelmed. I'm pretty positive about the way this is going to work for me...I'm looking forward to reading more, and talking to more people on this team about it! <BR> <BR> Tricia Tue, 5 Jan 2010 16:37:47 EST WEEK 4 of December 2009 Four Week Challenge Welcome to week 4! the last week of Four week challenge <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Jan 2010 04:30:00 EST WEEK 4 of December 2009 Four Week Challenge Welcome to Week 4 <em>244</em> <BR> The last week of the Four weeks Challenge <BR> <em>250</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Jan 2010 04:26:19 EST Trying to keep up with "New Team Activity" I'm still learning how to get around on the team page. Question: Under the title "New Team Activity," only the 4 most-recently-posted blogs show. How can I see the previous 4 items? Can I go any further back on the trail? Fri, 1 Jan 2010 13:17:06 EST