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Beck Refresh Day #31: Decide About Drinking
Monday, January 23, 2017      0 comments

The last few days have been a whirlwind. I don't talk much about politics on Spark, but it meant so much to me to march in DC with my mom and my younger son for women's rights. So it was a busy busy weekend, but a really wonderful feeling. I g... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #30: Stay In Control When Eating Out
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      8 comments

I eat out fairly often, although less now that we've moved. So this is a good chapter for me, and there are a some takeaways that I've turned into a response card. "When I'm eating out or going to a party, I'll make a plan in advance, to inclu... Read more
Beck Refresh Day # 29: Resist Food Pushers
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      3 comments

Dr. Beck counsels us to be bold about saying no to people who push us to eat. Is it possible that some of us might use the pushing from the food pushers as an excuse to do what we want to do anyway? It think there are times I may have done this.... Read more
Beck Refresh Day # 29: Resist Food Pushers
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      4 comments

Dr. Beck counsels us to be bold about saying no to people who push us to eat. Is it possible that some of us might use the pushing from the food pushers as an excuse to do what we want to do anyway? It think there are times I may have done this.... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #28: Prepare to Weigh In
Sunday, January 15, 2017      5 comments

I am as prepared as I can be. I know I have been doing the right things. I have been planning and sticking to my plan. I’ve kept my calories at the low end of my range. I’ve been exercising consistently. I know it is data. So, que sera sera! ... Read more
Beck Refresh Day 27: Master the Seven Question Technique
Saturday, January 14, 2017      5 comments

I missed a day of blogging, but I’m back. Picking up with the Seven Question Technique. This is the one that I thought was overly complicated the last 2 times I worked my way through this book. This time, I am ready to tackle it and master it. M... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #26: Recognize Thinking Mistakes
Thursday, January 12, 2017      7 comments

I think the first line of this chapter is one of the most important sentences in this book: "It's important to realize that thoughts are just ideas, not necessarily truths." Dr. Beck says it's important to understand that any given thought m... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #25: Identify Sabotaging Thoughts
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      2 comments

Before we go off track, before we eat the cupcake or the candy or the mac and cheese, there is always the thought. You've been so determined and yet, suddenly you hear that voice telling yourself that it's ok to eat the object of desire. Because... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #24: Deal With Discouragement
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      6 comments

It is completely normal to get discouraged when you're trying to lose weight. What's not ok is to allow it to throw you off track. Instead, it's important to address the feelings. This definitely is an issue for me. I can get very discouraged,... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #23: Fight the Unfairness Syndrome
Monday, January 09, 2017      9 comments

Dr. Beck suggests that it might seem unfair that we need to work so hard to lose weight when others can eat whatever they want. And that this will cause them to give up and give in to cravings, hunger and the desire to eat. And to this she sugge... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #22: Life's Not Fair! Oh, Well....
Sunday, January 08, 2017      3 comments

I just wrote a blog and it disappeared! I think it was pretty good and I don't have time to rewrite it. Not fair! Oh, well. I am learning that lesson. Oh, well. Thanks to all my Sparkling friends for the great support - it really makes a differ... Read more
Beck Refresh Day 21: Prepare to Weigh In
Saturday, January 07, 2017      3 comments

It's funny, we have a few different ways of perceiving our size. First and most basic is how out clothes fit. Of course, we can fudge that one if we wear really loose clothes. Or we can look in the mirror to check out appearance. But if you're ... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #20: Get Back on Track
Friday, January 06, 2017      5 comments

Dr. Beck says that when you eat something you didn't plan to eat, don't listen to that inner sabotaging voice that says, "oh well, you've screwed up, might as well eat whatever you want today and get back on your diet tomorrow." I think many of... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #19: Stop Fooling Yourself
Thursday, January 05, 2017      12 comments

On this day, we're reminded that when it comes to food, we have an amazing ability to fool ourselves into thinking that eating the thing we didn't plan to eat but want to eat in the moment won't matter. A few excuses that I've used: It's only ... Read more
Beck Refresh Day #18: Redefine Fullness
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      6 comments

On Day 18, Dr. Beck suggests that if we're in the habit of overeating (and why else are we here?), we may not understand what normal fullness feels like. We may actually like the feeling of being overly full; it may mean security to us, or feel ... Read more

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