End of Beck isn't The End
Friday, February 10, 2017
I'm still finishing The Beck Diet Solution but planning to pick up "Beck Green", The Complete Beck Diet for Life when I'm done with this one. I have proved to myself once again that I do better, eat better, think more clearly and helpfully, when I am focused on Beck's days-steps-chapters-checklists
Day 40 Continued
Yesterday I addressed Beck's encouragement to enrich our lives and not wait until our weight is perfect to pursue the life we want. Right. I am in goal weight range now, but still have flabbier middle than I want. Yet there is nothing I won't do because of it. I'll get my picture taken. I'll go swimming and to the beach. I'd like less loose skin and flab. But it isn't going to stop me from enjoying my life. And I know that for age 67 I look pretty good AND my blood work and annual physical reflect the good choices I've been making.
But there is another aspect to Day 40. Is my life rich enough right now? Are there some things I could do to add more meaning, more enjoyment, more positives to my life? I am blessed with much. Hubby and I went dancing last night. It was good. He's decided we are going back to our old Thursday morning dance group where he had some conflict. So glad he's getting over it. I do want to add Senior Dance back to my life. I have some running, strength and eating goals. Might benefit from some more interests and goals. I'll think about it. Don't want too much pressure, but don't want to fail to motivate myself to live my best life!!
Keep your skills fresh. What will I continue?
I want to update my Advantages Response Card at least quarterly and continue to review it for motivation DAILY.
Eat slowly and mindfully sitting down, aiming for ALWAYS.
Tolerate hunger and cravings AS NEEDED.
Weigh DAILY even after high sodium and days with slips!!
Have a food plan EVERY day. Stick to it. Plan for challenges and special occasions.
Give myself credit. Address sabotaging thoughts. ONGOING
Cope with negative emotions without reaching for food AS NEEDED.
I believe if I focus on those 7 or 8 points I will be successful with weight management!
Day 42 - Practice, Practice, Practice
"Like playing an instrument or a sport, dieting takes constant practice." I am going to use Beck "Green" to continue my practice.
There are 2 more chapters to address, but they can wait. Got kids to school on time this morning. Going to do my physical therapy stretches now. And then I'm doing a little shopping and going to the library!
How are you enriching your life today? What key practices keep you motivated and managing your weight?