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10/15/11 4:30 P

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When I started in May I didn't even count calories & then in August I started noting what I ate and gradually doing it more faithfully. Last week, after I'd snacked too much a couple of days because of stress trying to finish my course, I thought I'd pretrack. I found it a lot more helpful than I thought it would be. I was looking forward to each snack & meal & I liked that I'd taken the thought out of what I was eating.

Having said that, even though it was far easier to stick within my calorie limits when I pretracked, I'm not doing it this weekend because.... I actually don't have a reason. I'm going to pretrack from Monday to Friday next week - I'm hoping it's going to stick!

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10/14/11 7:38 P

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I always do better when I track in advance. (So why do I resist doing it???)

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10/14/11 3:56 P

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When I joined Sparkpeople I searched to see if there was a group on cognitive therapy or cognitive behaviour therapy & this was the closest thing I could find. I'm really glad I bought the Beck book - it really is good. I find it slightly overwhelming, but 'finding it all overwhelming' is one of the sabotaging thoughts detailed in the book, so I'm just doing what I can. I made a breakthrough this week & preplanned some days food - in their entirety, not just an outline. It worked well - there was some relief in having all choice removed from me. Unfortunately today I celebrated the end of a course I've been doing with a couple of glasses of Rioja (unplanned, of course) which then led to big time dietary disinhibition on my part. 'oh well..' as it says in the pink book...

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10/14/11 12:36 A

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Judith Beck, PhD's father, Aaron Beck, M.D. developed Cognitive Therapy, so her book certainly follows that line.

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10/7/11 11:00 P

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I eat so much more slowly since I started Beck three and a half years ago! Even though I have slipped back into some bad habits, the good habit of eating slowly seems to have stuck.

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10/7/11 4:34 P

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Thanks for the welcome Judi! It was taking me such a long time to eat dinner tonight, that the thought crossed my mind to give up and leave some. This is something that never happens normally...

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JUDI_CUTIE's Photo JUDI_CUTIE Posts: 8,023
10/6/11 9:10 A

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Thanks for sharing this! I will try the non-dominant hand idea. Anything to interrupt the rush of eating, eating, eating!

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10/6/11 5:10 A

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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.

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 the moment! I heard about some good research yesterday on eating mindfully & I've written about it in a blog if you're interested...

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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nal_individual.asp?blog_id=4521912


I'm looking forward to getting to know more people on this board as I slowly make my way through the book!

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