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10/27/16 8:27 A

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In my struggles with discouragement it helps to remember that discouragement like hunger, cravings, emotions and desire is not an emergency. People (me!) get discouraged but "oh well, this is temporary, it will pass" I keep putting one foot in front of the other and follow my well worn track.

Nancy C (Daisy) - Colorado
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"I don't have a runner's body, but I have a runner's heart - and that is all you need. "
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10/25/16 10:49 P

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Thankfully, I don't deal with a whole lot of discouragement when it comes to maintaining in my healthy zone. It wasn't always like this, but it is now. It's even easier now that I know how to use the Give Credit technique.

When I feel like I'm getting under my circumstances, I remind myself to deal with today today; tomorrow tomorrow.

**Kathleen
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10/24/16 8:08 P

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Today's lesson was right on time. I was disappointed on two fronts.

First, I stayed in the 150s for just one day. My weight has stuck at 160 to 162 since then. I know this is irrational. I lost 2.25" off my waist and 1.75" off my hips over 8 weeks. That's fantastic progress.

Second, I was disappointed that I didn't stay on plan over the weekend. Again, I'm holding extremely high standards. I stayed within calories for all but 1 meal over the weekend. I was at a retreat center and had extremely limited choices: take it or leave it. The meals were nutritious, low fat, full of vegetables, just not what I typically eat. Why should I be disappointed.

This is a very good lesson for me today. It helped me not give in to feelings of discouragement and "I'll never make it."

She believed she could so she did.
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10/24/16 5:39 P

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The time one spends feeling discouraged compared to the time there is in the week is a good point - according to Beck 20 minutes to a couple of hours once or twice a week versus the other 164 hours in the week.
I think it is also wise to get ready for when the discouraging times come. Usually, just one week after actually starting to weigh ourselves and with some directives to follow, like plan ahead and don't eat off plan, define, practice and tolerate hunger, we are mostly reaching our goals of either losing some weight or maintaining. Our motivation and confidence is high. This is the best time to plan what to do when holding this pattern gets hard, or we get discouraged.

I love the strategies to counteract the blues, remind yourself of your goal and why it is important to you, remind yourself of the skills to counteract damaging the progress towards your goals, mindfully do what you have to one moment at a time and let your skills become habits that carry you through the challenges.

Edited by: JUNEPA at: 10/24/2016 (23:14)
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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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10/24/16 3:04 P

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I'm with you Kriszta!

This too shall pass is what I find myself thinking when I'm experiencing distress / discomfort / discouragement. They do not last. These feelings are temporary and fleeting. And, how I choose to react is on me. My choice.

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10/24/16 2:47 P

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I love this Day, so smart and helpful!
It is the nature of human mind to dwell on most difficult moments of a week, and forget that most of the time one didn't even think of dieting. Same for the future: just because it is hard now, it doesn't mean that it will be this hard an hour later, not to mention tomorrow or next week.
May we remember this in the hours when dieting is really hard.
The messages of this chapter helped me tremendously in the past 1.5 year.
It is not always this hard, and it is enough to keep going just today.
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-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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10/24/16 10:53 A

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Beck is right - the struggle to lose weight can be discouraging for me. It is just so darn hard some times! But as I read today's lesson it occurred to me that I have already started to incorporate some of her strategies into my life:

1. I already had a RC that reminds me to add up the good hours.
2. When I feeling myself struggling I bring my life to a stand still for a moment and remind myself to calm down, take it slow, one step at a time, and figure out what I need to focus on in order to get myself through the struggle.
3. I remind myself that one of the reasons I listed for "why I want to lose weight" at the start of our reboot was that I wanted to be proud of myself for accomplishing what I set out to achieve.

I have felt strong and motivated up to this point, but I know that the most difficult part is still ahead of me. Dealing with my sabotaging thoughts was hard the first time I did Beck and it brought my efforts to a screeching halt with my second round of Beck. I really want to and need to conquer this with this round. My boxing gloves are on emoticon

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4/10/11 7:00 A

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A schedule and my habits help me through the discouraging times---my values/priorities. Sometimes these change when I see how they are unrealistic and contributing to the discouragement. I don't actually change my values as much as my emphasis on some of them, such as perfectionism, my various roles in life, taking care of myself.

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4/6/11 9:31 P

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This lesson really hit home with me because my weight hasn't moved in a while. The moments of discouragement are pretty few and fairly far in between - the don't usually last long as DR Beck pointed out. But they're there. I do try to keep positive and self-talk myself with appropriate responses. But sometimes I also allow myself a 10-section pity party, then I move on and do another workout or read another health book just to remind myself to keep on track.

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4/5/11 11:00 A

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I am still losing weight at this point, so no discouragement yet. But I know me -- in each and every past attempt at weight loss there has always come a time when it all just seems to be too much and I quit.

I am using this lesson to get ready for that day, whenever it comes. I will have the tools and the knowledge and the strength, and I WILL stick to this plan.



Your life is not a dress rehearsal, it is the real thing. Do what makes you happy. Do it now.


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10/12/10 1:47 P

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I'm not discouraged easily. Who doesn't have a down time every blue moon?? I encourage myself in the Lord and keep on keeping on. I know I have to choose to get up and go everyday and that is what I do. I spark mail my spiecal friends here on spark and call my prayer partner. I try not to look to forward into the future. Todays problems are enough so to speak.

PAT FROM NC

AND GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS FROM THEIR EYES; AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH, NEITHER SORROW, NOR CRYING, NEITHER SHALL THERE BE ANY MORE PAIN: FOR THE FORMER THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY.

REVELATION 21:4


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9/18/10 9:43 P

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I try not to get discouraged, but it's just not possible to always keep up a happy face. I'm discouraged at just how slowly I lose weight now that I've been through menopause and am over 50. It used to be so much easier. Now it seems like circumstances and physiology are all conspiring against me despite my best efforts. But I will give myself credit for this: I keep trying. I have not given up yet.

"Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence. It is no more or less than faith in action." - Henry Chester


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2/6/10 4:17 P

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i get discouraged all the time

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character: it becomes your destiny.


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2/6/10 12:53 P

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I found the information on this day very helpful. I am not and have not been feeling discouraged, but if it comes up, these ways to deal with it will make things easier.

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i need help with this!! read cards, email two of my friends who are also dieting, and using dr. beck. write!!

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character: it becomes your destiny.


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12/9/09 5:58 P

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I plan on re-reading my response cards that I've made and will make to help me through a difficult time. I also plan to remind myself that whatever it was that made me down, it's worth it for the end result.

"Looks like your expectations let you down. Expectations have a way of doing that." -Pedidiva


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12/9/09 5:56 P

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I couldn't find this thread so I'm starting another one.

It's important to remember you can do what you need to do! Whenever you feel overwhelmed or discouraged what will you do?

"Looks like your expectations let you down. Expectations have a way of doing that." -Pedidiva


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