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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

I am so glad that WATERMELLEN, ONEKIDSMOM and SLENDERELLA are doing a Beck reboot! It feels too soon for me to do another right now, but it will certainly help to read their blogs. I am still using my Beck skills - planning my meals, reading my Advantages of Losing Weight card, remembering to give myself credit and keeping a checklist - so thank you, ladies! Your blogging has already inspired me and made me think!

Like the concept of Hara Hachi Bu that WATERMELLEN raised… the idea that one should only eat to 80% fullness… that makes sense. Since I read Beck the first time, I almost never become overfull - I realized I just don’t like it. But it takes noticing… and sometimes when I am eating for reasons other than hunger, it is a good signal.

Another thing that struck me was ONEKIDSMOM’s comment that she has accepted her metabolism. And I realized that I have not. It has slowed down significantly in recent years, and I just can’t eat as much….and I am mad about it! There may even be an underlying feeling that IT”S NOT FAIR! Which I never thought I was susceptible to. But maybe I am. Either way, it doesn’t matter. It is what it is. And while I can do weight training and increase my exercise to boost my metabolism, the fact is that it’s not going to change appreciably, so I may as well get used to it.

Tonight I am going to a reception. I have a plan and I’m going to stick to it. Protein and vegetables. Enjoy the company and learn some new things. Focus on the people.

Thanks again to the intrepid Beckers!

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    Here's to accepting where we are when we are there!
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    Great plan for the reception. I hope you learned a lot!
    546 days ago
    I have been working with a Personal Trainer since the first of the year (nice Christmas present emoticon ). Recently I have really been pressing her to help me figure out when "enough is enough". When will I know when I have pushed myself reasonably? After all I'm not a spring chic any more. So I am changing my focus to being the best version of myself that I can be instead of worrying about always pushing myself harder and ending up disappointed in myself because I pushed harder than I could manage. So I guess the point I'm trying to make is that "you have come a long way baby" so give yourself more credit for all that you have achieved.

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