Doing Justice to the End of TBDS (Beck) Part One
Thursday, February 09, 2017
I did finish reading the book (The Beck Diet Solution) for the fourth time, but didn't really blog the final 3 days and 2 chapters. I had running issues I wanted to blog about and 2 days I had to blog from phone due to no electricity and a day at EPCOT. I have not yet gone on to Beck Green (The Complete Beck Diet for Life) with my new Beck Buddy so I've got a lull and perhaps I would benefit from giving a little more attention to these pages.
Day 40 - Expand Your Horizons
Beck's point is don't wait to start living or enrich/improve your life until you lose the weight. Most things you can do NOW. I've been a normal weight almost 8 years now, so it isn't much of an issue at this time, although it was years ago. For example, I didn't want to go to the beach. Should have gone anyway. Fake it til you make it. Create a good life and then it is easier to fit into it!! I see that now.
I've got a little flab on the stomach now, but even 10 pounds heavier I did not refuse to have my picture taken with family. I tried to dress in things that were flattering, but getting our pictures taken and having those pictures to trigger memories are important. I have very few pictures of my sister and I know she has this issue.
My weight never stopped me from traveling, seeking a promotion, joining a club, taking up a hobby. In high school it kept me from trying to fit in the popular kids' clique. It influenced my clothes selection. I said that I didn't feel human over 180 pounds and I didn't feel female until I was 155 or under. So I had a bad attitude about the weight. I thought the weight kept me from having dates which was probably only partly true. The rest of the truth was I had a bad attitude about me. I was confident about academics and professional issues, but very insecure about my appearance and relationships.
I do like myself at a normal weight much better, but I promise to never withdraw from life due to weight ever again. Hope to always, always be a normal weight from now on!! Plan to do the work to always be a normal weight from now on. I can do it. I believe it is possible more and more.
And I am serious about controlling my weight. If I can do something now that I tried to do for over 50 years, I believe many other people could do it, too. Are you one of them?