Beck Ch 2 Applied
Thursday, April 05, 2018
Had an interesting thought process last night. We were puppy sitting for my DD. We watch and old, old movie The Ghost and Mrs Muir. I love the musical scores in old films. The movie ended and it was past bedtime. DD was expected in 30 min so we decided to stay up late.
Flipped the channel to Ironchef. I know that watching food shows like that encourage me to engage in unplanned eating. But it was Morimoto VS Flay. Really wanted to watch. Decided that I would watch but that I would not give in.
The show as interesting and entertaining as I had hoped. As the judges tasted the offerings, the thought came. I’d love to taste that. Because I had already identified the show as a trigger and had already made the decision to not give in, I was just able to hear those inner thoughts and brush them aside. More thoughts came. I’ve got the calories to spare. No, the decision was made before I watched this show. No, I am not going to give in to unplanned eating.
I anticipated the trigger and made the decision to not eat before the trigger appeared. There was no stress. It was like an out of body experience. I was able to observe the whole thing but I felt distanced from the feelings.
Beck really nailed it. Focus on the triggers and make a decision. Don’t wait until you are having the sabotaging thoughts to try to decide.