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Beck Trek - Chapter 3 - The Skinny on the Skinnies

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Reading this chapter again helped me to see that I do have some characteristics of thin person thinking, at least on most days of the week. On work days I am the Queen of thin person thinking...but it all kinda falls apart at the closing bell on Friday. Fat person thinking reigns until Monday morning when it's time to go back to work. And that's more than enough time to sabotage all the hard work I did during the week. Any holy cow if it's a LONG weekend or a vacation...I'm in real trouble.

So this challenge for me is about changing my day off brain to match my work day brain.

The best thing for me about this chapter is the last sentence on page 41:

"It doesn't require as much effort to maintain your weight as it does to lose it - if you learn the skills you need along the way"

I always felt that maintenance was harder than losing weight. I'm excited to learn skills that make maintenance easier.
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    I was on WW for years. I know that it has worked for me in the past & I know it all like the back of my hand. And at work, I eat like a champ & follow rules & track it all.

    But evenings & weekends, here comes the beers & the noshing with friends & hubby. What I need to remember is what she said " As much as I want to eat this tempting food, Losing the weight is more important"

    (well, that is how I wrote it down for me...)
    1801 days ago
    I lost the weight in 2008, 60 pounds, but without ingraining the skills to keep it off. Regained most of it over the years. Hoping this time around will be more enlightening with the help of Beck and my Sparkfriends.
    1809 days ago
    Me too! I personally think losing weight is harder than maintaining, it's like the worst. That's why I don't want to go there anymore.
    1812 days ago
    Learning the skills is key to maintaining. Just about everybody loses weight on a diet: and just about nobody maintains the weight loss. Beck techniques absolutely make it possible to be among the MAINtainers, and that's the MAIN thing!!!
    1812 days ago
    You and me, both. And I absolutely agree with Beck. When you learn the skills, it is easier. I also find it is easy to slip and quit doing the skills, so a re-boot is just what I need. Glad you are on this trek, too! -Marsha
    1812 days ago
    I had forgotten those words, but Beck is right! I am amazed how easy maintenance is for me this time....HONEST! Well, the proof is in the maintenance...right? I've been maintaining 44 weeks now. 44 WEEKS...44 WEEKS...THAT'S UNHEARD OF IN MY ENTIRE LIFE! So Beck's right...and she has a lot of other insights in store for you too....
    1813 days ago
    emoticon I loved that sentence about it getting easier, too. And maintenance was something I always thought would just happen naturally. It's good to expect that to require some work, too.
    1813 days ago
    I agree!!! Excited to get started!!
    1813 days ago
    Seems smart to me. Also a good case for sustainable eating plan, aka diet
    1813 days ago
    Hmmmm, I learned there is no finish line after you lose the weight. And maintenance is just a continuation of knowing how to keep on eating healthy and moving. It has become a habit.
    1813 days ago
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