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4/3/20 2:43 P

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I apologise for not being here. Life has been nuts. I'm in a foot boot, and that has been super hard on me. My DH got laid off from work, and my babysitting is coming to an end. Interesting times we are in! I certainly don't mind staying at home! We just weren't expecting the lay off. We thought he would get transferred to another place, as he's a supervisor for a cleaning company.

I've been absolutely devastated that I haven't been able to follow my workout program with my foot. Exercise had become a stress reliever. I've been able to figure something out for exercise with sitting on an exercise ball.

Sue, I totally agree with Desire eating. I don't really have cravings at all, I just despite to eat. I don't even eat foods outside of what I normally eat, I just eat too much! Too much healthy food still doesn't give weight loss. Sometimes I'm not even eating for emotional reasons, I just want to eat because I desire to! How to nip this in the bud, I'm not sure yet for me. I'm certainly going to try and make some response cards for my desire eating.

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3/26/20 10:53 A

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Today I moved onto Day 19 Stop Fooling Yourself and it is perfect timing for me because last night we were invited to friend's home for dinner (with social distancing, of course) and my eating was far less than stellar! I have been writing out my menu plans and then going back and noting in red ink what I didn't follow as instructed in our D15 lesson. There is a lot of red showing! Out of 18 meals I have notations on 6 of them. Giving myself credit for the 2/3 win. This will give me a new kind of goal to work towards in the upcoming week - I want to see less red!

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3/25/20 10:18 A

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I am grateful that I found this beck solution. I am down 62 plus pounds and I initially wanted to lose 40. I am at the best healthy weight I should be. i think being at a healthy size and focusing on eating clean and healthy foods and moving will help me in the long run.

I am moving more, I eat less, I am finding other things to do when my brain tries to convince me to make unhealthy choices (not just food, but exercise or even having a second glass of wine).




I am a maker of things ... I make natural handmade soaps/body care, toxin free nail polish & botanical perfumes ... And a fiber artist who weaves textiles & spins yarn obsessively. Pack leader to 6 dogs, 1 cat & an assortment of humans.

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3/25/20 9:02 A

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emoticon Fae! We took a Road Trip today checking out a couple different towns I Florida. It was exhausting for me mentally - decisions, decisions, decisions! So I wanted to take a nap too, but pushed through it! emoticon

For two days now I have been leaving food behind at each meal until dinner last night. We had Fajitas with grilled Sirloin and Roasted Veggies over Brown Rice w/ Quinua. I had 2 Lite beers before dinner that I didn't have on my plan and I added Lite Sour Cream to the Fajitas which also wasn't planned. Then I had took seconds and cleaned my 0plate even though I noticed my fullness. Gotta mark this day as a "Most Of The Time" kind of day.

I did push myself to go for a walk after dinner with our dog while DH cleaned up the kitchen. And I resisted thoughts of night time TV snacking. I actually noted myself mentally reviewing if I was hungry, having desire, or cravings. Since I couldn't come up with anything I felt like eating I decided it was just a desire and put the thought out of my mind!

Sue

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3/24/20 5:18 P

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I did 30 minutes of stepping while watching outlander today. It's raining and so I wanted to nap. I decided that I had NO CHOICE but to exercise because my health is important.
I gave myself a pat on the back for taking care of me and doing what I needed to do.

I am a maker of things ... I make natural handmade soaps/body care, toxin free nail polish & botanical perfumes ... And a fiber artist who weaves textiles & spins yarn obsessively. Pack leader to 6 dogs, 1 cat & an assortment of humans.

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3/24/20 9:36 A

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I had some sabotaging thoughts yesterday afternoon. I really wanted to join my DH for a beer (or 2) outside on the patio, but I managed to stick with my water. And at dinner as I practiced the End Overeating task of leaving food on my plate I noticed thoughts about eating more. As a matter of fact, I did eat one more ravioli and then I caught myself and stood firm - No, Sue, you do not want to eat more!

Social Distancing and the Stay At Home directives are letting me feel calm, peaceful, and focused.

Sue

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3/23/20 9:16 A

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Good Morning!

I am moving through the pages a lot slower than the group. I miss being "in the now" with our review gang, but find that I need more than 1 day for information to sink in before I move on to cramming more information into my brain emoticon .

This approach finds me doing Day 17 (End Overeating) today. My first thought was "How is this any different than yesterday's lesson?", but as I read and reread the two I FINALLY got it! Day 16 is about making my Yes mean Yes and my No mean No with my meal planning. While Day 17 is about portion control.

Two different things and both that I need help with. I usually don't have any trouble coming up with a plan, but I frequently change that plan as the meal approaches. I did it at dinner last night - 5 shrimp won't be enough - add a bit of steak; the salad needs a bit more of something - add shredded parmesan, chopped celery, and red onion; a glass of white wine sounds good (and it was!). I will keep working on eliminating this pattern of adding to the plan I devised.

Sue

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3/22/20 9:53 A

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I have had to put the book up because I'm doing some last minute scrambling to make money as I feel like it's going to be worse before it's better. My markets are canceled and my gift stores are closed. I have 3-4 local gorcery stores which sell my items. I am delivering there when they order. I am not going in if I can help it.
I am home now for the next while. I work from home. I can ship. I can bring to customers cars.

I have lost 2.5 pounds .... it's interesting. I got chubby from eating too much and also stress eating. Now I am not stress eating. I actually was eating less (and that's a bit of stress and scrambling to get work done), but I do give credit to my new way of thinking.

I am still doing the beck principles for eating. I read my cards (just did for this am) and I'm sitting to eat. I am eating to point of mild fullness. I changed my definition of full. I have observed and made decision regarding wanting to eat vs needing to eat. And also I have had moments where I've said, this isn't an emergency I am not going to starve. I remind myself to move and that this is for my longevity and my health.

I have also put this way of thinking into place with respect to this whole pandemic. Cognitive behavior therapy really is good. i'ts helped to keep me calm and focused.

I am a maker of things ... I make natural handmade soaps/body care, toxin free nail polish & botanical perfumes ... And a fiber artist who weaves textiles & spins yarn obsessively. Pack leader to 6 dogs, 1 cat & an assortment of humans.

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3/20/20 10:04 A

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Kriszta, it is helping me too. I was starting to eat too fast and not tuning into when I was satisfied. Worries about the Coronavirus and my DIL (37 weeks pregnant, with complications) were distracting me. Yesterday I focused on mindful, slow eating, checking my hunger level frequently, stopping when satisfied and leaving food on the plate. Later in the evening I had a strong craving for frozen yogurt that was persisting, but I convinced myself I could tolerate the edginess and that it was not hunger and I could make it through the evening without eating...and I did successfully resist the craving.

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3/19/20 3:35 P

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This is the 9th time I'm reading the pink book, and this time it is super helpful.
Before I started, I fell back into habits of eating standing up and quickly, which lead to desire to eat between meals, even cravings, and overeating.
Now I'm happy to report I eat slowly and sitting down again, and after saying NO to cravings a few times they diminished, and I didn't have any in the past two days-
I'm so happy dieting is easy again, and I don't think of food between meals.
My Advantages Response Card is becoming true!
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Goal weight:
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CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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3/17/20 5:44 P

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so, social distancing is happening. i have a home based business and have been shipping orders and have delivered the last few wholesale for a while ... maybe. not sure.
I make soap, so I hope folks will buy my soap during this time if they can spend money. I will continue to make and pack and ship.

I just got in from a good walk. I took one of my dogs and was walking her and used her as a spacer if I passed any one. and moved aside. got a good half hour in.

I've been not stress eating (and that's a good thing). I haven't stocked up on groceries I wouldn't normally eat. I am tracking my calories and moving more.


I am a maker of things ... I make natural handmade soaps/body care, toxin free nail polish & botanical perfumes ... And a fiber artist who weaves textiles & spins yarn obsessively. Pack leader to 6 dogs, 1 cat & an assortment of humans.

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3/17/20 9:13 A

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This pandemic is effecting every person on earth! I sure feel for those of us who are losing the income they need to survive. Every day the reality of this sinks in a bit more. I hope everyone can stay strong physically, mentally, and in spirit.

I am behind everyone in the lessons also. Moving at a slower pace. Did the skipping lunch exercise yesterday. Day 13 is about overcoming cravings. In the past I was unhappy that Beck doesn't do a better job of Overcoming Desire. From what I read it seems to me that a majority of us struggle with Desire (eating food because it is there) more than we do with Cravings (a hunger for something specific). I suppose we can use the techniques for both issues. Just wish she had spoken to the problem of Desire a bit more.

Fae - I hate it when I lose a Streak I have going! ! ! It is so upsetting to me when I do that is makes me wonder if I'm not better off without them. Shows us there can always be a new day!

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3/16/20 8:36 A

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I am behind on the reading. in fact, I put the book up.
I am tracking calories, doing my response cards at least once a day (which I usually do twice a day). I have been walking more.

I didn't log in to sparkpeople one day last week and it reset my daily log in. I feel like crying! I forgot to track my food and when I went back it was after midnight. a small thing ... but I've been sparking daily since the end of 2018. darn.

I'm doing a bust butt move to get my wholesale orders filled as fast as possible and getting my retail orders out. my markets are cancelled right now and that's a large part of my income so I'm fairly frantic. my slow season is supposed to end the first of April and right now it's being extended.

I am a maker of things ... I make natural handmade soaps/body care, toxin free nail polish & botanical perfumes ... And a fiber artist who weaves textiles & spins yarn obsessively. Pack leader to 6 dogs, 1 cat & an assortment of humans.

www.faeriemadesoaps.com


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3/14/20 7:55 A

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I am behind on my reading but should catch up now.
We are off for two weeks now because of school closing.
I want to get things done now while I am off.
I am up on weight, I weighed in this morning at 105.4 pounds.That is up 2.6 pounds this week.
I think 104 or 105 might be ok as long as I start getting lean muscle and tightening the belly (jiggles) It sound nicer than fat. emoticon
Have a great weekend.

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3/11/20 11:14 A

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Happy Wednesday!

I'm behind on my BECK reading, but still making great progress. Still babysitting long hours until tax season ends. I'm spending my remaining time at night on my fitness and diet.

I was able to expand my home gym, so that has been super motivating for me. Training hard on my fitness plan helps me to stick better to my plan. I don't want all that hard work to go too waste. I even quit my intermittent fasting plan, and as a result, my eating has leveled out since I'm not eating a continuous evening meal! No more intermittent fasting for me. I'm finally in a great spot and finishing this Beck reading will really help.

Sue, I completely understand the burdensome of tracking food! I've recently come to grips though that it I want progress, I have to track my food. There's just no other way for me. I haven't made any progress no matter what eating approach I've taken.

Terri, Great idea with the daily eating habits. Are you going to post daily here or on the thread you started or both? I'll join you. We may get better accountability of we post here on this thread.

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3/9/20 11:34 A

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Good Morning Everyone!

I did a review of my first week and feel I am doing pretty good reading my ARC and RCs, giving myself lots of credit, and sitting while eating. Areas I need to buff up a bit on are portion sizes (as I have been doing I.E. instead of measuring & weighing everything) and reaching that 20 minute goal (which is a struggle without some kind of distraction without reading or conversation).

Terri agreed to be my Diet Coach. My environment is clean. I have been fluctuating between 3 diet plans - No S Diet, BLE, and WFPB (FOK) which has served me well. I will be trying to track my food in SP Nutrition Tracker but this has been burdensome to me in the past since I never eat the same thing and like lots of variety which all leads to endless documentation in the Tracker. I am staying motivated and committed to working through this review. As Beck says - You will not be successful if you choose to do only some of the techniques/assignments some of the time.

Sue

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3/9/20 10:36 A

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Our power was off from about 2-5 a.m. for some reason. I woke up at 2, couldn’t get back to sleep, so came downstairs, lit some candles and read by flashlight. Reminded me of when I was a teenager and I would read under the covers with a flashlight after my. Other told me to turn out the light.

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3/7/20 6:55 P

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Daily eating habits

3/7:
Fruit: 3 Servings
Veggies: 5 Servings
Water: 8.5 cups
Sugar: 53g (all from fruit/veggies)
Sucrose: 0g
Macros percentages: Carbs 45, Fat 28, protein 25 (Goal 40,30,30)
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3/7/20 10:16 A

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yesterday I was busy with getting a new to me gas range and refrigerator brought in and installed and the old taken out.
when the guy arrived I hadn't had my breakfast (I usually have it late in am around 11:30 or so). I ate a small apple, but nothing else because my food was in a cooler on the porch and my kitchen was a construction zone (kind of because he had to remove a cabinet and install the water line ... as a result, after he left and I ran some errands, was almost 4 when I ate.

I made a smoothie, drank it down a bit faster than I planned, but as I prepared it I realized that I had gone that long and didn't freak out in fact, eating wasn't an emergency. I did check myself and my hunger was valid. I then had a sensible supper.

BUT my bad was going to store and getting wine. I drank a glass absentmindedly while cooking. I had a bit more while eating and then another one after.

SO! I think that drinking wine is okay. BUT I need to follow the same standards as when eating. SIT DOWN and do it mindfully. PLAN for it. a calorie is a calorie. I think I will plan on having a glass after supper and sit down and read while I drink a glass instead of drinking it while not paying attention. If I can't do this sensibly, then I will need to change my approach to only having it if I am not at home.

I am a maker of things ... I make natural handmade soaps/body care, toxin free nail polish & botanical perfumes ... And a fiber artist who weaves textiles & spins yarn obsessively. Pack leader to 6 dogs, 1 cat & an assortment of humans.

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3/7/20 9:47 A

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Here is a thought:

I took 20 minutes to eat my breakfast this morning, but a I was eating I was thinking about this 20 Minute ideal. My sabotaging thoughts were - food is fuel and anything else is emotional eating; not all food requires 20 minutes to eat. My response - that may all be true but it is still a good idea to practice the 20 Minute rule so that you can learn to recognize when you are eating for social pleasure with enjoyment vs emotional disfunction with mindlessness.

What do you think? Can anyone add or subtract from this thought?

Sue

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3/7/20 5:31 A

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I want to start an Eating Habits thread. Let me know if I can in this group. I need to do this daily to keep myself in line.

Fruit/Veggie Servings today: 6
Water Amount drank: 2.5 liters/about 9 cups
Sugar intake: 43g total/0 added (all from fruit/veggies)
Macros percentages: Carbs 38, Fat 36, protein 26 (Goal 40,30,30)
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3/7/20 2:47 A

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Gail, that sounds like a great Beck day!

@LWADE01311 welcome to the challenge, take your time, and please post on the day's message boards in your own time!
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CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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3/7/20 2:01 A

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Hello. I am going to join this team in reading the beck book.
I will start tmr.
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I remembered to give myself credit several times today, especially when DH suggested we get fish & chips on our way home from running lots of errands. I said “no”, that I would rather cook something at home.

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3/6/20 2:11 P

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Wow, I'm glad to hear you gave yourself a lot of credit for all the good things done!
I love that we only start dieting on Day 15, we get to learn and practice all these skills.

Today I was very observant about what and how I ate.
Breakfast was amazing, peace and quiet, reading on SP, full attention to food during first 3 breaths of every bite - I felt satisfied and pleasantly full at the end of breakfast.
Lunch was supposed to be great too - but I was hurries because of work. Forgot the breath thing but managed 15 minutes. Not so great.
Afternoon munching dark chocolate - weird, I didn't even pay attention, just kept munching while reading and writing work emails - see? this is why I need to refrain from work emails during eating! lesson learned. This used to be an old bad habit in the years I had gained weight, don't want to go back there.
Dinner - forgot the timer again, but after a few bites remembered to pay full attention for the duration of 3 breaths for each bite. It really helped.
I too give myself a lot of credit for being observant, and for reading my response cards!

Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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3/6/20 1:03 P

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Thanks for that tip, Kriszta, about going page by page.

I've been giving myself lots of credit for the positive things I am doing. I will keep working at stretching out my meal times to 20 minutes. Breakfast today was 2 minutes slower than yesterday! I am eating healthy, but my portions sizes need to be better managed. Good thing our "diet" doesn't start for another week!

Sue

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3/6/20 2:18 A

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Sue, I think control F works only on the current page. If a message board is very long, several pages, I have to go page by page and hit control F on each page, to find a post.
I hope you will experience less and less slip ups as we continue into the program!
I'm noticing the difference already.
Yesterday I forgot to set the timer at lunch, and ate quickly and read work email... but I did pay attention at dinner and now at breakfast too. And I ate only when sitting down, and I gave myself credit several times.
We will do better as we keep reminding ourselves every day, using response cards and to do lists!
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Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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3/5/20 8:46 A

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Kriszta - Thanks for clearing up the email question. I've been doing some searching through the daily lesson posts and I did find my entries dating October 2016. For today's lesson I even mentioned "my first Beck round". Funny I didn't see any of Watermellon's or OneKidsMom's posts because I know they are die-hard Beckers. Just so very strange that when I do the Control F search nothing shows up. Maybe a different format was used back then.

Yesterday I had a couple slips. Forgetting what I am supposed to do at times led to a beer while I waited for our dinner (which was too late) to be ready and second helpings of the veggie (because I didn't want to keep left overs). All sabotaging thoughts I will need to work on. Enjoying our review and feeling committed to succeed!

Sue

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Terri - tasting food while cooking is a slippery slope for me, so I avoid it whenever possible. I mean, if I taste once, it is likely that I'll taste twice... many times.
Now that I think of it, I'll try this: I plan to taste food twice and I'll put 2 small spoons on the kitchen counter. Maybe sit down while tasting?
I used to eat raw carrots while cooking, like dr Beck, but it is not good for me, I noticed that I often overeat at lunch or dinner if I eat carrots during cooking. So it is a no no for me.
Please share what works for you!


Sue - no daily emails from me, I only post in two places: on the challenge message boards (first sticky topic in Goals!! Forum) and I copy the same post to the actual day's message board.
The only difference is that on the Day's message board I add my personal notes and mark what I completed on the to do list. I hope you will find your other posts too! I like to scroll down and see the historical posts, they are so inspiring and thought provoking.


Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 3/4/2020 (14:31)
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Good Morning!

Thanks, Kriszta. I see that Day 1 now, but none in the other day's so far. Oh Well! I'll just keep an eye out for it in the future reviews. BTW, am I mistaken that we are meant to get a daily email from you? If we are, thought I would let you know that I am not getting any.

Lizzy - starting back up on a fitness schedule can be really hard. Be gentle with yourself. Some plans recommend you don't even bother with fitness (other than gentle walks) for several weeks until you have your diet plan well under way.

Terri - I think I read other team members saying they do taste testings for seasoning while preparing dinner. Even Beck says she may munch on carrot sticks while cooking.

I had a slip last night. I was so tired when we got home last night I forgot and caved into an urge for something to crunch on. The snack bag of Kale Chips called my name and I finished the bag lounging in front of the TV. Back on track this morning. Re-read How Thin People Think: Characteristic 2 - You Have A Low Tolerance For Hunger & Cravings on page 34. Then wrote myself out a RC using the tip on page 76 from today's lesson.

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I have a question about not standing up eating. What do you do when you’re cooking and you need to taste the food to check the spices? I cook a lot without measuring and I need to check to see if it taste right or if something needs to be added.

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Hi Terri, don't worry, that is going to be easier as we learn new skills every day during the program. I feel the same about evenings! I'm all OK until I get home from work, thoughts of "I don't care, I want it" arise while I'm preparing dinner.
You may already find this is easier on day 15 when we actually start to diet.
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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I start out well, but in the afternoon I just decide I don’t care and argue against the rules. “I want it, it tastes good, I don’t care about the rules”. It is aggravating afterwards.

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Lizzie, this is the right place! : )
It is understandable that you have sabotaging thoughts and "I don't-wanna" feelings if you haven't been to the gym for some time. I hope you went!
When I don't feel like doing exercise I try to figure why. If it too hard or I'm very tired, then I do something gentle instead, like yoga or walking... and increase intensity when I'm in a better shape. A little something is better than nothing! : )

Sue, please feel free to start a personal message board if you like. I don't know what happened to your old posts, I'm sorry about that! They should be in the Day 1- 42 topics, actually in Day 1 message board I found your 2Oct2017 entry, it is on page 4.
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I'm doing better and feeling better since we started this challenge : )

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Goal weight:
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CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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I'm on Day Three of Beck. Following suggestions & keeping positive. My sabotaging thoughts are HUGE today with regard to going to my exercise class. It's been a long time since I went there & I am very out of shape. And, my bones hurt (I'm not young anymore). Just wanted to put this out there -- not sure if this is the right place to post this. How would you all handle this?

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Thanks, Kriszta. On the 100 DWL team we each have our own Report page that we can document our progress on from one review to the next. It is helpful when looking back at what progress we have made over time. I only asked about this here because I know that I have done the Pink book before a couple years ago but when I searched for my Posts I couldn't find any.

Travel days with restaurant eating are done. Yesterday was meal planning and shopping to stock the frig & cupboards. Each day we get settled in to our home away from home a bit more. So glad I brought some cook books with me for BLE and FOK recipes.

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Hi Sue,
not many message boards are active in the Keep Track of our Progress forum,
some of them are very old.
You may use the Weigh In message board, it is handy for the pink book reading - I just did. : )
Or you may comment on any of the old message boards, or start a new one, whatever you like.
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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I have been traveling for the past 3 days and getting to the computer has been difficult. Today I am catching up. Day 1 completed this morning.

Krista - can you please explain to me what the Keeping Track Of Our Progress forum is for?

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grabbed the pink book off the shelf. ready to do a re-set.

I have eaten out quite a few times this week and drank wine. I have definitively been in the upper caloric tiers. and one day I went over since my daughter conned me into Chinese food. we split lo mein with tofu and a quart of hot and sour soup. I had a late lunch that day of a toasted veggie sandwich foccacia and gave myself permission for chips and a glass of wine ... then my daughter begged.

So, I am seeing a pattern ... I'm slacking off a bit. I am eating to comfortable and then eating the leftovers later ... I am eating when I am not too hungry because I don't want to say no.

yeah, reboot time.

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Here is a great blog about chocolate.

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I have decided to start eating dark chocolate. It may help with my mood when I find myself in some type of negative mood whether it be boredom, discouragement, sadness, etc. if I eat one square of dark chocolate bar a day it will also keep me from craving sweets. This can be my treat for the day along with my herbal tea that I drink occasionally.

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the weather is letting up and we are having closer to spring temps here and there. we have rain today and Tuesday and Wednesday will be lovely and then back to tinter temps for a while.

I needed milk and decided to walk for it yesterday. I was being lazy feeling and thought about driving, but I decided that I need to quit thinking like a lazy person and walk. it was good. took a few minutes, chatted with my neighbor and met their new puppy and enjoyed the weather.

the day before my friends invited me for "national margarita day" and I decided to walk and meet them at the restaurant. I thought it was a short 5 minute walk. it was a mile. LOL. helped me to not stress out about having a mixed drink (I seldom drink any more because of empty calories)





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@THE_FAE that sounds like a challenging week! I think you did great for yourself, but must have been hard. And yes, people who never had weight problems don't get it.
Just because someone is at a healthy weight. they assume it id effortless... some of the time it is effortless. but sitting in a meeting with a bowl of popcorn is not that ; )

Gail, I just posted and SparkMailed details of the March group reading, we start on 1st March!
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I'm still on tilt.
I gained about 5 pounds in July-August as I always do and the pound stuck which they never did since 2015. That is frustrating and discouraging. I tried to eliminate some tasks that are automatic. It doesn't help. It is not really the extra pounds that bother me, my BMI is 21 and nobody can see the difference. I'm annoyed because I overeat in the evening, on unplanned food. and it is hard to stop, and I don't sleep welI.
Anyway, I'll refocus on my Beck habits in March-April,. and I'll establish a sustainable way of eating.

Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 2/23/2020 (05:50)
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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a week on vacation and the challenges of absent minded eating.
my friend is morbidly obese. So I knew it would be hard. I did okayish for the most part, but the fact that she couldn't walk very far without being winded made it where I didn't do a lot of moving like I planned. i walked a few miles the first day on my own, but the weather made it harder for the second. they next 5 days at their camper wasn't any where good to walk. I went on a few walks and once her husband wanted to walk with me because she can't and he likes to but I exhausted him at 1.5 miles.
I had my smoothie and ate sensibly as much as possible. I did indulge in a few glasses of wine and 2 pina coladas and pizza. two days was over my limit by 200-300 calories. I ate subway sandwiches (veggie sub with no fats just loads of veggies and herbs and vinegar) for my travel food.

back home and back on track much better, but I was super challenged at a meeting yesterday.
the snacks were right by me. I had chips and guacamole. I asked them to move it because I was absentmindedly eating it and I wasn't hungry. so they moved it (and giggled) and then set popcorn right in front of me. saying "it's healthy and good fiber'. and I was saying, it's not that. its me eating it and not being hungry. I've lost 60 pounds and I don't want to get back to bad habits.

I really was stressing and thinking ... I'm not there yet. it's not second nature. and the coffee had heavy cream. that blew my calories for the day. I ended it with being 5 calories more than my usual. people who don't have eating problems don't get it ... I got chubby from absentminded eating. and too much.

next time, bring my own coffee. next time, just make a small plate instead of getting from the bowl.

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Looking forward to start of Pink Book re-read. When exactly does it start?

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Glad you and your daughter got away for a nice break.

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Thank you everyone for your support and advice about hot flushes and sleep problems, it helps me a lot.
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@THE_FAE that's a good point about acceptance and embracing life as it is.
The way you handled bi-phasic sleep may help me.
So far I didn't do it, because of my meditation teacher's general advice not to get up at night, just stay in bed, aware of breathing and physical sensations. He didn't know about hot flushes ; ) I'll try getting up and do my meditation. in the middle of the night, and sleep longer in the morning.

@TRINASFITLIFE those long babysitting days sound exhausting, take good care of yourself!
Yarn is a nice and creative way to hold the ARC cards.

My new strategy is working, I'm doing well without planning in writing, I think because of my years of practice and because I still measure all my food on the kitchen scale.
My compliance is not 100% but pretty good.
Daughter and I spent 2 days in a nice spa, lots of swimming, walking, sauna, and a massage. Lots of delicious and healthy food options, we were happy with our stay.


Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 2/9/2020 (11:53)
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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My goodness! I've been babysitting and some days are 13 or 12 hours! The days I have free, I'm exhausted! My diabetes and high blood pressure is partly to blame as well. It takes a toll on you, and these long days don't help. I'll bet glad when babysitting is over!

Still trying to get in the grove with babysitting and working on my health things too.

My ARC card holder broke. I have a stack on a ring and the ring broke, so I'm using yarn I found instead.

I'm so excited for the reading. I've started, but with babysitting, put it on pause.

Kriszta, I have the opposite problem. I'm always cold! I'm not regular anymore, but I haven't noticed any symptoms and differences. I'm sure they'll come though. That's great to incorporate those into your ARC cards. I always have a fan running at night just for background noise at least but helps to breathe better too. I can't sleep without a fan on anymore.

I'm babysitting now, but wanted to pop in quickly.
Have a great Beck weekend!

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@KRISZTA11 I went through menopause in my 40s. mine wasn't too intense ... a lot of "is it hot in here or is it me?" my sister teased me, then did the very same thing!
my family would joke about my Christmas tank tops. because we would get together for the holidays and I would be wearing sleeveless shirts because I had to lose layers :)

Insomnia was also a part of my thing. After fighting it, I embraced it. I would just read a while on my kindle paper white with the light very dim and it helped me fall back to sleep. Sometimes, I'd just get up. I would go to bed and then wake for 2-3 hours every night. then I'd go back to sleep for a few hours. I accepted if I got 5-7 hours total (aiming for 7 hours) even with getting up and doing things. I embraced that time awake as a time for reflection and creating.

I slept with my ceiling fan high even in winter on and heat VERY low at night. I kept water by the bed (I always do).
When I would feel hot I would toss covers off and cool down. I would drink water too. Instead of being angry and fighting the lessening of my sleep (I've never slept long amounts any way), I just embraced it.
During the day I wore layers and it wasn't uncommon for me to go down to my tank top even outside in winter for a few minutes to cool down.


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I remember those days! Take good care of yourself. :)

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So, we are in for the group reading challenge starting March 1 : )

On Monday I found a missing link that explains why I have been so unenergetic and grumpy!
I lost 2-3 hours of sleep each night due to hot flushes, and didn't realize what was going on.
Googled how to avoid them, and some articles say sugar and processed carbs provoke hot flushes... that's a new item for my Advantages Response Card! : )
Also, I decreased room temperature, use lighter quilt, wear socks in bed (supposed to decrease core temperature... and say NO to all unplanned food.
Since I made the changes, I sleep much better, and lost "only" 1 hour of sleep.
I feel so much better : )



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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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kriszta, good for you. you're an inspiration for many of us. you have it fairly second nature with the good habits. I am glad you will lead the spring reading. for me twice a year will help.

I've noticed in the past year what is working for me is the consistency of my day to day. I don't change it up much. it helps me with my food challenges if I have a routine. my morning coffee, my smoothie, my small lunch. this is a given. I just copy and paste it to my phone.
I then know what range for supper. I do this daily.

I log into sparkpeople every am on my smartphone. I track my food there. I have my reminders to read my response cards and give myself credit for doing a good job.

I don't log in on my computer very often so I can't access this group, but I'm trying to remember to do this 2-3 times a week.

I'm still a bit focused on my food right now because it's easy for me to still want to play the late night snack game. so I NEED to be diligent.



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Hi Kriszta. Thank you for explaining how you will be modifying your activities on Spark, based on how well you understand your meal planning and exercising.

I am very glad that you will be leading the spring re-read, and am looking forward to taking part in it again. I got badly off track in January, but am getting things regulated again.

Gail


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Kriszta, it makes sense to stop doing things like tracking exercise and planning food, since it is becoming old for you and you already have these down pat. You can always reassess, say a month from now, and make sure there has been no negative impact on your exercise or food.

It is also reasonable to cut back on how often you check in to Spark, if you are not feeling like doing it daily. 3 or 4 times a week sounds good.

It is good that you took the time to review what is working for you and what is not. You will feel a relief by cutting out the non-essentials.

I also think that if you hit a time when you feel you need to go back to tracking, planning, and daily checking in, it will be fresh for you again and you will get more out of it in your time of need than you would have if you were still burned out on those things.

I am glad you will be doing the group reading in Spring. A lot of us need the twice a year group reading and appreciate the time and effort you put into it.


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Hi dear Team,
I'm so glad to see your posts!
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The past few months have been difficult for me on the food front.
The thing is, I seem to have two very different eating behaviors.
A) over 95% of the time I follow all 4 Bright Line Eating rules and my Beck Diet solution skills, and I am Happy, Thin and Free.
Happy with my meals, happy with my high energy levels and good mood
Thin: maintaining my goal eight or dipping below
Free_ free form cravings and hunger, free form mindless chatter about food, basically never thinking of food outside meals
B) less than 5% of the time: I stumble and eat a bite standing up in the kitchen... and a chain reaction starts, with every bite making it harder to stop.
I'm still Thin - but definitely less Happy and certainly not Free.

I have been active here on SP for 9 and half years, planned my food in writing almost every day. meaning several months even years in a row. I logged in and tracked my exercise without fail every day.
That's a lot of tracking and I loved it, but it is getting old as I know my portions and meal combinations by heart.

Now I'm trying to decrease my routines, to find a golden middle way between the two extremes.

It is clear that practicing the 4 Bright Lines (No Sugar, No Four, Meals and Quantities) is essential for my well being and happiness.
Also essential are several of my Beck Diet Solution skills: eat slowly and mindfully, sitting down (not one bite standing), arrange my food environment, create time and energy, practice hunger tolerance, overcome cravings, get back on track immediately, deal with discouragement, respond to sabotaging thoughts, prepare for special & social food situations, eliminate emotional eating, solve problems, reduce stress...

On the other hand, I'll reduce or stop doing things that are not essential to my well being and happiness.
I stopped tracking my exercise (it has been the same for 9 years and I love it)
I stopped planning my meals in writing, and I choose my 3 meals from a menu, planning mentally only.
I stopped checking into SP several times a day - now it is only 3-4 times per week, to see what's going on in my teams and on my friend feed.
I stopped tracking my weight every day - now it is once weekly for the +-3 % maintenance challenge.

I hope this helps me focus on and doing better in the Essential activities, and avoid the rare but painful bad food days.

Note: I'll do the spring Beck Diet Solution group reading challenge this spring, as always : )

Kriszta

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59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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speaking of tempting foods in the house: my daughter asked me to get her some junk food cereal (cinnamon toast crunch) as a treat. I don't even like it that much ... guess who's had it 2 nights in a row? ugh. I'm going to put it in her room and hide it from me.


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trina, as a single parent for pretty much my entire adult life and then when in relationships still not making a lot of money, I GET IT. I too, have to make a dollar out of a nickel and make it go far. my youngest is still at home and I've been on a tight budget for a long time!

rambling here.

can you cook smaller portions or freeze it or serve smaller? can you keep the unhealthy/tempting for you (and for your family) sweets and temptation foods out of the house and make it a once or twice a week go get an ice cream or whatever trip?

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I'm still dealing with the after effects of my cold. I still don't have my voice back and just drained. Hopefully I'll be all better soon!

Susan, Yes, dealing with the craving is the key. It's good to have an "escape plan" to try to deal with the cravings, or even a substitution. I don't crave chocolate, but if I can't get away from needing something sweet, I'll have a mini chocolate protein shake with unsweetened cocoa powder. It's been found that cocoa powder helps with cravings. Or I'll make a "hot cocoa" with it in water. I'll have a chia tea to as a "desert". That's been helpful to me.

Fae, I still struggle with wasting food. Plus, I find it's sometimes easier said than done when you're struggling to put food on the table. I try to be a good steward of the food we have to not waste it. I'd rather save it for left overs than to trash it, but try not to feel bad anyway if I do have to. Not worth getting sick over it including eating it to keep me sick. My diabetes is directly related to my weight and eating to much keeps me sick. So, I try to think of it that way. Probably didn't make sense, LOL

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Someone on Spark once said what's better to waste food or "waist" food. It's been helpful and I've said it often but I had to laugh when DH who puts up with all my "helpful sayings" recently repeated it to me. emoticon

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bravo susan!!! that's excellent. it's not easy, but you did it!

I throw out food that I'm eating even though I don't want it, but have bad habit of eating. I hate wasting food, but I remember that beck mentions that we can look at wasting food in two ways ... either going in trash or going in the body to make us gain weight and be unhealthy. The ice cream we dump down the sink or the two oz of almonds I tossed in the trash will not solve world hunger. the next step is to not buy it if we can help it. (harder with others in the house.)

the past two days I have been sucking on some peppermint candy cane from Xmas. one of those huge ones? I don't really like them. someone gave us them as part of a gift.
last night I broke off a piece to suck on absentmindedly while finishing up my evening chores and then a second. then I realized how silly I was being and tossed it in the trash.




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emoticon emoticon WTG Susan! It's challenging but one success often leads to another and another .. emoticon .Beckniques work!

Trina, I Hope that you are feeling better!

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Struggled through a persistent chocolate craving last night. Even went into the “not my food” cupboard and touched the M&Ms and chocolate squares. Kept doing one Beck technique after another, as craving kept coming back. Started telling myself if I just went ahead and ate a bit of chocolate then craving would go away. Realized that going ahead and eating chocolate was not going to help me learn to ignore cravings. Managed to get through the evening without the chocolate and I do not have the craving today.

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Take care, Trina. Hope you are better soon emoticon

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