Beck- Day 16
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
I have decided to BLOG on my Beck experience. Although I cannot commit to a daily bog, I have greatly appreciated those daily bloggers. So, I will blog in hopes that sharing may help others. I will try to blog at least twice each week. I am working this Beck system very hard. I have been trying to lose weight for so long. A couple of years ago, I went to a very stressful time and I gained a great deal in a very short time (my doctor ran numerous tests and said that the stress alone can do that). However, I have not lost that weight. I have always eaten healthy, so I believe that I may need to work more on consistency and quantity. I was fascinated by the positive comments on the Beck book, so I bought the pink book a few weeks ago.
Thus far, I went through the first fourteen days twice. I wanted to start day 15 yesterday. I think that it helped to take my time and digest the initial information. That is a different approach for me. In the past, I would have started at day 15
So far, I have checked off all of the daily goals. The most difficult part has been to sit down every time I eat. I had no idea how often I ate a few pieces of cereal or cheese while I was " on the run". I have five minutes between the classes I teach. It has been tough for me not to eat a half of granola bar, but I have stuck to the plan.
I can see why the cards help. I need constant reminders. Today, I kept the NO CHOICE phrase in mind. I have also noticed that the time right after school will be tough and I may need to play with that. I eat breakfast at 5:30 and arrive at school by 6:00. Then, I have a small snack around 10 (short break) and lunch at 11:00. I am trying not to eat until I go home at 4:00 or 4:30 because I can make a nice, healthy snack. Today, however, I had quite a headache at the end of the day until I ate. I will see how I can make this work better.
I am excited and hopeful (and also scared). I guess that after trying so many approaches, there is that fear of failure. However, I plan to carry this out one day at a time.
Thanks again to all of you who blog regularly! Happy New Year to All.