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I agree with POSTIVEHOPE. It would be great to have a way to support the folks who joined late or who took some extra time on steps. I know most of what made tis experience powerful and useful for me was getting feedback, as well as reading about other's experiences and insights. Would be great to have a way to pass this on.

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I, too, wonder about the missing. Some people indicted they felt left behind or didn't receive enough feedback from the group.

I suggest a special sticky thread where people needing help or not getting enough feedback on their blogs can post a note or link to their page so we can touch base with them. I couldn't post on ALL 50 blogs everyday but I would make a point to reach out to someone in need Of feedback or assistance. I'm sure others would, too.

I think the sticky thread would make the group as a whole accountable to offer assistance rather than have that fall solely on the leaders.

Home from vacation tomorrow. Beck packs well and didn't get rumpled by the trip. Today was another 10K step day. I had breakfast and skipped lunch so tonight could be a big splurge dinner at a Wolfgang Puck restaurant. Amazing. We had a mid-day stop at a chocolate shop. I had the "free" 2 Tbsp. Of Dark Hot Chocolate offered and a "free" fingernail sized piece of blond chocolate. I enjoyed the taste and let the desire for more fade thinking of dinner. I tracked everything as best I could but accuracy is impossible. Yes, I was over my limit by my guesses but I was so proud that I was happy to stop before I was over full. Wouldn't change a thing. Happy memory. Great end to my vacation. I walked 4-5 miles every day. Being able to do that is the biggest prize I could ever imagine. There should be a ribbon to break and a medal to raise in the air. So awesome!




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Marsha I wonder, too, about those who started and are still going, or maybe went astray. Would it help if some of us went back and visited them with words of encouragement? I'm happy to drop by their pages. Would you like to split up the list and we can check them out over the next week or two ? Some other finishers might like to help, too.
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So proud of how Positive Hope is celebrating her success and giving herself credit. Good Girl, that Trekker!

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emoticon and I'm doing fine here!

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So glad everyone is keeping up. I finally got the scale moving again, thanks to what I learned during the Beck Trek. Life is super busy right now, I will try to get on here when I can.

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Thank you, PHOENIX1949. I walked 5.5 miles again today. Before I started I couldn't walk 1/8 of a mile without sitting down to rest because I was out of breath.

I have so much to celebrate and life IS so good. Still on vacation. Home next week.


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Appreciate POSITVEHOPE's reminders of what good things are possible using the Beck method.

Rare Earth's song "I Just Want To Celebrate another day of living, I Just Want To Celebrate, another day of life.. . . ." popped into my head while reading her blog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRVPLPFo
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Working on inner changes deserves celebration. They are not yet daily habits that we just do without thought. Every time you notice yourself responding in new and different ways it really helps to celebrate those responses so they become stronger. Yes, it does feel odd at first. After a while it is amazing how quickly your helpful thoughts pop into mind. You are building your resistance muscle every time you experience it. After a while it is just amazing how good it feels.




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I do miss the daily email, but I could see how it would be a bit more challenging with the group in so many different spots now! I wonder if there could be a more generic format, or something that focuses on a day at random. Or maybe a weekly email?

Today's blog - Day 4: Give Yourself Credit, dealing with the ST: "This feels kinda dumb. I don't applaud myself when I brush my teeth - why not save the celebration for something that deserves it?"

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I did not Blog about my Trek (not a blogger, yet & am helping out a sister who is going through chemo for ovarian cancer) but read and commented on many of the Team Members who did.

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I completed the trek and am now practicing, practicing, practicing.

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I am still here!
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I haven't been sending out the daily Beck SparkMail and I wonder if it would make a difference. I got confused about who is still trekking, although I do have a partial list. Guess I could go look at the blogs for the last 2 weeks and maybe that would straighten me out. Any other suggestions?




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Oy, poison ivy is always such a mess. I had wretched boils covering my hand for nearly a month from it. But hey, nice work bouncing back and getting back to planning!

Today's blog is for Day 3, dealing with the ST, "If I actually planned the calories for what I'm eating, then it's fine to eat standing; I'm not going off-plan, and hey, I got stuff to do!"

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It's a new day and yesterday is just plain done. I flopped yesterday and reverted to bad habits. Glad to find this forum for some inspiration and Beck immersion. Today I have planned my meals, and am about to head out for a walk with the pooch. Speaking of the pooch...I got a mega dose of poison ivy from her. The good news is my doc solved my mystery itch.The bad news is I am still itchy and probably will be till this runs its course. Prescription helps but does not eliminate the itch. There. Complaint of the day is done. Time to move. So glad for all my Beck buddies.

Jess Sending sympathy. You have dealt with this hard stuff before and you will again. A momentary lapse is just that...momentary.

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Seajess, let me try it Beck's way.

Sabotaging thought. I'm tired, I need the comfort of food so I'll feel better.
Helpful thoughts Yes, I'm tired because I have a demanding schedule right now. I want to feel better. Maybe I can ask someone in my family to do the laundry and grocery shopping to give me some free time. I can use that time for stress relief, a warm comforting shower and a nap or just some me time. I will feel comforted because someone loves me enough to take care of my needs. I need to remember that a momentary food pleasure only lasts as long as I am eating then it's gone and regret and remorse come rushing in to make my life harder not easier. Ask for lasting comfort in the form of love and help.

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'ello all - just linking the blog for today (hope this is the place we agreed on to do it!)

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Responding to ST for Day 2 with the 7 Question Technique - "What if I just don't follow any plan? I could just listen to my hunger and eat intuitively; that seems like the most natural way."

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I have found that because I have an open floor plan on my downstairs, kitchen living room & dining all opened up - I tend to find myself around the kitchen, during commercials. I start by cleaning something up but there I am...grazing around.

I have openly said YOU ARE NOT HUNGRY and closed the fridge door.

I have now started going into my bedroom or downstairs to break the need to always be in my kitchen.While watching TV or doing projects, I try to block myself from going over that way. Turn off kitchen lights & be done.

It is working for me now, but I just have to keep that mindset.

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Jess, hunger isn't the problem and eating won't solve it. Looks like you need to find some distracting activities that include rest and exercise. Even if time doesn't permit a full run, maybe a five minute jog- out of the kitchen, around the block would relieve some of your stress. And a hot shower or bath is a wonderful relaxer for me. I used to be bound up by thinking that if I exercised it had to be the full deal, but now, if I,ve only got 15-20 minutes, I grab em!

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Jess, I agree with OOLALA53! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon you WILL be victorious....don't let yourself believe otherwise EVER...it's a sabotaging though!

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Seajess, when I finally accepted that some problems are ongoing, and could only be managed, that I wasn't necessarily going to be able to make myself feel a lot better in the short run, not eating over the difficult emotions generated became easier. I realized I had to tolerate the emotions the same way I tolerated hunger and fake hunger. Maybe I'm being defeatist but I had tried it the other way for decades and ended up just eating! I deserved it, right? Classic thought to rebut. I'm not at 100% but I'd say I've cut out at lest 95% of the extra eating just by committing to sticking to my meals. (That said, I'm having a difficult semester teaching in two of my four classes, enough to make me consider retiring early. I've nibbled a few afternoons or evenings over it. I do the best I can to divert from eating AND from the ruminating, but I"m more successful skipping the eating. I've even lost a little in the last few weeks.)

I found on this reboot that visiting my benefits list more often helped, too.

You'll feel so much better if you support yourself with good eating while going through this stress. That's another thought that sustained me and it really is true.

Edited by: OOLALA53 at: 10/13/2015 (09:34)
Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
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Beck accountability check in. This quarter is hugely stressful. Six and four hours of sleep on Sat and Sun... not the best "rest and recover" weekend I have ever had. I have reverted to following some sabotaging thoughts. Missed meals, no exercise for days at a time, and last night I ate dried coconut from a container while standing up. Just wanted some comfort. Also, I'd forgotten but eating as an attempt to sub for sleep IS an old habit, one I didn't need to address over the summer when I always got enough sleep.

Damn Beck! These behaviors NEVER relieved emotional pain and always lead to physical discomfort and now after a summer of attention, doing them is more painful earlier in the process.

This morning I am bound and determined not to give up the results I worked so hard all summer to gain. I will go for a run as soon as I get back from class. (HUGE "No time!" sabotaging thought, move away from the door!)

Hope I'm in the right place to continue on.

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Shall we ask Judi_Cutie to pin this thread? I suspect we don't need the intro thread pinned any more.


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I agree, OOLALA53! I will NEVER get rid of or "turnover" ANY of my Beck books....to me they are ALL practical...and it NEVER hurts to REBOOT us!

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I wasn't able to finish the trek with you all but I will finish the last chapters when I get back from vacation. I had an unplanned health issue, well guess they are all unplanned, but I am fully recovered and packing my bags for vacation. I got dehydrated because of the extreme heat and had an episode of being dizzy and light headed because dehydration causes your blood pressure to drop. It passed as soon as I sat down and drank some water but it left me a bit weak for a day. I usually drink at least 10 glasses of water a day so it surprised me. When I get back from vacation, I will need to go see my doctor and check to see if he needs to adjust my blood pressure meds. I've lost 30 pounds since my last visit.

I just wanted you to know how much it has meant to me to have your blogs to reinforce my beck trek. Everyone had so many different takes on those sabotaging thoughts that it really clarified things in my head.

I think I may just restart the book from the beginning when I return. Everyday I felt stronger and more positive that the inner changes were going to enable the outer changes I look forward to achieving. Maintenance is still a distant goal for me. Lots of 5 pound goals, credits and rewards along the way. The everyday journey is so much more peaceful now. I don't feel like I am wrestling a dragon just to stay on plan. Yes, he's still there but mostly he sits quietly in a corner and rumbles occasionally.

I thank each of you for your positive, helpful comments on my blogs. I tried to be totally honest with myself and all of you in those blogs. The honesty was openly received and reflected in your comments which I will always treasure. I so look forward to doing Beck blue with all of you in January.






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So exciting to see everything going on now. There are some great post-Beck trek blogs. Swede_Su wrote a great one. Wish I'd written it:
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Jeanknee is going to create a library of Beck blogs and Judi-Cutie also offered to work on making our blogs easy to access here in this forum. Ooolala is encouraging us to use this message board. That could be really good, too.

Also, I have received some truly touching SparkMail. Some people opened up about overcoming challenges and making such good progress on this trek. I wish everyone on the trek could read these inspiring messages, but I'm not sure they want their stories told.

But let me encourage everyone to tell their Beck success stories!!






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The reboot was amazing. I read the green book years ago. Doing this with all of you was much more intensive and I feel like it was more thorough than the first time I read the book. I think the information will really stick this time.

I really like the idea of going back and reviewing some of the book. I bought the workbook but didn't really use it during the re-book. I think it might be a good way to dig back in.

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Beck redo after the Bek Trek of August 2015.
Thanks to OOLALA for the idea of posting this here.
I loved the Bek Trek that we just finished. Yay to the Trekkers! It was my first time right through Beck Pink. In order to keep up & continue to function in other areas of my life, I didn't always diligently comply, so I'm doing a redo at my own pace to consolidate my learning and pick up on things I missed.
Happy to have company along the way, lurking or overt.
I've started at the beginning of the book with one blog for the first few chapters: I'll be working in sequence.
My planned format is: my summary today of what Beck says; something about my initial response; my thoughts about it now. Sometimes these will be big blogs as I skip through several days, sometimes they'll cover just a day at a time. I'll aim to put Beck or Trek in the title so you can skip my non Beck blogs. Do say Hi the first time you drop by.

The first blog of the October 2015 Beck trek redo is here:
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Edited by: FIFIFRIZZLE at: 10/12/2015 (16:08)
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Chris, after getting both the first book and the workbook out of the library, I went ahead and bought the workbook years ago. I've gotten rid of a lot of books in the last couple of years, but this one I still have. Very practical.



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*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
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8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Phoenix, just want to congratulate you on the behavior changes it must have taken to get to your present weight. Even though it seems like you have a long way to go, actually, if health is the issue, you've probably already gotten most benefits already having lost 13% of your weight. But if you are enjoying your new eating and moving habits, might as well keep going and see where you land, since you need to keep them up to maintain. But you are really already incredibly successful. Even maintaining would put you in an enviable category.

Makes sense to me to have a short and long term perspective.

I left on 9/23 for a meditation intensive and have been out of the loop. I was able to keep to most of my habits. I got a little sick and lost a bit of weight, mostly water, I would think, as my calorie drop doesn't really explain the loss. I'm sticking to my plan. We'll see what the body does.



Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Last night I revisited my BMI readings as another health barometer. OUCH! Started out year at Extreme Morbid Obesity, almost at Super Morbid Obesity. SOBERING TO PUT IN PRINT! From today, an additional 59# loss needed to move into Overweight category, followed by another 32#'s to reach high-end of Normal Weight range.

Above paragraph seemingly contradicts Beck premise of setting 5#'s goals to avoid becoming overwhelmed about the major goal. I like to frame the BMI research as a measurement tool and a MAJOR REALITY CHECK for self, while still setting a moving 5# goal.

My lower back is SCREAMING at me to give it some relief!

I am so grateful for this team and The Beck Diet Solution Reboot of August 2015 (first round for me). It is encouraging to learn about many folks who have used this method to lose a large volume of weight, and, more importantly, been at maintenance for years.

A big THANK YOU to the organizers and team members, especially ones who made time to write such helpful blogs.

So, I will practice, practice, practice my new skills.

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I like that: Slender is Satisfying. Good alliteration and makes it easy to remember!

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Chris, I have the workbook. I bought it for the second time I worked The Beck Diet Solution. It had a few different things, so it kept my interest and made it new again, while basically sticking to the main ideas of the main book. I did find the pre-printed cards just were not as meaningful to me, though, as ones I made myself. Sometimes with used workbooks the cards are missing or many of the exercises are filled in. Hope you get one in good condition. -Marsha


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I just ordered the workbook (used) . I have been printing some things from the book itself. I think having the workbook will be much easier. Does anyone use the workbook?

Happy Becktrekking! chris

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9/24/15 6:54 P

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My new short answer to the siren call of desire and craving is Slender is satisfying. I really believe those words. It stops the indecision and gives me the tension release I need to feel at peace.


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9/24/15 8:27 A

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Not ready to blog myself yet and I have been so busy I haven't even been able to get here to chat, but I have been commenting on other's blogs at times and checking "Like" on as many comments as I can.

Feeling much more positive about Beck on my second trip through. Working through my sabotaging thoughts -

I love these kettle chips - yes
Especially the real curly ones - yes
I haven't had any in so long - yes
I have been working real hard at eating healthy - yes

and here is the punch line - I will only eat the curly ones - and I did emoticon

I have found that I am a real expert at JUSTIFICATION! I'll have to keep working on this.

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9/23/15 4:19 P

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Oolala53, have a great trip. I'm sure you'll do well, you have a great attitude!

Edited by: SLENDERELLA61 at: 9/23/2015 (16:22)

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9/22/15 8:38 P

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9/22/15 8:28 P

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Leaving tomorrow until Oct. 4. Won't be able to get online. Won't have control over my food but not worried. I know it is simple, healthy offerings. Doubtful there will be any junk food. I can eat reasonably under just about any circumstance. Good luck to all.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
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9/22/15 11:18 A

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Is today day 25? Doesn't matter. I want to talk about day 22, the power of "Oh, well," which I haven't talked about yet. I can't emphasize enough to newbies (I"m nearly six years in) how valuable this is. It takes the drama out, and that is so useful! Habit theory tells us that being able to be very dispassionate in confronting failures, basically acknowledging them and then moving on, really works best. (From Day 20: Start Over This Moment. Acknowledge the mistake, recommit to the plan, and immediately go do something else.) But it's good, as Beck tells us, to do the opposite for successes. Give yourself credit for every success! Minimizing failure with "Oh, well" is the partner of giving credit.

When we fail, getting all upset rarely helps. We THINK if we shame ourselves, we'll whip ourselves into shape, but it backfires, as so many dieters have found out. It erodes our good relationship with ourselves, and who wants to cooperate with a meany, or walk around with one all day long? Most of us are going to want to get away or thwart "her." Better to stay on good terms while recommitting to the benefits.


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Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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9/21/15 4:49 A

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emoticon OOLALA53~

We are traveling and have moved a LOT BUT today was at a new low weight...116.8 down

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9/20/15 7:06 P

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I'm not doing each step but find I am doing well by my standards. I ate very reasonably at a group event yesterday and at an impromptu dinner out with a new friend. That's all I ask of myself on my plan. My clothes are fitting more loosely than when we started, but most important to me, I feel less full more of the time.

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Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Good going, Debbie. About 30 of us have stuck with it, and there a few more coming along taking it slower. This trek has been a great help to me, too. And to think it all started when GABY1948 and I thought we'd work Beck pink again!!


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9/19/15 7:42 P

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This challenge has been helping me so much. Thanks Marsha for getting this started. I feel I'm strengthening my resisting muscle. And my giving in muscle is getting weaker. Half way through already. Loving it!

Debbie

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9/17/15 9:22 A

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Did I miss something? Today's plan says compare starting weight with today's weight. Was I supposed to weigh myself on Day One????

Thanks for the compliment Oolala! I sure did savor that liverwurst!

chris

I have to be diligent about caring for myself. 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS is a great way for me to keep focused. Day 1 is July 1, 2017. Build habits to produce success. Most of these habits I have at least tried before but did not sustain. First habit: delay eating by using a timer.
LONG TERM GOAL: Reduce A1C,BP,tryglicerides,and weight.Evening Eating Sabotage Myself Frustration ..Help! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Good reflection, Cupton. That's exactly how it would work. Did you at least savor every bite sitting down? I'm curious about how full you felt later.

I'm finding reading my motivation list a few times a day again helpful. I'm forgetting to give myself credit. I'll do it here now for having eating a modest dinner a little early thinking I was going to drum class. On the way, I realized I forgot the drum, and then it was too late because i had an appt. after that. A little thought jumped up: go back and have more dinner! I saw that it was just an old habit to fill in time with eating. Frittered the time away on the computer instead. Credit! And didn't eat later even when I bought a burrito for day 17's exercise. Lunch is packed.

Seven years of maintaining a 20% weightloss and counting.
*To seek happiness, identifying the Self with the body, is like trying to cross a river on the back of a crocodile." Ramana Maharshi
*The No S Diet saved me from my emotional eating defeats.
8 years and counting! nosdiet.com/
*Get to the next meal hungry!
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=1323


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Oops. Ate unplanned liverwurst with 2 slices of bread at breakfast. I really like liverwurst and have not purchased it in a long time. I had some on a half a piece of bread with mustard for breakfast. That was fine. But it was so good I made a whole sandwich after that! emoticon

I should have said, "NO CHOICE! " Then plan to have more later with a nice salad at lunch. At least I just read postings here about scheduling it for later. I never thought of doing that before. Hopefully, next time I am tempted I will stop and think and plan the "treat" for later!

In fact I read about NO CHOICE, but maybe missed the part about planning tha tfood for later. Thank you folks for writing about that. chris

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I have to be diligent about caring for myself. 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS is a great way for me to keep focused. Day 1 is July 1, 2017. Build habits to produce success. Most of these habits I have at least tried before but did not sustain. First habit: delay eating by using a timer.
LONG TERM GOAL: Reduce A1C,BP,tryglicerides,and weight.Evening Eating Sabotage Myself Frustration ..Help! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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