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It is very useful for me to consciously give myself credit. For years I was more into self-criticism. Giving credit for things that are well done is FAR more effective. I try to track successes (as well as challenges) in my journal.

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Oh Kristin, I'm always amazed at how many challenges we all have in common. It's good to share.

Maria mentioned the Ted Talk link regarding habits that I shared previously. JMarie shared it before me. It is buried a little further down so I'll post the link again so you don't have to search for it. It is a useful concept for Day 4, for instance you could link Giving Yourself Credit to a habit that you do several times a day, like checking your email, or going to the bathroom. Just make it a habit to think about the positive things you've done that day and give yourself credit.

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It felt like I had written one of those sabotaging thoughts, because I find it hard to give myself credit for something I should already be doing (tracking my food, 30 mins of exercise).

Yes, Kristza I did notice the to do lists are getting longer after each chapter! emoticon

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OMG Susan, I had the same struggle with cookies today at Potbelly's at lunch! I told myself, "they're really small, you can have just one and save the other for tomorrow..." I eventually left them but oh my that was hard!

Giving myself credit is a challenge for two reasons. 1. I have to keep reminding myself I deserve it. And 2. I have to remember to do it.

Tomorrow I will use my clicker counter app to count the number of things I do that are good and positive.

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This one I'm working on. It seems hard to give ourselves credit. So today, I give myself credit for sticking to working out today. For reading my ARC reasons. For feeding myself nutritious food.

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Aura, did you make those cards? I love them!

I am pretty good at giving myself credit. Today, I'm proud of myself for only eating half of my restaurant dinner yesterday, and the bonus from that is I get a delicious leftover lunch today.

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Thank you Susan and JMarie for posting Ted Talks info. Super helpful especially linking tiny habits after something we are already doing habitually and then celebrating success! emoticon

I consider giving myself credit a great tool for success. Giving myself credit doesn't always happen right away. Sometimes I draw on it when I am tempted to go off plan. Also, when I read my reminder/memory cards it's such a positive reinforcement of my goals.

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Aura, Impressive post! Thank you.

I have to work on this one. I beat myself up more than give myself credit. I give myself credit sometimes, but not often enough.

So, I'll give myself credit now. I went to our local bakery to buy some bread for stuffing our Canadian Thanksgiving turkey and I had to wait to be served. I was surrounded by sights and smells of delicious baked goods that were really tempting. I swear, I had a real battle with myself....just one cookie....they are small, maybe two....I kept repeating "no, no way, no choice, don't look at anything, don't think about it what it tastes like". I was so, so tempted. But I resisted and only bought the bread I needed.
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Yes, it simply is easier to "yell" at myself when I mess up. I've done that for more than 5 decades. It doesn't help.

It makes sense to make special effort to recognize the positive things I am doing and reward positive changes I make.


If you read my blogs, you will see "bragging" or "celebrating" comes pretty naturally to me. Really feeling good about my efforts is a little harder, but I am working on it!!


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Day 4 - Giving Credit for every healthy choice! Building confidence and developing discipline will have a positive effect on other aspects in my life! Moved-up response cards found on Goggle

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Hi Team,
today is Day 4: Give Yourself Credit

Today's task is noticing our good behaviors and giving ourselves credit for all the good things we have done, rather than focusing on the negatives only, giving ourselves a hard time.
We need to set up a reminder system, because it doesn't come naturally, it may feel awkward or childish... but in fact a very important skill!
So, if you have sabotaging thoughts against this, it is time to create a Response Card (like the examples in the book): write down the thought that tells us not to do it - and a helpful response that explains why this is helpful.
Please share your experience here!

For me this is easy to do - but very hard to remember!
I almost always forget to do it. Completing the checklist in the evening is usually the time I realize how many things I did well and that I deserve credit for them. Well, better late then never!

Did you notice the To Do List at the end of each chapter gets longer every day? ; )
Please don't forget to complete at the end of each day!
Also, you can track it as a Team Goal (Review Beck Principles checklist daily) and earn Spark Points for yourself and for the team.


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Thanks! Still working on giving myself credit for each small achievement.

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Loved your blog!

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I enjoyed the Ted Talk video. Especially the "your awesome" or doing a little dance. That's something quite small and easily done. I try to give myself stickers or ticks in a book, but, end up forgetting to do it. Stopping in that moment and just saying something may be the trick. I wrote a bit more about giving myself credit here:


https://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
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Yes, i forgot about this one! So, I realize when I do this, I'm even more mindful, aware of the good things I'm doing. it's like "Hey! Did you just see what you did?!" Hahaha! I like that :D emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I watched it this time, and couldn't agree more!
Willpower and motivation do not last, and they diminish when overused.
But habits become stronger as we use them again and again.
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Making it easy + trigger + using one habit as trigger for the next:
this is exactly what my food plan, exercise plan and my routine daily schedule does for me,
and this is why it feels so easy as long as I don't disrupt the routine.

After I get up, I brush my teeth, put oats in micro to simmer, go for a walk or run, do my yoga, shower, eat my breakfast and Spark, pack my lunch and drive to work.
Blink, 4 hours passed from my day and I didn't use one gram of willpower or motivation, it was easy and effortless.
These are habits I formed over a couple of months in 2011, and they are still alive : )

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I'm restarting, but going a little faster spending less time on the Days that have already become automatic for me. Taking credit is something I still need to work on. I scrolled down the posts and was reminded of the TedTalk video about tiny habits and taking credit.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdKU
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It's worth watching. Thanks JMarie!

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Susan, you are not alone. And a lot of diets, it's easier to figure out what you did wrong than right.

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IntuitiveEating, good idea! I still struggle with taking credit. I have a tendency to think about what I did wrong instead of looking at what I did right.

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The first time I did this book, I thought this was one of the silliest things to do, but no more. I am realizing that giving myself credit can be the key for me to keep on moving toward my goal.

The fact that I am still here and plodding forward makes me TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!

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To remember to give myself credit, I'm adding a "credit" section to my Beck journal.

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Day 4 - Give Myself Credit for every healthy choice! Building confidence and developing discipline will have a positive effect on other aspects in my life! 1.) Read reason list 2.) Eat sitting down 3.) Track food 4.) Exercise

I use the "GoalFeats" bullseye challenge that credits extra sparks points!!!! Trying to pep talk self and be my own best cheerleader!!
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Day 4 - Giving Credit for every healthy choice! Building confidence and developing discipline will have a positive effect on other aspects in my life! Moved-up response cards found on Goggle. (inspiring "Feel Rich" documentary by Quincy Jones)
emoticon JMarie for the link "Tiny Habits & Celebrate Victory." emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JMarie, I watched the TEDTalk video that you posted the link for and I am so glad I did. I think all the Beck people should watch it. It makes sense to create tiny habits and watch them grow. It makes sense to use an existing habit as a trigger to do the new habit you are trying to create. I also liked the examples of ways to take credit. I think it might be fun to yell "Awesome!" and do a little dance. Much more impactful than just thinking "good job". I think it would be good if you posted the link on the Team Wall so everyone sees it. THANK YOU, JMARIE!!!

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I have to say that the first time around on Beck I didn't take this step to heart. I thought about it and thought I was giving myself credit, but I didn't do it with much enthusiasm. But I recently watched a TedTalks youtu.be/AdKUJxjn-R8 on how to make changes in your life by starting with a tiny habit. What struck me was how he used the concept of congratulating yourself when you completed the tiny habit. -- Once again, I thought it was not really that important.

So when it came up again in Beck, I thought, hmm, maybe there is something to this part of the system that is important and I am just missing it. So I decided to do it, and do it with enthusiasm. I shouted out loud, AWESOME, and I did a little victory dance after I read the advantages, then again after I was able to stop unplanned eating, and then again when I read my reminder cards, and in all the strategies I am really complimenting myself for doing the work.

What I find is happening is that I am feeling so much more joyful. It is like there is a switch in the brain that is feeling a light bulb light up and triggering happiness. Actually it feels kind of amazing, so I am going to keep doing it. I think it really is an essential part of making the changes permanent.




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Great job you noticed, and great job you didn't get upset!
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Today I give myself credit for not getting upset when I ate standing up. I offered our 3-year-old granddaughter a strip of yellow pepper, and when she didnt want it, I popped it into my mouth without even thinking. Definitely need to focus harder when kids are around.
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Another timely reminder for a habit that I've gotten away from... But I did remember to give myself a pat on the back several times today for positive actions. And I did not focus on the mistakes. Making progress!

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Yes, I too thought that this step" Giving Myself Credit" was a bit silly. Nevertheless, I started doing it, and I still do. It's one of those small steps that builds confidence and a sense of fulfilment over time. I used to keep a credit jar where I dropped sticky notes in every time I give myself credit. Id redeemed the slips for cash to buy a reward for achieving a goal. I don't keep the credit jar anymore, but I still pat myself on the back regularly.

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I tend to criticize myself more than give myself credit...so, this will be another hard one for me. I used to mark my calendar with little stars for workouts, working out, etc. It worked, as juvenile as it is. I will get back into that habit.

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I am giving my self credit today for getting all the little things done that I have been putting off for awhile now.
I am also giving myself credit for making healthy meals, plus making a healthy smoothie to enjoy for a snack.
I am going to remind myself that everyday we should give ourselves the credit we deserve each time we take the smallest step forward.

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I am giving myself credit for monitoring food for the last month, and especially for not letting myself give up when I make small mistakes (which is often).

I made a calendar in my notebook and give myself a star everyday. The point is actually that I just keep coming back and write a daily plan and short reflection. The star is giving myself credit for that.

I also added another reward. At the end of Every month I will buy myself something that I look at and think “I can’t afford that indulgence.” It’s not necessarily that expensive and it’s a reminder that I DO deserve credit (not food) for my good judgment .

This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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I give myself credit for just being willing to start again, and not giving up. I am very hard on myself and a very "all or nothing" personality.

I have a sweet little glass heart vase near my computer. I think I will put a coin or a button or something like that in it, each time I see a behavior that shows that I am refraining from doing "unhelpful things I am tempted to do" like it says in the book.

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Today I am giving myself credit for:

Deciding on the plan that works best for me
Exercising this morning even though I didn't feel like it
Eating breakfast sitting at the table.

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I give myself credit for coming back to Beck.
While I am not perfect:
I am making better overall food choices.
I am finding bits of exercises.
I am working on creating a healthy lifestyle.

Expect Success

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Giving even little bits of credit is so good for me psychologically. It is way to easy to look in the mirror and beat myself up for gaining my weight back or eating something I shouldn't have. I highlight my credits in my notebook with little emoticon 's so they are readily available for viewing.


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I believe self talk is extremely important. Will continue to give myself credit for things I say I am going to do and do it.

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

One day I won't be able to do this, but today is not that day

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Wow, not sure how I missed awareness of this for so long but Beck hit a home run for me when I first read this. emoticon

Essential for me now. Builds confidence...ability to forgive slip ups and to stay positive. It helps me to retain more of my power to pick and choose my behavior. It comes easily most of the time.

I am still patting myself on the back for resisting going back (2 times) for more rum cake emoticon and bar-be-qued chicken last night. The goal had been to have no cake but deprivation rarely works for me so I'm giving myself full credit for resisting. Practice = Progress not Perfection.

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In Canada there was an ad about Hygrade sausages. It read :"they are fresher because more people eat them, and more people eat them because they are fresher".
And this is how I feel about giving myself credit. Even if at the beginning it felt foreign and contrived ,but as i go, I feel better about it and about myself and I am more inclined to do it. But I still need the reminder from time to time. emoticon



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3/4/18 8:59 A

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I'm better at this than I used to be. I am a 'perfectionist' I guess, but I've learned that life isn't perfect...my mom has a saying..."It ain't the Waltons!" How true! Just as life isn't perfect like we see in a TV show, neither is a healthy diet always perfect in every single choice. There will be a cookie in my future or a piece of bread and it's ok. I track everything and make good choices nearly all of the time.

Giving myself credit is about more than just eating though....it's about keeping up with healthy habits even when days are crazy like they are now or accomplishing more in a workout than the last one. I like the feeling of "I DID IT!!" I'm definitely a grown woman at 60, but I still enjoy the feeling of accomplishing something. Yesterday was crazy and even though at one point I was walking around the house with a can of beans in my hand and had no idea why (Should I even admit to that?!? LOL) I made it through the day intact and tracked everything I ate, got in my 5+ freggies, drank all my water, I weighed and kept the house in relative order....I DID IT!
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3/4/18 8:41 A

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This is one I thought "How third-gradish", but then I realized that I often gave myself credit whenever I accomplished something even if it was just the thought of "Whew! I did it!"

I like how this exercise forces me to think positive about what I am doing.

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Here are my thoughts on this day's lesson.

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January 1st, 2018: 231.6 lbs.
Total Wt. Loss in 2017: 33.8 lbs.

2018 Wt. Loss Goal: lose 52 lbs.
End of Year 2018 Wt. Loss Goal: 188.2 lbs.

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3/4/18 5:32 A

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Today's task is noticing our good behaviors and giving ourselves credit for all the good things we have done, rather than focusing on the negatives only, giving ourselves a hard time.
We need to set up a reminder system, because it doesn't come naturally, it may feel awkward or childish... but in fact a very important skill!
So, if you have sabotaging thoughts against this, it is time to create a Response Card (like the examples in the book): write down the thought that tells us not to do it - and a helpful response that explains why this is helpful.

Did you notice the To Do List at the end of each chapter gets longer every day? ; )
Please don't forget to complete at the end of each day!

Like many dieters, I too tend to focus on the negatives, the instances I went off plan, and often forget to give myself credit.
So I really need the reminder system: my food journal.
I have a short food plan, and I note when I ate on plan - and when I didn't.
At the end of each day and each week, I see clearly the times I did great for myself.
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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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3/4/18 5:21 A

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Cat, you deserve lots of credit for all these positive choices!
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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
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-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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When you are knee deep in stinkin' thinkin' ... this can truly help you identify what is going RIGHT.

I give myself credit for NOT giving up and re-finding all 100 pounds that I lost.
I give myself credit for continuing to eat veggies every day.
I give myself credit for continuing to show up here instead of "hiding".

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Edited by: MTN_KITTEN at: 3/3/2018 (16:26)
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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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2/2/18 10:19 A

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This was really helpful. I give myself credit for taking the time to track calories yesterday instead of estimating. Because of tracking, I ate a little more than I might have, instead of feeling deprived. So I give myself credit for this wise move!!

This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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11/27/17 2:28 P

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Yes, we deserve credit for all the good things we do for ourselves - one by one and in the end result too.
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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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Day 4: Give yourself credit

Somewhere along the way on Spark I already learned that it is best not to beat myself up for eating something like a cookie for example....but to get right back on track and make "Progress not Perfection" the goal because I will NOT be perfect everyday for the rest of my life. So I have learned how to let stuff like that not get me off track permanently. I'm learning not to dwell on the negative.

However, after reading today's assignment I noticed I still wasn't giving myself credit for something...my low weigh in this morning. In my blog I said it was a 'mystery' that I ate all my calories yesterday and had a low weigh in this morning. After reading Day 4, I realized I wasn't giving myself the credit I deserved because I have worked HARD to get where I am! It's not a mystery....I deserve to take the credit for my weight loss and that feels good!

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