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Beck Reboot: Day 42, Practice, Practice, Practice
Thursday, October 08, 2015      11 comments

Six weeks of Beck accomplished. The Day 42 section of the book congratulates the reader for learning the cognitive skills needed to think like a thin person. A list of reminders to think thin is a good one-page "Beck in a nutshell." Five ideas t... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 41, Make a New To-Do List
Wednesday, October 07, 2015      12 comments

Tonight as I cleared the table and started cleaning up the kitchen after supper, one of my Beck cards came automatically to my mind. I would like to keep eating, but it is more important to me to maintain my healthy weight. Also, if I don't feel... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 40, Enrich Your Life
Tuesday, October 06, 2015      10 comments

Dr. Beck says that a lot of dieters she counsels have the idea that they should put their lives on hold until they lose weight. In this section she looks at this thinking and points out that developing new interests, engaging in pleasurable acti... Read more
Beck Reboot: Getting Caught Up, Days 37-39
Monday, October 05, 2015      12 comments

I just lost a big long blog on Day 37. I know others have summarized this chapter, so I'll skip doing it again. Bottom line: I don't have too many demands and need to set priorities. My body isn't usually tense; I enjoy qigong healing and stretc... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 36, Believe
Sunday, October 04, 2015      10 comments

Dr. Beck says that it is important to continually take stock of what you've learned and the progress that you have made. Right now that is a little hard for me, because I've been going through a kind of rough patch where my thinking has not been... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 35, Get Ready to Weigh In Again
Thursday, October 01, 2015      14 comments

I weigh every day and graph it on WeightGrapher. I try to use the data as just that, data, information to help me. But, sigh, I find that hard to do. I still feel disappointed when the scale goes up, especially when I can't figure out why. Even ... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 34, Solve Problems
Wednesday, September 30, 2015      8 comments

Dr. Beck suggests that if we become more effective problem solvers, we'll feel more in control, less upset, and less likely to turn to emotional eating. She suggests that once you have identified the problem (which may be obvious or not) that yo... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 33, Eliminate Emotional Eating
Tuesday, September 29, 2015      14 comments

Eating does not solve problems. It can distract you from being upset temporarily, but this distraction comes with serious consequences including weight gain and getting in the way of achieving all the advantages of weight loss and healthy weight... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 32, Prepare for Travel
Sunday, September 27, 2015      6 comments

This section helped me when I was new to maintenance. Beck suggests we make a travel plan, selecting a strategy. She mentions that some people do better following as closely as possible their regular program. That is normally what I do. But she ... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 31, Decide About Drinking
Sunday, September 27, 2015      10 comments

I've never been much of a drinker. For the past 35 years it has been very clear to me, I'd much rather spend my calories on food than on drinks. There have been many more years that I did not take a single drink than years that I did. My mom dr... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 30, Remaining in Control While Eating Out
Saturday, September 26, 2015      8 comments

"It is SO WONDERFUL that I can stick with my plan..." "I feel so good that I didn't overeat." Yeah, I am almost to the point that Beck is writing about. When I'm through a special eating event, I give myself credit. I am really good at eating ou... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 29, Resist Food Pushers
Thursday, September 24, 2015      9 comments

We are now into Dr. Beck's week 5 which is all about overcoming challenges. The first one is resisting food pushers and I know a thing or two about that hurdle. Everything Beck writes about food pushers is correct. 1) I am entitled to work... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 28, Get Ready to Weigh In
Thursday, September 24, 2015      11 comments

For those at the forefront of the trek, tomorrow is the second official weigh in to be graphed. The emphasis today is on preparing. If we lose big, we are glad, but realize that rate of loss will not continue. If we lose a little, we will celebr... Read more
Beck Reboot: Day 27, 7 Question Technique
Wednesday, September 23, 2015      14 comments

The 7 Question Technique Beck invites us to master is a bit complex. I remember last time identifying sabotaging thoughts and remembering there were 7 questions I was to ask myself and not having them handy and forgetting by the time I got back ... Read more
Thinking Strengths and Beck Day 26: Thinking Mistakes
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      13 comments

I'm thinking that I love to move!! Running makes me feel so very, very blessed. To be 66 years old and able to so enjoy a run is such a blessing. I cannot think of one person on either side of my family who could have done it at that age with th... Read more

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