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Beck Trek - Chapter 7 - Day 17 - End Overeating

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Generally...I don't overeat.
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Unless it's a vacation,
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or a holiday,
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or my birthday,
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or a special restaurant meal,
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or a family gathering,
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or a weekend...
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Right now I'm working on not overeating on the weekend. I've had four non-overeating weekends in a row (counting this current weekend which is almost in the books). Last week I got to practice not overeating on a weekend, and on a holiday, AND at a family gathering. I did pretty good. I did gain a tiny bit of weight through each of the first 3 weekends, but I still lost weight on my Monday to Monday weigh-ins.
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I have not done today's exercise just like it says to do in the book. [enter sabotaging thoughts here] I have made some recent portion changes in my eating.

1. Instead of eating an entire boneless, skinless chicken breast at one meal just because it is sealed up like a single serving, I now weigh the chicken breast and cut it into reasonable portions. Some of those suckers are 13 ounces! Really? That's over 3 servings. And I would cook and eat the WHOLE thing in one meal. It's just good, healthy, lean protein, right?
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2. A very special weekend treat is Ezekiel flax bread and natural crunchy peanut butter. So yummy with my morning coffee! That peanut butter can sneak up on you. I measure 1 tablespoon and stick with it. No more going back into the jar.
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3. I like Ghirardelli 72% dark chocolate. A full serving is 4 pieces. I've always limited myself to 2 pieces, but lately 1 piece is enough. I eat it very slowly and savor it.
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In two weeks I get to practice not overeating on a weekend, at special restaurant meals, and while on a mini vacation. In 6 weeks I get to practice not overeating on a weekend, at lots of special restaurant meals, on a holiday, at a family gathering, and on big vacation all at once (nope...NOT my birthday!).
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I already know that chapter 9 offers us tools that build on the skills we are learning now to help us manage these challenges. You better believe I am already studying ahead!
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  • OHMEMEME
    I know, I know, I know what you are saying!

    IF I could just choose a few special treats on special days and stick to it then get back to basics... My problem is I gorge or binge because it's a special occasion and that continues for days, weeks, or even months. But I have gotten much better at managing it.

    But according to Beck it is more than a choice. It is a learned behavior. Practice is the way to improve and you are getting lots of practice. Keep at it!
    1790 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    Weekends, especially Sunday, are emoticon

    Hope you did wonderful!!
    1791 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Terrific blog: you've got this all preplanned and overeating isn't gonna happen!!!!
    1791 days ago
  • SLENDERELLA61
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog. You put it together well and it's cute. It is also profound. You identified when you are having issues and you've set out to conquer those situations. Good job on analysis and good job on planning. You are just doing great!!! -Marsha
    1791 days ago
  • ADVENTURE-GIRL
    Haha!

    Weekends are hard for me too. But like you recently I have been doing good on the weekend and avoiding overeating.

    I am sure you can make a plan for vacation and use these new techniques to have success.

    1791 days ago
  • QUEENOTHEFOREST
    Weekends were the last major battlefield for you. Once you get those down the holidays, birthdays, vacations, special events etc will be a piece of cake.

    Oops. Skip the cake. I mean easy.
    1791 days ago
  • GOING-STRONG
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    I have the Becks Pink Workbook... probably should look into getting the book. You are doing fabulous and I sure would like to get rid of 10 pesky pounds that have creeped up. We are going on a cruise next month and I already know that is going to be a big challenge. I'm thinking strategies now... walking after every meal, sticking to the Mongolian Grill for lunch and the Omelette Bar (whiles only) for breakfast and having a sensible dinner. Sounds good in theory but oh the reality is much harder.

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    1791 days ago
  • 860KUANLIN
    Love your blog and the emoticons! Your sharing is inspiring!!!
    1791 days ago
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