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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?

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    912 days ago
    923 days ago
    Live each day. Do what we can. Don't wait. The next moment is never promised.
    923 days ago
    I like the saying, "Live like no one is looking."

    I'm glad I never stopped doing things that I liked because I was heavy. There are pictures of me that I'd happily burn. However, lately, I look at them and see just how far I have come. That feels good.
    923 days ago
    This is the best. Yes, we have to live NOW and not wait!
    923 days ago
    Live every day out loud!
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  • _LINDA
    Interestingly enough weight never interfered with anything I wanted to do, but my weight issues did not start until after my most influential growing up years. I was bullied and teased about my appearance as a thin person so my lack of self confidence and hating my appearance was due to that. It got to the point I almost never went out When I did gain the weight I did wear unflattering clothes but could care less what others thought of me then. Now I still wear unflattering clothes but that is simply due to what my arthritic fingers can deal with and that is pull up elastic pants and T's. Ironic. Now when I can wear great fashion and look good I can't deal with the fussy little buttons, snaps or other challenging closures or the struggle to get fitted clothing on even. People will have to judge me by who I am not by what I wear.. And I join you as one who will never allow the weight to come back.
    Here is to enjoying a healthy life!
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    923 days ago
    I AM one of them, Marsha: and your support and coaching has been a huge factor in me keeping weight off!!

    I refuse to wait to live: I'm living right now!!
    923 days ago
    emoticon emoticon My weight never stopped me either. Life is about living....enjoy every day!
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  • GABY1948
    I love this blog and the reminder of what Beck teaches us...don't WAIT to live! I did that for SO many years it was sad!

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    923 days ago
    One thing that made an especially positive impression on me in Hawaii was that all ages and sizes of male and female dancers performed. Love their attitude accepting all people.
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