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How I Ended Up Returning to Food Tracking
Tuesday, December 30, 2014      13 comments

Here is a graph of all the weights I've put into SparkPeople since June of 2010. I wish I had not reset all my data then, but I did, and lost what I had from October of 2009. Oh, well. If I remember correctly, I started SP weighing 143 pounds. S... Read more
Foot and Beck Updates
Monday, December 29, 2014      18 comments

Update on foot issue: I did 40 minutes outside in my neighborhood yesterday, 10 minute walk, 20 minutes run, and 10 minutes cool down walk with the dog. I was glad to be able to do it, although it was not pain-free. I get the stitches out on Fri... Read more
First Day in the Transition to the Beck Eating Plan
Sunday, December 28, 2014      16 comments

Stage 2: The Think Thin Initial Eating Plan, Page 106 First you use a complicated formula to determine your calorie level. Yesterday a SparkFriend asked if Beck gave any allowances for exercise or activity level. Yes. My computed calorie n... Read more
Beck: Resistance Technique 11 (Bonus Blog)
Saturday, December 27, 2014      15 comments

The Complete Beck's Diet for Life, Stage One, Resistance Technique 11: Distract Yourself. While waiting for an urge to eat to pass, get out the Distractions Box you created in Chapter 3. Start the activity that you expect to be most distra... Read more
Beck: The One Situation in Which You Should Not Stick to Your Eating Plan
Saturday, December 27, 2014      11 comments

Beck says it is very important to refrain from eating if you are feeling upset, stressed, or rushed - even if it is time to eat. It's important to wait because you can't possibly enjoy your food when you are feeling this way, and you are likely ... Read more
My Christmas Rocked!!
Friday, December 26, 2014      18 comments

Hey, I've got to blog and run! I want to get to the store that opens at 9am for half-priced wrapping paper and name tags for next year. Why? Well, I already told Gaye this story, but perhaps you'd be interested: My 7 year old granddaughter,... Read more
Merry Christmas and Beck's Positive Fast-Forward
Thursday, December 25, 2014      14 comments

After some cold weather a couple weeks ago, and cool weather last week, yesterday it was 84 degrees in my house -- and, no, we did not put on the air conditioning in December. Part of that may have been I cleaned the oven for the roasting and ba... Read more
Beck Resistance Technique 9: Do a Negative Fast-Forword
Wednesday, December 24, 2014      16 comments

Imagine, in detail, how you will feel 10 minutes after eating the unplanned food. Visualize the situation: will you feel weak and out of control? Disappointed with yourself? Nervous about getting back into control? Hopeless about being able to [... Read more
Beck Resistance Technique 8: Read your Advantages Deck
Tuesday, December 23, 2014      11 comments

After you read each card in your advantages deck, ask yourself the following questions: how important is this advantage to me? how important is eating this food to me? which would I rather have: this advantage or this food? Yesterday was no... Read more
Beck Progress Report and Resistance Technique 7
Monday, December 22, 2014      15 comments

Good Beck day yesterday! Seven days in a row I checked off every box needed to move on to Stage 2: 1. I motivated myself by reading a) My Advantages Deck and b) My Response Cards. (check) 2. I weighed myself just once. Weight Change (this... Read more
Beck Resistance Technique 6: Drink Water or a Low Calorie Beverage
Sunday, December 21, 2014      14 comments

Beck says that water doesn't have any magical weight-loss power, but if you are thirsty and not hungry, it can ward off an urge to eat unplanned food. Actually, I think water might be more important to my weight loss success than Beck's sta... Read more
Beck Resistance Technique 5: Read all Your Response Cards and Make Some New Ones
Saturday, December 20, 2014      14 comments

In case you haven't been following my blogs, I'm Marsha. I'm about 80 pounds below my all time high and 50 below my 12-01-2008 weight. I'm in my 5th year of maintenance after more than 5 decades of obesity/overweight. For 2015 I want to reduce t... Read more
Beck Resistance Technique 4: Quell your "Adolescent Rebellion"
Friday, December 19, 2014      11 comments

New Beck card: "I don't want to" is just my adolescent rebellion talking. I'm not going to pay attention to it." Beck says it is wonderful to have childlike part that is lighthearted and free. But it is terrible if it keeps the adult f... Read more
Resistance Technique 3: Disputing the I Don't Care Voice
Thursday, December 18, 2014      9 comments

Yesterday I worked on Beck's resistance technique 3, disputing your "I don't care" voice. She said it is a tricky one because in the moment of temptation it is probably true because when you are fixated on food it crowds out your voice of reason... Read more
Beck Resistance Technique 2: Say to Yourself, Oh, Well
Wednesday, December 17, 2014      12 comments

Oh, well, is a shorthand way of saying "I don't like this situation, but I can't change it, so I may as well stop struggling, accept reality, and move on." When it comes to dieting it means I don't like that I have to restrict my eating right no... Read more

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