SparkPeople Beck Diet Solution Team Messageboard It is possible to make dieting easier. Learn how to do it following the weight loss program in Judith Beck's book which is based on cognitive behavioral therapy which her father created! SparkPeople Beck Diet Solution Team Messageboard My Goal for December, 2019 While I would love to set a weight loss goal for December, my decision is to maintain my current weight (158 today) for December and then continue to plan to lose 2-3 lbs. each month until I reach my final goal of 150. <BR> <BR> When I looked at the December calendar and saw a 4-day visit to my daughter and her family in Calgary, 2 open houses parties, 2 lunches out with friends, a visit from my daughter in Amsterdam for 3-4 days, my ACW group coming here for lunch and of course Christmas ... Mon, 2 Dec 2019 13:18:56 EST Ohio say’s Hello! Hi I just listened to the audio book for The Beck Diet Solution. I am pretty sure is the missing factor in my successful weightloss efforts. Stinking Thinking is pretty much my reason for failing to maintain my weightloss momentum. <BR> I,however, am getting to Day one and she says there is a cd that I need to have and to put in into my pc to bring up the “Reason I Want to Lose Weight Chart” cd 4. I looked for this CD version but I cannot find it anywhere. It is suppose to bring up pdf... Sun, 1 Sep 2019 07:14:15 EST Beck Diet Solution (Pink) Group Reading Oct2019 #7 Hi Team, <BR> some of our members wish to re-do the pink Beck Diet Solution book. <BR> Let's do Day 1 - Day 42 of the program together! <BR> <BR> We start on 1st October, and plan to do one Beck day/chapter every day. <BR> If you want to proceed slower or you are already ahead of us in the book, you are still welcome to join us. <BR> For first-time readers: <BR> *the book is available in hard copy an in e-book <BR> *you will need several index cards to complete the assignments, it takes abo... Sun, 1 Sep 2019 03:57:27 EST greetings from minneapolis This is my 2nd time at Beck Diet solutions. I was co-chair of this team a long time ago. Sat, 15 Jun 2019 16:42:40 EST Need a coach Hi! I am on day 5 of The Beck Diet Solution book and I am in need of a coach. Anybody here able to help me out? Maybe I could be your coach too? I'm pretty shy/introverted but I will try my best to be a good coach. Due to limited spoons ( <link><BR>theory </link> ) I would only be able to coach one person though. <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from you soon! <em>41</em> Wed, 22 May 2019 11:00:05 EST How do you track the food you eat? I'm struggling a bit. Ever since I joined SP 8 years ago, I've set my calorie etc. goals by putting in my current weight, my goal weight, and the date by which I want to meet the goal. SP then gives me a daily range for calories, carbs, fats, protein and fibre. I track my food, drink my water, and track my exercise. <BR> <BR> Lately, since I increased my exercise, SP is telling me to eat more. I then changed the date by which I wanted to reach my weight goal, and SP lowered my calories... Sun, 28 Apr 2019 11:49:52 EST Hi from Texas I have been on Sparkpeople since 2008. Wow! In that time my weight and my health have gone up and down. I am going back down in weight now and up in health. I thought Beck Solution could help with "thinking thin". I tried to read it once and never finished. <BR> <BR> I have a dh and two spoiled kitties, one big black and white (we think a Norwegian Forest Cat) and one med sized black cat. They came from the animal shelter and came as buddies. We have had them 7 years now. I do craft... Wed, 13 Feb 2019 12:51:22 EST Beck Diet Solution (Pink) Group Reading Mar2019 #6 Hi Team, <BR> some of our members wish to re-do the pink Beck Diet Solution book. <BR> Let's do Day 1 - Day 42 of the program together! <BR> <BR> We start on 1st March, and plan to do one Beck day/chapter every day. <BR> If you want to proceed slower or you are already ahead of us in the book, you are still welcome to join us. <BR> For first-time readers: <BR> *the book is available in hard copy an in e-book <BR> *you will need several index cards to complete the assignments, it takes about... Sun, 10 Feb 2019 11:15:21 EST diet I have been tracking my food with the spark tracker. I find that I am not eating as healthy as I thought. I am missing several vitamins and minerals. Maybe this is where the cravings start.Any suggested reading on where to best get these vitamins. I try to eat some of the so called supper foods. I need more calcium D A C potassium. how can you lose weight and eat all you need? <BR> And thank you for your comments and helps. You really are great :) Wed, 5 Dec 2018 14:29:15 EST starting over I have given in to my cravings even though I knew to say No. I forgot to label it. I feel like an alcoholic that has not hit bottom. <BR> I want to lose the weight and I want to control my eating. I even lost a little weight. I read 13 and 16 over and some of the comments from members on these days <BR> I feel like I need to start with day one. <BR> It is work. learning control is work <BR> tomorrow is another day. I will prepare my plan and focus on my plan. <BR> Mon, 3 Dec 2018 19:52:21 EST Beck Diet Trap Solution BLUE book Reading 2018Nov Hi Team Members! <BR> <BR> The recent Beck Diet Solution (pink book) reading is coming to an end, <BR> most of us need a little break to settle what we learned or to catch up. <BR> I thought I'd organize a similar group reading for the blue book too starting on 19th November - are you interested? <BR> If yes, please sign up here! <BR> <BR> This is what you need to participate: <BR> -2-3 hours per week to read work on traps and escape plans <BR> -the Diet Trap Solution book (paper or e-book... Sun, 11 Nov 2018 15:05:37 EST duplicate topic created in error duplicate topic created in error Sun, 11 Nov 2018 05:03:40 EST Hello from NC <em>213</em> <BR> I found this team from reading a couple of blogs this morning referencing Beck. They turned out to be a reminder! I actually have the pink book on my bookshelf. I'm in a good space right now with the weight game, but I know some stressful times may be ahead and I'm a 'planner' by nature, so I thought I'd drag out my book, dust it off (ahem) and start to find out about those strategies for dealing with 'things' I may have missed somewhere along the way. <BR> <BR> But I se... Mon, 5 Nov 2018 08:54:03 EST Hi I have been up and down the scale all my life. I am sick of being heavy. 59 years young and ready to move on from this roller coaster. <BR> <BR> When in my teens I had read a title of a book It's not what your eating it's what's eating you...Boy I wish I took notice of it then and saved myself a lifetime of up and down the scale. I just wasn't ready for it then but am now. <BR> <BR> I am retiring soon from being a custodial I log in 10,000 steps a day just at work. So I really need to lear... Sat, 27 Oct 2018 04:18:42 EST Newbie in OH Evening! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> My name is Ronnie, and I found this group by via my teammate Trina (FountofBlessing). I am closer to my goal than I’ve ever been in a long time (28 pounds away) but somehow keep self sabotaging myself and end up losing/gaining the same ten pounds. I refuse to quit but know that I’m making the process harder than it needs to be. I do realize that there were lessons that I needed to learn. <BR> <BR> I’m looking forward to learning the behaviors that will fi... Thu, 6 Sep 2018 21:46:42 EST Beck Diet Solution (Pink) Group Reading Oct2018 #5 Hi Team, <BR> some of our members wish to re-do the pink Beck Diet Solution book. <BR> Let's do Day 1 - Day 42 of the program together! <BR> <BR> We start on 1st October, and plan to do one Beck day/chapter every day. <BR> If you want to proceed slower or you are already ahead of us in the book, you are still welcome to join us. <BR> For first-time readers: <BR> *the book is available in hard copy an in e-book <BR> *you will need several index cards to complete the assignments, it takes abo... Fri, 24 Aug 2018 03:34:57 EST Hello Hello! I'm so glad to have found this forum. Like so many others, I've lost weight in the past but gained it all back. The concept of CBT makes so much sense to me... I hope this time to have found something that will stick for life. I am sick of wanting to loose weight. Looking forward to moving along this program with you all! <BR> <BR> Michelle Fri, 4 May 2018 20:49:34 EST Looking for input Hello! I've been on SP for eons and have been up and down with my weight over the years. I am seriously thinking about trying the Beck books but wasn't sure if I should buy the workbook or just the "pink" book. What do you all recommend? <BR> I am tired of the battles with food and being overweight. From what I've been reading about CT this may be what I need to lose the weight for good and maintain. <BR> Thanks for your input! <BR> Lois Sun, 29 Apr 2018 15:12:44 EST Do You Struggle When Someone Else Eats Things? My husband has never been overweight in his life. His parents were both slender, his two brothers were slight, his first wife thought she was fat at 120! He eats anything and everything and doesn’t gain weight. <BR> <BR> Aha moment... he eats like a thin person! He eats a reasonable amount of healthy food, seldom snacks in between, and rarely has seconds. <BR> <BR> The biggest problem, for me, is that he often eats at different times than I do. For example, today I made lunch for Ar... Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:27:19 EST Less heartburn already I’ve been very consciously forcing myself to eat more slowly, and yesterday had no heartburn! Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:45:27 EST Hello New Friends! Hello! <BR> <BR> My name is Sarah and I just turned 30 - I have 2 cats (Simon &amp; Newbie) and a wonderful fiance, Will. I became a lifetime member of WW in 2015 and a variety of factors led me to gain back my weight + some extra for good luck. <BR> <BR> I discovered BDS on WW Connect since they have a book club there - so I am on Day 16. I use the pink book and the pink workbook. So many things resonate with me and I especially like giving myself credit and having the checklist. <BR> ... Mon, 5 Mar 2018 09:38:54 EST Ordered TBDS pink book and workbook Am in the process of moving house and it has become apparent that I need to get my anxiety under control. I think a bit of CBT may help so have ordered The Beck Diet Solution and the workbook... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:04:05 EST Greetings from TX! Hello everyone, <BR> I was once Chanlsurfr, but due to changes, I decided to cancel that account and redo it with a new one. <BR> <BR> So hi, I'm Krista, AKA DrWhoFan512. I'm at 190lbs, but I've done Sparkpeople before. This time, my mom and I are going to be each other's coaches. So here goes. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet all of you. May you have a nice week. <BR> Krista <BR> Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:49:07 EST Beck Diet Solution (Pink) Group Reading Mar2018 #4 Hi Team, <BR> some of our members wish to re-do the pink Beck Diet Solution book. <BR> Let's do Day 1 - Day 42 of the program together! <BR> <BR> We start on 1st March, and plan to do one Beck day/chapter every day. <BR> If you want to proceed slower or you are already ahead of us in the book, you are still welcome to join us. <BR> For first-time readers: <BR> *the book is available in hard copy an in e-book <BR> *you will need several index cards to complete the assignments, it takes about... Sat, 10 Feb 2018 04:17:57 EST Hello! I have read The Beck Diet Solution a few years ago, but didn't read/ work the book as recommended,so I am starting again, and joined the team! Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:48:26 EST Did you read your advantages card today? Did you read your advantages card today? <BR> Answer yes or no and if you like, post one advantage here that jumps out at you today. Sat, 27 Jan 2018 02:02:52 EST Hello - First Day Hello, today is my first day posting here. My name is Latisha. I have been a Spark Member since January 2015 and I keep losing/gaining the same 10 to 15 pounds. During one of my planning exercises, I purchased the Beck DIET Solution Workbook, but never found the time to read and follow. I saw this team on one of my Spark Friend's pages so I decided to join so I can start this book. I look forward to learning something new that will assist me on my journey. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos... Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:49:57 EST Appetite goes up after exercise I noticed that after exercise i become really hungry. dont get me wrong. even without exercise i eat a lot. just how do u set your mind to succeed when youu've failed so much in the past? after workout (walking) today, i grabbed orange juice, instant sea food cup noodles, and coffee . i am especially addicted to those kinds of foods. for someone as big or as heavy as me who is 225 lbs, it is not easy to wean off from this foods. Does any one of you who is like me? how do you deal emotionall... Wed, 24 Jan 2018 21:56:04 EST Hello! Hi there! <BR> <BR> I just disovered here on SP Beck Diet Solution (yesterday afternoon). It felt the right book to read at the right time for me (I started back on SP at the beginning of January) and I hope it will help me with difficult times with diet and exercise. <BR> <BR> I just started reading the book and tomorrow will be my day 1 of the program! And I'm glad I have found this group as well :) <BR> <BR> Have a nice evening! Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:36:39 EST Plateau No More Beginning on Dec. 18th, my weekly weight has been stuck at 197 lbs. This week it dropped to 196.2 <em>244</em> "I am so excited...I just can't hide it." <BR> <BR> Even though I remained on program for those 3 weeks, I found myself having sabotaging thoughts. I kept telling myself that it is normal to periodically remain at a certain weight that my body likes. But I just had to jump start my metabolism for my own sanity. I reviewed my food tracker for the week prior and during ... Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:29:05 EST Re-reading Beck January 2018 I decided to start re-reading the pink book, 'The Diet Solution'. I'm starting this thread hoping others will join me - let's post about our thoughts and experiences as we go through the book! <BR> <BR> I am now reading the preface and the introduction and will start reading Chapter 1 tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I'd like to take twice as much time to read and practice each 'day' in the book so there's more time to let it sink in. So that means that I will do one chapter per TWO weeks instead of ... Tue, 9 Jan 2018 08:04:56 EST I believe this is where I need to be Hi, I'm Jan. I'm 60 y.o and have been on the weight roller-coaster since my first pregnancy 30 years ago. This is my first return to SP since failing to reach my goal in 2015. I am very determined this time around. I know that maintenance can harder than losing weight for some people (definitely me). I am looking at making changes to my diet that I can live with for a lifetime. First thing to go was sugar, then alcohol. I started looking for a spark team that I will stay with from t... Sun, 24 Dec 2017 15:26:29 EST Toward the new year thread Tomorrow, there are 21 more days before the new year starts... I thought it might be nice to start a thread where we can share about our goals and efforts each day for those three weeks... to motivate one another to get through these rather challenging December days... <BR> So please if you like, post your accomplishments of the day here and let's support each other! <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Dec 2017 12:34:04 EST Hi <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I saw a post from a Beck team member (Swede_Su) and asked her what a 'beck trek' was--she gave me a wonderful response on my page and I was encouraged to follow-up. I admit I don't know a lot about the Beck principles (Google is my friend), but I managed to score a book from the library that I will go through. From what little I've read, I think it may be useful to do this so I can unravel my feelings that are tied into eating. Anyway, hello to everyone and Happy De... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 13:58:14 EST Hello Hello - <BR> <BR> I have not started the Beck Diet formally, but I have been using some of the strategies that Judith Beck suggests. Is it OK with people here if I hang around and see what it is feels like? <BR> <BR> I have had a lot of success in stopping binging by cognitive behavioral strategies and might be ready for taking some of the next steps for a new plan for more weight loss. One concern I have about starting the Beck diet is that I am not sure I'm ready to commit to somethin... Fri, 27 Oct 2017 20:06:08 EST Daily Meal Plans - share here if you like! Sometimes we can find inspiration and good ideas in meal plans of others - share yours here! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <em>220</em> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:49:07 EST Beck Diet Solution (Pink) group reading Oct2017 #3 Hi Team, <BR> some of our members wish to re-do the pink Beck Diet Solution book. <BR> Let's do Day 1 - Day 42 of the program together! <BR> <BR> We start on 1st October, and plan to do one Beck day/chapter every day. <BR> If you want to proceed slower or you are already ahead of us in the book, you are still welcome to join us. <BR> For first-time readers: <BR> *the book is available in hard copy an in e-book <BR> *you will need several index cards to complete the assignments, it takes abo... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 04:27:18 EST Hello Hi, I just joined the team. I read the pink and the green book (Beck Diet for Life) in the past years and think they make a lot of sense. I was glad to find out that SP has a team for the Beck Diet solution! <BR> I hope I can make some friends and maybe give and receive support. Fri, 8 Sep 2017 15:22:54 EST Amount of calories? Beck for Life book I am reading the green book, the Beck Diet for Life. It has a formula to calculate the amount of calories that one should eat per day to lose weight. <BR> <BR> The book says that if you exercise more than 30 minutes per day, the outcome of the formula should be multiplied by 1.2. I just did that and I get A LOT of calories! <BR> <BR> I wonder if the outcome is correct? I mean they don't differentiate between exercising 40 minutes per day or exercising 3 hours per day? <BR> <BR> I usually... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:30:03 EST Hi everyone I'm new to this team but not to the Beck Diet Solution. I bought the book in 2007 and imho is one of the best books out there. I'm a food addict; I eat for any reason and although my top weight was 283 in 2000, I'm finally getting ready to enter onederland, thanks to cognitive behavior therapy. I still read my Response cards that I originally wrote, and those written since. I always carry some special ones with me for support. The cards have changed how I think about food, which is step one f... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 10:57:16 EST Hi all <BR> My name is Julie and I am just getting started with the Beck Solution. I've never been able to maintain any food eating changes for very long. I am hoping this cognitive approach will help me get past all my mental hurdles. glad to be here. Sun, 9 Jul 2017 20:23:33 EST Hi I have just ordered my book The Beck Diet Solution from amazon and it will arrive with the next 10 to 14 days. In the meantime I am reading The Complete Beck Diet For Life which I got from our public library. I am glad to have found this spark team to go along with reading the book. <BR> I have been on SP for 7 years and I just keep plodding along. <BR> Jineane Wed, 5 Jul 2017 20:00:01 EST Embrace Failure and succeed You might be second-guessing this advice right now, that’s because most of you have been taught that failure is something to cringe at, to avoid and to be ashamed of. However Truman Capote said “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” Nothing is more satisfying then turning failure into success. There are two reasons why we should embrace failure. <BR> 1) Failure is one of the best teachers. <BR> Through failure, you recognize what areas need to be improved upon, and w... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:58:57 EST Could use some help with this sabotaging thought Could use some help with this sabotaging thought..... What would be a good response / reminder? <BR> <BR> A sabotaging thought I had was: "I am never able to leave this type of leftovers alone and if I don't eat it now, I will continue to think about eating it, that will be a struggle so to spare myself that struggle I might as well eat them now (get it over with)". <BR> It's a very silly thought, I know, but I am trying to come up with a good response to make a card. Can't yet find one t... Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:59:28 EST Hello Hello, I just joined the team. I am in my early fifties. I struggle with overeating and sometimes binge eating. I read the Beck Diet Solution two years ago and then again, recently. I also got the green book, 'The Beck Diet For Life' which I like. <BR> To reach a healthy BMI I need to lose about 50 lbs... I want t to take that slow because in the past I would regain weight that I lost quickly. I started applying the anti-cravings techniques from the pink book a few days ago and found them v... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 03:49:56 EST just signed. Bought my book at our annual library sale and was very happy to find there is a team. Just started working on my advantage response card. Looking forward to learning more. Tue, 23 May 2017 18:31:49 EST Ongoing Challenge- Beck Weekly Check-In+Team Goals Have you completed the Beck Diet Solution (pink book) program and wish to keep up the momentum? This ongoing challenge is for you! <BR> <BR> Challenge Assignments - join any or all, as you like! <BR> <BR> A) Create your own to do list (see Day 41), and review it regularly, daily in the first few weeks... then weekly or monthly when you feel more confident. Do you still eat sitting down, slowly, noticing every bite? Do you still plan your meals in writing, the night before? Do you still moni... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:55:42 EST Settling In Reading these introductions I had to smile. Like many of you, this isn't my first Spark Journey either. Waaaaaay back then, I was packing around about 50 extra pounds and really thought it couldn't get any worse than that. I must have handed off my beer and said watch this, because I've added another 80 or so. <BR> <BR> After spending the last few years in limbo, getting finances under control, planning retirement, traveling, moving and finally settling in I find that all my previous excuse... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 15:25:12 EST Beck Daily Diet Tips Monday Motivation <BR> <BR> The more you practice dieting skills, the more ingrained they become, which means that dieting gets EASIER! However difficult dieting may feel right now is NOT how hard it will feel in the future, as long as you keep practicing and working on making these things habits. <BR> <BR> This is why every time matters – because every time you make it more and more of a habit (either for the positive or the negative). If you’re not consistent, then these skills will not b... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 12:35:15 EST Pink Beck April Reading Challenge Hi Team, <BR> It was mentioned to restart the pink Beck Diet Solution book. Because it is more fun and rewarding together, let's restart Day 1 - Day 42 of the program! <BR> <BR> We start on Week 1 on April 10th, and plan to do one Beck day/chapter every day. <BR> If you want to proceed slower, want to start later or you are already ahead of us in the book, you are still welcome to join us. You may also want to review certain days that were a struggle or you may even need more time on that s... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 12:25:14 EST Beck Diet Solution (Pink Book) Reading 2017 Mar #2 Hi Team, <BR> some of our members requested a new group reading of the pink Beck Diet Solution book. let's do Day 1 - Day 42 of the program together! <BR> <BR> We start on Week 1 on 1st March, and plan to do one Beck day/chapter every day. <BR> If you want to proceed slower, want to start later or you are already ahead of us in the book, you are still welcome to join us. <BR> The book starts with 4 short introductory chapters (The Key to Success - ... - How to Use the Beck Diet Solution), p... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:50:43 EST Just waiting for my book Hi all. I am looking forward to receiving my Beck pink on Thursday. I have done a fair bit of CBT to help with chronic depression and I know it works. I am looking forward to adding another tool to help on my weight loss journey. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:39:07 EST 10 Days at a Time, Day 1 - 10 For the next 10 days I will work and report on the following: <BR> 1. Record the advantages of loosing weight. - healthier body (disarm diabetes) <BR> 2. Pick two reasonable diets. - eat healthy. <BR> 3. Eat sitting down. - absolutely. <BR> 4. Give yourself credit. - I know I always feel better after a job well done. <BR> 5. Eat slowly and mindfully. - <BR> 6. Finds yourself a diet coach. - join me and we can cheer each other on. <BR> 7. Arrange your environment. - plan ahead, be cre... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:52:36 EST Beck Again Starting December 2016 GABY1948, QUEENOTHEFOREST, and I are working Beck again.I find I benefit from working this book over and over. The lessons tend to dim when I'm not actively working it. <BR> <BR> I completed Day One on 12/26/16 and blogged about it yesterday. Yesterday I reread Chapters 2-10 (I had worked most of those days in November but didn't finish). Today I am working Day 11, and already blogged about it. <BR> <BR> Please jump in wherever you are. Place your comments here or refer us to your blogs. T... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:23:20 EST Beck Challenge for Christmas - Plan & Enjoy! Hi Team Members, <BR> <BR> this challenge is about enjoying Christmas meals fully, without negative feelings at bedtime or the next morning. <BR> <BR> Assignments: <BR> -write a food plan on 23rd December for the next three days <BR> -if you don't know what exactly you will eat, estimate <BR> -whatever fancy food you wish to eat, put that on your plan too <BR> -follow your plan on 24th and 25th and 26th December, monitor in writing <BR> -use your Beck skills to stay on track, wherever you ... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:39:07 EST Beck Challenge for Thanksgiving - Plan & Enjoy! Hi Team Members, <BR> <BR> this challenge is about enjoying Thanksgiving fully, without negative feelings the next morning. <BR> <BR> Assignments: <BR> -write a food plan on 23rd November for the next two days <BR> -whatever fancy food you wish to eat, put that on your plan too <BR> -follow your plan on 24th and 25th November, monitor in writing <BR> -use your Beck skills to stay on track, wherever you are in the program (eat sitting down, slowly, noticing every bite... plan and monitor eat... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 03:41:02 EST Beginning Beck question Just want to make sure I understand the start of this program correctly. I am using Beck Diet Solution book from 2008. It starts off with 9 success skills to practice daily, introducing one at a time till you build up to using all 9 each day. Starts with reading Reasons to Lose Weight and Response cards daily, then add weighing self daily, now I'm on eating slowly without distraction. Feels like a very slow beginning and yet with everything else I'm doing in my life it feels like the only... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 22:22:23 EST D42+: How to Stay at Your New Weight? ... at your Lowest Maintainable Weight! --this is the last, 12th Chapter of The Beck Diet Solution. <BR> <BR> The difference between Lowest Achievable and Lowest Maintainable Weight is explained in Chapter 11. I haven't found a historical thread on this, so started a new one. <BR> Share your experience here! Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:37:02 EST D42+: When to Stop Losing and Start Maintaining? When should you stop dieting and start rest-of-your-life eating? <BR> <BR> "Rather than just drifting into changes in your routines, sit down and write a new plan in your diet notebook... You need an eating and exercise plan you can comfortably live with for the rest of your life" <BR> <BR> To me this was advice very important. <BR> After my first weight loss phase I did exactly that, "drift into changes on my routines", eating bites between meals. I believed they did not matter, but afterw... Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:30:26 EST Beck Diet Solution Books I am going to get The Beck Diet Solution Book. Do you use the book as well as the workbook . I wasn't sure which one to purchase or if I needed to get both from IBooks <BR> Thanks <BR> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:36:56 EST New here My name is Marge and I have been seeing and hearing so many say they use "The Beck Diet Solution" that I have decided to give it a try. I heard I can purchase it from Amazon and am excited to get started. <BR> I'm looking forward to reading the book, and getting to know all of you. Feel free to stop by my sparkpage and get to know me as well. <BR> <em>381</em> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:26:01 EST emotional even keel Good day. One of my reasons to lose weight is staying on emotional even keel throughout the day. Eating healthy contributes to that for me. As today showed, and it felt good. In other news, Sparkpeople has a great article on 58 ways to include more vegetables. Maybe I'll write about it as I try a few. <em>334</em> Tue, 8 Nov 2016 22:35:25 EST spark people goal tracker Just started using the Sparkpeople goal tracker. I like it a lot! Healthy suggestions, or add your own, plus the team goals. <em>30</em> Mon, 7 Nov 2016 20:44:16 EST I'm back Hi everyone! <BR> I've been a Spark member for over a year and I've also been a Beck team member for a long while. I went halfway through the Beck book early this year.. not sure why I didn't follow through with the balance of the book ... but anyway I am back. I will start fresh today with chapter 1. <BR> <BR> My problem time of the day is in the evenings right after supper... those sabotaging thoughts start, I give in and I do not take time to think the results through. <BR> <BR> Have a... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 08:10:24 EST Hello! Hello everyone, I've been reading some posts for a few days. I'm very intrigued. I strongly advocate for cognitive therapy for weight loss. I believe it is such a psychological issue. I would like to read the book, but as of now I don't have the money. I wonder if it would be ok to still post in the day 1 etc threads and follow along? <BR> <BR> God bless! Sat, 29 Oct 2016 23:46:40 EST Halloween Candy Beck Challenge - Plan&Enjoy! Hi Team Members, <BR> <BR> this challenge is about enjoying Halloween fully, without bad feelings the next morning. <BR> <BR> Assignments: <BR> -write a food plan on 30th October for the next two days <BR> -if you plan to eat candy, put that on your plan too <BR> -follow your plan on 31st October and 1st November, monitor in writing <BR> -use your Beck skills to stay on track, wherever you are in the program (eat sitting down, slowly, noticing every bite ... respond to sabotaging thoughts) ... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 03:15:04 EST Beck Diet Solution Reboot - October 2016 - JUNEPA I am going to record my journey here so I have a sequential record. <BR> I will also post on the team threads for each day, so I can participate, learn, share and support with the other sparkers doing the Oct 2016 reboot. <BR> <BR> Day 1 The advantages of losing weight. <BR> I want to reach goal weight, then I want to stay there plus or minus 5 pounds. <BR> I am currently 10 pounds from goal weight, the last 10 are the hardest to lose. <BR> <BR> <BR> Advantages <BR> 1 Feeling more ener... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 13:39:59 EST The Beck Diet Solution Reboot of October 2016 #1 Hi Team, <BR> some of our members wish to re-do the pink Beck Diet Solution book. <BR> Let's do Day 1 - Day 42 of the program together! <BR> <BR> We start on 1st October, and plan to do one Beck day/chapter every day. <BR> If you want to proceed slower or you are already ahead of us in the book, you are still welcome to join us. <BR> First-time readers, the book is available in hard copy an in e-book, you will need several index cards to complete the assignments. It takes about 30 minutes p... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:43:50 EST Long time Sparker - New to Beck The Beck book was mentioned on another team I belong to and, when I pulled it up on Amazon it felt like what I have been looking for. I just finished Day 16 - haven't been challenged with eating out yet - but I am motivated! I am counting calories - staying under 1500 a day. <BR> Down a couple of pounds and moving a bit more. Feeling good! Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:31:38 EST What diet did / do you use? On the cover of the pink book it says 'works with any diet'. I'd like to ask of those who have been successfull using Beck's books what diet you use or used? Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:25:46 EST New here Just want to introduce myself. I'm Nancy and I was so excited to see that there was a team related to the Beck book. I'm even in the mental health field and just now picked up this book after yo yo dieting all my life. Now that I'm reading the book, it makes so much sense! Can't wait to hear others' experiences. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:05:15 EST Mindful eating Okay, I've been at this Beck program for a couple of months and have learned so much. But I haven't been able to do the mindful eating. There is always an article to read, TV, a to-do...something going on while eating. It's too boring and or anxiety-provoking to just sit there and notice the incessant chewing and how weird eating can be. Any tips or other experiences you can share would be a big help right now! Thank you. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:00:03 EST Hello everyone! :) I have had the pink book for just over a year and I have started it two or three times but I think I am finally ready to really get into it! I am a graduate student studying counseling and came across a blurb about the book in one of my textbooks and just knew I had to find it! I know the power of CBT from my own experiences in therapy for other issues and from my studies and I can't wait to harness that power to help me win at losing! Sun, 24 Jul 2016 01:07:33 EST Hi - New to the Team Hi Everyone - My name is Nancy, I've been struggling with doing Weight Watchers on and off for years and have read a bit of Beck's pink book but never fully committed to it (seemed like too much of a time commitment when I started it). Now, though, I have Beck's green book which includes recipes and an actual diet plan. I have to make my way through stage 1 first so I haven't really looked at the food part of the book yet. Stage 1 seems to be a condensed version of the pink book - again, I j... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:18:44 EST Hi there Hi folks--just started the Beck book last night, returned to Spark people today after many years, and preplanned my food today--step one in the journey to improved health. I was inspired by my friend Jane who is a member here and look forward to gleaning wisdom, sharing support, and being a part of this community.I lost 60 pounds over the past 3 years and have gained 37 is a new dawn !! It seems the ideas in the Beck book will be very helpful and I am feeling motivat... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 23:33:34 EST Looking for a Coach Hello Everyone, <BR> I have just picked up the workbook, and I thought this might be a great place to find a coach. Is anyone interested in helping out? <BR> I am in Alberta Canada. We can skype and email, if that would work. <BR> Thanks in advance! Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:36:06 EST how can i accept friends who added me here in SP? how can i accept friends who added me here in SP? Fri, 3 Jun 2016 06:35:19 EST Perfect Time to Get Started Hi! I’m Diana. I retired a few years ago to help my FIL manage his health issues. At the first of the year my husband retired and we moved from Chicago to Western Michigan. <BR> <BR> I've had the Beck Diet Solutions book (the Pink one) since last August, skimmed though it, then read it through to Day 2. I can absolutely see this working, but you know there's alway something going on or coming up. I find myself saying something like, with this happening this isn't a good time to start and... Sun, 29 May 2016 14:23:37 EST Remotivation & Refocusing hi. ive been consistent for the past 12 days. (almost 2 weeks) i lost 7.42 pounds. however, I find myself dreading the workouts that i should be doing and I started to eat junk food and the likes. I notice that I am starting to lose my motivation. I know it would take 1-2 years to lose 92 pounds. ( i am 200+ pounds overweight) . It was really hard. But im trying to read books and articles that could motivate me. I know its not easy. And times like this, will really come. Now im lazy to move b... Sat, 14 May 2016 02:01:12 EST Which book should I get? The blue one or the pink one? <BR> <BR> I have the kindle edition of the pink one and I like it. But I want an old-fashioned paper book because I think it will be easier for me to use. I have thought of getting the pink book but I wonder if I should try the blue book? I don't have alot of money to spend on books so don't want to buy both. <BR> <BR> If you have read both books, could you describe what the difference is between the two? <BR> Which one would you buy if you could only buy on... Wed, 11 May 2016 05:13:03 EST Beck Checks I just finished my 5th review of a Beck book and realize I need to set up a system to keep the Beck techniques and program fresh in my mind. See my blog at: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154536 </link> <BR> <BR> If you are with me, just post here on the message board or blog about it and post a link. I plan to start blogging on Saturday afternoons, reviewing my week from the Beck perspective. Mon, 2 May 2016 21:04:44 EST CBT for my snacking I'm into Beck for the CBT of it all, trying to get a grip on my snacking/snitching habit that's causing frustration for me and opening the door for middle-age spread. I guess I'm feeling a little out of control with a lot of life changes. I think the CBT aspect can apply to many areas of my life - not just weight control. I'm on Day 6. Wed, 6 Apr 2016 13:38:09 EST New to Beck Hi team! <BR> My name is Sandra. <BR> I am on day 15 of the Beck Diet Solution book...reading and following the steps in the Beck book has helped me greatly! <BR> Looking forward to reading posts here and learning how to stop binge eating. <BR> Have a great day everyone! Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:16:28 EST Hi Hi my name is Kym. I been reading the Beck solution and decided it was time to work through the work book. I was looking for a group online and came across this group. I would love to work through the steps with a group. Are there anyone out there just getting started? Mon, 22 Feb 2016 06:17:27 EST Day 12 I am on day 12 of Beck and just found this team. I'm in. I am 62 have about 25 pounds to lose and am preparing/training for a hike in Greenland this summer with one of my sons. I am an avid walker, but not a hiker, so I am training hard. Wed, 3 Feb 2016 08:35:11 EST So glad to have found this team!! Hey there, I am so happy to have found this group. I have started the book probably 3 times but without support I have not been able to get through it. Is there someone here that is starting the book that would like to team up with me?? I am still exploring the group and hope to get started soon! :) <BR> <BR> My name is Chelsea, I am a mom of 2 energetic boys. Trying to get myself fit so that I can keep up with those crazy kids. Love fitness but really struggle with nutrition. Tue, 2 Feb 2016 22:56:21 EST PINK BOOK Discussion 2016 Thought I'd start a thread for those who are reading the pink book... Share anything you like. <BR> <BR> For example: <BR> <BR> * What insights are you getting as you read along? <BR> * Have you been trying out the advice? How did it work for you? <BR> * How are you liking this method compared to other things you've tried? Mon, 4 Jan 2016 13:18:16 EST BECK BLUE REVIEW: The Getting Off Track Trap 'ello all! This is the place to link blogs and post discussions regarding the Getting Off Track Trap outlined in "The Diet Trap Solution,” AKA Blue Blue. Sun, 3 Jan 2016 21:07:53 EST BECK BLUE REVIEW: The Psychological Issues Trap 'ello all! This is the place to link blogs and post discussions regarding the Psychological Issues Trap outlined in "The Diet Trap Solution,” AKA Blue Blue. Sun, 3 Jan 2016 21:07:04 EST BECK BLUE REVIEW: The Holiday Trap 'ello all! This is the place to link blogs and post discussions regarding the Holiday Trap outlined in "The Diet Trap Solution,” AKA Blue Blue. Sun, 3 Jan 2016 21:06:10 EST BECK BLUE REVIEW: The Travel and Dining Out Trap 'ello all! This is the place to link blogs and post discussions regarding the Travel and Dining Out Trap outlined in "The Diet Trap Solution,” AKA Blue Blue. Sun, 3 Jan 2016 21:05:17 EST BECK BLUE REVIEW: The Family Problems Trap 'ello all! This is the place to link blogs and post discussions regarding the Family Problems Trap outlined in "The Diet Trap Solution,” AKA Blue Blue. Sun, 3 Jan 2016 21:03:24 EST BECK BLUE REVIEW: The Food Pusher Trap 'ello all! This is the place to link blogs and post discussions regarding the Food Pusher Trap outlined in "The Diet Trap Solution,” AKA Blue Blue. <BR> Sun, 3 Jan 2016 21:02:25 EST BECK BLUE REVIEW: The Emotional Eating Trap 'ello all! This is the place to link blogs and post discussions regarding the Emotional Eating Trap outlined in "The Diet Trap Solution,” AKA Blue Blue. Sun, 3 Jan 2016 21:01:36 EST BECK BLUE REVIEW: The Stress Trap 'ello all! This is the place to link blogs and post discussions regarding the Stress Trap outlined in "The Diet Trap Solution," AKA Blue Blue. <BR> Sun, 3 Jan 2016 21:00:27 EST BECK BLUE REVIEW: Foundational Skills 'ello all! This is the place to link blogs and post discussions regarding the Foundational Skills outlined in "The Diet Trap Solution," AKA Blue Blue. Sun, 3 Jan 2016 20:58:22 EST Beck Blue quiz results (chapter 1) Anyone else reading Beck Blue this January? Here were my scores from the quiz at the end of Chapter 1. <BR> <BR> Stress eating: 6 <BR> Emotional eating: 9  <BR> Dealing with food pushers:1  <BR> Family influences: 5  <BR> Travel and Eating Out: 2  <BR> Holiday mode: 3  <BR> Psychological issues: 4  <BR> Getting off track: 2  <BR> <BR> No big surprises there, I knew that emotional eating and stress were my biggest hurdles. What about everyone else? <BR> <BR> Hopefully I've correctly attac... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 22:38:55 EST 2016 I'm in too! Fri, 1 Jan 2016 09:14:07 EST Excited to find out more about Beck Hello! I've been on SP for six months (and 4 days, but who's counting (ha!)). I've lost 38 pounds and love what I'm learning about how I relate to food. I read a post this morning that mentioned Beck so came here to check it out. It sounds promising so I ordered the book. I'll be able to begin reading more on my own as soon as it arrives. In the mean time, I will read some of the past blogs and other entries on this team site and hope for the best. I've really realized that it's not so... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:15:27 EST New to Beck, Newish to CBT I am seeing a CBT therapist for issues relating to chronic illness, and saw this team. I'll be buying the book(s) tomorrow (depends what I find in the store!) and look forward to seeing how it goes. I've scanned a few of the threads on this team and it just seems like the way to go for me too ! Sat, 19 Dec 2015 00:30:09 EST Beginning Beck I have gone through the Beck book several years ago by myself and found it to be really interesting, but didn't really absorb it. Hope this team will help me on this walk through again. Notice there is at least one more new member who started yesterday, so maybe we can get on the same path and do this together! I am 73 and about 10 pounds from my goal - but I have been gaining and losing the same 5 pounds over and over for the last 3 years! Seem stuck in this routine and want to get movin... Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:23:32 EST Just starting Beck Pink Hi, everyone. I've just read through the first two chapters of the Beck Diet Solution. I really like what I am reading. I got to thinking that there might be a Spark team focused on the book and found you all. The comments I've read sound like this is a good place for me to be right now. <BR> <BR> I am 65 years old, mother of 4 (all married), have 15 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter, and another great-grandchild on the way. I strife to eat healthy and keep active. I enjoy running, have d... Tue, 15 Dec 2015 03:51:15 EST New to Beck team Hello everyone. I'm brand new here and will be working on day 1 today. Have been reading alot of your blogs, sparkpages and message threads. It feels like I'm in the right place! Sun, 29 Nov 2015 12:39:50 EST Back again Lost my post.. Anyway.. <BR> I was here for the reboot, but my mom's cancer and cleaning out my grandma's house to move and sell, so I didn't get to participate. I'm still dealing with the same things, but I also need to work on my health too. Trying to find my way here on Spark with the least among of my time with huge benefits. Left this team, wrong decision, so I'm back! Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:04:45 EST Beck Principles 1 Checklist? What is the Beck Principles 1 Checklist referenced in one of the team goals? I've looked through my Beck Diet Solution book but can't find it. Any info much appreciated! <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:28:41 EST new person here :) Please add me, Fifi. I will start reading the book tonight. At least I have the sitting-down-while eating bit down. It's a start! <BR> Cheers, and thanks, <BR> Mary Sat, 21 Nov 2015 20:50:16 EST Also new to Beck, but not to spark and I see that someone from my regular team - Verna - joined here a while ago. <BR> <BR> I had heard about Beck from yet another team member - she goes to a non virtual Beck group. And then Verna mentioned it a while ago. So I took a look at the book and bought it. I am working my way through week one very slowly. <BR> <BR> Today I saw the blog about sitting down to eat, and that is actually how I found out about this group. <BR> <BR> I have been on spark for years. It has helped me not ga... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 21:36:01 EST New to Beck, but not Spark Love it that Spark shines again and there is a Beck Solution team. I've done the BLChallenges and found great friends and motivation, so looking forward to a new adventure. <BR> <BR> Another team colleague told me about The Beck Solution. I'm at the end of week 2, so just getting my feet wet. Wanted to introduce myself and will be checking out your pages and blogs. <BR> <BR> I guess I am of the pink book group, lol. Will be looking forward to the Blue. Just finding out how this team ... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 00:49:11 EST New to Team--Gearing up for Beck Diet So glad to find this team on Sparkpeople! I am reading the book and gearing up. I thought my biggest obstacle would be finding a "Diet Buddy," but I think this team qualifies! Sun, 8 Nov 2015 09:04:36 EST Beck Diet Solution/NoS Diet challenge Nov-Jan 2016 This initial post is just a copy of my blog! It contains some info about what I plan to do on this challenge. I'm really doing this for me... and I hope I'm not treading on anyone's toes by posting this... but I thought it would be good to put it out there as another option for people, in case anyone wants to join me! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Would you like to join me on a combined Beck Diet Solution and No S Diet mini challenge? I realise these two conflict in some ways but.... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 04:28:06 EST Beck Eating Behaviours Having finished the August Beck Trek, I'm planning to review the Pink Beck chapters on Eating Behaviours. I plan to start on 21 November and finish around 12 December. I'll look at the pages on eating behaviours; hunger and cravings, food planning, fullness, ending at slips, temptations and special occasions hopefully just in time to tee up my holiday eating plan. <BR> <BR> i'd love company! Mon, 2 Nov 2015 18:14:56 EST Beck Diet Solution Questionnaire Does anyone have the workbook? Did you complete the questionnaire? What did you find out about yourself? Thu, 29 Oct 2015 08:32:29 EST BECK BLOGS! Links you might like! Hi Team, <BR> This is a place to find links to some good Beck Blogs. Many new blogs were written during the August 2015 Beck Reboot (Beck Trek). <BR> <BR> Also, I have just started reading my own blogs from several years ago when I first started Beck. They were really good! Feel free to read them! <BR> <BR> (Ha ha, I actually do not know how to post the link here. So for now, just go to my Spark page and go way back to my earliest blogs.) <BR> <BR> JEANKNEE is going to get us some more... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:19:25 EST Beck Blue January 2016 Since the August 2015 Beck Reboot (Beck Trek) using Beck Pink, was so successful, a group of folks are going to do another one in January for Beck Blue. Use this thread to post about this upcoming Beck Blue adventure! Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:15:41 EST Beck Blogs! Links you might like! Hi Team, <BR> This is a place to find links to some good Beck Blogs. Many new blogs were written during the August 2015 Beck Reboot (Beck Trek). <BR> <BR> Also, I have just started reading my own blogs from several years ago when I first started Beck. They were really good! Feel free to read them! <BR> <BR> (Ha ha, I actually do not know how to post the link here. So for now, just go to my Spark page and go way back to my earliest blogs.) <BR> <BR> JEANKNEE is going to get us some more lin... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:13:41 EST Beck Trek review Having just completed the Beck Trek of August 2015, when an intrepid group worked through Judith Beck's pink book on how to think like a thin person, I am going back through the book. I'm looking at what Beck says and how I responded to it the first time, seeing what new learnings I can pick up, consolidating what I did learn and catching up the bits I missed in my rush. <BR> Some of the Trekkers encouraged us to post these blogs in the BDS team, so this post is the same as a blog I just pos... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:03:32 EST Day #2 Pick Two Reasonable Diets. I think SparkPeople is one -- right? Weight Watchers is another. How about My Fitness Pals. <BR> <BR> I think my primary will be <BR> <img src=""> <BR> The spark solution : a complete two-week diet program to fast-track weight loss and total body health / Becky Hand, R.D., M.Ed., with Stepfanie Romine, editor at Sat, 17 Oct 2015 12:31:43 EST Hello from Ohio I just picked up this book a couple days ago - it was highly recommended. I'm anxious to get started. Fri, 16 Oct 2015 18:33:20 EST Day #1 <img src=""> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 18:13:04 EST Where Should I Start Hi, after seeing BECK mentioned on A LOT of blogs I finally googled him/her and now know she is an author of diet/lifestyle books. I am maintaining a 15 lbs loss and exercise is not an issue. I am having trouble committing to losing another 5-8 lbs. I have had weight issues since childhood (I'm 57 now). <BR> <BR> My question is which Beck book would be best to start with? The first? The newest? Appreciate your input. <BR> <BR> Sue Thu, 8 Oct 2015 16:10:09 EST Beck to the team Hi, everyone. Beck has helped me lose 40 pounds this year and I have about 20 more to go. I was first introduced to BDS on the weight watchers boards. I'm finding myself struggling without the daily encouragement/accountability that I had with that group. I'm hoping to jump in here and get back on track again. Fri, 2 Oct 2015 23:38:51 EST Day 1 and new to the team! Hi from Texas! Today is Day One on the Beck Solution for me! I think this is going to be exactly what I need to really stick with it this time! Thu, 1 Oct 2015 17:17:53 EST New to the Team Hi all, <BR> I am a 39 yo, in a relationship, furkid mom who's struggled with my weight all of my adult life. I first joined SP back in 2006, and have been here off and on throughout the years. <BR> <BR> I learned about the Beck program from another website/forum (You Need a Budget) and so read the two books I found at my local library. Today I finally decided to actually START the program in the first book. <BR> <BR> Other than creating my Advantages card, one of my first actions was to ta... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 23:03:59 EST not new but here again hi my name is cyndi and it seems like i have been here 1000 times but this time im here to get the job done and not delete i will be 60 in april and i want to be a healthier and happier me Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:35:35 EST What do you EAT in a day? Your food plan! hi! Was just curious about what you eat in a day! <BR> do you think sugar free coffee is ok? <BR> i am pre diabetic! thanks! <BR> <BR> please include: breakfast, lunch dinnner, snacks if you have Fri, 25 Sep 2015 06:38:17 EST Hit some snags -- need feedback please Here's my problem(s) with the Beck process.... <BR> There is a lot of stuff to take in. <BR> There is a lot of thinking/habits/behavior to change. <BR> All of this makes me feel overwhelmed. <BR> When I am overwhelmed I eat more. <BR> Because the process is so slow, yet apparently too fast for me, I am dropping good habits I had because I am focusing on acquiring good habits that I never even thought about having. <BR> The whole process is becoming stressful to me ! Not good ! <BR> I am o... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 07:59:15 EST Hi from Gini Hi. I am NEW,new,new to this forum and team. I have just read through to day 1 of the pink book. I also have the workbook. I hope those of you who know what to do will help guide me. I am Canadian. I live in Ontario very near to Toronto. I am nervous to begin this part of my journey. I don't know what to expect but have heard lots of good things about Beck. Keep me up to speed if you will and I hope I can do this??? <BR> <BR> <BR> Gini Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:43:26 EST I'd like to ask a favor I wanted to use a Beck Trek blog for the spotlight on At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance this week, which I talked to JEANKNEE about. But I am not sure I'm going to have time to find one since I have a Saturday/Sunday lab this weekend. If I tell you all what I'm looking for, would you mind making suggestions? What I'm looking for in order of importance: <BR> 1. Someone who is willing for their blog to be spotlighted. <BR> 2. Someone who considers themselves a maintainer or... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 06:46:38 EST Newbie Hi- another newbie here. I stumbled upon this book, and am very drawn to it as I am a therapist that uses CBT with clients. I didn't even think that using CBT to lose weight was an option, but it makes so much sense. Excited for this journey- I've been struggling to lose weight for years, and now that I have more time I'd really like to commit to my health. Tue, 8 Sep 2015 22:27:48 EST new here Hello, I'm new to the group. I need some consistency and some tools. I have the book on audio so I will begin to listen today. <BR> Looking forward to my entire life being better! Sun, 6 Sep 2015 10:01:49 EST Sharing a site to create flashcards Hello team mates. I wanted to share a website that I found that lets you create flashcards. It is called Quizlet dot com. If you enter, Beck Diet Solutions, into the search box it will bring up a member's list of response cards that offers a button that will play the audio for each card. I enjoyed reading those and listening to the audio, as it gave me some ideas for more response cards to add to mine. I though that it was a pretty neat site and that others might benefit from it. Sat, 5 Sep 2015 14:36:32 EST Hi, I'm Tricia, and I'm a Beckaholic. I bought the Beck Diet Solution when I was browsing at Better World Books. I finally opened it to prepare a speech on the psychology of weight maintenance, which I wound up presenting in a showcase before the whole communications department. <BR> <BR> About 6 weeks ago, a friend from elsewhere on the internet said she was going to go through it. She mentioned it could help with a variety of issues, so I worked it for home organization, and I feel like I am actually started to develop in ... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 23:34:04 EST New to the beck diet solution I discovered this through a few blog posts and I know this book will be a big help to me! I do not have it yet I am waiting until it is available at my library its on loan at the moment. So I can't wait to read it !!! Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:35:13 EST 2nd goround of Beck Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm actually going through the book again with a group that started over on the WW board. We can't use it as our coach though so I have my sister and I saw this team when I came back to SP to start logging food. I've been reading some of the threads and it looks like a good place. <BR> :) <BR> <BR> Oh, and I have much more weight to lose than 5 pounds, but that was one of the Beck things so I'm focusing on 5 pounds at a time. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:31:32 EST i find this hard to follow (on the book) i really find it hard to do this or follow this statements: <BR> <BR> " I don't like this, but I have to accept it and move on." <BR> <BR> - i have the tendency to become attach to thinking negative and in feeling guilty. I find it hard to let go. Like for example, I overate before I sleep. The right thing to do is to move on right? What i do is i sulk and fret about it. <BR> <BR> Another anti sabotaging thought i find it hard to follow is the "NO CHOICE". I find it hard because i create a... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:45:35 EST Looking forward to the finish! Hey all! Been on Sparkpeople for a while now, and lost over 30 pounds over the past year and a half. Not bad, right? :) But a bit back, I got so close to my goal weight (145 - the BMI's "healthy" weight for me), and suddenly, everything just stalled. I've been bouncing around between the same 3 to 5 pounds for a few months now, and I've been looking for something to help give me that extra push I need to finally, finally get to my goal and the beautiful land of maintaining weight, rather tha... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:09:23 EST Trying again! Hello all - <BR> <BR> I'm 41 and doing my prerequisites for nursing school. If all goes well, I will be getting ready for clinicals about a year from now and am hoping to be much thinner so I can keep up with the physical demands. <BR> <BR> I am currently at my highest weight EVER! Years ago, I lost 72 pounds on Weight Watchers, then gained it all back and considerably more. I wasn't using the Beck books back then, though, so when my willpower was weak, I had no strategies to fall back on. ... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:44:21 EST BDS Reboot Group - Introduce Yourself Here I just thought we might want to get to know each other. It might be good to have all these posts together. <BR> <BR> How about: <BR> Name (or that you'd rather be called by your screenname) <BR> Location <BR> Brief weight history <BR> What you hope to accomplish from August 24-October 22 through Beck Diet Solution <BR> <BR> Me: <BR> Marsha <BR> Lakeland, Florida, USA <BR> *After 5 decades of obesity I lost 85 pounds 6 years and 5 months ago. It take a daily commitment for me to maintain. No... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 08:22:30 EST Hi! New to this team. I've been maintaining for over year, but for the first time, I was heading back up. I need a second look at Beck to re-start thinking like a thin person :-) Sat, 22 Aug 2015 21:58:35 EST The Beck Diet Solution Reboot of August 2015 If anyone would rather post to this message thread rather than blog, that would be a great alternative! What did you get out of the chapter? How are you doing applying these concepts?? Please share any thing you'd like whether it is for your accountability or to help others more fully appreciate Beck. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 15:24:39 EST Hi, New Beck reader This book has been on my want to read list for a long time. Today it is on my do it now list. I need the words and tools to avoid self-sabotaging my success. I'm a great "dieter" and not very good at keeping it off. <BR> <BR> I read the first chapter thanks to a post recommending it in Watermellen's blog. I already hear my inner unhelpful thoughts in that book and I look forward to learning the tools, techniques and words to counter those thoughts. <BR> <BR> Excited to learn more. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:30:21 EST Just got Diet Trap book Good morning! Michelle in Germany, here! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the book and the team, but not the Beck ideas. Looking forward to working the plan with some of my Spark buddies who are already members here, like SEAJESS. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> I ordered and received the Diet Trap book and am not sure if it would have been better to get the original book first. It seems that the first chapters of Diet Trap are a recap of the first book. Any thoughts? Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:18:17 EST new to 'beck' Hi, I'm Christina, I am a Dutch woman living in the Netherlands. I am 50 years old, and a recovering binge eater. I joined this team because I keep hearing people say good things about the books by Judith Beck. I want to buy one but I would like to hear from you first which book you'd recommend, and why? Wed, 8 Jul 2015 07:35:48 EST Newbie from Massachusetts Hello Everyone <BR> I am Mary from Massachusetts. I have been a Sparker for years and lost 30 pounds but I never reached my target weight and now I have begun to gain. On the other hand I am a real believer in CBT and have just purchased Beck's audio book and e book workbook. So very glad to find this team. And looking forward to making some new health and fitness buddies. Since Beck requires two diets I am planning to learn the Dash system during this initial stage. And possibly the Mayo Cl... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:24:36 EST at the beginning Hi all. I just started the book and need a "coach" or someone to whom I can be accountable. I lost 96 lbs, then had a 15 lb. regain. I have been going through the book and it looks like something I can use. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 08:55:07 EST Hi from Nashville I am starting stage 1 of the Beck diet solution. I would need a diet buddy who knows the beck solution. Sun, 24 May 2015 09:51:21 EST Just starting Don't need to tell you why I'm here, Same reason as the rest of you. I've been a SP member for too long without reaching goals, weighing more now than ever!! Need to get a handle on it all and have just started working with this program. Also, lost our dog a few months ago and she was my exercise motivator! So until I get with the program, need all the help I can get! Am in northern AZ if there is anyone out there who wants to get together for walking or talking. Am looking forward to p... Sun, 3 May 2015 11:45:37 EST Hi From Florida I'm Vicki, and a lot of you know me from other teams. I'm 58 yeas old and I have a good bit of weight to lose. My hubby Bob and I have been working since Sept. 13-2014 to lose 60 lbs. each by Sept. 13-2015. Bob has been in the hospital 3 times in the last 5 years due to heart issues and getting the weight off for him is a have to, if he wants to be here another 5 years. For me, I have RA of the spine as well a mildly high blood pressure and I know losing the weight will help me in both areas... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:49:51 EST Day one I did The BDS a few years ago, I'm thinking I need to give it another go! <BR> Was wondering if anyone is starting Day One soon and working through the work book. <BR> <BR> It's always easier to work with other people Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:38:31 EST MY GOOD INTENTIONS After another night of no sleep and feeling totally exhausted today, I postponed an important errand because I was too groggy to drive my car. I came up with these intentions for the rest of my tomorrows: <BR> <BR> 1 -- Stick to my paleo/low-carb eating. <BR> 2 -- Limit whey smoothies to one per day--too many carbs. <BR> 3 -- Take all my supplements. <BR> 4 -- Do my bedtime routine. <BR> 5 -- Ride my ex-bike 10 minutes three times per day. <BR> 6 -- Lift weights or something heavy. <... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 22:42:21 EST WORD FOR THE DAY MINDFULNESS: BE WHERE YOU ARE ! ! ! <BR> <BR> Be mindful of the food I am eating today--does it taste good. <BR> Be mindful of where I am walking--be safe. <BR> Be mindful of my feelings--create happiness and joy. Smile at everyone I see. Think wellness, think enjoyment. <BR> Be mindful of how long I sit at my computer or watching TV--keep moving. <BR> Be mindful of where I put my keys! Put them in the same place every day. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 18:35:07 EST Trying to Lose 20 - New to Beck! Hi everyone. I've had success with CBT for insomnia, so I thought the Beck approach might work for me for diet. I actually read the Beck book a couple years back, but never really applied it. This time I am going to! <BR> <BR> I gained 15 lbs over the last year due to life stress - including dealing with my mother's lung cancer and death. I weighed myself a couple days ago and realized that I had crept officially into the overweight category. That was a wake-up call, and I'm committed to lo... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:50:05 EST Hi! I have just blogged in detail but to quickly introduce myself. I am on the NoS Diet, am binge free and intend to stay that way, and am waiting for the Beck Diet for Life (green book) to come. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l_individual.asp?blog_id=5888527 </link> Sat, 7 Mar 2015 08:12:31 EST Anyone working from the Beck Diet for Life book? Hi! <BR> <BR> I just ordered the Beck Diet for Life book. It won't be here for a while. Possibly not til the end of March. <BR> <BR> There is a spark team for it, but no activity there for a long while, so I thought I'd join this team instead. <BR> <BR> I'm on the Weightwatchers plan at the moment. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:01:57 EST hi everyone :) hello fellow beck people! reaching out for some advice. I used the beck diet solution a few years ago to get to my goal PLUS a few extra! I got down to 128, which is a bit slight for me considering I'm 5'8" and have a medium frame. my goal is 135, and I'm 144 now. here's hoping I can do it. i'm slightly worried since I have a history of taking it a little too far (also had some severe restriction problems 15 years ago) that I might do that again, but i'm hoping that since i'm aware of t... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:43:23 EST Wedding coming up in May, May 9th 2015 Our youngest son is getting married, and I want to look and feel great about my weight. My goal is, a weight loss of 5 to 10 pounds. Somewhere in that range!!! Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:19:52 EST New to the team Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just discovered the Beck Solution recently and have started working in the workbook. <BR> I am also doing Weight Watchers and counting carbs. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes last year and need to get serious about weight loss. Looking forward to getting to know everyone! <BR> <BR> Shirley Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:26:05 EST I have joined the BECK team Hello, <BR> I am new to the team but I have been on SparkPeople for a long time. I am not a "resolution" maker, but I do want to see 2015 be the year where I make progress with my weight (If I added up all of the pounds that I have lost over the years, there would be nothing of me left- and yet I am near my highest weight) I have the pink book and have gone through the first 14 days. However, I plan to re-read and start day 15 after I am home (on Jan 2nd). I have been reading some of th... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:54:45 EST Ordered the workbook Last year I was part of a book study on one of my sparkteams but family issues got in the way and I never finished it - WildKat reminded of this book in one of her recent blog posts so I've ordered the workbook and hope to start working through it as soon as it gets here. <BR> <BR> Really trying to minimize the eating this Christmas - hubby doesn't have many days off this year so it should be easier to stick to a normal routine (when he's home he likes having munchies in abundance) <BR> <BR... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:49:03 EST New to the Beck Diet... Hello. I am just now reading the workbook and book. I am also using the Atkin's program as I have a difficult problem with carbs as well as some thinking errors to understand and work on. I am not new to CBT. I teach those skills to recovering people with addiction issues everyday at my job. Practical application of those skills towards dieting is the challenge for me. I also like some of the concepts with practicing "mindfulness" that I have learned with "Intuitive Eating". I do not embrace... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 09:58:23 EST The book is open in front of me!!! Just beginning to read. I'm going to also spend some time looking around the team and read some blogs. Super excited to think this could be what I'm looking for. <BR> <BR> I'll be back!!! Wed, 3 Dec 2014 18:28:03 EST A slow starter... giving myself credit Hello there. I have the Beck book on my kindle. I am prereading it at the moment. Soon I will be on holiday and my holiday project is to work through the Beck solution. I don't have a coach. My DH would be my coach but he hasn't read the book yet. I bought it for him on Amazon. <BR> I hope the paper copy I ordered arrives before we go away! If not, I will just forge ahead. NO CHOICE. <BR> <BR> Have been following Watermellen who has reworked her way through the book, blogging as she goes. A... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 12:56:14 EST New to Beck but an old hat at SparkPeople Hello! <BR> I just discovered the Beck solution workbook, my nurse copied the first few chapters of the workbook and brought to me (also she is my friend too - we go to church together) - I was amazed that the workbook was written just for me!!! <em>211</em> Well it seemed that way as I was reading it! <BR> <BR> I was so disappointed when I reached the end of what she had given me that I jumped on line to get my own copy (found a used one for $1.79 and am waiting for it to arrive.) <BR>... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 11:43:39 EST And another newbie... Hello! I found the Beck Diet Solution thanks to Watermellen's great blogs, and I love the idea of changing the way I think to change my behavior. I am a runner and for the most part, I eat pretty clean and healthy but have really been struggling with building the habits and practices I need to be successful over the long term. Like so many of us, I've yo-yo'd over the years, and have really been looking for a way to lose the weight and then maintain. Learning to think like a thin person sound... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 09:48:26 EST another newbie hi, i'm susan from washington state (when i'm not in sweden in the summer:-). i just joined the team after following watermellen and sandicane and gaby vicariously through their blogs these last two weeks. i reached goal in summer 2012, maintained for about 18 months, then a blip up 15 lbs last winter. i had returned to goal range to celebrate two years in august, and am now at the bottom of my maintenance range. i'm intrigued by the beck solution, but am not sure where to start - would appre... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:28:54 EST Newbie to this team Hi, everyone! My name is Gaye and I am from Michigan. I am just finishing up day 4 of the Beck Diet Solution. I am so excited to be here and like SANDICANE I plan to really enjoy this way of thinking like a thin person and losing 15 pounds and then maintaining after that! Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:16:49 EST Also new to group. I just joined this group this afternoon and I'm working on Day 14 of The Beck Diet Solution. Watermellen has graciously agreed to be my coach (and she recommended the program too). <BR> <BR> I've been a yo yo dieter all my life and have just recently relost 31 lbs to be back at goal weight and maintaining again. This last time the weight loss was particularly difficult and I spent an EXTREMELY SAD summer since none of my new thin clothes from the previous year would fit. <BR> <BR> Mainte... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:29:54 EST Opinions? Beck Diet Solution Not really sure how these forums work and did not know where to post so trying "new topic." <BR> This is also posted as a blog but wanted to get specific feedback from other Beck readers. <BR> <BR> BECK DIET SOLUTION <BR> Day 1 - Record advantages of Losing weight - response cards - put those on my phone for easy reference and also use my Spark goal board. I have done something similar in the past. <BR> Day 2 - Pick 2 reasonable diet plans - calorie counting low carb using Spark tracker and ... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:40:00 EST Day 6 is tripping me up Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I just joined this SparkTeam. I am reading through The Beck Diet Solution and am convinced that this is the way I will lose weight. I know I can do this! <BR> <BR> Day 6 is a hard one for me. I wanted to ask my husband to be my diet coach, but he won't do it. My mom and my sister-in-law aren't good for me with the problem solving bit. My cousin is too busy with her own life, and my closest friends are very similar to me and I think would not hold me accountable. ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 22:15:50 EST Look at who is teaching the nutritionalists Must read. <link><BR>etitians-nutrition-big-food_n_4859567.<BR>html?utm_hp_ref=food-for-thought </link> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:11:54 EST Where Are You At In The BDS & How's It Going? I'm on day 12 - Practicing Hunger Tolerance. Today is Good Friday and for my religion it is a day of reflection, of gratitude and great sorrow. It is also a day of fasting, so I thought it would be a good day to pay attention to how my body feels throughout he day. <BR> I have to say, I am feeling physically stressed when I think about going without the usual amount of food today, which seems silly to me. I have fasted on certain Holy Days most of my life without thinking twice about it;... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:04:51 EST Hello! New to this group Hi! My name is Jen. I am new to this group. I haven't bought the book yet, so I'm not really sure of how it works, but I am sort of familiar with cognitive behavioral therapy. But not really applying it to dieting and lifestyle changes. Anyway, I would like to eventually purchase this book to learn the program. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas they would like to share I am all ears! Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:11:55 EST Sunday - a Great Day to Plan for the Week Good morning, "thinking Thin" Sparkers! Sunday is a great day to continue and get a jump on our progress through the Beck Diet Solution. Today I have already hit the treadmill, read my ARC cards, participated in Mass, and will spend a good chunk of the day working from home (no, that's not the highlight!). <BR> <BR> Somehow, between work and laundry, I'll squeeze in roasting a ton of vegetables for the week (which makes the house smell great) and plan my meals. I'm on Day 8, so ... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 11:14:27 EST New to Group, Back on SP after a break Hi everyone. I appreciate all of your helpful posts! I have gained over 10 lbs in this past year, and it's made me lose confidence in my ability to lose weight. In fact, I just keep gaining. I had some medical issues that caused some weight gain, and nothing seemed to help, so I kind of gave up, which made everything worse. <BR> <BR> I am committed to getting back on track, using Beck's principles. I have a food plan and a reasonable goal of stopping eating when I'm lightly satisfied and ea... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 16:31:31 EST I'm so glad I found this team!! I've been a Sparker since the fall of last year and I'm a big believer in the Beck Diet Solution. I am so excited to have found this team - it never dawned on me until just now to even look for it! <BR> <BR> Several years ago I lost my excess weight by following Dr. Beck's lessons. I didn't even get that far in the book; the early lessons made so much sense to me that the weight just fell off! Then I had two more kids and, let's just say I've had trouble getting back on track. <BR> ... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 21:26:03 EST I need all the help I can get! I'm attacking this weight problem I have by approaching it by many angles. I've had enough false starts but I want this to be THE priority in my life. I'm a (fairly) new Weight Watchers online member, I'm just starting the Beck Diet Solution and I've downloaded a number of weight loss books. Besides my membership to Weight Watchers online, I'm also kinda-sorta present on MyFitnessPal. I have a Fitbit and a Striiv. <BR> <BR> I had lost 175lbs in the past and I got sick and gained most of it ... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:25:34 EST Just ordered the book/ Is this team active? Hi. I just saw some of the posts and decided to get the book right now. I'm not sure by the posts that the team is very active. I see a lot of posts from 2013. Is this common or is this just a slow time? Please let me know. It helps me to see how other people are moving forward and how they get through hard times. Thank you! <BR> <BR> <em>68</em> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:23:14 EST Old to Beck - newish to the team Hello All! <BR> I picked up a copy of Beck a few years ago - but read the book initially as more of a mental exercise and just could really invest in it. Towards the end of 2013 I joined the team - and am finally getting around to introducing myself and pulling out my copy of Beck again to brush up. I'm so glad there's a Beck team here - and glad to get to know you all! Thu, 9 Jan 2014 10:37:28 EST Newbie Hi All <BR> <BR> I have just started with the beck book and it looks great so far. I have been on spark people a while and been up and down with my weight. I feel I need some new energy and motivation to get me to where I really want to be. <BR> <BR> I have made a list of why I want to loose weight and set up reminders to look at this. I am having trouble choosing my two diets though. I am quite a fussy eater and find it hard to stick to one with set meals so I am thinking counting calo... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 04:23:22 EST Looking for a diet coach / buddie I am looking for a diet friend. My friends wouldn't hold me accountable. I am so glad I found out about this book and excited. <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:23:30 EST Hi I am new to the group I bought the Beck Solution and tapes a number of years ago. I never actually started using it. I think joining this group is a great idea to get the concepts. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to doing this together Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:20:31 EST Day 1 of Beck today Have decided to get my Beck Diet Solution book out and read the intro stuff and do 1 today. It can only help!... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 08:19:23 EST Hi! I'm New Hi! Been on SP for a while, but new to the team and to the Beck Diet Solution. I picked up the book a while back, but forgot about. Started reading it yesterday and I think this is exactly what I am looking for. I have dieted on and off for all of my life, but have never held myself accountable. Loved how at the end of Day 1 - the book asks if you actually made up the card. I had written some things down, but hadn't done up my card. The book says something to the effect that I will ha... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:43:02 EST Hi. I'm new. Questions about diet.... I'm on day 4 of the Beck diet and on day 2, was the day we pick our diet and back up one. I'm not sure about my choices. I was wondering if anyone could share what they are using, have used... what worked for them.. etc.. Thanks so much. Sun, 29 Sep 2013 01:53:53 EST help to recover from binge!!! I know exactly how it started... <BR> I had planned to eat 25g of nuts. I opened the pack a few days ago and hadn't devoured them, which was impressive for me! I measured out my 25g then read the packet 'once opened consume within 7 days'. They're going to go off! Better eat them all! <em>198</em> textbook stuff. <BR> <BR> I'm on day 13 of the Beck book. Usually when I binge once, I go off the rails for days, sometimes weeks. Any tips/words of encouragement??? Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:46:14 EST Yoga teacher decides to gain 40 lbs The article below is about a yoga teacher who wanted to see what it would be like to be a fat a woman, so she intentionally gained 40 lbs. <BR> <BR> What struck me was this quote from here: <BR> <BR> <BR> "How did you gain the weight? <BR> <BR> I wasn't trying to gain a certain amount of weight – I just let go of any control or dietary restrictions" <BR> <BR> <BR> It reminded of me what Dr. Beck had to say about the kind of thinking overweight people torture..., and sabotage, themselve... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 08:17:55 EST new member seeks diet coach! Hi everyone! The title says it all, really. I have 2 stone (24 pounds) to lose and, having spent my whole adult life trying to diet alone and failing, have come here for some support. If you'd like to be my coach or diet buddy, please get in touch :-) Mon, 9 Sep 2013 03:52:20 EST New member- also looking for diet buddy/coach Hello, <BR> My CBT recommended the Beck Diet and I am loving it. I'm currently on day 5. When I looked at day 6- find a coach- I realized I didn't anyone I could be truly honest with about my weight and eating (I'm tempted to sugarcoat things with people who care and worry about me). I came back to SparkPeople to take advantage of the community, and hopefully find a coach/buddy. I'm very committed and am looking forward to the journey. I would be very willing to reciprocate. Would ... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:13:32 EST Second time reading BDS; ISO diet coach Hi, all! <BR> <BR> This is my second time trying BDS and it's going really well (so far!). <BR> <BR> I'm interested in finding a diet coach here, and would be happy to reciprocate. <BR> <BR> -Ali Sun, 25 Aug 2013 00:33:38 EST I am enjoying this book Hi my name is Pam and I am reading and following the program. <BR> I am a wife, mother of one and grandma to 4 and an honorary one. I have a great grandbaby on the way. <BR> Love photography and writing. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:19:28 EST Hi New here Hi everyone I am on the 55+Females Team and we are reading the Beck Diet Solution and getting a lot out of it.I am here to learn more and delve deeper into this. <BR> I am finding it very useful and hope to see reults from the things I am learning. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 03:00:57 EST newbie I am also from the 55+ Female team and am really looking forward to adding more new ideas to what we are reading. I think this book and information is awesome. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 00:37:46 EST I'm Reading The Book Hello Team, <BR> I'm reading 'The Beck Diet Solution' with a group on the 55+ Female team. We're on day 5. Here's a link to the thread. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=19834x9682x<BR>54330081 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll post a link to your group in the thread and after we get through the book, I'll be hanging out here to work the program. I look forward to getting to know you all. <BR> Letha Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:41:28 EST New Member Hi <BR> I am Yvonne and have been on Sparks since about 2007 <BR> I have learned a lot but I have the Beck book, somewhere and plan on refreshing my mind on it. I am impressed with how your daily comments are on how your doing or not doing. There are many ideas I have already seen that might inspire the gals on my Team. <BR> Looking forward to meeting you gals :) <BR> Yvonne, in WA. State Fri, 9 Aug 2013 11:13:04 EST August 01 2013 I started my regime the last week of January, at a much higher weight than I thought I was: <BR> 202.4 lbs ( I'm a 5' 11" man ). <BR> <BR> Today, August 01 my weight is 184.2 lbs <BR> <BR> My goal weight is 184.0 lbs Thu, 1 Aug 2013 16:17:05 EST What The Science Says The link below goes to a video following a British medical journalist along on his investigation of weight loss techniques verified to work by science. <BR> <BR> I found the segment on item 4 to be particularly interesting as laments about slow metabolisms are quite common. A British celebrity who has been overweight all of her life despite exercising and "eating healthy" volunteered to keep a video and a written journal of what she ate. The clinicians also gave her "doubly labeled water"... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 18:14:22 EST Four Months Down I started my regime the last week of January, at a much higher weight than I thought I was: <BR> 202.4 lbs ( I'm a 5' 11" man ). <BR> <BR> <BR> I finished April at: <BR> 189.5 lbs <BR> <BR> I hurt my back badly in March. I pleasantly discovered that I could still lose weight with no and little exercise by sticking to calorie counting. However, I used that, a wedding and another trip as an excuse to get sloppy with my diet. <BR> <BR> I finished May at: <BR> 188.7 lbs Sat, 1 Jun 2013 10:41:28 EST Three Months Down I started my regime the last week of January, at a much higher weight than I thought I was: <BR> 202.4 lbs ( I'm 5 11 ). <BR> <BR> <BR> I finished March at: <BR> 191.0 lbs. <BR> <BR> I finished April at: <BR> 189.5 lbs <BR> <BR> My tentative long term goal is about 180 lbs, so I am not in a bad spot. <BR> <BR> My weight loss slowed down due to a back injury in March. Exercise was out of the equation March. I also got less diligent with my diet. I'm back up to 20 minutes of gentle c... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:02:26 EST Eat Sitting Down: Share your Costco Sample story One of my biggest challenge to "sit down" is the pesky, loveable, samples at Costco. <BR> <BR> Today I went with my kids. They had: <BR> - Tuna on a cracker <BR> - Hummus on a gluten-free cracker <BR> - All-natural trailmix with nuts and berries, low-sugar <BR> - Greek yogurt <BR> - Pirouline cookies (I didn't eat that one) <BR> <BR> So, the thing is...Costco has some good healthy options! After tasting the hummus I brought it home and made a dinner with it, and I got some of the trailmix... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:31:09 EST Eat Sitting Down: A poem for you Each time I'm about to eat, I recite: <BR> <BR> Here is my food, it may be good <BR> I'll eat it slow, or never know. <BR> Eating involves much more than my tummy <BR> My mind is now focused, so this will be yummy. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:26:23 EST I'm ready to be conscious about what I'm doing Hi All, <BR> I'm excited to be part of this group- I have read the Beck books a year or two ago, and I re-read them whenever I need to get a grip on my eating. <BR> <BR> I actually think this careful way of identifying WHAT I am thinking is really helpful to me as I try to create positive habits (and nip bad habits) in LOTS of areas of life, not just nutrition. <BR> <BR> So, I have a big event in a little over a month and I want to get started on being healthy as much as I can before it get... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:35:31 EST New Member Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Nancy and new to the team. I lost 70 lbs on Weight Watchers several years ago and have maintained it for 6 years. This year, the scales have started creeping back up. I'm ready to lose the extra pounds and get back on track. I've been following the Beck Diet Solution on facebook and plan on reading the book. <BR> <BR> ~Nancy Sun, 14 Apr 2013 05:08:48 EST Response Cards - What's Your Favorite? I use "If I eat this I will have two problems" quite frequently. <BR> Are there one's that work for you? Fri, 5 Apr 2013 09:51:26 EST Two Months Down Beware the Ides of March <BR> <BR> Actually March wasn't that bad, but in the middle of March an old back injury got re-hurt. I haven't exercised in about two and half weeks. <BR> <BR> I started my regime the last week of January, 202.4 lbs, finished in February at 194.5 lbs and I am now finishing March at 191.0 lbs. <BR> <BR> I feel a lot more comfortable in my skin, the progress is tangible and not going anywhere so I can handle slowing up for a few weeks. My mood is good. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 13:27:22 EST Advice for a newbie? Hi! I'm new to the team, and new to the Beck Diet Solution. However, I'm not new to trying to lose weight and keeping it off. After reading many references here on Spark People concerning this program, I think it might be just what I need. Sometimes I am my own worst enemy, so if I can learn to change my thinking, I'm sure I'll have more success for the long-term. Any advice from those of you who have really found success using the principles from this book? <BR> <BR> Here's hoping! <BR> <... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:38:37 EST New Hey everyone! I am new to Spark and new to this team. I don't know much about the Beck Diet or Spark. I do know I need to lose weight and my mind is my biggest problem. I have no motivation to work out or hardly any to cut back on my food. I hope this helps. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:42:34 EST Hi Everyone, I'm new to the TEAM! Hi my name is Charmaine. I actually bought this book years ago and read the first few pages. It has been collecting dust under my bed for far to long. I dug it out after the binge eating and inactive holidays. I started the book in January and I am very excited to have found this group. I KNOW this book and my determination are finally going to get me where I need to be in life. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:32:34 EST One Month Down First month done. Weighed in 2013 Jan 28 at 202.4 lbs. My 5 day running average this morning was 194.5 lbs. Clothing feels looser, which is pretty cool. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:39:01 EST Skipping A Lunch With Beck Passing up a meal or delaying a meal until I feel physical hunger does not come naturally to me. Every time I do it feels scary/alien, but I think it is cool. Today, I just did not feel like eating lunch. I wasn't at all hungry and put off eating until dinner. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:50:17 EST New Member! Hello everyone! I am excited to be joining this team. I used BDS last year and lost 25 lbs, it was the only book that ever connected with me and gave me the tools I needed to lose the weight and stop binging. Now I am back with all of those 25 lbs back on and then some. So, I am going to start BDS once again and hope for lasting success this time around! Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:19:28 EST Yo! I'm back too! :-) Just stopping by to re-introduce myself to the team. I intend to be more active here now that I have started re-reading The Beck Diet Solution. I am away at the weekend, but will start the 6 weeks of daily sessions on Monday, along with WeightWatchers and exercising regularly. At the moment I am re-reading the introductory chapters. Annie. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 03:35:40 EST Daily accountability thread; lose 10 lb in 10 week Hello Beckers! <BR> I am opening a new thread with the goal of losing 10 lb till end of April. This would get me out of the "obese" range. <BR> My intention is to daily report my caloric intake. <BR> I want to make this commitment; welcome anyone who wants to travel with me till this first milepost.! <BR> Rachel Sun, 17 Feb 2013 13:01:30 EST Maintenance? I haven't finished the book yet. <BR> <BR> I've been using the CD set during my commute to keep me motivated to keep a food diary which worked for me years ago. <BR> <BR> I didn't recall much being said about the psychology of maintenance, which is probably the bigger challenge as it is for the rest of your life. <BR> <BR> Does the book have a lot to say about maintenance. <BR> <BR> No rush, I have about 6 months to go before I need to worry about that :) <BR> <BR> Steve Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:58:57 EST Yo! I'm back! Hey! It's been ages. I'm back! I've been away for most of a year. I'm recommitted to Beck Diet Solution and am in week 2 of the workbook. <BR> <BR> My 2012 was a year of breakdown and accepting reality of who I am. I regained some of the weight I had lost on the BDS method. Emotionally, I'm in a better place. And I've got a boat load to learn. <BR> <BR> That said, I'm off to bed. <BR> <BR> Susan Tue, 12 Feb 2013 02:11:55 EST Hi my name is Isabel I live by Salt Lake City Utah, I am 58 and 80lbs overweight. I stumbled upon the Beck Diet Solutions and I believe this is what I need to help me change my corrupt thinking. I have hurt my knees, elbows and shoulders so if anyone can advise me on the best resistance workout for me I would be grateful. It would be great to get and have the support. Thankyou very much :) Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:58:06 EST Hi I'm Carol <BR> Hi All!!! <BR> I have been successfully living Beck for 5years and 7 months. You can find my story on the Beck blog on the Beck Diet Solution website, entry: 'My Journey to Thinking Like a Thin Person' <BR> <BR> Hopefully I can assist others on their journey! <BR> <BR> Carol <BR> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 12:01:53 EST Skipping A Dinner With Beck I am not the kind of person to turn down a meal, even if I am full, so my experience yesterday was very interesting to me. <BR> <BR> I ate a hot high fiber cereal for breakfast. Then I had 2 cups of broccoli florets with brown rice and mung beans for lunch. I'm guessing the fiber in those two meals was very high. <BR> <BR> I felt so full that I knew if I ate dinner, even though I would be within my calorie range, I would not feel good. However, I was very hungry over the weekend a... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 11:27:04 EST Another introduction I am a fortyish, married, mom of two, who works 50-60 hours per week. My life can be stressful but I’ve been working on that for a long time and have it pretty much under control. Now, I need to overhaul my routines and habits to kick 20-25 pounds away for good. <BR> <BR> I’ve lost my pregnancy weight twice so I know I can do this. I’ve done weight watchers which works fine but SparkPeople is free (yeah, I guess I’m also a cheapskate). I know how to eat <BR> <BR> While I sit at work wa... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:01:31 EST Introduction. I'm Steve. Years ago I weighed 230 lbs at my high. I'm 5 11. I got down to 178lbs. I put a few of the pounds back on and am now in the mid 190s. I would like to get back down to 180 lbs. I have had trouble getting started and keeping started. I've had decent results with cognitive therapy before so I thought I would give "The Beck Diet Solution" a try. I started reading the book and listening to the CDs while driving. <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday To Everyone <BR> <BR> Steve Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:44:15 EST new to the team, Beck reader of over a year Hello all <BR> I belong to a group that has been using this book for some time. It has proven to be a successful program for us and I am looking fwd to using both of the two groups to help me achieve even greater results. <BR> I'm an empty nester in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where weather is a major challenge to overcome in getting in my exercise. Over-eating, we all know from the book, is certainly my biggest problem. <BR> Here's to a great 2013! <BR> Lynette Tue, 1 Jan 2013 22:59:25 EST New member here.. Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Julie and I'm getting ready to restart healthy living lifestyle in the new year.... <BR> I've had Beck book for about a year or so and have read it twice,, have practiced some of the steps but need to have another go at it again. Glad to have found this forum to bounce ideas off of other people using the same program... <BR> <BR> Julie.. in Southern Nevada. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 09:52:54 EST Hello everyone Hi everyone, <BR> I'm Janet and have become interested in the Beck Diet Solution because a member on another team started posting about it. I did a little research and have ordered copies of both books to help me. God willing, they could arrive this week.... <BR> <BR> In March I returned to my home town in the UK to live after 14yrs living in southern Spain. The return to eating too many of the foods that I seem to have missed is taking it's toll on my weight and I feel kind of desperate abo... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:18:30 EST Still here, but I misplaced my book I carry my book around with me and it seems now I cannot find it. I think I am on day 3 -- I have my advantage Response card near my computer so at least I can focus on that. I am hoping I did not leave it at the clinic. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:20:16 EST Looking for a Coach Today is Day 1 for me - and I am looking for a diet coach. Advice on how to find one? anybody on this board like to coach? <BR> <BR> thanks in advance, <BR> Lisa Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:03:37 EST Why I want to lose weight. I am new to this group but have been doing The Beck Diet since July 2012. I use the response cards, but I really like the exercise you do at the beginning of the book and make a list of the reasons you want to lose weight. I review this every morning and it helps me stay on track. <BR> Here is my list: <BR> Why I want to lose weight: <BR> 1. To honor God 2. I'll look better3. I can wear a smaller size 4. I can wear more stylish clothing 5. To be in better health 6. It will be easier to exerc... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 12:01:52 EST Starting from square one In reading the beck diet solution, I thought that I didn't have to do a few of the steps (find a coach, doing the hunger chart, skipping lunch for a day, setting food aside on your plate not to eat). I've made a lot of progress in the past few years (I once weighed 200lbs) and I know what real hunger feels like and I know that it will subside if you ignore it. However, I still have weight to lose so there's something I'm not doing right. <BR> <BR> I think that starting from the beginning an... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 08:16:55 EST Conquering Sabotaging thoughts i used to have massive unconquerable sabotaging thoughts. But today I want to gave this thoughts up. I used to think that ill be fat forever and there's nothing I could do with it. But I will try to change my mindset from now on. I'l try it for 10 days. I will focus more on action. Sometimes I am too absorbed by my negative thinking and it cripples me big time. How to you counter act sabotaging thoughts? Thu, 1 Nov 2012 09:33:40 EST consistency good morning, <BR> Yesterday i did some unplanned eating. I was making muffins and I had some batter. And it just spiraled down from there. I think the problem is that I'm not consistent with the beck steps. I don't write down my eating plans and I don't have an accountability person. <BR> <BR> Has anyone ever run into the problem of thinking about your ARC, and then just not caring about it? Because that's what happened yesterday. I thought of all the benefits of losing weight and then I t... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 08:01:42 EST ON AND OFF DIET/GYM Hi all. I ve been feeling guilty all the time because I am not consistent enough with what im doing. Sometimes when I'm motivated, of course i go on a diet and to the gym but when im not i'd rather sleep and eat while watching tv. Most of the time I'm not in the mood. How can I move on from feeling bad? Should i quit my ghym membership because I seldom use it?? Sigh i dont want to give up but im really feeling bad! Tue, 23 Oct 2012 08:27:44 EST Bonus Calorie Allowance Hello, <BR> I made the mistake of overeating on a few days, and I tried to make up for it by exercising off the calories I ate. I don't think it worked and I still gained a pound. Darn. I guess if I hadn't worked out so much it could have been worse. <BR> <BR> Does anyone keep a bonus calorie allowance for the week? For example, I'm thinking about allowing myself an extra 400 cal. for one day. Anyone have experience with this? <BR> <BR> Thanks. <BR> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 08:40:29 EST Joining team HI, My name is Nancy and I think I joined this team some years ago under another Spark name. I decided I need to get a handle on the way I think about my eating. I remember this program helped me in the past but as I pulled out my workbook I see I only made it to day 6, unless I switched to an different notebook. <BR> <BR> That seems to be my story about changing my eating habits, I cannot seem to stick with a certain method long-term. I do not have much support from other family members. ... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 10:56:35 EST Day 6/Coach/Support Group Hello All, <BR> Today I am completing the Day 6 Goals-am not able to find a coach but thought I should get on board with the message board! I am 37-live in Maine and have been following the Beck Diet Solution for about a week now. <BR> My commitment is to check this board once a day and connect with others on it-as well as going to the Coach Corner when I am feeling like I need support. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to get involved with this community! <BR> Tue, 9 Oct 2012 21:17:55 EST Good morning! Hello everyone, <BR> This is the 2nd week I am on beck diet. I strayed off track because some of the steps seemed unnecessary but I see now that I must commit 100%. In another book I read this quote - "different methods produce different results". So, I'm trying something different. This is the first 'diet' I've been on that I really felt in control, so I'm committing to it. <BR> <BR> I wish everyone luck and look forward to chatting with you here! Tue, 2 Oct 2012 06:35:34 EST Need Motivation Hi Team! I am on Day 28 of the Beck Diet Solution and so far I'm sticking to it. By the time I finish the six week program, I'll be turning 59 + 1 years old. Yes, that's 60. (Sigh.) There's only one aspect of the Diet that I don't follow and that's planning my meals a day ahead of time. How can I do that? I don't know what I'm going to be in the mood for 24 hours in advance. I just try to stick to the calories I'm allotted. I like making index cards (in various neon colors) with a fe... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:11:12 EST Vitamin D I read an interesting article in the MInneapolis paper --- that vitamin D actually helps those trying to lose weight lose more weight. My doctor told me last year that i had a vitamin D deficiency and to increase amount taken. the articles I have read says there is a correlation between obesity and vitamin D deficiency. Wed, 5 Sep 2012 05:33:05 EST When to switch to back up diet... I have been using the BDS for 6 weeks. I read and use my cards and skills. I track everything. In six weeks I have had only 2 days where I really went overboard with calories. I exercise at least 30 minutes most days and the scale is not moving. My first diet choice is tracking here and staying within range. My choices are mostly healthy and the only problem I see is that my sodium is too high on somedays. My second choice diet would be more limited, akin to weight watchers core plan, bu... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 04:59:14 EST Just started - Looking for a coach! Hi! I am so excited to start the Beck program. I ordered the CDs and workbook off Amazon and it arrived this afternoon. I started reading the workbook immediately. Is there anyone who would like to be my buddy? I would love to find a coach, and I would be more than happy to coach in return. Let's be diet buddies!!! A little about me...I'm 37 years old, married, have a sedentary lifestyle, and I am trying to lose those last stubborn 15 lbs. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:08:17 EST Starting the Beck exercises again Hi! <BR> I went through the Beck book about 18 months ago and it was helping me, but I got out of the habit and re-gained some of the weight I lost. So I returned to the book - and I am writing my response cards today (had to find the index cards...LOL) <BR> <BR> I look forward to working the book with a team! <BR> <BR> Karen Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:15:27 EST New to Beck, whole family needs it! I have been on Spark for several years too. I lost 30 pounds, slowly and "for the last time". Then last winter I hit a depression and regained most of it. I stopped working out and stopped caring what and how much I eat. I gave up. <BR> <BR> I read about SP in a magazine years ago, and have been ever so thankful! <em>252</em> Last month I read about it again, and on one of the next pages was a woman talking about the Beck Diet Solution. I immediately ordered the book and the workbook. (Now... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 12:06:02 EST Advantage Response Cards plus the "Why Test" I am going to try something. I think I read about the "Why Test" in one of Dr. Oz's books. Each day, take one of the advantages from advantages response cards and do the "why test". <BR> Example: <BR> I want to lose weight. <BR> Why do I want to lose weight? <BR> I want to be healthier. <BR> Why do I want to be healthier? <BR> I will live longer and feel better. <BR> Why do I want to live longer and feel better? <BR> Because I want to see my daughter grow and thrive. I want to enjoy my marria... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:29:44 EST Hi All! New to Beck.. I have the books and have listened to the BDS on CD. I just started reading Beck Diet for life. I decided to do the plan more high-tech. I found an awesome app that makes flashcards and connects to quizlet online. The app is called FLASHCARDLET. I have an iphone. Their may be an android version. I made flash cards on quizlet and then downloaded them to my phone. So far I have made my advantages cards, some sabotaging thought cards, distraction cards and some more... Other people have mad... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 10:31:15 EST giving myself credit. small changes rock! i lost 2.42 pounds last week . but i feel that I gained after several days! although my workout is continious. I learned that i should stop eating too much! I am glad that even if it looks like that i gained, (i will inform yall tomorrow) I am still giving myself credit because I was able to make small changes in my lifestyle. I was craving for junkfood this afternoon so i bought a little bag of chips. Before i used to devour the whole big bag of chips but now my portion is controlled. I dont... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 07:54:54 EST What Can We Do in THREE WEEKS??? Hi folks, <BR> I have a surge of energy and inspiration for this project I need a special place to track my goals and progress. Anyone want to join me? I chose three weeks because that's how long I have before our vacation, but also because I think its a good block of time to focus on. <BR> <BR> Here's my plan: for the next three weeks I will <BR> <BR> Journal 1x/week <BR> Log every day, averaging 1750/day over the week <BR> Exercise 5x a week <BR> Post here every day <BR> <BR> withi... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 19:45:34 EST What is the best/most helpful Beck tip? I really love this whole CBT idea for eating... <BR> <BR> The things that I have found most helpful so far are: <BR> <BR> The fact that thin people don' t eat whatever, whenever. When I want to eat, I tell myself this. <BR> <BR> Making a plan for what I am going to eat that day... <BR> <BR> The self talk of "I would love to eat ----- right now, but am going to just wait for dinner at 5. <BR> <BR> I would love to know what has helped you all.... <BR> <BR> Hunger is not an emergency. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 21:03:29 EST Hello Glad this team is here! Hi! I'm on week 3 of my diet but new to the Beck Die solution. Thought I would join this team to help with the diet coach assignment and also for support. Looking forward to learning from you all. Sun, 10 Jun 2012 13:43:25 EST Beck weeks 2-3 chat, everyone welcome <em>235</em> Hi everyone, we can talk about the day here but the team has all the individual days with gr8 comments of those who've been there done that! Remember to check those out too :) <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Day 1, Week 1 starts Wednesday, 5/30 with weighins on Wed. Day 1 seems to be about motivation & pondering why we want to lose weight, starting our set of cards & lists! <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> The book has us start our mealplans now with our first weighin in 2 weeks, & then ... Wed, 30 May 2012 01:20:42 EST resetting goals i went through the whole spark diet about 4 years ago after baby #3. i want to go back through all the steps again after baby #4, so i reset my goals and picked my new fast break goals. but no where on my spark start page does it say what diet phase i'm in or anything. has anyone else reset their goals so they could do the program over? how does it work? <BR> thanks! Tue, 29 May 2012 15:17:56 EST Judi, Gwyn, Laura, others? tracking On the HELP! thread, Judi Gwyn and Laura decided to help each other stay on track by reporting whether we have tracked our food and how that went. <BR> <BR> So if anyone else feels like doing it too, this is the place! <BR> <BR> Judi's report: today, good eating so far. I still have a snack coming. All tracked except snack. Sun, 20 May 2012 22:02:57 EST Beck Chapts 1-4 So much before getting started! <em>203</em> just starting back through the book and workbook, and found myself nodding all the way through... oh how I have thought those things! <BR> <BR> I particularly like the idea of <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> No More Cheating. <BR> It was unplanned eating or overeating, and a mistake that we can work on and keep going (instead of beating ourselves up as a failure and quitting for a long time.) <BR> <BR> <em>189</em> i like that the book will help us solve some of the practical proble... Sun, 13 May 2012 14:47:22 EST New and just starting the program Hey, everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been looking at this book for quite some time and have been very interested in using it. Someone just recommended it to me, so my interest was really piqued. I was browsing around a second-hand book store (Half Price Books) yesterday and found a (hardcover) copy for only $6.99!! <em>30</em> I couldn't resist---I bought it and have been reading it ever since. I read all of the introductory material (I'm already familiar with CBT, which helps), and today I a... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:55:25 EST Looking for a Beck Diet Coach Hi, I'm Marsha. After 50+ years of being overweight, I've done pretty well these last 3 years with help of SparkPeople, Weight Watchers, YMCA, Galloway running, and the Beck Diet Solution. I'm up about 10 pounds from where I was (but I think 4 pounds are water - and this is still 75+ pounds below my all time high) and want to get back down and stay there. <BR> <BR> I did Beck a year ago and found it helpful. But I need the help of a Diet Coach. Just a weekly check in is probably all I requi... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 11:43:06 EST New to Beck! Hello everyone, <BR> a few minutes ago my Beck-book "Diet-Solution" arrived. <BR> I'm convinced, we all know almost everything we need to know about losing weight, maintaining weight, leading a healthy lifestyle. Yet "something" holds us back or happens, or whatever. I hope, Beck will help to solve that riddle! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Hello again! <BR> <BR> Marie Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:44:51 EST New to the Group Hello from Florida! <BR> My name is Kristine and I am very excited to be a member of this group. I have recently started reading the Beck Diet Solution and am on Day #3...which I blew 30 minutes into my shift at work. Seemed like such a no brainer, but before I knew it...there I was. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to going through all the steps and following the other folks here who are struggling witht he same issus I am. <BR> <BR> Have a great evening! Wed, 7 Mar 2012 20:28:42 EST The Response Cards Hi I want to start the journey with the book but I cannot find my Response cards does anyone know where I might be able to download them or do I need to buy the book again. Thanks Sat, 3 Mar 2012 14:58:15 EST New to the team! Hi everyone! I am new and just started the Beck diet. I'm on day 6 and am really liking the approach of the book. Weight loss has always been difficult for me because of my thoughts and thinking patterns, and I am excited to see how my mind changes for the better over these next 6 weeks +. Looking forward to getting to know you all and being part of this team! Fri, 2 Mar 2012 10:14:34 EST New To Team I have not bought this book yet but intend to eventually. I'm not a reader but I do follow them on facebook. I LOVE Aaron Beck and the CBT methods. I am working on my Masters in Mental Health Counseling and much of my focus is on CBT. It is incredible and proven effective for all eating disorders. <BR> <BR> I am 35, married, have 3 teens (19, 18, 16), 2 dogs, 1 cat, and I live in Korea but from Texas. I struggle every day especially with fatigue. I believe fatigue is what keeps the res... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:35:11 EST Help! I need my Beck Buddies! Hi Team, <BR> I am making a new sticky topic where team members can go to post when they really need someone to help! Sometimes we are having a particularly tough evening. Or the weekend is not going as planned. If we post here, someone will give support! <BR> <BR> (Thanks Rachel for the idea.) <BR> <BR> So let's all write a quick hello on here so we can get subscribed to this thread so that people will always find someone to help when they really need it! <BR> <em>220</em> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:41:08 EST Diet Buddies / Coaches Hi! I'm so glad to have found this group. I'd love to be part of a buddy/coach circle to help one another and provide accountability. <BR> Looks like a great group! Wed, 8 Feb 2012 12:42:34 EST Reading Beck Diet for Life & Beck Diet Solution Hello all, <BR> <BR> My name is crystal and I'm a serial dieter (hmmm cereal) Ive picked up both the beck diet solution and the beck diet for life books last week. Should I be reading them simultaneously, is one better to read before the other? I would really love to finally learn the skills to keep the weight off for good :) In the beck diet for life, it says I should get a diet buddy. I'm hoping joining this team will be like having a diet buddy Mon, 6 Feb 2012 14:37:21 EST How do you view dieting? I've been watching a webcast about dieting. That coupled with a conversation yesterday with some co-workers, has me a a little stressed. <BR> <BR> The webcast has some professionals in psychotherapy talking about dieting. One was Judith Beck and she was wonderful! The other two take more of an anti diet perspective. The perspectives bother me personally, because I am really committed to being healthy and making healthy choices. But, in a conversation yesterday, I asked a co-worker who has r... Sat, 4 Feb 2012 14:56:17 EST Sit down to eat This one is hard :-) <BR> <BR> I have put on my fridge and the inside of my larder the following note <BR> <BR> SIT DOWN TO EAT. <BR> <BR> If you turn my note over you will see the following on the other side: <BR> <BR> If you don't want <BR> to get <BR> to BIG <BR> to see your feet <BR> <BR> Thought other people might want to do the same. <BR> <BR> I made my DD laugh as she is the only one that knows there is another side to the note. <em>334</em> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:06:00 EST Started today Read about it and since I love to read anything and everything wanted to buy the book but was hesitant (my negative voice was talking again). In the end I decided to borrow it from the library and started reading it today. Went out and bought a notebook and some cards and I want to work my way through it slowly. <BR> <BR> I lost close to 18 pounds in the last year and then went and put it all on again. I was on primal then Atkins (which is where I lost most of my weight) then back to primal ... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:38:59 EST Can I pick your brain for a moment? Weighing in... Hi Beck peeps. <BR> I have a concern that is a potential obstacle and I wonder how you handle this. I repeatedly will be knocked off of making healthy choices when I became preoccupied with my weight on the scale. How do people handle this? I'm supposed to weigh myself this week and I'm really scared. I would prefer to never weigh myself, because the number will become like an obsession for me and I will feel defeated. I'm not saying this because I'm scared, I'm saying it because I've be... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 19:29:45 EST new to beck got my book last week. have been reading it. taking my time. trying to really make sure i am understanding what will lie ahead. it makes a lot of sense to me so far. i am seeing myself in almost ever paragraph. i am commited to doing exactly as it says. and not to try and change it to what i want. history tells me that never works. once i start putting my spin on any program i have tried i start the downhill slide. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:16:20 EST ONE AT A TIME I'm such a Gemini which means I usually have a difficult time making decisions. With that said ................ <BR> <BR> I decided this weekend that I needed to begin planning my meals beginning tomorrow. I already have my oatmeal pkt sitting next to the coffee pot. I already made a turkey sandwich for lunch. And, get this, I've already entered the nutritional info in my tracker for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I so badly want tomorrow to the beginning of new healthy eating habits. My goal i... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 21:54:05 EST Back to Beck... Hi everybody. I've had more success at reaching a healthy size and keeping it than any other way. In the past, I has used it with Weight Watchers and almost-daily yoga. Now, I'd like to do it a bit simpler with calorie counting and yoga/walking. My biggest challenge right now, as I am trying to take on each habit before going "whole hog" is to eat sitting down at the table. I'm trying to make the table more pleasant. I'm going to get some placemats and a table runner, maybe some chair p... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:20:06 EST New to Beck Hello! I'm new to Beck. I've lost about 9 pounds since starting. Holidays and recent illness/injury held me back recently. :( <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm also in a contest where I could win a trip to a Biggest Loser Resort. Can you help spare a vote? Thank you! You can vote daily. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s/160284/voteable_entries/39288179 </link> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 21:10:09 EST Dropping in to say "Hello" Hello everyone, I am dropping in to say hi. I have not officially started the program yet. I picked up BDS at the library about a month ago, and things started to click. I am a big fan of the podcast Inside Out Weight Loss, and some of the common sense and cognitive changes seem to be based on the same principles. So I am planning on doing both plans in tandem. <BR> The reason I have yet to begin is I realized I would likely need to read the book over and over again to mine all of the infor... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 18:40:45 EST Hi! Looking for support. Hi everyone. I started reading and practicing the Beck Diet for Life last week and have been looking for an online support group since then. I'm glad I've found you! My ultimate goal is to lose 20 pounds, of course focusing on 5 pound goals throughout the journey. I'm pretty young (19) and I work out regularly and am quite athletic, but my main problem is my eating mindset, that's why I decided to follow Beck. I'm loving how I can see my bad habits breaking already. Although the support... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:29:49 EST WORKBOOK ? I have started reading the Beck book (the pink version) & I have ordered the workbook. Should be here in a week or so. I notice quite a few worksheets in the book which I assume are also included in the workbook. What is the difference between the book & the workbook? Do I need to read the entire Beck book before starting the workbook or is it a companion book? Tue, 13 Dec 2011 22:10:30 EST Konnichiwa! Hi! <BR> I'm Liz, and I just started the Beck Diet Solution. I hit Day 6 today, so I figured I'd poke around a bit and see who else is doing this (hoping to find a buddy/coach). <BR> <BR> A little about me...I live in Northern Japan, where I teach English. I've been overweight since graduating from college, but when I got to Japan, I gained 15 pounds. People here were shocked when I told them I gained weight in Japan! Well, that was a wake up call for me, so I started hitting it with the exe... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 09:10:06 EST Giving Beck another go! Hi, thought I would try the BDS again, I did it several months ago and did pretty well! <BR> <BR> I plan on hunting up my books this evening and dusting them off. <BR> <BR> Which thread is the most active one here? I would like to post somewhere at least once a day and possible read some current posts as well. <BR> <BR> Thanks Mon, 5 Dec 2011 13:43:19 EST Winter Holiday Challenge! Okay folks, here's the open challenge for those of us wanting to push ourselves a little harder in some way. <BR> <BR> Post here if you want to join us and tell us what your personal push will be... do you want to <BR> <BR> Workout more? <BR> Set a plan for holiday eating? <BR> Spend your weekend racking up as many Sparkpoints as you can? <BR> <BR> These are just ideas; what will challenge you to make the most of this season? Thu, 1 Dec 2011 23:59:15 EST Val's Pumpkin Cocoa Mousse Not sure the best place to post this but I didn't want it to get lost in the everyday check-in thread. This is very good and I hope someone tries it because I will feel smart and special ;) <BR> <BR> 15 oz. canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) <BR> 1 tub of Cool Whip Lite <BR> 1 package of fat-free sugar-free chocolate pudding (not prepared) <BR> 1 tsp. cinnamon <BR> 1/4 tsp. salt <BR> <BR> Wisk it all together till combined well. Spoon by 1/2 cupful's into 6 seperate ramekins or small ... Wed, 23 Nov 2011 08:36:33 EST Can we talk about Thanksgiving? I don't want to count every single calorie I'm eating during Thanksgiving dinner, but I don't want to totally blow it either! Obviously turkey isn't a problem, just turkey breast and no skin. I'm going to make brussels spouts so I can really fill up on those and take just small spoon of mashed potatoes. But other than that I'm worried about making good choices. <BR> <BR> Can we toss some ideas around? Mon, 21 Nov 2011 21:23:21 EST Just getting started Hi everyone and thanks for the welcome, Judy! I have just gotten hold of The Beck Diet for Life, so have not officially started the 'diet'/lifestyle yet. But I am really fed up with trying, ever trying, to lose the pounds I gained during/after child-bearing. My kids are now 16 and 14, and I am over 40, so it's getting even harder to lose. In the last two years alone, I have gained almost 10 pounds! Something MUST change or it will only get worse. I started a boot camp class in September, but ... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 21:00:01 EST Anyone interested in weekend challenges? Anyone interested in weekend challenges or something? I love a good challenge, even a small one, to keep me on my toes and motivated. And since the weekend can be the most trying for most of us... <BR> <BR> yes? no? ideas? Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:33:03 EST Well this is interesting... Haven't seen my awesome therapist in several months because I've been doing so well with my situation (won't bore you with the story of my life) because my depression is getting a foothold and I can't seem to get out of it. <BR> <BR> We talked about diet. Yep, lol! He gave me a pen and paper and was like, "Ok, this is what you're going to do..." Men are so different than women. My woman psychatrist 'encourages' me to make changes in diet and exercise and I leave her office thinking, "Eh... ... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 07:33:57 EST Any suggestions for a 1 week diet booster? I just started a basic search for a 1 week detox, but realized that next week would be a BAD week to give it a go, seeing as it's THANKSGIVING, lol! And the week after that I will be moving, another bad time. So that means I have a few weeks to research and choose something to give me boost. <BR> <BR> Ideas? Suggestions? What should I be careful or mindful of? Wed, 16 Nov 2011 09:24:47 EST Starting Again Back to Beck Day One Okay, I looked at my Beck material from a year ago, when I first found this book and team. It was a year ago July! How time goes by. I got to day 26 and just stopped. NOT THIS TIME!! I'm going for the gold. I really need to stop going back and forth with this food and weight issue. Not good for me physically, Spiritually or emotionally. So here is to day one. I'll report more later. <BR> <BR> I'm going to put it out there...ANY ONE on the team want to be my coach or accountability p... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 09:37:31 EST New here Hello, I started reading The Complete Beck Diet for Life book yesterday and thought I would try to find a corresponding Spark team. This must be a different version from the one people here are using--my cover is green, not pink like the team logo. The cover says it's a Five-Stage Program, and includes the Think Thin Eating Plan. According to the introduction the feedback from readers of the original Beck Diet Solution and Workbook was that 'most dieters need more guidance in selecting the... Fri, 11 Nov 2011 05:12:51 EST BIG NEWS FOR VAL We're closing on a house today!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I am SO excited! We've needed more space for awhile now and this summer we received full, permanent custody of our foster child. We're literally running into each other around here. 5 people, 3 dogs, and a cat (not to mention all the other kids that come and go) in 1300 sq. feet. <BR> <BR> We will be moved into our DREAM HOUSE by Thanksgiving! <BR> <BR> Kinda sad though because we bought this house 10 years ago and have done everything you c... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 08:53:59 EST Need 1 or 2 people to be COMMITMED diet coaches I finished reading day 6 and last time I had a good support system I was in a Biggest Loser group. It was online but we posted several times a day and had challenges and had to leave the team if we didn't weigh in and fill in our points and such. It was a GREAT accountablility system. That's how I lost 30 lbs. <BR> <BR> So I was tempted to breeze over day 6 with the thought that, "Sparkpeople will be my support group" but that hasn't worked over the last couple years. It's too easy for me t... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 06:53:50 EST New to forum and getting Back to Beck :) I can't seem to find an on-going introduction thread and I wanted to make sure I properly introduced myself before I jump into any threads. <BR> <BR> My name is Valerie and I lost between 25-30 lbs. about 3-4 years ago, using Beck a lot of that time. I don't even remember what happened, but I never finished the book (stopped during week 2! Doh!) and over the period of about a year put all the weight back on. ARGH!!!! <BR> <BR> I've been trying off and on since then to get the weight back o... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 07:00:45 EST Hello and info about some research on mindful eati Hello - I've been losing weight since May 2011. When I read a book called 'Overcoming Weight Problems' which uses cognitive behaviour therapy techniques, I thought that I might at last have found some ideas about keeping the weight off as well as losing in the first place. <BR> <BR> I bought the Beck Diet Solution a few weeks ago and have really been concentrating on 3 things: eating sitting down, eating slowly and eating mindfully. I find that just these things are challenging enough for... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 05:10:11 EST Starting Workbook Hi everyone, <BR> I have read the Beck Diet Solution book and I am now starting to do the workbook. There are so many threads here that I'm not sure where to post my daily progress in the workbook. I have made my list of advantages and chosen my diet. I was hoping to use this team as my coach. Looking forward to getting to know you all. <em>213</em> Sun, 25 Sep 2011 22:24:59 EST Starting again/acco untability partner Hello All, <BR> <BR> I just rejoined the team. I tried this 6 months ago. So now I'm back and ready. I have gotten the workbook. I do have the book. I'm going to be starting again, tomorrow. Anyone else want to join me and be accountable to one another?? <BR> <BR> Debbie Wed, 14 Sep 2011 16:32:46 EST Day 42 I took an extra week or two while on vacation to get through the workbook but I'm on Day 42. Moving forward. <BR> <BR> The exercises I resisted doing the most turned out to be some of the best exercises. I resisted the craving / hunger exercise and the "no food during the day" exercise. I learned a lot from those exercises. I know that if I feel hungry, that feeling will wane. It certainly is not as painful as my most painful experience. <BR> <BR> Some of the exercises seem useless but I'm... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:26:54 EST Hello looking for accountability partner Hello my name is latotzke and have been losing weight and working out. I started beck's diet solution and need an accountability partner. I also need someone to help me when I have the need to eat when I am tired. <BR> I have already lost 16 lbs in the last 3 months and 18 lbs before that which took me a while until my thyroid meds got adjusted. I refuse to quit. Come to hard. <BR> looking forward to hearing from you <BR> Lee T. Fri, 9 Sep 2011 19:42:03 EST moving this to the right place empty Tue, 6 Sep 2011 17:04:30 EST My first goal is almost met! I'm a half pound from meeting my first goal! Technically I met it when I hit my first five pounds but I decided to count the five pounds from when I started the Beck program. Nonetheless, it's all good. I'm trending in the right direction. <BR> <BR> It can be hard to weigh myself every morning and see the scale go up then down then up then down. When I look at my weight tracker here on spark people as it relates to my goal and it is tending as it should. <BR> <BR> I weigh myself after using... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 11:51:31 EST Started today Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Tanya. September 1 was my Day 1 on the Beck diet. I bought the book, audio CDs, and workbook from Amazon and I am ready to rock and roll!!! I am very excited and I hope we can encourage each other. <BR> <BR> Tanya Fri, 2 Sep 2011 00:59:25 EST New to BDS Hello <BR> <BR> I am a 31 year old women living in Alberta who is going to lose weight. I wanted to put that right out there before I try to talk myself out of it :) <BR> I have a career in library service and currently work in a medical library and am loving it. <BR> <BR> I want to be fit and trim so by the time I reach 35 I have it all under control and will feel proud of myself. <BR> <BR> Right now I am just starting "The Beck diet solution" and am going through everything step my s... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 17:50:08 EST New to BDS Hello all! I bought the BDS book a long time ago, read to day 7, put it down and never picked it up again until about a week ago. I got a sudden burst of motivation and i'm ready to go. I feel like I did about 7 years ago when I lost over 50 lbs. I am currently on Day 7 and feeling great. I was excited to find this forum and think it will be great for getting support and hopefully I can offer some as well! Sat, 20 Aug 2011 10:28:03 EST