Beck Refresh Day #9: Set a Realistic Goal
Today Dr. Beck urges us to set a realistic goal, basically saying that we need to break the goal down to to 5 pound increments. Why? To prevent discouragement and to create opportunities to celebrate success. And also because we may have a tota... Read more
Beck Refresh day #9: Make an Exercise Plan
I talked a little about this in my last bog. I am out of shape! The result of my wonderful long honeymoon, but still, out of shape!
The benefits of exercise are well understood. As Dr. Beck says:
Exercise helps me stick with my diet.... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #8: Make Time and Energy
This lesson was a particularly timely reminder, since the past two days have been particularly challenging for me to find the time to exercise and do the things I need to do. Yesterday was a very busy (and somewhat difficult) day of work. And to... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #7: Arrange Your Environment
Creating an environment that is free of temptation is today’s task and for me, it’s critical to losing weight. I am much better able to resist temptation at the grocery store than at home! So I don’t have any junk food around, usually. She al... Read more
Beck Refresh, Day #6: Find a Diet Coach
Today, Dr. Beck tells me that I need to find a diet coach. For many reasons: to help me build confidence by reporting my positive achievements, to help problem-solving when things get tough, to remind me of my motivation when I get discouraged a... Read more
Beck Refresh, Day #5: Eat Slowly and Mindfully
Eating slowly and mindfully helps with weight loss for two reasons. First, just like with sitting down to eat, it makes a meal or snack more psychologically satisfying. Second, because there's a lag between fullness and our bodies' ability to s... Read more
Beck Refresh, Day 4: Give Yourself Credit
Today Dr. Beck tells us that we need to give ourselves credit for all the positive behaviors and actions taken to lose weight, in order to build self-confidence that we can succeed. Why? Because this stuff is hard! Yes, it's easier at the beginn... Read more
Beck Refresh 2016, Day 3: Always Eat Sitting Down
On Day 3, Dr. Beck tells us that we must always sit down to eat. Meals and snacks, every bite, for two reasons. First, we need to learn to understand that every calories counts, and when we eat while we’re on the run, or just walking around, it’... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #2: Pick 2 Diets
I'm feeling very motivated today but I know that may wane and I may get doscoutaged, especially with the holidays almost here. A good time to refresh these skills!
I'm getting back in the habiy of reading my Advantages card ... it is motivatio... Read more
Back to Beck (Again)!
Hello, my Sparkling friends! As I work to get back on track after my holiday from paying any attention at all to consumption or exercise, I realized I need more discipline. So I am going back to the tried and true, the program that works: The B... Read more
I'm Back! (With pictures!)
Hello everyone – I’m back! Married, honeymooned and now back to normal life… it was a wonderful time and everything was perfect. Below are a few pictures of the adventure …
The wedding couldn’t have been more beautiful and it just felt… m... Read more
Back to Beck Blog #1
Checking in after my first full day of “Back to Beck,” I am here to say that I was reasonably successful.
My first day was yesterday – that’s Friday – and it went well. I had forgotten about some of these strategies and the power they ha... Read more
The past few weeks have been a little frustrating, weight-wise. I had hoped to be maintaining, even if not at the weight I had hoped, but I instead I am inching back up, half pound by half pound. And I know exactly why…. Cravings for sweets have... Read more
On the road again...
Here I am, on the road again. I've been reasonably good the past two weeks, with one notable blip. And with a goal: wedding dress fitting in two weeks! I have not lost as much as I wanted to, 6 pounds only, but wherever I am in 2 weeks, that is ... Read more
What Am I Hungry For?
I was doing so well...until suddenly I wasn't. What was going on? Yes, I was busy at work, yes, I was planning a wedding with my fiancé, maybe those things were keeping me from staying on track with food and exercise. But it felt so out of contr... Read more