Thanks for all these responses, folks and for your positivity and support. I'm going to weigh myself tomorrow morning. Historically, I become preoccupied with #s, like obsessed. And then I'm so overwhelmed that I don't continue on with my tasks from the checklist, like I just can't think straight. But I don't know how to determine my calorie intake otherwise. I don't want a # on the scale to be my focus. I want a healthy lifestyle to be my focus. Please send good thoughts to this compulsive Beck-er.
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The darn scale can be a source of frustration for me. The way I deal with it is weighing myself daily. I log the number into a small calendar which I keep in my bathroom vanity draw and I'm able to see the big monthly picture. I am always reminding myself that I'm maintaining if the number is within 3 pounds as Dr. Beck suggests. I'm almost immune to the daily feedback. At first it was discouraging when the scale did not show progress or showed a gain when I did everything right. What I learned from tracking my weight daily is that there are days that I may do everything right or everything wrong and the scale simply doesn't accurately reflect weight changes.
Comparing weight feedback from the same date last year is motivating because the small changes that I made is slowly getting me to goal.
I also remember back to when I was first starting Beck and I kept on getting upset about my weight being stuck. You can look back at my blogs from about three and a half years ago. What I finally realized was that every time I got stuck, I was actually stuck at a lower weight!
If you keep working on your eating and your exercising and make good choices and keep reevaluating and thinking of new ideas for doing well, eventually you are going to reach a healthier weight.
When the scale did not cooperate, I also liked saying to myself: "The scale owes me!"
Sparkfully Yours, Judi
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Hi MERRIER75, It is great that you're reaching out to the Beck team here! I would like to offer this idea. Before you get on the scale spend a few minutes telling yourself. "This is no different than looking at the speedometer on my car's dashboard. It doesn't define me. It's simply information. If it is higher than I would like it to be, it is a message to slow down my eating a bit." If it is a number that you're hoping for or better, tell yourself, "This doesn't define me. It is feedback that I'm doing a good job." If this helps you feel a bit calmer about the scale....CELEBRATE a win!!
“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still” ~ Lao Tzu
Hi Beck peeps. 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 been down this road hundreds of times. if I didn't have to weigh myself, I think I would be more successful. How do you handle this? Any input is appreciated.Thanks. I saw Dr. Beck is doing workshops. I follow Beck Diet Solution on Facebook. Anybody going?
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