BECK - DAY 4
Monday, February 08, 2016
Give Yourself Credit
I KNOW this one is important. Before I ever heard of this book I've been posting about how STRICT and hard we are on ourselves when we go off our eating plan.
Yet, we seldom say anything about all the the times we RESIST going off.
Every meal you eat that is ON your healthy plan is a GIFT to your body. Pat yourself on the back for that.
And as I'm fond of saying,
CELEBRATE! THROW YOURSELF A PARADE! LOL. Your body is overjoyed that you have not stuffed yourself with sugar and other bad things.
Did you know there are little guys down there in your tummy who have to distribute all that food you pour down your mouth, lol. Can you hear them when a load of pie and ice cream comes in? "WHERE does she think we're gonna put THIS? Why can't she give us something good to work with if she wants us to make that healthy, thin body she's always talking about?" (Yes, humor gets me through the day.)
One of Beck's suggestions is to give yourself credit by dropping money into a jar each time you do something creditworthy. And after you follow your plan for a certain number of weeks, use the money to buy yourself something (not food) as a reward.
I have created other Response cards to keep me motivated, such as:
It's always too soon to give up!
Borrowed from PJSTIME, a long time SP member and good friend.
No one ever woke up in the morning wishing she's eaten more the night before!
From NELLJONES, long time SP member and someone who has been maintaining her goal weight for a very, very long time!
Adding calories to a bad day does not make it better!
Something I learned the hard way.
There are many more details in the book about this program. I'm just covering the basics that stand out to me. I urge you to take a closer look.