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Beck Resistance Technique 5: Read all Your Response Cards and Make Some New Ones

Saturday, December 20, 2014      10 comments

In case you haven't been following my blogs, I'm Marsha. I'm about 80 pounds below my all time high and 50 below my 12-01-2008 weight. I'm in my 5th year of maintenance after more than 5 decades of obesity/overweight. For 2015 I want to reduce t... Read more

Beck Resistance Technique 4: Quell your "Adolescent Rebellion"

Friday, December 19, 2014      11 comments

New Beck card: "I don't want to" is just my adolescent rebellion talking. I'm not going to pay attention to it." Beck says it is wonderful to have childlike part that is lighthearted and free. But it is terrible if it keeps the adult f... Read more

Resistance Technique 3: Disputing the I Don't Care Voice

Thursday, December 18, 2014      9 comments

Yesterday I worked on Beck's resistance technique 3, disputing your "I don't care" voice. She said it is a tricky one because in the moment of temptation it is probably true because when you are fixated on food it crowds out your voice of reason... Read more

Beck Resistance Technique 2: Say to Yourself, Oh, Well

Wednesday, December 17, 2014      12 comments

Oh, well, is a shorthand way of saying "I don't like this situation, but I can't change it, so I may as well stop struggling, accept reality, and move on." When it comes to dieting it means I don't like that I have to restrict my eating right no... Read more

Beck: Resistance Technique 1 -- NO CHOICE

Tuesday, December 16, 2014      11 comments

Success Skill 8: Follow Your Plan, No Matter What Emphasis on Resistance Technique: Tell Yourself NO CHOICE I planned my food the evening before and yesterday I almost did it. I'd give me a 99% grade in following the plan. My hardest time... Read more

Beck Success Skill 8: Follow Your Plan, No Matter What

Monday, December 15, 2014      13 comments

Beck promises to teach you how to follow your plan. At this point in the book you are to list 3 meals and 3 snacks and all the items you are going to eat. You are to eat no other bite. You plan the night before. If you want something during the ... Read more

Beck: Plan Food and Stick to the Plan

Sunday, December 14, 2014      12 comments

It's not just about the calories, it's about the habit. For almost a year I ate intuitively, trying to eat only when hungry. Overall, I did pretty well. I maintained at a weight slightly above where I wanted to be and almost every 3-4 weeks... Read more

Progress with Beck and the Dog Jog

Saturday, December 13, 2014      18 comments

My niece ran the Jingle Bell Classic 10K this morning and took first in her age group. I was glad I got there in time to snap her picture near the end: Read more

One for the Beck Memory Box

Friday, December 12, 2014      14 comments

I went to a reception Tuesday evening to say good-bye to the boss I worked for 16 to 11 years ago and then worked with in collaborative projects from time to time for 9 more years. He's going to a statewide position located in Tallahassee. He's ... Read more

Problems Minor

Thursday, December 11, 2014      11 comments

Posting from phone so will be short. Marinated eggplant got me and weight is up one more pound. Grrr. Enjoyed dance this morn -- tango, cha-cha, waltz, hustle, jitterbug, and line dances. Feeling good and doing fine. Will share more about B... Read more

Short Beck Blog

Wednesday, December 10, 2014      13 comments

I did Experiment 3 last eve where you eat fast and wait for satisfaction, but I was so busy with kids, then reception, then dance lesson that I really did not experience the experiment. I'll go on for now and do the next experiment, but I'll com... Read more

Busy Day with Beck Update

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      12 comments

Busy days; good days. So much going on. Reception this evening for my former boss at United Way of Central Florida who is moving on to a job at UW of Florida in Tallahassee. He's a runner and a really neat person who appreciated my strengths and... Read more


Monday, December 08, 2014      13 comments

Here is what I hope is a better picture of my running awards than I posted yesterday: Today is Beck Success Skill 6: Overcome Hunger, Cravings, and Emotional Eating; ... Read more

Not So Easy

Sunday, December 07, 2014      19 comments

Today is a recovery day. I'm limping just a bit. The psoriasis on my feet was stressed in yesterday's run and I've got some bloody splits on the heels and balls of my feet. My 6th half marathon was by far my most difficult, even though it was 18... Read more

Slenderella61 Finishes 6th Half Marathon Running With 28 Year Old Niece

Saturday, December 06, 2014      21 comments

We had a wonderful time at the Lakeland Runners Club Christmas Party last eve. I won a bunch of things in the drawing, including an entry into a 5K next November, a meal for two, two free kids meals, and two free kids ice cream. I also won a Lak... Read more

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