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Day 31 Decide about Drinking
Sunday, September 27, 2015      7 comments

Day 31 Decide about Drinking This is easy. I don't have the calories to spare for alcohol at my age. Alcohol has never been a large part of my life. Unfortunately, it was a large part of my childhood life so I choose to no go there. I... Read more
Day 30 Stay in control When Eating Out
Saturday, September 26, 2015      11 comments

Day 30 Stay in control When Eating Out Multiple triggers meet permission giving thoughts Make a plan. Set a date and time it so you aren't too hungry. Choose a non-food pusher companion. Plan to eat ~25% more, if needed. Check... Read more
Day 29 Overcoming Challenges Resist Food Pushers
Saturday, September 26, 2015      4 comments

Day 29 Overcoming Challenges Resist Food Pushers Observations about what we've learned. The journey feels less time consuming. Yes, and much easier, too. I'm better at noticing sabotaging thoughts. Absolutely! And I've internalized many... Read more
Beck Week 2 Weigh In
Friday, September 25, 2015      9 comments

Down 4.2 this week. Celebrate! The SCALE HAD NO CHOICE!!! More than I expected. I suspect there is a reason for this large loss. I certainly don't expect a loss like this every week. Remember I had the unbelievable 0.2 gain last week even... Read more
Day 28 Get Ready to Weigh In Wk 2
Thursday, September 24, 2015      5 comments

Day 28 Get Ready to Weigh In Wk 2 Tomorrow, Friday, marks the end of week 2. Tomorrow, I weigh in and record my results. I need to squarely face the results. It's just data. Take my word for it, I had an unexpected 0.2 gain last weigh ... Read more
Day 27 My Short Answers to Sabotaging thoughts
Wednesday, September 23, 2015      6 comments

Day 27 My Short Answers to Sabotaging thoughts Okay, I read all 37 of my Sabotaging thoughts response cards. I applied Beck's question to each sabotaging thought. What do I wish I could remember next time I have this thought? I quickl... Read more
Day 27 Master the 7 Question Technique
Wednesday, September 23, 2015      2 comments

Day 27 Master the 7 Question Technique I have made 37 Response Cards on this Beck Trek. The early ones were pretty much copy paste directly from Beck. Some were boiled down to simple, easy to remember phrases. No Choice! Hunger is NOT an e... Read more
Day 26 Recognizing Thinking Mistakes
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      4 comments

Day 26 Recognizing Thinking Mistakes Thoughts are ideas .. not necessarily Truths. Thoughts can be true, partially true, or false. Portions of thoughts can be true and false at the same time. See food. Think, looks yummy. I'm hungry... Read more
My Reward arrived
Monday, September 21, 2015      6 comments

My rewards arrived. I am rewarding myself for working so hard on this Beck trek. Sweat equity on building a better body for my future. ... Read more
Day 25 Beck Identify Sabotaging Thoughts
Monday, September 21, 2015      3 comments

Day 25 Beck Identify Sabotaging Thoughts Monitor myself for my personal Sabotaging thoughts. Be observant and patient. It may take a while to figure these out. The choice to eat off plan is always a choice motivated by a thought. Food ... Read more
Day 24 Beck Deal with Discouragement
Monday, September 21, 2015      2 comments

Day 24 Beck Deal with Discouragement The journey starts out easy. Really easy. Almost like a high. Then life happens and it suddenly gets hard. Really hard. Cravings intensify. Panic sets it. Sabotaging thoughts The journey is... Read more
Day 23 Beck Counter the Unfairness Syndrome
Monday, September 21, 2015      4 comments

Day 23 Counter the Unfairness Syndrome The pattern. I can't have it. It's unfair. Feel resentful. I don't care. Give in. What's really unfair. Eating off program affects mood and strengthens our giving in muscle. I might think I don't c... Read more
Weigh in Disappointment Resolved
Sunday, September 20, 2015      9 comments

Okay. The scale disappointed me big time this week. I'm still 40 pounds down. My jeans are 2 sizes smaller and getting lose. I had my tantrum and it didn't change a thing. I'm over it. I didn't binge. I didn't quit. I'm ready. Oh, well. Mo... Read more
Weigh in Day
Friday, September 18, 2015      11 comments

Boy was I ready. I'd eaten well all week. I'd exercised daily except for the day it rained. I was looking forward to getting on the scale this morning. Man, I've been working hard this week. The skip lunch day. The don't eat everything on your p... Read more
Day 21 Get Ready to Weigh In
Thursday, September 17, 2015      3 comments

Day 21 get Ready to Weigh In Tomorrow is Weigh In Day Weekly weigh ins help. Build confidence. Celebrate hard work. Keep me honest if I gain. Help strengthen commitment. Helpful Weigh In Mindsets The scale is a tool. The ... Read more

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