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Beck Stage 4: Flexibility Experiments 5 and 6
Sunday, January 25, 2015      11 comments

Today I'm beginning on page 172 in Stage 4 of The Complete Beck Diet for Life. I started this book 10 weeks ago today. I've lost weight and learned eating and dieting skills I did not have before, even though I had kept almost 80 pounds off for... Read more
Beck Stage 4: Trade Plan Food with Equal-Calorie Food
Saturday, January 24, 2015      10 comments

Stage 4, Experiment 4 is Trade Think Thin Initial Eating Plan foods with equal-calorie foods. Beck says if you would occasionally like to include a favorite less-healthful food in place of a Think Thin Eating Plan food you need to do some exper... Read more
Beck Stage 4: Flexibility Experiment to Swap Meals
Friday, January 23, 2015      16 comments

Today's experiment is to swap one meal for another. Beck mentions having lunch for dinner and dinner for lunch. At my calorie level, dinner is 500 calories and lunch is 400 calories of her specifically chosen foods. I decided to have a really gr... Read more
Beck Stage 4: Flexibility with Snacks
Thursday, January 22, 2015      10 comments

Today's experiment is to change the timing of your snacks. If you want, you can have two snacks in the afternoon and a late supper or an early supper and two snacks after supper. I'm thinking 2 snacks after supper. I skipped my morning snack (ex... Read more
Beck Stage 4: Toward More Flexible Eating
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      8 comments

Beck again cautions that it is not necessary to move to Stage 4 if you are doing well on Stage 3. She says you should agree with all the following before moving on: * You are committed to keep practicing all of your Success Skills and to so... Read more
Beck: Am I Ready for Stage 4?
Tuesday, January 20, 2015      8 comments

Beck says it is crucial to master inflexible eating before moving on to Stage 4 which introduces more flexible eating. We want to aim for flexible, not loose, eating. Beck predicts that if you have not successfully eaten inflexibly for several w... Read more
Beck Stage 3: Confidently Follow Your Plan When Life Gets Stressful
Monday, January 19, 2015      14 comments

"You've learned the skill of making time for dieting. But sometimes, no matter how well you practice this skill, life gets in the way." Beck's examples: series of dental appointments; fender bender and loss of car for a week; strain your back; p... Read more
Beck Stage 3: Challenging Situations
Sunday, January 18, 2015      10 comments

Weekend Skills 'My body doesn't know or care that it's a weekend, and if I eat too many calories I will gain weight." Beck suggests planning your entire weekend eating on Fridays or Saturday morning, eating meals at structured time (she dis... Read more
Beck Stage 3: Special Advice for Sickness and Injury
Saturday, January 17, 2015      13 comments

I'm turning about 30 pages ahead to the end of Stage 3 to the section of "Special Advice for When You Are Sick or Injured" because 1. my throat is scratchy (hope I'm shaking off a cold and not getting one) and 2. my feet hurt much worse than yes... Read more
Dance, Feet, Beck Updates
Friday, January 16, 2015      14 comments

Weight -- Very Slowly Getting there: Trending Weight 130.99 lb Recorded Weight 130.20 lb One Week Change ↓ 0.32 lb One Month Change ↓ 2.11 lb One Month Prediction 128.88 lb Target Weight: 129.0 Feet: H... Read more
Beck Blog Later
Thursday, January 15, 2015      16 comments

I'm about to leave to go to Senior Dance. My left foot feels almost healed; my right foot is improving. Hope to dance more today. I have new black dance shoes, just like my Gingers only black, that I got for Christmas. When my granddaughter... Read more
Beck: Stage 3: Challenging Situation Skills
Tuesday, January 13, 2015      11 comments

Here is the summary of challenging situation skills that Dr. Beck sets out. She says to write it down in your Diet Notebook as is. Then she spends the next 33 pages going into detail. Before the Event: 1. Change your mindset. 2. Consult... Read more
Good Busy Day
Monday, January 12, 2015      12 comments

Busy day, but I did want to blog that I am absolutely back on track. Weighed 130.2 this morning, which is tied with my lowest weigh in of over 3 months. I did a 35 minute elliptical workout, then good strength workout, and 35 minutes on sta... Read more
Beck: Back to Stage 1, Success Skill 9
Sunday, January 11, 2015      13 comments

Bless WeightGrapher. It is encouraging. It says I'm still trending down (weight today 131.0) and that my 30-day prediction is 129.11. OK. I'll take it. Focus on the positive. Today I was suppose to start Stage 3, but I'm embarrassed to say,... Read more
Beck: Last Day on Stage 2
Saturday, January 10, 2015      10 comments

Beck says to spend 2-3 weeks minimum in Stage 2 until: 1) you have successfully followed the entire Think Thin Initial Eating Plan (all meals and snacks) without any slips for at least 2 weeks. 2) you have filled out the Stage 2 Success Skil... Read more

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