I'm new to Sparkpeople. I was searching for teams to join when I came upon this one - the Beck Diet Solution. I had never heard of the book, but I just happened to be reading "The Happiness Hypothesis" and "Learned Optimism" which both discuss cognitive therapy.
So, I was soooo excited to learn that this book exists and I think it is what I have always needed ... a book that deals with the issues in your head, in your thinking, and helps you stay on a diet.
So I ordered the book and the workbook, and I am on day 2. I decided to do everything she says just the way she says to, instead of thinking that I know better, do things my way, and I should start my eating on Day 1 -- I'm going to wait and start on Day 15.
I'm really excited. I hope these techniques work for me.
I started dieting when I was in my teens and always thought I was "fat," even when I weighed 120 lbs. My weight slowly crept up over the years. After I had my first child I was stuck in the 140's, after my second child I was stuck in the 180's, after my last child I was stuck in the 190's, and now I'm at my all time high in the 200's. I wish I would have enjoyed being 120!!!!
All my weight is right on the abdomen. I've looked pregnant for years. People have always asked me when my baby is due (whether I am pregnant or not). They still do. I have metabolic syndrome and PCOS. I've got really good reasons to lose weight -- but it's always been so hard to stay on any diet.
So, I think this is just what I needed and am glad to be here!
(edited for spelling and clarity)
Edited by: POOKYMAMA at: 6/13/2009 (20:01)
Working on 5 lbs at a time!!
Starting wt: 206
1st goal: 201 lbs
2nd goal: 196 lbs
"when it comes to goal pursuit, it really is the journey that counts, not the destination." Jonathan Haidt
| current weight: 202.8