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Beck Day 29 Again
Monday, January 16, 2017      7 comments

My family has come to accept that I am going to eat what I am going to eat. Occasionally I will indulge with them in a celebratory treat, but most of the time I abstain. Last night my daughter brought a pecan pie to the fish/potatoes/broccoli/co... Read more
Bonus: The Promised 7Q Beck Technique Application
Sunday, January 15, 2017      10 comments

I about have the 7 questions memorized, but I realize I am going to have to memorize the 9 thinking errors on page 195-196 if I'm going to use the technique without having to find the book, The Beck Diet Solution by Judith S Beck, PhD. And I hav... Read more
Beck Day 28 Again
Sunday, January 15, 2017      13 comments

Day 28 is about the scale, getting ready to weigh in for the 2nd official time on this Beck reboot. I weigh daily, most of the time, especially most of the time that I am doing well. Usually when I'm not weighing it is because I don't want to se... Read more
Extra Large is Okay This Time!
Saturday, January 14, 2017      18 comments

The weatherman was wrong. High of 77 degrees and 0% chance of rain was predicted for our day at Disney Hollywood Studios. It sprinkled and it coole... Read more
Fun Healthy Active!
Saturday, January 14, 2017      16 comments

Ran 13.5 miles with group in 2 hours and 52 minutes using 45 seconds run/30 seconds walk. I got up at 4am for the 5am start. I carried a flashlight, had lights on both feet, and a headlamp as well as a red blinker in the back. Good news is I rem... Read more
Beck Day 27 Again
Friday, January 13, 2017      16 comments

Today I am reviewing the 7 question technique. Of all the Beck strategies this is the one I believe I used the least and not enough to benefit from it. It is complicated at least on the surface. I have to remember to do it as well as remember al... Read more
Beck Day 26 Again
Thursday, January 12, 2017      15 comments

I carried an index card with me all day yesterday because I could just put it in my pocket with a pen. It was more convenient for me than the notebook recommended by Beck and I keep my Beck cards in an index card plastic case anyway. My assignme... Read more
Beck Day 25 Again Blog -- and Dash
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      12 comments

I've got to get ready for an appointment, but want to check off "blogging" from my To Do List, so forgive a blog and dash!! Beck says to carry your diet notebook or PDA today and for the next couple days. I am to note what I am thinking whe... Read more
If Tomorrow is Hard I'll Deal with it Then (Beck Day 24)
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      19 comments

It's normal to feel discouraged at times, says Beck. It's natural to have doubts that we can keep doing what we need to do. So it is normal and natural to have discouraging thoughts, but it is not okay to let them overwhelm us. We have a choice!... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Tried and True (and Day 23 Again)
Monday, January 09, 2017      42 comments

In maintenance we build on what has worked for us to lose weight. Most of the skills we learned to lose weight will help us control our eating for the long run. But many, even most, successful dieters don't keep the weight off. So we look for mo... Read more
Beck Day 22 Again
Sunday, January 08, 2017      14 comments

Learn the Power of Oh, Well I love this Beck Day, the power of oh, well. "Oh, well" means "I don't like this, but I can't change it, so I'll accept it and move on." Today is all about dealing with disappointments, disappointments at the sca... Read more
Beck Day 21 Again and Lightning
Saturday, January 07, 2017      11 comments

Day 21 is "Prepare for the Scale". Beck is pretty smart. Today is preparing and tomorrow is dealing with the scale. Looking back over my years of weight loss efforts, dealing with the scale deserves a great deal of attention. I let it discourage... Read more
Beck Day 20 Again
Friday, January 06, 2017      13 comments

A 350 calorie indulgence in unplanned eating is a slip, a mistake, a falling off the wagon. But in Day 20 Beck is preparing us. It happens and if our thinking is right it does not need to derail us on our way to accomplish our weight and fitness... Read more
Beck Day 19 Again
Thursday, January 05, 2017      13 comments

Today is for excuse-busting! Beck says, "stop fooling yourself." She states that unsuccessful dieters have perfected the skill of rationalizing overeating. These people can be totally rational in all other areas of their lives except food. Such ... Read more
Beck Day 18 Again
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      9 comments

"If you finish what is on your plate and feel disappointed that you can't eat more, remind yourself that you'll be able to eat again soon." The Beck Diet Solution, page 159 Beck says if you easily stop eating before you're overly full you m... Read more

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