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Beck Trek - Chapter 7 - Day 15 - Monitor Your Eating

Friday, September 11, 2015

A moment of silence for the innocent lives lost 14 years ago today.
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The "diet" started today and I am 0.1 above my center weight. I'm lowering my goal by 5 pounds. I've lost that same 5 pounds before, but was unable to hold on to it. Seems like a good time to give it another shot.
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Today Beck talks more about food planning and sticking to it. The "tip" on page 142 cautions about those times when you are tempted to walk away from monitoring, in writing, what you eat. Beck says that's typically when you have strayed from your food plan and you don't want to face it. That's the time to really focus on writing it down...10 times MORE important, she says.
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Truth!
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Guilty.
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It is harder to write it down when it isn't pretty. One unmonitored food day leads to another, and another, and another. And before you know it...
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But writing it down frees you from the bondage of it. It gives you the chance to acknowledge it and, if need be, let it go. Sometimes it's as bad as you think it is....and sometimes, it's no so bad. Either way, you have a better shot at getting right back to it...and a better shot at diet success.
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  • PATRICIA-CR
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    1798 days ago
  • SANDICANE
    Yep, she's right and so are you! One "non-writing" day leads to another...leads to eating more...leads to arughhhhh...weight gain!!

    Good for you for lowering your goal weight...MEE TOOO! And hey, by the same 5 lbs! Let's see what we can do...together!
    1799 days ago
  • ADVENTURE-GIRL
    I think that tracking and monitoring our food is so important. Generally, I put everything in even when I am doing bad. When I stop tracking that means I am in really bad shape, lol.

    Great blog!

    1799 days ago
  • GOINGGREEN
    Yep, I've been guilty of not writing it down if it's a bad day - but that is stopping now. Thanks for the reminder from the chapter.
    1799 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14625385
    I am totally with you there. There have been days that I started off tracking, but then had a bad meal and decided, "Well, today can be a non-tracking day. I just won't worry about it." It's always such a wash of relief when I feel like I don't have to fess up, lol. But you're absolutely right - acknowledging the mistake and being realistic is the best way to get back on track.
    1799 days ago
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