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2/26/15 10:29 A

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Hello, everyone - another @#$%! Winter Wonderland around here emoticon . We had one day of fairly normal streets so everyone was able to get out to the store and stock up ahead of last night's snow. I had all day long yet dallied long enough that I didn't get to the treadmill yesterday. I will do extra today to make up for it.
Welcome, Allison! How far along are you in the Beck book? I am still making my way through it but learning a lot.
Hello across the pond, NewCreation2015 - Good job in writing it all down. One step at a time and all that.
ChristieCat - Oh, boy, you better learn how to juggle once you are back at work with three kids at home. Good thing you are laying the groundwork now for all those good life habits.
Janet, are you still digging out? Haven't seen you in a bit.
I hope everyone is having a good day so far. I am determined to get some cleaning done today. I am stuck in the house so may as well get something done. Oh, and putting on a pot of split pea soup too.
GG

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2/26/15 9:24 A

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hi all - I'm new to this group. looking for some motivation help - I know i'll find it here! happy Thursday, everyone :)

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2/26/15 8:11 A

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Back on plan again today. Had a little more than normal for tea last night but didn't eat in the evening. At least I wrote down what I ate yesterday and counted the ww points. I'm putting it down to PMT! All over now.

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2/26/15 7:20 A

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Goinggreen - thanks for the support. I do my best. I stay at home with two of the three kids so I have the luxury of being able to cook for me and for them and having time(although it's hectic) to exercise. I hope to return to the workforce either this fall or next fall and know that it will make my rountines and lifestyle change. I need to get the mental mindset right before that happens so I can battle the real world temptations and challenges I rarely encounter now. Much of my eating now is emotional/boredom/stress rather than real hunger.

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2/25/15 11:39 A

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Hi ladies! I have just ordered the Beck Diet for Life book. It may be two or three weeks before it arrives and as I'm going on holiday in March I am planning to start work on it on Monday 30th March. In the meantime I'm doing Weightwatchers.

I've read the Beck Diet Solution before but gave it to a good friend.

I will be looking for a (what does JB call it?) diet coach (?) and can be one for you if you like.

I'm in the UK so 8am here is 3am in New York and would be communicating just by spark.

Well I had a bad eating day today, but the rest of the week was good. Away at the weekend so I've abandoned the diet til I get back.

Looking forward to getting to know you all. Glad this team is still active. What a life saver!

Gwyn! Hi! :-)
Didn't realise you were in this team too! :-)

I am so looking forward to this. I know the Beck Diet Solution works!

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2/25/15 10:11 A

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Christiecat - Wow, I'm even more impressed with your story. Three kids must keep you very busy so taking time to take care of yourself is most admirable. Keep it up and your whole family will benefit!
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2/25/15 7:22 A

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Thanks Goingreen - I actually started my journey in 2010 - took off 100 lbs by fall 2011 and then became pregnant with an unexpected (but wonderful!) baby #3. I don't count my pregnancy as maintenance although I ate so much better than I did the first two. It took me four months to take off the weight after her so I start from Feb 2013 for maintenance. I've been struggling the last year or so but especially the last four months I just seem to think I can do whatever and it will stay off. NOT true! I am planning on weighing in next week and facing the music. I need Beck to help me not just for these lbs I;ve put back on(although I'm still in the healthy range) but for a lifelong attitude about food so I don't have days where I cheat once and throw up my hands and eat anything that isn't nailed down until my stomach hurts.
Gwynlee - where are you in staring the program? I will be your buddy as best I can. I have been at 216 so heavier than you and know what it takes.

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2/25/15 5:51 A

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hi Judi!! miss you

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

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2/24/15 4:33 P

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I am fairly new to Beck also - but so far it is really resonating with me. I hope you find some good things in there for you too. Wow, I am very impressed that you have maintained for two years! In the past I have been successful at taking it off, but have failed at keeping it off. This time around I want to get down and STAY down.

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2/24/15 4:31 P

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Hi, Judi - Today is a great day to start back again! Glad to see you checking in.


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2/24/15 10:33 A

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Hi. Just a quick hello. I have still been eating too much and not really doing anything about it. I am not sure when I will get back to doing things better. I agree that it is all about my brain and thoughts, not about my stomach. Welcome new people!

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2/24/15 9:36 A

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So sorry, Gwyn! I will keep it right from now on.
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i am interested in a buddy

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

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If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it you can become it
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2/24/15 7:26 A

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Hi al!l Just picked up the Beck diet solution at my local library and love it already! I am reading through it first and then plan on applying her help in places in my life I have not already changed. I have been maintaining for 2 years but recently my weight has been creeping up due to emotional/stress eating/bingeing....I am tired of the circle of madness. I know it's all about my brain not my belly. Looking for a Beck buddy if anyone is available once I start,

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please don't take offense at this but please take a look at how I spell my name. I spell it G w y n ---notice I spell my name with a Y and not an e. thanks!!!

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

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2/22/15 9:19 A

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Good morning, Beck group!
I hope everyone has had a good week and a better one coming up. I had to remember to give myself credit today for not eating mindlessly or out of boredom all week while being mostly housebound because of the weather. That's a big one for me :-) I am hoping to get out later today as more of the snow/ice melts and the roads are driveable.
Gwen - exercise without the lights? I've only heard of that one in spinning classes. I don't think that would bother me, but I think all the rooms in the gym I went to had windows so it would not be very dark unless it was a late class. Good for you for figuring out what works and sticking with it. It is just about impossible to make spaghetti sauce without having some leftover, isn't it? Plus I think it always tastes better a day or so after making it.
Here's to warmer weather ... GG

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i do make the spaghetti sauce in batches.

as to the treadmill--right now my step son is using the space where we have the treadmill--and his furniture is in the other room :) to the classes -- the music does not bother me -- i consider myself "old" --61. However what gets to me is the fact that they want the lights out when exercising

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

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2/21/15 10:23 A

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I will check our PBS station to see if it is showing this. Have you read any of Michael Pollan's books? He has a wonderful simple small book called food rules that I really like. Several others too that all advocate getting back to basics and away from processed foods.
I have a very old treadmill that I bought used many years ago. I listen to books on tape while walking on it to keep me interested. I just canceled my gym membership since I hadn't been in a year! I used to play racquetball there and some group classes but my RB friends have drifted away and I find the music in the group classes is all too loud and nothing familiar - guess that means I'm too old! Bring back Sweating to the Oldies :-)
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2/21/15 10:18 A

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Give it a try with one thing at a time - a soup or chili or spaghetti sauce are all easy ones to make in big batches. The convenience factor later is well worth it.
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we have a treadmill -- I still go to the gym as I enjoy swimming and taking classes

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

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2/20/15 9:10 P

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Richard will be here tomorrow at 10:00 to dis-assemble the treadmill and take it home to re-assemble it for his family to enjoy. I encouraged him to do that because to trash a perfectly good treadmill seemed wrong. That is the last of the heavy stuff -- the rest is easy for me to manage. I keep affirming: "It is going to be OK. It will work out fine. All is well." And so it is.

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2/20/15 2:45 P

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On our local PBS station this next Monday, 02/23/15, 12 am - 1:30 am, is airing Dr. Robert Lustig presents "Sweet Revenge: Turning the Tables on Processed Foods."

I ordered the Kindle edition of his cook book: "Fat Chance: Beating the odds Against Sugar, Processed Foods, Obesity and Disease." ($7.99 plus tax on Amazon.) In it, he cites a video by Peter Attia: "Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem?" I needed to read this book after my recent experience with processed foods!

I downloaded Amazon's free Kindle App and have been enjoying these Kindle books on my laptop and iPad. I ordered the cook book as it has a condensed version of the original edition, plus the recipes.

P.S. In reading the book, he does favor grains, but I will ignore that section, as I avoid all grains except rice--as someone advised--people are not grass seed eaters. (Guess he has never heard of "Frankin Grains!

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I wish I had more ambition to "big cook" == hubbie likes it when I do

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

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2/20/15 12:26 P

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Roberta - must be all that sodium in processed foods. I'm about to start a "big cook" which means I make a lot of food that I can make into individual servings and put in the freezer. Yesterday I made a ground turkey/quinoa/vegetable meatloaf and today I will make chicken mole, a south beach diet recipe. I am also going to make some individual tamale pies. I love having things in the freezer to go to.

Gwynlee - I am still working my way through the first (pink) book but plan to get to the others afterwards.

I hope everyone has a good day! I am going to get out for a walk once the cooking is over, and then a play tonight.

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i need to reread both books

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

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If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it you can become it
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No more processed meals! Since all my energy has been going to downsizing, I have eaten processed dishes recently, and my BP has shot up big time! Well, no more distracting chores until I fix healthful meals! I want to be healthy when I move into my new home.
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2/18/15 4:51 P

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Hi, Moon - that Jilian Michaels is tough! Glad you are enjoying the DVDs. Core strength is so important.
I'm in East Tennessee and we got a couple inches of snow too - which is a LOT for this area. Before that we've had ice and slush so things have been pretty much shut down since Sunday.
I should be way ahead of reading and cleaning and all, but have managed to waste a lot of time - but I did get most of my tax prep done. :-)
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2/18/15 4:48 P

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Welcome back! I'm fairly new here and just discovered Beck in January. So far I am really liking what I read and learning a lot.
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hi all -- I was a member of this team, left and have decided to rejoin. morning to all

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

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2/16/15 10:51 P

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JANET-- I am doing a series of 30 minute circuit training DVDs with Jillian Michaels... its part of her 90 day program but we aren't really following the 90 day part of it. All of the odd numbered workouts focus on the back of the body and the even numbered on the front, so you can do two in a row and then a cardio day, 2x a week. Its intense but I can really feel my core strength and we are both constantly seeing improvements in what we can do from day one to now.

Glad everyone is staying safe in the storms. We got several inches today, which is very unusual for St. Louis. Not enough plows here to clear all the roads so dh got stuck twice! Usually snow here melts right away, too, but it will be crazy cold all week (again, for STL-- I'm from New England so I know "real" snow and cold!)

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MEME, we lived in Slidell for one hurricane season, and that was enough! We tried to escape into Florida, but it caught us in Alabama! We survived, thank goodness. emoticon

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A good lesson MeMe! I think this day goes hand in hand with not eating while standing. I have laughed at myself when I meticulously measure out 13 grams of mayonnaise for my sandwich and then lick my finger.

I also have a past history of fooling myself. Tracking really helps control it as you are operating with COMPLETE information (so long as you don't lick fingers or spoons) The very first time I went "on a diet" I was using a WW diet that was circulating around the office. On one of the daily menus it listed an apple and a chunk of cheese for a snack. So I proceeded to have this snack every single day. Finally after many weeks of this habit one of my co-workers pointed out that it wasn't meant as an everyday snack more like a once a week snack. I was chagrined! Of course she was right and I have never forgotten that incident.


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Hi there to everyone! My Beck for the day is Stop Fooling Yourself -
-it's not really much, just a bite, just the crumbs...it won't matter...just this time...

It might not matter right now if I eat a little extra because you didn't measure or plan, but at some point it will. I need to squarely face my food decisions. If I choose to eat more food than my plan allows, it will be because I deliberatly planned to do so, not because I've falsely reassured myself.

I would rather rather hold off now (80% of the time) to counteract those times (20% of times) when I fall to weakness.

Love checking in on everyone's posts. Weather is yucky hre in Louisisana today but not near what you northerners are experiencing. Best wishes to you. Stay focused and stay warm! Keep Sparking!



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Good on ya GG! I'm procrastinating going downstairs to do my workout. Ok, ok I'm going!

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What a good feeling of wearing clothes that had previously been too tight. I am getting to "shop" in my closet too and it's been great. Now I'll have to start a box of "too big" so I can donate them!
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Hi Janet - I love getting massages but it's been a while. For several years I had a standing appointment every other week, with the off week scheduled during heavy work times. Now it's just a very occasional treat.
Your dinner sounds good - all except the mushrooms. It's the only vegetable I don't like.
We are expecting snow here tomorrow, a whopping 2-4 inches, and my work has canceled, schools are closed, and I hear there is a run on the grocery stores. I know, crazy. But there really isn't the equipment to clear snow and the streets are not safe to drive so I guess it's better to be safe than sorry.
I've had a good week for the most part and just need a bit more time to read my Beck book. Been digging into clothes that have been too tight to wear - oh, what a good feeling!


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I'm fairly new here and am going through the book. Welcome back. I am loving what I've read so far - especially the day of skipping lunch; it has been very eye-opening.
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I haven't been on here in a while. I'm thinking of doing the book and workbook again. Anyone doing this book or thinking of starting do it?

Debbie

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Heidi. How great it is when you can wear clothes that you weren't able to wear previously! What are you doing to take on the extra muscle?

I just got home from having a massage ahhhhh! I almost fell asleep on the table. Now I am going to have a nice piece of Salmon, brown rice mixed with mushrooms, onion & zucchini and a spinach salad with a little bit of feta. Glad to be home warm and cozy. It is bitter cold with a cutting wind today and we are expecting yet another storm starting tomorrow afternoon. A true Nor'Easter dumping another foot or more will this ever end?

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JANET that's a great story! The basis of Judith Beck's weight loss approach is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (which her father pioneered) where you focus on changing your behavior and your thoughts together. I've used it for other things besides eating as well.

I have finally broken through my plateau. My clothes are fitting so much differently that I think the "problem" was that I was building muscle faster than burning fat so my weight wasn't changing much. I wore several pieces of clothing last week, though, that I hadn't been able to wear at work for ages. Talking to myself about what was going on helped me not get overwhelmed or frustrated with the scale.

Heidi

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2/11/15 8:52 A

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Good morning, all -
I've had a couple of struggle days but nothing I couldn't handle. As of yesterday,back to normal.
Janet,
It's great that you are spreading the Beck approach to your niece! And even better that she listens. I hope the snow gives you a break soon.
Hi Arlene, good to see you.

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Happy Wednesday everyone.

My 18 year old niece who lives with me quit smoking a couple of weeks ago. She is using one of those nicotine replacement thingies and she was refilling it this morning. I asked her, casually of course How was it going with quitting. She said good. "Sometimes I still really want a real cigarette" "And do you?" I asked. " No" she said "I can't you know because of my muscle" I had given her a pep talk at the beginning about her giving in muscle and her resistance muscle. I love it when I get proof that she sometimes listens to me!

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Mad scientist! I like that!!

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yup snowing again. Supposed to go all day and most of the night. But I think my generator is finally fixed so I am prepared. It is so cold so the snow is very fluffy so it is unlikely that we will lose power anyway. But it is a weight off my mind knowing I don't have to worry about no heat and no water. (I have a well)

Yesterday was a good day. I really boosted my protein intake and really had little trouble staying within my calorie range. I am starting to feel like a mad scientist doing my food plan.
GG Keep at it as I know you will.
We are going to do this!

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Here it is Monday already. Where did the weekend go?
I had one of those hungry days yesterday too, Janet. I didn't eat too much, just a few unplanned things. I know it was because I was busy trying to catch up on work and also stress. I've reviewed my response cards so will definitely have a better handle on things today.
It's another grey, dreary day here but I can't complain as you can - at least no snow.
I hope everyone else is doing well.


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Happy Sunday! It is snowing again here in New Hampshire. The storm is expected to last until Tuesday morning and give us another foot of snow! Unbelievable really!

GG so far I like my Fitbit scale. It synchs automatically with WeightGrapher to record daily weight and fat% It also of course synchs with your Fitbit account. I heard about WeightGrapher from someone here on Spark but I don't remember who. It's a neat tool that shows you your trends over time. Adding strength training would be very helpful for you I think. Now that I am getting my fat% everyday I find myself thinking more about how to move the needle on that over time. Adding muscle is really the best way to do this. Good job on stocking the freezer! Having good choices available is key right?

I had a very hungry day yesterday. I didn't do too badly with it. I ate good stuff but about 300 or so calories over and I did do my 75 minutes on the treadmill. This morning I was down 3/10ths of a pound so I guess I didn't do much damage.

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Good morning Beckers!
Roberta - so glad the test is over and you are closer to getting answers.
Janet - You are doing great. Your trainer sounds like a good one, one that really listens instead of going through a prepackaged routine. I have had a couple over the years but found they mostly chatted away and I wanted to learn the hows and whys, not have a babysitter stand over me and count reps. I need to get back to strength training but am focused now on mostly walking for aerobic health. I don't do it enough, but will recommit to doing some planks and pushups to help. Crunches too.
How do you like the Fitbit Scale? I'll have to look at it. Mine is old too. Maybe I'll put it on my list of reward items for reaching a new milestone.
It is cold but sunny here too. Some work on the list for this weekend and I also need to cook a few things to stock the freezer for those busy and/or I don't want to cook nights.
The scale has been steadily moving down - hip hip hurrah!
GG

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Happy Friday everyone. It is bitter cold here in New Hampshire but sunny and it is not snowing so I am grateful.
I had a busy Thursday. I met with my trainer in the morning and had a good workout. Mostly upper body. I warned her that my lower back was just a tiny bit achy because of the snow shoveling so after my warm up she assisted me with some stretches. Really felt good and now my achy-ness is gone. Really need to double down on building more core strength to further protect that lower back better. Later that day I managed to get another hour of exercise in by going on the treadmill. Good girl!

A couple of days ago I treated myself to a Fitbit Scale. I didn't really need a new scale. My other scale is old but functioning but I thought it would be interesting to have a Smart scale. (I have also been known to think I could get organized by going to Staples HA) The Fitbit is very sleek and pretty and it measures body fat as well as weight. Kind of cool. Not sure of the overall accuracy of the fat measure but I wasn't surprised to see 35%. Even last year when I was down to 130 I knew I still had excess fat especially in the belly area. Hoping I can gradually move that needle down over time by keeping up the intensity of my weight training as well as the cardio. Another measure to motivate me!

Today I am going to go back to reading more of Beck. I haven't read it in a couple of days. I have however been 100% compliant with my diet. Good Girl!

Hope you all have a happy Friday!

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Thank you, everyone, for your good thoughts. They worked.
It was like having a mini breakfast with pudding, fruit, and Graham crackers!
The staff were especially nice. There was something on the back of my throat
that showed up on the X-Ray, however, that the therapist had never seen.
The doctor/technician thought it might be calcification. I asked if they were
bone spurs, and they said “no.” I suppose I will hear more about it when I see the
neurologist on March 3. BTW, the therapist said my teeth looked good. emoticon

Love, Roberta

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Janet - I hate waiting around for repairmen! Today is my day to not get any exercise. I had a very long day at work and then had to come home and finish up. It's 9:20 now and I'm just too darn tired to get on the treadmill. I am going to do some stretches and tai chi and go to bed. I'm getting too old for these long days :-)
Good news and creditworthy - I packed my lunch and had nothing not planned today.

I hope everyone had a good Beck day.

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Ate well yesterday but didn't get much exercise except for about 20 minutes of snow shoveling.
I waited all day for the generator repair person who was supposed to arrive at 10:30 He came a little after 4. I kept putting off going downstairs and getting on the treadmill because I was afraid I wouldn't hear him. Yes, I know I could have gone down last evening but just couldn't get up the ambition.
But I am going down there in just a few minutes to get it done today!
Have a great Wednesday!

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Good morning, Beckers - I have been really enjoying the Beck process and learning a lot. Since I've been successful before at losing, but not so much maintaining, I though today's Facebook posting was a good one to save. Hope it's okay to post it here - from the Beck Facebook page:
Tuesday Reality Check: Being overly restrictive or rigid about your eating may work for weight loss, but it doesn’t work for long-term weight maintenance. Everyone needs to learn the skills that enable them to eat in a reasonable, maintainable way; otherwise they’ll continue in the cycle of losing and gaining. Remember, eating “nothing” of something and eating “too much” of it are two sides of the same coin! All-or-nothing does not work long term.

Janet - you are sure getting a workout with all the snow shoveling. I used to have to do that occasionally, but it was a vacation house so never had to shovel on a deadline. And to have all the snacks around for your visitors would be a real tough challenge for me. Keep up the good work!
Ohmeme - I too am keeping the mindful approach in mind. I find it is really helpful to me. I didn't realize how tense I got at mealtimes and almost on a rush to get through it. Slowing down has helped a lot. I'm also trying to sort of check in with my hunger throughout the day and it's been an eye opener. Sounds like you're doing great.

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another foot of snow to move
Got the front walk done this morning. Not perfect but passable.
I'm taking a little break as I wait for my oatmeal and then I go at the path to my generator. The repair man is coming this morning so I'm on a deadline. Hope my lower back holds out!
My trainer cancelled this morning because she knew it would take her awhile to dig out. I hate to miss but I guess I am making up for it.
Have a good week everyone!

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Back on the right track for the work week. Sunday night was not a success and the scale jumped up a couple of pounds but it's back down today. Preplanning most meals for a few days at a time and sticking to the plan. Giving myself credit for passing up sweets two days at work. My Beck focus this week is being mindful about desires, cravings, and hunger, realizing thoughts about eating are not neccisarily hunger and how to combat those those if it's not mealtime or on my plan for the day. So here's to today...let's all be mindful.

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Yesterday I skipped lunch and it wasn't bad. I did have one tiny little clementine before I went out to shovel snow again. So perhaps that was considered cheating but I justified that I might need a little boost before I tackled that job. I had a good dinner of salad, roasted chicken breast and asparagus and some fruit for dessert. I am giving myself credit here because my niece and her two friends are here and we are again snow-bound. On their menu was mac and cheese with hot dogs and peanut butter pie. They also have a host of snacks all over the place here. But I seriously wasn't tempted.
Happy Monday everyone.

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Good morning, Beckers. :-)
One of those rare days with not a whole lot on the schedule. Spanish class tonight and a few errands today, but no pressing deadlines. I will spend some time working on a few menu ideas and put a grocery list together. I had some wonderful roasted veggies last night - cauliflower, radishes, onion and garlic. Sounds like an odd combo but it was very good. I love veggies roasted and need to do it more often. Leftovers, if there are any, are good cold in a salad the next day.
Very cold here so will be a treadmill session.
GG

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Today is DS2's pre-op surgery doctor's appt so I am nervous but so far this trip I have LIVED Beck as I always do....I LOVE Beck! It works when we WORK Beck!

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Hi MAZZY! good to see your face again!

Well I am having a lazy day today. Got up early and had a glass of smoothie and dh made pancakes. Then I started feeling dizzy and anxiety-y and lay down again to do my breathing exercises and fell asleep... we both napped for about two hours! Makes sense since I had only gotten six hours... up late last night working and lost track of bedtime. The afternoon will be more productive, I trust!

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Yep, GG, it is getting back to original basic kind of eating. I did miss my homemade bread in the beginning, but after being off of it a few weeks and then eating some, it did not digest well.
Enjoy your day. emoticon Roberta


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Hi, Mazy! Glad you found Beck. I am coming to terms with portion size also. I followed Weight Watchers years ago and the leader always told us she was a "volume eater" and advocated eating lots and lots of the good stuff. Now I'm realizing that overeating is overeating and I need to get used to normal portion sizes. Beck has helped me to realize that. Love that Beck allows us to pick the plan (or two) that works for us. I follow South Beach pretty much as that works for me.

Gaby - I discovered the facebook back for Beck and love the daily posts. I hate that they take the weekends off :-). I am going to continue the hunger exercise by eating just three meals and focusing on if I am feeling hunger in between or just a want to put something in my mouth.
Carolsmom - Paleo sounds interesting. I like the non-GMO/insecticide aspect of it. I think corporate food factories/farms have brought us cheaper food but not healthier food. I think we are going to make a circle and come back to where our grandparents and great-grandparents were when it comes to food.

Off the soapbox now and on to a great day - Hope everyone has one!



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Working really hard to stay on track this weekend...preplanning on weekends is not my idea of fun. So far so good...now to survive light eating till Super Bowl outing...NO CHOICE. OH WELL. WHAT THOSE REASONS FOR DOING THIS AGAIN.!?!

Nice to check in here and so many Sparkers working through this. I appreciate the input and acknowledge everyone's efforts in beating this thing.

Thanks to all and have a great Feb 1st! Let's make this a great one.

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Hi Mazzy!
Portion size has always been my problem too. I generally have eaten a healthy diet but you know what they say about too much of a good thing! Now I weigh, measure and track everything.
This past week I was too high in calories because I made the mistake of making a recipe that sounded healthy but I didn't calculate the calories before I made enough of it for several days. It ended up being really high. Learned my lesson there! Won't do that again!
Good luck and welcome
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emoticon Mazzy! Glad to know you!

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Hi, I'm Mazzy.

This morning I reviewed my list of the advantages of losing weight. I want to be healthy, plain and simple. I'm setting an intention to get myself back on track, one day, one Beck step at a time.

I've been having a problem staying within my calorie range. It's almost like I forgot what a healthy portion size looks like. Silly me, I'm eating too much, not following a plan and feel frustrated because I'm not losing. So, back to the drawing board for me today. I'm planning to review different plans and pick 2 today.

Reading through your posts I know I'm in the right place. Have a nice day.

Mazzy

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I love this TEAM and thread!

Janet, I can't wait to hear how you did. This was such an eye-opener for me that I have never been the same since....and I mean that in a VERY good way!

OHMEMEME, I was so scheduled too! I was so afraid of hunger (and realize now I didn't even know how hunger felt until this day) that I never went anywhere without food with me for FEAR of becoming HUNGRY. How great it is now!

CAROLSMOM1 GREAT job giving yourself credit and I give you credit ALSO.

I love that we all love Beck so much! I go back to my book and cards SO often....I want the Beck Solution to become PART of me!

And GOINGGREEN awesome that you did so well....we are all in the right place...I love this program as I always say. BTW there is a Facebook page for Beck too. You might check it out! I did and like it...new posts each day that are inspirational!

Have a GREAT Beck day, everyone!


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Hi, GG! I started out going grain free (Grain Brain, Dr. Perlmutter), then Paleo aka Low Carb/High Fat with lots of veggies and fruit, grass-fed/organic foods, GMO/insecticide free. Started June of 2014.

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So many posts to reply to today! So I was inspired by all of the skipping lunch observations that I did it today. And, like most everyone, it wasn't as tough as I imagined. I wasn't very hungry even by dinner time. It was a good lesson to learn - that going a few hours without food is no big deal!
Janet, I had the same thoughts about the snacks being good for you and all. What I think I've concluded is that this one-time exercise is a good way to sort of face the fear and realize that going without lunch is not such a big deal. I think that because it was a choice, it made it easier. a whole different mindset than when feeling deprived because of scheduling or having to cover for someone else. Starting by eliminating snacks between meals is good. I've been doing that, or less, on my own for the past week or so.
-Ohmeme - I know what you mean about the "sweet emptiness" - it was a new (but nice) feeling to actually feel a little hungry before dinner. I'm heading towards the three meals without snacks plan.
-Carolsmom - What eating plan are you following? I'm doing South Beach and find it fits well with the way I like to eat - lots of veggies and whole grains.

So it's been a good day and I'm still mulling over some of the lessons to take away from this exercise. Hope you all had a good day,
GG

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