350,000-499,999 SparkPoints 362,011

Another Beck Day

Sunday, March 11, 2018

I'm working Beck (The Beck Diet Solution, Judith S. Beck, PhD) Day 11, learning the difference between hunger, desire, and cravings. Although I'm doing this exercise for the 7th or 8th time, I am planning to do it more conscientiously than ever. Today is a great day for it, no kids, no obligations. I can focus and plan to. I'm noting how I'm feeling and labeling it every half hour. Beck suggests "slight desire in mouth" and "emptiness and rumbling in stomach" as good responses.

My weight was again 135.4 this morning, and I could choose to be disappointed after my good eating day yesterday. But I'm in this for the long haul and trying to shift my thinking on "the number" in keeping with this philosophy.

Wishing you a great day - eating, activity and everything!!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    582 days ago
    You're doing a great job with Beck! I love that you are determined to stay the course, knowing that the weight will come off.
    582 days ago
    Well done. Definitely for me one of the key Beck lessons and it's so helpful to be reminded of it over and over again!!
    582 days ago
    This day was an epiphany for me, because when I was reading comments about Beck from people who followed it, I would read things like "Hunger is not an emergency" and I would think, we should not be over riding what our body is telling us.
    Beck explains not all hunger is from your body needing food, there is also desire(gluttony) and cravings(emotional eating). We can manage the way we think, especially in regards to not eating when our body doesn't need food.
    Yay for having a day without distractions to dedicate to this important day !!
    583 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/13/2018 2:20:38 PM
    I like that you've repeated the book. It shows what worked for you in the past and you'll get to your goal again.
    583 days ago
    Its such a great program, you can never get enough of its teachings. Always good lessons to review.
    Way to work the program!
    583 days ago
    Best wishes to you with the day 11 exercise. It has been a powerful one for me.

    It was intense cravings associated with oatmeal that led to my discovery that my carb intake had to be reduced and oatmeal did not serve my body and had to go.

    I've noticed that how I experience and respond to cravings has changed over the course of my journey.

    I used to consider any craving a bad thing. What I am learning is that cravings aren't necessarily a bad thing. A craving may actually be an indication from my body that I am in need of something that has been lacking rather than an indication of unbalance. Teasing out the difference can be a bit tricky. And, at this point, if I am in doubt, I do not feed it. If I have a sense that the craving is an indication of a true need then, I feed it.
    583 days ago
    HOpe it's a good week for you!
    583 days ago
    The more we put into the Beck exercises, the more we get out of them! Good job and extra CREDIT! emoticon
    584 days ago
    emoticon emoticon
    584 days ago
    Congratulations 🎊
    584 days ago
    Great book The Beck Diet.
    584 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by SLENDERELLA61