First of all I want to say how much I have enjoyed this Beck Trek reboot. And I want to thank SLENDERELLA for her leadership and devotion to daily emails and constant encouragement.
I also want to thank
for telling me about The Beck Diet Solution and for helping me and encouraging me along the way.
The QUEEN kept telling me she was having FUN! I did NOT believe her. Dieting is NOT supposed to be FUN?
Just within the last 2 weeks, this started to feel like FUN. Even with all the stress I'm under at work...this REALLY feels like FUN!
I'm at my lowest weight ever since I started with Sparkpeople in 2007. I've dreamed about it...but sure never imagined it would happen.
I was reluctant to commit to doing this Beck Trek when I first heard of it. The thought of blogging every day felt overwhelming. I hadn't blogged consistently on Sparkpeople in quite a while. I honestly thought I would wimp out after a week or so. Surprisingly, as the days went on I came to look forward to it.
Some days were tough...
when I felt too tired to open the laptop lid, much less type something...
and my brain felt like mush...
I did what I could, and now I have this wonderful outline of MY own personal Beck journey.
However, my Beck Pink journey is not over. My body hasn't yet told me when to stop losing and start maintaining my new weight. So I'm going back to chapter 1 with my buddy NVDONNA. We're diving in again to see what more we can learn. I'm going to read a chapter each day and read the blogs I wrote for each day. I'm going to look at each skill and see where I can do better.
My Beck book is pretty dog-eared...and I suspect it will get a lot worse.
There is so much in chapters 11 and 12. I will spend a lot of time in these chapters even while I go back through the book.
Today I wrote my new list of Advantage Responses for not regaining the weight I have lost:
1. You will feel bad and be SO disappointed in yourself.
2. You could develop a life changing chronic illness.
3. Your back will hurt more.
4. Your energy will decrease and you will be too tired to play with your grandkids.
5. Your nice clothes that you have purchased will get too tight and you won't be able to wear them.
6. You will NOT be a good example to your family and friends.
7. The haters will win and YOU cannot let that happen!
To the faithful commenters on my daily blogs...you ROCK. I admit have been very lax in doing the same for you. Just want you to know I am SO appreciative! As I go back through my blogs I plan to find you and say a proper thanks.