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Thanks for this post. I had been doing well with my first time through the book and then Hurricane Sandy hit. I got totally off track. Reading your post is motivating me to get back to it and even to start over because it has been 3 weeks since I did anything. I also like the advice to master each step before moving on. Thanks. Good luck
I just attended the Beck Institute's Diet Workshop in Philly this past weekend. And you are correct. Dr. Judith Beck said that you have to do ALL the steps IN ORDER. Also, she said there was one thing that she wishes she would have emphasized more: Do each step until you MASTER it. It doesn't have to be one step a day like in the book.
So, I've started at the beginning and am reading my advantages to losing weight every day. It's helped a lot!
BTW, all you folks in the DC area, the Beck Institute is bringing the workshop on the road. There is one on December 9 in Arlington!
CBT really is the missing piece in dieting. I am confident going through these steps will help me finish what I've started!
No regrets. I am who I am by traveling the path I've traveled. I'll just keep on traveling!
My first time through, I was really very diligent and it paid off. I am not sure if I can scrape up that commitment again.
I am just about to start with a new coach that I met at a networking lunch. She had not heard of Beck, but she works with women on weight issues. So I am going to try to educate her, and maybe this will cause me to relearn the important principles.
I still love my other coach and I still use her for business and interpersonal things, but I feel like when it comes to eating, we have said it all before. I want a fresh start too.
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Hi, sorry I missed your posts but I rarely scan outside of the common threads. I've been starting over myself for the past week or two. Its been really helpful and I talk about it on the "daily check in thread" and sometimes in the individual day threads
Hope this helps!
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In reading the beck diet solution, I thought that I didn't have to do a few of the steps (find a coach, doing the hunger chart, skipping lunch for a day, setting food aside on your plate not to eat). I've made a lot of progress in the past few years (I once weighed 200lbs) and I know what real hunger feels like and I know that it will subside if you ignore it. However, I still have weight to lose so there's something I'm not doing right.
I think that starting from the beginning and committing myself to doing every step, even if it seems unnecessary, is something I have to do. I've got a tendency to take shortcuts where I can but taking shortcuts probably contributed to the extra lbs. Scheduling time in the morning before work to read and do the steps will probably be the easiest for me to stick to, for the same reason I like to work out in the morning: to get it out of the way.
Has anyone dealt with this problem? How did you cope with it?