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Beck Reboot: Day 8, Successful Dieting Takes Time and Energy
Thursday, September 03, 2015      17 comments

Beck says you need time to plan meals, shop, cook and I agree. You need time for exercise and time to read the Beck book and do the activities. You need time to reinforce it, for example, by blogging, too. You can manage your weight using some c... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 7, Arrange Your Environment
Thursday, September 03, 2015      23 comments

I arranged my environment back in December of 2008 when I started my second successful push to conquer my weight. It was a crucial part of my success. Beck writes a great chapter, full of truth. But the truth for me is that I no longer need... Read more
A Better Look at Beck Day 5: Eating Slowly and Mindfully
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      13 comments

Beck points out 2 very important reasons to eat slowly and to pay attention to what you are eating: 1) when you eat slowly, your brain has time to register that you are full and 2) you feel more satisfied when you notice and enjoy every mouthful... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 6, A Diet Buddy Can Really Help
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      15 comments

Beck's title for this chapter is, "Find a Diet Coach." She says a coach can help keep you motivated, build your self-confidence, help you solve problems, keep you accountable, and help you take a more useful perspective. We give a copy of our Ad... Read more
A Lick (Bite, Chew, Sitting Mindfully) and a Promise with Beck Day 5
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      18 comments

I'm having a rather hectic day today, but I have managed to take the time to eat breakfast (before kids, uninterrupted) slowly and mindfully and lunch very slowly, focused on each bite as I took it, but with lots of kid interruptions. Tried to f... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 4, Give Yourself Credit
Monday, August 31, 2015      7 comments

I did a celebration at Weight Watchers on my 66th birthday in June. I passed around before pictures and took 2 minutes to share my story of how after 5 decades of obesity, I finally made goal and at that time had kept it off for 6 years, 2 month... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 4, Give Yourself Credit
Monday, August 31, 2015      13 comments

I did a celebration at Weight Watchers on my 66th birthday in June. I passed around before pictures and took 2 minutes to share my story of how after 5 decades of obesity, I finally made goal and at that time had kept it off for 6 years, 2 month... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 3, Eat Sitting Down
Saturday, August 29, 2015      18 comments

When I first read this chapter, I did not really get the power in adopting the rule of always sitting down to eat. Here's my January 2011 simple blog on the subject: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Beck Reboot: Chapter 2, Pick Two Reasonable Diets
Friday, August 28, 2015      25 comments

Beck asks us to pick two diets. Because of my anti-psoriasis food plan I'm probably not a good model of eating for you, but I do want to commit and explain what I'm going to do. There are advantages to having 2 very different diets, for exa... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day One, Motivating Ourselves with Personal Advantages of Weight Loss
Thursday, August 27, 2015      27 comments

I first worked The Beck Diet Solution in January of 2011. At that time I had lost 80 pounds and kept it off 22 months, but I was not at all confident that I could keep it off. I had gained it back many time before. I went back in SP to find my b... Read more
Beck Reboot: Chapter 4, How to Use the BDS Book
Wednesday, August 26, 2015      21 comments

I am getting ready to settle in for a good 6 weeks of cognitive work, Continuing on my path to change the way I think about food. Beck encourages us to do the program as written. I am going to do it. At times, for example, I've thought I don't n... Read more
Beck Reboot: Chapter 3, How Thin People Think
Tuesday, August 25, 2015      21 comments

1. Thin people know the difference between hunger and desire to eat. By paying attention to how our stomachs feel before and after meals and, by purposely experiencing hunger, we learn to think like a thin person. 2.Thin people may notice hung... Read more
Beck Reboot: Chapter 2, What Really Makes You Eat
Tuesday, August 25, 2015      18 comments

Recap: Eating is not automatic like your heart beating or digesting. We make choices. We decide to eat or not eat. We always have a thought before eating. The thoughts that lead us to act in unhelpful ways are what Beck calls "sabotaging thought... Read more
Indulgent Non-Beck Just For Me Blog
Tuesday, August 25, 2015      22 comments

Two things are bothering me before I can focus on Beck: 1. The plastic hinge on my laptop computer broke yesterday. The metal insides were showing and part of the keyboard was popping apart before I taped it with electric tape. Don't know i... Read more
Beck Reboot: Chapter One, Me and 47 Beckies on our Beck Trek!!
Monday, August 24, 2015      19 comments

I re-read the assignment, pages 17-25 in The Beck Diet Solution. I remember the first time I read this part thinking that it didn't really say much but just had a lot of promises (you'll end the weight loss-regain cycle, change the way you think... Read more

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