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6/25/16 2:50 P

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Kathleen! That is hilarious! I've done that a couple times. I feel so silly walking to the breakfast table and sitting down to lick a spoon. I'm doing better at this as I am becoming more and more conscious of how much I do/did that.

Sweet BCHARIE (don't know your name!), thanks for your kind words and thoughts. And, it is truly amazing that I've been through an entire week of stress and held the course. It is this Beck program, I'm convinced. Not me! I have years of stress-eating behind me, so the only explanation is Beck.

Today starts Week 2 of diet and Day 16 of Beck. I haven't even looked at Day 16 yet. With all the hoopla and chaos at home right now I'm moving slowly through the book, but I am managing to keep up with the ARC and the daily review of the principles.

I'm feeling stronger every day and that is new for me as far as dieting. Usually after 7 days I begin to feel weaker and weaker, less able to stick to it, and the seeping feeling of failure starts in. Today I feel like I can conquer this! Hooray! (Translation: Hot Damn and Hallujah!)

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6/24/16 10:21 P

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Eating sitting down is a rough one for me, too, and I do the same kinds of things you do, Jane! I've even been known to have the peanut butter spoon in my mouth, realize I'm not sitting down, then rush over to the kitchen table to sit down so I can finish licking the spoon. I don't think that's how it's supposed to work, but it certainly did make me aware of all the "licking" I do. I have not perfected this skill, but I'm getting much, much better.

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6/24/16 12:30 P

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Jane, you are amazing! To remain on track with the Beck principles through all the trials of the past week is truly a great encouragement to me. Blessings on you and the family.






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6/24/16 11:18 A

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Sue, thanks for the kind words. You probably don't know how much one of your previous comments has helped me. You mentioned going through one Beck chapter for a week to get that particular principle under control. Genius! Really. I'm going to follow your example and reread the chapter on "sitting down" every day from tomorrow one through the week. I cannot seem to quit nibbling. It is unconsious eating. Like when I make the PBJ for my sweet grandson, I pop the peanut butter spoon in my mouth to "clean it off." After all, it doesn't really get clean in the dishwasher with all that tasty residue on it. The jelly spoon? Hmmm. Can't think of a good reason why I'm cleaning it off as well. OOOPS! I really need to curb this habit. I may have been getting 100+ extra calories a day before Beck. I will give myself credit for beginning to realize that this is happening. I actually picked something up and put it in my mouth, realized what I had just done, and took it back out! Progress. Slow but sure, huh?

I'm looking forward to a little relief this weekend. Jordan (8) will be having his "Daddy weekend." Nick is picking him up this evening and will bring him home on Sunday evening. That means I only have one little one to care for. My daughter (and oldest son) are still in Colorado working on getting my son home. He is doing much better . . . the power of anti-psychotic drugs. He has realized that he must have had "a bit of a problem" last weekend. He doesn't really remember any of what happened . . . like walking with his loyal dog for 5 days and four nights with no sleep, until his feet and the dogs pads were bleeding. My poor baby! Its been a harrowing week, but things seem to be falling into place with the help of a wonderful attorney.

I have stayed 100% on plan now for six days. Today is day 7 and the end of my first diet week using the Beck principles along with healthy eating. I've lost 6 pounds in six days. I know that this will slow waaaaay down now that the initial water weight is gone, but I'm OK with that. Actually, I'm okay with a lot of things because I keep telling myself, "Just think where you would be if you weren't doing this. Right where you've been for the last 50 years. No need to rush or worry about how long it may take. You are in control!" Finally I feel like I AM in control. What a high!

Happy weekend everyone.

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6/24/16 8:47 A

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There was no weight loss this week, but there were sooooo many other positives that I'm feeling very pleased and giving myself credit.

I have eaten either dinner or lunch at a restaurant 6 out of the past 7 days. I am giving myself credit for making healthy food & drink choices. For the first time in months my knee has felt well enough that I could attempt more physical fitness and I have followed by schedule 5 out of 7 days.

I should probably entered this in Beck check as part of my weekly report, but I'm so excited about my accomplishments that I just couldn't wait (plus I have a full day tomorrow and not sure I will spend much time on my computer).

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I am just getting caught up on the daily news here. OMG, Jane, you are going through soooo much right now! Way to be strong, girl emoticon . You should be proud of yourself and we are too. This tragic situation with your son could really have thrown a monkey wrench in there for you, but it sounds like you are sticking to it. I especially liked the day you forgot to eat until 4 p.m. and did that internal battle with yourself about what to eat. Glad you powered through it and made the yummy sounding salad.

Hope things are stabilizing a bit for your son. You are lucky to have two other great kids to help you out and support you with this. Plus, you can use us any time you need to put your troubles on the table.

Keep up the good work!

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6/22/16 10:06 P

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Thank you Marsha, Kathleen and Kriszta for your kind thoughts and encouragement regarding my son. He is in a Behavioral Health Center (translation, Mental Hospital!) right now. He is refusing medicine and still convinced that people (the government) are after him, but at least he is locked down in a place where he can't hurt himself. My kids are there and working as quickly as the system allows to get an emergency guardianship so they can make decisions for him, including giving permission for the doctor to give him appropriate medication to bring him back to us. This is still very stressful including the news that the guardianship will cost us between $2,000-$5,000 in legal fees. Ridiculous! For a piece of paper and one court appearance by an attorney acting on our behalf. But who wouldn't do anything they could for their children?

In the midst of all this, I have been able to stay true to the Beck process. Sunday was awful. All I wanted to do was eat. Crazy emotional eating. Monday was difficult. Tuesday was much easier and today I didn't feel like I needed to feed my worry. How miraculous is that? I'm very excited about how well this is working. I am surely the ultimate skeptic! But becoming a believer rapidly!

Again, thanks to everyone for the concern and love.

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Jane - My prayers are with you, your son, and your whole family. I hope your son can get the treatment he needs so he can deal with all the stressors in his life. Good for you for continuing to take care of yourself through this crisis, and reaching out for the support you need. That will help you care for your son, too.

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Dear Jane, So sorry for the family crisis. No mom should have to go through that, especially with a child half a continent away. Praying for good things for everyone involved.

Congrats on coming through the fire - walking through the coals - maneuvering through the darkness and shadows.

You are so very, very strong. You have proven it. You can do this!! I know it absolutely.

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I missed checking in yesterday but have a good excuse. Our family is in the midst of a crisis with one of my sons. My middle child, Scott, is 38 years old and lives in Colorado. My other two, 40 year old son Steve and 36 year old daughter Stacy, both live in Florida. We found out two nights ago that it appeared that Scott had suffered a stress-induced psychotic episode. A number of upsetting things had happened to him culminating in receiving his divorce papers from his wife of 16 years on Friday. Saturday he just disappeared and was wandering all over Loveland and Ft. Collins on foot. His friends found him several times but couldn’t convince him to come with them. Finally they got the police to get him and they took him to a mental health facility, where he is right now. Yesterday was a flurry of insanity, getting plane tickets for both kids to fly out to see if they can get him stabilized enough to bring him back to Florida with them. Normally I would have been contained (read private) about this . . . especially in this group/team where I’m not really a known factor. However, I decided maybe this is the VERY place where I should share this since it really tested my Beck stamina.

I’m busy today giving myself credit, Beck style, for two things. I’m so excited, in the midst of anguish for my child, to share my successes. As a true emotional eater, this seemed like a test of walking on hot coals or a bed of nails.

1) In the haste and chaos of getting plane tickets, dealing long distance with Scott’s friends, the police etc. I totally missed getting lunch. At 4:00 p.m. I told myself this: “Well, you didn’t have lunch. You might as well eat something. You don’t have time to make the Portobello Blue Cheese Salad that is on your plan. Therefore you should just eat something, anything.” Then I TOLD myself this: “If you start compromising the plan and eating “unplanned” food, where will it stop? You are committed to following your plan. Don’t vary.” I did it!

2) I blogged two days ago here that it seemed silly to set a five pound goal when I need to lose 100+ but I’m doing what several of you had told me: Trust the plan. Trust the Solution. So I set a five-pound goal. I hit that goal this morning and was super-duper excited. That Beck broad knows what she’s doing! I was able to move my ticker for the first time in months. Now I have set my next five pound goal. I can do this! I feel empowered by the five-pounds at a time project.

Sorry for being so long-winded, but this has been a few days of angst, sorrow, and worry but complete success on my BDS. Who could have dreamed?


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Yesterday was Father's Day and I am going to count it as a success. I had my dad over for dinner and was not originally planning on having any of the desert I had made for him, but when the time came I found myself automatically taking a dish out of the cupboard for me too! I thought about putting the dish back, but I justified it instead and I am o.k. with that. Perhaps at this stage (so early in the Beck game) I shouldn't be, but the philosophy I want to live by is all things in moderation instead of denial.

So I kept my portion minimal and was happy with my decision. You see, I have my dad for dinner every week and I NEVER make desert. He loves desert; especially chocolate. So to honor him and make the day seem more than the usual weekly dinner I made brownies and served them with ice cream and hot fudge sauce. He loved it! I sent the left overs all home with him.

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6/19/16 12:47 P

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I am hoping to become active on this site. I started Beck Solution last July with Slenderella as my coach. I did great until Day 14 where I had to plan my next day's food. Prior to this I had already realized that lack of planning was a significant problem for me. I would be so tired by evening and then try to think up dinner. Epic fail. But somehow the planning of the next day's meal became so daunting! A real road block or mental block, I guess. I kept moving Day14 to the next day and the next day and then I just gave up.

I decided to start again three weeks ago. I went along for 8 or 9 days, gangbusters but always dreading the arrival of Day 14, looming in the near future. I could feel myself slipping off the program. I stopped reviewing my ARC card, licked spoons (standing up of course) and other BDS atrocities. I was just on the verge of giving up but encouragement and advice from Slenderella and other supportive Spark friends (Watermellen, Gaby1948 and OneKidsMom, shout outs to you!), I felt my resolve come back.

Two evenings ago, at 11 p.m. and bleary-eyed, I finalized menus for Saturday and Sunday. Yesterday was a perfect day eating my planned food. I could not believe the sense of empowerment it gave me. Who could have known? I'm now following Sunday's plan with one glitch (didn't have frozen pineapple on hand but am freezing some fresh for a smoothie). So now I'm on Day 10 and setting a realistic goal. This is the first time in my dieting life (50 years of diets) that my goal is 5 pounds. I am going to try Beck's idea that we set 5-pound goals and then celebrate. It seems silly when one needs to lose 100+ pounds, but who am I to criticize? If I knew how to diet, I wouldn't be here but would have thinned out in 1966!
Onward!

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Yesterday was the most successful day I have had since recommitting here. Breakfast was healthy and good. I knew the Pulled Pork dinner at the American Legion would be a challenge - pork, potato, gravy, corn, corn bread. I can't seem to get these guys to put any veggies in the offerings and I don't consider corn a vegetable (from my WW days). I skipped the corn.

I also skipped the alcohol. This dinner is one of the times I get together with my 89 y.o. father and we always have a dinner drink. So skipping this part of our routine was a big concession for me. I have been working on the decision to cut back on my alcohol consumption for some time now so this was a good time to start. Very difficult to do because every social outing I go to involves drinks! But this results in way too much consumption and so I was pleased with myself for abstaining and hope to be as successful in the days to come.

Hope your day will be great!

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Since reconnecting with this team 4 days ago things could have been better and they also could have been worse. So I'm going to give myself credit for the good. Like yesterday at the funeral luncheon I did some spontaneous walking to a nearby garden center while I waited for the luncheon to get started. I did not eat everything available on the table. I looked for a long time at the deserts, recognized that I was feeling full enough, and that none of them where worth breaking my resolve.

Today I am going to read Day 13 - Overcoming Cravings again and find the Response Card I made for this the last time. I'm sure it still applies.

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I restarted Beck three days ago. Instead of using the original Beck book, which I have tried three times, I bought the Beck Diet for Life. My husband has also finally faced up to his extra weight and so I am getting support from him although he doesn't like following a particular plan. Anyway, the first two days went super well. Today I ate four Lindt dark chocolate truffle balls and a single serving of potato chips. Ugh. But I have done a lot of exercise and per my Fitbit am over 5 miles. So, the exercise hopefully compensated for the chocolate splurge. I guess the scale will tell me tomorrow!

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* I am a good person, and I deserve respect.
* I choose to respect myself today by refusing to engage in verbal or emotional self-abuse.
* I have been successful at many things I have set out to do, and I can learn to do better at the things that give me problems.
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We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day.
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Pam, Wishing you a beneficial experience with the 100 days. Take care!

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6/2/16 1:06 P

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Since I have both posted on a couple of the threads here in this team I wanted to let you know of my current active status. I have worked BDS in the past (around 2011-2012). I was ready to do another 'go round' until I also heard about 100 Days. Since their team is actively going through that book day by day for the summer I have decided it would be more beneficial for me to only work one book at a time. So, I leaving this team but hope to reconnect with y'all early this fall.

Take care Pam

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I'm starting Beck Blue today!! emoticon

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I am RESOLUTE to the my nutrition boundaries, eating within my calorie limits, getting daily exercise with walking,steps, kettlebells, and doing all to the glory of God!

I am RENEGADE against indulging outside my boundaries, laziness, and being self-destructive to the body God gave me.


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Hey karen - thanks for the link to the CBT article.

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Thanks, Karen, I didn't think of the link on that thread....I didn't post mine there...this week will be different though! THAnKS!

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5/10/16 3:56 P

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Pam, there is a new WEEKLY check in called Beck Checks where people are posting hotlinks to their blogs.

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I don't know of a thread that specifically follows Beck day by day as outlined in the book.

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Is there an ongoing daily check in that follows the book from day to day right now? From what I have read it appears that your team did this last summer? I am also wondering if people are coming to a daily check in to post how they are doing with that particular day rather than in their blogs (which btw the links in that thread are not highlighted so they won't work).

I have done both the Pink and the Green book (The Complete Beck Diet for Life) in the past. I decided a refresher would be in order for me at this time.

So, today's 'assignment' for me is to reread the Pink book until I come to redoing my response cards.

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Thought you might enjoy this link about Aaron Beck and CBT.

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I have been maintaining for 14 months now and IS amazing. Today was the FIRST day I have had a problem...so will be back at this THREAD for sure. And doing more Beck over. Threw me for a loop for sure. All over veggies!

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I have both books and I have even worked the BDS in the past a couple of years ago but it fell by the wayside. I feel like I am at the point where I would like to pick this method up again and start working it since I have identified that part of my 'resistance' to losing weight is between my two ears.

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Still catching myself eating standing up. Good grief!!! This is a difficult hard habit to break.

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Today I walked right past the open bag of Hershey's Carrot Cake Kisses (a new thing). I just pretended it was someone else's food. I wouldn't dream of snitching a piece of candy off someone's plate.

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Good for YOU, Kathleen! It feels good to exercise that Resistance Muscle, doesn't it?

Beck has taught me I can sit a big bowl of popcorn between Joe and I at night and not eat one bite of it! Not even be tempted anymore, really. THAT's a miracle for me, lol.

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Yesterday I gave myself BIG credit for NOT snitching a little slice of cheese as my husband prepared supper. I was standing up, so I couldn't eat it. That was HARD!

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I really miss this group

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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I'm still using Beck principles and I'm now 1.2 lbs under goal. It feels really good!

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congrats!!

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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I reached goal on April Fools' Day. Wouldn't you know it? LOL.

Beck is what rid me of the last ten which were glued on with Super Glue!

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It's a beautiful, bright and sunny 75 degrees here in Central Texas today!

I changed my photo icon to one taken the last time I was at goal. That was ELEVEN YEARS ago, lol.

It's to remind me how long it took me to get back there so I'll be a lot more cautious in the future!

I'm less than a pound away, but the last pound stuck on my scale for over two weeks, so who knows when I'll get there?

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congratulations

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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I'm now down within less than half a pound from my goal!

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not yet but it wil

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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I'm happy for you Gwynn! Did you make a change that you think helped in particular?

I made it through my Big Fat Italian Dinner on Friday night and Easter dinner and the entire weekend without gaining an ounce! A major victory for me!

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I am doing so much beter with my eating

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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I had such a success last night at dinner, in not overeating, I'm thrilled. You can read about it in my blog today.

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just plain being loose is my downfall

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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"Being strict on week days but 'loose' on weekends" has been my downfall in the past. When I read this in the Beck Workbook, I knew THIS is what I really need to work on and remember every weekend!

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I have done the workbook once -- should do it again

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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I have the workbook too and really like it. Read your blog and had an interesting internal dialogue emerge this weekend in response the question you shared in your blog.

Glad you have the workbook in hand and hope you find it useful too!

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I've started the workbook that goes with Beck. You can read about it in my blog.

I'm determined to really "work" this just as if it is a class I paid to take. I'm going to learn it, absorb it, make it part of me.

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glad to hear to you did well at a buffet!! they are hard!!

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Beck helped me conquer the Chinese Buffet, lol .

Joe and I went to a bookstore about an hour away yesterday and then had lunch at our favorite Chinese restaurant. I never come away from this place without being stuffed. But I was actually able to eat reasonably, felt light and happy afterwards, and woke up this morning weighing the same as yesterday morning.

A major victory for me, who has always taken the "all you can eat" sign literally, lol.

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thanks for the suggestions I think I do need to change things around

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Gwyn, maybe you can try changing something. For instance, eat your biggest meal midday and eat very light at night. Are logging every bite you eat? Also, stay off sugar and greatly reduce the starchy foods in your diet. Also, don't forget the calories you DRINK.

Just the first suggestions that come into my mind. Hope that helps.

RATTOAC, you certainly have some great events to aim for! That should motivate you to reach your goal!

Karen

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am so frustrated with my lack of progress losing weight.

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Just checking in--starting over again. Going to Europe in July 2016 and riding a 100mi bike ride at the end of Sept2016, time to start training, getting healthy, and making better choices. I am hopeful there will be some friends along the way in this team to join me w this program :) I will finish this! I can do this! I have succeeded, and I will again.

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The most helpful thing I've picked up from Beck so far is this: I Can Wait.

So often I think I'm hungry, I want to eat, I crave some texture or temperature or taste in my mouth. But when this happens now I quickly think I Can Wait. And I do. And I get busy with something and later I notice I don't have that need, that desire, anymore.

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Good morning, all! (It's morning here in Chicago... a rather bleak day weatherwise, but I'm trying to remain positive. I miss the sun!)

I can relate to the recent posts -- I have been sitting at the same weight for about a week (not all that long, but still...) and I'm trying to remind myslelf that I didn't get to my highest weight overnight, either. Last night, to combat feelings of discouragement, I decided to try on the pair of pants I've got hanging up where I can see them -- the next smaller size. They fit! That really helped. I like Beck's "distraction" concept -- but it has to be something that makes me feel good, Onward! Hope everyone has a good day today --

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wish my weight was goni down

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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My weight is going down 2/10 lb at a time, lol. I have less than 4 pounds left to lose and I know the last pounds are always very hard to be rid of.

If I can't eat any less or move any more, what can I do? I guess if I just keep on I'll eventually get there.

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i am going so slow at thuis

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Kim, Welcome to Beck. I've been working the first Beck book, pink one, for about three weeks now. Blogging now and then. It has definitely done something good to my brain and enabled me to break through a barrier that has kept me from goal, even when I was so very close.

I'm much closer now and even though I know the last 3 lbs. may be the hardest, I also know I'll get there, using Beck!

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i am reading the third book now

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Hi,, everyone. I'm relatively new to the Beck team but have been using the Beck Diet Solution for about.6 months. I like this idea of a Daily Check-in.a lot! I'm aiming for small steps -- today I committed to rereading the Beck principles. Really helps! Plus, a lot of the principles are helping with my other big project -- clearing my clutter (e.g., takes a lot of time and energy, have to be paitent, have to be willing to experience some discomfort,, etc.). Reading the principles helps me stay on track and motivates me. Just like this chec-in!

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hey moonshadow how are you?

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Glad to hear everyone is doing so well!



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i use good old paper and pen when journalling

it does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not give up

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Still doing well with Beck. Today I blogged about my changing mind.


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I will I will

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Celebrate, Gwyn! Staying on plan over a weekend or holiday is an EVENT!

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I'm down another half pound this morning. This is the best 8 oz. I've lost, lol. It has put me below one of those 5 lb. increments I haven't seen in years. Many years. I'm thrilled.

Karen, a Beck Believer

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