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Beck Day 19 - Stop fooling yourself
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      1 comments

Harsh - I know Beck points out all our self deluding thoughts - a whole list of them. Some of them don't apply to me. Some of them occasionally relate to me. Of some I am a serial offender! Of the list - these are my usuals - I'll ... Read more
Beck Day 18 - Change your definition of full
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      3 comments

This has been a really important point to understand. Beck suggests that after a meal, if you think you would feel uncomfortable going for a moderate to brisk walk, then you have eaten too much. I'm not sure that this analogy works for me -... Read more
Beck Day 17 - End overeating
Monday, September 03, 2012      5 comments

Beck is asking me to do something I just wont do today. She wants me to purposely overload my plate with too much food, or with a food that is not on my plan - just to teach myself that I can NOT eat it. Now I know it is important for me to... Read more
Beck Day 16 - Prevent Unplanned Eating
Monday, September 03, 2012      2 comments

Today Beck asks us to make a 'No Choice' card. We carry this card and refer to it to remind us that we have a food plan that we are going to follow. Take the choice out of the equation. I suppose I understand this. I make a plan of what I a... Read more
End of August, September begins
Friday, August 31, 2012      5 comments

August goals were 1. To keep maintaining - YES 2. Get my 1000 fitness minutes award - YES 3. Eat more fruit and vege - Still a work in progress I am quite pleased with how August went. I maintained whilst on holiday. I exceeded my 100... Read more
Beck Day 15 - Monitor your eating
Thursday, August 30, 2012      3 comments

On day 15, Beck tells us to monitor what we are eating. Every evening we should write a detailed plan of what we are going to eat tomorrow. And then every day we should track what we actually eat. I have been tracking most days since Ma... Read more
Update - Beck (Day 14) and holidays
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      3 comments

I was on Beck day 13, then we left on our holiday to NZ. Day 14 turned out to be about preparing for your new eating plan - including tracking all your food in advance. Of course, I was staying with a big group of my in laws, with very little ... Read more
Beck Day 13 - Overcoming cravings
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      6 comments

At first, I am thinking that I don't really suffer from cravings. Uh - yeah, I am completely delusional! My cravings are associated with having food in my vicinity that I normally would avoid. I don't have a lot of junk food in the house - but g... Read more
Beck Day 12 - Practice Hunger Tolerance
Monday, August 13, 2012      3 comments

Just in case you are interested, I am following the "Beck Diet Solution - train your brain to think like a think person'. It includes 6 weeks of activities and ideas to help you start to change your thinking, and thus your behaviour. I am u... Read more
Beck Day 11 - Distinguish between hunger, desire and cravings
Sunday, August 12, 2012      2 comments

Today is about getting in touch with our real feelings with regard to food. I must say, when I was doing a little pre-reading of about the Beck book - I read something about her thoughts on hunger - and it was a bit of an 'ah-huh' moment for m... Read more
Day 10 - Set a realistic goal
Saturday, August 11, 2012      1 comments

This is so important - 'if you don't know where you are going, any path will take you there'. Knowing your goal means that every time you make a decision, you can decide if this is helping you to your goal - or not. My goal is to main... Read more
Day 9 - Make an exercise plan
Friday, August 10, 2012      6 comments

Its about planning exercise. Making time for it. Making it a priority. Making it happen. Beck talks a lot about self sabotaging thoughts - and she is right to be raising this, continuously. It is so easy to say 'I do enough exercise'. I a... Read more
Beck Day 8 - Create time and energy
Thursday, August 09, 2012      3 comments

Reading this, I can see that in my last year on SP I have already adopted some 'thin thinking' habits. As I am going through the 6 week program - some days are going to be non issues for me. Like this one. Being the main carer of two young ... Read more
Beck day 7 - Arrange your environment
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      5 comments

So, Beck advises that you set up your environment to support you in your goals. You know - get rid of junk food from your house (and handbag, and car, and desk) if you can. Put healthy foods where they are easy to reach - and less healthy foods ... Read more
Beck Day 6 - Find a diet coach
Tuesday, August 07, 2012      3 comments

Beck asks you to find a Diet Coach - someone to support and encourage you, keep you motivated, help problem solve etc. I am going to take the easy way out, and say that my Spark community is my diet coach. This is where I always come whe... Read more

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