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A different way to graph weight loss

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person" by Judith Beck, Ph.D. suggests this:

On graph paper, make a blank column on the left side labeled: "Pounds (loss or gain). At the bottom of the column, write "Week". To the right at the bottom, number each vertical line from left to right as 1-10 (10 weeks).

At the top, to the left of the first horizontal line, write +2 1/2. On each horizontal line progressing down the sheet, label it 1/2# less until you get to 0. 0 is your base weight. Mark a black dot to the right of the 0 where the lines intersect. That's your starting point.

Weigh on the same day of every week, at the same time, wearing same clothes, etc. By measuring the pounds you've lost instead of what the scale
says, you'll be more encouraged. We celebrate every 1/2 pound loss.

P.S. You can weigh more frequently if that works best for you, but record it on the graph only once a week, the same day of each week.

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LIS193 10/30/2014 12:00PM


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SANDRALEET 10/30/2014 8:48AM

    It all adds up

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"Great excuses NOT to exercise" -- A "MUST READ"

Saturday, September 20, 2014

SP offers us the most incredible, helpful educational info.

Read, learn and stand UP. Turn off the computer, phone and TV. I'm outta here to split, haul & stack wood.

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SANDRALEET 9/20/2014 2:45PM

    Lots forget wark can be exercise to

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LIS193 9/20/2014 11:54AM

Getting ready for the winter!

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HIPPICHICK1 9/20/2014 10:32AM

    You go GRRL!

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JLAMING263 9/20/2014 10:08AM

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Can this possibly be true? uh,'s working!

Friday, September 19, 2014

I'm having incredible success after decades of eating every sweet item possible .. & in large quantities. I just read Beck Diet Solution by Judith Beck, Ph.D. The subtitle is "Train your brain to think like a thin person." THAT'S the key! The "catch" is one must actually DO what she advises..and in the past, I could seldom make myself follow through. But this time I did.

I don't crave chocolate--or anything else. I have been totally addicted to the caffeine in soda for 5 decades. Her techniques are simple and I'm tellin' you...her suggestions coupled w/ education and support from SP are golden!

You choose your own "diet". I chose SP's "lifestyle change" approach rather than a "diet". I'm losing weight and my life is no longer run by "what am I gonna eat & how soon?!!" I just finished a 10-day vacation which always, always, always causes me to gain weight & return to old, bad habits which I thought I'd conquered. I gained one lb. & I expect it to be gone very soon. It's not a fad or trendy. Combined w/ SP, it is fantastic. Read it AND follow the guidelines. Let me know what you think!

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KANSASROSE67 9/23/2014 12:32PM

    I read her book and agree with her 100%. Can't say I've conquered everything but I've sure made progress.

Sounds like you are doing great!


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VISUALLYRICS 9/19/2014 5:39PM

    So freakin PROUD of you!!!! emoticon emoticon How elated you must feel right now -- discovering something that WORKS for you is emoticon ....truly!

emoticon emoticon Happy Dance!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 9/19/2014 5:12PM

    I'm glad it's working for you. I've read of other people having great success with her program. It seems to be a very good one.

Congratulations on your change in eating! That's awesome.

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SANDRALEET 9/19/2014 4:40PM

    All foods in moderation

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KRISZTA11 9/19/2014 2:39PM

    Sounds great!
Congrats to finding a solution that gives you peace and confidence.

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A push OFF the couch! Denial be gone!

Monday, August 11, 2014

I was chatting w/ my PT while he worked on my foot. He suggested walking/light swimming in a pool to exercise it. I asked about some basic cardio classes & ST. Then (silly, pretentious me asked) "What about Zumba? Or Zumba Gold?" (Good grief..I haven't done "real" zumba for a few years; I switched to lower impact zumba gold & then had to give that up with my foot pain. What a bold-faced faker I was being. Yuck!!)

He paused. Then he said, "You could do the lower impact zumba gold for the socialization & fun. But if you were doing it for another reason, like to lose weight, there are much better ways to lose weight." I hadn't said ONE word about" losing weight." But he had found a nice way to suggest the simple concept..your foot might hurt less if there was less weight to carry.

He didn't say it...but I knew. In fact, I've said those very words to myself (and thought them about other people) ....but I needed a straight out SHOVE. So I went home...miffed, embarrassed & DETERMINED to lose weight. That was last Monday.

I've just had the best week of exercise & eating I've ever had ... ever. And now I'm starting my second week. And it's working. And you know what else? I feel better & am happier than I've been in all those weeks of eating & drinking my old junk food...thinking it made me happy. Sure..watching the scale go up & my pants fit tighter always make me happy. NOT!

I say this every time, don't I? Well, it's true. I just haven't LEARNED it . My life would be so much easier & so much happier in SO many ways if I'd change my lifestyle.

My deepest thanks to my loyal SP friends who have stuck with me. You are my engine! And facts are facts....let's get this show on the road, shall we!!!

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IRON_RESOLVE 8/16/2014 4:47PM

    last commenter here, so I'm the Caboose!

here's a push of the sofa, and shove down those train tracks

Let's get this train outta the station!!

YOU CAN LOSE WEIGHT, resulting in less foot pain, & EAT BETTER & FEEL HAPPIER ABOUT IT.

Let's GO !! Chugga Chugga - Choo Choo!!

Remember, there is POWER IN MOMENTUM!

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CANNIE50 8/14/2014 2:23PM

    Well, that was a healthy response to a difficult thing to hear. I am happy for you, and proud of you. (Continue to) take care!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/12/2014 5:44PM

    I'm glad you are getting back on track! That's great.

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IDEBORAH 8/12/2014 7:46AM

    Well here we are: having do overs for lessons we thought we had already learned. But the good news is HERE WE ARE. Congratulations for learning from your successes. And I know that last week was just the beginnings of the rewards for your healthiest lifestyle.

You're engaged; you show up and you do the work. Victory is yours!
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I'm right here with you. Gonna learn this until I learn this.

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SANDRALEET 8/12/2014 7:40AM

    Eat less healthy food Do exercises that do not hurt you walking

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LIS193 8/12/2014 12:37AM

    Way to go! Your week of better eating shows how you can feel..
Hang in there.
I tried Zumba once and my knee did not like it at all... I could barely walk for about a week, so that was the end of that.

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VISUALLYRICS 8/11/2014 9:19PM

    Here's your engine stopping by:::.... emoticon emoticon Lol! I am so glad you had a emoticon moment and you're making progress!!
emoticon ...:::me too. Tonight my foot is throbbing, but for about 2 weeks, it was fine. I have been ever so careful. I will continue to do so.

emoticon emoticon ~ Laura

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coach's assignment: list 3 achievements

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Yesterday I dodged the spillng-over refreshment table at a big meeting.
Walked 2 miles even though foot is sore
Avoided the so-called "reduced fat" cookies & ate carrots instead.
The Food Traps are lurking everywhere!

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B-LESS-ED 7/30/2014 7:51PM

  Good accomplishments!

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CANNIE50 5/28/2014 12:49PM

    Your comments on my blog made me happy, as usual. You are such a sweetheart. I am glad to hear how well you are doing, and that you are making progress through your injury. Sometimes I think the point of injury is to remind us we are not in control, and to teach us patience. Haven't we learned enough already?!? Thank you for welcoming me back with enthusiasm and open arms emoticon

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JAZZEJR 5/21/2014 10:44AM

    You're doing MUCH better than I at staying with your program -- I lose all self-control while on vacation...intentionally :) Will get back on the wagon TOMORROW!!

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    Every good choice is a step closer!

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LIS193 4/20/2014 2:38PM

You are doing great!

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VISUALLYRICS 4/20/2014 1:34PM

    emoticon Wowsers! you blasted clean thru those challenges!
I declare you a emoticon..... emoticon

STRONG Ends! ~ Laura

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/20/2014 1:21PM

    Good for you!!! Keep on keeping on.

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SANDRALEET 4/20/2014 12:22PM

    I save fruit for deserts cheese and crackers for snacks milk and one once meat for second snack

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GEORGE815 4/20/2014 12:16PM

    Keep up the good decision making. Happy Easter!

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