Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Here I am at day six...either ALREADY or FINALLY. Already, because it seems to be flying....but FINALLY, because I want it to even go faster than it is....so that I will reach maintenance and "be a maintainer"! In other words, I will already know it ALL! LOL...NOT!
Seriously, there has been SO much packed into my brain these past five days that at times I got just a tiny bit panicked, that I couldn't do it. But that was just ME.
Today is the day we find a coach. Most of you know that SLENDERELLA61 graciously offered to be my coach early on. She is an awesome coach, however, right now she has some health issues plaguing her and she has more important things on her mind than coaching.
Thus, I have changed coaches and have one main one and two online sparkers that are doing the program at the same time as I am and we all sparkmail each day. It has worked out very well.
My main coach is my main coach in life and has been coaching me in so very many things for over 20 years....my beloved DH, John. I am so thankful for him and he IS a thin person...both in body and in his mind and as with everything else in my life he knows me better than anyone else could.
I will recap my positives thus far...
I did very well at sitting down to eat my meals. I have been doing that since day 1. I actually LIKE it. and John sits with me every time even if he doesn't eat.
I did well moving my body....exercising.
I did very well at making healthy food choices. I have found for some time I actually prefer healthy food....our tastes really DO change and our bodies crave healthy food.
I did an excellent job of eating slowly...I actually count in my head my bites (but that is the kind of person I am very methodical at 99% of things I do)
I continue to read my ARS response cards four or more times per day to remind myself WHY I am doing this program and benefitting from it.
I read my other response cards as needed for certain sabotaging thoughts.
I do have to tell you a couple things I have noticed and one funny thing that happened to me yesterday.
The funny thing: I was fixing my lunch sandwich yesterday and had that ready and decided to fix some cucumber slices to go along with it. When I was done I popped a half of a cucumber slice into my mouth and STOPPED DEAD! I was standing up! I quickly ran to the table and sat down and then chewed it! It was SO automatic...I have to be on guard at all times! But I recovered from that slip very well also!
The thing I have noticed for two days now is that when I eat according to the Beck "rules" I have not been able to eat all the food I had planned....and not NEARLY what I HAD been eating pre-Beck. I have actually felt fullness for two days in a row...something I don't EVER remember feeling in my life before!
This program is opening a whole new life for me or way of life. And I am so thankful for the others that are working their programs or reworking their programs at the same time...you have ALL become my coaches too and I am thankful for every one of you.
One last thing, please continue to pray for SLENDERELLA61 as she awaits some results this week! I hope she doesn't mind me asking.
OOPS keep forgetting today is day 17 of the ongoing streak!