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This is a great team. You will love the support. JUDITH BECK, PhD wrote a great book and we are all grateful to her.
I got the book at the library and then wrote most of it out on a notebook for myself.
Another way to learn a lot about the Beck approach is to look at the message boards on our team that correspond to Day 1, Day 2, ...
You can really learn a lot from other team members by reading what they said, and you can hear from people who are "in the past" which is a cool part of these boards.
(I used the workbook, and I am just going through it again after over two years. I was getting complacent, and not losing any more, so I am making a new push!)
Sparkfully Yours, Judi
Dear Spark Friends, I may not always write back about everything each person posts, but I am really interested in you! If you ever need me, send me a Spark Mail and I will always answer!
The cards are response cards-- they are like correct responses that you should give yourself in situations where you want to cave, cheat, binge, give up, etc. The trick is to read them a few times a day, and they create new thought patterns-- you start to believe them instead of the "lies" we tell ourselves. For example lie #1--
"It won't hurt to give in this one time"
A response card will say something like
"If I am not supposed to eat something, I will remind myself that "just because I feel like eating doesn't mean I should..." There is no emergency-- I'll be so glad in a few minutes if I don't give in."
When I first started, I actually had found the book at the library, so I had it for like 3 weeks. I think you should get the book, even if you check it out at the library. That way, you can follow it step by step and be able to easily copy out your response cards. Oh, there are other cards that you make too, but these are your own-- they are the reasons why you want to lose the weight. Actually very helpful, b/c in weak moments, we DO forget why the heck we really care... LOL
(I have since bought my own copy)
That said, Beck's system is what literally has saved me. I could not get a grip on myself and was binge eating everyday, at an atrocious weight, when I found her book. It really works!
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.
What are the cards? And do you post excerpts from the book, or do I need to buy it?
Edited by: DEBRABUF at: 11/11/2010 (06:05)
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"MANY OF LIFE'S FAILURES ARE PEOPLE WHO DID NOT REALIZE HOW CLOSE THEY WERE TO SUCCESS WHEN THEY GAVE UP"
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